Family Friendly Events for March

Perth is now heading into Autumn, which means (hopefully!) some cooler weather to get out and enjoy our beautiful city. If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of March, then Buggybuddys has you covered! Check out our list of fun events around Perth from live performances, festivals and outdoor events and more with something for everyone to enjoy.


Hyde Park Fair 

Sunday, 1 March & Monday, 2 March, 9am to 5pm
Hyde Park, corner William & Vincent Streets, North Perth


Join us on the 1st and 2nd March 2020 for High Fashion at Hyde Park | Live Entertainment | International Food | Arts & Crafts | Markets | Rides | Car Shows | Community Displays | Live Art Activities so much more!

For information on how to be involved, please visit or email [email protected]

Hyde Park Fair 

Sunday, 1 March, 9am to 11am
Grantham Park, 261 Selby Street, Floreat


Welcome to 2020 everyone!

I’m pumped to bring you all the first Floreat’s Biggest Doggy Date of the year. This one is not to be missed! 🐶

We’ll be raising money for SAFE. “SAFE is WA’s largest volunteer-based animal rescue and rehoming organisation using the foster care model. Since its inception in Karratha in 2003, SAFE has successfully rehomed over 23,000 animals.” for more information on SAFE, visit

We’ll have FREE coffee as always! ☕️

We’ll also have our friends from the Floreat Vet down with us along with several other local and animal businesses.

The Town of Cambridge are also getting behind our event and we want to make this the biggest one yet. Lets bring the community together, have a coffee on me and let our fluffy friends have a blast.

Make sure to keep your eyes on the event as we’ll be posting up important updates about the event. We look forward to seeing you all there! 😍

Sculpture By the Sea, Cottesloe 2020

Friday, 6 March to Monday, 23 March, 6am to 8pm
Cottesloe Beach, Marine Parade, Cottesloe


Sculpture by the Sea returns to Cottesloe Beach for its 16th annual exhibition. Over 70 sculptures from across the world will transform Perth’s iconic beach into a sculpture park that overlooks the Indian Ocean. Come join us at one of the world’s largest free to the public events!

When: 6 – 23 March 2020

Where: Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia

More info:

#sxscottesloe20 | #thisiswa Western Australia

Bellies, Birth and Babies Parenting Expo

Friday, 6 March, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Mills Park Naturescape Park, Brixton Street, Beckenham


Calling all new and expecting parents!

Come along to our first Bellies, Birth and Babies Parenting Expo and find out what is on in the local area and services available to help you in your new journey as a parent.

Stalls will include the local Child and Parent Centres, child health nurses, local child care services, Kidsafe, Playgroup WA, Communicare Parenting Support Service, Women’s Health and Wellbeing Service, Gosnells toy library, Forest Lakes Thornlie Family Centre, Centrelink and lots more.

There will also be fun activities for babies and toddlers and a chill out space.

Forrestfield Friday Night Flicks 

Friday, 6 March, 4pm to 9.30pm
Hawaiian’s Forrestfield, 20 Strelitzia Avenue, Forrestfield


Join us for free movie screenings at The Junction this summer!

We provide the movie, awesome seating, great dinner specials and pre movie entertainment so all you have to do is rock up and enjoy the festivities! Movies are suitable for all ages and seating is allocated on a first come first served.

All films will start at sundown at around 7.00pm.

Stay tuned for dinner specials from our food retailers!

Spiderman – Far From Home (M) – 6 Mar

Screening times and days are subject to weather conditions. Please be aware of film classification ratings above. Parents and guardians may need to find out more about the film before deciding whether the material is suitable for their child.

For more information, please visit the Australian Classification website here –

Coogee Live 2020

Saturday, 7 March & Sunday, 8 March, 10am to 6pm
Socrates Park, Socrates Parade, North Coogee


✨🎉💃🏻🌴😎FREE EVENT 😎🌴💃🏻🎉✨

COOGEE LIVE 2020 is back – 7 & 8 March.

Creativity, connection, culture, cooking and kids activities will feature in the bigger & better COOGEE LIVE 2020 – free community festival

This year’s festival takes place across 4 hubs & worlds, including our newly added Ocean Kitchen Garden, which are home to over 80 shows, demos, workshops, activities and installations.

From a hands-on cooking class to a DIY makers demonstration, dance lessons, art appreciation, composting and gardening, silent cinema, live music on the jetty, pop up restaurants and so much more, there really is something for everyone!

More info 👉🏼


The creative communities hub! This world is all about community & creativity, a place to learn, laugh and create. With a strong focus on makers and making, enjoy our free DIY & maker workshops and markets, or take in some incredible theatre, cinema and performances on the Community Stage.

The beach fun zone! Celebrating what we love the most about our iconic beach lifestyle – sun, sand & surf! Sand castle comps, Mermaid Cove, sand sofas (yes, you read right), live music, free SUP and dive lessons, barefoot dance classes and Orbs acrobatic displays on the ocean at sunset…

The nautical inspired chill hub – overlooking the ocean. The winding paths and nooks are home to fairies and pirates of ‘Gumnut Hollow’, telling stories of maritime history and leading you on a sprawling adventure.
A place where parents can relax while the kids can be entertained with games, activities and circus workshops. Enjoy live music, yoga overlooking the ocean and more…

The food & sustainability paradise! With a focus on enjoying this healthy beachside lifestyle, local produce and producers will star alongside artisan fare, pop-up restaurants, workshops, hands-on cooking classes with Jordan and Anna Bruno, Q & A sessions with some of Western Australia’s top chefs including Scott Brannigan of Coogee Common and Gord Kahle from QT Hotel, who’ll be demonstrating how to cook over coal. Feed your inner greenie with a herb garden creation and learn the art of compositing from gardening gurus.

The Big Camp Out (WA)

Saturday, 7 March & Sunday, 8 March, 1.30pm to 1pm
Optus Stadium, 333 Victoria Park Drive, Burswood


The Big Camp Out is more than just a unique father-child camping experience.

Fathers and father-figures, camp under the stars on the North Oval at Optus Stadium and enjoy quality time with your child (aged 5-12 years).

This limited-ticket event is jam packed full of unique and exciting experiences.

Across the two days, enjoy a host of special activities in and around Perth’s Optus Stadium including the grandstands and AFL warm up rooms.

Don’t miss out on this magical opportunity to make life-long memories, and sleep under the starts with views of the Swan River, Perth City and surrounds.
Just bring a tent and leave the rest to us!
All tickets include: catering services (dinner and breakfast included), all weekend activities and a camping spot with 24 hour security and first aid.

All children must be accompanied by a father or father-figure, maximum of two kids to one adult.

There is plenty of secure free parking on the north oval.

Perth Japan Festival 2020

Saturday, 7 March, 11am to 7pm
Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade, Perth


Perth Japan Festival 2020 will be held on 7 March 2020, Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. We decided to move our festival from Forrest Place to Elizabeth Quay, Perth WA 6000.

Movie in the Park – Bedford

Saturday, 7 March, 5pm to 9pm
Grand Promenade Reserve, Grand Promenade, Bedford


Pack a picnic and enjoy a movie under the stars at Grand Promenade Reserve.

Family activities and entertainment start at 5pm before the movie screens at sundown. This is a free community event brought to you by the City of Bayswater.

Free – Introduction to Permaculture – Ballajura 

Saturday, 7 March, 10.30am to 2pm
Ballajura Public Library, Kingfisher Avenue &, Illawarra Crescent North, Ballajura


Are you new to gardening, do you grow your vegetables or have you been gardening for decades? Have you heard about permaculture?

Permaculture design was created in Australia (Tasmania, actually) over 40 years ago and is a design process drawing from nature to provide a practical, energy efficient and close to self-sufficient landscape. It is closed loop, holistic and much more than growing food.

This introductory workshop, presented by permaculturalist and educator Fiona Blackham brings it back to basics of permaculture design (not gardening!). You will take home a head full of ideas and skills on how to look through ‘permaculture design goggles’.

This workshop is suitable for adults and children aged 14 and over.

Register online here.

80s Movie Hits

Saturday, 7 March, 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Astor Theatre Perth, 659 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley


Get ready to hit rewind and revisit the greatest movie songs from the films that defined an era, as The VHS Pirates smash out the hits from Dirty Dancing, Back to The Future, Ghostbusters, Top Gun, The Karate Kid, Labyrinth and more! Featuring fully mintox big screen visuals, huge singalong choruses and blistering sax solos that will make you weak at the knees, you’ll be transported back in time!
Some of WA’s finest musicians have joined forces to bring you a show like no other! Join The VHS Pirates for a fist-pumping declaration of love to the greatest decade of them all – the 80s!
Praised for their authenticity, dedication and musicianship, The VHS Pirates deliver a powerhouse performance that Mix 94.5 labelled “epic” and “most excellent”!
80s Movie Hits performed by The VHS Pirates, Saturday 7 March 2020 at the Astor Theatre.
You’ll have the time of your life!

Holi 2020, Festival of Colours

Sunday, 8 March, 11am to 5pm
Langley Park, Riverside Drive, Perth


Holi 2020, The Festival of Colours on Sunday 8th March 2020 from 11 am to 5 pm at Langley Park, Perth.
Free Event. Colours & Food Stalls. DJ & Dances. Games & Free Prizes. Rides & Water Slides. Picnic atmosphere. All are welcome. Smoke-free & alcohol-free family event.
Contact: [email protected] Subrata 0404 275 345

Sunset Military Spectacular 2020

Sunday, 8 March, 5.20pm to 9pm
Army Museum of Western Australia, corner Queen Victoria & Burt Streets, Fremantle


The Army Museum of Western Australia is proud to again bring you the annual Sunset Concert at the Artillery Barracks, Fremantle.

Always a favourite with our many followers 2020 is forecast to be well patronised so please get in early to reserve your tickets. Tickets are available through Adults $40, concession $35 and family tickets $85 (2 Adults and 2 Children). Prices include free museum access prior to the concert.

Seating provided, BYO Food and alcohol permitted.

Food and drinks (non alcoholic) available for purchase.

Featuring the Australian Army band, Royal Australian Navy Band WA, Royal Australian Navy Ceremonial Guard, HMAS Stirling.

Massed pipes and drums from the Australian Army Band and 51 ACU Swan Regiment Drums & Pipes.

Princess Anna’s Tea Party – Baldivis

Sunday, 8 March, 10am to 11am
Mary Davies Library, 17 Settlers Avenue, Baldivis


Date: Sunday 8th March 2020
Location: Mary Davies Library, Baldivis
Time: 10-11am
Cost: $20 per child

Early Bird Special: book before 10am on 24th January to receive a free Elsa bracelet.

Join princess Anna for her one hour Coronation Tea Party, includes: Frozen treat, cordial, scratch art craft, singing, dancing, bubbles, funky props & instruments, music from Frozen 1 & 2, fun & surprises. Plus adult & child Frozen quiz AND whilst your child is enjoying the party, you will make them a special beaded unicorn necklace to take home.

To book please send a private message via the ‘Jelly Tots Perth’ Facebook page or text 0478 782 841

Tickets are non refundable but can be transferred to another person.

An adult must stay for the duration of the session.

Any non participating siblings must stay seated and remain with their adult at all times.

No door sales, bookings are essential.

Bushfire Fundraiser: Family Painting Class

Sunday, 8 March, 10.30am to 12pm
Stackwood, 10 Stack Street, Fremantle


The start of 2020 has been devastating to many around the country, and here at Cabernet & Canvas we’ve been feeling the need to find a way help out with the bushfire relief. We’ve been particularly stricken by the plight of animals and their loss of habitat. This new painting, Koala Love, is a tribute to all animals that have been affected by the fires, and 100% of ticket sales from this class will be going to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park GoFundMe campaign. They are busy treating sick and injured koalas and other wildlife after the devastating Kangaroo Island bushfires.

Huge thanks must also go to the team at Stackwood in Fremantle for donating their space to bushfire fundraising efforts.

This class is a family fundraising event designed for adults and children to paint together for a good cause. This class is recommended for children 8 years old and above, and is not a drop and leave event, but rather an opportunity for families to spend some quality time together. No more than three children per participating adult.

Adults are welcome to attend without children, but please be aware that this class will be painting on canvases slightly smaller than our regular size.

Tickets are $45 per adult and $30 per child, with a maximum of 3 children per participating adult. The class will be 1.5 hours long.

This is a BYO nibbles event – no food or drinks will be available for purchase from the venue, so please bring anything you may want to class with you.

Shannon’s Classic Car Show

Sunday, 8 March, from 10am
Ascot Racecourse, 71 Grandstand Road, Ascot


Come along for a full day of classic cars.

Supporting Children’s Strong Emotions

Tuesday, 10 March, 9.30am to 11am
Brockman Community House, 27 Hull Way Beechboro


This FREE parent workshop is brought to you in partnership with:
Midvale Hub Parenting Service Perth North East
CLAN Midland
Brockman Community House
The workshop is recommended for parents and carers of children aged 3 to 10 years and aims to support parents understanding of their children’s emotional development and will include discussions around early brain development.
Learn more about:
• what are strong emotions and where do they come from?
• how to talk to children about strong emotions
• strategies for self-regulation
• enhance emotional literacy in children

For more information and to register, please contact:
Midvale Hub Parenting Service Perth North – East
(08) 9290 6827
[email protected]
A creche facility is available – cost of $5 per child. Bookings are essential. Please contact Brockman Community House 9279 1588

Cambridge Street Festival

Saturday, 14 March, 3pm to 8pm
1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat


The ever popular Cambridge Street Festival returns on Saturday 14 March 2020.

Cambridge Street is once again set to be transformed into a dynamic community space, with live entertainment, pop up market stalls, amusement rides, children’s entertainment, circus performers and loads of community group participation.

There will be plenty to eat and drink… and lots more fun for the whole family.

Local groups, businesses and stall holders are invited to participate.

Please contact Lauren at Street Hassle Events for further information: [email protected] | 9524 5386

St Patrick’s Day Parade 2020

Saturday, 14 March, 9am to 6pm


This years parade will be bigger and better than ever on the 14th of March! Can’t wait!!

Maylands Twilight Markets 

Saturday, 14 March, 5pm to 9pm
Bardon Park, 18 Fourth Avenue East, Maylands


Browse an array of market stalls and enjoy delicious food, live music and a great atmosphere at the City’s Twilight Markets.

5pm – 9pm
Saturday 14 March 2020
Bardon Park

This is a free community event brought to you by the City of Bayswater.

Kids Pottery – Learn the Pottery Wheel (Ages 9-13 years)

Saturday, 14 March, 10am to 12pm
Heathcote Cultural Precinct, 60 Duncraig Road, Applecross


Kids Pottery- Learn the Pottery Wheel (9-13 years)

Subject: Wheelwork
Workshop Description: Explore the beautiful art of pottery during this fun, creative and slightly messy workshop. Presented by Lucy in the beautiful, light filled, Heathcote ceramics studio, participants will discover how pottery is created from start to finish. Participants can expect to learn a complete set of wheel working skills, including:

The basics of using the pottery wheel
Preparing the clay before for turning on the wheel
Centering the clay on the wheel
How to create different shapes on the wheel

No prior experience necessary.
Materials Used: Stoneware clay, wooden and plastic pottery tools
Participants Take Home: 1 fired and glazed ceramics piece
What to Bring: Morning tea. All materials and equipment provided in class.
Workshop Duration: 10am – 12pm
Collection Date: 4 weeks max after workshop, all participants will be notified

Carine Community Fair

Tuesday, 17 March, 10am to 4pm
Carine Open Space, Beach Road, Carine


The Rotary Carine Community Fair is brought to you by The Rotary Club of Hillarys and has been bringing joy to families in Carine and surroundings for 30 years.

Forrestfield Friday Night Flicks 

Friday, 20 March, 4pm to 9.30pm
Hawaiian’s Forrestfield, 20 Strelitzia Avenue, Forrestfield


Join us for free movie screenings at The Junction this summer!

We provide the movie, awesome seating, great dinner specials and pre movie entertainment so all you have to do is rock up and enjoy the festivities! Movies are suitable for all ages and seating is allocated on a first come first served.

All films will start at sundown at around 7.00pm.

Stay tuned for dinner specials from our food retailers!

The Greatest Showman (PG) – 20 Mar

Screening times and days are subject to weather conditions. Please be aware of film classification ratings above. Parents and guardians may need to find out more about the film before deciding whether the material is suitable for their child.

For more information, please visit the Australian Classification website here –

Evening in the Park

Saturday, 21 March, 6pm to 9pm
Bert Wright Park, Hamilton Street, Bayswater


Celebrate Harmony Week with an array of up-beat performances and food from around the world.

This is a free community event brought to you by the City of Bayswater.

Canines of Cambridge 

Sunday, 22 March, 11am to 2pm
Beecroft Park, Oban Road, City Beach


Come along to Beecroft Park on Gayton Road in City Beach for lots of fun and entertainment designed for the whole family, including the dog.

There will be food, rides, a photo booth, live entertainment, prizes plus expert demonstrations and services for the two legged and the four legged revellers.

The event and all the activities are free but you will be able to buy some great food and dog related goodies on the day and money raised will be going to RSPCA and Dog Refuge.

Save the date and watch this space as we plan to announce more exciting surprises.

Here’s what you can expect:
• RSPCA (Stall and Demonstrations)
• Dog Refuge Stall
• Adventure Agility Course for dogs
• Photo Booth
• Bouncy Castle
• Fairy Floss
• Bootlegger Coffee
• Sausage Sizzle
• WA Police
• St Johns Ambulance (Demonstrations)
• Dog Friendly Spots
• Live Music
• Prizes and Giveaways

Find out more:

Summer Series 2020: The Lion King

Friday, 27 March, 5.30pm to 10pm
Ollie Worrell Reserve, Worrell Avenue, High Wycombe


Our FREE 🌞 Summer Series 🎥 Movie Festival is back!

Join us for an outdoor screening of the live action remake of Disney’s The Lion King. Pre-screening activities and free 🍿 popcorn will be available from 5.30pm. Screening starts at sunset (approximately 7.30pm-8.00pm). Bring your picnic rug and chairs for a night under the 🌟 stars. Entry is FREE!

*Note: Screening day and time subject to weather conditions.

🎥 The Lion King (PG)
A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father’s death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities.

More information:
📞 9257 9999
📧 [email protected]

The Little Mermaid

Saturday, 28 March & Sunday, 29 March
Government House, St Georges Terrace, Perth


Bring your own or borrow some children to witness this stunning adaptation of Dvořák’s Rusalka especially for kids.

Government House Ballroom will be transformed and the stage set for this magical and accessible storytelling for children and the young at heart by Freeze Frame Opera, including the famous ‘Song to the Moon’.

Stay a while longer to enjoy pedal cars, face painting, scones and sandwiches in the supper-room followed by Easter Egg hunts in the stunning gardens of Government House, all included in your admission price.

Photo by Robert Harrold

LiveLighter Arab Festival 2020

Saturday, 28 March, 3pm to 9pm
Burswood Park, Resort Drive, Burswood


Arab Festival 2020
Australian Arab Association invite your family and friends and join the celebration on Saturday, March 28, 2020!
Enjoy a day filled with Arabic flavours, sights and sounds! Enjoy unique live performances on the stage. Embark on a culinary tour at the Arab world food court. Shop for little treasures at the bustling souk. Explore fun activities and enjoy the games and rides. Then when you feel like relaxing, visit one of the exhibits on display or just enjoy a unique experience in an Arabian tent sipping some Arabic coffee!

Honeywood Neighbourhood Harmony Festival 

Saturday, 28 March, 4pm to 8pm
Wandi Playing Fields, Lyon Road, Wandi


We’re back again for our fourth year!

This year’s event will be held once again at the Wandi Playing Fields (adjacent to Honeywood Primary School) in the evening from 4pm-8pm on Saturday the 28th March – the Neighbour Day weekend!

We will have all the regular attractions:
– Live performances from 4:30pm – 7:30pm
– Interactive activities for kids and adults
– Free face painting
– Community art project
– Food trucks!
– Community bake sale

Bring a picnic blanket, sit on the grass as the sun goes down and watch the performances in comfort while you eat some delicious food from one of the various cuisines available!

Skateboarding WA Skate Park Sharks Fremantle EYP

Saturday, 28 March, 5pm to 8pm
Esplanade Youth Plaza, 8 William Street, Fremantle


Skateboarding WA Park Sharks 2019/2020
Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza
Saturday 28th March 2020 5pm-9pm
Stop 8 of 9

Register now –

– 9 location stops in the series
– Points are able to be earned at each stop
– Divisions: 14 & Under / Men’s Open / Women’s Open
– Highest accumulated points in each division will be crowned Park Sharks Series Champion and receive $500!*
– Over $10k worth of prizes plus $1500 prize money at the final stop!

*To be eligible for the championship series title and prize money you must attend a minimum of 5 competition stops including the final at Mills Park Plaza.

Entry is FREE so pre-register on our website and bring the QR Code in your confirmation email for quick and easy check-in.

Thank you to City of Fremantle Freo Youth

Thank you to our event sponsors
Nike SB
Butter Goods
Modus Bearings
GMTA Skateboards
The 4 Skateboard Company
Picture Wheels
WA Skate Ramps
The Kai Eardley Foundation

For other location stops, T&C’s and to register please check out

Funky Monkey Bars Kinetic 1km Kids Obstacle Race 

Sunday, 29 March, 8am to 5pm
Carine Open Space, corner Beach Road & Okely Road, Carine


Kinetic 1km kids course.

Kids from 5 to 14!!! Mud,walls,balance beams and a huge Funky Monkey Bar Rig mare all part of our awesome course. Kids of all athletic abilities are encouraged to join in to run,walk, crawl, climb and jump their way through a fun-filled obstacle course that will help them discover just how strong they can be.
Kinetic kids course will be 1km with 15 awesome obstacles.
It’s going to be fun, exciting and challenging | come along | join in | compete | complete | conquer and enjoy a day outside in nature.
If at anytime you or your child feel uncomfortable with an obstacle please go around the obstacle and continue on the course.
All children 10 and under must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian at all times (including but not limited to, while on course, in the festival area and anywhere in carine open space parkland)

2020 Duck Derby for Rotary 

Sunday, 29 March, 10am to 3pm
Hillarys Boat Harbour, Southside Drive, Hillarys


It’s on again! WA’s funnest event for the whole family returns to Hillarys Boat Harbour for another quacktastic day of fun activities, prizes and everything ducks! Proudly supporting the WA community this fund-raising event is proudly organised by the Rotary Club of Heirisson and sponsored by City Toyota and Ebikers Fremantle! Stay tuned for more information on the many events leading up to the bid day and how you can win a brand new car, 2 electric bikes, cash and MORE!


About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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