WHEN IS KIDTOPIA FESTIVAL?

Kidtopia takes place on 7-9 October, 2016, the last weekend of the Term 3 school holidays.

WHERE WILL KIDTOPIA TAKE PLACE?

We’re located at the Cattle Paddocks in Parramatta Park, NSW. Click here for a nifty map and instructions on how to get there.

WHAT TIME IS KIDTOPIA ON?

We open at 10am and close at 8pm daily.

All live music and interactive activities finish up at 6pm.  Open Air Cinema, Funfair and Good Food will stay open until 8pm. 

WHO IS KIDTOPIA FOR?

Kidtopia is a family festival welcoming kids of all ages, along with their grown-ups. Activities are mainly curated for kids aged 5-12 but we promise, there really is something for everyone!

NB All kids need to be accompanied by a full paying adult and Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry.

IS THERE ANYTHING FOR UNDER 5s?

Yes! We have our special little friends looked after in our Littletopia area including games, play areas, face painting, fun activities and special appearances by BBC’s Hey Duggee and Go Jetters. We also have a small number of rides for under-5s, plus our petting zoo and roaming circus performers are suitable for little ones 3 and up. Music acts for all ages include The Vegetable Plot, Battlebird and our friends at NIDA will also be running a special one-off masterclass for kids aged 2-5.

WHAT DOES MY TICKET INCLUDE?

Your ticket includes all activities and entertainment inside Kidtopia, except for the funfair rides and masterclasses. If you would like to purchase food, drinks or merchandise in our Market Hall, these would come at an extra cost.

WE LOVED IT, AND WE WANT TO GO AGAIN.

Of course! However each ticket is valid for one day only, so you will need to purchase separate tickets for each day you would like to attend.

WILL IT BE DIFFERENT EACH DAY?

Apart from special one-off musical guests each day, all rides, demonstrations and shows will be the same. Our movie program will also show a different film each night.

ARE THERE ATMS AT THE FESTIVAL?

There sure are. 

N.B. A small number of market stalls, food vendors and the bars will accept cash at Kidtopia, but the event is predominantly cashless. All entry tickets, masterclasses and funfair ride purchases on-site can only be processed via EFTPOS or credit card. 

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THE WEATHER?

Who knows! But Kidtopia is prepared come rain or shine. Whilst it’s an outdoor event, lots of activities are undercover with plenty of shade. We’ll have complimentary sunscreen stations and a limited number of ponchos will be available to buy at the Festival, but to be safe, we recommend you come prepared with a hat and sunscreen if it’s hot, or a raincoat and gumboots if not!

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

As much as we love dogs, unfortunately they aren’t allowed inside Kidtopia (except guide dogs, of course.)

CAN I LEAVE MY CHILD AT KIDTOPIA?

No, children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

IS THERE A CHILDCARE / CRECHE FACILITY?

Kidtopia is specially designed for kids to have fun with their parents or guardians in an interactive environment. As such there will not be any childcare facilities onsite, and we require all children to be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times.

IS THERE A BABY CHANGING AREA?

Yes, we do have baby changing facilities available. 

CAN I BUY ALCOHOL AT KIDTOPIA?

Yes, bar areas will be onsite for Big Kids to enjoy a drink. You will need to provide a valid ID to purchase. Alcohol will only be permitted in certain areas of the festival after purchase.

CAN I BRING ALCOHOL TO KIDTOPIA?

Alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the festival, however you can purchase beer and wine on site from our licensed bars. Kidtopia staff reserve the right to check bags on entry.

CAN I BRING FOOD TO KIDTOPIA?

We have a great range of food options along with kid-friendly choices. Check out our Good Food page for more on what’s on offer.

Apart from provisions for infants and toddlers, additional food will not be permitted into Kidtopia. Kidtopia staff reserve the right to conduct bag checks on entry.

There will also be vegan and vegetarian options available.

WE’RE TRAVELLING A LONG WAY TO ATTEND, WHERE CAN I STAY?

We have a great deal with Holiday Inn Parramatta that includes parking and breakfast for the whole family. Click here to plan your visit

WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE FILMING AND TAKING PICTURES WITH THEIR FANCY CAMERA GEAR?

We will have photographers and videographers on-site recording all the fun of the festival. If you do not want your child/children to be photographed or filmed, please notify the photographers/videographers immediately.

WHAT ABOUT DISABLED FACILITIES AND ACCESS?

Disabled bathrooms will be available onsite. As the festival is outdoors, please note for wheelchair use that the festival site is located on a grassed area.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our operations team via kidtopia@fairfaxmedia.com.au if you have any special requirements and we’ll do our best to assist.

WILL YOU ACCEPT COMPANION CARDS?

We will accept companion cards for those accompanying people with disabilities to the festival. Please email kidtopia@fairfaxmedia.com.au and quote the ticket order number and email address of the person you will be accompanying. We will then place your name at the door for a free ticket to be collected from the box office on presentation of your companion card.

WILL YOU ACCEPT SENIORS CONCESSION CARDS?

As this is the first year of Kidtopia, we have worked hard to make the event the best value possible. We will not be accepting seniors cards but recommend buying online by 5pm 6 October for only $15, which is a 50% saving on the door price.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS. HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH?

Shoot us a note at kidtopia@fairfaxmedia.com.a and we’ll do our best to get back to you within two business days!