22 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 finder.com.au

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 & Tree-Top Walk Day Tour

Valley of the Giants & Tree-Top Walk Day Tour from Wotif

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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8 school holiday events on the Perth during the winter break

Whether your kids just want to blow off some steam at the local carnival or they’re craving some new skills to show off to their friends, these school holidays are packed with holiday activities to keep them entertained.

  • Nature Detectives: Let the kids get their hands dirty as they learn all about foraging. They’ll get to try some edible flowers, weeds and indigenous bush tucker and even have a go at a pedal-powered smoothie bike to whip up their own delicious treats. 2-6 July
  • Mistake Maker: Everyone makes mistakes and that’s how we learn. In this two day program kids will learn about famous mistake makers in history, create “Make something great from a mistake” sculpting and painting projects and improve their problem solving skills by doing STEM challenges. 9-10 July
  • Kids Wonderland: The holidays are coming to Hertha Reserve with carnival rides, live entertainment and interactive activities for five big days. 4-8 July
  • Fremantle Arts Centre - Kids Courses: During both weeks of the school holidays there will be a huge selection of workshops and craft courses tailored just for kids. Courses are split into age groups and you can choose from creative topics like Fairytale Filmmaking, Kids Intro the Pottery Wheel or Digital Game Development. 2-13 July
  • Aussie Rules Masterclass: Whether your child is an Aussie Rules champ or they’re just starting out, this full-day footy clinic will help them hone their skills. 6 July
  • Bricks4kidz: It’s time to get hands-on with a fresh and fun way for kids to spend their break. In these workshops children will enjoy using LEGO to build specially-designed models, play games, explore the world of engineering, architecture and movie-making. 3-13 July
  • Winter by the Sea: Enjoy free activities for the whole family at Sorrento Quay these holidays. There will be snow-themed flower crown making, dream catcher creation, storytelling and roaming performers, snow fairy garden making and children can sculpt their own ice dragon. 2-6 and 9-13 July
  • Aloha Surfhouse: Now that colder weather is well and truly here, Aloha Surf is the perfect option for the ocean-loving kid. Whether you’re a seasoned shredder or just starting out, Aloha Surf has a never-ending indoor wave suitable for beginners. 2-13 July

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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