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Nearer to Nature's 'Warm up for Winter' school holiday program

Monday 2 July - Sat 14 July
The Nearer to Nature July school holidays program, 'Warm up for Winter' offers plenty of fun, hands-on activities, bringing kids of all ages up close and personal with nature.

The following activities are held in the Perth Hills at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre, 380 Allen Road, Mundaring (near Mundaring Weir).

For a full list of activities throughout Perth visit the Nearer to Nature website.

N2N Warm up for Winter

Monday 2 July
• Dewy Droplet's incredible journey (ages 4-7) 10am-11.30am
• Ramble with a ranger (ages 7-12) 10am-3.30pm

Tuesday 3 July
• Camouflage capers (ages 4-7) 10am-11.30am
• Untamed and uninvited (ages 8-13) 1pm-2.30pm

Friday 6 July
• Beetles, bugs n bush (ages 4-7) 10am-11.30am
• Bush survival (ages 8-13) 10am-3pm 

N2N Warm up to Winter

Wednesday 11 July
• Where's wallaby (ages 4-7) 10am-11.30am
• Deadly and dangerous (ages 7-12) 1pm-3.30pm

Thursday 12 July
• Pollywog to frog (ages 4-7) 10am-11.30am
• Palaeontologist for a day (ages 7-12) 1pm-3pm

Friday 13 July
• Creature feature (ages 4-7) 10am-11.30am
• Eco treasure hunt (ages 7-12) 1pm-3.30pm

Saturday 14 July 
• Family fungi forage (ages 6+) 9am-11am

Forge Farm Riding School - Pony Camp

Tuesday 3 July - Wednesday 4 July
Is your daughter mad about ponies? Do you want her to have a break from screen-time in the school holidays and have some fun in nature?

Activities on this 1 night, 2 day camp will include riding, lessons, grooming, horse care, bonfire, games, and quizzes. 

For 7-15 year old girls. Bookings essential. Forge Farm Riding School, Forge Drive, Chidlow.  Tel. 9572 4445/ 0427 444051. Visit website.

Speaker's Circle - The History of Steam - Mundaring Men's Shed

Thursday 5 July 
This month's Speaker's Circle will be hosted by Mundaring Community Men's Shed.

Come and listen to the fascinating history of steam, presented by guest speaker, Geoff Chantler.
FREE entry and refreshments supplied.   
Mundaring Community Men's Shed, 3025 Jacoby Street, Mundaring.  Tel. 9290 6683 for more info.

Make Felt Gumnut Babies at Cafe Mojo Mundaring

Friday 6 July
Drop the kids in for a warm, friendly and creative school holiday workshop with Melissa from 'Circa - Workshops for Wellbeing', while you relax with a cuppa in the beautiful grounds of Cafe Mojo Mundaring the children will work with felt, to hand stitch a GORGEOUS gumnut baby for them to take home and love.

Ideal for kids aged 8+. $25 per child. Bookings essential as places are limited. Book through TryBooking.

Cafe Mojo Mundaring is located just along the road from the Community Sculpture Park in Mundaring at 16-1 Craig St. Tel: 0433 252 037.

Mundaring Sunday Markets

Sunday 8 July
Mundaring Sunday Markets has a great range of stalls, including seasonal fruit and veg, jewellery, scarves, bags, clothes, craft items, garden ornaments, plants, soap, honey, chutneys and preserves.

Snap up a bargain, then enjoy a bite to eat at the Mundaring Hotel, just a few steps away, or head over the road to Mundaring Sculpture Park, for a picnic or BBQ and awesome kids playground. Markets run 9am-2pm, Nichol Street, Mundaring.

Mundaring Arts Centre - Mixed Media Workshop for Kids

Sunday 8 July
In this children's workshop, presented by Stephanie Reisch, create a mixed media drawing inspired by the surrounding bushland and the incredible creatures that inhabit it. Participants will learn how to incorporate materials such as wax, raw pigments and natural objects into their composition to reimagine the Australian bush above and beneath the surface.

Materials provided. Suitable 10-16 years. Booking essential.10.30am–12.30pm. Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Cnr of Nichol Street, Mundaring. Tel. 9295 3391. Visit website.

Mundaring Arts Centre - Mixed Media Workshop for Adults

Sunday, July 8
A rare opportunity to create your own mixed media artwork whilst surrounded by the subtle and luminous artwork of Stephanie Reisch.

As part of her residency in Gallery 2, Stephanie will guide you through a range of drawing techniques and mixed media processes to develop your own unique composition based on the surrounding bushland. Using natural materials such as wax, bone ash and pigments derived from semi-precious stones you will create your own multilayered work to take home. 

Materials provided. Suitable for 16+ yrs.  Booking essential. 2pm–5pm. Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Cnr of Nichol St Mundaring Tel. 9295 3391. Visit website.

Darlington Bush & Variety Walk Series 2018

Sunday 8 July
John Forrest National Park (South Side)
The first walk of the season is a distance of 5km and requires a moderate level of fitness, with a combination of wide rocky trails and narrow bush tracks (with a couple of steeper sections). Walk commences at 9am. Cost is $5 (payable on the walking day). No pets, bikes or children under 12. Bookings and enquiries: Tel Cliff Burns on 9299 6696.

The Hub of the Hills - Children's Book Cafe

Tuesday 10 July
Come along for a morning of story telling, craft activities, X-Box and badge making.  There will be something for all ages! Entry is FREE and books are available to purchase for a donation. $2 for homemade morning tea.  All money raised goes to Perth Children's Hospital.  

9am-11am The Hub of the Hills, 8 Craig Street, Mundaring. Tel: 9290 6683.  

Short Street Kitchen - Delicious Probiotic Drinks Workshop

Saturday 14 July
Join Short Street Kitchen for a day out away from the busy city hustle. Learn all about these delicious drinks and take away everything you need to get started at home. During the workshop there will be a break for a long-table lunch in the beautiful garden (weather permitting!) where you can feast on the delights of the signature Short Street platter plus dessert and enjoy a wander around the gardens and orchards. 10am -3.30pm. Visit website.

July is a good time to check out this local!

July Special
Sawyers Valley Tavern is an awesome gathering place to enjoy great food, cold drinks and a family friendly atmosphere. Head down any day of the week for lunch or dinner, and present this voucher (electronic or hard copy) to receive *20% off your food bill!  *Applies to groups of 4 or more people. Check out what's happening on Facebook.
10860 Gt Eastern H'Way, Sawyers Valley. Tel: 6394 2486

Marloo Theatre presents The Lion in Winter

29 June through to Saturday 14 July 
It is Christmas time at the palace of Chinon and Henry has released his wife Eleanor from prison to share the family festivities. Henry’s three remaining sons, Richard Lionheart, Geoffrey and John, are constantly vying with each other over who will be king after Henry. Add to the mix, Henry’s mistress, the Princess Alais Capet and her half-brother Philip, King of France, and you set the scene for intrigue, power struggles, villainy and treachery. How will it end, if indeed it does?
Marloo Theatre, 20 Marloo Rd, Greenmount. Tel: 6270 1465.  Book online here.

Perth Hills Artisan Markets

Sunday 15 July
Perth Hills Artisan Markets is THE place to find gorgeous local work from local crafters, creatives and artists, local produce, jam masters, sweet treat makers, olive oil producers and more. Enjoy music by local musicians, indulge in delicious food and have a fabulous day out! 9.30am-3pm Mundaring Christian School, Parkerville Campus, Parkerville View Facebook.

Mundaring Arena Official Opening

Sunday 15 July
Come along to the Community Showcase and official opening of Mundaring Arena.

There will be something for everyone with heaps of FREE activities including Monster Bounce Centre, Gamers Cavern, Prime Movers session, community displays, carpet bowls, felt making, 'slow food' presentation, how to create a wasteless pantry, sports games and much more!

10am-1pm. Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring. See Facebook.

Mundaring Arts Centre - Current Exhibitions

Friday 01 June through to Sunday 15 July
Gallery 1 | Woldendorp A Black and White Retrospective
Spanning three continents and almost twenty years, ‘Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective’ is a celebration of the early photographic life and career of Richard Woldendorp AM. 

Gallery 2 | Silent Synchronicity
Born in Belgium and based in Perth, Stephanie Reisch is an early career artist who explores mystical and shamanistic precepts through notions of trace and essence. Grounded in animal alchemy and prehistory, her practice spans across drawing, painting, sound and digital media.

Open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 11am-3pm. Closed Monday and Public Holidays. Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.  Tel. 9295 3391.  View website.

Mundaring Arts Centre | Richard Woldendorp | Meet the Artists

Sunday 15 July
Having spent 62 of his 91 years behind the lens, this is an opportunity to hear about Richard’s early photographic career from the man himself – from his first experimental images in 1956, his Award winning portraiture from 1961, and photographs for one of his earliest books, ‘Indonesia’, taken in 1971.  

Bookings essential. Suitable for all ages. Afternoon tea provided. 1pm - 2.30pm. Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy. Visit website.

Mundaring Folk 'N' Blues Club

Friday 20 July
On the third Friday of every month, the Mundaring Folk 'n' Blues Club presents a wide variety of music, nominally in the "folk and blues" genre, but there is a wide variety of music, played LIVE. Entry $10 (sometimes higher for special acts).

The Sports Club run a bar and there is often a home cooked meal.

Doors open 7pm.  Mundaring Sporting Club, Coolgardie St. Mundaring. Visit website.

Chidlow Hall Village Markets

Saturday 21 July
Browse the beautiful range of local, handmade crafts, artworks, giftware, skincare, homemade jams, chutneys, cakes and other delicious goodies, plus there's locally grown fruit and veg, plants and more!

Markets are on from 9am-1pm at Chidlow Hall, Old Northam Rd. Tel: Irene on 0427 772 712, or view Facebook event for more information.

When you've finished at the markets, why not check out the Chidlow Tavern and enjoy a hearty meal beside the open fire?

Darlington Chamber Music Series 2018 - What the Fandago?!

Sunday 22 July
Award winning cabaret star Robert Hofmann splits into four powerful personas in this hilarious, poignant, multi-gendered romp through South America and beyond.

Hofmann collaborates with one of Australia's finest accordionists, Cathie Travers to create a brilliant blend of comedy and musical theatre with songs ranging from Schubert to Sondheim. 

Concert starts 3pm. Darlington Hall, Owen Road, Darlington. Visit website.

Short Street Kitchen - Made from Scratch Workshop

Saturday 28 July
At Short Street Kitchen, experience a relaxing and fun day in tranquil surrounds, and enjoy a workshop that is all about slowing down, getting back to simplicity and savouring the satisfaction and pride that accompanies creating wholesome food from scratch.

You will learn how to make some simple pantry staples and leave with the confidence to make them at home. 

Workshop runs 9:30am-3:30pm, Short Street, Stoneville. Visit website

Bike Hire Service - electric and standard bikes now available!

Fancy a ride around Lake Leschenaultia, or one of the many bike trails in Mundaring and surrounds, such as the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail (recognised as one of WA's Top Trails)? Well, now you can enjoy the experience of riding in the Perth Hills without putting in the 'hard yards'!  Hire an electric bike from Camp Leschenaultia (opposite Lake Leschenaultia, Rosedale Rd, Chidlow). Prices start from $20/hr. Standard bikes also available.
Can also deliver the bike to you. 
Tel: 0409 104 817

Midland Tourist Park - Winter special for caravanners

Midland Tourist Park is conveniently located to explore Perth Hills and the Swan Valley and is offering an amazing winter deal for caravans/ campervans.  Book a minimum 3 night stay on a powered tourist van site and pay a special rate $30/night (includes up to 2 guests). This rate is valid for stays up to 21 nights until 31 August 2018.  Midland Tourist Park is a dog-friendly caravan park and offers free WiFi, BBQ area, recreation room and laundry.  

Book direct on website or quote when booking.  Open Mon-Sun 8am-6pm. Tel: 9274 3002.  Midland Tourist Park, 6 Toodyay Rd, Middle Swan 

Mundaring District Museum - Earth Watch Exhibition

Through to Tuesday 4 September    
Earth Watch: Mundaring's Geophysical Observatory
, tells the story of one of WA's more interesting scientific sites. From 1959 until 2000 Mundaring's Geophysical Observatory played a significant role in gathering and disseminating magnetic, seismic, and ionospheric data for use in scientific research, as well as for every-day and commercial purposes. 

Sunday Sessions at the Mundaring Weir Hotel

The Mundaring Weir Hotel provides the perfect laid-back atmosphere for a Sunday Session. Now offering a new winter style lamb spit roast, served at 1pm, with garlic rosemary potatoes, roast carrots, roast pumpkin, buttered peas, bread roll, gravy and condiments. The aroma and flavours are sensational!!
No bookings or pre-orders taken. You just line up for this one!!  Mundaring Weir Precinct. Tel: 9295 1106. Visit website.

The Parkerville Tavern July Sunday Sessions

The beautifully restored “Parky” is ideal for families, with cosy log fires inside and great outdoor spaces, plus they have an awesome line up of live music at their regular Sunday Sessions (3pm-6pm).

1 July: Ben Graham  
8 July: Monty Cotton & The Threads
15 July: Ant & Ness Duo
22 July: Nathan Gaunt Duo
29 July: The Jon Matthews Combo

Get your Sunday chores out of the way and head to the Parky for a delicious Sunday Roast and mulled wine!  The kitchen and wood-fired pizza oven is open ALL DAY on Sundays so pop in and say G'Day, grab some food and enjoy the live music!  Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500. Visit website.

Free courtesy bus service for local Hotel and Taverns

Mundaring Hotel 
The FREE courtesy bus operates on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm until midnight within a 10km radius of the hotel.  Bookings required for pick up - no need to book for drop off.
Enquiries to Mundaring Hotel. Tel: 9295 1006

Sawyers Valley Tavern
FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday 6pm-midnight and Sunday Session 2pm-7pm. Tel: 6394 2486 to book.


Mount Helena Tavern & Restaurant
FREE Bus pick you up and take you home every Friday, Saturday Nights and Sunday afternoons. For more information call the Tavern. Tel: 9572 2121

Live Music at Malmalling Vineyard

Situated in a beautiful location adjacent to John Forrest National Park, Malmalling Vineyard is a boutique winery offering a range of wines and delicious lunches. Visit for Sunday lunch, or unwind with a glass of wine at one of the Friday Sundowners, which include complimentary nibbles and live music on the following dates: 

Sunday 1 July: 1pm-4pm, Marissa & Mark Live (Sunday lunch)
Friday 13 July: 6p,-8pm, Geoff McAullay Live (Sundowner)
Sunday 22 July: 1pm-4pm, Charissma Brothers Live (Sunday lunch)Open 11am-5pm Fri-Sun. 6025 Beacon Rd, Parkerville. Visit Facebook

Christmas in July at the Chidlow Tavern

Sunday 1 July - Sunday 14 July
Make Christmas in July the perfect excuse to bring together friends, family or work mates for a Festive lunch or dinner. Enjoy a few drinks and a lot of laughs in the timeless Chidlow Tavern.

Complete with 2 or 3 course traditional Roast dinner, decorations and festivities in front of the roaring wood fire.

Bookings essential and available to groups of 10 and more. Thomas Street Chidlow. Tel: 9572 4154.  Visit website.

Mundaring Weir Hotel - Christmas in July

Saturday 21 July
Gather together the ones you love for a wintery festive feast. One night only.

Enjoy a 3 course set menu, served from 7pm, with mulled wine, cosy fires and carols around the grand piano.

Bookings essential. Mundaring Weir Hotel, Hall Road, Cnr Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring. Tel: 9295 1106.  Visit website

Christmas in July at Inn Mahogany Creek

Saturday 28 July
With all the charm of its wayward cottage tradition, fused elegantly with the comforts of modern life, you will love Christmas in July at Inn Mahogany Creek.

Tickets just $69 per person for a set three course menu, Xmas bon bons and festive table menus.  Children’s Menu Available for 2 to 11 year olds $35/pp. Choice of Children’s main & ice cream with a gift.

Bookings essential.  - email enquiries@theinn.com.au. Tel. 9295 1118. Inn Mahogany Creek, 4260 Great Eastern Highway, Mahogany Creek. Visit website

Parkerville Tavern Christmas in July Winter Warmer

Saturday 28 July
Get your Christmas Groove on at the Parkerville Tavern's Christmas in July Winter warner with live music from the Jeanie Proud Jazz Trio.

Enjoy a traditional Christmas roast with all the trimmings, mulled wine and Christmas pudding! (Selected A La Carte menu options will also be available).

Bookings essential. Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500. Visit website.

Christmas in July Menu - Available Mon-Fri at the Parkerville Tavern

Christmas in July Set Menu
Fancy roaring log fires in a cosy setting with warm, friendly service plus a hearty Christmas lunch or dinner? The Parkerville Tavern is offering a Christmas in July menu available for groups of 10 or more throughout the month of July:
$35 For 2 Courses + tea or coffee OR
$45 For 3 Courses + tea or coffee

Bookings essential. Group senior bookings discount available. Owen Rd, Parkerville. Tel: 9295 4500. Visit website.

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