Northam Murals

Northam Murals

Northam Murals Table of Contents Northam’s Best Murals If you’ve ever found yourself hunting for a slice of Australian culture that’s off the beaten track, the Avon Valley town of Northam offers a delightful treasure hunt. Renowned for more than its historical significance and picturesque countryside, Northam is a canvas brimming with a vibrant subculture […]

Northam Multicultural Festival 2023

Northam Multicultural Festival 2023

Northam Multicultural Festival 2023 Northam Heritage and Multicultural Festival 2023 – State Builders The Northam Heritage and Multicultural Festival 2023 was was held on Sunday 29th October from 10am – 4pm at Bernard Park.  The Northam Heritage and Multicultural Festival is a beloved annual event that draws people from all over to celebrate the diversity […]

New Playground For Quairading – Kwirrading Koort

New Playground For Quairading - Kwirrading Koort

New Playground For Quairading – Kwirrading Koort Grand Opening Of Kwirrading Koort We were invited to the Grand Opening of Kwirrading Koort, Quairading’s new community park on Friday 15th September. Rick Wilson MP, Darren West MLC and Quairading Shire President Peter Smith cut the ribbon and officially opened Kwirrading Koort to the community. The new […]

Womens World Hot Air Ballooning Championship

Womens World Hot Air Ballooning Championship

Womens World Hot Air Ballooning Championship 5th FAI Women’s World Hot Air Ballooning Championship The world’s best female ballooning pilots competed in September’s 5th FIA Women’s World Hot Air Ballooning Championship in Northam Western Australia. The Championships were held from 2nd – 9th September.  Thirty women from 13 nations – from Brazil to New Zealand […]

Avon Descent And Bilya Festival

Avon Descent And Bilya Festival

Avon Descent and Bilya (River) Festival The Avon Descent is a two-day 124km adventure challenge from Northam to Bayswater, Western Australia The Lotterywest Avon Descent Festivals offer a thrilling weekend of family-friendly events in Northam, Toodyay, Swan, and Bayswater. Held annually alongside the Avon Descent, these festivals are the perfect chance for friends and family […]

Moort Wabiny Park in Beverley

Moort Wabiny Park in Beverley

Our visit to Moort Wabiny Park in Beverley WA​ Moort Wabiny Park in Beverley WA​ Discover the ultimate family playground at Moort Wabiny Park, located in the charming town of Beverley. This park boasts an impressive array of fun and engaging activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Kids can enjoy nature play, skateboarding, […]

O’Connor Park in Cunderdin

O'Connor Park Cunderdin

Our visit to O’Connor Park in Cunderdin​ O’Connor Park in Cunderdin On Friday, June 30th 2023, Cunderdin residents and visitors celebrated the grand opening of CY O’Connor Park, located in Forrest Street. The park is a fantastic addition to the town, boasting a range of exciting amenities for visitors of all ages. Kids will love […]

23rd National Ballooning Championships Northam

23rd National Ballooning Championships Northam

23rd National Ballooning Championships Northam 23rd National Ballooning Championships hosted in Northam May 6th – 13th 2023, Northam was host to a vibrant week of hot air ballooning, marking the first National Championships in four years. Over 20 globally recognised Australian pilots fought for their chance to represent their country at the World Championships. The […]

Northam Elevate Festival 2023

Northam Elevate Festival 2023

Northam Elevate Festival 2023 2023 Northam Elevate Festival The Elevate Festival took place on Saturday 6th May at the Henry Street Oval in Northam, Australia – the country’s number one hot air ballooning destination. This one-of-a-kind event marked the beginning of the 23rd National Ballooning Championships, where the skies were filled with an array of […]

York Motorcycle Festival 2023

York Motorcycle Festival 2023

York Motorcycle Festival 2023 York Motorcycle Festival 2023 The York Motorcycle Festival was an exciting event that took place at Avon Terrace, York WA. Offering fun for all ages, the Festival was held on Sunday 16th April from 10am-4pm. Attendees enjoyed motorbike stunt shows, live music, Show & Shine, trade displays, Vintage Collective Markets, motorbike […]

Wundowie Iron Festival 2022

Wundowie Iron Festival 2022

Our Visit To Wundowie Iron Festival In 2022 Wundowie Iron Festival In 2022 Wundowie played a crucial role in the development of Western Australia’s iron ore industry. To celebrate its heritage, the Wundowie Iron Festival takes place every year. Nestled within dense bushland, this hidden gem can be found 65km east of Perth via the […]

Northam Motorsport Festival 2023

Northam Motorsport Festival 2023

Northam Motorsport Festival 2023 2023 Northam Motorsport Festival Experience the thrill of classic racing at the Northam Motorsport Festival, a must-attend event for all ages. The streets of Northam come alive with time trials and the exhilarating Northam Flying 50 race on Sunday. Aside from the racing, explore the car display areas, indulge in some […]

Rainbow Spaghetti for Sensory Play

Rainbow Spaghetti

Rainbow Spaghetti For Sensory Play Sensory Play Rainbow Spaghetti If you’re looking for a fun, colorful activity that will delight young children, look no further than rainbow spaghetti! With just a few simple steps, you can create a tactile wonderland that will stimulate their senses and spark their imaginations. Best of all, this DIY project […]

Hoddywell Archery Park In Toodyay

Hoddywell Archery Park

Our Visit To Hoddywell Archery Park In Toodyay Table of Contents Hoddywell Archery Park In Toodyay Nestled amidst 50 acres of pristine bushland outside the charming town of Toodyay, just an hour’s drive from Perth, Hoddywell Archery Park offers a unique outdoor experience in a stunning natural setting. Whether you’re a seasoned archer or trying […]

Canola fields at PetTeet Park York

Canola PetTeet Park York

Canola fields at PetTeet Park York Table of Contents Visiting the Canola fields at PetTeet Park near York, Western Australia Wheatbelt Kids visited PetTeet Park in September 2022.  PetTeet Park is situated on 100 acres in the picturesque Talbot Brook between York and Beverley. We spent a few hours enjoying the spring morning walking through […]

FREE Resources For Learning At Home

Resources

Numeracy Resources For Home Learning Numeracy Resources For Home Learning With the recent COVID-19 situation around the world many parents have had to implement a remote learning program from home.  We found a common issue of parents not having access to hands on Literacy and Numeracy resources so I have developed some FREE resources for […]

Toodyay Fairytale Farm

Toodyay Fairytale Farm

Our Adventure to Toodyay Fairytale Farm Toodyay Fairytale Farm​ *Please note that Toodyay Fairytale Farm is now permanently CLOSED January 2023 Wheatbelt Kids visited Toodyay Fairytale Farm last month before the COVID-19 temporary closed all parks and attractions. We had a wonderful time exploring all the sculptures and small houses around the park.  There are […]

Our Favourite Play Dough Recipe

Our Favourite Play Dough Recipe

Our Favorite Play Dough Recipe Our Easiest Playdough Recipe One of Maddison’s favourite things to do is play with play dough, she will sit for hours squishing and squashing the stuff. As an adult the smell reminds me of my childhood and all the fun I had making little worlds and stories out of play […]

2 Ingredient Oobleck

2 Ingredient Oobleck

2 Ingredient Oobleck Oobleck: The Mysterious Non-Newtonian Fluid That Dances Between Solid and Liquid Imagine a substance that behaves like a solid when you punch it or squeeze it but flows like a liquid when you gently move your fingers through it. Such a material may seem like a fascinating concept from science fiction, but […]

Sensory Rice and Pasta

Sensory Rice and Pasta

Sensory Rice and Pasta Dry Sensory Play Maddison’s favourite thing to do is play in sensory rice and pasta as part of her therapy program. To make it more fun I like to colour the rice and pasta and make it all pretty. I have included the recipe in a free printable download at the […]

Bilya Koort Boodja

Bilya Koort Boodja

Bilya Koort Boodja​ Wheatbelt Kids Visit To Bilya Koort Boodja​ Nestled in the heart of Northam’s CBD, along the picturesque Avon River, the Bilya Koort Boodja Centre serves as a captivating gateway to the rich Nyoongar culture and environmental wisdom of the Ballardong region. As a prime regional attraction, this immersive learning hub not only […]

Northam Heritage Forum Visit

Northam Heritage Forum Visit

Northam Heritage Forum Visit Wheatbelt Kids Visit To Northam Heritage Train Station The Northam Heritage Forum In the early 1900s, the Old Northam Railway Station buzzed with life as a crucial transportation hub. However, the station ceased operations in 1966, when a new Eastern Railway route emerged. Today, the historic railway station has been transformed […]

Our visit to Wolf!

Northam Theatre Presents Wolf

Our visit to Wolf! Northam Theatre Presents Wolf! We were lucky enough to be invited by the Northam Theatre Group to the first showing of Wolf! today.  Maddison and I were very excited to see the show and to support local talent. We entered the theatre, to an incredible set with doors, fireplace, table and […]

Wundowie Iron Festival 2018

Wundowie Iron Festival

Wundowie Iron Festival 2018 Our Visit To 2018 Wundowie Iron Festival Saturday 20th October was the annual Wundowie Iron Festival where the town celebrates their unique Iron History. The town hall and oval come alive with art sculptures, photography and market stalls. Wheatbelt Kids had a great time looking through the local stalls and produce, […]

Northam Youth Precinct

Northam Youth Precinct

Northam Youth Precinct Northam’s New Youth Precinct We explored the brand-new Northam Youth Precinct, which grandly opened its doors today. Nestled conveniently at the junction of Chidlow Street and Peel Terrace, and situated right opposite McDonalds, this vibrant hub offers something for everyone. The skate park features areas tailored to all proficiency levels and age […]

Northam Show 2018

Northam Show 2018

Northam Show 2018 2018 Northam Show The Northam Show was on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of September, Wheatbelt Kids visited the show on the Friday night to take a look at what was on offer. Maddison was very excited to go even though the weather was cold and windy. Upon arrival we were greeted […]

Our Visit To West Coast Honey

West Coast Honey

Our Visit To West Coast Honey Our Visit To West Coast Honey Wheatbelt Kids visited West Coast Honey last year where the lovely Tina gave us a private tour of the premises. If you have ever driven through Gingin to Lancelin you have probably seen the signs for West Coast Honey ‘Heaven from a Hive’. […]

Northam School Holiday Program Floorball

Floorball

Northam School Holiday Program Floorball School Holiday Floorball Monday 2nd July 2018 was the first day of school holidays and we ventured out in the cold and rain to participate in the Northam School Holiday Program’s Floorball held at the Recreation Centre.   The session was conducted by Harrison and Connor Sargeant who are a […]

Holiday Activities at Northam PharmaSave

Northam PharmaSave

Holiday Activities at Northam PharmaSave Activities At Northam PharmaSave Tuesday 17th April 2018 – Snakes Alive Story Time and Craft with Laura and Sarabi the Stimson Python Maddison and I have been loving the free activities at the Northam PharmaSave chemist this school holidays. On Tuesday we went to the Snakes Alive Story Time and […]

WA Kids Have Gone Rock Crazy

Wheatbelt WA Rocks

WA Kids Have Gone Rock Crazy The Latest Rock Craze It’s 2017 and we have seen the decline of colouring-in, Pokemon Go and Fidget Spinners, as of now WA kids are going crazy for rocks.   You may have seen it through Facebook, the news, your local newspaper or you may have stumbled over a […]

A Week of Easter Craft

Fun Easter Craft

A Week of Easter Craft Fun Easter Craft Happy Easter Everyone. This week marked the beginning of April’s school break, bustling with excitement and fun! We dove into delightful Easter activities, watching Maddison’s creativity shine through as she expertly crafted a festive hat and skillfully painted a charming ceramic bunny. The craft packs we chose […]

Easy Fork Chicken Craft

Easy Fork Chicken Craft

Easy Fork Chicken Craft Easter Fork Chicken Craft This week is Easter and Maddison is very excited to go on an egg hunt in the backyard on Sunday. We have had lots of fun doing craft activities this week in preparation for Sunday, and the one she loved the most was the easy fork chicken. […]

Headband Tutorial

Headband Tutorial

Headband Tutorial Poppy Headband Tutorial My daughters favourite thing at the moment is the movie Trolls. Fortunately for her I had some left over tulle after making a tutu today and decided to make a Pinterest inspired Trolls headband for her imaginative play.   After school we ventured to Red Dot to find some cheap […]

Welcome to Wheatbelt Kids

Welcome Wheatbelt Kids

Welcome to Wheatbelt Kids Welcome To Wheatbelt Kids Wheatbelt Kids was started in July 2016 as I felt there was a need to have information in one place for residents and visitors to the region. Wheatbelt Kids is my personal community project in between work and family life. Currently Northam, York, Toodyay, Bakers Hill, and […]

Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory

Gravity Discovery Centre

Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory Our Adventure To Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory Wheatbelt Kids visited the Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory in Gingin recently as my daughter MJ has an ongoing interest in space and planets. Although this wasn’t our first time visiting there is always something new and interesting to learn and discover. […]

Our Visit to Wongan Hills Community Nature Playground

Wongan Hills Community Nature Playground

Our Visit to Wongan Hills Community Nature Playground Wongan Hills Community Nature Playground Wheatbelt Kids first heard about the Wongan Hills Community Nature Playground through posts on Facebook last year, since then we have watched the community come together and build this wonderful play space. The Nature Playground was officially opened on Australia Day 2017, […]

Firework Craft To Celebrate The New Year

Firework Craft

Firework Craft To Celebrate The New Year Firework Craft We had lots of fun even though it was a little windy. My daughter Maddison and I love paint and all things glittered, but if you want less mess to clean up, aprons and a drop sheet are recommended as it gets a little messy with […]

3 Step Skittles Experiment

3 Step Skittles Experiment

3 Step Skittles Experiment Skittles Experiment I’m sure you have probably seen the Skittles experiment all over Facebook and YouTube the past few months just like I have. The rainbow Skittle experiment looked easy, fun and colourful. My daughter MJ and I decided to test it out and had lots of fun while learning about […]

Christmas Craft Week

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Craft Week Christmas Crafts The first week of school holidays always means Christmas craft time in the Wheatbelt Kids house. My daughter MJ and I love to make and create different things to give to our loved ones and decorate the Christmas tree with. This year we saw a few different projects in shops […]

A Family Night Out At The Avon Descent

Avon Descent

A Family Night Out At The Avon Descent Northam Avon Descent 2016 Photo by Rennie Langham Growing up in Northam it was a family tradition to attend the Avon River Festival each year. I remember the excitement of watching the float parade make it’s way along the main street of Northam, the festivities in the […]