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Bricks 4 Kidz - Gosnells and Cannington
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 



  Wesley Institute of Training - Youth Extension Program
Contact 9470 2000 or 0419 657 288. Cost: $150 per course.
www.wesleyhealth.com.au/youth 

Wesley Institute of Training (Tech Park Campus) runs Holiday Programs in IT every day of the school holidays for students aged 11-16!
Wesley offer a range of interesting and fun one day short course workshops designed specifically for kids from 9.00 – 4.00 pm.   Our courses extend real skills for real life in a fun, hands on and interactive way.
Subjects include :
- Adobe Photoshop
- Creating funky projects and presentations using Microsoft Publisher
- PowerPoint and Presenting skills
- GameMaker Studio – creating video games and programming skills
- Excel
- Microsoft Project for year 9-12
- Become a Wizard at Microsoft Word
- Basic Keyboard Skills
- Careers Readiness and more.
Day rate is $150 per student which includes course materials, refreshments and a light lunch.

For ages 11- 16 years 



 

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

We’re back at Scitech. Scitech has kindly invited us to deliver two of our most fascinating workshops for the upcoming April school holidays. If you’d like to get more information about the workshops and ticketing info, please visit the e2 Young Engineers (South Metro) website and Facebook page.

Manual Car. 19th & 20th April. 9:30am–11am & 11:30am-1pm
In this workshop, we explore how gears work in cars. We build a working prototype of a car that has a changeable “gear stick” with a high gear and a low gear.
For ages 9 - 12 years  

Lunar Landing. 19th & 20th April. 2pm – 3:30pm. 
In this workshop, we use LEGO to build a motorised prototype of a lunar module then we conduct experiments to work out the best “wheels” for travelling on the harsh lunar surface.
For ages 13 - 15 years  



 

MIndBuzz
Across Perth. 
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. 
Dates and Locations: TBA

For ages 6 - 14 years 



whats to eat cooking classes in wanneroo  

What's 2 Eat? - Kids Cooking Classes
Wanneroo 4th - 15th July. 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

Numbers in Nature. 12th & 13th April 10am - 11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-2pm. Cost $12 members and $15 non members
There are amazing patterns in nature and all around us. Learn the secret code that unlocks the mysteries of these patterns.

For ages 9 - 11 & 12 - 15 years

Green Eggs and Ham 15th & 16th April 10am - 11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-2pm. Cost $12 members and $15 non members
Listen to a reading of this Dr Seuss classic before learning about chemistry and the states of matter by making your own slimy green eggs.

For ages 4 - 6 & 7 - 8 years 

E LEGO Engineering. 19th & 20th April. 9.30am - 11am, 11.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 3.30pm. Cost $20 members and $23 non members
Become an engineer using LEGO. By using the unique LEGO kits specially designed by e2 Young Engineers, you will create a moving mechanical prototype of a vehicle. To find out more about e2 Young Engineers visit http://www.perth-south.young-engineers.com.au/out-programs/
For ages 9 - 12 & 13 - 15  years

One fish two fish red fish blue fish 22nd & 23rd April. 10am - 11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-2pm.Cost $12 members and $15 non members
Listen to a reading of this Dr Seuss classic before learning how to separate colours using chromatography. If you wish you can make a fish and take it home.
For ages 4 - 6 & 7 - 8  years





 
 

School Holiday Activities at Whiteman Park
www.whitemanpark.com.au

Artefact Investigator 19th & 21st April. 10am & 2.30pm Cost: $10 Children, $3 Adults.  
Dig, Document, Display, Discover!
Museums are full of hidden treasures just waiting to be revealed. So put on your white gloves, it’s time to become an Artefact Investigator!
Investigators will have fun getting hands on: unearthing, caring for, cataloging and displaying their very own museum relics.
Be sure not to miss this rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover what museums are all about.
Session times are 10am & 2pm. The activity will take 1.5 hours.
Best suited for children aged 7 to 13 years.  Adult supervision/participation is required (1:5 minimum ratio). Enclosed footwear is required.
Bookings are essential on 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm). 

For ages 7 to 13 years 

Kids Woylie Walks 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st April. 6pm - 8pm. Cost: $10 Adults, $12 Children.
Kids – have you ever wanted to see Whiteman Park at night, when all the animals come out?
If the answer is yes, then join us for a special ‘edition’ of the Nocturnal Woylie Walk these school holidays!
This is a fantastic experience where you can watch woylies and quenda feed thanks to our special night lighting and marvel in this night-time experience!
DISCOVER Woodland Reserve, Whiteman Park’s premier conservation facility that offers protected habitat for rare and endangered WA animals.
MEET our education animals, including some cool reptiles, a playful possum (if she is behaving!) and a tawny frogmouth.
ENJOY a specially-designed, shorter tour of Woodland Reserve, visiting the wetland and spending lots of time in the soft-release enclosure where you can…
SEE the critically endangered woylie, as well as the Tasmanian native sugar gliders and the quendas in the Reserve.
And best of all, take home a special memento of your tour!
Bookings are essential on 9209 6000 (press ‘2’). Participants should have a moderate level of fitness to enjoy these tours. 

For all ages  



 

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


 

Kids Gym, HBF Stadium 
Mount Claremont
www.hbfstadium.com.au

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 to 10  


 

Little Kickers
Across Perth. Programme runs throughout the school holidays. 
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.

Find a location near you:
LK Perth - Leederville | Mount Hawthorn |  Hamersley | Swanbourne |  Contact 0466 606890
LK Perth North - Joondalup | Ocean Reef | Padbury. Contact 0409 888503
LK Perth East - Aveley | Beechboro | Ellenbrook | Midvale | Morley. Contact 0481 115147
LK Rockingham - Success | South Lakes | Kwinana and Rockingham. Contact 0423 623633
LK Perth South East Metro - South Perth | Como | Canning Vale | Karawara | Rossmoyne | Huntingdale  Contact 0451 226891
LK South West Metro- Bibra Lake and more coming to the Fremantle area Contact 0477 661 999
For ages 2 - 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!



 

Camp Cooking for Kids, Bibbulmun Track
Kalamunda. TBA. Cost: $35 kids $5 Adults. 
www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au

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 years



 

City Summit Kids 3 Day Climbing Course
Malaga. TBA. Cost: $150 
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. 11th - 13th April. Maccabi Football Club Yokine. 18th - 20th April. 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@clubhousefootball.com.au for more information or to book a clinic.
For ages 5 - 16 years



 

The Brick House
Willetton. TBA. 9am - 12pm, 12.30pm - 3.30pm or 9am - 3.30pm. Cost $30 half day $60 full day.
www.thebrickhouse.com.au

If your children love LEGO® then why not book them on to one of our hands-on, fun school holiday camps. Our camps are designed for children aged 5-12 who are in full time school and you are more than welcome to drop and leave.
For the April School Holidays our centre will be set up into different zones including Robotics, LEGO® Technics, LEGO® Minecraft®, LEGO® City and LEGO® Friends.
'New for April' - The ultimate LEGO® Star Wars Zone.
A Brick House Instructor will guide the children through a variety of age appropriate workshops, activities, games and challenges, encouraging them to express their creativity and share and communicate their ideas with others through model building.
Children aged 5 & 6 will also now be able to participate in the Robotics Workshops (on offer at every ses- sion) as we have developed an ‘Intro to Robotics’ Workshop suitable for children of that age.
Camps will run from Monday 11th April to Thursday 14th April and from Monday 18th April to Thursday 21st April.
Morning Camps run from 9.00am to 12pm and Afternoon Camps run from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
Full Day Camps run from 9.00am to 3.30pm with a break for lunch.
Children need to bring a water bottle and a nut free snack (and lunch if attending the full day camp). Half Day $30 Full Day $60. 

For ages 5 - 12 years.



attractions


 

AQWA
Hillarys Boat Harbour. 9th - 25th April. Cost: Adults $30, Concessions $22, Children 4 - 15 years $18, Children under 4 FREE, Family (2 adults and 2 children) $79
www.aqwa.com.au

Discover sandsALIVE these April school holidays at AQWA! Emerging from the sand of AQWA’s Stingray Bay will be giant sea creature sculptures, coming alive before your very eyes each day from 10.30am! Watch our incredible sand sculptor work his magic, creating a new sculpture each day, then have a go yourself! Kids can take part in free interactive lessons with our sculptor and learn the basics of sand sculpting, starting from 11.30am. There’s even more fun to be had with free face-painting from 11am-1pm at the Discovery Pool, Story Time for tots at 11.45am in the Coral Reef and a new Toddler’s Playground at Stingray Bay. Event runs April 9-25 inclusive. Visit www.aqwa.com.au or www.facebook.com/discoverAQWA for more information. Contact reception@aqwa.co.au or call (08) 9447 7500 for enquiries.
For all ages 



 

Zoorassic Park at Perth Zoo
Perth Zoo, South Perth. Now until 15th May. Cost: $29 Adults, $14 children aged 4 - 14 years, Kids under 4 FREE. 
www.perthzoo.com.au 

See 19 roaring, moving, life-sized dinosaurs at Perth Zoo!
Have lunch with a T. rex, marvel at the biggest dinosaur ever displayed in the Southern Hemisphere, the 18m Argentinosaurus and meet Australia’s Muttaburrasaurus.
Get in quick before they go extinct again. Zoorassic Park is included in the standard entry ticket to Perth Zoo.

For all ages  



 

WA Maritime Museum - Fremantle
Fremantle. Cost: $10 Adults $3 Children 5 - 15 years. Children under 5 FREE. 
www.museum.wa.gov.au

Submerse Yourself
11th – 15th April and 18th – 22nd April 10:30am – 1:30pm Cost: Free or $3*

Make your own periscope and undertake the periscope challenge, create your own ‘Dazzle’ naval camouflage and unlock the secrets of Morse code in the Indian Ocean Raider Mission.

Six Simple Machines
Daily from 9th April 9:30am – 5pm Cost: Free*

Explore incredible structural achievements of the past, and learn about the six simple machines that made them possible.

For ages 4+ years



 

WA Musuem - Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle
www.museum.wa.gov.au 

Trade Winds
11th – 15th April and 18th – 22nd April 10:30am – 1:30pm Cost: $3

Become a legendary Spice Captain working for the Dutch VOC Shipping Company. Collect your Trade Winds clue sheet and set sail across the oceans to collect exotic and valuable spices and reap your coin reward!
For ages 4+ years  



 

Scitech 
Astronaut. Scitech, City West, Perth
www.scitech.org.au

Ever wanted to know what it takes to become an astronaut or how they manage everyday things, like using the toilet, in space? Well now you can find out in Scitech’s newest exhibition, Astronaut!
Take on the physical and mental challenges in the astronaut training centre, experience a rocket launch, explore life on the Space Lab and investigate how to do science in space. Can you work together to solve problems or accurately land a capsule? How would you eat or sleep in space? Explore all these things and more in Astronaut.




 
 

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. 



 

Wreck and Recreation at Wanneroo Regional Museum
3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo. 9th - 25th April. Cost: FREE 
www.wanneroo.wa.gov.com.au

Did you know the City of Wanneroo is home to several shipwrecks? Find out more about Wanneroo's shipwreck past through a series of fun activities during the April school holidays.
Around 400 years ago European navigators began sailing perilously close to Western Australia on their way to South East Asia. Many voyages ended tragically with vessels shipwrecked and sailors thinking,” I should have turned earlier”.  The Wanneroo coast is now home to several ship wrecks lying beneath the waves; some as recent as the 20th century. Did you know two of the suburbs in Wanneroo are named after shipwrecks?
From the 1920s onwards the coastline around Wanneroo began to be opened up with roads which meant residents of the surrounding area could work and holiday here. From whaling to holiday shacks, the Wanneroo Coast is full of historical riches (and just maybe the odd silver coin). The Wanneroo Regional Museum will be conducting a series of activities in the April school holidays to allow you to discover more about our shipwreck past and our maritime history.

For all ages  



 

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.




 

Kids Wonderland
2nd - 10th July. Session Times 9am - 12.00pm, 1pm - 4pm and 5pm - 8pm. Tickets kids $27.50, Adults $15, kids under 2 free. 
www.kidswonderland.com.au

KIDS WONDERLAND™IS BACK UNDER AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST BIG TOP FOR 9 DAYS OF EXCITEMENT!
The greatest kids rides, the best child live shows, unique & creative activities, fun educational exhibits & all new roving performers all coming to Perth this July school holidays.
Following on from a successful 2015, a large number of exciting changes have been made to make this ever-growing event one to remember.
Dance like no one is watching in the mix94.5 Kids Silent Disco, build a sandcastle in the Kinetic Sand Play Arena, play your old arcade game favourites in the Chillout Zone.
Meet Real Life Mermaids who tell magical stories, challenge your friends to the newest video games in GameVault™, be entertained by an surprising world of bubbles duringDr Hubble’s Bubble Show, listen to the funky fresh tunesfromThe Vegetable Plot and be amazed by spectacular acrobatics in the Bizircus show - All on the RAC Little Legends Club Stage.
And don’t forget about all the RIDES. Enjoy all of Perth’s best carnival rides that you can ride again and again.
Let the kids play whilst the parents retreat to the City of Stirling Parents Oasis with complimentary 5 Minute Massages. 



 

Build a Snowman at Xtreme Ice Arena
Mirrabooka 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.



     



 

Cockburn Gateway Shopping City
11th - 24th April 11am - 2pm. 
www.cockburngateway.com.au 

The Marvel Avengers Assemble at Cockburn Gateway Shopping City these school holidays
Meet your favorite superheroes on both weekends, 16 & 17th and 23 & 24th April!

AVENGERS CRAFT ACTIVITY
Monday 11th - Sunday 24th April 11am - 2pm
* Make a Captain America Shield
* Test your memory with Avengers Memory Game
* Try your hand at Super Hero Giant Darts
* $5 meal deals for all our hungry superheroes 




 
 

Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Saturday 9th - Friday 22nd April 11am - 4pm. Thursdays until 8pm. 
www.karrinyupcentre.com.au

Join in the fun at Karrinyup this April School Holidays as our Centre Court is transformed into a retro roller rink!
Disclaimer: Please note, all participants will skate at their own risk. Skates begin at a children size 9. Conditions of entry apply and these can be viewed at the rink. Please bring your own socks. Visit
www.karrinyupcentre.com.au for more information



 

Floreat Forum
Holiday Dress Up Fun - Story Telling & Balloon Twisting. 15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd April. 11am - 12pm Storytelling. 12pm - 1pm Balloon Twisting. 
www.floreatforum.com.au 

Join us for different story tales on Friday and Saturday. Plus all kids will get to take home a balloon twisted creation of their choice! 




 

Stockland Bull Creek
www.stockland.com.au

The Robotic Challenge - Partnering with Compu.ED. Monday 11th - Friday 15th April. 10am - 1pm. Cost: $2 per child. 
This workshop will challenge our future scientists to a game of dexterity and skill. Using the Sphero Robot, our super kids have to complete a set of quests and earn themselves the fastest time score status.
There will also be an opportunity for the children to design their own “skin”, to make a bespoke robot.
*Limited spaces available. Contact Centre Management on 9332 8481 for enquiries.

Cartoon Photobooth with Kung Fu Panda 3. Monday 18th - Friday 22ndApril. 10am - 1pm. Cost: $2 per child. 
Get your photo taken with your favourite Dreamworks characters from Kung Fu Panda 3, Home and The Penguins of Madagascar!
Plus, everyone gets a photostrip to take home!
© 2016 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.







 

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

Build-A-Robot Workshops. 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th April. 11.30am.
Visit the Australian Geographic store at Westfield Whitford City and learn how to Build-Your-Own-Robot out of household items!  Take a suggestion sheet home and build-your-own-robot, then enter Australian Geographic's competition to win a Vex IQ for you and for your school!

Kids Seafood Master Class. 11th - 15th & 18th - 22nd April. 2pm. 
Kids love to cook! Join us at Westfield Whitford City these school holidays for FREE Seafood Masterclasses by the local experts at Catalano's!
Budding Chefs will sample yummy treats, learn to cook kid-friendly meals by a Catalano's in-house Chef (that can be easily re-created at home), PLUS each child will go in the daily draw to win a $10 'Catalano's Cash' voucher for Mums & Dads to spend in-store.
Each 30 minute class will start at 2pm from Monday to Friday throughout the school holidays, and spaces are strictly limited to 10 children per class. Call the team at 
Catalano's Whitford City to book your child's admission today!
To ensure fun for everyone, Chefs under the age of 8 can visit the "Catch of the Day" inflatable pool to catch themselves a prize, all day every day!

Desdemona's Potion Making. 11th & 15th April. 11am - 11.45am & 12pm - 2pm. 
Join us at Westfield Whitford City these school holidays for an interactive potion making show with the magical Desdemona!
Budding witches & wizards can create their own enchanting concoction while discovering spectacular potions to the likes 'Sweet Dreams' recipes, 'Love' spells and even an elixir for 'Turning an Annoying Person into a Frog'!
Desdemona's Interactive Potion Making Show: 11am - 11:45am at the Blue Blocks (opposite Best & Less)
Create Your Own Potion Workshop: 12pm - 2pm at the Fairytale Nook (opposite Caffissimo)

Teddy Bear's Picnic. 12th & 14th April. 11.30am. 11am - 11.45am & 12pm - 2pm. 
Bring your Teddy and join us for a picnic at Westfield Whitford City these school holidays! There will be lots of marvellous things to eat, and some wonderful games to play!
Come and listen to all of your favourite stories, sing-a-long to songs and more. After the picnic, get crafty by making your own pom pom animal to take home with you, using pom poms, pipe cleaners & paper plates!
Teddy Bears Picnic: 11am – 11:45am at the Blue Blocks (opposite Best & Less)
Pom Pom Animal Workshop: 12pm - 2pm at the Fairytale Nook (opposite Caffissimo) 

Act Your Own Adventure. 13th & 16th April. 11.30am. 11am - 11.45am & 12pm - 2pm. 
Join us at Westfield Whitford City these school holidays for an interactive, magical choose-your-own-adventure show!
Kids imagination will run wild as they act and choose their own adventure about slaying dragons and rescuing princesses, plus make & take home their own wands & swords made from cardboard, glitter and glue!
Interactive Act Your Own Adventure Show: 11am – 11:45am at the Blue Blocks (opposite Best & Less)
Wands and Sword Making Workshop: 12pm – 2pm at the Fairytale Nook (opposite Caffissimo)

Shopkins Interactive Zone. 20th - 24th April. 11.00am - 1.30pm
Westfield Whitford City invites you to explore the FREE Shopkins Interactive Zone these school holidays from Friday 22 April to Sunday 24 April in Centre Court!
Kids can get creative with a Shopkins craft activity, take part in the stocktake matching game, complete ‘Swapkins’ rounds and catch their favourite characters in the shopping cart toss game.
Plus on April 20 & 21 you can meet Kooky Cookie who will be wandering around Westfield Whitford City. You can even get your photo taken with her from 1pm – 1.30pm!
11am – 11.30am: Find Kooky Cookie in centre
12pm – 12.30pm: Find Kooky Cookie in centre
1pm – 1.30pm: Take a photo with Kooky Cookie in Centre Court (near Concierge and Caffissimo)




 

MISTER MAKER AND THE SHAPES LIVE ON STAGE
23rd & 24th July 2016. Regal Theatre, Subiaco
Tickets available from Ticketek

Get ready Australia! MISTER MAKER is coming back with his brilliant, fun and interactive live show.
Come and join your ultimate arts and craft hero Mister Maker when he tours Australia during the June/July school holidays.
Featuring brand new songs and makes, Mister Maker is returning to Australia following his sold out 2015 tour with his new show that promises once again to be the hottest family ticket for 2016!
Packed full of arty adventures there’ll be a big 'make' to take part in, super songs to join in with, a fabulous supporting cast and not forgetting, The Shapes!
Yes, you'll be able to share the fun with Mister Maker's colourful all-dancing friends Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too! 
This show is tons of arty fun for all the family!
Mini Makers, get ready for some amazing arty creations and book your tickets today!



     


 

Buggybuddys Top 100 School Holiday Activities


1.   Are you looking for UNLIMITED RIDES & WATER FUN this school holidays? Then make sure you get your tickets to the Holiday Carnivale at Xscape at the City
Location: Belmont Racecourse Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $25 plus booking free. 
   

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.   LEGO fan? Then make sure you don't miss the Brick Man Experience, Australia's biggest exhibition of LEGO works with over 60 exhibits. 
Location: Elizabeth Quay, Perth Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adults $42.61, Junior $27.35 Family of 4 $101.71
   

4.   Spend the summer riding the surf. Enrol in surfing lessons with the Big Wave Surf School.
Location: Success Suitable for: 5 years to adults. 
Cost: $89 - $189
   

5.   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. 
 

6.  
Get your tickets for the Kids Big Carnival! Just one fee provides entry and once inside all the rides and entertainment are free! 
Location: Wanneroo Showgrounds.  Suitable for: 2.5 - 14 years
Cost: $27 kids $15 Adults plus booking free. 
   

7.   Get active this school holidays by signing up to Sports Camps Australia. There is a BMX Camp in Rockingham & Mandurah, Hockey Camp in Bussleton and Tennis Camp in South Perth    

8.   Check out the amazing nature playground and cubby house and enjoy a bit 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.   Enjoy lunch in the Swan Valley, a treasure hunt and a ride around the lake on a pedalo at the gorgeous Oakover Grounds
Location: Swan Valley
   

11.   Ever wanted to see Whiteman Park at night, when all the animals come out? Then book in for one of the special edition Kids Woylie Walks this school holidays.
Location: Whiteman Park. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adults $10, Children $12
   

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

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.   Cool off at Maylands Waterland. A great value day out for the school holidays
Location: Maylands. Suitable for: All ages.
Cost: $4.20 Adults $3.50 Children. Under 2's are free. 
   

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

20.   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.   Explore wonderful treasures from around the world in the Discovery Centre at the WA Museum
Location: WA Museum, Perth Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Free to $2
 

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

31.   Take on the robotic challenge at Stockland Bull Creek. This workshop will challenge our future scientists to a game of dexterity and skill. 
Location: Bull Creek
Cost: $2
 

32.   Discover sandsALIVE at  AQWA these school holidays. Emerging from the sand of AQWA's Stingray Bay will be giant sea creature sculptures.  
Location: Hillarys. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $30 Adults, $18 Children 4 - 15 years, Children under 4 are free. 
   

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

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

35.   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+
 

36.   Build a manual transmission car out of LEGO with the Young Engineers Holiday Program
Location: Scitech. Suitable for: Children aged 6 - 10 years. 
   

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

38.   Have a splashing time at Rainbow Waters Playground in Ellenbrook. Great free water playground! 
Location: Ellenbrook. 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.   Get the kids back to nature by booking them into Bibbulmun Track's camp cooking workshop
Location: Kalamunda. Suitable for: 6 - 12 years.
Cost: $35 kids, $5 adults. 
   

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

43.   Enjoy a day of Minecraft fun and learning at Myndcraft 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.   Book tickets for Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure - the first live show of its kind to combine incredible sets, expectional ice skating, dance, songs, acrobatics, aerial arts annd characters.
Location: Perth Arena. 
Cost: From $42.56
   

46.   Have heaps of fun at Adventure World! Will you be brave enough to ride the Krakow!
Location: Bibra Lake. Suitable for: All Ages
Cost: Adult $57, Child $47. Kids under 4 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.   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.   Cool off at the Port Cogee Marina Splash Pad.
Location: Port Coogee
 

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: $65 per day (CCR and CCB available)
   

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

62.   Get a birds eye view of Fremantle by taking a trip on the tourist wheel
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adult $12, Children up to 12 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: $10 Adults $3 Children
 

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

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

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

71.   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.   Head to Outback Splash where you can enjoy all the fun of the water park plus get lost in the new Hedge Maze
Location: Bullsbrook. 
Cost: Adult $29.50, Child $24 Kids under 4 free. 
   

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.   Get your skates on and head to Karrinyup Shopping Centre this school holidays for their FREE retro roller rink
Location: Karrinyup
Cost: Free
 

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 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.   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.