Rye and Rosebud Carnival

Media Statement                                    

 22nd April, 2017

It is with great sadness that we confirm that the child injured in the accident at Rye on Easter Monday 17th April has passed away this morning.

Our hearts and sincerest thoughts remain firmly with his family at this sad time, as well as their friends and extended family here and in New Zealand.

We grieve with them and we are doing everything we can to ensure everyone gets the support they need. The entire Wittingslow family and all of our staff are devastated by what occurred last week.

At this time, we ask for the community to respect the family’s request to grieve in privacy.

Our sincere thoughts are also with the first responders on the scene of the accident, as well as other guests and Wittingslow Carnival staff.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community who have offered overwhelming support to the family and to our staff during this difficult time.

- Wittingslow family


Carnival fun on the Mornington Peninsula

Our annual Easter and Summer Carnivals feature in the Mornington Peninsula memories of most visitors and locals. The Mornington Peninsula Shire has selected Wittingslow Amusements to offer carnival and amusement rides services during Summer and Easter.

Take a look at how much fun our patrons have

Ocean views from the ferris wheel, giggles from the tea-cups and wishes at the clowns

Located on the Rye & Rosebud Foreshores on Pt Nepean Rd, our annual carnivals are a nostalgic holiday adventure for so many families. Since first running the Rye Carnival in 1955 to raise money for the rebuilding of the Rye RSL, we’ve been proud of our place in peninsula history.

Our Rosebud Carnival is perfect for young families with ample easy-does-it amusements rides to help your little ones feel safe and ensure they are “all smiles”.

Family-friendly, affordable fun

Our Rosebud Carnival is perfect for young families with ample easy-does-it amusements rides to help your little ones feel safe and ensure they are “all smiles”.

Our Rye carnival provides plenty of family activities, and is the perfect place for families with older teenagers to satisfy their thrill-seeking urges.

You’ll find carnival arcade games and food vans at both Rye and Rosebud Carnivals.

Whichever carnival you visit, our welcoming team love sharing the magic of the carnival with you

The Rye Easter Carnival

Visit a classic country carnival, as seen in the 2004 Paramount Pictures movie Charlotte’s Web. Wittingslow Amusements produced the carnival atmosphere and you can visit it for yourself at the Rye Carnival, Pt Nepean Rd, Rye.

Carnival Dates and Times for 2017

The Rye Easter Carnival will be open over various days from 1st – 17th April.

Operating Hours

Rye Carnival:

1st & 2nd April 12 midday onwards
7th April  5pm onwards
8th & 9th April  12 midday onwards
14th – 17th April 12 midday onwards

We are closed

3 – 6th April
10th – 12th April


Just for fun our Carnival Program will feature

  • Face painting
  • Balloon man
  • Wildlife interaction
  • Sand art
  • Craft activities
  • Easter Bunny Visit.


Cost of coupons are $2

Kids rides 3 coupons
Family Rides 4 coupons
Thrill & other rides 5 coupons
Dodgem cars 4 coupons  per car
Bungy Tramp 5 coupons

Discounts and Presales

All family discount coupons and unlimited wristbands available at Carnival Ticket box. No presale tickets are available.



“The Cha-Cha, the clowns and the fairy floss – I still go back now for the fairy floss, and the kids think it’s for them!” – Michelle

“Dodgems. The lights on the rides, breezy summer nights. The Ferris wheel, up high, overlooking the beach. Seeing the older cool kids wandering around. Great holiday memories.” – Annette