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Place Category: Attractions & Things to do, Miniature Railways, Zoos, Farms & Wildlife, Walks and Picnic Spots, School Holidays, Events, Attractions, and Swan Valley

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    Whiteman Park is a unique recreation and conservation reserve that covers nearly 4,000 hectares of natural bushland and leisure facilities in Perth’s northern suburbs.

    Summer School Holiday Activities

    Bookings are essential on 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm).

    EINSTEIN’S SCIENCE MINI TERRARIUMS

    DATE:Wednesday, 16 January 2019
    TIME:10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    PRICE:$13.00 per child, accompanying adults free

    LOCATION:Woodland Reserve Interpretive Centre

    Water is a precious resource!
    In this fun, hands-on program, facilitated by Einstein’s Top Secret Science, children will learn about the water cycle and make a mini terrarium that they can take home and watch grow.

    Session times are 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm.

    Suitable for ages 5+. Adult supervision required for this activity

    Bookings are essential on 08 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9.00am – 3.00pm) or online below:

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    Where the gum trees grow!

    DATE:Thursday, 17 January 2019
    TIME:10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    PRICE:$7.00 per child, accompanying adults free

    LOCATION:Woodland Reserve Interpretive Centre

    Join us as we explore Whiteman Park’s Woodland Reserve and encounter the amazing trees that grow there, before creating a special painting based on these trees. Explore painting with different materials and create a work of art that will be framed and ready to display when you get home!

    Session times are 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm.

    Suitable for ages 4+. Adult supervision required for this activity. Please note: the walk through Woodland Reserve will be weather dependent; please wear appropriate clothing (e.g. hat and enclosed shoes) and be mindful that there may be ticks in the area, so visitors are advised to take necessary precautions.

    Bookings are essential on 08 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9.00am – 3.00pm) or online below:

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    Australia Day Nature Wreath

    DATE:Wednesday, 23 January 2019
    TIME:10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    PRICE:$7.00 per child, accompanying adults free

    LOCATION:Woodland Reserve Interpretive Centre

    Learn about the unique Australian native plants that grow at Whiteman Park. Then create a beautiful Nature Wreath with Australian leaves, nuts and accessories to take home and display as a decoration in the lead up to Australia Day!

    Session times are 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm.

    Suitable for ages 4+. Adult supervision required for this activity.

    Bookings are essential on 08 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9.00am – 3.00pm) or online below:

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    A little bit of this, a little bit of that…

    DATE:Thursday, 24 January 2019
    TIME:10:30 am – 12:15 pm
    PRICE:$15.00

    LOCATION:Woodland Reserve Centre

    Join the Urban Indigenous Group as they take you on a cultural journey, introducing you to the different tools and language used by the Aboriginal people. Learn about Tucker and Mark Making and taste some yummy bush tucker treats!

    Session time is 10.30am and 11.30am.

    Suitable for ages 4+. Adult supervision required for this activity.

    Bookings are essential on 08 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9.00am – 3.00pm) or online below

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    Hop, Squawk, Dig!

    DATE:Wednesday, 30 January 2019
    TIME:10:30 am – 11:15 am
    PRICE:$12.00 per child, accompanying adults free

    LOCATION:Woodland Reserve Interpretive Centre

    Come and meet some of the unique and beautiful native Australian animals from Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Learn about what they eat, where they live and how they survive. You might even get to pet one!

    Session time is 10.30am.

    Suitable for ages 4+. Adult supervision required for this activity.

    Bookings are essential on 08 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9.00am – 3.00pm) or online below:

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    Feed the Birds

    DATE:Thursday, 31 January 2019
    TIME:10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    PRICE:$7.00 per child, accompanying adults free

    LOCATION:Woodland Reserve Interpretive Centre

    Who ate that? Explore Woodland Reserve and learn about the birds that ate the gumnuts you see on the ground. Practice your skill at recognising bird song and finish by making your very own native bird feeder to bring some native birds to your garden this summer.

    Session times are 10.30am, 11.30am & 12.30pm.

    Suitable for ages 4+. Adult supervision required for this activity.

    Bookings are essential on 08 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9.00am – 3.00pm) or online below:

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    The History of Whiteman Park

    The Park takes its name from Mr Lew Whiteman (1903-1994) who purchased land in the area in 1939 for the purpose of grazing cattle, before developing the popular picnic spot of Mussel Pool in the 1960s.

    From 1977 to 1990, landholdings were purchased by the State government from numerous owners, including Mr Whiteman, with the understanding that it be owned and used by the community in perpetuity.

    The creation of the parkland also served to protect the Gnangara Water Mound, a vital source of drinking water for the Perth metropolitan area, and create a haven for local flora and fauna.

    In 1986, Whiteman Park was officially opened and named in recognition of Mr Whiteman’s pioneering development of the public open space.

    Areas west of Beechboro Road and along the Bennett Brook south to the Swan River came under Whiteman Park management in 1999 and 2001.


    Transport Heritage

    Transport heritage is a strong cultural theme at Whiteman Park. Nowhere else in Australia can you find an opportunity to experience such a wide range of transport heritage in one place.

    Whiteman Park’s transport heritage theme dates back to the 1960s when Lew Whiteman assembled a collection of waggons and machinery on the land he then owned around Mussel Pool.

    There are now five independent community groups based at Whiteman Park; each hold significant transport heritage collections and provide rides and displays for visitors. These groups are the:

    • Motor Museum of WA,
    • Tractor Museum of WA,
    • Bus Preservation Society of WA,
    • Western Australian Light Railway Preservation Association (operating Bennett Brook Railway), and the
    • Perth Electric Tramway Society (operating the Whiteman Park Heritage Tramway).

    Revolutions Transport Museum is Whiteman Park’s own integrated transport heritage display. The Museum is the storytelling hub of the Park that aims to transform the way we think about transport and how it shapes our lives and our neighbourhoods. Bringing all the modes of land transport together in one place, Revolutions tells stories in the Western Australian context and is also home to the Whiteman Collection. Make Revolutions your first stop on the Transport Heritage Trail.

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  • Address
    Address: Lord Street
    Whiteman
    Western Australia