Family Friendly Events for May 2019

We have a great month of family events coming up in May. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which is a great opportunity to spend some quality time together. If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of May, then Buggybuddys has you covered! Check out our list of fun events around Perth including live performances, sports events, festivals and more for the whole family.


The Mikado

Thursday, 2 May to Saturday, 11 May
Dolphin Theatre – UWA, 35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands

Get your sushi and sake on and join us for a gala season of hilarious comedy with the musical maestros’ most loved show, The Mikado at the Dolphin Theatre from May 2 to 11.

This wickedly romantic comedy sees young and old lovers alike pursue each other as they try to avoid ending up on the Lord High Executioner’s black list. It is a hard thing to do as the Emperor of Japan, the Mikado himself, has just banned flirting throughout the land. On the pain of death!

Mayhem and murderous intent abound, when the son of the Emperor, Nanki-Poo disguised as a “wandering minstrel”, falls in love with one of the “three little maids”, Yum-Yum, while being pursued relentlessly by the besotted arch-courtesan, Katisha. Meanwhile, back at the Lord High Executioner’s Official Residence, under imperial orders to carry out a decapitation or two, Ko-Ko is gleefully putting together a list of those “who will not be missed”.

Directed by Paul Treasure, a cast of thirty and a live orchestra, under the direction of Georg Corall, this sumptuous production is a visual and musical feast. Gilbert’s wicked humour and Sullivan’s beautiful tunes will have you laughing from start to finish humming long after you leave the theatre.

A ‘bucket list’ priority since it premiered in 1885, you have to see The Mikado at least once before you die. Of course, once seen, you will want to see it again. Such is the magic of The Mikado. So, go on, put it on your list, before Ko-Ko puts you on his!

Table Tennis and Giant Chess Challenge

Thursday, 2 May, 2pm to 4pm
Osborne Park Library, 11 Royal Street, Tuart Hill


Join in the FREE fun and games at the Osborne Community Hub.

A volunteer will be available to organise competitions and assist with the games. Come along and enjoy!

May the 4th Night Tour

Saturday, 4 May, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Perth Observatory, 337 Walnut Road, Bickley


Adult: $45.00 | Concession: $35.00 | Child: $25.00

Start Time: 7:30 pm

This 4th of May put your Jedi robes on, clip on your Lightsabre(s) and make a jump into hyperspace to the Perth Observatory to celebrate Star Wars Day. Our telescope operators will show you stunning objects whether it’s a planet the Death Star could destroy, or a massive nebula to launch an attack from.

Experience our amazing night sky through our wide range of telescopes at our sky viewing nights. Our Volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky with a wide range of targets including Nebulas, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters.

We’ll have prizes for the best adult and child costumes. So please come along to our May 4th event at the Perth Observatory in your fav intergalactic gear. There could even be a Star Wars character on site, you never can tell!!!

Star Wars Quiz

Saturday, 4 May, 7pm to 10pm
The Carine Tavern, 493 Beach Road, Duncraig


This is going to be BIG …
May the fourth be with you at the Carine for our fancy dress & quiz night.
Don’t come SOLO, grab your mates and book a table up to 10 people. We are giving away a VIP experience so watch this space for details.
Bookings essential – 9447 7400.

City of Gosnells – Bark in the Park

Saturday, 4 May, 8am to 12pm
Harmony Fields Dog Park, Alcock Street, Maddington


There’ll be more Chewies, Lukes, Leias, Yodas and Vaders than you can throw a stick for when Bark in the Park returns to Harmony Fields on Saturday 4 May – yes, may the fourth be with you!

The City of Gosnells has searched galaxies far, far away to make this day for dogs ‘out of this world’, with a morning of pooch play and activities from 8am to noon.

Whatever the age, size or breed – all dogs are welcome back to our dedicated dog park at Harmony Fields in Maddington, for a fantastic doggy day out (as long as they’re vaccinated, friendly and socialised).

There will be a prize for best dressed dog, along with free vet checks, agility demonstrations, a doggy pamper station and photo booth, market stalls, pet accessories and food.

There is also loads of fun things for the humans to do including a bouncy castle, face painting, caracaturist visits from special Paw Patrol guests and there will be food trucks with delicious treats for the whole family.

Don’t miss this event dedicated to dogs and the humans who love them and be sure to follow our Facebook event for more updates and competition details to follow!

Bickley Harvest Festival

Saturday, 4 May, 12pm to 4pm
Myattsfield Vineyards, Union Road Carmel


Coastal Drift will be providing the afternoon’s musical entertainment whilst you enjoy the local wines, food & stunning scenery.

City of Armadale – LEGO Buddies

Saturday, 4 May, 10am to 11am
Armadale Library, Shop 64/10 Orchard Avenue, Armadale


Enjoy some quality time together!

Come along with your favourite Lego buddy and enjoy building some Lego creations.

All are welcome to these open play sessions.

Bookings are not required.

Please note: Parents or carers must stay in the library during these sessions.

Fremantle Dragon Boat Festival

Sunday, 5 May, 10am to 3pm
Fremantle Fishing Harbour, Mews Road, Fremantle


In the majestic setting of Western Australia’s iconic Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, the inaugural Fremantle Dragon Boat Festival will be a spectacular celebration of world class dragon boat athletes led by Dragon Boating WA.

The exciting racing will be presented in an atmosphere of pageantry and colour, music and Chinese culture.

Visitors can enjoy the races from the award winning Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour’s many fine restaurants that overlook the water and Mews Park.
Spectacle Dragon boat festivals are loud, colorful, and rich in tradition. The awakening of the dragon ceremony is over 2000 years old and gives the festival participant a snapshot of another culture. The beating of the boat drums, the clash of gongs, and the cheers of the spectators will provide a high octane energy throughout the festival venue!

The dragon boat has been a significant part of Chinese culture and today there are more than 50 million paddlers in China, and has become an international sporting attraction.

Taoist monks will perform the blessing of the waters and a unique eye dotting ceremony – dabbing red paint onto the eyes of each boat’s figurehead, which is said to awaken the dragons.

The festival offers a unique opportunity to gather family members, friends and community together to enjoy a fun filled, exciting event!

Come and revel in the festivities which will commence at 10am with a dragon boat regatta, onto sprint racing and the crowning of the winning team!

Cultural performances, with meet and greet opportunities by dragon boat racing personalities and clubs will ensure an unforgettable experience!

Sunday 5 May 2019 from 10am through to 3pm.

The festival is a free entry, family friendly event.

Heron Park Harmony Festival 2019

Sunday, 5 May, 1pm to 4pm
Jim and Alma Baker Park, corner Wright Road & Welcome Meander, Harrisdale



Our 5th annual Heron Park Harmony Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever! Join us for a full line up of entertainment, as well as education displays, Have-A-Go activities and multicultural foods. This year our multicultural art component will be in the form of a documentary style short film, “Connecting Us’, presented by Gavin Grace.

Please remember that ALL festival parking is off site at Carey Baptist College, and as usual our free tram service will be in operation to shuttle you back and forth.
(ACROD permit holder parking available at the event)

This community event is organised by a dedicated group of volunteers and proudly brought to you by:
Heron Park Estate
City of Armadale
Saraswati Mahavidhyalaya
Sikh Association of WA
Sri Lankan Cultural Society Western Australia
Harrisdale Primary School
Art vs Depression
Piara Punjab Club
along with the assistance of event staff from EventPro Perth

This project has been supported by the Office of Multicultural Interests. Multicultural WA.

The Sandpit

Sunday, 5 May, 3pm to 8.30pm
Scarborough Amphitheatre, Scarborough Beach Foreshore, The Esplanade, Scarborough


FREE introduction dance lessons by instructors from local Perth dance schools/academies. Social dancing from 5.30pm until 8.30pm with a mix of Latin, Brazilian, Afro music, Salsa , Bachata, Kizomba and Zouk Lambada.

$5.00 donation for 3hrs of dancing.

Why is it called the sandpit? Because we spread a fine cover of sand on the concrete, which lets your feet spin and slide.

Come down and try a FREE lesson at 4pm. Learning to dance will change your life.

No experience required.

Family Fun Day – Wanneroo Aquamotion

Sunday, 5 May, 1pm to 5pm
Wanneroo Aquamotion, 19 Civic Drive, Wanneroo


To celebrate the reopening of its remodelled indoor lap and leisure pool, Wanneroo Aquamotion is holding a free family fun day on Sunday 5 May from 1-5pm.

See the refresh for yourself and try out the new facilities for free, such as the state-of-the-art gym, splash pad, spa and sauna.

The fun day will feature mini fitness and aqua tryout sessions, a bouncy castle, face painting, photo with a Mermaid, synchro demo, Aquababy trial lessons, free swim assesments, food trucks, a coffee van and free ice-creams for the first 100 visitors.
Royal Life Saving Society WA AUSTSWIM West Coast Splash Synchronised Swimming Club Aqua Attack Swimming Club Zest Soft Serve Ice Cream Kingsway Indoor Stadium Freedom Fairies Mermaid Kat Academy

Steamfest 2019

Sunday, 5 May, 11am to 2.30pm
Castledare Miniature Railway Wilson Park, Castledare Place, Wilson


Its our First Sunday run day at Wilson park, so why not get the family out of the house and have a relaxing day playing on trains and having a picnic or play on the playground.

Train RIde Prices:
Adult rides $6.00 (children under 2 travel free with an adult)
Children rides $3.00
multirider $24.00

***No Bare Feet***

Day Tours of the Gravity Discovery Centre

Sunday, 5 May, 11am to 12.30pm & 1pm to 2.30pm
Gravity Discovery Centre & Observatory, 1098 Military Road, Gingin


Discover the world through science on a guided tour of the Gravity Discovery Centre!

Our science guides will take you on a journey through time and explain some of our universe’s most mysterious phenomena! You’ll also get to explore our observatory and look at the Sun through a solar scope (as long as the sky stays clear!).

You will also have access to the Leaning Tower of Gingin and we’ll even give you water balloons to drop from the top!

The tour is included in your admission cost but spaces are limited, so bookings are required.

Walk to D’Feet MND Perth 2019

Sunday, 5 May, 11am to 1pm
Perry Lakes Reserve, Perry Lakes Drive, Floreat


Walk or wheel 4km around the picturesque Perry Lakes Reserve, Floreat on Sunday 5 May to help us D’Feet Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

The Walk to D’Feet MND is the Motor Neurone Disease Association of WA’s largest community event held to raise much needed funds and awareness for people living with MND in the Western Australia.

Register at

City of Joondalup – Crafty Kids

Sunday, 5 May, 2pm to 3pm
City of Joondalup Library, 102 Boas Avenue, Joondalup

Calling all kids to weekend craft sessions. Drop in, make new friends and let your creative side run free, while learning new skills.

$2.00 per child. No bookings required.

School aged children 5 to 12 years.

Please be aware that there is limited free parking at Joondalup library.

Muggle Fest Perth

Sunday, 5 May, 11am to 9pm
Perth CBD


Welcome to Muggle Fest!

Witches, Wizards, Magical Creatures, and Muggles alike… Join us for a Harry Potter inspired day full of fun for all. With competitions for best dressed, quizzes, dark lord funk dance offs, magic displays, food stalls, and more!

Perth CBD location to be announced soon. Event will be held outdoors. Parking facilities and public transport will be available.

All ages are welcome, children will need to be under parent supervision at ALL times.

Potterheads Quiz Night

Tuesday, 7 May, from 7.30pm
The Riverton Bar & Grill, Corner of High Road & Willeri Drive, Riverton


Fancy yourself the biggest Potter nerd in town? Now’s the time to prove it! The Rivo gets magical on 7th May as we quiz you on the Harry Potter universe (books and movies). With character parodies, hilarious impersonations and fake duels, you’ll be laughing your way through an evening of Pottery fun. Costumes highly encouraged, and kids welcome when supervised by a parent/guardian.

Quiz starts at 7.30pm sharp!

Teams of 2-8 people
Call 9457 0072 to book

Mullaloo Community Kindy Open Day

Saturday, 11 May, 1pm to 4pm
Mullaloo Community Kindergarten, 27 Koorana Road, Mullaloo


For over 40 years Mullaloo Community Kindy has provided a Kindy program for the children of Mullaloo and the surrounding areas.
If you have a child turning 4 by 30 June 2020 and are interested in a play based approach to early learning then this is the Kindy for you.

Mother’s Day Market at Yagan Square

Saturday, 11 May, 10am to 4pm
Yagan Square, Corner Wellington Street and William Street, Perth


Looking for something to do that is special on Mother’s Day? Look no further than Perth Makers Market! Come and find the perfect gift for mum this Mother’s Day at our special Mother’s Day Market.

Kaarakin Tour Days

Saturday, 11 May & Sunday, 12 May, 8.30am to 1.30pm
Kaarakin: The Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, 322 Mills Road East, Martin

Our Tour days are back on Mother’s Day weekend!

At our upcoming tour days, you’ll be able to walk through the grounds of the Centre and see how we are working hard to protect and rehabilitate our native wild black cockatoo species. You can even enter our purpose-built interactive aviary and get up close with some of our black cockatoos.

You’ll also get a chance to visit our dingo enclosure and see the work that the Australian Threatened Species Centre is doing to save our native dingoes, as well as meeting some of the other native animals resident at Kaarakin including emus and kangaroos, all in beautiful bush surroundings.

You can book a one-hour guided tour for one of the following time slots:

– 8.20 am
– 9:00 am
– 9:20 am
– 9:40 am
– 10 am
– 10: 20 am
– 10:40 am
– 11:00 am

It’s a unique opportunity and always a lot of fun, so don’t miss it!
Book online today!

As we are not open to the public (even though we would love to!) and rely on volunteers, bookings are essential. If you have any questions please email

Merchandising, morning tea, sausage sizzle (with vegetarian option) available to purchase on site.

Children under the age of 6 can attend a tour free of charge, however due to safety reasons, they are not permitted to enter the interactive aviary. They will have opportunities to see the black cockatoos in the many aviaries onsite (including from outside the interactive aviary), and there will usually be a black cockatoo from our education team present at the tour departure/return point.

Morley Noranda Community Fair

Saturday, 11 May, 10am to 3pm
Robert Thompson Reserve, McGilvray Avenue, Noranda


Noranda’s very own Inaugural Community Fair is planned for Saturday 11th May 2019.
Proudly brought to you by Morley Noranda Recreation Club in conjunction with the City of Bayswater.

Reserve the date and bring your family and friends along to this jam packed day of food, fun and entertainment.

Scribblers Festival | Family Program

Saturday, 11 May & Sunday, 12 May, 10am to 4pm
The Goods Shed, Corner of Shenton Rd and Claremont Crescent, Claremont


The Scribblers Festival Family Program is back! This year at our family weekend, courtesy of our fabulous storytellers who come from all over the world, you could put yourselves in the shoes of a super-spy; imagine what it’s like to be a deep-space explorer; or try life under the ocean waves.

You could eavesdrop on our podcasters as they grill authors in the Conversation Caravan. You could start your own saga, get a poetry prescription from the Book Doctor, or visit our immersive reef-themed installation by Indonesian artist Mulyana. There are things for the whole family to do, see, experience and enjoy.

For a full list of authors and activities visit our website: and download a program, or pick one up from your local library, bookshop or cafe.

We can’t wait to see you at the Festival!

Heritage Festival Markets

Sunday, 12 May, 8.30am to 1.30pm
Gingin Railway Community Markets, Jones Street, Gingin


Gingin Railway Station will be a buzz with excitement for the 2019 Heritage Festival.

What’s on Offer
• Working Model Railway Exhibit
• Static outdoor railway memorabilia display
• Indoor displays including photographs circa 1891 onward
• Kids train rides (lions)
• Market Stalls and music
• Food and refreshment available

CSBG The Simpsons Quiz Night

Monday, 13 May, 7pm to 10pm
Coventry Square Bar & Grill, 2/243-253 Walter Rd West, Morley


You don’t win friends with salad, but you CAN win our Simpsons Quiz Night! 🍺

🍺 Tables between 2 – 8 people
🍩 Food & Drink Specials throughout the night
🍺 Hosted by Dux Nuts Quizzes

Bookings essential. Please phone (08) 9275 0297 or book via the link.

Disney Pixar Quiz Night

Wednesday, 15 May, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Indian Ocean Brewing Company, 33 Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie


Dux Nuts Quizzes and Indian Ocean Brewing Co. present our Disney Pixar Quiz Night!

Join us on Wednesday, 15 May at 6.30pm to relive some of Disney Pixar’s best moments. How well do you know your favourite movies?

Prizes will be given to the best dressed Disney Pixar character!

Come down a little early for Happy Hour from 5pm – 6pm to enjoy $7 pints and $6 glasses of Surfside wine. Also enjoy $15 Pasta Specials all night!

TO BOOK, call 9400 1111, email or send us a message via the Event page on FB. Bookings are essential, don’t miss out!

Autism WA Underwater Adventure

Friday, 17 May, 6pm to 8pm
AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia, 91 Southside Drive, Hillarys


Autism WA have organised another low sensory evening at AQWA. We will be open outside normal hours with low sensory adaptations to lighting and music, a chillout zone, and additional support staff in attendance.

Your ticket will include;
– Entry to AQWA
– Your choice of a dinner streetbox & bottle of water
– Staff attended access to Touch Pool
– Take home goodie bag

Simply follow the link below to book.
*Discounted rates for companion card holders.

City of Cockburn – Family Dance

Friday, 17 May, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Len Packham Hall, 90 Cordelia Avenue, Coolbellup


As part of National Families Week we’re inviting you and your family to come along to our free family dance. Includes free sausage sizzle and coffee and live entertainment by the Mucky Duck Bush Band. This event is for children up to 10 years old, parents, grandparents, carers and guardians all welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Numbers are limited, book your family place by 14 May by calling 08 9411 3444 or email

All abilities welcome.

Hillarys Community Kindy Open Day

Saturday, 18 May, 10am to 1pm
Hillarys Community Kindergarten, 137 Broadbeach Boulevard, Hillarys


Come along to our Open Day and see what our Community Kindergarten is all about!

All activities on the day are free or for a gold coin donation.

Hillarys Community Kindergarten is a play based, purpose built centre located in picturesque Flinders Park. Our staff and parent committee work together to create a warm and caring environment to deliver the community based program. Being part of a community based kindy allows for a more personalised approach to the transition between home and school.

Enrolments for 2020 (children who turn 4 prior to 30th June 2020) close 26th July 2019.

Pirate Day at The Alexander!

Saturday, 18 May, 12pm to 5pm
The Alexander Bar & Bistro, 322 Alexander Drive, Ballajura


Arrrrgh me hearties…….Come & join us for a day of swash buckling fun at our Pirate Day!!
Grab your best looking pirate attire and dress like a pirate for the day to get a PRIZE!
We will have our Marquee set up with outside bar where you can get yourself a can of PIRATE Life Beer for just $6! or Captain Morgans for only $9!…..Plenty of games on the day including treasure hunt for the kids and walk the plank for the bigger kids!
Our Delicious Seafood Platter will be on special too!
We will have a LIVE Band entertaining us throughout the day 1-5pm
Kids Pirate Themed Art & Craft table to keep them occupied
A day of harmless fun & immaturity!
To book your table or call 9249 1132.

RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2019

Sunday, 19 May, 8.30am to 3pm
Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth Foreshore, South Perth


On Sunday 19 May 2019, over 8,000 people and their dogs will walk to show their support for animals in need. The Million Paws Walk is a great day out for the whole family in Perth, where you will be treated to entertainment, stalls, delicious food, competitions, giveaways and a whole lot more!

Whatever the age, size or breed – all dogs are welcome for a fantastic doggy day out (as long as they’re vaccinated, friendly and socialised). No four-legged friend? Don’t worry, even those without pooches are welcome to join in the fun!

This is RSPCA’s biggest Fundraising event of the year – money raised through online fundraising, merchandise sales and activities on the day helps to provide essential care for the hundreds of animals that RSPCA WA cares for each year. Sign up today to help give a dog a second chance at a happy life.

What are you waiting for? Click here to register and make every step count:

HBF Run for a Reason

Sunday, 19 May, 6am to 12pm
Corner Hay Street and William Street, Perth CBD


Join us on Sunday 19 May for the 10th anniversary of HBF Run for a Reason!

There are distances for all ages and abilities, so everyone can take part in the fun.

Commonwealth Bank 4km. Start Time: 9:00am

Blackmores 12km. Start Time: 8:00am

Snap Fitness Half Marathon. Start Time 6:45am

All courses start in the heart of the Perth CBD and finish at Gloucester Park. You’ll cover some of the most beautiful and iconic locations around Perth along the way!

Registration Costs
Cost is from $24 – $77. HBF health members receive 20% off their entry. Discounts are also available for children and seniors.

More info and registrations:

Padbury Community Kindy Open Day

Sunday, 19 May, 10am to 1pm
Padbury Community Kindergarten, 2 Caley Road, Padbury


Please join us for an open day at Padbury Community Kindy and see what our beloved play based kindergarten program has to offer. Speak to our educators and the parents of current students who will be there to answer any of your questions. Tour our purpose built facilities and experience our whimsical outdoor space. Let us help you decide if Padbury Community Kindy will be the best fit for your child next year. Applications are now open for children turning 4 by June 30, 2020.

This is a free event! Activities include face painting, raffle prizes, bake sales, and crafts for the little ones.

Celebrating 30 Years at Glen Forrest Community Kindergarten

Sunday, 19 May, 10am to 1pm
Glen Forrest Community Kindergarten & Family Playgroup, 47a Marnie Road, Glen Forrest


Come and help us celebrate 30 years of Glen Forrest Community Kindergarten and Family Playgroup! Whether you are considering enrolling your children at our centre or if you (or your children) have previously attended, everyone is welcome to come and look around, reminisce and even speak with their old school teacher Mrs Jost!

There will be a free sausage sizzle and cold drinks, a coffee van on site for parent/ community members to get their caffeine fix. Hands on children’s activities run throughout the day with: finger bun decorating, create your own fairy/dinosaur garden and a rock hunt throughout the mystical gardens. Face painting with All Fun Face Painting, bouncy castle, create your own fairy wings and wizard wands with FAIRE and reading & music time with Jan Jost!

This event is proudly supported by Mundaring Shire.

Fairy Music – City of Bayswater

Monday, 20 May, 10.30am to 11.15am
Bayswater Library, 25 King William Street, Bayswater


Join Rebecca Flanagan for a special Storytime filled with nursery rhymes, action songs and active play stories.

Open to ages 5 – 12

No registrations required.

Families Week – Celebration in the Park

Tuesday, 21 May, 4pm to 6pm
Mills Park Naturescape Playground, Brixton Street, Beckenham


Bring along a picnic to share with your family and enjoy a fun afternoon of free activities including
* bubble play
* EcoFaeries zone
* Old Macdonald’s travelling animal farm
* cubby building with Educated by Nature
* Arty Brellas
* park play and more.

For more information visit

City of Bayswater – Zine Making Workshop

Tuesday, 21 May, 3.30pm to 5pm
The RISE, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands


Get creative and express yourself by making your own unique Zine.

Open to ages 7 – 12.

Click here to register.

Town of Victoria Park Library – Teddy Bears Picnic

Wednesday, 22 May, 10am to 11.30pm
Victoria Park Community Centre, Corner of Kent and Gloucester Streets, East Victoria Park


$5 per child, non-refundable
For kids aged 2-5 years

Bring your favourite teddy bear and enjoy farm animals, face painting, Boorloo Aboriginal Dance Workshops, maraca painting, stories and more!

​Our special guests will be Town of Victoria Park CEO Anthony Vuleta, who will be sharing the National Simultaneous Storytime book ‘Alpacas with Maracas’ by Matt Cosgrove, and storyteller extraordinaire Glenn Swift.

Bring your own picnic and rug! Free coffee/tea will be available for parents and carers.

Bookings are essential and can be made online, in person or over the phone.

Please note bookings are not confirmed until payment has been received at the library. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

City of Bayswater – National Simultaneous Story Time: Stories in the Park

Wednesday, 22 May, 10.30am to 11.15am
Bayswater Library, 25 King William Street, Bayswater


Come and hear this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime book Alpacas with Maracas. Then join us in the park for bubbles and face painting.

Learn more about National Simultaneous Storytime here.

Open to ages 0 – 5.

Click here to register.

City of Armadale – National Simultaneous Story Time: Alpacas with Maracas

Wednesday, 22 May, 10.30am to 11.15am
Kelmscott Library, 2784 Albany Highway, Kelmscott


Macca and his best pal Al enter a talent content. Shaking and shimmying, they give it their best and put on a performance to remember!

Join us, along with thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across Australia, as we read the book Alpacas With Maracas by Matt Cosgrove.

Now in its 19th successful year, National Simultaneous Storytime promotes the value of reading and literacy.

There will be songs and craft at this celebration of storytime!

Places are limited and bookings are essential.

Note: Parents or carers must stay in the library during sessions. Childcare centres and groups must phone for bookings.

If you are unable to attend after booking please notify the library.

City of Mandurah – National Simultaneous Story Time

Wednesday, 22 May, 9.30am to 11am
Mandurah Library, 331 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah


Join us as we read Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove along with the rest of Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy a special storytime with the Honourable David Templeman, music, craft and morning tea.

Events will be held at each of the Mandurah Libraries branches.

This intergenerational event is suitable for all ages and is Auslan interpreted.

Light morning tea provided.

Places are limited, book your place now.

For email bookings please wait for a reply email to confirm your booking.

City of Mandurah – National Simultaneous Story Time

Wednesday, 22 May, 10am to 11am
Lakelands Library and Community Centre, 49 Banksiadale Gate, Lakelands


Join us as we read Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove along with the rest of Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy a special storytime with craft and morning tea.

Events will be held at each of the Mandurah Libraries branches.

This intergenerational event is suitable for all ages.

Light morning tea provided.

Places are limited, book your place now.

For email bookings please wait for a reply email to confirm your booking.

City of Mandurah – National Simultaneous Story Time

Wednesday, 22 May, 10am to 11am
Falcon e-Library and Community Centre, Corner Flavia Street and Cobblers Road, Falcon


Join us as we read Alpacas with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove along with the rest of Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy a special storytime with craft and morning tea.

Events will be held at each of the Mandurah Libraries branches.

This intergenerational event is suitable for all ages.

Light morning tea provided.

Places are limited, book your place now.

For email bookings please wait for a reply email to confirm your booking.

City of Bayswater – National Simultaneous Story Time: Pyjama Storytime

Wednesday, 22 May, 6pm to 7pm
Morley Library, 240 Walter Rd West, Morley


Wear your pyjamas, bring your favourite soft toy and enjoy a warm Milo and a biscuit as you listen to Glenn Swift read this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime.

Open to ages 0 – 5

Click here to register.

City of Rockingham – Pyjama Storytime

Thursday, 23 May, 4pm to 6pm
Rockingham Central Library, Dixon Road, Rockingham


Maracas, Milo, and Macca the Alpaca!

Back for its 4th year, join us at Rockingham Central Library for our Pyjama Story Time.
Starting from 4pm, it’s a complete pyjama-rama:

  • Meet some of our favourite farmyard friends including an alpaca from Cuddly Animal Farm
  • Test out toys from the Toy Library
  • Make a paper plate shaker with Paint Rockingham REaD
  • Check out our tech displays
  • Chill out and play some giant games
  • Explore the library with a scavenger hunt

And at 5.30pm join us for tales of Macca the Alpaca and other brave and wonderful farmyard friends.
Don’t forget your pyjamas!

Suitable for all ages. Bookings required.

To book or find out more information, please contact the library on 9528 8683 or email

Towel Day Night Tour

Saturday, 25 May, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Perth Observatory, 337 Walnut Road, Bickley


Adult: $45.00
Concession: $35.00
Child: $25.00

Start Time: 7:30 pm

Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy or share their folded animal towels to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author.

The importance of the towel was introduced in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy original radio series in 1978. The follow-up book explained the importance of towels in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy universe in Chapter 3, using much of the same wording as the original radio series:

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it around your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

So on the night of the 25th of May, bring your towel and come experience our amazing night sky through our wide range of telescopes at our sky viewing nights. Our volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky with a wide range of targets including Nebulas, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters.

Mount Helena Community Kindy Open Day

Saturday, 25 May, 11am to 2pm
Mount Helena Community Kindergarten, 20b Chidlow Street, Mount Helena


Come along and enjoy the fun!!
Bouncy Castles, face painter, nature play, sausage sizzle and much more.
Come and have a look at our beautiful facility and get an enrolment form for 4 year old kindy in 2020!!!

Wear Ya Wellies 2019

Sunday, 26 May, 10am to 3pm
Edmonds Reserve, Edmonds Place, Bindoon


Wear Ya Wellies is a nature based (and muddy) family event which aims to provide an opportunity for the entire family to experience unstructured outdoor play, the messier the better!
Mud Pits, Mini Mud Run, Nature Zone, Free Kids Activities, Slide, Market Stalls, Native Animals, Farm Animals, Food Vans, Hot Showers, Undercover Seating.
Tickets and Pricing will be updated as soon as possible.
This is a smoke free event.
Dogs are not permitted.

The Honey Festival

Sunday, 26 May, 9am to 4pm
Gidgegannup Showgrounds, 2171 Toodyay Rd, Gidgegannup


Exciting News. The Honey Festival 2019 will be held in conjunction with The Gidgegannup Small Farm Field day Sunday 26th May.

Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day

Sunday, 26 May, from 9am
Gidgegannup Showgrounds, 2171 Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup


The next “Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day” will be held at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds on Sunday 26 May 2019.

A great day full of information and fun for everyone. Come along and enjoy the day in the fabulous setting of Gidgegannup just 15 minutes from Midland.

Sunday, 26th May, 2019 – Gates open at 9.00am. $10 per adult, 16 and under free. No dogs permitted. Free Parking

This year the Honey Festival joins us and there will be talks, demonstrations, competitions and special activities for children. A great day and we are so pleased to welcome them.

The Slow Food Movement will again be with us and have an exciting programme planned as well as their Long Table Lunch. If you have friends in town they might want to join the bus trip up to Gidge:

Come and join Slow Food Swan Valley and Eastern Regions at the SFFD for a great day full of information, amazing food and fun for everyone.

The Discovery Trail will be there for the children along with the Bush Verandah potting paradise with Matthew Lunn and his helpers. There are worm farms, snakes, Critters up Close, Animal Farm, Working Dogs. Entertainment in the Café/Entertainment area Puppeteers and Music and more!

Indigenous War Veterans Commemorative Service

Wednesday, 29 May, 10am to 11am
State War Memorial, Fraser Avenue, Kings Park, West Perth


Date | 29th May 2019

Location | Flame of Remembrance, Kings Park War Memorial

Time | 1000

Contact | Kathryn Lloyd |



About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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