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Exhibitions

Join us for a look at the development of our railways in this traveling exhibition, on for a limited time only.

During the 1950s, 60s and 70s Australia invested in many railway developments across Australia with many Torres Strait Islander, Australian South Sea Islander and Aboriginal people integral in working on the developments.

The exhibition explores the stories of those people involved in the building of the railways, their culture, the issues they faced due to separation from their homeland and their working environment.

I’ve Been Working on the Railway is a national touring exhibition from The Workshops Rail Museum in Queensland, that explores the contribution of these cultural groups to the development of rail across Australia through stories, objects, music, video and photographs.

Dates:   Saturday 27 September, 2014 - Sunday 1 February, 2015
Location:   Revolutions Transport Museum, car park 1 in the Village
Times:   Exhibition open daily from 10.00am - 4.00pm (except Christmas and Boxing Days)
Cost:  
Entry by donation.

Guided Tours

A tour of Woodland Reserve is like no other.

Experience Whiteman Park when it is at its most active on an evening tour of Woodland Reserve. As the Park's premier conservation facility, Woodland Reserve offers a protected habitat for the highly successful captive breeding program for rare and endangered WA fauna.

This guided tour explores the Park's cross-section of Swan Coastal Plain habitats by torchlight before entering the soft-release enclosure,the heart of Woodland Reserve. Watch woylies and quenda feed thanks to our special night lighting and marvel in this experience - all so close to Perth!

Bookings are essential on 9209 6000. Participants should have a moderate level of fitness to enjoy these tours.

Dates:        Every Friday night, from September 5 (see available dates below).
Location: 
Woodland Reserve, Whiteman Park (detailed location provided on booking)
Time:
         6.00pm - 7.30pm (subject to seasonal change)
Cost:
          Adults $10.00, Children $7.00, Family (2A 2C) $30.00
The funds from your tour fees goes to the upkeep of the Reserve and its inhabitants.

Click here to find out more about Woodland Reserve.

 

Available Dates to December 31, 2014:

 -- September 26
 -- October 17, 24 and 31
 -- November 7, 14, 21 and 28
 -- December 12 and 19
If you have an interest in bird-spotting, or simply haven’t yet taken the time to explore and enjoy the Werillyiup trail, then we recommend you join us for this guided tour of Horse Swamp.

Our fabulous volunteers guide will introduce you to the flora and fauna of this interesting ecosystem, which will be teeming with birdlife thanks to winter rains. With so much activity, it is the perfect time of year to discover this wetland wonder!

Bookings are recommended as places are limited on 9209 6000 or bookings@whitemanpark.com

Location: Mussel Pool East, meeting at the Tram Stop, opposite the Dog Park
Time: 11.00am, walk goes for approximately one hour.
Dates: Saturday 13 & 27 August, 2014
Cost: Free, but bookings recommended as places are limited. 

Please note: Moderate to good fitness levels and enclosed walking shoes are required for this walk. Tours proceed subject to weather conditions.

Kids - have you ever wanted to see Whiteman Park at night, when all the animals come out?

If the answer is yes, then join us for a special 'edition' of the Nocturnal Woylie Walk these school holidays! This is a fantastic experience where you can watch woylies and quenda feed thanks to our special night lighting and marvel in this night-time experience!

DISCOVER Woodland Reserve, Whiteman Park's premier conservation facility that offers protected habitat for rare and endangered WA animals.

MEET our education animals, including some cool reptiles, a playful possum (if she is behaving!) and a tawny frogmouth.

ENJOY a specially-designed, shorter tour of Woodland Reserve, visiting the wetland and spending lots of time in the soft-release enclosure where you can...

SEE the critically endangered woylie, as well as the Tasmanian native sugar gliders and the quendas in the Reserve.

And best of all, take home a special mementos of your tour!

 

Bookings are essential on 9209 6000. Participants should have a moderate level of fitness to enjoy these tours.

Dates:         Friday 3 and 10 October, 2014
Location:   
Woodland Reserve, Whiteman Park (detailed location provided on booking)
Time:
          6.00pm start. Duration is 1.5-2 hours.
Cost:
           Adults $10.00, Children $10.00, Family (2A 2C) $35.00
Bookings:   Essential on 9209 6000.
Participants should have a moderate level of fitness to enjoy these tours. Suitable for kids 6 – 12 years old, parental supervision required.

The funds from your tour fees goes to the upkeep of the Reserve and its inhabitants.

Click here to find out more about Woodland Reserve.

Get your torches out and join us for a special guided walk through the Whiteman Park bushland.

Many Australian marsupials are on the brink of extinction and we need your help to record the animals you see along the way. Join us as we search for the distinctive 'eye glow' of the Park's resident (and maybe non-resident) fauna. Your findings* will assist with conservation efforts and raising community awareness on marsupials, their habitats and threats to survival.

If you are interested in coming along, please contact us on 9209 6000 or bookings@whitemanpark.com.au by Thursday 2 October. Participants will need to wear a long sleeve shirt and pants, enclosed shoes, and bring a torch along on the night.

Location: Whiteman Park, meet at the Visitor Information Centre in the Village
Time: 5.45pm – 8.00pm
Dates: Wednesday 8 & 15 October, 2014
Cost: Free, but booking is essential.

*Findings are collated by the Perth Zoo in Western Australia, as a part of the Australia-wide Tronox Night Stalk program. Visit www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au for more details.

Special Events

Whiteman Park is always brimming with things to do with the kids, and school holidays are no exception!

Check out what special activities are happening in the School Holidays section of the website.

 - There's the very special, limited-time-only, Fettler's Folklore show, that coincides with the traveling exhibition, I've Been Working on the Railway.

 - At Revolutions Transport Museum, you can search for gold in the Tracking the Treasure activity, on every day of the holidays.

 - Explore the Children's Forest as it bursts into springtime bloom - how many wildflowers can you find?

 - Plus don't miss the Play with Clay Pottery Classes and all of the regular attractions at Whiteman Park! 

 

For the full list of October school holiday activities, visit the school holidays section of our website. To make your booking, call the Bookings Office on 9209 6000 between 9.00am - 3.00pm, Monday to Friday.

 

This one is a celebration especially for the Park's pooches!

Pick up tips and hints, loads of great pet products and more at Whiteman Park’s Doggies Day Out! There will also be hydrobaths and grooming available for your four-legged friends.

Don't forget to bring your gold coins in support of RSPCA WA too - just look for the tin-shakers at the event!

Find out more on our event page.

RSPCA WA Supporter
 

Location:    Village West, opposite main playground
Time:          10.00am - 2.00pm
Cost:           FREE!

Please note: Dogs are permitted and encouraged to attend the event, but must be on a lead at all times (unless inside the Dog Park). Dogs requiring muzzles by law must have one on at all times.

 

Event Registration

If you would like to be involved by taking a stall at Doggies Day Out, please do contact the Marketing and Events Officer on (08) 9209 6000. Registration closes on Friday September 12, 2014. **REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED**
Download the 2014 Event Registration Kit and interactive 2014 Exhibitor Application Form.

Once a year, around Australia, children's rights are celebrated during Children's Week. Meerilinga Young Children's Foundation Incorporated is the convener for Children's Week in Western Australia.

The theme for the official opening of Children's Week this year is all about eating well to live well! Join Fairy Queen Caroline and Meerilinga for a family fun day full of opportunities for kids to enjoy PLAYING!  Activities and attractions include: farm animals, circus fun, heaps of art and craft activities, a Parents Expo, music, Fairy Queen Caroline and much, much more!

Visit www.childrensweekwa.org.au for more information.

Location: Village West
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Cost: Free