It’s almost school holiday time again. Here at HeyHubble, we’ve been busy pulling together some fun ideas for the break to make your school holidays as enjoyable as possible.
If you’re after structured, skill-building programs that can be funded by the NDIS, we’ve collected some fantastic programs from our HeyHubble providers.
If you’re after some activities in the community, we’ve put together a big list of activities that are disability-friendly but still perfect for the whole family.
NDIS school holiday programs or intensive, creative therapy sessions helps you make the most out of the school holidays. You can keep the learning and skill-building up without compromising on fun.
We've asked our network of providers to tell us what cool, high-quality programs they have on offer so we can help you book into ones you're interested in.
All-abilities school holiday camps
Fun, social camps tailored to kids and teens of all abilities. Think activities like beach days, jet-skiing, bushwalks, cooking, campfires and group dinners. Camp groups are usually 8 - 10 participants, plus any one-on-one support workers.
Run by: What Ability
When: Camps run from 10th - 16 July
Where: Locations based on participant needs
Skill-building VR gaming
VR gaming sessions with added benefits. Your child can improve skills like their reaction time, hand-eye coordination, reach and peripheral vision in a fun, gamified way.
Run by: Perth Integrated Health
When: 5th, 7th and 13th July
Where: Balcatta and Applecross
Intensive play therapy sessions
Play therapy allows kids to learn vital emotional skills in a natural and fun way. These intensive play therapy sessions during the holidays run as a block of three and are perfect if term-times are usually too busy.
Run by: Play Therapy with Evonne
When: Times and dates based on your preference
Fun LEGO speech pathology sessions
Help to develop social and language skills while having a great time playing with LEGO. The program runs in three sessions, with each session building on the last.
Run by: Kat's Speech Pathology
When: 5th, 10th and 12th July
Where: Mosman Park
These workshops are run in two parts: learning the basics of common makeup looks and application, and shopping for products. Great for teens wanting to get into makeup.
Run by: The Thinking Space
When: Workshop 1 will be on 7th and 10th July. Workshop 2 will be on 11th July.
Where: Fremantle for Workshop 1, Garden City Booragoon for Workshop 2.
Teamwork and skill-building activities
Dignified Caring runs a full and varied timetable of holiday activities that offer new experiences and opportunities to build skills. The sessions include:
- Fun, exercise and sports
- Fun cooking
- Day with animals
- Lego teamwork
- Science and fun experiments
- Movies and discussion
- Nature appreciation
Run by: Dignified Caring
When: Programs run all school holidays. Enquire for specific dates.
Get updated on school holiday programs
We're no longer taking expressions of interest for the above programs in July 2023, but we can update you if any new programs or spots become available.
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Fun in the community
These are our top picks for things to do in Perth these school holidays that don't require NDIS funding.
Landsdale Animal Farm
Located in Darch, just 20 minutes from Perth CBD, this farm has a weekly schedule of wonderful interactive activities.
Aquarium of Western Australia
A day in the aquarium is always interesting and beautiful, but if you’re looking for a more hands-on sensory experience, check out their Ocean Play Room.
Quiet Tuesdays at the Art Gallery
Quiet Tuesdays is an initiative of the Autism Association of Western Australia where art lovers aged 7 -12 can enjoy a low-sensory environment along with some fun art activities.
Strength Heroes art classes
Art classes designed to build resilience and positive thinking for kids. Features paint, clay, drawing, construction and more in a wide range of sessions.
Trampolining at Flip Out
Aside from being far too much fun, trampolining is also excellent for developing balance, leg strength, aerial awareness and more. There are plenty of locations to choose from around Perth, including the popular Flip Out.
School’s Out Winterfest
A winter wonderland is coming to the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. Every child’s pass comes with a free adult ticket, an ice skating experience, snow slide passes and 10 rides.
Pick a sunny day and grab your bikes to enjoy one of the many cycling tracks around Perth. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Kings Park - with many routes to choose from with lots of pit stops along the way
- Windan Bridge Loop - a 6km ride spotted with cafes
- Herdsman Lake - a 7 km loop, flat terrain loop with lots of trees for shade
Head to the park
Sam’s Playground in Warradale Park and Pia’s All Ability Play Space in Whiteman Park are great choices of playgrounds with autism-friendly experiences.
For more options, the website BuggyBuddys has a long list of fully fenced playgrounds.
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