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December - January
School Holidays Survival Guide

* School Holiday Events * Christmas Events * Free Things to To * School Holiday Programs * Shopping Centre Activities * Playgrounds * Day Out Ideas * School Holiday Deals * Movies

Here it is, your Perth December January School Holidays Survival Guide to help you through the holidays with ideas for things to do events, activities, school holiday programs, free and cheap things to do, movies, day out ideas and shopping centre activities. 

School Holiday Deals

Kidsland Indoor Play Centre
2 for 1 Entry* until Dec 31st, 2016

Nostalgia Box Northbridge
15% OFF Entry* until Feb 5th, 2017

Lady Latte Scarborough
Buy Any Meal from the A La Carte Menu & Receive One Kids Pancakes Free* (Save $7)

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Christmas Events

Lights in the Heights Padbury
December 15th - 23rd

Find more Christmas Events here

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Perth Scorchers Fan Day
Friday December 16th

Australia Day Events
Thursday January 26th

Summerset Arts Festival
January 20th - February 5th

Perth Scorchers Family Fun Day
Saturday January 21st

Tutankhamun - His Tomb and His Treasures

Shipwreck Galleries - A Monster Mission

Woylie Walks Whiteman Park

Fringe World

Find a Full List of School Holiday Events here 

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School Holiday Programs

Find more school holiday programs here

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Shopping Centre Activities

Mandurah Forum Let's Skate
December 15th - 24th

Hedge Maze
Until 29th January

Find more FREE Shopping Centre Activities here 

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Bibra Lake Regional Playground

Kwinana Aventure Park

Find more Playgrounds here 

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Day Out Ideas

Splash City

Perth's first pop up water park opens again this summer at Belmont Park.  There is something for everyone with big water slides, pools, under 5 kids zone and more. Kids under 5 enter free and it is open now until early February 2017.

Penguin Island

Catch the ferry over to Penguin Island, have a picnic, do some snorkelling. An amazing island adventure just a few minutes from the mainland in Safety Bay.

Lane Poole Park near Dwellingup

WA's first trees ropes course, Trees Adventure is approx 20minutes from Dwellingup and is family adventure to the max for kids 4yrs+

Oakover Grounds

Taste test wine and coffee, pedal on the free boats, enjoy breakfast or lunch and on weekends in the school holidays (and possibly during the week if it's popular enough) enjoy the giant waterslide. 

Whiteman Park

You can splash in the water playground, hire a go kart, visit a musuem, ride a tram, visit the wildlife park and so much more, all in a days play at free to enter Whiteman Park. Mention our story with Today Tonight and get 10% off Pedal Play hire this summer.

Find more Summer Day Ideas here

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Free  &  Cheap Ideas

FREE Coogee Maritime Trail

Officially being launched in February, however you can dive this snorkel trail now and explore the artificial reef and underwater artworks

Image credit: Seven West Travel Club

Find more ideas on free and cheap things to do here

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Outdoor Cinemas

FREE Flicks for Kids Northbridge Piazza

Saturday Dec 17th

Arthur Christmas5.30pm

Saturday Dec 24th

Elf 5.30pm

Community Cinemas Burswood, Bassendean & Murdoch

Watch a family movie under the stars at the affordable Community Cinemas located at Burswood, Bassendean and Murdoch

Find our full list of Outdoor Cinema Family Screenings here

At The Cinema


Family Pass from $40!*

Family Pass from $42!*

Find more ways to save on going to the movies in Perth here!

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Fun In The Sun

Maylands Waterland

A water play haven for younger children with several shallow pools, a splash pad and mini golf all for an affordable entry fee.

The Maze Home of Outback Splash

Waterslide playground, mazes, garden games and the new Octopus Bay pool with toddler slides. Pack a picnic or bbq lunch and spend the day away in the sun.

Port Coogee Marina

Calm, shallow waters on a big white sandy beach. With splash pad and bbq's on the shore this is your all day or evening beach hang out. 

Fremantle Leisure Centre Inflatable Fun

Entry fee + $2 per hour for inflatable fun 1-3pm weedays, daily, Dec 19th - Jan 29th (excluding public holidays)

Cannington Leisureplex

Giant water slide, indoor poos and outdoor water playground, it's affordable fun all school holidays at Cannington Leisureplex.

Aqua Mania Funnas Rockingham

Floating obstacle course on the Rockingham Foreshore - join in a one hour session or get an all day pass. 6yrs+

Find more Perth aquatic centres, water attractions and parks with water play features here and find the best family friendly Perth beaches here

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Kids Eat Free

Two kids eat free with every adult meal purchased Monday - Wednesday* at selected stores

Find out where kids can eat free every day of the week here

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See us road test some of these school holidays ideas here in our Summer School Holidays story with Today Tonight

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