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October School Holidays Survival Guide

23th September - 8th October, 2017

Here it is, your Perth October School Holidays Survival Guide 2017 to help you through the holidays with ideas for things to do events, activities, school holiday programs, free and cheap things to do, day out ideas and shopping centre activities. 


The below fantastic Perth October School Holidays Deals are only available with the Kids Around Perth App

The Shake Shake Carillon City Perth 2 for 1 Regular Shakes* (save $6.50) and Classic Hot Dog & Regular Shake Combo for $6.50* (save $4) 

The Nostalgia Box Northbridge  15% off entry when booking online*

Wanneroo Botanic Gardens Mini Golf Complimentary popcorn with any round of mini golf purchased* ($4 value) 

The Maze Family Fun Park Bullsbrook $10 Koala Experience with any full paying entry (save $5)*

Lady Latte Scarborough Buy a meal from the A La Carte Menu and get a kids pancakes free*

Ruby's Bakehouse Leeming 2 for 1 Coffee*

The Simulation Centre Bibra Lake Buy 1 Hour Get One Free*

Get the Kids Around Perth App to redeem these and more deals

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Bricktober Curtin Stadium

Finding Neverland at Secret Garden Cafe

Telethon Kids Institute Discovery Day

Perth Royal Show

Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre - September 20th 2017 - January 28th 2018

Slime Time AQWA

Awesome Arts Festival

Railfest Rail Heritage Museum

October 8th

Find a Full List of School Holiday Events here 

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Captain Cook Cruises Kids Cruise Free*

For every one full paying adult, one child can travel FREE on any Swan River Scenic CruisePerth / Fremantle Explorer or Perth / Fremantle One Way Cruise. Find out how to book and redeem the kids travel free offer here

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Find more information on school holiday programs here

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Find more FREE Shopping Centre Activities here 

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Let the kids go wild at the new Jungle Park Whiteman Edge. Climb the 7m tall jungle climb and slide all the way down over and over again!

Play beachside at CY O'Connor Beach Playground in North Coogee. Inspired by the SS Wyola steam tag wreck that can still be seen on CY O'Connor beach, this is a great place to picnic, play and swim.

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Find our list of Perth Playgrounds here - and to get information and maps for Perth Playgrounds while you are on the go get the Kids Around Perth App.


The first stop on your day out in Gingin is just 15mins from Yanchep. There is so much to do in Gingin it will surprise you and the countryside is just breaktaking.

Pack a picnic, catch the ferry fo Penguin Island, visit the Penguin Discovery Centre and enjoy an affordable island day adventure

Spring into the city this school holidays for tonnes of amazing events and activities, many of them FREE. Find out what's on in the City these school holidays here.

Head to the Hills this school holidays to enjoy nature, the wildflowers, garden dining and lots more. Find out what's on in the Hills these school holidays here

Hang out for the day in Fremantle with free kids activities, places to eat, river cruises and more. Find out what's on in Fremantle these school holidays here

Jump in the car an take a drive to Australia's biggest free playground - Apple Fun Park Donnybrook.

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Spend the day exploring Kings Park. Find our 10 favourite things to with kids in Kings Park here

FREE! Dress up like a fire fighter, explore the emergency preparedness exhibits and school holiday activities at Perth's Fire Station at the DFES Education and Heritage Centre Perth. Open Tues-Thurs 

FREE! Enjoy a picnic and watch the planes take off and land at Jandakot Airport

This school holidays you can pick your own strawberries at several Perth Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms

Check out one of Perth's most affordable days out, just $7 per person entry to Landsdale Animal Farm 

Explore the Swan Valley and gather the clues on a choice of two free car rally trails in The Great Valley Rally.

FREE! Take the scooters, bikes, skateboards or roller blades to the new Edge Skate Park Kwinana (next to the Kwinana Adventure Park). 

Enjoy a round of family mini golf at the new Vines Mini Golf (opens September 23rd).

From Sept 25th, the Cockburn ARC waterslides will run from 10am - 6pm week days and 10am - 4pm weekends for the school holidays and ongoing.

Find more free things to do in the Perth Kids Bucket List - FREE Must Do Things in Perth Before the Kids Grow Up

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What's On At The Movies

Galaxy Drive In Kingsley
September 21st - October 4th

See a movie old school style at Galaxy Drive In this school holidays. The main movie screens Tuesday - Sunday, with the second movie also screening Fri - Sun. Find prices, gate opening times and movie screening times at

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

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

Karrinyup Waters Resort is a resort style holiday without leaving the city, with 2 pools and a huge spa, jumping pillow and activities during the holidays, the whole family will love KWR.

Boshack Outback is the ultimate farm stay and glamping experience just 90 mins from Perth

Forget jumping on a plane these school holidays. Crown Towers is the ultimate Perth staycation.

Find more family friendly accommodation in Perth & WA here

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