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School holiday eco-activities

Fun, affordable and environmentally friendly, these activities will keep the kids busy over the school holidays.

Start a food garden by nurturing your seeds in home made newspaper pots. All you need is some newspaper, string, potting mix and seeds. Beans are a great choice, they grow quickly and little people may be more likely to eat veggies they’ve grown themselves! 

Use up left-overs with these fritter faces. Little people love to help in the kitchen and this recipe will encourage kids to eat healthy while cutting food waste in your kitchen.

Your home is a treasure trove of craft resources. Check out this guide for recycled craft including ‘Wastruments’ like glass jar xylophone and plastic bottle panpipes.

Get the kids involved in decluttering! Use the four box method when clearing out a cupboard, draw or wardrobe. Put things to keep in box one, things that belong in a another place in the house in box two, things to recycle in box three and things to donate in box four. Consider starting a dress up box with old clothes, jewellery, accessories and decorations.

Get out of the house and into nature and encourage children to collect fallen leaves, flowers and gumnuts. Use the collected items to make a nature bracelet or take them home to make a collage.

Win an electric bike

In partnership with the Perth Electric Bike Centre, Switched on bikes is giving you the chance to win an e-bike all of your own. To go into the draw to win a BH Easymotion Evo Gacela electric bike valued at $3699, enter your details here.


Sunday 3 April
10:00AM - 4:00PM
City Farm, East Perth

A sustainable lifestyle starts with apartment living. Find out how at this innovative community event.

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Switched on bikes at Autumn river festival

Sunday 3 April
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Garvey Park, Ascot

Come down to picturesque Garvey Park and enjoy a wonderful day of family fun by the river at the annual City of Belmont Autumn River Festival. 

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SJ Food and Farm Fest

Saturday 9 April
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beef Natural Farm, 101 Lightbody Road, Mardella

The Food and Farm Fest is a great day out for all ages, the whole family, based on Beef Natural Farm in Mardella.
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Eco Faeries

Tuesday 12 April
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Kelmscott Library, 2784 Albany Highway, Kelmscott

Learn about nature and the environment with the Eco Faeries. There will be stories, songs and dancing.

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What bird is that?

Friday 15 April
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cambridge Library, 99 the Boulevard Floreat

Get the low down on what bird is what from our local Birdlife WA experts.

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Cleaning with chemistry

Wednesday 13 April
10:00 am – 11:00 am
City of Vincent admin building, 244 Vincent Street, Leederville

Cut through the advertising spin of the home hygiene industry with the help of elbow grease and bi-carb soda. Cleaning with chemistry will arm you with a basic understanding of household science and a spray bottle full of natural alternatives to toxic and expensive cleaners.

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Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group Community event

Thursday 21 April
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Peaceful Ponds, Mount Nasura

Donate yourself to Landcare and help improve our local environment.

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Great cocky count

Sunday 3 April

Join us as we carry out our annual survey of black-cockatoo numbers across WA to gain a better understanding of these unique and endangered species. It’s simple, fun and every survey counts!

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Day to day sustainability in early years settings

Thursday 7 April
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre, Corner of Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson

Presented by Little Green Steps, this workshop is a great introduction to sustainability that provides a solid foundation for anyone working in the early years settings.

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Grow your own super foods

Friday 8 April
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cambridge Library, 99 the Boulevard Floreat

Forget about spending a fortune on exotic products you can’t pronounce. Come to our Grow Your Own Superfoods session where you can learn how to grow your own nutrient packed superfoods.

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Switched on bikes at Global beats and eats

Saturday 9 April
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liddell Park, Girrawheen

Join us to experience eclectic sounds, music and tastes from around the world, with an evening that will excite your senses!

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Bold Park wildlife sunset stalk

Monday 11 April
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
WA Ecology Centre, 165 Perry Lakes Drive, City Beach

Join us to experience eclectic sounds, music and tastes from around the world, with an evening that will excite your senses!

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Breakfast with the birds

Saturday 16 April
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Cambridge Library, 99 the Boulevard Floreat

Come to Lake Monger and check out our local birdlife beauties and then enjoy a scrumptious barbecue breakfast.

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