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Big Wave Surfing School
Secret Harbour. 2 Day Workshops for ages 8 to 18+ Cost: Kids $89 Adults $99. Vegemite Surf Groms 4 day workshop 28th Sept - 1st Oct, 5th - 8th October for ages 5 to 12 years. Cost: $189. October 6 week course (weekends) kids age 8 to adults. Starts 17th or 18th October. Cost: $199


The Big Wave Surfing School specialises in teaching families to surf, creating awesome memories and making you feel energized and pumped on all that ocean air and fun! Surfing is a terrific physical outlet for children and it’s a chance to take a ‘Facebook’ break and delve a world of natural wonders. The Moran family have been teaching surfing at Secret Harbour for over 15 years, they are WA’s only family owned and operated surf school and are experts on teaching families to surf! 2 Big Wave Surfing School will be running their 2 day ‘Learn to Surf’ courses throughout the school holidays for only $89.  They offer courses suitable for kids age 5yrs to adults all equipment included. Check out their timetable on or call on 9524 7671.



Play With Clay Pottery Classes
Pottery Centre, Whiteman Park. TBA 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2pm. Cost: $6 kids aged 6 and under. $10 (1 hour) $13 (1.5 hours) Kids ages 7+

Pieces will only by fired by request at a cost of $2 per piece. Adult supervison required at all time. Cash only. To book contact the Pottery Centre on 9249 4380 or email
For ages 3+

whats to eat cooking classes in wanneroo  

What's 2 Eat? - Kids Cooking Classes
Wanneroo Monday 29th September - Friday 9th October. 90 minute sessions at 10am and 1pm. Cost $22 per session

This is an ideal opportunity for children to learn heaps while having fun at our Wanneroo kitchen. Our recipes develop a range of cooking skills for making yummy healthy snacks. Parents of children aged 3 - 5 years will be asked to stay and help. An apron will be supplied and all classes are nut free.
For ages 3-16 


Joondalup. Sessions Tuesday - Friday throughout the School Holidays. Cost $10.

Keep your cool these Summer holidays indoors with Decadance. Our 2 hour sessions are only $10 per child. Includes DJ, party, and heaps of games and prizes
For ages 5 - 13


Scitech School Holiday Programs
Scitech, City West, Perth. For more information contact the bookings team on 9215 0740 or email

Chameleon Chemistry. Monday 29th September 9.30am-10.30am/11.30am-12.30pm. Cost $12 members and $15 non members
With inspiration from a reading of Eric Carle’s The Mixed-Up Chameleon, experiment with indicators and use some clever chemistry to make your own colour changing chameleon.

For ages 4 - 6 & 6 - 8  years

Terrarium Ecosystems Friday 2nd October 10am - 11.30am/12.30pm - 2pm. Cost: $20 members $22 non members
Be an ecologist and create your own terrarium: a beautiful miniature living ecosystem. Investigate a variety of plants and soil types to learn how to make your ecosystem thrive.
For ages 8 - 11 & 11 - 14 years 

Noisy Science Tuesday 6th October. 9.30am-10.30am/11.30am-12.30pm. Cost $12 members and $15 non members
Turn up the volume and feel the vibrations as you explore the science of sound. Use some wacky instruments to experiment with sound, then make your own hooting balloon bassoon to take home. 
For ages 4 - 6 & 6 - 8  years

Young Engineers LEGO Challenge Wednesday 7th October. 9.30am - 11am & 11.30am - 1pm. Cost $20 members and $22 non members
Become an engineer with LEGO. By using the unique LEGO kits specially designed by E2 Young Engineers, you will create a moving mechanical prototype of a vehicle. To find out more about E2 Young Engineers visit:
>9.30-11.00am Sand buggy: Master the differential and the cone gear as you build a motorised sand buggy.
>11.30-1.00pm Rescue helicopter: Use LEGO to construct a helicopter and discover the physics of flight.
You may book into more than one session but this will require a separate booking for each session.

For ages 7 - 10 years 


Tramp Camp BOUNCE inc
Cannington. TBA Cost: $150

Non-stop fun – Great Exercise – Awesome new friends
The new BOUNCE Tramp Camp is the best way to beat boredom these holidays. Exclusively designed for kids aged 9-12, they will be fully supervised every day, whilst they get to explore Bounce’s awesome facilities. They’ll get to develop their aerial skills, throw dodgeballs, launch themselves into giant airbags and join the free-jumping revolution.

For ages 9 - 12 


Camp Cooking for Kids
Kalamunda. Tuesday 29th September 9.30am - 12.30pm/ 12.30pm - 3.30pm. Cost: $35 Kids $5 Adults 

School holiday fun! A return 4km walk to a typical Bibbulmun Track campsite where kids learn to make things like damper and pizza and get to eat their creations.
Kids will love the hands-on camp cooking experience.
Max two kids per adult. Max 2 adults per child. 1hr from Perth.
Choose from two sessions.
Includes ingredients for cooking and experienced guides. Just bring refreshments, snacks for kids and lunch for adults.

For ages 6 - 12 years 


Kids Sports Club, HBF Stadium 
Mount Claremont

For 5 – 12 year olds Kids Sports Club offers days full of cool sporting and recreational activities under the guidance of qualified, experienced and fun instructors. Visit the website to view the complete schedule of activities and enrol now!
For ages 5 - 12 years


Kids Gym, HBF Stadium 
Mount Claremont

Holiday Kids Gym classes help children develop their confidence, independence, balance, coordination, and motor skills.
With Toddler Gym, Kindy Gym, Advanced Kindy Gym, Junior Gym, Primary Gym and Advanced Primary Gym classes for kids aged 18 months to 10 years, you're sure to find a Kids Gym class to add some zing to your child's day. Visit the website for more information and to enrol now!  

For ages 1.5 to 10  


Corrigan Soccer Holiday Clinic
Prendville Catholic College, Ocean Reef. TBA. 3-4 years 9am - 10am Cost: $15 per day. 5 - 13 years 8am - 3pm. Cost: $30 per day. Early birds from 7am Cost: $40 per day.

Sessions are on sale NOW for Corrigan Football - Premier Soccer Development's holiday clinics in July! Prices start from $15 a session and they have an early bird option where you can drop your child off for 7am! Children to bring morning tea, lunch and gym shoes. 
For ages 3 - 13 years


Little Kickers
Across Perth. Programme runs throughout the school holidays.

Play not Push’ is our motto! Little Kickers is a positive, fun-filled pre-school program executed in a friendly, pressure free environment that encourages children to “Learn through Play”. We recognise that every child is an individual and feel that children develop their skills best when they are playing with other kids of a similar age and ability. We focus on the physical well-being of the child and also promote the development of social skills such as turn taking, following instructions and sharing. These skills are put into practise at a key stage of your child’s growth. Simple problem-solving activities provide the perfect informal framework for encouraging our fledgling Socceroos to advance their basic attention building and listening skills. By playing fun games that include specific actions and movements children gain greater body control, whilst working on balance, co-ordination and gross motor skills. Our program also helps children to transition from parent-supported participation, to active, independent interaction through building skills and confidence.
Find a location near you:
LK Perth - Leederville | Mount Hawthorn | Bibra Lake | Hamersley | Swanbourne | North Perth | Peppermint Grove | Wembley. Contact 0466 606890
LK Perth North - Joondalup | Ocean Reef | Padbury. Contact 0409 888503
LK Perth East - Aveley | Beechboro | Ellenbrook | Midvale | Morley. Contact 0481 115147
LK Rockingham - Jandakot | Kwinana | Rockingham. Contact 0423 623633
LK Perth South East Metro - South Perth | Como | Canning Vale | Shelley | Rossmoyne | Southern River. Contact 0451 226891
For ages 2 - 7 years.


The Brick House
Willetton. Tuesday 29th September - Friday 9th October. 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm. Cost: $30 per child per camp.

Are your children interested in some LEGO® building fun during the Easter School Holidays? Why not come along and join us at one of our School Holiday Camps.  Running from 9am to 12 noon and from 1pm to 4pm from Tuesday 7th April to Friday 10th April and from Monday 6th to Friday 17th July.
Our Camps are suitable for children in full time school aged from 5 to 11+.
As well as participating in Junior Engineering Workshops (under 7s) and Engineering or Robotics Workshops (7+) we will also have a permanent LEGO® MINECRAFT® zone, LEGO® City zone and LEGO® Friends zone set up for the Easter School Holidays. Plus, LEGO® games, speed build competitions, 2 new earthquake tables and 2 new racing ramps.
Please note that the Engineering and Robotics Workshops are on offer every day with a new theme each day.


AWESOME Arts Festival 2015
Perth Cultural Centre. 3rd - 16th October.

Perth's premiere family arts event, The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things, takes over the Perth Cultural Centre in the October School Holidays. The 2015 program offers an assortment of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and free interactive arts activities through which Bright Young Things and their grown ups can indulge their imaginations.
Open to the general public from 3 - 12 October, and offering tailored school tours from 13 - 16 October, the 2015 AWESOME Festival has something to please everyone! Jam packed with new and exciting acts, as well as a few old favourites that sold out in previous years, the Perth Cultural Centre will become a hive of creative activity.
Pop by one of our many tents in the Perth Cultural Centre for giggles galore. The Channel 7 Circus Tent will be serving up the rib-tickling circus act Gentlemen of the Road, or join the groovy Guru Dudu on his Silent Disco Walking Tour of the city.
The AWESOME Festival's Early Childhood Program will once again take over the Urban Orchard, with Better Beginnings Books-To-Go, Playground WA and the Imagination Playground serving as free, hands-on activities for the Under 5's.
Meanwhile, over at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, two fantastic shows bring the Heath Ledger Theatre to life and provide laughs galore for kids and their grown ups. LaLaLuna, by Wolfe Bowart, will take you on a whimsical journey as the moon loses it's light, and it's up to the caretaker to fix the problem. Carnival of the Animals, performed by the Circa Ensemble, will whisk you away on a thrilling escapade where zebras juggle and flip, kangaroos skip and somersault and dinosaur bones shake, clatter and roll.
No matter your taste or budget, there's something for everyone at the 2015 AWESOME Festival. 

 For ages 6 - 12 years 


Cannington Exhibition Centre and Showgrounds. 10th & 11th October 9am - 5.30pm. Cost: $8 each. Family ticket (admit 4) $25 Children under 2 free. 

Do you love playing with LEGO®?
If you do, then this October we have an exciting event for you. 
Come along and play in the Bricktober "Brickpit" of Lego, over 22,000 bricks

Activities at Bricktober include:
- A hall full of LEGO® models built by fans of LEGO® in Perth.
- A "Brickpit" of 22,000 LEGO® bricks that you can play with
- Animated LEGO® films on the big screen.
- Competitions on the day of BUILD IN A BAG, SPEED BUILD and RAPID MOC BUILD (please note numbers are limited - sign up on the day)
- Plus you can drive a LEGO® Train or Drive a Technic model with a remote.
- Buy a raffle ticket to win cool LEGO® sets.
- Take a guess at the number of pieces in a jar of LEGO® and win the Jar of LEGO®.
- Appearances by Lifesize Legoman, have your photo taken with this amazing full size Legoman!
- Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion Desert Scorpion Squad WA including Darth Vader! (on Sunday only)

We will have timed entry slots this year every 50 minutes to ease the long queues.
Once you are inside, you can STAY.PLAY AND LOOK for as long as you like.
Please note - No door sales
Pre purchased timed entry slots only

Bricktober is a project of the The Rotary Club of Ascot (Inc) - Funds raised on the day go towards support for programs for young children and other, Rotary and community projects.
For all ages 


Scitech Science Night
Scitech, City West, Perth. Monday 5th October. 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Cost: $25 Members Non-members $28

What happens at Scitech once the sun goes down? Science nights are back with an exclusive after-hours event just for kids. Discover amazing innovations in transport in Scitech’s feature exhibit Going Places, be amazed by the new Extreme Weather show in the Lotterywest Science Theatre, experiment with aerodynamics in the CSIRO Lab, and complete the science scavenger hunt to win a prize. Pizza and drinks will be provided for booked attendees. 
For ages 6 - 12 years


Whiteman Park School Holiday Program
Bookings essential. Call (08) 9209 6000



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School Holidays at the WA Museum 
Did you know the Gogo Fish is WA’s fossil emblem? Join us to find out more fun facts and explore some of our State’s ancient fossil discoveries these July school holidays.

Fossil Fever. 4th - 19th July. 10.30am - 1pm. Cost $2. 
Discover some of the creatures that lived in WA’s ancient oceans. Decorate a mask with a prehistoric Gogo Fish design, and compare the size of a massive Megalodon with today’s white shark when you tackle our Megalodon Mobile.
For all ages 

Six Simple Machines. 4th - 19th July. 9.30am - 5pm. Cost: free. 
Explore incredible structural achievements of the past and learn about the six simple machines that made them possible. Build a miniature Florentine arch bridge, construct an impressive Egyptian pyramid, make a great stone statue walk and discover much more in the Discovery Zone.
For all ages 


Dino Dig. 9th & 10th July (kids only) 11th July (family friendly experience). 9.15am - 12.30pm. Cost: $38 per child. Saturday 11th $55 for 1 adult and 1 child. Booking essential 1300 134 081. 
This is your chance to explore the Museum in ways that most people never do and have heaps of fun! Get up close to special Museum objects, discover our galleries with our team and take on our skill-testing, brain-twisting Time Trekker challenges. 
Aged 8 - 12 years weekdays, Saturday 6 - 12 years with accompanying adult.  


Maritime Museum, Fremantle
Join us as we explore the world of divers who search under the sea looking for adventure and fortune. What might you find there?
Discover the beauty of pearls and the challenges faced by divers at the Lustre: Pearling & Australia exhibition.  Standard Museum entry fee applies.

Diver Below! 6th - 10th & 13th - 17th July. 10.30am - 1pm. Cost: $2
Assemble your own old-fashioned hard-hat diver helmet before immersing yourself in a pearl diver experience in the Lustre exhibition.
For ages 4+ 

Superstitions and Sea Monsters. Daily from 4th July. 9.30am - 5.30pm. . Cost: free
Join us in the Discovery Zone dedicated to Superstitions and Sea Monsters. Enjoy our entertaining activities from creating your own mythological creature to playing monster detectives.
For all ages 

Boat Bonanza. 16th & 17th July (kids only) 18th July (family friendly experience). 9.15am - 12.30pm. Cost: $38 per child. Saturday 11th $55 for 1 adult and 1 child. Booking essential 1300 134 081. 
This is your chance to explore the Museum in ways that most people never do and have heaps of fun! Get up close to special Museum objects, discover our galleries with our team and take on our skill-testing, brain-twisting Time Trekker challenges.
*WA Maritime Museum entry fees also apply

For ages 8 - 12 years. 6 - 12 years on Saturday 18th July.  


Shipwreck Galleries, Fremantle
Join us as we explore the world of divers who search under the sea looking for adventure and fortune. What might you find there? 

A Monster Mission.  4th - 19th July. 9.30am - 5pm. Cost: $2
Ahoy ye adventurers! Sail through the Shipwreck Galleries in search of strange and mysterious beasts of the deep. Set out on A Monster Mission with our activity trail and find some of the animals and monsters that lurk under the sea.

For ages 4 + 


Going Places. Scitech, City West, Perth

Going Places explores the technology we have developed to transport ourselves and goods around the world. If you have ever wanted to pilot an airship, ride on a hovercraft, or control traffic in a city, now is your big chance!
As well as exploring the technology that gets us around everyday, visitors can discover how travel has shaped the social fabric of our time. With exhibits detailing incredible inventions that make the farthest reaches of our planet accessible, visitors can also predict where the future of travel might be heading.


Revolutions Transport Museum
TBA. 10am - 4pm. Cost: Gold coin donation.

Pop on your walking shoes and head on down to Revolutions for some school holiday fun.   Take a stroll into the wonderful world of walking. Wander around and get curious about the sizes and shapes of feet and shoes that are often quite unlike our own. There are prizes to be won and new things to discover. So Don’t Walk! Run! To Revolutions! 


Xtreme Ice Arena

Our school holiday program is starting on the 6th July, and these school holidays we are PACKED full of awesome fun for the whole family. We have the Australian national ice hockey championships followed by our extremely popular build a snowman sessions, a pajama party and FREE skating lessons! View our school holiday session times here. 



Fly through the air and bounce off the walls. BOUNCEinc is a massive indoor trampoline universe which is all about jumping high and landing soft & safe. Imagine over 100 interconnected trampolines, over 500 square metres of big air bags and padding to land on. Perfect for kids parties, Bounce is a fun way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion.


Lazer Blaze
Malaga & Willetton

Lazer Blaze has two huge indoor Laser Tag Facilities in Malaga & Willetton.   Offering a special event Kids Day on specific Thursdays of the School Holidays from 9am ‘til 1pm for ages 7 to 14.  (Check dates on our website:
Daily specials are also on offer during the holidays so check out our Facebook Page for what specials are available during the School Holidays.
Played in a darkened multi-level arena it’s full of fun, excitement and mystery as you traverse the maze to find the opposing teams’ base targets and opposing teams’ players.  The equipment works on IR (just like your DVD remote) so there are no projectiles.
Lazer Blaze is a fun, physical activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family, we always suggest making a booking by calling our stores directly.  Check out our website for more information and photos.


Fired! Ceramic Cafe
29 Winton Road, Joondalup

Fired! Ceramic Cafe is the perfect place to meet with family and friends and relax and have fun while you paint your own pottery. With a large selection of pieces, an extensive cafe menu and a secure play area, you can capture your little ones prints on a piece for gifts or bring your older children along to create their own artwork. Once you are finished you leave your items with us to glaze and fire and then come back and collect a functional piece that can be used everyday. We are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 5pm and Sundays for group reservations and parties.


The Pottery Playroom
Unit 4/19 Mercer Lane, Joondalup

The Pottery Playroom is Perth's only ceramic painting studio and cafe with a FREE soft play area (don't forget your socks)! An ideal venue for children's birthday parties with painting instruction by a dedicated host. Our NO STUDIO FEE policy ensures fun for everyone!


Enjoy a FREE coffee during your visit!! PLUS get a FREE mug to paint when you spend $40+ on pottery.
Booking essential during the holidays - call 9301 2080 and reserve your places. HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS : 10-5 Monday-Saturday and 11-4 Sunday. 

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Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Come into the night garden this October School Holidays and join Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy on an imaginative journey whilst providing some valuable developmental benefits.

Monday 28th Sept - Saturday 3rd October.
Children of all ages will enjoy the experience of designing and decorating their own sock puppet. All of the materials are provided for this fantastic and creative hands on experience that will let children take home their creations!

Sunday 4th - Friday 9th October
Imagination and creativity will soar as kids of all ages will get to design and decorate their very own bird houses that they get to take home!

Monday 5th - Friday 9th October. Show 1 9.30am. Show 2 11.30am.
Meet & Greet 10.30am
In the Night Garden Live is a spectacular family-friendly stage show based on the hit show.


Alexander Heights Shopping Centre, Lakes Shopping Centre, Springs Shopping Centre & Parks Shopping Centre
Free October School Holiday Activities. TBA



Stockland Bull Creek



Carramar Shopping Village
Cnr Joondalup Drive & Cheriton Drive, Carramar



Livingston Marketplace
Cnr Ranford Road and Nicholson Road, Canning Vale







Vacation Care HBF Arena, Joondalup

HBF Arena Joondalup's Commonwealth funded Vacation Care programme is back bigger and better than ever this schoo holidays. New split age grouping, 5 - 8 years and 9 - 15 years with age appropriate activites and excursions to thrill and entertain them.  The fun and educational incursions and excursions will include access to our fabulous, newly refurbished Aquatic Centre for some wet and wild fun. The programme takes place every school holidays and is guaranteed to keep your children happy, safe and busy during the school holidays. Vacation Care in Joondalup has never been this much fun! 
Phone | (08) 9300 3355

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Cannington Leisureplex Vacation Care, Cannington

Something different and exciting provided each week day of the school holidays (excluding public holidays) for 5 to 8 year olds and 9 to 13 year olds. With access to our Kids’ Gym, indoor sports courts, splash pad and waterslide, plus excursions and specialist instructors, there’s plenty of fun on offer. Child Care Benefit if available, as well as 50% out of pocket expenses rebate to make things more enjoyable for parents too.
Enrolments open 4 weeks prior to the commencement of each program. Visit the website to see what’s on offer and download an enrolment form now.

Phone | (08) 6350 7300



Vacation Care Morley Sport and Recreation Centre

During the school holidays we provide a fantastic Vacation Care program for children aged 5 - 12 years with excursions, games, sport and art & craft activities to keep everyone happy and entertained. Vacation Care is available during school holidays from 7am to 6pm. CCB and CCR is available.
Phone | (08) 9375 3529

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Go Bananas Vacation Care, Joondalup

Vacation Care takes place during school holidays from 6.30am to 6pm.
During Vacation Care a variety of active, fun filled activities are provided during incursion days, and on excursion days children get to go out on fun trips to the movies, bowling and local parks, and participate in sports - kids love it!
The Vacation Care Program and Booking Sheet is usually available 4-6 weeks prior to school holidays - call 1300 BANANA or email to obtain!
Phone | (08) 9301 5133

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Wanslea Early Learning and Development: Vacation Care
Locations: East Fremantle | Joondana

Wanslea Early Learning and Development offers a fun filled vacation care program throughout the school holidays. This program is jam packed full of fun activities to ensure that your child is fully entertained during their time away from school. Whether this takes place within our centres or on excursions your child will be fully supervised and cared for. 
Phone | (08) 9245 2441

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Buggybuddys Top 100 School Holiday Activities

1.   Don't miss out on tickets for Kids Wonderland! For a one time entry fee, all rides and activities inside the Big Top tent are free! 
Location: Stirling Suitable for: Ages 3 to 13 years. 
Cost: Adults $10, Children $25, Under 2's free. 

2.   Get your skates on for Winter Garden! Experience the magical delights of winter, including Australia's largest ice-rink, food, music and fun for all ages! 
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adult $24, Child (5-15yrs) $14, child under 5 $10

3.   Get the kids back to nature by visiting one of Perth's many Nature Playspaces. View our Top 10 favourites here  

4.   If your child is obsessed with Minecraft why not book them into a one day or two day Minecraft Camp. They can connect with other players, learn new things and share their gifts! 
Location: Albany, Fremantle, Ellenbrook, Joondalup & Perth. Suitable for: Ages 6 - 14 years. Cost: $65 per day. 

5.   Visit Disneyland without getting on a plane! Karrinyup Shopping Centre is bringing Disneyland to Perth. Armed with a Disney map, families can go on an adventure uncovering the wonders of Disneyland including favourites such as Frozen, Planes, Cinderella, Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Mickey Mouse! 
Location: Karrinyup Shopping Centre. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: FREE

6.   Explore the technology we have developed to transport ourselves areound the world wtih Scitech's latest exhibition, Going Places. 
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adult $17, Children aged 4+ $11, Under 4's free. 

7.   Book in for kids cooking lessons at What’s 2 Eat?, a cooking school specialising in healthy eating. 
Location: Wanneroo Suitable for: Children aged 3+. Drop and leave available for school aged children.
Cost: $22 per 90 minute session.

8.   Explore ancient fossil discoveries at the WA Museum. Decorate a mask, construct an Egyptian pyramid or go on a Dino Dig. 
Location: WA Museum, Perth
Cost: Free - $38

9.   Let the kids burn off heaps of energy at Inflatable World! Great fun for kids and adults of all ages! 
Location: Joondalup, Shenton Park, Ballajura, Leeming. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $16, 4 years and under $8. 

10.   Enjoy lunch in the Swan Valley, a treasure hunt and a ride around the lake on a pedalo at the gorgeous Oakover Grounds
Location: Swan Valley

11.   Pack a picnic and head to Noble Falls. Kids will have fabulous fun padding in the falls and discovering the secret tree swing! 
Location: Gidgegannup. 


Grab yourself some tickets for Kids Funfest, WA's Biggest Kids Indoor Festival! Enjoy unlimited access for one low entry fee! 
Location: Claremont Showgrounds. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $15 Adults $25 Kids. Under 2's are free. 


13.   Enjoy a trip to the theatre. Cranky Bear is a rollicking new showpacked with laughter, surprise and mayhem based on the enormously popular children's book.
Location: Octagon Theatre, Crawley. Suitable for: 4-8 year olds. 
Cost: $25 Adults $20 Kids aged 3-16 years. 

14.   Have heaps of fun on the flying fox at the new playground at Barden Park. Feeling peckish? - grab a pizza from the resident wood fired pizza van in the car park. 
Location: Maylands. 

15.   Spend the morning at The Pottery PlayroomNot only can you paint your own pottery but kids will have fun in the mini jungle gym. Don’t forget your socks!
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: All ages
Prices start from $10


Pack a picnic and spend the morning plane and helicopter spotting at Jandakot Airport
Location: Jandakot Suitable for: All ages


17.   Book your David Beckham's wannabe's into Corrigan Football Soccer Clinic
Location: Ocean Reef. Suitable for: Ages 3 - 13
Cost: $15 3 - 4 year olds $30 5 - 13 year olds. 

18.   Take your Fireman Sam fan to the FESA Education and Heritage Centre. The museum offers a whole floor of interactive safety exhibits with hands on demonstrations. You can even dress up as a fire fighter!
Location: Perth City Suitable for: All ages
Cost: FREE

19.   Head to the hills and enjoy lunch at HopsScotch Cafe. Not only does it have beautiful grounds but a great playground too. 
Location: Karragullen

20.   Check out the brand new Russell Brown Adventure Park with it's huge focus on nature play. 
Location: Mosman Park

21.   If your child is a LEGO fan then make sure you check out the school holiday workshops at The Brick House. They'll enjoy Engineering and Robotics Workshops plus LEGO Minecraft, LEGO Friends or LEGO City Zone. 
Location: Willetton Suitable for: Ages 5 - 11
Cost: $30 per child per camp

22.   Don’t miss Perth’s Favourite Children’s Entertainer, The Lulus, performing live this school holidays on Sunday 19th July! Limited Tickets available!
Location: Willetton. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $10 adults $20 kids. Children under 1 are free. 

23.   Let the kids climb the walls at City Summit Rock Climbing Centre in Malaga. School holiday programs are also available.
Location: Malaga Suitable for: Children aged 5+
Cost: Adults $18, Children over 7 $10 plus $5 harness hire. Children under 7 $12 including harness hire.

24.   Ride the snowslides in the City of Perth. Head to the website to register for tickets. 
Location: Perth City. Suitable for: 3 - 12 year olds
Cost: Free

25.   Check out the brand new Atlantis Playcentre. Fabulous fun for kids of all ages! 
Location: Clarkson Suitable for kids aged 0 - 12 years. 
Cost: $3.50 - $11.95

26.   Get your skates on for the Winterland! WA’s original and only locally owned and operated outdoor iceskating rink that offers a truly unique experience in the heart of the city.    

27.   Treat the kids to lunch at one of Perth's many restaurants with an indoor playroom. Find a full list here    

28.   Take the kids along to the school holiday sessions at Decdance in Joondalup. 2 hour disco sessions are $10 per child and include DJ, party games and prizes.
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 13.
Cost: $10 per child per 2 hour session.

29.   Is your child a natural performer? Then why not book them into one of the school holiday classes at the WA Stage School. 
Location: Malaga. Suitable for: children aged 5 - 15
Cost: $25 - $35 per session

30.   Check out the new nautical themed Stage Teal Park in Burns Beach.
Location: Burns Beach. Suitable for: All ages

31.   Get creative with one of the many free winter craft activities on offer at Alexander Heights Shopping Centre, Lakes Shoppping Centre, Springs Shopping Centre and Parks Shopping Centre.     

32.   Visit some of the world's most deadly sea creatures at AQWA. 
Location: Hillarys. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $29 Adults, $17 Children 4 - 15 years, Children under 4 are free. 

33.   Ever ridden in a bumper car on ice before? Well you can at Xtreme Ice Arena this school holidays! 
Location: Mirrabooka. Suitable for: all ages
Cost: $5 for 5 minutes. 

34.   Visit the residents of the Cohunu Koala Park. Pat a koala, ride the steam train, feed a kangaroo and pose for a picture with the huge dinosaur models. 
Location: Henley Brook. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adults $15 Children (aged 3 - 15) $7. Under 3's are free.

35.   Visit Pitstop Playground in Banksia Grove. Don't forget to take along your scooter or bike so you can race around the tracks!
Location: Banksia Grove. Suitable for: Children aged 4+

36.   Spend the morning at IKEA and make use of the free one hour creche facilities for children aged 3 - 8 while you relax with a $3.50 coffee and cake.
Location: Osborne Park. Suitable for: Children aged 3 - 8

37.    Get the kids into footy instead of gaming this school holidays by booking them into the Falcons Footy Clinic
Location: HBF Arena, Joondalup. Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 11 years
Cost: $75

38.   Ride the big green frog slide at Beatty Park Leisure Centre
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $6 Adults, $4.50 children 5 to 15yrs, $4.50 child 3 to 4 yrs. Children under 3 are free. 

39.   Enjoy lunch at the historic Parkerville Tavern. There is a playground plus a huge amount of space in their beer garden for kids to run about on. Plus kids will love the resident emus and chickens.
Location: Parkerville. Suitable for: All ages

40.   Enjoy getting down and dirty with nature at John Forrest National Park. Kids will love wading in the brook and eating a picnic in one of the cute cubby picnic shelters. 
Location: Hovea Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: $12 per car.

41.   Visit the residents of Buggybuddys award winning Perth Zoo. Don't forget to check out the recently opened Orangutan Boardwalk.
Location: South Perth Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: Adult $24.50 Children $12.30. Children under 4 free.

42.   Have fun on the big green slide at Cannington Leisureplex.
Location: Cannington. Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: Adult $5.70. Children $4.20. Under 3's are free. Additional charge for the water slide. 

43.    Spend the day at Whiteman Park. There is so much to see and do from museums to steam trains, water playgrounds to bush trails!
Location: Whiteman Park Suitable for: All ages 

44.   Do you have a Drama Queen or King in your house? Then why not book them into Pyjama Drama's School holiday workshops. 
Location: Banksia Grove. Suitable for: Children aged 2 - 7 years
Cost: $12 - $40

45.   Check out you local library for free or low cost school holiday activities.   

46.   Have fun checking out over 30 planes at the Aviation Heritage Museum of WA. Kids will love getting behind the controls of a helicopter!
Location: Bull Creek Suitable for: all ages. 
Cost: $10 Adults, $5 children 4 to 16. Family pass $25 (adults and 4 children)

47.   Take the ferry from Barrack Street to South Perth.
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $2.80 Adult $1.10 Child one way. Under 5's free. Available with Transperth FamilyRider.

48.   Book a table at Fired! Ceramic Café and enjoy painting your own pottery.
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Prices start from $10

49.   Check out Annie's Landing District Playspace in Ellenbrook. There's something for both big and little kids. 
Location: Ellenbrook. Suitable for: All ages

50.   Enjoy a Friday night at Gloucester Park Race course. Great family friendly atmosphere. 
Location: East Perth Suitable for: all ages. 
Cost: $12 Adults, Children: Free

51.   Enjoy a delicous treat at The Bindoon Bakehaus. Kids will have so much fun creating their masterpieces out of fresh dough in the play kitchen, leaving you to relax with a coffee and cake in peace. 
Location: Bindoon 

52.   Grab a coffee and enjoy a play at The Little Love Club.
Location: Churchlands Suitable for: Children aged 0 - 5.
Cost: $15 entry for the first sibling and $6 for each additional sibling

53.   Visit Yanchep National Park for Koala and Kangaroo spotting. Enjoy lunch and indulge in some chocolate at The Chocolate Drops Tea Rooms.
Location: Yanchep Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $12 per car.

54.   Get tickets to see Mister Maker on his Australian Tour.
Location: State Theatre of WA. Suitable for: All ages

55.   Take a day trip to Donnybrook Apple Fun Park– Australia’s largest free playground around a 2 hour drive south from Perth city.
Location: Donnybrook. Suitable for: All ages

56.   Enjoy a coffee and cake at The Sweet Remedy Cafe. Kids will have a ball playing in the cubby house and saying hello to the resident bunny rabbits. 
Location: Leederville. 

57.   Visit the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle and explore the world of divers who search under the sea for adventure and fortune!
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: Children aged 4+
Cost: $10 Adults $3 Children. Activities range from free to $38.

58.   Skate, ride, scoot or hang at the Esplanade Youth Plaza in Fremantle - a world classe skate park catering for skaters of all abilites. They also run free school holiday activities. 
Location: Fremantle. 

59.   Take some time out to get your kids teeth checked at Cherrygum Dental. The most family friendly dentist around! The waiting room is a mecca for kids with free arcade machines and a play area. You can choose to have a check up Batman, Spiderman or the Tooth Fairy!
Location: Applecross. Suitable for: All ages

60.   Buy yourself some peace and quiet and the kids a whole load of fun by booking them into Vaction Care at HBF Arena.
Location: Joondalup. Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 15 years.
Cost: $65 per day (CCR and CCB available)

61.   Visit the West Australian Reptile Park in the Swan Valley. Kids will love getting hands on with snakes, Lizards and Dingos.
Location: Henley Brook. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adults $12 Children (aged 3 - 15) $7. Under 3's are free.

62.   Get a birds eye view of Fremantle by taking a trip on the tourist wheel
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adult $12, Children up to 12 year $10

63.   Head to the hills and visit Core Cider in Pickering Brook. Great food and fun playground to keep the kids amused. 
Location: Pickering Brook

64.   Head to Woodbridge Riverside Park. Great park for kids of all ages and abilities.
Location: Guildford Suitable for: All ages

65.   Get cuddly with a feathered or furry friend at The Cuddly Animal Farm in the Swan Valley.
Location: Henley Brook Suitable for: All ages.
Cost: $13. Children under 2 are free.

66.   Bounce off the walls at BOUNCEinc, Perth's largest trampoline park!
Location: Cannington. Suitable for: Children 3+
Cost: $19 Adults $13 Children (includes grip socks)

67.   Take a tour of HMAS Submarine Ovens in Fremantle. Children need to be over 5 to partake in the tour.
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: School aged children over 5
Cost: $10 Adults $3 Children

68.   Enjoy a visit to Rio Tinto Naturescape at Kings Park and have some old-fashioned dirty fun wading through creeks and building dams and cubby houses.
Location: Kings Park. Suitable for: All ages

69.    Do your kids love dinosaurs? Then head to the Museum of Natural History where they will get to meet a few.
Location: Guildford. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: $5 Adults $2 Children.

70.   Play Mini-golf! Great fun for the whole family. Check out Buggybuddys Top 10 places across Perth to play.
Location: Across, Perth. Suitable for: Children over the age of 2.

71.   Spend some time at the Shipwreck Galleries. Kids can go on a monster mission with their activity trail and find some of the animals and monsters that lurk under the sea. 
Location: Fremantle.  Suitable for: Children aged 4+
Cost: $2

72.   Head to the award winning Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle and let the kids play in the sandpit. If you visit on a Sunday kids will love being entertained by the fabulous Balloon Artistry by Aaron Smyth between 10am - 2pm.
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: All ages

73.   Head to Heathcote Reserve, the Pirate Park
Location: Applecross. Suitable for: All ages

74.   Take a CAT bus ride around Perth City.
Location: Perth. Suitable for: All ages 

75.   Pay a visit to Landsdale Farm School, say hello to the farm animals, wander through the herb garden and play in the covered playground.
Location: Landsdale. Suitable for: All ages.
Cost: $6 per person. Children under 2 are free.

76.   Pack a picnic and take a day trip to Lake Leschenaultia.  
Location: Chidlow. Suitable for: All ages

77.   Visit  Lollipop's Playland in Jandakot. Even the parents get to play on all the equipment!
Location: Jandakot. Suitable for: All ages
Cost: Adult $3.50 Child 1-3  years $10.90 Child 4 and over $12.90

78.   Head to Whistlers Chocolate Factory in the Swan Valley. Kids will have a ball playing in their huge sandpit while you sip a coffee in peace.
Location: Swan Valley. Suitable for: All ages 

79.   Visit the huge dinosaurs at Synergy Parklands in Kings Park.
Location: Perth City. Suitable for: More suited for children aged 3+

80.   Pay a visit to Revolutions Transport Museum at Whiteman Park where kids can Step, Stride and Stroll'. Take a ride on the Bennett Brook Railway afterwards.
Location: Whiteman Park Suitable for: All ages 
Cost: Gold coin entry.

81.   Enjoy a picnic at Bells Rapids in Brigadoon. Kids will love discovering the tree swings over the other side of the bridge!
Location: Brigadoon Suitable for: All ages 

82.   Have little people and don’t want to join the ‘big kid’ crowd at the Play Centres? Then head to Little Champs Playlanda dedicated playcentre for under 5’s.
Location: Bibra Lake Suitable for: Children under 5.
Cost: $7.50 entry per child.

83.   Spend the morning at Faulkner Park. Kids will love the 'erupting' volcano!
Location: Belmont. Suitable for: All ages

84.   Head to Fremantle. So much to see and do from museums to markets, playgrounds to family friendly dining.
Location: Fremantle. Suitable for: All ages

85.   Enjoy a bite to eat at the Sorrento Beach Shack, Runner-up in the Buggybuddys Awards for Best Family Friendly restaurant. Has a great fenced play area for kids.
Location: Hillarys Harbour. Suitable for: All ages

86.   Get back to nature at the  Subiaco Theatre Gardens Playspace
Location: Subiaco. Suitable for: All ages

87.   Spend the day in Kings Park. With a choice of 3 amazing playgrounds, a tree top walk and a tower to climb you can easily spend the whole day there!   

88.   Head to the Swan Valley for lunch at one of the many family friendly wineries and cafes. Find our favourites here    

90.   Have fun at Variety Place nature playground at Saw Avenue in Kings Park. Kids will have a great time balancing, swinging, climbing and running through the tunnels.
Location: Kings Park. Suitable for: All ages

91.   Get your skates on and head to Rollerzone!
Location: Malaga
Cost: $10 per session plus $2 skate rental. 

92.   Enjoy a bite to eat at The Mezz by visiting family friendly restaurants The Peasant’s Tablewhere Kids get FREE babychinos and an activity pack or Missy Moo's Burger Bar with it's very own kids play area. Have some fun on the playground next to the restaurants after lunch.
Location: Mount Hawthorn Suitable for: All ages

93.   Take a train ride – kids love train journeys. Don’t forget you can purchase a Familyrider which allows unlimited system-wide travel for a group of 2 adults and 5 children aged 5 and over after 9.00am during the school holidays. The ticket costs just $11.60
Location: Across Perth Suitable for: All ages

94.   Book the kids into the Kids Sports Club at Challenge Stadium. Kids will enjoy a day packed full of fun sporting activities.
Location: Mount Claremont. Suitable for: Children aged 5 - 12 years
Cost: $32 half day $52 full day.

95.   Pack a picnic and head to the Meadow Springs Quarry Adventure Park.
Location: Mandurah. Suitable for: All ages

96.   Check out the new playground at Korella Park in Mullaoo.   

97.   Go Wild at Jungle Gym in Willetton. Play gym for kids 5 and under 9.30am – 11.00am. Special school holiday activities for older children in the afternoon. 
Location: Willetton. Suitable for: Under 5's
Cost: $6.50 per session

98.   Spend the morning at Ivey Watson Playground in Kings Park and enjoy lunch at Sticky Beaks Cafe.
Location: Kings Park, Perth. Suitable for: Children up to the age of 6

99.   Head to the fabulous playground at Yokine Reserve. A great playground for kids of all ages and abilities. Don’t forget a spare change of clothes as kids are not able to resist the water play area.
Location: Yokine. Suitable for: All ages.

100.   Book a last minute getaway to Margaret River. There are so many fun things to do for both parents and kids. Pay a visit to Sunflowers Animal Farm, enjoy a beer at The Cheeky Monkey Brewery, let the kids run wild at Xscape at the Cape, and indulge in ice-cream at Simmo’s Ice-Creamery.