100 things to do for kids in Perth for the school holidays

100 things to do for kids in Perth for the school holidays

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2021
Tessa Covich

There are 100s of new and fun things to do with kids in and around Perth these school holidays. Here is a list of recommendations and events for you to choose from. If you need further inspiration, go to our events guide for kids.


  1. A day trip to Rottnest, starting with the Quokka Birthday celebrations VIEW
  2. A trip to Penguin Island VIEW
  3. An Aboriginal tour or cultural experience VIEW
  4. Cluedunnit Murder Mystery VIEW
  5. Try out one of 13 mini-golf courses around Perth VIEW
  6. Take the kids to an art exhibition, some designed for kids VIEW
  7. Check out the wildflowers at Kings Park VIEW
  8. See ‘Disney’s Little Mermaid’ at the Regal, or some other live performance VIEW
  9. Spend a day at Adventure World VIEW
  10. Engage the inner warrior and shoot up the family at one of 3 paintballs fields in Perth VIEW
  11. An air balloon adventure in Northam will blow your mind VIEW
  12. Enjoy the retro pastime of roller skating at Morley Rollerdrome, Malaga Rollerzone or O’Conner Rolloways VIEW
  13. Explore one of 69 museums VIEW
  14. Visit Hillarys Boat Harbour and Boardwalk VIEW
  15. Explore one of 3 cool military museums VIEW
  16. Have a scenic drive and appreciate the views from the top of the Kalamunda Zig Zag
  17. Check out more than 30 military aircraft at the incredible Aviation Heritage Museum VIEW
  18. Wineries in the Swan Valley with kids entertainment VIEW
  19. Play a board game, from good old Monopoly to the trending Settlers of Catan
  20. Swim with sharks or just check out the fish at AQWA VIEW
  21. Enjoy a day at the iconic Perth Royal Show VIEW
  22. Get a frisbee and visit your local park
  23. Take a boomerang to the park and tell the kids they can’t come home until it comes back
  24. Play old gaming consoles at Nostalgia Box VIEW
  25. Leave the consoles at home for some arcade games at Timezone and iPlay VIEW
  26. Visit local favourite Fremantle Markets and enjoy some street performers VIEW
  27. Spend a day at Scitech and check out their latest exhibition on espionage VIEW
  28. Enjoy hanging with cute cats at The Cat Café Purrth VIEW
  29. See 50 koalas lazing around at Caversham Wildlife Park VIEW
  30. Go wildlife and wildflower hunting on a day trip near Perth VIEW
  31. Watch the WAFL Preliminary Final at the Fremantle Community Bank Oval
  32. Swim at Beatty Park VIEW
  33. Travel to the Ferguson Valley and leave a gnome at Gnomesville VIEW
  34. Get up close with lots of friendly farmyard animals at Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm VIEW
  35. Visit the Motor Museum at Whiteman Park, perfect for kid car lovers VIEW
  36. Craft a kite and fly it at a park
  37. Slide into a canoe, kayak or raft and see the Avon Valley views VIEW
  38. With low winds, now’s the perfect time for outdoor skydiving. Or practice at an indoor skydiving facility VIEW
  39. Enjoy the darkly humorous ‘The Addams Family Musical’ at Stirling Theatre VIEW
  40. Frolic in the waves with your dog at Perth’s best dog beaches VIEW
  41. Chow down on a burger at Alfred’s Kitchen, next to their bonfire
  42. Walk or run and get covered in colour at Perth Colour Frenzy VIEW
  43. A Taste of Chittering has free entry for children under 16. They’ll enjoy The Little Farmer’s Corner and roving entertainers VIEW
  44. Charlesworth Ballet Institute is running an October Holiday Programme for little dancers VIEW
  45. Eat fish and chips and watch the sunset at Cottesloe Beach
  46. Star gaze at Cockman House VIEW
  47. Splash about at the year-round Perth's Outback Splash waterpark VIEW
  48. Visit one of Perth’s most kid-friendly restaurants VIEW
  49. Take your pet hiking with you at a dog-friendly Perth Hills trail VIEW
  50. Indulge in a free sample of chocolate at one of The Margaret River Chocolate Company’s three locations VIEW
  51. Play laser tag at Lazer Blaze in Willetton and Malaga, or Darklight in Joondalup VIEW
  52. Have a (friendly) go karting competition VIEW
  53. Skip rocks on the river
  54. Enjoy ‘The Most Magnificent Thing’ workshop with Barking Gecko Theatre, inspired by Ashley Spires’ book VIEW
  55. Let the kids bounce out their energy on a trampoline at BounceINC VIEW
  56. Watch gold be poured at the Perth Mint VIEW
  57. Ride a bike along Perth’s best cycling trails VIEW
  58. Encourage their inner book worm at the monthly meeting for D'Minions Children’s Book Club VIEW
  59. Indoor rock climb at one of Perth’s 14 venues
  60. Admire the miniature buildings and hedge maze at Amaze Miniature Park on your way to Mandurah VIEW
  61. See who can spot the most dolphins during a Scenic Dolphin Marine Cruise by Mandurah Cruises VIEW
  62. Learn to flip, fly and tumble at CircusWA Spring School Holiday Program VIEW
  63. Check out your closest public library for their school holiday program
  64. Watch a hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare with ‘Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark’ VIEW
  65. Camp out in the yard
  66. Learn to cook pizza and gnocchi at Hainsworth Youth Centre VIEW
  67. Exercise their inner monkey at Yanchep National Park’s Tree Adventure VIEW
  68. Visit the Waroona Show to pet farm animals, see fireworks and play sideshow games VIEW
  69. Enjoy kid's activities at the Wanneroo Rotary Fun Day VIEW
  70. There are ample equestrian opportunities for beginners, so learn to ride a horse VIEW
  71. Discover if you’re a triple threat at a musical theatre workshop at Perth Academy of Performing Arts VIEW
  72. Learn to wind surf at one of Perth’s yacht clubs
  73. Learn and play Dungeons and Dragons at Girrawheen Library VIEW
  74. Learn about and climb in trains at The Railway Museum, Bassendean VIEW
  75. Raise funds for Telethon and enjoy a fun-filled day at Kidz Awesome Play for Telethon VIEW
  76. Visit one some of the best skate park locations in Perth, like Bayswater, Fremantle, Leederville. Try an indoor skate ramp inside a shopping centre at Beyond Skate Westfield Carousel and Whitford City VIEW
  77. Enjoy the satirical retelling of George Orwell's ‘Animal Farm’ at the Heath Ledger Theatre, hosted by Black Swan State Theatre VIEW
  78. Check out a Jungle Gym, Chipmunks Playland or another indoor play centre for padded playgrounds
  79. Watch ‘The One Who Planted Trees’, a puppet musical, at the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre VIEW
  80. Walk across the Matagarup Bridge
  81. Do a kid’s course, like mosaic, pottery and painting, at Fremantle Arts Centre VIEW
  82. Go snorkelling at Rottnest VIEW
  83. Do a colour walk around the neighbourhood (pick a colour, keep finding and following it)
  84. Celebrate the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things with activities at the Perth Cultural Centre VIEW
  85. Ice skate at Perth Ice Arena Malaga or Cockburn Ice Arena VIEW
  86. Search for bird nests. Once you know how they’re easy to find VIEW
  87. Captivate the kids with Fremantle Prison’s rich history VIEW
  88. Learnt to surf at a surfing school  VIEW
  89. Let children under six play and explore at Kings Park Lotterywest Family Area. Discover more parks VIEW
  90. Visit the Galaxy Drive-In Theatre. ‘Free Guy’ is showing until September 28 VIEW
  91. Download the free app Geocaching Intro onto your phone and go on a GPS treasure hunt
  92. Make a mess while eating extravagant pancakes VIEW
  93. Experience virtual reality a Perth’s multiple VR arcades
  94. Learn new skills through fun games-based activities and play modified games of cricket with the Woolworths Cricket Blast school holiday program VIEW
  95. Pick your own strawberries at the multiple orchards out in the hills
  96. Go olive picking
  97. Go to a bowling alley VIEW
  98. Little thrill-seekers can learn to trapeze at Flying Trapeze Perth VIEW
  99. Animal enthusiasts will love a day at the Perth Zoo VIEW
  100. Paint a masterpiece on ceramics at The Painted Teapot, Subiaco VIEW

School Holidays

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