School Holidays

The school holidays are nearly here! Below is an update on what City of Bunbury facilities are offering to help keep the kids entertained. All programs and events will be delivered in accordance with State Government guidelines and regulations to ensure community safety around COVID-19.

Saturday 10 October, 3pm to sunset, free for all ages 
Shift Youth Festival, which was postponed in April due to COVID-19, is now finally here! Renamed Shift by the Bay, the rescheduled event will be held at Koombana Bay with loads of free activities for all ages. 

The Southern Ports Activity Zone will host mini golf, mechanical surfboard and rock climbing wall. Local service providers will also present an exciting line-up of activities including an amazing race, dunk tank, smoothie bike, speed races and more.
The event will be held next to the Dinner at Dusk Food Truck Festival to keep you refuelled throughout the event.
Shift by the Bay is the rescheduled Shift Youth Festival which was postponed in April due to COVID-19. The event will be delivered in accordance with State Government regulations and with additional community safety measures.

Keep updated via the
Bunbury Youth / by YAC Facebook page.


Unleashed will run a little different these school holidays. The City presents two exciting events in partnership:

A Day In Japan
Wednesday 30 September, ages 10 to 17, $50 each
Experience a day in Japan without leaving the country. Join us for a full day trip to Perth to immerse in Japanese culture and experiences.
Click here to register.

Circus Fun Day at BREC
Friday 9 October, 9am to 3pm, ages 8+
Join the Circus! For a day of juggling, acrobatics, circus themed movies, popcorn & backstage tours at BREC with Circa, Australia’s leading contemporary circus company. Tickets are on sale from Wednesday 23 September with Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus show tickets on sale now on the
BREC website.


Emoji Scavenger Hunt – Free Event
Grab yourself a scavenger map, find as many hidden emoji’s as you can and enter our prize draw! There are two prize packs to be won.

Take-Home Activities – $5 each
Get busy creating your very own mini tool box, pencil holders or wind chime! The packs come complete with all the equipment you need and step-by-step instructions. Purchase via Eventbrite for $5 each and collect from Bunbury Library.

SciTech Party Animals Show & Workshop (ages 4 to 8) – $10 per child
Wednesday 30 September, 10.30am to 11.45am at Bunbury Library  
A group of animals threw a party at our library! Help us figure out who was there Put on your detective hats and solve the mystery through science by looking at the clues they left behind.

SciTech Element of Surprise Show & Workshop (ages 9 to 13) $10 per child
Wednesday 30 September, 12.15pm to 1.30pm at Bunbury Library
Extend your senses and discover chemistry with SciTech! Together, we’ll use some of the different tools to explore chemistry and reveal unseen properties as attendees complete a hands on medical challenge using common household ingredients to see if we can protect a tablet from being absorbed in our simulated stomach.

Let Your Kindness Shine Extended Workshop with author Steve Heron (ages 6 to 9) $5 per child
Wednesday 7 October, 1pm to 2.30pm at Bunbury Library  
During this workshop, author Steve Heron will introduce his book character Ling Li and her quest to show her wisdom. This enlightening workshop will help children fill the world with compassion. Wisdom without compassion is like a lantern without a flame.

Grow Your Writing Wings Workshop with author Steve heron (ages 9 to 13y) $5 per child
Wednesday 7 October, 3pm – 4pm at Bunbury Library
During this workshop, author Steve Heron will introduce his book character Maximus. Attendees will explore descriptive writing and writing about emotions and the art of 'showing' and not 'telling' in writing. This enlightening workshop will help children in their writing journey and grow their writing wings.

For more information, check out the Libraries’ Facebook page and Eventbrite page


Check out these exciting activities and tours that are free entry and open to all ages. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

City of Bunbury Art Collection Tour

Tuesday 29 September & Tuesday 6 October, 11am – 12pm
Did you know that the City of Bunbury have an art collection that’s over 70 years old? Come and join on an insightful tour and talk about the history of this incredible diverse collection.

Art Gallery Tour 

Thursday 1 October & 8 October, 11am – 12pm
See some fantastic art at BRAG and hear about our exhibitions and the wonderful historic building in this fun guided tour.

Iluka Visions 2020 South West High Schools Exhibition

Open 26 September to 15 November
Drop in with your family and friends this school holidays to see the incredible talent and creativity from young artists across the South West. 

For more information about upcoming workshops and exhibitions, visit BRAG's Facebook page or website.


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.

Jitterbugs Creche
The creche will be open all school holidays for children from eight weeks old to five years old. We are also running our popular Kids Club every morning from 8.45am to 12pm from Tuesday 29 September on weekdays. Prices start at $5.10 with mini-sports, games and fun activities on offer at our basketball or squash courts every day run by our qualified child care staff. Bookings are essential, please call 9795 2246 or
click here to download an enrolment form.

Little Lappers Swim School
Little Lappers Swim School is running a five-day program from 5 October. Get the kids back in the pool and ready for Summer, with classes available for toddlers all the way through to stage 13. Enrolments are now open and the program is only $75 per child
Click here for more information and to download an enrolment form. 

Colouring In Competition
Running from the 21 September until 9 October, we have prizes up for grabs for the best entries. You can collect a copy from the Little Lappers Swim School office, Creche or Reception, or download from the SWSC website from 21 September. We can’t wait to see all of the colourful creations!


Ocean Patterns
Wednesday 30 September and Wednesday 7 October, 10am to 11am
Discover beautiful organic shapes inspired by the ocean by drawing them onto river pebbles. By repeating shapes and forms discover the beauty of the marine world. 

Click here to visit the Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre website.


Bring the kids for a fun day out at Bunbury Wildlife Park!

We will be open Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm during the school holidays, including the public holiday on Monday 28 September. The Park is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Stay connected with updates via the
Bunbury Wildlife Park Facebook page.​​