We’ve partnered with local businesses to bring you our September/October School Holidays Guide and help keep the kids entertained over the school break.

Use the quick links below to view more info – keep checking back as we’ll be adding more to the guide as the school holidays get closer.

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

Art School – Guardian Jumpers (Applecross)

Let the art of Tarryn Gill inspire you this September/October school holidays!

Design and create your very own wearable artwork inspired by Tarryn’s Guardians series. You will be invited to explore Tarryn’s art-making processes, and create a personal talisman on a t-shirt or jumper to protect and watch over you – and keep you warm! Across two-half day workshops, participants will be mentored by Tarryn through the process of designing and developing their own guardian figure in wearable form, stitching and embellishing their character on to a t-shirt or jumper. Each session is three hours long, and children attend independently of their parents / carers. 

Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September
Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October
Please note – this program runs across two days. 

10am – 1pm each day (across two days)

Cost – $60

Who can attend? 
Guardian Jumpers is roughly designed for children aged 8-12. Get in contact with us at arts@melville.wa.gov.au if your child if outside of this age bracket and you would like them to attend. Children attend the sessions independently of their parents / carers and are supported by City of Melville staff throughout the sessions.

Bookings: Book via Eventbrite at https://artschooltarryn.eventbrite.com.au

Batherapy (Ardross, Booragoon)

Kids only bath bomb, bath slime and soap making sessions available these school holidays.

Make halloween themed as well with ghost and pumpkin moulds and decorations!

Bookings: https://batherapy.com.au/pages/kids-sessions-ardross-booragoon

SPECIAL OFFER – 20% off code for 2 or more bookings with Melvillemums

Djilba Art Box

Get creative at home with a new Art Box delivered straight to your doorstep for the September/October school holidays!

Unlock your imagination as you and your little art lover unpack ten new fun and engaging activities created by WA artists. This second limited edition ART BOX is designed for school age children (5 to 12 year olds) and includes all the materials you need to go on an artistic adventure in the winter school holidays.

Unleash your creativity, explore new ideas, and unpack a box of fun – all without leaving the house!

Book via Eventbrite at https://djilbaartbox.eventbrite.com.au

Eye-Spy Detective Club (Leeming)

The Bullseye Sensory Clinic in Leeming is running the Eye-Spy Detective Club, a school holiday program that features small group activities led by our occupational therapists.

Suitable for children aged 6 to 10 years old, the program will work on:
– Social Thinking: Self-awareness, emotional regulation strategies, Social and emotional flexibility, including being adaptable.
– Building confidence, coping skills, and resilience.
– Fine motor skills, motor planning, and organisational skills.
– Team games involving: collaboration, idea sharing, turn-taking, solving problems, role-playing, using imagination, and having fun!

WHEN: The three-session program runs from 10am – 12.30pm
Week One: Tues 27th, Wed 28th & Fri 30th September OR
Week Two: Mon 3rd, Wed 5th & Fri 7th October

For more information or to register your interest email therapy@bullseyeclinic.com.au

Family Pottery – Not Yet Perfect (Applecross)

Join Not Yet Perfect in Perth for this taster pottery workshop. This beginner-friendly class is perfect for the whole family to enjoy! 

Over two hours, get creative and have fun with the kids as you experience the beauty of the pottery wheel and hand building. This is the perfect opportunity to get the family together to bond over squishy, playful clay. 

Learn the ins and outs of pottery, get messy and find that child-like passion that lives in all of us as you take the pottery wheel to make beautiful objects.

At the end of the class, return home with your fired/glazed pieces (optional) and the confidence to continue trying wheel throwing pottery!

Where: Goolugatup Heathcote, Applecross

Thursday 29th September 10am-12pm
Saturday 1st October 12-2pm
Tuesday 4th October 10am-12pm
Saturday 8th October 12-2pm

Bookings: For more information and to make a booking, head to the ClassBento website

Tackers @ EFYC (East Fremantle)

Tackers is a fun introductory, games-based sailing course designed for kids aged 7-12 years. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate, however they will need to be able to swim 25 meters unassisted to complete this course. All the equipment, including the boats are provided. The Tackers Program is delivered in small groups by an Australian Sailing Qualified Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

There are two levels that kids can progress through:
Tackers 1 – Having fun. Kids sail in pairs in small boats. It’s a great way to meet new friends and kids will have the chance to sail with others in their group.
Tackers 2 – Tricks & techniques. If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

Cost: $200

Next Course Dates:
Tackers 1 – Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th September (8.30am – 12.30pm)
Tackers 2 – Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th October (8.30am – 12.30pm)

For more information please email activities@efyc.com.au

Website: https://www.efyc.com.au/kids-sailing-courses/

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
Author: Melville Mums