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Activities For The Fifth Week Of The Perth School Holidays

Saturday 14th of January to Friday 20th of January
by BecSorby (follow)
South Of The River (123)      North Of The River (64)      Perth CBD (56)      School Holidays (45)      Swan Valley & Perth Hills (32)      Western Suburbs (26)     
By now, you may be going just a little bit crazy with the kids at home. But fear not – with the end in sight, here is the Perth Mums Group list of school holidays for the second last week of the break.

Perth and Western Suburbs

Operation Ouch, Perth
Date: Saturday, 14th January from 3:30pm to 5:30pm and Sunday, 15th January.
Address: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth.
Cost: From $49. Tickets available here.
Website: For more details, see the website.

Popular kids show Operation Ouch is coming to Perth! Join Dr Chris and Dr Xand, the identical twin doctors amazing kids with their zany medical science questions and answers.



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Image: Operation Ouch website.


Perth Scorchers Vs. Melbourne Stars
Date: Saturday, 14th January at 6:15pm.
Address: The WACA, East Perth.
Cost: Tickets available from here.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Catch all the excitement of the big hitting Big Bash League as the Perth Scorchers take on the Melbourne Stars.



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Image: Perth Scorchers.


Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures Exhibition, Perth
Date: Every day from 10am until Sunday, 15th January 2017.
Address: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Road, Perth.
Cost: Adult $31, kids/students $19, family $80 plus any booking fees.
Website: For more details, click here.

See the wonders of the Boy King Tutankhamum and his treasures at this spectacular exhibition at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.



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Image: Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures Facebook Page.


Fun With Lego, Perth
Date: Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th January from 10am-3pm.
Address: Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre.
Cost: Free
Website: Read more at the website.

It’s Lego meets robotics at the Art Gallery as kids of all ages are invited to make creative sculptures in these fun, free workshops.

Twilight Hawkers Market, Forrest Place
Date: Friday, 20th January from 4:30pm to 9:30pm.
Address: Forrest Place, Perth.
Cost: Free entry.
Website: For more details, click here.

Tuck into some tasty morsels in the city, with over 40 food trucks offering food from over 30 countries.



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Image: Twilight Hawker’s Market Facebook.


Free entry for kids at the Perth Bell Tower
Date: Now until Tuesday, 31st January.
Address: Perth Bell Tower, Barrack Square, Riverside Drive, Perth.
Cost: Free entry for kids.
Website: Read the Perth Mums Group article here.

For the entire month of January, kids under 14 can enter the Bell Tower for free with a full paying adult.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium, Perth
Date: From now to Wednesday 25th January 2017 from 10am to 7:20pm (closed Mondays.)
Address: Heath Ledger State Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, 174-176 William Street, Perth.
Cost: $25 or $80 for a family of four.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Dive in and meet an array of playful prehistoric creatures from bygone eras.



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Pic: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Facebook.


Discovery Zone – State Library Exhibit
Date: Now until 31st January 2017 during library hours.
Address: State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street, Perth.
Cost: Free entry.
Website: For more details, click here.

Learn about meteorites, dinosaur trackways, shipwreck artefacts and see the inside of an elephant’s body – wow!



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Image: State Library of WA.


Dark Universe at Scitech, West Perth
Date: Every day 10am to 5pm from now until 30th January, 2017 (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.)
Address: Corner Sutherland and Railway Streets, West Perth.
Cost: Free with general entry to Scitech.
Website: For more details, click here.

This short documentary is showing at the Scitech planetarium and is free with general entry. Not suitable for kids aged under four years.

Duyfken Replica Tours, Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Date: Wednesday to Sunday from now until Sunday, 2nd April, 2017.
Address: Elizabeth Quay, Perth.
Cost: Adults $12.50, concession/seniors $10, children four to 16 years $5. Not suitable for kids under four.
Website: For more details, click here.

Take a tour of this replica sailing ship and learn all about life on board, including the harsh conditions out at sea.



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Image: Duyfken Facebook.


North of the River

Live in the Ampitheatre, Wanneroo
Date: Various dates to Saturday, 28th January 2017 (some dates sold out).
Address: Jacaranda Ampitheatre, Civic Centre, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo.
Cost: Free, but you need to be a City of Wanneroo resident.
Website: For more details, see the City of Wanneroo website.

Watch some of 2016’s best films, plus some awesome kids’ classics like the Jungle Book and Disney’s Frozen at these free outdoor movie sessions in Wanneroo. Free tickets for Wanneroo residents only!



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Image: The Jungle Book Facebook.


Jungle Gym at Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Date: Monday, 16th January to Sunday, 12th February from 10am to 4pm,
Address: Karrinyup Shopping Centre, 200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup.
Cost: Free.
Website: For more information, see the website.

This indoor jungle playground will provide heaps of entertainment, with climbing roles, tunnels and heaps more fun activities.

Kids Kitchen at Ellenbrook Library
Date: Thursday, 19th January between 10am and 2pm (age group depends on time).
Address: Ellenbrook Community Library, 90 Main Street, Ellenbrook.
Cost: See website to register.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Your little Masterchef can test their culinary skills and learn all about healthy eating in these hands-on cooking sessions by the Cancer Council.



School Holidays Week 5
Get the kids in the kitchen.


The Urban Roller Club, Sorrento Quay
Date: Every day until 5th February 2017 from 8am to 10:30pm.
Address: Sorrento Quay Boardwalk, Hillarys Boat Harbour, 86 Southside Drive, Hillarys.
Cost: From $10.
Website: For more information, click here.

Get your skates on and glide gracefully (or not) around Sorrento Quay at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Bricks4Kids Lego Workshops, Karrinyup
Date: Wednesday, 18th January and Thursday, 19th January 2017.
Address: Karrinyup Community Centre, Davenport Street, Karrinyup.
Cost: $90 for a full day, $50 for a half day.
Website: For more details, click here.

Create Lego masterpieces at these creative workshops.

Note – there will be lots of other Bricks4Kids workshops taking place across Perth shopping centres. See the website for further dates and locations – see also South of the River below.



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Lego galore at Perth shopping centres.


South of the River and South-East

Family Photography Classes
Date: Sunday, 15th, 22nd, 29th January at 1pm.
Address: Natural Light Photography Gallery Café, 3 Pakenham Street, Fremantle.
Cost: $180 per person.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Got a budding photographer in the family? Bring them along to photography classes at the Natural Light Photography Gallery Café in Fremantle.

The Candy Academy, Cockburn
Date: Monday, 16th January to Friday, 27th January (including Australia Day) from 11am to 2pm.
Address: Located next to Big W, Cockburn Gateways Shopping Centre, Beeliar Drive, Success.
Cost: Free.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Bring the kids along to enjoy free activities including gingerbread decorating, plus there’s a giant interactive ball pit holding a huge supply of everlasting gobstoppers!

Image: Saranac PR.


Junior Wild Vet Hospital, Belmont
Date: Monday, 16th to Friday, 20th January from 11am to 2pm.
Address: Belmont Forum, 227 Belmont Avenue, Belmont.
Cost: Free.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Learn how to be a Perth Zoo Vet at Belmont Forum and provide world class care to your stuffed animal patient!

Image: Saranac PR.


Creative Photography For Kids, Fremantle
Date: Monday, 16th January from 10am to 3pm.
Address: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle.
Cost: $90.
Website: For more information, see the website.

This workshop is suitable for kids aged nine to 12 and will teach them how to work the camera, plus how to take the most creative photos.



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Superhero Family Night, Manning
Date: Tuesday, 17th January from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Address: Mount Henry Tavern, 27 Manning Road, Manning.
Cost: Free.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Take the kids to meet their favourite superheroes at the Mount Henry Tavern! There will be face painting, crafts and an extended kids menu for this super night of fun.



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The Addams Family, Mandurah
Date: Thursday, 19th January to Sunday, 22nd January 2017 (various times.)
Address: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Ormsby Street, Mandurah.
Cost: Adults $33, Concession $30, kids $20.
Website: For more details and to buy tickets, click here.

Come and see the original kooky family, live on stage! Join Gomez, Morticia and their children Wednesday and Pugsley as they host a dinner party for Wednesday’s disappointingly normal boyfriend.



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Image: Mandurah Performing Arts Facebook.


Bricks4Kids Lego Workshops, Wilson
Date: Tuesday, 17th January 2017 (plus later dates).
Address: Centenary Pavilion, Centenary Avenue, Wilson.
Cost: $90 for a full day, $50 for a half day.
Website: For more details, click here.

Create Lego masterpieces at these creative workshops.

Note – there will be lots of other Bricks4Kids workshops taking place across Perth shopping centres. See the website for further dates and locations.

The Velveteen Rabbit, Fremantle
Date: Every day to Saturday, 28th January from 10am to 1pm.
Address: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short Street, Fremantle.
Cost: From $23.
Website: For more details, click here.

The Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will bring this classic story to life in this all ages show.



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Pic: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.


Mystery Mazes, Mandurah
Date: Daily until 29th January 2017.
Address: Mandurah Forum, 330 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah.
Cost: Free.
Website: For more details, click here.

Kids under 12 will love this interactive maze experience, with activities to complete along the way.

Activities at the Fremantle Markets
Date: Every Friday until Friday, 27th January 2017.
Address: Fremantle Markets, Parry Street, Fremantle.
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Website: For more details, click here.

The West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading petting zoos and will be visiting the Fremantle Markets every Friday until Friday, 27th January 2017.



School Holidays Week 5
Image: Fremantle Markets.


A Monster Misson – WA Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle
Date: Daily from 9:30am to 5pm until 29th January 2017.
Address: Western Australian Shipwreck Galleries, 45 Cliff Street, Fremantle.
Cost: $2. Suitable for kids four and over.
Website: For more details, click here

Explore the seas in search of underwater creatures of the deep!

South Beach Sunset Markets, South Fremantle
Date: Saturdays from now until Saturday, 18th March 2017.
Address:
Cost: Free entry.
Website: For more details, click here.

Tuck into food van goodness and enjoy the South Beach sunset, along with lots of family friendly entertainment.



School Holidays Week 5
Image: South Beach Sunset Markets Facebook.


East and Swan Valley

Nearer to Nature Sparling Summer Holiday Program
Date: Runs to Wednesday, 25thth January 2017 at various times.
Address: Perth Hills Discovery Centre, 380 Allen Road, Mundaring.
Cost: See the website below for costs.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Put down the iPads and tablets and enjoy a school holiday program like no other! With locations to explore that include the beach, rivers, woodlands and parks, the kids will love learning about all things nature.



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Pic: Nearer to Nature Facebook.


Junior Gardener Workshops, Araluen Botanic Park
Date: Sunday, 15th and Tuesday 17th January 2017 (plus Tuesday, 24th January 2017) from 9:30am to 11:30am.
Address: 362 Croydon Road, Roleystone.
Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for kids.
Website: For more information, see the website.

Make a fairy garden, grow a grassy caterpillar or learn all about worm farming in these unique gardening programs for kids.

Family Fun in the Swan Valley
Website: For more details, click here to download the Family Fun Brochure.

Bike riding, laser tag, mini golf, museums….there are oodles of things to do in the Swan Valley during the school holidays. Why not complete the Amazing Valley Chase and enjoy a fun-filled day of activities and imagination. You can also read the Perth Mums Group review about the Cuddly Animal Farm in the Swan Valley.



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Pic: Marisa Quinn-Haisu, Perth Mums Group


Splash City, Belmont
Date: Now until Sunday, 5th February 2017.
Address: Belmont Racecourse, Burswood.
Cost: From $28. Kids under four are free.
Website: For more details, click here.

Ride the world’s tallest and longest inflatable water slide, right here in Perth! Along with some spectacular water rides, there will also be a special toddler zone set up for the little ones.

Throughout Perth

TechCamps4Kids
Date: Camps runs from now until Tuesday, 24th January 2017.
Address: Various locations.
Cost: From $65.
Website: For more details, click here.

Do your kids love all things tech? Would they love to learn more about the world of coding? If so, TechCamps4Kids will be running kids’ technology camps during the school holidays.



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Pic: Tech Camps4Kids.


Your local library
Your local library is a haven for school holiday activities. Contact your nearest library for more details.

Perth Museums
Perth has a heap of museums that are great for kids – for more information, check out our list here.

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