Spring 2016 School Holidays – What’s On SA & WA

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SA

Family fun at the Beachouse!

The Beachouse

The Beachouse is a family entertainment centre packed with attractions! Located on the foreshore at beautiful Glenelg beach, just 20 minutes from Adelaide’s city centre, The Beachouse is the perfect destination for a FUN day out.

There are games and rides that will entertain the adults as well as kids!

Explore the magic of photography

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During the school holidays, kids can discover the science and creativity of photography at the South Australian Museum.

This exciting, hands-on program will explore different aspects of photography through workshops, talks with professional photographers, and much more.

Let it go at a Frozen high tea!

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Let it go… let it go… at a Frozen high tea party at the Stamford Grand Adelaide!

Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters from the movie, to enjoy an indoor jumping castle, face painting station, Frozen themed games, cotton candy machine and a visit from the Snow Sisters – all with a Frozen themed high tea.

Fun at the MegaAdventure Aerial Park!

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Australia’s first aerial adventure park will  dazzle thrill seekers of all ages in Adelaide! The MegaAdventure Aerial Park is at West Beach in the Adelaide Shores precinct.

Imagine playing tennis in the sky, rowing a boat 20m off the ground or riding the esky (literally!) to get to the sky-high picnic table… And, if you’re game – you can jump from the very top to the very bottom on the ParaJump!

This is a great playground for all ages, so head to megaadventure.com.au for details and pricing.

Let your kids ‘bop till they drop’!

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This 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

Robotic holiday fun at Adelaide and Monarto Zoo!

Pet and feed the animals at Adelaide Childrens Zoo

At Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Zoo these school holidays kids can explore the wonders of animal biomechanics.

Fun-filled activities and interesting displays will allow your child to discover what their favourite zoo animal would look like if it were a machine!

It’s like Hollywood in Adelaide!

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

These interactive workshops are ideal for children interested in filmmaking and the courses range from half-day, day and three and four days. A team of working film and television professionals leads these fun and engaging workshops.

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

Visit kidscameraaction.com

Thrills and spills at the Aquatic Centre

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

There’s lots of fun for the whole family with the Thrill and Spill inflatables, Imagination Playground, face painting and a land-based jumping castle. Kick off the school holidays with a day full of fun!

And don’t forget the inflatable volleyball net, which is set up daily in the shallow end of the 50m pool.

Click for more information and activities.

 

What’s on WA

Be an earthquake engineer @ Scitech!

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Every school holidays, Scitech holds engaging workshops in the CSIRO Lab to keep holiday boredom at bay. Scitech holiday activities cater for children aged 4 to 16 years old, with a variety of workshops on offer to ensure there’s something for everyone. 

During the spring holidays, kids take on the role of a civil engineer as they design and construct a multi-storied tower. They learn how to make the tower strong and stable enough to withstand the shaky earthquake simulator.

Dive into books at Boffins

snugglepot-cuddlepieTo celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Gumnut Babies, Boffins Books are having a May Gibbs themed day for the school holidays.

There will be colouring-in, activities, story time and prizes.

Click for information and booking details

Cut, Paste & Animate at Fremantle Arts Centre

 

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Using computers and video cameras, create your own animated story onscreen with colourful paper cut-outs of yourself and fun props. Parents are invited to watch a screening at the end of the session.

And that’s just the beginning of the fun activities happening during the holidays at Fremantle Arts Centre. There’s something for kids of all ages, like shrinky dink charm bracelets, papier mache playmates, pottery, macrame, screen printing and skate deck design … and more!

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

School holiday fun at the museums

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There are great school holiday activities happening at the WA museums in Albany, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Geraldton and the Maritime Museum … so no matter where you are, there are no excuses for being bored during the spring holidays! Sci-fi, pirates, Egyptian treasures – and so much more …

Whiteman Park

Whiteman

There are always plenty of fun school holiday activities for the kids at Whiteman Park … you can feed kangaroos at Caversham Wildlife Park, visit the Boy of the Bush in the Children’s Forest, jump in the driver’s seat of a bus at Revolutions Transport Museum and have fun with all the different activities on offer each school holidays. 

Activities for the spring holidays include Artefact Investigator, Make a Wind Chime, Wheelie Fun and Play with Clay, to name a few!

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

Visit Whiteman Park

Join the pop up play zone at Garden City

jungle-book-website-tileLet your imagination run wild at the FREE Jungle Pop Up Play Zone. Decorate your own animal mask to take home, enjoy reading in the book corner and watch episodes of The Jungle Book.

The Pop Up Play Zone is located next to the Market Place entrance, next to Fresh Today.

School holiday fun in Mandurah & the Peel Region

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Only an hour south of Perth by car or train, Mandurah & the Peel Region is the perfect getaway for families during the school holidays. 

WA’s most diverse region offers a wide range of activities from exploring vast waterways and national parks to dolphin watching and treetop climbing. There are too many great activities to list – click to check them out!