School Holidays

​The City of Bunbury has a range of school holiday programs catering to all age groups - from five years old up to 17 years of age - and to all interests.

We have programs at the South West Sports Centre, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Libraries and Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre. We also run our Unleashed school holiday program which takes place in various locations.

Please see below and choose the right match for your child.

Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

ColourLab for Kids $15 per child

Sessions for 3-5 year olds and 6-10 year olds. Explore colour and many ways it can be used to create beautiful artworks both individually and together.  Try your hand at marbling, printing, splattering and spraying. Be prepared to get messy so please wear clothes that are okay to get dirty.

 

3-5 year olds (must be accompanied by an adult)

Tuesday 26 September

9.30am to 10.30am and 11am to 12pm

6-10 year olds (children may attend unaccompanied)

Tuesday 26 September 2pm to 4pm

Thursday 28 September 10 am to 12pm

Bookings are essential, contact Michele on 9792 7321 or mgrimston@bunbury.wa.gov.au to register

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

This school holidays visitors to the museum will be able to view the tiniest objects using an I-Pad or I-Phone thanks to a loan of four I-Scopes from the Leschenault Catchment Council. The aptly named I-Scopes turn I-Pads into microscopes and enable the smallest specimens to be viewed in extreme detail. These brilliant inventions will fit very well with the Museum’s school-holiday theme based on local natural history. Visitors will be able to closely examine specimens gathered by the Leschenault Catchment Council and be amazed by what the eye can’t normally see.

Too add to the excitement the Bunbury Museum is also loaning some taxidermy specimens from the Museum of Western Australia. Come in and closely examine some of the South West’s rare and endangered marsupials, we also have a feral fox named Sancho on display. This exhibit highlights the importance of protecting our unique fauna.

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Visit the musuem website here

Bunbury City Library and Withers Community Library

Spring is in the air, so spring on into your local library for some school holiday fun!

Bunbury and Withers libraries have a bunch on fun and free activities for children 5 to 12years old.

From getting crafty with string art to creating your very own artistic masterpiece with Bunbury artist and designer, Andrew Frazer. There will be superheroes, sand art and a film screening too.

Your school holidays are sorted at Bunbury Public Libraries.

For a full list of activities, times and locations please click here

Unleashed

The Unleashed holiday program includes activities for 12-17 year olds with a focus on fun and adventure.

These holidays there will be four days worth of activities including mountain biking, caving in Boranup Forest, an arts workshop and comedy improv workshop.

Click here for more information and to download an application form

South West Sports Centre

Our fun holiday program will encourage your child’s development skills through a huge range of activities, provided in a safe and caring environment.

This program is licensed and approved by the Department of Family and Community Services. Families can apply for Child Care Benefit relief to participate in this programme.

Ages: for primary school age children (5-12 years old).

Open Hours: 8am - 5:30pm.

Cost: $53 per day before CCB (Child Care Benefit). Extra fees may apply for special excursions, see program for more information.

More information can be found here

Bunbury Wildlife Park

The Bunbury Wildlife Park will be hosting daily keeper talks during the school holidays. Each talk will feature a specific animal.

Head to the park's website for more information