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Welcome to Term 2 School Holidays

Wednesday, July 06, 2016


Hi again! Welcome to week one of school holidays! Being married to a school teacher I am a pretty big fan of the school holidays however I realise that for parents of older children than mine (Charlotte is 2 years old) that school holidays can be challenging when thinking of how to keep the kids happy and not bored for the two week break. So for this weeks blog I thought I would research some options and activities for the parents.

Scitech is always a favourite of ours as a family and my husband Mike has said that it is a favourite among the teachers as the students get so much enjoyment out of their visits there. This school holidays Scitech offer a range of school holiday programs for ages 4 right up until 15 years old. They also have the dinosaur exhibition on at the moment which is truly spectacular.

I also found a place online called The Brickhouse based in Willetton that are running Lego workshops this school holidays. Taken from their website they say - “Our Brick House Instructors will guide the children through the different zones where they will participate in a variety of workshops, activities, games and challenges. Our aim is to encourage the children to express their creativity and share and communicate their ideas with others through model building”. There are morning sessions or full day sessions. See for more details.

Kids Wonderland is back this school holidays as well. If you have never visited this one before I can tell you from experience it is really great for the kids. A little bit about it from their website
The greatest kids rides, the best child live shows, unique & creative activities, fun educational exhibits & all new roving performers all coming to Perth this July school holidays.
Following on from a successful 2015, a large number of exciting changes have been made to make this ever-growing event one to remember. Dance like no one is watching in the mix94.5 Kids Silent Disco, build a sandcastle in the Kinetic Sand Play Arena, play your old arcade game favourites in the Chillout Zone.
Meet Real Life Mermaids who tell magical stories, challenge your friends to the newest video games in GameVault™, be entertained by a surprising world of bubbles during Dr Hubble’s Bubble Show, listen to the funky fresh tunes from The Vegetable Plot and be amazed by spectacular acrobatics in the Bizircus show - All on the RAC Little Legends Club Stage. And don’t forget about all the RIDES”

Forrest Place in the city centre are also offering a FREE activity for children aged 3-12 years old which is a Snow Slide! I’ve not seen this one myself but reading about it, it does sound awesome!
“Snow Slide, the City of Perth's popular free school holiday event for kids aged 3-12, returns for the 2016 winter holidays from 2 - 17 July in Forrest Place.
With a 12m slide for kids over 110cm tall and a 4m slide for smaller kids, each of the twelve 25-minute sessions daily can accommodate 130 children, with a total of four able to ride the two-lane slides at any one time. This allows almost 25,000 kids to get a ticket to slide”.

The website Nature Play WA is a great website to check out as it gives ideas for getting the kids outside and nature play events/activities that are happening regularly. This website is my go to in my household. We love outdoor play with our busy little toddler!

For those parents with smartphones or android phones there is an app called "Joey" which you can download that is very easy to use and lists all events around Perth that are happening. They are on instagram as @joeyforkids if you want to check them out! I can definitely reccommend the app, it has saved me on some rainy days by giving me some ideas!

Or alternatively if you are looking for an activity to do at home I also found this one online which explains how to make a pine cone bird feeder with the kids.

Ok well that’s it from me! Happy first week of the holidays I hope that you all have a happy and safe break and that these activity ideas help you out some!