Question: Techniplex, where is it located?  Pleasantville?

Answer: Yes, the Techniplex is located in Pleasantville, St. John’s, just seconds away from Quidi Vidi Lake.


Question: What was the event like last year?

Answer: It was a ridiculous amount of fun!  Over 10,000 people attended the event and instead of us trying to tell you, take a look at photos from last year! 

Question: The first year it was really busy and crowded, has the event changed?

Answer: YES – Absolutely! We have increased the majority of our aisle sizes by 50%(all at least 12-15 feet wide).  Our Kids Zone is 18,000 square feet – that is similar in size to Mile One Arena ice surface. We have added additional bouncy castles, made the face painting section more user friendly and have laid out the kids zone to be more family friendly!  Everything is just BIGGER & BETTER!

Question: What will parking be like this year?

Answer: In addition to the 70 or so parking spaces directly outside the building, there is the ball field parking, Quidi Vidi Lake area parking and more!  In total there are over 300+ spots in very close proximity to the entrance of Techniplex!

Question: What comes with the price of admission?  Is everything free?

Answer: Incredible value comes with the price of admission.  Not only are all these businesses/activities in the one location for you to visit, each child will receive 3 free bouncy rides, a complimentary face painting and balloon!  As well, all the shows, entertainment and events are included with admission.  Is everything free? No!  Everything that we(NL Kids & Family Expo) offers is free but some vendors will be selling items and some exhibitors will have services which are pay per use.  Overall the NL Kids & Family Expo offers incredible value for the price of admission.
2017 admission will be as follows: Adult admission is $7.00, Kids 2-14 are $4.00 and Kids Under 2 are free. (Note: Prices listed are tax included)

Question: How can we be assured that we see our favourite character?

Answer: We will have over 15 characters visiting the NL Kids & Family Expo this year and it is near impossible to have every character in attendance at all times – as well the characters get VERY WARM and it is not healthy to have a “character” on the floor for longer than 20 minutes.  However, this year we will be posting on our web site a schedule of when a particular character will be making their appearance at the NL Kids & Family Expo – this way you can schedule your visit! As well, there will be moderators with the characters to ensure people get equal time with their favourite fuzzy friend!  A full schedule of activities can be found on the Schedule under the Activities & Events tab!

Question: Will there be a lot of activities there for the kids to participate in?

Answer: There will be bouncy castles, face painting, musical guests, laser tag, interactive activities at some booths and so much more! There is also a great lineup of stage shows that the kids are sure to enjoy! See the Schedule under the Activities & Events tab for a listing of daily shows and times!

Question: Will there be any line-ups this year?

Answer: While we would love to say 100% no – this is a kids event and while we are confident we have drastically reduce line-ups from previous years – based on when you attend, there may indeed be some line-ups.  Kids events in St. John’s are highly attended and ultimately we are a group of people trying to bring something different to the community and a great family event.

This being said, with such a large Kids Zone, you will be free to do activities in the sequence you wish – so you can get in the bouncy castles, get your face painted or receive your balloon twister at your leisure!

Question: Last year there were certain activities and stage sessions taking place – where will they be held this year and is the layout different?

Answer:  Everything will happen on the main expo floor space. There is an Entertainment stage which will have ongoing stage events including NL Kids Got Talent, the NL Kids Baby Crawling Races, and other great shows. There is also a Showcase Stage area where there will be mascot visits, and character Meet and Greet times! Saturday and Sunday activities are listed under the Activities & Events tab on our website!