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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, free and cheap things to do, movies, day out ideas and shopping centre activities. 

Christmas Events

Santa's Enchanted Wardrobe Claremont Showground | 1st - 24th December
Come with us, Journey Through the Enchanted Wardrobe; Discover a Christmas Fantasy World Like no other! Narnia, Enchanted Forests, Ice Caves and wonderful creatures await to help or hinder you on your epic adventure to meet a real Santa! Interact Immerse yourself with our spellbinding Characters in small groups and witness the giant mushrooms where the Christmas Fairies play in the Elderling tree!
NEW 2018
Expanded Immersive World in Tom Wilding Pavilion; Holographics & Special Effects; New Characters; Many more surprises await!

The City At Christmas | November 16th to December 24th, 2018
The City of Perth comes alive this Christmas with so many cool activities, Christmas lights and festive treats to do and try! We have two amazing lights trails, Twilight Markets, a Christmas maze to play in, free Christmas movies and let’s not forget our favourites… the RAC Christmas Pageant and Christmas Nativity.

Lights in the Heights Padbury |10th - 15th December
Amazing free Christmas event with synchronised light show, Santa's workshop, Christmas photo booth, Santa's Workshop Activity, Nativity Scene, Carol SInging and more. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here.

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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. 

Find a Full List of School Holiday Events here 

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School Holiday Programs

Find more information on school holiday programs here

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Shopping Centre Activities

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. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here.

Find more Playgrounds here 

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Day Out Ideas

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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. Session information to be advised

Community Cinemas Burswood, Bassendean and Murdoch | From November 29th
Catch family favourites under the stars at Community CInemas this summer. Find the schedule at

Find our full list of Outdoor Cinemas here

At The Cinema

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Summer Fun Ideas

Find more Perth aquatic centres, water attractions and parks with water play features here and find the best family friendly Perth beaches here

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Free For Kids

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. Read the kids Around Perth Review here.

Find more Perth & WA Family Accommodation here

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