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Boats @ Cairns Children’s Festival

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Boats is an adventurous play space for children of all ages, using colourful vessels to navigate urban seascapes.
At a central mooring place, large lightweight boats wait patiently for children’s imagination and energy. Once aboard, the boats are propelled by a flurry of feet, with kids working as a crew for their own voyage across the high seas. As the boats journey, Polyglot artists float as castaways to be rescued or as mysterious elements of the urban ocean. Together artists and children guide the boats to safe harbour ready for new crew and the next adventure!
Performance Times: 10:00am – 12:00pm & 1:30pm – 3.30pm
Duration: 2hrs


Is the space in which the performance will be held wheelchair accessible? YES
Are The Court House entrances wheelchair accessible? (Ramp at gradients of 1 in 14 to 1 in 20, or flat entrance)  YES
Are there wheelchair accessible bathrooms? YES
Is the performance: OUTSIDE
Describe performance space ground surface: open grassed area with concrete paths and slight curbs around the paths.
Is there an all-gender bathroom? (Separate to unisex accessible bathroom) NO
Is there a safe, quiet, comfortable, low-lit, enclosed space for patrons needing time out from sensory stimulation? NO
COVID sign-in method: QR code with Smartphone / Paper and pen list      


Are there baby change facilities? YES
If yes, where are the baby change facilities located? Accessible toilet
Are the baby change facilities wheelchair accessible? (Change table at appropriate height for wheelchair user) YES
Is there a parents’ room? NO
Can children eat/drink in the performance space? YES
Is there anywhere to purchase refreshments in the venue? NO
Prams can be accommodated in and near the performance space.


Is there an ATM at the venue? NO

Is there on-site parking? YES – Street parking

If yes, are there disability parking spaces? How many? YES – 1                                                                                   

How much does on-site parking cost? $3 per hour approx

If there is parking nearby, how much does it cost? $3 per hour approx

What are the closest public transport stations/stops/routes? Lake St or Esplanade

Are these accessible for people with disabilities? YES


For any access enquiries, please contact: CairnsChildrensFestival@cairns.qld.gov.au


Cairns Children’s Festival

The Cairns Children’s Festival is an annual celebration for children aged 12 years and under. The festival aims to put our youngest creatives in the spotlight whilst also creating a safe and fun environment for families to explore, create and imagine.


May 15
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Cairns Children’s Festival


The Court House
38 Abbott St
Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia
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