Escapade School Holiday Program

Update Tuesday 9 July 2019:

Our school holiday activities have attracted a great deal of interest. All sessions requiring bookings are now full.

The following activities do not require bookings, so check the age recommendation and come along:

  • Holiday Biblio Bops at AH Bracks Library (ages 2 – 5 only)
  • Duplo and Lego Free Play Days at AH Bracks Library (see below for ages)
Bear

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Storytime

Calling all brave bear hunters!  Help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of this children’s classic story.  Join our staff as they weave their way through the library in search of a bear.  What will they find?  A BEAR !?!?

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.  Please book to avoid disappointment.

Ages 0 – 5 ONLY
Bookings are ESSENTIAL. Reserve your place online.
Numbers are limited.
This is a free event.

 

Lego

A Galaxy Far Away LEGO Workshop

The team from Bricks4Kidz are coming to a library near you with their awesome space themed LEGO sets for a series of workshops.  Work your way through the space themes activities learning technical LEGO skills  through building space crafts, moving models and a range of other activities.

Suitable for ages 6 to 14
Bookings essential. Reserve your place online.
This is a free event offered at multiple venues.

 

Space craft

Space Craft

Space is infinite; just like your imagination.  Create a space diorama at our space craft workshop.  You can make a moonscape or a rocket launch or an array of planets.  The options are endless; like space.

Suitable for ages 6 to 12
Bookings essential. Reserve your place online.
This is a free event offered at multiple venues.

Rocket

Rocket Making Workshop

Become a rocket scientist these holidays.  A team of rocket scientists from the Gravity Centre will be running a series of rocket making workshops which includes of course; a rocket launch!!

Suitable for ages 6 to 14
Bookings essential. Reserve your place online.
This is a free event offered at multiple venues.

Moon

Drawing the Moon

Talented artist, Ross Potter will be leading teams of young artists in a group drawing project to create an enormous drawing of the moon.  Sections of the moon will be created across the three sessions of the project.  Sign up for one of the three session to create your piece of the moon.  The moon will be completed a the end of the third session.  The finished art work will be on display at Heathcote Gallery during the school holidays.

Please book into only one session.

Suitable for ages 7 to 14
Bookings essential. Reserve your place online.
This is a free event offered at multiple times.

St John logo

First Aid for Children

St John Ambulance will be running a first aid course specially designed for 4 to 6 year olds.  This storytime based session introduces basic first aid concepts in a fun way.

Suitable for ages 4 to 6
Bookings essential. Reserve your place online.
This is a free event.

Board games

Board Games Morning at AH Bracks Library

Come into AH Bracks and learn some fantastic new board games.

Suitable for ages 8 to 12
Bookings essential. Reserve your place online.
This is a free event.

Night sky

Star Gazing Evening

Pack your winter woollies for an evening in the heavens.  Volunteers from the Perth Observatory will be enthralling us with tales of the stars, the constellations and the moon.  See the stars up close through their telescopes.

Please bring chairs and rugs for seating.

Food vans will be onsite from 5.30pm.
Presentation will start at 6.30pm.

Weather permitting.

This is a family event.  All ages welcome.
Bookings essential. Please register each member of your group (adults and children) on separate registration forms. There is a limit on the total number of persons attending. Reserve your place online.
This is a free event.
Please note: the weather forecast will be reviewed on the Monday prior to the event and a decision made at this point on whether it needs to be cancelled. Those registered will then be contacted if the event is not proceeding.

Duplo

Duplo and Lego Free Play Days at AH Bracks Library

Call into the children's area at AH Bracks Library to play and build with our collection of Duplo and Lego.  

  • Duplo Free Play is on Tuesday 9 July 2019 and is suitable for ages 2 to 5
  • Lego Free Play is on Tuesday 16 July 2019 and is suitable for ages 6 and over.

No bookings required for either session.

Other great activities happening during the July School Holidays at the libraries

Holiday Biblio Bops at AH Bracks Library

Biblio Bops is a fun and energetic dance session that combines movement, singing and stories. 

Ages 2 – 5 ONLY
This is a free event. No bookings required.
Find times and dates

Holiday Baby Rhyme Time at Civic Square Library

Baby Rhyme Time features a mix of songs, rhymes, activities and movements especially for parents and their babies. It's lots of fun and introduces little ones to the joys of literature and language, and helps them to develop the skills they need to learn to read and communicate.

Bookings are essential and numbers are limited.  Please book to avoid disappointment.

Ages 0 – 5 ONLY
Bookings are ESSENTIAL. Reserve your place online.
Numbers are limited.
This is a free event.

Crafternoon at AH Bracks Library

Spend the afternoon creating some wonderful art and craft activities.

Suitable for ages 6 and over
Bookings essential. Reserve your place online.
This is a free event.

 

The City of Melville reminds parents a responsible adult or caregiver must accompany children of twelve years and under during Escapade sessions.

If you need assistance to attend any of our programs, ask a staff member about our Activelink program.

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