May 21st

Winter Garden Festival - Fremantle Esplanade 1st - 26th July | Kids in Perth

By Buggybuddys

Winter Garden Festival
Fremantle Esplanade
July 1 - 26

Australia's largest outdoor ice-rink to return to Fremantle as part of three week magical white winter experience.

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.



“Winter is usually associated with indoor activities, so the Winter Garden is a great opportunity for thousands of people of all ages to enjoy some outdoor entertainment in Fremantle as the season changes,” said Fremantle Mayor Dr Brad Pettitt.
 
“Freo has many unique restaurants, shops and other attractions so we expect having the Winter Garden will also provide a welcome boost to the local economy at a time of year which is traditionally tougher for businesses. The City of Fremantle is pleased to support the event in 2015.”
 
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.
 
Ice skating sessions are extremely limited so to reserve your spot on the ice, head to our Fremantle ticketing page at  http://www.wintergarden.com.au/

Danielle Catalini, Chairperson of the Fremantle BID (Business Improvement District) said they were very happy to see the return of the event.

“The 2012 experience of the ice rink on Fremantle Esplanade was well received by the local businesses in Fremantle CBD."

"As the Fremantle BID (Business Improvement District), we were excited to be able to get involved to ensure this wonderful event returned.”

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May 19th

5 of the best Family Friendly Restaurants in Fremantle

By Georgia

Here are five of Buggybuddy's favorite family friendly restaurants to visit when you are in Fremantle.

1. Little Creatures
40 Mews Road, Fremantle
(08) 9430 5555

Little Creatures is a bustling brewery and eatery with an outdoor back deck that has great views over Fremantle harbor, and a huge sandpit filled with toys to entertain the children while you enjoy a beer and a bite to eat. Every Sunday the amazing Balloon twister, Aaron Smyth, creates fabulous balloon animals between 10am and 2pm.


Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

2. Moore & Moore Café
The Moores Building, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle
(08) 9335 8825

It’s a café, a contemporary art gallery and a working art studio all in one. In the gorgeous courtyard is a small corner that has astro-turf and is designed as a mini golf green for kids. For younger children there are various wooden toys and cars. They are also two mini benches that they can sit at while enjoying a baby chino. Food includes all-day breakfasts, homemade cakes and quick bites, and chef specials inspired by rustic whole food from all over the world.


Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

3. Ootonga & Lincoln
258 South Terrace, South Fremantle
(08) 9335 6109

This quirky café is based in South Fremantle and makes everything on its premises using local organic ingredients. There is a small menu accompanied by a range of daily specials, sandwiches and salads. The décor is retro shabby chic with mismatched chairs, exposed brickwork and tricycles arranged above the windows. For kids there is a small play area with a selection of toys and a child sized table and chairs.


Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

4. Jus Burgers
74 South Terrace, Fremantle
(08) 9335 5433

The Jus Burger chain specializes in speedy and tasty no fuss burgers. The Fremantle restaurant is situated on the edge of the main Fremantle markets making this an ideal spot to stop and refuel with the kids. They have a simple play area with a kids table and chairs, wooden play toys and books. There are also colouring in sheets and crayons available on request.


Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

5. Cicerello’s
Fisherman's Wharf 44 Mews Road Fremantle 6160
Tel: (08) 9335 1911

Cicerello's Fremantle has been an iconic Fremantle eatery since its founding in 1903, offering the best of the port's amazing seafood in a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the bustling Fishing Harbour. If you fancy a classic family lunch of Fish and Chips then this is the place to go. You can also enjoy other freshly caught seafood including oysters, mussels, crabs and crayfish. The restaurant’s Tropical Aquarium is extremely popular and is a captivating attraction for the kids. Kids Eat Free every Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

May 19th

Family Friendly Restaurants with Indoor Play Areas in Perth

By Georgia

Listed below are over twenty family friendly restaurants with indoor play areas, in and around Perth. 

Feast café – Wembley
This high street café is a fabulous place to enjoy a family breakfast or lunch, especially if you have young children as it has an indoor playroom tucked away at the back of the café. The playroom is soundproof and glass fronted so if you grab a table nearby you can keep an eye on the kids while you relax with a coffee or one of their delicious juices.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Outback Jacks – Northbridge, Hillarys, Fremantle, Rockingham
This casual dining chain offers grilled fare and is known for its steaks. Each restaurant boasts an indoor playroom with toys and Playstations to amuse the older kids. All kids’ meals include a scoop of ice cream with a topping. The Entertainment Book voucher gives you 25% off your total bill.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Siena’s – Leederville
Siena’s is an Italian restaurant located in the bustling heart of Leederville. It is a great venue for a casual family dinner as it has an indoor kids playroom that is soundproof and has a glass wall for good visibility. The playroom includes a simple playframe and a coin operated football table.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Wanneroo Tavern – Wanneroo
The restaurant in the tavern is also known as The Stringy Bark Steakhouse. Its décor is rustic and casual with Australian historical memorabilia. The indoor playground is the star attraction for families – it consists of a colourful playframe with three levels of tunnel slides and climbing fun. The playground is fully enclosed and faces into the restaurant, so you can keep an eye on the kids from your table.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Eagle Falls Spur – Wanneroo
This Spur restaurant chain originates from South Africa and is a family steakhouse best known for its burgers. The décor is faux American Indian done in a fun kid friendly style. This Spur has a large and very well equipped kids indoor play area that is more like a mini playcentre. There is a huge climbing structure featuring a trampoline and double slide, and for the older kids there is a wall of playstations. The Spur offers kids-eat-free all day on Mondays and Tuesdays (with every adult meal), excluding drinks.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Locals Surf Shed – Yanchep
This is a quirky coffee and juice bar with a chilled out, beach vibe. There is the small play area set up in the corner of the café with chalkboard walls for lots of creative fun. On offer is a large and varied selection of fresh juices and smoothies. All the food comes from local provider Chickpeas & Highseas, who specialise in raw, vegan, and sugar free treats.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Sorrento Beach Shack – Hillarys
This funky beach café is bright and colourful and caters well for people with food allergies and Gluten and Dairy free diets. It boasts a small playarea at the back of the restaurant for toddlers, which has a fence but no gate so it is best to sit at a table nearby if you plan to make use of it. Fun stuff in the play area includes books, blocks, a dollshouse and lots of robust plastic toys. It is a small space and can get busy but is a bonus to young families.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Yelo Café – North Beach
This café is a popular meeting place for active mums looking for a coffee and chat with friends after getting their fresh air walk along the beautiful coastal pathway. Hidden inside is a small play area with toys and a table set up with colouring in activities. You can also position yourself on bar stools overlooking the ocean, or sit on the outside balcony complete with water bowls for your furry friends.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Missy Moo’s – Mount Hawthorn
This delightful burger restaurant is located in The Mezz Shopping Centre. It has a dedicated children’s dining area complete with low tables and small chairs perfect for little legs. The wall and floor of the area is covered with chalk boards for creative little hands. The kids area also has a few wooden toys and plenty of pens and paper for more arty fun.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Sushi WAWA – Innaloo
This Japanese restaurant boasts a sushi train that can hold up to 400 plates at a time. The kids love watching it go around as well as watching the chefs prepare the food in the open kitchen centrestage. There is a Kids Zone play area that is fenced and gated and there is also a TV showing kids’ movies.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Cheeky Café – Scarborough
Cheeky Café is a good place to enjoy a coffee & cake, brekkie or lunch while the kids entertain themselves in the play area. There is indoor seating adjacent to the playarea or outside overlooking the sea. The kids play area has a TV showing kids’ movies, a toy box, colouring table and chairs and wooden toys. The play area is enclosed with a self shutting gate.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Naked Fig – Swanbourne
The Naked Fig boasts a fantastic deck area overlooking the ocean.  There is a dedicated kids play area inside with toys, and colouring-in is available to have at your table. On good weather days there is a big grass and paved area great for kicking a ball around or scootering and a fully fenced outdoor playground nearby the restaurant.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Herdsman Lake Tavern – Wembley
For those looking for the traditional "good ol' local pub" this is it. This cosy tavern boasts friendly service and a bistro with a range of affordable meals making it a family favourite. It also has a fabulous indoor playground consisting of a colourful climbing frame with tunnels and slides.

Albion Hotel – Cottesloe
The gorgeous historical Albion Hotel was established in 1890. It was originally a stopover point on the long horse ride from Fremantle to Perth. Original furnishings and old documents & photos adorn the walls. With plenty of fireplaces, the Albion is the perfect cozy winter spot. Every Sunday the Albion provides free Kid's Facepainting and games from 5 - 7pm.

Ninniku Jip – Victoria Park
Ninniku means garlic in Japanese and Jip means House in Korean. Thus Ninniku Jip is the Garlic House. Ninniku Jip is a Korean restaurant with a strong influence from Japan and the West. The restaurant boasts a fun indoor playground that is behind a soundproof glass wall, and consists of a colourful playframe complete with tunnels and slides and cubby houses to explore.

Sprolo – South Perth
This café has great coffee made meticulously by award winning baristas. Freshly baked goods are on offer as well as a simple menu of light meals. There is an indoor play area with books, toys and a giant chalkboard for creativity to go wild.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Brooklands – Southern River
This modern bistro and bar is bright and spacious and flows into a gorgeous courtyard ideal for summer dining. Tuesdays are Kids Eat Free all day – purchase one main meal to receive one free kids’ meal.

Apache Spur – Willetton
This branch of the Spur steakhouse chain has an indoor playground as well as playstations for the older kids. Friendly staff will bring special paper hats and even balloons to your table. The Kids menus are made of paper and can be coloured in and have various activities to do on them.

Gosnells Hotel – Gosnells
Gosnells Hotel boasts a huge bistro, a wide variety of beers on tap, 2 separate outdoor areas, a Sports Bar and function facilities. Kids Eat Free Mondays. They have a Club 4 Kids for children 12 years and under, that aims to make eating out a special occasion for the kids. Club 4 Kids members are treated to: a free gift with every kids meal purchased; the chance to enter monthly prize draws, plus special birthday treats.

Mash Brewing – Swan Valley
Mash Brewing has a tasty menu of pub fare and a good variety of Vegetarian and Gluten Free choices. It has an indoor kids play room which has sofas, a table and chairs and toys and books. There are also three playstations for older kids.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

There is a sister branch of Mash brewing located in Rockingham.

Ootong and Lincoln – South Fremantle
This quirky café has retro shabby chic décor and makes all its own food on the premises, using local organic ingredients. They even preserve their own jam. For kids there is a small play area with a selection of toys and a child sized table and chairs.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Golden Cloud Spur – Mandurah
Another branch of the popular South African Family Restaurant chain, this Spur has an indoor playground that has a small playframe with a slide, tunnel and climbing ramp. There are wall games and toys/dolls to play with. There are also six playstations for older kids. The lovely outside area overlooks the waterways of Mandurah but the indoor playground is situated closer to the street entrance so you need to book a table close to it to supervise children.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Peel Alehouse – Mandurah
Peel Alehouse is a stylish pub serving gourmet meals. It has an indoor fenced playground with a locking gate. The plastic playframe has a tunnel slide, and lots of nooks and crannies to explore. There are plenty of tables surrounding it for good supervision of your children.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Fairbrossen Winery – Carmel
The winery café on the estate is located in an old tractor shed which has been transformed into a cosy, rustic dining area overlooking the vines. During cooler weather the café is enclosed with blinds. There is an indoor play area for the kids – it consists of cushions on soft mats with toys and books, as well as a kids picnic table.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

Bindoon Bakehaus – Bindoon
This well known bakery café is located in a spectacular building that has wooden beams and bare brickwork and warm wood decor throughout. The tasty treats on offer will make it feel like a special occasion. For the kids there is a  'Kiddies Bakehaus' area. Here the staff set out dough (fresh daily) and cooking utensils in the play kitchen complete with toy oven.

Read more in the Buggybuddys review.

 

May 18th

Noble Falls Picnic Area, Gidgegannup

By Buggybuddys Jennie

If you are looking for a gorgeous spot for a picnic then make sure you check out the picnic area at Noble Falls. It has everything you need for the perfect family day out!

 

Noble Falls is located just past the town of Gidgegannup, 50 kilometres north east of Perth CBD. The picnic area is positioned across the road from the Noble Falls Tavern.

It is well equipped as a picnic spot with plenty of picnic tables, free electric BBQ’s, playground, toilets and a drinking fountain.

 

It’s a lovely peaceful spot and kids will have fantastic fun getting back to nature paddling in the falls. The waterfall itself is quite small and easy to cross. The kids enjoyed wading across the top of the falls and then clambering over the rocks to make their way to the stream below. 

 

Make sure you pack a spare change of clothes for the kids! The rocks can be a bit slippery and Miss 6 ended up falling in!

 

If you didn’t fancy getting your feet wet wading across the falls there is also a bridge a little further down which crosses the water.

 

There is a basic playground shaded by the surrounding trees. Play equipment includes a climbing frame, monkey bars, a couple a slides and two swings.

 

The highlight of the trip for my kids was discovering the rustic tree swing which is located opposite the toilet block. Great fun!

 

If you fancy a walk the Noble Falls Walk Trail is suitable for people of abilities as it is generally flat with a good surface. You can opt to do a short walk which is 1.3km and takes approximately 45 minutes or go for a longer walk which is 3.5km and takes approx. 75 minutes.

 

Dogs are welcome off the leash as long as they are under control.

Noble Falls Picnic Area is located on Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup.

 Find more picnic spots and walking trails in Perth

May 15th

Friends of Ashley Day at Whiteman Park

By Buggybuddys

Friends of Ashley Day (formerly Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine Day), a bi-annual event, returns to Whiteman Park on Sunday 24th May 2015 and it promises to great day out for train enthusiasts and fans of a certain blue television train character.

friends of ashley

Presented by the Bennett Brook Railway, children can get up close and personal with Ashley and his steam engine friends - Planet, Rosalie, Betty Thompson, Fremantle and Wyndham in a day packed full of fun! There'll be hissing steam engines, dirty diesels and laden carriages – all under the watchful eye of their very own station master.

Ticket prices are $20 for everyone over the age of two with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of Bennett Brook Railway which has delighted children (and adults) for over 25 years and is operated by a team of dedicated volunteers. A cause well worth supporting! Tickets can be purchased in advance for just $15 by calling the booking office on 9534 3215.

 

The ticket price includes unlimited rides on the trains and buses, entry into the Old MacDonald's Farmyard display, free entry into Revolutions Transport Museum, Fire Engine Display by FESA, Bus Museum and Vintage Car display and the Scout display – what more can you want!


The event takes place over two areas of Whiteman Park – the Village Junction Station and Mussel Pool Station. For an additional fee you'll also find bouncy castles, amusement rides and fairground games and a variety of food and drink stalls at both locations.

Prams and pushchairs are not allowed onto the trains so there is a free secure storage area included in the ticket price. Just don't forget to collect your pushchair at the end of the day! If you have a younger child that is reliant on a pushchair it might be best to take along a baby carrier as you will only have use of the pushchair at one location.

  

For more information see the Bennett Brook Railway website. 


 Find more things to do in Perth with kids.

May 13th

Poynter Market, Duncraig

By Buggybuddys

Poynter Market is run buy the Poynter Primary school's P&C and it is held every fortnight on a Saturday on the school grounds. 

We used to live in Duncraig and Poynter used to be my favourite market especially when the kids were smaller. Markets can sometimes be overwhelming and too busy with small children and pushchairs but Poynter is small and well spread out; very manageable to walk around and the playground makes a great pit stop between the shopping.

We visited on Mothers Day's weekend.  At the P&C stall they were running a mothers day raffle. The pre primary kids set up a stall selling mothers day cards, cookies, a decorating and face painting station for a gold coin donation. The sausage sizzle and bacon & egg rolls were also very popular.

Although small there is a very good variety of stalls. There are about five fruit and veggie stalls. 

Only one of them sells organic. They are in fact an online organic shop called Organic N Green. Their produce are all certified organic and grown from local organic farmers in WA. 

There are two very famous and very busy bakeries.  Il Panino. Nick the baker makes a wide range of bread made in the traditional Italian way. 

And the Artisan German bakery with some amazing sweet treats. Be ready to queue for these two as they are very popular, but so worth the wait. 

Grassland organic meat specialises in grass fed beef raised in Dandaragan WA. They also sell a good variety of organic chicken, lamb and beautiful preservative free and gluten free sausages. I stocked up on sausages, bones for broth and a juicy rump steak.

If you are like me and love goats cheese, you can buy the most amazing freshly farmed goats cheese from Ringwould Dairy next to Grassland. I left with a pot of goat curd for $10 which I enjoyed at home later that day with some fresh celery sticks. Cheese heaven! 

If you love thai food you must visit Jai's stall. The lady makes authentic thai food with fresh ingredients from scratch; msg and preservative free. Yellow curry and green curry are amongst the dishes.  She also sells the sauces separately if you want to add your own meat/veggies or fish at home.  Her dishes are all served in containers ideal for a take-away. Prices are reasonable and range from between $10/15 per dish. 

Fresh Pasta, olive oil, olives, dried fruits and french crepes are amongst the other stalls at Poynter. 

 

Poynter Market is a great outing for the whole family and a good way to support local businesses and the community

Poynter Market runs every other Saturday. For more information visit www.poynterfarmersmarket.com.au

Find more markets in Perth

May 12th

Going Places Exhibition, Scitech

By Georgia

The new feature exhibition at Scitech – Going Places – explores the technology we have developed to transport ourselves and goods around the world. Over time, humans have developed many modes of transport to get around much faster than our legs could ever take us. Find out how different modes of transport work and how far we've come.

With fun hands-on exhibits and interactive screens that explain travel technology, this exhibition has something for all ages. Helpful and clear information screens allow you to learn more about each exhibit, or the kids can simply explore and learn by touch.

You enter the exhibition through “airport security” via a real metal detector that beeps if you are wearing any metal. There is a fake luggage x-ray conveyor belt too.

First stop is a glowing globe of the Earth that you can rotate with a moving ball button.

 

Now try to move a heavy weight and learn about leverage and friction.

 

Go for a fun ride in the hover disc chair – one person sits while another has to push. This demonstrates how hovercraft work on water.

 

In the centre of the exhibition is a large cage holding two white blimps. Take control and direct your own blimp through the hoop. Be sure not to crash into the other blimp that the other person is navigating!

 

An interactive touchscreen teaches you how to build an engine by moving the parts into place like a puzzle.

 

The Aeromobile will only move once you have directed the light onto the solar panels. This makes the small aeroplanes fly in a circle above you.

 

Take up the challenge to pack a real car boot with the bags and suitcases provided. Work out the best geometric puzzle to use the space efficiently.

 

Explore how the sails of boats work by moving their sails and guiding small sailboats across a table that has wind blowing over it from vents!

Work out your own transport footprint by answering a few short questions on a touchscreen, detailing what modes of transport you use daily.

Design and draw your own car or city and display them on the pinboard for everyone to see. Paper and pens are provided. Maybe you have a future inventor in the family?


The Bicycle race challenge is fun and involves two bicycles that you sit on nearly horizontally. As you pedal the screen displays your view of the race…

Another fun exhibit for all ages is the flight simulator – a red biplane that you can sit in. It has a screen showing where you are flying and controls for you to simulate real flying.

An interesting touch is the sets of seats dotted around the exhibition. They are for you to make use of, but they also cleverly represent different modes of transport from train seats to boat seats and car and airplane chairs.

 

Another interactive screen allows you to sort airport luggage on a conveyor belt system to various destinations in the airport.

 

We also spotted a couple of boxes of construction toys for the kids to build their own vehicles, and a car mat to play with them on.

The final hands-on exhibit demonstrates how important balance is on a cargo ship. Using blocks the challenge is to use your stacking skills to balance the load and not make the ship tip over!

 

We really enjoyed this well put together exhibition. In total it took us about 45 minutes and then we moved on to the rest of Scitech, which can keep you busy for hours!

Check out the new rocket and space themed section in Discoverland, complete with meteorite balls and astronaut photo ops. Read the Buggybuddys review to see what else Scitech has to offer.

Scitech Ticket Costs:
Adult – $17
Children ­– $11
Under 4 – Free

Admission price includes the Planetarium (Age 4+), Science and Puppet shows, and the Feature exhibition.

Find out more by visiting the Scitech website. 

May 11th

The Entertainment Book 2015/2016 Offers for Families

By Buggybuddys Jennie

The 2015 – 2016 Entertainment Book has just been launched. For just $65 you can get your hands on over $20,000 worth of valuable offers which are valid from now until 1st June 2016. The book is packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers from the best restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more!

 

As well as the traditional book you can select to purchase the Digital Entertainment Book. You download the book to your smart phone (Apple or Android)  by downloading the ‘Entertainment Australia’ App in the App Store or via Google Play. You simply log in using the details supplied to you when you purchased the book and then you can redeem the offers by showing the ‘Redeem Now’ screen to the retailer when requesting your bill or making a purchase.  The offers are built into your phone so you don’t need to be online to use the App. Even better you can share the Digital Entertainment Book with your immediate family as you can load it onto 4 separate devices. All family members can be logged in at the same but only one device can redeem at any one time. 
Purchase your book here 

Want to know what the Entertainment Book offers for families in Perth? Here is a round up of our favourite deal in this year’s book.

Family Friendly Dining

North of the River

Feast Cafe, Wembley - NEW
Offer: 25% off up to $25
Super family friendly with a glass walled playroom and great menu. 
Read the Buggybuddys review

Whale + Ale Clarkson
Offer: 25% off up to $35
Relax and enjoy your meal while the kids are entertained in the fully enclosed outdoor playground. 
Read the Buggybuddys review 

Burns Beach Cafe - NEW
Offer: BOGOF main meal
Kid friendly and dog friendly with fabulous views of the Indian Ocean and a playground just across the road.
Read the Buggybuddys review

Salt on the Beach – North Fremantle
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $30.
This family friendly restaurant located right on the beach offers a playground for the kids and free kids entertainment on Thursday or Friday evenings (depending on time of year)
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Siena’s of Leederville – Leederville
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $30. 
Siena’s of Leederville offers an extensive Italian menu including pizza’s, pastas and gelato plus has the advantage of a indoor playground which is separated from the restaurant by a sound proof glass wall.
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

The Sorrento Beach Shack – Hillarys Harbour
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $35
Runner-up in the Buggybuddys awards for ‘Best Family Friendly  Restaurant’. Offers an indoor, fenced in playarea plus colouring activities for kids.
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

The Carine – Carine
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $40
The Carine is a great family friendly venue offering a outdoor playground and mini golf.
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Leap Frogs Café – Wanneroo
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $30.
Situated in Wanneroo Botanical Golf, enjoy a  game of mini golf before your meal.

The Naked Fig – Swanbourne
Offer: Buy 1 main course get 1 free – value up to $40.
Located at Swanbourne Beach the restaurant located to a pirate themed fenced playground.
Read the Buggybuddys Review 

Herdsman Lake Tavern - Wembley
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $30.
The Herdsman Lake Tavern offers free kids entertainment every Sunday 5pm – 8pm.

The Saint – Innaloo
Offer: BOGOF Main Meal
Kids eat free and free kids entertainment every Monday evening from 5.30pm.

The Brook Bar & Bistro – Ellenbrook
Offer: BOGOF Main Meal
Kids eat free and free kids entertainment every Monday evening.
Read the Buggybuddys Review

Cranked Coffee, Leederville
Offer: 25% off up to $20 (valid dine in or takeaway)
Why not grab a takeaway and enjoy a picnic at the Oxford Street Reserve playground. 
Read the Buggybuddys review

Northshore Tavern, Hillarys - NEW
Offer: BOGOF Main Meal
Kids eat free on Mondays

VBurger Bar, Floreat
Offer: 25% off up to $20
Now has a great playground right opposite it. 
Read the Buggybuddys review 

Albion Hotel, Cottesloe
Offer: BOGOF Main Meal
Indoor playroom, Kids entertainment Sundays 5pm - 7pm and kids eat free Saturday 12pm - 8pm. 

South of the River

Deep Water Point Café – Mount Pleasant
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $30.
Outdoor playground right next to the restaurant
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Canning River Café
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $30.
Outdoor playground next to the restaurant and Castledare miniature Railway close by.
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Peel Ale House – Halls Head
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $40.
Indoor playground.
Read the Buggybuddys review
 
 

Ramon’s at Willow Pond – Canning Vale
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $40.
Ramon’s at Willow Pond offers kids eat free Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Gosnells Hotel – Gosnells
Offer: BOGOF Main Meal
Gosnells Hotel offers an indoor playground, family entertainment every Sunday 12.30pm – 2.30pm and kids eat free every Thursday evening.

Flames Restaurant – Rossmoyne
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $32.
Kids eat free on Tuesday evenings.

The Bentley Hotel - Bentley
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $30.
Kids eat free every day. 

The Balmoral Hotel, East Victoria Park
Offer: 25% off up to $30
Kids eat free Mondays and free kids entertainment 5.30pm - 8.30pm Monday evening

Brooklands Tavern - Southern River
Offer: BOGOF Main Meal
Indoor Playroom 

 Swan Valley

Mandoon Estate, Swan Valley - NEW
Offer: 25% off up to $40
Family friendly restaurant in the Swan Valley with a fully fenced and shaded playground. 
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Carilley Estate – Swan Valley
Offer: Buy 1 main course get 1 free – value up to  $40.
Outdoor playground suitable for kids of all ages plus plenty of grassy space to run around on.
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Valley View Restaurant – Swan Valley
Offer: 25% off up to $45
The Valley View Restaurant offers a small children’s play area and plenty of grassy space for kids to run around on.

Chain Restaurants

Hogs Breath Cafes – Across Perth
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $30.
Kids eat free on various days. 

Outback Jacks – Across Perth
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $40.
Indoor playrooms and kids colouring packs.
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Grill’d – Across Perth
Offer: Buy 1 Get 1 Free - One main menu item
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Margaret River and South West Region

 3 Oceans Winery – Wilyabrup, Margaret River Region
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $35.
Indoor playroom and large grassy area with ball games. Colouring, reading books and toys available.
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Cheeky Monkey Brewery - NEW
Offer: 25% off up to $40
Outdoor fully enclosed playground
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Cowaramup Brewing - Cowaramup - NEW
Offer: 25% off up to $40
Outdoor playground and farm animals
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Highway Tavern – Bunbury
Offer: BOGOF Main Meal
Free face-painting and kids eat free every Sunday.

Dunsborough Tavern – Dunsborough
Offer: BOGOF Main Meal
Indoor playground.

The Berry Farm – Rosa Glen, Margaret River
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $30.
Outdoor playground. 
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Sweet Treats

Cold Rock Creamery - Across Perth - NEW
Offer: BOGOF
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Menchies Frozen Yoghurt - Subiaco
Offer: BOGOF
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Wendy’s – Across Perth
Offers: BOGOF – small smoothie
BOGOF – one small thickshake
BOGOF – one regular hotdog

Baskin Robbins – Across Perth
Offers: 2 x BOGOF 1 scoop waffle cone.

Ben and Jerry's - Across Perth - NEW
Offers: BOGOF Waffle Cone

The Cheesecake Shop – Across Perth
Offer: 25% off – value up to $10.

Chocolateria San Churro – Across Perth
Offer: BOGOF Churros for one

The Junction Icecreamery – Woodbridge
Offer: BOGOF – one regular cone.

Icey Ice Snow Ice – Across Perth
Offer: BOGOF snow ice or tofu pudding

Café Gelato – Victoria Park
Offer: BOGOF gelato or hot beverage.

Candy Crushers - Rockingham - NEW
Offer: BOGOF Ice Cream

The Margaret River Chocolate Company – Swan Valley and Margaret River
Offer: BOGOF coffee and hand made truffle.
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Play Centres

Treehouse  Indoor Play and Café – Bibra Lake
Offer: BOGOF Admission
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The Beach House – Balcatta
Offer: BOGOF Admission

Lollipops Playland – Jandakot
Offer: BOGOF Admission
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Fun Station – Midland
Offer: BOGOF Admission


Family Days Out

Adventure World – Bibra Lake
Offer: 25% off any single day ticket for up to 4 people.
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Outback Splash – Bullsbrook
Offer:  25% off any single day ticket for up to 4 people.
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Xscape at the Cape Fun Park – Dunsborough
Offer: BOGOF Combo Ticket
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 The Great Escape – Hillarys Harbour
Offer: BOGOF All day Pass
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Scitech - Perth
Offer: BOGOF Admission
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West Australian Maritime Museum - Fremantle
Offer: 25% off for up to 4 people.
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The Perth Mint – Perth
Offer: BOGOF Admission
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Fremantle Prison - NEW
Offer: 25% Adult price and BOGOF Day tour
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Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm
Offer: BOGOF admission
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Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park River - Margaret River
Offer: BOGOF Admission
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City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing Centre – Malaga
Offer: 50% Admission and equipment hire for 6 people
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Rockface Indoor Climbing Centre – Northbridge
Offer: BOGOF Admission.

Oasis Supa Golf and Mini Golf – Swan Valley
Offer: 25% off regular price of 9 holes Supa Golf or 18 mini golf.

Wanneroo Botanical Gardens
Offer: BOGOF round of mini golf

Araluen Botanic Park
Offer: BOGOF Admission

A maze’n Margaret River
Offer: BOGOF Admission
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Yallingup Maze - Margaret River
Offer: BOGOF Admission

Calamunda Camel Farm
Offer: 25% one hour camel ride for 4 people.

Rottnest Express
Offers: 25% off Same Day or Extended Return trip to Rottnest Island for up to 2 adults.
25% off 90 minute Rottnest adventure tour for up to 2 adults
25% off any whale watch cruise for up to 4 adults.

Rottnest Fast Ferries
Offers: 25% off Same Day or Extended Return trip to Rottnest Island for up to 2 adults.
25% off Same Day or extended family passes to Rottnest Island.
25% off any whale watch cruise for up to 4 adults.

Captain Cook Cruises
Offers: 25% off Fremantle Lunch Cruise for up to 2 adults.
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Beatty Park Leisure Centre
Offers: BOGOF Casual Swim Visit Admission
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Bayswater Waves
Offers: BOGOF causal swim visit admission
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Maylands Waterland
Offers: BOGOF Admission  or 50% family swim price
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AMF Bowling
Offers: BOGOF Games of Bowling.

Morley Rollerdome
Offers: BOGOF Admission

Rolloways Leisure Centre
Offer: BOGOF Admission

Cockburn Ice Arena
Offer: Up to 4 regular admissions at $11 each

Timezone
Offers: BOGOF $30 bonus dollars credit
BOGOF one timed play package

Laser Corps
Offer: 50% off the Field Fee for a 2 or 2.5 hour session for up to 4 people.

Kart World 
Offer: BOGOF 20 Lap Go Kart

Indoor Kart Hire - O'connor
Offer: BOGOF 10 minute race or slide

Cinemas

 Ace Cinemas – across Perth
Offer: 3 x up to 4 admissions at $13 each 

Grand Cinemas – across Perth
Offer: 3 x up to 4 admissions at $14 each

Event Cinemas
Offer: $48 family vouchers, $11.50 child movie vouchers, $13.50 adult movie vouchers

Hoyts – across Perth
Offers: 3 x 2 tickets for $30

Reading Cinemas
Offers: 2 x movie tickets at $11.

Theatre & Sports

West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Offer: BOGOF Standard Admission

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
Offer: BOGOF admission

Barking Gecko Theatre Company
Offer: BOGOF Admission

West Australian Ballet
Offer: BOGOF full price standard adult admission.

Black Swan Theatre Company
Offer: BOGOF admission

WAFL
Offer: BOGOF WALF Admission

Perth Glory FC
Offer: BOGOF Admission

To see the full offers including shopping and travel deals visit The Entertainment Book website  where you can search through an online version of the book.

 Wish to purchase an Entertainment Book?
Books are only sold via fundraising members, usually schools and not for profit organisations.  You can either order a physical  book ($65) and elect to have it posted out to you for an additional $10.50 or purchase the new digital Entertainment Book ($65) and download it to your phone straight after purchasing. Being able to download on up to 4 devices means where ever you go you won't be without your vouchers. Purchase your book here 

Buggybuddys are supporting Spring Hill Primary School P&C Entertainment Book Sales

May 9th

The Sweet Remedy Cafe, Leederville

By Buggybuddys

Review by Estabelle Ang

Oh sweet remedy, how we thoroughly enjoyed our time there today. Blue skies, cupcakes. coffee and bunnies! What a way to spend our friday morning. Was catching up with a friend and her beautiful baby daughter and there is no other place better to meet up than at The Sweet Remedy Cafe. It is located at the corner of Oxford Street and Bourke Street in Leederville, right next door to yummy mummy day spa. There are plenty of street parking along Bourke Street.

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As we entered, we were treated to a plethora of cupcakes of all sorts of flavours. It took me a while to decide what to have and I finally decided on salted caramel. I also ordered a ‘decorate your own’ cupcake for Caleb, which he had so much fun putting it together. Such a brilliant idea! It consist of a ready-frosted cupcake, a bag of lollies and little gems to put on the cupcake, as well as a box to take it home. Caleb proudly did his up and wanted to take it home for daddy. Their coffees there are simply divine and I love their coffee machine too, Tiffany blue ooh yea. Besides cupcakes, they also do old skool jaffles, which I would love to try on my next visit.

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salted caramel cupcake with oooozy middlesalted caramel cupcake with oooozy middle

Earlier this year, they opened up their backyard area which consist of a giant chalkboard and 2 little furry bunny friends, Sparkles and Sprinkles. Lots of grassy area to sit on or for the kids to roam around. There are seats available as well as umbrella when it gets just a little too sunny.

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Sweet remedy also does functions, kids parties, corporate cupcakes and specialty cakes for birthdays or a special event. They also do cupcake classes. Do check out their Facebook page and their website for more information on that.

Till next time,

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The Sweet Remedy Cafe
255a Oxford Street, Leederville
Mon – Fri: 7.00am – 4.00pm
Sat: 8.00am – 4.00pm
Sun: 8.00am – 2.00pm
Highchair: Yes
Change facility: No

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May 7th

The Shipping Lane, North Fremantle

By Buggybuddys

Reviewed by Estabelle Ang

Situated a stones throw away from Leighton beach, The Shipping Lane (TSL) in North fremantle is a ‘casual beachside dining where sandy feet and furry friends are more than welcome’. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. They are one of the most dog friendly cafes I’ve come across. As you enter, you can spot a whole jar full of yummy dog treats for your little furry member of the family.

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The restaurant incorporates the clever use of retired shipping containers as part of their deco. Breakfast and lunch are counter service whereas dinner is table service. Either way, you’ll still get to enjoy the excellent service that TSL has to offers. We decided to have lunch there on a beautiful sunny day. The husband did a reservation online through their website (don’t worry, they reserve half their restaurant for walk-ins as well) and when we got there, we were swiftly seated and the little ones highchair was also already there. Menus were placed on the table and we simply just ordered at the counter. They have plenty of seats outside too for you to enjoy the sunshine and the sweeping view of the ocean.

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WAGYU BURGER:
with bacon, smoked affumicata, onion jam & homemade BBQ sauce, sliced tomato & greens in a brioche bun with small hand cut chips & aioli

Kids fish and chips
Kids fish and chips

They offer a kids menu which is very impressive. Best part, KIDS EAT FREE MONDAYS (from 6pm). Each of their kids meal also comes with a glass of juice. For lunch that day, Caleb really wanted to have fish and chips. However, when i looked at the menu, I noticed that it was only offered during dinner. I approached the friendly staff and she (Thanks Sarah) kindly made an exception and requested for it to be made available for lunch as well. Great service and great food was what we got to enjoy that day.

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It doesn’t just end there. Great food and service is also accompanied by the GREAT VIEW of the beach! This place has got the trifecta! As we got there early, we went down to the beach to have a play till it was lunch time. It’s literally just across the road from TSL. There is also a huge grassy area where the kids can run free. Great for working off the lunch.

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We had an awesome time at the beach and TSL. Looking forward to trying out their dinner menu next.

The Shipping Lane
4/1 Freeman Loop, North Fremantle
Mon – Sun: 7.00am – 10.00pm
Highchair: Yes
Change facility: No

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