|Day||Aquatic centre||Fitness centre||Crèche||Café|
|Monday - Thursday||5.30am - 8.00pm||5.30am - 9.00pm||8.15am - 1.00pm||7.30am - 6.00pm|
|Friday||5.30am - 8.00pm||5.30am - 8.00pm||8.15am - 1.00pm||7.30am - 6.00pm|
|Saturday||6.00am - 6.00pm||6.00am - 6.00pm||8.15am - 12.00pm||7.30am - 5.00pm|
|Sunday*||8.00am - 6.00pm||8.00am - 2.00pm||CLOSED||9.00am - 5.00pm|
*Summer opening hours from Sunday 4 November.
Kennedya Drive Joondalup WA 6027Get directions
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.
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.
Do you sigh in relief when the kids go back to school?
You’re not alone so don't feel guilty. School holidays are care-free and exciting for children, but can be stressful for parents, particularly full-time working or single parents.
School brings life lessons, knowledge and friendships to children, but can also add complexity to parents’ lives. This is emphasised during school holidays. Do you try to balance fun, family, friends and spend, but often leave it to the last minute?
The modern family unit is different to past generations. Stay-at-home-parents are less common and greater pressure is put on all adult family members to work. As a result parents become increasingly dependent on family, friends and external programs to provide childcare solutions during the holidays
Here are some helpful tips so you too can enjoy the school holidays:
1. Explore work options
Workplaces are more accommodating for working parents these days. Minor short term arrangements such as starting late, finishing early or working from home, can take a lot of pressure off.
2. Share the stress
Spread the load across friends, family and childcare providers to keep your kids interested and avoid overloading one group. Try this throughout term too; Monday afternoon Milo’s with the grandparents or a lift with a friend to soccer training can turn a favour into something fun and familiar.
3. Find the right holiday program
It’s hard to find the right program for the holidays and there can be lots of options. It’s important you and your child are both comfortable. Many parents feel guilty the first time they use child care, but the times are a-changin’ - you’ll be surprised at the independence your little one will show in the right environment.
Ask your child what activities or excursions they would like and plan your holidays around that. Always remember to ask if rebates are available.
4. Plan and prepare
We know the school term can be over in a blink, but try to set aside time to plan and prepare. Make work arrangements early, find out enrolment dates for your holiday program and schedule routine days with family and friends. It’s a great idea to stock up on healthy snacks, art and craft supplies and brainstorm activity ideas. Also, maintaining a consistent bed time throughout the holidays will ease the transition back into the school term.
5. Acknowledge what is working
What works for your family may not work for others. Don’t feel judged or guilty about your choices; listen to the needs of your family. If you find something that works, stick to it.
Got some school holiday survival secrets of your own?
We would love to hear them!