October Spring School Holidays Survival Guide
21st September - 7th October, 2019

Here it is, your Perth September / October Spring School Holidays Survival Guide 2019 to help you through the holidays with ideas for things to do events, activities, school holiday programs, free and cheap ideas, day out ideas, shopping centre activities and more. 

What's On

Bricktober Curtin Stadium

Don't miss this school holidays biggest play date with Lego bricks. Complete with Lego displays, interactive brick pit, building competitions and more, 12th & 13 October. Read the Kids Around Perth Bricktober Review here. Get your tickets now to secure your preferred entry date and time at www.bricktober.org.au

Celebrate Oktoberfest with your family at Elmar’s in the Valley

It’s the perfect family day out, sit back, relax and enjoy Germany’s biggest festival in the Swan Valley’s largest BIERGARTEN.

Sunday the 13th October Elmar’s Biergarten will fill with entertainment and amusement that will get the whole family involved. Bouncy castle, face painting, rabbit shooting, bucking bull, live music and good ol traditional outdoor games.

The beer will be flowing and BBQ sizzling, with delicious German goodies, grab your finest Lederhosen and Dirndl for plenty of fun!

Tickets for the family event are available for $11.76 for adults which includes a FREE drink or Bratwurst with the works. Be sure to register children from ages 2 to 17 for a FREE ticket.

If you’re looking for an authentic Oktoberfest experience right here in Perth, head to Elmar’s in the Valley - For more information and tickets head to www.elmars.com.au

On Our Beach by Spare Puppets Theatre Fremantle

You are invited with us and FOMO the Dog, on a shoes off, hands on, never before experienced holiday to a very special beach. Once you have cleared the serious identification business and passed the pest control border you will be straight into the pre-departure fun and games – we recommend you arrive early to get some gnarly selfies!

It is your chance to ride a surfboard, be part of sculptures by the sea, play a game of beach volleyball and swim in a sea of shimmering balls. The show is not seated, so be prepared to enjoy, participate if you want to and be transported to an imaginary beach where strangers become friends.

Duration: 50 mins | Perfect for 5+ but suitable for everyone! | Sept 28 – Oct 1210am & 1pm daily | No performances Sundays or public holidays. | Booking Essential | Please visit www.sppt.asn.au or telephone 9335 5044

Ticket Prices: General Admission: $25.00 (per ticket) | Groups of 4 or more: $24.00 (per ticket) | Groups of 10 or more: $23.00 (per ticket) | $3.95 booking fee applies

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
1 Short Street, Fremantle
(opposite Fremantle Train Station)

Perth Royal Show Claremont Showground

Get ready to be royally entertained at the Perth Royal Show 2019. Only the Perth Royal Show could bring you an amazing array of over 55 live world class shows each and everyday for FREE, 28th September to 5th October.

Find out more and get your discounted tickets online at www.perthroyalshow.com.au or head to your local IGA to purchase tickets while stocks last. Full price tickets also available at the gate. Find our Top Tips for the 2019 Perth Royal Show here.

Railfest Rail Heritage Museum

Railfest is the Rail Heritage Museum's annual open day with lots of extra exhibits to enjoy as well as the museums usual interactive heritage train and bus displays, Sunday 13th October. Read the Kids Around Perth Rail Heritage Museum & Rail Fest Review here. Find more information about the Railfest 2019 at www.facebook.com/events

Find a Full List of School Holiday Events here 

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Things To Do

Latitude Perth

Kids go crazy for Latitude! 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, Latitude’s ninja-parkour inspired course! There’s a tonne of unique challenges to conquer teaching kids new tricks, building confidence and reaching new heights, literally!

These holidays, Latitude is offering the perfect afternoon activity of 2 hours for $26. Get it from 3pm daily throughout the holiday period, with double time across the floor. This offer is perfect for those that find one hour of action-packed fun not enough and want to bounce, climb, fly for longer!

Book Now at www.latitudeair.com

50 FREE Things To Do In The School Holidays

From the chocolate tasting, to skate parks, to adventure playgrounds, water slides and water playground find 50+ Free Things To Do in the School Holidays here.

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Free For Kids

Ivy & Jack Perth

Dine at Ivy & Jack this school holidays and kids under 12 eat free from our kids menu for lunch & dinner or from our breakfast buffet from 28 September to 13 October. www.ivyandjack.com.au

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School Holiday Programs

The Fishing School Perth

The Fishing School is back again for the October School Holidays. Beginners classes are at Point Walter and Mindarie Marina between the 1st - 7th October, with a Saturday class for the first time for kids aged 6 years+ (kids 6-8 years must be supervised by a guardian and all times).  Beginners classes cover conservation, knot tying, rig building, casting, baiting and fishing and cost $35 per child. An Advanced Class for kids 9 years+ that have also completed the Beginners Class is available at Mosman Park, 9th October and costs $45 per child. Find more information and book your child's place at www.facebook.com/events.

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 2nd & 3rd October  CANNING VALE 9th & 10th October.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Book and pay before 13th SEPTEMBER and SAVE! Friends or sibling discount also available. More information and bookings at www.boptillyoudrop.com.au

Swan Valley Adventure Centre

ACTION PACKED ADVENTURE DAYS SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM! Archery, Canoeing, Flying Fox, Crate Stack... and way more! The kids will love every minute of our Adventure Days at the Swan Valley Adventure Centre, daily October 1st - 4th & 8th -11th. Drop off 8.30am. Pick up 4pm. A yummy kids lunch is provided. For kids aged 7 -14 years. $68.45 (+ booking fee) per child. Places limited, book your child's place now at www.swanvalleyadventurecentre.org

Find more information on school holiday programs here

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Shopping Centre Activities

Dino World Primewest Northalnds

Get up close to all of your favourite dinosaurs with the help of our Dinosaur Park Ranger but look out, they could be hiding anywhere in the Centre! 2nd - 11th October. www.facebook.com/events.

Find more FREE Shopping Centre Activities here 

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New Playgrounds

Robinson Reserve Tuart Hill

A fun new playground for the whole family, with play equipment for the little ones and a mini skate park and basketball court for the big kids and grown ups. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here.

Montario Quarter Playground Shenton Park

A playground for the little ones and a basketball court and gym for the big kids and grown ups. The whole family can get active and play at this park and playground. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here. 

Find more playgrounds here

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Kids Shows & Exhibitions

Andy's Amazing Adventures

Andy Day is fascinated by all creatures - little and large, existing or extinct. And now, visiting theatres across Australia during the September and October school holidays, he is on a mission to thrill and entertain in a brand-new live adventure. He'll have some help too - from familiar faces, new friends and hopefully you! Tuesday October 1st, The Regal Theatre Perth.

Find more information on this and other Perth Kids Shows & Exhibitions here

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Event Cinemas Innaloo and Whitford

Spring has arrived and so has this special offer for Cinebuzz members. To celebrate the end of the Winter, members can purchase tickets from $16* all day, every day at Event Cinemas Innaloo and Whitford. With so many movies to choose from, including Downton Abbey, Joker, Gemini Man, Terminator: Dark Fate, Ford V Ferrari, plus more, you will be spoilt for choice! Cinebuzz is free to join! Find more information on this offer and sign up for Cinebuzz free at www.eventcinemas.com.au


Find more Perth & WA Family Deals here

Day Out Ideas

John Forrest National Park

Picnic, explore the water falls and wander the nature trails and play at the new nature playground at the beautiful John Forrest National Park. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here.

Penguin Island

Penguin Island reopens after the breeding season mid September just in time for a school holiday island day adventure. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here.

Find more day out / road trip ideas here

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Ugly Dolls

Unconventionality rules in UGLYDOLLS, STXfilms’ new animated musical adventure starring the acting and singing talents of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull. The film is inspired by the unique and beloved global plush toy phenomenon launched in 2001. Mixing fun, music, and adventure, with characters and worlds unlike any audiences have experienced, UGLYDOLLS extols acceptance, diversity, empowerment, joy and friendship – and being the best version of yourself you can be. In cinemas 26th September, 2019.

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Family Accommodation

River Resort South Yunderup

Just an hour from town an a short drive from the awesome Adventurescape Playground, this is the perfect family getaway. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here.

Karrinyup Waters Resort

No need to leave the city for a resort style or camping holiday - head to Karrinyup instead. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here.

Crown Towers Burswood

Forget jumping on a plane these school holidays. Crown Towers is the ultimate Perth staycation. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here.

Find more family friendly accommodation in Perth & WA here

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