There is plenty to do in the school holidays in the City of Bunbury, with activities run through Unleashed, Bunbury Public Libraries, South West Sports Centre, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury Wildlife Park and Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre.
- Shift Youth Festival – Saturday 13 April
The Shift Festival presented by Drug Aware is an annual event where the whole community can celebrate young people and their valuable contributions to our community. Delivered by the Youth Advisory Council and the City of Bunbury, the festival offers a host of fun activities such as Basketball WA 3x3, sumo suits, henna tattoos, laser tag, plus live music including Triple J’s 2017 Unearthed High winner Arno Faraji. It is hosted at Graham Bricknell Music Shell from 3-8pm and is open to the entire community to celebrate young people in the Bunbury Geographe region. To find out more, visit @bunburyyouth on Facebook or Instagram.
- Grandfamilies Fun Day – Wednesday 17 April
Grandparents, parents, uncles, aunties, brothers, sisters and carers are all invited to the City of Bunbury’s annual GrandFamilies Fun Day on Wednesday 17 April at the Bunbury Wildlife Park.
The event celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren however the whole community is welcome to attend. There will be plenty of family-friendly entertainment and activities on offer as well as an array of community stalls.
Bunbury Wildlife Park
Adjacent to a fully inclusive Big Swamp Playground and the Big Swamp wetlands nature reserve, the Bunbury Wildlife Park is a whole day of entertainment at a very low cost. Visit the beautiful native Australian animals in the Park, hand feed the kangaroos and birds, order a delicious lunch from the Wildside Café to enjoy in the playground. Finish your day off with a peaceful walk through the Big Swamp Wetlands seeing how many swans and turtles you can count.
Bunbury Wildlife Park entry fees: $10.50 Adults, Children $5.50 (2 and under are free), Concession $8.50 and Family Pass $28.50.
The Unleashed school holiday program is excited to present:
· River Rafting Challenge - Monday 15 April
· Beatz, Rhyme and Rap - Wednesday 24 April
Cost is $20 per child including lunch. Please note this program is for 10-17 year olds only.
Limited places available. Find out more and register on the Unleashed page.
Bunbury Public Libraries
The staff at the Bunbury Libraries have been busy planning fantastic, fun-filled and free school holiday activities for kids. From Easter to Archaeology, cactus gardens to glitter slime and everything in between, there is something for everyone!
Events will run from Monday 15th April to Friday 26th April across Bunbury City and Withers Community libraries. The libraries will be closed for the Easter long weekend (19th-22nd) and ANZAC day (25th). For more information and bookings, check out our events on Eventbrite, Facebook or by calling us on 9792 7190.
South West Sports Centre
The South West Sports Centre several programs specific to children as well as being open for recreational swimming and sports activities.
SWSC Vac Care is a licenced child care service 8 – 5.30pm, $58 per day before CCS. Our fun filled program starts on 15 April, for full information including enrolment and parent handbook see our website.
SWSC runs School Holiday Kids Club, let us look after the kids while you work out! An in-house program that runs from 15 April each weekday morning 8.45 – 12pm, prices start at $5.10. With mini-sports, games and quiet activities on offer every day by our qualified child care staff. For further information see our website.
SWSC Little Lappers Swim School Holiday Swim program runs 15-18 April 2019. This four-day program has classes for toddlers through Stage 9 and a specialised stroke correction session for the older child wanting to concentrate on Freestyle or Breastroke. We are offering three series of lessons. Our smaller class ratios give your child more personalised attention by our Austswim qualified Swim Instructors. The cost of the lessons allows pool entry and free swimming for the duration of the program. See our enrolment form and series information here.
Bunbury Wildlife Park
The Bunbury Wildlife Park is just minutes from the city centre and is a fully accessible and interactive wildlife experience for young and old alike. Visitors can feed the kangaroos and birds and wonder at over 60 species of animals. There is also the lovely Wildside Café where you can enjoy a meal and it is right next door to a giant playground! The Wildlife Park is open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm except for Xmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.