The Easter school holidays are well underway. If you’re not headed away for a few days and need some inspiration about how to keep the kids entertained, here are some great activities and classes taking place throughout Perth these school holidays. If you need even more ideas for what’s happening in Perth for kids, check out the new Perth Kids Events website.
Easter Egg Hunts and Activities
There are heaps of Easter egg hunts happening around Perth, including in and around Fremantle, in Mandurah and at Peel Manor House, and at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre. For a full list of events, read on here.
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The Smurfs at Belmont Forum Dates: From now until Sunday, 23rd April from 11am to 2pm (excluding Good Friday and Easter Sunday).
Location: Belmont Forum, 227 Belmont Avenue, Cloverdale.
The Smurfs are coming to Belmont Forum! To celebrate the release of the new movie The Smurfs: The Lost Village, these little blue favourites will be making an appearance. There will be craft activities for the kids. You can read more here.
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Jurassic Creatures at Crown Perth Dates: Runs from now until Sunday, 30th April.
Location: Crown Pyramid at Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood.
This fantastic dinosaur exhibition features some life-sized creatures of the prehistoric, carnival rides, games, craft activities and a very special stage show! You can read a review of the exhibition here and don’t forget to enter our competition!
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Creature Collection at Cockburn Gateways Date: Wednesday, 12th to Thursday 13th April and from Tuesday, 17th April to Friday, 21st April from 11am to 2pm.
Location: Cockburn Gateways Shopping City, 816 Beeliar Drive, Success.
If your kids love bugs and creepy crawlies, this is the exhibition for them. The WA Museum and Cockburn Gateways have teamed up to bring this collection to the centre so kids and their parents can learn a little more about some of WA’s most common spiders, bugs and beetles. You can read more here.
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Adventure Maze at Stockland Riverton Dates: From now until Sunday, 23rd April.
Location: Stockland Riverton,
The Adventure Maze is sure to thrill kids of all ages! At 1.5 metres high, venture through the maze and meet some crazy characters along the way. There will be prizes for everyone who has a go!
Code Camp Dates: From now until Saturday, 29th April.
Location: Throughout Perth.
Keep the kids out of your hair – and off your phone – with this unique school holiday camp, in which they will design and create their very own smartphone game! You can read more here.
Image: Code Camp.
The Wizard of Oz at Karrinyup Shopping Centre Dates: Live show runs from now until Sunday, 16th April. Craft activities run from Tuesday, 17th April to Friday, 21st April.
Location: Karrinyup Shopping Centre, 200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup.
This family favourite production is coming to Karrinyup Shopping Centre! There will be meet and greet opportunities, a chance to meet the Easter bunny and craft activities.
Fremantle Arts Centre School Holiday Program Dates: From now until Friday, 21st April.
Location: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnery Street, Fremantle.
Fremantle Arts Centre hosts a heap of school holiday activities, including pottery, photography, film, animation, paper mache, marbling and much more, these creative arts classes are designed for children aged five to eight years, and for those aged nine to 12 years. Activities and classes run from two hours long to all day.
Image: Fremantle Arts Centre Facebook.
Circus Joseph Ashton Dates: From now until Sunday, 23rd April.
Location: Corner Roe Hwy and Kalamunda Rd, High Wycombe.
If you’ve never taken the kids to the circus, this long-running Perth family favourite is a good place to start. There’s tumbling, thrilling high-wire tricks and clowns.
Image: Circus Joseph Ashton Facebook.
Easter Day Camps at Swan Valley Adventure Centre Dates: Thursday, 13th, Tuesday, 18th April and Thursday, 20th April.
Location: Swan Valley Adventure Centre, 58 Yule Ave, Middle Swan.
These exciting camps will be held on the given days from 8.30am to 4pm and kids will take part in a diverse range of activities, including rock climbing, rope activities, a commando course, archery and mountain biking.
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