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5 Ideas to Inspire the Kids to Act-Belong-Commit these School Holidays

Posted 25 Sep 2020

If you’re having a stay-cation at home these school holidays, we’ve come up with a list of active, relaxing and educationally fun things to do with the kids. There are lots of ways you can Act-Belong-Commit to get out and about, and strive for positive mental health for you and your family.

Calisthenics School Holiday Workshops, presented by Go for 2&5

Try an exciting sport these school holidays that’s a mix of dance, gymnastics, ballet, club swinging and more at one of our FREE two-hour workshops located across 14 locations around Perth and Mandurah from the 29th September – 9th October 2020.
For boys and girls aged 5 – 12 years old, calisthenics builds both confidence and co-ordination, so if your child loves dancing, gymnastics and having fun, grab a friend and register today.

Picnic in the Park

A day out reconnecting with nature where the kids can play is good for everyone. Buggybuddys feature an extensive list of some of Perth’s best parks with impressive play equipment, including sand and no-sand options, water features and enclosed fencing. Their handy map feature means you can search by location. BYO snacks for the kids and coffee for mum and dad! Check out old favourites like Kings Park or Belmont Faulkner Volcano Park, to exciting new spaces like the YaganSquare playscape, the Hales Forrestfield, South Yunderup’s Adventurescape Playground or Pioneer Avon Park in York!

picnic blanket on grass

Little Feet Festival

The City of Joondalup’s Little Feet Festival is on Sunday 25 October 2020 at ECU Joondalup.

Best for families with kids under 12, this FREE event will take you on a journey into outer space, exploring the wonders of the solar system and its planets through hands-on activities, engaging educational performances and creative play – get ready 3,2,1 Blast Off!

Dianella Tree Trail

During the October school holidays, the trees of Dianella Regional Open Space will come alive to share their stories.

The Tree Trail is 1.9kms and is perfect for children aged 4 to 11 and their families. The trail will take you between 1hr 30mins – 1hr 45mins to complete, so bring your bikes, scooters and prams, water, hats, sunscreen and a pencil or pen!

Follow the self-guided trail and answer the secret question to win an opportunity for more free nature based adventures! Each weekday of the October school holidays with free activities from 9.30am -12.15pm.

four chuldren making flower wreaths with fairy

Sandcastles at the Beach

It’s been a long winter! So make a plan for the sunniest day to slip, slop, slap and head down your favourite beach. The kids will be easily entertained with a frisbee, cricket bat or making sandcastles. Try Hillary’s Boat Harbour, the iconic Cottesloe Beach, Bathers Beach south of Freo, or get away from the crowds at Moore River in Guilderton.

If you’re feeling extra adventurous pack the snorkel and flippers and try the hidden gem shore-based shipwreck at Cockburn’s Coogee Beach.