Muddy Hands Festival

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 and enjoy one of many City of Canning parks.

Muddy Hands Festival Activities

This free event features plenty of have a go activities aimed at children aged 3 - 15 (though of course all ages are welcome!)

From Nature Play WA:

  • Mud kitchens
  • Two giant mud pits (one for big kids, one for little kids)
  • Mud sculpting and ochre face painting with Educated by Nature
  • Loose Parts Play
  • Cubby building

From Community Organisations:

  • Kid's Village by Filtered Events
  • High Ropes Course
  • Pop up sporting activities and workshops
  • Recycling and sustainability education
  • Hands on craft workshops
  • Plant giveaway
  • Stage shows and roving entertainment
  • Healthy food options
  • Plenty of shade and places to sit
  • Wash off station

With more than 6,500 attendees at the most recent Muddy Hands Festival, the event (which has run since 2017) is now one of City of Canning's most popular recurring events!

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.