School holiday activities in Perth for July 2021

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

We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!

The winter 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.

If you do choose to venture out for the upcoming holidays, be sure to continue following good hygiene and social distancing protocols.

Outdoor activities in Perth for the school holidays

See Western Australia from new heights

Treetop adventures, ziplining and trampolines 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

RedBalloon

Defy Gravity Bungee Trampoline and Flying Trapeze Workshop
Defy Gravity Bungee Trampoline and Flying Trapeze Workshop

RedBalloon

Sign them up for a school holiday workshop

Want to keep your kids active and away from their gaming consoles during the school holidays? Enrolling them in classes and programs will give them the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people.

Making Games with Roblox School Holiday Workshop
Making Games with Roblox School Holiday Workshop

KidCampus

Feel the thrill of skydiving

The next best thing to jumping out of a plane at 15,000 feet is indoor skydiving. It's a great experience for teenagers who want to get a feel for the real thing and makes for a great day out for a group of friends.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving With Virtual Reality
iFLY Indoor Skydiving With Virtual Reality

Adrenaline

Take the whole family out

Spend the break playing a round of mini-golf, boarding a canal pirate tour or picking fresh fruit and feeding farm animals.

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

RedBalloon

Orchard Tour and Tractor Ride with Fruit Tasting
Orchard Tour and Tractor Ride with Fruit Tasting

RedBalloon

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.

AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia Entry
AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia Entry

RedBalloon

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

RedBalloon

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.

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.

Western Australian Wheatbelt Cultural Day Tour
Western Australian Wheatbelt Cultural Day Tour

RedBalloon

Enjoy a child-friendly adventure

From horse riding along the beach to zip-lining your way through the trees, these adventurous activities are sure to be a hit with all the kiddos. Not only are they child-friendly, but they're perfect for those warmer days when you want to make the most of the sun.

Horse Riding Adventure in Jarrahdale, Perth
Horse Riding Adventure in Jarrahdale, Perth

Adrenaline


At-home activities in Perth for the school holidays

Have some virtual fun

If you want to exercise caution and stay at home this upcoming school holiday period, it doesn't mean the kids will have to miss out. RedBalloon has introduced a wide range of virtual at-home classes and DIY programs that will bring together fun and a bit of learning.

Asian Cooking Course for Kids and Teens
Asian Cooking Course for Kids and Teens

Classbento

Learn a new skill

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

Read away the holidays

Combine school holiday fun with productivity and learning with a wide range of kids books. If you have kids who love the library or just adore reading, this is sure to keep everyone happy.

Game with friends

The great thing about gaming consoles is that they are available rain, hail or shine. They're perfect for those laid-back days spent at home, or for when the weather is not in your favour. With a variety of child-friendly games available, sit back and relax while the kids play to win.

Settle in for a weekend movie marathon

This is a great way to get the whole family together on a Friday night (or any night for that matter). With modern streaming services, there are thousands of movies to choose from and new flicks added daily.

Enjoy hours of fun with board games

Get the whole family together to play your favourite classic board games. Get more bang for your buck by finding a kit that has multiple games in it such as chess, solitaire, checkers and tic-tac-toe.


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, then 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 (which are also winter-friendly) 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.

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

RedBalloon

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

RedBalloon


See the latest Perth school holiday activity deals

RedBalloonRedBalloon
Exclusive

Get $5 off activities with code

RedBalloonRedBalloon
Exclusive

Get $10 off activities with code

KlookKlook
Exclusive

$15 off all Australian activities with code

KKdayKKday
Exclusive

Get $15 off Australia activities with code

Ends

When are the 2021-2022 school holidays in Perth?

TermDates
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 Botanical Gardens
  • 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

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

Events in Perth for the July 2021 school holidays

AFL School Holiday Program 28 June - 15 July. The school holidays provide the perfect opportunity for your budding AFL player to work on their skills. Or, if your child is interested in playing AFL but doesn't want to commit to a full season, this 3-day program may be right up their alley.

Basketball School Holiday Program: 5 - 15 July. Shoot hoops and make new friends with a 3-day basketball camp. Kids will be grouped together based on their age group, skills and if they want to be paired with their friends.

Lego Club: 6 July. Celebrate NAIDOC week at Subiaco Library by using LEGO to create an Australian landscape.

School Holiday Club: 12-16 July. Take your kids to Mt Hawthorn Baptist Church each morning during the second week of the school holidays for a free school holiday club filled with games, food, songs, prizes and Bible stories.

School Holiday Watercolour Workshop: 6 July. This creative workshop is ideal for kids with a creative flare but no experience is required. They'll get to experiment with watercolours and create a piece of artwork to bring home.

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.

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Go to site