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In an effort to connect families with local services and programs, Lake Macquarie City Council is hosting a free family expo on Wednesday 16 May, from 9.30am-12.30pm at Event Cinemas Glendale which features more than 50 local service providers such as family health nurses, speech therapists, child development experts, and psychologists as well as free child restraint checks and a kids’ entertainment area. The Hunter Wetlands Centre Reptile Show will also feature at the event for kids to get up close and personal with some native animals.

You’re Kidding Me Family Expo is on Wednesday 16 May from 9:30am to 12:30pm at Event Cinemas in Glendale.


For more information about the You’re Kidding Me Expo, visit

Guest presenters:

10am – Music with Julie Logan

10am – Speech screening with Early Start Speech Pathology. (bookings essential at

10:15am – CPR for babies

10:20am – Reptile Encounters with Hunter Wetlands Centre

10.45am – Music with Julie Logan

11:15am – Reptile Encounters with Hunter Wetlands Centre


Through the You’re Kidding Me Expo, there will be the following facilities:

·         Nutrition, day care, child development, psychologist, and more experts to provide on-the-spot advice

·         Kids’ play zone

·         Parent relax room

·         Face painting provided by Bunnings

·         Free child seat restraint checks by Safe Travel Solutions