Kids Workshops 2021

Sunday 2 May 2021 from 10:30am 
Wildlife Walkabout Park, 1 Darkinjung Rd, Calga

From $55 + booking fee

Sunday 2 May 2021 from 10:30am

Take a walk on the wild and creative side with this special standalone day featuring a workshop for kids, focusing on animals, writing and illustration.

We aim to be a COVID-19 safe event. Please stay home if you’re feeling unwell. The festival organisers reserve the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances, including due to COVID-19 NSW restrictions/lockdowns.


10:30am – 12:30pm

Jess Black

Writing on the Wild Side

Jess Black

Ages 8 –  12 | $55 + booking fee

Join Jess Black on a rollicking journey creating stories about her favourite subject – animals! Discover how to inject humour, surprise, suspense and loving characters into your stories. There’ll be plenty to inspire you in these surroundings!

Price includes park entry, a ranger tour.

Please note that this event is held in a covered outdoor location. Appropriate dress should be worn as event will go ahead unless the weather is extreme. BYO lunch or pre-order from the café on the day.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Wildlife Walkabout Park,
1 Darkinjung Rd, Calga
$55 + booking fee


Jess Black

Jess Black

Jess is an Australian author of children’s books. She has written over thirty junior fiction books and two picture books, Moon Dance and The Bold Australian Girl (July 2017 release). Jess is the author of the Keeper of the Crystals series and the co-author of the hugely successful Bindi Wildlife Adventure series, RSPCA Animal Tales series and The Kaboom Kid series with David Warner.

Support our first Festival

As a not-for-profit organisation run with a small team of volunteers, contributions of any size go a long way in enriching the creative culture of our community. The Committee includes local Peninsula residents passionate about bringing the arts to the Coast. We are seeking support from the community to help us create a wonderful and inclusive festival.