Spring School Holiday Events in Perth

25 Sept - 11 Oct

Just some of the awesome events happening around Perth in the spring school holidays.

It's school holiday time in WA! With limited restrictions, we are largely free to roam around our great state - with caution and social distancing, of course. If you have decided to stay home instead, there are plenty of activities and events happening around the city. Here is just a snapshot!

Note: All events are up to date at the time of writing. Please check the website for the most up to date information before you go.


Dino-Land at Yagan Square

Take a step back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth! Using the latest animatronic robotics, these life-like prehistoric animals come to life to excite and educate. There will be so much to explore, including life-size dinosaurs, giant insects and bugs, maze challenge, fossil pit, puzzles, activities and bouncy castle.

WHERE: Yagan Square, Perth
WHEN: Daily during school holidays, with 1 hour sessions from 9am to 5:30pm
AGES: All ages
COST: $10 per person. Under 2 yrs of age FREE

Elizabeth Quay Fun Fair

Elizabeth Quay will come alive these school holidays with amusement rides for all! Enjoy one hour of unlimited rides - there is something for kids of all ages!

WHERE: Elizabeth Quay, Perth
WHEN: Daily during school holidays, with 1 hour sessions from 9am-5:30pm
AGES: All ages
COST: $10 per person for one hour session, children under 2 are FREE

Yagan Square Sideshow Alley

Showbags, get your showbags! Yagan Square Sideshow Alley will host some of your favourite prize-winning games, including Laughing Clowns, Lucky Numbers, Ring Toss and more. There will also be showbags!

WHERE: Yagan Square, Perth
WHEN: Friday, 25th September to Sunday, 11th October from 9am-5:30pm
AGES: All ages
COST: $6 per game, showbags vary in price

Family Guided Tours at the Art Gallery of WA

During the school holidays why not bring the family along to the Gallery for a free guided tour? These tours are specially designed for children and their families and will allow you to explore the many works from the State Art Collection with a Voluntary Gallery Guides. Learn about the artists and share stories of your own.

WHERE: Art Gallery of WA, Perth CBD
WHEN: Daily from 11am-11:45am 26th September to 11 October, except Tuesdays,
AGES: All ages
COST: Free, but bookings are required

2020 Awesome International Arts Festival

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things (also known as the AWESOME Festival) is an annual showcase of theatre, dance, early childhood activities, music, film, literature, visual arts and creative hands-on activities and more, all for children aged 0-12 years and their families. Check out acts from the West Australian Ballet, West Australian Opera, Better Beginnings and Sensorium Theatre, just to name a few!

WHERE: Monday, 28th September to Friday, 2nd October
WHEN: Perth Cultural Centre
AGES: 0-12 years
COST: Some events are free, some incur a cost


Whirling in Stirling - Free Scooter Coaching Clinic

These fun, informative and motivational sessions are suitable for all ages and all skill levels, including first time scooter riders. The sessions cover all aspects of scooter, as well as equipment maintenance and personal safety issues. Own helmet and scooter are mandatory for participation. Protection such as wrist guards and knee pads are recommended.

WHERE: Scarborough Beach Skate Park, 150 The Esplanade, Scarborough
WHEN: Friday, 2nd October 9am-11am
AGES: All ages

Cupcake Decorating at Kingsley Community Family Centre

Mmmm, cupcakes! Join Ksquared Creative for these fantastic school holiday cupcake decorating classes for kids aged 4-18 years and their families. These one-hour classes include all equipment needed, and children will decorate 4 delicious cupcakes!

WHERE: Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Kingsley, 48 Peregrine Drive, Kingsley
WHEN: Thursday 1st October, Tuesday 6th October and Thursday 8th October 10:30am-11:30am
AGES: 4-18 years
COST: $33.19

Sailing for Kids at Hillarys Yacht Club

Would your children love to try a new sport? Tackers is an Australian Sailing program for children aged 6-12 years, and will teach them the basics of sailing in a safe and fun environment. Children do not require any previous sailing experience or Hillarys Yacht Club membership to participate, and all equipment is provided (including life jackets.)

WHERE: Hillarys Yacht Club, 65 Northside Drive, Hillarys
WHEN: Monday, 5th October to Friday, 9th October from 8:30am-12:30pm
AGES: 6-12 years
COST: $300 per child, or $270 for HYC members


Ultra Athlete Development

Join Ultra Athlete Development this school holidays for football fundamentals and fitness in a fun and challenging environment for young athletes.

WHERE: Hamilton Hill, Hammond Park and Armadale/Roleystone
WHEN: Monday, 28th September to Wednesday, 7th October
AGES: Check with organiser
COST: $20 per session, or $18 per day for 5 days

Try Sail for Kids - Fremantle Sailing Club

Fremantle Sailing Club’s Try Sail is about creating an opportunity in a fun and friendly environment for kids aged 7 to 10 year olds, who would like to dip their toe in the water and give sailing a go. No previous sailing experience is required and all equipment is provided.

WHERE: Fremantle Sailing Club
WHEN: Tuesday, 6th October to Friday, 9th October from 9am to 12pm
AGES: 7-10 years
COST: $170 for 4 days

Spring into Circus with Circus WA

Spring into Circus these school holidays! Circus WA has a range of school holiday classes for children aged 5 and over.

WHERE: Circus WA, 90 Adelaide Street, Fremantle
WHEN: Various dates throughout the school holidays
AGES: For ages 5 and over
COST: Costs of classes varies


Swan Valley Adventure Centre Holiday Program

Join a pirate adventure these school holidays! There will be plenty of pirate activities, plus prizes for best dressed, Treasure Hunting, High Flying Adventures, Pirate Voyage and so much more.

WHERE: Swan Valley Adventure Centre, 58 Yule Avenue, Middle Swan
WHEN: September 29th & 30th, October 1st, 6th, 7th & 8th
AGES: 7-16 years
COST: $69 per day pp, plus $18 for a special pirate lunch

Holiday Art Classes for Kids in Perth at Midland Junction Art Centre

Designed for children who enjoy art and want to work with interesting materials, subject matter and techniques, these classes are fun and educational.
WHERE: Midland Junction Art Centre, 276 Great Eastern Highway, Midland
WHEN: Monday, 5th October from 10am-12pm
AGES: 5-15 years
COST: $30 pp


Shopping Centres

Shopping centres are generally a hive for school holiday activities, with some offering FREE things to do. Check your local shopping centre’s website or Facebook page to see what’s on.

Your local library

Much like shopping centres, many libraries offer school holiday events and activities. Check with your local library’s website or Facebook page to see what’s on.

Parks and playgrounds

If all else fails, there is always the park! Perth has a huge number of playgrounds, and you can read about some of them here.

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