The Muddy Hands Festival is coming to the Kent Street Weir in Wilson, a guaranteed fun-filled day for kids both big and small!
Supported by project partners the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, and Nature Play the City of Canning will bring this festival to life on Saturday 19 November.
It’s a free event for kids ages 3–15 (though of course all are welcome) to let loose, get muddy and enjoy the great outdoors. The day will provide an unstructured environment for children and families to enjoy playing outdoors and connecting with nature.
“We aim to engage children’s curiosity, letting them choose their own path with immersive experiences, hands on learning and a greater understanding local flora, fauna and the natural environment – all while having fun.” City of Canning Mayor Patrick Hall said.
Nature Play WA Chief Executive Officer Kelsie Prabawa-Sear said, “The Muddy Hands Festival offers children and their families much more than just a chance to get messy. Mud play promotes increased physical activity, inspires creativity, and helps build a love of adventurous play. Spending time together in nature is also a wonderful way to create long-lasting family memories.”
Glen McLeod-Thorpe, Manager of DBCA’s Rivers and Estuaries Branch, said, “The Swan Canning Riverpark supports a diverse ecosystem and provides many community benefits worth protecting. Pollution from single-use plastic packaging has the potential to negatively impact and stress the system.
DBCA is proud to support the City of Canning to reduce single-use plastic packaging at foreshore community events such as this. Choosing a reusable coffee cup, water bottle and container whenever you visit your favourite venue can also play a part in helping protect the Riverpark.” said Glen McLeod-Thorpe, Manager of DBCA’s Rivers and Estuaries Branch.
From 10am-2pm your family can expect a variety of performances on the main stage, two mud pits (one for big kids and one for little kids), activities with Educated by Nature, pop up sporting activities, hands on workshops and nature crafts, plus a waste station to educate the little ones on recycling.
Once your family has worked up a hunger, there’ll be a sausage sizzle from Riverton Scout Group; ice-cream from Tim’s Ice Cream; loaded spuds from The Stuffed Spud; coffee and drinks to keep parents going from Bee Delighted Mobile Cafe; sweet and savory crepes from Miam Miam a bite of France; and local favourites from the Canning River Café, or you can just bring your own picnic!
Get all the grubby details including FAQ via the City of Canning Website.
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