Easter School Holiday fun
I quite like the routine of getting up in the morning, getting to school and then heading out for an activity with the boys. I love the pick up and the after school sport. I know the schedule, I know what needs to be done and I like it that way. Having a break with 2 spontaneous days after a five day school week is just perfect for me.
The older the kids get the more they crave stimulation so with two weeks of holiday’s knocking on my doorstep I have started researching things to do with the kids in Perth.
Apart from the obvious Perth Zoo, AQWA and Adventure World visits which all have fantastic school holiday activities, I find the big activities quite hard on my own with three young kids so I had to look further. I made the ultimate mistake of thinking it would be easy to take them all into the city to see The Giants…. with half of Perth…. on my own. Definitely learnt my lesson with that one.
So I have been scouring Perth for activates where I can either drop and run or for activities that would be easy for me to navigate with all three kids.
Naturescape in Kings Park: Why am I only just seeing this now! Kings Park is fantastic. There are four amazing playgrounds to explore. Synergy Playground is fantastic but it has a big lake and with a baby who is obsessed with water it can become a little stressful. I’m really not interesting in jumping into that water if he decides he wants to swim. Sticky Beaks is another great enclosed playground for all ages although my five year old Autumn says she gets ‘bored’. There’s a fantastic jungle playground on the corner of Saw Ave and May Drive and my latest discovery Naturescape. It’s a big nature inspired playground with logs, rock and trees to climb, tunnels to run through and ropes to swing on. It’s the perfect place for kids to get nice and dirty and to literally get stuck into nature. Grab a coffee and wander around with them. They will love it.
Kidz n Sport: I know you have probably all heard about this fabulous program. We have been enjoying it all through the term so I have booked the kids in for a few days in the holidays. Van’s too young but he is very happy if I’m up and about kicking him a ball on the sidelines.
Tradewinds Hotel: The Kids Gardening Club is on again at Tradewinds Hotel. We attended this last year and the kids had a ball! Read all about it here. They learn about different kinds of herbs and are able to plant them in the garden there. The food at Tradewinds is lovely too so while they are having fun gardening I order food to arrive as soon as they are done, feed them and run. This will set you up for a great home activity too. Go home and plant your own!
Cooking. It’s one of the kid’s favourite things to do at home and something we now rarely do because of school. We will be making a huge effort these school holidays to get them back into the kitchen. No shake and bake please!!!! The kids love helping make my Banana coconut and chia bread, nachos salad, easy chicken nuggets, bliss balls, homemade pasties and my super easy cookies which are perfect for decorating.
Scitech. I just love the whole learning whilst playing concept. Win, win! I wouldn’t attack it on my own with the three kids but if you time the visit right they have lots of fantastic classes on during the holiday.
Kids Sports Club at HBF Stadium: Kids between 5 and 12 can enjoy a full day of fun. Yep, a full day! It will be the first time I have booked Autumn in so cross my fingers she loves it.
Fremantle Art Centre: The Fremantle Art Centre put on fantastic arts and crafts courses ranging from clay and pottery to drawing and sewing. The classes go for two to three hours at a time. If your kids love art and craft they should love this.
Easter Piazzarama in Northbridge. It’s on Sunday the 5th of April from 12 till 4pm. It’s full of fun activities for the kids and best of all it’s free.
Have you already made plans? I would love to hear about that else is on…
Happy holiday. Rayne x