Choya Alexander, of Casino, and children (from left), Skyler, 4, Aliyah, 3, and Winter, 6 on the Lachlan Valley Railway’s 3237 steam engine.
Choya Alexander, of Casino, and children (from left), Skyler, 4, Aliyah, 3, and Winter, 6 on the Lachlan Valley Railway’s 3237 steam engine. Doug Eaton

Kids enjoy family fun day

SUN and family fun were the order of the day on Sunday for the Beef Week Family Fun Day held at the Casino Village RV Resort.

Amusement rides kept the kids amused, live entertainment, markets and food stalls kept the rest of the family entertained and fed.

Channel Nine's Today Show weather crew added a bit of star attraction to the event.

The Beef Week fly-in muster was also a big hit with vintage and modern aircraft plus a paraglider descending on the Casino aerodrome adjacent to the RV Village.

Tickets on the Lachlan Valley Railway steam train were also highly prized.

Beef Week president Stuart George estimated about 2000 attended the fun day.

"The sun was shining and the markets were well visited," he said.

"We were fortunate enough to have the weekend Today Show in town and they did six live crosses from the Family Day.

"They were a hit and the crosses were beamed around Australia which was a huge bonus and a huge promotion for Beef Week and Casino.

"They were impressed with our event and couldn't get over how friendly the Casino community was."

Casino Aero Club president Russell Kennedy said more children than ever attended the fly-in muster.

"During a fly-in we showcase aviation and we open our aero club for families and children to come out and experience flying," Mr Kennedy said.

"War-bird adventure flights were available and we even had Tiger Moths come in from Tyagarah.

"The children had a good day looking at the antique aircraft and there were some modern machines as well, so they had a good broad spectrum of aviation to have a look at."

LACHLAN VALLEY RAILWAY

Kyogle Rides: Saturday, June 2 and Sunday June 3.

June 2: Departs 9.10am, 12.10pm and 2.45pm.

June 3: Departs 8.40am, 11.15am and 2.15pm.

Tickets: Kyogle Visitors Information Centre 6632 2700.

Information: www.lvr.com.au.

BEEF WEEK TODAY

9am-noon: Cattle Council of Australia Producer Forum and barbecue lunch, Casino RSM Club.

2pm: Northern Co-operative Meat Company Carcass competition results, Casino RSM Club.