Little Feet Festival
2020 Little Feet Festival
Thousands have blast at Little Feet
The City’s first large-scale outdoor event in several months was as popular as ever, as families from across the Perth metropolitan area braved the heat for the 2020 Little Feet Festival.
About 3,500 thousand ventured to the grounds of Edith Cowan University on Sunday 25 October for the 2020 edition of Perth’s best FREE festival for children.
It was the first festival-type event the City has hosted since COVID-19 restrictions forced the cancellation of the 2020 Joondalup Festival in April.
This year’s theme at Little Feet was 3,2,1 Blast Off. Children were taken on a journey to outer space, exploring the wonders of the solar system and its planets through hands-on activities, engaging educational performances and creative play.
Plenty of make-and-take aliens, space creatures, rockets and flying saucers found new homes by the end of the day. While young space travellers also created their own wands, moon mobiles, constellation creations, rocket straws and more.
When the heat got too much, children (and their parents) could relax in the Sensory Chill Zone or listen to a space-inspired story.
One of this year’s key attractions was the St Stephen’s School Exploration Station, presented by Scitech, where kids could put their engineering skills to the test and design, build and (hopefully) land a fragile robot on the surface of another planet.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said it was great to welcome a big crowd to this year’s festival.
“It’s been a tough year and it was pleasing to see so many smiling faces enjoying this popular family-friendly event,” he said.
“A great deal of planning went into this year’s festival to ensure it complied with all State Government directions in relation to COVID-19. Its success shows that we can safely hold events for big crowds if we have the necessary measures and precautions in place.
“It’s a positive sign that things are back on track and we can all enjoy an uninterrupted summer events program – fingers crossed.”
The City acknowledges premier partner St Stephens School, media partners Joondalup Times and Nova 937 and funding partners the Keep Australia Beautiful Council and the State of Western Australia.