School Holiday Activities in Perth

School Holiday Activities in Perth

Ahh, the school holidays. Yes it’s great to spend that extra time with your kids, but it’s extremely beneficial for all parties to keep busy and active – otherwise school holidays can be trying times. Get out your calenders and organise your school holiday itineraries with some of these awesome school activities to attend in Perth.

Here are the school holiday dates for WA:



Perth Royal Show

The Royal Show in Perth. Image via Morish Nuts

The IGA Perth Royal Show is Perth’s biggest community event attracting 400,000 visitors every year. This year, they will have ‘Dinosaur Adventures’, an interactive theatre never before seen in Perth with giant, fibreglass, animated dinosaurs that will move, breath and roar.

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Space Junk

Space Junk is a visually explosive journey of discovery that weighs in on the solutions aimed at restoring our planet’s orbits. It is held at Scitech – WA’s science discovery centre, an interactive science museum which also includes a planetarium.

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Perth Zoo

Close encounters at Perth Zoo. Via Experience Perth

The Perth Zoo is a 41 acre zoo that is home to 1258 animals of 164 species, including an extensive botanical collection. No need to elaborate on why this is a great place for kids.

Take a look at what children’s activities they have here.

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Adventure World

A picture of Adventure World. Via Theme Park Review

Adventure World is a theme park located in Bibra Lake, 20km from the CBD. It’s an amusement park with over 30 thrill rides and waterslides in addition to a Kids Cove. The kids are sure to be entertained all day.

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Rottnest Island Carnivale, October 31 2015

An entire day and night of festivities, raising funds for chairty. Image via Weekend Notes

For a fun family friendly day and night out, head to the Rottnest Island Carnivale. With same day return ferry tickets starting at $29 from Fremantle, there will be loads of free entertainment and activities, live music, a Settlement Food Village and more, sure to keep the children entertained and engaged.

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The Aquarium of Western Australia captures the curiosity of children and adults alike. Via Scoop

AQWA is WA’s privately owned aquarium in Hillarys, showcasing Australia’s largest single aquarium and walk-through underwater tunnel. It’s fun, interactive and educational for kids and adults alike.

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Did you know there is a aqua park in Mandurah? Via Just 4 Fun Website

Love outdoor fun and water? Situated on the western foreshore in Mandurah is Just 4 Fun Aqua Park. It has a range of family activities and inflatable equipment suitable for all ages. Even the adults can get in on the action.

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Only 30 minutes from the CBD, this wildlife park gives you more opportunities to get closer to wildlife. Via Caversham Wildlife Park

Spend the day with WA’s largest collection of native wildlife at Caversham Wildlife Park. You can feed the kangaroos, join in on an interactive farm show, meet the resident wombats, touch a possum or lizard, and catch a keeper talk or two while having photos taken with the koala’s.

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Other notable events:

October School Holidays: International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things at the Perth Cultural Centre to inspire and delight Perth children up to 12 years of age and their families.