Mt Gravatt Fun Fair: First COVID Safe Mini EKKA Gets Underway

Mt Gravatt Fun Fair
Photo Credit: Supplied

Bummed about EKKA’s cancellation in this pandemic? There’s still fun to be had at the Mt Gravatt Fun Fair, which has all the trappings of a massive amusement show but with COVID-19 safety precautions firmly set in place. 

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented changes with the cancellations and disruptions of many events and activities. However, seeking out fun may be just the thing you need to get through this crisis.  

Queensland Amusement Hire is bringing the Mt Gravatt Fun Fair at the Logan Road showgrounds from 13 to 16 Aug and 20 to 23 Aug 2020.

Featured rides include: 

  • Teacups 
  • Helicopters
  • Jumbo Slide
  • Bungy Trampolines
  • Ferris Wheel for children 
  • Dodgem Cars
  • Wave Swinger
  • Hurricane 
  • Alien Abduction
  • Let’s Dance
  • Two Storey Fun House

The Mt Gravatt Fun Fair will also feature sideshow attractions and COVID safe competitions, aside from giveaway show bags and heaps of food truck choices.

Unfortunately, there will be no animal petting corners and crafts for this mini EKKA. 

Photo Credit: Supplied


This is the first Brisbane amusement show with a COVID safe business model. The following compulsory safety conditions will be implemented at the showgrounds:

  • Entry is wrapped up into three-hour sessions each day
  • 400 person maximum capacity per session 
  • 1.5 metres social distancing with an allowance of 4 sqm per person in lines
  • Sanitiser stations will be on-site and available at entry, exit and at every ride and attraction
  • Dedicated exit and entry points
  • Temperature checks
  • Contactless payment options (EFTPOS and other cashless options)

All guests are required to make a prior booking online for the general admission ($2) and the unlimited rides wristband ($35). Ride tickets of approximately $5 per ride may be purchased on-site as well for guests who prefer not to get the wristband.  



Guests are requested to pick a schedule and stick with the time and date set: 

DATETIME
Thu, 13 Aug5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fri, 14 Aug10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sat, 15 Aug10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sun, 16 Aug10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thu, 20 Aug5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fri, 21 Aug5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sat, 22 Aug10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sun, 23 Aug10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COVID marshalls will make their rounds to check if guests are adhering to the safety protocols and the staff is frequently cleaning surfaces. The number of customers will be constantly monitored while every guest will be required to provide their full name and contact numbers upon entrance for contact tracing. 

With the safety precautions and rules set in place, the team behind Mt Gravatt Fun Fair can ensure a great time for everyone!