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School holiday fun for all ages
The school holidays are looming once again and if you're looking for some 'what to do' suggestions then you've come to the right place. There are lots of fun activities and events planned to take place during the school holidays, enough to keep children of all ages happy and entertained.
1. The fantastic Fremantle Arts Centre, located on Finnerty Street in Fremantle has lots of great kids' activities on offer. There is a kids' holiday program for younger children aged five to eight years of age and a program for older children aged nine to twelve years of age.
Children can try such things as Creative Clay, Colourful Beaded Necklaces, Paste-Up Art on Canvas, Drawing Portraits, World of Stage Acting, Cut Paste and Animate, Sew Your Own Cuddly Animal, Decorate Your Own T-Shirt, Mosaics, Music, Photography and much, much more.
These fun arts and crafts sessions are suitable for beginners and will run from Monday 22nd April till Friday 3rd May, 2013. Costs vary depending on the course chosen.
2. Come along to Scitech during the school holidays for some creative fun. Enjoy a variety of great activities for children of all ages and prices range from just $8.00 to $27.00.
Try Jotting Jitterbugs where you create your own motorised colouring creature, crash test eggs, grow crystals, work with liquids and solids or use microscopes and robotics.
3. If your kids like dinosaurs bring them to Dinosaurs Alive! at the Esplanade in Fremantle, between Saturday 30th March and Sunday 5th May, 2013. The Dinosaurs Alive! exhibition is open every day of the school holidays between 10am and 7pm and features ten different robotic dinosaurs that move before your very eyes.
Tickets are available at the venue and start at $6.50 for children and $17.50 for adults.
4.Whitman Park has some great school holiday activities organised for children to keep them entertained.
Join Fairy Peppermint as she tells her 'Silly Billy Fairy Tales' about Jack in the Bean Stalk and the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Or if you like pirates and dragons, come along to the fantastic Jolly Jims Pirate Show or the Drippy Dragon Puppet Show - great fun for kids of all ages.
The shows are performed on various days and bookings are essential. There are three shows each day and cost just $5.00 per child.
5. The Armadale Reptile and Wildlife Centre in Armadale is home to over fifty species of native reptiles and other wildlife. See snakes, lizards, fruit bats, frogs, wombats, eagles, kangaroos, possums and emus. It's an amazing place to see these creatures in a native habitat setting.
Admission prices start at $15.00 for adults and $7.00 for children.
6. If you like the cute and cuddly creatures, Cohuna Koala Park in Byford is home to koalas, kangaroos and many other marsupials and birds. Some of the animals are free-roaming and you might get a chance to hand feed them.
Admission prices start at $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.
7.Adventure World in Bibra Lake is open 7 days a week from 10am till 5pm during the school holidays. Adventure World is jam packed with water amusements and thrilling rides and offers a full-on family fun day.
Tickets are available from the venue and start at $49.00 for adults and $41.00 for children, a bit expensive but this entry fee covers all rides.
8.Perth Zoo, in South Perth, is always a popular destination for families and children, especially during the school holidays. See all the wonderful animals, visit the nocturnal house, the African Savannah, the Outback Track or take a guided tour.
Tickets are $22.50 for adults and $ 11.30 for children.
9. Have a fun day out with the whole family at King Carnival Mini Golf in Mandurah. Come along and play on the fantastic eighteen hole mini golf course that has been especially designed to suit all ages. Open from 10am till 5pm every day, tickets prices are $13.00 for adults and $11.00 for children.
The King Carnival complex also offers a variety of fun carnival rides for all the family to enjoy.
10.Dark Zone Laser Sports has three locations - Northbridge, Malaga and Willetton. These are specially built sports arenas, each player wears an electronic vest that registers "tags" from other players "phasors". The objective is to score as many points as possible.
Laser Tag is suitable for children over the age of six years of age. Prices start at $11.00 for one game. Dark Zone stores are open daily from 10am during the school holidays.
These are just some of the fantastic children's activities organised for these school holidays. Check out the individual websites for full details such as event times, dates and prices.