21 summer school holiday activities in Perth 2017

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

Most Perth schools will be breaking for the winter school holidays from 16 December to 31 January, giving them (and you) a qhopping six weeks to make the most of family-friendly activities and experiences. Unsurprisingly, Perth is not short of them, with iconic trips and Christmas-themed activities around every corner. So take some time off work and spend it with your children at one (or all) of these activities.

Term 1 school holidays9 April until 25 April
Term 2 school holidays2 July until 17 July
Term 3 school holidays24 September until 9 October
Term 4 school holidays16 December until 31 January

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.

Hop on Hop Off Bus...
Visit the mysterious Pinnacles...
Busselton Jetty, Underwater Observatory & Tasting...
Freemantle Convicts and Colonials Walking Tour...
Penguin and Seal Islands...
Hold a Koala Tour - Including Serpentine Falls...
Explorer Swan Valley ...
Stand Up Paddleboarding - Group Lesson...
Explore Margaret River...
Jet Ski Tour
Swim With Dolphins - Rockingham Perth
Valley of the Giants & Tree-Top Walk Day Tour

4 quick picks for school holiday events in Perth

These events are perfect for kids and are perfectly timed to coincide with the Christmas school break. Why not book a play date for your little ones and their friends to one of these fun-filled activities?

  • Catch an Hopman Cup match and watch countries battle it out on the tennis court. Australia is up to take on Spain, Czech Republic and the USA. 1-7 January. Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • More of a cricket fan? Perth is also hosting some of the T20 Big Bash matches in December and January. WACA Ground, Nelson Cres, East Perth WA 6004
  • Check out Christmas in Perth. Yup, it's that time of year when the whole city lights up. Get out and see its Christmas decorations, roving Santa, projections at the GPO and Carols By Candlelight. Various city locations. Until 25 December.
  • Scout the markets. From a Twilight Hawkers Market in Forrest Place to The Left Christmas Market at Perth Cultural Centre, the whole city comes alive during the season. Check out your local or head into the city for handmade wares, food stalls and live entertainment.

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
  • Catch a Christmas movie at Northbridge's Free Flicks for Kids event. Movies include Elf and Arthur Christmas. 17 and 24 December @ 5:30pm. NorthBridge Piazza, cnr Lake & James St Northbridge.
  • Take a self-guided tour around the historic buildings of Fremantle
  • Marvel at the universe at the planetarium's Dark Universe Planatarium show. Until 30 January. Scitech, Cnr Sutherland and Railway Streets, West Perth WA 6005.

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Feature image: Swan Valley Day Tour

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