WHAT'S ON HIGHLIGHTS

THERE'S SO MUCH FUN TO BE HAD, WHERE DO WE BEGIN?!


CHECK OUT OUR DAILY THEMES OR SCROLL DOWN FOR HIGHLIGHTS:



OPENING WEEKEND FIREWORKS!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 2018

Come and kick off the Mattara Festival with some excitement on Sunday, September 30th!  Fireworks will be on display in the evening, providing a beautiful show for the whole family to enjoy!



ANIMAL PETTING ZOO

DAILY - 10AM - 4PM

$5 entry per child.

Adult free with paying child

Come learn about animals and get up close to your favourite cuddly friends at the Petting Zoo!  If you're lucky, you might even get a chance to feed them too.



bunnings greening day

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2018

free pot planting workshops

What a great opportunity for the kids to get in and learn the art of pot planting.  Your chance to plant a baby seedling, give the pot your artistic touch, and bring it home to watch it grow!



tie dye sock workshops

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2018

Come along and learn the art of tie dying!  Enjoy this colourful art and keep the kids entertained.  Bonus, you will even "walk" away with a new pair of socks!  



EARTHEN Rhythm workshops

DAILY FROM 10AM - 2PM

Earthen Rhythms will be hosting a number of wonder-filled, upbeat drum, dance, and percussion workshops.  These workshops will be family friendly and all ages and all abilities are welcome.  All drums and percussion are provided!



interactive sports & activity day

FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2018

It's time to get active!  Grab the kids and try a variety of sports at the Mattara Festival Interactive Sports and Activity Day!  Clinics will run throughout the entire day.  That's right, a full day of sports and fitness so you can be sure the kids will sleep well this night!



sid berry live

SATURDAY, 0CT. 6, 2018 - 2:30PM

 

Sid has played a guitar since he was a kid, but only in early 2016 did he start looping which he took to naturally and it opened a whole new world of creating music live.  Come and enjoy your afternoon on the park with Sid Berry Live!



wallsend vets hospital fancy dress pets on parade

MONDAY, 0CT. 1, 2018 - 12:00PM

Come along with your favourite pet for the annual Pets on Parade held onstage at 12pm.  With NEW parade categories to ensure all animals have an opportunity to enter:

Pet & Owner Look-a-Like

Best Trick

Most Unusual Pet

Best Fancy Dress

Wallsend Hospital will host this year's Fancy Dress Pet Parade as well as giving FREE pet advice, dental checks, & nail trimming vouchers.  With some great prize packages up for grabs you better start brainstorming costume ideas NOW!



legomania

DAILY - FREE ENTRY

Legomania is a free entry area where kids can come and make their very own Lego creations!

 

Be sure to stick around for the Lego building competitions daily at 1:00pm!



arts & crafts

WEEKDAYS FROM 10AM - 2:30PM

SPECIAL PLASTER FUN & CELLOPHANE FREE WORKSHOP - OCT. 4TH & 5TH!

Let the kids come and explore their creative side and make their own Mattara memories at our Arts & Crafts Tent.  From Super Hero mask creations on Sat. & Sun. to painting and hat creations during the week, they are sure to create a masterpiece that you can bring home to put on display!



DIAL A DJ FAIRY

DAILY AT 12PM & 2PM

VARIOUS STAGE PERFORMERS FROM 10AM-3:30PM DAILY!

Come join Dial a DJ Fairy as she helps to welcome many talented musical artists and dancers to the stage.  She'll even do sing-a-longs with you and run some great friendly competitions too!



meet & Greets with Elmo

DAILY

Keep your eyes open for Elmo walking around the park every day looking for new friends to play with!   You might even be lucky enough to get your photo taken with your favourite cuddly red character!