Jul 5th

Snow Slide, City of Perth

By Buggybuddys Jennie

Snow Slide is back in the City of Perth for the July school holidays and it’s so much fun! Kids can enjoy the novelty of sliding down a 4m or 12m snowslide on an inflatable ring.

After the uproar last year regarding the tickets for the very popular Snowland attraction, the City of Perth have allocated the free tickets for Snow Slide through a ballot.  If you have not already secured your ticket you will not be able to attend Snowslide as the event employs a strict No Ticket, No Entry Policy.  If you are still on the hunt for tickets then you may wish to check out the Facebook event page as there are people offering tickets who can no longer attend their session.

 

For those of you who were lucky enough to secure tickets then get ready to have a lot of frosty frozen fun!

Snowslide is located in a large open sided marque in Forrest Place. Remember to print out your tickets before attending the event as they are unable to scan your ticket if it is displayed on your smart phone.

The event is suitable for children aged 3 – 12 years and 110 tickets are allocated for every session. Accompanying adults do not need tickets.

Snow Slide this year features two slides. One measuring 4 metres for children under 120cm height and the other measuring 12 metres for children under 120cm.  Children are measured on entry and directed to the appropriate queue.

 
4m slide for children under 120cm in height. 

Each slide has two lanes allowing four children to use the slides at any one time.

 
12m slide for children over 120cm in height

Hats off to Perth City as this year the event was really well organized. There was plenty of staff on hand to keep the queues for the slide moving quickly. The session duration is 25 minutes. During that time both kids managed to get 5 turns on the 12m slide.

 

The only downside is that parents cannot accompany children in the queue. Miss 4 didn’t feel comfortable queuing up on her own without myself or her older sister who was in the separate queue for the 12 metre slide so she decided that she didn’t want to go on the slide.

Snow Slide runs in Forrest Place from 4th to 19th July 10am – 4pm.

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Jul 5th

Disneyland Comes to Karrinyup Shopping Centre

By Buggybuddys Jennie

In an Australian first Disneyland has come to Karrinyup Shopping Centre this July School Holidays!

Grab your free Disneyland Karrinyup map from the Customer Service Desk or taxi land and discover the 5 interactive Disney zones scattered across the centre!

 

In Centre Court you’ll find the gorgeous Disney Frozen Ice Skating Rink. The Rink is operational 4th – 10th July 10am to 3pm Monday to Saturday and 11am – 3pm on Sunday. Kids can have fantastic fun skating on the wax ice skating rink. Don’t forget to bring your socks! 

  

Head over to the Food Court and burn off some energy on the Disney Planes Inflatable Bouncing Castle and have your photo taken with a life sized Dusty! Operating times 11am to 2pm.  Operation times 11am to 2pm.

 

Disney Princess fans can visit the Cinderella zone located in front of Big W where Prince Charming is waiting to see if Cinderella’s glass slipper fits. Try the Cinderella slipper on and see if you’re the real Cinderella! Operation times 11am – 2pm.

 

Outside Woolworths you’ll find Disney Imagicademy where you can test your skills on Mickey’s Imagicademy iPads. Operation times 11am – 2pm.

 

Don’t forget to head to the first floor where you will discover the Disney-Pixar Monsters University and Disney-Pixar Toy Story zone. Operation times 11am to 2pm.
Sit back, relax  and hang out with Scully in the Monsters University Mini-Cinema Zone.

 

Or get creative with Woody making your own Toy Story Craft.

 

You can also have a go on the Toy Story Play Station Pods under the watchful eye of Buzz Lightyear. 

 

The Disney-Pixar Monsters University/Toy Story zone also acts as a showcase for all the Disney merchandise available to purchase at the various stores around Karrinyup Shopping Centre. 

I was rather taken with the adult sized Frozen pyjamas available at Peter Alexander!

 

In another Australian first the real Elsa and Anna will be flying in direct from Disneyland for a special meet and greet on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July. See the website for session times. 

I know a lot of people have been a little apprehensive about going along fearing that the queues will be huge! Feedback from the first day was that because there are so many activities taking place across the centre at the same time it disperses the crowds therefore queues were minimal.

Disneyland at Karrinyup Shopping Centre is definitely a must visit this school holidays! It will delight Disney fans of all ages!

For more information visit DisneylandatKarrinyup

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Jul 1st

Padma Resort, Legian, Bali

By Buggybuddys

Review by Julieen Dungey

We stayed at the Padma Resort at Legian in June 2015, our sixth visit in four years. We are a family of three, and our child is nearly four. Pictures have been taken from the Padma Resort website. No discounts, goods or payments were received by the reviewer from the Padma Resort or any other mentioned establishments for writing this review.

Prices quoted for rooms are best prices at the time of writing, from the Padma Resort website.

At the time of writing AUD $1 = IRP 10,100. All prices will be quoted in Australian dollars.

We love the Padma Resort, absolutely love it. After staying at a number of different hotels in Bali that cater to families within the same price range, we firmly believe that the Padma Resort is the stand out family resort in Bali. From the moment you arrive you instinctively know that you are in for a very special experience.

Kids Club 

A free service at Padma Resort - The Games Centre caters for children aged 10 – 17 years with computers, Nintendo Wii, Play Station and assorted video games and is open from 9am – 8.30pm. The Wolly Kids Club caters for children aged 4 – 12 years, and is staffed by 3 Balinese ladies who conduct the scheduled activities and take care of the children. The Kids Club and Games Centre is newly built and situated next to the new Family Wing and Family Pool and Slide area. The indoor area of the Club is clean and bright with colouring, puzzles, soft toys, lego and books available. A separate TV room plays Disney Junior or PG movies depending on the age and interests of the children attending at the time. There is also a nap area for tired children. Filtered water and juice is available all day. Buffet lunches with healthy/allergy considerate options are available for a small fee.  The outside playground has seesaws, and climbing equipment suitable from 2+ upwards and a trampoline. Children older than 4 may attend without an accompanying adult. Younger than 4 will require a parent or a nanny to assist them.

 

Pool Areas
The Resort has three separate swimming areas. The Family Pool is newly built next to the Family Wing and has 3 water slides suitable for children aged 2+.  The Family Pool has a depth of 0.6m at its deepest, but the majority of the pool is at paddling/wading level. There are mini splash pools, water jets, gentle waterfalls and two large raindrop umbrellas showering water streams set in a pleasant garden environment. There are sun lounges, a towel service area and pool service food and drinks menus for both children and adults and an ice cream parlour (large serve of ice cream $2.50) situated at the entrance to the pool area. The pool has two attendants but children remain the responsibility of parents at all times.




The Children’s Pool is part of the older pool area and is situated under a large waterfall. The depth is 40cm and there is an area with spa jets set within the pool so that parents relax with a spa while being close to their small children. There is a secret cave behind the waterfall that provides a great space to explore and play pirates. Within the area is the Resort’s second largest pool space, the Lagoon Pool, a large meandering pool with a depth of 120cm that winds its way throughout lush gardens and under bridges and waterfalls. Lagoon Access Rooms ($337 per night, including Club Benefits – see Padma Resort website for these benefits) open up directly into this pool, and each Lagoon Access room has a small private pool area that meets up with the larger public pool. There is a swim up bar for the adults that provides snacks and happy hour drink specials. The Bindang Cafe is situated on the edge of the pool and provides more substantial meals throughout the day.

 
Chidren’s Pool and spa with waterfall and secret cave

 

The Main Swimming Pool is situated close to the beach and has a deeper depth that ranges between 1.45-1.75cm. This pool is suitable for adults and older children. Water volleyball, water tennis, aqua aerobics, swimming races and bombie competitions are held throughout the day. There is also a swim up bar and food service available.


Padma Resort Accommodation

As a family of three, with a small toddler, we have always been comfortable staying in a Deluxe Chalet ($225 per night). There is ample room for the toddler cot (larger generally than Australian travel cots) to be placed in the small entrance alcove, to afford some privacy for the adults. Should the child be too old for a toddler cot, the day bed is set up as an extra bed, but this affords less privacy for parents. Ground floor chalets have a patio and a small garden space with lawn. (Request lawn, as it provides a play space; a few chalets have been planted with creeper instead of grass, which cannot be played on.)

The Padma Resort has a newly purpose built Family Wing with rooms starting at $375 per night. The basic Family Wing room can accommodate 2 adults and 4 children in bunk beds.

Please see the Padma Resort website for the details regarding the variety of the 14 room types the Padma offers.

Please note: Booking via the Padma Resort website always has the best specials and discounts.

Extra info
The Padma breakfast buffet (included in all bookings via the Padma Resort website) is truly a marvel. Freshly squeezed  tropical juices, wonderful coffees, tropical fruit, pancakes, pastries, yoghurts, fancy cereals and breads, waffles, an egg station, a large cooked breakfast variety, western and Asian breakfast/ brunch options, salad bar, muffins... the list is truly endless. The breakfast buffet is something you will remember forever! The children also love to feed the huge lazy Coi fish that swim in the pools as you enter the restaurant area. It’s also great fun to try and spy the squirrels in the trees or in the temple statues scattered throughout the Resort.

The SKAI Bar is located within the resort, on the beach. A marvellous place for watching the sunset while sipping a cocktail or nursing a Bintang.

The Padma Resort offers a cooking school in traditional Bali cuisine – great fun! Please see the website for the many activities the Padma Resort offers to guests.

 

As expected from a Resort of this calibre, the Padma Resort has an excellently serviced gym, sauna/steam room, tennis courts, yoga and activities for adults. There are two beauty spas also located within the grounds and booking your accommodation via the website offers a variety of discounts and specials for various treatments at the spas.

Security is tight at the Padma Resort. All cars and taxis are inspected by guards before being permitted to enter. Roving security guards can be seen walking the resort at all hours of the night.

Legian area
You won’t really need to leave the area, should you stay at the Padma. Legian is not party central, like Kuta. It is a very family friendly part of Bali. There is a bustling market area within 2 minutes from the Resort entrance for all your shopping needs. There are 3 small supermarkets close by for cheap Bintangs to stock the fridge with or to buy forgotten necessities. Rumah Santai Spa is our favourite destination for massage treatments and is a three minute walk from the Resort. Super cheap eating can be had at local Warongs, ($2 for a plate of Nasi Goreng or Mei Goreng) plus some mid price restaurants are all within a 5 minute walk. The pavements are in good condition and it is not too much trouble to traverse Legian with a stroller.

Heading out from the resort, we usually get a babysitter and head to our favourite restaurants – Metis, Sarong, Sip or Sardine Restaurant in Seminyak ($4 cab fare roughly to each)for an adult evening.  La Lucciola on the beach is a nice Italian restaurant we visit with our child – she can run on the beach while we sip cocktails and watch the sun go down!  

Info for Parents with children:
In no particular order, here are some of the special free services that have been afforded to us when staying at the Padma, which make it such a special place that we return to, time and again.

Pick up and return to the airport in an air conditioned Resort car.

Ask for bananas at breakfast (they are not usually placed out amongst the fruit selection) and the staff will bring you as many as you want. Great to be kept for later snacks.

We always take a few zip lock bags to breakfast to stash an extra muffin or slice of banana bread in or fresh fruit for our child to snack on during the day.

We fill our toddler’s bottles with the fresh milk at the breakfast buffet (almond, soy, lowfat all available). Chocolate milk is also available at breakfast! As we leave breakfast we always take with us an extra fresh juice, a choc milk and a coffee to be enjoyed back in our room.

The resort stocks children’s Panadol and Ibrorufen for sudden emergencies. A doctor is on call 24 hours a day and there are a number of 24 hour clinics within 5 minutes walk. Bandaids for scrapes and bumps require a simple call to Housekeeping.

The water purity is always a concern for visitors to Bali. Our child first visited Padma Resort when she was 9 months old. We initially bathed her in the basin using bottled water warmed in the kettle. However, parents can never be 100% vigilant in preventing the ingestion of local water. Flannels are sucked on, you will want to have a swim in the pool, showers and baths must be had! In our six visits to the Padma Resort neither we adults nor our child have ever been ill. The Padma Resort water from the taps and the pool water is all treated and we have given up worrying about it. For new infants I would always be cautious but the minute amounts that will be ingested in the shower or at the pool by older children have not been a cause for concern for us.

Housekeeping will bring to you (at no extra charge) more bottled water, as much as you need. Four bottles of water are placed daily in your room, but asking for extra is not a problem. Housekeeping will also pick up from your room any baby bottles, cups, plates etc that need washing and will have them steam cleaned and brought back to you immediately. We always request from Housekeeping some liquid washing up detergent for quick washes in the room. Microwaves and high chairs can be pre-booked and will be waiting in your room. Large size toddler cots come with a large mosquito net. The staff are excellent if linen changes are needed in the early hours of the night due to accidents or vomits.

Foxtel with all of the usual children’s stations is in very room, as is internet (free) throughout the whole Resort.

The Concierge will book all of your restaurant reservations – no need to pay for or struggle with local calls! The Concierge will also help out in any difficulty that you might experience. We recently were involved in a semi-scam dispute with a local establishment and the Concierge sent Resort Security down to sort it out. Problem gone!

The Padma Resort Nannies
Of primary concern to holidaying parents! We have always used the Padma Resort nannies rather than outsourced ladies. Our reasoning has been that in the case of an emergency or accident, Padma nannies know their way around the complex and have immediate access to managers should the occasion warrant it. $6.50 per hour was the current rate of pay, which is payed directly to the nanny. Each nanny is an experienced mother, which provides a lot of peace of mind, comfort and security. The ladies are usually waitresses on their days off. Their level of English is excellent. They are happy to capably feed, bathe, and settle to sleep your children, plus take them to the pool or Kids Club and it can be negotiated that they accompany you out for excursions or to restaurants.

You will be well looked after at the Padma Resort at Legian. It is an ideal place for families, particularly those with young children. The level of attention and care shown to guests, in the midst of a tropical paradise, is the stuff that fun, relaxing holiday dreams are made of!

For more information visit padmaresortlegian.com

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Jul 1st

Winter Garden, Fremantle

By Buggybuddys Jennie

It may be a balmy 22 degrees in Perth at the moment but snow is falling at The Winter Garden in Fremantle!

 

Fremantle Esplanade Park has been transformed into a magical festival dedicated to the delights and traditions of a white winter wonderland from 1st to  26th July.

Winter Garden is free to enter but tickets must be purchased for ice skating and other add on activities.

The main attraction at Winter Garden is Australia’s largest outdoor ice rink which measures 600 square metres. Tickets must be purchased for the rink and it is strongly advised that you purchase them in advance as many of the sessions have already sold out.  

 

Tickets are $24 for adults and $14 for children aged 5 – 15 years. Children under 5 are $10. Tickets can either be printed out or displayed on your smart phone/ipad. Click here to buy your tickets. Cloakroom facilities are available during your skating session for an additional fee of $3.

Skate hire is included in the ticket price. Ice Skating boots start at a child’s size 12. For children with smaller feet double runners are available that attach over your child’s shoe so you must make sure they are wearing enclosed shoes.

I found that the double runners were a fabulous option for Miss 4 as they gave her the confidence to work her way around the ice without any problem. There was not one tumble!

 

Penguin Skating aids are also available for children who are not very steady on the ice. These must be booked in advance as there are only a limited number available. Penguins are $8 to hire.

 

At the start and end of each ice skating session snow falls on the ice rink much to the delight of every child on the ice!

 

There are several child friendly sessions running throughout the program. These include:
Lil Mates Skates – designed for toddlers. Sessions run 9am – 10am daily.
Frozen Hour – filled with our your favourite winter songs, characters and themes. Sessions run 2pm – 3pm daily.
Costume box – dress up as your favourite character and you might receive an awesome prize for being the best dressed.
Princess Party – dress up as your favourite Princess.
Sk8 Skewl – a learn to skate session packed with lots of tips and tricks.  Sessions run 2pm – 3pm daily.

If a member of your family has sensory issues then make sure you check out Winter Garden’s Sensory Friendly Sessions. Designed for people with autism and special needs, during the session the music will be dimmed, the numbers reduced and there will be some special helpers nearby.

Others activities on offer include:
The Inflatable Slide
For a fee of $5 kids may be brave enough to jump, slip and slide on the big inflatable Winter Garden Slide.

 

The Snow Zone
Additional $5 fee. The chance to throw real snowballs at various targets. 

 

The Fire Place
Free fun can be found in the ‘Fire Place’ – a massive tipi where at 4pm every day there will be local Fremantle and Indigenous storytelling and performances accompanied by marshmallows and cheese roasting fire-pits.

 

There is no shortage of food options at The Winter Garden. Alongside Winter Garden's very own winter cabin and bar – The Winter National, you’ll also find a mix of Fremantle favourites taking residence such as Jus Burgers, Spudbar, Parlapa, Ole Paella, Exquise Patisserie and San Churo Fremantle.

 

Order your food, grab yourself a picnic table and enjoy watching all the action on the rink!

 

Head down to Winter Garden this July and enjoy some festive family fun! For more information visit wintergarden.com.au

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Jun 30th

The Old Boy Cafe, Applecross

By Buggybuddys

The Old Boy Cafe is another newbie in the applecross neighbour! Loving the hood at the moment with all these new cafes. Met some mummy friends and their little ones at the old boy cafe this morning as we were all excited to try this place out. Doors were wide opened when we got there beckoning us to enter. This isn’t exactly a table and chair seating kinda cafe but they have got fusion bench seating on both sides of the cafe. On one side, there is a little play corner for the little kids. There is a chalk board, some alphabet magnets and an activity table. That certainly kept our 3 under 3 yr olds entertained while we had a great time chatting. We could keep a watchful eye on the little ones whilst enjoying our catch-up time.

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Small kids corner

Food and drinks here are simple but at the same time very well catered for. We had some small bites (fruit tart, cookie and small savoury muffins, coffees and babycinos and also the old school jaffles (which went so quick I didn’t manage to photograph). Old boy cafe also do smoothies, juices and croissants, The wonderful staff had the little ones in mind as they thoughtfully served all the babycinos first before everything else. They know once the kids are settled and happy, the parents can then relax. Kudos to them!

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small bite size muffins ($1.50) perfect for the kiddies

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The old boy cafe is a great place for a casual coffee session with friends or even a place to go to before and after school drop-off/pick ups. There are plenty of parking close by.

The Old Boy Cafe
2/779 Canning Highway, Applecross
Mon – Fri: 6.30am – 4.00pm
Sat – Sun: 7.00am – 2.00pm
Highchairs: No
Change facility: No
www.theoldboycafe.com.au

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Jun 30th

The Ashby Bar and Bistro, Ashby

By Buggybuddys Jennie

The brand new Ashby Bar and Bistro has recently opened it’s doors. The bar and bistro is under the same ownership as The Brook Bar in Ellenbrook and The Gate Bar in Success.

The Ashby Bar and Bistro consists of 3 separate areas offering; a modern Sports Bar with 5 screens showing all sports.

 

The Garden Bar offering an outdoor casual dinning area in a sunken courtyard.

 

And the family friendly bistro which can seat 200 guests and is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. It offers an extensive menu described as ‘old favourites with an Ashby spin’.

 

They employ their own French Pastry Chef and cakes are baked fresh each day.

 

The bistro opens for breakfast on a Sunday morning and we couldn’t resist trying it a go – especially as they also offer free kids entertainment during the sitting. The breakfast buffet runs every Sunday from 8am – 11am. It costs $27.50 for adults, $12.50 for kids under 12 and kids under 4 eat free.

Free kids entertainment is provided by Fun2Remember from 8.30am to 10.30am. A kids corner is set up in the restaurant and kids can spend time colouring and crafting or having their face painted.

 

A whole host of goodies is on offer for breakfast! All the favourites are there – bacon, sausages, hash browns, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes and pancakes.

 

There are scrambled eggs located in one of the warmers or you can opt for eggs cooked the way you like at the egg station.

 

 As well as hot breakfast items, you’ll also find a range of pastries and muffins on offer alongside fruit salad, yoghurt and various cereals.

A selection of drinks is included in the breakfast buffet. There is apple, orange and pineapple juice with plastic beakers available for the kids. The only disappointment was the only coffee on offer was instant sachets. It would have been really nice to have some freshly brewed coffee available.

 

We enjoyed a long drawn out, leisurely breakfast and the kids had a great time with Fun2Remember.  For more information visit www.theashbybarandbistro.com.au

 

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Jun 30th

Jumpabout Trampoline Park, Rivervale

By Buggybuddys Jennie

JumpAbout Trampoline Park is the latest trampoline centre to open in Perth and it’s one of the biggest with over 282 interconnecting trampolines and more to come!

 

JumpAbout is located in Rivervale, close to Perth CBD. There is a large carpark situated at the rear of the building. Entry is $12 for kids below 110cm and $16 for anyone above 110cm. Sessions can be booked online. Jump About trampoline socks must be worn at all times. They can be purchased on check-in for an additional $2.

 

Children have to be over 3 years of age to jump. There is a dedicated trampoline area for children under 110cm where they can freely jump without the fear of being bumped into by the bigger kids.

 

The main trampoline area is HUGE! It claims to be the largest free trampoline area in Australia. It’s easy to loose site of your kids when they are down the far end of the trampoline it’s that big!

 

There is also a separate ‘Slam Dunk’ trampoline with built in basketball hoops.

Under 3’s are not forgotten. There is a soft play area located within the café area to keep younger siblings amused while their old sibling bounces away!

 

There is a small café serving a range of cold drinks, coffee and snacks, although no hot food.

 

There is a parents room available which offers one-way vision into the café area so you can chose to breastfeed your child in privacy whilst still keeping an eye on your older children. The Parents Room features a change table, play mats, seating and hot and cold water.

 

At the time of our visit (shortly after opening) they are still to install many new areas such as:

Air Bag – Jump high and land safety with airbag trampolines.

Super trampolines – Designed for maximum bounce and height, these trampolines are the for the experienced and Olympic athletes.

The Wall – Experience what it is like to climb a vertical wall. Imagine you are in a superhero movie climbing the walls to chase the bad guys!

Gymnastics Trampolines – Have fun whilst practicing your cartwheels, flips and half piles.

 

Jump About Trampoline Park is located at 27-33 Cleaver Terrace Rivervale. For more information visit www.jumpabout.com.au

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Jun 25th

Top 10 Christmas in July Events in Perth

By Buggybuddys Jennie

Wish to celebrate Christmas in July? Here’s our Top 10 events with a Christmas feel taking place around Perth this winter.

1. THE WINTER GARDEN
The Winter Garden is set to bring Western Australia an enchanting experience for the young and the young at heart this July.
The idyllic surrounds of the Fremantle Esplanade will be transformed into a magical festival dedicated to the delights and traditional wonders of a white winter.
Attractions include the return of Australia’s biggest outdoor ice rink, falling snow, a mountainous pop-up slide, carnival rides, plus music and entertainment for all ages.
The Winter Garden experience is  completely free to enter, with tickets for the ice skating rink and other activities available for purchase online.
Come and enjoy our pop-up lodge where there will be morsels of yum and drinks that are fun for the little ones and grown-ups alike.
Afterwards, visit our themed photo booths to capture a raft of memories and moments to be shared.
At 600 square metres our rink is simply mammoth in size and will allow you to strap on your skates and glide in style or, for those not so smooth on the ice, take it easy with one of our penguin skating aids.
If you’re looking for some inspiration make sure to get down and watch Perth’s best skaters and enjoy the spellbinding surrounds of winter’s most exciting event; this is the perfect way to catch up with friends and family, or get yourself rink ready for one of our many themed skate nights. Visit www.wintergarden.com.au for more information

 

2. KIDS FUNFEST - ICELESS SKATING RINK!
Get your tickets for Kids Funfest where one of the event highlights is an iceless Ice Skating rink - kids can have heaps of fun without getting wet! Kids’ Funfest is taking over the Claremont Showground pavilions this school holidays, this July 11 & 12. With more than 80 attractions, Kids’ Funfest promises non-stop excitement, unlimited rides, amusements and entertainment for hours on end, all inclusive in the low entry price. There will be activities for kids of all ages – heaps of carnival rides, face painting, bouncy castles, petting zoo, pony rides, snakes and reptiles, art and craft, roving performers, a kids’ DJ, the Freedom Fairy Experience, Circus Workshop, Scitech exhibits and live stage shows. Visit www.kidsfunfest.com.au for more information. 

 

3. SNOWSLIDE
This winter holidays, bring the kids to enjoy the novelty of sliding down an icy slope in the heart of Perth city. Snowslide will have icier snow and twice the slides, more than doubling the capacity of last year’s event to almost 25,000.
All tickets will be available online more than a week in advance so people will know if they’ve secured tickets and for which session before they venture in to the city. The event will be held under an open marquee so people can see exactly what’s on offer: the four metre snow slide for little kids and a new 12 metre slide for the bigger kids.Tickets to Perth City Snow Slide will be released in two stages: 10am Tuesday 23 June for sessions 4-11 July, and 10am Tuesday 30 June for sessions 12-16 July. Visit the website for more information. 

 

4. DISNEYLAND AT KARRINYUP - FROZEN WAX ICESKATING RINK
Enjoy the magic of Disneyland without getting on a plane! Karrinyup Shopping Centre is bringing Disneyland to Perth! Disneyland-themed activities will be found in every corner of Karrinyup and armed with a Disney map, families can go on an adventure uncovering the wonders of Disneyland. In an incredible Australian first, Disney’s authentic Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from Frozen will be coming direct from Disneyland in the US to entertain fans. There will be loads of magical activities for little adventurers to explore throughout the Centre like the Frozen wax ice-skating rink in Centre Court, the wondrous Cinderella’s slipper outside Big W, and the Planes inflatable bouncing castle in the Food Court. Test your skills at Mickey’s Imagicademy outside Woolworths, make your very own Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story craft and take a photo with the life-size model of Sulley from Monsters University upstairs near David Jones.

 

5. WINTERLAND
After a sell out inaugural season, Winterland returns to the Perth Cultural Centre bigger and better this July school holidays!
Winterland is WA’s original and only locally owned and operated outdoor iceskating rink that offers a truly unique experience in the heart of the city.
The following is just a taste of what’s on offer at Perth’s ultimate winter wonderland!

FOR THE KIDS:
•   Skating aids for the little ones – penguins and double runners
•   A free Kids Snow Zone, with a snow machine and play area
•   Free babyccinos for skaters under 5 years old in The Lodge
•   Kids carnival rides
•   Free winter themed films on the big screen, including Frozen, Ice Age and more!

 

FOR THE PARENTS:
•   Family friendly ice skating sessions
•   A 50% bigger rink than 2014 – so there’s plenty of room for everyone
•   The return of professional ice skating demonstrations from our friends at the WA Ice Skating Association
•   The Lodge, your cosy home away from home, is the perfect place to keep warm whilst keeping an eye on the kids.  Also featuring tasty winter treats to warm the soul.
•   Fun and cheesy themed nights for the big kids at heart – Date Night, 90’s Night and so on!

6. XTREME ICE ARENA
This school hoildays you can build a snowman at Xtreme Ice Arena in Mirrabooka. Sessions are running 15th & 17th July 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Younger children will also have great fun at their Rugrats on Ice Sessions 15th - 17th July 8.30am - 9.30am. There is a big mound of snow to play with, ride on toys and a dedicated coach on hand to provide skating tips.

7. WINTER SUPPER CLUB
Enjoy at smorgasbord of winter warming food at the Winter Supper Club. One the last Friday of each month, Perth Town Hall under croft and foyer will transform into a colourful food market with live entertainment from music acts. You’ll find an array of savoury dishes, beverage and dessert options from Perth’s favourite street food vendors.  visitperthcity.com.au/events/winter-supper-club

 

8. MADE ON THE LEFT
Get your Christmas shopping out of the way by heading along to Made on the Left market at the Perth Concert Hall on 26th July 10am - 4pm. Made on the Left showcases WA independent design at their winter market. All items are made in WA and sold to your by the make. Go along to the State Theatre to find truly unique jewellery, artworks, ceramics, clothing, toys, homewares, stationary, bags, body products and lots more! www.madeontheleft.org.au

 

9. Have a blast while introducing your little one to the ice at one of Cockburn Ice Arena’s Parent & Child Snow Sessions, where they dedicate a section of the ice to parents and their children (5 and under) to play in the snow with some toys! Play in the snow between 10am and 1pm every Friday during term time.  (school holidays excluded). Next sessions are June 27th and July 25th. Adults $15 children 5 and under $10.  www.cockburnicearena.com.au/pages/events/snowsession

 

10. CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT THE BOAT, MINDARIE
Enjoy traditional Christmas fare & festivities while keeping warm by our fireplace. Our event will run from Friday 24th July to Sunday 26th July with a traditional Christmas feast on offer as well as entertainment for the whole family. 
On Sunday there'll be a special visit from Santa's Helpers as well as balloon twisting and face painting from 2pm to 4pm. 


HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

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Jun 24th

Coco Belle Espresso Bar, Mount Pleasant

By Buggybuddys

A new cafe opening is always exciting, double-ly so if its within walking distance from home! Been seeing Coco belle espresso bar ‘grow’ every time we pass it and we are more than thrilled to finally see the ‘now open’ sign proudly displayed. Coco belle is located on the corner of Queens Rd and Reynolds Rd, Mt Pleasant, directly across the road from a Medical centre and a playground. We paid our new neighbour a visit this morning and it was an awesome experience. Everyone in there had their bright beaming smile on and were all so welcoming. The cafe is very spacious with various sitting options from a big table on one end, bar seats along the sides of the cafe overlooking the streets as well as an extremely looking sofa corner decked out with newspaper and magazines.

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We went in there before the hubs had to go off to work and had our usual coffees and babycino. We also ordered scrambled eggs on toast. Seeing all the in-house baked goods gorgeously displayed at the front cabinet, we couldn’t resist but to order the persian slice to try and it was glorious.

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Everything we ordered were top-notched and we fully enjoyed it. They offer a full breakfast menu which also includes a small kids options as well. They do lunches as well which we are too keen to return to try it soon.

After coffee, head just across the road and you’ll find a small but very well equipped playground. It has a set of swings, slide, tunnel, sand, ladder, tic tac toe and benches, perfect for kids under 4. There is also a path around it for the little ones to go on their scooter, especially good for the new learners.

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Welcome Coco belle espresso bar to the neighbourhood and we’ll be seeing you again very soon.

Coco Belle Espresso Bar
21 Queens Road, Mt Pleasant
Mon-Sun: 7.00 am – 4.00 pm
Highchairs: Yes
Change facility: No

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Jun 24th

100 July School Holidays Ideas

By Buggybuddys

Buggybuddys Top 100 School Holiday Activities


1.   Don't miss out on tickets for Kids Wonderland! For a one time entry fee, all rides and activities inside the Big Top tent are free! 
Location: Stirling Suitable for: Ages 3 to 13 years. 
Cost: Adults $10, Children $25, Under 2's free. 
   

2.   Get your skates on for Winter Garden! Experience the magical delights of winter, including Australia's largest ice-rink, food, music and fun for all ages! 
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adult $24, Child (5-15yrs) $14, child under 5 $10
   

3.   Get the kids back to nature by visiting one of Perth's many Nature Playspaces. View our Top 10 favourites here  

4.   If your child is obsessed with Minecraft why not book them into a one day or two day Minecraft Camp. They can connect with other players, learn new things and share their gifts! 
Location: Albany, Fremantle, Ellenbrook, Joondalup & Perth. Suitable for: Ages 6 - 14 years. Cost: $65 per day. 
   

5.   Visit Disneyland without getting on a plane! Karrinyup Shopping Centre is bringing Disneyland to Perth. Armed with a Disney map, families can go on an adventure uncovering the wonders of Disneyland including favourites such as Frozen, Planes, Cinderella, Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Mickey Mouse! 
Location: Karrinyup Shopping Centre. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: FREE
 

6.   Explore the technology we have developed to transport ourselves areound the world wtih Scitech's latest exhibition, Going Places. 
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adult $17, Children aged 4+ $11, Under 4's free. 
   

7.   Book in for kids cooking lessons at What’s 2 Eat?, a cooking school specialising in healthy eating. 
Location: Wanneroo Suitable for: Children aged 3+. Drop and leave available for school aged children.
Cost: $22 per 90 minute session.
   

8.   Explore ancient fossil discoveries at the WA Museum. Decorate a mask, construct an Egyptian pyramid or go on a Dino Dig. 
Location: WA Museum, Perth
Cost: Free - $38
 

9.   Let the kids burn off heaps of energy at Inflatable World! Great fun for kids and adults of all ages! 
Location: Joondalup, Shenton Park, Ballajura, Leeming. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $16, 4 years and under $8. 
   

10.   Enjoy lunch in the Swan Valley, a treasure hunt and a ride around the lake on a pedalo at the gorgeous Oakover Grounds
Location: Swan Valley
   

11.   Pack a picnic and head to Noble Falls. Kids will have fabulous fun padding in the falls and discovering the secret tree swing! 
Location: Gidgegannup. 
 

12.  

Grab yourself some tickets for Kids Funfest, WA's Biggest Kids Indoor Festival! Enjoy unlimited access for one low entry fee! 
Location: Claremont Showgrounds. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $15 Adults $25 Kids. Under 2's are free. 

 

13.   Enjoy a trip to the theatre. Cranky Bear is a rollicking new showpacked with laughter, surprise and mayhem based on the enormously popular children's book.
Location: Octagon Theatre, Crawley. Suitable for: 4-8 year olds. 
Cost: $25 Adults $20 Kids aged 3-16 years. 
   

14.   Have heaps of fun on the flying fox at the new playground at Barden Park. Feeling peckish? - grab a pizza from the resident wood fired pizza van in the car park. 
Location: Maylands. 
 

15.   Spend the morning at The Pottery PlayroomNot only can you paint your own pottery but kids will have fun in the mini jungle gym. Don’t forget your socks!
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: All ages
Prices start from $10
   

16.  

Pack a picnic and spend the morning plane and helicopter spotting at Jandakot Airport
Location: Jandakot Suitable for: All ages

 

17.   Book your David Beckham's wannabe's into Corrigan Football Soccer Clinic
Location: Ocean Reef. Suitable for: Ages 3 - 13
Cost: $15 3 - 4 year olds $30 5 - 13 year olds. 
   

18.   Take your Fireman Sam fan to the FESA Education and Heritage Centre. The museum offers a whole floor of interactive safety exhibits with hands on demonstrations. You can even dress up as a fire fighter!
Location: Perth City Suitable for: All ages
Cost: FREE
 

19.   Head to the hills and enjoy lunch at HopsScotch Cafe. Not only does it have beautiful grounds but a great playground too. 
Location: Karragullen
   

20.   Check out the brand new Russell Brown Adventure Park with it's huge focus on nature play. 
Location: Mosman Park
 

21.   If your child is a LEGO fan then make sure you check out the school holiday workshops at The Brick House. They'll enjoy Engineering and Robotics Workshops plus LEGO Minecraft, LEGO Friends or LEGO City Zone. 
Location: Willetton Suitable for: Ages 5 - 11
Cost: $30 per child per camp
   

22.   Don’t miss Perth’s Favourite Children’s Entertainer, The Lulus, performing live this school holidays on Sunday 19th July! Limited Tickets available!
Location: Willetton. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $10 adults $20 kids. Children under 1 are free. 
   

23.   Let the kids climb the walls at City Summit Rock Climbing Centre in Malaga. School holiday programs are also available.
Location: Malaga Suitable for: Children aged 5+
Cost: Adults $18, Children over 7 $10 plus $5 harness hire. Children under 7 $12 including harness hire.
   

24.   Ride the snowslides in the City of Perth. Head to the website to register for tickets. 
Location: Perth City. Suitable for: 3 - 12 year olds
Cost: Free
 

25.   Check out the brand new Atlantis Playcentre. Fabulous fun for kids of all ages! 
Location: Clarkson Suitable for kids aged 0 - 12 years. 
Cost: $3.50 - $11.95
   

26.   Get your skates on for the Winterland! WA’s original and only locally owned and operated outdoor iceskating rink that offers a truly unique experience in the heart of the city.    

27.   Treat the kids to lunch at one of Perth's many restaurants with an indoor playroom. Find a full list here    

28.   Take the kids along to the school holiday sessions at Decdance in Joondalup. 2 hour disco sessions are $10 per child and include DJ, party games and prizes.
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 13.
Cost: $10 per child per 2 hour session.
 

29.   Is your child a natural performer? Then why not book them into one of the school holiday classes at the WA Stage School. 
Location: Malaga. Suitable for: children aged 5 - 15
Cost: $25 - $35 per session
   

30.   Check out the new nautical themed Stage Teal Park in Burns Beach.
Location: Burns Beach. Suitable for: All ages
 

31.   Get creative with one of the many free winter craft activities on offer at Alexander Heights Shopping Centre, Lakes Shoppping Centre, Springs Shopping Centre and Parks Shopping Centre.     

32.   Visit some of the world's most deadly sea creatures at AQWA. 
Location: Hillarys. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $29 Adults, $17 Children 4 - 15 years, Children under 4 are free. 
   

33.   Ever ridden in a bumper car on ice before? Well you can at Xtreme Ice Arena this school holidays! 
Location: Mirrabooka. Suitable for: all ages
Cost: $5 for 5 minutes. 
   

34.   Visit the residents of the Cohunu Koala Park. Pat a koala, ride the steam train, feed a kangaroo and pose for a picture with the huge dinosaur models. 
Location: Henley Brook. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adults $15 Children (aged 3 - 15) $7. Under 3's are free.
   

35.   Visit Pitstop Playground in Banksia Grove. Don't forget to take along your scooter or bike so you can race around the tracks!
Location: Banksia Grove. Suitable for: Children aged 4+
 

36.   Spend the morning at IKEA and make use of the free one hour creche facilities for children aged 3 - 8 while you relax with a $3.50 coffee and cake.
Location: Osborne Park. Suitable for: Children aged 3 - 8
 

37.    Get the kids into footy instead of gaming this school holidays by booking them into the Falcons Footy Clinic
Location: HBF Arena, Joondalup. Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 11 years
Cost: $75
   

38.   Ride the big green frog slide at Beatty Park Leisure Centre
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $6 Adults, $4.50 children 5 to 15yrs, $4.50 child 3 to 4 yrs. Children under 3 are free. 
 

39.   Enjoy lunch at the historic Parkerville Tavern. There is a playground plus a huge amount of space in their beer garden for kids to run about on. Plus kids will love the resident emus and chickens.
Location: Parkerville. Suitable for: All ages
   

40.   Enjoy getting down and dirty with nature at John Forrest National Park. Kids will love wading in the brook and eating a picnic in one of the cute cubby picnic shelters. 
Location: Hovea Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: $12 per car.
 

41.   Visit the residents of Buggybuddys award winning Perth Zoo. Don't forget to check out the recently opened Orangutan Boardwalk.
Location: South Perth Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: Adult $24.50 Children $12.30. Children under 4 free.
   

42.   Have fun on the big green slide at Cannington Leisureplex.
Location: Cannington. Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: Adult $5.70. Children $4.20. Under 3's are free. Additional charge for the water slide. 
 
 

43.    Spend the day at Whiteman Park. There is so much to see and do from museums to steam trains, water playgrounds to bush trails!
Location: Whiteman Park Suitable for: All ages 
 

44.   Do you have a Drama Queen or King in your house? Then why not book them into Pyjama Drama's School holiday workshops. 
Location: Banksia Grove. Suitable for: Children aged 2 - 7 years
Cost: $12 - $40
   

45.   Check out you local library for free or low cost school holiday activities.   

46.   Have fun checking out over 30 planes at the Aviation Heritage Museum of WA. Kids will love getting behind the controls of a helicopter!
Location: Bull Creek Suitable for: all ages. 
Cost: $10 Adults, $5 children 4 to 16. Family pass $25 (adults and 4 children)
 

47.   Take the ferry from Barrack Street to South Perth.
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $2.80 Adult $1.10 Child one way. Under 5's free. Available with Transperth FamilyRider.
 

48.   Book a table at Fired! Ceramic Café and enjoy painting your own pottery.
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Prices start from $10
   

49.   Check out Annie's Landing District Playspace in Ellenbrook. There's something for both big and little kids. 
Location: Ellenbrook. Suitable for: All ages
 

50.   Enjoy a Friday night at Gloucester Park Race course. Great family friendly atmosphere. 
Location: East Perth Suitable for: all ages. 
Cost: $12 Adults, Children: Free
   

51.   Enjoy a delicous treat at The Bindoon Bakehaus. Kids will have so much fun creating their masterpieces out of fresh dough in the play kitchen, leaving you to relax with a coffee and cake in peace. 
Location: Bindoon 
   

52.   Grab a coffee and enjoy a play at The Little Love Club.
Location: Churchlands Suitable for: Children aged 0 - 5.
Cost: $15 entry for the first sibling and $6 for each additional sibling
   

53.   Visit Yanchep National Park for Koala and Kangaroo spotting. Enjoy lunch and indulge in some chocolate at The Chocolate Drops Tea Rooms.
Location: Yanchep Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $12 per car.
 

54.   Get tickets to see Mister Maker on his Australian Tour.
Location: State Theatre of WA. Suitable for: All ages
   

55.   Take a day trip to Donnybrook Apple Fun Park– Australia’s largest free playground around a 2 hour drive south from Perth city.
Location: Donnybrook. Suitable for: All ages
   

56.   Enjoy a coffee and cake at The Sweet Remedy Cafe. Kids will have a ball playing in the cubby house and saying hello to the resident bunny rabbits. 
Location: Leederville. 
   

57.   Visit the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle and explore the world of divers who search under the sea for adventure and fortune!
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: Children aged 4+
Cost: $10 Adults $3 Children. Activities range from free to $38.
 

58.   Skate, ride, scoot or hang at the Esplanade Youth Plaza in Fremantle - a world classe skate park catering for skaters of all abilites. They also run free school holiday activities. 
Location: Fremantle. 
 

59.   Take some time out to get your kids teeth checked at Cherrygum Dental. The most family friendly dentist around! The waiting room is a mecca for kids with free arcade machines and a play area. You can choose to have a check up Batman, Spiderman or the Tooth Fairy!
Location: Applecross. Suitable for: All ages
   

60.   Buy yourself some peace and quiet and the kids a whole load of fun by booking them into Vaction Care at HBF Arena.
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 15 years.
Cost: $65 per day (CCR and CCB available)
   

61.   Visit the West Australian Reptile Park in the Swan Valley. Kids will love getting hands on with snakes, Lizards and Dingos.
Location: Henley Brook. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adults $12 Children (aged 3 - 15) $7. Under 3's are free.
   

62.   Get a birds eye view of Fremantle by taking a trip on the tourist wheel
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adult $12, Children up to 12 year $10
   

63.   Head to the hills and visit Core Cider in Pickering Brook. Great food and fun playground to keep the kids amused. 
Location: Pickering Brook
   

64.   Head to Woodbridge Riverside Park. Great park for kids of all ages and abilities.
Location: Guildford Suitable for: All ages
 

65.   Get cuddly with a feathered or furry friend at The Cuddly Animal Farm in the Swan Valley.
Location: Henley Brook Suitable for: All ages.
Cost: $13. Children under 2 are free.
   

66.   Bounce off the walls at BOUNCEinc, Perth's largest trampoline park!
Location: Cannington. Suitable for: Children 3+
Cost: $19 Adults $13 Children (includes grip socks)
   

67.   Take a tour of HMAS Submarine Ovens in Fremantle. Children need to be over 5 to partake in the tour.
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: School aged children over 5
Cost: $10 Adults $3 Children
 

68.   Enjoy a visit to Rio Tinto Naturescape at Kings Park and have some old-fashioned dirty fun wading through creeks and building dams and cubby houses.
Location: Kings Park. Suitable for: All ages
 

69.    Do your kids love dinosaurs? Then head to the Museum of Natural History where they will get to meet a few.
Location: Guildford. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $5 Adults $2 Children.
 

70.   Play Mini-golf! Great fun for the whole family. Check out Buggybuddys Top 10 places across Perth to play.
Location: Across, Perth. Suitable for: Children over the age of 2.
   

71.   Spend some time at the Shipwreck Galleries. Kids can go on a monster mission with their activity trail and find some of the animals and monsters that lurk under the sea. 
Location: Fremantle.  Suitable for: Children aged 4+
Cost: $2
 

72.   Head to the award winning Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle and let the kids play in the sandpit. If you visit on a Sunday kids will love being entertained by the fabulous Balloon Artistry by Aaron Smyth between 10am - 2pm.
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: All ages
   

73.   Head to Heathcote Reserve, the Pirate Park
Location: Applecross. Suitable for: All ages
 

74.   Take a CAT bus ride around Perth City.
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages 
 

75.   Pay a visit to Landsdale Farm School, say hello to the farm animals, wander through the herb garden and play in the covered playground.
Location: Landsdale. Suitable for: All ages.
Cost: $6 per person. Children under 2 are free.
 

76.   Pack a picnic and take a day trip to Lake Leschenaultia.  
Location: Chidlow. Suitable for: All ages
 

77.   Visit  Lollipop's Playland in Jandakot. Even the parents get to play on all the equipment!
Location: Jandakot. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adult $3.50 Child 1-3  years $10.90 Child 4 and over $12.90
   

78.   Head to Whistlers Chocolate Factory in the Swan Valley. Kids will have a ball playing in their huge sandpit while you sip a coffee in peace.
Location: Swan Valley. Suitable for: All ages 
   

79.   Visit the huge dinosaurs at Synergy Parklands in Kings Park.
Location: Perth City. Suitable for: More suited for children aged 3+
 

80.   Pay a visit to Revolutions Transport Museum at Whiteman Park where kids can Step, Stride and Stroll'. Take a ride on the Bennett Brook Railway afterwards.
Location: Whiteman Park Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: Gold coin entry.
 

81.   Enjoy a picnic at Bells Rapids in Brigadoon. Kids will love discovering the tree swings over the other side of the bridge!
Location: Brigadoon Suitable for: All ages 
 

82.   Have little people and don’t want to join the ‘big kid’ crowd at the Play Centres? Then head to Little Champs Playlanda dedicated playcentre for under 5’s.
Location: Bibra Lake Suitable for: Children under 5.
Cost: $7.50 entry per child.
 

83.   Spend the morning at Faulkner Park. Kids will love the 'erupting' volcano!
Location: Belmont. Suitable for: All ages
 

84.   Head to Fremantle. So much to see and do from museums to markets, playgrounds to family friendly dining.
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: All ages
   

85.   Enjoy a bite to eat at the Sorrento Beach Shack, Runner-up in the Buggybuddys Awards for Best Family Friendly restaurant. Has a great fenced play area for kids.
Location: Hillarys Harbour. Suitable for: All ages
   

86.   Get back to nature at the  Subiaco Theatre Gardens Playspace
Location: Subiaco. Suitable for: All ages
 

87.   Spend the day in Kings Park. With a choice of 3 amazing playgrounds, a tree top walk and a tower to climb you can easily spend the whole day there!   

88.   Head to the Swan Valley for lunch at one of the many family friendly wineries and cafes. Find our favourites here    

90.   Have fun at Variety Place nature playground at Saw Avenue in Kings Park. Kids will have a great time balancing, swinging, climbing and running through the tunnels.
Location: Kings Park. Suitable for: All ages
 

91.   Get your skates on and head to Rollerzone!
Location: Malaga
Cost: $10 per session plus $2 skate rental. 
   

92.   Enjoy a bite to eat at The Mezz by visiting family friendly restaurants The Peasant’s Tablewhere Kids get FREE babychinos and an activity pack or Missy Moo's Burger Bar with it's very own kids play area. Have some fun on the playground next to the restaurants after lunch.
Location: Mount Hawthorn Suitable for: All ages
   

93.   Take a train ride – kids love train journeys. Don’t forget you can purchase a Familyrider which allows unlimited system-wide travel for a group of 2 adults and 5 children aged 5 and over after 9.00am during the school holidays. The ticket costs just $11.60
Location: Across Perth Suitable for: All ages
 

94.   Book the kids into the Kids Sports Club at Challenge Stadium. Kids will enjoy a day packed full of fun sporting activities.
Location: Mount Claremont. Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 12 years
Cost: $32 half day $52 full day.
   

95.   Pack a picnic and head to the Meadow Springs Quarry Adventure Park.
Location: Mandurah. Suitable for: All ages
 

96.   Check out the new playground at Korella Park in Mullaoo.   

97.   Go Wild at Jungle Gym in Willetton. Play gym for kids 5 and under 9.30am – 11.00am. Special school holiday activities for older children in the afternoon. 
Location: Willetton. Suitable for: Under 5's
Cost: $6.50 per session
 

98.   Spend the morning at Ivey Watson Playground in Kings Park and enjoy lunch at Sticky Beaks Cafe.
Location: Kings Park, Perth. Suitable for: Children up to the age of 6
   

99.   Head to the fabulous playground at Yokine Reserve. A great playground for kids of all ages and abilities. Don’t forget a spare change of clothes as kids are not able to resist the water play area.
Location: Yokine. Suitable for: All ages.
 

100.   Book a last minute getaway to Margaret River. There are so many fun things to do for both parents and kids. Pay a visit to Sunflowers Animal Farm, enjoy a beer at The Cheeky Monkey Brewery, let the kids run wild at Xscape at the Cape, and indulge in ice-cream at Simmo’s Ice-Creamery.    

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