Thousands of little hands and little feet descended on Attadale Foreshore on Sunday, 3 November for Kidchella, the City’s free, bohemian-inspired festival for children aged up to 12.
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 12 food trucks servicing the event and 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 George Gear 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,”
“In order to meet demand, we doubled everything, with twice the amount of rides and activities, which meant double the fun for everyone!”
“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, People on Bicycles, Kidsafe, Royal Life Saving Club, Bunnings and our very own Healthy Melville Roadstars.
“I’d like to thank all our volunteers, including Melville SES, WALGA, St John Ambulance, Neighbourhood Watch, Royal Lifesaving, Surf Lifesaving, Transperth and Constable Care who provided much-needed support and helped ensure Kidchella 2.0 was an enormous success.”
For more information on the City’s upcoming events season, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/annualevents or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666