Crowds flock to Bickley Camp's open day

17 April 2019
Close to 1000 people enjoyed the free outdoor recreation activities on offer at the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp on Sunday 7 April 2019.

Vertical challenges, canoeing, reptile education, catapults, cubby building and rafting were just some of the family friendly activities available at the camp.

Bickley is one of five recreation camps in Perth and Albany run by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

At the Bickley open day, the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) offered visitors an opportunity to learn about the soil and vegetation native to the area through an interactive display and provided information on ways to protect the landscape.

The local Gosnell's volunteer bushfire brigade and Maddington Fire and Rescue Service were on site allowing visitors to explore their vehicles.

Entertainment on the day included circle drumming by Akwaaba African Drumming, the original music of Tashi Hall and Cecilia Brandolini, and the upbeat sounds of the Comhaltas Perth Irish musicians who are regular users of Bickley Camp.

The Scouts invited visitors to cross the pioneering rope bridge and all ages enjoyed the magic of making bush wands.

Delicious sweets were provided by the Walliston Primary School P&C and the Accolade Catering team served the crowds with their street food.

Thanks to the volunteers and DLGSC staff who made the day a success.

You can view the full gallery of photos on the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp facebook page.

Vertical challenges at the Bickley open day 2019

Scouts pioneering bridge

Drumming circle