Little Hands Kidchella draws huge crowds

5 November 2018

Thousands of little hands and little feet descended on Tompkins Park on Sunday, 4 November for Kidchella, the City’s free, bohemian-inspired festival for children.

Smiles were big as families explored the event grounds, which were packed full of activities for kids, including a kids DJ, silent disco, amusement rides, roving performers, arts and crafts activities and bouncy castles.

Tummies were kept full from the 11 food trucks servicing the event, including Curb your Hunger, The Lolly Bus, Nacho Evolution, Stroopie and Co, Tomato and Basil, Trouble Maker Burgers, On the Frog and Toad Café, Coffeeville, Caffeine Machine, and Sweets on the Run.

Community safety was interwoven throughout the festival, with Constable Care stopping by to say hello and WA Police, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and St John Ambulance providing a police car, fire truck and ambulance for children to explore as part of the City’s Safer Melville Month celebrations.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said it was fantastic to see so many families out and about enjoying all the festival had to offer.

“There was a fantastic, energetic vibe at the event and it was great to see so many people of all ages having a great time and participating in all the activities,” Mayor Aubrey said.

“Not only were our rides, arts and crafts and other activities in full swing, but it was great to see the community engage with local community groups at their stalls, including the Neighbourhood Watch, Royal and Surf Life Saving clubs and our very own Healthy Melville Roadstars.

“Our bin fairies were a surprise hit, answering questions about the State-wide recycling changes and our upcoming 3-bin Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) City wide-roll out.

“I’d like to thank all our volunteers, including Applecross Rotary, St John Ambulance, Neighbourhood Watch, Royal Lifesaving, Surf Lifesaving, Transperth, Palmyra Police Station and Murdoch Fire Station who provided much-needed support and helped ensure Kidchella was an enormous success.”

Kidchella was the latest City of Melville Little Hands Festival, which aims to bring the community together and celebrate the role children play in the community in celebration of National Children’s Week, held in the third week of October every year.

It is the first of the City of Melville’s annual events season, with includes the much-loved Limestone Concert Series, returning in January and February 2019, as well as the ever-popular Point Walter Concert in March 2019.

For more information on the City’s upcoming events season, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/annualevents or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666

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