Kids rejoice: Kidtopia is back

KIDTOPIA: Sponsored by Qantas Assure, the festival's first line up announcement features a wide range of entertainment from live bands, circus, comedy and tricks.
KIDTOPIA: Sponsored by Qantas Assure, the festival's first line up announcement features a wide range of entertainment from live bands, circus, comedy and tricks.

Sydney’s biggest and coolest family event, Kidtopia, is back in Parramatta Park these school holidays. 

From Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8, Kidtopia is jam-packed with every type of creative and crazy fun you can think of – from amusement rides, live music, masterclasses, performances, market stalls and more.

The Kidtopia Sound Stage features Hillbilly rascal band The Pigs alongside junk percussion group Junkyard Beats. 

Brisbane's Hoopla Clique bring their acrobatic show CHORES!, teenage junior magic champions Cardistry dazzle with card tricks and magic, while comedian Dr Professor Neal Portenza brings his absurdist stand up show. 

This year's event will feature the addition of an all-new performance area, with La Petite Grand presenting the world's best circus, daredevil and comedy acts with a rotating daily program inside a purpose-built big top stage. 

Prices range from $10 to $40 and free entry for kids under 5. 

Details: kidtopiafestival.com.au.

  • The News has one family pass (2 adults, 2 children and 2 unlimited rides) valued at $150, to giveaway for any one day of Kidtopia. To win, enter online at hillsnews.com.au/community/competitions or send your entries to Hills News, Level 2, Building E, 24-32 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista, 2153. Full terms and conditions available online. Entries close: midnight, Friday, September 29.