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Top 14 Ideas for Children's School Holidays

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Published December 11th 2017
Keep your children amused and away from computers
There is so much around to see and do with children nowadays, that the choice is difficult which ones to go to.

I always check out things to do in the holidays as I have my grandchildren for some of the time, and do not want them playing on a computer all day long!

This is a place where most children actually love to go even in this age of computers and the like, as there are real, large as life games.

There are several of these around Perth:
TIMEZONE - Northbridge
31 Lake Street, opens at 12 noon

TIMEZONE - Innaloo
Innaloo Cinema Complex
Liege Street, opens at 10 am

TIMEZONE - Fremantle
33 South Terrace Piazza - opens at 10 am

This is situated at 45 Cliff Street in Fremantle and is rich in history, and has on display hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA's treacherous coastline. These include the original timbers from the Batavia, the de Vlamingh plate, and also many artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.

This museum is supposedly foremost "maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere", and is open 7 days from 9.30 am to 5 pm.

This is at 12/352A South Street, O'Connor, and is great for rollerskating without having to worry about people and cars, so therefore, safer than on the footpath!

For opening hours in the school holidays, click on this link.

There are several events on here for the school holidays and you can see them here.

There is always something to do here including:
*Caversham Wildlife Park
Children's Forest
Woodland Reserve
Heritage Tram Rides
Motor Museum of WA
Tractor Museum of WA
Vintage Train Rides
Whiteman Explorer
Revolutions Transport Museum

Peachey Park is located between Kew Street and Acton Avenue in Kewdale, and is a large park containing an adventure bike track with many challenges including "slalom, bone shaker and wall turns".

Get the children off their computers and down to this park which also has half court basketball and a large section of grass for other fun activities - and this is also good for younger children.

This is on at the Perth Library and children can explore the WA Museum's Discovery Zone.

The Discovery Zone is an intriguing area where children will be able to touch and see objects from across Western Australia and around the world.

Learn about dinosaurs, meteorites and our incredible night sky. Or see all about shipwrecks and see some of the objects from the Museum, including fascinating butterflies, vintage spearheads and arrows, and so much more!

Here you would use the disused historic railway tunnel to get to the John Forrest National Park (park at the end of Morrison Road, Swan View).

You go into the tunnel and keep going until you hit the John Forrest Tavern where kids can feed kangaroos and explore the surrounding bushland, or you can walk to Hovea Falls.

Yes, you can take your children to Bunnings and this is a great way to keep them amused and teach them a few handy skills!

There are a whole lot of fun projects for all ages, from special handmade gifts to garden projects, as well as games to play, and this is all FREE! You can find out more here.

This is at 8 Phillimore Street in Fremantle and here you can have a go at walking on a tight-rope, juggling, diablo or devil-sticks, hanging from a trapeze or climbing.

There are casual classes or term classes as well as a programme for 2 to 4 year olds.

Ice skating is a great exercise for children and is great fun ... even if they cannot skate, it is fun learning.

There are several places to go in Perth and these are:
XTreme Ice Arena at 15 Chesterfield Road, Mirrabooka
Perth Ice Arena at 708 Marshall Road, Malaga
Cockburn Ice Arena at 401 Progress Drive, Bibra Lake.

All these places give lessons, or you can just go and have fun in the cool ice rink.

This is always a great place to take children of all ages in the summer heat, and you can even camp here which would be a great adventure for the children!

You can also hire kayaks/canoes at this lovely waterway, and it is off Rosedale Road in Chidlow.

This centre will open at 7 Winton Road, Joondalup in January 2018 and this is a fabulous opportunity to surf indoors!

Here, beginners will be able to work out what foot goes where, how to turn and just how to surf generally, and those who have a bit of experience, can hone in and improve their skills.

WA Detective Trails are self-guided puzzle walks around Perth city, Perth suburbs and the rest of WA.

Each trail has a fictitious crime that you solve; a list of suspects; and many clues, while each stop will keep you looking high and low for the answers to cross off "suspects" who turn out to be innocent!

The trails are designed for families, so are something just that bit "different" to do these school holidays. For further information, click on this link.

If the weather is very hot over the holidays, you might like to take your children to an indoor rock climbing place. Venues you can go to include:

Urban Ascent at 24 Jackson Street, Bassendean
City Summit at 2/26 Harris Road, Malaga
The Hangout at 12 White Street, Baywater

This will give them exercise, challenge them and be great fun at the same time!
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