With the Annual Craft Market having run for over twenty years, it is safe to say this market is the largest in the region!
Under the current COVID-19 Protection Framework, at ORANGE; we will have pods of stalls, spaced, with a defined space in front, with a maximum of 50 people.
We will not be requiring vaccine certificates to shop at the market.
As it is an outdoor market in huge and wonderful Williamson Park, it is a great space to have our community come together… A free for ALL area.
The only place where you will be required to show a VC is you wish to sit and eat in one of two marquee designated for eating – there are ample public picnic tables and grassy areas as well.
The market has a huge range of stalls with everything from clothing, hats, shoes, sunnies, tools, arts & crafts & food stalls to plants, bee products, fruit & vegetables.
Featuring live music from local artists, a Magic Man and lots of stall demonstrations.
BYO shopping Bags!!
Proceeds raised from market donations fund local youth projects as well as a free community concert at the Whangamata RSA:
New Year’s Day Opera from 7:30pm January 1st, 2022
The RSA has obtained a Special Club Licence; meaning entry is free for all – you do not have to be a member.
We look forward to fantastic weather, awesome stalls and entertainment this summer! See you there!
*Remember there is a liquor ban 24hrs/7 days in all public places.
Sometimes our children can sound like a broken record wanting and, needing everything in sight! It is times like this when can find ourselves going a bit crazy wanting to run from all the demands. One major tip to help avoid this, is teaching your child the difference between ‘want and need’. By explaining to your child there is a big difference between “I need a drink” or “I want a toy”, you will help your child understand when it’s the right time to ask for something and, hopefully will diminish the list of requirements for you!
Is your kid nose-picker?
Deal with any allergies and dehydration issues first as these can make picking seem necessary. Teach your child to use a handkerchief or tissue, as the main problem is the spreading of germs from fingers straight to the nasal cavity.
My child can’t stop saying rude words! What do I do?
As parents we all will experience our children saying rude words, whether it is as small as be saying ‘poo’, or screaming a swear word in the middle of a supermarket. No matter the circumstance, it is our job as parents to teach the child what is acceptable language to use. When your child uses these inappropriate words you can…
1. Firmly explain this is a bad word and “we don’t use that word in this house”.
2. Set a rule that if this word is used again, there will be a punishment.
3. Ask if they understand this discussion you two have just had.