May 24th

The Entertainment Book 2016/2017 Offers for Families

By Buggybuddys Jennie

The 2016 – 2017 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 2017. 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. 

This year's book also has the added bonus of a heap of offers for Bali! So if you are planning a family holiday there it makes sense to get yourself an Entertainment Book before you go. As well as several dining offers you'll find discount vouchers for Waterbom Park, Bali Bird Park and the Elephant Safari Park and Lodge.

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

Whale + Ale Clarkson
Offer: 25% off up to $45
Relax and enjoy your meal while the kids are entertained in the fully enclosed outdoor playground. 
Read the Buggybuddys review 

Burns Beach Cafe - Burns Beach
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $40.
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.

Portofinos - Mindarie - NEW
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $40.
Sea views with a shaded, enclosed playground. 

Flinderz - Hillarys - NEW
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $35.
Indoor Play Corner

Indian Ocean Brewing Company - Mindarie - NEW
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $40.
Outdoor fenced playground
Read the Buggybuddys review



The Boat - Mindarie - NEW
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $40.
Kids eat free and kids entertainment on Thursday evening. 

The Wanneroo Tavern - Wanneroo - NEW
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $40.
Indoor Kids Playground
Read the Buggybuddys review


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

Herdsman Lake Tavern - Wembley
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $50.
Indoor playground
Read the Buggybuddys review

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

Miss Moo's– Mount Hawthorn and South Fremantle
Offer: 25% off up to $20
Indoor kids play corner
Read the Buggybuddys review

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

Albion Hotel, Cottesloe
Offer: 25% off total bill- value up to $50
Indoor playroom, Kids entertainment Sundays 5pm - 7pm and kids eat free Saturday 12pm - 8pm. 

Pancakes at Carillion - Perth City
Offer: 25% off total bill- value up to $25
Read the Buggybuddys review

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
 
 

Gosnells Hotel – Gosnells
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $50.
Gosnells Hotel offers an indoor playground, family entertainment every Sunday 12.30pm – 2.30pm and kids eat free every Thursday evening.
Read the Buggybuddys review

The Bentley Hotel - Bentley
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $35.
Kids eat free every day. 

The Balmoral Hotel, East Victoria Park
Offer: 25% off up to $50
Kids eat free Mondays and free kids entertainment 5.30pm - 8.30pm Monday evening

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

The Pickled Fig - Fremantle
Offer: BOGOF Main Course

 Swan Valley

Mandoon Estate, Swan Valley
Offer: 25% off up to $40
Family friendly restaurant in the Swan Valley with a fully fenced and shaded playground. 
Read the Buggybuddys review

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.
Read the Buggybuddys review 

Margaret River and South West Region

 3 Oceans Winery – Wilyabrup, Margaret River Region
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $40.
Indoor playroom and large grassy area with ball games. Colouring, reading books and toys available.
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Cowaramup Brewing - Cowaramup 
Offer: 25% off up to $40
Outdoor playground and farm animals
Read the Buggybuddys review

Highway Tavern – Bunbury
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $50.
Free face-painting and kids eat free every Sunday.

Dunsborough Tavern – Dunsborough
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $50.
Indoor playground.

The Berry Farm – Rosa Glen, Margaret River
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $15.
Outdoor playground. 
Read the Buggybuddys review 

Swings and Roundabouts - Margaret River - NEW
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $30.
Read the Buggybuddys review

The Goanna Cafe - Dunsborough - NEW
Offer: 25% off total bill – value up to $35.
Kids outdoor playground
Read tne Buggybuddys review

Sweet Treats

Cold Rock Creamery - Across Perth
Offer: BOGOF
Read the Buggybuddys review

Wendy’s – Across Perth
Offers: BOGOF – small smoothie
BOGOF – one small thickshake
BOGOF – one regular hotdog

Baskin Robbins – Across Perth
Offers: BOGOF 1 scoop waffle cone.
BOGOF Medium Shake

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

FRO-YO - Across Perth - NEW
Offer: BOGOF 

Junction Icecreamery - Guildford - NEW
Offer: BOGOF - one regular cone

The Margaret River Chocolate Company – Swan Valley and Margaret River
Offer: BOGOF coffee and hand made truffle.
Read the Buggybuddys review 

Play Centres & Trampoline Centres

Chimpunks Playcentre - All locations - NEW
Offer: BOGOF Admission x 3

The Beach House – Balcatta
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

Lollipops Playland – Jandakot
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Croc's Playcentre - Jandakot - NEW
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

Fun Station – Midland
Offer: BOGOF Admission

Bounce Inc - Cannington - NEW
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

Inflatable World Across Perth - NEW
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

Just Jump Wanneroo - NEW
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

Family Days Out

Adventure World – Bibra Lake
Offer: 25% off any single day ticket for up to 4 people.
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Outback Splash – Bullsbrook
Offer:  25% off any single day ticket for up to 4 people.
Read the Buggybuddys review of The Maze
Read the Buggybuddys review of Outback Splash

 

Xscape at the Cape Fun Park – Dunsborough
Offer: BOGOF Combo Ticket
Read the Buggybuddys review of Xscape to the Cape
Read the Buggybuddys review of Get Wet H20

 

 The Great Escape – Hillarys Harbour
Offer: BOGOF All day Pass
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Scitech - Perth
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

West Australian Maritime Museum - Fremantle
Offer: 25% off for up to 4 people.
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

The Perth Mint – Perth
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

Fremantle Prison - NEW
Offer: 25% Adult price and BOGOF Day tour
Read the Buggybuddys review 

Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm
Offer: BOGOF admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park River - Margaret River
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review 

City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing Centre – Malaga
Offer: 50% Admission and equipment hire for 6 people
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

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: 25% round of mini golf
Read the Buggybuddys review

Araluen Botanic Park
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys Review

A maze’n Margaret River
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Yallingup Maze - Margaret River
Offer: BOGOF Admission

Sunflowers Animal Farm - Margaret River - NEW
Offer: BOGOF Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

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.
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Beatty Park Leisure Centre
Offers: BOGOF Casual Swim Visit Admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Bayswater Waves
Offers: BOGOF causal swim visit admission
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Maylands Waterland
Offers: BOGOF Admission  or 50% family swim price
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

AMF Bowling
Offers: BOGOF Games of Bowling.
Read the Buggybuddys review

Morley Rollerdome
Offers: BOGOF Admission

Rolloways Leisure Centre
Offer: BOGOF Admission

Cockburn Ice Arena
Offer: Up to 4 regular admissions at $12 each

Timezone
Offers: BOGOF $30 bonus dollars credit
BOGOF one timed play package
Read the Buggybuddys review

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 $15 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 $32

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 20th

Perth Families Find Help at Home with CallOut  

By Buggybuddys

A new app, CallOut, has launched in Perth – It's easy to use is designed to make life easier for you and your family.  

 

What’s special about Callout, is that it allows you to search for, communicate with, and securely pay home service professions all in one app– that’s an Australian first.  

Think plumbers, gardeners, cleaners, pet-carers, electricians, food caterers, personal trainers and everything in between. With just a few swipes on your iPhone, find the right service provider quickly - saving you time, money and hassle.  

 

With the geolocation technology, you can find a service provider right near you. Gone are the days of endless phone calls, or booking the wrong person far away. Simply find, book and confirm. Pay only once the job is complete. There are dozens of fantastic, local family operated businesses ready to help. 

Download CallOut for iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/callout-the-world-on-call/id1088752012 

Here’s four awesome ways CallOut is going to make your life easier!  

1: It’s free! 
Everybody loves free things.  

That’s why Callout decided to make their service completely free. Not only is it a free download, you’ll also never be charged extra to use the service.  

2: Find help from ‘down the road’   
Helping you connect with local, good quality, family owned operations is what CallOut is all about. Find a helpful business ‘down the road’ with the easy to use location feature.  

3: No need to jump between emails, faxes, texts and phone calls. 
How many times have you called a handy man, left a message, and received a text back asking for your email address? Not good. 

With CallOut, there’s no need to switch between communication points.

4: You could have your entire house cleaned. By someone who isn’t you. 
Even if you’ve got one of those fancy Dyson vacuum cleaners – or better yet, a Roomba – cleaning the house is a chore everyone would rather do without. That’s what makes Callout’s latest offer so awesome.  

Download CallOut & be in the draw to win a $1 full home cleaning service. Imagine that. Your entire house cleaned. By a professional, for free.

They'll have more offers and giveaways in the months ahead.  

Download and try CallOut now : https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/callout-the-world-on-call/id1088752012 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 19th

Things to do on a rainy day in Perth with kids

By Buggybuddys

As we all know, Perth is one of the sunniest cities in the world which is why we always seem to be at a loss of ways to amuse the kids when it rains. We are just not used to it! So here is the Buggybuddys guide of things to do with kids in Perth when the weather is not so good. We have broken our guide down into free, low to mid cost and mid to high cost activities.

Free Activities

Libraries
Check out your local library. All libraries have a great children's section where you spend hours sitting reading books with your child. Most libraries offer free story time sessions for children ages 2-5 and Rhyme time session for children under 2 at set sessions during the week.
To find your local library have a look our libraries listing

 

Museums
A museum makes a great day out for kids of every age. We are lucky that Perth has such a great cultural centre in Northbridge with the Western Australian Museum, The Art Gallery of Western Australia and the State Library of Western Australia all in the same place. The area is easily accessible by both car, train and bus and all are free to visit.

The Western Australia Museum. The museum has a Discovery Centre for kids which houses dinosaur fossils, stone-age tools, meterorites and other great things. It has interactive displays where kids can get busy with their hands and minds. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

 

The Art Gallery of Western Australia organises various art based activities for families with children throughout the year, especially during the school holiday period. They have a great family room where kids can spend their time creating their own masterpiece for display on the Gallery's walls.
Read our review

The State Library of Western Australia has a dedicated area for children called The Place which offers Big Stories for Little People every Wednesday at 11.00am around the Totem Pole and Rhyme time for babies every Tuesday at 10.30am. The State Library also makes a good place to arrange to meet up with other mums as The Place is equipt with a multitude of toys including play kitchens and cubby houses.

The FESA Education and Heritage Museum also located in Perth City is a great museum for any Fireman Sam fan and best of all .... It's FREE! But it is only open Tuesday - Thursday.   Read our review

  

Another great area for museums is Whiteman Park, especially if your child has a love of cars and tractors. There you'll find the Motor Museum of WA, Revolutions Transport Museum and the Tractor Museum. A gold coin entry fee is encouraged for both Revolutions and the Tractor museum and the Motor Museum charges $10 per adult. What is so great about Whiteman Park is that if you head over there and the weather is fine you can enjoy the park and its great playground instead. 



The West Australian Maritime Musuem will keep kids amused for a good hour or two. Housed in a beautifully designed building you'll find plenty of boats to explore including HMAS Ovens a cold war Submarine. Submarine tours are available although children need to be aged 5 and over. Read our review of the Submarine Tour here. On the top floor of the museum you will find an area suitable for younger children which contains books, toys and puzzles.
See Buggybuddys list of Museums, Galleries and other places.

 
Another hidden gem is the Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia in Bull Creek. Kids will have a great time getting behind the controls of a helicopter or small plane. Read our review.

Shopping Centres
Shopping Centres are another great place to entertain the kids when it's wet -just leave your wallet at home ;) Most shoppiing centres offer kiddy cars which can either be hired for free with a deposit or for a small charge of around $5-$8. Kids love being wheeled or should I say driven around the shopping centre in them. Some shopping centres also contain a small playground that keeps kids amused quite nicely. Karrinyup Shopping Centre run 'Story Inc', a free storytime session every Wednesday morning at 9.30am and 10.15am during school term time.

 

Low to mid Cost Activities

If Libraries, Museums and Shopping Centres are not floating your boat then you may have to dig into your pocket and spend some money to in order to amuse the kids and escape the rain.

Play Centres
Always an obvious choice when it rains. You only have to pay for the kids and a coffee and cake for yourself and you may even buy yourself a moment of relaxation. Under 1's are usually free in a lot of playcentres and entry fees usually vary from $6-$13.

tings to do 
You can find a full list of Perth's play centres here.

Some play centres also offer extra free or low activities included in with the entry price.

Buggybuddys Award Winning Chipmunks Whitfords offer Story time on a Monday and Craft sessions on a Tuesday.

Head along to Kids Paradise on a Wednesday morning and enjoy Storytime and games with David the Funnyman. 

Leisure Centres

Many of Perth's Leisure Centres have great indoor pool areas for kids and entry fees are usually reasonable. Venues West at Arena Joondalup has a great pool area for kids with a very shallow small toddler pool, a main pool that has a very gradual decline with fountain and splash areas which then leads into the deeper area which has a lazy river and a water slide. Other Leisure Centres in Perth which have good indoor pools for kids are Beatty Park, Bayswater Waves, Balga Leisure Centre and Belmont Oasis.  

You can find a list of other Leisure Centres which great swimming areas for kids here.

Mid to High Cost Activities

Restaurants and Indoor Playrooms
Ok this may be a dirty word to some parents, but most McDonalds and Hungry Jacks usually have a great covered playground that will keep the kids amused for a good amount of time. Other restaurants with indoor play areas include, Sienas -Leederville, Panarottis, The Wanneroo Tavern , Eagle Falls Spur and Outback Jacks. See our full restaurant guide here.

A trip to the Cinema
No better way of escaping the rain with a trip to the cinema. It can be costly so there are benefits in joining your child up to the respective kids club. The Ace Cinemas Kids Club is free to join for 2-14 year olds. It entitles the member to $9 cinema tickets at any time of the day, and two for one on selected food and beverages. Another great session is the Mother and Baby showings. Known as Bub Club at Ace Cinemas ($8-$10 ticket with under 5's free) and Babes in Arms at Event Cinemas ($8.50 with under 4's free), the sessions are usually on a Wednesday morning and screen adult films that are suitable to take your kids along to. Don't be afraid to take along older children. Last time I attended in a session my 3-year old had a great time playing hide n seek with the other kids. Every so often they will show a kids movie which is great if your kids are under the specified age as they'll get in free!
Find your nearest cinema in Perth.

Pottery Cafes
Pottery Cafes are starting to pop up all over Perth. They are a fantastic way to get creative on a rainy day. Take the kids along, pay your studio fee which usually includes your paints, and choose from a selection of interesting things to paint from simple tiles to mugs to money boxes. By choosing a smaller item such as a tile you can keep the costs down but still have the same amount of fun. Some of the Pottery Cafes also offer a play area for kids. Fired Cafe in Joondalup has a smaller play pen type area with toys which is great for keeping babies and toddlers amused whilst the older children paint. The Pottery Playroom also in Joondalup has a soft play area featuring a slide and ball pit - just don't forget your socks!


 
Drop in Classes and Activities 
Classes are a great way of getting out of the house and keeping the kids amused. Wanneroo Council run 'It's All About the Past', a free program for 2 - 5 year olds held at Wanneroo Regional Museum every Monday 10am - 11am. It explores the history of Wanneroo through craft activities, play and story telling. No booking are required.
 Jungle Gym in Willetton also offer play gym every week day morning 9.30am - 11.30am. 2 hours of fantastic fun for just $7.50 per child.
 


Scitech
Scitech is a great place to spend a rainy day with kids of any age. Younger children will love Discoverland - an exclusive area for 3 - 7 year olds.  
Kids can play with hands-on exhibits that stimulate them to experiment with forces through magnets, air, water, gravity, electricity and their muscles. Read our Scitech review

Trampoline Centres 
Don't let the kids climb the walls at home - take them along to one of Perth's tramopline centres where they can burn off all their energy by bouncing off the walls. There are currently three located in Perth; BOUNCEinc in Cannington, Aerial Fun in Malaga and Just Jump in Wanneroo. To jump at both Just Jump and BOUNCEinc children need to be aged 3 and over. 

 

Inflatable World.
A new addition to Perth is Inflatable World with locations in Joondalup, Shenton Park, Leeming and Balljura. You can expect the kids(and adults) to have a huge adrenaline rush when they see the large inflatables that boast slides, climbing walls, obstacles and more… A fun time is virtually guaranteed! Inflatable World is open Mon–Fri  (10-3pm) and Sundays (10-4pm) during the School Holidays BUT sadly during School Term, it will only be open Friday evenings 4-9pm and Sundays 10-4pm. CLOSED ON SATURDAYS. Read the Buggybuddys review

Perth with Kids  -Stay dry! 
 
Find more things to do with Kids in Perth. 


May 17th

Lake Leschenaultia Camp Site

By Buggybuddys - Lorraine

Lake Leschenaultia Camp Site is about an hours drive from Perth CBD making this a fabulous location for an easy weekend away with the family.

The main features of the camp ground include the huge Lake ideal for swimming and canoeing, a walking/cycle track and some off-road MTB tracks suitable for both kids and adults.  You can hire Canoes from the Lake side but you'll need to take your own bikes ;-)

The camp site itself offers amazing views of the Lake Leschenaultia and surrounding forrest, a kids playground set in sand, numerous picnic tables around the Lake ideal for parties and picnics, a Cafe (Reflections Cafe & Kiosk), showers, toilets, BBQ's and open fire pits (check website for details on usage at specific times of the year and day).

 

A tumble dryer and washing machine is available at NO CHARGE.  The main camp kitchen is brightly lit at night and offers two picnic tables, BBQ's, microwave, toaster, kettle, sink and fridge with fridge freezer compartment.

The tent and campervan pitches are a good size and edge onto the Forrest.  The campervan sites include a firepit and picnic table.  There are electricity lines for each site but no water taps so make sure you fill up your tanks and water bottles before you leave.  There is drinking water available just not direct to your site.

There's plenty of tree shade around each pitch and the kids spent pretty much all their time in the bush playing with sticks and making dens.

We took the kids bikes and headed out for a ride around the Lake which is approximately 3km, so a good distance for our 5-7yr olds.  It's on a mixture of concrete and rough sand and a few little hills along the way to challenge their little legs ;-)  There's also a 6km MTB ride which us adults did and it was pretty tough going, but perhaps we were going too fast!?

 

There's plenty to do and see along the path around the Lake, big tunnels under the pathway from the Lake, disused Train Stations and fallen down trees.

 

Back at the main camp ground and Cafe is a lovely sand based playground complete with an old canoe to play in.  There's plenty of picnic benches around the playground with great views of the park and Lake.

Reflections cafe offers Canoe hire, hot and cold drinks and food and a selection of treats.

The big draw for us happy campers was the vast open spaces in this camp ground and of course the open fires!  We enjoyed two beautiful evenings full of stars whilst mesmorised by the flickering of the fire.  The kids enjoyed toasted Marshmellow two nights on the trot! :-)

 

Lake Leschenaultia MAP

Find other reviews of great camp sites in WA

 

May 17th

Lego Club at Woodvale Library

By Buggybuddys

Review by Georgia Vergano-van Niekerk

Lego is fun, challenging and creative and what a better way to share the fun with a group of kids with the same passion.

The City of Joondalup runs a LEGO Club at the following libraries.  
Whitford on Tuesdays 4pm - 5pm for kids aged 5 - 12 years
Woodvale on Wednesdays 3.30pm - 4.30pm for kids aged 4 - 7 years and 4.30pm - 5.30pm for kids aged 8 - 12 years.
Joondalup on Thursdays 4pm - 5pm for 5 - 12 years
No bookings required.

My boys attended the LEGO session at Woodvale library

The friendly staff invites all the kinds to create something to put on the display table at the end of the session. Kids can get some inspiration from some Lego books provided and from a big board with very famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower or the Statue of the Liberty where they show the real one and the replica made with Lego next to it.

The Staff then laid all the Lego randomly on long and colourful sheets and on few Lego tables. The kids were soon engaged with their work and everyone was busy building.


 

Some parents were very hands on building together with the kids, but some parents just relaxed with a book on the chairs or on big bean bags provided.

 

At the end of the session all the pieces are displayed and the kids are invited to gather around the display table to explain to everyone what they made.

 

My favourite was the Witch's Castle complete with brewing pot and the Lady Robot.

 

The session was very well organised and the staff were very friendly and encouraging with the kids. It was a fun afternoon and we will definitely be back for more Lego Fun.

 

Many of Perth's libraries offer Lego Clubs usually after school during school term or on Saturday mornings.

Find more Lego Clubs around Perth

May 16th

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. 

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.

Cafe Avellino - Wanneroo
A great local Italian Cafe offering yummy pizza, pasta and other great dishes. Tucked away in the family dining area is a corner packed full of soft play equipment which will keep your toddler amused for ages. 

Read the Buggybuddys review

Panarottis - Currambine
Panarottis Pizza Pasta offers delicious Italian inspired meals in a family friendly environment. Generous portions, handmade pizzas and fresh ingredients at really budget friendly prices make for a good experience! A big bonus for families is that there is a small, enclosed play area at the far end of the restaurant. So you can choose a table closer to the play area if you have young children to entertain. It has glass windows surrounding it, and although small, our children had a great time inside it and only came back to the table to eat!



Read 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.

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. Please note the playroom no longer contains the ball pit. 

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.



Read the Buggybuddys Review

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.

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.  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.



Read the Buggybuddys review

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. Kids eat free on Friday's from 5pm. 

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.

 Find more family friendly restaurants in Perth

May 16th

Explore-a-saurus, Scitech

By Georgia

You won’t be disappointed with Scitech’s latest exhibition – Explore-a-saurus, located in the BHP Exhibition Gallery within Scitech.

This dinosaur celebration is very interactive with plenty of learning opportunities for kids and adults alike. Step back in time and meet the impressive animatronic Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus and the fabulous Maiasaura with her babies and eggs in a giant nest.

 

These lifelike creatures are nestled amongst foliage and rockery with painted backgrounds that recreate their natural environment millions of years ago. Special lighting and atmospheric smoke complete the picture. Watch out for moving jaws, necks and tails… and the occasional loud roar!

 

The animatronic dinosaurs are fenced off from curious hands, but there are many other exhibits and activities that the kids can touch and interact with. 

The Robo-saurus is a purple robot dinosaur that can be operated by several handles to make its body parts move.

A large touchscreen Paint-a-saurus allows you to paint a dinosaur any colour you fancy. Another touchscreen lets you rebuild a dinosaur with bones that you choose – learn facts about the body parts as you go.

 

Investigate dinosaur footprints and make them disappear and reappear, walking across the sand…

Check out some plant fossils, and make a rubbing on the paper provided to make fossil plant impressions that you match with the real plants.

As you wander around the exhibition you will encounter dinosaur eggs, leg bones, horns and many other exciting bits that you can touch and feel.

Are you strong enough to avoid being eaten by a dinosaur? Step inside the huge jaws of a T-Rex and press against the wall plates to find out!

Step up to a dinosaur skull and witness how it saw the world. Explore the sounds that dinosaurs likely made, and connect the tubes to make your own noisy dinosaur sounds!

 

Gross yourself out in the Munch-a-saurus section, which has hands-on display boxes showing replicas of stomach contents and dinosaur poo! Have a feel of the fossilised teeth and claws too.

 

 

Take your shoes off and try your hand at being a paleontologist digging in the sand for dinosaur bones. Brushes are provided.

The kids will love testing out their ability to camouflage themselves using special smocks against a backdrop. There’s a mirror to check yourself out in – if you can still see yourself…

 

Throughout the exhibition there are clearly written information plaques that explain the exhibits and activities, and you can always spot friendly Scitech staff to answer any questions you may have.

There is also a short movie to watch that takes you back millions of years ago to witness the demise of the dinosaurs firsthand…

Before you leave, test your knowledge with a fun touchscreen multiple-choice quiz.

If you are lucky, you might catch Bucky the baby T-Rex wandering around the exhibition – give him a pat but watch out for his cheeky tail!

 

This fantastic exhibition is an all-round fun exploration of dinosaur facts that will please any dinosaur fan and is the perfect size to keep little minds occupied for a good chunk of time.

COST: Free with Scitech admission.

For Scitech Opening times and ticket prices click here.

 

May 15th

Hipages – the one stop shop to find a tradie!

By Buggybuddys - Lorraine

If like me you’re renovating or in need of an urgent professional tradie then you’ll be glad you’ve found hipages!  You can search 70,000 professional tradies and find the right local tradie at the tap of a screen using their mobile app. 

I was looking for a local WA based licensed Gas Fitter to move my Gas fire from one location to another, which suited our room layout better.  Rather than use Facebook for local recommendations I downloaded the hipages app on my iphone to do all the work for me.

It took a few minutes to download and register for the app then I was quickly able to search for a qualified Gas Fitter in my area.

 

I entered my job details and you can even post a photo of the job you need done as well as your budget. 

Your job is then live and hipages returns a list of the top businesses that meet your requirements. 

 

You can then instantly contact each recommended tradie using the easy to use contact conversation system.  No searching for contact details on random websites and leaving answering machine messages that you may never hear back from.

      

The hipages system is all automated and managed in one app.  I could see instantly and clearly who had responded to my job and received direct messages within minutes from one of them asking to arrange a time to see the job so he could give me a quote. 

James from AusGas WA, who happens to be an award winning gas fitter turned up at my house the next day and gave me a quote for the job as well as some good advice.

I had another quote and visit from another recommendation from hipages and decided to go with AusGas WA. 

I really loved the reporting page on the app as well, I could see instantly how hipages was helping me get more quotes/offers of help rather than me having to write chaser emails and text messages or make phone calls whilst the kids are round my neck ;-)  It helped me mange who I'd contacted, who'd responded etc..

Here’s where we had our Gas Fire in the middle of a stud wall which we were going to have knocked down to open up the family living area.

Here’s the finished view with the Gas Fire moved to it’s new location in the corner of the main family area and the start of our new Oak Wood flooring being installed.

Make sure to download the app or bookmark their website so it's handy to remember when you next need a local tradie.

www.hipages.com.au

 

May 9th

Kids Eat Free Perth

By Buggybuddys

Cut the cost of eating out as a family by taking advantage of one of the many kids eat free restaurant offers!   

FEATURED

The Boat
Mindarie Marina, Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie (08) 9305 0700
Thursday: Kids eat free 5pm – 8pm

Bring the family down to The Boat at Mindarie Marina on Thursday evenings for Kids eat FREE from 5-8pm & fantastic kids themed activities from 6pm.
Visit the website to check out the upcoming themed nights here CLICK HERE 
For more information please contact the main bar: 9305 0700 or email theboat@visitmindarie.com.au
See you there! 
*Kids eat free with the purchase of any main meal. One complimentary children's meal for each purchased main meal.

Mash Brewery
10250 West Swan Road, Henley Brook (08) 9296 5588
Friday: Kids eat after 5pm

Mash Brewery situated in the heart of the Swan Valley has kid’s eat free on Friday nights, available from 5pm. One children’s meal is free with every main meal purchased, a drink is also included. We have a children’s indoor corner and colouring in available and have a casual dining feel. Adult main meals include dishes like; steak sandwich, chicken parma, octopus, pork belly, pulled pork rolls. A full menu is available on our Facebook page or by contacting us.
Read the Buggybuddys review

The Wild Fig
190 The Esplanade, Scarborough
(08) 9245 2533

The Wild Fig in Scarborough provides a great family atmosphere for kids and parents to enjoy a tasty meal together. While the parents decide what to have from the main menu like the lamb shank, gnocchi, Tasmania salmon and steak, the kids can colour in their menus. Tuesday is the night to come down and enjoy the great offer, where kids eat free!

The 7th Ave Bar & Restaurant
74 Helena Street, Midland
(08) 9250 1099

Situated close to the Midland town hall, The 7th Ave Bar & Restaurant is a venue that welcomes it's clientele with the charm of old fashion service encompassed with meals at affordable prices. We boast a sociable environment catering for all, coupled with stylish, simple elegance that entices both young and old. We are small family run business with a young family of our own so therefore understand the value of a family friendly restaurant. We are a tavern that has both a cafe dining area and a restaurant area. On all of our restaurant tables we have paper over our tablecloths and we provide  free crayons for children to draw on these to their hearts content.We offer Kids Eat Free Monday-Thursday from 5.00pm. With every adult meal order over the value of $18.00

MONDAY

The 7th Ave Bar & Restaurant
74 Helena Street, Midland (08) 9250 1099
Monday: Kids Eat Free from 5pm with every adult meal over the value of $18.00

Eagle Falls Spur
Drovers Place, Wanneroo (08) 9306 2861
Monday: Kids eat free all day
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

Eagle Rock Spur
1244 Marmion Avenue, Currambine (08) 9304 1840
Monday: Kids eat free all day
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Ashby Bar and Bisto
131 Pinjar Road, Ashby (08) 9206 1966
Monday: Kids eat free 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Read the Buggybuddys review
 

The Greenwood Hotel
349 Warwick Road, Greenwood (08) 9246 9711
Monday: Kids eat free after 5pm.
Additional info: Free kids entertainment from Fun2Remember 5.30pm - 7.30pm

The Brook Bar and Bistro
11 Main Street, Ellenbrook (08) 6296 5699
Monday: Kids eat free 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Read the Buggybuddys review

The Northshore Tavern
Corner of Whitfords and Marmion Avenue, Hillarys (08) 9307 4511
Monday: Kids eat free 5.30pm – 7.30pm
 
Additional information: Free kids entertainment from Fun2Remember 5.30pm - 7.30pm

The Saint
2 Morris Road, Innaloo (08) 9446 2424
Monday: Kids eat free lunch and dinner time

Herdsman Lake Tavern
33 Herdsman Parade, Wembley (08) 9387 5555
Monday: Kids eat free all day
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Inglewood Hotel
Corner Fifth Avenue & Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley (08) 9370 5511
Monday: Kids eat free

The Curry Tree
161 Broadway, Nedlands (08) 9389 8410
Monday: Kids eat free in the evening

The Balmoral
901 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park (08) 9355 4533
Monday: Kids eat free 5pm – 9pm
Free kids entertainment from Fun2Remember 5.30pm - 8pm

Ramon’s at Willow Pond
459 Nicholson Road, Canningvale (08) 9455 1187
Monday: Kids eat free

The Gate Bar and Bistro
816 Beelier Drive, Success (08) 9499 3099
Monday: Kids eat free in the evening

Golden Cloud Spur
7 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah (08) 9535 1067
Monday: Kids eat free all day
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

The Admiral Hotel
1 Chisham Avenue, Kwinana (08) 9419 7666
Monday: Kids eat free in the evening
Additional information: Free kids entertainment from Fun2Remember 5.45pm - 7.45pm

Brooklands Tavern
7 Holmes Street, Southern River (08) 9490 9777
Tuesday: Kids eat free all day
Additional information: Children's Playroom 

TUESDAY

The Wild Fig
190 The Esplanade, Scarborough (08) 9245 2533
Tuesday: Kids Eat Free Tuesday evening. 

The 7th Ave Bar & Restaurant
74 Helena Street, Midland (08) 9250 1099
Tuesday: Kids Eat Free from 5pm with every adult meal over the value of $18.00

Panchos
550 Beaufort Street, Highgate (08) 9227 5515
Tuesday: Kids eat free 5pm – 6pm

Panchos
855 Albany Highway, West Victoria Park (08) 9361 2135
Tuesday: Kids eat free 5pm – 6pm

Wanneroo Tavern
18 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo (08) 9405 2777
Tuesday: Mums eat free
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Eagle Rock Spur
1244 Marmion Avenue, Currambine (08) 9304 1840
Tuesday: Kids eat free all day
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

Eagle Falls Spur
Drovers Place, Wanneroo (08) 9306 2861
Tuesday: Kids eat free all day
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

Café Avellino
Drovers Place Wanneroo (08) 9306 2017
Kids eat free in the evening
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Inglewood Hotel
Corner Fifth Avenue & Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley (08) 9370 5511
Tuesday: Kids eat free
 

The Curry Tree
161 Broadway, Nedlands (08) 9389 8410
Tuesday: Kids eat free in the evening

Ramon’s at Willow Pond
459 Nicholson Road, Canningvale (08) 9455 1187
Tuesday: Kids eat free

Cicerello’s
Fisherman’s Wharf, 44 Mews Road, Fremantle (08) 9335 1455
Tuesday: Mention kids eat free when ordering.
 

Golden Cloud Spur
7 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah (08) 9535 1067
Tuesday: Kids eat free all day
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

Kalamunda Hotel
43 Railway Road, Kalamunda (08) 9257 1084
Tuesday : Kids eat free 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Additional information: Free kids entertainment from Fun2Remember 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Pink Duck Bar & Bistro
59 Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham (08) 9529 3053
Tuesday: Kids eat free from 4pm

 

WEDNESDAY

The 7th Ave Bar & Restaurant
74 Helena Street, Midland (08) 9250 1099
Wednesday: Kids Eat Free from 5pm with every adult meal over the value of $18.00

Panchos
550 Beaufort Street, Highgate (08) 9227 5515
Wednesday: Kids eat free 5pm – 6pm
 

Panchos
855 Albany Highway, West Victoria Park (08) 9361 2135
Wednesday: Kids eat free 5pm – 6pm
 

Panarotti’s
1244 Marmion Avenue (08) 9304 2623
Wednesday: Kids eat free all day
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

Ramon’s at Willow Pond
459 Nicholson Road, Canningvale (08) 9455 1187
Wednesday: Kids eat free

THURSDAY

The 7th Ave Bar & Restaurant
74 Helena Street, Midland (08) 9250 1099
Thursday: Kids Eat Free from 5pm with every adult meal over the value of $18.00

The Boat
Mindarie Marina, Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie (08) 9305 0700
Thursday: Kids eat free 5pm – 8pm

Panchos
550 Beaufort Street, Highgate (08) 9227 5515
Thursday: Kids eat free 5pm – 6pm

Panchos
855 Albany Highway, West Victoria Park (08) 9361 2135
Thursday: Kids eat free 5pm – 6pm

The Peasants Table
The Mezz, 1/48 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn (08) 9242 4297
Thursday: Kids under 12 eat  free from 5pm.
Read the Buggybuddys review

Ramon’s at Willow Pond
459 Nicholson Road, Canningvale (08) 9455 1187
Thursday: Kids eat free

 

FRIDAY

Mash Brewery
10250 West Swan Road, Henley Brook (08) 9296 5588
Friday: Kids eat after 5pm

Panchos
550 Beaufort Street, Highgate (08) 9227 5515
Friday: Kids eat free 5pm – 6pm

Panchos
855 Albany Highway, West Victoria Park (08) 9361 2135
Friday: Kids eat free 5pm – 6pm

Wanneroo Tavern
18 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo (08) 9405 2777
Friday: Kids eat free from 5.30pm
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

 

SATURDAY

Panchos
550 Beaufort Street, Highgate (08) 9227 5515
Saturday: Kids eat free 5pm – 6pm

Panchos
855 Albany Highway, West Victoria Park (08) 9361 2135
Saturday:  Kids eat free 5pm – 6pm
 

Wanneroo Tavern
18 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo (08) 9405 2777
Kids eat free from 5.30pm
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

The Albion Hotel
533 Stirling Highway, Cottesloe (08) 9384 0021
Kids eat free 12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 7pm.
Additional info: Children's playroom

 

SUNDAY

Wanneroo Tavern
18 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo (08) 9405 2777
Sunday: Kids eat free from 5.30pm
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

Ashby Bar and Bisto
131 Pinjar Road, Ashby (08) 9206 1966
Sunday: Kids eat free buffett breakfast 8am – 11am
Read the Buggybuddys review

Herdsman Lake Tavern
33 Herdsman Parade, Wembley (08) 9387 5555
Sunday: Kids eat free all day
Additional info: Children's playroom
Read the Buggybuddys review

The Bentley Hotel
1120 – 1124 Albany Highway, Bentley (08) 6253 4100
Sunday: Kids eat free all day

 

Find more family friendly restuarants in Perth  

 

If you offer KIDS EAT FREE and you're not listed please email: contactus@buggybuddys.com.au

 

 

May 6th

Kinkuna Park Adventure Playground Allara Estate Eglinton

By Buggybuddys - Lorraine

Kinkuna Park is a newly opened (7th May 2016) adventure playground nature play park in the Northern Suburbs of Eglinton on Revolution Avenue, about 20 minutes from Joondalup.

The park features many different aspects to offer kids and adults of all ages, one of which is the main wooded fortress with walk-ways connected by tunnels and rope bridges and accessed by a wooden staircase or climbing wall.

Kinkuna Park

 

Other features include a huge birds nest style swing:

 

Mini sunken floor trampolines

 

Rope bridges, climbing wall and balance ropes

  

Stepping stones

 

Water play park - available only in the summer months and includes several water fountains, spouts, sprays and a jet stream!

 

Musical instruments

 

Mult-purpose fully enclosed/gates sports court

  

Adult fitness equipment (although my kids usually love this stuff as well and why not!?)

 

The new park also comes with fully automated toilets - yeah!!!!  

There are several metal based picnic tables with shade structures and BBQ's at the park.  I didn't see any water fountains for drinking purposes but could have missed them during my visit.  In terms of shade there are many young trees planted around the park and these will provide ample shade once they've matured.  There is a mature tree overlooking the main fortress structure so this will provide shade to this area.

It's lovely to see so many well thought out parks in the new estates that are being built around Perth.  

Enjoy your visit and let us know what you think.

 

 

 

 

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