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

- Looking for something fun & creative for your child this school holidays?
- Want them to bring an art piece home that they can proudly hang up on the wall?
- Is it hard to find time to do art projects with your kids?

Tim’s 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, discover how to express themselves more freely and you’ll be supporting the little artist within!  

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.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
For ages 5 - 12 years 



 

Big Wave Surf School 
Secret Harbour. 26th September - 9th October. Cost 2 day course $99, 
4 day Weetbix surf groms course $189 (FREE Quicksilver pack)  
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. 
 4 day Weetbix surf groms course $189 (FREE Quicksilver pack worth over $200)
For ages 5 - 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



 

SCA/MG Tennis Camp Academy Camp
Next Generation Perth South. 27th - 29th September & 4th - 6th October. Cost: from $45 per half day and $90 per full day. 
www.sportscampsaustralia.com.au 

Out Tennis Camp at Next Gen Perth Sxcuth has a tennis program just for you! For beginners, drills will focus on stroke fundamentals. For advanced and high school players our drills are designed to teach campers how to construct points using spin, pace and placement. The afternoon session will focus on strategy, tactics and match play.
For ages 4 - 16 years 



 

WA Children's Theatre School
Churchlands. 3rd - 7th October. 8.30am - 3pm.  Cost: $277 per week. 
www.wachildrenstheatre.com.au 

Would your child like to be in a show this school holidays?
The Wolf has no teeth! is open now for bookings for cast and crew places…
The Wolf Has No Teeth is the zany story of Little Red Riding Hood's grandson, Prince Tom, and his determination to overcome anxiety.
Designed for kids aged 6-14 years, The Wolf Has No Teeth is part of WA Children's Theatre's 'show in a week' school holiday program hosted at Churchlands Senior School.
With great songs and dancing, this show is sure to be loved by all children. Plus as part of the curriculum, children will participate in auditions, rehearsals, choreography and be in the performance. All children will enjoy a cast party, receive an autographed poster and a certificate of participation. Also included are two sessions about anxiety and strategies to deal with it.
This interactive school holiday programme will run from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th October 2016 at Churchlands Senior School, from 8.30am to 3.00pm daily. It will be held in a positive, social and relaxed environment with lots of theatre games and is a great opportunity for children who have never participated in a production.
The program will conclude with a grand performance for family and friends on Friday evening at 7.00 pm.
Spots are limited and early registrations are encouraged book your child's place now by clicking this
link.
For ages 6 - 14 years 



 

Robotics Basic Introduction Courses
West Leederville Primary School. 27th & 29th September 4th & 6th October. 8.45am - 3.00pm. Cost: $120 per day. 
www.futurebots.com.au 

School Holiday Workshops! 6 Hours of daily fun.
This is suitable for kids between 9 and 12 years of age with little or no experience with robotics.
Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robotics kits the kids are able to have a tremendous amount of fun while learning some fundamental STEM skills. They will build robots, program them to move, turn and use a range of sensors to find their way through a maze, race and battle. Kids will love this!
For further details and enrolment please go to
www.FutureBots.com.auor contact Enquiries@FutureBots.com.au Or call Fraser on 0402761866
For ages 9 - 12 years




 

Educated by Nature - Kids in Nature (KIN)
Various locations, themes and dates. 
 www.educatedbynature.com 

Educated by Nature creates opportunities for children, parents and teachers to develop connections and learn within nature. Programs are designed to assist children grow personal resilience through nature connection.

KIN Village Senior allows children to freely explore their world and community with support of mentors. Play and develop skills in cubby building, carpentry, nature exploration, community games, art, music and cooking.
Drop and leave program for 7-14 year olds. $79 per child per session. Cost includes ingredients to make lunch.Bookings can be made at www.trybooking.com/JTGK
- Crawley (Deserted Island)28, 29 & 30 September
- Baldivis (Wild Games) 3 October
- Swanbourne (Nature Hunt) 5 & 6 October
- Hamilton Hill (Wild Games) 7 October

KIN Village Junior is designed to make a fun morning outdoors easy for parents and uplifting for children. These holidays we will play wilderness awareness games aimed to increase sensory awareness and animal connection.
 For children aged 4 to 7 and their parents. 9am to 12pm. $28 per child per session. $25 for siblings. Cost includes ingredients to make morning tea. Bookings can be made at www.trybooking.com/JTGK
Swanbourne - 28 September
Tapping - 29 September
Baldivis - 3 October
Information and booking through
www.educatedbynature.com or call 9389 4070.



 

Art Gallery of WA
www.artgallery.wa.gov.au 

School Holiday Fun at AGWA | FREE
10am-3pm, Monday 3, Wednesday 5 October to Friday 7 October 2016
To celebrate "Unknown Land", join AWESOME Arts and AGWA to celebrate our city, and show your vision of our state. How do we see ourselves now, nearly 200 years from European settlement?
After looking at some of the historical images of Western Australian places and scenes in the exhibition "Unknown Land" try your hand at making an artwork showing how you see Western Australia today. Work with us to create a work on paper revealing your vision of our state!

For ages 6+ years 

Drop in and Draw | FREE
10am-5pm, Saturday 24 September – Monday 31 October
Theme: Portraits
Simply drop into the AGWA’s Imagination Room and create your own artwork at the self-directed art activity stations.
For all ages 



  Luna Circus - Now taking bookings for January School Holidays
Karridale. 9th - 13th & 16th - 20th January. Cost: $65 - $385 per week. 
 www.lunacircus.com 

The Lunar Circus Summer School is a 3-week programme in January for kids of all ages based in a tranquil setting in Karridale near Margaret River.
The highest quality contemporary circus trainers from all over the world come to this beautiful setting to teach skills to hundreds of eager and excited kids. There are many different programs to suit all ages from 1-hour classes for 5-8 year olds up to full weeks classes.
Kids can choose from an endless list of up to 30 different circus disciplines from Flying trapeze, unicycle, juggling, silks, tumbling and handstands and much more.
 This program is guaranteed to improve all areas of flexibility, fitness and strength. 
The Lunar Circus summer school is an experience of a lifetime, its fun filled, creative, positive and engaging, and a week that kids will always remember.
Take a look at the web site on: 
http://www.lunarcircus.com.
For ages 5+


 

Bricks 4 Kidz - WA
Contact: 0415 829 511 (Rachel - Gosnells & Cannington) or 0419 366 650 (Josh or Beck - Baldivis) 27th Sept - 7th October. 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 



 

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



 

Whiteman Park School Holiday Activities
Bookings essential for all activities. Phone (08) 9209 6000 Mon- Fri 9am - 3pm to book. 
www.whitemanpark.com.au

Artefact Investigator. 27th September & 4th October 10.30am & 12pm. 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.
Adult supervision/participation is required (1:5 minimum ratio). Please note, elements of the program are conducted outdoors so it is recommended that participants have enclosed shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

For ages 7 - 13 years 

Wind Chimes. 28th September 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm. Cost: $10 children
Spring is such a wonderful time of year, come and decorate a wind chime that you can hang in the garden and admire. 

Sparkles Magic Show. 5th October 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm. Cost: $5 children
Join Sparkles the magician and Hamish, her pet rabbit puppet, for an interactive magic comedy show. Watch as Sparkles performs her magic tricks and Hamish gets up to all sorts of mischief which will have you in stitches of laughter.





 
 

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

 


 

Bibbulmun Track - Camp Cooking with Kids
Kalamunda 4th October 9.30am & 12.30pm 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.

For ages 6 -12 years 



 

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.

Little Kickers normal classes will be also running at their usual locations. See website for more details. 

For ages 3.5 - 7 years.



 

City Summit Kids 3 Day Climbing Course
Malaga. 27th - 29th September & 3rd - 5th October 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. 27th September - 7th October.  9am - 12pm, 12.30pm - 3.30pm or 9am - 3.30pm. Cost $35 - $40 half day $70 - $80 full day.
www.thebrickhouse.com.au

SEPTEMBER 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 September 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.

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.

Mini Maestros Holiday Class Age: 3.5 - 5 Duration: 1 hour Cost: $25
Parent or caregiver shares the learning experience with the child.

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.



 

Quairading Agricultural Show
Quarading Showgrounds, Quairading. Saturday 8th October. Cost: $15 Adults. Children under 16 are free. 
www.quairadingshow.com.au 

The 96th Annual Quairading Agricultural Society Show will be held on Saturday 8th October 2016 at the Quairading Show Grounds.
- FREE entry for kids under the age of 16 ($15 for 16 and over)
- FREE kids entertainment, including Zorb Balls and Bumper Boats
- FREE farm animal petting zoo
- Side Show Alley
- Lifestyle Pavilion
- Wine Bar & Dad's Bar
- Food Trucks
- Show & Shine, Cheese & Wine
- FREE Skin Check Van



 

Kids Woylie Walks
Whiteman Park. 28th September. 6pm - 8pm. Cost $18 Adults $14 kids. $55 Family (2A + 2C) 
 www.whitemanpark.com.au 

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.



 

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 30th September & 7th October.  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



 

Perth Zoo
www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au 

Going Potty at Perth Zoo
Everyone’s going potty at Perth Zoo this spring. Learn how to make your garden flourish in a fun, hands-on planting activity that is sure to grow your children’s curiosity about the environment. Your kids can show off their discovery skills by completing the Food, Poo and You trail, or head to the Wild Zone for pot planting, poo puzzles and a discovery pit.  Plus catch special live performances from dirtgirl!  

Wild Zone & Planting Activity
24 September – 23 October 2016 
11:00am – 3:00pm gold coin donation

Dirtgirl
22 & 23 October 2016 
11am and 1pm (20 minute shows) 



 

Adventure World
Bibra Lake
www.adventureworld.net.au 

Featuring Dragon’s Kingdom, a dedicated kids zone with 8 attractions perfect for little ones,  plus the ever popular Kahuna Falls and Australian Wildlife experience, and endless lawn to stretch out on, Adventure World is the ultimate family holiday experience.  With early bird season passes available from just 72c a day (until 3 October), and kids under 4 free, it’s time to get Kraken!



  Penguin Island
Rockingham
www.penguinisland.com.au 

Visit Penguin Island
Adults at Kids prices these school holidays! Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise just $30pp (normally $39). Code: BUGGYPENGUIN and…
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise just $60pp (normally $85). Code:  BUGGYDOLPHIN

Family fun just 45 minutes from Perth and a 5 minute ferry ride away! Penguin Island ishome to approx. 1200 wild little penguins. See one of three daily penguin feeding sessions by the hosts at the Discovery Centre with 10 resident rescue penguins. Join the 45 minute Penguin & Sea Lion cruise on a glass bottom boat, to see Seal Island and its rare Australian Sea Lions, pelicans and an array of birdlife. Or jump on the open air Adventure Boat for an exhilarating ride to see some of the 200 local wild dolphins, sea lions and meet the penguins. All tours include free time on Penguin Island and catch the ferry of your choice back to the mainland. Check out Pengo’s café and playground for breakfast, coffee or lunch, or grab and go for a picnic on the island. The grassy picnic spot overlooks a safe, sheltered white sandy beach, perfect for the little ones. Book now: www.penguinisland.com.au

Not valid with any other offer. One voucher per booking. Expires 31/10/2016.



  Rottnest Express
Barrack Street Jetty and Fremantle
 www.rottnestexpress.com.au 

Join Rottnest Express to experience the joy of getting up close and personal with the incredible Humpback Whales as they migrate down the West Australian coastline until mid-November. These school holidays, one child travels free with each full fare paying adult! To book this special offer please CLICK HERE and use the promotion code WW2016KIDSFREE



 

Art Gallery of WA
“Unknown Land”
17 September 2016 – 30 January 2017. Adult $12 | Concession/Student $8 | Children 5-17 $5 | Under 5 free 
www.artgallery.wa.gov.au 

Experience WA through the eyes of the first European explorers and colonists.
The first European explorers and colonists viewed WA as an “unknown land”. Of course, it was no such thing – Aboriginal people had owned the land for thousands of years and were quickly in conflict with the imperialists.
Whatever their motives – colonist, invader, explorer, settler, artist, adventurer – the Europeans were awestruck by the land we now call WA.
This exhibition of the earliest watercolours, paintings and drawings of WA superbly captures images of iconic locations still familiar, but now mostly transformed.
Tickets through
artgallery.wa.gov.au | P: +61 8 9492 6600 | E: admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au



  Little Ferry Co
Elizabeth Quay. See website for departure times. Cost Adult $12 one way $22 return. Child 5 - 14 years $10 one way $16 return. Family (2A+2C) $32 one way $58 return. 
 www.littleferryco.com.au 

Connecting the thriving village enclave of Claisebrook in East Perth with Elizabeth Quay in the heart of the city. Cruise along the foreshore and let our skipper entertain you with colourful insights into our city and its historical background.
We promise you – there isn’t a more relaxing [and educational] experience for family fun in the holidays




 

Trees Adventure
Dwellingup. 
 www.treesadventure.com.au 

Perth’s First Tree Ropes course is open! These school holidays get the kids out of the house and up into the pine trees of Lane Poole Reserve! Trees Adventure Lane Poole Park opened in Christmas 2015 in Dwellingup. With over 2 hours of fun in the trees, the courses range from easy courses to adventurous ones, offering a course for all ages from 4 years old and up. Bookings are essential. Please see website for pricing and supervision requirements.



  WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries
Fremantle
 www.wamuseum.wa.gov.au 

Shiver me timbers! Get on board and join in our seafaring adventures.

Pirate Costume Craft Saturday 24 September – Sunday 9 October. 10am – 4pm Cost: $2 per activity
Join us in our pirate costume craft and make your own pirate dress-up. Or follow the Shipwrecked Trai lwith clues to help you piece together the treasure map!
For ages 4+ 

Storytelling Saturday 24 September – Sunday 9 October. 10.30am Cost: Free
In storytelling you will be taken to far-away lands and listen to salty pirate tales and adventures. Storytelling will make you feel like you are really there.
For ages 3+ 

Cannon Firing Saturday 24 September – Sunday 9 October. 11am Cost: Free activity
Ever wanted to know how to fire a cannon? Well come along and help our cannon crew load one of our cannons – you will be blown away!
For ages 4+ 

Marking Rubbings Saturday 24 September – Sunday 9 October. 10am - 4pm. Cost: Free
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog landing on the West Australian coast, join us in makingrubbings of the replica dish that Dirk Hartog left at Cape Inscription.
For ages 4+ 



  WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle
WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply.
 www.wamuseum.wa.gov.au

Calling all pirate apprentices! Join in our swashbuckling pirate adventures and get ready to sail the seven seas.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog landing on the West Australian coastline, so come join in the fun activities and commemorate this special event with us.

Swashbuckling Seas. Saturday 24 September – Sunday 9 October. 11am. Cost: Free
Join in the pirate parade by dressing up as your favourite swashbuckling sailor or marvellous mermaid and take part in our parade. 
For ages 4+ 

Pirate Craft. Saturday 24 September – Sunday 9 October. 10am - 4pm. Cost Free - $2 per activity. 
Make your own captain’s costume with a feathery parrot to sit on your shoulder and pirate hook for your hand. You can even colour in your own sea creature and have it “brought to life” on our amazing new digital animation screen!
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog landing on the West Australian coast, create your own 3D Dutch trading ship like the one he used to sail to the Spice Islands in Indonesia.
For ages 4+ 

Unleash your virtual artist! 28th & 29th September, 5th & 6th October.  1pm – 3pm (15 minute sessions). Cost: Free. Bookings: Essential. Places are limited! Please call 1300 134 081
Calling all artists and designers – or anyone who just wants to have fun! Put on a virtual reality headset to explore an undersea world and paint your own 3D virtual artwork!
Just go to this website to see how easy it is and then join us for loads of fun www.tiltbrush.com
For ages 10 - 15 years 



 

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
Wheelie Fun. 24th September - 9th October 10am - 4pm. Cost: Gold coin donation. 
www.whitemanpark.com.au

Discover the bicycles of yesteryear, from penny farthings to velocipedes at Revolutions Transport Museum these school holidays!
Go hunting for bikes old and new, can you spot them all? Pedal over and around, weave in and out, and don’t forget to stop at the’ bike wash’ when solving the obstacle course. Plus, you can bring your bicycle to the Museum and get creative at the ‘glamorisation station’, making your own number plate, wheel spokes, and handle bar streamers! You’ll have a wheelie good time!



 

Xtreme Ice Arena
Mirrabooka
www.xtremeice.com.au

This school holidays we are PACKED full of awesome fun for the whole family. We have free ice skating lessons included with the entry price Monday - Friday 10am - 12pm, 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 

Peter Pan Storytelling plus Tinker Bell Meet & Greet
Tuesday September 27 until Friday September 30 from 11am until 2pm.

Join us on a trip to Neverland, the Fairytale Island where all children’s dreams come true!
Join our storytelling Pirate Deckhand and hear about the adventures of Peter Pan and Captain Hook before meeting the beautiful Tinker Bell. Children will also be able to colour in a Peter Pan Colouring Sheet to take home with them. Plus the first 30 children who attend each day will receive their very own fairy wings or pirate hat to take home!

Meet Police Pup Chase from Nick Jr.’s PAW Patrol!
Tuesday, 4th October to Friday, 7th October outside Target. 11am, 11.40am, 12.20pm, 1pm & 1.40pm

Don’t forget to bring your camera to snap a photo!  
Each meet and greet session runs for 20 minutes.



 

Wanneroo Central
www.wanneroocentral.com.au 

Come along and get active these school holidays in the Kids Central Zone, Shop 16, Wanneroo Central…
28 September to 4th October: Join us for giant games including bowling, connect four and ring toss.  Activity runs daily 10am to 1pm (Sunday 11am to 2pm).
5th October to 8th October: The team from GKR Karate are hosting free kids karate workshops daily from 10am to 4pm

With Coles, Kmart, SupaIGA, over 40 specialty stores and convenient undercover parking, Wanneroo Central is the place to shop & play these school holidays!
Visit www.wanneroocentral.com.au for full centre trading hours and details about our monthly free Kids Central activities



 

IKEA
 www.ikea.com 

These school holidays kids can eat for free at IKEA! Receive up to 3 kids hot meals for free with any adult hot meal purchased at the IKEA Restaurant between 24 Sept - 9 Oct 2016. T&Cs apply, CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Join us in-store these school holidays for KIDS ACADEMY. All workshops are FREE and no booking is required.
Cupcake decorating workshop Tue 27 September & Tue 4 October 2016
Come along to this workshop to design and decorate your very own cupcake.

Pot decorating workshop Wed 28 September & Wed 5 October 2016
Spring has sprung! Enjoy decorating a pot for you to grow your very own flowers in, or to even grown your own herbs to help mum or dad in the kitchen.

Create a mask workshop Thu 29 September & Thu 6 October 2016
Let your imagination run wild by decorating your own mask. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor fun. 



 

Floreat Forum
www.floreatforum.com.au 

Kid's Beach Safety School Holiday Workshops 29th September - 1st October. 
Join Floreat Surft Life Saving Club for a fun way to learn kid's beach safety in the Nipper programme. 

Gymnastics and Soccer Activities with HBF Stadium. 6th - 8th October 11am -2pm. 







 

 

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

Beyond the Faerie Door. 28th September - 2nd October. Show commences at 10.30am. Interactive zone 11am - 2pm.
Join us on an interactive experience of imagination and magic in an exciting pop-up Faerie Wonderland.
Beyond the Faerie Door you will find...
- A Faerie wing station
- A fantastical activity & craft station (collecting fairy dust & making dragon marionette puppets will be on alternating days)
- Mythical storytelling about faeries & pixies
- An enchanting wishing well
- A magic media wall to take a photo with Faerie Flame
PLUS enjoy a 30 minute theatrical show at the start of each day filled with spells and songs to help open the magical Faerie Door. 

Art Workshops with Paul Deej. 3rd - 9th October. 10am -12pm. 
Take part in Art Workshops with local Artist, Paul Deej!
Paul Deej will be at Westfield Whitford City during the second week of the school holidays, sourcing inspiration for a Community Art Mural to be displayed in-centre.
We invite children of all ages to participate for their chance to make a mark on a beautiful community piece, displayed for years to come.
Please note that all Paul will encourage the use of textas, sharpies and coloured pencils. No paint will be involved.





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.   Head along to The AWESOME International Arts Festival  - a spectacular array of theatre, dance, early childhood activities, music, film and hands-on activities
Location: Perth Cultural Centre. Suitable for: Ages 0 - 12 years. 
Cost: FREE - $$ depending on activity. 
   

2.   Go Strawberry picking! Several of the farms in the Wanneroo & Bullsbrook area will be open this school holidays for Pick-Your-Own. See our Fruit Picking page for all the details
Location: Wanneroo & Bullsbrook. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $7 - $10 per tray. 
 

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.   If you are a LEGO Fan don't miss Bricktober - an annual exhibition of LEGO by the Ascot Rotary Club. Stay, Play and Look as long as you like! 
Location: Cannington Exhibition Centre. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $8 per person
 

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

6.  
Have super fun at the Brand new Newhaven Robot Park. Kids will love climbing the giant robot's head! 
Location: Piaria Waters. Suitable for: All ages
 

7.   Discover The Plummet - a brand new attraction at The Maze, Home of Outback Splash. It's an inflatable slide standing at over 10m with a 7m drop! 
Location: Bullsbrook. Suitable for: All ages
   

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.   Enjoy a day trip to the Quairading Agricultural Show. You'll find heaps of free entertainment for the kids!
Location: Quairading Showgrounds. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $15 adults. Children go FREE. 
   

11.   Is your child a budding actor? Or maybe they would prefer to work behind the scenes? If so book them into the WA Children's Theatre School school holidays workshops. 
Location: Churchlands. Suitable for: 6 - 14 years
Cost: $277 for the week
   

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.   Visit Penguin Island. Take a Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise for just $30 (normally $39). Use code BUGGYPENGUIN
Location: Rockingham. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $30 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.   Get up close and personal with the incredible Humpback Whales by taking a whale watching cruise with Rottnest Express. This school holidays one child travels free with each full fare paying adult. Use code WW2016KIDSFREE
Location: Barrack Street Jetty & Fremantle Suitable for: all ages
Cost: From $65
   

30.   Enjoy Peter Pan Storytelling and meet Tinkerbell at Stockland Bullcreek
Location: Stockland Bullcreek Suitable for: all ages
Cost: FREE 
 

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.   Try your hand at surfing with the Big Wave Surf School
Location: Secret Harbour. Suitable for: Ages 5 - 17 years. 
Cost: $99 - $189 
   

36.   Spend the day at Adventure World which opens for the new season on 22nd September - just in time for the school holidays. 
Location: Bibra Lake Suitable for: All ages. 
Cost: Adults $58, Children 4 - 13 years $48
   

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.   Enjoy an interactive experience of imagination and magic in an exciting pop-up Faerie Wonderland at Westfield Whitford City
Location: Westfield Whitford City. Suitable for: All ages.
Cost: Free
 

42.   Budding tennis champ? Then book your child into Sports Camp Australia's Tennis Academy Camp. 
Location: Next Generation South Perth Suitable for: Children aged 4 - 16 years. Cost: $45 - $90 per day
 
   

43.   Don't miss out on the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre's Nobody Owns the Moon featuring hand puppets, marionettes and masks. 
Location: Fremantle Suitable for: Children aged 5+ years.
Cost: $23
   

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

45.   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. 
   

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.   Take your kids on a musical journey with the Musical Playground - Musical Treasure Chest and discoer a host of favourite songs. 
Location: Mount Claremont. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $15
   

72.   Go Potty at Perth Zoo! Learn how to make your garden florish in a fun hands-on planting activity. 
Location: South Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Zoo entry fee plus gold coin donation. 
   

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: $7 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.   Discover the brand new Kinkura Park Adventure Playground with its wooden fortresses and walkways. 
Location: Eglinton. Suitable for: All ages
 

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.