September Family Friendly Events in Perth

We have a great new month of family events coming up for September in Perth. Spring is here! So it’s the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy our beautiful parks and gardens. If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of September, then Buggybuddys has you covered! Check out our full list of exciting events around Perth including theatre performances, markets, spring festivals and more for the whole family.

 

AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things (the AWESOME Festival) returns to the Perth Cultural Centre from 26 – 30 September! The Festival showcases a spectacular array of events including theatre, creative workshops, ballet, music, exhibitions and a whole range of free activities! AWESOME is committed to presenting high-quality, layered programming for children aged 0 – 12 and their families.

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The Magical Weedy Seadragon

Join Breaksea on a transformative adventure from shore to ocean, full of quirky characters, live music and audience participation. This performance was created in collaboration with over 1000 children across the Great Southern, and invites children aged 4+ to participate in a magical journey to help learn the most important lesson of all – kindness.

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Claire Della & the Moon

Claire Della just doesn’t fit in. The things that make sense to everyone else don’t seem to make sense to her, and the world is a loud and frightening place. So, she retreats to the safety and quiet of the Moon, where there’s no one to bother her and no one for her to disappoint. But when her link between worlds is shattered, Claire must team up with Laika, the adventurous space dog, to find a way home or else be lost forever.   Claire Della and the Moon is a tender and beautiful theatre production for young audiences, addressing issues of mental health, depression and anxiety through the metaphor of a young girl stuck on the moon. Suitable for children aged 8+, expect puppetry, a lush original score, striking visuals and poetic storytelling and roller-skates! Running time (subject to change) 50 minutes

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Grug & the Rainbow

After a rainy day, Grug heads outside to see a beautiful rainbow striped across the sky. He tries to sneak up on it, climbing hills and mountains in an attempt to reach it… but it was always just out of his grasp.   In this magical adaptation of Ted Prior’s beloved picture books, Grug and the Rainbow sees our grassy little friend embark on an epic adventure to bask in the colours of the illusive rainbow. A smash hit all over the world, Grug and the Rainbow brings its exquisite puppetry and heart-warming humour back to delight audiences aged 0-5 years of age. Dates: Tues 26 – Sat 30 Sep, 11am & 1pm daily Running time (subject to change) 35 minutes  

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Dr AudiYo’s Giant Adventure

Dr AudiYO arrives at the party, ready to make some noise and spin some tunes with her records…but all is quiet. Where have all the party guests gone? Dr AudiYO discovers a big problem, a giant Beast has awoken and is on a rampage to silence the city! Fusing old school clowning and mime techniques with new skool beatbox and cutting-edge wireless looping technology, Dr AudiYO’s Giant Adventure is a music-filled experience about courage, connection and the power of collective action. Suitable for audiences aged 8+.

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Alex and Evie and the Forever Falling Rain

Evie just moved to a place where it’s always raining. But before her 10th birthday tomorrow, she’s going to stop it. Then, Alex arrives at her door. Evie doesn’t trust him but, as her closest cat confidant points out, the rain isn’t something you can stop alone. And so, the adventure, and the greatest friendship of all time, begins. Suitable for audiences aged 6+.

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Family Portrait

Family Portrait is a four-screen interactive video installation, combining striking imagery and choreography, capturing Barrowland Ballet’s Artistic Director Natasha Gilmore and her three children in an intimate portrayal of family life. With space to roam in Scotland’s natural environment, the children encounter rabbit skulls, converse with spiders, make war paint with berries and discover the fun of burying their mother in bark. With humour and candour, Family Portrait shares an honest depiction of what family really is – responsibility, joy, balance, intimacy and, most of all, love. TICKETS:    $10.00 per Child (accompanying adult free) SHOW DURATION: 35 minutes

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Space Music

In this special musical extravaganza, astrophysicist and planetary geologist Dr Antony Brian joins Australian Baroque to take you on a multi-sensory journey through space and time. Enjoy this specially adapted show for kids with a display of stunning NASA imagery and film accompanied by a chamber ensemble. Suitable for audiences aged 4+.

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Celebrate Lake Claremont

Lake Claremont will be buzzing with things to do on Sunday 17 September! Celebrate Lake Claremont is a family friendly event that honours the environmental and cultural significance of Lake Claremont. The event has a key focus on sustainability, environmental awareness, and family fun, with free kids activities including rides and games, hands-on sustainability workshops, food stalls, live music and performances, yoga, face painting, wildlife and eco talks, and much more.   Sunday 17 September 11am – 2pm Lake Claremont – Lapsley Road entry Entry is free. For more information visit claremont.wa.gov.au

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Studio 64 Swap Meet

 
👶🧸👕 Calling all parents, caregivers, and baby enthusiasts! 🍼🛍️ Are you a busy parent who has always wanted to join community swap groups but struggled to find the time? We’ve got the perfect solution just for you! Join us for the cutest event of the season: The Ultimate Baby & Toddler Swap Meet! Discover a treasure trove of pre-loved baby and toddler items, from toys and clothes to prams and much more! Swap, Shop, and Save! Bring your pre-owned items and you may find something new-to-you! It’s a fantastic opportunity to declutter and find fantastic deals on high-quality items for your little ones. ♻️💚 Let’s build a community of sharing and caring, where sustainable parenting practices shine bright! 💫 Together, we can reduce waste, save money, and support each other on this incredible journey of parenthood. Drop off your items prior to the event at 64 Mill Point Road from Monday to Friday between 6.30 am & 6.30 pm or alternatively on the day between 8 am and 8:30 am Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to swap, shop, and connect with other parents. See you there!

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Thomas Dambos Giants of Mandurah

The GIANTS OF MANDURAH is a free outdoor exhibition celebrating the extraordinary beauty and importance of protecting our natural world, including Mandurah’s globally significant Ramsar-listed wetlands, unique waterways, bushland and wildlife. Begin at Mandurah’s Visitor Centre and choose your own adventure on your journey to discovering each of Thomas’ hidden Giants. Collect clues along the way to reveal the location of the final Giant, but shhhhh…..don’t tell anybody else. The GIANTS OF MANDURAH has been initiated and produced by FORM Building a State of Creativity and delivered in collaboration with the City of Mandurah. The project is supported by the State Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, and Lotterywest. Visitors will have plenty of time to explore the GIANTS OF MANDURAH, which will be on display for at least 12 months from 12 November 2022. For more information visit giantsofmandurah.com.au.   

Read the Buggybuddys review of the Giants of Mandurah   

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South West Japan Festival

The SOUTH WEST JAPAN FESTIVAL is back for 2023!
Join us for a celebration of Japanese culture, art, food, music and performance in the heart of the South West.
Running from August 14th to September 17th – more dates and events to come!

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Little Quokka’s Big Birthday Weekend

Come and join the little quokka’s big birthday weekend, a program of fun workshops and free activities for children and their families.

As we welcome a new brood of quokka joeys, we celebrate all the joy they bring over two big days in September.

Over one weekend in Djilba, we celebrate the wonder of nature on Wadjemup / Rottnest Island through a program packed with live entertainment, sensory play, art and craft activities, photography workshops and eco education.

Choose a day to join the party on Rottnest Island and book tickets for the family – event entry is free for children and adults.

Little children aged 5 – 12 years can also receive an exclusive Nature Passport Activity & Sticker Booklet on arrival when they present their event ticket. Don’t wait too long, as stocks are limited!

This event is free to attend, but event registrations are required.

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Kyilla Community Farmers Market

You’ll get to meet the grower and do your weekly grocery shopping whilst you enjoy a morning in the park.
Take home a bounty of fresh produce, jams, cookies, bread, honey, eggs, fish, poultry, meat and more for your weekend and treat yourself to a freshly brewed coffee, gelato in a cone, cup or take home tub and delicious breakfast.
Also a large range of plants and artisanal and handmade items are available including candles, soap, dog treats, skin care, hair accessories and more !
 
Kidz Zone with free weekly craft. Fun puppet shows (third Saturday of month) and baby animals (fourth Saturday of the month).
 
Knife sharpening service first and third Saturday of the month.
 
Remember we are pet friendly too!

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Kingsway Fathers Day Market – CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Join us to celebrate Fathers Day at Kingsway Markets! SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 8am – 12.30pm
– “Your Rides & Classics WA” Car Club display! – All the freshest produce from local farms – Delicious Breakfast options – Bacon & Eggs, Pancakes, Pizza, Satay, Souvlaki, Fresh Juices & more – Fathers Day biscuits & Sweet gift ideas – Whisky, Gin & Wine tastings – Joondalup Mens Shed wood work display – Olives & Olive oil, preserves, and gourmet food – Meat packs & gourmet sausage packs for Dad at GG Meats Co – Mens skin care & bath products
Bring your Dad down to Kingsway Markets for breakfast this Saturday and enjoy browsing the classic cars and shopping for Fathers Day gifts while you are there!
Live music by Mario Leeder

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Autism Early Access Session

On the first Saturday of the month the DFES Education & Heritage Centre hosts an early access session to support children with autism and their families to explore and enjoy the Old Perth Central Fire Station. It’s an opportunity to visit the Centre your own way and without the crowds. Bookings are essential – educationandheritage@dfes.wa.gov.au

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York Agricultural Show – Drays To Drones

Not to be missed, a full day of fun and activities for the whole family. York Agricultural Show 2023 – Animal Petting Zone – York Ag Society Show Train – Log Chop – Shearing Shed – Exhibition Pavilion – Stage Entertainment throughout the day – Equestrian Events – Live band – Fireworks  Event Details

  • Saturday, 2nd September 2023
  • Theme: Drays to Drones
  • Gates open at 9am
  • Forrest oval, York, Western Australia

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Northam Farmers Show

Venue: Jubilee Oval, Chidlow Street Northam Cost: U6 Free, 6-17 years $5, Adult $15, Family 2 adults & 2 child Phone: 9622 1540 Email: northamagsoc.secretary@gmail.com Website: www.northamshow.com.au   9am: Gates Open to the 2022 Northam Farmers Show 11am: Official Opening 9am – 9pm: Pavilion & Competition Entries 7:30pm: Band From 8:30pm: Fireworks 9am – 5pm: Equestrian Events including Showjumping * All scheduled events are subject to change  

  • Sideshow Alley
  • Highland Dancing
  • Bassanovas Roaming Band
  • Animal Nursery
  • Young Farmers Challenge

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Try Japanese Festival Drumming with Taiko On!
 
Taiko is full body percussion involving basic rhythms, shouts, body movements and group coordination.
Taiko originates from the festival culture of Japan, which is as varied and diverse as the drum are loud.
 
Over the last 60 years, many groups have taken the colour and movement of Taiko from these local Japanese Matsuri festivals and brought them together on stage and introduced taiko to audiences around the globe.
 
Taiko is easily recognised for its stylised martial arts-like movements, simple powerful rhythms, and synchronised actions.
 
No experience necessary – suits all levels of fitness and great for all ages.

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York Motor Show 2023

The York Motor Show displays all things motoring throughout the centre of the town of York. Whilst enjoying the free event, also visit the local specialty shops and restaurants, cafes, museums and hotels. The York Motor Show has been running for the past 13 years and encourages all things motoring. This year’s theme is ‘Motoring through the Ages’ with displays of vehicles from early 1900’s to modern day cars. A family free day out, set in the picturesque tourist Town of York. Join in on a great day out! Events include; Live Music Vintage Bus Rides R.C. Model Cars & Trucks Cars, Trucks, Motor Bikes, Tractors, Buses, Stationary Engines Prizes for :- People’s Choice Best Under Bonnet Best Club Display Best Motorcycle Best Commercial Vehicle Best Truck Best Bus Best Pre 1920’s Best Modified Vehicle Loads of Family-Friendly Kids Activities Click here to go to our Facebook page! Support our Community and have a Great day out.

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Ashley & Friends Day

Meet the Bennett Brook Railway’s favourite little steamer, Ashley and all his engine friends – Planet, Rosalie, Betty Thompson and Wyndham on a day full of fun for the littlies! Don’t miss all the excitement of the hissing steam engines*, dirty diesels and laden carriages tooting their way around 6km of track through Whiteman Park bushland. All of this under the watchful eye of the railways’ very own station master! Tickets are strictly limited for this event and only available for pre-purchase. Tickets are valid all day and include a farm animal display, train and bus rides, entry to Revolutions Transport Museum and loads of other great transport displays! Proudly presented by Bennett Brook Railway at Whiteman Park: www.bennettbrookrailway.org 

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Dads & Kids Breakfast Club

Drop-in for a fun morning of free activities for you and your kids and enjoy a free breakfast and coffee on us.
 
This FREE event runs every fortnight and is a great way to meet other Dads.
 
Please call 4Dads on 6164 0619 or email 4families.mandurah@relationshipswa.org.au for more information.
 
This event is part of our 4Dads program and is open to Dads living the in Mandurah and Pinjarra areas.
 
Find out more about the 4Dads program here: https://www.relationshipswa.org.au/…/parenting…/4dads 

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Kids Yoga and Mindfulness

Breathe, stretch and relax in this fun yoga workshop for kids.

Calling all little yogis! Join in a delightful journey of breath, stretching, and relaxation in this fun-filled and free kids yoga workshop.

Let your child embark on a journey of self-discovery as they dive into the world of yoga, guided by skilled instructors.

Through a combination of playful activities and soothing techniques, children will learn to channel their wild energy and find harmony within themselves, all while having a blast in the process.

Weaving creativity and movement together, this workshop combines storytelling and creative poses to keep young ones entertained as they discover the calming power of yoga.

This 45-minute workshop is perfect for children aged 4-12. Parents and guardians are encouraged to join in the fun to share this enriching experience with their little ones.

 

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RAC Bike Basics Workshops

Refresh your bike knowledge and riding skills with our complimentary sessions suitable for all ages.

Keen to improve your bike riding skills and knowledge? Join one of RAC’s Bike Basics workshops in your local neighbourhood and revolutionise your commute, life, health and wellbeing. Our industry experts, People on Bicycles will cover a range of topics listed below:

  • Brush up on your bike skills
  • Learn safe riding habits
  • Boost your confidence and knowledge about bike
  • Enjoy a safe social ride around your suburb lead by the instructor

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PlayConnect+ Playgroup – Online Playgroup

Supporting families with children with developmental concerns or disability

Playgroup WA’s free PlayConnect+ supported playgroups are open to children with developmental concerns or disability aged 0-8 years and their families. (Great news! A diagnosis is not necessary). The PlayConnect+ program is FREE and includes face-to-face weekly supported playgroups, online playgroups, and/or school holiday sessions, in Perth metropolitan and regional areas of Western Australia. The program offers holistic family support including information and advice about other disability support services. We welcome families with young children with developmental concerns or disability. Children do not need a formal diagnosis to join a supported playgroup and siblings are also welcome to participate. PlayConnect+ playgroups are facilitated weekly sessions and provide:

  • Safe, supported and appropriate play experiences and peer engagement opportunities for children
  • A space for parents, siblings and extended family to connect with and learn from other families
  • Access to information and resources and links to services in the community
  • Like most other playgroups, Playgroup WA’s supported playgroups meet weekly for around two hours. No referral is required and playgroups are free of charge to families.

The PlayConnect+ program is a great way for families to connect, share knowledge, ideas, and have fun!  Parents and caregivers say playgroups are beneficial because they are able to support each other. Online Playgroup – For families who may be isolated or live in remote locations, on Tuesday mornings at 10am (for approximately 1 hour) starting from 22 August, for children aged 0-5 years and family. Connect to online facilitated session with play activity for children and connection with other parents.

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Djilba Festival – Bedfordale Bush Market

DJILBA FESTIVAL
 
We cannot wait to bring you our Djilba Festival
☀️Welcome to Country
☀️Cultural Dance Workshop
☀️Wildflower Society guided wildflower walks
☀️Didgeridoo
 
Plus our amazing market stalls and free kids activities, sausage sizzle, Devonshire teas, coffee and much much more!
 
Sat Sep 9th
9am – 1pm
The Bedfordale Hall, Admiral road, Bedfordale
Gold Coin Donation Parking Armadale VFRS
Applications for stalls are now open check comments for link to our simple online application

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Midland Farmers Market

Midland Sunday Growers Markets. 7:00am-12:00pm. Don’t forget midland farmers market is open every Sunday rain hail or shine, so why not treat yourself and come down to the Midland Farmers Market this Sunday for some fresh produce. Friendly dogs allowed. There is dog treats available too that the proceeds go to helping rescue animals. There’s plants, fresh gin, gin olive oil and many other stalls. Come down and see for yourself.

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MyTime Parent Group Langford

Supporting parents of children with disabilities 

Being a parent is an important job. It is easy to get caught up in looking after your child’s needs but looking after yourself is important too. MyTime groups provide support for mothers, fathers, grandparents, and anyone caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition, or other additional needs including developmental delay. It is a world away from appointments and therapy. It is support for you. Join us for a chat, a cup of tea, and some down time, at no cost. Bring your children or come alone. All parents of children with disability aged below 18 years are welcome. Play leaders will be available to supervise children aged 6 years and under Date: Mondays during school terms Time: 9:30am – 11:30am Venue: Brookman Child and Parent Centre, 26 Brookman Ave, Langford To register your interest, email: Parent.Support@autism.org.au

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Little Jigglers – Burekup Hall

Introduce your kids to the world of music, dance, and playtime at Burekup Hall. Book now!

Introduce your kids to the world of music and dance!

Little Jigglers is designed to introduce kindy and pre-school aged kids to the world of song, dance, rhythm, musical instruments, and playtime activities.

A magical world of discovery

Let your child explore their creativity, imagination and social skills with weekly Little Jigglers sessions presented by Jo Jingles. Discover a magical world of fun and learning as they engage in fun activities.

Unleash the power of literacy

Give your child an early start in life with Little Jigglers — our program helps broaden their knowledge and love for literacy and learning through interactive music and dance activities.

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Nintendo Switch and Lego Technics

Join us for an afternoon of Nintendo and Lego technics

Come and try out the brand new Nintendo Switch and Lego Technics at the library. Nintendo Switch games to choose from include:

  • Mario Kart
  • Nintendo Sports
  • Mario Party

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You’re going to be a Dad

A FREE 1 hour session preparing dads for birth and fathering
Join other expectant dads, to increase your knowledge about babies and how to

look after them in the early days. Receive useful tips in making the adjustment to

parenthood, supporting your partner and how to give your baby the best start you

can.

This session will discuss:

 Dads role before, during and after birth
 How best to support mum
 Being part of a parenting team
 Bonding with your baby, settling tips
 Adjusting to life as a new dad

When: 6:30pm  8:30pm
fortnightly 
in 2023 starting
Wednesday 23 January

Where: 
Online via Zoom
 
T: 08 9368 9369

E: Northwestmetro.PCWA@ngala.com.au
W
www.ngala.com.au or scan QR code

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Multicultural Mums and Bubs | Aveley

Take some time for yourself and bub in a safe and supportive space, where you can share your experiences.

Supporting someone living with mental health challenges can be a demanding and often isolating experience.

Take some time for yourself and bub in a safe and supportive space, where you can share your experiences and connect with other culturally diverse women in the community.

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Hand-in-Hand Playgroup

For parents/carers and their children, aged 0-3 years 

Play and learn hand-in-hand with your child, whilst getting to know other parents/carers. A playgroup for children and parents incorporating play, craft, music, and fundamental movement skill activities that provide the opportunity for parent-child connection and skill building. When: Tuesdays during the school term Time: 9.00am to 11.00am Where: Child and Parent Centre – Brookman Site Address: 26 Brookman Avenue, Langford For more information please: Call 9235 7032 or email: CPCBrookman@parkerville.org.au 

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Raising Resilient Children | Perth

A FREE interactive 1.5 hour for parents/guardians of 2-10 years old to highlight what mental health and mental health challenges look like.

With mental health challenges on the rise, it’s important that parents and families are given the knowledge and tools to recognise if their child is experiencing mental health challenges, what to do about it and how to raise resilient children.

Join HelpingMinds for this FREE 1.5-hour for parents or guardians of 2–10-year-olds to highlight:

  • What mental health and mental health challenges are
  • What mental health challenges look like in children
  • Emotional Check-ins
  • Mindfulness
  • Healthy Lifestyles

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DIY Dads

DIY for Dads and Kids

Celebrate father’s day this year with a little DIY with the kids. This popular event gets dads and their children together to build and decorate. At this DIY Dads we will be making a key holder with a letter box that you can hang so you can easily find your keys.

Pizza will be served for supper.

Places are limited. Get in quick!

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Being a Parent

Parents, Ngala are running an awesome parenting series called ‘Being a Parent’. It starts Wednesday 26th July 9.30 am to 11.30am at Sudbury Community House in Mirrabooka and runs for 9 weeks and there is a free creche too. Call 0472 708 232 for more information or to register.

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TRIPLE P parent workshop -The Power of Positive Parenting

Join us for our next face to face TRIPLE P parent workshop -The Power of Positive Parenting on Wednesday 6 September 9.30am to 11.30am. Our CPC Psychologist Tonia will discuss:
 Ensuring a safe engaging environment
 Creating a positive learning environment
 Using assertive discipline
 Having reasonable expectations
 Looking after yourself as a parent
Call us on 9440 1097 to register. Free creche available too.

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Parent Support Group – LGBTQIA+: FREE

The Meeting Place Fremantle (Parlour Room) A safe space for parents of rainbow kids to share, learn and connect. This free, drop-in support session will take place on the first Wednesday of every month. These sessions are presented in Partnership with Fremantle Library and Community Development. 6.00pm -8.00pm | The Meeting Place- Parlour Room | FREE If you have any questions, please email fremantlelbgt@gmail.com .

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Star Gazing in Northam

Come enjoy a night under the stars presented by StarTracks Astro Events & Astro Tourism Western Australia!

– From 6:30pm enjoy a cultural dance performance by The Boys Aboriginal Dance Troupe. Followed by a Ballardong storytelling and tour of the modern & ancient Aboriginal night sky and taste some authentic bush tucker.

– Around 7:30pm you move around between the telescopes that will be set up, to see planets, galaxies, the moon and more. This evening was selected specifically to showcase our amazing stars here in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as special events such as Saturn being visible and the International Space Station doing a pass over.

Asian Cuisine will be onsite from 5:30pm where you can purchase food and beverages. Find Asian Cuisine Food Truck on Facebook.

Enquires: events@northam.wa.gov.au

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Young Mums Program (16 to 24yrs)

For Mums aged 16 to 24 years

Sessions often include guests and activities about:

  • sleeping
  • toileting
  • managing tantrums
  • budgeting
  • self care
  • cooking for healthy lunchboxes

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Friendship Festival | Midland | After School Program

A weekly afterschool workshop for kids 7-11yrs to learn about positive friendship behaviours and tips for making and keeping friends.

A fun weekly after school workshop for kids to learn about positive friendship behaviours, communication skills and tips for making and keeping friends.

Time

3:15 – 4:15pm

Age Group

7 -11 years old

Booking a ticket does not mean your space is secured – one of the HelpingMinds Team will be in touch to advise if your child has secured a spot.

 

After School Youth Drop In | Midland

Drop-in session for children aged 7-10 to hang out and engage with each other through play, art and craft activities.

A fun after school drop-in session designed to provide children aged 7-10 years with a safe and enjoyable space to connect, play, and explore their creativity while fostering open discussions about mental health.

Age Group

7-11 years old

Healthy afternoon snacks will be provided (fruit, muesli bars, popcorn).

Booking a ticket does not mean your space is secured – one of the HelpingMinds Team will be in touch to advise if your child has secured a spot.

 

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Social Media and Mental Health| Perth

Learn about the relationship between social media and mental health; safe & healthy ways to use social media; support services.

Join us for an insightful 1-hour workshop exploring the connection between social media and mental health. Learn practical tips for safe and healthy social media usage, while gaining access to valuable support services.

Who

18+

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Tractor Parade

See, hear and smell the machinery that has played such an important role in the development of our state.

Chugging their way from the Tractor Museum, around Village Circle to Revolutions Transport Museum and back, the Tractor Parade is a great opportunity to see the ‘museum’ come to life! Tractors depart the Tractor Museum at 1.15pm, and best viewing is near the Tractor Museum, at the Village Junction Station and along the car parks (especially between the Visitor Information Centre and Whiteman Park Administration). Don’t forget to watch out for Tail-End Charlie bringing up the rear!  

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Water Safety for Children

A free presentation on how to prevent drowning and keep your kids safe by Royal Life Saving Society Australia

Want to learn more about what you can do to prevent drowning and keep your kids safe? Royal Life Saving is delivering a free presentation for parents. Topics are:

• water safety around the home for infants and toddlers

• drowning prevention strategies

• how to respond in an emergency

• CPR demonstration.

If being water safe is something you would like to learn more about, this workshop is for you. Tailored for multicultural communities, this presentation will focus on basic lifesaving skills to improve your confidence around the water with young children.

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Incredible Years Program

Incredible Years is coming back to Collie. If you are interested in this amazing life changing 14 week parenting workshop, inbox us or call the Centre on 9734 3364. Spaces are limited, creche available. A big thank you to South 32 and Parenting Connections for funding this program!

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Anime Club for Teens

It’s a monthly meet-up at the library for anime fans aged 12-17! Come and make new friends to discuss what manga you’re reading, have fun with lots of anime-themed crafts and games, watch some anime episodes and enjoy some Japanese snacks.  Bookings are essential and can be made online, in person, email or phone. Click to book  

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Protective Behaviours & Body Safety Workshop – Alkimos Primary School

Protective Behaviours & Body Safety Parent/Carer Workshop – Alkimos Primary School

Teaching children water safety, road safety and sun safety tends to come more naturally to many parents, carers and grandparents. However, personal safety and body safety can be more challenging. You will leave this workshop with up- to-date information, conversation starters, practical strategies and resource recommendations.

Topics covered include:

  • Being safe and feeling safe
  • Social Norms
  • Emotional Intelligence & Feelings
  • Early Warning Signs
  • Safety – Assessing Risk
  • Problem Solving
  • Safe and Unsafe Secrets & Secret Enablers
  • Public and Private (body parts, clothing, places, spaces, information, behaviours, photos and videos)
  • Pornography
  • Body Safety
  • Consent
  • Assertiveness
  • Personal Space & Body Autonomy
  • Networks – Help seeking
  • Persistence

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Youth Hub

Once again, the Youth Hub is back! Every fortnight from 28th of July to the 22nd of September from 6pm – 8pm at Herb Graham Leisure Centre. The youth hub is a welcoming and safe place for all young people 12-25 to come to and interact with other youths through games, competitions and sports, there will be many activities, such as art & craft, x-box, ping pong competition & more. There will be food available on the night as well.

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Castledare Miniature Railway – Wilson Park Station

We are Open, please visit TryBooking (links below) for run dates. We have introduced a new booking system (TryBooking), which offers a restructured pricing and ticketing system. Please use the links below to search for our next run days. There are limited tickets and ticket types available for each run day. Please see individual dates for the tickets available for that date. Event tickets allow the ticket holder to ride trains between 10am and 2pm on the day of the event. Please ensure that you check the ticket type, time and date prior to attending the railway. Infants under 2 are free and do not require a ticket to be booked. Holders of valid companion cards and foster carer cards do not need to purchase a ticket but must show valid identification at the box office in order to ride the trains. The ticket box will not be selling tickets on the day but you can purchase tickets through Trybooking at the ticketbox until we reach our event limit. More information

 

Keep Carnaby’s Flying – Ngoolarks Forever

Learn about black cockatoos, the threats they are facing, action being taken locally, and how you can help!

Come along and learn all about how the Keep Carnaby’s Flying – Ngoolarks Forever project is translating research on black-cockatoos into on ground conservation actions in our suburbs. Find out what you can do to get involved and support threatened black-cockatoos in your backyards and neighbourhoods.

The Keep Carnaby’s Flying Project is funded by Lotterywest and led by Murdoch University in collaboration with multiple conservation and indigenous organisations

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Mums and Dads Carer Support Group | Fremantle

A support group for mums and dads who are supporting a child, of any age, manage their mental health challenges.

Join our monthly support group sessions for mums and dads who are supporting children of any age who are experiencing a mental health challenge. A safe space to connect with others facing similar situations, share coping strategies, and find solace. Engage in open discussions, gain valuable advice, and access resources to navigate this important journey.

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BMX coaching session – City Of Fremantle – Great for 12yrs+

Thanks to the City of Fremantle. Freestyle Now will be conducting FREE BMX coaching sessions at the Esplanade Youth plaza (Freo skatepark).

Freestyle Now will be conducting FREE BMX coaching session at the Esplanade Youth plaza (Freo skatepark).

Session 1 – 9am

Session 2 – 10am

The workshop sessions would be open to any participant over the age of 6.

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The York Festival 2023

The York Festival is an annual two-week arts festival taking place each spring (Djkilba and Kambarang in the Noongar six seasons) in the historic town of York, on Ballardong Noongar country. Theatre & Dance Jazz, Pop & Classical Noongar Culture Community & Family Books & Writing We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people.  We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. Visit: Home | The York Festival for updated information  

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Lollipop’s Build-A-Bear Workshop

Don’t miss our ‘beary’ special Build-A-Bear Workshops these school holidays! For only $29 per child get unlimited play all day at Lollipop’s and a special Build-A-Bear Workshop to name, create and take home your very own furry friend. Book your child’s tickets!

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Singleton skatepark coaching – skateboard, scooter, bmx

Thanks to the City of Rockingham Freestyle Now will be conducting FREE skatepark coaching sessions at the Singleton skatepark.

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Music Workshop with Zero Emcee

Zero Emcee is the stage name of aboriginal hip-hop artist Jaydan Ahmat.   Learn how to establish yourself as an artist and the process of creating a song.   The workshop is suitable for young people aged between 12 – 25 years old.     Light lunch included for participants   Limited spots available. To register, please visit the following LINK.

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Time For Stories at the Ferry Tram

Join the City of South Perth and the South Perth Historical Society for Story Time at the Ferry Tram!

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Thinking Green: Movie night at Bullsbrook Library

Grab some blankets and come along to our family-friendly movie night in Bullsbrook!

Bring your own snacks, and we will provide the popcorn, coffee and hot chocolates. You are welcome to join us for a sausage sizzle at 4pm organised by the Bullsbrook Residents and Ratepayer Association – just bring a gold coin donation which will go towards funding for the association.

First screening is The Lorax for the kids, then after a short break we will screen Black Cockatoo Crisis. See the Agenda below for more information.

We will be joined by Dean Athurell from the Carnaby’s Crusaders who will be bringing some feathery friends with him.

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Bayswater Twilight Markets – Spring Market!

Bayswater Twilight Markets … and we’re back after a winter break!
🥟 Food Trucks 🎁 Artisan Stalls 🎶 Live Music 🤩 Fun for the whole family!

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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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