How to entertain the kids this winter holidays

There is absolutely no reason to approach the July School Holidays with dread, wondering how on earth you are going to keep the kids entertained in winter weather!

Our expert teams from the Shire of Dardanup have put their heads together to present you with an incredible program and choice of activities on almost EVERY day of the School Holidays.

And the best part? There’s a HUGE selection of activities that are completely FREE!

Shire of Dardanup Events has released its monthly calendar of FREE events and activities with a special focus on fun for kids during the July School Holidays.

Our Indoor Winter Cinema is back for 2019 with a showing on Saturday, July 20 of ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ at the Dardanup Hall. Pre-movie entertainment includes Top of The Stairs Puppets plus a dazzling LED circus show by one of Perth’s top street performers Pirateman Michael.

Places are limited for this FREE event so booking via our website is ESSENTIAL. Book here.

Eaton Recreation Centre’s Vacation Care has also released its Calendar of Fun for the school holidays with care provided from as early as 7.45am weekdays right through until 5.45pm. While fees do apply to our Vac Care programs, eligible families CAN claim Childcare Subsidies.

As always, our MOST popular free school holiday EVENTS like Scitech shows and Mario Kart tournaments have already booked out so if you haven’t already, it pays to join our Facebook Events Group where members hear first when our monthly Calendar of Events is released.

But fear not! There are still some great options left.

Do you have an 8 to 12 year-old who just loves getting their hands dirty? Book them in for our Permaculture Workshop on Monday, July 15 at the Eaton Library to learn more about edible gardens and composting.

Don’t forget we now cater specially for teenagers with our range of workshops for 13 to 17 year-olds. Our popular cooking workshops always book out fast however there are places still left in other activities such as Beginner Guitar presented by those cool kids from Rock and Roll High.

For crafty fun, consider our range of workshops on in Burekup and Dardanup like DIY Tic Tac Toe and Popstick Puppies.

Highlights of the Eaton Recreation Centre’s Vacation Care calendar include a day of Giant Inflatables on Thursday, July 18.

How much energy could your children burn by spending the day with an inflatable climbing wall, tumbling mat and slam dunk basketball.

On Friday, July 12 there’s an excursion to Treendale Bunnings, Make your own slime on the 17th and on Friday the 19th it’s a Cooking Day PLUS a chocolate fountain and dipping fruit.

To view the Shire of Dardanup Events full Calendar of FREE workshops and activities visit this page of the website.

All EVENTS are FREE of charge but places are limited and bookings via the Shire of Dardanup website are ESSENTIAL.

To view the Eaton Recreation Centre Vacation Care School Holiday Program of Activities, visit this page of the website.

You’ll find information on Vacation Care Bookings HERE.