Spring 2014 – School Holidays What’s On SA & WA

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What’s On SA

Do you know what night creatures live in your backyard?

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When the sun goes down there are many different animals just waking up!

Come to the South Australian Museum and explore the night creatures found in your backyard ... and uncover what they are. How do they see? What happens to the daytime animals? See the night in a whole new light.

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Let your kids ‘bop till they drop’!

BopThis inspiring program focuses on self-esteem and confidence building and encourages kids to be part of the creative process. The workshops build self-expression, confidence and creativity.

There are loads of fun activities including dancing, singing, acting, cooking, science, self-motivation, goal setting and team challenges.

Visit Bop Till you Drop

Festival of Vintage Boats, Trains & Planes

Vintage BoatsThe SA Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum and SA Aviation Museum are joining forces to present the Festival of Vintage Boats Trains & Planes.

There’s plenty to see and do for the whole family at this special event on 5 & 6 October.

  • Free entry into all three Museums
  • Free demonstrations by sailmakers, shipwrights, blacksmiths and aircraft restorers
  • Vintage aircraft engine runs
  • Experience the wonders of old and elegant engines and carriages
  • Hidden treasures from the SA Maritime Museum: power boats, James Hardy’s championship skiffs, a naval whaler

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Meet the animals at the Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo

The Children’s Zoo is a place to for kids to stop and make friends with some incredible animals ... there’s over 120 animals to be found within the Children’s Zoo!

Why not come in and feel the soft fur of a kangaroo, listen to the chatter of guinea pigs, smell the earthy aroma of goats, feed the frisky fallow deer, see the spectacular colours of our chickens and chat with the cheeky corellas?

Visit Adelaide Zoo

It’s like Hollywood in Adelaide!

Kids Camera Action

The Kids Camera Action! School Holiday Workshop program is back this spring!

This series of 4 to 5 day interactive workshops are ideal for children interested in filmmaking and are held in three locations (Mitcham, Goodwood and Bowden). A team of working film and television professionals leads these fun and engaging workshops.

The workshops are spilt by age group and involve games, character development, story building exercises and film production.

Visit kidscameraaction.com

Spring has sprung at Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo

Now that winter is behind us, Monarto Zoo invites you and your family to celebrate the changing season these school holidays!

Explore the beautiful plants on the zoo grounds and learn how to use your garden at home to attract native birds and animals.

Join the free children’s activities and see how spring awakens our zoo animals with special keeper talks every day.

Visit Monarto Zoo

What’s on WA

It’s all about science @ Scitech

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These school holidays are your last chance to see the Carnival of Science exhibition and uncover the science behind your favourite sideshow attractions, before it closes the curtain. There will also be an epic new planetarium show, Titans of the Ice Age, which will explore a time when humans fought for survival alongside majestic woolly beasts.

If you’re into experiments, there will be workshops-a-plenty on in the CSIRO Lab - from analysing crime scene evidence to being a palaeontologist. On 6 October, Science Nights are on again with a Carnival of Science Spectacular for kids 6-12 years old.

This is a great chance for parents to bring the kids to Scitech after work hours for a great time, some learning and pizza.

For more information, including costs and how to book, visit scitech.org.au.

Dive into books at Boffins

wheres-wally-007-360x0Boffins Bookshop, located between Perth’s Hay & Murray Street malls, is running a series of events in the school holidays, to celebrate their range of children’s books.

From In the Lion, to Maisy and Where’s Wally, there’s always something to entertain kids at this shop.

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Carnival of the Animals at Fremantle Arts Centre

Carnival of the Animals

Using the children’s classical music by Camille Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals, this class uses movement and mime to help inspire the creation of drawings and paintings of animals.

Bring out the artist in your child at Fremantle Arts Centre - bookings are essential so visit fac.org.au for more information

Circus Workshops are back!

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Circus Workshops are back for the spring holidays! Choose from general circus skills, tumbling, stilts and unicycle, aerials, Acro balance, juggling and mini trampoline.

The workshops promote teamwork and confidence and are run in a safe, non-competitive and nurturing environment.

Different circus workshops are available throughout the holidays so head to the website for more information.

Whiteman Park

WhitemanThere are always plenty of fun school holiday activities for the kids at Whiteman Park. Activities for the school holidays include Tracking down the Treasure, Play with Clay pottery classes and Fettler’s Folklore, to name a few!

You can book for most of the activities by calling 92009 6000.

And don’t forget the joy of the Children's Forest - a place where children can come to learn about the importance and beauty of trees and the natural environment and where they can come and watch 'their' forest grow and flourish as they do.

Visit Whiteman Park

More school holiday fun @ Museums WA

WA MuseumsWA’s museums are a great place for families to explore each and every school holidays. Across Perth, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Albany and other museums, exhibitions and activities to delight, excite and educate small fry are on offer!

Visit museum.wa.gov.au and head to What’s On for the full program available at a museum near you these spring school holidays.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre – ‘Imagine, Design, Build, Perform’

ConeManYour kids will love this introduction to puppetry workshop, which runs for two days.

Kids will explore story ideas for their puppet performance in small groups, before designing and building their very own puppet.

At the end of the workshop, family and friends are invited to watch the budding puppeteers perform their very own show with their carefully crafted puppets.

Visit Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

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