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!
Boats engages children in play that re-imagines the familiar and concrete into something unpredictable and fun.
Saturday 23 March | 11.00am-1.00pm, 2.30pm-4.30pm
Sunday 24 March | 10.00am-12.00pm, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Boats at Warrandyte Festival is presented by Manningham Council, supported by its Community Partnership Grants Programme.
Warrandyte Festival is held each March at Stiggants Reserve – a pocket of community parkland fringed by the Yarra River.
Bright with artistic endeavours, it is a champion of “home grown” and “hand made”. It remains refreshingly free from commercialism after more than 40 years.
The festival is all about family fun: concerts and camel rides, waterslides and whacky races. Other events include a billycart derby, kids’ market, battle of the bands, a film feast, Rotary Art Show, and so much more.
Free to all, Warrandyte Festival attracts about 10,000 people on a fine weekend.
With scrumptious food, incredible music and the enduring appeal of Warrandyte’s charm and community spirit, it is not hard to see why!