School Holidays

School is out for the summer, it's the biggest break of the year- so here are some cool ideas for a long hot holiday.

Welcome to the Artspace Collective in Scarborough. A bright, happy space where children can unleash their creative side.

From macram é and sewing to designing your very own skateboard.

These workshops are for those who love to create.

When you're feeling energetic - how about heading to the hills for some mountain bike riding?

At Kalamunda camel farm - the whole family can get out and enjoy the fresh air - and burn around on this purpose built track.

You can bring your own bike - or hire one and join in a clinic - like this one at rock and roll mountain biking.

It's got the Natureplay WA tick of approval.

Natureplay's griffin Longley says this is part of a heap of ideas - under their new friends of natureplay membership.

Perth mum and founder of website kidsaroundperth says these holidays are the perfect time for kids to learn a new skill.

It's also a great time to explore.

We've tracked down WA's newest adventure playground.

Tucked in a new housing estate - adventurescape in south Yunderup - near Mandurah is worth the drive.

The farmyard themed space is fun and free- it has a huge windmill tower to climb, a big enclosed slide.

A giant pig and tractors

Bring a picnic and stay all day.

It's so new - it's not yet open - you can check it out any time after Christmas day.

For those of us with tech mad kids to keep busy - this is a 3 day workshop that teaches them how to build a website, an app, or Minecraft based activities.

Edgy X's Stephen Doran says "8 to 14 years old kids who enjoy technology something for everyone"

But it's not all sitting in front of screens.

The kids also get into building a Billie cart.

It keeps them busy and happy for hours.

And finally, this might make some of us mums and dads feel a little old.

A museum dedicated to old school computer gaming.

From the first Nintendo back in 1975, Nostalgia box sure does bring back some memories.

And the retro gaming seems to be a huge hit with these tech savvy kids too.

There's something for everyone this summer.

For more information

www.theartspacecollective.com - art workshops

www.edgyx.com.au - computer workshops for kids

www.natureplaywa.org.au - nature based activities

www.rockandrollmountainbiking.com.au - mountain bike clinics

www.camelfarm.com - camel farm and bike track (track is free)

www.thenostalgiabox.com.au - retro gaming museum

 

www.kidsaroundperth.com.au