How to turn the Easter school holidays from boring to packed full of fun: Top 5 things to do
Don’t suffer at home with rambunctious kids climbing the walls! Just 30 minutes from Perth, the Perth Hills has a great range of Easter holiday activities to keep kids of all ages busy during April.
Here are our Top 5:
Kalamunda Show Saturday 7 & Sunday 8th April @ Kostera Oval, Kalamunda
All the fun of the fair on the first weekend of the school holidays! Entertainment, stalls, competitions, rides, log chop competition, animal nursery, dog show, fireworks and competitions. Phew so much to do! Head to the kids corner on the Saturday from 10am – 3pm for carpentry, painting, noodle threading, toys, a magician, sing-alongs, story telling and of course the coveted Decorated Bike Competition.
Free for under 6 years of age, Family and individual tickets start from $5. Full details here
Camp Cooking for Kids Kids will love this hands-on bush cooking experience on 11 April, which includes a 4km return walk to a typical Bibbulmun Track campsite, where kids learn to make things like damper and pizza and then get to eat their creations.
Suitable for ages 6-12. Experienced guides and ingredients included. $35 per child, $5 per adult (Free for Bib Track Members).
For further information and to book, visit www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au
Bilby & Holiday Fun at Kanyana Wildlife On 15 & 16th April, enjoy an evening with one of WA’s cutest residents – the Bilby. Meet the Kanyana bilbies, investigate the differences between bilbies and bunnies, play bilby bingo, and go on a bilby hunt in the Discovery Centre. You can also visit in the evening for their popular nocturnal tours on 8 April and during the day on 11, 13, 20 & 23 April for school holiday activities and discovery tours.
Tickets start from $5 per child, family tickets available. Full details and booking details at: https://www.kanyanawildlife.org.au Remember all funds go directly to helping WA wildlife!
Ramp it up Tuesday 18 April from 4-8pm @ the Forrestfield Skate Park Free skate, scoot and BMX Clinic – Incredibly popular, this monthly clinic returns on . The clinics feature 3 experts specialised in teaching skaters all the tips, tricks and skills they need to know about Scootering, Skateboarding and riding BMX. The clinics are open to anyone from beginners to experts (aged 10-18 approximately) and no sign up is required - participants can just turn up on the day. For the latest on the event and weather news check out Facebook: /theinfluenceshireofkalamunda
Get Arty Farty at Faire & Co Kalamunda’s new creative hub for children – Starting with Easter workshops on 7 & 8th April and then closed for the first week of the school holidays, Faire and Co returns with a horde of workshops to close out the holidays. From Wednesday 19th you can book in for anything from lip balm making, gooey gak, playdoh mayhem, flower crowns to making fairy furniture (depending on availability). If your gang is cray cray for crafts, you could also book in for a private workshop or stop by on Sunday’s when children’s workshops run alongside the popular Farmers Markets (Hint: Shopping by yourself whilst kids are happy happy…!) Full details and online booking at https://www.faireandco.com
Still in need of more inspiration? Below is a list of other events happening in the Perth hills during the Easter holidays:
‘When I was Young’ at the Kalamunda History Village, Have fun the old-fashioned way with woodwork, paper fan, rug work and biscuit making. Tuesday 18 April, 10.30-12.30am. Details at http://www.kalamundahistoricalsociety.com
Jazz in the Park – Pack a picnic and enjoy the soul and ambience of a glorious evening in the park. Thursday 13 April, 6-8pm, Stirk Park Kalamunda
Full Moon Night Tour – Head to the Perth Observatory for a journey into the amazing night sky. More details at https://www.perthobservatory.com.au/shop/night-tours/april-night-tours
Kalamunda Night Market – the massively popular family market returns on 21 April from 6pm with a new ‘big screen’ on central mall. Details on the yummy food, entertainment and stallholders at http://www.kalamundanightmarket.com.au/
Dr Dolittle goes bush – combine wildlife and the great outdoors on Saturday 22 from 3.30-6.30pm with a guided wildlife walk (2km) through the bush and meet the friendly native creatures from Kanyana Wildlife. $35 per child, $5 per adult (Free for Bib Track Members) For further information and to book, visit www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au
Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp – Grab a friend and launch yourselves into the action-packed Space is the Place holiday program. Suitable for ages 9-13 there are three days of fun-filled activities. Including Vertical Challenge, Space Ship Building, Star Gazing, Rafting, Canoeing, Flying Fox, Search and Rescue and Team Building Another date for your diary, just after the holidays is the Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp – Open Day on 30 April. More details and booking on Facebook: /dsrbickley
Check out the full calendar of events on our website.
Need Help? If you would like some help planning a trip to the hills or more details on any of the activities above, pop in to the Perth Hills Visitor Centre, 50 Railway Road in Kalamunda or call them on 08 9257 9998.