July school holidays are nearly here! Programs and activities will look different these school holidays due to the impacts of COVID-19. Below is an update on what City of Bunbury facilities are offering to help keep the kids entertained.
BUNBURY PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Enjoy fun and interactive activities from the comfort of your own home with online workshops with authors and illustrators plus fun DIY take-home packs. These school holidays you can enjoy:
Illustration Workshop with Gabriel Evans
STEAM Eco Workshop with Heather Waugh
Fishing Rod Pack
Book Bingo Challenge
BUNBURY REGIONAL ART GALLERY
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) will reopen its doors on Monday 29 June, resuming its regular hours of 10am to 4pm Monday to Sunday.
Noongar Country Exhibition
The annual Noongar Country Exhibition will open on Friday 3 July which is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse culture and achievement of all First Nation people. The exhibition showcases work from established and emerging indigenous artists living and working on Noongar country and it will include the work of children from the South West region.
For more information about upcoming workshops and exhibitions, visit BRAG's Facebook page or website.
ART PROGRAM AT PCYC
The City has teamed up with Bunbury PCYC to offer a three-day art program with local artist Andrew Frazer.
The program will run Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 July from 9am to 12pm to create an art mural project at PCYC.
This is open for ages 12 to 18 years.
To register for this free event, contact Bunbury PCYC on 9795 8690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited and processes will be in place to ensure compliance with government regulations around to COVID-19.
This event is held in lieu of the Unleashed School Holiday program for this school holiday period.
SOUTH WEST SPORTS CENTRE
South West Sports Centre is open however restrictions are in place in line with government restrictions. For more information about how the South West Sports Centre is operating in light of COVID-19 Phase 3 conditions, click here.
The creche will be open all school holidays for children from eight weeks old to five years old. Under Phase 4 conditions the Creche will operate from 8am to 12pm on Monday to Friday only.
Bookings for all ages are required. To book, call Creche staff on 9795 2246 and leave a message. A staff member will contact you to confirm your booking.
Prices start at $5.10 for members and $6.10 for non-members.
Little Lappers Swim School
Is it cold outside? A great place to be is the South West Sports Centre pool! Little Lappers Swim School is running a huge holiday swim program in July, offering two five-day series catering for infants through to squad levels.
$75 includes entry, tuition and free swimming for the duration of the program.
Click here for more information and to download an enrolment form.
Let us look after the kids while you look after you! South West Sports Centre is running Kids Club program this school holidays Monday to Friday.
Activities will range from Court Sports, general play, quiet corner and reading nook, puzzles and games.
From 8.45am to 12pm, prices start at $5.10 for members and $6.10 for non-members. Bookings are required, please click here for more information and to download an enrolment form.
BUNBURY MUSEUM AND HERITAGE CENTRE
The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre is now open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.
You can also get zen at home these school holidays by creating your own zentangles.
Create your own ocean-themed zentangles! What are zentangles? They are similar to doodling but with patterns. Create your own pattern and become a zentangle master.
Click here to find the printable instructions and templates on the Museum website.
BUNBURY WILDLIFE PARK
The Bunbury Wildlife Park is currently closed but stay connected with updates on opening times and animal care via the Bunbury Wildlife Park Facebook page.
We will continue to give our animals the best of care and look forward to welcoming you all back as soon as we can.
Skateboarding WA workshops are back with free events being held on the following dates at the Bunbury skatepark:
Sunday 5 July at 10am to 12pm
Friday 10 July at 3pm to 5pm
Saturday 25 July at 3pm to 5pm (Best Trick Jam)
Registrations are essential with limited places available at: www.skateboardingwa.com.au
If you are unwell, have a blocked or runny nose or have a sore throat please cancel your booking and stay home.
Skateboarding WA have made some changes to its program to comply with COVID-19 government regulations.
Visit their COVID-19 Guidelines page for more details.
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Two Come and Try Wheelchair Basketball sessions will be held on Saturday 11 July at 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm at the South West Sports Centre. Everyone is encouraged to give the sport a go – men, women and children of all abilities (wheelchairs are provided). Evening games are also available for people with a physical disability. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Cory’s Facebook page @corycrombiecan.