School Holiday Activity Ideas
Got the grandkids these school holidays? We’ve put together a list of school holiday activity ideas to keep them occupied!
Kids love baking, and even more than that, they love the delicious results of their work! You can find thousands of child-friendly recipes online depending on what you want to bake, simply by doing a Google search. Pinterest is also a great place to start if you are looking for ideas and easy recipes for the kids to master, visit https://au.pinterest.com/explore/kids-baking-recipes/
There are countless arts and crafts activities that can be done at home – many at little to no cost as they can be done with simple materials that you probably already have! Check out the following websites for some great kid’s craft projects that will keep them occupied for hours.
Brighton Beach, Scarborough
Perth Go Surf provides a safe and controlled environment for children aged 6+ to learn the basics of surfing. Topics covered include surf awareness, ocean safety and surfing technique, giving your child the skills and confidence to conquer the waves. The more confident surfers can fine-tune their technique and wave selection. For the less experienced, or for those who are a little more hesitant, our coaches will focus on the basics of learning to surf as well as boosting confidence in the ocean.
Visit https://www.gosurfperth.com/ for prices, bookings and more information.
AFL School Holiday Programs
Many WAFL footy clubs run AFL school holiday clinics, open to primary school aged boys and girls. Check out your local club’s website for more information.
Scitech School Holiday Programs
Scitech, City West, Perth. Various days and times
Scitech School Holidays Programs are running a range of low cost activities during the school holidays, for ages ranging from 4-16 years. For more information visit www.scitech.org.au or contact the bookings team on 9215 0740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Whiteman Park School Holiday Activities
Various dates and times starting from 12 April
Check out the Whiteman Park website for a range of school holiday fun available for the whole family! https://www.whitemanpark.com.au/ Bookings are essential for all activities. Phone (08) 9209 6000 Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm to book.
Local Shopping Centre Activities
See what’s on at your local shopping centre! Most shopping centres will run activities for kids throughout the holidays and these are typically free or very low cost. Visit the information desk at your local centre or head to their website to find out more information about what’s on offer.
Local Library Activities
Similar to shopping centres, most libraries run free or low cost school holiday programs for kids. Visit your local library to find out more information.
The WA Museum is the place to be this April school holidays, with a fantastic array of fun activities for children of all ages. Join in the fun with plenty to make, discover and learn.
Some bookings and fees apply. Call 1300 134 081 for more information. www.museum.wa.gov.au
Rockingham Wild Encounters
Penguin Island is just 45 minutes south of Perth and lies a five minute ferry ride away in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. The wildlife is the star attraction with wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions and the world’s smallest penguins! Island rangers present penguin feedings at 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm daily. Getting there is easy with ferries departing hourly from 9am – 3pm. Spend as long, or as little as you like to swim, snorkel, picnic and explore the nature trails and beaches before catching a return ferry at your leisure.
For cruise details and bookings, please visit www.penguinisland.com.au or call the friendly reservations team on 08 9591 1333.
Fraser Avenue, Kings Park
Why not spend a day at Kings Park this school holidays? Pack a picnic, explore the nature trails and walks, children’s playgrounds and botanical gardens. Entry to the park is free and fun for the whole family. Visit http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park for more information and events.