December/January School Holidays Activity Guide

School holidays are almost here, and for those of you who are staying local these school holidays, here are some fantastic activities and events to keep the kids busy. Plus, there are some great discounts for Melville Mums!

Keep checking back as we’ll be adding more to the guide as the holidays get closer!

If you’d like to be a part of the guide, contact us at hello@melvillemums.com.au for more info.


Bullseye Sensory Clinic (Leeming)

Little Legends Lego Club is Bullseye Sensory Clinic’s school holiday program run by our occupational therapists that works on developmental areas for children whilst having fun playing with Lego. The three-session program is suitable for children aged between 7 and 10 years old, with the participants matched developmentally within the groups. Areas worked on include: 

  • Emotional regulation and communication skills. 
  • Social and emotional flexibility, including being adaptable, turn taking, and solving social problems. 
  • Building confidence, coping skills, and resilience. 
  • Fine motor skills, motor planning, and organisational skills. 

When: 10am – 11.30am
Week One: Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Friday 14th January
Or
Week Two: Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st January 

Cost: $243 for the three-session program (health fund rebate available) 

Where: Bullseye Sensory Clinic, Unit 3, 78 Calley Drive Leeming 

Booking Information: To register interest, email therapy@bullseyeclinic.com.au
Website: https://www.bullseyeclinic.com.au/


City of Melville (Applecross)

SPECIAL OFFER – Use code MELVILLEMUMS for a 20% discount

Take to the Skies! is a kite-making workshop series for kite pilots aged 8-12. Aviation artist Amy Perejuan-Capone will take her special flight crew on a journey through the clouds as they design and construct their own kite using traditional techniques and modern materials. Each unique kite will then Take to the Skies! at the beautiful Goolugatup Heathcote on our family kite flying day on Sunday 16 January, 10am – 12noon. 

Workshop dates: Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14 January 2022 

Times: 10am – 1pm each day

Bookings: To find out more, check out www.melvillecity.com.au/holidayarts or book at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/take-to-the-skies-tickets-220321476467

SPECIAL OFFER – Use code MELVILLEMUMS for a 20% discount


East Fremantle Yacht Club

Would your kids like to learn how to sail this summer holidays? We are running our Tackers 1 & 2 courses, perfect for kids aged 7 – 12 years, over 4 days from 10th – 13th January & 18th – 21st January (8.30am – 12.30pm). The cost for the 4 day course is $140 members & $200 non-members (which includes an EFYC Junior Membership for 2021/22).

We also have our Out There Sailing courses running, for kids aged 12 – 17 years, from 18th – 20th January (9am – 12.30pm). The cost for this course is $120 for the 3 days. 

To find out more please call 9339-8111 or message us directly.

Bookings: Call 9339-8111 or go to https://www.efyc.com.au/kids-sailing-courses/ where you can download the form and email it back to reception@efyc.com.au


Kids Are Kids! (Bateman)

Kids Are Kids! has a fantastic range of group programs scheduled throughout January.

Programs include:

  • Social Sparkles: based on the We Thinkers! Series (Social Explorers curriculum), which is designed to be used with children who may need to guidance and support with understanding and utilising social skills.
  • Bike Riding Program: designed for parents and carers who have children wanting to learn to ride a bike or need some extra help to build their confidence. It’s for children with any level of experience and will provide parents/carers with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their bike riding potential.
  • Kindy Readiness Program: help your child develop pre-literacy skills! Suitable for children aged 4-7 years old.
  • Super Spellers Group Program: designed for children in Kindy to Year 1 who would benefit from additional opportunities to develop pre-literacy skills.

For more information and to register your place, contact Kids Are Kid! on 9313 6566 or email info@kidsarekids.org.au


Mandarin Stars Perth South (Ardross)

SPECIAL OFFER – Mention Melville Mums and get 5% discount for all classes

Mandarin Stars will be running the Mandarin Chinese language workshops this summer school holidays from Mon. 10th Jan – Fri. 14th Jan in Ardross Primary School!

We will be connecting students with the Chinese language through the teaching of Pinyin (the romanization of the Chinese language) and SuperSTARS program as well as celebrating Chinese culture with Chinese food and festivities as we prepare for the Chinese New Year!

Bookings: For more details and to make a booking, please contact perthsouth@mandarinstars.com.au.

SPECIAL OFFER – Mention Melville Mums and get 5% discount for all classes


Southlands Boulevarde (Willetton)

Book your photos with Santa in the Southlands Boulevarde Living Room near Woolworths. He will be available for photos from Friday 3 – Friday 24 December on selected days. Every child who visits Santa will receive a FREE Gift, while stocks last. Children will have the choice of one Mini Christmas Pop It Keyring OR one Colour-In Christmas Bauble. PLUS, the first 150 families to attend their booked photo session with Santa will receive a FREE HOYTS movie voucher** valued at $22! Collect your FREE HOYTS ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ Activity Sheet to take home too! **Terms and conditions apply.

Santa’s Arrival Weekend Activities
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December 11am – 2pm
Join us near Woolworths for FREE Christmas Finger Bun Decorating* from 11am – 2pm in conjunction with Bakers Delight. Plus we have FREE Face Painting* near Best & Less from 11am – 2pm. SIGO Eye Care will also be handing out FREE Balloons near the Santa Set and activity stations at selected times. 

Festive FREE Kids’ Activities
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December 11am – 2pm
Join us near Woolworths for FREE Snow Globe Making Workshops*! Plus we have FREE Glitter Tattoos* near Best & Less. SIGO Eye Care will also be handing out FREE Balloons near the Santa Set and activity stations at selected times.

Bookings required for Santa photos – book here

*No bookings required but we encourage customers to socially distance when queuing.

Location: 45 Burrendah Blvd, Willetton
Website: https://www.southlands.com.au/the-joy-of-christmas/


Yogazeit (Hamilton Hill)

SPECIAL OFFER – Melville Mums receive 10% off workshops

Come and Yoga with us. Join Yogazeit for a half day, full day or Mini-Retreat of Mindfulness, Movement, Art and Craft in the lead up to Christmas. Bringing some zen into the season, we support growing bodies and minds while fostering healthy habits on and off the mat.

Workshop topics include: Calming Minds, Resilience (kids 4-12) and Transformation (tweens). Artwork includes clay, paint, making dream catchers, mind jars and much more.

Join us and automatically support our Mentally Healthy Schools Program fundraiser with your booking.

When: 20th, 21st & 22nd December

Where: Kerry Street Community School, Hamilton Hill

SPECIAL OFFER – Melville Mums receive 10% off workshops

Bookings: For more info and to secure your spot, head to the workshop booking page (Melville Mums discount code is automatically applied).

Yogazeit website: https://www.yogazeit.com.au/kids-and-teens/


If you’re heading away on a road trip, take a read of our post 6 Things to Consider when planning a Road Trip with Kids for some helpful hints.

If you’re staying local, you might want to visit some local swimming pools or even play centres.

And for those days when you want to treat yourselves to a family meal out, have a look at our post for Local Family Friendly Cafes & Restaurants.


For even more kids activities and classes, make sure to check out our local business directory. You can also head to our What’s On calendar to browse events happening in the local area.

Melville Mums
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