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Published September 16th 2017
Shopping with the kids has never been so much fun
School holidays mean two things – the kids hanging around the house and the need to shop for an increased amount of stuff. Luckily, a number of shopping centres around Perth are putting on free school holiday activities so you can combine entertaining the kids with getting your shopping done. Here are five free shopping centre activities to take the kids to during the September school holidays.
Muddle Maze at Cockburn Gateway Address: Cockburn Gateways Shopping City, 816 Beeliar Drive, Success Phone: 9498 5574 Dates and times: Monday, 25 September to Sunday 8 October between 11am and 2pm daily. Website: cockburngateway.com.au/school-holidays-muddle-maze/
Come and have some a-maze-ing school holiday fun at Cockburn Gateways – explore the secrets of the Muddle Maze, then complete the activity sheet for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Once you've escaped form the maze, get creative with our spring-themed arts and crafts activities. The maze is located outside Big W, while the arts and crafts will take place outside Target.
There will be a different craft each week. Week one is Creature Crafts, including Design Your Own Butterfly, Bird, Bug or Bee. Week two is the Emoji Shrinky Dink Workshop. Create your own emoji to take home!
Kidstruction at Belmont Forum Address: Belmont Forum, 227 Belmont Avenue, Cloverdale Phone: 9478 2152 Dates and times: Tuesday 26 September to Friday 6 October (weekdays) between 11am and 2pm Website: belmontforum.com.au
Got a budding little builder in the house? Bring them along to Belmont Forum's Kidstruction activities and craft zone. Let their imaginations run wild and build a gift to take home.
Children of all ages will love creating their own species of fish and seeing it swimming around the Artquarium! This is an interactive activity in which the children get busy making their fish before seeing their creation come to life on the interactive aquarium screen! Read more here. Bookings are essential and are now open.
Everyone's favourite crime-fighting pups will come to Karrinyup these school holidays! See Chase, Marshall and the PAW Patrol gang on stage, followed by a meet and greet. In the second week of the holidays, kids can become an honorary member of the PAW Patrol by making their very PAW Patrol Badge. For more information, read on here.
Become a Ninja at Whiftord City these school holidays! To celebrate the release of the LEGO Ninjago Movie on Thursday, 21 September, Whitford City is inviting children of all ages to have a go at the Ninja Height Challenge and build the tallest LEGO, take on the Ninja Nun-Chuck Training or manoeuvre the LEGO NINJAGO steeple chase. There will also be free building time and opportunities to win prizes!