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Big Wave Surf School
Secret Harbour Beach. 29th September - 9th October. 2 Day Course $89 - $99. 4 Day Course $189 

Teach your family to surf! The Moran family have been teaching surfing at Secret Harbour for over 14 years, they are WA’s only family owned and operated surf school and are experts on teaching families to surf! We teach kids age 5 years through to adults and all equipment is provided so check out the timetable at or call the office 08 9758 8315 for more information.
For ages 5+


Helen O'Grady Drama Academy
October School Holiday Workshops. Mount Hawthorn, Kinross, Kardinya, Dianella, Warnbro. Various dates. Cost: $50 per session.

A range of entertaining and exciting drama activities will be covered, which are sure to capture the imagination of all children (5 – 12 year olds)!
Each of our 5 branches will be holding two workshops each, so please contact your local branch for further details, or visit our website: and go to the “click here for downloads” button to take you to specific details!

For classes in Mt Hawthorn, contact Principal, Helen Davey on 9242 4722 or

For classes in Kinross, contact Principal, Justin Lowson on 9402 8744 or

For classes in Kardinya, contact Principal, Cheryl Marron on 9349 3503 or

For classes in Dianella, contact Principal, Merylena Sulak on 9378 4332 or

For classes in Warnbro, contact Principal, Emma Lupino on 9529 1457 or
For ages 5-12 



Filmbites Youth Film School

Hogwart's Magical Workshop. Friday 3rd October 10am to 2pm. Cost: $110.
Make your own baby mandrake to take home, as well as create boils, gills and other special effects from the Harry Potter movies. Then whip out your wand and cast a spell to create flames “Incendio!”, make your mates disappear “Evanesco!”, plus other magical moments. And of course, the famous invisibility cloak! Held in Filmbites very own green screen studio in Malaga.
Your instructors are professional movie make-up artist Freena Hamilton and director/writer David Vincent Smith (Rat’s Tale, The Astronaut)

For ages 7 - 12

Make Your Own Mask for Halloween. Friday 10th October. 10am to 12.30pm Cost: $85.
Design your own creature (it doesn’t have to be scary – just imaginative!), then using a plaster face, you’ll use clay to sculpt the features and latex to create the skin. Add paint and other features like hair, glitter or boils (or anything else you can dream up), then take your mask home with you…..just add your own costume and your all set with the best costume on the block!
Led by professional make-up artist and instructor extraordinaire Freena Hamilton from Mastery of FX!

For ages 8 - 12

2D Animation Computer-Based Workshop. Thursday 9th October. 10am to 4pm Cost: $115.
Flash is THE software to learn to easily achieve effective 2D animations. Learn the basic interface and navigation of this great program and make a short animation by the end of the day!
For ages 12 - 16 

Intro to Gaming Computer-Based Workshop. Monday 29th September and Wednesday 8th October. 10am to 3pm Cost: $115.
Why just play games when you can make your own. Have a fun day with other gamers learning how to use Gamemaker software, then download it at home for free and keep developing (and playing!) your very own custom-made game!
For ages 8-11 & 11-14  

Make a Movie Multi-Day Workshop. Tuesday 30th September to Thursday 2nd October Malaga. Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th October 10am to 3pm Cost: $315.
Don’t sit around watching movies these holidays. Make your own! You’ll then learn about key equipment such as camera, lights and sound, devise a short story, develop your characters, then direct, crew and act out your film.  You’ll get a copy to keep on DVD too.
For ages 8-13  

Working on Set - an Introduction to Screen Acting. Thursday 2nd October 10am to 2pm 6-9 yrs Cost: $85. 10am - 3pm 10-13 yrs Cost: $95
What is the difference between acting for the screen and acting for the stage?  This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of film acting and what it’s like to be “on-set”.
For ages 6 - 13  

Voice Overs. Leederville Wednesday 8th October 9.30am - 12.30pm 14 - 20 yrs Cost: $135
Find out how the voice-over process works in a professional sound studio. You will have a studio tour and demonstration of all the equipment, then look at voice training and how to use your voice correctly in the sound booth to achieve the best possible performance. You’ll also be exposed to commercial scripts to gain an understanding of what is expected in the professional industry.  In the last hour participants will record a voice-over in the booth which Filmbites can upload to your casting page. Participants will also be eligible for $50 off the price of recording a professional showreel.
Special guest instructor: Sound Designer and Director of Soundbyte Studios, Brad Habib has won numerous sound design awards including Austereos Producer of the Year 5 times. He has 10 years experience lecturing in sound at WAAPA, and has worked on programs such as Underbelly and WA feature film Drift.

For ages 14 - 20 

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The Fairies Joondalup - School Holiday Programme Joondalup store Monday 6th - Friday 10th October. 9am - 12pm (Mon-Fri) and 1pm - 4pm (Weds Fri) Cost $40.

3 hours of Fairy Fun every school holidays! A time for fairy fans to sing and dance to The Fairies songs, listen to stories, make fairy craft, eat fairy snacks ...what more could a fairy fan want! Book early so you don't miss out.
For ages 2 - 6 


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The Fairies Rockingham - School Holiday Programme
Rockingham store Tuesday 30th september - Friday 3rd October and Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th October 9.30am - 12.30pm. Cost $40 per session.

3 hours of Fairy Fun every school holidays! A time for fairy fans to sing and dance to The Fairies songs, listen to stories, make fairy craft, eat fairy snacks ...what more could a fairy fan want! Book early so you don't miss out. Children must be toilet trained to attend. 
For ages 2 - 6 

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The Fairies Rockingham - Dance Workshops 
Rockingham Store Tuesday 7th - Fruday 10th October. Cost $25 per session. Discounts apply for multiple session booking.

For older girls and boys aged 5+ we offer our special Ballet, singing and modelling workshops. 2 hours to focus on developing your skills and learning a new routine to perform at the end for parents and guests for the last 10 minutes.
For ages 5 - 10

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What's 2 Eat? - Kids Cooking Classes
Wanneroo Tuesday 30th September - Friday 10th October. 90 minute sessions at 10am and 1pm. Cost $19.50

This is an ideal opportunity for children to learn heaps while having fun at our Wanneroo kitchen. Our recipes develop a range of cooking skills for making yummy healthy snacks. Parents of children aged 3 - 5 years will be asked to stay and help. An apron will be supplied and all classes are nut free.
For ages 3-16


Joondalup. Sessions Tuesday - Friday throughout the School Holidays. Cost $10.

Keep your cool these Summer holidays indoors with Decadance. Our 2 hour sessions are only $10 per child. Includes DJ, party, and heaps of games and prizes
For ages 5 - 13


City Summit Rock Climbing Centre
Malaga. Monday 29th September - Wednesday 1st October or Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th October.  Cost $150 for 3 days.

City Summit's 3 day kids climbing course runs twice during the school holidays. Your child will learn valuable skills in team work, navigating graded climbs, belaying competency and bouldering techniques. Graduation concludes on the final day with a pizza party and students awarded a Certificate of Achievement. Cost is $150 and includes the pizza party plus all day entry and gear hire for the duration of the course.
For ages 6+

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Pottery Classes at Whiteman Park
The Pottery Centre, Whiteman Park. Tues 30th Sept, Weds 1st, Tues 7th & Weds 8th October 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.00pm. Cost 6 years and under $8 for 1 hour, 7 years and up $10 for one hour, $13 for 1.5 hours.

It's time to get creative as you explore the world of clay. Children have the opportunity to create clay masterpieces using their best tools -their hands and imaginations! Bookings are recommended as classes fill quickly. Parent supervision required. Call 9249 4380 for bookings.
For ages 4+


The Swim School
Merriwa and Ocean Reef. School Holiday lessons. Cost: $14 per lesson. 5 Days $70. 10 Days $140
Contact (08) 9305 2000

The Swim Schools at Ocean Reef and Merriwa are running a block of 5 lessons throughout the school holidays. Morning and afternoon slots available. Small 30 min classes allow for better interaction and learning. We cater for children as young as 4 months old right up to school age children. Our pool is privately owned, a warm 32 degrees all year round and is purpose built meaning our patrons are swimming lesson clientele only. Change rooms with change tables, toilets and showers are also located onsite. For ages 4+



Tiny Tots Tennis
Joondalup, Innaloo, Hillarys, Bayswater, Ellenbrook and Canning Vale.

Keep the kids busy this school holidays with daily one hour tennis lessons with Tiny Tots Tennis. Available for children aged 4 to 12 years of age and all skill levels. Tiny Tots Tennis is a specially developed program of tennis related activities and ball skills specifically tailored for children under 12 years. The purpose of the Tiny Tots Tennis program is to enhance the children's co-ordination, awareness, confidence and gross motor skills.
For ages 4 - 12


Zoo Crew - Perth Zoo
Perth Zoo. Wednesday 1st - Friday 3rd and Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th October. Cost $86 per day.

Zoo Crew is a new Perth educational adventure day for kids aged 8 - 13. Drop your kids off at the Zoo and they will get up close and personal with Zoo animals, make special animal treats and go into restricted areas of Perth Zoo. Your little monkeys can hang with us at the zoo while you get a day off.
For ages 8-13


Learn to Swim Programme. HBF Arena Joondalup
Arena Joondalup.

Our Swim School provides a fun, safe and positive environment to develop your child’s skills. Programmes available for preschoolers this holidays. For further information and to enrol please contact our Swim School Team Arena Joondalup phone 93007118 or online   
For ages 3 to 5 years.


Holiday Swim School, HBF Stadium
Mount Claremont.

Our Holiday programme offers an intensive learn to swim opportunity with classes held daily during the school holidays. Small class sizes ensure great improvements will be made in your child’s swimming. Friendly qualified instructors make learning to swim a fun and educational experience. Available for all levels from preschoolers to advanced swimmers. 
For ages 2 - 17 years.


Kids Sports Club, HBF Stadium 
Mount Claremont

For 5 – 12 year olds Kids Sports Club offers days full of cool sporting and recreational activities under the guidance of qualified, experienced and fun instructors. Visit the website to view the complete schedule of activities and enrol now!
For ages 5 - 12 years


Kids Gym, HBF Stadium 
Mount Claremont

Holiday Kids Gym classes help children develop their confidence, independence, balance, coordination, and motor skills.
With Toddler Gym, Kindy Gym, Advanced Kindy Gym, Junior Gym, Primary Gym and Advanced Primary Gym classes for kids aged 18 months to 10 years, you're sure to find a Kids Gym class to add some zing to your child's day. Visit the website for more information and to enrol now!  

For ages 1.5 - 10 years


Break Point Tennis School Holiday Clinics
South Perth Tennis Club & Applecross Tennis Club, Tuesday 30th Dept - Friday 3rd October and Monday 6th -Thursday 9th October. 9am - 12pm Cost: $160.

Our School Holiday Clinics are designed for enjoyment as we acknowledge the children who attend are on holidays and hence are keen to have some FUN! All children 5 and over can attend the 4 x 3 hour sessions spread over a week. Each morning is made up of tennis basics, tennis specific games, delicious morning teas and other sporting activities like ... bike rides, modified soccer, cricket and indoor games.
For ages 5+


Children's Camp Kitchen - Bibbulmun Track Foundation
Kalamunda. Tuesday 7th October 9.30am - 12.30pm  and 12.30pm - 3.30pm. Cost $35 Kids and $5 Adults.

A 4km return walk to a typical Track campsite during the school holidays. In a beautiful bush setting children will learn camp cooking through hands-on experience! Just bring refreshments, snacks for kids and lunch for adults. Max two kids per adult. Max 2 adults per child.1hr from Perth. Ages 6 to 12yrs. Includes ingredients for cooking and experienced guides.
 For ages 6 - 12 


Herdsman Wildlife Centre Swamp Safari Holiday Adventures
Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre, Wembley. Monday - Friday 10am - 12pm. Cost: $15 per person.

Join in a range of exciting hands on learning adventures including our most popular learning experience: MudnMinibeasts (invertebrate sampling with scoop-nets) and Swamp Safari (guided bushwalk). Booking essential.
For ages 5+


Perth Royal Show
Claremont Showgrounds. Saturday 27th September - Saturday 4th October. Cost: Children under 12 FREE, Children aged 13 - 15 $14, Adults $28

The IGA Perth Royal Show is the highlight of the spring school holidays kicking off on Saturday, September 27th and concluding on Saturday, 4th October 2014.
All entertainment and key attractions are free with this year’s headline act Oz Rocketman blasting off skywards in his jet pack every lunchtime and evening for a 30 second high speed and high altitude thrill ride across the Peters Drumstick Main Arena. Another highlight is the return of Horse Power; a fully choreographed act featuring 20 horses and riders as well as free running herd of cattle. 
Young families will enjoy Sesame Street’s Elmo and Friends which will feature new character Lady Baa Baa and the Peppa Pig and George Show. 
There is almost $1 million of free Show entertainment including the highly anticipated IGA Fireworks Spectacular every night at 8pm. 
With free attractions filled with animals, food and agricultural experiences, the Show is an entertaining and fun family day out.
Getting to the Show is easy with trains stopping at the Showground and regular bus services throughout the day. Visit call the Transperth InfoLine on 136213.
For everything you need to know go to or download our mobile phone app.


AWESOME Festival
Perth Cultural Centre. Saturday 4th October - Monday 13th October. Cost:  Free - $25 

The 2014 AWESOME Festival will again inspire Perth's bright young things and their families to unleash their creativity during the October School Holidays. The AWESOME Festival presents a spectacular array of theatre, dance, music and lots of free hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy. 


Moreton Bay Fig Festival
John MacMillan Park Saturday 4th October 12pm - 4pm. Cost: Free

Come on down to this completely free jam-packed day of fun! From art and craft to sport, story time, games, scitech experiments and inflatable challenges. New this year is the community stage and some of Vic Park’s famous food vendors. Find the mini train and take a tour of the grounds before deciding where to start!

See the list of activities below with more to be confirmed;
West Coast Eagles Activities and marquee
Old MacDonalds Farm
Face Painting
Birds of Prey
Junk bug workshop
Giant bubbles
Photo booth
Skate boarding workshop
Waste recycling education
Rotary shelter box display
Story time
Activity Trailer
Climbing wall
Giant games
Toy Library


Perth Zoo Twilight Cinema - Jungle Book
Perth Zoo. Wednesday 8th October from 5.15pm. Film starts 6.45pm. Adult $17 Child $13.50 . Children under 3 free 

Families can enjoy a magical evening at Perth Zoo’s Twilight Outdoor Cinema, presented by Brownes.  See The Jungle Book, the all time classic family tale of a young’s boys struggle to leave jungle life for human civilization.
Bring a picnic and settle in for the evening with your family on the Zoo’s Main Lawn.  We will have a limited selection of food and beverages available for purchase.
Premium ticket holders can spend time exploring the African Savannah area of the Zoo before the film starts.  Members of Perth Zoo are entitled to discounted ticketing.  
And don't forget that $1 from each ticket sale goes to conservation projects in the wild. So you'll be helping Perth Zoo save wildlife.
General admission and premium tickets are available, along with discounted tickets for Perth Zoo Friends (Members). Premium ticket holders will have the opportunity to enjoy a special Africa-by-night walk through the Savannah before the movie starts. Though please note, for animal management reasons, there is limited availability of Premium tickets.
Seating - there are no provided seats. Guests will need to byo chairs and blankets and find a spot on the main lawn. 


The Art Gallery of WA
Perth. Saturday 4th - Monday 13th October (closed Tuesday). 10am - 4pm. Cost Free.

Tristan Goldsmith is a 9 year old boy with a passion for the arts. At age 2, Tristan was diagnosed with classic autism moderate severity. Through the unwavering support and love from his parents, his love of art has flourished and he has created stunning works of sharks, dinosaurs and other monsters! These school holidays, bright young things and their families are invited to experience Tristan’s Monsters and come and create their own work of art at AGWA. Children can come and create their own origami animal to be displayed amongst Tristan’s artworks, or to take home.

Animal Ark Activity Space
Enjoy the brand new family activity space that is certain to capture the imagination of your young ones. Inspired by artists’ interpretations of nature’s creatures, budding artists can draw, read or write about their favourite animal. This interactive space will guide your family through some of the themes from the Animal Ark exhibition and include mythology, symbolism and the representations of animals through art works.

Family Friendly Tours
Time: 11am
every day during the school holidays (closed Tuesdays)

Family Exhibition Sheets
Pick up an exhibition sheet and make your way through Animal Ark exploring the works and learning a little more about the artists’ intentions. Answer the questions posed by our education team or quiz your family members!



Whiteman Park
As the weather starts to warm and the days start to clear, bring the kids to enjoy a day out at Whiteman Park - complete with some fantastic school holiday activities this October.

Fettler's Folklore. Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th October. 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm. Cost $5
One of the old Fettler's has lost his gang who've been repairing tracks in Whiteman Park. Follow him on his journey to find them, helping him with strange clues along the Greak Baked Bean Tin Trail. Join Fettlers Orchestra at the end of the show with some 'make- do' instruments and railway themed songs - just like the fettlers of old did!


Scitech School Holiday Programs
Scitech, City West, Perth

Super Sleuth Science. Tuesday 30th September 9.30am - 10.30am 4 - 6 years and 11.30am - 12.30pm 7 - 9 years. Cost $10 members and $12 non members
Use forensic science skills like Geronimo Stilton, Secret Agent mouse to find out which animal is trying to take over the world. Someone stole a book from the library called "How to train humans" and it is your job to analyse evidence from the scene of the crime to uncover the guilty suspect. 
For ages 4 - 9 years

Impossible Illusions. Thursday 2nd October 9.30am - 10.30am and 11.30am - 12.30pm. Cost: $10 members $12 non members
Turn up the volume and feel the vibrations as you explore the science of sound. Experiment with shifting pitch and amplification as you make your own buzzing balloons and a hooting bassoon to take home. 
For ages 8-10 and 11- 14 years

Earthquake Engineers. Friday 3rd October. 9.30am - 10.45am and 11.30am - 12.45pm. Cost $12 members and $15 non members
Take on the role of civil engineer as you desing and construct a multi-storied tower. Learn how to make your tower strong and stable enought to withstand our shaky earthquake simulator. 
For ages 8 - 10  & 11 - 14 years

Dinosaur Detectives. Tuesday 7th October. 9,30am - 10.30am and 11.30am - 12.30pm. Cost $12 members and $15 non members.
Be a palaeontologist as you explore the amazing world of dinosaurs. Dig up dinosaur bones, study dino footprints and learn about dinosaur diets by dissecting "dino poo". Then make your own prehistoric fossils to take home. 
For ages 4 - 6 & 7 - 9 

Camera Obscura. Wednesday 8th October. 9.30am - 10.30am & 11.30am - 12.30pm. Cost $15 members and $17 non members.
Discover how to capture light and explore the science of photography by building your own amazing camera obscura to take home. 
For ages 7 - 9 & 10 - 14 

Ice Cold Investigators. Thursday 9th October. 10am - 11am and 12pm - 1pm. Cost $20 members and $22 non members. 
Prepare to drop the temperature to minus 78 degrees as you explore the strange properties of dry ice. Experiement with changing states of matter and sample some delicious dry ice-cream. 
For ages 8 - 10 & 11-14

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Grand Opening Party.
Joondalup store. Sunday 5th October 10am - 1pm.


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The Fairies Disco, Rockingham
Rockingham store Friday 10th October 3.30pm - 5.00pm. Cost $15

Tickets are $15 (includes entry, popcorn and a drink) Children must be toilet trained. Parents please note doors are locked at exactly 3.40pm and latecomers will not be permitted entry. Parents are not allowed to stay for the disco. Doors will be re-opened at 4.50pm for children to be collected.
For ages 2 + 


Itty Bitty City
Forrest Place, Perth. Monday 29th September - Saturday 11th October 10am - 2pm. Cost: Free

The City of Perth's Itty Bitty City is a FREE event for 3 - 10 year olds in the city during the October school holidays. 
Kids can make houses or city buildings from cardboard boxes, paints and other craft materials. 
There will be a dedicated 'art wall' for the little kids to draw and paint on, while bigger kids can create larger-scale works with an onsite artist-in-residence.
Kids' artwork will then be placed on a grid of 'streets' to form an ever-growing and changing cityscape!


Piazzarama Northbridge
Northbridge Piazza. Sunday 5th October 12pm - 4pm. Cost: Free

The City's FREE themed family activity day on the first Sunday of every month invites you to dress as your favourite safety hero (firefighter, police, doctor/nurse etc) and celebrate the local heroes who keep our city safe. All-ages entertainment includes face-painting, balloon artistry and roving characters. 
Meet Constable Care and see demos and vehicles from WA Police, Fire Services, St John Ambulance and Rangers in between feature films on the Piazza SuperScreen:
12 noon - Wreck it Ralph
4pm The Incredibles.


Free Flicks for Kids
Northbridge Piazza. Saturday 4th and 11th October 5.30pm.

The Free Flicks for Kids film season returns to the City of Perth's Northbridge Piazza screen for its fifth year of free family entertainment, screening feature films every Saturday afternoon from October 2014 to April 2015. Films being screened during the school holidays are:
Muppets Most Wanted - Saturday 4th October 5.30pm
Monster University - Saturday 11th October 5.30pm.


Belmont City College. Sunday 5th October 10am - 4pm. Cost $3 per person. Children 2 years and under are free 

Bricktober is a yearly event that show cases models built from LEGO by fans of the brick in Western Australia. 

Find more events


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Revolutions Transport Museum
Tracking Down the Treasure. Saturday 27th - Sunday 12th October. 10am - 4pm. Cost: Entry by donation.

Revolutions Transport Museum is dotted in gold! Grab the map, join the hunt and work your way around to spot the treasure! There's also a chance to win a rich reward, so hurry in and trach your way to a prize. Be sure to check out the perplexing puzzles, creative craft, groovy games and compelling colouring-ins too.


School Holidays at the WA Museum
WA Museum, Perth. 9.30am - 5pm daily until 3rd August. Cost: $12.50 Children 3 -12, $20 Adults, $15 Concession.

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of wearable treasures at the Western Australian Museum – Perth these school holidays!  We are celebrating our love of fantastic treasures as we host the Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul exhibition.
Whether an object was used for decoration or as a tool, people have always ornamented their most precious objects to create wonderful treasures.  Beautiful and valuable items would often feature materials such as gold and silver, precious stones, or decorations from the animal world such as pearls, ivory and leather.  What precious things do you wear and carry around?

Once upon a Science at Discovery Centre
Saturday 27th September - Sunday 12th October. Time 9.30am - 5pm. Cost: Free 
Visit our Once Upon A Science zone to explore some fascinating science stories.  You can gaze at incredible insects under the microscope, come face to face with some of your ancient ancestors, uncover the purpose of bizarre bird beaks, try your hand at conducting scientific research of your own and much more!
For all ages 

Treasure Wear
Saturday 27th September - Sunday 12th October. Time 10am - 3.30pm. Cost: $3 - $4
Explore the marvelous world of wearable treasures with our Treasure Wear Spotto, make and decorate some treasure wear of your own with our gold medallions or ceremonial jeweled scabbard activities and more.
For ages 4+ 

Make Your Own Hidden Treasure - Awesome Festival
Monday 29th September - Friday 10th October. Time 10am - 3.30pm. Cost: Free
Inspired by the Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul exhibition, Awesome is inviting WA families to join in at the Western Australian Museum and create their own hidden treasures. 
For ages 5+ 

The Monster Zoo - Awesome Festival
Saturday 4th - Sunday 11th October 2pm (Ages 8 - 12) Monday 6th - Saturday 11th October 10am (Ages 6 - 8 years) Cost: $20.
One of the main attractions from The Monster Zoo is on the loose and we need your help to get him back in his cage! Budding documentary film makers will work together in teams to search the Western Australian Museum – Perth for clues.  Each clue comes to life with the use of an augmented reality viewfinder app on an iPad.  Young film makers will document their findings through interviews and observational footage they will film using iPads.  At the end of the experience the team will work with the zoo keepers to edit their documentary and finish the workshop with a special screening of their film.
For ages 6 - 12 years 

Saturday 4th - Monday 13th October. 10am/11am - 4pm. Cost: $20
We are delighted to welcome the Nhanda Message Sticks installation to the Festival and to the WA Museum! Over eighteen months, artist Mauretta Drage, her mother Colleen Drage and Colleen’s father Clayton Drage took groups of Nhanda elders and youth back to country on the Murchison River, where they collected branches from White Gum trees (Eucalyptus Microtheca).  They talked about the country and the stories from the Drage family both old and new, and about living and being connected to country.  Mauretta taught the young people how to carve and reflect these stories and designs on the sticks, which can be seen at this beautiful exhibition at the WA Museum - Perth.  The project has reinforced and created memories, bringing the Nhanda people closer to their country and adding to their sense of place within it.  The installation has become a significant cultural object in this community.
Duration: 90 minutes  Bookings: 6 – 8 years session tickets: or 9328 9666 8 – 12 years session tickets: or 9328 9666.

For ages 6 - 12 years 


Scitech - Carnival of Science
Scitech, City West, Perth

Ever wondered what the trick is to winning the giant teddy at your favourite sideshow alley game? It might surprise you, but the answer lies in science.
Carnival of Science goes behind the scenes to explore the physics, biology and psychology of the sideshow – without losing the magic of the carnival! 
Try your luck navigating the maze of mirrors or try the strength tester. Like a human cannonball, launch yourself head first into the weird and often wacky world of thecarnival!


Hillarys Boat Harbour. Open 10am - 5pm. Cost: Adults $29, Children aged 4 - 15 $17, Concession $21, Children under 4 are free.

AQWA Adventures return! Two of AQWA's adventure programs have returned for their season, just in time for the school holidays.
Ocean Safari is AQWA Adventures premiere whale watching experience. Teamed with Mills Charters, AQWA will take you on a safari through Marmion Marine Park and beyond, in search of humpback whales! Departs 9am Wednesdays from Hillarys Boat Harbour. Bookings through Mills Charters (08) 9246 5334.

Then returning in October is the ultimate introduction to diving, Reefwalker! AQWA Adventures Reefwalker takes you on an underwater walk through the colourful world of a living coral reef! Runs Friday to Sunday from October to April. Bookings through AQWA (08) 9447 7500.

Choose your own adventure this school holidays! We're celebrating the return of AQWA Adventures Ocean Safari and Reefwalker with an epic adventure prize pack! Up for grabs is your choice of AQWA Adventures voucher, plus a GroPro Hero 3 Camera to capture your whole experience! There are also 3 runners up prizes featuring AQWA Ocean Passes. Just visit AQWA between September 27th and October 31st and email us a picture of your adventure at AQWA! 
What will your adventure be? At AQWA you can stand beneath giant stingrays, smile at a crocodile, touch a baby shark and face some of the world's most deadly sea creatures! So just snap it, send it and you could WIN! Competition form and details at the gate, terms and conditions apply. 


Maritime Museum, Fremantle
Explore the wonderful life under the sea at the Maritime Museum with our special activities. Take your pick between crafting a kite or perfecting your very own puppet, or explore the Museum with the Under the Sea Spotto trail.

Wonderful Under the Sea
Tuesday 30th September - Friday 3rd October, Monday 6th - Friday 10th October.  Cost $2 - $3.  Museum entry fee applies.
We are full of wonder at the life down under … celebrate the wide world of sea creatures with us this October at the WA Maritime Museum.  Make a sea eagle or stingray kite, or decorate your own sea creature puppets to see what stories you can imagine from the under-sea world.  Explore the Museum with the Under the Sea Spotto trail to see if you can discover many of our wonderful marine animals.
For ages 4+

Whale Wonders
Saturday 27th September - Sunday 12th October.  9.30am - 5.00pm. Free with Museum entry.
Explore the Whale Wonders play zone for fun facts, games and many things to discover about our favourite gentle giants of the sea. 
For ages 3+


Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle
Follow the Stowaway! trail at the Shipwreck Galleries, as you collect cargoes from across the seven seas, piece together your cargo ship puzzle and craft your own treasure microbox as a precious cargo mini-container. Museum entry fee: Free

Saturday 27th September - Sunday 12th October. 9.30am - 5.00pm. Cost $2.

Follow the Stowaway! activity trail as you solve the clues, collect cargoes from across the seven seas, piece together your cargo ship puzzle and find the hidden passenger.
For ages 4+

Treasure Microboxes
Tuesday 30th September - Friday 3rd October and Monday 6th - Friday 10th October. Times: 10am - 2pm. Cost $2.

Decorate your own microbox container to stow and keep your precious cargo treasures! Use tissue-paper collage and fancy flourishes to decorate your special secret hide-away. 
For ages 4+


The Art Gallery of WA

Animals are making themselves at home on the walls of AGWA! From paws and claws to wings and things, Animal Ark features works from the State Art Collection that highlight the many ways in which the animal motif has been used by generations of artists.
A family activity space and art trails will make it a great adventure for the young ones, and the underlying exploration of mythology, symbolism and representation of animals through paintings, sculpture, decorative art and works on paper, will appeal to adults as well.
The exhibition considers issues raised by depictions of animals, such as the interface between animal and human identity, the use of animals as ‘machines’ and companions, as decorative embellishments of human activity, and as subjects in scenes of daily life, portraits and nature studies.

Animal Ark Activity Space
Enjoy the brand new family activity space that is certain to capture the imagination of your young ones. Inspired by artists’ interpretations of nature’s creatures, budding artists can draw, read or write about their favourite animal. This interactive space will guide your family through some of the themes from the Animal Ark exhibition and include mythology, symbolism and the representations of animals through art works.

Family Friendly Tours
Time: 11am
every day during the school holidays (closed Tuesdays)

Family Exhibition Sheets
Pick up an exhibition sheet and make your way through Animal Ark exploring the works and learning a little more about the artists’ intentions. Answer the questions posed by our education team or quiz your family members!


Penguin Island and Rockingham Wild Encounters.
Special offer for Buggybuddys followers.

With the opening of Penguin Island on 15th September, just in time for school holidays, and to celebrate the start of our new season, we have a special offer perfect for a family day out. Book a Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise and adults will travel at kids prices. Offer valid for travel from 15th September - 31st October 2014. Book here and enter BUGGY as the discount code. 

The Dolphin Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise is a 90 minute cruise to see wild dolphins, sea lions and watch the penguin feeding at Penguin Island! This exhilarating cruise takes in the highlights of the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park before concluding on Penguin Island to see the little penguins.

Meet Logo, Boomerang or any of over 200 dolphins that we have come to know as friends. You may see mothers with newly born calves, learn how they use stingrays to catch octopus or see them spectacularly leaping from the wake of our boat! We even have an underwater microphone to listen in to the clicks and whistles of the dolphins echo location. After spending some quality time with the dolphins, your cruise returns through the wildlife conservation zone of the marine park to visit the sea lions at Seal Island and to take advantage of any other wildlife viewing opportunities. Regular sightings include pelicans, ospreys, stingrays, cormorants, terns and more.

Your tour includes: • The 90 minute Adventure cruise to view wild dolphins, sea lions, pelicans and explore more of the marine park, • Unlimited ferry transfers • Penguin Feeding at 10.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm


Xtreme Ice
Mirrabooka. Perth's newest Ice Skating Arena offering Perth's best selection of Ice Skating sports including General Skating, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, Speed Skating and Xtreme Bumper Cars on Ice!

Build a Snowman Sessions.
Wednesday 1st October & Wednesday 8th October 1.30pm-3.30pm & 4pm-6pm. Friday 10th October 12.30pm-2.30pm & 3pm-5pm. Cost: $16 Entry, $5 Skate Hire, Spectators $3.

Our Build-a-Snowman sessions are just like any other skating sessions except that there will be a coned off area with a large  amount of snow to play in and build snowmen. The rest of the ice will be dedicated to ice skating. Tickets cannot be booked in advance so make sure you arrive early (approx 30 mins). Walking frames will not be available in these sessions. 

Superheros and Villians
Friday 3rd October. 12.30pm - 2.30pm and 7.30pm - 10pm. Cost: $16 Entry, $5 Skate Hire.

Come dressed are your favourite superhero or super villian. Featuring DJ's and prizes for best dressed.


1800 Trailrides
Lot 504 Telephone Road, Neergabby.

We are pleased to announce the opening of our Farmyard animal park, and look forward to you and your family enjoying our bushland park, filled with a wide variety of farm, native and feathered animals.
Many our our animals have come to us a youngsters and have grown quite relaxed around people. With a huge variety of free range chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, rabbits and goats, our farmyard has been designed to be an animal haven, allowing families to enjoy relaxed interaction sharing open grassed parkland with our free rangers, while getting up close with other animals including goats, sheep, pigs, llama, alpaca, emus and kangaroos - no to mention a mulititude of guinea pigs and rabbits. 



Fly through the air and bounce off the walls. BOUNCEinc is a massive indoor trampoline universe which is all about jumping high and landing soft & safe. Imagine over 100 interconnected trampolines, over 500 square metres of big air bags and padding to land on. Perfect for kids parties, Bounce is a fun way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion.


Fired! Ceramic Cafe
29 Winton Road, Joondalup
Phone | 9300 1811

Fired! Ceramic Cafe is the perfect place to meet with family and friends and relax and have fun while you paint your own pottery. With a large selection of pieces, an extensive cafe menu and a secure play area, you can capture your little ones prints on a piece for gifts or bring your older children along to create their own artwork. Once you are finished you leave your items with us to glaze and fire and then come back and collect a functional piece that can be used everyday. We are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm and Sundays for group reservations and parties.

  The Pottery Playroom
Unit 4/19 Mercer Lane, Joondalup
Phone | 9301 2080

The Pottery Playroom is Perth's only ceramic painting studio and cafe with a FREE soft play area (don't forget your socks)! An ideal venue for children's birthday parties with painting instruction by a dedicated host. Our NO STUDIO FEE policy ensures fun for everyone!

Find more attractions in Perth

  Beatty Park Leisure Centre
220 Vincent Street Perth

Entry Charge: Adult $6.00 Child (5 to 15 yrs) $4.50 Child (3 to 4 years) $1.50 Under 3 free
Opening times: Mon - Thurs 5.30am - 8.30pm Fri 5.30am - 8.00pm Sat 7am - 4pm Sun 8am - 4pm

Facilities: Indoor pool with slides | Outdoor Lap Pool | Gym | Creche



HBF Arena Joondalup
Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
Entry Charge: Adult $5.50 Child $4.30 Under 4's Free Spectator $2
Opening times: Mon to Fri 5.30am - 8.00pm Sat 6.00am - 6.00pm Sun 8.00am - 6.00pm Public holidays please see website.
Facilities: 2 Lap pools | Leisure pool | Toddler Splash Pool | Lazy river and other water features | slide | Playground



Cannington Leisureplex 
Cnr of Queen and Baldock Streets, Bentley
Entry Charge: Adult $5.70 Child (3 - 15 years)  $4.20 Under 3's Free
Opening times: Weekdays 6am - 9pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 8am - 7pm. 
Facilities: 25m Lap Pool | Recreation Pool | Beach pool | Zero-depth Outdoor Water playground | 50m Thrill slide


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The Ballard of Pondlife McGurk
Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th October, Subiaco Arts Centre
Tickets available from Ticketek

Barking Gecko Theatre Company presents A Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre Company production of The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk
Pondlife McGurk was a troublesome child, some called him stupid, some called him wild but all called him Pondlife for that was his name.
Martin's the new kid at school among a sea of unfamiliar faces. Sharon's the class bully and she doesn't like Martin one bit. Then Simon McGurk comes along. He's wildly different to Martin, but they become the best of buddies. Then, one day, Martin does something that will poison their friendship forever.
A coming-of-age tale about friendship, betrayal and overcoming adversity originally created by the remarkable Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, UK.
"The very model of audience-capturing storytelling" - Gerald Berkowitz, Theatre Guide London


Moominpappa at Sea
Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th October, State Theatre of WA
Tickets available from trybooking

Have you ever met a Moomintroll? Come and meet the Moomins, a world-famous family of friendly white trolls created by Finnish author, Tove Jansson in her magical storybook series. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has adapted this play from the original book, Moominpappa at Sea. Moominpappa has moved his family to a new home – a small rocky island, far out at sea! He is excited to be starting his new job as the lighthouse keeper but what will the other Moomins get up to? And what secret does their new home hold? There is an adventure in store that’s for certain!
Moominpappa at Sea will excite young imaginations as Moonimpappa and his family face the challenges of their new life with humour, courage and optimism.
We know you’ll fall in love with the Moomins – Don’t miss it!


Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th October, State Theatre of WA
Tickets available from Ticketek

Presented by: Wesfarmers Arts and the 2014 AWESOME Festival in Association with Cre8ion
The Gingham family are very concerned for all the lost and discarded hand-made toys in the world and travel the globe to find them.
They bring them to their colourful home of odd shaped boxes and welcome them to the family. Each toy is introduced, one-by-one, and after seeing a short film of how they came to be lost, they are given a voice, a dance groove, a night-light...and a nice comfy bed.
Fluff is a joyful and humorous tale told with a twist.


Tuesday 7th to Sunday 12th October, Perth Cultural Centre
Tickets available from Awesome Arts

It’s an ear party and both of them are invited! The hilarious, messy and decidedly insane, Rich and Matt from The Listies are back with the chaotic and ingenious show Earworms! Earworms is an interactive radio show recorded live each day and then posted online so you can listen back later. Expect alien attacks, banana fights and toilet paper guns! Earworms is raucous, unruly and guaranteed to have the whole audience (even dads) LOLing,ROFLing and ROFLSHALBOWCOing*. *Rolling on the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee comes out.


The Magic Chicken
Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th  October, State Theatre of WA
Tickets available from Ticketek

Devour a slapstick treat of culinary chaos! Two underlectual chefs in a Seussian kitchen cook up a hilarious concoction of punk-potato physical comedy, live music and puppetry. As our half-baked heroes juggle pots, knives and snarling customers, their lives are interrupted by a mysterious feathered friend. The orders are coming thick and fast, but can our dumb waiters stop the caper from turning to custard? 
The Magic Chicken is presented by the 2014 AWESOME Festival, which is proudly supported by BHP Billiton. 
“A treat the whole family will enjoy.” Global Media Post 
“All of the performers are exceptional in this elegant, slapstick clown show, which bounces from moment to moment like a well-choreographed dance.” Express Magazine 



Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Karrinyup

Bring your little ones down to Karrinyup this September school holidays where they can participate in a free Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles themed craft activity, located on the ground floor, near Dick Smith.
Craft Activity Times:
Monday 29th September: 11am to 5pm
Tuesday 30th September: 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 1st October: 10am to 4pm
Thursday 2nd October: 10am to 4pm
Friday 3rd October: 10am to 4pm

See Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo live on stage this October at Karrinyup! Plus the chance to meet and greet your favourite Ninja Turtles.
Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo are mutant turtles who have been trained in the art of ninjutsu by their rat sensei, Master Splinter. Emerging from their sewer lair, the reptile brothers confront the wondrous world of New York City, facing villainsmore dangerous and pizza more delicious than anything they could have imagined. Through battles with Shredder, the Kraang and loads of super-powerfulmutants, the Turtles learn to rely on themselves and each other as they grow to become the heroes they are destined to be.

Show Times (each run for approximatley 20mins):
Monday 6th October: 9:30am and 11:30am
Tuesday 7th October: 9:30am and 11:30am
Wednesday 8th October: 9:30am and 11:30am
Thursday 9th Ocotber: 9:30am and 11:30am
Friday 10th October: 9:30am and 11:30am
Saturday 11th October: 9:30am and 11:30am
Sunday 12th October: 11:30am and 1:30pm

Meet & Greet Times (Located on Level 1, opposite Betts Kids):
Monday 6th October: 10:30am
Tuesday 7th October: 10:30am
Wednesday 8th October: 10:30am
Thursday 9th October: 10:30am
Friday 10th October: 10:30am
Saturday 11th October: 10:30am
Sunday 12th October: 12:30pm


  Cookie Making Class. Wednesday 1st October 10.30am and 11.30am. Cost: $5
Budding bakers will have tons of fun during the September school holidays, with Kids’ Cookie Creation Workshops being held at 
Muffin Break Karrinyup.
Kids will get to roll, shape and decorate their dough before their custom- made cookie is baked on-site with the help of trained Muffin Break bakers.
While the kids are kept busy, parents can sit-down and enjoy some 'me-time' with a barista-made Muffin Break coffee. Each child will get to take home their freshly-baked cookie… along with a relaxed parent!
The workshops will be held on Wednesday 1st October with sessions at 10:30am and 11:30am.
The cost will be $5 for the workshop which will include the custom made cookie and a FREE coffee for the parent.
Bookings are essential as there are only 30 x spaces per session.
More details on how to book coming soon!


Disney's Frozen Interactive Zone. Thursday 2nd - Sunday 4th October.

The Disney Frozen Zone arrives at enex110 October 2nd and will be jam packed with frosty fun! Kids of all ages acan belt out a tune at the karaoke stage, participate in a cool craft activity and transform at the fabulous face painting area! Plus if your little rascals work up a thirst, all children under the age of 12 will receive a free drink with every meal purchases (2nd - 4th October) from the Food Podium on level 3.
The Frozen Zone is free, however adults must be an enex100 database member for entry. Don't stress! If you are not a member, sign up is available at the Frozen Zone. Limited numbers per session, entry passes required and only available ob the day, no pre-booking available. Suitable for children up to 12 years old.


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Buggybuddys Top 100 School Holiday Activities

1.   The October school holidays wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Perth Royal Show
Location: Claremont Showgrounds. 
Cost: $28 Adults $14 Children aged 13 - 15. Children under 12 are free.

2.   Head along to the AWESOME Festival at Perth Cultural Centre. The festival presents a spectacular array of theatre, dance, music and lots of free hands-on activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Location: Kings Park. Suitable for: All ages

3.   Enjoy all the fun of the fair with Scitech's Carnival of Science. Try your luck navigating the maze of mirrors or try the strength tester. Like a human cannonball, launch yourself head first into the weird and often wacky world of the Carnival!
Location: Scitech, West Perth
Cost: $17 Adults $11 Children. Children under 4 are free.

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

5.   Build a snowman at Extreme Ice Arena in Mirrabooka. Don't forget a carrot for decoration!
Location: Mirrabook. Suitable for: Walkers+
Cost: $16 session, $5 Skate Hire

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

7.   Book in for kids cooking lessons at What’s 2 Eat?, a cooking school specialising in healthy eating. 
Location: Wanneroo Suitable for: Children aged 3+. Drop and leave available for school aged children.
Cost: $19.50 per 90 minute session.

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

9.   Frozen fan? Then you are not going to want to miss Disney's Frozen Interactive Zone at Enex100. 
Location: Enex100, Perth. Suitable for: children under 12.
Cost: Free

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

11.   Book a school holiday activity at Whiteman Park. This school holidays you can meet Whiteman Park's fury and cold bloodied friends with Marsupial and Cold Bloodies Wonders sessions. 
Location: Whiteman Park. Suitable for: Children 3+
Cost: $5 per child per session.

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

13.   Meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Karrinyup Shopping Centre and create some TMNT craft. 
Location: Centre Court, Karrinyup. Suitable for: All ages

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

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


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


17.   Book in for the 3 hour Fairies School holiday Workshop at the Joondalup or Rockingham stores.
Location: Joondalup & Rockingham. Suitable for: Children aged 2 - 6 (Must be toilet trained)
Cost: $40

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

19.   Drama queen on your hands? Then make sure you enrol them into Helen O'Grady's school holiday drama workshops. 
Location: across Perth Suitable for: 5 - 12 year olds
Cost: $50

20.   Get up close and personal with nature at the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre. Check out their low cost school holiday activities
Location: Herdsman Lake, Wembley. Suitable for: All ages

21.   Create your own house of city building from cardboard boxes with Perth City's Itty Bitty City. 
Location: Forest Place. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Free

22.   Check out the brand new Subiaco Theatre Gardens Playspace
Location: Subiaco. Suitable for: All ages

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

24.   Treat yourself to a relaxing coffee break by heading to Feast Cafe in Wembley. Little kids will have great fun in their sound proof playroom.
Location: Cambridge Street, Wembley

25.   Get creative with The Art Gallery of WA by making your own origami animal.
Location: Perth Suitable for: Children aged 4+

26.   Visit the Buggybuddys Award Winning Ivey Watson Playground in Kings Park and enjoy lunch at Sticky Beaks Cafe.
Location: Kings Park, Perth. Suitable for: Children up to the age of 6

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

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

29.   Learn to surf with the Big Wave Surf School. 2 and 4 day courses available throughout the school holidays. 
Location: Secret Harbour. Suitable for: Children aged 5+
Cost: $89 - $189

30.   Check out the new nature play adventure play ground at Riverton Jetty.
Location: Wilson. Suitable for: All ages

31.   Enjoy lunch at the brand new Homestead Brewery in the Swan Valley. You'll find a great fenced and shaded playground to entertain the kids.     

32.   Visit some of the world's most deadly sea creatures at AQWA. Make sure you snap a picture of yourself there so that you can enter their school holiday competition. 
Location: Hillarys. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $29 Adults, $17 Children 4 - 15 years, Children under 4 are free. 

33.   Book a 5 day swimming course at The Swim School in Merriwa and Ocean Reef.
Location: Merriwa and Ocean Reef. Suitable for: Children aged 3+
Cost: $70 for 5 days. 

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

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

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

37.   Take control of a Boeing 737 at the Flight Experience Centre. Kids will not only get the chance to fly the flight simulator but will also learn about the history of flight in these special school holiday session.
Location: Northbridge Suitable for: Children aged 5+
Cost: $20 per child

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

39.   Book in to the Bibbulmun Track Foundation's Children's Camp Kitchen. Kids will learn camp cooking through hands-on experience.
Location: Kalamunda. Suitable for: 6 to 12 years.
Cost: $35 kids, $5 adults.

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

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

42.   Check out one of Perth's newest playspaces, Escarpment Park in Alkimos
Location: Alkimos Suitable for: All ages 

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

44.   Take up Tennis with the Break Point Tennis School Holiday Clinics.
Location: Applecross & South Perth. Suitable for: children aged 5+
Cost: $160 (4 days)

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

46.   It's the October school holidays which means Adventure World opens for the new season. New for this season is Story Corner in the Dragon's Kingdom, premium Cabana rental and Rampage and The Black Widow. 
Location: Bibra Lake. Suitable for: all ages
Cost: $54.50 Adults, $44.50 Children 4 - 13 years. Under 4's are free. 

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

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

49.   Visit the Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle where you craft your own treasure microbox as a precious cargo mini-container. 
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: Children aged 4+
Cost: $2 

50.   Enjoy lunch at Sushi Wawa which has the biggest Sushi Train in the Southern Hemisphere! It also has a play area for kids. 
Location: Inaloo. 

51.   Head to the fully fenced Deep Water Point Playground and treat yourself to lunch or coffee and cake at the Deep Water Point Cafe.
Location: Mount Pleasant Suitable for: All ages

52.   Book a 'Play With Clay' pottery class at the Pottery Centre in Whiteman Park.
Location: Whiteman Park Suitable for: Children aged 3+
Cost: $8 - $13.

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

54.   Rainy day? Then head to Kidz Paradise in Carlisle for some indoor fun.
Location: Carlisle Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $9 children aged 1 - 4 $12 children aged 5 - 14.

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

56.   Ride a pony, pat a pig or stroke a sheep at 1800Trailrides Farmyard Zoo
Location: Neergabby Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $10 per person. Children under 2 are free. 

57.   Visit the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle where there will be shark show and tell sessions, whale games and you can create your own foam shark!
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: Children aged 3+
Cost: $10 Adults $3 Children. Activities range from free to $2.

58.   Pay a visit to Mundaring Weir– walk the dam, visit the look out and then head to the Mundaring Weir Hotel afterwards for lunch. They have a playground for the kids and serve up a Lamb Spit at 3pm every Sunday. 
Location: Mundaring. Suitable for: All ages

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

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

61.   Check out the brand new Oxford Street Reserve playground in Leederville. It's fenced and gated and right next door to Cranked Coffee. 
Location: Leederville Suitable for: All ages 

62.   Visit the Castledare Miniature Railway and enjoy lunch afterwards at the nearby Canning River Cafe.
Location: Wilson Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: Adult $6 Children $3. Children under 2 free.

63.   Visit the Fairy Penguins at the gorgeous Penguin Island. Kids will love taking the ferry across to the island. Click here for a special offer for Buggybuddys members.
Location: Rockingham Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: Ferry and Discovery Centre Adult $23 Children $18.50. Children under 3 are free.

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

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

66.   Enjoy the outdoor splash pad area at Craigie Leisure Centre. 
Location: Craigie Suitable for: All ages.
Cost: Adults $5.70 Children $4. Children under 2 are free.

67.   Take a day trip to Toodyay. Take a tour of the old mill or jail, ride the miniature railway and have lunch at the Coca-Cola Café.  

68.   Spend some time at Chipmunks Playland and Cafe in Whitfords, winner of the Buggybuddys Award for 'Best Playcentre in WA'. Will your kids be brave enough to try the big red slide!
Location: Whitfords. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Children aged 1 - 3 $9.90 Children aged 3 - 11 $12.90

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

70.   Take a Captain Cook Cruise from Barrack Street Jetty to Fremantle. Join the kids club to get a whole host of free goodies.
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $38 Adults $21 Children.

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

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

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

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

75.   Don't let the kids climb the walls, let them jump off them instead at Just Jump!
Location: Wanneroo Suitable for: children aged 3+
Cost: $15 for the first hour, $10 for the second. $2 for socks.

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

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

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

79.   Pack a picnic and head to Synergy Parklands in Kings Park and have fun climbing the dinosaurs. 
Location: Perth City. Suitable for: More suited for children aged 3+

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

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

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

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

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

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

86.   Have fun on the big green 50 metre slide and outdoor splash pad at Cannington Leisureplex.
Location: Cannington. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $5.40 Adults $3.90 Children aged 3 to 15 years. Under 3's free.

87.   Spend the day in Kings Park, runner-up in the Buggybuddys Awards for Best Family Day Out. With a choice of 3 amazing playgrounds, a tree top walk and a tower to climb you can easily spend the whole day there! 

88.   Cool off at Outback Splash at The Maze Family Fun Park
Location: Bulls Brook. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $33 Adults $24 Children aged 4 to 15 years. Under 4's free.

90.   Enjoy a morning at Kadidjiny Park, also known as the Dr Seuss Playground.
Location: Melville. Suitable for: All ages

91.   Gorgeous sunny day? Then head to Port Coogee Marina where you'll find a shelter beach and a water splash and a Dome Cafe close by.
Location: Port Coogee Marina. Suitable for: All ages

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

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

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

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

96.   Don't let the kids climb the walls! Let them jump off them instead by taking them to Flip Out Trampoline Arena. If they can walk then they are old enough to jump.
Location: Malaga Suitable for: Children aged 18+
Cost: $14 per hour session.

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

98.   Ride a Sting Ray at Balga Leisure Centre
Location: Balga. Suitable for: All ages

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

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