As always, there’s plenty of workshops, events and things to do for kids in Subiaco over the school holidays. Here’s a guide to some of the best!
Lego Challenges, PJ Story Times and Games Club at Subiaco Library
The Subiaco Library is putting on numerous free activities for children aged five and up, and many of them are already booked up. On Tuesday Sep 29 and Tuesday Oct 8, they will be hosting a Lego Challenge inspired by the children’s book week theme ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’. Just before bedtime from 5pm – 6pm on Wednesday Sep 30, kids are invited to pop over to the Library in their PJs for bedtime stories from Subiaco Library’s virtual story time reader, Neale. And, on Thursday Oct 1 from 10.30am – 11.30am, the Library will be hosting a games club day, offering a range of fun games both old and new. For more details, see here.
Acting and Musical Theatre at Perth Academy of Performing Arts
Build up your child’s confidence and public speaking skills at the fun drama classes at Perth Academy of Performing Arts from Oct 5 – 7. Offering musical theatre and acting workshops between one and three days long, courses are suitable for kids aged between 5 – 16. Spots are limited, so get in quick to avoid disappointment. Course costs and schedules can be found here.
Create your own charm toy for your schoolbag at Studio Thimbles
Studio Thimbles is running one-day hand sewing workshops for kids aged 8 and up throughout the school holidays. Perfect for beginner sewers, owner Olga will teach the kids how to create their own charm toy to clip onto their school bag or gift to a friend or family member. Alternatively, they will also be offering an ‘Only for Girls’ workshop where young girls will learn how to make their own hair accessories.
For most courses, all materials are provided so all you need to bring is yourself (and maybe a friend). The space is intimate with only four to six people per class, allowing for Olga to offer everyone personalised help and attention.
Olga offers a variety of other classes for kids and adults. Peruse them or make a booking here.
Drama Workshops at Barking Gecko
A returned school holidays favourite, these drama classes are themed around certain triggers for storytelling, with this series theme being ‘The Greatest Mistake’. Through drama games and exercises, the workshops teach kids about silver linings so they can embrace the possibility of making mistakes. The classes run from Oct 5 – 7 and on the final day, the kids showcase their learnings to their families and friends. The workshop for Junior Geckos (aged 8 – 12) has sold out, but there are still some tickets left for Little Geckos (aged 5 – 7). Get them here.
Mini royal show, Olympic games and pool fun at Lords
Lords Gym are holding three themed ‘Mega Fun Days’ for kids aged 6 – 12. Kicking it off on Wednesday Sep 30 is a mini royal show with carnival games like egg and spoon races and a cooking class with Lords’ chef. Friday Oct 2 will see kids using their wit to outplay opposing tribes in a Survivor-like scenario, where completing puzzles and challenges leads kids to the way of victory. On Mon Oct 5, the kids’ competitive sides are brought out in a mini Olympic games. Split into teams competing against other, kids will play sports-themed games to try to win gold. Each day finishes with kids playing games in the pool after their lunch.
Running from 9:30am – 1:30pm each day, parents are not required to stay the entire time – so you get to relax! On day one, lunch is provided, but on days two and three, kids are required to bring their own lunch.
Call Lords on 6229 660 to enrol your child or fill out the form online.
Paint a colourful Frida Khalo or an array of animals at Quirky Cactus
Engage your child’s artistic side with Quirky Cactus’ art classes for where you can create colourful art pieces based on Frida Khalo, a flower queen or a variety of animals to name a few. Each piece is inspired by a painting or real-life photograph and kids are provided pencils, acrylic paints, sharpies, paint pens and more to create their masterpiece. Offering 18 different classes over the break, classes are suitable for kids aged 6-16 years old.
The first session runs on Tuesday Sep 29 and runs over the 2 weeks. Classes go for three hours with two sessions per day. To see all the options to choose from and book, see here.
Learn from Mitchell Johnson and other professional Cricket, Netball and Soccer players at Australian Sports Camps
For the sporty types, the Australian Sports Camps programs in Jolimont feature three-day camps for cricket, netball and soccer for kids aged 5 to 15. Offering specialist coaching, young cricket fans are in for a treat with former Australian cricket player Mitchell Johnson due to lend a hand. Once finished, kids will receive an autographed photo of the group with their coach and a personalised feedback report.
To book and see programs in other suburbs, click here.
The Painted Teapot
The Painted Teapot is now offering special school holiday sessions from 2 – 4pm Wednesday to Friday in addition to their usual 10am – 2pm timeslot. Kids can choose their own ceramic, whether it be a teapot, plate, mug or even a wall tile, and bring it to life with their painting skills, with all painting utensils provided in-house.
Make sure to book online to secure a spot as places will go quickly!
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