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October School Holidays Perth

Here it is, your Perth September / October Spring School Holidays Survival Guide 2020 to help you through the holidays with ideas for things to do, events, school holiday programs and more. The Perth September / October School Holidays run from 26th September - 11th October, 2020.

What's On

Jump-A-Round Harmony Fields Maddington

Round up the kids and challenge yourself on Australia's longest inflatable obstacle course these school holidays! Jump-A-Round will bring over 400m of inflatable obstacle course to transform Harmony Fields open space for the ultimate family adventure over five days 7th - 11th October 2020, with five sessions held daily from 10am.

Suitable for ages 3+ and all fitness levels, Jump-A-Round allows participants to run at their own pace and is made up of a variety of giant inflatables, climbing walls, adrenaline jumps, wipeout challenges, foam tunnels, water slides and much more.

 There will also be a Junior Jump Challenge for kids under five, as well as sand play, giant games, food trucks, roving entertainment and have-a-go with the Gosnells Bush Fire Brigade. Book your tickets now for $5 each + booking fee at

FREE Tree Trail Dianella Regional Open Space

Branch out these school holidays, leaf those tablets at home, and be a trailblazer at the City of Stirling’s Tree Trail! During the October school holidays, the trees of Dianella Regional Open Space will come alive to share their stories 28th September - 9th October 2020.

Follow the self-guided trail and answer the secret question to win an opportunity for more free nature based adventures! Each weekday of the October school holidays from with free activities from 9.30am -12.15pm.  Find more information and download your map at

Awesome Arts Festival Perth

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things (the AWESOME Festival) is presented annually in the Perth CBD. The Festival showcases a spectacular array of events including theatre, dance, early childhood activities, music, film, literature, visual arts and creative hands-on activities. AWESOME is committed to presenting high-quality, layered programming for children aged 0 – 12 and their families. The 2020 AWESOME Festival dates are 28 September – 2 October Perth Cultural Centre and 3 & 4 October closing Party at His Majesty’s Theatre. Find more information at

Superhero Secret Mission Trail Fremantle

Calling all superheroes! Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to have fun in Fremantle this school holidays! Test your skills on an inflatable obstacle trail around Fremantle and find the secret code words to win great prizes, 5th - 9th October 2020. This is a free ticketed event. You must register to join in. Find more information and the link to register at

Schools Out Fest Elizabeth Quay & Yagan Square

Get Ready for Unlimited Carnival Rides, Life-like Dinosaurs and a Maze Challenge combined with all the fun of Sideshow Alley! 26th September - 11th October 2020. Get your tickets from Wednesday 2nd September at

City Treasure Hunt Perth

Head to Perth City these School Holidays to follow spectacular rainbow displays on this FREE treasure hunt as part of the city's Play in Full Colour This Spring art installation, daily 28th September - 10th October 2020. Join family and friends as you chase rainbows to discover secret words hidden across several popular shopping precincts, all within easy walking distance and grab some insta-worthy pics along the way. Solve the mystery message and you'll go into the draw to WIN $2000. Find more information at You can also find more information on the Play in Full Colour activities across the city at

Find a Full List of School Holiday Events here 

Things To Do

50 FREE Things To Do In The School Holidays

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

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 29th September - 8th October 2020 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. Find more information and book your child's place at


Fun and innovative coding Codekids Coding Classes will be held at Christ Church Grammar School in Claremont, 30th September & 2nd October 2020 as well as at the Codekids Centre Northbridge, 4th October and 10th October 2020The Code Kids Creative Computing Curriculum, developed by the Harvard university, supports the development of personal connections to computing by drawing upon students’ creativity, imagination, and interests. The Python/Robot/Swift/Creative Computing curriculums, are developed by Codekids lead instructors in Perth, who have won numerous programming and robotics awards in Australia.
Codekids Classes:
Creative Computing/Scratch classes (Yr 1 – Yr 6)
Python classes (Yr 3 – Yr 12)
Coding robot class (Yr 1 - Yr 6)
Swift class (Yr 1 - Yr 6)
Class duration time: 90 minutes | Discounted class fee: $40 per classTo enrol please visit:

Royal Perth Yacht Club Tackers Learn to Sail Program

Kids Learn to Sail with RPYC. Keep the kids active these school holidays! RPYC offer fantastic ‘Learn to Sail’ programs for kids aged 7 – 12. The Tackers Course 1 & 2 is specifically designed to engage primary school aged children. From the colourful sails to the delivery of the activities – all aspects are tailored to be FUN!

So what’s included in the program?

  • $310 Per Student
  • 5 X half days | Monday – Friday | 830am – 1230pm
  • All equipment provided! SunSmart gear recommended!
  • Friendly & qualified instructors
  •  Full personal insurance covered by Australian Sailing

Each student will also receive a ‘National Tackers Certificate’ upon course completion. Check out their upcoming Course Dates here

What’s next? If your little Tacker thrives, Royal Perth Yacht Club offer extensive training opportunities to encourage participation and development within their Dinghy Division community! Find our more via their website.

Code Camp 

Fun school holiday camps and activities, that empower your kids to design, code and create, and spark a passion so they can go and change the world with a smile on their face. More than 90,000 kids have loved Code Camp so far! Classes available this school holiday for kids 6 -  13 years at various locations North, South an East of Perth theseSetpember / October School Holidays.Find more information and book your child's place

West Coast Gymnasts Malaga

Get your kids into the West Coast Gymnasts School Holiday Program for a day (or more) of gymnastics based activities. Classes run week days 1st - 8th October 2020, 9am- 3pm for kids 4 - 12 years. Classes are $47 per day. Book now at

Find more information on school holiday programs here

School Holiday Deals

Rollerzone Malaga 2 hour Rollerblading/skating session for two - save 50%, $15 per session
Up to Three Hour Whale Watching Cruise with Echo Adventure Tourism - save up to 59%, from $49 per person
One Hour Fremantle Harbour Cruise - save up to 50%, from $8 per child
Three Hour Family Friendly Fishing Tour for One Adult & One Child - save 35%
Cockburn Ice Skating & Skate Hire for one to four people - save up to 45%, starting from $15 per person
Fremantle Tourist Wheel - save up to 40% off adult and kids tickets from $8 for kids
City Summit Malaga Rock Climbing All Day Pass - save up to 70% off one, two, or four person passes from $9 pp

Shopping Centre Activities

Mandurah Forum Critters Conservation Centre Prevent Extinction Display

Visit Mandurah Forum these school holiday and join in the educational 'Prevent Extinction Display' at Critters Conservation Centre, September 26th - October 11th, 2020Entry is by donation (cash or card), Meet special guest "Terence the Triceratops" who will be on display along with other fossils, interactive items and prevent extinction info graphics. All abilities sessions will be available during the school holiday Thursdays from 5- 6 pm, these are also by donation entry, no bookings required however please note social distance and store number restrictions are in place. No bookings required, however due to restricted entry numbers, your patience is appreciated. Find more information,including session times at

Find more FREE Shopping Centre Activities here 

New Playgrounds

Floreat Beach Play Space

The Floreat Beach Play Space was recently upgraded and is one of the most unique Perth playgrounds, made mostly from "drift" wood to form a giant sea creature, that looks it's crawled straight out of the ocean and made it's home here. Read more in the Kids Around Perth Review here.

Banks Reserve Mount Lawley

Big nature based playground and riverside picnic area on the beautiful Banks Reserve. Read more in the Kids Around Perth Review.

Find more playgrounds here

Free For Kids

Kids cruise free with Mandurah Cruises on the Dolphin & Scenic Marine Cruise with a $64 Family Pass. Departs daily at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3pm. Find more information at
Kids enter free at the Swan Bell Tower. Up to 4 children enter free with a paying adult. Find more information at
Kids travel free to Rottnest with every full fare paying adult travelling with Sealink. Find more information at
Up to two kids travel free to Rottnest with every full fare paying adult travelling with Rottnest Fast Ferries. Find more information at
Up to two Quokka Club Members kids travel free to Rottnest Island with every full fare paying adult travelling with Rottnest Express. Quokka Club kids also get a bottle of water and snack on their first trip, a Quokka Club Passport, stamp rewards with every journey and member only island discounts. Find more information and join the Quokka Club for free at

Also find out where Kids Eat Free these school holidays here