School holiday fun: Activities for kids of all ages to enjoy

School holiday fun: Activities for kids of all ages to enjoy

EXPLORE the activities on offer near you these school holidays.

Whether it is crafting exciting projects, learning about the world around them or a day out at the movies, your children will have a blast.

Ikea

Ikea is craft central for kids these school holidays.

On Tuesday, July 16, make cute animal cone heads, Wednesday, July 17, create 3D paper spheres, and on Thursday, July 18, construct a paper kite, all located at the store entrance 11am-2pm.

Also running every weekday is a fun treasure hunt, which is sure to get your kids working off their excess energy.

Stay for a meal with Kids Eat Free when a hot adult meal is purchased, available Monday to Saturday from 10.30am and Sunday from 11am, until Sunday, July 21.

Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Crafty, creative and full of fun, Planet Kids Eco Art Workshops in the Centre Court, 11am-3pm, will teach little ones how to reduce, reuse and recycle.

The workshops include Recycled Robots on Thursday, July 11, Bird Feeder, Friday, July 12, create your own recycled shopping bag, Saturday, July 13, and Tinker Chimes, Sunday, July 14.

Supported by the City of Stirling, these workshops are designed for children aged 5-12 years, with all tools and materials supplied by Karrinyup Shopping Centre.

Experience the magic of your favourite TV characters coming to life with Showtime!

Every day in the Centre Court, little fans will be treated to colourful and adventure- filled live stage shows from their favourite TV stars including Peppa Pig, Captain Barnacles, Paddington Bear and Fireman Sam.

These free performances are suitable for children of all ages, running Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19, 10.30am, 11.30am and 1pm.

The Square Mirrabooka

Join Spendless Shoes at The Square Mirrabooka for a free craft activity: decorate your own notebook or pencil case to take home.

The activity will take place next to the Customer Service Desk, between Kmart and Coles, from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday, July 10, Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12.

Bookings are not required but come in early as spots are limited.

Discover the magic of scratch art and create Australian animals shapes, such as a kangaroo, crocodile, sea turtle, emu, cassowary and tropical fish.

Between Saturday, July 13, and Sunday July 21, kids can become scratch artists next to the Customer Service Desk, from 10am to 2pm, 11am to 2pm on Sundays.

Little Land

At Little Land, children can spend time shopping at the Little Growers’ Market, making coffee at the local Busy Beans cafe, teaching, visiting the doctor or helping with the town’s construction in a scaled-down version of the real world.

Each play stall area has been designed together with parents, early childhood educators, paediatric occupational therapists and speech pathologists to offer a creative and educational play experience.

Play sessions are limited to 30 children and run for 90 minutes at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Tuesday through to Saturday, pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Event Cinemas Innaloo

There is something for kids of all ages, as well as kids at heart, showing at Event Cinemas Innaloo.

Toy Story 4 (G)

Those who remember the original films will love returning to the world Woody and Buzz and introducing new fans to the series.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)

Max and the gang of pets are back in a new adventure with the terrier facing challenges when his owner gets married and has a baby.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (M)

Older kids will have been anticipating this latest in the Marvel franchise that sees Peter Parker, Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation before Peter has to reluctantly help new character Mysterio fight elemental threats from another dimension.

The Lion King (PG)

Opening Wednesday, July 17, this new version of The Lion King showcases stunning CGI and features the vocal talents of Beyonce, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Seth Rogen.

City of Stirling libraries

Join the City of Stirling libraries for a range of activities throughout the holidays.

Scarborough Library

Friday, July 12, 2-3pm: Ocean-In-A-Bottle – create your very own sensory bottle using STEAM concepts and learn all the wonders of why oil and water do not mix.

Suitable for children 5-9 years and bookings are essential.

Monday, July 15, 5.30-7.30pm: bring the whole family along for Movie Night with a PG-rated family film.

Do not forget your snacks and drinks and your beanbags, cushions, and blankets.

All attendees, adults and children, need a ticket.

Friday, July 19, 1.30 – 2.30pm: Fascinating Flora – learn about amazing plants and fungi from around the world, look closely at the shapes and textures of live plants to create realistic observational drawings and build a fantastic, wild plant installation.

Karrinyup Library

Tuesday, July 16, 10.30 – 11.30am: Hairy Potato Head – turn everyday household items into fun new friends as you construct your very own hairy potato head.

Once you get home, add a little water and sunshine and watch your new friend’s hair sprout.

Suitable for 6-9 years, bookings essential.

Friday, July 19, 10.30 – 11.30am: Fascinating Flora.

Dianella Library

Tuesday, July 16, 10.30- 11.30am: Skeletons – compare human and animal skulls, bones and skeletons using xrays, models and preserved animal specimens, practise observational drawing to create realistic sketches, and sculpt real and imaginary skulls using foil, tape and wire.

Osborne Park Library

Tuesday, July 16, 1.30- 2.30pm: Skeletons.

Mirrabooka Library

Thursday, July 18, 10.30- 11.30am: Gems and Minerals – learn about the structure and beauty of gems and minerals, look closely at the shapes and textures of gem specimens to create realistic observational drawings and use your findings to sculpt giant 3D mega-gems.

Inglewood Library

Thursday, July 18, 1.30- 2.30pm: Gems and Minerals.