If you want to break up the shopping a bit with some fun these school holidays, there are heaps of FREE School Holiday activities happening in shopping centres around Perth!
Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre | Under The Sea
25 September to 6 October, 11am – 3pm
Experience underwater fun from 11am to 3pm daily these School Holidays at Cockburn Gateway!
ArtQuarium, outside Big W
Colour your fish, scan it in, then watch it swim and interact with the other fish around the ArtQuarium on the big screen! Bookings are essential for 20 minute sessions.
Aquatic Critters, outside Woolworths
Get up close and personal with a variety of fresh and salt water critters including a shark or sting ray, sea stars, cucumbers, urchins, snails, turtles, frogs, crabs and a salt water crocodile (selected days). Learn about all the critters during interactive educational talks from Critters Up Close at 12pm & 2pm.
Mermaid Appearances, near Coles 12pm – 2pm
Stockland Bull Creek | Spring Into Sustainability
24 September to 2 October, 10am – 1pm
Spring into sustainability these school holidays at Stockland Bull Creek!
We have a variety of FREE workshops where children can create garden/ outdoor items and learn about sustainable living.
Yanchep Central | Old Macdonald’s Farm
24 – 28 September, 10 – 2pm
Don’t miss Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm this school holidays at Yanchep Central Shopping Centre.
All your favourite animals including piglets, rabbits, goats, chickens, ducks, sheep and so much more.
Child entry is $4 or family pass for $10.
Ocean Keys Shopping Centre | Robot Laser Wars
24 September to 6 October, 11am – 2pm
Join us for two weeks of FREE fun these school holidays as high-tech robots roll into Ocean Keys Shopping Centre for Robot Laser Wars! Kids (and adults) can operate laser bots and battle it out to win a prize at our Robot Laser War arena!
Please note, no bookings are required for this activity so be sure to get in early to avoid any queues!
Lakeside Joondalup | P J Masks
24 September to 7 October, 11am – 2pm
PJ Masks Activity Zone, a first to AUSTRALIA, comes to life this school holidays at Lakeside Joondalup!
Explore PJ Masks HQ, follow Gekko’s footprints to complete a climbing course, fly with Owlette on a trampoline, help Cat Boy speed-build his car or get creative in the craft area.
PLUS have the chance to meet Cat Boy, Owlette and Gekko!
1-7 October, 11am, 12pm + 1pm.
Ellenbrook Central | Commando Field
25 – 28 September, 10am – 1pm
Children can jump over, roll or crawl through the obstacles from start to finish.
Commando suits will be available to wear during the activity too!
Ellenbrook Central | CLAN Midland Craft Activity
1 – 5 October, 10am – 1pm
Come and join the CLAN Midland crew and participate in a FREE take-home craft activity.
Kingsway City | Slot Car Racing
24 – 29 September, 11am – 2pm
Race your buddies and see who comes out as champion!
Kingsway City | Slime Fun
1 – 6 October, 11am – 2pm
Create your own unique and colourful slime to take home and keep as your own.
6 sessions (20 minutes per session) a day. Spaces are limited. Ages 5 & above. Secure your place by booking online, BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.
Coventry Village | Slime In Stein
2 – 6 October, 10am – 2pm
FREE School holiday activity!
Make your very own slime with our Slime-In-Stein Mad Scientist!
Limited numbers. Bookings on the day.
Karrinyup Shopping Centre | Hello Kitty
Week One; Shows and Meet & Greets
24 – 30 September
Warm up your voice and get ready to bust a move when you join Hello Kitty and her BFF in a Karaoke Sing-Along extravaganza. Hello Kitty will be singing songs from her favourite playlist and dancing up a storm, so time to get your Kitty Karaoke on and plug into the fun!
Week Two; Pop-up Party Zone
1 – 7 October, 11am – 3pm
Join in the fun at Hello Kitty’s Pop-up Party Zone where kids can decorate donuts, hang out with Hello Kitty and much more!
Altone Park Shopping Centre | Footy Fever
26 September + 3 October, 10am – 2pm
Get excited for the 2018 AFL Grand Final. Spend the school holidays enjoying our Free Kids Footy Arts & Crafts. Make and decorate your own footy player or cheerleader.
No need to book, first in best dressed.
Hawaiian’s Noranda | Eco Workshop
24 September – 7 October, 11am – 12pm
Make sure to come down to learn about the values of trees, all the tricks to creating a beautiful garden and take home goodies to impress mum and dad.
Suitable for all age. Limited numbers, sign up on Facebook.
Midland Gate | Wildflower Treasure Trail
24 September – 7 October, 10am – 5pm
Join us for an epic treasure trail adventure filled with wildflowers and lots of fun. Plus the first 1,800 kids to complete the trail will win a FREE Ace Cinemas kids movie ticket.
Dianella Plaza | Slime Workshop
25 – 27 September, 10am – 1pm
Find out how fluffy slime is made in our hourly slime shows.
The join in the fun of our interactive workshops and get your hands on lots of fluffy slime to play with.
Hawaiian’s Bassendean | Interactive Art Workshop
25 – 29 September, 10am – 12pm
Get creative with our amazing kids art workshops this school holidays which will feature an array of activities that will be sure to inspire the inner artist within you!
Origami Making: Tuesday 25th September
Rock Painting : Thursday 27th September
Decorating Reusable Bags: Saturday 29th September
Hawaiian’s Bassendean | Fun with Scitech
1 – 3 October, 10am – 12pm
Come and discover the wonderful world of Science, as Scitech presents Science Wonderland! A unique collection of exhibits that will allow you to explore, experiment and discover the world of science, technology, engineering and maths. These interactive exhibits will ignite the curiosity in kids and adults alike with exciting puzzles, amazing challenges and awesome tech.
Additionally, tune in to the Scitech Science Shows where audience members will come on a science journey. Explore shows such as “I’ve got a problem” which will investigate how to solve some of life’s everyday problems. The second show “Burning, Melting, Saving”, will show how science, technology, engineering and maths can help us solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
Science Wonderland – 10am – 3pm
‘I’ve got a problem’ – 11.00am – 11.30am
‘Burning, Melting, Saving’ – 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Floreat Forum | Spring Inspired Holiday Workshops
24 September – 5 October, 10am – 5pm
Floreat Forum is hosting a series of Spring Inspired Holiday Workshops that are FREE for kids.
Bring your kids down to get creative and decorate cupcakes, fairy butterfly baggies and chocolate teddy race cars! Or, maybe your youngster would prefer to have a peak in an ambulance or take part in fun fitness games or tennis!
Workshops located right next to Caffissimo, inside the Floreat Forum, or outside in the restaurant quadrant for sports workshops.
All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of each activity to attend.
Come and discover the wonderful world of Science, as Scitech presents Science Wonderland! A unique collection of exhibits that will allow you to explore, experiment and discover the world of science, technology, engineering and maths. Additionally, tune in to the Scitech Shows where audiences will help explore some of life’s most interesting topics.
Science Wonderland – 10am – 3pm
‘I’ve got a problem’ – 11.00am – 11.30am
‘Burning, Melting, Saving’ – 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Protection of the Earth & Wildlife is a not for profit association dedicated to supporting rehabilitation of sick and injured animals. Native animals are nursed back to health before being released into the environment they belong to. Support the Protection of the Earth & Wildlife Association by purchasing a 2019 Flora and Fauna Calendar.
1 October 1pm – 4pm & 3 October 10am – 2pm
Come and meet Ranger Red and all his friends. There’s Terry the Western Long-necked turtle, Bubblegum and Bob the Northern Bluetongue and Bobtail Lizards, Cherokee and Donna the Alpine Dingos and Mo and Poke the Tawny Frogmouth Owls.
2 October 10am – 2pm
West Oz Wildlife dares you to hug a Python and pose for photos with cuddly Koalas.
Cottesloe Central | Dream Catchers Workshop
25 – 27 September, 11am – 2pm
Make your own Dream Catcher at our FREE Dream Catcher Workshops these School Holidays.
Kardinya Park | Paper Planes & Design Kites
25 September – 5 October, 11am – 2pm
PAPER PLANE EXPERIENCE
Tues 25 – Fri 28 September 11am to 2pm daily
Paper plane stunt show @ 11am & 1pm followed by games and activities
DESIGN YOUR OWN KITE
Mon 1 – Fri 5 October 11am to 2pm daily Design your own owl and eagle kites to take home and fly at the park.
Phoenix Shopping Centre | Footy Fever
27 September – 4 October, 10am – 2pm
Get excited for the 2018 AFL Grand Final at Phoenix Shopping Centre. Join us this school holidays for FREE kids footy activities, including, Footy Handball Competitions on September 25th & October 2nd from 10am-2pm and Footy Arts & Crafts on September 27th and October 4th from 10am-2pm. No need to make a booking, first in best dressed.
Stockland Harrisdale | Sustainability
1 -5 October, 10am – 1pm
Join us for our FREE sustainability school holiday activity.
Each day is different, see below for the different workshops available:
Monday 1/10 – Birds Nest Building
Tuesday 2/10 – Windmill Making
Wednesday 3/10 – Bubbling Lights
Thursday 4/10 – Bird Cone Feeders
Friday 5/10 – Cd Wind Spinners
No bookings required, just show up on the day.
Kelmscott Plaza | Squishy Sensory Ball
1 -3 October, 9am – 12pm
Kids can make FREE Sensory Squisy Balls these school holidays at Kelmscott Plaza. Bookings can be made on the day.
Armadale Shopping City | Circus
24 September – 5 October, 12pm – 2pm
Balloon Twisting Workshops
25 – 29 September, 12pm – 2pm Daily
Learn how to balloon twist! Visit every day to learn a new creation!
Day 1 – Dogs & Giraffes
Day 2 – Swords & Flowers
Day 3 – Lady Bugs & Turtles
Day 4 – Tigers & Monkeys
Day 5 – Parrots & Snakes
Circus Props Workshop
1 – 5 October, 12pm – 2pm Daily
Get creative and customise your very own Clown Hat and Bow Tie!
Days 1 to 3 – Clown Hats
Days 4 to 5 – Clown Bow Ties
Rockingham Centre | Eco Bag Decorating
24 – 28 September, 11am – 2pm
Being eco-friendly AND showing off your own art? Yes please!
Join us these School Holidays for our Eco Bag Decorating Workshops! Let your little shoppers decorate a beautiful reusable canvas bag, perfect for Mum & Dad’s weekly grocery shopping.
Take the next step in loving the environment with reusable shopping bags – the environmentally friendly option to use again and again.
This activity runs daily in our Pop-up Kids Zone and is free of charge.
Mandurah Forum | Fireman Sam & Peppa Pig Stage Shows
23 September – 4 October, 11am – 1pm
Fireman Sam and Peppa Pig are performing at Mandurah Forum these school holidays!
Join the brave and resourceful Fireman Sam as he takes you on an adventure through the Pontypandy Village.
The ever-popular Peppa Pig makes an appearance in the second week, with her “Jump in Muddy Puddles” stage show.
Free for the whole family with shows running at 11am, 12pm & 1pm.
Fireman Stage Show: Sun 23 Sep to Thurs 27 Sept
Peppa Pig Stage Show: Sun 30 Sept to Thurs 4 Oct
- Splashfest, Swanbourne - February 20, 2019
- Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak - February 9, 2019
- Fringe World Festival – Fringe Kids - January 21, 2019
- The Ground Cafe, Lexia - January 18, 2019
- Mastercard Hopman Cup 2019, RAC Arena - December 30, 2018
- The Big Wedgie, South Perth - December 28, 2018
- Island Aqua Park, Hillarys Boat Harbour - December 18, 2018
- Lights in the Heights, Padbury - December 12, 2018
- RAC Christmas Pageant - November 29, 2018
- The Magic of Christmas at Wanneroo Botanic Gardens - November 27, 2018