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Learning destinations are places and organisations to which children can ‘travel’ with their passport to learning.

Learning destinations are places and organisations to which children can ‘travel’ with their passport to learning.

Children’s University ECU Learning Destinations coming soon!

Learning Destinations provide high quality learning activities and experiences with a ‘wow’ factor and have passed the Children’s University own quality assurance process, Planning for Learning. A Learning Destination can range from a museum to a farm to an airport to a corporate business or anything in between, as long as the activity connects with Children’s University learning and has realistic links to a university program.

Becoming a Learning Destination can be a powerful way to engage with the community and contribute to the success and achievement of young people in your region. Being a Learning Destination is a great way to promote your organisation to the local community and to engage with young people in your service delivery.

Learning Destinations can enrich communities and build valuable networks that help support children and their families in their educational journey. Click on each Learning Destination below to see what they have to offer!

Where are you?

Adelaide Zoo Online

Adelaide Zoo Online


Children’s University at Adelaide Zoo Online:

Endangered Australian animals at Adelaide Zoo can now be observed online! Funded through a collaborative project between the University of Tasmania, University of Wollongong and the University of Adelaide, it was developed as an activity for Children’s University Australia students in regional/remote areas. Children’s University students around the world can now complete an online animal observation activity and receive stamps in their passport.

To receive your stamp, take your completed ethogram to your in-school CU Coordinator to earn 20 minutes in your passport per ethogram. To access this exciting initiative click here and follow the instructions provided.

Please note that the Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby camera is currently down.

  • Animals
  • free
  • online
  • zoo
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Aloha Surfhouse

Aloha Surfhouse

7 Winton Road, Joondalup 6027 WA

P 6202 0135
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Aloha Surfhouse

What could be better than a forever breaking wave?

Regardless of your board riding ability or the weather outside, Aloha Surfhouse breaks 365 days a year. With technology that is new to the Australian dirt, the indoor wave is a must try!

Learners have more time to figure out what foot goes where, how to turn and what feels right…while more experienced riders have a permanent never-ending wall to lay it down on, refine their skills and work on their style. Prefer to bodyboard? No worries, you can choose a surfboard or bodyboard during your safety induction. Board and helmet hire are included.

The team at Aloha Surfhouse are offering a 10% discount on single surf sessions for Children’s University ECU members. Remember to use the code CHILDRENSUNI when you book online.

Book your surf session online here with the CU ECU discount code!

Aloha Surfhouse is open 7 days a week. Keep an eye on the website for times.

Don’t forget to bring your passport along to receive your stamp!

  • beach
  • climb
  • indoor
  • surf
  • swim
  • wave
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Alys Jackson Writer

Alys Jackson Writer

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What are your goals? My goals are to connect with people through my writing and to pass on the useful tips and knowledge I gain along the way. It is also wonderful to know that people enjoy what I write and get pleasure from something that means a lot to me.

If you are a writer or thinking of writing, I have a blog, pages for children with poems and short stories and illustrations to give younger readers ideas. You can view all of these resources by clicking here.

To receive a stamp in your passport please read one or more of the poems or short stories and leave a comment via the provided text box (bottom of the story/poem). Then provide evidence of the conversation to your in School CUA Coordinator who will then issue a stamp in your passport.

Students who enjoy this particular activity may be interested in studying creative writing, journalism or media. Just some ideas to get you started.

  • free
  • literacy
  • online
  • poetry
  • reading
  • short stories
  • Writing
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Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)

Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)

Perth Cultural Centre, Roe Street Perth 6000

P 9492 6600
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The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) offers visitors a unique and exciting experience of historic and contemporary Australian artists, as well as the art of the world, through the Collection, associated programs , and stimulating exhibitions. The program of validated events is always changing so there is something to interest every Children’s University ECU member!

Current validated activities are listed below with more details available when you click for events:


Rebels, Radical’s and Pathfinders: Mask Making for Children and Families
Calling all risk-takers, change-makers, disrupters and visionaries!
Visit the Imagination Room during opening hours and create an imaginative mask to reveal your wildest, bravest, most radical self.

Bring Ned Kelly’s adventures to life through children’s labels and guided tours of the Sidney Nolan series.

When: Drop in between 10am -5pm
July 2 – September 21 (closed Tuesdays)

Ages:  all ages welcome


Ned Kelly Guided Tours
Bring your whole family in during the school holidays and explore the Ned Kelly series from a fresh perspective with a Gallery Guide

When: 11am & 12.30pm daily
22 September – 7 October (closed Tuesdays)
Duration: 45 minutes

Find out more about the Gallery’s Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinders exhibition series.


Plastic Fantastic Body Bling – with artist PAULA HART

In celebration of the Beyond Bling! exhibition come and create a dazzling adornment made from upcycled plastic materials with artist Paula Hart.

Bring your own coloured plastic lids, plastic bottles and old colourful trinkets, or use the recycled treasures we have collected for you. Join us in the Imagination Room at AGWA for a creative morning or crafternoon during the September school holidays.

The workshops are FREE but will fill up fast.

Monday 24 September: 10am,11am and 12pm (1 hour duration)
Thursday 27 September: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm (1 hour duration)
Thursday 4 October: 10am,11am and 12pm (1 hour duration)

Register in advance for an hour session at the times below.

All enquiries to [email protected]


Present your Children’s University Passport to a Gallery staff member at the front desk to receive a stamp/sticker in your passport!

  • art gallery
  • holiday program
  • NAIDOC
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AWESOME Arts - AWESOME Arts Festival

AWESOME Arts - AWESOME Arts Festival

1st Floor, 262 William Street
Northbridge, WA 6000

P 93289666
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The 2018 AWESOME Festival presents an international program of theatre, contemporary dance, visual art exhibitions, literature experiences, hands- on activities and creative workshops!

Events will take place at the University of Western Australia on 28 and 29 September before moving to the Perth Cultural Centre from  30 September to 8 October. Showcasing an array of spectacular arts experiences for children aged 0-12, and their families, there will be something for everyone!

When: 28 and 29 September- UWA
30 September to 8 October – Perth Cultural Centre

Passport Instructions: To receive a stamp, students must attend the 2018 AWESOME Festival at either location and present a purchased ticket to a 2018 AWESOME Festival show or workshop. Passport holders should report to the AWESOME Festival Ticket Booth to have their passport stamped. For more information about the AWESOME Festival or to download the full program, please visit the website here.

A visit to the AWESOME Festival could encourage students to consider a career  in contemporary arts, arts management, arts production and creative design, education, engineering or communications.

The AWESOME Festival offers school excursion packages from 9 to 12 October. If you are a teacher and would like to receive more information regarding an AWESOME excursion, or a group booking for your students, please email [email protected]

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Bunnings Warehouse WA

Bunnings Warehouse WA


At Bunnings D.I.Y. Workshops you can make fun, creative projects like toolboxes, toy trucks, planter boxes and painting projects. There is a different theme every week from garden and woodworking to paint, mosaics and recycled wall art. These workshops are free for children over the age of 5. An adult must accompany all children.

Don’t forget to pack your passport and collect your stamp after the workshop!!!

If you enjoy visiting this Learning Destination you may find you have an interest in leadership, building, sustainability, design, or community studies. You could also connect you passion in building to trade, management, landscape design or engineering….. Just some ideas to get you thinking.

You may pursue this passion further and look to find more about trade opportunities. Helpful Hint: ask a Bunnings Team Member how they became involved and what experiences led them there!

Check out the below stores for a full list of D.I.Y. Workshops and Activities at each location. Don’t forget to book your place!

Click on the store link to find out about the Kids Activities at each store.
Holiday Program information will be updated before each school holiday period.

  • build
  • craft
  • D.I.Y
  • DIY
  • hardware
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Carramar DC Golf

Carramar DC Golf

61 Golf Links Drive
Carramar WA 6031

P 9306 1133
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Carramar Golf Course is offering Children’s University passport holders the opportunity to learn the sport of golf through the MyGolf Junior Program. The national program, by Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia, aims to teach children the basic skills of golf in a fun and supported environment. With classes available for children up to 14 years old, there is something to suit every level of golfer.

Cost: $99 for six 1 hour sessions

Dates and booking information can be found by clicking here.

Don’t forget to pack your passport and get it signed by your coach after your lesson!

  • carramar
  • golf
  • mygolf
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Cartoon Kingdom - Perth Workshops

Cartoon Kingdom - Perth Workshops

1st Wembley Downs Scout Hall
7 Dover Crescent, Wembley Downs

P 02 9343 0833
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Cartoon Kingdom Holiday Cartoon Workshops

The team from Cartoon Kingdom are once again coming to Perth to run their special holiday cartooning workshops for local CU ECU members! Held during the last week of holiday just before summer holidays finish.

When: Monday January 28th – Friday February 1st 2019
(yes we are open on Monday Australia Day public holiday with a special Australian theme planned for the day)
Age: 4-15 years old
Early Bird Discount: Book before Friday December 7th for 4 days (Monday – Thursday) and CU ECU  members will the added to the Friday list saving you $45!!!
For more details and to book your place click here! 

Note:

  • For children aged 4 to 15 years of age
  • No previous drawing skills required
  • Children can book in for as many days as they like
  • All staff have working with children checks
  • Patient and friendly teacher
  • A professional Sydney based cartoonist will be running the program
  • Small class sizes
  • Fun, educational & exciting program

Don’t forget to bring your passport along to receive your stamps!

  • holidays
  • school holiday
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Children's University ECU - review forms

Children's University ECU - review forms


To encourage students to seek out new and unique learning experiences, the total number of hours earned from Regular Restricted Learning Destinations is capped at 10 hours per activity, per membership period. In the case of Regular Restricted Learning Destinations, students can gain their hours simply by completing a ‘Review’ of their activities each year. These Learning Destinations do not need to be listed as a Learning Destination on the website.

Students can collect the appropriate review form from their in-school CUA Coordinator, complete it, and return it before graduation for their in-school Coordinator to validate up to a maximum of 10 hours of learning in their Passport (per activity).

These review forms can be collected from your in-school coordinator of downloaded by clicking the links below.

Swimming Swimming Review
Holiday Swimming (e.g. VACSWIM) Holiday Swimming Review
Surf Lifesaving Surf Lifesaving Review
Individual Sport Individual Sport Review
Team Sport Sports Review
Performance Art (e.g. Drama) Performance Art Review
Dance Dance Club Review
Instrument Instrument Review
Martial Arts Martial Arts Review
Second Language Language Review (updated)
Art and Design Art Design Review
Girl Guides Girl Guides Review

 

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City of Joondalup Libraries School Holiday Program

City of Joondalup Libraries School Holiday Program

Various Locations

P 9400 4751
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Each school holidays we have a different focus covering a wide range of subjects and interests. Check out the School Holiday program and participate in up to three activities during each school holidays.

Bookings are essential with registrations open now!

Click here for the full list of January school holiday activities run at one of the City of Joondalup Libraries four locations.

  • City of Joondalup Duncraig Library
  • City of Joondalup Whitfords Library
  • City of Joondalup Woodvale Library
  • City of Joondalup Joondalup Library
  • holiday program
  • library
  • school holidays
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City of Wanneroo Libraries

City of Wanneroo Libraries

Various Locations

P 9405 5940
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City of Wanneroo Libraries help you explore, discover, learn and create!

Whether you want to rediscover the joy of reading, learn new skills, lose yourself in your imagination or just relax and meet new friends, our libraries have just what you’re looking for, whatever your age or interests.

Each Library has ongoing public programs including school holiday activities to entertain the whole family.
Visit the events page on the the City of Wanneroo website here for events happening at your local library!

School Holiday Activities
1 December 2018 – 31 January 2019


This summer explore and read about the wonderful world of critters and creatures, large and small, real and imagined. Create your own fabulous beasties and earn rewards as you participate in the best Summer Reading Club yet.

Discover new animal characters and fantastic species of the natural world. Learn new facts and marvel at all the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Become a club member at any of the City of Wanneroo Libraries. Register and receive a fabulous giveaway pack, complete with activity sheets, puzzles and super reading suggestions.

  • Clarkson Library
  • Girrawheen Library
  • Wanneroo Library
  • Yanchep/Two Rocks Library

Click here for the full schedule of school holiday activities!

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City of Wanneroo Museums

City of Wanneroo Museums

Various Locations

P 9405 5920
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The City of Wanneroo is very fortunate to have 3 museum sites: two historic houses – Cockman House and Buckingham House – and the Wanneroo Regional Museum.

The Wanneroo Museum provides a range of stories and themes based on the development of the area, from our Indigenous past, pioneers through to modern Wanneroo and its incredible evolution in recent times.

The Museum has ongoing public programs including school holiday activities to entertain the whole family.
Visit the City of Wanneroo website here for more information about each of the museums and what is happening!

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CIY.Club - Code It Yourself - Camps

CIY.Club - Code It Yourself - Camps

various locations in WA

P 1300 761 254
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CIY.Club (Code It Yourself) Camps are a weekend and school holiday event where kids come together to train to be creators of technology!

Courses are developed by the team behind ScopeIT Education, which have services tightly integrated with the Australian curriculum, providing lessons on learning to code, building websites, creating apps, 3D printing and design.

CIY.Club Camps provide a community where coders can engage with one another and learn important skills for the future. As they progress with the support of our professional Coaches, Coders work their way through introductory topics such as; Game Coding, 3D Printing, Website Development and more! In addition, the 6 hour Camp session will see Coders team building with fellow students and getting involved with offline games/activities (with prizes!).

For more information about CIY.Club Camps or to find a location near you, please click here.

If you enjoy visiting this Learning Destination you may find you have an interest in computer science, information technology or software development…..just some ideas to get you thinking.

Don’t forget to bring your passport to the camp to receive your stamp! All camps are a validated activity.

  • 3D printing
  • code
  • Coding
  • game coding
  • gaming
  • IT
  • technology
  • website development
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CIY.Club - Code It Yourself Club

CIY.Club - Code It Yourself Club

various locations across WA

P 1300 761 254
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CIY (Code It Yourself) Clubs are after-school, weekend and holiday clubs and camps where kids come together to train to be creators of technology!

Courses are developed by the team behind ScopeIT Education, which have services tightly integrated with the Australian curriculum, providing lessons on learning to code, building websites, creating apps, 3D printing and design.

CIY.Club provides a community where students can engage with one another and learn important skills for the future. As they progress with the support of our professional Coaches, Coders work their way through the achievements from level 1 to 9, opening the doors to topics such as; Game Coding, 3D Printing, Website Development and more!

For more information and to find a location near you, please click here.

If you enjoy visiting this Learning Destination you may find you have an interest in computer science, information technology or software development….. just some ideas to get you thinking.

Don’t forget to bring your passport to each session to receive your stamp! All sessions are validated activities.

  • 3D printing
  • code
  • Coding
  • game coding
  • gaming
  • information technology
  • IT
  • website
  • website development
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Clip 'n Climb Joondalup

Clip 'n Climb Joondalup

7 Winton Road, Joondalup 6027 Western Australia

P 6202 0135
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Clip ‘n Climb Joondalup

Think you’re brave? Test your courage by attempting one of the two ‘amp it up’ experiences at Clip ‘n Climb Joondalup.

Take up the challenge and test your climbing skills by tackling a climbing wall like you’ve never seen before. Tested and tried on all individuals with one common result, FUN!!!  With over 15 climbing challenges ready for you to attempt, there is something for everyone.Each climbing wall is equipped with TruBlue Autobelay making it safe and easy to climb free of a buddy. This means everyone can be having fun at the same time!

The team at Clip ‘n Climb are offering a 10% discount for Children’s University ECU members. Remember to use the code CHILDRENSUNI when you book online.

Book your session online here with the CU ECU discount code!

Clip ‘n Climb is open 7 days a week. Keep an eye on the website for times. Clip ‘n Climb is inside Aloha Surfhouse

Don’t forget to bring your passport along to receive your stamp!

  • climb
  • jump
  • leap
  • slide
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Constable Care Child Safety School

Constable Care Child Safety School

48 Sixth Avenue, Maylands WA 6051

P (08) 9272 0016
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Does your child have energy to burn in the school holidays? Or maybe they love their screen time?

With our life-size bike safety track and our augmented-reality safety quiz your kids will have lots of fun … and may even learn a thing or two about road safety!

School Holiday Sessions

January school holiday sessions will be announced soon. Please check back here closer to the time or email [email protected] to express your interest in being notified when bookings are open.

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DADAA - Lancelin Hub

DADAA - Lancelin Hub

131 Gingin Road, Lancelin WA 6044

P 08 9655 2808

Looking for some fun activities this winter holidays? Come down to the Wangaree Community Centre and get your art groove on!

Cost: $15 per session (includes all materials and morning tea supplied)

When: 10am -12pm

An updated schedule of events will be available closer to the next school holiday period.
Please call (08) 9655 2808 for inquiries or visit the website here  for more information about the DADAA Lancelin and the Wangaree Community Centre!

  • art
  • holiday
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Fired! Ceramic Cafe

Fired! Ceramic Cafe

29 Winton Road, Joondalup 6027

P (08) 93001811
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Let your creatively run free at Fired! Ceramic Cafe

We have a range of different tools to help you create your piece, and a selection of examples to help you get creative. All prices include paints, firing and glazing as we do not have a studio fee. Pieces can be picked up 7 days after completion.

CU ECU members can have their passports stamped for casual visits or collect a review form from their School Coordinator to receive stamps for the below Term 3 Program.

Term 3 After school Enrichment Program

When: 4pm-6pm every Thursday, June 19th to September 20th
Ages: 7 to 15 years old
Price: $200

Join us in term 3 for a fun after school enrichment Program. The Program will run every Thursday starting the 19th of July finishing on the 20th of September from 4pm to 6pm. We will be teaching your children different painting and crafting techniques throughout the program. Students will also be provided a healthy afternoon snack and drink.
Total Cost is $200 per student which includes all the paints and materials needed to complete all the projects which they are able to take home with them

Bookings are essential as we have limited spaces available. Find out more here

  • art
  • painting
  • pottery
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Firetech Australia

Firetech Australia

323 Stirling Street, Perth Western Australia 6000

P 1300 347 383
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Firetech is on a mission to teach young people how to design, create and innovate with strongly embedded values that underpin the work they do and the change they create!

Offering a wide range of 30+ creative and technical courses from robotics to software programming, flying drones and digital photography, Firetech’s STEAM workshops are designed as a fantastic environment for challenging design thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills – while having heaps of fun along the way!

Firetech offers school holiday tech experiences, after school tech clubs, co-curricular sessions and Professional Development programs for teachers and educational staff.

Visit the Firetech website for a full list of in-term, school clubs and holiday activities!

School Holiday Programs will be running during the upcoming break at the below locations;

  • City of Perth Library
  • All Saints College
  • ECU School of Engineering (Joondalup Campus)
  • Christ Church Grammar School

Please note prices and age ranges for activities vary.

  • code
  • robot
  • Science
  • STEAM
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Forte School of Music Joondalup

Forte School of Music Joondalup

8/133 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup 6027

P (08) 9468 3240

Learning is FUN at Forte School of Music!

Our multi-sensory approach has been shown to have enormous spin off effects on a child’s ability to focus and concentrate at school, as well as developing self-confidence and self-esteem. Our team of qualified professional musicians are fully trained to ensure you experience the very best in music tuition.

Piano Classes
Junior Keys (5- 8 years) and Piano Keys (8+ years) are our premier foundation piano course. In our children’s piano classes, children develop a rich base of important musical skills, a strong platform on which to study any instrument in the future.
Duration: 45mins
Cost: $29.95 – Junior Keys
$31.95 – Piano Keys

Ukulele Classes
“Ohana” is Hawaiian for family – Our debut ukulele classes (6+ years). With its short scale, four strings instead of six, and greater string spacing the ukulele is an easily accessible and ideal entry level instrument for all beginners, regardless of age.
Duration: 45 mins
Cost: $29.95

Guitar Lessons 
Embark on a fantastic new millstone with your first real guitar lesson! These are no ordinary guitar lessons (7+ ages)
Duration: 45 mins
Cost: $29.95

Private studios are also available for one-on-one tuition with 30 minutes sessions for $37.97. Forte cater for most popular instruments including piano/keyboard, guitar (classical, acoustic, electric & bass), violin, singing, and drums.

  • Family discounts
  • On-time payment discount
  • Referral discount

Visit the website to book your lesson!
School Holiday Programs and special events can be found via their Facebook here.

  • drums
  • guitar
  • keyboard
  • music
  • piano
  • school holiday
  • sing
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Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory

Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory

1098 Military Road, Gingin 6503 WA

P 9575 7577
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The Gravity Discovery Centre

Discover the Wonders of Our Universe this school holidays!

The Gravity Discovery Centre offers a range of exciting science attractions just one hour north of Perth. Experience hands-on science exhibits while learning about the latest science discoveries and how they relate to your everyday life!

Home to the ‘Leaning Tower of Gingin’, the Gravity Discovery Centre is the only centre in Australia with a focus on Gravity and Cosmology. The Gravity Precinct also hosts the GDC Observatory and the famous Zadko telescope.  The Observatory boasts a fully retractable roof, state of the art telescopes, and amazing WA dark sky offering a world class astronomy experience for the whole family.

For a full list of current exhibits and Gravity Discovery Centre opening times please click here.

For more details to help plan your visit to the Observatory please click here.

Don’t forget to bring your passport along to receive your stamp!

Validated School Holiday Activities


Rocket Making Workshops: Make your own rockets, including straw rockets and a water rocket which can be launch from our AquaPods. Please bring a 1.25L empty drink bottle to construct your rocket.

Duration: 2 Hours (approx)
Cost: $13.50
When: Monday 24 September: 11am & 1pm
Friday 28 September: 11am & 1pm
Monday 1 October: 11am & 1pm
Friday 5 October: 11am & 1pm

Book your spot online here


Exploring Science: Our ‘Exploring Space’ program teaches kids all about our local solar system, plus they’ll learn some of the tools and skills required by astronauts, all through interactive activities!

Duration: 2 Hours (approx)
Cost: $13.50
When: Tuesday 25 September: 11am & 1pm
Thursday 27 September: 11am & 1pm
Tuesday 2 October: 11am & 1pm
Thursday 4 October: 11am & 1pm

Book your spot online here! 


Exploring Nature: Our ‘Exploring Nature’ program will get your kids up close and personal with our local flora and fauna by using fun and interactive ways to teach them about nature and animals (including dinosaurs, of course!)

Duration: 2 Hours (approx)
Cost: $13.50
When: Wednesday 26 September: 11am & 1pm
Wednesday 3 October: 11am & 1pm

Book your spot online here! 

  • experiment
  • Science
  • solar
  • space
  • stars
  • telescope
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HBF Arena Kids Term Activities

HBF Arena Kids Term Activities

Kennedya Drive, Joondalup 6027 WA

P 9300 3355
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If you love netball, soccer or basketball, you will love our sporting clinics! Playing sport is a great way to get active and have fun with friends. Our clinics will give you the skills to step into the game with confidence.

The progressive lesson structure focuses on a specific skill each week, combining individual skill training with partner based activities and practical game simulation. As well as ball skills, footwork, offensive and defensive techniques you will learn the rules of the game. Team sports are a great way for you to develop social skills, team work and be involved in healthy competition.

Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, our clinics cater for all skill levels. Classes are divided into Junior  and Intermediate age groups, so you will enjoy learning the skills of the game in a friendly social environment.

Age : Juniors 5-7
Intermediates 8-13

Cost: term 3 prices will be available at the start of June

For registration details and sport schedules visit the website here.

CU members will be able to have their passports stamped at the end of the term!

 

  • basketball
  • netball
  • soccer
  • Term
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Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

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The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, our founder, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.

Our Roots & Shoots Program empowers young Australians and equips them with the tools, motivation and support they need to address the problems that matter most to them. We create an ever expanding network of Australians, connected with their global counterparts, who are inspired to be change-making global citizens.

You can work individually or form a club to complete the following validated activities:

Chimp Champions – All you have to do is raise at least $50 and we will present your school with your very own Junior Chimp Champion certificate, along with Anzac’s story. Please contact us at [email protected] with your contact details and funds raised and we will organise your certificate or even a visit to your school! Show your certificate to your in-school CUA Coordinator to receive a stamp in your passport. For further details click here.

Habitat Protection – Campaign for Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) labelling! Write to manufacturers asking them to explicitly label palm oil and use CSPO. Show a copy of your emailed letter to your in-school CUA Coordinator to receive a stamp in your passport. For further details access the link here.

Design Your Own – Roots & Shoots is an adaptable and ever-changing program. Most importantly, it’s your program! You can use community mapping to identify areas in your community that could use some help and use that as inspiration to start your own project. Show your community mapping and any other evidence of learning to your in-school CUA Coordinator to receive a stamp in your passport. For further information click here.

Mobile Phone Recycling – Schools only. For further information on Mobile Phone Recycling click here.

  • Animals
  • chimpanzees
  • conservation
  • Protection
  • wildlife
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Joondalup Climbing Centre

Joondalup Climbing Centre

2/25 Winton Road Joondalup, 6027 WA

P 9301 0097
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Joondalup Climbing Centre is Perth’s premier indoor climbing centre. Located north of Perth in Joondalup, and only 10 minutes walk from Joondalup Train Station, we cater for climbers of all levels, from the complete novice through to seasoned professionals.

We offer a range of classes and group activities in a safe and fun environment. The centre is widely used by schools, corporate groups and recreational users
alike. Our management team has over 20 years’ collective climbing experience, and combined with our relaxed and informal social atmosphere, great facilities and energetic staff, make Joondalup Climbing Centre “the” indoor place to climb in Perth.

Any Parents interested in their children participating in the children’s classes should call Mike at the centre on 9301 0097. He is the Instructor organising class dates and times throughout the year.

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri 10am – 10pm
Sat – Sun 10am – 8pm
Public Holidays 10am – 8pm

Ages: Climbers under 13 years old will need to have Rope Operators that are 13 years old and over 150cm tall.

Cost: please refer to the website here for price information

Don’t forget to get your passport stamped at the front desk when you leave!

  • active
  • climbing
  • ropes
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Joondalup Wolves Basketball

Joondalup Wolves Basketball

HBF Arena, Kennedya Drive, Joondalup WA 6027

P 9300 1325
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The Joondalup Wolves are pleased to announce 2018 Wolfpack Basketball School Holiday Camps, held at their new home – HBF Arena, are a CU ECU validated activity!

Both January, April and July were huge successes with all camp members gaining valuable skills and training tips as well as having a fun time. Wolfpack SBL players and Coaches will be in attendance, including some special former Perth Wildcats , so there is an opportunity to learn from the best while having some fun!

There are plenty of development opportunities that cater for all the members of the WolfPack, from beginners to more intensive, future WABL aspirants!

These sessions are perfect for children between 5-14 years old who are playing domestic basketball, or for those who have never played before and would like to give it a try. The focus of this camp will around teaching the fundamental skills of basketball – ball handling, shooting, passing and defence, just to name a few. Our experienced coaches will be able to teach the skills in a fun manner and there will be plenty of opportunity to try these new skills out in fun, competitive games throughout.

 

Take your Passport to your Children’s University Coordinator to receive a stamp/sticker in your passport for 10 hours.

More details for the next school holiday camps will be available closer to the next holiday period.

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Just Jump Parkour Gym

Just Jump Parkour Gym

1/637 Wanneroo Road, 6065 Wanneroo WA

P (08) 9306 3567
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Just Jump’s Parkour and Trampoline equipment is waiting for you to try!
Jumping is a low impact movement that increases your health and well-being with the added bonus of having fun while keeping healthy!

The main activities on offer at Just Jump are;

  • Free jumping on huge trampolines mats
  • Foam pit
  • Parkour equipment
  • Lock in Sessions
  • Fitness classes, and
  • Children’s agility classes

Bookings are essential!
Please note: general admission is not available after school hours, classes only.  For more information or to book your session click here !

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  • fitness
  • parkour
  • sport
  • tampoline
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Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre

Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre

322 Mills Road E, Martin WA 6110

P 08 9390 2288
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If you’re interested in wildlife, biology or helping to protect our environment than a visit to Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre is a must!

Kaarakin is a not-for-profit conservation organisation focused on saving black cockatoos. Kaarakin aims to rescue and rehabilitate endangered Black Cockatoos with the view for release, to restore critical Black Cockatoo habitat and to educate the public about our mission.
Carnaby’s, Baudin’s and Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos are endemic to the south west region of Western Australia, however they face the risk of extinction mainly due to loss of habitat as well as other threats. Discover how to identify black cockatoos in your local area and what you can do to play a part in their conservation


CU ECU Passport Holders

During the school holidays Kaarakin hold a number of fun events that involve seeing the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, interacting with some of the friendly black cockatoos, and doing conservation/craft activities. To find out more about school holiday activities click here!

If you plan a visit on one of the Tour Days you’ll be able to walk through the grounds of the Centre and see how Kaarakin are working hard to protect and rehabilitate our native wild black cockatoo species. You’ll also get the chance to visit the dingo enclosure and see the work that the Australian Threatened Species Centre is doing to save our native dingoes, as well as meeting some of the other native animals resident at Kaarakin including emus and kangaroos, all in beautiful bush surroundings. Click here for more information about Tour Days!

If you’d like to get involved, book a private tour of the centre or experience a black cockatoo or dingo close-encounter, visit the website for more details!

Don’t forget to bring along your CU ECU Passport to be stamped by your Kaarakin activity leader


If you would like to know more about Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre you can keep up to date via Facebook or Instagram!

For bird emergencies please call 9390 2288 or 0448 046 202

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Kristin’s Poems for Kids

Kristin’s Poems for Kids

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My name is Kristin Martin and I’m a poet from South Australia. On my website you can find some of my favourite poems. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. Some of these poems are funny. Some are silly. And some are about the beautiful things in life. Let me know which ones you like.

To receive a stamp in your passport, you will need to read some of the poems on the website, and leave a comment in the box below one of the poems. Your comment and my reply will be posted on the website within a few days. You will then need to provide evidence of our conversation to your School Coordinator, who will issue a stamp for 30 minutes per poem conversation.

Students who enjoy this activity may develop an interest in creative writing, journalism or media and choose to pursue further study in one of these fields at a tertiary level.

The poems are suitable for students aged 6 to 12.

For more information click here.

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Latitude Perth

Latitude Perth

35/57 Joondalup Drive, Edgewater, WA 6027

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Latitude Perth

How much energy do you have??? Do you feel like climbing up walls… literally? then you should go to Latitude!!

What can’t you do at Latitude? Take a look at their website here to check out all the activities they have to offer.

Trampolining and climbing are proven ways to get happy BUT did you know it’s also a fun way to get fit and strong for the other sports you do. In fact, there’s no better activity to train spatial awareness.

Ever wondered why you can jump on a trampoline all day and never get tired? That is because when you jump on a trampoline, you keep your energy at a level that leads to genuine fitness with low impact to the body.

With this validated activity you will get to do the following experiences. Yes, all of it… or the parts that you are most excited about:

  • Trampolining
  • Climbing activities
  • Down rush
  • Dodgeball court
  • Basketball lanes
  • Slack line & Battle Beam
  • Obstacle Course

Have fun!!! Don’t forget to bring your passport and get a stamp on the way out at the front desk

Cost:

General Session $20.00 (excludes socks) per hour for access to all activities for those above 110cm ($13 per additional hour)

Student Session $15.00 per hour Mon-Fri during school term time (excludes Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays and School Holidays)

Kids Zone $10 unlimited Monday – Friday (excludes socks) for those 5yrs and under 110cm; $10 1hr Sat-Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays; $7 extra hr

*Latitude socks $2, must be worn during all sessions and are yours to keep for next time.

Multi Pass Vouchers

Exclusively for individual use only / Not to be used by more than one person

  • 5 passes = $90
  • 10 passes = $170

Latitude Perth is open 7 days a week. Keep an eye on the website for times.

Don’t forget to bring your passport to receive your 1 hour stamp at the front desk!

  • bounce
  • climb
  • fly
  • kids zone
  • Trampoline
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Mike Lucas Poetry

Mike Lucas Poetry

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Welcome to Mike Lucas’s Monthly Poetry Challenge! This challenge will involve some form of creative writing in the genre of poetry. Mike may ask you to write a poem on a particular subject, or in a certain form, or to include a particular tool of poetry. All the information needed to write your poem will be on his website. When you have finished your poem, email it to Mike and he will reply with some feedback.

To receive a stamp in your passport, you will need to complete the monthly challenge which is available via the website here. Simply take your email and feedback from Mike to your School Coordinator to receive a stamp for 30mins in your passport. The important thing to remember is that every poem is different and what you write, as long as you follow the set rule, will always be right.

Students who enjoy this activity may develop an interest in creative writing, journalism or media and choose to pursue further study in one of these fields at a tertiary level.

The anticipated age range for the students is 7-12

For more information click here.

  • free
  • online
  • poetry
  • Writing
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On the Job

On the Job

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“On the Job” is an online curriculum concept, blending online and offline activities into an understanding of employment and the modern workplace.

Here you can find out real people’s experiences on working “On the Job”. Sometimes it might be different to what you think!

Suitable for ages 10 – 14 years old.

To access “On the Job” please click here.

Provide evidence of completing an online activity, for example, photographs, written report or video recording to your in-school CUA Coordinator to receive a stamp in your passport. Time allocated is at the discretion of the in-school CUA Coordinator.

  • employment
  • free
  • job
  • jobs
  • online
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Peel Zoo

Peel Zoo

Sanctuary Drive, Pinjarra WA 6208

P 08 9531 4322
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Ever wanted a ‘hands-on experience’ zoo experience?

Peel Zoo is a boutique, hands-on zoo, in a lush setting on the banks of the Murray River. Hand fee the animals, hold a snake, pat a kangaroo, tickle a ferret… There are well over 100 species of birds and animals that will capture your imagination: koalas, wombats, dingoes, exotic birds, reptiles, spotted quolls, possums, owls… The huge walk-through aviary and Tasmanian Devils are star attractions


CU Validated Activities 

CU ECU members and their families will receive 15% discount off admission to Peel Zoo and can receive up to 3 hours in their passport for attending the zoo.

The ‘Junior Zookeeper 4 a Day’ is also a validated CU ECU activity. Students will experience the life of a professional Zookeeper for a day. They will learn about animal husbandry, feeding, animal handling, and captive breeding. Participants not only enjoy all the hands on activities involved with being a Junior Zookeeper, they also receive a cool Zookeeper 4 A Day T-shirt, cap, and certificate, as well as lunch on the day.
Price: CU ECU passport holders will receive a discounted price of $109 by using the code CUECU when booking online.


Students participating in the activity may develop an interest in Veterinary Science or Wildlife Conservation Science and choose to pursue either of these fields at a tertiary level.

Please check the events calendar for upcoming events or visit the Peel Zoo website to plan your next visit

Don’t forget to take your passport with you to Peel Zoo and get it stamped before you leave!

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Perth Science Festival 2018

Perth Science Festival 2018

Claremont Showgrounds - Robinson Pavilion
1 Greylands Rd, Claremont 6010 WA

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Perth Science Festival 2018

Back in 2018 bigger and better than ever!
Visit this year’s Perth Science Festival, with over 60 interactive activities, stage shows, science meets art exhibitions and more!

Don’t forget to take your CU ECU passport to the Edith Cowan University (ECU) stand to complete activities for stamps.

Dates: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August
Time: 10am-5pm each day

Tickets – $10 (free for children under 4 years old)

Visit the Perth Science Festival website here to help plan your day!
Tickets available online here

 

  • art
  • experiment
  • Science
  • STEM
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Perth Wildcats

Perth Wildcats

Bendat Basketball Centre
201 Underwood Avenue, Floreat WA 6014

P (08) 6272 0777
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There are two different options to get involved with the Perth Wildcats Junior Clinics this coming January!
A one day or a two day clinic both held at Bendat Basketball Centre.

The clinics will be run by the Perth Wildcats players themselves with plenty of fun, games and giveaways. All participants will receive a clinic pack including a basketball.

Places are limited get in quick to secure your spot! 
Note: only registration completed by the participants parent/legal guardian will be valid 

Open to children aged 15 – 12 years

Click here for more information including pricing!

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Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo

20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth WA 6151

P (08) 9474 0444

Welcome to Australia’s best small zoo! 

Perth Zoo gets hands-on in wildlife conservation, at home and beyond our borders. This is what makes us one of the world’s best small zoos. One simple vision inspires and directs Perth Zoo’s work – a world where diversity of species and habitats is secure.

Looking forward to your upcoming visit to Perth Zoo? We’ve got you covered with all the essential information right here in one place!

The program of validated events is always changing so there is something to interest every Children’s University ECU member!

Current validated activities are listed below with more details available when you click for events:


Zoo Crew for a day6 hours in your passport
Zoo Crew is a Perth Zoo educational adventure day for kids aged 8-13 where they have the unique opportunity to learn about what’s involved in caring for the Zoo’s incredible animals.

Click here for more information about the Zoo Crew program
Please note all January school holiday sessions are now fully booked 


Walks & Talkspassport hours depend on activity
Perth Zoo has a huge range of walk & talk options to suit all interests!

Click here for more information to pick what you;d like to do on your next visit


Zoorassic Park– passport hours depend on activity 
Perth Zoo turned a whopping 120 this year and to celebrate the dinosaurs of Zoorassic Park are back!

There are heaps of things to see and do in Zoorassic Park so click here to find out more!

 

Details of more Children’s Programs and Activities can be found on the Perth Zoo website

  • Animals
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State Library of Western Australia

State Library of Western Australia

25 Francis Street
Perth WA 6000

P (08) 9427 3456
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The State Library of Western Australia provide students the opportunity to experience the world of cultural art through workshops and interactive exhibitions.  The program of validated events is always changing so there is something to interest every Children’s University ECU member!


CoderDojo WA Mentoring & Leadership Training for All Ages 

Are you involved (or want to get involved) in CoderDojo WA? Do you want to boost your skills as a Mentor or as a Leader (Champion)? This training session is for community members of all ages and backgrounds. Yes that includes school students as well as adults. Come along and learn how to help other people in your Dojo and in the CoderDojo community!

Date and Time: Thursday 27 September, 9.30am-10.30am
Cost: free
Register: book your place here!


CoderDojo WA School Holiday Dojo Session 

Want to experience a CoderDojo session this school holidays? Here’s your chance!
A CoderDojo provides an open-free learning environment where you can learn to code by creating projects of your own choice, with the support of mentors.

Date and Time: Thursday 27 September, 11am-12.30pm
Cost: free
Register: book your place here!


The 2018 AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things will return to the Perth Cultural Centre to inspire and Delight Perth Children aged 0-12 and their families.

AWESOME will present an array of creative hands-on activities, and kids book clubs in the State Library in addition to an amazing program of visual arts, theatre, circus, puppetry and many other activities taking place in the Perth Cultural Centre.

Where: Various locations throughout the State Library.
When: Saturday 29 September 10am – Monday 8 October 4pm
A full calendar of events can be found here!


Check out the website to find out what is on and plan your visit!

 

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  • opera
  • Performing Arts
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  • visual arts
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Story Box Library

Story Box Library

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Did you know that 85% of what we learn we learn by listening? Do you love hearing stories be performed? Take a sneak peak into Story Box Library and listen to your favourite or new stories come alive…

Think of Story Box Library as an on-line ‘reading room’. It’s a place where the wonderful world of Australian Children’s Literature is on permanent exhibit. Story Box Library is committed to supporting and encouraging the practice of storytelling – they want your imaginations to soar.

Story Box Library creates through videos an interactive experience inviting storytellers to read stories. These may be people you recognise… sports people, musicians, comedians, actors, all with varying accents and from different cultures.

Story Box Library is a live streaming service, which means once logged in, you have instant access to our content without having to download files. You will require a internet connection to access our library. There are also different membership levels available for purchase and some stories for free. Check out the pricing options here.

Stories have been broken down into the following categories:

  • Pre-School (3 – 5 years)
  • Lower Primary (5-7 years)
  • Middle Primary (8-10 years)
  • Upper Primary (10 – 12 years)

Want to get a sneak preview for what Story Box Library is like, then click here. There are always new and interesting opportunities taking place at the Story Box Library – Check it out here.

After listening to a book you can provide evidence of learning to your in-school Children’s University Australia Coordinator by filling out the Book Review Template –Book Review.

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The Coral Garden - Dr Tullio Rossi

The Coral Garden - Dr Tullio Rossi

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Tullio Rossi completed his PhD in Climate Science at the University of Adelaide in 2016. During his studies he also worked as a Graphic Designer. Tullio has now combined his scientific and design backgrounds to produce scientific videos focused on marine biology and preservation of the planet’s resources.

Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of selected videos by completing the corresponding activity sheets. Please note the appropriate YouTube links are also found on the activity sheets below.

Lost at Sea – Worksheet

The Coral Garden – The Story of Frank the Coral- Worksheet

Poop for Climate

The Story of Lily The Sea Turtle

Completed worksheets are to be taken to your in school CUA Coordinator and they will issue 30 minutes and a stamp in your passport.

To check out all of Dr Tullio Rossi’s work please visit The Coral Garden YouTube page by clicking here.

  • conservation
  • environment
  • free
  • marine
  • online
  • Science
  • the coral garden
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The Nostalgia Box

The Nostalgia Box

Shop 3, 16 Aberdeen Street, Perth 6000

P 9227 7377
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Do you love videos games? Do you ever wonder about how they were invented? 

At The Nostalgia Box, we set out to celebrate the people that made the video game industry what it is today! We want to shed light on why home video game consoles have evolved in the way they have. We showcase over 100 consoles from the 1970s through to the 2000s in an interactive exhibit.

This is a great way to go behind the scenes and uncover the ‘making’ of the video game industry as you read stories of how each console was developed. You are sure to find most, if not all, retro consoles from your parent’s childhood as well as many you have never seen before! Play all the classic games like Pong, Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot and many more. This is your chance to experience gaming history through play and share it with your friends and family!

Discount: Children’s University members receive 15% discount when visiting The Nostalgia Box out of school hours by using the discount code ChildUNI when booking online.

Validated Activity: Collect and complete an activity sheet at when you visit The Nostalgia Box to receive a stamp in your Passport!

Visit the website for more details and to plan your visit

 

  • computer
  • gaming
  • history
  • indoor
  • video game
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The Pottery Playroom

The Pottery Playroom

4/19 Mercer Lane, Joondalup 6027

P 9301 2080
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Fun is our business! Come along and make something special.

Unleash your creative side with a visit to The Pottery Playroom. Paint your own unique piece of pottery in our spacious child-friendly studio.

It is the perfect way to capture special memories, create a personal gift for a loved one or even make keepsakes such as hand and footprints. Visit the website here for more information to help plan your visit!

All ages welcome, no experience needed

Bookings advisable at weekends and during school holidays.

Don’t forget to take you passport and get it stamped!

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  • create
  • paint
  • pottery
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Toonworld - WA

Toonworld - WA

Various Locations

P Mike 0423 548 146
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The vision on Toonworld is simple we “Encourage, Empower, Educate and Entertain” kids through Cartooning Workshops & Animation Incursions as a vacation care provider and in school creative specialists that improve their confidence and creativity.

Mike and Claudio believe that Toonworld is teaching a form of child development which not only enhances the students’ drawing ability but also bolstering their confidence in themselves with their peers while unlocking their creativity.

Toonworld offers cartooning incursions that really make a different. We travel all over Australia visiting Kindergartens, OOSH & OSHC, Primary & High Schools. The workshops will have your children drawing long after the incursion is over!

For more information about costs, duration, activities and bookings please click here.

Students participating in these activities may develop an interest in Creative Arts, Special Effects and Animation and may choose to pursue one of these fields at a tertiary level.

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