Need to get the kids out of the house in January? Here are some fantastic holiday camps and workshops for the summer school holidays.
The summer school holidays are well and truly in full swing. With Christmas over and done with, it’s time to think about January, and how you can keep the kids entertained all day, every day.
Thankfully for parents, Perth has a range of school holiday camps and workshops you can send them off to for a couple of hours or morning, afternoon, or even for a few days at a time and break up the monotony of being at home. Here is where to find them.
Kids Painting Workshops Location: Queens Park
Website Dates: Tuesdays in January from 8 to 29 January
Cost: $95 including all materials
Paint pouring with Jackie Peach
Suitable for children aged 10 and over
A maximum of 5 children per class, which are 2 hours in duration
Circus Workshops, CircusWA Location: Fremantle
Website Dates: Various dates throughout January
Cost: From $20 to $195
Learn aerial skills, juggling, trapeze, silks and more!
Suitable for ages 5 and over
There will be a range of classes and sessions available during the January holidays
Coding Workshops, Gizmo Cats Location: Fremantle
Website Dates: During the January school holidays and after school in term 1
Cost: From $28
Suitable for ages 7 and over
An interactive 5 day workshop to teach coding to kids - mums and dads are welcome too!
Learn about how computers work, binary logic and electronic circuits
Junior Wildlife Guardians School Holiday Program Location: Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, Martin
Website Dates: Saturday, 12 January and Friday, 25 January
Enjoy wildlife encounters and nature and conservation activities and crafts these school holidays
A parent-supervised activity for children aged 5 to 12 years
Puppet in the Park Location: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle
Website Dates: Saturday 19 and 26 January and Saturday, 2 February
Cost: $5 per person
Come along for some puppet making fun in the park!
Make your puppet from a variety of materials
Enjoy a picnic in the park after you have finished making your puppet
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Holiday Camps Locations: Bickley and Hillarys
Website Dates: Various dates - register now!
Day camps and overnight camps at Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp and Ern Halliday Recreation Camp
Enjoy outdoor sports such as paddle boarding, surf lifesaving, rock climbing and archery
Suitable for children aged between 9 and 14 years
University of WA School Holiday Program Location: UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre, Car Park 1, 35 Stirling Highway, Perth
Website Dates: Monday, 7 January to Friday, 1 February 2019
Cost: $65 a day or $260 for 5 days (5 days for the price of 4)
All day activities for children aged between 4 and 12 years
Activities include tennis, cricket, netball, rugby and soccer, plus some more unusual activities such as judo, fencing, floor ball and futsal!
Also have a teen holiday program for ages 13 to 17 years, which you can read about here
Australian Sports Camps Location: Throughout WA
Website Dates: Various dates in January
Sports camps for kids aged 6 to 16 years
Interactive and fun skills-based programs designed to help participants improve their game and enjoyment of their chosen sport
Sports include cricket, gymnastics, netball, basketball, soccer and rock climbing
If you'd like to read more about school holidays in Perth, read on here.