Westfield's Monty Mornings
When someone offers to help entertain your kids and give you a free coffee, you’d jump at the chance, right?! We sure did! All we had to do was pack up the little ones and head to our nearest Westfield mall, then keep our eyes and ears open for a happy group of under-five year olds and a big brown monkey in a blue t-shirt!
Westfield has renamed its hugely popular ‘Mummy Mornings’ as ‘Monty Mornings’ in honour of Monty the friendly Westfield monkey! You get a chance to drink great coffee and chat to other parents and caregivers while your kids are happily entertained doing art, craft, competitions and a host of other activities that Monty and the Westfield team have lined up - all for free!
Our kids loved the prospect of a morning spent creating colourful works of art and the promise of meeting Monty. As for us parents, it was good to chill out knowing that someone else has organised the activities - and we didn’t have to worry about glitter on the carpet! The kids loved high-fiving Monty, and they won’t go home empty-handed because there’s usually a little treat for them somewhere.
Each centre’s Monty Morning falls on the same day each month so you can lock them into your diary well in advance. In fact, you can see when they’re happening over in the Events section. Each centre offers a different theme and activities all tailored specifically to under-fives. Activities start and finish at different times depending on the centre.
Make some new friends, or take along some old friends. The Monty Mornings are a great chance to get out of the house and go and do something interesting. Leave boredom at the door!
Check out the fun of Monty Mornings on youtube.