If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of July, then Buggybuddys has you covered with a list of events that is bound to have something to interest everyone.

Avon River Festival

Friday, 3 August, 4pm to 9pm
2 Grey Street, Northam

Join us on the banks of the Avon River for our annual Avon River Festival!

This year’s highlights include:-
– Huge fireworks display on the Avon River
– Stage Show featuring local band Refractory Road
– Family Fun Zone
– Rides for all the family
– Game Vault
– Sideshow Alley & Roving Entertainment
– Community Street Parade
– Markets for the avid shoppers
– Local food venues and street food

Details are subject to change, so stay tuned for updates and information as the event approaches.



2018 Toodyay International Food Festival

Saturday, 4 August, 10am to 4pm
Stirling & Duidgee Parks, Toodyay

Come and celebrate the 2018 Avon Descent and fourteenth annual Toodyay International Food Festival and Family Fun Day delivered in picturesque Toodyay. Hosted from 10am to 4pm, you will have the perfect view of the Avon Descent whilst enjoying all the thrills and spills from dry land!

Tempt your taste buds with dozens of stalls offering an incredible range of mouth–watering international cuisine, as well as boutique beer, wine and cider.

Watch our main stage come to life with a diverse range of performances inspired by cultures from around the globe and headlining acts not to be missed. Kids of all ages have been catered for too, with free bouncy castles, face painting and balloon twisting running throughout the day.



PJ Masks Meet & Greet

Saturday, 4 August, 11am to 2pm
Bunnings Warehouse, Old Coast Road, Mandurah

PJ Masks will be appearing at the Bunnings Mandurah Family Fun Day! Saturday 4th August (21 Kirkpatrick Drive Greensfield WA 6210)

PJ Masks Show will take place at the following times, and run for approximately 23 Mins-  11 am & 1 pm
Meet & greets will take place at the following times 12 pm & 2 pm



Kalamunda Artisan Markets

Saturday, 4 August, 8.30am to 2.30pm
Central Mall, Kalamunda

Featuring hundreds of stalls offering unique creations, the Kalamunda Artisan Market is an ideal day out for all ages.



LEGO Buddies

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

Come along with your favourite Lego buddy and enjoy building some Lego creations. These free range sessions are suitable for families with children aged six to 12 years. Bookings are not required for these free sessions.



1st Sunday Run – Castledare Miniature Railway

Sunday, 5 August, 11am to 3pm
Castledare Place, Wilson Park, Wilson

It’s our August 1st Sunday public run day from Niana Station Castledare Place, so why not get the family out of the house and have a relaxing day on the banks of the Canning River.
We have BBQ’s for use in our Picnic area and also a canteen available for light refreshments.

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



Avon Descent Finish Line Family Fun Day

Sunday, 5 August, 11am to 6pm
Bayswater Riverside Gardens, via Slade & King William Streets, Bayswater

Cheer on the competitors as they cross the finish line at Riverside Gardens. Enjoy food trucks, market stalls, entertainment and activities for the whole family. Entry is free.

Parking will be via Slade Street and King William Street only. Please keep dogs on lead.

Find out more about the Avon Descent: www.avondescent.com.au/


Avon Descent Festival Markets

Sunday, 5 August, 10am to 3pm
Lilac Hill Park, Caversham

Held at Lilac Hill Reserve, the competitors will pass by the events activities. Great vantage point for viewing the fantastic range of canoes and speed boats. This is an outdoor event.


Free Little Crafty Kids Sessions

Tuesday, 7 August, 9.30am 10.30am
Centrepoint Midland, 307 Great Eastern Highway, Midland

Come and join us at Centrepoint Midland with your little ones on the 1st Tuesday of each month for a morning of FREE fun and craft activities, with the wonderful staff from Brockman Community House!

Our next session is TUESDAY, 7TH AUGUST 2018 from 9:30am and you will find us in the Red Dot mall for lots of interactive fun with colour themed music, dancing, stories, craft and playtime!

Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Guardians, Carers and your little ones are all welcome.



Bibbullmun Bardi

Thursday, 9 August to Sunday, 30 September, 10am to 5.30pm
State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth

AARLI + The State Library of Western Australia acknowledges the Bibbullmun + Whadjukk people – traditional custodians of this land. We wish to acknowledge the strength of their continuing culture and offer respects to Elders past and present.

**Cultural Warning
Please be advised that this exhibition includes images and voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have since passed away.

Bibbullmun Bardi
Exploring Aboriginal Design celebrates the seldom-told stories of some of Western Australia’s Aboriginal design icons.


Perth Baby & Childrens Expo

Friday, 10 August to Sunday, 12 August, 10am to 5pm
Claremont Showgrounds, Greylands Road, Claremont

Australia’s favourite parenting event is back for 2018.



Harry Potter’s Biggest Feast

Friday, 10 August, 6.30pm to 9pm
The Simulation Centre, 6 Sphinx Way, Bibra Lake

HARRY POTTER’s BIGGEST FEAST is being held on Friday 10 August 2018 from 6.30pm to 9pm.
$30.00 per person for a night of fun Games, DJ, Play on all the Simulators

Food: The Biggest Feast
Dress: Harry Potter Theme

Beverages will be available to purchase from the Cafe. Head to our website for further information.



Nerf Night! Lollipops Bayswater

Friday, 10 August, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
68 Beechboro Road South, Bayswater

Come and join us for an awesome night of Nerf wars through our massive indoor playframe!
All equipment including guns, darts and eye protection provided! Entry price includes a meal for the kids!
Cafe will be open til’ late!


Henderson Waste Recovery Park Tour

Friday, 10 August, 9.30am to 12.30pm
City of Cockburn, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood

Come along to our FREE Henderson Waste Recovery Park Tour and learn how waste can be minimised and avoided, reused and recycled into new products and how we convert waste gas into electricity. Visit the popular Reuse Shop to pick up a few bargains (remember to bring cash!)

Meet at the City of Cockburn Administration Centre car park (bottom of the stairs) and jump on our community bus.

Please wear enclosed shoes. Minimum age for attendees is 5 years old.




Free Community Tree Planting – Nollamara

Saturday, 11 August, 9am to 11.30am
27 Nanson Way, Nollamara

We invite you and your family to join us in planting street trees at an upcoming free, Community Tree Planting Event at Constance Nanson Reserve, Nollamara.

Join us to:
• Meet your neighbours and build a sense of community
• Improve the appearance of your street and add value to your property
• Help make your street and suburb a healthier place for you and your family to live
• Have fun and enjoy a free sausage sizzle and cool drink.

No need to RSVP. Come dressed in your gardening clothes, closed footwear and bring a water bottle. All equipment and trees will be supplied by the City of Stirling.



Sangam, The Spirit of India 2018

Saturday, 11 August, 4.30pm to 10pm
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

Sangam, The Spirit of India 2018 showcasing different cultures of India will be on Saturday 11 August 2018 at Riverside Theatre of Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.Sangam will showcase the incredible talent of Australian-Indians about the richness and diversity of Indian culture on ISWA’s Golden Jubilee year in collaboration with Indian associations.All are welcome. Tickets start from $10.


Science Week – Make and Play Video Game Controller and Coding

Saturday, 11 August, 10am to 11am & 12pm to 1pm
Town of Victoria Park Library, 27 Sussex Street, East Victoria Park

Free event
For kids aged 7-12 years
(under 10s will require parental supervision)

In this fun interactive workshop presented by Gizmo Cats, learn to make a working push-button controller to decorate and take home. You will make the game controller, colour and re-animate the game characters, and change the program through simple scratch block coding.

There are two sessions (please only book one). Maximum of 10 children per session:

Saturday 11 August 10-11am
Saturday 11 August 12noon-1pm

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



Science Week at Sorrento Quay Boardwalk

Saturday, 11 August to Sunday, 12 August, 11am to 4pm
Sorrento Quay Boardwalk – Hillarys Board Harbour, 58 Southside Drive, Hillarys

Celebrate Science week at Sorrento Quay Boardwalk!

Science Wonderland: A mix of Scitech’s interactive exhibits demonstrating fascinating principals of science and technology!
Time: 11am-4pm

Science Shows!
Time: 12pm & 2pm



German Bingo – Brotzeit

Sunday, 12 August, 5pm to 6.30pm
Brotzeit Joondalup, 420 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup


Come to Brotzeit to participate to our German Bingo. You won’t find this show anywhere else! It had been completely designed for Brotzeit! It’s fun and you can win some great prizes!

What is German Bingo? It’s a mix of Bingo, jokes, music and fun games!

Lots of laugh and great atmosphere guaranteed.

For the event, we will offer:
– Weihenstephaner Lager will be at $10 the pint
– Bingo sharing platter: Crispy breaded mushrooms, spiced chicken wings, fried camembert, curry pork sausage, bbq pork belly, sour dough baguette for $49


2018 Nannup Flower and Garden Festival

Thursday, 16 August to Sunday, 19 August, 10am to 4pm

Visit Nannup in August to enjoy a wonderful display of Tulips planted around the town, be dazzled by the floral display in the Town Hall and explore gardens, go on a garden or farm tour, browse the weekend market stalls and take in a talk on gardening from one of our well known celebrities.


Save The Children UWA Book Sale

Friday, 17 August to Wednesday, 22 August, 3pm to 9pm
UWA, 35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands

Join us in Winthrop Hall for the University Branch 2018 Book Sale, raising money for Save the Children.

Quality donated books, CDs, DVDs, LPs and sheet music all at bargain prices!



Round 2 Recycling Market – Scarborough

Saturday, 18 August, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Scarborough Community Centre, 173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough

Round 2 Recycling Market travels Perth’s suburbs hosting fashion events, dedicated to recycling clothing, footwear and accessories for women, men and children.

Join us to get the bargain of the year! Entry only $2 and kids are free YAY!!!!

This event will focus on promoting sustainability clothing through recycling. Shop local, support the community and help out planet by ethically shopping.

Our first market will be held on Saturday, August 18, 1.30pm – 4.30pm at Scarborough Community Centre. It will be held indoors with a huge range of sellers to shop from.



Perth Science Festival 2018

Saturday, 18 August to Sunday, 19 August, 10am to 5pm
Claremont Showgrounds, 1 Greylands Road, Claremont

The Festival is back, and it is bigger and better than ever!

With a shiny new home at the Claremont Showgrounds Robinson Pavilion, there are over 60 hands-on activities, explosive stage shows, science merch stores, science meets art exhibitions, native animals and more!

Check out the website for our full list of vendors and shows, ticketing FAQ and more!


Book Week Bonanza!

Saturday, 18 August, 10am to 12.30pm
Gary Holland Centre, Kent Street, Rockingham

Join the City of Rockingham Libraries for our biggest Children’s Book Week event yet!

Master storyteller Glen Swift will have you entertained as you “find treasure” and celebrate Book Week in style. There will be other activities and games on the day and prizes too.

Family friendly – All ages!

Book via your local Rockingham library or send us a message on Facebook.



Indian Society of WA Women’s Time – Free Breakfast Invitation

Sunday, 19 August, 9am to 11am
ISWA Centre for Arts and Culture, 58 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton

A time for women to connect with new friends and share information. Tea, Coffee & Breakfast provided at this child-friendly event.

Contact: [email protected] for further information.

Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/88n5nkbkSXKPZQqJ2

Bricks4Kids LEGO Club: Ages 8-12

Monday, 20 August, 4pm to 7pm
Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton

BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Educational Play programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations and have loads of fun using LEGO® Bricks.

For ages 8-12.


Pre-Schoolers Morning at Waterford Plaza

Wednesday, 22 August, 10am to 11.30am
Waterford Plaza, Corner Manning Road & Kent Street, Karawara

Come on down and join us at Waterford Plaza for our FREE Pre-Schooler Morning.

There will be live entertainment from JEST FOR GIGGLES with lots of fun games, followed by a Meet ‘n Greet. There will also be a great themed craft workshop station.

So spread the word and come down to join in the fun!


Twilight at Yagan Square – August

Friday, 24 August, 4pm to 9pm
Yagan Square, corner Wellington Street & William Street, Perth

Perth Makers Market is excited to bring a twilight market series to Yagan Square!
Bringing together a highly curated selection of our handmade artisan stalls come and join the fun of shopping handmade.
Browse the stalls, enjoy food from the businesses at Yagan Square and see the best that WA has to offer all in one easy access, central location in the Perth CBD.



Children’s Book Week – Sing With Me

Friday, 24 August, 10am to 10.45am
Armadale Library, Shop 64/10 Orchard Avenue, Armadale

Is your child two or three years of age?

Then come along to our Children’s Book Week event for toddlers and receive a fantastic rhyme backpack containing a book, activities, CD, puzzle magnet and more!

Join Fairy Gabi for a fun interactive session of action songs!

The Better Beginnings Family Literacy program recognises that sharing books, songs and rhymes with children from birth builds early language skills and improves future literacy outcomes.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.

Note: Parents or carers must stay with their child during the session. Childcare centres and groups must phone for bookings. If you are unable to attend after booking please notify the library.


Art Upmarket August 2018

Saturday, 25 August, 10am to 3pm
Winthrop Hall – UWA, 35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands

Launching an exciting new Upmarket event this August is our Art Upmarket. The Art Upmarket is about connecting art enthusiasts with WA artists.

The market will bring together over 50of Perth’s most talented artists all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall undercroft. You will find paintings, fine art photography, limited edition prints, sculptures, decorative glass and ceramics, illustrations and more…

Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible.



LEGO Challenge Free Play

Saturday, 25 August, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Town of Victoria Park Library, 27 Sussex Street, East Victoria Park

Kids aged five–12 years old are invited to come along on the last Saturday of every month to explore their creativity and make new friends.

There will be a new challenge each month, so come join in!

Bookings are essential and all LEGO will be provided.




Bubs Bazaar Baby & Kids Market

Sunday, 26 August, 9am to 12pm
Warwick Stadium, Lloyd Drive, corner of Warwick & Wanneroo Roads, Warwick

Bubs Bazaar, a place where you can find quality pre-loved baby & kid’s goods.

If you are looking for a new seasonal outfit for your child or need to set up from scratch for the new family member to arrive, here you will find everything from A to Z for ages Zero to Eight.

Pram’s, stroller’s, nappies & products, nursery furniture or decor, toys, books and educational material, clothing and accessories, costumes, dresses, shoes, bikes, trikes, walkers, play gyms, bedding, bouncers and so much more that you can find here. Items that have been only used a few times, being hardly used or only washed a few times and are still in great quality conditions.

Best of all you buy from parents that have taken care of the product they sell and you can talk to them directly while inspecting the goods, rather than buying online just by a picture.

Even better, it’s also a perfect way to recycle, declutter, save money and make some money back on all that your child has grown out of and is in too good condition to just give away.

So if you want get a bargain or got some kids stuff to move on, then Bubs Bazaar is your place.

We also have some spaces available for those savvy mums that started up their own little business of selling their handmade gorgeous wear, nappy covers, headbands, jewellery and more as well as unique items found overseas and imported as not available in your usual outlets!




Chevron City to Surf for Activ 2018 – Perth

Sunday, 26 August, 6am to 4pm

The Chevron City to Surf for Activ turns 44 this year and is WA’s oldest and most loved community fun run. It’s an icon of the sporting calendar and one of the ‘must do’ runs in Australia, so whether you run, walk or roll your way through the 4km, 12km, half marathon or marathon, the atmosphere is contagious! It’s a day of fun and fitness, a celebration of inspiration and achievement for all.



Rockingham Arts Centre Open Day

Sunday, 26 August, 9am to 1pm
Rockingham Art Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham

Come and celebrate the Rockingham Arts Centre’s 5th birthday on Sunday 26 August 2018 from 9am–1pm. We are opening our doors to the community to learn about the Centre, view our rooms available for hire and try an art activity.



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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