Chittering Goes Muddy Mad

Published on Friday, 26 October 2018 at 12:03:00 PM

Around 5,500 people packed Edmonds Place Reserve on the 27 May, and braved the rain to experience a true Aussie winter day of messy, muddy madness! And after a LOT of rain in the lead up to the event, there was a LOT of mud.

There were some new attractions this year, with a Mini Mud Run for the kids, a bigger Hay Mud Maze and the addition of a Toddler Mud Pit. PLUS Educated by Nature and Messy Moments joined us with some good (not so clean) decorative clay face paint, and some very messy sliding fun.

The kids enjoyed the experience of getting muddy and wet, and immersing themselves in winter fun. They got to see and hold native animals like kangaroos, snakes, frogs and bugs, plus they could take a ride on the train to visit the petting zoo. Throughout the day, most took advantage of shelter under the activities tent and got their face painted, a tattoo or participated in some arts and crafts!

Chittering Landcare also gave kids the opportunity to find out more about our natural environment, and the ladies from Koorunga CWA were on hand (dressed to impress!) with their annual Welly Tossing Competition. At the end of the day, there were some very messy kids, a lot of messy parents too, but also just as many smiles.

These are just a few of the comments received on the day :

“What a fantastic event! This boy was where he loves to be! In nature getting dirty!!! Thank you so much and we will definitely be back next year!” Leah

“Great to see so many people at this awesome event today! Even with the sprinkles of rain. Fun for everyone and so worth the travel. Thank-you to everyone who helps bring this together. Wear ya Wellies 2018 was the best so far.” Jasmine

“Thank you. The kids had a fabulous time and I got to do a spot of buying local.” Samantha

Thank you so much from my "mud mermaids" and their very happy mumma!” Miranda

Thanks to Lotterywest and the Road Safety Commission for their financial support. Without this funding we would not be able to supply the required infrastructure for an event such as this. Thanks also to Educated by Nature and Messy Moments for donating their time and expertise to help the kids get truly muddy, as well as Nature Play WA and Act Belong Commit for donating giveaways for the kids.

We wholeheartedly appreciate the voluntary efforts on the day of local organisations including Ace Dynamic Electrical (Jack), Last Drop Water Carriers (James), Muchea Plumbing & Gas (Peter, Brendon and Brady), Bindoon Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Shire of Chittering staff and Councillors, Chittering Youth Krew, those involved with the Bindoon Farmers Market, plus all the local community members who helped with set-up and pack-up. Without them free community events simply would not take place.

For further information please contact Alison Reliti, Community Development Officer on 9576 4600 or via  This media statement has no regulatory value.


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