Trucks in action are impressive. Their size, the loud noises they make and what they can do, move and build sparks the curiosity of kids of all ages. Children will have the opportunity to get a close-up look at a range of trucks at the City of Onkaparinga’s first Touch a Truck event.

The free interactive event – held on Friday 26 April from 10am until 2pm at the Colonnades Shopping Centre carpark in Noarlunga (enter off Goldsmith Drive at the Honeypot Road intersection) – gives children and families the chance to explore all the fascinating vehicles that work around the community every day.

Approximately 30 council trucks and vehicles will be on display including a waste truck, cat loader, cherry picker, backhoe, crane truck, excavator, grader and street sweeper.

The event will also feature face painting and jumping castles, and stalls on waste education and sustainability to name a couple.

City of Onkaparinga Mayor Erin Thompson says council is extremely excited to showcase various council trucks and other interesting vehicles that children – and even those young at heart – can explore.

“Touch a Truck is a fantastic opportunity for kids to get a close-up look at a range of council trucks and construction equipment, and even get behind the wheel, honk horns and meet the men and women who drive these extraordinary vehicles,” she says.

“The event is also a chance to learn about the work our City Operations team does, with vehicle operators on-hand to share what they do, provide information on the vehicles and answer any questions.

“Kids see these trucks every day and this event is a great way for them to see them up close; it’s set to be a very exciting experience for the little ones.”

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