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Big Wave Surf School 
Secret Harbour. Cost 2 day course $99, 
4 day Weetbix surf groms course $189 (FREE Quicksilver pack) 

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  



Perth Modern School, Perth. 9th - 25th January. 8.30am - 3.30pm 1 - 3 day courses. 

Could your child be the next big Youtube sensation, design their own world beating game or learn how to make a fortune with E-commerce?
Help your child discover the future, maximise their entrepreneurial flair and have awesome fun in the process!

EdgyX Delivers a range of Unique Tech holiday programs for children in Exciting STEM areas. Discover of range of Coding, Game Design, Robotics and Youtube and website design programs.We have 1 Day Intro Progs and 3 day more intensive programs for kids of all abilities! Our leading programs are highly interactive and fun - and engage children in challenging yet entertaining Tech activities. Our programs are on in the excellent and Child Friendly Perth Modern School - with ample eating facilities, games and Ovals to avail of during time away from the Computers.Book Now - Your Child will Love it!
Edgyx Contact Details:
08 92451603 and 04 50534747
For ages 8 - 12 years 


Barking Gecko Theatre Company School Holiday Workshops
Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco. 

You're Joking! 16th - 18th January 9am - 12pm. Cost $200
Everyone loves a giggle, a chortle and a laugh. Your children will unleash their comic genius as they learn the art of making people laugh. Smiles and cheeky grins guaranteed!
For ages 5 - 7 years

Mimecraft! 16th - 18th January 9am - 3pm. Cost $250
Everyone loves a giggle, a chortle and a laugh. Your children will unleash their comic genius as they learn the art of making people laugh. Smiles and cheeky grins guaranteed!
For ages 8 - 12 years


The Swim Factory School Holiday Program
12/101 Garling Street, O'Connor. 9th - 27th January. 5 Day Courses. Cost: $80 for 5 day block. 

The Swim Factory swim school provides quality and personal swimming lessons in Perth to children from 4 months to 14 years of age. Our baby swimming lessons are the perfect start to get your child familiarised with water, and we have a range of swimming lessons for infants, toddlers and kids up to 14 yrs. Our programs are run by trained and experienced instructors, providing our quality learn to swim program while keeping things fun for the kids.
School holiday 5 day courses Monday to Friday 
Half hour class for Infants (6-18 months) Toddlers (1.5-3.5 years) Swim Kids (4-12 years) and Mini Squads 
Running for 3 weeks in January 
Contact 93314947 for more details

For ages 6 months - 12 years  


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

Our Summer Workshops with LEGO® Bricks will stop the School Holiday Brain Drain!
BRICKS 4 KIDZ® school holiday workshops using LEGO® Bricks are a fun and creative way for kids to spend their break. Our programs are uniquely designed to provide a blend of specially-created BRICKS 4 KIDZ® models, LEGO® games, and plenty of time for free-play.
From our Space Adventures with Star Wars™ to Brick City and Robotics (and so much more) there’s sure to be a fun theme to inspire your child while they work and play with LEGO®! Our programs are designed for all kids in Grades K-6.
All our programs are designed using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts: kids think they’re fun, you know they’re educational!
Workshops run throughout the school holidays at locations throughout the Southern and Northern suburbs of Perth. Check out 
our website to find a location near you for full details.
For ages 5 - 12 years 


Leisurelife Centre, Victoria Park
Victoria Park.  8am - 6pm. $67 per day. $325 per week. 

Keep your children active and entertained these Summer School Holidays with the Just 4 Kids program at the Leisurelife Centre in East Victoria Park!
The program is suitable for children aged between six to 14 years and the next program includes excursions to kings park, caversham wildlife park, timezone northbridge, rosemount bowl, belmont pool, aerial fun trampoline world and exciting incursions such as a harry potter potions class, hip hop workshop, slip and slide inflatables, a gym bus and more.
The next program runs between Monday 19 December and Friday 27 January (with a break for Christmas).   Want to join in the fun? Visit to view the full timetable, or call Leisurelife on 9373 5450.
For ages 6 - 14 years 


Across Perth. Dates December & January. 9am - 3pm. Cost: $37 half day, $67 full day. 

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.  
For ages 6 - 14 years 


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

Super Absorbing Science. 7th-11th January 9.30am - 10.30am, 11.30am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 2.30pm. Cost $15 members and $18 non members
Be absorbed in a workshop all about how plants grow. Experiment with super-absorbent crystals, paper water lilies and rainbow carnations. Use your discoveries to help care for your own seedling.
For ages 4 - 6 & 7 - 8 years

The Science of Sounds 17th - 20th January 9.30am - 10.45am, 11.30am - 12.45pm, 1.30pm - 2.45pm. Cost $15 members and $18 non members
Our sound science educators will guide you in exploring how sounds are created. Experiment with equipment to find out how sounds are made and how you can see and feel sound vibrations. Have a go on some unusual homemade musical instruments and make an acoustic instrument to take home.

For ages 4 - 6 & 7 - 8 years 

Littlebits Electronic Music 13th & 14th January 9.30am - 10.30am, 11am - 12pm, 1pm - 2pm.  Cost $15 members and $18 non members
You will learn about acoustics, the science of sound and the history of electronic music. Using littleBits® electronics KORG synthesizer kits, you will explore signal generators (oscillators and randomisers), controllers (keyboard and sequencer), modulators (envelopes and filters), and modifiers (delays and mix). Each participant will be supplied with a littleBits® synthesizer kit and headphones for use in the session.
For ages 8 - 15  years

Sewable Electronics 21st January. 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm. Cost $28 members and $30 non members
Throughout this workshop you will get the opportunity to make your own art designs using LED lights. Learn all about circuit design and how to incorporate sensors within that circuit.
For ages 9 - 12  years

Summer School Robotics 4th, 5th & 6th January. 9am - 10.30am, 11.30am - 12.45pm & 1.30pm - 2.45pm. Cost $45 members and $54 non members
In this three day series you will learn about the amazing world of robotics. Get a look at some of the hardware behind robotics and explore how various sensors help a robot operate. Use coding to programme robots to complete tasks and to create your own robot art to take home.
For ages 9 - 12  years


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

All About Worms. 11th January 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm. Cost: $11 per child.
Who am I?  I recycle your left over food every day, I have 5 hearts, I have no bones, and I am soft on the inside. I am a worm!
Come and meet me and my friends and learn all about my life and how I help the planet.
Then ask my scientist friends to teach you about polymers and make an awesome polymer worm that you can take home!

Bush Magic. 12th January 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm. Cost: $7.50 per child. 
Our Bush Fairies will have you singing and dancing and stirring up some bush magic these school holidays!
Start the day with a little Bush yoga, doing the Goanna pose, the Dingo, the Eagle or the Snake pose. Go on a magical journey and be a part of an interactive, instrumental storytelling. You will participate in the story with instruments, body percussion, voice and actions. Jump like a kangaroo, fly like an eagle. Hunt for bush treasures to help make a magical mandala, so we can all make a very special wish.

Rodger Ridiculous' Fish, Fish, Fish. 18th January 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm. Cost: $6 per child. 

Roger Ridiculous has gone fishing, and he is taking lots of helpers with him.
There’s magic in the air, and the fish are jumping…. can you try and catch one? Join in the comical chaos resulting in lots of fun and laughter.

Billy Bushranger. 19th January 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm. Cost: $6 per child. 
Billy Bushranger is back, with that naughty Gerty the Goanna, who is sleepy as usual… until the children wake her up!
Join in the fun as Billy gets up to all his ‘old’ tricks, resulting in lots of laughter from his little helpers. Will the bush ever be the same again!

Kanyana Wildlife. 25th January 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm. Cost: $7.50 per child. 
Come and meet some of the unique and beautiful native Australian animals from Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Learn about their classification, adaptation and what makes them unique to Australia, just in time for Australia Day.


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


Little Kickers School Holiday Program

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. 9th - 11th January & 16th - 18th January.  Cost: $170 per student. Discounted family rate $120 per child. 

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. 16th - 19th & 23rd - 25th January. Yokine 
16th - 19th & 23rd - 25th January. 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 4 - 16 years


Forte School of Music
Canning Vale. Contact (08) 9256 3170 

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


Tricia's Jumbo Birthday Party at Perth Zoo
28 – 29 January

Tricia is turning 60 and Perth Zoo is celebrating with a gigantic weekend-long birthday party.
Grab the family, pack a picnic and get ready for a fun-filled day with their much loved matriarch.
Share your favourite memory, draw her picture or send her a birthday message on the gigantic birthday card. There’ll even be live performers, party games, face-painting, stage shows, water play plus heaps more.
Don’t forget your bathers, a towel and sunscreen!



Adventure World
Bibra Lake 

Adventure World launches a brand new attraction these school holidays! Cirque Extreme! will hit the big top from 18 December – 29 January, with two 30 minute adrenalin fuelled shows a day featuring Circus Joseph Ashton (excl Mondays). The shows are included in your standard entry price, though seating is limited to 600 people on a first come first serve basis so be sure to get in quick. Set up camp in Dragon’s Kingdom, a dedicated kids zone with 8 attractions perfect for little ones, explore the Aussie Wildlife Experience, and enjoy the rest of the park including Kahuna Falls, Kraken, Abyss, Water Mountain and more.  Plus, kids under 4 are free!


WA Museum
Perth & Fremantle

What is a dinosaur not a dinosaur? When it’s a plesiosaur! Don’t miss Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium, our new special interactive show at the State Theatre Centre, on this January. Erth shows regularly sell out – call 1300 665 915 or visit now to secure your seats!
Down in Fremantle, come and explore our place in the Indian Ocean this summer at the Maritime Museum, and set sail in search of sea monsters at the Shipwrecks Museum.
And keeps your eyes peeled for WA Museum popping up in surprising and different places!


Summer Party Fun at Perth Zoo
6 – 29 January | plus weekends in February & March

Hey, party animals! Put your party shoes on and head to Perth Zoo for a gigantic season of summer fun.
Perth Zoo’s favourite heavyweight, Tricia the Asian Elephant, turns 60 but she’s not celebrating alone, many of their other animals have birthdays looming too. See if you can find out who by following the Birthday Trail.
Keep cool like the penguins do and slide on over to the Main Lawn and cool down with some wet and wild fun on the water slide. If slipping and sliding isn’t your thing bring your little monkeys to the Wild Zone for party games, crafts and water play.
Don’t forget your bathers, a towel and sunscreen!


The Maze, Home of Outback Splash

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 for current opening hours and ticket prices.


Bionic Me, City West, Perth

Control a computer using the power of your mind, race against a Paralympian, and see how a bionic eye works in this unique exhibition that will change how you experience the world.
Bionic Me explores the inventive and ingenious medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped humans change how they experience the world.
With a mix of hands-on and full body experiences, this Scitech-built exhibition focuses on technology that helps humans to overcome difficulties and enhance their lives.
Through a mix of physical activity and problem solving tasks, you will be encouraged to undertake challenges and experiences beyond the boundaries of your personal capabilities.


Revolutions Transport Museum
Wicked Wacky Wheels. 27th December - 1st  February Cost: Gold coin donation.

Roll into Revolutions Transport Museum these January school holidays for some wheel wonderful fun!
Meet our Wheel Family and discover the wizardry of wheels. We also have two motion mysteries to be solved, Spin the Wheel and Full Circle and a chance to win some fabulous prizes.
So roll on in to Revolutions now!
Entry to Revolutions Transport Museum is by donation. 

  Aviation and Heritage Museum 

The Aviation Heritage Museum provides a unique museum experience of civilian and military aviation through its extraordinary aviation displays, helpful guides and special tours. The Museum's talented volunteers have designed, donated and built a truly amazing array of aviation displays that include 30 aircraft and thousands of artefacts. From the helpful gift shop attendants to the meticulous restorers, the Museum’s hundreds of volunteers have truly built one of the most unique museums in the Southern Hemisphere or even the World.
The Royal Australian Air Force Association along with community assistance from sponsors, visitors, and friends of the Museum makes the Museum one of the top self funded Museums in Australia.


Xtreme Ice Arena

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 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

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. 
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

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. 

Enjoy unlimited play these school holidays  for just $60 per child. Entry is valid Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm from December 12th until January 27th. 


Cockburn Gateway

Experience school holiday fun with The Candy Academy at Cockburn Gateway!
Enter a world of pure imagination and sugar coated fun these school holidays with kids activities between 11am and 2pm daily.
This free family fun event will run from Monday 16th January through to Friday 27th January. There will be gingerbread decorating in the craft village (max 250 per day), a ball crawl pit as well as photo opportunities on the magical boat.
Join us for a FREE movie night on Saturday 21st January in our Piazza! Visit for more information


Wanneroo Central Shopping Centre

Get your sparkle on this January with The Kids Central Free Pop-Up Cinema at Wanneroo Central.
Join us  every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday this January for a selection of family friendly films to enjoy with your little ones.
With Coles, Kmart, Supa IGA, over 40 specialty stores and convenient undercover parking, Wanneroo Central is the place to shop these Summer holidays.
Visit for full movie session times and details.


Secret Harbour Shopping Centre 

Secret Harbour Shopping Centre is Your One Centre for free holiday fun.
Get creative with our scratch art creative centre January 10th & 11th from 11am to 2pm.
Be a superhero, wild animal, or magical fairy – change your look with free face painting January 17th & 18th 11am to 2pm.
Or have fun and make a yummy treat with our Decorate a Donut even on January 24th starring at 11am!
Visit for trading hours & more.



These school holidays the 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 16 Dec 2016 and 31 Jan 2017. T&Cs apply. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

There’s always plenty of free activities for the kids, including our Kids Academy. Be sure to check our website and Facebook page to see what’s on. 


Westfield Whitford City 

We're encouraging the kids to get creative and get outdoors these School Holidays!
Free Summer Garden Workshops: includes Terracotta Pot Decorating, Seedling Plating (a different flower each day!) & Birdhouse Making! Click here to find out more.
Character Meet & Greets: Ben & Holly will be visiting from the Little Kingdom, and Fifi from Fifi & the Flowertots is coming too! Click here to find out more about Ben & Holly, click here to find out more about Fifi. 
Play to WIN at The Athlete's Foot: Try your luck at mini putt putt, score a hole-in-one to get a goodie bag! Click here to find out more.
Free Cookie Decorating Workshops: budding bakers can decorate a masterpiece at Muffin Break! Click here to find out more.
Free Ballerina Activity Bookletsclick here to find out where you can collect yours!
Special Offers: To view today's deals at Westfield Whitford City, click here.
Dining Grab a quick bite to eat in our Food Court or view our other casual dining options.


Stockland Bullcreek 

Bring the kids to Stockland Bull Creek these school holidays and enjoy interactive science fun with Scitech! 
Explore and experiment with Scitech's 'Science Wonderland' and enjoy their exciting and educational Science Shows.
9th - 13th January 10am - 3pm. 


Floreat Forum 

Gymnastics Accademy
Children can get active during the holidays and learn some new skills.
When: Thursday 19, Friday 20 & Saturday 21 January, 10am - 2pm daily
Where: Opposite Amcal Pharmacy, Floreat Forum

Back to School Workshop
Kids can channel their inner artist and have fun getting ready to go back to school by decorating their own bag.
When: Friday 27 & Saturday 28 January, 10am - 1pm daily
Where: Opposite Amcal Pharmacy, Floreat Forum

School Holiday Treats
Make sure you take advantage of a range of specials available at Floreat Forum during the school holiday period. Visit our website for full listing.

For more information and to keep up to date of activites and specials at Floreat Forum visit:

Instagram: @floreatforum

6th - 25th  January 2017. State Theatre of WA
Tickets available from Ticketek 

Dare to adventure to the bottom of the sea.
Deep below the surface, submerged below time, swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. Following the internationally-loved and applauded show Erth's Dinosaur Zoo™, the team at Erth has spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium. For the very first time, you’re invited to dive in and meet these aquatic critters in person.
What does a Plesiosaur’s skin feel like? How big are a Kronosaurus’ teeth? And do Kimberella even wear shoes? Our skilled handlers will answer these questions and more in the once-in-a-lifetime interactive theatre experience at Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium.
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium invites children to plunge into the action; performers will ask a few young divers to join them on their quest to the bottom of the ocean, to ‘swim’ with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras.

14th & 15th January 2017. Riverside Theatre, Perth
Tickets available from Ticketek 

The hit ABC3 children’s television series, Operation Ouch! is coming to Australia in January 2017. Don’t miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand in their first ever live stage show! Packed with incredible stunts, crazy experiments and amazing facts, the doctors will explore the fascinating world of biology and show you the awesome things your body can do! Plus they’ll share their favourite bits from the TV show.
What does it look like inside of Dr Xand’s head? How can germs be good for you? What can you do with a month’s worth of farts? How does sneezing work? What exactly happens to the food you eat? How can bugs be good for you? All these questions and more will be answered when TV’s favourite identical twins take to the stage - all in the name of medical science.


28th January Riverside Theatre, Perth. 27th January Albany Entertainment Centre
Tickets available from Ticketek

Following his sold out 2016 Australian tour, Steve Backshall the star of one of the most popular children’s shows on the planet, is returning to Australia with a new show based on the hit BBC series, “Deadly 60 Pole to Pole”.
Come on a theatrical journey with Steve as he shares his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole, and his gripping encounters with deadly creatures from all corners of the globe.
Join Steve on his journey of wild discovery and dangerous entertainment, live on stage this January.

21st January 2017. Subiaco Arts Centre
Tickets available from Ticketek 

Parents are invited to relive their childhood and introduce their children to the books and songs by Peter Combe. This January you will be the first to hear readings from Peter Combe's new book Toffee Apple Nice and Sticky and if you're lucky there will be a cheeky sing –along or two.
For the parents who grew up singing along to Wash Your Face in Orange Juice, Juicy Juicy Green Grassand Toffee Apple, you can now pass these songs on through a picture book and CD to your children.
For this one-off event you will be able purchase Peter Combe's unreleased book with your ticket or on the day.
Don't miss your chance to meet Australia's finest children's songwriter, hear all the hits and have your favourite books signed.


Based on the book by Margery Williams

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s production of The Velveteen Rabbit is an enchanting tale of the relationship between a child and his toy rabbit. To others, he’s just an old toy, but to the boy, the rabbit is real – and the scene is set for a story of great emotional power.
A wise horse, some bossy bull dozers, a flying fairy and a toy box full of crazy colourful toys makes The Velveteen Rabbit a magical puppetry experience, the perfect summer holidays entertainment.
Anybody who has had a favourite toy will be enchanted by this beloved classic.

Where: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre 1 Short Street Fremantle, WA
(Opposite Fremantle Train Station)

When: January 23 – 28
Time: 10am & 1pm daily
6:30pm Jan 20 & 27
No performances Sundays or public holidays

Price: $23 to $25 plus $3.95 (plus booking fee)
Suitable age range: Suitable for children aged 4 and above
Duration: 50 min + 10 min Q&A
Bookings Essential:
Please visit or telephone 9335 5044

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Take advantage of our Summer Deals and plan your next holiday now with accommodation starting at $129* per night. There’s something for every traveller, be it a family holiday, staycation or weekend getaway.
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Buggybuddys Top 100 School Holiday Activities


Take a journey to the bottom of the sea with Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium from 6th - 25th January
Location: State Theatre WA. Suitable for: Ages 5+ 
Cost: $25 per ticket. $80 Family Ticket


2.   Try your had at Adventure Golf at Elizabeth Quay
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $15 adults, $12 children

3.   Pack a picnic and your bathers and head to the brand new Kwinana Adventure Playground. There is so much to do that the kids will be entertained all day! 
Location: Calista

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

5.   Visit Penguin Island and meet the Fairy penguins that make the island their home.
Location: Rockingham Cost: $25 Adults, $22 children

Check out the brand new Bibra Lake Regional Playground which is packed full of unique features designed to entertain children of all ages and abilities! 
Location: Bibra Lake

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 brand new Bionic Me exhibiton at Scitech
Location: Scitech, West Perth. Suitable for: all ages.
Cost: Scitech entry $19 Adults, $12 children, children under 4 FREE

9.   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. 

10.   Don't miss Dr Christ and Dr Xand in their first ever live show - Operation Ouch Live on Stage!
Location: Riverside Theatre Perth

11.   Spend the day at Splash City! Will you be brave enough to ride the Nova Drop?
Location: Belmont Race Course. Suitable for: All Ages
Cost: $28. Children under 4 are FREE

12.   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

13.   Grab your wheels and head to Heath Park in Eglington. With its pirate ship and scooter track fun is guaranteed!
Location: Eglington 


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


Stay cool and have heaps of fun on the big green waterslide at Cannington Leisureplex
Location: Cannington. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adults $6.20, Child $4.70, Children under 3 FREE


17.   Pack a picnic and head to Mills Park in Beckenham. It is a great pack suitable for kids of all ages. 
Location: Beckenham

18.   Stay cool by visiting Whiteman Park Water Playground
Location: Whiteman Park. Suitable for: Children under 10
Cost: FREE

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

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

21.   Go on a theatrical journey with Steve Backshall as he shares his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole in Deadly 60 Live! 
Location: Riverside Theatre Perth

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.   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.   Stay cool in the city by heading to the Water Labyrinth in Forrest Place. Don't forget a towel as you will get wet!
Location: Perth City. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: FREE

26.   Relive your childhood and introduce your children to the books and songs by Peter Combe with Toffee Apple Nice and Sticky
Location: Subiaco Arts Centre

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.   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. 

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

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. 

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.   Book yourself a staycation at Holiday Inn Perth City. Rates start from just $129 per night and kids stay and eat free!     

36.   Stay cool and enjoy the thrills at Adventure World 
Location: Bibra Lake Suitable for: All ages. 
Cost: Adults $58, Children 4 - 13 years $48

37.   Check out the brand new Slate Cafe in the Swan Valley with its dedicated kids area.
Location: Swan Valley

38.   Visit the Perth Mermaids at AQWA. They'll be there every Monday during the school holidays.
Location: Hillarys. Suitable for: All ages

39.   Enjoy lunch at the historic Parkerville TavernYou'll find 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.   Keep your kids active and entertained with the Just 4 Kids program at Leisurelife Centre in East Victoria Park. 
Location: East Victoria Park. Suitable for: 6 to 14 years
Cost: $67 per day. $325 per week. 

42.   Keep cool at Ellenbrook Rainbow Waters Playground
Location: Ellenbrook. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: FREE

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

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

45.   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 

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.   Get wet at Hyde Park Water Playground
Location: North Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: 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.


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.   Check out Livvi's Place Playground.
Location: Whiteman Edge, Brabham Suitable for: All ages and abilities.

71.   Stay cool by spending the day at Craigie Leisure Centre. You'll find a great shaded outdoor splash pad! 
Location: Craigie. Suitable for: all ages
Cost: Adults $6.20 Child $4.50 Children under 2 free

72.   Ride the slides at Kalamunda Water Park
Location: Kalamunda. 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: $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  Kinkura Park Adventure Playground with its wooden fortresses, walkways and water playground. 
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.   Have super fun at the Newhaven Robot Park. Kids will love climbing the giant robot's head! 
Location: Piaria Waters. 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    

89.   Cool off at Maylands Water Park. A cheap day out for all! 
Location: Maylands. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $5.50 adults $4 child. Under 2's free

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 $12.60
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: $7.50 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.