Little Feet, big success

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The threat of wet weather didn’t stop about five thousand people flocking to the grounds of Edith Cowan University on Sunday for the 2018 Little Feet Festival.

The region’s biggest cultural event for children aged 12 and under was another outstanding success with this year’s ‘On Safari’ theme proving a hit with families from around the metropolitan area.

The stars of the show this year were undoubtedly Gemma the Giant Giraffe and Eesha the Elephant – stilt walking performers – that paraded the event grounds and were only too happy to stop and pose for selfies with excited youngsters.

Festival-goers ventured deep into the jungle to discover animals in their natural habitats through various fun-filled activities, facilitated art workshops and performances. Those with a creative streak made their own safari hats, binoculars, sand art, jungle glasses, animal puppets, mosaics, badges and tropical birds.

Many families took in a show or two at the outdoor music stage, while the virtual reality jungle transferred festival-goers to the deep dark jungle without having to leave.

The beat of jungle drums provided a steady soundtrack all afternoon and the jungle maze proved popular with maze-goers asked to find wildlife surprises along the way.

Toddlers were not forgotten with a Toddler Play Zone for kids four and under, while the adults could recharge their batteries by taking advantage of the free massages on offer.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob attended the community event with his young family and gave the fun-filled program the thumbs up.

“Like many families in the northern corridor and beyond, this is one of the City of Joondalup cultural events that we look forward to most,” he said.

“What a great way to unofficially kick off the season’s summer events season.”

The Little Feet Festival was proudly sponsored by St Stephen’s School, Community Newspaper Group and Nova 937.