December - January
School Holidays Survival Guide

Here it is, your Perth December January School Holidays Survival Guide 2019 / 2020 to help you through the holidays with ideas for things to do events, activities, school holiday programs, things to do, movies, day out ideas, shopping centre activities and more

What's On

Juggling vs Magic | Rubix Bar Perth 18th January - 2nd February 2020 & Fremantle Comedy Factory 19th & 26th January 2020

They've got three rounds to show off all their best tricks before YOU vote to decide the winner. One performer will rule as king of kids entertainment - the loser gets slimed! Will sleight of hand steal the show? Will circus tricks grab the gold? It's up to YOU! Audience participation is everything in this high energy battle royale. You won't believe your eyes! 

Together Michael Connell (SA, FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy Weekly Award Winner 2019) & Cameron the Magician (WA) bring over 25 years experience making kids laugh through the magic of genuine and spontaneous interactions to their new show Juggling vs Magic! You'll be impressed with their magic and juggling skills but you'll love how everyone is encouraged to be super silly, parents included!

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The Little Prince Spare Puppets Theatre Fremantle | 13th January - 1st February 2020

Immerse yourself in the imagination of a child during the January school holidays with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Saint-Exupéry’s exquisite tale tells the story of a curious prince who leaves his tiny planet for an adventure that reveals the essential things in life can only be discovered with the heart. For more than 70 years this timeless story has awakened the imagination of readers of all ages.

Duration: 50 mins | Perfect for 5+ but suitable for everyone! Find more information and get your tickets at

Hawaiian's Mezz Summer Activities Mount Hawthorn | 10th January  - 7th March 2020

There's "Summerthing" For Everyone this summer at Hawaiian's Mezz with Outdoor Movie Nights, Adam & Selina Roaming Magic, Live Music, Quiz Nights, Kids Arts Workshops, an Australia Day Party, Chinese New Year Celebrations and more. Find more information on these events at and follow event updates at

Dinosaur Trail Fremantle | 1st January - 2nd February 2020 (FREE)

Download the Dinosaur Trail Map to find all 10 animatronic dinosaurs at key locations around Fremantle this January School Holidays. The trail is free and you can also enjoy activities at WA Shipwrecks Museum, Kidogo Arthouse, Toyworld and Fremantle Library along the way. Find more information and download your map at

Where's Wally at Perth Zoo | 4th January - 2nd February 2020

Wally and his friends will be bringing fun for visitors of all ages to Perth Zoo, especially those that have enjoyed searching for Wally and his friends! Perth Zoo will also be staying up late until 7:30pm every Saturday in January, so extend your visit and explore the zoo at dusk! There will be life-sized installations around the Zoo grounds, and they are adding a wild twist with the special addition of a rare marsupial, “Where’s Woylie!”. Find more information at

Critters Conservation Centre Mandurah Forum | 18th December 2019  - 2nd February 2020 (except public holidays)

Visit the Critters Conservation Centre at Mandurah Forum this school holidays, with critter talks included in your $2 per person entry fee at 11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm. Read the Critters Conservation Centre Kids Around Perth Review here.  Find more information at

City Splash Elizabeth Quay | 4th, 5th , 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th January

Beat the heat this coming January with a range of water slides, workshops and fun zones that are guaranteed to keep the kids entertained for hours 10am - 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays until January 19th. Free event, no bookings required. Find more information at

Find a Full List of School Holiday Events here 

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Things To Do


Give your summer the adventure it deserves at Latitude!

With 100+ trampolines including performance tramps to master your flips, a dodgeball and basketball court to challenge mates, climbing walls and wobbly pink poles, an 8m high obstacle course, a ninja warrior course and a dedicated Kids Zone for under 5’s – expect a fun-filled, action-packed, buzzing aerial adventure all under one roof!

Even better, they are offering 2 hours for only $26 daily for the rest of the school holidays from 3pm - that's 2 packed hours of action, adrenaline and fun for only $5 EXTRA! 

Book your tickets today!

School Holiday Programs

The Fishing School Perth

The Fishing School is back again for the 2019/2020 Christmas & Summer School Holidays! Beginner classes will be held at Point Walter, Garvey Park Ascot & Mindarie Marina. The cost is $35 per child and all classes run from 9am to 12pm, various days between 16th December 2019 and 17th January 2020. Suitable for children aged 6+ years. Children 6-8 years must be supervised by an adult at all times. Book your child's place at

Bop Till You Drop

Bring out their inner pop star with Bop Till You Drop's Performing Arts Program. Not just singing, dancing and acting, but also cooking, science and craft to break up the day and keep your child alert and active and having fun. Two locations in GREENWOOD 21st - 22nd January  CANNING VALE 14th & 15th January 2020.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Book and pay before 31st December and SAVE! Friends or sibling discount also available. More information and bookings at

Code Camp

Fun school holiday camps and activities, that empower your kids to design, code and create, and spark a passion so they can go and change the world with a smile on their face. More than 90,000 kids have loved Code Camp so far! Classes available this school holiday for kids 6 -  13 years at various locations North, South an East of Perth these December and January School Holidays. Find more information and book your child's place at

ECU Sports & Fitness School Holiday Care

Keep the kids active and engaged during the school holidays with the ECU Kids Holiday Program, designed for children ages 5-12 and with locations at Joondalup and Mount Lawley. Each sports activity is structured so that they're appropriate for each age group and the program is fully supervised, so you can rest assured they're in safe hands these holidays. Choose from one or three days care 6th - 31st January 2020. Save up to 56% OFF from $19 for one day ($42 value).

Active Gymnastics O'Connor

This school holiday program is perfect for kids (4 - 16 years) wanting to try gymnastics (or those who want to keep attending their gymnastics classes over the break). Your little one will work on coordination, strength and balance in the development portion of the day, have heaps of fun in the recreational portion, and burn all their energy in the ninja portion, where they learn core skills by combining elements of gymnastics, freestyle movement and martial arts. 6th - 30th January, 2020Save 52% OFF an All Day School Holiday Pass - just $29 (valued at $60).

Find more information on school holiday programs here

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Island Aqua Park Hillarys Boat Harbour

New to Hillarys Boat Harbour this summer, the Island Aqua Park inflatable obstacle course. For kids from 6 years (that are confident swimmers). Save 21% off a 50 minute session, just $18 per person. Valid until 31st Jan 2020.

More Summer Holiday Deals

Moonlight Cinema Kings Park - $14 tickets (save up to 22%)
Aloha Surfhouse Joondalup - 30 & 60 min surf sessions and 2 hour surf & climb sessions (save up 30%) from $25
Just 4 Fun Aqua Park Mandurah - all day park pass just $29 (save 35%)
Pirate Ship Cruise Mandurah - 1.5hr cruise with lunch, soft drink and a flag from $19 per child (save up to 39%)
Discover Deadly Carbanup River
 - save up to 33% OFF a child and adult entry from $7 per child
Aquatastic Inflatable Water Park Busselton - up to 31% OFF a 60 minute adult or family pass from $19 per person
Adventure World Bibra Lake - all day tickets $49.50 (save 21%)
Bounce Inc Cannington - two hour trampoline sessions for one, two or four people (up to 40% off) from $20 per person
Lazer Blaze Malaga, Willeton and Port Kennedy - one, two or four games (save up to 41%) from $7 per game
iPlay Carousel, Hillarys and Rockingham - $50 for $100 credit to spend on gaming and activities
Hillarys Boat Harbour Sideshow Amusements - any four sideshow amusement rides for $16 (save up to 56%)

Find more December / January Holidays Deals here 

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Shopping Centre Activities

Cockburn Gateway Pop Up Cinema
20th January - 2nd February 2020

Find more FREE Shopping Centre Activities here 

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New Playgrounds

Whitfords Nodes Park Hillarys

Whitfords Nodes Park is a beautiful, grassy beachside park that  is nestled behind the sand dunes of Whitfords Beach just north of Hillarys Boat Harbour and features a fantastic playground with both traditional play and nature based play, that received an upgrade in December 2019. Read the Kids Around Perth Whitfords Nodes Park Review here.

Explorer Park Sienna Wood Haynes

Adventure awaits at the new Explorer Park in the Sienna Woods Estate Haynes complete with super tall tree of life climb and lots more. Read the Kids Around Perth Explorer Park Sienna Wood Review here.

Pia's Place All Abilities Playground Whiteman Park

This big fully fenced all abilities playground is the perfect addition to your day out of adventure at Whiteman Park. Read the Kids Around Perth Pia's Place All Abilities Playground Review here.

Find more Playgrounds here 

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Day Out Ideas

Penguin Island

Enjoy a family island adventure at Penguin Island. Ride the ferry across to the island to meet the penguins, picnic, snorkel, swim and relax before catching the ferry home again. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here.

Explore The Hills

Explore Perth's Eastern Region this school holidays. There is so much to do in the Hills. Plan your visit to the Hills here.

Enjoy a Day Out In Fremantle

There is so much to do and see in Fremantle, you can even catch the ferry there to add to your adventure. With free activities at the museums and places to eat and play, plan your school holidays day out in Fremantle here. 

Explore and Play in the City

It's not school holidays without a visit to the city and don't let the hot weather put you off. With water play at Elizabeth Quay, Forrest Place and Yagan Square you can keep cool while you explore the sites this summer school holidays. Find out what's on and get ideas for things to do in the city this school holidays here.

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Free For Kids

Kids Eat Free

Give yourself the night off cooking and take the family out to enjoy a meal together for less with these December / January School Holidays Kids Eat Free Specials.

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Family Accommodation

Crown Metropol Burswood

The ultimate family resort staycation with waterslides, indoor and outdoor pools, school holiday kids club, kids play room and lots of family friendly dining nearby. Read the Crown Metropol Burswod Kids Around Perth Review here.

Find more Perth & WA Family Accommodation here

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