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July School Holidays Survival Guide

Rainy Day Ideas * Snow & Ice Experiences * School Holiday Events * Free Things to To * School Holiday Programs * Shopping Centre Activities * School Holiday Deals * Playgrounds * School Holiday Specials * Movies

The July School Holidays Perth are probably the most challenging for parents, with the weather not always so nice outside, it's hard to come up with ideas for things to do when it's raining outside. 

So here is your July School Holidays Survival Guide to help you through the holidays with ideas for things to do when its raining, details of some great winter snow & ice events, information on school holiday programs, school holiday events, shopping centre activities and recommendations on some free & cheap things to do. July 1st - 16th, 2017

EVENTS

Hotel Esplanade Fremantle Atrium Garden Restaurant Family Movie Night 4th & 11th July

FREE Winter Rollerland Forrest Place Perth City 1st- 16th July
Bring the children along to enjoy the novelty of roller skating in the heart of the City at Winter Rollerland. Suitable for children aged 3 to 12. Limited Family Skate Sessions and Big Kid Sessions are available also. www.visitperthcity.com

The Funarium Claremont Showgrounds 7th - 9th July
Kids can enjoy seven hours of unlimited play in 10 themed zones with a focus on education, creativity and imagination! www.thefunarium.com.au

Kids Wonderland Stirling 5th - 9th July
Experience the magic and wonder of unlimited show rides, interactive gaming, fabulous stage shows and educational exhibits under the one roof to create the ultimate Kids Wonderland! www.kidswonderland.com.au

Brickman: Wonders of the World Perth Exhibition Centre 22nd June - 30th July
These school holidays you can and with more than 50 awe-inspiring models on display at the ‘Wonders of the World’ exhibition, be taken on a hands-on educational journey through history, learning more about each attraction – real life and LEGO® life! http://premier.ticketek.com.au/

Lights by Dreamworks Crown Pyramid 23rd June - July 23rd
Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda will light up the Crown Pyramid from June. This is an exhibition style event with some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known characters in a large-scale lantern experience. www.crownperth.com.au

Make Your Own Pop Roc Candy Picadilly Arcade Perth 5th - 12th July
Get behind the scenes and make and decorate your own pop. All ages, $12pp.

Party in the Park Parmelia July 14th
Free amusuements, community stalls, activities, games and more. www.facebook.com/kwinwnakids

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Want to find out what's on each day of the holidays while you are on the go?! Then get the Kids Around Perth App and find out what events are on today under What's On!

SNOW & ICE EXPERIENCES

Winterworld Sorrento Quay Boardwalk 24th June - July 16th
Winterworld’s ice skating rink will sit over the water on the Sorrento Quay Amphitheatre – ocean views on one side and a cosy, covered family area on the other, with multiple delicious food and beverage options. www.winterworld.com.au

Winterworld Fremantle Esplanade 24th June - 16th July
Fremantle Esplanade will be breaking the ice with Australia’s largest pop-up outdoor ice-rink accompanied by the cosiest of bars. Sit by the open fit pit roasting marshmallows, sip on delicious hot chocolates, mulled wines and winter treats all whilst overlooking picturesque pine trees or taking part in the loads of rides and winter entertainment. www.winterworld.com.au

Skating at Elizabeth Quay 23rd June - 16th July
This family friendly event is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are new to the ice or a pro, Skating At has something for everybody. www.perth.skatingat.com.au

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RAINY DAY IDEAS

If they are climbing the walls and it's one of those days that is so wet outside there is not choice but to stay inside - then here are some great indoor activity ideas to keep burn off some of that energy, keep them active or to keep them busy. 

Inflatable World - With locations in Mandurah, Joondalup, Leeming, Shenton Park and Ballajura, this is your go to for indoor action during the school holidays.

Art Cafes - If you want to enjoy some quality down time during the holidays head to your local art cafe to paint and enjoy something special from the cafe too.

Ten Pin Bowling - Whats better than taking the kids out for lunch or dinner? Take them out for lunch and dinner AND ten pin bowling.

Laser Tag - Settle that family rivalry over a game of laser tag. Check your local centre for school holidays specials and put this on your list of ideas for a rainy day..

Rock Climbing at City Summit Malaga - Give your child the experience they will never forget. Get indoor rock climbing with discount entry all school holidays or enrol them in a 3 day climbing course. Indoor climbing is perfect in winter and loads of fun. www.citysummit.com.au

Get more rainy day ideas here!

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

July School Holiday Theatre Camp ‘Jingle All The Way’ click here

Find out more about these school holiday programs here

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SHOPPING CENTRE ACTIVITIES

Karrinyup Shopping Centre - Dear Hope Street
July 10th - 14th

Karrinyup Shopping Centre Peppa Pig Live 3rd - 9th July
Peppa Pig, George Pig and her friend Sammy are live on stage in Peppa Pigs ‘Taking Turns’ show at Karrinyup these school holidays! www.karrinyupcentre.com.au

Garden City Booragoon Under The Sea 3rd - 16th July
Discover what goes on under the sea as the Promotion Court transforms into an underwater adventure, complete with intriguing deep sea creatures and a kelp forest. www.gardencity.com.au

Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice Ocean Keys 3rd - 15th July
Kids can marvel at the life-like moving Ice Age animal displays and a different craft activity (excludes Sunday 9th). www.oceankeys.net.au

Where's Wally Happiness Hunt Lakeside Joondalup 1st - 29th July
For one fun-filled month Where's Wally and his friends Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard and Odlaw are coming to Lakeside Joondalup for the happiest hunt of all! www.lakesidejoondalup.com.au

Find more FREE Shopping Centre Activities here 

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KIDS AROUND PERTH APP DEALS

You'll need the Kids Around Perth App to redeem these deals

The Simulation Centre: Buy one hour of multisport simulation and get second hour free* (Value $40.00)

The Shake Shake Carillon City Perth: 2 for 1 Regular Shakes* (save $6.50) and Classic Hot Dog & Regular Shake Combo for $6.50* (save $4) 

The Maze Family Fun Park Bullsbrook: $10 Koala Experience with any full paying entry (save $5)* 

Wanneroo Botanic Gardens Mini Golf: Complimentary popcorn with any round of mini golf purchased* ($4 value) 

Find more information on these deals and find out how to get the Kids Around Perth App to redeem these deals here

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PLAYGROUNDS

Osprey Waters Foreshore (Mandurah - Beautiful adventure playground on the foreshore with nature based play, an elevated cubby nest and even a table to wash any fish you catch.

Baldivis Pump Track Park - Pack the bikes, this park features a new pump bike track with a fantastic playground alongside

Piney Lakes Sensory Playground Winthrop - This beautiful playground has recently been upgraded and features sand, nature and water play.

Morgan John Morgan Park Glen Forrest - Little lovers of trains look no further, you can play and dine on a train at this beautiful hills park that used to be a railway station.

Shepherds Bush Reserve Kingsley - This park recently received an upgrade to include a huge bike pump track

Find our full list of Perth Playgrounds here

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FREE & CHEAP IDEAS

Cathedral Square Perth Free Activities - Activities include free dreamcatcher making, dreamtime stories, arts and craft, creative art workshops and many more! Tues 4th, Thurs 6th, Tues 11th & Thurs 14th July, 11-2pm. www.cathedralsquare.com.au

Nature Play - Enjoy some old fashioned nature based play at one of Perth's fantastic nature play parks.

Landsdale Animal Farm - No need to leave the city to enjoy a farm experience, just pop on your gumboots and head to Landsdale Animal Farm

Scooter Parks - Pack the scooters and head to these parks that are perfect for some school holiday scooter action

The Swan River Ramble - Eric is hiding at 14 different locations around the Swan River and to help you make the most of these local treasures all you need to do is find Eric and use a QR reader (available for download from your app store) to unlock information about the stop! www.perthtourism.com.au

WA Maritime Museum Underwater Craft Fremantle - Assemble and decorate your own old-fashioned hard-hat diver helmet, craft your own squiggly squid or bouncing octopus. And colour in your own sea creature and bring it to life on our amazing digital animation screen! Free activity (Museum entry fees apply. Kids up to 15yrs enter free). www.museum.wa.gov.au

Shipwreck Galleries Treasure of the Golden Dragon FremantleAvast, me hearties! Some pesky pirates have raided the museum and hidden the Treasure of the Golden Dragon! Come find the trail of the treasure and take a pirate’s share of the loot – your very own silvery coin to take home and a paper craft treasure chest to decorate. www.museum.wa.gov.au

Whiteman Park Revolutions Museum Bricks On The Move -  Get inventive at our LEGO® and DUPLO® creative stations and design a vehicle of the future. Go hunting for the hidden Mini figures around the Museum or try the “I Spy” challenge at the Perth Railway Station exhibit. Daily, 10-4pm, July 3rd - 14th. www.whitemanpark.com.au

Stirling Miniature Railway Balcatta School Holiday Run - enjoy unlimited miniature train rides between 10-2pm, Tuesdays in the school holidays. www.facebook.com/stirlingminiaturerailwaybalcatta

Castledare Miniature Railway Wilson - the miniature railway runs Wednesdays from Wilson Station in the school holidays, 10-2pm. www.castledare.com.au

Find more free things to do in the Perth Kids Bucket List - FREE Must Do Things in Perth Before the Kids Grow Up

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KIDS FREE

Captain Cook Cruises: KIDS CRUISE FREE on any Swan River Scenic, Perth/ Fremantle Explorer or Perth/ Fremantle One Way Cruise, one child free per full paying adult. Valid for travel between 1st-16th July 2017. Find out how to claim at www.captaincookcruises.com.au

Mandurah Cruises: These July school holidays, Kids Cruise FREE (Monday to Thursday) on our 1 Hour Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruises. Departing hourly 11am to 3pm. You can even enjoy a delicious, fresh fish & chips lunch on board the 12pm & 1pm departures. www.mandurahcruises.com.au

Eagle Spur Falls Wanneroo and Eagle Rock Spur Currambine: Kids Eat Free Monday to Thursday during the July holidays*. www.facebook.com/eaglefallsspursteak

Ivy & Jack Hay Street Perth - Kids Eat Free daily until July 16th. Ttwo kids can eat free with one dining adult. www.facebook.com/ivyandjack

MOVIES

Event Cinemas Family Pass

Hoyts Family Pass

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

Movie Activities

Head to the Greater Union facebook to get a printable version

Head to the Event Cinemas facebook to get a printable version

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DAY OUT IDEAS

Gnomesville & Apple Fun Park Donnybrook
Take a drive out of town and meet the thousands of gnomes at Gnomesville then head to Australia's largest free playground Apple Fun Park.

Kids Day Out in the Swan Valley
Sample chocolate, climb a tree, grab an ice-cream, ride a pedal boat, visit the rapids and so much more in the Swan Valley.

Kids Day Out in Gingin
Sample honey, visit the Water Wheel, play a round of mini golf, learn about space at the Gravity Discovery Centre and more.

Trees Adventure Dwellingup
Harness up and swing through the tree tops in the beautiful Lane Poole Reserve. One of the most thrilling days out you will ever have.

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FAMILY ACCOMMODATION

Karrinyup Waters Resort Gwelup: No need to leave the city for a resort style holiday - KWR has it all with 3 pools, a jumping pillow, playground and holiday activities. www.kwr.net.au

Crown Towers: stay in luxury at the Crown Towers, with giant pool, including heated pool, beautiful restaurants and family friendly service. www.crown.com.au

River Resort South Yunderup: just a few minutes drive from Adventurescape and a 10-15min drive from Mandurah. www.riverresort.com.au 

Find more family friendly accommodation here

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