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7 Low Cost Spring School Holiday Activities - $5.00 or Less

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Published September 20th 2013
Holidays can be pretty stressful as kids are now home and all of a sudden you have to deal with "I am bored!"

Here are 7 ideas to help you, and the kids, to get through the holidays making it one of the most memorable holidays that won't wreck the budget.

Araluen Botanical Park

Araluen Botanical Park Kids Holiday
Araluen Botanic Park can be a great haven for kids to run and explore. (photo courtesy of Araluen Botanic Park)


Araluen Botanic Park is hosing activity fun days every Thursday during the October School Holidays. There will be a range of educational fun-filled activities. With special entry and activity package from $3.00 per child and $4.00 per adult, will make this the go-to place for the holidays.

The botanical Park is filled water falls, flora and fauna that will entertain little minds for the whole day. Plus, Araluen Botanical Park is also hosting a "cut price" Tuesday where entry into the park is only $4.00 for an adult and $2.00 for a child. Just what the budget needed!

Whiteman Park Holiday Events

Whiteman Park is hosting a range of events from 10 am to 12:30pm. Events include the Ranger Roger Show, Billy Bushranger Show, Bizircus Show, Spring Flower Pot Decorating, and the Bicycle Bicycle Blitz. Some events require a donation; however others are priced at $5.00.

With so many more things to do at Whiteman Park, you could quite easily make this a whole day event.

Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre

Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre Holiday Program
Enjoy the Barn Owls and Friends Night Stalk. Only one of the activities you can expect to enjoy


Now this is a holiday program not to be missed for those who love the wild and wonderful. The Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre have planned a super program where kids will have the opportunity to meet some scaly reptiles to having an adventure of binoculars, birds with a brekkie. Fees range for $5.00 and times vary through the day for every event. Registration is essential. You can find out more on how to register here.

Activities at Shopping Centres

Free Events for the holidays
Now the kids can be entertained and you can take a break!


The Alex Heights, Lakes, Springs and Parks Shopping Centre are hosting FREE holiday Activities that run from 10am to 1pm. Kids can experience making Bug Catches, Halloween Wands to Face Painting. Every day has a different activity, so kids can be entertained while you take a little breather.

E-Shed Markets

E-Shed Markets Fremantle Holiday Fun
Learn about our reptile friends and enjoy some other fun activities at the E-She Markets


The E-Shed Markets are planning to host some incredible exhibits for kids and family. On Saturday 5th and 12th October, West Aussie Reptiles will be on show from 11am to 3pm. And, on Sundays 6th October and 13th October, the WA Birds of Prey will be exhibit some really cool, and incredible raptures for kids to see at 12noon and 2pm. These events are free and E-Shed, which can be found in Fremantle, are also planning to host other exciting fun activities on the day.

Perth Royal Show

This year the Perth Royal Show is hosting FREE entry for children 12 and under with every paying adult. This means that kids can see a range of activities from how to milk a cow to cooking with kids to see an eagle fly. You are sure to wear out even the most energetic of kids, and will leave memories that will last a life time.

Morley, Bayswater and Maylands Library

Library Holidays
Some of the events planned at these libraries these holidays.


There are some amazing events being held at these libraries and booking is essential. Each day will be something different at each of the libraries from creating a ceramic mug to Lego in the library. This event is free and times range from 2 pm to 4 pm.

To book you can contact the Morley Library on 9272 0980; the Bayswater Library on 9271 2340; and the Maylands Library on 9208 2450.
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Why? Holiday Programs for Kids
When: 28th September to 12th October
Where: Around Perth
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