Wondering what to do to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? The winter break can always be a bit more challenging with finding things to do when the cold, wet weather sets in, but there are plenty of things to in the Byford rain, hail or shine. We’ve put together a great mix of activities to suit all interests and ages guaranteed to keep you and the family busy.

Get active

If you’re looking for an active adventure day for the kids then look no further than Manjedal Activities Centre, a purpose built, outdoor recreation camp situated on 282 hectares of Jarrah Forest. The list of activities on offer at Manjedal are endless and range from abseiling to canoeing, high ropes, raft building, orienteering, laser tag and a flying fox to name just a few. The highly experienced and passionate crew at Manjedal are dedicated to ensuring you have the best day out so get in touch with them today through the link below and sign the kids up for a day they won’t forget. Click here: https://manjedal.scouts.org.au/

Not just another petting zoo

Animal lovers rejoice, Meet the Animals is a family owned and run organisation that create unique close encounters experiences for people of all ages. Specialising in Animal Therapy and education, Meet the Animals offer a range of home visits with a wide range of different types of animals from baby chicks to alpacas, snakes, frogs and beautiful birds. Get in touch with the team at Meet the Animals to create your own bespoke home visit: https://meettheanimals.com.au/

Written in the stars

Enter the gateway to the universe at Perth Observatory for a truly inspiring and educational school holiday activity. A little further afield in Bickley, the Perth Observatory is WA’s oldest observatory and is open for guided day and night tours as well as informative talks and star adoption programs. For a fun family night out, rug up and take part in one of their Winter Night Tours for a view of planets and the galactic centre passing overhead revealing many deep sky treasures that can’t be seen in summer. Hot chocolates are served to end what promises to be a fascinating evening. For tour times and admission information visit https://www.perthobservatory.com.au/shop/night-tours/winter-night-tours

Unleash the inner actor

If you’ve got a particularly creative child in the family then Creative Expressions Theatre Co. could be the perfect school holiday activity for them. Specialising in dynamic and engaging drama classes for children aged 6-12 years, Creative Expressions Theatre Co. aims to improve confidence and communication skills. Suitable for those with Hollywood in their sights or who just want a bit of fun on stage. Contact Melanie on 0457 546 705 for prices and bookings. For more information, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/creativeexpressionstheatre/

Family dinner night

One of the great things about the school holidays is having more quality time to spend with loved ones. Book in a family dinner night at Strand Lakeside Café and choose from an extensive menu of smaller, shared plates or delicious mains plus a kids menu to keep the little ones happy. Stunning sunset views across the private lake will make for a special family night out. To view the menu and book, visit http://www.strandlakeside.com.au/

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Have you got some exciting things planned for your school holidays in Byford? Be sure to let us know so we can add them to our list! Keep up with all our latest blog posts and with what’s happening in our local community, be sure to follow us on Facebook by clicking here or head to our website https://www.beenyupgrove.com.au/

If you can see yourself calling Beenyup Grove home, please feel free to contact either Debra or Lee for a chat. They’d love to speak with you about creating your dream life here.

Debra Hanlon
Phone: 0414 940 724
Email: deb@parcelproperty.com.au

Lee Johnstone
Phone: 0403 060 129
Email: ljohnstone@parcelproperty.com.au