WV Malanie Hughes

Melanie Hughes and Abigail Selby

West Village was a hive of activity on the weekend as kids and kids at heart participated in two separate free events on the popular Boundary Street lawn area.

The Kids @ West Village program kicked off on Saturday morning with scores of youngsters taking part in the free fun, including face painting, balloon modelling and a soft play area. The program will run every Saturday morning from 9am-midday for the next three weeks, until July 18.

On Sunday morning it was the big kids’ turn, with Games @ West Village providing free oversized board games such as Chess, Connect Four and Twister to the public from 9am-midday. The fun will continue every Sunday morning on the Boundary Street lawn between 9am-midday until July 19.

West Village project director Andrew Thompson said he was delighted to see so many people turn out for the fun and games on the lawn, which has recently been revamped and opened up to the public with easy access from Boundary Street.

“It was a really great turnout for both events, and it was nice to see parents relaxing on the lawn with a cuppa on Saturday morning while the kids were entertained,” Mr Thompson said.

“This green space is becoming increasingly popular with people and we’ll be making it three times bigger as part of our plans for West Village.”

Located just 1.1 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD on the boundary of South Brisbane and West End, West Village will be a unique residential, retail, recreational and commercial precinct and exciting new destination for Brisbane, according to the developers.