KIDSCAPE was undertaken in Canberra by The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) as part of the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture. and provided over 1000 children with activities that inspired imagination and encouraged them to ask questions. The event was created in collaboration with the ACT Government, the National Capital Authority and In The City Canberra to encourage kids to speak out about their future city.

KIDSCAPE is an exciting free public event for kids full of diverse, fun and creative activities ranging from parkour workshops, a mountain biking skills track, enchanting story-telling, nature play, with mud and sand, sticks and stones, hay bales, shipping ropes, cardboard, urban farming, drawing, writing and much more!

AILA is committed to advocating for the role of children in the design of our cities and KIDSCAPE provides children with activities that will inspire, excite, generate imagination and encourage them to ask questions that start conversations focused on urban design, living in an urban environment and how they see the future of their city unfolding.

To find out more about the workshops that were held, head over to

By Margaret McHugh



Kidscape Canberra. Haig Park. Margaret McHugh. 

Thank you to our partners




Workshop Partners