School holiday activities in Perth for 2021
Make the school holidays fly by with these at-home and outdoor activities that you can do in Perth.
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The summer school holidays are upon us and we're here to make sure you're ready for weeks worth of fun. We've brought together our top recommendations for outdoor adventures and at-home activities, as well as some day trips that are sure to keep the boredom at bay.
If you do choose to venture out for the upcoming holidays, be sure to continue following good hygiene and social distancing protocols.
Outdoor activities in Perth for the school holidays
Take the whole family out
We've got some crowd-pleasers for the whole family this upcoming break. Spend the weekend getting amongst the treetops, playing a round of mini-golf or even taking a cruise along the Mandurah Canal.
Valley of the Giants Day Tour from Perth
Mandurah Canal Pirate Cruise
Outdoor Mini Golf with Slushy and Novelty Gift
See Perth from above
There's no better way to get out and about with your kids than by seeing Perth from the best vantage point with a helicopter flight, scenic flight or skydiving experience.
Helicopter Scenic Flight for Two
Rottnest Island Scenic Flight
Perth Skydiving Experience
Get up close and personal with the wildlife
Make the most of those warm temperatures with a trip out on the water to meet the sea life.
Glass Bottom Boat Cruise and Penguin Feeding
Swim With Dolphins in Rockingham Perth
Glass Bottom Boat Tour at The Aquarium of Western Australia
Get together with friends
The school holidays are the perfect time to gather all the kids' friends for a day out in Perth. With sandboarding, quad biking and laser skirmish all at your fingertips, we think there'll be smiles all round.
Quad Bike Tours
Discover Perth's top attractions
If you're ever stuck for what to do, you can't go wrong with a day out to Perth's main city sights. Whether your kids prefer sea life or the giants who walk this planet, the AQWA Aquarium of Western Australia and the Perth Zoo are now back up and running.
AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia Entry
Skip the Line: Perth Bell Tower Experience Ticket
Dolphin Discovery Centre Entry
Enjoy a child-friendly adventure
From horse riding along the beach to zip-lining your way through the trees, these adventurous activities are sure to be a hit with all the kiddos. Not only are they child-friendly, but they're perfect for those warmer days when you want to make the most of the sun.
Treetop Ropes Course with Ziplining
Defy Gravity Bungee Trampoline and Flying Trapeze Workshop
Horse Riding Adventure in Jarrahdale, Perth
At-home activities in Perth for the school holidays
Have some virtual fun
If you want to exercise caution and stay at home this upcoming school holiday period, it doesn't mean the kids will have to miss out. RedBalloon has introduced a wide range of virtual at-home classes and DIY programs that will bring together fun and a bit of learning.
Kids Hula Hoop Lesson
Kids D.I.Y Chocolate Art Party Kit
Online Robotics and Coding Program
Learn a new skill
From learning how to ride a horse to taking cooking classes, there are plenty of options available for getting your kids learning and having fun.
Kids Cooking Class
Kids Private Horse Riding Lesson
Beach Fishing Lesson
Read away the holidays
Combine school holiday fun with productivity and learning with a wide range of kids books. If you have kids who love the library or just adore reading, this is sure to keep everyone happy.
Books from Booktopia
Books from Book Depository
The Book Depository
Kindle 6" e-Reader
Game with friends
The great thing about gaming consoles is that they are available rain, hail or shine. They're perfect for those laid-back days spent at home, or for when the weather is not in your favour. With a variety of child-friendly games available, sit back and relax while the kids play to win.
Xbox One S
Nintendo Switch Console
PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console Black
Settle in for a weekend movie marathon
This is a great way to get the whole family together on a Friday night (or any night for that matter). With modern streaming services, there are thousands of movies to choose from and new flicks added daily.
Find hours of fun with board games
Get the whole family together to play your favourite classic board games. Get more bang for your buck by finding a kit that has multiple games in it such as chess, solitaire, checkers and tic-tac-toe.
Monopoly Board Game
National Geographic Volcano Science Kit
Run around outside
If you want to ensure the little ones are getting their daily dose of exercise, why not invest in some backyard toys and games that help them work off some of their energy (especially if the sun is out).
Toy Laser Tag Game
Portable Soccer Rebounder Net
Distance from Perth: 30 to 40 minutes by car or around 1.5 hours by public transport.
If you're after a short road trip that takes less than an hour, then the Swan River provides a fair few options. Not too far from the city, you can find a variety of water sports to choose from (which are also winter-friendly) as well as tours of the winery by horse and carriage.
Swan River Guided Kayak Tour
Paddle Board Hire on the Swan River
Distance from Perth: 3 hours by car or 5.5 hours by public transport.
This renowned wine region not only offers the finest reds and whites, but it also has heaps of activities that the whole family (yep, that includes little ones) can participate in. From kayaking along the river to mountain biking through the forest, it's sure to be a hit.
Amazing High Rope Adventure with Zip Lines
Margaret River Group Surfing Lesson
Jewel Cave Guide Tour
Distance from Perth: 5 hours by car or 6 hours by public transport.
Take a breath of fresh air on the Southern Coast of Western Australia. We recommend booking a few nights here so you can enjoy Albany to its fullest. There are plenty of hiking trails, historic tours, water sports and beaches just waiting for you to explore.
Albany Heritage Park Segway Tour
Guided Tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station
South Coast Walpole Wilderness Full Day Tour
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Free school holiday activities in Perth
- Visit Kings Park and the Botanical Gardens
- Stroll along the Swan River
- Enjoy free samples at Fremantle Markets
- Have a picnic in the park
- Take a hike along Bibbulmun Track
- Spend the day at the Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Have lunch at the beach and watch the sunset
- Kayak down one of Western Australia's many rivers
Events in Perth for the December school holidays
- Christmas School Holiday Netball Clinic: From $25 a day your 7-10 year olds can get all their energy out with a few games of Netball at the George Burnett Leisure Centre. 22 January 2021.
- School Holiday Program - DANCE Jan 2021: Sort out the January break itinerary with four weeks of dance activities and lessons. Hosted at the Elan Dance Est., kids and teens are invited to come along for a heap of fun. From 2 January 2021.
- The Fishing School: Christmas School Holiday Program: If your kids love spending time out on the water and catching a few fish along the way, look no further than fishing school these school holidays. From 23 December 2020.
Frequently asked questions about Perth school holidays
What should I keep in mind regarding COVID-19 when going out during the school holidays?
When planning your family's school holiday activities, remember to maintain good hygiene and social distancing. If you're planning to visit an attraction in an enclosed space, it's best to book in advance so you don't miss out.
Are all attractions in Perth open?
Yes. The kids can now enjoy a visit to Perth Zoo, Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Bell Tower and Scitech.
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