Muddy Hands Festival
This is a free, non-ticketed event. To be permitted entry to the event, you must scan the QR codes on the entry gates via the SafeWA app. There will also be a manual sign up sheet. We must ensure contact tracing is available and do our part for WA.
We are beyond excited to bring this family favourite back to the picturesque Kent Street Weir . 🌳
The Muddy Hands Festival is an event to encourage children and families to enjoy playing outdoors and being among nature, bringing unstructured play into their everyday lives. We aim to engage children’s curiosity, letting them choose their own path with immersive experiences, hands on learning and a greater understanding on how to co-exist on this planet with local flora, fauna, and the natural environment. 🌿🌞🌸🦋🐛
This free event features plenty of have a go activities aimed at children aged 3 - 15 (though of course all are welcome!)
From our friends at Nature Play WA:
🌿Two mud pits (one for big kids, one for little kids - please observe signage)
🌿Mud sculpting and ochre face painting with Educated by Nature
🌿Loose Parts Play and Craft with the Freedom Fairies
But wait there's more...
️⚽ Pop up sporting activities and workshops
🦎 Reptile display from West Oz Wildlife
💖 Toddler Zone for under 3's
️🎨 Hands on workshops
⚡ Laser Tag
♻️ Waste Station (helping you know which bin to use!)
CREEC is open and hosting some activities in a quieter setting
🚂 Castledare Miniature Railway is open 10am - 1.30pm (Adult $6 | Child $3 | Eftpos only)
ON THE MAIN STAGE
🧘 Kid's Yoga: 10.30am - 11am | 12pm - 12.30pm | 1.30pm - 2pm
🍄 Eco Faeries Stage Shows: 11.15am - 11.45am | 12.45pm - 1.15pm | 2.15pm - 2.45pm
TO FILL THOSE TUMMIES
🌭Sausage sizzle from Riverton Scout Group
🍦Healthy Ice-cream from Sunset Coast ice cream
🥔Tasty loaded spuds from The Stuffed Spud
☕️Coffee and drinks from Bee Delighted Mobile Cafe
🍓Sweet and savoury crepes from Miam Miam a bite of France
Plus all the local favourites from the Canning River Cafe 🥗
Feel free to pack your own picnic - there's also barbecues available for use!
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Bring your reusable water bottle to fill up at our water station (and coffee cup for a hot drink!)
Consider car pooling, walking or riding your bike. 🚲🚶
We would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation as the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
How do I get to the event?
There are three free parking options below (follow Traffic Management/signage)
The City encourages car pooling, walking and riding your bike.
Please avoid parking along Kent Street on the road.
Is there access and facilities for people with disabilities?
Reserved signed ACROD parking is available in the car park closest to the event venue.
Please display your ACROD pass.
For those in a wheelchair, path access comes off the car park near these bays.
The event site has many pathways and will allow for wheelchair usage.
Accessible toilets are also available.
What is free to the community?
Entry plus all the activities are family friendly and free. The food trucks will charge for food and beverage.
What if I have dietary requirements?
The City will ensure that food vendors offer a mix of vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free options. Food trucks will be listed on this event page, so you can check their menus.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes! However we do ask they are kept on a lead at all times
and doggie bags are brought.
Is seating provided?
Yes, some seating is provided in the way of picnic tables. However we recommend bringing your own chairs and picnic rug!
Are there toilets?
Yes, an existing toilet block is near the event site, as well as portable toilets.
Can I bring my own food?
Yes! Feel free to pack your own picnic. Just avoid bringing glass where possible and ensure all rubbish is disposed of correctly.
Can I bring alcoholic drinks?
This event is alcohol free.
The City is committed to ensuring the best possible safety for event patrons, staff and suppliers at our events in relation to COVID-19. We will be implementing:
✖️ Hand Sanitizer stations
✖️ Professional cleaning and disinfection regimes for event venue with professional cleaners
✖️ Managing physical distancing between patrons during the event with COVID Safety Marshalls
✖️ Display signage throughout to remind individuals to maintain good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
✖️ Hands-free basins with liquid soap in toilet facilities
✖️ Reminders for volunteers and staff not to attend if they are unwell, have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 patient, are awaiting COVID-19 test results or have been instructed to self-isolate
✖️ A register of contact details for all staff, contractors and volunteers to facilitate contact tracing if required
We ask event attendees to remember to:
❗ practise physical distancing (keep at least 2 metres or two arms lengths from each other)
❗ practise good personal hygiene (wash hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitiser and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use your elbow)
❗ stay home if unwell and if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms get tested for COVID-19