Where is it: Various locations
What's it all about: A festival of mud for the kids!
Tell me more: There's just something about getting muddy that kids find irresistible! Perhaps it's because it can by slippery and slimey and sticky all at the time, or perhaps it's because kids are generally told to stay out it, but it just seems that everytime there's mud on offer for kids - they go crazy for it! Mudworld was a fantastic event for kids 0-12 yrs (although we did see a lot of parents getting muddy and having fun!) where five specific mud 'realms' were set up and the kids were encouraged to get as muddy as possible! Mud slides, mud villages, mud kitchens and mud soccer were just some of the fun muddy activities that could be experienced here at mud world, and the smiles on the faces of the kids said it all! Such a fun event!
Where is it: It's international!
What's it all about: A day just for kids to be kids! It aims to connect kids across the world through the medium of mud!
How can I join in: Check with your local schools, kindys and even National Parks to see if they have activities planned! Otherwise, get out into the backyard and make your own mud-pies!
Tell me more: International Mud Day started in 2008 and is based on a traditional celebration held in Nepal - and it shows that it doesn't matter whether you are in Nepal, Australia or anywhere else in the world that kids plus mud equals lots of messy fun! On this day the parents have to turn a blind eye to the mess that the kids make and forgive them for the mess they make of their clothes! It also means scheduling in a bit more time washing clothes as you normally would! It's a simple concept - find or create some mud, then jump in and get muddy! The more mud the better! Some of the little guys are can be a bit reluctant to get dirty (our oldest boy is a little bit like this), but ease them into it and we're sure that soon they will be covered from head to toe! Just don't forget to bring an extra set of clothes for the trip home!
Nudgee Beach 2017
International Mud Day Event, Bald Hills 2016
Brisbane Family Explorers