School Holidays

The September/October school holidays are nearly here and there is plenty of activities and programs in the City of Bunbury.​

From playing in nature, to kids adventures and a Harry Potter quiz - you'll find something to suit all ages.
​To subscribe to the newsletter, email schoolholidays@bunbury.wa.gov.au 

SHIFT BY THE BAY

Saturday 2 October, 3pm to sunset
Head along to Koombana Bay on 2 October for Shift by the Bay - an action-packed event with free activities for the entire community.
From airbrush tattoos and hack-in-the-box, to legendary rock-climbing wall and game of must-win mini golf, there is something for all ages and abilities.
Dinner at Dusk food truck festival also being held where you can purchase dinner after you've built up an appetite on all the fun activities.
For more information visit the
Facebook event page.

CITY OF BUNBURY LIBRARIES 
Movies and Popcorn: Dragon Rider (free)
Tuesday 28 September, 2pm to 4pm
Join us at the library for movies and popcorn whilst watching Dragon Rider (PG).

Children's Cooking and Nutrition Workshop and Lunch ($5)
Wednesday 29 September, 10am to 12pm
Join us for lunch! Discover how to prepare your very own healthy yet scrumptious lunch.

Pom Pom Beanie Hats (free)
Thursday 30 September, 10am to 11am
Join us at the library and learn the basics on sewing and create your very own pom pom beanie hat to keep you cosy this season.  
 
Technology Workshop: QR Adventures ($5)
Wednesday 6 October, 10am to 11.30am
Come along and join us in some fun and discover how to create your very own adventures.

Meet Narelle and Lorry the Lorikeet (free)
Friday 8 October, 10am to 11am
Meet Narelle Cridland and Lorry the Lorikeet and join in on the activities!

Harry Potter Family Quiz Night ($5)
Friday 8 October, 6pm to 8pm
Come and join us in our Friday night family Quiz event based on the world famous series Harry Potter.

For more information and to book, click here.

 

SOUTH WEST SPORTS CENTRE
South West Sports Centre has the kids covered over these school holidays! 

·       The waterslide and giant inflatable obstacle course is included in the pool entry fee. The waterslide is open to all ages however young children must be accompanied by an adult and giant inflatable users must be at least 8 years old. Click here to view our Waterslide and Inflatable operating times.

·       SWSC Holiday Swim is a five-day program for Aquababies through to Stage 13. It’s a great way to keep the kids active during the holidays and they’ll be learning vital swimming and survival skills.  Make a day of it, stay for lunch at the café and enjoy the waterslide and giant inflatable. For more information and to download an enrolment form, click here.

·       Holiday Crèche is open weekdays 8am to 12pm throughout the school holidays for children aged 8 weeks to 8 years old. With plenty of age-appropriate activities for all users, we’ll keep the kids active and entertained while you workout, enjoy a swim, relax in the spa or have some “me time” at the café. Bookings are essential and for maximum of three hours with fees starting at $5.10. For further information click here.

BUNBURY REGIONAL ART GALLERY

Papertopia ($15)
Thursday 7 October, 10am to 12pm, ages 8 to 12 years
What is your idea of the perfect place to live? What do houses look like? Explore these ideas and more as you work in a group to create a paper Utopia. Click here to book.

 

To book, visit BRAG's Eventbrite page or contact BRAG Education Officer, Amber Norrish on anorrish@bunbury.wa.gov.au or (08) 9792 7321.

 

BUNBURY MUSEUM AND HERITAGE CENTRE
Come into the Bunbury Museum for these fun activities, click on the links below for more information.

Fairy Gardens ($5)

Wednesday 29 September, 10am to 12pm, ages 5 to 10 years
Spring has sprung and flowers are blooming. It’s the perfect time to make a special garden to house a fairy and delight your senses. This workshop invites participants into the world of spring gardening, flowers, and fairy lore as they create their own take home fairy garden.
 
Crepe Paper Flower Craft ($5)
Wednesday 6 October, 10am to 12pm, ages 8 to 15 years
Enjoy the beginning of the warmer weather by creating a bouquet of stunning crepe paper flowers. Using multiple colours and grades of crepe paper, this morning session will teach participants the rudiments of making beautiful flowers to use as decorations, garlands, or gifts.

 

Bookings can be made via the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre's Eventbrite page.

 

Bunbury Wildlife Park Animals Encounters

Daily 11:30am, weekends 11:30am & 1:30pm

The Bunbury Wildlife Park’s experienced keepers will let you in on secrets of our animals, allow for some animal tickles (specific animals only) and answer any questions.

We will be open 7 days, 10am-4pm during the school holidays.  Hours will vary on the public holiday Monday 27th September.  10am-2.30pm.  Please follow us on our social media for all the updates.

Bunbury Wildlife Park (@bunburywildlifepark) • Instagram photos and videos​​

Information about our upcoming sc​hool holiday program will be available soon. To be the first to see what’s happening, subscribe to our School Holidays in the City newsletter. 

To subscribe email schoolholidays@bunbury.wa.gov.au 

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