Singing, Dancing and Holiday Fun (Macarthur Chronicle July 4, 2017)

CHILDREN across the Macarthur area will not be bored during the school holidays because a range of action-packed activities are on offer at Leumeah’s Wizard of Oz Funland. The fun starts today with a terrarium fun workshop from 2pm to 4pm. Participants can bring a little piece of nature into their home by making their very own terrariums from glass jars. The workshop also runs on Wednesday and Thursday.

Youngsters can learn a special dance and perform it on stage during the minion madness themed disco on Friday from 6pm. Have a cuppa with Princess Sparkle during the Princess High Tea Party on Monday and Tuesday, July 10 and 11, from 2pm. Funland education projects manager Christerine Laul said a Trolls crazy hair party would be held on Wednesday, July 12, followed by a bollywood dancing workshop on Thursday and Friday, July 13 and 14. All start at 2pm. Mrs Laul said the school holiday activities included dancing and creative events and parents were also invited to attend.

Cost: The minion madness disco costs $11 and the other activities are $20. Details: 4626 7777

Share the holiday magic at funland (Macarthur Chronicle June 27, 2017)

CHILDREN across the Macarthur area will not be bored during the July school holidays because Leumeah’s Wizard of Oz Funland will host two weeks of action-packed fun.

Bring a little nature into your life by joining the terrarium workshop on Tuesday to Thursday, July 4 to 6, from 2pm.

Children will make their own terrariums from glass jars. Plants and materials will be provided. Cost is $20.

Youngsters can join Polly’s Troll hunt and dance on the stage during the Trolls crazy hair party on Wednesday, July 12, from 2pm. Cost is $20.

A Minion-themed disco featuring a banana hunt and games is on Friday, July 7, from 6pm. Cost is $11.

Have fun at the princess high tea party on Monday and Tuesday, July 10 and 11, at 2pm. Cost is $20.

Details: 4626 7777.

Cost: $11 for children Details: 4626 7777

Paving the way to children’s hearts with yellow bricks (Smarter Macarthur, Autumn/Winter 2017)

The Wizard of Oz Funland is a unique, first-of-its-kind venue in Australia that is an exciting children’s entertainment, event and education centre.

It opened its doors in Leumeah in July 2008 – the culmination of Brian & Christerine Laul’s award-winning work with children globally over 35 years… and a “childhood obsession with all things Oz”.

Their vision was to create magical experiences for children filled with hope and happiness in a venue where minds can develop, imaginations run riot and a family could have fun together.

Today, The Wizard of Oz Funland is a landmark in Macarthur, a popular community hub and winner of several prestigious business awards.

While children are walking through a magical land playing Putt Putt Golf, having fun in the playmaze, jumping castle, Oz Balladrome, doing craft or watching a show, parents can unwind at the  Rainbow Cafe or browse lots of quirky Oz memorabilia on display.  Parties for kids with themed characters and Educational Excursions for schools have become sought after specialities.

It all started in 1999 when Brian Laul wrote & directed The Wizard of Oz Show, a unique re-telling of Frank Baum’s classic story, at Sydney’s Independent Theatre. Today this highly interactive children’s show has been performed over 4,000 times around the world, represented Australia at global showcases and been acclaimed as one of the country’s leading children’s shows.

The Wizard of Oz has all the ingredients to stimulate your imagination plus such a positive message of hope, mateship, self-esteem and self-empowerment so necessary for young people of today”, Brian Laul says.

Oz Funland is passionate about encouraging local community initiatives and won the prestigious Champions of the West Tourism Award (2014) for its creative multicultural initiative Celebrate Campbelltown. It initiated and proudly sponsors Good Morning Macarthur, a popular Facebook-based video show that tells local stories.

Exploring the power of interactive shows to enrich local communities around the world together with India Vision Institute’s visionary CEO Vinod Daniel, Brian created Ollie the Optometrist, a mascot to spearhead IVI’s eye care awareness program for children (2014). Oz Funland is setting up a partnership with India Vision Institute “to screen and provide specs to children”.

Moving forward under the Oz Funland brand, the Lauls are looking to take their special kind of children’s entertainment venue across Australia & then overseas. They have launched a franchise company and are looking to associate with people who share their passion to become an integral part of the community as benefactors, service providers and local business leaders.

“Most important, they must have a love for working with children and nurturing their creative growth”.

For more details contact (02) 4626 7777 or visit ozfunland.com/franchise.