This year Fremantle Festival is a series of free events bringing people together in a celebration of community. Immerse yourself in the pageantry of the Blessing of the Fleet, discover the beauty of Australian Indigenous culture at Wardarnji, bring the family down to a blaze on the beach at Kraken and enjoy the sunset fires of Karla-k Koorling. Kira caught up with the new Manager of Culture and Arts at the City of Fremantle, Destry Puia, to find out more about this annual event, now in its 113th year!
Bunbury has been a favourite holiday spot for families for a long time, and for good reason. It’s one of the biggest towns in the south west of WA and provides the perfect base to explore many of the smaller towns and surrounding attractions.
Bunbury has everything families can want – beautiful beaches, several large shopping centres, lots of takeaway and eating options, attractions and playgrounds.
APAN has yet another great production for Perth audiences just in time for the school holidays, with Shrek Jr The Musical playing at Hertha Reserve in Stirling in the magnificent Big Top.
I loved the extra touches in this show – the characters acting as ushers, the opportunity to have a photo with the performers after the show, and lots of extras on sale.
Disney’s Christopher Robin starring Ewan McGregor hits cinemas on 13 September, and we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at this beautiful family movie at Event Cinemas Innaloo.
Paw Patrol rolled into Perth on the WA Day long weekend, bringing all 6 pups, as well as new addition Tracker, plus all their human friends. As the flocks of excited families flooded into the theatre at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre there was an electric feeling of anticipation.
Soundsations is an Australian business run by Aimee Hankinson, a mum and early childhood teacher passionate about supporting parents to create play experiences for their children to connect them to nature, their world and themselves.
As busy parents, it can be tricky to source high-quality experiences for our children and still find time in the day to connect with them. Aimee makes this easy by curating products that are designed to be used by a range of ages that can help to bring families together in a meaningful way.
Running from 9-13 May 2018, Scribblers is a brand new literature and arts festival for young people presented by FORM and the Town of Claremont. Starting with a three day schools program for ages 6-17 from Wednesday to Friday, the festival kicks into overdrive this Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May with a weekend of fun for children aged 0-13 and their families as well as an evening session for young adults and even a grown-ups’ event too.
Located in City West, Scitech offers Perth families and visitors a unique science experience. Twice a year Scitech puts on Toddlerfest, which has a special focus on our littlest scientists.
One of the great things about Scitech is that there is something for everyone. Many of the activities that are permanently on offer are suitable for toddlers through to adults. During Toddlerfest you will find a heap of additional features that really engage under 5s.
With so many free events on during festival season in Perth, the only difficult part is fitting everything into the diary! Immerse yourself in world class art and music, hear big ideas and bedtime stories, celebrate Chinese culture and discover the tiniest zines on the planet – all without spending a dime. We’ve rounded up some highlights so you can spend more time and less money living the festival life.
New to Crown Pyramid for the July School Holidays is Lights by DreamWorks. Under the family-friendly big top at Crown Perth, young and old are invited to witness the walk-through exhibition of Madagascar, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and other DreamWorks favourites in the form of illuminated lantern sculptures. We sent WLP contributor, Tabetha Beggs and her family out to get the lowdown on the holiday event.