20 school holiday activities in Perth 2018

Here's how to keep the kids entertained throughout the school break.

Most Perth schools will be breaking soon, giving you a couple weeks to make the most of family-friendly activities and experiences.

Unsurprisingly, Perth is not short of them, with iconic trips and activities around every corner. So take some time off work and spend it with your children at one (or all) of these activities.

Top ways to keep your kids busy during school holidays in Perth

Looking to play tourist for a day or visiting Perth for the first time? You can book these family-friendly experiences online now.

$11 indoor rock climbing passes

$11 indoor rock climbing passes from Groupon

Have a challenging day with the kids and kids at heart in an outdoor rock climbing.

  • Location: Bassendean, WA
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Swan Valley horse-drawn wagon ride

Swan Valley horse-drawn wagon ride from RedBalloon

Enjoy a ride in style wagon drawn by horses and have wine, coffee, honey and condiment tasting.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: Swan Valley, WA
  • Price per person
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$89 (adult)

$45 (child)

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Shoalwater Islands kayaking trip

Shoalwater Islands kayaking trip from RedBalloon

Kayak around Shoalwater Marine Park and stop at Point Peron for lunch and have some nature walk within the area.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Shoalwater, WA
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Perth Zoo entry and cruise

Perth Zoo entry and cruise from RedBalloon

Cruise around Swan River while enjoying a tea or coffee and have a family fun day at Perth Zoo.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Location: Perth, WA
  • Price per person
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$66 (adult)

$36 (child)

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Penguin and Seal Islands

Penguin and Seal Islands from

Includes kayak trip and have the chance to snorkel in one of the sheltered bays with clam, clear, and shallow waters.

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Location: Perth
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Rottnest Island Ferry Transfers

Rottnest Island Ferry Transfers from Experience Oz

Includes ferry transfer, Rottnest Island admission fee and hotel transfers.

Jet Ski Tour

Jet Ski Tour from Adrenaline

Have a jet ski tour at Rockingham for an experience that includes free wetsuit hire during Winter.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Perth
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Swim With Dolphins - Rockingham Perth

Swim With Dolphins - Rockingham Perth from Adrenaline

Experience swimming with wild dolphins and have the adventure of a lifetime. All equipment are provided.

  • Duration: 3-6 hour
  • Location: Rockingham Perth
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Valley of the Giants and Tree-Top walk day tour

Valley of the Giants and Tree-Top walk day tour from Viator

Visit Valley of the Giants Tree and see the ageless living forest. This includes picnic lunch , transfers and more.

  • Location: Perth
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6 spring school holiday events in Perth

  • Cathedral Square Flower Bloom. Spring has most definitely spring in the city of Perth and the place to celebrate is Cathedral Square where giant lit-up blooms can be viewed all night. 15 September - 14 October
  • 2018 AWESOME Festival. The name says it all, really. This "awesome" international arts festival features workshops and performances to spark creativity in budding minds. Bonza! 28 September - 8 October
  • Spring Family Film Festival. The new Palace Raine Square Cinemas is doing families on a budget a favour, offering free movies throughout the holidays. Bookings are essential and movies on the bill include Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, The House With A Clock on its Walls and Christopher Robin. 24 September - 5 October
  • Kings Park Festival. You'll not be short on entertainment and activities when you spend their break at Kings Park. Dubbed "the greatest wildflower show on Earth", it's all about the blooms and features walks, talks, art and entertainment daily.
  • PJ Masks Live!. The TV shows comes to the big stage these holidays and if the joy in your life is a fan, you'll want to grab tickets to the show. It's at PCEC Riverside Theatre for two days only. 21-22 September
  • Circus WA. If they love clowning around, send them to circus school! Circus WA offers school holiday programs for children aged 5-14 years old that teach them how to juggle, fly on the trapeze and more. 25 September - 4 October

5 free school holidays activities Perth

  • Head to one of Perth's beaches like Cottesloe, Scarborough or City Beach.
  • Have a picnic in Kings Park and check out the views of the city and Swan River.
  • Take a self-guided tour around the historic buildings of Fremantle.
  • Check out the exhibits at the Art Gallery WA (Free entry, but donations are recommended).
  • Go for a bike ride along the banks of the Swan River.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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