December - January
School Holidays Survival Guide

Here it is, your Perth December January School Holidays Survival Guide 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


Kids Summer Fest | Elizabeth Quay | 4th - 9th January 2019

Kids Wonderland and Mellen Events are bringing bigger and better attractions to make your summer truly unforgettable. Our one-time entry fee grants you access to all the fantastic activities, rides, entertainment, exhibits + more! All held under loads of shade and the big top, at the stunningly picturesque, Elizabeth Quay. Get your tickets for your preferred session date and time now from

Splash Island Sorrento Quay | 21st December 2018  - 3rd February 2019

Splash Island Water Themed Amusement Park is returning to Sorrento Quay Boardwalk these school holidays! There will be water-based bumper cars, water slides and more! The amusements range from $6-9 dollars each and suitable for children 2-12 years old. 

Zoorassic Park Perth Zoo

This school holidays a visit to Perth Zoo includes the incredible Zoorassic Park Dinosaur exhibition and also features the newly arrived Prehistoric Megafauna. Don't miss this magnificent display on daily at Perth Zoo and included in your entry fee until January 20. Also check out the Zoorassic Summer Sundowner events (first three Fridays in January) where Perth Zoo is open til 7pm with live music from 5pm at the cafe.

Find a Full List of School Holiday Events here 

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Things To Do

Latitude Air

Experience the ultimate adventure at Latitude these school holidays!
Kids go crazy for Latitude! They get to run wild, burn some energy and just be kids in our giant indoor trampoline and climbing park. There’s a tonne of unique challenges to conquer teaching kids new tricks, building confidence and reaching new heights, literally!

From bouncing and climbing, to tumbling and tightrope walking, there’s not a second to spare in a session at Latitude. Not to mention the ultimate challenge to conquer The Grid, our ninja- parkour inspired course!

There’s heaps of big fun for little kids too. Latitude’s Kids Zone gives kids under 5 years their very own trampolines, climbing walls and multi - story jungle gym. It’s a huge adventure for little explorers.

A visit to Latitude is a big thumbs up for parents as well, with an awesome café, free wifi and a birds eye view to watch over the kids reach their full potential in a safe, fun environment. It’s a win win!

What’s in store on the activity floor?
TRAMPOLINES -100+ trampolines, dodgeball & basketball courts, plus a giant air-bag.
ROCK CLIMBING -180+ metres of climbing fun -just don't look down.
SKYWALK – 8 meters above ground level, this sky-high obstacle course is fun and thrilling.
THE GRID–Swing, jump and race your way through this 200 sqm adrenaline-inducing ninja course.
TUMBLE MAT -Love to cartwheel, freestyle, flip and tumble? You’ll love freestyling it up on the massive inflatable tumble mat.
KIDS ZONE -Dedicated to little kids 18mths - 5 years looking for big adventure.
BASECAMP -Take a break in our speciality café, refuel and catch up with friends. Latitude is a buzzing hotspot during the holidays so make sure you book online to secure your session.

To beat the rush, take advantage of our earlier opening time of 9am weekdays during Jan. Sessions run on the hour, every hour and give you access to the full activity area. This means 60 action packed minutes of bouncing, climbing AND flying. Arrive nice and early to get checked in and ready to hit the floor on time. Please remember you will need closed toe shoes for the Climbing Zone, SkyWalk and The Grid.

Located at 35-57 Joondalup Drive, Edgewater.
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School Holiday Programs

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These discounts are available for subscribers to KidzaBuzz, WA's #1 Family Discount App! Don't have the app? Use code KAP5 to get $5 OFF (usually $25) at, to access these and hundreds of other WA family discounts valid for 12 months from purchase.

Timezone 2 For 1 Play Package (save up to $25)

Choose unlimited games timed play at Timezone this school holidays. All the games they can play and a set number of tickets at the end. With KidzaBuzz you get two play packages for the price of one (save up to $25)! Locations at Innaloo, Fremantle, Midland, Joondalup, Baldivis & Bunbury.

Get the KidzaBuzz App and SAVE at Timezone. Use code KAP5 and get $5 OFF (usually $25) at

Zone Bowling 2 for 1 Game (save up to $33.80)

It's not the school holidays without a family game of ten pin bowling. Locations at Cannington, Joondalup, Rockingham and Morley. Valid for up to 4 people (save up to $33.80).

Get the KidzaBuzz App and save at Zone Bowling. Use code KAP5 and get $5 OFF (usually $25) at

These discounts are available for subscribers to KidzaBuzz, WA's #1 Family Discount App! Don't have the app? Use code KAP5 to get $5 OFF (usually $25) at, to access these and hundreds of other WA family discounts valid for 12 months from purchase.

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Shopping Centre Activities

Cockburn Cirque du Gateway
January 10th - February 3rd

Find more FREE Shopping Centre Activities here 

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New Playgrounds

Steamrail Adventure Playground Baldivis

Opened in November this adventure playground embodies the rich train and timber milling history in the area with 12m tall "old steam water tower", authentic train, flying fox and more.

Busselton Foreshore Playground

Located alongside the Busselton Jetty, this large adventure playground with three water play features and night lighting is fun day and night this summer.

Ernest Johnson Reserve Playground South Perth

Finally a playground that's not just for the kids. Complete with Crossfit gym and exercise equipment within the play areas, this is a playground the whole family will love.

Find more Playgrounds here 

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Eating Out

Jindalee Beach Shack

Dine and play overlooking the ocean at the Jindalee Beach Shack, with playground and access to the beach and the best sunsets to be seen.

Ivy and Jack Perth

Take a break from exploring the city during the holidays, pull up a bean bag, watch a movie and relax at Ivy and Jack.

Find more Family Cafes and Family Restaurants 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.

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.

Super Parks

Not just a play at the park but a day out of adventure at these Perth Super Parks

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.

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Outdoor Cinemas

The City at Christmas Free Festive Flicks Northbridge Piazza | Saturdays 24th November - 22nd December 2018

The free Christmas movies kick off with a special message from Santa on the big screen so get down early to make your Christmas wish. From 4.30pm.

For the screening schedule go to

Community Cinemas Burswood, Bassendean and Murdoch | From November 29th

Catch family favourites under the stars at Community Cinemas this summer, with lots of family blockbusters scheduled for this Summer school holidays.

Find our full list of Outdoor Cinemas here

At The Cinema

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Summer Fun Ideas


Kwinana Beach & Wells Park

Kwinana Beach is a tranquil and calm beach complete with turquoise waters and a playground on the foreshore, perfect for a BBQ breakfast or evening dinner and swim this summer.

Find more Perth Family Beaches here

Water Parks

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).

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Outback Splash at the Maze Bullsbrook

Outback Splash is back this summer with an all new attraction opening in Summer 2019. 

The Big Wedgie South Perth

Check out the Summer holidays pop up inflatable water park that includes the worlds tallest standalone inflatable slide at Sir James Mitchell Park. Daily until February 3rd, 2019.

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Aquatic Centres

Summer Inflatable Fun Days

Find aquatic centres with bonus inflatable fun days during the school holidays, making a visit to your local aquatic centre even more fun than usual!

Find more Perth aquatic centres, water attractions and parks with water play features in our list of Water Parks here

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Free For Kids

Guzman Y Gomez Cockburn, Mount Lawley and Northbridge

Monday - Wednesday up to two kids eat free at Guzman Y Gomez Cockburn, Mount Lawley and Northbridge, so you can take the kids out for fun and authentic Mexican this school holidays.

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

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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.

Find more Perth & WA Family Accommodation here

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