Things To Do In Perth City This School Holidays

Perth City is your perfect school holiday destination. It's central so it's a great place to meet with friends. There is so much to do you wont have much choice but to make a whole day of it. Our city is home to lots of great family attractions, and there is always lots going on in the city in the school holidays that includes events and activities that are FREE. Here's some of the top things to do in Perth City these October School Holidays.


The Strange Creature - A Storytelling Adventure (FREE)

September 26th - October 2nd | FREE | No bookings Required

Meet at the marked tree in Cathedral Square to be taken on a storytelling adventure to help the strange creature discover his true identity. The strange creature knows he is different. He doesn’t look like any of the other animals. So what kind of animal is he?

Join various characters along this storytelling walk, transporting you to a witch’s house in the woods, a crocodile’s pond, and to the ‘tree of knowledge’ where the strange creature’s identity will be revealed. Session time approximately 30 minutes.Suitable for ages 3 to 9 years. No bookings required. Find out more...




Enjoy a Shake at the Water Labyrinth

Daily throughout the holidays | $5 Regular Shake Deal*

Pack the spare clothes and have a splash in the sun at the FREE Water Labyrinth in Forrest Place. Add a sweetener to your play stop with an delicious shake from The Shake Shack, just a short stroll away in Carillon City. You can save this school holidays and get a regular shake for just $5 (usually $6.50) when you show this deal on the Kids Around Perth App. Find out more about the deal and how to get the Kids Around Perth App here...


Play at the Island Playground Elizabeth Quay (FREE)

Daily throughout the holidays

Let the kids run around and play at the Island Playground at Elizabeth Quay. They will love the wooden pirate ship, ringing the bell, sensory play and two little water play features (spare clothes a must). Nearby are restaurants and eateries such as V Burger Bar, Isle of Voyage, Reveley and Gusto Gelato,


Catch the Ferry to South Perth and Back

Daily throughout the holidays

If you caught the train into town and bought yourselves a Family Rider ($12.40 for max up to 7 people - max 2 standard fares), you can use this ticket to also ride the ferry across to South Perth and back, as many times as you like. Either wander down from the city or jump on a Blue or Green CAT Bus that will take you to Elizabeth Quay.


Enjoy Some Old School Gaming at The Nostalgia Box Northbridge

September 24th - October 9th | 10.30-5pm | Save 15% OFF Entry Deal*

The Nostalgia Box Northbridge is Perth's new, old school gaming museum and experience. Located on Aberdeen Street not far from the Perth Cultural Centre, The Nostalgia Box takes you back to the nostalgic memories of your gaming youth - and gives kids a chance to experience gaming old school style. Open Daily 10.30-5pm. Show the deal on the Kids Around Perth App and received 15% OFF Entry. Find out more about the deal and how to get the Kids Around Perth App here...


Old Court House Law Museum Activities (FREE)

Open Tue - Fri, 10am-4pm | FREE | No Bookings Required

These school holidays kids have the opportunity to 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. Find out more here...


Catch the Ferry to Claisebrook East Perth with Little Ferry Co

Sept 26th - 30th & Oct 1st - 9th | 25% OFF a Family Ticket Deal

Connecting the thriving village enclave of Claisebrook in East Perth with Elizabeth Quay in the heart of the city. Cruise along the foreshore and let our skipper entertain you with colourful insights into our city and its historical background. Use the code on the Kids Around Perth App to get 25% OFF a Family Ticket* (One Way or Return). Find out more about the deal and how to get the Kids Around Perth App here...


Bell Tower Tour

Daily throughout the holidays | 10-4pm | Up to 4 kids enter free with a paying adult*

Kids free with a paying adult (max. 4 kids free per paying adult). Valid for the school holidays. Open from 10am. Find out more here...


Take a Captain Cook Cruise to Fremantle

Daily throughout the holidays | One child travels free with every adult booked*

Enjoy a scenic river cruise to Fremantle or on the Swan River. One child travels free for each adult booked on a Perth / Fremantle One Way, Perth/Fremantle Explorer or Swan River Scenic Cruise, this school holidays. Kids are entertained by Cruise Bingo on board, with a lucky dip prize for those that complete the bingo board. Quote KIDSSEP16 when booking. Find out more here...


The Urban Garden Forrest Place (FREE)

October 3rd -9th | 10-2pm | FREE | No bookings required

Spring into the city this school holidays and visit Granny’s Greenhouse to make colourful paper flowers and pin-wheels. Then make your way to our astro-turfed urban garden where children can play games and learn about plant care.

Gardener Dan will show you how to make an origami plant pot and plant a seedling to take home and watch it grow! Suitable for ages 3 to 9 years. No bookings required. Find out more here...


Want more ideas for the school holidays? Check out the October Holidays Survival Guide here



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