A Weekend of Fun and Muddy Memories in Jarrahdale

Published on Thursday, 4 July 2024 at 2:32:02 PM

Jarrahdale was once again transformed into a muddy wonderland last weekend, with 3,000 participants getting stuck into a heap of messy fun.

The signature event, now in its third year, was delivered in partnership by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Nature Play WA and provided another unforgettable experience for families and outdoor enthusiasts.

Nature Play WA CEO, Dr Kelsie Prabawa-Sear, said the sold-out event gets bigger and muddier every year.

“We attribute the popularity to the community being increasingly eager to be part of a free event which brings us together to experience all the benefits that a bit of mud play brings. It’s great fun, it’s quirky and different, and it’s great for our physical and mental health,” said Dr Prabawa-Sear

Those lucky enough to secure a ticket enjoyed a range of muddy activities including mud pits, mud kitchens, nature crafts, water play and an exciting new addition - the epic Mud Mountain.

Beyond the mud, the event featured enchanting bush fairies, cubby building, the Jarrahdale Volunteer Bushfire Brigade and a variety of food trucks, coffee, and ice cream vans. The Serpentine Jarrahdale Lions Club were also on hand whipping up a sausage sizzle.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President Rob Coales says events like Muddy Buddies highlight Jarrahdale as a prime location for a weekend getaway to connect and celebrate nature.

“Jarrahdale has so much to offer, and it’s just an hour from Perth. This weekend we saw what a perfect destination it is for some weekend fun.” President Coales said.

In a move towards sustainability and community support, the soil used for Muddy Buddies will be redistributed to local community groups and used as fertiliser throughout the Shire.

If you missed out on a ticket for Muddy Buddies, there are other ways to connect with nature and step outside:

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