POPULAR children’s event Little Feet Festival is returning to Joondalup and the search is on for some literary loot.
Created for children aged 12 and under, this year’s theme is ‘Imagination Wonderland’ where children are encouraged to bring their big ideas, explore their dreams and seek inspiration through creativity and play.
One of the feature events on this year’s festival program is a treasure hunt and the City of Joondalup, in conjunction with the Look for a Book – Perth Facebook page, is calling on the local community to donate their unwanted children’s books to the cause.
Look for a Book community members plan to hide up to 300 books throughout the festival grounds.
Each book will be secured in a bag with a message of encouragement and finders have the choice to keep it, pass it on to a friend to enjoy or re-hide it for others to find.
Donated books should be suitable for children aged six and under and can be dropped off at Joondalup Library until Wednesday, October 23.
This year will also see the festival extended to five hours instead of four and new activities including Little Land where visitors can role play in four different themed areas – a surgery, construction site, growers’ market and hairdressing salon – and a dream catcher where children can and have their photo taken in front of a green screen.
There will be make-and-take activities including paper cup puppet making and black paper bags hidden throughout the festival site containing free gifts.
“With an exciting theme and an extra hour to soak up all the sights and sounds, this year’s festival again promises to deliver a magical few hours for the City’s younger residents,” Mayor Albert Jacob said.
Little Feet Festival will be held in the grounds of ECU Joondalup from noon to 5pm on Sunday, October 27.
Entry and participation in all activities is free but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Food and drink will be available for purchase.