‘Big Toy Day’ returns next month, giving kids an up-close look at motorized vehicles

‘Big Toy Day’ returns to Cape Fear Regional Port (Photo: WWAY)

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — One of Brunswick County’s biggest family events returns to the regional port of Cape Fear after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The Kiwanis Club of Southport-Oak Island is hosting “Big Toy Day” on Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This event offers kids the chance to see a variety of motorized vehicles up close, including airplanes, helicopters, fire trucks and more.

A water rescue boat, ambulance, UPS truck and racing car are also among the “toys” that will be at your fingertips. Children will have the opportunity to board the vehicles and learn about each one from the people who drive them.

“Big Toy Day is designed to stimulate the minds of young boys and girls by allowing them to see, touch and experience ‘big machines’ that they would not normally have the opportunity to encounter up close” , said event chairman Peter Berg. “It should be an enjoyable and memorable day for kids and adults of all ages, and a great opportunity for a fun family outing.”

Airplane flights for children aged 8 to 17 will be available free of charge from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Inflatables and food vendors will also be on site, along with a design for a bicycle.

Admission and parking are free. However, organizers say a donation of $10 per car is welcome. Contributions received from this event will support a variety of youth programs in Brunswick County, including the Key Club, Youth and Peer Courts and Royal Readers. Proceeds will also fund scholarships for deserving Brunswick County high school seniors and BCC students.

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