Vacation Care

Larrikin Puppets perform a fun and exciting Vacation Care Puppet Show that will keep the children and staff happy!

Puppet Show Dance SchoolBrett Hansen and his funny puppet characters provide quality entertainment and fun for vacation care in and around Brisbane, the Moreton Bay Region, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

We’ve performed puppet shows at St John’s Anglican College ABCC in Forest Lake, YMCA Bowen Hills, Little Genesis Outside School Hours Care in Bray Park, PCYC Vacation Care in Beenleigh, Mother Teresa PCYC in Ormeau, Forest Lake State School Outside School Hours Care, and The Lakes College Vacation Care in North Lakes.

Puppet Show Frizzby and FlossySee below for full details on how you can create a special and memorable day of puppetry as part of your vacation care programme!



We charge an initial 50% deposit to lock in the booking – $175. This ensures that the chosen booking time is yours, and we’ll knock back others wanting the same date and time. And then the remaining $175 can be paid in cash on the day of the event, or via direct deposit afterwards.



Suitable for early childhood to primary school level, with plenty of humour for the staff and

teacherLarrikin Puppetss to enjoy too, this is a 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes, skits and comical interaction with the audience. The style of puppetry is a bit like The Muppets and Sesame Street. The show is followed by an additional presentation (lasting about 5 minutes) where Brett demonstrates to the audience how all the puppets work. Then a 5-10 minute meet-and-greet were the kids can get their photo taken with Troggg the blue monster. All up it’s about a 45 minute performance.

Educational content – such as sharing, anti-bullying and healthy eating – can also be requested in your booking enquiry.


On the day:

Puppeteer arrVacation Careives about 45 minutes before the puppet show’s starting time to set up the stage, sound equipment, props and puppets. The show (as described above) is performed for 30 minutes, followed by the 5 minute “how the puppets work” demo, and the 5-10 minute meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Troggg. The puppeteer then packs up.


Inclusions for the Cost:
  • 30 minute puppet show of songs, games, jokes and comical interaction with the audience – including educational material on autism acceptance worked into the show.
  • 5 minute “How the puppets work” demonstration.
  • 5-10 minute puppet meet-and-greet / Photo opportunity with Troggg the blue monster.
  • Time allowance for travel to and from, set-up and pack-up of the puppet stage, props, puppets and sound equipment.
  • Rehearsal time prior to the event.
  • Quality characters.
  • Quality puppetry.
Where is Troggg?
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For something different: Particularly given that there are a lot of older kids in Vacation Care, perhaps you’d like to book a puppetry workshop instead of a puppet show. Students can learn the art of Jim Henson/Muppets style puppetry where they get to learn and practice using real puppets. Find out about our puppetry performance workshops here. 
Marty Robinson, Pasha Romanowski, Noel MacNeal
Professional Development and Formal Training:
Brett recently returned to Australia after three months of professional development in the USA, training and performing with puppeteers from Sesame Street and The Muppets.


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Blue Card and Insurance: 
Brett has a current Blue Card (number is 1161011/2) and is fully insured with Public Liability insurance through “Duck For Cover” entertainers insurance.

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Vacation Care at The Lakes College in North Lakes said, “Thank you so much for coming! They loved it! All afternoon they made puppet shows and were talking about Troggg. Haha! So cute!”

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612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson wrote a Bmag article about Brett Hansen and Larrikin Puppets. See it here.