The winter school holidays are just around the corner but don’t let the cooler weather dampen your spirits, there is still plenty to do around Brightwood Baldivis to keep the kids entertained.
The great outdoors
Brave the cold and pull on your finest gumboots for some outdoor fun at these top spots. Whether your kids enjoy skating, running or just a play in the park, there’s something for everyone these school holidays.
Baldivis Children’s Forest
This sprawling 20 hectares of bushland was created as a public park and environmental education space for children and has been a central part of the local community since opening in 2000. The Children’s Forest not only boasts fantastic walking trails, spacious picnic areas and well-maintained BBQ and toilet facilities, it also has educational and conservation programs to keep the kids engaged this school holidays.
Head to https://www.baldivischildrensforest.org.au/ to find out more and plan your day there.
Baldivis Youth Space
If your little ones enjoy activities on wheels, this is the perfect place to take them for some fun and exercise. Baldivis Youth Space encompasses a 40metre skate plaza, a parkour climbing frame, ropes course, climbing frame, chill out zone and four trampolines. Surrounded by an expansive green space, there’s plenty of room for the kids to play if the skate park isn’t quite their thing!
This new world class park is located right here in Brightwood! Let the kids entertain themselves for hours on the rope swing, flying fox, nature play area and footy goals, plus much more. Why not make a day of it with lunch at the BBQ and picnic area.
Go for a ride
Find your 30 and have fun whilst you’re at it on one of the many cycle paths around Baldivis. Some of our favourites include:
- The Don Shepherd Nature Reserve Trail
- Baldivis Children’s Forest
- Kwinana Loop Trail
Baldivis Equestrian and Pony Club
For something a bit different, pay a visit to the Baldivis Equestrian and Pony Club for a horse riding experience like no other. The expert staff here are passionate about ensuring a fun, safe day for riders of all levels. For more info, click here: http://www.baldivisponyclub.com/
Baldivis Archery Club
Try out a new skill these school holidays at the Baldivis Archery Club! Established in the 70’s, the Archery Club has been a Baldivis community icon for many years. Located near the Golf Driving Range and BMX track, the club is home to modern facilities and offers Target, Field and Clout facilities, allowing archers of all skill levels and disciplines to enjoy the day. For more info, click here: https://www.baldivisarchery.com/
If you plan to stay warm and cosy these school holidays, there are plenty of indoor activities for you and the kids to enjoy.
Catch a film
Nothing beats warm, buttery popcorn and a movie on a cold rainy day, which is why a trip to the cinema is the perfect winter school holiday activity. Both Reading Mandurah and Ace Cinemas Rockingham have reopened to the public and are within a 30 minute drive from Brightwood, so head to their websites to check the school holiday movie schedule.
Reading Mandurah: https://readingcinemas.com.au/cinemas/all-sessions/Mandurah
Ace Cinemas Rockingham: https://www.acecinemas.com.au/
Fun for the whole family, Timezone Baldivis is always a guaranteed epic day out! Choose from arcade style games to skill testers and high energy group activities to get the blood pumping and heart racing.
For more info, click here: https://www.timezonegames.com/en-au/locations/timezone-baldivis
Inflatable World, Mandurah
Home to the biggest indoor inflatable playgrounds in the country, this fun filled venue is located slightly further afield in Mandurah but well worth the visit. It’s a super high energy activity and joining in with your kids is strongly encouraged making it a fun bit of exercise for the whole family. The extensive play space is all undercover, so it is a great place to visit when the weather outside isn’t so pleasant. For more information and to plan your day out, visit http://www.inflatableworldoz.com.au/stadiums/mandurah/
The Mary Davies Library
Keep the kids entertained and sharpen their minds in the school break with a trip to the library. They host a range of activities all year round but step it up in the term breaks with special school holiday programs designed for kids of all ages and interests. Head to https://rockingham.wa.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/libraries/for-the-kids to see what’s on offer and book the kids in for some entertaining education.
Brother of Mine
Supplying delicious food, superb coffee and chill vibes, this is the perfect place if you want to enjoy some slower paced, quieter time with the kids. Treat them to a scrumptious hot chocolate or sweet treat whilst you sip on your expertly made cup of coffee, everyone wins!
Click here for more info: https://brotherofmine.com.au/
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What do you have planned for the school holidays? Let us know if we’ve missed your favourite holiday activity so we can add it to our list! Keep up with all our latest blog posts and with what’s happening in our local community, be sure to follow us on Facebook by clicking here or head to our website www.brightwoodbaldivis.com.au
If you can see yourself calling Brightwood Baldivis home, please feel free to contact either Debra or Lee for a chat!
Phone: 0414 940 724
Phone: 0403 060 129