September School Holidays in SJ

Published on Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 3:45:31 PM

There’s lots of family fun to be had in the Shire of SJ these September school holidays with some great activities and events happening in our community for all ages.


Explore the wonder of Magical Park

Help the keep the park clean and rescue the trees!

Australian Wildlife Week is 4 – 8 October 2021, and you can join in this fun interactive game and be a virtual wildlife warrior.

​Someone has littered in the park and now there are glass bottles and pizza boxes, apple cores and other rubbish spread all over. As a result, the magical trees are really sick. Pick up the rubbish and take it to the right tree to be recycled to bring some magic back to the forest.

Bill Hicks Magical Park is back for the entire school holidays. Use your smart device to help the forest or try one of nine other adventures. Download the free app to activate an exciting and engaging magical world when you enter the magical park’s boundaries. (Mobile data usage applies).

Children under 12 must be supervised.

Date: Visit our Magical Park any time between Saturday 25 September – Sunday 10 October.
Location: Bill Hicks Reserve, Corner of Portwine Avenue and Plaistowe Boulevard, Byford.

For more information and to download the Magical Park app, click here.


 

SJ Play Trails

SJ Play trails take traditional scavenger hunt games to a whole new level! Visit trail locations to unlock challenges, solve quiz questions and score points.

Jarrahdale and Gooralong Brook Play Trail

Explore Jarrahdale’s history with the Jarrahdale and Gooralong Brook Play Trail!

The 1km long Jarrahdale Town Play Trail runs between Forster Way and Gooralong Brook.

Learn more about the rich history and heritage of the area, meet local wildlife and complete fun nature play activities as you make your way along the trail!

Parking is available at Bruno Gianatti Hall, 8 Munro Street, Jarrahdale. You can start your Jarrahdale and Gooralong Brook Play Trail adventure here!

 

Mundijong Heritage Nature Walk Play Trail

Stop to take in the sights and sounds as you make your way along the Mundijong Heritage Nature Walk Play Trail!

Follow the Play Trail down Paterson Street and experience the natural beauty and historical significance of Mundijong.

You will stop at different locations, complete challenges to earn points on the leader board as you make your way along the trail! 

Parking is available at Paterson Street Mundijong (Mundijong/Watkins Road end). You can start your Mundijong Heritage Nature Walk Play Trail adventure here!

For more information and to download the app, click here.

 


Movie Night @ The Library - SOLD OUT

Enjoy popcorn and movie night at the library featuring: Luca. 

Set on the Italian Riviera in the 1950–1960s, the film centres on Luca Paguro, a sea monster boy with the ability to assume human form while on land, who explores the town of Portorosso with his new best friend, Alberto Scorfano, experiencing a life-changing summer adventure.

Rated G. Suitable for all ages.

BYO bean bags and water bottles.

Date: Tuesday, 28 September

Time: 5pm – 6.30pm

Location: Mundijong Public Library, 10 Paterson St, Mundijong

For more information and to book, click here.

 


The Jarrahdale Log Chop and SJ Lions Country Fair

Enjoy a free family day out in Jarrahdale at the Jarrahdale Log Chop and SJ Lions Country Fair. There will be world class woodchopping, children’s rides, entertainment, food and drinks available for purchase.

Date: Sunday, 3 October

Time: From 10am

Location: Jarrahdale Oval, Millars Road, Jarrahdale

More information can be found here.

 


Lego Extravaganza!

Enjoy Lego Play with others who love Lego!

Your creativity is only limited by your own imagination. 

BYO water bottle.

Suitable for all ages. Children under 12 must be supervised.

Date: Thursday, 30 September

Time: 10am – 11am

Location: Mundijong Public Library, Paterson Street, Mundijong

Book here.


Story Trail at Percy’s Park

Story Time is hitting the trail these holidays!

Join us at Percy’s Park for a Story Trail. Find the fairies and magical creatures and make a rainbow streamer.

This session is aimed at children aged 2 – 5 years, however all ages and abilities are welcome at this holiday session.

Story Time is designed to support parents in reading to children and build early literacy and social skills.

Date: Monday, 4 October

Time: 10am – 11am

Location: Percy’s Park, Mead Street, Byford

Book your spot here.

 


Archery Dodgeball

Join in the fun with Archery Skirmish, a fast-paced activity where paintball meets dodgeball, just without the sting. Suitable for ages 12-18. Registrations are essential.

Date: Monday, 4 October
Time: There are four, 1 hour sessions on offer

11am - 12pm

12pm - 1pm

1pm - 2pm

2pm - 3pm

Location: SJ Community Recreation Centre, Mead Street, Byford

Book your tickets here.


Aussie Hoops with Byford Basketball Association

Join Byford Basketball Association for an Aussie Hoops skills workshop ending with a fun game, all participants will receive a free water bottle.

Date: Tuesday, 5 October

Time: 9am – 12pm
5 – 7 Years. Children under 12 must be supervised. 

Date: Wednesday 6 October

Time: 9am – 12pm

8 – 10 Years. Children under 12 must be supervised.

Location: Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre, Mead St, Byford

Registrations are essential. Book here.


3-on-3 Basketball Competition

 Join Byford Basketball Association for a 3-On-3 Round Robin Competition, with prizes available for the winning team and a Shoot to Win Competition.

Enter your own team of 4 (1 sub) or register yourself and we will allocate a team.

For team bookings please book all tickets in one order.

Date: Tuesday 5 October

Time: 1pm – 4pm.

Ages: 11 – 14 Years. Children under 12 must be supervised.

Date: Wednesday 6 October

Time: 1pm – 4pm.

Ages: 15 – 17 Years.

Location: Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre, Mead St, Byford

Book here.


Whoo’s Who

Tawny frogmouths and owls are both incredible creatures with very similar looking features, but just who is who? Learn more about the characteristics of our feathered friends and discover how to tell the difference between these contrasting species. Join in on puzzles, spot the difference and a special up-close encounter.

Date: Friday, 8 October

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Location: Percy’s Park, Mead Street, Byford

Ages: Suitable for children aged 4-7.

Book your tickets here.

Shire residents can receive a 50% discount when making a booking by using the code: SHIRESJ01


Science Gone Wild

Discover a slimy defence, exploding rockets and secret signals. Find out how nature works with a series of hands on activities and experiments. Let loose the mad scientist within!

Date: Friday, 8 October

Time: 1pm– 3.30pm

Location: Percy’s Park, Mead Street, Byford

Ages: Suitable for children aged 8-13

Book your tickets here.

 Shire residents can receive a 50% discount when making a booking by using the code: SHIRESJ02


Arcade Games @ Youth Drop-In

Come down to the Youth Drop In for the last day of the school holidays and have a go at classic Arcade Games like Air Hockey, Car Racing and more!

Date: Friday, 8 October

Time: 3pm – 8pm

Location: Briggs Park Youth Space, Mead Street, Byford

Ages: 12-18 years.

No bookings required!

 


SJ Library Friends Second Hand Book Sale

The SJ Library Friends second hand book sale is on again!

Head down to Mundijong Public Library on Friday, 1 October between 9.30am - 12pm.

Books are only $1!

Children's books are 50 cents!

 


SJ Food Truck Fiesta

Drop in and grab some takeaway or find a spot on Mundijong Oval and enjoy dinner at our SJ Food Truck Fiesta!

Date: Friday, 8 October

Time: 5pm – 8pm

Location: Mundijong Oval, Cockram Street, Mundijong

For more information, click here.

 


Lego Club

Come along to LEGO Club at the Library. Take the LEGO challenge, make a badge and have FUN!

Date: Saturday, 9 October

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Location: Mundijong Public Library, 10 Paterson St, Mundijong

Lego Club is suitable for ages 5+.

Upcoming dates for Lego Club can be found here.

 


Youth Drop-In Centre

The Shire’s Youth Drop-In Centre at Briggs Park will be open on selected days during the school holidays. 

For more information on times and dates visit the @YouthofSJ Instagram page.


Visit the Library

Mundijong Public Library is open during the school holidays with some help yourself craft activities for children.

Click here to view open times.

 


Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week will be celebrated from 9 - 16 October 2021, with the Shire holding several different events to mark the occasion. Find out what’s happening for Mental Health Week here.


SJ Farmers Market

The SJ Farmers Market is on every Saturday from 8am – 11am at the Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre. Come down and buy local and support local these school holidays. Visit SJ Farmers Markers Facebook page here for more information. 


 

Don't forget to check our out What's On webpage for a full list of events happening in our Shire all year round. 

 

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