If you’re staying home this school break, there’s heaps of fun things happening.
Here are just some of the activities you can try.
Yanchep National Park
Children can join Nearer To Nature for fun and educational outdoor activities.
Crawl, climb and slide your way through a wild cave environment with Adventure Caving, where caving guides will show you fascinating formations in a subterranean world.
Cost $34, on Friday, September 28, 10.15am for ages 8-10 years, and 12.45pm for ages 10 – 14 years.
The Downy Ducklings event is a wander around the water holes where these feathered friends live, before making your own duckling-designed craft to take home.
Cost $16, on Monday, October 1, 10am, ages 4-7 years.
Children will love being a Palaeontologist For a Day, going on a fossil trail and uncovering bones and remnants of a giant marsupial before working in teams to reconstruct this ancient creature.
Cost $17, on Monday, October 1, 1pm, ages 7-12 years.
Youth Event Series
Anchors Youth Centre (inside Heathridge Leisure Centre), 1/16 Sail Terrace, Heathridge
There are a range of events for ages 11-18 years happening throughout the school holidays as part of City of Joondalup’s Youth Event Series.
Join excursions to Latitude indoor aerial super park followed by a crafternoon, The Nostalgia Box video games museum and movie screening, designing donuts at Lena Lu’s Bomboloni Donut Bar and fireworks at the Perth Royal Show, rocket making at Gravity Discovery Centre, AFL 9’s and iPlay Gaming Arcade, Adventure World and Ultimate Roomscape followed by a late night movie.
Ticket prices and age limits vary, visit y-lounge.com.au
Now recruiting new super heroes, join the Wanneroo libraries to make your own new super hero costume from junk while learning how to save resources, conservation of water and the protection of Australian animals.
Children will also be making their own terrarium to take home, bring a large, empty glass jar to fill up.
This free event is for ages 7-11 years, for locations and time visit ecoheroeswan.eventbrite.com.
Enter the Name the Pirate Ship competition in any Wanneroo Library and go into the draw to win some terrific treasure, running until Saturday, October 6.
Then visit the Pirates’ Lair exhibition at the Wanneroo Gallery, an interactive children’s exhibition where kids can pose for a pirate photo, enjoy pirate themed craft and activities, get cosy with books on exploration and skulduggery in the reading zone, or marvel at the marooned pirate ship, running Wednesday to Saturday, 1pm-4pm, until October 6.
With Lego Stop Motion, use a Stop Motion App, props, backgrounds and Lego bricks to have a go at making your very own Lego animation, just bring your own device, charged and ready to go.
For ages 8+, at Yanchep/Two Rocks Library, on Tuesday, September 25, 10-11.30am, bookings at stopmotionyan.eventbrite.com
Challenge your opponents at Lego Robot Arena at Wanneroo Library, build your own Lego robot and program it to make it move before joining the robot battle.
Running Thursday, September 27, 10-11am, ages 6-12, bookings at legorobotswan.eventbrite.com.
On Thursday, October 4, 10-11am, get folding with It’s Origami Time, with materials and instructions provided to make your own origami,
For ages 7+, book at origamiwan.eventbrite.com.
City of Wanneroo School Holiday program
Enjoy the wonderful coastline and learn what it means to be a surf lifesaver and how you can be a part of a vital Aussie tradition with the Quinns Rocks Coastal Walk.
On Wednesday, September 26, 10am-3pm, for ages 9 to 16 years.
Get ready for Spring with the Recycled Garden Art workshop, use your creativity to create a unique bird feeder and recycled art planter to brighten up your garden.
Cost $2 for ages 9 to 16 years, on Thursday, September 27, 10am-3pm, at Cockman House, Ocean Reef Road, Wanneroo.
Flip, hop, jump and bounce your way to learning some amazing parkour and trampolining skills at Just Jump.
Cost $14 for ages 9 to 16 years, on Friday, September 28, 10am – 2pm
At Wanneroo Youth Centre, 12-18 years can enjoy French crepes with fresh strawberries they have picked themselves before being challenged in the ultimate outdoor games competition.
Cost is $10 on Monday, October 1, 10am to 2:30pm.
On Wednesday, October 3, 9.45am-2pm, join an excursion to Landsdale Farm School to meet amazing creatures, go on a hunt for the gnomes and take a perfect selfie with your favourite animal.
Cost is $10 for ages 9-14 years.
Sorrento Quay Boardwalk
Hillarys Boat Harbour, 58 Southside Drive, Hillarys
Enjoy the fun of the Spring Carnival at Sorrento Quay Boardwalk with a pop-up amusement park from Friday, September 21, to Sunday, October 7.
There will be bungee trampolines, bee plane rides, slides and activities ranging from $6-$12 and suitable for children 2-12 years.
Old Macdonald’s Farm will also make an appearance 10am-2pm on Monday, September 24 to Friday, September 28 and Monday, October 1 to Friday October 5, $5 per child (includes one adult) or $10 for a family of four.
Unit 3, 7 Winton Road, Joondalup
Find your surfing feet or refine your skills at Aloha Surfhouse, an indoor wave pool facility with different waves for all ability levels.
Also in the venue is Clip ’n Climb Joondalup with 16 fun climbing wall challenges as well as two “amp it up” experiences. Each climbing wall is equipped with TruBlue Autobelay making it safe and easy to climb free of a buddy, meaning everyone can have fun at the same time.
Wave times and prices vary.
Wanneroo Botanic Gardens and Mini Golf
25 Drovers Place, Wanneroo
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful trees, flowers, waterfalls and rockeries of Wanneroo Botanic Gardens.
Play through the 18-hole garden course and the 18-hole billiard golf course and have a bite to eat at Leapfrogs restaurant.
Night golf runs Thursday to Sunday evenings complete with light up LED golf balls.
Adult (16+ years) $19, child (4-15 years) $14, concession $16.50, group (2 adults 2 children) $60, children under 4 free.
Atlantis Play Centre
61 Ocean Keys Boulevard, Clarkson
With two age specific areas for the littlies, a main play frame, go kart rides and giant bouncy slide, everyone gets maximum fun at Atlantis Play Centre.
The under 2 area features a colourful ball pool, soft fall flooring for developing adventurers and heaps of age-specific toys, the under 4 area has an inflatable seahorse merry-go-round, spinning chairs and giant step-to-play piano while the main area has four lane wave slides, tunnels, fun ball battle play system, trampoline, climbing wall and much more to explore.
There is also a giant bouncy castle slide to challenge the bravest, test your driving skills on the winding 40 m go kart track for only $4 per car and enjoy a coffee, snacks or a delicious lunch in the café.
The centre is hosting an exclusive event on Thursday, September 27 and Thursday, October 4, 4-6pm, for families of children with additional needs to enjoy the facilities in a relaxed and friendly environment and interact with other families.
Under 1 years $4, 1-3 years $12.50, 4+ years $14, adults free, and remember your socks.
Open 9am-3pm all school holidays.
*Prices as advertised at September 12, 2018