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21 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.

Horse Riding Experience from RedBalloon

A relaxing guided horse tour that will let you explore a wonderful scenery perfect for the whole family.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Location: Margaret River, WA
  • Price per person
From AUD

$80

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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
From AUD

$89 (adult)

$45 (child)

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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
  • Price per person
From AUD

$179

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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
From AUD

$66 (adult)

$36 (child)

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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
  • Price per person
From AUD

$120

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Hold a Koala Tour - Including Serpentine Falls from finder.com.au

Includes Cohuna Koala Park ticket, hold a koala session, lunch and more.

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Location: Perth
  • Price per person
From AUD

$115

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Rottnest Island Ferry Transfers from Experience Oz

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

Stand Up Paddleboarding - Group Lesson from finder.com.au

Learn how to carry a board, balance and staying upright and more on this WASUP lessons that will make you love sports.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: Rockingham, WA
  • Price per person
From AUD

$50

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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
  • Price per person
From AUD

$110

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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
  • Price per person
From AUD

$205

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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
  • Price per person
From AUD

$215

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5 quick picks for school holiday events in Perth

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

  • Santa's Enchanted Wardrobe. Book a night out at the theatre with this immersive Christmas-themed experience. 1-24 December, Claremont Showgrounds
  • Rooftop Movies. Balmy nights are best coupled lounging on the rooftop and relaxing to a movie under the stars. Movies run all month long and include child-friendly blockbusters like Thor, Home Alone, Men in Black and Goodbye Christopher Robin. December, Northbridge
  • Santa's Magical Kingdom. The annual Santa's Magical Kingdom returns to Perth once more to bring the magic of Christmas to kids both big and small. Expect rides, craft stalls, live entertainers and a special party to celebrate Rudolph's birthday. 1-23 December, Crown Resorts Perth - Crown Pyramid
  • Christmas lights trail. The city will be decked out in lights throughout Christmas. Spend a magical evening wanderings its lanes, following the trail of light from St George Cathedral to Forrest Place, Murray Street Mall, Elizabeth Quay and more. 17 November - 25 December, Perth CBD
  • Joondalup Twilight Markets. As the sun sets the Joonalup markets come to life with artisan goods, children's activities and food stalls.

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 finder.com.au. 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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