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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SensAtion Gallery East Perth | Until 22nd December

SensAtion Gallery is a unique multi-room and multi-sensory experience that the whole family can enjoy. There are 20 individual exhibits spread out over 5 different rooms for you to see, hear, smell, taste and touch your way through. Read the Kids Around Perth SensAtion Review here. Find more information and book tickets online at

Find a Full List of School Holiday Events here 

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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.

Aloha Surfhouse & Clip N Climb Joondalup

Adrenalin pumping fun this school holidays with indoor surfing and wall climbing at Aloha Surfhouse & Clip n Climb Joondalup. 30 or 60 minute indoor surf sessions, or 2 hour surf and climb combo, starts at $25 for a 30 minute surf session (save up to 30%). Valid until 31st March 2020.

Rollerzone Malaga

When it's too hot outside a roller session is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained, active at beat the heat this summer school holidays. Save 50% off a two hour session for two people including blade or skate hire for just $15! Valid from 21st December 2019 - 2nd Februrary 2020.

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Shopping Centre Activities

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.

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

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

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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