Visit Northam

Northam the heart of the Avon Valley

Searching for fun activities, adventures, parks and wonderful events that are available for your child in Northam, Western Australia?

Located just over an hour from Perth vibrant Northam is a town that offers plenty of opportunities to entertain children of all ages.

Things to do in Northam

Northam Western Australia

Activities 0 - 5 Year Olds

Northam Playgroup

Northam Playgroup

Located in the Old House at Northam Primary School Duke Street Northam

Ages 0-5 years

Mondays 9.00am – 11.00am

Membership fees are $5 per term and $35 for Playgroup WA (gives you access to discounts and playgroups around WA), concession available.


[email protected]

Mainly Music Northam

Mainly Music

St Johns Anglican Church, 11 Wellington Street Northam

Ages 0-5 years

Tuesdays during school term

9.15am – 10.30am



9622 8221

Rhyme Time Northam

Rhyme Time

Sing songs, share rhymes and stories with your baby to help them develop their early literacy and learning skills in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
Northam Library

298 Fitzgerald Street Northam.

Ages 0-2 years

Wednesdays 9.30am – 10.30am

9621 1600

Activity Time Northam

Activity Time

Activity time is aimed at children 2 -3, who might need more engagement than rhyme time, but not yet ready to sit through a longer story time.

Northam Library

298 Fitzgerald Street Northam.

Ages 2-3 years

Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30am

9621 1600

Northam Toy Library

Northam Toy Library

Northam Toy Library, 87 Duke Street Northam, (next to Link Theatre)

Toys from 0 – 8 years

Members can loan 5 items at once

Become a member for $60 a year with volunteer duties or $120 for non-volunteers

Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3.00pm 

Fridays 9.00am – 10.45am

Saturdays 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Or contact to open by appointment


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Kindergym Northam


Northam PCYC

133 Wellington Street E Northam.

Ages 18 months – 5 years

Tuesdays 10.00am – 11.00am

Thursdays 10.00am – 11.00am

Cost – $110 for 10 sessions or $12 per session + Gym WA membership

9622 2220

Story Time Northam

Story Time

Discover stories, rhymes and activities in Storytime, a program for parents and young children to connect with the magic of books and storytelling!
Story Time is aimed at children 3 -5, however younger children are welcome – we can adjust any craft to suit their needs.

Northam Library

298 Fitzgerald Street Northam.

Ages 3-5 years older/younger kids welcome

Mondays 10.30am – 11.30am

Fridays 10.30am – 11.30am

9621 1600

The Platinum Zone

Ada's Little Gems

Do you have a 2-4 year old that loves to groove. We have the perfect class for you. Specially designed for both girls and boys this class combines jazz, tap and hip hop in to one class full of fun.
Ability, Development and Achievement are the fundamentals of this great class. Little Gems builds confidence and introduces your child in to the world of dance in an imaginative and creative way which will fully engage them and guarantee a class they will love.


Classes on Thursdays

To enrol email [email protected]
Ready Set Dance

Northam Ready Set Dance

The award winning pre-school program that everyone is talking about!
Designed for Boys and Girls aged 2 to 5, this fun program promotes the 3 Cs Coordination, Confidence & Creativity. The songs are catchy and the outfits are adorable!

Classes on Tuesdays at NSHS

To enrol contact Toodyay Ballet School
0409 574 445
Bridgeley Playgroup

Bridgeley Playgroup

Playgroup is run on alternative Friday mornings during school terms the other week Mothers Of PreSchoolers (MOPS) welcomes all mums with babies, toddlers and preschool children.

91 Wellington Street Northam.

Playgroup is a warm, friendly place to bring your children along for some fun with craft, play and food. Share stories and make new friendships with other mums and children that attend.

Ages 0-5 years

Fridays 9.00am – bring a piece of fruit

Fridays 10.30am – bring lunch for your child

Cost: $5.00

9622 3981

School Aged Activities

Avon Hockey Association

AHA Junior Coordinator
0411 349 747
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Avon Valley Shotokan Inc

Karate lessons for all ages
Clackline -
Mondays from 4pm and Fridays from 5:30pm
Toodyay -
Wednesdays from 4pm
Visit Website
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Avon Valley Showjumping & Pony Club

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Junior Tennis Coaching

Sessions take place at the Northam Country Club on Wood Drive each Wednesday afternoon for eight weeks starting in February. Lessons cater for all ability and ages from 4 – 18 years and are conducted in small groups with experienced coaches from Frontier Tennis who travel up from Perth each week.
Please request an enrolment form via email
Email Junior Tennis Coaching

Northam and District Little Athletics

Athletic program for 6-17 years
Saturday 8.00am
Stacy - 0488 776 459
Email Northam Little Athletics

Northam BMX Club

Northam BMX Club on Thursday Nights at Jubilee Oval
Registration is 5.45pm – 7.45pm
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Northam Junior Cricket Association

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Northam Junior Football Club

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Northam Junior Golf

Junior Golf 9+ years
Northam Country Club
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Northam Netball Association

Offers NetSetGo Skills program for 5-7 years
Junior Netball
Senior Netball
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Northam PCYC

Gymnastics, Boxing, Karate, Kindy Gym, Martial Arts
Jane 9622 2220
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Northam Swimming Club

Swimming 7+ years
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays
November – March
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Northam Wado Ryu Karate

Karate 6+ years
Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm
0429 378 820
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Scouts Australia

Joey Scouts 6-8 years – Thursday 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Cub Scouts 8-10 years – Thursday 4.45pm to 6.15pm
Scouts 11-14 years – Thursday 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Northam Guide Hall, 46 Burnside Avenue Northam
Group Leader Amanda Abbott
0409 206 607
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The Platinum Zone Northam

Let your child find their inner sparkle. Classes from 2 years - seniors suitable for both girls and boys. Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Acrobatics, Lyrical
Kate 0412 083 482
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Youth In Emergency Services Cadets

Ages 11-18 years
Runs during school term
Contact Brendon Rutter
0404 891 783
Email Youth Emergency Services

Education and Childcare

Katie's Family Day Care

0421 512 312

Little Bubble Bees Family Day Care

0447 710 493

Sparrow Early Learning Northam

Hours: 6.30 am – 6.30 pm
8 Duke street
9622 5167

Glide Family Daycare

0427 190 421

Judy Wolfenden Family Day Care

0475 456 257

Lumsden House Family Day Care

75 Duke street
9622 2444

Wiggly Wag Tails Family Day Care

0459 915 597

Northam Parks & Facilities


APEX Park is located on the corner of Newcastle Road and Broome Terrace.

The playground is for all ages with four slides and lots of climbing areas.  APEX Park also has a set of swings and lots of open space to picnic or kick a ball, it is also fenced for safety.

There is a barbeque and picnic table in the park.  Toilet facilities are availble.

Apex park
Apex Park
Apex Park
Apex Park

Bernard Park

Bernard Park is located on the Avon River bank along Minson Ave.

The park has two separate playgrounds including a fully fenced toddler area with train, slide and baby swings. The older children have a fully fenced playground with bigger swings, lots of slides, imagination and climbing areas.

Bernard Park is close by to shops and next to the Riversedge Cafe. There are plenty of picnic tables and barbeques within the park. Toilet facilities are near the carpark.

Bernard Park also has a water park area.

The Northam Sound Shell is also located in Bernard Park which hosts Concerts in the Park in the warmer weather.

Bernard Park
Bernard Park
Bernard Park
Bernard Park

Bert Hawke Park

Bert Hawke Park is located at Bert Hawke Oval on Suburban Road.

The park has a slide, climbing areas and a flying fox for kids to play on.

Drinking fountain located nearby.

Bert Hawke Oval

Dr Dunlop Park

Dr Dunlop Park in located on Springfield Road Northam.

The park consists of a castle playground and swings with shade, sandpit and picnic table.

Dr Dunlop Park is fully enclosed with gate.

Dr Dunlop Park
Dr Dunlop Park
Dr Dunlop Park
Dr Dunlop Park

George Nuich Park

George Nuich Park is located at 34 Wood Drive Northam.

The park has plenty of parking with disability access.

Large gazebo with seating, rope climbing tower, sandpit, swing and paths for scooters and bikes.

George Nuich Park
George Nuich Park
George Nuich Park
Gerorge Nuich Park

May Street Park

May Street Park is located on the corner of Chidlow street and May street.

A small park suitable for smaller children with swings, slide and rocking animals.

Fully fenced with gate.

May Street Park
May Street Park
May Street Park
May Street Park Northam

Morrell Park

Morrell Park is located on Morrell street across from the Dukes Inn.

A nice park for a family picnic with big shady trees and seating. The playground includes swing, slide and climbing areas.

Fully fenced for safety

Morrell Park
Morrell Park
Morrell Park
Morrell Park

Northam Youth Precinct

The Northam Youth Precinct is located on the corner of Chidlow Street and Peel Terrace (opposite McDonalds).

The Precinct boasts areas for all skateboarding abilities and ages. The park is family friendly with grassed areas, undercover seating, BBQ, water fountains, basketball court, ping pong table, parkour and flying fox.

Toilets situated next to oval.

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Northam Youth Precinct
Northam Youth Precinct
Northam Youth Precinct
Northam Youth Precinct