I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
This year's North Sydney Children's Creative Festival will be held on Saturday October 26 at Civic Park, North Sydney. The event is targeted at kids up to 12 years old and aims to educate and inspire them through a series of creative activities.
Every year, the festival has a particular theme and this year it's Animalia. As a result, activities include a chance to meet animals (including crocodiles, lizards and pythons) and a whole lot that teach kids about the animals that live in Australia and the importance of the natural world.
Many of the activities will be very hands-on, with kids able to make animal puppets, bird's nests, bamboo bee hotels and wildlife habitats. At the Circus Playground, they can learn to act and move like animals, and with the help of face-painters, they can truly turn into their favourites.
Other activities on offer include story-time with storytellers from the Stanton Library and the Aboriginal Heritage Office, who will tell kids all about Gawura the Baby Humpback Whale's underwater adventures. At other times, animals will come to life when Erth takes to the stage, while Wagana Dancers will perform Aboriginal creation stories using dance, puppetry, music and song.
Hosted by North Sydney Council, the festival is part of a week of creative events around the area that has been put together for young kids from Saturday October 19 to Sunday October 27. Other events include music sessions, a wide variety of art classes and a Moana sing-a-long.
A full program of events for both the festival day and the week prior can be downloaded from this page of the council website.