102 Things to Do During School Holidays in Perth

Published by: Buggybuddys on 19th Dec 2012 | View all blogs by Buggybuddys

102 Things to do in the School Holidays in Perth


1.       Pay a visit to Revolutions Transport Museum at Whiteman Park and take a ride on the Bennett Brook Railwayafterwards. LOW COST

2.       Head to Hyde Park in North Perth. Burn off some energy on the playground and then head over to the water splash pad area to cool off. FREE

3.       Pay a visit to the Museum of WA and hunt for treasure on their pirate trail. Visit The Perth Cultural Centre playspace afterwardsFREE/LOW COST

4.       Learn to Surf at the Big Wave Surf School – suitable for ages 5+.

5.       Head to your local Cinema to see the new Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph.

6.       Pack a picnic and take a day trip to Lake Leschenaultia.  Enjoy swimming in the Lake and hire a canoe.FREE

7.       Pay a visit to Faulkner Park, also known as the Volcano Park in Belmont. Great for kids of all ages. FREE

8.       Join one of Buggyybuddys playgroups and arrange a meet-up during the school holidays. FREE

9.       Check out your local library for their FREE/LOW COST events.

10.   Head to the Lottery West playground in Kings Park. Pack a picnic or enjoy lunch at Sticky Beaks Café. Great playground for kids aged 5 and under. FREE

11.   Book in for kids cooking lessons at What’s 2 Eat? in Wanneroo. DROP AND LEAVE

12.   Pay a visit to the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin and make a rocket.

13.   Stay cool at your local swimming pool, many have great splash pad areas for younger children. LOW COST

14.   Head to Rio Tinto Naturescape at Kings Park and have fun wading through creeks and building dams and cubby houses. FREE

15.   Take the ferry from Barrack Street to South Perth. LOW COST

16.   Book at week’s swimming course at The Swim School in Merriwa and Ocean Reef.

17.   Pay a visit to Perth Zoo.

18.   Enjoy a picnic and the stunning views of the city at Kings Park and then take a journey along the tree top walk.  FREE

19.   Buy yourself some peace and quiet and book the kids into Monkey Bars Monkey Sanctuary in Canning Vale.DROP AND LEAVE.

20.   Spend the morning at the playground at Tomato Lake Reserve, also known as The Spiderman playground.FREE

21.   Head to Oggies Ice cream Café in the Swan Valley for an ice-cream and a play on their playground.

22.   Pay a visit to Fired! Ceramic Café and enjoy painting your own pottery.

23.   Book in for the Jungle Sports Road Show.

24.   Take a trip to Penguin Island and enjoy feeding the penguins or book a Dolphin or Sea Lion discovery cruise.

25.   Visit one of Perth’s indoor playcentres and keep cool in the air-conditioning.

26.   Head to Hillarys Boat Harbour for a play on the playground and a swim in the sea. Enjoy an ice-cream or fish ’n’ chips afterwards. FREE/LOW COST

27.   Book in for The Fairies School holiday program at Joondalup or Rockingham. DROP AND LEAVE.

28.   Take a train ride – kids love train journeys.  LOW COST

29.   Sign-up toBubbler Deals to get reduced prices on school holiday activities.

30.   Pay a visit to Abingdon Miniature Village and mini-golf.

31.   Play mini-golf at Leapfrogs Café and Botanical gardens and enjoy a spot of lunch afterwards.

32.   Enjoy a FREE Kids movie every Saturday at Northbridge Piazza

33.   Head to the fabulous new playground at Yokine Reserve. Great for kids of all ages.

34.   Go fishing. Good places are Hillarys Boat Harbour, Mindarie Marina and Bells Rapids. FREE

35.   Pay a visit to Mundaring Weir – walk the dam, visit the look out and then head to the Mundaring Weir Hotel afterwards for lunch.

36.   Spend the day at Adventure World. Enjoy the rides and keep cool in the water.

37.   Book in to the Turning Pointe Academy School holiday program and learn how to do ariel tricks and backflips. Suitable for children aged 3+.

38.   Pay a visit to Peel Zoo.

39.   Take advantage of kid free food shopping by dropping the kids off at the FREE Creche at IGA Lakeside Joondalup.

40.   Stay cool by spending the day at Ellenbrook Rainbow Waters Water playgroundFREE

41.   Book one of Whiteman Park’s school holiday activitiesLOW COST

42.   Cool off, climb walls and pitch and put at The Great Escape at Hillarys Boat Harbour

43.   Grab your bucket and spade and head to one of Perth’s gorgeous beaches. FREE

44.   Book a school activity at Rockingham Environmental CentreLOW COST

45.   Pay a visit to the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury.

46.   Take a day trip to the Donnybrook Apple Fun Park – Australia’s largest FREE playground.

47.   Check out your local shopping centre for their school holiday activities. FREE

48.   Pay a visit to Scitech.

49.   Take a Captain Cook Cruise from Barrack Street Jetty to Fremantle. Join the kids club to get a whole host of free goodies.

50.   Enrol in VACSWIM and learn to swim for just $1 a day.

51.   Spend a morning at Mueller Park Playground in Subiaco. Great for little kids. FREE

52.   Take a bike ride along the path surrounding Lake Joondalup. Stop off at Neil Hawkins Park for a picnic and a play. FREE

53.   Enjoy lunch at one of Perth’s family friendly restaurants which offer playgrounds, free kids meals and free kids entertainment.

54.   Cuddle a Koala at Cohunu Wildlife Park in Byford.

55.   Have your child’s friends come over for a playdateFREE

56.   Book a pottery class at the Pottery Centre in Whiteman ParkLOW COST

57.   Head to Kadidjiny Park, also known as the Dr Seuss Playground,  in Melville. FREE

58.   Spot Mermaid Amelia on one of Perth’s beaches. FREE

59.   Pay a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park and feed the Kangaroos.

60.   Pack a picnic and head to the Meadow Springs Quarry Adventure Park. Great fenced park for kids of all ages.

61.   Have fun setting up a Culture Swap with children in another country. FREE

62.   Hire a boat pontoon in Mandurah and go cruising along the canals. You might even spot a dolphin.

63.   Ride a Camel at the Calamunnda Camel Farm.

64.   Book tickets for Prompt Corner’s performance of Treasure Island in Kings Park.

65.   Take a tour of a submarine at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle. LOW COST.

66.   Spend some time at Joondalup Climbing Centre and enjoy climbing the walls.

67.   Check out your local Bunnings for their free school holiday activities. FREE

68.   Book a school holiday activity at Piney Lakes ReserveLOW COST

69.   Head to Heathcote Reserve, the Pirate Park in Applecross. FREE

70.   Pay a visit to Landsdale Farm School, see the farm animals, wander through the herb garden and play in the covered playground. LOW COST

71.   Book a last minute holiday getaway. Plus Kids Travel is a WA based Travel Agent who specialise in traveling with kids.

72.   Practise creating Bento Boxes for back to school lunches.

73.   Feed the ducks and play on the playground at St James McCusker Park in Iluka. FREE

74.   Pay a visit to AQWA at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

75.   Take a CAT bus ride around Perth City. FREE

76.   Pack a picnic and enjoy a day at Whiteman Park playing on the playground and splashing around in the water parkFREE

77.   Book in to see the Birds of Prey Wildlife Display at Whiteman Park.

78.   If your child loves performing check out The WA Stage School school holiday programme.

79.   Enjoy lunch at the Naked Fig Café in Swanbourne and have a play on the playground afterwards.

80.   Book into a 3 Day Australian Sports Camp – netball, Soccer and Cricket available.

81.   Head into Perth City, grab a City of Perth playground pass which is packed full of activities and offers and pay a visit to the Water LabyrinthFREE

82.   Pay a visit to the DFES Education and Heritage Museum, dress up as a fire fighter and have your picture taken on the fire truck. FREE

83.   Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Laughin Barrel Restaurant in the Swan Valley whilst the kids make their own pizza’s and play on the playground.

84.   Take a trip on the Skywheel at Fremantle Esplanade.

85.   Take a day trip to Rottnest Island.

86.   Put the kids in the free crèche and shop in peace at Ikea. Enjoy a cheap lunch in the café afterwards.  FREE

87.   Head to Woodbridge Riverside ParkFREE

88.   Enjoy aFREE Disney movie at Northbridge Piazza as part of their Disney Film Season.

89.   Take a trip to Moore River, enjoy building a sandcastle on the beach and hire a pedallo on the river.

90.   Pay a visit to The Cuddly Animal Farm in the Swan Valley.

91.   Book one of the School Holiday Activities at the Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre at Hillarys Boat Harbour.LOW COST

92.   Plan a day trip to the Pinnacles and Cervantes.

93.   If your child enjoys cycling then check out Dismantle’s School Holiday Activities for children aged 7+. LOW COST

94.   Pack a picnic and head to Rotary Park, Opportunity Playspace, Wanneroo. Voted WA’s Best Playground.FREE

95.   Pay a visit to King Carnival in Mandurah.

96.   Book in to see The Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s performance of The Velveteen Rabbit. Suitable for children of all ages.

97.   Take a tour of the Duyfken 1606 Replica Boat in Fremantle.

98.   Bored of their Christmas presents already? Then check out your local toy library. LOW COST

99.   Pay a visit to the Armadale Reptile and Wildlife Park.

100.   Visit The Maze on a Sunday morning for Breakfast with the Koala’s and then a trip around the many mazes and a round of mini-golf.

101.    Pay a visit to one of Perth’s Miniature Railways.

102.   Reward  yourself with some time off. Ultilise the services of Dial-An-Angel to clean your home and babysit the kids whilst you enjoy a well-deserved night out!

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