Free family fun at REAL Festival

Splashtest Dummies

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Real Festival returns to the Nepean River from 1-2 November with fun activities, kid-friendly entertainment and unforgettable experiences for families to enjoy for free.

This year’s outstanding program offers unlimited fun with a silent disco, origami garden, rock climbing, UV face painting, a native animal show and a musical plant installation among the highlights for kids.

The acclaimed production Splash Test Dummies is the must-see show on both nights. The circus troupe’s brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics and side-splitting comedy wowed crowds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is sure to be a hit with kids.

Families can expect more thrilling entertainment when the spectacular headline show All That We Are gets underway on both nights; and the gallery of illuminated artworks, including a giant inflatable Bilby that comes to life as the sun goes down.

Penrith Mayor Councillor Ross Fowler OAM said Real Festival is the perfect family event.

“Real Festival is now in its fourth year and continues to grow and get better every year. There is nothing like it in Western Sydney and Council is proud to provide local families with a free event of this calibre,” Cr Fowler said.

“Once again a key focus for us is to celebrate and activate the Nepean River for families to enjoy. The river is central to the event program including the headline performance which, for the first time, takes place over the water. It’s not to be missed.

“There’s also free kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and cruises on the beautiful Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler to get families on the water and experiencing the river from a different perspective,” Cr Fowler said.

“And all along the riverbank at Tench Reserve there’s non-stop action and entertainment at every corner. As the sun sets families can unwind with delicious food from food trucks, enjoy live music and be amazed in the magical gallery of illuminated artworks.”

Head to the Real Festival website to view the full event program, book workshops and plan your trip to the event.

Real Festival is proudly produced by Penrith City Council with the support of The Penrith Homemakers Centre, Busways, The Western Weekender, 7News and the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.


What: Real Festival        

When Friday 1 November, 5pm-10pm and Saturday 2 November, 2pm-10pm

Where: Tench Reserve, Tench Avenue, Nepean River



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Information contained within this news release was correct as at Wednesday, 2 October 2019.