City of Subiaco - Programs for children
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Programs for children

Programs for children

nullThe 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 or download the April 2017 school holidays flyer (PDF, 204KB) 

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, 11.4MB).

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

Baby rhyme time 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.


Wildtime is a storytime session designed with blokes in mind. Calling all dads, uncles, grandads and big brothers! Held on the third Saturday of every month (excluding December) enjoy an adventure-themed story with your pre-school aged child followed by an outdoor activity with natural materials. Wildtime is held at Subiaco Library and involves a different story and activity each month!

Children's book club

Join Subiaco library's book club just for kids! The book club meets once a month on Monday afternoons to read the latest books chosen by club members. There are two age categories:

  • Red Minions meet on the first Monday of the month. For children aged seven to eleven years
  • Odd Cookies meet on the second Monday of the month. For children aged eleven years plus

Members receive a ten per cent discount off book club reads at Dymocks Subiaco. To join the children's book club, email Subiaco Library's Youth Library Technician or phone 9237 9316.

Better Beginnings

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.

Sue Bee's Reading Hive

Sue Bee's Reading Hive is a fun way to encourage reading among year one children and recognises the importance of developing literacy skills to assist with their future. Reading Hive members receive a stamp on their reading hive card each time they visit the library and borrow library material. After ten visits members are rewarded with a book that is theirs to keep.

The program also includes newsletters and special surprises. All year one students are welcome to join. Sue can be seen in the library – next time you’re in, see if you can spot her buzzing around!

Osmo coding

Subiaco Library is now offering free coding sessions for kids with Osmo Coding. The hands-on coding blocks are a playful way to learn coding combinations, allowing kids to move from simple to more challenging sequences.
Children aged six years and over can book a one hour session to learn the new skills and program. Sessions are held from 4 to 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Spaces are limited. To book, email Subiaco library on

Subi Kids Crew

The Subi Kids Crew (SKC) program is unique opportunity for motivated children to develop their sense of civic responsibility and develop their leadership skills. The program gives local children the chance to learn about many aspects of citizenship, including having their say about projects and programs the city is planning and taking part in personal development opportunities. 

The Subi Kids Crew is currently at full capacity however please contact the city on (08) 9237 9216 or email to complete an expression of interest form.

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 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
  • William Street Park
  • McCallum Park
  • Mueller Park
  • Hickey Avenue Park
  • Subiaco Common
  • Mabel Talbot Reserve
  • Theatre Gardens
  • Currie Street Park
  • Market Square Park
  • Lake Jualbup
  • Trillo Road Park
  • Nicholson Road Reserve
  • Richard Diggins Park
  • Harvey Road Reserve
  • Park Street Park
  • Rankin Road Reserve
  • Redfern Street Park
  • Austin Street Park
  • Henry Street Park
  • Rosalie Street Park

Theatre Gardens and Harvey Road Reserve incorporate nature play and encourage children to explore and connect with the natural environment.