Wheels spin on Children’s Day

Waiuku families enjoyed an action-packed day on Saturday 3 March at the third Waiuku Children’s Day on Wheels hosted by the Waiuku Toy Library (WTL).
A non-profit organisation set up to provide low-cost toy hire to local families, the WTL’s aim to provide opportunities for the community.
Spinning plenty of wheels-related tunes throughout the day was Auckland DJ Skin & Bone, who provided skilful race commentary during each of the three race sessions. In addition to the main races children of all ages enjoyed free riding on the track on bikes, scooters and ride-on toys, testing their bike skills on the Auckland Transport funded balance course, and taking a spin in a Little Jeep.
A highlight was the RX Fitness 235 Parents Race, the one race of the day where ability to amuse the crowd would more likely secure you a prize than the speed you could muster on your child’s wheels!
The ever-popular TLC face painters produced some spectacular little faces for the day, and community spirit was evident with the presence of stall-holders Well Women Franklin, Otaua AkaAka Playcentre and Fostering Kids. Dianna from Waiuku Library provided some respite for story-lovers on the grass, and the under-fives enjoyed a special area with plenty of WTL toys.
Wesley College provided some diligent marshals for the race track, and Z Waiuku’s Good in the Hood staff provided a friendly welcome on the gate.
Waiuku Toy Library volunteer and organiser Charlotte Saunders said, “We’re so grateful to all the volunteers, raffle providers and community supporters who made the day such a success; we can’t wait to host the event again next year.”

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