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Sports Camps Australia
1800 753 127

Come experience the Sports Camps Australia difference today! Our passionate, positive and professional coaches can help your child become a better player and a more inspired athlete. Our camps provide the perfect environment to improve your skills, meet new friends and have Serious. Fun. during the school holidays!

SCA BMX Camps - Wanneroo
Improve your bmx skills this summer with SCA.
Camp 1: Junior camp - 11-12 January 2016 - 9am-3pm daily girls and boys 8-11 years, all skill levels
Camp 2: Junior advanced - 13-14 January 2016 - 9am-3pm daily girls and boys 12-17 years with intermediate to advanced ability

SCA Hockey Camp - Bussleton
Join SCA and Strikepower Sports to improve your hockey skills this summer.
The camp caters for girls and boys of all skill levels aged between 11-17 years. The camp will run for three days 20-22 January 2016 from 9am-3pm daily.

SCA Tennis Camps - South Perth
Half day (9am-12pm) or full day (9am-3pm) tennis camps with SCA and MG Tennis Academy at Next Gen Perth South.  Catering for girls and boys 4-16 years of all skill levels.
Camp 1: 5-7 January 2016
Camp 2: 12-14 January 2016
Camp 3: 19-21 January 2016
Camp 4: 27-28 January 2016

Toddler Classes Perth  

Forte Music Joondalup Summer Music Program

We've put together a great Summer Holiday Music Program for all ages over January 2016 - YES even you adults!
We've got Jungle Music for Babies and Toddlers, as well as Children's piano classes. We've also added Children's Animated Musical Workshops (8 y.o. to 12 y.o.) during the week, and Band Workshops for Pre-teens (8 y.o. to 12 y.o.), Teens (13 y.o. to 17 y.o.) and Adults ( 18 y.o. and over) on weekends. Click the link below to find out all about it. And you can save up to 25% if you secure your place before November 30. And remember, the gift of music makes a great present.
To book online go to: or Call: 9468 3240
Like Us on Facebook to keep up to date: Forte-Joondalup

  Scarborough Tennis Academy
0430 110 848

Scarborough Tennis Academy runs Holiday Camps EVERY DAY of the school holidays. Get into the spirit of a Summer of Tennis and get your kids involved in a sport they can play for life. Beginning with a Private School Half Day Holiday Camp, then onto our full Summer Holiday Program, there are plenty of days and opportunities for your children to come learn and have fun. Beginning at 10am, we are on court with drills and learning fundamentals until morning tea at 11.45am which is fruit and cordial provided by us. We then head onto an hour of ‘multisport’ on the oval – this may be soccer, cricket or rounders. Lunch runs from 1-2pm then back on court from 2pm until a 4pm finish where the focus is matchplay & games. You may choose a half or full day to book in – entirely up to you. There is also the option for extra supervision from 9-10am or 4-5pm where they play some board games. We have rackets to borrow so children need to bring lunch, a water bottle and a hat to enjoy their day! 


Big Wave Surfing School
Success 16th December - 28th January. 2 and 4 day courses.  Cost: $89 - $189 

This school holidays Big Wave Surfing School will be offering unique surfing lessons designed for Perth families. These workshops will be held throughout the holidays and weekends so mum, dad and the kids can participate together. We specialise in helping children to shine, we provide a nurturing environment for children to be challenged allowing them to Risk in a safe and amazing natural environment (especially great for energetic kids). We run a range of surfing classes for all ages. Soft surfboard, wetsuit, leg rope, wax and sunscreen all provided. 2 Day Course $89 (8 to 17+ yrs) and 4 day Weetbix Surf Groms course (5 to 12yrs) $189 inc FREE Quicksilver pack.
For ages 5 - 17+ 

  Agape Centre for Excellence
Blackly Row Cockburn Central. 9am - 1pm 11th-15th January. 1pm - 5pm 18th - 22nd January. Cost: $400 for 5 x 4hr sessions.

Would your child like to create their very own computer games? 
This exciting workshop for children from age 9 over 5 half days, will expand your child’s creativity and develop their logical thinking skills.
Children will be using the program ‘Scratch’ designed by a professor from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) media labs to create their own game and each gets a chance to present his game on the final day and let others try it out – Game with the most votes wins a prize!

Day 1: Introduction to Scratch.
Day 2: Animation
Day 3: Telling stories
Day 4: Gaming time
Day 5: Project showcase

The facilitator
Yong Ning graduated with a First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and thereafter received a Scholarship to complete his Masters from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Computation for Design and Optimisation.
Special Introductory Offer $400
Limited places available. Call 9414 7191 now to avoid disappointment or email
For ages 9+ years 


Subiaco. 18th - 29th January. 

NumberWorks’nWords can help your child with our expert after-school Maths and English tuition.
From Pre-Primary to Year 10, no matter whether they’re struggling to keep up, or bursting to race ahead, NumberWorks’nWords promises to give your child’s education – and confidence – a real boost.
Individualised instruction from our trained tutors ensures your child learns according to their needs.
Wake up holiday brains before school starts with holiday tuition from January 18. Also enrolling for term 1.
Free assessment and Introductory Lesson available now. Phone 93883727 to book now for your child’s future.

Pre-Primary to Year 10 



Bricks 4 Kidz
Baldivis. 11th - 22nd January. Full or half days. Cost: $45 - $80. Contact 0419 366 650 

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® BALDIVIS WE LEARN, WE BUILD, WE PLAY......
For ages 6 - 12 years 

  Wesley Institute of Training - Youth Extension Program
Contact 9470 2000 or 0419 657 288. Cost: $150 per course. 

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 @ CREEC
Canning River Eco Centre, Wilson. 22nd & 25th January

If you kids love Lego and science, then you’ll want to keep reading. We teach STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) by building and playing with motorised Lego models. Our engaging instructors all hold engineering qualifications or are completing an engineering degree. They are all top-notch communicators too.

Christmas Spirit. 22nd & 25th January. 9am - 12pm. 
Build a Lego catapult to shoot for prizes as we explore elastic and kinetic energy. We then build a motorised Santa sleigh to transport all your winnings. Lots of holiday fun!
For ages 6 - 9 years  

Fans & Belts. 22nd January. 1pm - 4pm. 
Build a motorised fan to keep cool then we attempt to build a super long Lego conveyor belt to transport all our candy from car to house.
For ages 6 - 9 years  

Manual Transmission Car. 25th January. 1pm - 4pm. 
You haven’t built Lego cars til you try this. This is a very challenging model that explores how gears work in cars. For advanced car fanatics only.
For ages 9 - 11 years  


Across Perth. 

A day of Minecraft fun and learning at Myndcraft 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, commands, tips and tricks all while making some great friends. Keep accessing our WA Myndcrafter only server when you go home so the learning and fun never stops. 
Dates and Locations:

Loftus 21st Dec | Baldivis 22nd Dec | Kalamunda 28th Dec | Amadale 29th Dec | Falcon 30th Dec | Bull Creek, Sat 2nd Jan | Loftus, Mon 4th & Tue 5th Jan | Baldivis, Wed 6th & Thur 7th Jan | Ellenbrook, Fri 8th & Sat 9th Jan | Joondalup, Mon 11th & Tue 12th Jan | Fremantle, Wed 13th & Thur 14th Jan | Bull Creek, Fri 15th & Sat 16th Jan | Baldivis, Tue 19th Jan | Falcon, Thur 21st & Fri 22nd Jan | Fremantle, Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Jan | Loftus, Mon 24th Jan | Kalamunda, Wed 27th & Thur 28th Jan | Joondalup, Fri 29th and Sat 30th Jan

For ages 6 - 12 years 

whats to eat cooking classes in wanneroo  

What's 2 Eat? - Kids Cooking Classes
Wanneroo 14th - 24th December & 4th - 29th January. 90 minute sessions at 10am and 1pm. Cost $25 per session

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

Egg Engineers. 8th & 9th January 10am - 11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-2pm. Cost $12 members and $15 non members
With inspiration from a reading of Dr Seuss’s Horton Hatches the Egg, design and build your own nest to keep a falling egg from cracking. Engineer your creation to see if your egg can survive a drop from the highest height. 

For ages 6 - 8 & 8 - 11  years

Edison Robotics 13th & 14th January 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm. Cost: $60 non members $57 members. 
What makes a robot different from a machine? Explore the answer to this question and more as you learn how sensors work and how to program a robot. The cost includes a robot to take home and keep (retail $60) and the 2 hour workshop. 14th January sessions are open to girls only.
For ages 8 - 11 & 11 - 14 years 

Weather or Not 20th Jan 10am - 11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-2pm. Cost $12 members and $15 non members
Have you ever wondered how weather works? Learn about the wonderful world of weather, make a cloud in a jar, and take a rainbow home with you. 
For ages 4 - 6 & 6 - 8  years

Dinosaur Adaptions 22nd & 23rd January. 10am - 11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1pm-2pm.Cost $12 members and $15 non members
Be a palaeontologist as you explore the amazing world of dinosaurs. Discover dinosaur adaptations and create your own dinosaur to take home.
For ages 4 - 6 & 6 - 8  years


Bounce Inc Tramp Camp
Cannington. Camp 1 18th - 22nd January Cost: $150, Camp 2 25th - 29th January (excluding 26th) Cost: $120. 9am - 11am 

Non-stop fun – Great Exercise – Awesome new friends
The new BOUNCE Tramp Camp is the best way to beat boredom these holidays. Exclusively designed for kids aged 6-8 & 9-12, they will be fully supervised every day, whilst they get to explore Bounce’s awesome facilities. They’ll get to develop their aerial skills, throw dodgeball, launch themselves into giant airbags and join the free-jumping revolution.

For ages 6 - 8 & 9 - 12  years 


Kids Sports Club, HBF Stadium 
Mount Claremont

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


Kids Gym, HBF Stadium 
Mount Claremont

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

For ages 1.5 to 10  


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

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 | Bibra Lake | Hamersley | Swanbourne | North Perth | Peppermint Grove | Wembley. 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 - Jandakot | Kwinana | Rockingham. Contact 0423 623633
LK Perth South East Metro - South Perth | Como | Canning Vale | Shelley | Rossmoyne | Southern River. Contact 0451 226891
For ages 2 - 7 years.


Kidz 'n Sport
Across Perth

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
You can enrol any time during a term but remember to be quick as classes fill quickly!


City Summit Kids 3 Day Climbing Course
Malaga. TBA. 11am - 3pm. Cost: $150 

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 + 


Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef 18th - 20th January. Maccabi Footaball Club, Yokine, 27th - 29th January. 9am - 3pm. Cost: $90 for 3 days or $35 a day.

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 for more information or to book a clinic.
For ages 5 - 16 years


The Brick House
Willetton. 21st - 23rd December and 4th - 29th January. 9.30am - 12.30pm or 12.30pm - 3.30pm. Cost: $30 per child per camp.

Do your children love LEGO®? If so, why not enroll them in one of our School Holiday Camps. Suitable for children aged from 5 to 11, we encourage the children to get creative using LEGO® bricks. Our 3 hour camps are a mix of education and fun during which the children participate in Engineering Workshops, Robotics workshops (age 7+), speed build competitions, team building activities and of course play in our extremely popular MINECRAFT zone. We have lots of new games and models to build for the Dec/Jan program.
So, if you would like your children to get creative, use their imagination, make new friends and most importantly, have heaps of fun, head to our website to book on.  Camps are running most days of the school holidays but please refer to the calendar on our website for exact dates and times.
3 Hour Camps run from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 12.30pm to 3.30pm and cost $30 and children should bring a water bottle and a nut-free snack.
Full Day Camps run from 9.30am to 3.30pm and cost $60 and children should bring a water bottle, lunch and a nut free or



School Holidays at the WA Museum 
Join us as we take a trip back into deep time when the Earth was younger and dinosaurs ruled the land!

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo. 4th - 31st January. Cost: children (3 – 15 years) – $15.00 adults – $17.50 concession (seniors / student / unwaged) – $15 family ticket (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) – $55
Erth’s widely acclaimed Dinosaur Zoo theatre performance is bigger and better and heading to the WA Museum for the 2016 January school holidays!
The Dinosaur Zoo performance features a cast of amazingly life-like, large-scale dinosaur puppets that are bound to have everyone young and old on the edge of their seats.Featuring new dinosaurs such as an impressive T-rex and even a Triceratops! Get ready to be amazed and inspired by these prehistoric star attractions!

For ages 5 - 12 years 

Dinosaur Delights in Discovery Centre. 4th - 31st January. 10.30am - 2.30pm. Cost: Free - $2. 
We will be full of dinosaur fun in the Museum’s Discovery Centre, where you can get crazy with Cretaceous craft, play with our dino-game, and more.

For ages 3+  years. 

Dino Dig. 14th 15th & 16th January 9.15am - 12.30pm. Cost: $55 for 1 adult and 1 child. Additional adult/child $38 Booking essential 1300 134 081. 
This is your chance to explore the Museum in ways that most people never do and have heaps of fun! Get up close to special Museum objects, discover our galleries with our team and take on our skill-testing, brain-twisting Time Trekker challenges. 
Join your junior explorers, future palaeontologists and amateur archaeologists at the WA Museum – Perth for a shared family friendly experience, and rediscover for yourself what makes the Museum a marvellous place to learn about our amazing world. A half-day of fun for everyone!

For ages 6 - 12 years. 


Maritime Museum, Fremantle
Come and join us in Fremantle these school holidays to celebrate da Vinci’s genius and encounter and test some amazing machines.
Marvel at the Da Vinci Machinesexhibition, explore his world of imaginative machines and then try your own construction challenge.
Entry to the fascinating Da Vinci Machines exhibition is free with Maritime Museum entry. Alternately you could take a journey into pirate adventure at the Shipwreck Galleries with a museum trail full of treasure!

Da Vinci Machines. 19th December - 28th February. 9.30am - 5pm. Cost: Free with Maritime Museum Entry
Da Vinci Machinesbrings the innovations of Leonardo da Vinci to life, featuring more than 75 exhibits reconstructed from illustrations and writings by the mastermind.
More than 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci conceived of possibilities far beyond the understanding of others. His ideas about nature, anatomy, mechanics and flight, recorded in his manuscripts, reveal a man of extraordinary vision. Da Vinci’s innovations in the field of painting influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death, and his scientific studies in anatomy, optics, biology, mathematics and physics, anticipated many of the developments in modern science.
Encounter and test his amazing machines, see his magnificent artworks, and reflect on the genius that was Leonardo da Vinci.

For all ages 

Marvellous Machines. 11th - 15th January & 18th - 22nd January. 10.30am - 1.30pm Cost: $3 for all activities
Take the parachute and helicopter challenge, create your own mini-catapult or write a message using da Vinci’s secret code.
For ages 4+ 

Six Simple Machines. Daily from 9th January. 9.30am - 5pm Cost: Free
Join us in the Discovery Zone and explore incredible structural achievements of the past, and learn about the six simple machines that made them possible.
For all ages 

Time Trekker: Who Sunk My Battleship? 21st, 22nd & 23rd January. 9.30am - 12.30pm. Cost: $55 1 adult and 1 child. $38 additional adult and child tickets. Booking essential 1300 134 081. 
Venture into the secret world of submarine warfare as you go on a tour of HMAS Ovens. Find out what is needed to keep war-time vessels afloat, then design, build and test your own balloon powered battleship.
Join your junior explorers, future subsea engineers and amateur maritime archaeologists at the WA Maritime Museum for a shared family friendly experience, and rediscover for yourself what makes the Museum a marvellous place to learn about the amazing world under the sea. A half day of fun for everyone!

For ages  6 - 12 years 


Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle 

Treasure of the Golden Dragon. 19th December - 31st January. 9.30am - 5pm. Cost: $4
Avast me hearties!! Some pesky pirates have raided the Museum and hidden the Treasure of the Golden Dragon! Come and follow the trail of the treasure and take a pirate’s share of the loot – your very own silvery coin and papercraft treasure chest to take home.

For ages 4 + 


Wild Kidz
Wangara. 2nd January - 1st February

Beat the heat this Summer holidays with HALF PRICE ENTRY to Wild Kidz! Come down during JANUARY for Unlimited play for up to 4 children per adult!! January 2nd - February 1st 2016! Also, 20% OFF all PARTY PACKAGES!! Book now on 9409 8100, visit or our Facebook page for more details! Conditions apply


Astronaut. Scitech, City West, Perth

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.

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


Xtreme Ice Arena

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. 



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


Lazer Blaze
Malaga & Willetton

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:
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.


Cannington Leisureplex School Holiday Special
Cnr Wharf & Sevenoaks Street, Cannington 

$30 extreme family pass! Includes entry into pools for 4 people, 4 waterslide passes (10 entries), 4 lemonade icy poles, 4 small popcorns, 4 small Schwepps post mix drinks. 


Summerset Arts Festival 
22nd January - 7th February

‘Lose the plot’ at the Summerset Arts Festival these school holidays!
The Summerset Arts Festival returns to the City of Stirling this Summer holidays with stacks of free and affordable events for children and families including live shows, workshops, activities and much more.
The Sunset Veranda pop-up venue will play host to a number of live kids performances and activities including the award winning “roots musical” The Vegetable Plot, crazy circus pirates in Arrr We There Yet?, bubbles and potions with the Eco Faeries, family friendly comedy hypnosis with Matt Hale and so much more. Enter the Big Top circus tent and prepare to be entertained and amazed!
The City of Stirling Summerset Arts Festival will run from Friday 22nd January to Sunday 7th February. Explore the full festival program and get tickets at


Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Snoopy at Karrinyup!

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved "Peanuts" gang make their big screen debut in Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie and you can join in the fun this School Holidays!

Take a photo with our giant Snoopy Doghouse near Dick Smith and Australian Geographic. Pick up your FREE Snoopy activity book while you're there! (While stocks last).
Mon 4 Jan - Sun 10 Jan

Meet the lovable Snoopy in the Food Court!
Monday 11th January - Friday 15th January
Session Times: 9am, 9.40am, 10.20am, 11am, 11.40am

*Please note the number of people that can meet and take a picture with SNOOPY will be limited to what is possible within the advertised interval. LINE UP early so you don't miss out!




4th - 30th January. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle. 
Tickets available from SSPT

Something so fabulous just has to be magic…
Rambunctious koalas and wombats share the stage with a timid marsupial and a dancing crocodile in an uplifting story that will nourish your heart.
Miss Lily’s tropical holiday house offers relaxing days and cheerful company to everyone who visits, and no one needs it more that the last potoroo. Could the fabulous feather boa give her the confidence to do anything at all?
Let Miss Lily weave her spell on you too in a fun-filled show that celebrates courage, honesty and a little marsupial pride!
Suitable for all ages, perfect for ages 4+
50 minutes + 10min Q&A
Bookings Essential
Please visit
www.sppt.asn.auor telephone 9335 5044


20th & 21st Jan. Perth Convention Centre
Tickets available from Ticketek

Swimming with leopard seals, tracked by Jaguars, hunted by Polar Bears.………
It’s all in a day’s work for Wildlife TV Presenter, Adventurer, naturalist and writer Steve Backshall, whose gripping encounters with the world’s deadliest creatures have become a television phenomenon. Deadly 60 is one of the most popular children’s shows on the planet.
Following sell out shows in the UK, the hero of Deadly 60 appears LIVE ON STAGE for an evening of wild discovery and dangerous entertainment. Join Steve Backshall as he shares his experiences of getting up close to some of the worlds deadliest creatures.


27th - 30th Jan 2016. State Theatre Centre of WA
Tickets available from Ticketek

Hold onto your biscuits! The tea-guzzling Tiger roars into Perth this summer in this mischievous musical play brought to you by the team behind We're Going on a Bear Hunt. 
Join Sophie and her unexpected guest for some tea-time mayhem packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. 
This stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale is adapted for the stage by David Wood, deemed the UK’s ‘the national children’s dramatist’ and the undisputed leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. Direct from a sell-out season in London’s West End, where it broke box office records. Kids will “squeal with delight!” (Daily Mail, UK) 

Buggybuddys Top 100 School Holiday Activities

1.   Get wet and wild at Perth's newest water park - Xscape at the City
Location: Belmont Racecourse Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $4 - $32.50. Children under 5 FREE

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

3.   Dinosaur fans will not want to miss Erth's Dinosaur Zoo at the WA Museum! Featuring a cast of amazingly life-like dinosaur puppets that are boung to have everyone on the edge of their seats.
Location: WA Museum Perth. Suitable for: Ages 5 - 12 years. 
Cost: $15 Children aged 3+ - 15 years, $17.50 adults. Children under 3 are free. 

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.   Have fun at Braithwaite Park Nature Play Area
Location: Mount Hawthorn Suitable for: All ages although designed with 10 - 14 year olds in mind. 

6.   Spend the morning at the recently refurbished Bold Park Aquatic Centre
Location: City Beach Suitable for: All ages

7.   Get active this school holidays by signing up to Sports Camps Australia. There is a BMX Camp in Wanneroo, 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.   Get tickets to Miss Lily's Fabulous Feather Boa performed by the amazing Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. 
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: Ages 4+ years. 

12.   Get musical this summer and sign up to Forte Music's Summer Music Program
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: aged 8 to adults

13.   Head to the WA Maritime Museum and marvel at the Da Vinci Machines exhibtion. Explore his world of imaginitive machines and then try your own construction challenge. 
Location Fremantle. Suitable for: Ages 4+ years. 
Cost: $10 Adults, $3 children 5 - 15 years. Children under 5 are free. 


Beat the school holiday brain drain and sign your budding master builders up for a BRICKS 4 KIDZ® 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


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.   The Hopman Cup is in town and your child can learn to be a tennis pro with Scarborough Tennis Academy. Holiday camps run every day of the school holidays. 
Location: Scarborough

18.   Stay cool at Maylands Waterland. A great value day out for the summer 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.   Check out 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.   Book a getaway close to home with a stay at the newly refurbished Novotel Vines Resort
Location: The Vines, Swan Valley

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

29.   Would your child like to create their own computer game? They can do just that with Agape Centre for Excellence's school holiday camp. 
Location: Cockburn Central. Suitable for: Children aged 9+.
Cost: $400 for 5 half days. 

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

31.   Give your child a head start for the 2016 school year. Book into NumberWorks'nWords school holiday tuition and wake up holiday brains before school starts. 
Location: Subiaco. Suitable for: Pre-Primary to Year 10. 

32.   Visit some of the world's most deadly sea creatures at AQWA. 
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 at catapult, motorised fan, conveyor belt or manual transmission car out of LEGO with the Young Engineers Holiday Program
Location: Wilson. 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.   Visit the residents of Buggybuddys award winning Perth Zoo. If you want to learn more about our new and old residents, attend their free daily keeper talks or get up close with their eye to eye experiences.
Location: South Perth Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: Adults $29 Children $14 Children under 4 free.

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

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. Great park for kids of all ages and abilities.
Location: Guildford Suitable for: All ages

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

66.   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.   Spend some time at the Shipwreck Galleries. Come and follow the trail of the treasure and take a pirate’s share of the loot – your very own silvery coin and papercraft treasure chest to take home.
Location: Fremantle.  Suitable for: Children aged 4+
Cost: $2

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 Rollerzone!
Location: Malaga
Cost: $10 per session plus $2 skate rental. 

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.