School holiday activities in Perth for summer 2021/22

Make the school holidays fly by with these activities perfect for a day out in Perth.

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The summer school holidays are upon us and we're here to make sure you're ready for plenty 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.

Outdoor activities in Perth for the school holidays

See Western Australia from new heights

Treetop adventures, ziplining and bridge climbs are massive crowd-pleasers and are sure to be a big hit with your kids these school holidays.

Amazing High Rope Adventure with Zip Lines
Amazing High Rope Adventure with Zip Lines

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Perth Bridge Day Zip and Climb - 2 Hours
Perth Bridge Day Zip and Climb - 2 Hours

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Take the whole family out

Spend the break playing a round of mini-golf, boarding a canal pirate tour or visiting the aquarium.

Outdoor Mini Golf with Slushy and Novelty Gift
Outdoor Mini Golf with Slushy and Novelty Gift

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AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia Entry with Lunch
AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia Entry with Lunch

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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.

Get up close and personal with the wildlife

Make the most of the school holidays by making friends with Perth's wildlife and marine life.

Outback Splash Entry and Koala Encounter
Outback Splash Entry and Koala Encounter

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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.

Learn a new skill

From learning how to ride a horse to flying a plane, there are plenty of options available for getting your kids learning and having fun.

Take a tour

If you're yet to explore Perth's most popular attractions, play tourist for a day with a tour that gives you a glimpse into Perth's past.

Rottnest Island Historic Train And Tunnel Tour
Rottnest Island Historic Train And Tunnel Tour

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Indoor activities in Perth for the school holidays

Enjoy drawing classes

Put away the tablet and stylus and grab some paper and pencils instead. These drawing classes will teach your child the basics and are suitable for children of every level.

Learn Portrait Drawing for Kids (5+ Years)
Learn Portrait Drawing for Kids (5+ Years)

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Cook together in the kitchen

Get the kids to put down their devices and pick up some kitchen utensils. Order a cooking kit these school holidays and teach your child some fun recipes. Each kit includes some wine (just for parents) to enjoy with the meal.

Take singing classes

Choirs4Kids' Zoom singing lessons are a great way for children to come together and learn new songs to perform together. Everything from breathing, beat, rhythm, tone and pitch is taught through the class to help develop your child's skill in an energising way.


Road trips you can take from Perth during the school holidays

Keen to get out and about? Check out our full guides on family getaways in Western Australia and epic Western Australia road trips.

Swan River

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, 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 as well as tours of the winery by horse and carriage.

Margaret 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.

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tower Tour
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Guided Tower Tour

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Margaret River and Geographe Bay Region Day Trip from Perth
Margaret River and Geographe Bay Region Day Trip from Perth

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Albany

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.

Guided Tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Guided Tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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Scenic Flight from Perth to Albany with Lunch
Scenic Flight from Perth to Albany with Lunch

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When are the 2021-2022 school holidays in Perth?

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Term 1 school holidays2 April - 18 April 2021
Term 2 school holidays3 July - 18 July 2021
Term 3 school holidays25 September - 10 October 2021
Term 4 school holidays17 December - 30 January 2021/22

Free things to do during the school holidays in Perth

  • Visit Kings Park and the Botanic Garden
  • 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
  • Visit Wellington Square Playground

Need more ideas? Check out our 50 free activities to keep the kids busy these school holidays.

Events in Perth for the September 2021 school holidays

  • LEGO Club: 25 January. Head along to the LEGO club at South Perth Library to let your creativity loose with everyone's favourite toy brick. Your imagination is your only limitation.
  • School Holiday Activities with Subiaco Library: Available throughout the school holidays. The library is hosting a range of art and craft activities all summer long.
  • Holiday Doughnut Decorating: Available throughout the school holidays. Pop by your nearest Krispy Kreme store for a fun session of doughnut decorating.
  • School Holidays Sports Clinics: 20-21 December, 21 January. These intensive half-day clinics will teach your child all the essential skills they'll need if they want to learn to play popular sports including soccer, basketball and volleyball.
  • Arts and Crafts Workshops: 20 December, 11, 18 January. Visit George Burnett Leisure Centre for a morning of arts and crafts, all materials and morning tea provided.
  • Nature Detectives - Kids Nature Club: 13, 14 January. This drop and leave program will have your kids spend the day outdoors getting back to nature.

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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