Children's Creative Festival

Now in its 19th year, the North Sydney Children’s Creative Festival brings together the North Sydney community for a day of creativity in Civic Park.


Each year, The Festival Day is held on the fourth Saturday in October to coincide with Children's Week.


This year’s festival celebrated the animals we share our planet with to inspire & educate young minds about the importance of caring for the natural world.


We danced with Wagana Dancers as they brought Aboriginal creation stories to life through dance, music, song and puppetry. We also met Dinnawan the Emu, Mugi the Owl, Wagan the Crow and Dyagula the Lyrebird. 

We Listened to storytellers from the Aboriginal Heritage Office and Stanton Library as they took us on amazing underwater journeys with Gawura the Baby Humpback Whale and his sea animal friends!

We patted a Water Dragon and a pair of cheeky Tree Spirits from Ancient Times with Erth - Visual and Physical Inc!

We made our own Wildlife Habitats with Council's Bushcare Team as well as our own Bamboo Bee Hotel with North Sydney Scouts!

We Painted, drew, scribbled and stuck to create our own animal puppets and illustrations with artist Kathie Najar and Studio A artists Lauren Kerjan and Catherine McGuiness.

We wove a giant Bird's Nest with Basketry NSW!

We pounced like an animal with Circus Playground.

We met crocs, pythons and lizards with Australian Wildlife Displays!

We Grooved with the North Sydney Girls High School Band!


We Explored the inside of a Police van and patted a Police Dog with North Sydney Police


We had FUN!!


Children’s Week Creative Workshops

19-2 November 2019, across North Sydney. Bookings essential.

A week long program of hands-on creative activities including arts & crafts, music performances, movie screenings & more developed by local creatives especially for children 12 years and under.


North Sydney Children's Creative Festival 2019 Full Program (23MB)




Getting to the Festival

Civic Park, 200 Miller Street North Sydney, is next to Stanton Library, North Sydney Council Chambers and North Sydney Community Centre.


Buses run regularly along Miller Street with a bus stop very close to Civic Park.


Civic Park is a 15 minute walk up Miller Street from North Sydney railway station.


Catch the F5 Ferry to North Sydney, or call 131 500.


Free parking in North Sydney Council’s Ridge Street car park.


The North Sydney Children’s Festival aims to be an inclusive community event with limited accessible parking available in Council’s Ridge Street car park and accessible toilets in Stanton Library.


Jess Gledhill 9936 8100


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