Thousands attend region’s biggest cultural event for kids
More than 6,000 people braved the heat to attend 2019 Little Feet Festival at ECU Joondalup on Sunday 27 December 2019.
Widely regarded as the region’s biggest and best cultural event for children 12 and under, this year’s theme was ‘Imagination Wonderland’ and children were encouraged to bring along their big ideas, explore their dreams and seek out inspiration through creativity and play.
The City extended the festival for an extra hour this year, giving attendees more time to check out all the FREE family-friendly fun on offer.
New programming elements included Little Land – where children could role play in a supermarket, construction site, doctor’s surgery or hairdressing salon – and the St Stephen’s dream catcher station where, after designing and creating their own dream catchers, youngsters could pose with their creations in front of a series of ‘green screen’ scenes.
Various make-and-take activity stations proved popular as young hands got busy creating paper cup puppets, kaleidoscope creations, pipe cleaner finger friends, sand art, magic wands and more.
Hundreds of black paper bags were hidden throughout the festival site, each containing free books courtesy of City of Joondalup Libraries and the Look for a Book Facebook page.
The silent disco was a hit, there was plenty of onstage performances to keep people of all ages entertained and lots of noise was generated in the instrument play area where children were encouraged to find their inner musician.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob brought his family along for the fun was impressed by the large attendance and the many interactive entertainment options for all the family.
“For a few hours at least, the kids were in charge. As a City it’s important we continue to provide regular cultural events for our youngest residents where they can play, learn, socialise and get creative in a safe, family-friendly environment,” he said.
The 2019 Little Feet Festival was sponsored by premier partner St Stephen’s School and media partners Joondalup Times and Nova 937.