Things To Do In Perth City This School Holidays

Perth City is your perfect school holiday destination. It's central so it's a great place to meet with friends. There is so much to do you wont have much choice but to make a whole day of it. Our city is home to lots of great family attractions, and there is always lots going on in the city in the school holidays that includes events and activities that are FREE. Here's some of the top things to do in Perth City these School Holidays.

Play at the Island Playground Elizabeth Quay

Let the kids run around and play at the Island Playground at Elizabeth Quay. They will love the wooden pirate ship, ringing the bell, sensory play and two little water play features (spare clothes a must). Nearby are restaurants and eateries such as V Burger Bar, Isle of Voyage, Reveley and Gusto Gelato



Catch the Ferry to South Perth and Back

If you caught the train into town and bought yourselves a Family Rider ($12.40 for max up to 7 people - max 2 standard fares), you can use this ticket to also ride the ferry across to South Perth and back, as many times as you like. Either wander down from the city or jump on a Blue or Green CAT Bus that will take you to Elizabeth Quay.

The Nostalgia Box Northbridge

The Nostalgia Box Northbridge is Perth's new, old school gaming museum and experience. Located on Aberdeen Street not far from the Perth Cultural Centre, The Nostalgia Box takes you back to the nostalgic memories of your gaming youth - and gives kids a chance to experience gaming old school style. Open Daily 10.30-5pm. 

Take A Captain Cook Cruise To Fremantle

Don't drive to Fremantle. Catch the ferry from Perth City, explore Fremantle and cruise back again.

DFES Education and Heritage Centre

The centre is open to the public and offers an interactive, interesting and fun experience. Entry is free. Open Tuesday - Thursday 10-3pm.

Perth City Farm

Catch the Yellow Cat or drive to Perth City Farm for a inner city farm experience and enjoy a coffee and something to eat in the beautiful farm gardens.



Palace Cinemas Raine Square

Catch a family movie at Palace Cinemas with big leather recliners in each cinema.

Yagan Square Play Space

Grab something to eat at Market Hall and head up to the rooftop to enjoy a play that includes water play too overlooking Yagan Square.

Make Your Own Pop at Roc Candy Piccadilly Arcade

Make Your Own Pop is a back at Roc Candy for the July School Holidays. Head to Piccadilly Arcade in the city July 8th - 12th & 15th - 19th, 10am - 3.30pm, where kids can get behind the counter and make & decorate their own pop to take home. No bookings are required, $14 per person (or $12 per person for groups of 4+).

Find more information at www.roccandy.com.au. Read the Kids Around Perth Review here.

Perth Explorer

Explore Perth from the top of a double decker bus. Take in the full tour or hop off and hop back on to make a day of it. Save up to 58% on tickets with kids tickets starting from just $5 here.

Puzzle Walks

WA Detective Trails are self-guided puzzle walks around Perth City, Kings Park, South Perth, Rottnest Island and Fremantle Each trail comes with a fictitious crime to solve, a list of suspects, and lots of clues; each stop on the trail has you hunting high and low for the answers to cross off the innocent suspects and reveal the culprit! Find out more and order your Puzzle Walks here.

School Holiday Events

Find more free and other family friendly events in the City this school holidays in the Perth Family Events Calendar


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