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October School Holidays Survival Guide

24th September - 9th October, 2016

* School Holiday Events * Free Things to To * School Holiday Programs * Shopping Centre Activities * Playgrounds * School Holiday Specials * Movies

Here it is, your Perth October School Holidays Survival Guide 2016 to help you through the holidays with ideas for things to do events, activities, school holiday programs, free and cheap things to do, day out ideas and shopping centre activities. 


These fantastic Perth October School Holidays Deals are only available to this with the Kids Around Perth App

The Shake Shack

Any Regular Shake For $5* (save $1.50 per shake)

*Click here for more information, deal conditions and to find out how redeem this deal

Full of Fun Malaga

One Free Coffee*

*Click here for more information, deal conditions and to find out how redeem this deal

The Nostalgia Box Northbridge

15% Off Entry*

*Click here for more information, deal conditions and to find out how redeem this deal

The Little Ferry Co

25% OFF a Family Ticket*

*Click here for more information, deal conditions and to find out how redeem this deal

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Bricktober Cannington Exhibition Centre

Telethon Kids Institute Discover Day

Awesome Festival Perth Cultural Centre

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things is a showcase of amazing and exciting contemporary art from all over the world. Each October, young people and their grown ups are invited to enjoy an extraordinary array of both free and ticketed theatre, contemporary dance & music, sculpture, installation and new media in the Perth Cultural Centre.

Nature Play Day Matilda Bay

Tuesday October 4th, 2016 - 9am

Perth Royal Show 2016

Build A Snowman Xtreme Ice Arena

XLR8 Obstacle Course Baldivis

The Strange Creature - A Storytelling Adventure Perth

The Urban Garden Forrest Place

Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th October

Spring into the city this school holidays and visit Granny’s Greenhouse to make colourful paper flowers and pin-wheels. Suitable for ages 3 to 9 years. Find out more.

Find a Full List of School Holiday Events here 

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IKEA Kids Eat Free*

Up to 3 kids eat free with any adult hot meal purchased in the school holidays, Sept 24th - Oct 9th, 2016.

Adult meals range from $4 - $12.95. Find full kids eat free terms and conditions here

Captain Cook Cruises Kids Travel Free*

For every adult booked on a Perth/Fremantle One Way, Perth/Fremantle Explorer or Swan River Scenic Cruise in the school holidays, one child gets to travel FREE.

Keep the kids entertained with Cruise Bingo on board, winners receive a lucky dip prize. Quote KIDSSEP16 when booking. Terms & conditions apply.

The Swan Bell Tower Kids Enter Free*

Kids free with a paying adult (max. 4 kids free per paying adult). Valid for the school holidays. Open from 10am-5pm daily.

Rottnest Fast Ferries Kids Travel Free*

For every adult that travels in the school holidays, one child travels FREE!Book a Rottnest Island Day Return for travel during the school holidays, and quote “KIDSFREE16”. Find out more here


Find more school holiday programs here

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Cockburn Gateway 

September 26th - October 7th, 11-2pm daily

Morley Galleria

September 27th - October 1st - Shopkins Immersive Zone & Meet Apple Blossom

October 3rd -7th The Wiggles Fun Zone & Meet Dorothy The Dinosaur

Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Find more FREE Shopping Centre Activities here 

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Newhaven Robot Park Piara Waters

Explore Perth south's newest Robot themed super park in the Newhaven Estate of Piara Waters.

The Village at Wellard Playground

Suburban playground with tall jungle climb slide, skate park and bmx track.

Amberton Pirate Playground & Scooter Park

Pirate ship playground and scooter park at the back of this large multi use sports oval.

Flying Fox Playgrounds

Feel the wind through your hair at these Flying Fox Playgrounds

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Find our list of Perth Playgrounds here - and to get information and maps for Perth Playgrounds while you are on the go get the Kids Around Perth App.


Fun Things To Do In The City

Turn your outing into a day out of adventure with these Top 10 Fun Things To Do In The City This School Holidays

Penguin Island Shoalwater

Pack a picnic, catch the ferry fo Penguin Island, visit the Penguin Discovery Centre and enjoy an affordable island day adventure


The first stop on your day out in Gingin is just 15mins from Yanchep. There is so much to do in Gingin it will surprise you and the countryside is just breaktaking.

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Whiteman Park Wheelie Fun

Bikes and scooters are a must bring when visiting Whiteman Park this October school holidays.  Visit Revolutions Musuem and join in the bike themed activities for just a gold coin donation. It's hours of fun!

Find out more about Wheelie Fun at Revolutions Museum daily in the October School Holidays here.


Grab our Freo Treasurehunt Map and start collecting clues to find the treasure chest. Your treasure map will send you to a bunch of businesses with gold coins in their windows. Inside each one you’ll find one of the 38 letters you need to reveal the location of “X” and the puzzle you need to solve when you get there.

Also enjoy FREE tropical island bouncy castle and giant games in Kings Square Daily Monday - Friday, 10-2pm during the holidays.

Explore Kings Park

Find our 10 favourite things to with kids in Kings Park

DFES Heritage and Education Centre

Dress up like a fire fighter, explore the emergency preparedness exhibits and school holiday activities at Perth's Fire Station. Open Tues-Thurs 

Jandakot Airport

FREE! Watch the planes take off and land at Jandakot Airport

Pick Your Own Strawberries

This school holidays you can pick your own strawberries at Ti Farm Bullsbrook. They have confirmed they will be open for the first day of the school holidays Sept 24th, 2016

Pick Your Own Strawberries also available at D'Uvas Farm & Gnangara Strawberry Farm

Landsdale Animal Farm

Check out one of Perth's most affordable days out, just $7 per person entry to Landsdale Animal Farm 


Geocaching is a free high tech treasure hunt and you can play along all over Perth & WA, even in your own neighbourhood, all you need is your smart phone.

The Great Valley Rally

Explore the Swan Valley and gather the clues on a choice of two free car rally trails

Old Court Law House Museum Activities

Take part in the Old Court House Law Museum's Treasure Hunt activity in the museum and the surrounding Stirling Gardens. Every child who takes part in the treasure hunt receives a free gift and goes into the draw to win a prize.Open Tue - Fri, 10am-4pm.

Free Zumba & Konga Dance Classes Elizabeth Quay

Free Zumba Kids and Konga Kids classes with extra Hip Hop flare will be led by Yanique Dance Fusion during the school holidays, Monday to Friday. The classes will start off with ice breaker activities to get the kids excited and ready to get moving and dancing.  They will be fun, easy to follow dance routines especially for kids. Bookings required.

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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This October School Holidays take advantage of these movie specials!

Event Cinemas Family Pass $49*

Hoyts Family Pass $49*

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

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