Archive for February, 2015

11 FebParkes’ Elvis Festival

Taking your family to Parkes, New South Wales to attend its annual Elvis Festival is a good family holiday idea and certainly an exciting welcome treat to family members.  It’s a cheap alternative to spending beach family holiday in Thailand or a family surfing holiday in Gold Coast because of its affordable family accommodation provided by cheap motels Parkes. Family bonding at Parkes has some perks that make family togetherness more affordable while overflowing with great fun and unforgettable family moments.

Elvis FestivalIf you decide to treat your family to the Annual Elvis Festival, you need to prepare in advance and book to NSW Trainlink Elvis Express, which tickets usually go on sale on mid-September. Booking in advance to accommodation Parkes is also advised as demands are at peak over the festival period. While an up-to-minute accommodation can still be accommodated, it’s more likely to end up booked to accommodations in surrounding towns like Forbes, Orange and Dubbo. It would be impossible to get cheap motels Parkes accommodations that are within walking distance from different major Festival venues.

So what’s the big difference of a family bonding at Parkes’ Elvis Festival? The family is treated to a 5 whole day events that features busking competitions, family bingo, street parades and vintage cars exhibitions. Family members can have fun at the annual busk competition and vote for their champion buskers or performers. They’re treated to Elvis impersonator acts and shows featuring local and international Elvis look and sing-a-likes. Besides enjoying best accommodation from Elvis Festival accommodation Parkes, family members can enjoy shopping for all types of souvenirs from t-shirts, guitars, Elvis photographs and memorabilia, and food and drinks from local chefs and food connoisseurs. Families are also treated to Parkes’ trekking events and picnic grounds that are mostly within walking distance from their cheap motel Parkes accommodations. This annual Parkes’ Elvis Presley Festival allows family to experience Australians’ deep respect and admiration to the King of the Rock and Roll music and Parkes’ hidden gems such as Peak Hill and the Goobang National Park, which are open for tours during the festival.

An educational side trip at the nearby Parkes Observatory where the CSIRO Telescope is located is also a good family holiday idea that gives all members of the family an up-close look of the famous telescope that has played a major role in NASA’s several missions including The Apollo 11 Moon Mission.

This year’s Parkes Elvis Festival is already closed however getting ready for the next festival should top the list of your next family holiday if you don’t want to miss one of the best holiday ideas for your family.

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