Muddy Buddies Event

Get Ready to Get Muddy!  Join Us for a Day of Messy Fun at Jarrahdale Oval!  


Muddy Buddies is the ultimate mud play event being held on Sunday 25 June 2023 at Jarrahdale Oval.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale have partnered up with Nature Play WA to bring you Muddy Buddies; the ultimate messy mud play event held at Jarrahdale Oval. 

After a successfully-muddy event in 2021, we have decided to go BIGGER and BETTER this year. That’s right – you’ll need to bring your sense of adventure and get ready to get messy! We’re talking TWO (2) huge mud pits where kids (and kids-at-heart) can jump in, roll around, and create their very own mud masterpieces. And don’t worry parents, we’ve got you covered with a designated cleaning area so you can clean up your muddy little ones before they hop back into the car (look out for the big water trucks!).

We’ll also have a variety of nature play and educational activities on offer to help connect with the natural world and local community. Your little ones can build cubbies, climb and test their balance, learn some tips for a sustainable future, meet the Jarrahdale Fire Brigade and much more. Join in the face-muddying fun with our friends from Educated By Nature, create with the wonderful Eco Faeries or try your hand at our interactive Animal Detective game using Nature Play WA’s free Play Trails app!  

Feeling hungry after all that muddy play? We will have some local food and coffee vans, plus the Serpentine Jarrahdale Lions Club will be running a sausage sizzle. Jarrahdale Oval is a beautiful spot for a picnic, so don’t forget to bring along a rug and snacks and enjoy a beautiful (muddy) day out with your family – seeing all the beauty that Jarrahdale has to offer!   

So, come join the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Nature Play WA at Muddy Buddies on Sunday 25 June 2023 at Jarrahdale Oval for a day of muddy, messy, and unforgettable fun! Get your tickets now and get ready to make some amazing memories with your family.  

We can't wait to see you there! 

This event is being delivered by Nature Play WA in partnership with the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.  

For more information or to discuss your accessibility requirements, please contact Nature Play WA at   

Event Details

Bring the family along to:  

Jarrahdale Oval 
10:00am to 2:00pm 
Sunday 25 June 2023  

Entry and activities are FREE but registration is essential.  

Numbers are limited. To register your interest, please click here.  

Event FAQs

Where is the event being held?

Muddy Buddies is being held at Jarrahdale Oval.  

Jarrahdale Oval is located at 86 Millars Rd, Jarrahdale WA 6124.  

GPS: -32.32887909165209, 116.0667882765026  

Click here for directions.   

Is there parking available?

Parking on site is available and will be managed by an external traffic management company. Please follow signage and enter the venue via Nettleton Road. There will be traffic management staff on site to assist with parking.  

Please note: the carpark is located on uneven, unsealed gravel surface.  

Will there be food at the event?

There will be food and beverages available for purchase on site from a sausage sizzle and food vans. Please note that our sausage sizzle is unable to accommodate pre-event dietary requests, so we encourage those with food preferences to bring along their own food options to avoid disappointment. Jarrahdale Oval is a large space perfect for a family picnic. We suggest bringing a blanket and your own food but please make sure you take any rubbish with you and dispose of it correctly.  

What do I need to bring?
We suggest you bring along the following items: 

  • A hat  
  • Sunscreen  
  • Spare clothes (including something warm!) 
  • A picnic blanket or rug 
  • A towel or two  
  • Water bottle  
  • Snacks  
  • Money for sausage sizzle or food vans 

What if it’s raining?

We play rain, hail or shine! Mud pits are often MUCH more fun in the rain. Pop on your gumboots and join us.  

How do I get to the mud pits?

The mud pits and mud play zone will be located on Jarrahdale Oval. Look for the signs and Nature Play WA marquee!  

Will there be drinking water at the event?

A drinking fountain trailer will provide free water at the event. Water will also be available for purchase from the food vendors.  

Will there be toilets at the event?

Portable toilets will be located on site close to the mud pits. Four accessible toilets will be located on site.  

Will there be somewhere to get changed?

The accessible toilets are the perfect size to use as changing facilities however please be respectful, courteous, and clean up any mess that you may make.   

Why do I need to register to attend?

Registration is essential to allow us to communicate with attendees and provide vital information. It also provides us with an estimated attendance number for our activity providers and food vendors.  

What if my child doesn’t want to get in the mud pit?

That’s okay! Messy play can be scary and intimidating. If you or your child do not want to play in the mud, there are plenty of other things to see and do. There will be activities from Educated by Nature, The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and a visit from our friends the Eco Faeries.   

Visit the Nature Play WA marquee for information on the Play Trails app and Animal Detective Game.

What if my child gets mud in their eye?

St John Ambulance will be on site to assist and will have the necessary equipment to clean muddy eyes.  

How do we wash off after the mud pit?

A wash down station will be located close to the mud pits (look for the big water truck!) If you aren’t sure where to go, look for the signage or ask a Nature Play WA staff member who will show you where the wash down station is located.  

What other activities will be at the event?

There will be so many fun things happening on the day including face muddying, nature crafts, climbing structures, cuddy building and so much more! The team from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will also be there to educate on the local trails in Jarrahdale, teaching about sustainable waste solutions, protecting our precious native bushlands and bushfire prevention. Don’t forget to say hello to our friendly Jarrahdale Fire Brigade – look for the big Fire Truck.   

Visit the Nature Play WA marquee for information on the Play Trails app and Talk n Walk app. Download the Play Trails app to access the free Animal Detective game!  

What is a self-guided event?

Attendees are reminded that Nature Play WA events are self-guided and unstructured. Families are encouraged to participate in activities at their own pace, with the event running from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Entry to the event is open during this time, with all activities available for the full duration of the event. 

Is this an accessible event?

This is an accessible event. There is accessible parking options  If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact the Nature Play WA team via email at 

What if I have questions on the day?

Our friendly staff will be available all day to answer any questions you might have. Look for the Nature Play WA marquee, or a Nature Play WA staff member in a yellow hi-vis vest.  

How do I register to attend?

To register to attend please visit and complete your details.  

Will there be rubbish bins?

Yes, however Nature Play WA follows the Leave No Trace principles. Our events are a great way to have meaningful conversations with your children around Leave No Trace, building awareness, appreciation, and respect for our natural and cultural heritage, encouraging them to be responsible for their area of play, disposing of waste, using only the resources they need and ensuring that the natural environment is not harmed during play.  

Please help us by having these conversations with your children before and during the day. Encouraging the children to help with packing away resources at the end of their session is also a great way to help promote this awareness. 

Filming and Photography Consent

We would love to get some great photos of participants at this Nature Play WA event, and we would appreciate your permission to share these photos through networks (including social media, website and funding requests).  

If you do not give permission, you may be issued with a coloured wrist band, ensuring we do not take, or share photos without permission.  

Permission is for Nature Play WA and/or the Department of Sport and Recreation (and our event partner, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale) to use any photographic image or any video footage taken during the event, in printed publications, on the internet or in other electronic formats for press or print purposes. 

If a photograph of you or your child/children is taken and you wish to receive a copy, please speak to Nature Play WA staff who will record your details to send you a copy of the photograph via email.  

Please understand that if you do not give photo consent for yourself or your child/children, you must inform the Nature Play WA team at registration of this event. 


Parents/guardians are reminded that due to the nature of this event, children are the full responsibility of their parent or guardian on the day.  

If you, or a child in your care require medical attention, please visit St John First Aid staff.  

If a child is lost, please report details to the closest staff member, or report directly to the Nature Play WA marquee. Likewise, if a child approaches you explaining they are lost, please report to the Nature Play WA marquee.  

Please monitor your own safety near roads and pedestrian paths. 

Mud Pit Safety

The mud pits are created using native soil mix and water.  

Contact with soil is good for you, however if your child has an open wound please ensure they do not enter the mud pit.  

If your child has a history of allergies or skin issues, please proceed with caution and ensure they do not remain in the mud pit for an extended period of time.  

Please use the washdown station (look for the big water truck) after your visit to the mud pit. 

For more information or to discuss your accessibility requirements, please contact the Nature Play WA team at 

We Acknowledge
Nature Play WA acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, as the custodians of the land where our team lives and works. We also acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and recognise the continuing connection of Indigenous people to their land, waters, sky, culture and community. We pay our respect to all Indigenous people of this land; ancestors, elders and young ones.