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Place Category: Attractions and Activities, 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.

    April School Holiday Activities

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

    Perambulating Prams

    Date: Saturday, 13 April 2019 – Sunday, 28 April 2019
    Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (drop-in activity)
    Price: Entry by donation A nominal fee of $1.00 is charged per child in large groups
    Location: Revolutions Transport Museum, Whiteman Park, car park 2

    The prams have come out at Revolutions Transport Museum for the school holidays!
    They are hiding in the Museum – can you find them? Come explore Revolutions for a pram hunt these holidays.

    Perambulating Prams runs every day of the school holidays, Saturday 13 –  Sunday 28 April, daily from 10.00am – 4.00pm.

    Wild Things – Australia with EinSTeiN’S Top Secret Science

    Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2019
    Time: 10.30am and 11.30am (50 min sessions)
    Price: $13.00 per child, accompanying adults free
    Location: Whiteman Park Village, details given on booking

    Australia is home to some of earth’s most diverse creatures and critters! Learn about our unique and unusual animals and what makes them special. Not all creatures and critters are harmless, and some Australian animals can have a nasty bite. Learn first aid for Aussie bites and stings and have some crafty fun by making native animals from pipe cleaners.
    Let’s learn how to be safe and respect all our beautiful wildlife!

    Session times are 10.30am and 11.30am.
    Suitable for children aged 4+
    Please note: There are NO live animals in this activity.

    Book now: online at whitemanpark.com.au or contact 9209 6000

    Bookings are essential. Adult supervision is required for this activity.

     

    Feed the Birds

    Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2019
    Time: 10.30am & 11.30am & 12.30pm (50-minute sessions)
    Price: $7.00 per child, accompanying adults free
    Location: Whiteman Park Village, details given on booking

    Who ate that? Explore the Park 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.

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

    Suitable for ages 4+. Adult supervision required for this activity. Bookings are essential.

    Book now: online at whitemanpark.com.au or contact 9209 6000

     

    Time Travel Tour

    Date: Thursday, 18 April 2019
    Time: 11.00am & 12.45pm (sessions are 90 mins)
    Price: $5.00
    Location: Revolutions Transport Museum, Whiteman Park, car park 2

    Time Travel Tour – Children’s HeritageFest 2019 Launch

    Set off on a great adventure as we kick start HeritageFest 2019 with a children’s fun day! Collect your personal HeritageFest passport and get it stamped by each of the Park’s heritage groups as they show you different types of transport and technology from the past. Then climb on board historic vehicles that are usually off-limits and experience transport and technology from the past and how it is being preserved for us to enjoy now and in the future at Whiteman Park.

    Session times are 11.00am & 12.45pm.

    Book now: online at whitemanpark.com.au or contact 9209 6000

     

    Kids Woylie Walk

    Date: Wednesday, 17 April and 24 April 2019
    Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
    Price: $22.00 Adults, $18.00 Kids/Concession, $70.00 Family (2A+2C or 1A+3C)
    Location: Woodland Reserve, car park 5a, Whiteman Park

    Kids – have you ever wanted to see Whiteman Park at night, when all the animals come out? If the answer is yes, then join us for a special ‘edition’ of the Nocturnal Woylie Walk these school holidays! This is a fantastic experience where you can watch woylies and quenda feed thanks to our special night lighting and marvel in this night-time experience! And best of all, take home a special memento of your tour.

    Bookings are essential. Participants should have a moderate level of fitness to enjoy these tours.

    Contact details for all inquiries and bookings:

    Book now: online at whitemanpark.com.au or contact 9209 6000

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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: Lord Street
    Whiteman
    Western Australia