School Holidays

There is plenty to do in the school holidays in the City of Bunbury, with activities run through Unleashed, Bunbury Public Libraries, South West Sports Centre, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury Wildlife Park and Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre.

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Community Events

Application Writing Workshop - Thursday 18 July

This interactive workshop will provide you with the key skills to help you land that dream job, a spot on a committee or a scholarship. The session is free and will be held at Maker + Co, Blair Street, Bunbury. Registrations are required by Wednesday 17 July.


Bunbury Wildlife Park

Adjacent to a fully inclusive Big Swamp Playground and the Big Swamp wetlands nature reserve, the Bunbury Wildlife Park is a whole day of entertainment at a very low cost. Visit the beautiful native Australian animals in the Park, hand feed the kangaroos and birds, order a delicious lunch from the Wildside Café to enjoy in the playground. Finish your day off with a peaceful walk through the Big Swamp Wetlands seeing how many swans and turtles you can count.

Bunbury Wildlife Park entry fees: $10.50 Adults, Children $5.50 (2 and under are free), Concession $8.50 and Family Pass $28.50.



The Unleashed school holiday program is excited to present:

·         Coding Challenge – Monday 8 July

·         Adventure Camp – Wednesday 10 July

·         Freerun X5 Workshop – Monday 15 July

·         Aerosol Art FREE – Wednesday 17 July

Cost is $20 per child including lunch. Please note this program is for 10-17 year olds only.

Limited places available. Times vary. Find out more and register on the Unleashed page.

Bunbury Public Libraries

The staff at the Bunbury Libraries have been busy planning fantastic, fun-filled and creative school holiday activities for kids. From Puppets to Robots, Movies to Emojis, Bee Hotel to Jug Monsters and everything in between, there is something for everyone! And don’t forget to check out our Thursday night Dr Seuss Extraordinaire PJ Party!

For more information and bookings, check out the Libraries’ events on Eventbrite, Facebook or by calling us on 9792 7190.

South West Sports Centre

South West Sports Centre runs several programs specific to children as well as being open for recreational swimming and sports activities.

SWSC Vac Care is a licenced child care service that is open 8am-5.30pm. The fun-filled program begins on 8 July and costs $58 per day before CCS. For full information including enrolment and parent handbook click here.

SWSC runs School Holiday Kids Club, which looks after the kids while you work out! The in-house program runs from 8 July each weekday morning 8.45am-12pm, with prices starting at $5.10. Mini-sports, games and quiet activities are on offer every day by our qualified child care staff. Find out more here.

The littlies are covered too! Jitterbugs Crèche is open weekdays and Saturdays 8am-12pm throughout the school holidays. Find out more here. 

SWSC Little Lappers Holiday Swim program runs for two series on 8-12 July and 15-19 July 2019. This five day consecutive program has classes for toddlers through to Stage 7. Cost $75 which includes free swimming for the enrolled student for the duration of the program. Contact the Little Lappers Swim School on 9795 2251 or click here


Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG)

Join BRAG for a creative sculpture art class with artist, Dr. Michael Wise. Inspired by Wise’s Bunbury Biennale artwork, students will make their own sculptural figures using materials such as paper, cardboard, and recycled aluminum cans works from a two dimensional image.

There are two sessions; 10am-12pm for 6-10 year olds and 1pm-3pm for 11-17 year olds. Cost is $15 plus booking fee (limited places available).

Studio 2 at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 64 Wittenoom St, Bunbury WA 6230

To register via Eventbrite please check out BRAG’s Facebook page or website ​here​

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

Calling on all budding rocket scientists! Learn how to make a bottle rocket that will actually fly!

Learn how to build a fun and easy to make bottle rocket that is powered on just air and water. The rockets made in this FREE exciting space program are only suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years.

Held on 11 July from 10am to 12pm. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite.