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Published January 10th 2018
Head to the mall, with free activities for kids and cool air
Now that Christmas rush is done and dusted for another year, the stores are keen to get you back shopping again. And with plenty of sale bargains still in the shops, it is a good time to browse the stores. Another good reason to hang out at the mall is it is cool inside. But who likes shopping with bored kids in tow? Shopping centres are a great source of usually free events and activities to entertain your kids during the January holidays, but it takes a lot of tracking down to locate what is on. I have done the searching for you. So here is a quick handy guide to some of the activities on offer at a centre near you.
Arndale Shopping Centre Arndale may not be the biggest shopping centre in town, but they are putting on a good selection of fun things to do with the kids this January. They seem to be suitable for younger children. They are having a carnival theme. Activities include pony rides, crafts, and decorating your soft serve ice cream at McDonalds. Check out the events on a day to suit you here.
Colannades Shopping Centre
Jan 17th-19th Sprout Cooking Classes. Sessions are at 11am and 12.30. Conditions apply and you need to book online here.
Jan 25th Aussie Animals day with animal magnet workshop. Not sure if there is a cost for this. There will also be free face painting on from 11am -2pm
Kids love cooking. Have a go at the Sprout cooking classes. Image by Kat May.
Try some craft activities at the shopping mall these holidays. Image by Kat May
Westfield Tea Tree Plaza This is a large shopping centre with easy access from the O'Bahn bus terminal. Take the kids for a ride from the city and the bus will take you via the new underground tunnel. Now that sounds exciting!
Jan 11th 12th and 13th Meet and greet Spiderman who will be roaming around the mall.
Jan 15th-19th. This week is beach craft when there will be a different activity available between 11-2pm each day.
See the Westfield site for more shopping deals and fun.
Jan 11th and 12th drop into the Spendless Shoes Craft Activities Zone in the Fresh Food Zone near Aldi. Here kids can decorate a library bag to take home. This is a free activity between 11-2pm on these two days only.
Jan 15th-19th. Meet the Trolls Poppy and Branch in the Centre Court. For 30 minutes only at every hour from 10am 11am 12noon.
The sales are on and with activities for the kids - the stores want you there! Image by Kat May.
Westfield West Lakes Lots of assorted activities including craft and a meet and greet with character Scooby Doo. Click here for more information.
Munno Para Shopping Centre
Jan 8th- 14th Karate demonstrations from 10.30-4.30 with extended hours Thursday night until 7.30. Sunday opens at 11am.
Jan 11th and 12th Decorate a library bag craft near Kmart.