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

Winter 2016 – School Holidays What’s On ACT, TAS, NT
June 27, 2016
State-by-state: What’s On Winter 2016 school holidays guide
June 27, 2016

South Australia

Have a whale of a time at the SA Museum!

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It’s a giant party when the SeaStar Rock team hit the stage! Kids will sing, dance and play games with the SeaStar Rockers as they help navigate sustainability of our oceans. Cha cha with Chino Crabclaw, tap dance with Terrance Turtle, and ride the waves with Surfing Snapping Starfish as he saves the seas from plastic bag monsters.

And that’s just the start of the fun during the July school holidays at the South Australian Museum!

Click for more information on activities in the SA Museum School Holiday Program

Vacation care with a difference!

Vacation care SA Zoo

Zoocation Care is vacation care with a difference! Spend the day getting to know all the animals that call Adelaide Zoo home. Be one of the first kids to explore the new Nature’s Playground.

The day will be filled with fun, adventurous activities, games, animal presentations and time with new friends.

For details and bookings visit zoossa.com.au

Get your (ice) skates on at Glenelg!

Glenelg Winter wonderland

Moseley Square in Glenelg will once again be transformed into a ‘Winter Wonderland’ this July, with an ice rink ready for some serious and fun ice-skating!

From Saturday 2 July to Sunday 31 July, you can skate – rain, hail or snow … morning, noon or night – on a massive, undercover, 450m2 ice rink right on the Glenelg beachfront!

Click for more information

It’s like Hollywood in Adelaide!

Kids Camera Action

The Kids Camera Action! School Holiday Workshop program is back this winter! This series of  interactive workshops is ideal for children interested in filmmaking and programs on offer include iPad film making and more! A team of working film and television professionals leads the fun and engaging workshops.

Visit kidscameraaction.com

Keeper presentations at Monarto Zoo

Monarto ZooKeeper presentations are a great opportunity to see the animals enjoy a favourite treat or toy, possibly view a feed or simply learn more about them from the people who care from them.

The animals are always extra excited when they see their favourite keepers, so it’s always the best way to make sure you get a great view of them.

Click for the special school holidays schedule of keeper presentations.

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.

Get the kids jumping at Bounce!

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Bounce is a massive indoor trampoline park that provides an adrenaline rush for all ages, with more than 50 interconnected trampolines and giant air bags with slam-dunk arenas, wall-running and dodgeball courts. It’s all about jumping high and landing soft and safe.

Visit Bounce for more information.

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!

Western Australia

Perth City Snow Slide

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These winter holidays, let the kids to enjoy the novelty of sliding down an icy slope in the heart of Perth city. Smaller kids can ride the 4m slide, while bigger kids (over 120cm tall) can enjoy a 12m slide.

Free tickets for all children attending must be secured online in advance.

For further information, details of pass collections and session times head to visitperthcity.com.au

Kids Wonderland is back!

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Kids Wonderland returns for nine days during July, with great rides and live shows, unique and creative youth activities, fun educational exhibits and popular roving performers.

Have a ball – there’s so much to see and do! Rides, inflatables, games, showbags, entertainers and live shows … and that just the start!

Visit Kids Wonderland for details.

Explore-a-saurus at Scitech!

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Step back in time to when dinosaurs reigned supreme and get up close to these prehistoric creatures in Scitech’s latest feature exhibition, Explore-a-saurus.

Meet moving and roaring animatronic versions of some of the world’s most famous dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, the King of the Cretaceous Period, and Muttaburrasaurus, one of the most complete dinosaur skeleton specimens ever found in Australia.

Visit Scitech for more information.

Fun workshops in the CSIRO Lab

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Every school holidays, there are 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, like coding, dinosaur adaptations, aviation engineers and more. But hurry – places fill fast!

Visit scitech.org.au

Fun and games at AGWA

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The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) hosts a program of interactive and educational art experiences for children of all ages and their great school holiday art workshops are on again, from Mon 11, Wed 13, Thurs 14 & Fri 15 July from 11am-4pm.

Try your hand at the ancient art of basket weaving and contribute to a large raffia basket that will take shape over the second week of the school holidays, in celebration of NAIDOC week and the opening of the Gallery’s new Indigenous objects display, Gifts to the Fallen.

For all school holidays activities at AGWA click here.

Perth’s fabulous FREE City Playground Pass & Guide

Snow Slide, photo by Jessica Wyld

Keep the kids busy these July school holidays with loads of fun activities. While you are in the city enjoying the free winter Snow Slide event, you can access special offers, activities and freebies for kids, available exclusively in the city.

Click here to check out the various offers and start planning your fun, fabulous family day out!

School holiday fun at Museums WA

Winter wonderland WA Museum

WA’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!

From superstitions and sea monsters  to a winter wonderland snow zone, visit museum.wa.gov.au and see the full program available at a museum near you these July school holidays.

Kids holidays courses @ Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Art Gallery

Get creative this school break with a huge range of Kids Holidays Courses!

Awesome and arty activities are on offer including Cut, Paste & Animate, Mosaic design, Macrame Owls  … kids can even build their own racing car from recycled materials! There are school holiday courses available for 5-8 year olds and for 9 to 12 year olds, plus Art For Teens (13-18 years old).

Bookings are essential so visit fac.org.au for more information.