School holiday activities in Perth for September/October 2020
Make the school holidays fly by with these at-home and outdoor activities that you can do in Perth.
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The spring school holidays are almost upon us and we're here to make sure you're ready for a fortnight of fun. We've brought together our top recommendations 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.
What's in this guide?
- Outdoor activities in Perth for the September school holidays
- At-home activities in Perth for the September school holidays
- Road trips you can take from Perth during the school holidays
- See the latest Perth school holiday activity deals
- Free school holiday activities in Perth
- Events in Perth for the September school holiday
- Frequently asked questions about Perth school holidays
Outdoor activities in Perth for the September school holidays
Take the whole family out
We've got some crowd-pleasers for the whole family this upcoming break. Spend the weekend getting amongst the treetops, playing a round of mini-golf or even taking a cruise along the Mandurah Canal.
Valley of the Giants Day Tour from Perth
Mandurah Canal Pirate Cruise
Outdoor Mini Golf with Slushy and Novelty Gift
Go whale watching
Give them a school holiday experience they'll never forget with a day out with some of the largest creatures that roam the Earth departing from Hillarys.
Whale Watching Tour in Hillary's Boat Harbour
Whale Watching Cruise and Aquarium Experience
Perth Whale Watching Cruise
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, hot air ballooning or skydiving experience.
Helicopter scenic flight through the heart of Perth for two
Perth Hot Air Ballooning
Perth Skydiving Experience
Get up close and personal with the wildlife
Make the most of those warm September temperatures with a trip out on the water to meet the sea life.
Glass Bottom Boat Cruise and Penguin Feeding
Swim With Dolphins in Rockingham Perth
Glass Bottom Boat Tour at The Aquarium of Western Australia
Get amongst nature
Get back to nature these school holidays and enjoy the breathtaking views of Western Australia. National parks have reopened their walks and natural formations are ready for visitors. Many tour groups are taking smaller groups now, so there's minimal contact with the public.
Guided Tour of Torndirrup National Park
Perth Quad Bike Adventure Tour
Pinnacles, Swan Valley, Wildlife Park and Lancelin tour
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.
Quad Bike Tours
Discover Perth's top attractions
If you're ever stuck for what to do, you can't go wrong with a day out to Perth's main city sights. Whether your kids prefer sea life or the giants who walk this planet, the AQWA Aquarium of Western Australia and the Perth Zoo are now back up and running.
AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia Entry
Perth Zoo Entry and Scenic Cruise
Skip the Line: Perth Bell Tower Experience Ticket
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 all you want to do is make the most of the sun.
Treetop Ropes Course with Ziplining
Defy Gravity Bungee Trampoline and Flying Trapeze Workshop
Horse Riding Adventure in Jarrahdale, Perth
At-home activities in Perth for the September 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.
Kids Hula Hoop Lesson
Kids D.I.Y Chocolate Art Party Kit
Online Robotics and Coding Program
Learn a new skill
From learning how to ride a horse to taking cooking classes, there are a wide range of options available for getting your kids learning and having fun.
Kids Cooking Class
Kids Private Horse Riding Lesson
Beach Fishing Lesson
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.
Books from Booktopia
Books from Book Depository
The Book Depository
Kindle 6" e-Reader
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.
Xbox One S
PlayStation 4 1TB Console
Nintendo Switch Console
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.
Find 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 one such as chess, solitaire, checkers and tic-tac-toe.
Monopoly Board Game
12-in-1 Games House
National Geographic Volcano Science Kit
Run around outside
If you want to ensure the little ones are getting their daily dose of exercise, why not invest in some backyard toys and games that help them work off some of their energy (especially if the sun is out).
Toy Laser Tag Game
Portable Soccer Rebounder Net
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, there are a variety of water sports to choose from (which are also winter-friendly) as well as tours of the winery by horse and carriage.
Swan River Guided Kayak Tour
Paddle Board Hire on the Swan 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.
Margaret River Mountain Bike Forest Adventure
Amazing High Rope Adventure with Zip Lines
Margaret River and Busselton Tour with Wine Tasting
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.
Albany Heritage Park Segway Tour
Guided Tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station
South Coast Walpole Wilderness Full Day Tour
See the latest Perth school holiday activity deals
Up to 75% off Australia activities + Extra up to 20% off with code
Available on select dates and activities like spas, skydiving, hot air balloon flights, tours, whale watching, skywalks, classes and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and more. Maximum discount of $40. T&Cs apply.
Extra $10 off site-wide with code
Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, high tea and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 85% off domestic activities
Available on select dates for activities including skydiving, hot air balloon flights, quad biking, scuba diving, whale watching, bridge climbing, high tea and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.
Extra 10% off Australia activities with code
Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours, high tea and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
Australia activities from $10
Available on select dates for activities like sightseeing tours, attraction passes, river cruises, hop-on hop-off tours and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Launceston, Melbourne, Cairns, Hunter Valley, Perth and more.
Up to 93% off things to do in Australia
Available on select dates and activities like classes, spas, getaways, dining experiences and more. Destinations include Sydney, Perth, Melbourne Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 40% off last-minute things to do across Australia
Available on select dates until December 2020 for activities including abseiling, hot air balloon flight, tour and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Melbourne and more.
Up to 30% off flying experiences
Valid on select dates and for experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 85% off things to do in Perth
Available for activities like driving, cruises, hot air balloon experiences, canoe and winery experience, kid's soccer training and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 54% off helicopter ride experience
Valid on select dates. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra and more.
Up to 30% off land adventures
Valid on select dates and adventures like quad biking, sandboarding, bridge climbing, canyoning, horse riding, abseiling and more. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 73% off things to do in Perth + Extra up to 20% off with code
Available on select dates and activities including scuba diving, sailing, surfing, classes and more. Maximum discount of $40. T&Cs apply.
Up to 31% off flying experiences + Extra 10% off with code
Available on select travel dates in Whitsundays, Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hunter Valley, Sydney and more. Activities include hot air ballooning, skydiving, helicopter scenic flights and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. T&Cs apply.
Up to 18% off sightseeing cruises + Extra 10% off with code
Available on select travel dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Whitsundays, Perth, Broome and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 17% off driving experiences + Extra 10% off with code
Available on select dates on activities like rally driving, go karting, quad biking and more. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 35% off Perth experiences
Available on select travel dates. Activities include tandem skydives, sightseeing cruises, wine tours and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 10% off things to do in Perth
Available on select travel dates. Activities include hop-on hop-off tours, sightseeing cruises, indoor skydiving experiences, whale watching experiences and more. T&Cs apply.
Perth: Up to 10% off whale watching experience by Naturaliste Charters
Available on select dates until 6 December 2020 for a 2-hour cruise. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off 3-in-1 Perth tour
Available on select travel dates until December 2021. Activity includes Perth hop-on, hop-off tour, Swan River cruise and Fremantle tram ride. T&Cs apply.
Up to 12% off Perth hop-on hop-off tour
Available on select dates until December 2020. T&Cs apply.
Up to 50% off activities for kids
Available on select dates, including school holidays, for activities like sandboarding, whale watching, jet boat rides, indoor skydiving, cruises, swimming, go karting and much more. Destinations include Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.
Australia skydive from $219 + free $20 merchandise voucher
Available on jumps from 7,500 ft to 15,000 ft. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off experiences
Valid on select experiences and activities like skydiving, scenic helicopter flight, kayaking, whale watching and more. Destinations include Sydney, Byron, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Darwin and Perth. T&Cs apply.
Perth midweek skydive from $339
Available on select travel dates for an up to 15,000ft jump over Rockingham beach. Includes $20 merchandise voucher. T&Cs apply.
Perth weekend skydive from $449
Available on select travel dates for an up to 14,000ft jump over Perth City. Includes $20 merchandise voucher. T&Cs apply.
Things to do in Perth from $18
Activities include driving experience, bike tours, kayaking, art workshops, spa treatments, skydiving and much more.
Hot air balloon experience in Perth from $300
Available select dates in 2020. T&Cs apply.
Free school holiday activities in Perth
Visit Kings Park and the Botanical Gardens
- Stroll down 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
Events in Perth for the September school holiday
- UWA Kids Sports Holiday Program - 29 September - 9 October. Avoid the kids being bored at home by enrolling them in a sports program that will keep them active and social during the school holidays.
- Learn to Sail School Holiday Program - 29 September - 9 October. Introduce your kids to sailing with a hands-on program run by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.
- STEM Punks School Holiday Online Classes - 21 September - 2 October. Keep your kids' minds active with award-winning fun and interactive classes run by teachers.
- 100 Story Holidays - 22 September - 30 September. The perfect creative school holiday workshop filled with visual and writing tasks for a budding author.
Frequently asked questions about Perth school holidays
What should I keep in mind with COVID-19 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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