City Releases April School Holidays Program
The City of Kalamunda has released its 2019 April School Holidays Program, featuring activities for children of all interests and ages. Sessions will run at a number of locations across Forrestfield, High Wycombe, Kalamunda and Lesmurdie from Friday 12 April through to Wednesday 24 April.
Mayor John Giardina said, “What better way to keep your kids active, learning and entertained these school holidays than taking part in one of our programs. They’re affordable, interactive and just around the corner from home. Best of all, they’re lots of fun and a great opportunity to meet new friends.”
Kanyana Wildlife will be visiting High Wycombe Library on Monday 15 April at 10:00am and Lesmurdie Library on 16 April at 10:00am and 11:00am to share some cool facts on local wildlife and show a few of their furry friends up close. The City will also be encouraging residents to sign up to the Town Team movement on the day.
On Monday 15 April, five to eight year olds can also develop their team skills, coordination and fitness at Hartfield Park Recreation Centre’s soccer program. A session for older kids aged nine to 12 will run on Thursday 18 April. Both programs start at 9am, run for an hour and a half and cost just $12.45 per session per child.
The award-winning Kids Cooking Club is returning to High Wycombe Community and Recreation Centre on Tuesday 16 April, Thursday 18 April and Tuesday 23 April. Each session runs from 9:15am to 12noon and teaches children aged five to 15 how to prepare healthy food, follow simple recipes and learn the basics around a kitchen in a fun and supportive environment. The program costs $27.20 per child per class.
The Hartfield Park Recreation Centre is also offering a special orienteering hunt, where kids can discover basic map reading and direction skills whilst on an exciting adventure. The program is suitable for ages nine to 17 and starts 9:30am on Wednesday 17 April at $12.45 per child.
To celebrate Youth Week, the City will be hosting their Jump, Climb, and Create Festival on Wednesday 17 April from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Kostera Oval in Kalamunda. Attendees will be spoilt for fun with the free arts and craft workshops, sport taster sessions, inflatables, DJs, photo booth and loads more activities for all to take part in.
For free, kids can get in touch with their wild side at the City of Kalamunda Libraries’ animal inspired sessions. Radical Reptiles will be heading to Forrestfield Library on Thursday 18 April from 10:00am to teach kids about a variety of reptiles including frogs, geckos and even pythons!
At just $10 a ticket, the Kalamunda History Village is offering a morning of good old-fashioned fun on Tuesday 23 April from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Children can learn all the games and fun you had as a child, including knitting, puzzles, outdoor games and crafting hula hoops, bubble pipes and paper men. The Kalamunda Men’s Shed will also be running a special wood-working activity.
For some crafty fun, visit the Kalamunda Library on Wednesday 24 April at 10:00am and 11:30am to take part in their bird house decorating activity. All library sessions are recommended for children between the ages of four and 12.
Skateboarding WA is offering a free learn to skate session at Fleming Reserve on 26 April from 10:30am to 12:30pm. The session is open to all ages and abilities and welcomes all riders of all kinds from BMX to scooters.
The City will also host the final Summer Movie Series event on 12 April with fun for the whole family at the outdoor screening of The Incredibles 2 at Stirk Park in Kalamunda. Entry, pop-corn and pre-screening activities such as balloon twisting and face-painting are all free, starting at 4:30pm. Food trucks will also be available for an easy and tasty meal before the 6:30pm screening. The Summer movie series has visited suburbs throughout the City from January, and has been extremely popular.
For older youth, the City of Kalamunda has teamed up with Kalamunda Dome to offer a free barista workshop on 15 April from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The workshop is suitable for ages 16 to 25, sharing all the tricks of the hospitality trade and how to master the perfect cup of coffee. Participants will leave with a caffeine buzz and a certificate sure to impress future employers.
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.