Escapade School Holiday Program

School Holiday Fun

We've got lots of fun activities planned for the October school holidays! Find the details of all the events below.

To see everything that's happening, check out our online booking calendar or download the printable version.

Music Book Stories in the Library

Music Book presents a fun, interactive school holiday activity for children aged 3 to 10 years, with stories, songs and music to make their imagination take flight. Don't be surprised if they get up and shake it all about!

The concert is proudly supported by the City of Melville, Stockland CARE grants, and Forgotten Books.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free Ticketed Event | Bookings Essential

Find out more and book online.

Cut, Paste and Illustrate with Briony Stewart

Create your own bit of spring with award winning author and illustrator Briony Stewart. Will your version of spring be a bouquet of beautiful flowers or will it be a Venus flytrap? What sort of creatures will feature in your spring? An art experience for children aged 6 to 12.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Find out more and book online.

Spinning Flower Workshop

Artist, Michael Alvares will help you turn an ugly drinking bottle into a beautiful spinning flower. Suitable for ages 7 to 12 years.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Find out more and book online.

Sewing for Kids

Learn how to do the basics of threading a needle, knotting your thread and stitching. Materials will be supplied in kit form with the primary preparation done. Children are encouraged to bring a snack along.

  • Session One: Sewing for 8-12 year olds

Learn the basics and use these skills to make a stuffed felt toy.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

Find out more and book online.

  • Session Two: Sewing for 6-7 year olds

Learn the basics and use these skills to make a felt butterfly.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

Find out more and book online.

 

Game On! Board Games in the Library

Don’t be bored at home - come in and be board with us! Pit your skills against other gamesters. Suitable for ages 8 to 12 years.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

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What Would YOU Do With the moon?

Join Amber Moffat, author and illustrator, to imagine and create your own colourful night sky, where anything can happen! Amber will read her picture book, I Would Dangle the Moon, and work with participants to formulate their own ideas and artworks about the moon. An art experience for children aged 4 to 12 years.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

Find out more and book online.

Biblio Bops

Biblio Bops is a fun and energetic dance session that combines movement, singing and stories. These free sessions are suitable for children aged 2 to 5 years.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | No need to book, just come along!

Find out more, no need to book!

Holiday Storytime

Storytime features a mix of songs, rhymes, activities and movements especially for parents and their children. 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. Suitable for ages 2 to 5 years.

Civic Square Library | Free | Bookings Essential

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If I Was an Ice Cream Maker…

Join Amber Moffat, author and illustrator to make your own magnificent ice cream creation! Amber will read her picture book, I Would Dangle the Moon, and then everyone will get scooping and decorating their own unique ice cream cones. An artistic ice-cream experience for children aged 2 to 12 years. Please note that the ice cream will be dairy-based and carer support will be needed for children under 4 years old.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

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Craft Afternoon for Kids

Spend the afternoon making some surprise art and craft. Suitable for ages 6 and over.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

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Craft Morning for Kids

Spend the morning making some surprise art and craft. Suitable for ages 6 and over.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | Bookings Essential

Find out more and book online.

Bear

DUPLO Free Play

Monday to Friday during the school holidays

Calling children 2 to 5 years – come in to our Children’s Activity Room and see what you can make with our collection of DUPLO.

AH Bracks Library + Creative Space | Free | No need to book, just come along!

Taking Flight

Regardless of whether you are a master paper plane pilot or a keen beginner, you will be a top gun by the end of this workshop. We will help you learn to make easy airplanes all the way through to more advanced paper planes. Which model can fly the highest and the longest distance? Suitable for ages 5 to 12 years.

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Find out more and book online.

Bees on the Hill

Luke is a 16 year old beekeeper who is passionate about bees and loves sharing his knowledge with other children. In this two hour workshop, Luke explores the world of bees and inspires children to be more aware of the importance of bees in our environment. Come along and learn about bee keeping tools, suits, the different parts of a hive, inside a hive, the life cycle of a bee, different types of honey bees and our own native bees. Suitable for ages 5 to 12

Wireless Hill Museum | Free | Bookings Essential

Find out more and book online.

Star Gazing Evening

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. Bring your picnic dinner and chairs along with the family to make a night of it. Presentation will start at 7.00pm. This is a family event.

Weather permitting. A decision regarding the weather will be made on Tuesday 1st October and all attendees will be contacted ONLY if the event is to be cancelled.

Wireless Hill Park | Free | Bookings Essential

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Age is No Barrier – First Aid Session 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 years

Bull Creek Library | Free | Bookings essential

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Spring Craft Workshop

Bring your creative skills to this workshop. We will be using beads to create flowers and bugs on canvases to bring a little bit of spring into your home. Suitable for ages 8 to 12

See bookings page for venue details | Free | Bookings Essential

Find out more and book online.

Outdoor Fun

Have a go at skateboarding or practise your skills at a clinic run by Skateboarding WA. The PCYC Fun Truck with be there providing free activities and a sausage sizzle.

Suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Melville Reserve near the skate park | Free | Register with Skateboarding WA online or on the day

Find out more and register with Skateboarding WA.

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