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Day Aquatic Centre Fitness Centre Crèche Cafè
Monday - Thursday CLOSED 5.30am - 9.00pm 8.15am - 1.00pm 7.30am - 3.00pm
Friday CLOSED 5.30am - 8.00pm 8.15am - 1.00pm 7.30am - 3.00pm
Saturday CLOSED 6.00am - 6.00pm CLOSED 8.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday CLOSED 8.00am - 5.00pm CLOSED 9.00am - 1.00pm

From Monday 8 June HBF Arena will be open for all customers with limited numbers; group fitness and gym.

For further information please visit news.

On public holidays or during holiday periods the venue may be closed or opening times may differ, visit the public holiday hours page for up to date information. 

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Day Aquatic Centre Fitness Centre Crèche Cafè
Monday - Thursday CLOSED 5.30am - 9.00pm 8.15am - 1.00pm 7.30am - 3.00pm
Friday CLOSED 5.30am - 8.00pm 8.15am - 1.00pm 7.30am - 3.00pm
Saturday CLOSED 6.00am - 6.00pm CLOSED 8.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday CLOSED 8.00am - 5.00pm CLOSED 9.00am - 1.00pm

From Monday 8 June HBF Arena will be open for all customers with limited numbers; group fitness and gym.

For further information please visit news.

On public holidays or during holiday periods the venue may be closed or opening times may differ, visit the public holiday hours page for up to date information. 

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HBF Arena

Kennedya Drive Joondalup WA 6027

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HBF Arena is approximately 1km from the Joondalup railway station, about 15 minutes by foot. Buses run regularly from the train station and surrounding suburbs.

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There are 1000 parking spaces at the venue including disabled and motorbike bays. Bicycle racks are located by the entrance to secure your bike. A parking fee may apply during major events.

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Fun activities for kids during these times

Posted: 29 May 2020

With WA kids returning to school following the Government announcements it offers a much needed respite to families. However, there are still a number of social restrictions still in place before things can start returning to life as we used to know it.

So we’ve decided to put together a list of ideas for fun activities for kids to help you keep them occupied at home or over the weekends during these times, whilst still complying with the self-isolation and social distancing guidelines.

Activities for kids in Perth

While play dates with all their friends might not be possible just yet, there are plenty of indoor and backyard activities that your own kids can still do together or with you.

Indoor activities
Indoor activities could include:

  • arts and crafts,
  • games,
  • cooking, and
  • exercise workouts.

Let’s look at some ideas for each of these types of activities in turn.

Arts and crafts
Before you start any art and craft activities, you’re likely to need to do some shopping for things like:

  • coloured paper and cardboard,
  • glitter,
  • watercolour paints,
  • paint brushes
  • crayons,
  • glue,
  • cellophane, and
  • sticky tape.

And here are some ideas for how to use those things:

  1. drawing or painting a self-portrait or picture of each other,
  2. making a coloured paper chain to hang in kids bedrooms,
  3. cutting out paper or cardboard shapes as decorations,
  4. making birthday or Christmas cards, and
  5. making a stained-glass window using cellophane.

Games
Any board games, card games or jigsaw puzzles that you have should get a good workout, and you can also so other fun games like:

  • having an indoor treasure hunt,
  • playing dress-ups or having a fashion parade,
  • building with Lego,
  • setting up a lounge room disco,
  • having a paper plane flying competition,
  • braiding each other’s hair,
  • creating your own day spa,
  • having your own singing or dancing competition, and
  • racing matchbox cars.

Cooking
Cooking doesn’t necessarily have to be for things you can eat. For example, you could make playdough with your kids. All you need is:

  • 1 cup of plain flour,
  • two tablespoons of cream of tartar,
  • half a cup of salt,
  • 1 cup of water,
  • 1 tablespoon of oil, and
  • 3 drops of liquid food colouring.

All you need to do is to place those ingredients into a saucepan and heat them until your playdough is pliable. Then allow it to cool and they can start playing with it while you relax!

Of course, you can always have a bake-off challenge. Look up some simple kids’ recipes online and make sure that you have or can easily get all the ingredients they’ll need. Have your own MasterChef competition to make it even more fun!

Exercise workouts
Exercise workouts can be done indoors and are great when you look up online classes and demonstrations online that your kids can follow and do in the lounge room. Let them play their favourite music while they workout so that it’s fun.

Exercise can not only be a fun thing for kids to do, it also has physical and mental health benefits. The physical benefits include:

  • boosting their physical fitness levels,
  • helping them to develop a healthy body weight, and
  • improving their coordination.

Often overlooked though are the mental health benefits of exercise, including:

  • boosting mood levels,
  • improving self-esteem,
  • promoting better sleep, and
  • increasing brain power.

These benefits can be especially important for kids who are learning online at the moment due to the coronavirus restrictions. Exercise helps blood and exercise to flow to all parts of the body, including the brain. Doing some exercise beforehand can help your kids to focus and concentrate better when it comes time to learn. If possible, incorporate some time for exercise into their daily learning routine, as well as plenty of time for play activities.

Backyard activities
There are plenty of backyard activities you can do to keep the kids entertained, just make sure you observe social distancing guidelines with any of your neighbours you may lean over the back fence.

For example:

  • organising a backyard scavenger hunt,
  • setting up a tent and camping in the backyard,
  • building an obstacle course,
  • building a cubby house,
  • planting flowers or vegetables,
  • having a water bomb fight,
  • playing hide and seek,
  • playing a game of backyard cricket,
  • playing with your dog or teaching it new tricks, and
  • skipping rope.

About Us

While not all of our facilities for Kids are available at HBF Arena at the moment, we’ll be back in no time to help keep your kids engaged and entertained with our range of services, including:

  • swimming lessons (all levels and abilities)
  • junior sporting clinics (netball, soccer and basketball),
  • crèche, and 
  • kidsbiz - vacation care. (operating at HBF Arena)
    Watch this space for updates on our reopening and we’ll look forward to seeing you and your kids soon!

Watch this space for updates on our reopening and we’ll look forward to seeing you and your kids soon!