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  • January School Holiday Events

    Children’s Pottery Workshop

    DATE: Monday, 8 January 2018
    TIME:10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    PRICE:$15.00 per child

    LOCATION:Shelter E1, Whiteman Park Village

    Give your children the opportunity to create their own clay masterpieces these school holidays!

    Sessions times are 10.00am, 11.00am and 12noon (1 hour duration).

    Bookings are essential. Contact Krys on 0417 049 282 or email [email protected] to secure your spot.
    Adult supervision welcome.

    Nature Investigators: Woodland Reserve

    DATE:Tuesday, 9 January 2018
    TIME:10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    PRICE:$5.00 per child

    LOCATION:Woodland Reserve (near carpark 5a)

    Explore. Discover. Imagine. This interactive activity has the children becoming ‘Nature Investigators’ as they take a closer look at our unique flora and fauna. They will delve into the natural wonders found in Woodland Reserve and, if very quiet, might even spot a critically endangered woylie!

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

    Bookings are essential on 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm) Adult supervision is required for this activity.

    Bop in the Bush

    DATE: Wednesday, 10 January 2018
    TIME:10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    PRICE:$8.00 per child

    LOCATION:Woodland Reserve Interpretative Centre (near carpark 5a)

    Presented by Dance and Develop this engaging, invigorating and energetic program will have the children up on their feet and bopping away to some Aussie animal themed dances and dance games, in a stunning natural bush setting.

    Available sessions 10.30am,  11.30am, 12.30pm

    Bookings are essential on 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm) Adult supervision required for this activity.

    Get Crafty with Bush Art

    DATE: Tuesday, 16 January 2018
    TIME:10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    PRICE:$5.00 per child

    LOCATION:Woodland Reserve Interpretive Centre (near carpark 5a)

    Join us as we get creative and crafty with some of our native flowers, leaves and seedpods. Children will get to take home their own bush art masterpiece!

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

    Bookings are essential on 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm). Adult supervision is required for this activity.

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    Spineless Wonders

    DATE: Thursday, 18 January 2018
    TIME:10:30 am – 1:30 pm
    PRICE:$10.00 per child

    LOCATION:Woodland Reserve (near carpark 5a)

    Sap suckers, leaf pruners, recyclers and pollinators! Meet some of our amazing land invertebrates at this engaging and hands on session presented by Spineless Wonders.

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

    Bookings are essential on 9209 6000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm). Adult supervision is required for this activity.

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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.

    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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