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July School Holidays Survival Guide

The July School Holidays Perth are probably the most challenging for parents, with the weather not always so nice outside, it's hard to come up with ideas for things to do when it's raining outside. 

So here is your July School Holidays Survival Guide to help you through the holidays with ideas for things to do when its raining, details of some great winter snow & ice events, information on school holiday programs, school holiday events, shopping centre activities and recommendations on some free & cheap things to do. june 30th - July 15th, 2018


Kids Wonderland Stirling July 4th - 8th July
A Wonderland of Fun Carnival Rides, Live Entertainment and Interactive Activities for families.

Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition Fremantle - daily until August 12th
A gruesome band of pirates will be commandeering the WA Maritime Museum to teach ye what it takes to be a truly horrible pirate.  Tickets available now from

Brickman Awesome Perth City  - June 23rd - July 22nd
Brickman Awesome marks Ryan’s third exhibition made entirely from LEGO bricks.  It features 39 models – none of which have ever been seen in Perth before – and is made up of more than two million LEGO bricks, taking over 5,000 hours to build.

Winter By The Sea Sorrento Quay - 30th June - 15th July
Join in on the fun this Winter at Sorrento Quay Boardwalk! There will be carnival rides, winter arts and craft activities and Old Mac Donald’s Farm!

Winterfest Perth City - 30th June - 29th July
Experience the best winter has to offer with a month bursting full of events, entertainment and activities across the city. From free school holiday entertainment, to live performances from up-and-coming artists, belly-warming food and beverage offers to make-believe snow, there's something for everyone.

The Little Hoo Haa! Dolphin Theatre UWA
Interactive, engaging and hilarious comedy with lots of big laughs for little people Recommended for all ages from 6yrs.

The Incredibles 2 (& A Wrinkle In Time) Galaxy Drive In Kingsley - July 5th - 11th
Take the kids out for some old fashioned fun with a visit to the drive in to watch a movie (or two) under the stars from the comfort of your car.

Make Your Own Pop Roc Candy Perth City - 4th - 11th July
Get behind the scenes and make your own pop. No bookings required just "roc" up. All ages. 10am - 3pm.

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Winterworld Fremantle - 23rd June - 15th July
Experience the true magic of gliding around Australia’s largest open-air ice skating rink with falling ‘snow’, kids squealing with excitement as they build a snowman in the real snow pit, fly down the giant inflatable slide and get crafty with arts activities. Tickets available now at

Skating At Festival Elizabeth Quay - 22nd June - 15th July
Open-air ice rink, fantastic rides, great entertainment and delicious food and drink options. Skating At Festivals offers something for everyone. A true Winter wonderland experience.

Winter Wonderland Mandurah Foreshore - 7th - 29th July
Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore will once again come alive with the return of Winter Wonderland! Celebrating everything we love about winter, Mandurahs family friendly winter themed festival, Winter Wonderland offers a wondrous ice skating experience, complete with falling ‘snow’ for the quintessential family fun day or night out!

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If they are climbing the walls and it's one of those days that is so wet outside there is not choice but to stay inside - then here are some great indoor activity ideas to keep burn off some of that energy, keep them active or to keep them busy. 

Inflatable World - With locations in Mandurah, Joondalup, Leeming, Shenton Park and Ballajura, this is your go to for indoor action during the school holidays.

Art Cafes - If you want to enjoy some quality down time during the holidays head to your local art cafe to paint and enjoy something special from the cafe too.

Ten Pin Bowling - Whats better than taking the kids out for lunch or dinner? Take them out for lunch and dinner AND ten pin bowling.

Laser Tag - Settle that family rivalry over a game of laser tag. Check your local centre for school holidays specials and put this on your list of ideas for a rainy day..

Rock & Wall Climbing - Keep the kids active when it's raining outside at one of Perth's many rock and wall climbing centres.

Get more rainy day ideas here!

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Find out more about these school holiday programs here

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Rumble in the Jungle - Cockburn Gateway
July 2nd - 14th

Find more FREE Shopping Centre Activities here 

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Wandi District Playing Fields - lots of different of play areas for big and little kids spread out over this big park

Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space Nedland - check out this new playground that truly is for everyone of all abilities and all ages.

Find our full list of Perth Playgrounds here

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Nature Play - Enjoy some old fashioned nature based play at one of Perth's fantastic nature play parks.

Landsdale Animal Farm - No need to leave the city to enjoy a farm experience, just pop on your gumboots and head to Landsdale Animal Farm

Scooter Parks - Pack the scooters and head to these parks that are perfect for some school holiday scooter action

Stirling Miniature Railway Balcatta School Holiday Run - enjoy unlimited miniature train rides between 10-2pm, Tuesdays in the school holidays.

Castledare Miniature Railway Wilson - the miniature railway runs Wednesdays from Wilson Station in the school holidays, 10-2pm.

Whiteman Park - explore this big free to enter park. Pop into Revolutions Museum for just a gold coin donation entry fee and join in the Way to Go with LEGO school holiday activity.

Find more free things to do in the our list of 50 Free Things to do in the School Holidays

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Ivy & Jack Perth City Kids Eat Free*
All kids under 12 eat free when dining with an adult. Up to two kids per dining adult eat for free from the kids menu only (kids lunch and dinner menu or  breakfast buffet). Open daily 6.30am - late.More information at

Find more Kids Eat Free here

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Find ways to save on going to the movies in Perth here!

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A Day Out In The City
Explore the city and enjoy the Winterfest festivities across Perth this July School Holidays. 

Optus Stadium Tours
Go behind the scene, into the changerooms and onto the ground at Optus Stadium, then chill our at the City View Cafe and finish your day exploring The Stadium Park Playground.  

A Day Out in Fremantle
Catch the ferry or the train to Fremantle and spend the day exploring the sights and joining in the school holiday activities and events.

A Day Out In The Hills
Jump in the car and head to the hills and spend the day exploring Perth's Eastern Region.

Gnomesville & Apple Fun Park Donnybrook
Take a drive out of town and meet the thousands of gnomes at Gnomesville then head to Australia's largest free playground Apple Fun Park.

A Day Out In The Swan Valley
Sample chocolate, climb a tree, grab an ice-cream, ride a pedal boat, visit the rapids and so much more in the Swan Valley.

A Day Out In Gingin
Sample honey, visit the Water Wheel, play a round of mini golf, learn about space at the Gravity Discovery Centre and more.

Trees Adventure Dwellingup
Harness up and swing through the tree tops in the beautiful Lane Poole Reserve. One of the most thrilling days out you will ever have.

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Karrinyup Waters Resort Gwelup: No need to leave the city for a resort style holiday - KWR has it all with 3 pools, a jumping pillow, playground and holiday activities.

Crown Towers: stay in luxury at the Crown Towers, with giant pool, including heated pool, beautiful restaurants and family friendly service.

River Resort South Yunderup: just a few minutes drive from Adventurescape and a 10-15min drive from Mandurah. 

Find more family friendly accommodation here

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