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Tim Mangano Creative Workshops
MANY 6160 (Old Myer's Building) Fremantle
www.timmanganocreativeworkshops.net 

- Are you looking for something fun & creative for your child this school holiday?
- Would you like your child to develop their confidence with self-expression?
- Is it hard to find time to do art projects with your kids even though they love them?

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”– Albert Einstein

School Holiday Creative Workshops will nurture and inspire your child to be more creative; engaging & stretching their imagination in fabulous ways. They will learn the skills of making art, challenge their problem solving ability, support the little artist within & learn how to express themselves creatively.

Each session is a fun, engaging 2 hours of creative activity & expression.  The session begins with a simple, fun (& sometimes messy!) art activity to get them interacting & loosening up the creative part of their mind. Your child will learn simple drawing techniques & experiment with colour, using different art mediums. They will leave with a big smile & completed picture, which they can be really proud of & hang up at home.

Each workshop is a fully supervised 2-hour session & all art materials are provided. Workshop leader Tim is a primary school teacher & art therapist who runs creative workshops for kids in Fremantle.
For ages 6 - 12 years 



 

Big Wave Surf School 
Secret Harbour. 26th September - 9th October. Cost 2 day course $99, 4 day course $189.  

www.surfingschool.com.au 

Family surfing lessons in Perth this school holidays.
We are WA’s only family owned and operated surf school and we focus on creating bonding experiences for families. We provide a nurturing environment for children to be challenged allowing them to Risk in a safe and amazing natural environment. We have a level system which makes learning to surf fun and easy and we specialise in building skills & improving self esteem in children. We offer the highest standard of surfing classes in WA! We guarantee it! 2 day course only $99 kids age 6 to 17yrs and adults.

For ages 6 - 17 years  





 

 
 

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre School Holiday Workshops
Fremantle. One day workshop (Ages 4 - 6) 26th, 29th & 30th Sept, 3rd, 4th & 7th Oct. 9am - 2.15pm. Cost $85. Two Day Workshop (ages 7 - 12 years) 27th - 28th Sept & 5th - 6th Oct. 9am - 3pm. Cost: $150. 
www.sppt.asn.au 

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre's Nobody Owns the Moon and October School Holiday Workshops!
With hand puppets, marionettes and masks, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre's Nobody Owns the Moon, adapted from the book by Tohby Riddle, will make you think twice about the place you live, and might even encourage you to stop and say hello to your neighbour.

Perfect entertainment for children aged 5 and above, this joyful 50 minute show will spark conversations about belonging and community that will resonate with children and adults alike. Sept 24 – October 8th

In October Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s School of Puppetry workshops will be focussed on making wild and whacky shadow puppets! With one-day workshops for 4-6 year olds and two-day workshops for 7-12 year olds, there is an opportunity for all children to immerse themselves in the magical world of puppetry. Each workshop booking includes a ticket to see Nobody Owns the Moon with the workshop group.
For ages 4 - 12 years



 

Bricks 4 Kidz - WA
Contact: 0415 829 511 (Rachel - Gosnells & Cannington) or 0419 366 650 (Josh or Beck - Baldivis) 4th - 15th July. Half or One day workshops. Cost: $45 - $80. 
www.bricks4kidzaustralia.com.au

BRICKS 4 KIDZ® is the world’s leading provider of Educational Play workshops with LEGO® Bricks, using our UNIQUE in-house kits and proprietary models. 
Our programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students explore the concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun, creative environment. Children build unique creations, problem solve, play games and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks. Activities are designed to trigger creativity, lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Programs are built around model plans designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes such as mining and crafting, space, construction, remote control mania, super hero's and many more. We offer holiday workshops, after school classes, birthday parties, preschool classes and school incursions. At Bricks 4 Kidz® WE LEARN, WE BUILD, WE PLAY......

For ages 5 - 12 years 



 

Leisurelife Centre, Victoria Park
Victoria Park. 26th September - 7th October. 8am - 6pm. $67 per day. $325 per week. 
www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/leisurecentres 

The Leisurelife Centre in Victoria Park runs the Just 4 Kids Holiday Program during every School Holiday. Suitable for children 6 to 14 years, activities include super fun excursions, as well as awesome in-centre activities.
For ages 6 - 14 years 



 

Young Engineers Holiday Program
Scitech (CSIRO lab), City West Centre, West Perth
www.perth-south.young-engineers.com.au

 



 

MIndBuzz
Across Perth. Dates 24th September - 8th October. 9am - 3pm. Cost: $37 half day, $67 full day. 
www.mindbuzz.com 

A day of Minecraft fun and learning at Mindbuzz Camp. If you are 6-14 and love Minecraft then this is for you. We will learn, play and connect with others on multiple servers, learning new skills, Mindbuzz only server when you go home so the learning and fun never stops. 
September/October Dates: Fremantle 24th Sept, Kalamunda 26th Sept, Cottesloe 27th Sept, Bull Creek 28th Sept, Leederville 29th Sept, Ocean Keys 30th Sept, Falcon 1st Oct, Joondalup 3rd Oct, Baldivis 5th Oct, Ballajura 6th Oct, Joondalup 7th Oct, Aveley 8th Oct. 

For ages 6 - 14 years 



whats to eat cooking classes in wanneroo  

What's 2 Eat? - Kids Cooking Classes
Wanneroo 27th September - 7th October. 90 minute sessions at 10am,1pm & 3.30pm. Cost $22 per session
www.whats2eat.com.au

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 





 

Scitech School Holiday Programs
Scitech, City West, Perth. For more information contact the bookings team on 9215 0740 or email bookings@scitech.org.au
www.scitech.org.au

Earthquake Engineers. 27th, 28th & 29th September 9.30am - 11am, 12pm - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 4pm. Cost $15 members and $18 non members
Take on the role of a civil engineer as you design and construct a multi-storied tower. Learn how to make your tower strong and stable enough to withstand our shaky earthquake simulator.

For ages 8 - 15 years

Junior Forensics 30th September, 1st & 3rd October 9.30am - 10.45am, 11.30am - 12.45pm, 1.30pm - 2.45pm. Cost $12 members and $15 non members
Step into the shoes of a forensic scientist, as you work in small groups to solve the crime of who stole the library book. Use a range of forensic science techniques to investigate the evidence including digital microscopy, chromatography and paw print analysis.

For ages 4 - 6 & 7 - 8 years 

Fibre Laboratory. 4th & 5th October. 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 3pm Cost $19 members and $22 non members
Scientist Gary Cass, creator of a new textile fibre called Nanollose™ will introduce you to his world of innovation. Gain an insight into how creative thinking in the laboratory can help to build a more sustainable, less resource demanding, textile industry. http://nanollose.com/
For ages 8 - 15  years

Fizzy Chemistry 6th - 8th October. 9.30am - 10.30am, 11.30am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 2.30pmCost $15 members and $18 non members
Experiment with acids and bases to make some fizzing chemical reactions. Use colourful indicators to test your mixtures, then make your own bubbling lava lamp to take home.
For ages 4 - 8  years





 
 

Play with Clay Children's Pottery Sessions
Pottery Studio at Whiteman Park. 27th & 28th September, 4th & 5th October 10.30am - 12pm. Cost: Under 6 $10, 6 and over $12. Firing by request $2 per child (cash only on the day). Booking: Contact Carol (08) 9404 6040 or email potterybycarol@bigpond.com
www.whitemanpark.com.au

 



 

Kids Sports Club, HBF Stadium 
Mount Claremont 
www.hbfstadium.com.au

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


 

Little Kickers School Holiday Program
Mount Hawthorn 5th & 7th October 9am - 1pm. Cost: $50 one day, $90 two days. Contact perth@littlekickers.com.au Rossmoyne Primary School 27th, 28th & 29th September. Canning Vale Primary School 3rd, 4th & 5th October. Cost: $55 one day, $100 two days, $140 3 days. Contact perthsem@littlekickers.com.au
www.littlekickers.com.au

Play not Push’ is our motto! Little Kickers is a positive, fun-filled pre-school program executed in a friendly, pressure free environment that encourages children to “Learn through Play”. We recognise that every child is an individual and feel that children develop their skills best when they are playing with other kids of a similar age and ability. We focus on the physical well-being of the child and also promote the development of social skills such as turn taking, following instructions and sharing. These skills are put into practise at a key stage of your child’s growth. Simple problem-solving activities provide the perfect informal framework for encouraging our fledgling Socceroos to advance their basic attention building and listening skills. By playing fun games that include specific actions and movements children gain greater body control, whilst working on balance, co-ordination and gross motor skills. Our program also helps children to transition from parent-supported participation, to active, independent interaction through building skills and confidence.
For ages 3.5 - 7 years.



 

Kidz 'n Sport
Across Perth
www.kidznsport.com.au

Bring your kids to Kidz ’n Sport these Holidays for a range of fun and engaging activities. 
Each day we coach different aspects of Cricket, Soccer, AFL, Tee ball, Basketball, Netball, Minkey (Mini Hockey), Catching, Throwing, Movement and Agility. Our Positive method of coaching helps children to prosper and develop.
Some key aspects of the holiday programme are:

  • Children are grouped according to age
  • 3 - 5 year olds attend for 1.5 hours
  • 5 - 9 year olds can attend for 3
  • Small group to coach ratio
  • Classes are extreme fun and skills are age appropriateYou choose the number of days you want to attend
  • Coaches are fully trained, experienced and accredited
  • We use specific holiday programme manuals so each day the kids do different activities.
  • We use indoor and outdoor facilities

We are a mobile Franchise with custom made and branded equipment. We coach over 2500 children a week! 
Our programmes run during Term Time, School Holidays and we also do fun and exciting Birthday Parties!
Bookings can be made via our website
www.kidznsport.com.au
You can enrol any time during a term but remember to be quick as classes fill quickly!



 

City Summit Kids 3 Day Climbing Course
Malaga. Dates TBA. Cost: $170 per student. Discounted family rate $120 per child. 
www.citysummit.com.au 

Book your child in for a climbing course these school holidays where they can build their confidence, learn about safety and make new friends. Our 3 day course only runs during the school holidays and will teach your child valuable skills in team work, how to navigate climbing routes, bouldering techniques and competency with belaying.  The class runs from 11am to 3pm each day and concludes on the final day with a pizza party.   Each child will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the conclusion of the course. Course cost is $150 and includes all day entry for the 3 days, gear hire and pizza on the final day. 
For ages 6 + 



 

CF11
Prendiville Catholic College Ocean Reef. 26th September - 7th October.. Yokine 26th Septmeber - 7th October 9am - 3pm. Cost: $90 for 3 days or $35 a day. 
www.cf11.com.au

Each day of the clinic will focus on a specific skill. This skill is taught during different sessions throughout the day and then covered in a small sided game, with the same emphasis. 
- Ball mastery
- Receiving and passing
- Movement
- Speed and agility
- Finishing
- SSG (Small Sided Games)
Players to bring appropriate sportswear and plenty of water. Contact 9300 2050 or
info@cf11.com.au for more information or to book a clinic.

For ages 4 - 16 years



 

The Brick House
Willetton. Dates TBA 9am - 12pm, 12.30pm - 3.30pm or 9am - 3.30pm. Cost $35 - $40 half day $70 - $80 full day.
www.thebrickhouse.com.au

JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - JUNIOR AND ADVANCED LEGO® WORKSHOPS
If  your children love LEGO®  then why not book them on to one of our hands-on, fun school holiday camps.
For the July School Holidays our centre will be set up into different zones comprising: RoboCAMP Robotics, LEGO® Technics, LEGO® Minecraft®, LEGO® City and LEGO® Friends and LEGO® Star Wars.
Our Brick House Instructors will guide the children through the different zones where they will participate in a variety of workshops, activities, games and challenges.  Our aim is to encourage the children to express their creativity and share and communicate their ideas with others through model building.

JUNIOR LEGO® WORKSHOP
This Workshop is suitable for children aged 5-7 (PP to Yr1) and is made up of a 1 hour RoboCAMP Robotics Workshop and 2 hours of LEGO® games, activities and challenges.
Cost $35 for Half Day or $70 for the full day.

ADVANCED LEGO® WORKSHOP
This Workshop is suitable for children aged 7-12 (Yr2 to Yr7) and is made up of a 2 hour RoboCAMP Robotics Workshop and 1 hour of LEGO® games and challenges.
Cost $40 for Half Day or $80 for the full day.

(If you have siblings in different age groups who want to stay together then please book both children on to the Junior Lego® Workshop).
During the RoboCAMP Workshop the children learn the working principles of a robot and the inspiration behind it.  We will then build a robot with LEGO®bricks, explore its design and code using an intuitive easy-to-use visual programming language. During the workshop the children work in pairs alternating between the role of Engineer and Builder. Please note these are brand new models and have not been used in any of our previous School Holiday Camps or After School Workshops.
Morning Workshops run from 9.00am to 12pm and Afternoon Workshops run from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
Full Day Camps run from 9.00am to 3.30pm with a break for lunch (book a morning and afternoon session for the full day).
We encourage parents to drop and leave and the children need to bring a water bottle and a nut free snack (and lunch if attending the full day camp).

For ages 5 - 12 years.



 

Forte School of Music
Canning Vale. Contact (08) 9256 3170
www.fortemusic.com.au 

Jungle Music Holiday Class. Age: 1.5 - 3.5. Duration: 45 min. Cost: $20
Parent or caregiver shares the learning experience with the child.
Parents, join your child in Fortes magical world of sound , music, colour and movement. Your child will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of percussion instruments and explore concepts such as fast and slow, beat keeping and solfege. The class will also include directed creative movement, singing, dancing and other social activities including everyone's favourite, the parachute.

Non musically your child will be picking up vital skills of listening, co-operation, following directions, social interaction, language development, body awareness, gross and fine motor skills and co-ordination.

Music and interacting with Music is linked with positive outcomes for children in all aspects of development. The wonderful thing is, you the parent, will be there to support, guide and share this joyful experience with your child In a warm nurturing atmosphere with other parents and children. 

Mini Maestros Holiday Class Age: 3.5 - 5 Duration: 1 hour Cost: $25
Parent or caregiver shares the learning experience with the child.
Take your child on a fantastic musical journey this holidays at Forte. Introduce your child to the world of sound and music in a warm nurturing environment with other parents and children.

The class will invite you to get creative with sounds. Use different materials to make your very own musical instrument and explore musical concepts such as loud and soft, fast and slow.Experiment with  a variety of tuned and un tuned percussion instruments, and through fun and games develop skills in beat and rhythm. Engage in movement and singing activities that promote social awareness and build confidence.

And finally, learn how to perform a piece on the keyboard together. The wonderful thing is, you the parent, will be there to support, guide and share this joyful experience.

Keyboard Munchkin Skills Holiday Program. 5yrs-9yrs Tue-Thur July 12-14 @9am-3pm. 3 day course $150
This is great for students who may need extra support in their practice during their holidays, or just to have a great time. This program will be open to all of our keyboard students.
In this program, your child will:
- Be supported by Forte Teachers during their practice
- Revise and be able to play their pieces at a high standard
- Have consolidated listening, singing, playing, reading, and writing skills
- Sing and play music games
- Make new friends
- Be inspired and leave with excitement for the new term
- Perform in a small concert for their peers and other parents




 

Bricktober
Cannington Exhibition Centre.  Sat 8th & Sun 9th October 9am - 5pm. Cost $8. Family of 4 (min 1 adult) $25. Booking essential. 
www.bricktober.info 

STAY,PLAY AND LOOK as long as you like. Bricktober is a annual exhibition of Lego by the Ascot Rotary Club to raise funds to support young children in the local community and support other Rotary Projects. Tickets are sold in timed entry slots to assist with crowd management. Once inside you can STAY,PLAY AND LOOK as long as you like. Timed entry slots are to ensure flow through of the exhibition.



 

AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things
Perth Cultural Centre. 1st - 14th October. Cost: Free - 

www.awesomearts.com 

Each year in the October school holidays, the AWESOME Festival presents a spectacular array of theatre, dance, early childhood activities, music, film and hands-on activities in the Perth Cultural Centre.

The 2016 AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things will return to the Perth Cultural Centre to inspire and delight Perth children aged 0 – 12 and their families.
For ages 0 - 12 years  



 

Musical Playground - Music Treasure Chest
Moerlina School, 16 Brockway Road, Mt Claremont. Thursday 6th October 9am & 11am. Cost $15 or $50 for family of 4. 
 www.trybooking.com 

Take your children on a magical and musical tropical island adventure! Come ashore with Grace, Bec and Tash on a treasure hunt to discover a host of favourite songs. Using well known melodies blended with engaging lyrics depicting the characters on an island.

Musical Playground’s latest production, “Music Treasure Chest” is sure to have both the young and the young-at-heart singing and dancing along. As professional musicians and experienced educators, the trio of Musical Playground have created a unique combination of well known classical favorites and popular nursery rhymes as an introduction to real instruments and the opportunity for children to interact and respond during the show. Children will have the chance to see up close the flute, piccolo, violin and double bass as they explore the magical sound-world of Treble Clef Island.



 

Perth Royal Show
Claremont Showgrounds. 26th September - 3rd October. Cost: $29 adults, $15 children 5 - 15 years. Children under 5 are free. Family $74. 
www.perthroyalshow.com.au

The IGA Perth Royal Show is the highlight of the spring school holidays kicking off on Saturday September 26 and concluding on Saturday 3 October 2015.
All entertainment and key attractions are free 
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.



 

Scitech Science Night
City West, Perth. Thursday 6th October 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Cost: Members $25 Non Members $27. 
www.scitech.org.au

What happens at Scitech once the sun goes down? Science Night is back these holidays with an exclusive after-hours event just for kids. Explore Scitech’s new exhibition Explor-a-saurus, see a show in the Lotterywest Science Theatre, experiment in the CSIRO Lab and take a quiz to test your knowledge. 
Pizza and drinks will be provided for booked attendees.



   

Build a Snowman at Xtreme Ice Arena
Mirrabooka Dates TBA.  1.30pm - 3.30pm. Cost: $16 Entry, $6 Skate hire, $3 spectators. 
www.xtremeice.com.au

Come and join in ice skating and snow play here at Xtreme Ice Arena! Our ever popular session is back for the school holidays.



attractions



 

The Maze, Home of Outback Splash
Bullsbrook. 
www.themaze.com.au 

Reach speeds of over 10 metres per second and experience the thrill of The Plummet! Standing over 10 meters high with a 7 metre drop… The Maze, home out Outback Splash is ecstatic to announce that this school holidays we will be launching a brand new inflatable slide, The Plummet. You will be entertained for hours! Visit www.themaze.com.au for current opening hours and ticket prices.



 

Scitech 
Explore-a-Saurus, City West, Perth
www.scitech.org.au

Step back in time to when dinosaurs reigned supreme and get up-close-and-personal with these prehistoric creatures in Scitech's latest feature exhibition, Explore-a-saurus.
Meet moving and roaring animatronic versions of some of the world's most famous dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, the King of the Cretaceous Period, and Muttaburrasaurus, one of the most complete dinosaur skeleton specimens ever found in Australia.
This exciting exhibition links visitors to the evolution of our planet through hands-on and interactive exhibits with STEM themes (science, technology, engineering and maths).
Become a palaeontologist for the day and use fossil evidence to uncover amazing dinosaur facts, such as what dinosaurs ate, how fast they ran and how they cared for their young. Through biology, discover what features made dinosaurs thrive in their environment for so many millions of years or use maths skills to test the strength of a T-rex bite. Engineer trumpets to replicate dinosaur sounds and investigate the technology that make our animatronic dinosaurs move and roar.
And make sure you keep an eye out for Bucky, our 4metre tall roaming juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex, who will be making regular appearances in the BHP Exhibition Gallery. More playful than threatening, our expert handlers are kept busy with dinosaur and crowd management. However don't expect Bucky to be too safe and predictable....




 
 

Revolutions Transport Museum
TBA. 10am - 4pm. Cost: Gold coin donation. 
www.whitemanpark.com.au

Pop on your walking shoes and head on down to Revolutions for some school holiday fun.   Take a stroll into the wonderful world of walking. Wander around and get curious about the sizes and shapes of feet and shoes that are often quite unlike our own. 



 

Xtreme Ice Arena
Mirrabooka
www.xtremeice.com.au

This school holidays we are PACKED full of awesome fun for the whole family. We have the Australian national ice hockey championships followed by our extremely popular build a snowman sessions, Rugs on Ice and Bumper Cars on Ice. View our school holiday session times here. 




 

BOUNCE inc
Cannington. 
www.bounceinc.com.au


BOUNCE is a massive, air-conditioned indoor trampoline park, all about jumping high and landing soft & safe. BOUNCE takes the rush of getting airborne and adds a bunch of new dimensions, including:The Free Jump Arena
Over 50 interconnected trampolines incorporating a series of longer tumble tracks and angled banked walls, where you can work on your own routine or just jump around the oversized playground

Junior Jump
For kids over 3 years and under 110cm. With their own fenced-off area in the Free-Jump Arena and a dedicated lane to try out landing soft in the Big Bag, kids can play without any danger of running into bigger, more adventurous bouncers

BOUNCE is packed with heaps of fun things to do for parents and children alike! Check out the session times and book yourself in!



 

Lazer Blaze
Malaga & Willetton
www.lazerblaze.com.au

Lazer Blaze has two huge indoor Laser Tag Facilities in Malaga & Willetton.   Offering a special event Kids Day on specific Thursdays of the School Holidays from 9am ‘til 1pm for ages 7 to 14.  (Check dates on our website: http://lazerblaze.com.au/kids-day)
Daily specials are also on offer during the holidays so check out our Facebook Page for what specials are available during the School Holidays.
Played in a darkened multi-level arena it’s full of fun, excitement and mystery as you traverse the maze to find the opposing teams’ base targets and opposing teams’ players.  The equipment works on IR (just like your DVD remote) so there are no projectiles.
Lazer Blaze is a fun, physical activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family, we always suggest making a booking by calling our stores directly.  Check out our website for more information and photos.



  Altantis Play Centre
Clarkson
www.atlantisonline.com.au

The play centre offers children to over 1800 square metres of fun and adventure with everything from ball pits, inflatables, indoor sports pitch, climbing frames motorised rides, extensive babies and toddlers zones and so much more. Our café has a range of wonderful food options for families. Our operating hours are Mon – Friday 9am to 2pm. Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm. Exclusive party times are 6.30pm to 8.30pm. We also have an upper deck carpark and 120 bays available in the under croft carpark. The entrance is via Caribbean Drive Ocean Keys. 




 

Stockland Baldivis
www.stockland.com.au/baldivis 

It’s time to go Bananas at Stockland Baldivis! 
That’s right - crazy Minion fun arrives in Baldivis these holidays!  Come along for a Minion Meet and Greet during week one and give your new yellow friend a hug.  Wanting more Minion wackiness?  Then join us for our Minion craft sessions during week two.
Activities run Monday to Friday from 11am to 2pm at Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre.  Lot 26 Safety Bay Road, Baldivis.
Stockland – it’s your place!

 





 
 

Stockland Bullcreek
www.stockland/bullcreek 




 
 

Karrinyup Shopping Centre
www.karrinyupcentre.com.au

 

   

Floreat Forum
www.floreatforum.com.au 

 







 

 

Westfield Whitford City
www.westfield.com.au/whitfordcity 

 




 

NOBODY OWNS THE MOON
24th September - 8th October. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle
Tickets available from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre


With hand puppets, marionettes and masks, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre's Nobody Owns the Moon will make you think twice about the place you live, and might even encourage you to stop and say hello to your neighbour.
Adapted from the book by Tohby Riddle, this 50 minute show is perfect for children aged 5 and above, and will spark conversations about belonging and community that will resonate with children and adults alike. Explore Spare Parts' puppetry museum filled to the brim with magical puppets from the company's 35 year history while you're there.



 

TIGER TALE - AWESOME ARTS FESTIVAL
3rd  - 8th October 2016. Studio Underground, Perth
Tickets available from Ticketek

Tiger Tale is a chaotic, dangerous but brilliantly funny tale.
Live music, theatre and dance combine to create a moving, intimate performance of a dysfunctional family whose world is turned upside down when a tiger invades. This insightful story of family relationships offers the audience the chance to sit right up close as the family is reminded why they love one another.
With captivating dancers and live music, come be immersed in citrus scents and sheer energy, as the space explodes with colour and movement.
For more information about the AWESOME Festival please visit 
awesomearts.com



 

BIG BAD WOLF - AWESOME ARTS FESTIVAL
5th - 8th October 2016. State Theatre of WA
Tickets available from Ticketek

He’s the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Simply put, he has no friends. But what he does have is incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and unique ideas about personal hygiene. He’s the infamous Big Bad Wolf, and nobody likes him!
Wolfy, a passionate poet, is all alone in the world until one girl is brave enough to double check this wolf’s bad reputation and an unlikely friendship is born.
This table-turning tale will have you wondering why you were scared of the Big Bad Wolf in the first place!



 

SPOT
12th - 15th October 2016. State Theatre of WA. 
Tickets available from Ticketek

Spot is one of the most loved dogs in the world, and he’s coming to Australia for the first time!
Spot and his friends are off on a new adventure to visit Spot’s Dad on the farm and meet the farm animals. But when they arrive, all the animals are lost! Can Spot and his friends find them all? They might need a little help from their new friends in the audience…
Eric Hill’s beloved puppy comes to life on stage in this international musical for children aged 2+ and their adults, which comes to Australia as part of an international tour.





 

Eagle Rock Spur & Eagle Falls Spur
Currambine & Wanneroo
www.spurinternational.com 




Buggybuddys Top 100 School Holiday Activities


1.   Don't miss all the fun at Kids Wonderland! The greatest rides, the best child live shows, unique & creative activities, fun educational exhibits & all new roving performers all coming to Perth this July school holidays.
Location: Stirling. Suitable for: Ages 2 - 12 years
Cost:  $27.50 kids $15 adults. 
   

2.   Visit the 19 roaring, moving life-sized dinosaurs at Zoorassic Park at Perth Zoo!
Location: Perth Zoo, South Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Zoo entry $29 adults, $14 children (4 - 15 yrs). Children under 4 are free.
 
   

3.   Grab the scooters and head to the brand new Shepherds Bush Park Playground. Kids will have the most fabulous fun racing their mates around the track.
Location: Kingsley. 
 

4.   Rug up and enjoy some winter fun at the city of Perth's Snowslide. Nothing says fun more than sliding down an 4 or 12 metre snow slide on an inflatable ring.
Location: Perth City. Suitable for: 3 to 12 years.
Cost: Free (tickets must be booked in advance). 
 

5.   Let the kids explore their creative side with Tim Mangano's Creative Art Workshops.
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: Ages 6 - 13 years
Cost: $52
   

6.   Discover the brand new Kinkura Park Adventure Playground with its wooden fortresses and walkways. 
Location: Eglinton. Suitable for: All ages

 
 

7.   Grab tickets to Kids Funfest! WA's biggest indoor family carnival with over 90 rides and attractions and just one low entry fee. 
Location: Claremont Showgrounds. Suitable for: ages 2+
Cost: Children $23.50 Adults $17.50
   

8.   Check out the amazing nature playground and cubby house and enjoy a bite to eat at Masonmill Family Restaurant
Location: Carmel. 
   

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

10.   Heading South looking for an adventure? Then make sure you check out Trees Adventure - Perth's first tree ropes course! 
Location: Lane Poole, Dwellingup. Suitable for: All ages 4+ years.
Cost: $45 Adults, $25 Kids aged 4 - 9 years, $35 kids aged 10 - 17 years. 
   

11.   Do you have a budding Wimbledon champ in your house? Then book them into Tennis Excellence holiday clinics where they can improve their tennis skills.
Location: Across WA. Suitable for: Ages 4+
   

12.   Head to Eagle Rock Spur on Monday or Tuesday and kids eat free all day! Plus the kids will have a great time in the indoor playroom. 
Location: Currambine. 
 

13.   Be a pirate for the day at the new nautical themed playground at Rockingham foreshore
Location: Rockingham. Suitable for: All ages
 

14.  

Beat the school holiday brain drain and sign your budding master builders up for a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® GOSNELLS & CANNINGTON or BALDIVIS workshop using LEGO® bricks. It's COOL, it's FUN and it's EDUCATIONAL! 

   

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

16.  

Have fun playing shop at Wanneroo Regional Museum. It's a great little museum which is free to enter and fun for kids of all ages.
Location: Wanneroo. Suitable for: All ages.
Cost: FREE 

 

17.   Check out the brand new $1.5 million Livvi's Place Playground.
Location: Whiteman Edge, Brabham Suitable for: All ages and abilities.
 

18.   Book at Seal Island Wildlife Cruise around Penguin Island and adults will pay the same price as kids by quoting WINTER. Great for a mother's group catch up, or the perfect day out for the whole family. 
Location: Rockingham. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $25 per person (usually $39)
   

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

20.   Have fun at the brand new Calleya Playground with its huge slide and built in trampolines in the floor.
Location: Banjup. Suitable for: All ages. 
 

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

22.   Have little ones and want to hang out away from the big kids? Then head to Little Sweet Play Centre which is dedicated to young children aged 0 - 5 years. 
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: Ages 0 - 5 years
Cost: $8.50 per child. 
   

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

24.   Rainy day? There is lots of fun to be had in Timezone - your one stop spot for total fun! 
Location: Baldivis, Fremantle, Innaloo, Joondalup & Northbridge. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $12 - $20 
   

25.   Burn off some energy at Atlantis Playcentre. Fabulous fun for kids of all ages! 
Location: Clarkson Suitable for kids aged 0 - 12 years. 
Cost: $3.50 - $11.95
   

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

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

28.   Is your child the next David Beckham? Practise those soccer skills by booking into CF11's holiday camp.
Location: Ocean Reef & Yokine Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 16 years
Cost: $35 per day or $90 for 3 days. 
   

29.   Check out Wanneroo's biggest LEGO display packed with fantastic models. Take part at a LEGO workshop.
Location: Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre. Suitable for: exhibition - all ages, workshops - ages 4 to 12 years.
Cost: FREE for exhibition entry. $5 for workshops. 
 

30.   Pirates Ahoy! Walk the plank at the nautical themed Stage Teal Park in Burns Beach.
Location: Burns Beach. Suitable for: All ages
 

31.   Step back in time to when dinosaurs reigned supreme and get up-close-and-personal with these prehistoric creatures in Scitech's latest feature exhibition, Explore-a-saurus.
Location: Scitech, West Perth. Suitable for: all ages.
Cost: Scitech entry $19 Adults, $12 children, children under 4 FREE
   

32.   Enjoy some fast paced fun by going Go Karting. Click here to find a list of Go Kart venues around Perth.     

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

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

35.   Visit the brand new Squids Playcentre which opened in April. 
Location: Bibra Lake. Suitable for: all ages
Cost: $10 all ages
   

36.   Find your way home with Dory this school holidays at Karrinyup Shopping Centres Finding Dory Activity Zone.
Location: Karrinyup. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: FREE
   

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

38.   Check out the brand new City of Perth Library which opened its doors at the beginning of March
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages
 

39.   Enjoy lunch at the historic Parkerville Tavern and get a free ice cream with every kids meal ordered during the school holidays. There is a playground plus a huge amount of space in their beer garden for kids to run about on. 
Location: Parkerville. Suitable for: All ages
   

40.   Check out the brand new Bullrush Adventure Playground which boasts an 8 metre rope climbing tower! 
Location: Wellard. Suitable for: All ages. 
 

41.   Pick your own citrus fruit at Golden Grove Orchard in Chittering.
Location: Chittering. Suitable for: all ages
Cost: $4 per kilo. Minimum 5 kilos. 
   

42.   Book tickets for the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre's Splat! A high energy fusion of circus, pupperty, dance, digital animation and paper-play that will leave you breathless from laughter and amazement! 
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: Ages 3 -10 years
Cost: $25 

 
   

43.   Enjoy a day of Minecraft fun and learning at Mind Buzz Camp. Play and connect with others on multiple servers, learning new skills, commands, tips and tricks all while making some great friends, 
Location: Across Perth Suitable for: Children aged 6 - 12 years. 
 
   

44.   Enjoy lunch at the gorgeous Avocados Cafe. The grounds are stunning! 
Location: Kelmscott. 
   

45.   Loose the kids at The Maze! Will you find your way out of the 1600 square metre hedge maze? 
Location: Bullsbrook. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $24.50 Adults, $16 kids 4 - 15 year. Under 4's FREE
   

46.   Get back to nature at Braithwaite Park Nature Play Area
Location: Mount Hawthorn Suitable for: All ages although designed with 10 - 14 year olds in mind. 
 

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

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

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

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

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

52.   Get competitive at Laser Blaze! On Thursday's during the school holidays it's kids day. Played in a darkened multi-level arena it’s full of fun, excitement and mystery as you traverse the maze to find the opposing teams’ base targets and opposing teams’ players.  
Location: Malaga and Willetton. Suitable for: 7 to 14 years. 
   

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.  

Discover the FESA Education and Heritage Centre. A hands on museum where kids can learn about the progress of Fire Fighting through the years. Open Tuesday - Thursday.
Location: Perth City. Suitable for: Ages 3+ years.
Cost: FREE

 

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

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

57.   Challenge your friends to a round of mini- golf at the stunning Wanneroo Botanic Gardens. Loser has to buy a round of ice-creams! 
Location: Wanneroo. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $18 adults, $13 children. 
   

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

59.   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)
 

60.   Buy yourself some peace and quiet and the kids a whole load of fun by booking them into Vacation Care at HBF Arena.
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 15 years.
Cost: Childcare rebate available - call and find out what discount applies
   

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

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

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

64.   Spend the morning at Woodbridge Riverside Park. Fabulous park for kids of all ages and abilities.
Location: Guildford Suitable for: All ages
 

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

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

67.   Take a tour of HMAS Submarine Ovens in Fremantle. Children need to be over 5 to partake in the tour.
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: School aged children over 5
Cost: $15 Adults $7.50 Children
   

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

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

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

71.   Get the kids active by booking them into Kidz 'n Sport's school holiday program
Location: Across, Perth. Suitable for: Children aged 3 - 9 years.
   

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.   Be a pirate for the day at 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 
Cost: Free
 

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

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

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

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

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

80.   Pay a visit to Revolutions Transport Museum at Whiteman and 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.   Enjoy lunch in the Swan Valley, a treasure hunt and a ride around the lake on a pedalo at the gorgeous Oakover Grounds
Location: Swan Valley
   

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

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

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

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

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

91.   Head to 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+
 

92.   Check out  Russell Brown Adventure Park with its huge focus on nature play. 
Location: Mosman Park
   

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 HBF Stadium . Days packed with sporting activities and guest coaching sessions from WA’s leading sports groups.
Location: Mount Claremont. Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 12 years
Cost: $34.50 half day $56 full day.
   

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

96.   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.
 

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

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

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

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