Family friendly programming

Out of the Park 2023, Wild Hardt Photography

Meet the Makers Picnic features artists who reflect Darebin's diversity and talent, as well as creative activities for children and families. Our Aboriginal Cultural Experience for children of all ages, echoes Darebin’s values of inclusivity, accessibility and cultural diversity.


In addition to the stellar concert line up on Saturday 23rd March at Meet the Makers Picnic, we've programmed FREE family friendly experiences and creative activities for children.

Victoria University early childhood pre-service teacher's free pop-up play spaces are part of an innovative placement program. Victoria University are providing an all-day loose part play session - an interactive experience where children have the freedom to use their imaginations and be creative with a range of materials. The pieces can be moved, manipulated, and connected to form endless possibilities. 

The free play spaces are based on the practice of Playwork in which children are empowered to engage, create, imagine, and explore by moving a variety of ‘loose parts’, such as recycled cardboard and fabrics, for their own reasons and in their own time. 


Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Aunty Brenda Fahey will be providing an Aboriginal Cultural Experience for kids, including dot painting, drawing, creating, as well as storytelling.
Families are warmly invited to join Aunty Brenda of Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, for some fabulous stories and free craft activities showcasing Indigenous culture.

Activities include, gum nut painting, leaf painting, ochre painting, storytelling, emu feathers and necklaces, macramé, a range of activities.

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Event & ticketing details


Gender Neutral Toilets
Auslan Interpreted
Changing Places Logo Inverse V3 Changing Place
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet

Dates & Times

Saturday 23 March - 12.00 PM - 5.30 PM
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