The City hosts a range of activities, programs, workshops and events for families in Cockburn. For a full list of events for families and children in the City visit Events and Workshops.
Froggy’s Fun on the Green is a free family-friendly mobile outdoor play program for anyone with children aged 0 to 5 years. Held during school terms, Mondays are at Manning Park and Tuesday sessions rotate each term to different parks/venues i.e. four other parks/venues will be visited during the course of the year. In the third term the Tuesday session is held at a venue with an indoor option.
The program includes activities for children and is a chance for mums, dads and carers to connect with others, access information on and get support in their parenting roles in a family-friendly environment.
NOTE: Please do not attend before 9.30am as staff need time to set out the equipment.
Visit Events and Workshops for the days, start dates and venues.
How can parents help the program to run smoothly?
Safety issues - how can you help?
- Parents/carers are responsible for looking after their children
- If you arrive early (i.e. before 9.30), please use the playground until the session is set up
- Help staff pack up after the session
- Park in the designated parking areas, not the verge, to avoid fines by Rangers
- Do not bring dogs for safety reasons
- There are currently magpies and bees in Manning Park
- The City of Cockburn accepts no liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by attending this program
- Lock car doors and windows
If the weather is bad, staff will stay at the venue for 20 minutes and if there is no improvement, the session will be cancelled. In case of bad weather, call 0467 713 447 to check whether Froggy's is operating.
Teddy Bears Picnic is a free family-friendly event held each October at Manning Park for children and families, offering face painting, entertainment, free rides, an animal farm, information on parenting, support services and much more! Teddy Bears Picnic now incorporates a Hello Baby Corner to cater for parents who have babies or those who are pregnant. See Events and Workshops
closer to the time.
Please visit Events and Workshops
, our library page
or our playgroups, prekindys and kindy page
for information on regular activities, workshops and events such as Beeliar Hub, Women of the World and all the library programs including PramJams, Storytime, Learning English through Song, Creative Kids, Bookstars, Coderdojo and one off events. Many of the City’s events are free. During the school holidays you can find out information about holiday activities by checking out Events and Workshops
Cockburn Parenting Service and Cockburn Support Service have come together to create "My Time: Me Time" which is a free support group for Aboriginal parents and grandparents who are looking for a relaxed and comfortable environment to connect with others and share experiences.
Come and make new friendships and memories whilst sharing food, craft and learning about interesting topics.
The group runs on Tuesdays during school terms from midday-2pm at the Coolbellup Hub.
There is a free transport service and free childcare available.
If you are interested in joining the group please contact 08 9411 3855 or 08 9411 3851.
Loose Parts in Parks
New creative play program coming to Cockburn
Loose parts like tyres, logs, shade cloth, crates etc will be left in selected parks in Cockburn. To start this trial we have selected two locations, Radiata Park in Aubin Grove, where the parts will be left for one week from 24 February and at the Coogee Live event 9-10 March.
The idea behind this, is to encourage creative play where kids can build cubbies and use their imagination to make up their own fun. Unstructured loose parts play encourages creativity, socialilising, physical activity, development of motor skills and problem solving.
A local family/community group will check the equipment daily. Parents should supervise their children but also try to avoid directing their play.
Please contact the Children’s Development Officer for more information on activities, workshops and events for families and children
on 08 9411 3444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org