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Help Me, Help Me - I’m a parent?!?!?!?

You’ve run out of ideas, the weekend is coming up and you’ve got that birthday to plan. OMG! The holidays are coming up and they’ll be home for two weeks. Aaargh! Don’t worry you’ve come to the right place! At LetsGoKids we’ve done the hard yards, kicked the tyres, found the best spots to eat and play, where to shop, what to see and even where to stay! We’ll let you know what’s on and where, how much it is and try to help the budget with some special deals and vouchers! There are also puzzles, games, competitions and even birthday party ideas to keep the kids entertained.

Travelling somewhere else???

We’ve got that covered too! Check www.letsgokids.com.au to find out all the things for families in WA, VIC, NT, TAS and now NZ. Order these books online or check the distribution list to see where to get one from when you land! Check us out online with updated events, deals and specials. Don’t forget to follow our tips and ideas on Twitter (@LetsGoKidsWA) and Facebook!

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Simmo’s Icecream West OZ Wildlife King Carnival Babes By The Beach Abingdon Minature Village Pinjarra Paceway Alcoa Mine Tours

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Bayswater Waves Maylands Waterland Beatty Park Adventure World Timezone Toyworld Balcatta

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Fremantle The Pickled Fairy Fremantle Arts Centre Fremantle Chocolate Factory Cockburn Ice Arena Fremantle Tourist Wheel Army Museum of Western Australia Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

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Bunbury/Busselton + Margaret River Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre Bunbury Wildlife Park Dolphin Discovery Centre Busselton Museum Busselton Jetty Candy Cow Climbing Naturaliste Centre Countrylife Farm Margaret River Silk Road Margaret River Nuts & Cereal Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre Sunflowers Animal Farm Yallingup Maze

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Be A Telethon Community Fundraiser 7 year old Scott Guerini wanted to raise money for sick babies. On 6 July 2013, he walked 41km and raised over $20,000 for Telethon. In his four years of fundraising for Telethon, he’s raised over $40,000. Individuals like Scott, community groups and schools play an important role in helping Telethon raise funds for WA’s children all year round. If you would like to become a Telethon community fundraiser download the information kit and registration form by visiting http://telethon.7perth.com.au/index. php/how-you-can-help/hold-a-fundraiser.

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Really, really important stuff Important stuff and other stuff Banks:

Post Offices

Post Offices are open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri and Sat mornings. You can buy stamps, send mail and transfer money. They also have phone books available for country and interstate areas. Stamps can also be bought from most newsagents.

Mon to Thurs: 9:30am – 4pm (Fri – 5pm) (some open ‘til 5pm weekdays and some on Sat morning too. This is becoming more commonplace) Check commbank.com.au, nab.com.au, anz.com.au, westpac.com.au, bendigobank.com.au for locations.

Public Holidays in Perth 25 Dec Christmas Day 29 Mar 26 Dec Boxing Day 1 Apr 1 Jan New Year’s Day 25 Apr 28 Jan Australia Day 2 Jun 3 Mar Labour Day 29 Sep

Georges Terrace......................66 St Georges Terrace GPO Post Shop.......................Perth Arcade, Shop 5 & 2,

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Adelaide Terrace.....................7/256 Adelaide Terrace Cloisters Square......................863 Hay Street

School Holidays in 2013/2014 Summer 20 Dec 13 – 2 Feb 14 Autumn 12 Apr 14 – 27 Apr 14 Winter 5 Jul 14 – 20 Jul 14 Spring 27 Sept 14 – 12 Oct 14

Northbridge Post...................ATO Building, Shop 7-8

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East Perth ...................................249 Hay Street West Perth................................1195 Hay Street

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Perth generally has fine mild weather during Autumn and Spring. Winter can be quite temperate, and you will require a coat some days. Summer is hot, hot, hot!! There are 119 rain days per year, with about 80% falling between May and Sept. Rain occurs on four days out of every seven on average during winter! Temp ranges: Winter 8-18C, Summer 18-31C. When it gets hot, head to the beach!

Perth is on Western Standard Time (WST), as is the whole of WA. It is in the same time zone as Singapore! Adelaide and Darwin are one and a half hours agead of Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane and Canberra are all two hours ahead of Perth. There is no Daylight Savings in WA.

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Safety in the City

Perth CBD has Emergency Poles in several locations throughout the city. The Poles have a push button direct communication to the Citywatch Police Post • Hay Street Mall, Picadilly Arcade • Opposite Art Gallery of WA • Corner of James St and Museum St • Corner of Parker and Aberdeen Streets, Northbridge • Outside the State Theatre Centre • Outside the State Library • Corner of James and Milligan St There are also video surveillance cameras across the central city and Northbridge area.

Arrrrr, Ferry me outta here matey!

A ferry service operates across the Swan River from Barrack St to South Perth. This is an inexpensive cruise and a good way to go to the Perth Zoo, which is located in Sth Perth. Taxis Black and White Taxis......................................13 10 08 Swan Taxis..........................................................9422 2222 Perth Maxi Charters...................................9221 2400

Tourist Info Centres Western Australian Visitor Centre 55 William St 08 9483 1111 Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull St, Armadale 08 9399 0410 Fremantle Visitor Centre Fremantle Town Hall, William St Fremantle 08 9431 7878 Mandurah Visitor Centre 75 Mandurah Tce, Mandurah 08 9550 3999 Mundaring Visitor Centre The Old School, 7225 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring 08 9295 0202 Pinjarra Visitor Centre George St, Pinjarra 08 9531 1438 Rockingham Visitor Centre 19 Kent St, Rockingham, 08 9592 3464 Rottnest Island Visitor Centre Located at the end of the main jetty 08 9372 9730 Swan Valley Visitor Centre Meadow and Swan Sts, Guildford 08 9379 9400 Bunbury Visitor Centre Old Railway Station, Carmody Pl Bunbury 08 9792 7205 Busselton Visitor Centre 38 Peel Tce, Busselton 08 9752 5800 Dunsborough Visitor Centre Seymour Boulevard, Dunsborough 08 9752 5800

Emergency – Phone 000

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Important phone numbers:

• Taxi to or from CBD & the airport is about $35 • Perth Zoo is within Zone 1 ferry service.

Police, Fire & Ambulance ....................................... 000 Kids Help Line ...................................... 1800 551 800 Airport ................................................. (08) 9478 8888 Interpreter Service ......................................... 13 1450

For more info on Buses, Trains & Ferries: www.transperth.wa.gov.au 13 6213

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*FamilyRider allows unlimited system-wide travel for up to 7 people on weekends, public holidays, after 6pm Mon to Thurs, after 3pm Fri, after 9am weekdays during school holidays zones 1-4 , after 8.30am zones 5-8.

Travel free on all Transperth services located within the Free Transit Zone (FTZ) boundaries are shown on the map. Choose a Red CAT to travel east and west, Blue CAT to travel north and south, Green to travel central to west or Yellow CAT to travel from East Perth to West Perth.

*Child Concession Fare - for children aged between 5-14 (children under age 5 travel FREE). Contact Trans Perth for more information on concessions, DayRider, FamilyRider, & student ticketing.

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- Perth City

Photo courtesy of Tourism WA

Don’t know what to do with the family on the weekend or holidays? You’ve come to the right place! For a day, a weekend, a week - in and around Perth there are hundreds of things to do. There are fun activities and even educational ones too!!!

In the city…by the beach…on the river…in the hills…or at the park - check page (p.12) for a few ideas in the suburbs near you. There is something for everyone! So get the troops together, take advantage of our vouchers and special offers, sign up for our e-newsletter (p.62) and kids remember “Get up off the couch and do it!!!!” Have fun - The LetsGoKids Team

You must... • Take a boat to Fremantle or up the Swan River to the Swan Valley. • Catch a ferry to Sth Perth and visit the Zoo (Inside back cover). • Walk the historic streets of Fremantle (p.16). • Go for a ride or walk along the picturesque South Perth side of the river. • Check out the awesome kid’s space at the State Library. • Follow the History Trail Plaques up St George’s Tce (They are in the footpath). • See a live gold pour at the Perth Mint (p.8). • Take a ride on a CAT bus (p.6). • Play in Kings Park. Check out the view, climb the DNA Tower. Cool off under a tree and grab a bite to eat at Stickybeaks (p.48). • Head for the hills and explore the quaint villages. • Jump off the jetty at Matilda Bay or Point Walter. • Play the role of a campanolgist (bell-ringer) at Swan Bells. • Visit Scitech, see why science is cool! • Take a trip to Mandurah (p.28). • Spend a day at Hillary’s Boat Harbour - Play at the Great Escape (p.55), swim at the sheltered beach and visit the awesome marine displays at AQWA (p.11). • Experience everything Whiteman Park (p.25) has to offer. • Encounter the dolphins and penguins in Rockingham (p.13). • Take a ferry to ‘Rotto”, go for a ride and said “G’day” to a quokka. • Go down to Heirisson Island and checked out the colony of Western Grey Kangaroos. • Search for ghosts at Fremantle Prison. • Check out an exhibition for kids at the WA Art Gallery (p.9) • Visit the Aviation (p.12) and Army Museums (p.19)

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- Perth City

Who said “You don’t get something for nothing?”

Let LetsGoKids show you how to spend a day or even a week in and around Perth “on the cheap”, where you can see and do lots …. And spend nothing! (or just a little). So what are you waiting for?

There’s no excuses now, get out there and DO IT! 1. If you haven’t been to the city before, or not for a while, jump on the world’s cheapest sightseeing tour - A Perth CAT bus.The city landscape has changed dramatically in the last few years and here is a FREE way to check it out. Routes are listed on p.8. Hop on, hop off! 2. Join a volunteer guide or guide yourself on a walking tour of the city. Contact City of Perth Info Kiosk in Murray St Mall for details - FREE! 3. Head to the WA Library in Northbridge Great new kids area with great activities and events for free.

Did You Know? At the State Library ever Tuesday is “Rhyme Time For Babies and Toddlers”! And on Wednesdays “Stories Round The Book Totem” big stories for little people! Gather round the book totem (it won’t fall over) and enjoy some wonderful stories.

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4. Stroll over to Sth Perth and check out the cool playgrounds along the Swan. Go for a long family ride from Sth Perth over the Causeway to the city. There is plenty of parking available along the route to start your trip! 5. Head down to Cottesloe just before the sunset have a swim, grab an ice-cream and watch the sunset - over Rottnest - “A million dollar view” 6. Admire the paintings, craft and sculpture from Western Australia, the Central Desert and Arnhemland at the WA Art Gallery (p.9). 7. Visit the Aviation Heritage Museum (p.12) in Bull Creek right next to Leach Hwy Freeway exit (costs a little). 8. Stroll through Fremantle on a Sunday and take in a spectacular show from one of the street performers (donations always welcome). 9. Heirisson Island at the end of the Causeway has a resident kangaroo mob. Hop over and check it out.

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Handy Hint

All public transport, including buses, trains and CAT buses are free within the Perth CBD, East Perth and Northbridge. Perth has four "sightseeing" CAT buses which traverse different routes throughout the city, taking you past the main sights and transport hubs.They are a great way to get your bearings when first visiting Perth. 10. Take a ride on the ferry from Barrack St jetty to South Perth and stroll the streets, have lunch or even visit the Zoo (Inside Back Cover). 11. Catch some Harness Racing action at Gloucester Park, kids are FREE! 12. Experience the ‘hands on’ Marine Naturaliste Centre at Hillary’s (costs a little). 13. Check p.63 and find out which council is running free concerts, festivals or movie nights. Kids love them and so does your wallet!

14. The statues on St Georges Terrace tell the history of the city. How many can you find? 15. Don’t miss the Old Gaol, now home to the WA Museum. Check out the activities in the education centre and the displays of butterflies, mammals and other treasures. 16. Watch the birds and play on the playground at the Point Fraser wetlands in East Perth. 17. Head up to King’s Park and check out the playgrounds, the DNA spiral tower, the million dollar view and the awesome playgrounds. 18. The WA Fire Museum will take you back to days gone by. 19. Sample some chocolate at the Fremantle Chocolate Factory (p.17) in South Perth or its new location in Bibra Lake. LetsGoKids Perth 2014


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- The Suburbs

The suburbs of Perth have loads to see and do – The local councils provide some great events, parks, gardens, walking paths, cycle trails and state of the art aquatic centres. Below are some selections to get you started.

South Perth - Water sports on the Swan River. - The Canning River Walk Trail in Waterford leads through an exceptional area of natural bushland. - The fitness trail along the Swan is challenging and fun at the same time. - A bike path runs right along the river foreshore.

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Wanneroo/Joondalup - Mindarie Marina has shops, restaurants and a great seaside feel. - Hillary’s Boat Harbour – The Great Escape children’s fun park, AQWA aquarium, beaches, restaurant, shops, accommodation and views. - Many clean ocean beaches along the coastline. - Yanchep National Park – walks, native animals, caves to explore, hotel, chocolate shop. - Botanical Gardens – Restaurant, mini golf. - Check out the new historic display at the council. Rockingham - Visit Penguin Island - Snorkelling in Shoalwater Bay - Take a dolphin cruise Cottesloe - Great safe swimming beach. - Cafes and ice cream parlours. - Beachside walk and fitness trail.

Adults $10 Children $5 Discounts for group bookings

Family $25 Students & Pensioners $7.50

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The Suburbs Hillarys Hillary’s Boat Harbour is situated 20 minutes north of Perth via the extremely scenic coastal road or by Freeway to Whitfords Rd. It is a destination in itself, with shops, casual and formal eateries, a safe swimming beach,The Western Australian Aquarium, the “hands on” Marine Naturaliste Centre,The Great Escape Adventure Park and plenty of free parking. It has a boat launching ramp and you can even catch a fast ferry from Hillary’s across to beautiful Rottnest Island.They depart daily. Hillary’s even has its own Resort Hotel! It offers a great alternative to staying in the CBD or down south. Bassendean - River foreshore parks – Sandy Beach Reserve, Point Reserve, Success Hill Reserve and Ashfield Flats – swimming, birdwatching, a picnic, BBQ or stroll along the riverside. - Bike paths through the character community - Bassendean “Wicked Walk” through the heritage village centre

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Family and Kids Events on the Bibbulmun Track • Walk with Mum /Dad • Dr Dolittle Goes Bush • Children’s Camp Kitchen • Mums’ Escapes

Bayswater - Riverside Gardens – swim, birdwatch at Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary; picnic; free BBQ facilities, walks and cycle trails. - Tranby House for a taste of colonial times - Bayswater Waves Aquatic Centre open 5.30am- 8.30pm weekdays, 7.30am-7pm weekends. - Adachi and Garvey Parks beside the river with walk and bike trails, picnic spots, playgrounds and free BBQs. - Faulkner Park with state of the art play equipment and BBQ facilities. Kalamunda - World-famous Bibbulmun Track – day and overnight walks. - Kalamunda Village Markets – authentic street market open the first Saturday morning each month. - Kalamunda History Village open Monday to Wednesday 10am-3pm, closed Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 3pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm. Costs: Adults $5, Children $2 - Beautiful Stirk Park with BBQ & picnic areas, cycling, walking and running paths. - Art and craft galleries and artists studios. - Calamunda camel safaris. Mundaring - The Mundaring weir and “Golden Pipeline” pumping station for great views and a picnic/bbq - a little history too! - Karakamia Wildlife Sancutary – guided tours only, bookings essential. - Perth Hills, National Parks Centre – nearer to nature experiences (p.48) - Munda Biddi Trail – a day or overnight rides for mountain bikers - Lake Leschenaultia – camp, swim, paddle, cycle and walk trails (p.68)

Pick up a calendar at your local library or contact us! P: 9481 0551 E: events@bibbulmuntrack.org.au Book Online: www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au Lake Leschenaultia

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- Arts and craft galleries and studios - Forest hiking and walk trails in National Parks - Picnic, BBQ and camping areas Belmont - Tomato Lake & Faulkner Park with state of the art play equipment and BBQ facilities are great. Wanneroo/Joondalup - Mindarie Marina has shops, resturants and a great seaside feel. - Hillary’s Boat Harbour – The Great Escape children’s fun park, AQWA aquarium, beaches, restaurant, shops, accommodation and views. Many clean ocean beaches along the coastline - Yanchep National Park – walks, native animals, hotel, chocolate shop - Botancial Gardens – Resturant, mini golf Melville - Wireless Hill Park – Old signal station museum, bbqs, picnic spots, views. - Point Walter – café, playground, river swimming, shady trees. - Melville Discovery Centre – located at the council offices. An interesting look at the growing up of the Melville area – FREE Armadale - Visit the History House WELCOME Museum to see whatTO life was like 100 years ago. - Check out the Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum that houses a great collection of agricultural machinery and memoribilia. - Araluen Botanic Park (See opposite) is a great family picnic spot. - Armadale Reptile Centre (See above) is in nearby Wungog. Learn all about the area’s reptiles. - Bungendore Park Bushland Reserve has a wide variety of native plants and animals. It’s quiet and is worth a stroll.

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Fremantle Freo - as it is affectionately known has so much to offer the visitor and local alike and it’s only 20 minutes from Perth CBD!

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Come and watch the chocolatiers making our gourmet chocolates or try some of our free samples.

Drive or take the train, come for the day or the night Freo has history, food, activities and mostly a character that draws people to it. In a bygone era when passenger ships were the preferred mode of transport for world travellers, Fremantle was the western gateway to Australia. Millions of migrants arrived by ship and many made the area their home.

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Fremantle today retains much of its old charm. Many of Fremantle’s old buildings have been painstakingly restored and the West End of town is acclaimed as one of the best examples of a Victorian port streetscape in the world.There is a vibrant atmosphere in ‘Freo’; there is always something happening around the town - whether it be festivals, exhibitions, street performances, markets or concerts.

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The Roundhouse Gaol. This is where the first convicts were placed in holding cells when they got off the boat. The place is heritage listed, and like many heritage buildings in Fremantle, it is reputed to be haunted.

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- Fremantle Get on the FREE CAT bus and take a quick trip around the old seafaring village so that you can take in the sights and get your bearings. (It can then be used to help you get to the many attractions as well!)

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13) South Tce Fisheries Dept. 14) South Tce Charles St 15) South Tce Wardie St 16) South Tce Orient St 17) Marine Tce Douro Rd 18) Marine Tce Freo Sailing Club 19) Marine Tce & Capo D’Orlando Dr 20) Marine Tce Free Parking 21) Esplanade Hotel 22) Maritime Museum & Fishing Boat Harbour 23) Phillimore St Victoria Quay

Take a stroll through town past the many old buildings and statues this will give you a feel of what life was like in the 1800’s. The pedestrianfriendly city with unique winding streets offers you a glimpse of a colonial and Gold Rush past in balance with with a modern and vibrant present! Walk up to the old jail and do a tour, grab something to eat down at the Fishing Boat Harbour, walk one of the many trails (maps are available from the Visitor’s Centre next to the Town Hall in King’s Square). Fremantle is also home to a range of fantastic museums, galleries and iconic sites making it one of the best places to learn about Western Australia’s pioneer history. Whatever your pace, your age or your taste in food, Freo has something for everyone!!!

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Fremantle holds regular weekly markets where you can shop for a bargain. Fremantle Market Place WHERE: Cnr Henderson St and South Tce, Fremantle WHEN: Fri: 9am - 9pm, Sat & Sun: 8am - 6pm, WHAT: Since 1897 with 150 stalls of fresh fruit & veg, gourmet food, local craft, gifts, clothes. www.fremantlemarkets.com.au E shed Fremantle WHERE: Victoria Quay, Fremantle WHEN: Fri - Sun: 9am - 5pm (& public holidays) WHAT: Gifts, crafts, souvenirs, merry-go-round, ice cream and food court. www.eshedmarkets.com.au

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Don’t leave Freo until you’ve: ■■ Taken a FREE CAT bus ride around town ■■ Strolled the streets of the old town and imagined days gone by. ■■ Got a taste of a prisoner’s life at the Fremantle Prison (try the ghost tour if you’re brave enough). ■■ Discovered the way out items at the shops in the Piazza. ■■ Seen massive ship parts at the Maritime Museum. ■■ Checked out the Chocolate Factory (p.17). ■■ Seen a street performer strut their stuff to the crowd. ■■ Visited the army museum (See opposite) ■■ Looked for Nemo at Cicerello’s aquariums. ■■ Had a skate at the Ice Rink in Bibra Lake (below). ■■ Seen what activities are on for kids at the Fremantle Arts Centre (p.16) ■■ Had a laugh at the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre ■■ Walked one of the many trails around town ■■ Jumped on a ferry and visited Rotto for a day

Army Museum of Western Australia Come and visit our six interesting and educational galleries and view the extensive range of uniforms, weapons, medals, photos and memorabilia all telling the story of West Australian men and women who served in the many conflicts since the Boer War. Outside inspect a wide range of tanks, artillery pieces and various armoured vehicles. Located within the heritage listed Artillery Barracks precinct

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A world of surprises just minutes away …. Perth’s Swan Valley is the perfect destination for those looking for a day away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and its only 25 minutes from Perth CBD! Did You Know? The public are welcome to tour the old Guildford Gaol on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 9.30am – 2.00pm. It is only $4 per adult for a guided tour and kids are free!! Contact the SwanValley Visitor Centre to confirm opening hours as the Gaol is staffed by volunteers and can change on occasion. For more details, contact 9379 9400.

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A day out in itself, the 4000ha park was opened 25 years ago and comprises a range of picnic areas, parkland and bush, as well as the Children’s Forest, Caversham Wildlife Park, the Motor Museum of WA, the Tractor Museum of WA and the Revolutions Transport Museum.Visitors can take tram rides on more than 4km of track, ride the 6km Bennett Brook Railway or get on the free Whiteman Park Explorer. There’s also a splash pool and plenty of walking and cycling paths.

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- Swan Valley With so many child friendly activities, special events during school holidays and loads of wide open space for picnicking and letting off steam, the Swan Valley is the ideal destination for families. There are too many things to see in one day, the hardest part will be choosing which ones to do today!!!

Did You Know? Few locals would realise that Guildford is considered so important to the country’s colonial past that the entire town is registered by the National Trust of Australia.

Take a train ride, play some laser tag or have a game of mini golf. There are also plenty of cultural experiences for kids to sink their teeth into. They can visit a gaol, get lost in a maze or experience the brand new waterpark!

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Don’t leave the Swan Valley without having… ■■ Visited Whiteman Park, 8.30 - 6.00 daily. Ride steam trains & bikes, have fun in the water park, or participate in the many organized family activities. ■■ Caught a show and mixed with the animals at Caversham Wildlife Park (p.24) ■■ Tried some nougat at Mondo Nougat ■■ Had a great family day at The Maze (p.23), losing yourself in 32 acres of gardens and parklands. ■■ Done some tasting and had a meal at a winery ■■ Gone and held or petted a Cuddly Animal ■■ Had a round of golf that everyone can play at Oasis Supa Golf (p.23) ■■ Done the Amazing Valley Chase (p.22) A free fun treasure hunt around the Valley. Pretend it is the Amazing Race. ■■ Travelled the old fashioned way with Swan Valley Wagon Trails and rode around the Valley (p.21) ■■ Done a tour of the old Guildford Gaol

Tried a local brew at Mash Sampled some raw honey at the House of Honey ■■ Gone and walked the Guildford Heritage Walk Trail ■■ Cycled the Swan Valley Food and Wine Cycle Trail (good for mum and dad too) ■■ Got up close and personal with a slithery serpent at the WA Reptile Park ■■ ■■

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City of Wanneroo:

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Wanneroo is 20 minutes from Perth and home to a number of well kept secrets that offer visitors some unique experiences. Explore the pristine beaches, underground caves or Interactive science, with heaps of hands-on activities go canoeing on the lake. Drop water balloons from the 45metre tower! School Holiday Programs • Gift Shop & Cafe Try mini golf, go-karting Open Tue to Fri: 10am to 4pm, Sat & Sun: 10am to 5pm. Mon during school and public holidays: 10am to 5pm or bike riding in peaceful 1098 Military Rd, Gingin West 6503 • bookings@gravitycentre.com.au • www.gravitycentre.com.au • 9575 7577 surroundings. The city is progressive and loves families. The Library and museum facilites are state of the art. They run regular kids programmes as well as periodically hosting child themed exhibitions (See opposite). Just north of Wanneroo, you will find Yanchep National Park. It is a great family day out with kangaroos, koalas, picnic spots and even caves to explore. 20 mins further on is the Gin Gin area. Explore the Gravity Discovery Centre (See above), have dinner then visit the night sky at the super cool observatory (See below) - It’s a great day out close to Perth!

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Mandurah’s distance from Perth and easy access by new freeway or fast train make it an ideal spot for a day trip or short stay (although we’d rather have a long stay!)

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There are endless possibilities, endless fun, endless things to do with your family and friends. Look for dolphins while cruising the waterways, catch a feed from the estuary or have dinner on the foreshore, swim in the inlet or at one of the beautiful beaches. Visit the carnival, grab a coffee, go shopping, visit a gallery or museum. Our beautiful Peel Region also offers a zoo, a wildlife park, horseback riding through natural bushland, and lots of delightful wineries for mum and dad.

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Beautiful unspoilt beaches, inland waterways and river flats mean the landscape has something for everyone and caters to lots of interests and activities so close to Perth, but Mandurah has a distinctly different feel and is the quintessential seaside town. You can hire a boat and cruise the waterways whilst looking for dolphins or bird life (pelicans abound) or cast a line and catch dinner from the estuary to enjoy later on the foreshore with its great playground and facilities. Swim in the inlet or at one of the beautiful beaches or hire a bike and go for an easy (and flat) ride around the town. There are many attractions including fabulous Peel Zoo or West OZ Wildlife Park (See opposite) nearby and the Visitor’s Centre on the boardwalk can tell you all about them.

Did You Know? The name Mandurah comes from the Aboriginal word “mandjar” which means “meeting place”

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Taken a cruise on the Peel Inlet Gone kayaking on the Murray River Talked with a pelican on the foreshore Walked the boardwalk & had an icecream at Simmo’s Strolled across the bridge to Dolphin Quay and had a coffee at one of the resturants ■■ Had Fish ‘n’ Chips at Cicerellos on the boardwalk ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Cruised by car or boat down to Dawesville and enjoyed the scenery of the beach and the inlet ■■ Headed over to the Western Foreshore and hired a kayak ■■ Strolled the gardens at Abingdon Miniature Village (See above), had a game of mini golf and tackled the hedge maze ■■ Tried your luck catching a crab ■■ Played mini golf at King Carnival (p.29). ■■ Gone for a swim at a magnificent ocean beach. ■■

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Handcrafted scale models of historic buildings of the UK, set amongst 4 acres of award winning botanic gardens Model railway & toy trains Thomas & Percy Koi pond & water features Exotic birds and parrots 1000m2 traditional hedge maze Circular labyrinth running maze 12 hole mini golf Children’s playground, picnic & BBQ areas Heritage house & traditional tearooms serving morning and afternoon teas and light lunches

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heritiage area that includes Arts and Crafts, working machinery displays, an old school and a quaint tearoom Full range of value for money meals and bar facilities set in beautiful Rose Gardens. Special School Holiday Race Meetings The river has lovely shady Racing most Mondays during the School Holidays all year round-check our website for full list of dates spots where families can www.pinjarrapaceway.com.au lounge on the riverbank or launch their boats. There is a great pub by the river at ENTERTAINMENT Ravenswood for a meal or (while the adults relax in the sun) Cnr South West Hwy & Paceway Crt, Pinjarra • 95311941 maybe a swim.

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Out & About

- Bunbury/Busselton & Margaret River

Located 190km south of Perth and serviced by a major highway, Bunbury is the gateway to the South West. It is almost surrounded by water and has the calm waters of the Indian Ocean at its doorstep as well as inlets, waterways and canals for fishing, swimming and paddling.

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Bunbury’s main attraction is its friendly dolphins! They regularly visit Koombana Bay where visitors to the Dolphin Discovery Centre get a chance to interact with them on the beach. The dolphins mostly visit in the morning and are more regular during the warmer months.

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3 live kid’s shows for $60! Visit bunburyentertainment.com

Come & enjoy a great family day out! There’s lots to see at the Bunbury Wildlife Park! Feed the parrots in our free flight aviaries, or get close to an Aussie icon in our kangaroo enclosure. We have 60 varieties of birds and marsupials, meaning you’re sure to find a favourite when you visit!

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The Busselton Museum

The Busselton Museum in the Old Buttery Factory, Peel Terrace Ph: 9754 2166 www.busseltonmuseum.org.au The Bunbury Wildlife Park (See opposite) is just a few minutes drive from Bunbury’s CBD, and is home to wallabies, kangaroos, wombats, ducks, swans, parrots, owls and several varieties of waterbirds and raptor birds. There are coastal walks with scenic lookouts, bicycle tours and hiking through the National Parks and forests that surround Bunbury.

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The seaside towns of Busselton and Dunsborough are nestled along the wide sandy shores of Geographe Bay, protected from the prevailing winds. The calm beaches of the Bay are perfect for swimming, fishing, snorkelling and diving. Just on the western side of Cape Naturaliste, the beachscape changes completely, with Yallingup and Margaret River being world famous for their excellent surf breaks, sandy beaches and hidden coves.

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The Heritage Butter Factory and Busselton Museum has ten display rooms packed with photographs, equipment and memorabillia which trace the family, social, civic, commercial and maritime history of Busselton. Everything from agriculture to whaling; from crockery, clocks and cameras to sewing machines, travel and transport is included. Visit us, and discover a time now past.

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These are set against a backdrop of rugged cliffs, rolling green hills and native bushland. It is diverse and beautiful, and is full of things for families to do!

Busselton has a history museum but its main claim to fame is its timber jetty that is the longest in the Southern Hemisphere and stretches 1.8km. It has an underwater observatory that provides an opportunity to view the amazing marine life of Geographe Bay’s underwater garden at a depth of 8m! There are swimming and diving platforms, interpretive plaques and for those less athletically inclined, you can board the jetty train to travel the 1.7km to the observatory!

Whale Watching in the Margaret River Area

Each year Humpback and Southern Right Whales make the long journey from Antarctica to the warm pristine waters of the Margaret River region. Flinders Bay in Augusta is the "first port of call" for many whales that come to feed,breed and play from June to September. Whale watching here is very unique experience because it's one of the few places in the world you can observe Southern Right and Humpback whales interacting. From September to December you can watch whales in the north of the Margaret River region in the sheltered Geographe Bay.  Endangered Blue whales have also been spotted here.

Along the way to Busselton there is the newly opened “Xscape” which will be an exciting addition to the area, with a myraid of climbing, bouncing and jumping activities, and Countrylife Farm (p.41) is nearby for the “littlies” that provides a great interactive experience. Ngilgi Caves and the lighthouse are nearby to explore.

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OPEN 7 DAYS! 10AM TO 5PM Corner of Bussell Hwy & Bottrill St, Cowaramup, WA Phone: (08) 9755 9155

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Ngilgi Caves At the centre of the Margaret River wine and food region, sits the Candy Cow - the “most wicked sweet shop in the South West”. It can be found amidst rolling green dairy country, glorious beaches and acres of vines, in a picturesque little town called Cowaramup (locally known as Cow Town). Everything in the Candy Cow delights the senses - the smiling faces, the vibrant colours and busy sounds, the mouthwatering aroma and delectable tastes, the amazing range of ‘old fashioned’ lollies, fine fudge and nougat to die for, delicious chocolate and incredible quantities of fresh, crunchy, golden Honeycrunch as it is lovingly crafted before your very eyes. * Showtime 11am weekend days and every day during school holidays.

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Whilst the region does have a reputation for its wine which mum and dad will love, there is plenty of activities to keep the young ones happy. The Margaret River region has mini golf, an interesting family experience at Silk Road where you can see real silkworms, nearby the Nuts & Cereals factory has a great playground, a soccer pitch and tastings and Sunflowers Farm (see above) has a true hands on farm experience. There is also horse riding, adventure activities, a bird park and Indigenous Cultural Centre.

Ph: 9750 5252 School Holidays, Open 7 Days (Closed 25th & 26th December, 2013) Unit 1/32 Faure Lane, Off Commonage Rd, Dunsborough Phone or check our website for current opening hours.

www.climbingnaturaliste.com.au Cuddling up to a local at Sunflower Farm

Animal feed and rides FREE with entry* OPen 9:30AM - 5:00PM, 7 DAys A Week Bring the family to Country Life Farm and let the kids hand feed the friendly farm animals! Rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, geese, ducks, donkeys, ponies, cows, llama and curious alpaca! Services Offered: Giant bouncy castles, huge inflatable slide, indoor adventure playground, BBQ area, dodgem cars, boat rides, merry-go-round, tots play area plus FREE tea & coffee!

1694 Caves Rd, Dunsborough WA • Ph:(o8) 9755 3707 • www.countrylifefarm.com.au LetsGoKids Perth 2014

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Stroll along the main street of Margaret River and spend a morning exploring a gallery or two. Take a coffee down to the parklands overlooking the river to relax and enjoy watching the friendly ducks.

Worth a look!

Photo courtesy of Tourism WA

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Don’t forget to check out Cowaramup with its “Cow” themed streets. Take your camera and make sure you visit the “Candy Cow” (p.40).

Did You Know? The town is named after the river,which is presumed to be named after Margaret Whicher,cousin of John Garrett Bussell (founder of Busselton)in 1831.

Spend the rest of the day travelling the winding country roads, dropping into taste test local wines, cheeses, olive oil, venison or fruits. A lot of the wineries and breweries have outdoor playgrounds for the kids and plenty of space for them to let off steam whilst mum and dad can

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Margaret River Silk Road Australia’s First Commercial Silk Farm

We grow mulberry trees and cultivate silkworms to produce home-grown Australian silk! Visit us to see silkworms and learn how silk is made, as well as check out our mulberry jams and teas; and beautiful silk clothing, bags and scarves.

CAFE & KIDS PLAYGROUND to be completed January 2013! 307 Harmans Mill Rd Metricup•Open 10-5 everyday www.margaretriversilkroad.com•Ph: 08 9755 6401

sample the local delicacies. The Cheeky Monkey Brewery has an awesome outdoor playground and also an indoor play area for children to keep them occupied no matter what the weather. The Colonial Brewing Co. also has a great outdoor area for families. Whilst in the area make sure that you also visit Miller’s Icecreamery. They produce all their own products on their farm and the family has been in the area raising dairy cows for 100 years! Delicious!

• Honey, chocolate and yogurt coated nuts. • Fruit preserves, chutneys, pickles. • Mix your own muesli. • Home made cookies Open 7 days 9am - 5pm • Childrens play area. 219 Harmans Mill Rd, Metricup • Muesli Products.

Tel: (08) 9755 6770 Web: www.mrnuts.com.au

Did You Know? Did you know the Margaret River region forms part of one of only 34 internationally recognised biodiversity hotspots in the world? September to November is wildflower season in the region, October being the best month to see them being in full bloom.

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Eat Margaret River/Busselton The kids and parents will love Cheeky Monkey Brewery. Great food and awesome playground, Indoor play area too! Clancy’s Fish Pub has a large grassy play space and Colonial Brewing Co has a playground and plenty of space to roam.

Northbridge Il Padrino for Italian, an Outback Jacks (complete with kids activities) and Asian choices aplenty. Leederville Cuisines of all varieties on Oxford St, cafes, takeaways and restaurants. Kids love the simple foods at The Dome (these are scattered all over Perth and are a relatively inexpensive and tasty meal). Siena’s (See below) is an institution for pizza and pasta.  Great value AND an indoor playground!

Suburbs High Wycombe Tavern has Family Fun Day Sundays 12- 4 with face painting and jumping castle. Brooklands Tavern in Southern River has a great kids menu, Kids Eat Free Tuesdays and indoor play area.  Bentley Hotel has Kids Eat Free everyday. Gosnells Hotel has an indoor playground and Kids Eat Free Mondays.  Kardinya Tavern has excellent kids meals. Albion Hotel Cottesloe has an indoor playground, toy box, arcade games, and Kids Eat Free Saturdays. Stringy Bark at the Wanneroo Hotel has Kids Eat Free Tuesdays and play equipment! The Burrendah Hotel in Willetton has a great kids menu.

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Perth has an abundance of casual eateries and cafes that are perfect for families. Lots of them have playgrounds and even activities to occupy the kids whilst you enjoy a cuppa or meal. We’ve done our homework and come up with a selection to make sure the next time you go out for a bite to eat or a catch up with friends, that there is something to keep the kids entertained too and the experience will be a lot less painful.

Freo There are plenty of options in South Tce (including Outback Jacks), SALT in Nth Fremantle has Kid’s Club on Friday night (and a playground), Little Creatures has a sandpit and Cicerellos has great Fish and Chips at the Fishing Boat Harbour (with some awesome fish tanks to keep the kids amused). Swan Valley Heaven for sweet tooths with chocolate and nougat factories. Some of the older wineries feature large picnic grounds and many of the vineyards have restaurants and cafes.  Mash Brewing offer great options for keeping the kids entertained while you enjoy a locally brewed quality beer or cider.

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Like most large cities, Perth has heaps of shopping options, from individual stores, to strip shops, to malls, to markets. Here’s a few suggestions and a few you may know. Suburban Shopping Malls Open Monday-Sunday and Thursday nights. Contact numbers are below for more information of facilities. Garden City Shopping Centre 125 Riseley St, Booragoon. Ph: 08 9364 7911 www.gardencity.com.au Westfield Innaloo Ellen Stirling Boulevard, Innaloo. Ph: 08 6466 2701 www.westfield.com.au/innaloo Karrinyup 200 Karringyup Rd, Karringyup. Ph: 08 9445 1122 www.karringyupcentre.com.au Centro Galleria Morley Cnr Collier & Walter Roads, Morley. Ph: 93753228 www.galleriashoppingcentre.com.au Westfield Carousel 1382 Albany Hwy, Cannington. Ph: 08 9458 6344 www.westfield.com.au/carousel Rockingham Shopping Centre 1 Council Ave, Rockingham. Ph: 08 9527 9155 www.rockinghamshopping.com.au Centro Mandurah 330 Pinjarra Road Mandurah. Ph: 08 9535 5522 www.centromandurah.com.au Bunbury Forum Sandridge Rd Bunbury. Ph 08 9721 5899 www.bunburyforum.com.au Whitford City Cnr Marmion & Whitfords Ave Hillarys (08) 9308 2751 www.westfield.com.au/whitfordcity

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Yes,Virginia there are some left! Subiaco This trendy eating and shopping area is on the train line and only a short walk from the home of the West Coast Eagles store and the Fremantle Dockers store as well. Osborne Park Lots of megastore outlets situated along Scarborough Beach Rd and of course Innaloo Shopping Centre is nearby.Trover Learning is here too!

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Shop Mount Hawthorn Lots of trendy, quirky shops for kids and teens on Scarborough Beach Rd. Fremantle Young girls in particular will love Flying Teapots and the Pickled Fairy. Both are near one another behind the Town Hall. The Pickled Fairy has the shop assistants dressed as fairies and just going there and looking around is an experience the younger children will talk about for hours. Perth’s fine weather means that markets are everywhere. Here are some better ones! Twilight Hawkers Market Forrest Pl, Murray St, Perth. Friday nights October til May live music, buskers and roving entertainment, rustic, tasty food Fremantle Markets Henderson St & South Tce 8am-8pm Fri, 8am-6pm Sat, 8am-6pm Sun, Public Hols 10am -5pm. Since 1897 with 150 stalls of fresh fruit & veg, gourmet foods, local craft, gifts, clothes. www.fremantlemarkets.com.au

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BABIES CHILDRENS FASHION GIFTS Shop 759a Canning Highway Applecross Ph: 9316 8059 Shop 3, 16 Dolphin Drive Mandurah Ocean Marina Ph: 9582 8522

E shed Fremantle Victoria Quay Kalamunda Village Market Town Sq. First Fri-Sun 9am-5pm (& public hols) Gifts, crafts, souvenirs, merry-go-round, ice cream & food court. Sat of each month 8.30am-3.30pm Over130 arts/crafts, plants, produce, buskers, music stalls. www.eshedmarkets.com.au Canningvale Market Bannister Rd. Sun 7am1pm 1000 stores, new and old furniture, clothing, fashion accessories, books, war memorabilia, toys, gifts and food stalls. Small entry fee. www.canningvalemarkets.com.au

Wanneroo Market 33 Prindiville Dr, Wangara Fri,Sat,Sun,Mon, and public holidays 9am-5pm Over 180 undercover stalls, food hall, organic produce, souvenirs, crafts.

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Play/Party Perth and Western Australia have great weather for playing in the outdoors throughout summer, autumn, winter and spring. We have great parks, playgrounds & beaches, not to mention fun indoor activities too!

The entire city of Perth is surrounded by parks and gardens and across the whole state you will find wide open spaces for walking, jogging, cycling, horse riding, picnicking, barbecuing, playing, bird watching, kicking the footy, flying a kite or doing some fishing. Here is a selection of our favourites. Kings Park would have to be one of our nation’s best… and its FREE! Pack a picnic or call in and see Roy at Stickybeaks (see right), and make a day of it. Climb the DNA tower, check out the views from the Walkway, take the littlies to the Ivey Watson Playground, go back to the age of dinosaurs at Synergy Parkland or try the newly referbished Saw Avenue adventure playground. BBQ’s, toilets and pavilions are available. South Perth has several outstanding play areas along its foreshore, including a newly built beach, the fitness trail, bike trail and a covered play area. There is plenty of expanses of manicured grass for picnicking and ball games. The views are awesome!

The Foreshore, Mandurah will delight children of all ages.The playground is shaded in summer and has a variety of swings, slides, climbing frames and seesaws for toddlers and adventurous youngsters.

Faulkner Park in Belmont is an awesome Lake Monger, Wembley has a great walking/cycling themed playground, with shade and water play features trail where you will see birds, tortoises and lots of joggers.

Nearer to Nature Fun nature based activities for everyone! School Holiday Program Sparkling Summer Autumn’s Aura Warm up for Winter Sunlit Spring

Jan 8 – Jan 26 April 14- April 26 July 7 – July 19 Sept 30 – Oct 11

Download our brochure from our website www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/n2n Ph: (08) 9295 2244

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Play/Party Kadidjiny Park in Melville was only opened recently, but is already a favourite for many families. The creative play space features a squiggly slide, climbing net, sandy bush tracks, rocks and limestones. Heathcote Reserve in Applecross Home to a giant wooden pirate ship. The playground also features spectacular views across the Swan River, although younger visitors will probably be more impressed with the swings and ice cream kiosk. Rotary Park in Wanneroo A state-of-the-art play scape featuring innovative, universal access play equipment suitable for children of all ages and abilities, including a liberty swing for children in wheelchairs. There’s plenty to explore, including an elevated tree walk with viewing and play platforms, swings, slides, a cubby house, space net and climbing frames. There’s also barbeque facilities and grassed areas for sporting activities and picnics. Hyde Park Nth Perth English style park with lake, treed walkways and water play features. It is also part of the “Wetlands Trail”

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Point Walter, Bicton River swimming beach, shady trees, playground, cafe, and an awesome sand spit to walk along and explore. Esplanade Park, Fremantle is heaps of fun! The open playground is shaded by giant pine trees and surrounded by a wonderful picnic area. It is adjacent to the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour (p.19), and right in the middle of the Fremantle entertainment area. The space net is awesome!!! Yanchep National Park has indigenous gardens, koalas, wallabies, caves, cafe, organized activities. Check: www.naturebase.net/yanchep

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Play/Party Perth and WA have some of the most pristine, white sand ocean strips anywhere in the world. The entire city of Perth is within about 30 mins of the coast no matter where you are. This means a swim, a surf, a snorkel, a walk are all possible any time of day (even after school). But don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and whack on some shades though! Here are some beach spots to check out: Cottesloe – Good swimming beach with shady grass area. Only 15 minutes drive from CBD and 600m walk from Cottesloe train station. Amenities include toilets, showers, carpark and lifeguard patrolled. Famous for beautiful sunsets. Scarborough and Trigg – Great for surfers. Check out www.stirling.wa.gov.au for beach amphitheatre concert and event timetables. Amenities include toilets, showers, carpark and is lifeguard patrolled. City Beach and Floreat – Those who love a quiet spot of beach fishing or an afternoon of body-boarding may prefer the clean quiet waters of City beach or Floreat Beach (10mins from City). Hillary’s Boat Harbour – Sheltered with jetty, snorkelling outside. About 20 minutes drive from CBD.

South Beach and Coogee – Good clean swimming beaches. About 20 mins drive from Freo. Rockingham – Great foreshore location. Snorkelling in Shoalwater Bay.

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Beaches

Did You Know? As the name suggests, Mettam’s Pool is a natural pool situated inside a protecting reef. This beach is particularly attractive to elderly and young swimmers due to the calm waters within the pool. Another feature of the beach that makes it attractive to the young is the ocean life around the reef. The calm water combined with the closeness of the reef from the beach, make it the perfect location for children to learn to snorkel.

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GLORY IN THE COMMUNITY GLORY SKILLS Get involved in the Glory Skills! Perth Glory Player and Glory Skills coach Josh Risdon accompanied by Dan Cappellaro and Michael Garcia will deliver exciting tricks, skills and small sided fun at the Glory Skills. The Glory Skills program is about technique improvement, skill acquisition and tournament style gameplay all wrapped in fun and enjoyment!

$

30 PER

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8 Session Program www.perthglory.com.au/gloryskills community@perthglory.com.au

SOCCER SCHOOLS Train and play with your Perth Glory players during schools holidays! Your child will participate in the best learning centered environment while enjoying a fantastic school holiday clinic experience. Each participant receives - Soccer Schools Shirt - GA ticket for 2013/14 Season - PGFC water bottle, backsack & skill football - Sponsor giveaways

80

$

PER DA Y

2 Day Course www.perthglory.com.au/perthglorysoccerschools

Glory in the community proudly sponsored by Clough Ltd

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Watch Perth is so lucky to have professional sporting teams in all the Australia wide major leagues (for a small city we have a lot of success!) There is world class sport on offer all year round. Check the following pages for all the upcoming fixtures!

Perth’s professional teams

How to make contact and how to get there… West Coast Eagles (AFL) westcoasteagles.com.au Patersons Stadium: Train to Subiaco Fremantle Dockers (AFL) fremantlefc.com.au Patersons Stadium: Train to Subiaco Perth Wildcats (NBL) perthwildcats.com.au Perth Arena: 200m walk from Perth or Perth Undground train station Perth Glory (A League) perthglory.com.au nib Stadium: Train to Claisebrook 300m walk Western Warriors (Cricket) waca.com.au WACA:Any city bus along St. Georges Tce & RED &YELLOW CATS Western Force (Super14) rugbywa.com.au nib Stadium: Train to Claisebrook 300m walk West Coast Fever (Netball) westcoastfever.com.au Challenge Stadium: Bus No. 28 from East Perth

Cinemas

www.hoyts.com.au www.greaterunion.com.au www.readingcinemas.com.au Small suburban cinemas Ace Cinemas Subiaco 500 Hay St, Subiaco 08 9388 6500 Cygnet Cinema 16 Preston St, Como 08 9367 1663 Windsor Twin Cinema 98 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands 08 9386 3554 Perth CBD Piccadilly Cinema Centre 700 Hay St Mall, Perth CBD 08 9322 3577

Jamie Maclaren Name: Jamie Maclaren Height: 177 cm Weight: 73 kg DOB: Jul 29, 1993 Favourite Other Team? Aston Villa Biggest influence on your career? My Dad Favourite other sport? Golf Best game you’ve ever played in? A 2-2 draw between Australia Under-21s and Germany Under-21s in which I scored one of the goals The best piece of football advice that you’ve been given? Work on improving your weaker foot

Perth Glory

Fremantle Hoyts Queensgate William St, Fremantle 08 9466 4930 Hoyts Millenium Collie St, Fremantle 08 9466 4920 In The Suburbs Belmont Cinema Cnr Knutsford Ave & Fulham St, Belmont 08 6272 9900 Hoyts Megaplex Carousel 1382 Albany Hwy, Cannington 08 9466 4900 Grand Cinemas Warwick 639 Beach Rd, Warwick 08 9448 3188

Greater Union Innaloo 57 Liege St, Innaloo 08 9446 8222 Hoyts Garden City 125 Riseley St Booragoon 08 9466 4910 Reading Mandurah 7 James Service Place, Mandurah 08 9535 2800 Ace Cinemas Midland 181 Morrison Road, Midland 08 9250 2620 Hoyts Rockingham 14 Leghorn St, Rockingham 08 9527 8072 Busselton Drive-In 500 Bussell Hwy. Broadwater 08 9752 3655 Grand Cinemas Bunbury Cnr Clifton & Victoria St 08 9791 4418

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Watch Cricket 2013/14 Date Dec 2 13 Dec 3 Jan 4 Jan 10 Jan 24 Jan 12 Feb 20 Feb

Competition Bupa Sheffield Shield Commonwealth Bank Ashes WT20 WT20 Women’s Ashes Test Carlton Mid One Day International Bupa Sheffield Shield Bupa Sheffield Shield

AFL 2014 Patersons Stadium Fixture

Match WW vs QLD AUS vs ENG WW vs NSW WW vs NSW AUS vs ENG AUS vs ENG WW vs TAS WW vs NSW

Venue WACA WACA WACA WACA WACA WACA WACA WACA

Perth Scorchers 2013/14 Fixture Time 4.40pm

Match vs. Melbourne Renegades

Venue WACA

3 Jan

4.40pm

vs. Sydney Thunder

WACA

7 Jan

4.40pm

vs. Hobart Hurricanes

WACA

16 Jan

4.40pm

Adelaide Strikers

WACA

Photo courtesy of Tourism WA

Date 26 Dec

Date Rnd Match 23 Mar 1 West Coast Eagles vs. Western Bulldogs

Venue Patersons Stadium

29 Mar

2

Fremantle vs. Gold Coast Suns

Patersons Stadium

5 Apr

3

West Coast Eagles vs. St Kilda

Patersons Stadium

13 Apr

4

Fremantle vs. Essendon

Patersons Stadium

19 Apr

5

West Coast Eagles vs. Port Adelaide

Patersons Stadium

25 Apr

6

Fremantle vs. North Melbourne

Patersons Stadium

4 May

7

West Coast Eagles vs. Fremantle

Patersons Stadium

11 May

8

West Coast Eagles vs. GWS Giants

Patersons Stadium

17 May

9

Fremantle vs. Geelong Cats

Patersons Stadium

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10

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1 June

11

West Coast Eagles vs. North Melbourne

Patersons Stadium

8 June

12

Fremantle vs. Adelaide Crows

Patersons Stadium

14 June

13

West Coast Eagles vs. Gold Coast Suns

Patersons Stadium

21 June

14

Fremantle vs. Brisbane Lions

Patersons Stadium

28 June

15

Fremantle vs. West Coast Eagles

Patersons Stadium

6 July

16

West Coast Eagles vs. Sydney Swans

Patersons Stadium

13 July

17

Fremantle vs. GWS Giants

Patersons Stadium

25 July

18

West Coast Eagles vs. Richmond

Patersons Stadium

31 July

19

Fremantle vs. Carlton

Patersons Stadium

10 Aug

20

West Coast Eagles vs. Collingwood

Patersons Stadium

17 Aug

21

Fremantle vs. Hawthorn

Patersons Stadium

23 Aug

22

West Coast Eagles vs. Melbourne

Patersons Stadium

29 Aug

23

Fremantle vs. Port Adelaide

Patersons Stadium

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George Bailey

MILO T20 Blast is a new, professionally delivered, sports program that gives kids the chance to play exciting games of T20, just like their KFC T20 Big Bash League heroes. It’s for primary school aged girls and boys who know the basics of cricket and want to take things to the next level! The 8-week program focuses on match-play with all the boundaries, atmosphere and

Meg Lanning

music of T20. It’s non-stop involvement for participants - everyone gets the opportunity to bat, bowl and field! New MILO T20 Blast programs are starting in your local area in early 2014. Contact your local cricket club or visit t20blast.com.au

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Watch Perth Wildcats 2014 Fixture Date Jan 10

Time 7.10pm

Match vs. Townsville Crocs

Venue Perth Arena

Jan 17

6.40pm

vs. NZ Breakers

Perth Arena

Jan 24

6.40pm

vs. Melbourne Tigers

Perth Arena

Jan 30

7.10pm

vs. Cairns Taipans

Perth Arena

Feb 14

6.40pm

vs. Adelaide 36ers

Perth Arena

Feb 21

6.40pm

vs. Melbourne Tigers

Perth Arena

Mar 7

6.40pm

vs. Townsville Crocs

Perth Arena

Mar 23

3:10pm

vs. Wollongong Hawks

Perth Arena

Perth Glory 2013/14 Fixture

DOB: 01/07/1990 Playing position: Guard/Forward Height: 200cm Number: 8 Weight: 95kg Home town: Ventura, California USA Superstitions or pre-game rituals: YouTube videos of James Harden Hobbies and interests: Xbox, going for walks, watching basketball videos

Date 6 Dec

Time 6.45pm

Match vs. Wellington Phoenix FC

Venue nib Stadium

21 Dec

6.30pm

vs. Adelaide United FC

nib Stadium

Favourite food: Chinese food

10 Jan

6.45pm

vs. Melbourne Heart FC

nib Stadium

Favourite movie: Titanic

17 Jan

6.45pm

vs. Brisbane Roar FC

nib Stadium

31 Jan

6.45pm

vs. Melbourne Victory FC

nib Stadium

Favourite TV show: The Walking Dead

15 Mar

6.30pm

vs. Melbourne Victory FC

nib Stadium

29 Mar

6.30pm

vs. Newcastle Jets FC

nib Stadium

5 Apr

6.30pm

vs. Central Coast Mariners

nib Stadium

West Coast Fever 2014 Fixture Date 2 Mar

Round 1

Match vs. NSW Swifts

Venue Sydney Olympic Park

9 Mar

2

vs. Melbourne Vixens

Challenge Stadium

16 Mar

3

vs. Tactix

Challenge Stadium

22 Mar

4

vs. Southern Steel

FM Centre

30 Mar

5

vs. Waikato Magic

ASB Arena

6 Apr

6

vs. Adelaide Thunderbirds

Challenge Stadium

13 Apr

7

vs. QLD Firebirds

Challenge Stadium

BYE

8

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9

vs. QLD Firebirds

BCEC

3 May

10

vs. Adelaide Thunderbirds

SA Stadium

12 May

11

vs. NSW Swifts

Perth Arena

18 May

12

vs. Melbourne Vixens

Hisense Arena

26 May

13

vs. Northern Mystics

Vector Arena

2 June

14

vs. Central Pulse

Challenge Stadium

Perth Heat 2013/14 Fixture

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JAMES ENNIS Perth Wildcats

Date 13 Dec

Time 7.20pm

Match vs. Canberra

Venue Barbagallo Ballpark

14 Dec

4.05pm

vs. Canberra

Barbagallo Ballpark

15 Dec

4.05pm

vs. Canberra

Barbagallo Ballpark

27 Dec

7.20pm

vs. Melbourne

Barbagallo Ballpark

28 Dec

7.20pm

vs. Melbourne

Barbagallo Ballpark

29 Dec

7.20pm

vs. Melbourne

Barbagallo Ballpark

30 Dec

11.05am

vs. Melbourne

Barbagallo Ballpark

9 Jan

7:20pm

vs. Brisbane

Barbagallo Ballpark

10 Jan

7:20pm

vs. Brisbane

Barbagallo Ballpark

11 Jan

7:20pm

vs. Brisbane

Barbagallo Ballpark

12 Jan

4.05pm

vs. Brisbane

Barbagallo Ballpark

23 Jan

7:20pm

vs. Adelaide

Barbagallo Ballpark

24 Jan

7:20pm

vs. Adelaide

Barbagallo Ballpark

25 Jan

7:20pm

vs. Adelaide

Barbagallo Ballpark

26 Jan

11.05am

vs. Adelaide

Barbagallo Ballpark

Favourite celebrity: Kevin Hart

Favourite sport other than basketball: Soccer What people don't know about you: I use to ride bikes and

skateboard when I was younger. I was a bit of a daredevil!

1300 WILDCATS | wildcats.com.au

Nick Cummins Name: Nick Cummins Nickname:The Honey Badger Height: 189cm Weight: 90kg Playing position:Wing/ outside centre Home town: Perth,WA Games for the Force: 59 Games for the Wallabies: 9 Favourite sayings: · “Mad as a cut snake.” · “Going off like a tree full of galahs.” · “He was going off like a bag of cats.” · “I’d be happy to get a bit of meat.” · “You’ve got to show the patience of the Dalai Lama.”

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Freo Village Market Fantastic cultural markets, next to Myers, in King’s Square. Over 45 stalls, fantastic cafe, food stalls, clothing, crafts, muisc, kid’s entertainment. Fairy Sandie is there every week from Ladybird Entertainment having lots of fun with the kids.10am-4pm, King’s Square Cnr Queen St and Adelaide Sts, www.redtentevents.com.au

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Twilight Hawkers Market Hot balmy nights, delicious wafting smells, tasty rustic street food, coloured lanterns lighting up the sky. Like on the street corners of KL, this is now to be found in the centre of Perth on Friday evenings. Affordable, tasty food - something for everyone and fun for families, city workers, visitors and residents alike - with live music from local bands, buskers and roving entertainment. 5-9 Forrest Place, Murray St, Perth · 9461 3368

Every Sunday

Mandjar Markets Unique handmade arts and crafts, jewellery, paintings, clothes, photography, woodwork, body care products, candles, souvenirs. 9am-4pm on the Mandurah foreshore. 0458 427 412 · www.mandjarmarkets.com.au Fremantle Market Everything from fresh and interesting foods, to fantastic crafts, gifts and the fun of buskers and artists, it’s a cultural experience rich in history and tradition. Henderson St and South Tce · 9335 2515 · info@fremantlemarkets.com.au Growers Green Community Market Local and organic produce, fresh milk, free range meat and eggs, fish, honey, baked goods, hot breakfast, flowers, plants, olive oil, and more. 8am-12am · Sth Fremantle Senior High School, Lefroy Rd, Beaconsfield · www.organichunter.com.au

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Mundijong Markets & Auctions A typical rural market & auction, all manner of livestock & animals for sale on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month. Lot 1 Evelyn St, Mundijong · 0412 994 782 · magibbo@westnet.com.au

First Saturday of Every Month

Saturday Storytime In 2013 the City of Joondalup Libraries will be holding storytime readings and craft on Saturday mornings from 10:30am-11am. For children aged 2-4 yrs, we encourage a love of reading, stimulate the imagination and enable social interaction with other children. Come and listen to the stories, sing some of your favourite nursery rhymes and create something crafty. 9400 4759 · www.joondalup.wa.gov.au

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Boddington Community Markets 51 PM groups via funding :51: The Boddington Markets are a fundraising activity returning profits back into local community 9/23/2013 12 grants. At the Boddington Old School Oval · 0421 623 406 · www.boddington.wa.gov.au/tourism/bodmar Second Sunday of Mundaring Sunday Markets Held in Nichol Street Mundaring from 9am-3pm. Indoor and outdoor venues feature a great variety of stalls including hand crafted goods and quality creative art products, locally grown fresh produce and plants, homemade foodstuffs and much more! · 0428 460 179 · www.rotarymundaring.wa.inaust.or

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Wot’s On December September 28th 13 - LEGO comes to Garden City September 14th 14 Garden City Shopping Centre is thrilled to unveil WA’s first ever LEGO brick zone.The event will host a range of LEGO play areas for children of all ages in the Centre’s Promotions Court.The official LEGO experience in Garden City, allows customers to build, watch, play, share and marvel with the famous blocks and potential creations from 10am to 5pm daily (weekdays) and 11am to 5pm (Sundays and Public Holidays). Garden City Shopping Centre, 125 Riseley Street, Booragoon.

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September 30th December 31st

Kids Story Telling Would you like to give yourself a break while someone entertains the children? Bring yourself and your children to Dome Leederville while our storyteller enchants them with stories, rhymes and fun.They can dress as their favourite character or if they wish bring their favourite toy. Each child gets a treat. FREE family event, bookings are essential phone us on 92010288 to book. 3pm - 4pm Dome Cafe Leederville, 156 Oxford St., Leederville.

October 20th December 29th

Sunday Music - Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music returns to Fremantle Arts Centre in 2013 with one of its strongest line ups to date! This season, WA’s best free summer concert series presents a superb mix of folk, alt-country, indie pop, jazz, bluegrass and reggae from the likes of The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus, ARIA-winner Brendan Gallagher,The Sunshine Brothers and Grace Barbe and Afro Kreol. Pack a picnic, soak up the sunshine in FAC’s beautiful Front Garden and enjoy the sweet sounds of these talented musicians. Sundays 2pm - 4pm, Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle. fac.org.au/sunday-music

October 16th February 28th

The Visible Hive - Scitech If you were a bee what would your job be? Perhaps you would be in charge of pollen packing, or guarding the queen bee, cleaning the hive, collecting nectar and pollen, or even being the hive’s undertaker! Scitech has teamed up with scientists at CIBER, UWA to bring you its latest exhibit - a living and fully functional bee hive.Through an observation zone you will be able to see the bees up-close as they go about their day activities in the hive. Weekdays 9am - 4pm, Weekends 9am - 5pm, Scitech, Sutherland St, West Perth www.scitech.org.au

October 31st April 2nd

Rooftop Movies The producers of Fringe World Festival in conjunction with City of Perth Parking, present Perth’s Rooftop Cinema.They are thrilled to announce that the pop-up paradise will reopen at the end of October and run through until April 2014. Ride the elevator and kick back and relax in the open air cinema, six levels above the ground. A slice of Palm Springs in the heart of the city. Expect to see more old-school gems, cinephile classics and cult and art house movies thrown in alongside blockbuster new releases. Rooftop Movies, 68 Roe Street, Northbridge, www.rooftopmovies.com.au

November 10th December 24th

Santa In-Store Appearances at Myer Catch up with everyone’s favourite jolly fat man at your nearest Myer store this Christmas! Santa will be in Myer stores in the lead up to Christmas this year., but not ALL so make sure you check the website before heading out! www.myer.com.au

November 15th January 5th

Perth City Christmas Decorations Marvel at the City’s magical lights and decorations including Perth’s biggest Christmas Tree (10.7 metres, weighing 1.8 tonne!); giant Christmas Cards in Murray St Mall; Council House Nativity scene; and The Bell Tower’s Bethlehem Star and lighting display. See new lights and decorations this year along William St (between Hay St and Murray St) and James St, Northbridge. www.showmeperth.com.au

6th - 8th December

Bazaar 2013 Fremantle Arts Centre WA’s favourite Christmas market returns to Fremantle Arts Centre to showcase the very best of WA art, craft and design! Attracting more than 10,000 visitors each year, Bazaar is where you’ll find a carefully sourced selection of unique, quality WA-designed jewellery, fashion, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, children’s toys and more.The annual weekend-long event is WA’s best-loved market, offering visitors a relaxed outdoor shopping experience in the historic grounds of FAC. www.fac.org.au

Tuesday 10th December

Community Christmas Pageant – Mandurah Mandurah’s vibrant community spirit comes alive year after year at the Mandurah Community Christmas Pageant and Celebrations. Experience the wonder of Christmas as local community groups and businesses put their Christmasinspired floats on show through Mandurah’s main streets and transform the foreshore with the merry sounds of the festive season.Visit Santa and get involved in the traditional Christmas entertainment which concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at 9.00pm. Eastern Foreshore, Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah www.mandurah.wa.gov.au

December 10th December 15th

Kiteracing Oceanic Championships Six days of blue skies, fresh winds and extreme speed launch into the Indian Ocean for the 2013 Kiteracing Oceanic Championships with qualifying races and a final winner-takes-all battle! There will be a bundle of extra curricular activities at the waters edge, movie nights, tasty pop-up food outlets and of course, amazing music! Leighton Beach, Fremantle, www.kiteoceanics.com

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January Friday 10th January

Moonlight Cinema Enjoy a movie under the stars this summer at the outdoor cinema located in Synergy Parkland in Kings Park. Presented by Moonlight Cinema, enjoy the newest released movies and some all time greats. Pack a picnic dinner and enjoy the beautiful summer evening.Tickets are available via the Moonlight Cinema website or at the gate from 6.00 pm each screening night. Tickets are slightly higher when purchased online. Ph: 1300 551 908 or email frontdoor@moonlight.com.au. Carols by Candlelight Bayswater This year the City of Bayswater Carols by Candlelight is being held at Halliday Park, Coode Street, Bayswater. Pack a picnic and invite your friends and family along to celebrate the festive season! Programs and Candles will be available for a gold coin donation.  Childrens Activities: 5-7pm, Carols Starting: 7pm, Contact the Events Team on 9272 0622. Peter Pan A magical production of the much-loved children’s classic written by J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan is a fantasy-filled adventure for the young and the young at heart. Leave the mundane behind and watch the whimsical world of make-believe unfold as Peter Pan flies through the window of the Darling nursery in search of his shadow. After teaching the children to fly with the help of a little fairy dust, they set out on an adventure like no other. Playing at His Majesty’s Theatre. www.ticketek.com.au for tickets. Hyundai Hopman Cup Perth’s premier sporting event is the official mixed teams’ competition of the ITF. Set at the spectacular Perth Arena, Hyundai Hopman Cup attracts some of the world’s best players as they prepare for the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open. www.hopmancup.com for tickets. Perth Arena, 700 Wellington Street, Perth. New Years Eve Celebrations – Mandurah Gather the family and friends and bring in the New Year on the beautiful Mandurah foreshore. It’s the perfect setting for a memorable New Year, with a fun family atmosphere, festivities galore and loads of entertainment and live music.  Visit the exciting youth zone, enjoy some local talent and then head over to the silent disco, great fun for young and old! Make your New Year’s celebration one to remember with impressive fireworks displays at 9.00pm and midnight to welcome 2014! Eastern Foreshore, Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah www.mandurah.wa.gov.au Winnie The Pooh and Friends This delightful production will enchant the young and not so young who can remember their childhood tales of Winnie the Pooh. From the original story by A.A. Milne, the play is portrayed in dance and drama and set to nursery music of the period. Meet all the memorable characters as they come to life on stage. Children are invited to come dressed as a bear and bring their favourite bear with them. Presented by Prompt Corner. Saw Ave Amphitheatre Kings Park, West Perth. 4.30 pm daily (excluding Mondays). Adults and Children $17.95.Ticketmaster 136 100.

Saturday 18th January

Music in the Park Concert Series This Music in the Park Concert Series is certainly one you must be sure to include.This season the free concert series will be jam-packed full of quality Blues n Roots, Country, Folk and Funk acts, and will boast a line-up that will be the biggest and best to date. Bring your picnic rug down from 6.00pm, with entertainment starting at 6.45pm till 9.30pm. All ages are welcome, with plenty of kid’s activities available from 6.00pm. 9400 4705. Caledonia Park, Currambine. www.joondalup.wa.gov.au

January 24th January 25th

Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt Life Like Touring in association with Fiery Light UK are excited to announce the Australian debut of this brand new live children’s theatre show, direct from London’s West End! In this beautiful new theatrical production, Peppa Pig and her friends set off on a treasure hunt. Peppa, her brother George and friend Danny Dog get up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad Dog’s boat.There are clues aplenty as Pedro Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra help them find treasure as they all enjoy a day of adventure. Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco www.lifeliketouring.com/peppapiglive Australia Day Celebrations - Mandurah Arrive to the familiar smell of the great Aussie breakfast barbecue and join in congratulating Australia’s new citizens who have made Mandurah their home. Welcome new Australians at the Citizenship Ceremony and celebrate with the winners of the Premiers Active Citizens Awards. Leave the event full of Australian pride and the sounds of ‘Advance Australia Fair’ ringing in your ears. Eastern Foreshore, Mandurah Terrace, www.mandurah.wa.gov.au City Of Perth Australia Day Skyworks The City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks will be returning in 2014! To view this unique and innovative water and lighting event, make sure Langley Park’s free revamped ‘Entertainment Zone’ is your choice of viewing destination. Starting at 3.00pm, the Entertainment Zone will feature eateries and activities for the whole family including an international food market, water playground, circus, freestyle motor-cross, paintball and much more. Fireworks are scheduled from 8.00pm. Swan River Foreshore, Perth www. skyworks.showmeperth.com.au

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Wot’s On February Friday 14th-23rd February

The House Where Winter Lives Combining the traditional values of children’s storytelling with interactive adventure and a healthy dash of festive whimsy,The House Where Winter Lives is as close as you’ll ever get to good old-fashioned magic. Immersive theatre makers with a worldwide cult following, Punchdrunk and their Enrichment team have rewritten the theatre rulebook. Surprise and revelation are hallmarks of this production. Reminding us that play lies at the heart of all theatre, this is inspirational storytelling for children and their families. His Majesty’s Theatre,Ticketek 1300 795 012, ticketek.com.au

Sunday 23rd February

Play Along with Sam & WASO Join Sam and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for a musical adventure at the Perth Zoo! The former lead singer of The Wiggles is back with songs from his hit Nick Jr. series, Play Along With Sam. Loved by children and families all around the world, Sam Moran likes to play the trumpet and is renowned for writing catchy tune after catchy tune. Guaranteed to get children singing, dancing and jumping along, Sam invites you to join him on a musical adventure with a little help from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra! Gates open: 5.30pm, Zoo exhibits open: 5.30 6.30pm, Play Along with Sam & WASO: 6.45 - 7.45pm. www.tickets.waso.com.au

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March 1st March 31st

Eat Drink Perth Perth’s biggest food festival, Eat Drink Perth, happens throughout the month of March with a variety of events showcasing Perth’s unique food culture. Brought to you by the City of Perth, the festival invites all foodies to discover the city’s restaurants, cafes, bars and diverse culinary experiences.This month-long celebration includes wine and cheese tastings, hawker markets, master classes, cocktail events, degustations, food tours, coffee making, a butcher’s picnic, parties, book signings, food specials and so much more.Tempt your tastebuds and indulge in the many flavours, sights and smells on offer at Eat Drink Perth.Various venues throughout Perth www.showmeperth.com.au

March 2nd March 3rd

2014 Hyde Park Fair Get Involved and Join in the fun with one of Perth’s longest running free community event​s​. Featuring arts & crafts, live entertainment, sideshow rides, showbags, animals, market stalls, street Art, kids fun, Zumba classes, and more! ​Don’t miss the fun at Hyde Park, Cnr William & Vincent St, North Perth, Labour day long weekend. From 10am each day www.hydeparkfair.com.au

March 7th March 24th

Sculpture By The Sea Cottesloe Returning to Cottelsoe Beach for the tenth annual exhibition. One of Perth’s largest free public events, Cottesloe Beach transforms into a sculpture park with more than 70 sculptures on display from artists across Australia and the world. Enjoy exhibits from some of the world’s top sculptors against a backdrop of one of the city’s most popular beaches. Sculptures in the outdoor sculpture park are available for viewing at all hours. Marine Parade, Cottesloe, www.sculpturebythesea.com

March 8th March 9th

Araluen Fremantle Chilli Festival Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival is happening in March 2014 on the Esplanade Reserve in Fremantle.This award winning event attracted more than 23,000 people in 2013.The festival has strong community involvement as chillies not only have a culinary culture but also a very exciting arts culture as well.This is reflected in the entertainment and educational programs that are now a feature of the festival.The 2014 festival will feature fruit and vegetable puppet making work shops, large-scale roving entertainment plus two stages with non-stop cooking demonstrations by a number of chefs. 10am to 5pm, Esplanade Reserve, Marine Tce, Fremantle www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au

March 15th March 16th

Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest Experience the extravaganza that celebrates Mandurah’s vibrant coastal lifestyle.This exciting weekend festival features a plethora of fun and activities including live cooking displays with contestants from Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules and celebrity chef’s, an En Plein Air Art competition, a jam-packed entertainment line-up on the children’s stage and the main stage, great food including many crab-inspired dishes and endless displays and demonstrations. Crab Fest now incorporates the International Waterski & Wakeboarding Federation (IWWF) World Cup competition, featuring the world’s best athletes showcasing their talent in this spectacular adrenalin sport. Sat 10am – 8.30pm, Sun 10am – 5pm, 3 Peel Street, Mandurah, (08) 9550 3840 www.mandurah.wa.gov.au

Friday 14th March

Michael Jackon HIStory II This is a musical biography that will take fans right back to the Jackson 5 era before continuing on a thrilling journey to the current decade. Hit after hit tells the story of one of the greatest pop icons the world has ever known; in all, HIStory II features over twenty songs performed live by World #1 Impersonator Kenny Wizz. Recently touring the US, Canada, Dubai and Indonesia – and now returning to Australia - this international hit show should not be missed! Regal Theatre,Ticketek 1300 795 012, ticketek.com.au

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Wot’s On March Tuesday 18th March

The Big Sing 2014 The Big Sing is a fun opportunity for enthusiastic singers of all ages and abilities to sing with the WASO Chorus. In 2014 The Big Sing celebrates Harmony Week with performances from choral groups that highlight Perth’s culturally diverse community.The best thing about this event is that it’s FREE! Join them to learn music from around the world.To participate in The Big Sing 2014 call WASO on 08 9326 0000. 6:00pm, Perth Concert Hall, www.tickets.waso.com.au

Saturday 29th March

Hunters and Collectors The mighty Hunters and Collectors are once again set to thrill not only devotees from the past but a whole new generation of music lovers. News of their tour comes amidst a hub of recent Hunters and Collectors activity – their performance at the AFL Grand Final, as special guests at Melbourne’s two Bruce Springsteen concerts in February, and most importantly, the release of their album ‘Crucible – The Songs of Hunters and Collectors’. Pioneer Women’s Memorial, WA Botanic Garden. 4.00 pm Gates Open. Ticketmaster Ph: 136 100 ticketmaster.com.au. All patrons (including minors/babies) must have a valid ticket for entry.

April Sunday 6th April

Northbridge: Innovation & Sustainability Piazzarama Northbridge promotes Environmental Awareness through a free afternoon of fun and educational nature related activities.These will include an interactive show from Captain Clean Up, animal face painting and the opportunity to pet and touch furry critters from Kanyana Wildlife. Kids can also create eco- fairy wings and paint flower pots that they can then take home. 12:00pm to 6:00pm, Northbridge Piazza & Super Screen, Cnr James and Lake Sts Northbridge. (08) 9461 3368

Saturday 12th April

ParkRun Western Australia The City of Perth has partnered with Parkrun Australia to deliver this healthy lifestyle event again for 2013. Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed five kilometre run that takes place in parks and reserves across the world. People of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate.You can run, walk, push a pram or even take your dog. It’s a great way to meet others and get out and enjoy our beautiful parks. Claisebrook Cove, East Perth, www.parkrun.com.au/claisebrookcove

Sunday 13th April

West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots Festival WA’s most uniquely programmed multi-genre festival, West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots, has proudly brought to Fremantle some truly legendary artists over the past 10 years such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, James Brown, Paul Simon,The Pogues, John Fogerty, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Crowded House, Grace Jones, Ray Davies, Bo Diddley, Jools Holland, Jack Johnson, Jeff Beck - the list goes on and on! The festival celebrated its 10th Anniversary earlier in the year by putting on a one-off special two day event. Now in its 11th year, Sunset Events are thrilled to announce the return of the festival to one jam-packed day full of musical goodness. Fremantle Park, Parry Street.Tickets – 1300 438 849

Saturday 26th April

Pixar in Concert From the Toy Story trilogy and Cars, to Finding Nemo and Up, Pixar has forever changed filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters and enchanging stories in cinematic history. Now, for the first time ever, WASO will perform the memorable orchestral scores live in concert with a huge screen showing visually stunning clips from Pixar’s 13 feature films. 2:00pm, Crown Theatre Perth.Ticketek. Call 1300 795 012 ticketek.com.au

May Saturday 3rd May

Free Flicks For Kids! The Free Flicks for Kids film season returns to the City of Perth’s Northbridge Piazza screen for its fourth year of free family entertainment, screening feature films every Saturday afternoon from October 2013 to May 2014. Families are invited to bring the kids, bring a picnic, and enjoy the Piazza’s comfy beanbags. Highlights for the season include ParaNorman, Adventures in Zambezia, A Monster in Paris and the Disney classic Aladdin and it’s all FREE!. Piazza Nanni Park 5.00pm, events@cityofperth.wa.gov.au, (08) 9461 3368

Sunday 4th May

Northbridge: Superheros The last Piazzarama Northbridge of the series rejoices Superheroes.To celebrate Mother’s Day the following weekend, kids have the opportunity to make creative gifts to for their superhero-mums to take home. Face painting, balloon artistry and roving performers will also be there to entertain. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favourite superhero. 12:00pm to 6:00pm, Northbridge Piazza & Super Screen, Cnr James and Lake Sts Northbridge. (08) 9461 3368

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Stay All around Perth and along the coast from Yanchep through to Margaret River, you will find a good variety of accommodations to suit all budgets. We’ve done our homework, and chosen a few in each area specifically for their value, special deals for families or family friendly features such as: location, price, playgrounds, pools and activity programs. Book direct for the best deals and also check our website or download our app www..letsgokids.com.au/app to stay up to date!

Perth CBD

Perth city has a limited amount of family hotels. Sullivans, Rydges and Holiday Inn cater for families. Holiday Inn and Rydges (both in the middle of CBD) all have family rooms at reasonable rates, as well as things like pools, bikes, videos and library books to keep the kids occupied. Mont Clare Apartments (See opposite) is a much better option - on the CAT route, quieter location with ample space and self catering. Perfect!

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Club Capricorn Yanchep, Sorrento Beach Resort, Hillary’s Harbour Resort.

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Woodman Point & Coogee Beach Holiday Parks

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The Vines Resort has facilites to keep all members of the family occupied and is close to all the great attractions. Perth Vineyards Holiday Park is a cheaper alternative and closer to town.

Mandurah

This town is all geared up for the kids! Quest (p.28) and Ocean Chalets offer apartments at resonable prices and the Sebel is well located.

Bunbury/Busselton

Some awesome family holiday parks close to the beach - Our picks are Koombana Bay Holiday Park, Preston Beach Resort, Mandalay, Beachlands and Amblin - All have fantastic amenities and activities with kids in mind. (08) 9295 0202 Lake Leschenaultia, Rosedale Road, Chidlow WA 6556

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