Programs for children
The city is committed to the health, wellbeing and safety of children in the community. This page contains information about all the fun activities and programs for children in the city, including school holiday activities, the Children's adventure map Subiaco Library services and Subi Kids' Crew.
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School holiday activities
An exciting range of activities are organised for children and families each school holidays at the library, Lords and other venues in the city. For details about these activities, check out the events calendar.
Children’s adventure map
The Children's adventure map is a fun and healthy activity for families to do together. It is a great way for children and adults to discover the rich history behind some of Subiaco's most well-known landmarks. Explorers hunt for clues along the trail to spell out a secret password. The map also includes plenty of quirky facts and fun activities to do.
You can pick up a copy of the map from the following locations:
- Subiaco Library, corner Rokeby and Bagot roads, Subiaco
- Subiaco Museum, 239 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
- Subiaco Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
- Lords Recreation Centre, 3 Price Street, Subiaco.
Download the Children's adventure map (PDF, 11.6MB).
Subiaco Library services
Subiaco Library has a dedicated children's library that is a great space for learning and having fun.
Storytime is a story telling session for pre-schoolers, followed by a fun craft activity. During the school term, storytelling sessions for pre-schoolers are held on Tuesdays at 10.30am and repeated on Fridays at 10.30am. During school holidays, storytime is held on Fridays only at 10.30am.
Baby rhymetime is for parents and their babies (aged two months to two years). These sessions will introduce the benefits and fun ways of sharing nursery rhymes and action songs with your baby. Baby rhyme time is held at the library on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am. During school holidays, baby rhymetime is held on Mondays only at 10am.
Children's book club
Join Subiaco library's book club just for kids! The book club meets once a month on Tuesday afternoons to read the latest books chosen by club members.
- Red Minions meet on the first Tuesday of the month. For children aged seven to eleven years
Members receive a ten per cent discount off book club reads at Dymocks Subiaco. To join the children's book club, email Subiaco Library or phone 9237 9300.
Better Beginnings is an early literacy program coordinated by the State Library of Western Australia that aims to promote the importance of reading, rhyming and talking to your baby. Subiaco residents with children aged one year and under can collect a free book and parent kit from the library if they have not already received one from their local community child health nurse.
Summer Reading Challenge
Summer is a great time for reading! Join our Chapters Reading Program and you could win a prize. Pick up a special bookmark from the front counter at Subiaco Library, and when you have read 10 books, you can enter our prize draw. The program starts on 14 December and runs for the duration of the summer school holidays, closing Sunday 3 February. For more information visit Subiaco Library or phone 9237 9300.
Subi Kids Crew
The Subi Kids Crew (SKC) is the city's junior leadership group.
The SKC is a unique opportunity for motivated children to develop their sense of civic responsibility and leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Members are given the opportunity to learn about many aspects of local government and civic affairs. Members attend sessions once per term, such as sustainable gardening, junior ranger training, art workshops, selecting library books and more!
Applications to join are open year round. To be eligible to join applicants must be aged between 7 and 11 years and live or attend school in the city.
To apply to join, complete the expression of interest form and return to the city.
Subi Kids Crew - Expression of interest form
Subi Kids Crew - Frequently asked questions
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9237 9222.
Subi's future - for kids
Subi’s future – for kids is an exciting and innovative addition to the city’s suite of strategic planning documents. The booklet takes the key messages from the city’s Strategic Community Plan and Corporate Business Plan and puts it into language that children can understand.
The booklet examines the six focus areas identified in the Strategic Community Plan and includes activities to help children make the most of the booklet.
Please contact the city on 9237 9216 or email email@example.com to get a copy of the booklet posted to you.
Or to view the document online, Download Subi's Future – For Kids (PDF, 3.9MB).
Play in the parks
The following parks have play spaces that contain play equipment and/or other elements for play.
Cliff Sadlier Reserve
Hickey Avenue Park
Mabel Talbot Reserve
Currie Street Park
Nicholson Road Reserve
Harvey Road Reserve
Rankin Road Reserve
Austin Street Park
Rosalie Street Park
William Street Park
Market Square Park
Trillo Road Park
Richard Diggins Park
Park Street Park
Redfern Street Park
Henry Street Park
Theatre Gardens and Harvey Road Reserve incorporate nature play and encourage children to explore and connect with the natural environment.