Youth

October School Holiday Calendar

Check out the low cost/free events taking place in Murray these October school holidays! For many more community events visit the Murray Community Events Facebook page.

Sand Art Fun | Tuesday 1 October

Do you love arts and craft? Join Murray Library for a fun-filled craft session creating your own sand art masterpiece. All materials supplied.

Session One | Ages 6 – 8
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Session Two | Ages 9 – 12
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Venue: Murray Library
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Book here.

Intergenerational Kokedama | Wednesday 2 October

Bring along a parent, grandie or adored senior to join you at this fun and messy workshop. All materials provided.

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Venue: Murray Library
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Book here

*Please note that each child must be accompanied by an adult.

LEGO Holiday Fun | Thursday 3 October

Join other LEGO enthusiasts for some block building fun. A terrific, free holiday activity.

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Murray Library
Cost: Free
No booking required

Late Night Gaming | Thursday 3 October

Come along and have a go at Dungeons and Dragons! For new, casual and serious players alike. Dice, pencils and character sheets provided.

Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Pinjarra Lesser Hall
Cost: Free
Contact: 08 9531 7708

This is a drop-in style event and participants will be able to come and go as they please – recommended for ages 12+.

Song Writing Workshop | Friday 4 October

Connecting teens with creativity through songwriting, emphasising confidence, enhancing understanding, encouraging individuality and inspiring teens to continue creating their own music at home.

No musical experience is necessary, although if you do play an instrument, definitely bring it along! Limited instruments will be provided.

Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: The Court House
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Book here
Contact: Jasmine 0498 554 983

This workshop is proudly organised by the myVoice Youth Reference Group and supported by the Shire of Murray and Alcoa. Strictly for ages 12 – 25.

Game On! School Holiday (Two Day) Basketball Camp | Monday 7 October

Do you want to take your basketball to the next level? This camp provides a perfect environment to improve your skills and learn from a positive and professional coach who can help your child become a skilled and inspired athlete.

10:00am – 1:00pm Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 October

Venue: Murray Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Cost: $30
Bookings: 08 9531 2000

Virtual Reality Come 'n' Try Day | Wednesday 9 October

Ride the Apollo space shuttle, compete in the shooting gallery Dead and Buried competition, walk on the ocean floor, paint in 3D, sculpt, travel the world and much more!

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Murray Library
Cost: Free

Pyjama and Movie Afternoon | Thursday 10 October

A school holiday favourite. Slip into your favourite PJ’s and cosy up for an evening of movies, popcorn, milo and marshmallows!

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Murray Library
Cost: Free
Bookings: Book here

For ages 5-10 years.

Late Night Gaming | Thursday 10 October

Come along and have a go at Dungeons and Dragons! For new, casual and serious players alike. Dice, pencils and character sheets provided.

Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Pinjarra Lesser Hall
Cost: Free
Contact: 08 9531 7708

This is a drop-in style event and participants will be able to come and go as they please – recommended for ages 12+.

Coolup Youth Pizza and Bubble Soccer Party | Friday 11 October

Come and play some games, enjoy some bubble soccer and have some pizza at the Coolup Community Hall!

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: Coolup Community Hall
Cost: Free

Strictly for youth aged 10 – 17.

There will be opportunity for attending youth to chat with Shire staff to brainstorm some exciting youth activities for Murray.

School Holiday Inflatable Fun | Friday 11 October

A great way for kids to burn off some energy during the school holidays, slipping, sliding and laughing while negotiating their way along the inflatable.

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Murray Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Cost: $8

Ages 6 – 16.

myVoice Youth Reference Group

The myVoice Youth Reference Group is made up of Shire of Murray young men and women aged 11 – 25.

The Group work collaboratively to provide input into the Shire of Murray Youth Strategy 2016 – 2020 and to offer suggestions for ongoing youth activities throughout the district.

The success of the following events/projects is attributed to the work of the Group:

  • Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest – 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Dwellingup Teenz Youth Space
  • Pinjarra Youth Space
  • Youth Zone at the LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival
  • Virtual Reality Night
  • Centre Stage Youth Theatre Program

Individuals interested in joining the Group are encouraged to do so by downloading a form below.

The Shire of Murray is passionate about assisting communities in developing regular ongoing activities for youth.

Individuals with an idea for an activity in their area are encouraged to contact the Shire’s Community Development Officer (Youth) Trick Cole on (08) 9531 7708.

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