Children and Family Activities 

The City offers plenty of children and family activities both during the school holidays and throughout the year. School Holiday Activities

Take a look at the links below to find out more about activities at our Libraries, the Geographe Leisure Centre (GLC), Naturaliste Community Centre (NCC), ArtGeo Cultural Complex and the fantastic programs on offer from our Youth Services team. 

View the Busselton Libraries School Holiday Activities 

View the GLC School Holiday Activities

View the NCC School Holiday Activities 

View the Youth Services School Holiday Activities

View Workshops at the ArtGeo Cultural Complex

Paint the Cape REaD

Paint the Cape REaD (PTCR) is a grassroots level approach to promote Early Literacy ideas, information and activities with local communities running the program. Paint the Cape REaD

The first 3 years in particular are important for a child’s brain development. From birth, every time you read, talk, sing, play, rhyme and yarn with your child, wonderful new connections are formed and strengthened. These daily activities lay the foundation for healthy brain development, sound literacy skills and close attachment.

For this program to be truly successful, it takes commitment from the community, to drive the key messages and engage families that may not already be reading to their children.

Key messages:

  1. Enhance Early Literacy Skills and school readiness
  2. Encourage healthy brain development
  3. Promote Parent/Child attachment

Barney the Barn Owl hatched in October 2018 and is the Mascot for PTCR. Barney regularly attends children’s activities across the City of Busselton and is always keen to sing, read and rhyme. To find out what Barney is up to, follow his Facebook Page.

Early Years Noticeboard

The South West Early Years Noticeboard displays a range of information and flyers about programs, workshops and events relevant to parents with children aged 0-8 years old.  You can access the South West Early Years Noticeboard here >> 


Early Years Networks connect stakeholders from local organisations, services and government with the aim to increase opportunities to coordinate policies and programs, discuss emerging issues, and promote early years initiatives. The South West currently has Early Years Networks that meet in person in Bunbury, Harvey and Busselton. Organisations wanting to get involved in the South West Early Years Network can join the mailing list here >> 

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