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KIDS & FAMILIES
THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS
1. SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE | Puppets
bring to life beloved stories like The Bugalugs
Bum Thief or The Velveteen Rabbit. 1 Short
2. DARKZONE LASER TAG | Shoot targets with
a laser in space-age battle suits. Southlands
Shopping Centre, Willeton; 2/299 Victoria
3. ADVENTURE WORLD | Perth’s best
amusement park has wild rollercoasters,
waterslides, thrilling rides, and bumper cars.
179 Progress Drive, North Lake.
4. DELTA FORCE PAINTBALLING | Don
camouflage outfits and fire paint at your
opponents. 101 St Albans Road, Baldivis.
5. AQWA | Explore wildlife and coral reefs, and
interact with live animals at the touch pool.
91 Southside Drive, Hillarys.
6. SCITECH | More than just science nerds will
love the interactive displays, planetarium and
science shows. Sutherland Street, West Perth.
7. TIMEZONE | Play arcade games like Mario
Kart, pinball and Wheel of Fortune and get
some cheesy pictures in the photobooth.
8. ROLLOWAYS | Grab your skates or blades
and glide around the rink – or clutch the
rails – to fun pop tunes. 12/352 South Street,
9. KIDOGO KID’S ART PROGRAM | Led by real
artists, these classes teach fine art techniques
like drawing, sculpture, printmaking and
mixed media. Bathers Beach, Fremantle.
10. OASIS SUPA GOLF AND MINI GOLF | Kids
will love this 18-hole golf course with brightly
coloured putters and balls. 10250 Swan Road,
All aboard! Little rail
buffs can get their kicks
on board a miniature
train. There are barbecue
facilities and a basic
canteen, or enjoy a picnic
on the grassed area.
Vasto Place, Balcatta, Last
Sunday of every month.
Roving artists, interactive
activities, balloon artistry,
and face painting will keep
the kids more than happy
at this family-friendly free
event. First Sunday of
each month, until May.
minds to think outside
the box, the Ingenious!
space allows for tinkering,
testing, creating and
CAREY MONSTER FAIR
It’s all the fun of the
fairground with Laser
mini jeeps, food, craft
stalls, face painting,
Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood
The West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s lively melodies will engage and entertain
audiences young and old when it presents Roald Dahl’s inimitable interpretation
of this classic fairy tale. Scored by Paul Patterson, and making use of three actors,
a collection of puppets and a full symphony orchestra, it’s a concert that conductor
and musical director for the WA Youth Orchestra, Peter Moore, is sure will thrill and
inspire. “The music is entertaining from start to finish, and children will be taken
along a magical, musical journey through Roald Dahl’s adaption of this classic tale, ”
he says. Perth Concert Hall, Nov 3.
bouncy castles and
Carey Baptist College,
Harrisdale, Oct 26.
FAIR DAY & CONCERT
Free rides and attractions,
live entertainment, market
stalls, show bags, concerts
and fireworks. Calista Oval,
Kwinana, Oct 26.
Get in touch with your
with Sideshow Alley,
rodeo events, a music
festival, street parade and
more. Old School Oval,
Boddington, Nov 2.
Wrap up the walk with
old school races, carnival
games, and a circus activity
area. Lake Monger, Nov 3.
Come early and enjoy
a dip and a picnic. Tickets
($9) are available at the
door. Claremont Aquatic
Centre, Nov 9.
LITTLE FEET FESTIVAL
This free carnival for kids
under 12 has everything
from rides and roving
artists to entertainment,
non-stop stage shows and
workshops. ECU Joondalup
Campus, Nov 10.
SCIENCE IS FUN
Celebrate the Gravity
Discovery Centre’s 10th
birthday with rocket
making and launching,
rideable inflatableS and
face painting. Gingin,
Twice a month is Story Time,
while in the Beaufort Street
Festival (Nov 16), there’s
a Where’s Wally? Scavenger
Hunt. Second and fourth
Friday of every month.
FAMILY FUN DAY
Splash into summer with
dive boards, a bungee
run, bouncy castle, pool
inflatables, and more.
Claremont Aquatic Centre
Sun, Nov 24.
It’s all things bold and bright
at this Brazilian-themed
carnivale. Subiaco, Dec 5.
A spectacular parade of
St George’s Terrace to
Victoria Avenue, Dec 7.
Little Feet Festival
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