Top Free November Family Events Perth

We are lucky to live in a wonderful city that hosts so many free family friendly events, month after month. Here are the top FREE November 2019 Perth Family Events, so you can enjoy a day or night out with the family that won't break the bank.


Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd - Waterlicht by Studio Roosegaarde, Fremantle

An Australian premiere in Fremantle, Studio Roosegaarde will present a large-scale light installation illustrating the universal power and poetry of water. 'WATERLICHT' is larger-than-life; cascading waves of blue light will soar in the middle of Esplanade Park, simulating a virtual flood and calling attention to rising water levels along Fremantle's shoreline. The work will embrace the unique physical features of the site while acknowledging its past. A soundscape will accompany the work, including local stories about Fremantle's waterfront by traditional custodians, prominent civic figures, historians, artists and community members. These stories will live on as an enduring legacy of the work's appearance in Fremantle, and serve as a stirring call-to-action for a city-wide conversation around clean water initiatives and climate change. THREE NIGHTS ONLY - this incredible FREE event is suitable for all ages. 7pm - 11pm Friday and Sunday, 7pm - 12am Saturday. Esplanade Park, Fremantle. https://www.facebook.com/events

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd - Big Light Out, Cloverdale
NOTE: (Friday 1st cancelled due to weather, Saturday 2nd still going ahead)

Watch the City come alive and burst with colour, light and sound. This spectacle brings together the best of modern technology for audiences to indulge their senses, lighting up Faulkner Civic Precinct over two glowing nights. With roving performers, activities, installations and food trucks there is something to ensure you are glown-away! At Big Light Out you'll wander through Faulkner Park and explore different light installations. From blazing beats, alien arms, talking trees and cube disco, you're sure to make memories and get plenty of insta-worthy snaps. 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Faulkner Park, Abernethy Rd, Cloverdale. http://www.belmont.wa.gov.au

Saturday 2nd -  Freedom Fairy Annual Picnic, Kalamunda

The Freedom Fairies Annual Picnic is the biggest day of the year for all of the magical creatures of Fairyland! The Rainbow Flower Fairies and their friends the Princesses, Superheroes, Mermaids, Pirates, Knights and more are all visiting human land all together! Stirk Park in Kalamunda will once again be transformed into a Fairy Tale wonderland full of activities for children of all ages. This amazing inclusive Free family event is proudly presented by the Freedom Fairies as part of the Perth Hills Spring Festival in conjunction with the City of Kalamunda. 10am - 2pm. Stirk Park, Kalamunda Rd, Kalamunda. https://www.facebook.com/events/2365810640413907/

Saturday 2nd -  Maritime Day, Fremantle

Fremantle Ports' fabulous Maritime Day is on again this year with more than 90 displays on the water, inside B Shed and across Victoria Quay. Be prepared for an action-packed day with the family with lots to do and see. Highlights include: Free harbour boat rides, free children's train rides, face painting, arts and crafts, plus lots more. 10am - 4pm. Victoria Quay, Fremantle. https://www.victoriaquay.com.au/explore/see-and-do/fremantle-ports-maritime-day-sat-2-november-2019

Saturday 2nd -  Belmont Oasis Free Community Day

Come to Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre on 2nd November between 12 - 3PM to partake in our Community Open Day and yes entry and all activities are FREE!! There’ll be kids entertainment with special offers and prizes to be won. 12-3pm. Belmont Oasis, Progress Way, Belmont. https://www.facebook.com/

Sunday 3rd -  Treasures of Shorehaven, Alkimos

Head along and discover a world of mysterious pirates, magical fairies and mermaids, and plenty of Shorehaven treasure. Get ready for plenty of adventures, including: The Big Dig on Shorehaven Beach, Pirate led treasure hunts,  Dance along to the music and roving entertainment, Pirate Cove filled with inflatable fun, tattoo parlour and craft workshops, Meet the mermaids at Mermaid Lagoon, and more! 9am - 1pm. Shorehaven Waterfront Park, Shorehaven Blvd, Alkimos. https://www.peet.com.au

Sunday 3rd - Kidchella 2.0, Attadale

TWICE THE RIDES | TWICE THE ACTIVITIES | TWICE THE FUN! There will be arts and crafts activities, amusement rides, a kids DJ, glitter tattoos, face painting, bouncy castles, giant bubbles and plenty of food trucks to take care of hungry tummies. Community safety will be interwoven throughout the festival as part of Safer Melville month. 10am - 2pm. Attadale Foreshore, Burke Drive, Attadale. https://www.facebook.com/events


Saturday 9th - Fusion Festival, Beckenham

Get set for an explosion of the senses when the City of Gosnells Fusion Food and Culture Festival presented by LiveLighter, returns to Mills Park in Beckenham on Saturday, 9 November. The annual celebration of the City’s multicultural community will see Mills Park transformed into a vibrant hub of excitement and activity. Fusion Festival is a free event featuring roving entertainment, children’s activities, youth zone, thrilling carnival rides, global market stalls, live stage performances and tasty food, culminating in an exciting fireworks display. 3pm - 9pm. Mills Park, Brixton St, Beckenham. https://www.facebook.com/events

Sunday 10th - Whaleback Golf Course Family Day, Parkwood

Grab the children, grand kids and family friends and enjoy the first Whaleback Family Day. This is a completely FREE event perfect for the whole family with all activities free including:  Ninja Obstacle Course, Face painting, Animal farm,  Candy floss, Mini golf, Entertainment and lots more. 12pm - 3pm. Whaleback Golf Course, Whaleback Ave, Parkwood. https://www.facebook.com/events

Friday 15th - Thursday 26th December - Christmas Lights Trail, Perth

The Christmas Light Trail is BACK for its third year! This year the city will shine brighter with 27 mesmerising Christmas light installations and vibrant Christmas decorations lighting up the evenings. Select from three mapped out journeys throughout the Perth CBD, Northbridge and East Perth or go your own way as you marvel at the stunning animated lights, festive street decorations, lively projections and festivities that brighten malls, streets and parks across the city. 6pm - Midnight. Various Locations around the CBD. https://www.visitperth.com.au. Read the Kids Around Perth Christmas Lights Trail Review here.

Sunday 17th - Kidz Artz in the Park, Kalamunda

Kidz Artz in the Park will offer different art stations where children can learn a craft/art activity and take what they make home with them.  There will be additional activities, including Giant Bubbles, Free Face Painting and a Treasure Hunt activity. 12pm - 3pm, Stirk Park, Kalamunda Rd, Kalamunda. https://www.facebook.com/events

Wednesday 20th - Playgroup Annual Fun Day, Leederville

 Playgroup WA will be providing plenty of sensory and cognitive play activities with many other exhibitors and entertainers coming along to put on activities galore! Some of those include Messy play, Stage performances, Face painting, Bouncy castles, Baby animals, African Drumming, Baby Zone, Quiet Zone and more. 10am - 1pm. Britannia Rd Reserve, Britannia Rd, Leederville. playgroupwa.com.au/AFD

Sundays 24th November - 22nd December - Christmas Festival in Stadium  Park at Optus Stadium

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Stadium Park at Optus Stadium with a pop-up bar, live entertainment and free Christmas movies. No silent nights here! Avoid last minute Christmas gift shopping with plenty of options at the Christmas Markets. Turtles doves and partridges in pear trees unavailable. Find more information about the Christmas Markets, Twilight Tours, Christmas Movies, Santa in the Stadium and Optus Stadium Lights at the Christmas Festival in Stadium Park at Optus Stadium. Sundays 4 - 8.30pm. www.optusstadium.com.au

Saturday 30th - Kite Festival, Rockingham

Join in the fun at the City of Rockingham Kite Festival and experience a sea of colour as over 400 kites of all shapes and sizes descend on the Rockingham Foreshore. Whales, sharks, koalas, penguins and pelicans will take flight. There will also be stage performances including singers, dancers and drummers, as well as a giant maze for all ages to enjoy. A kite making workshop for all ages will be available between 10am - 2pm. Children under 12 years old can go in the running to win a prize for the best decorated kite. Following the workshop, there will be an opportunity for participants to show off their creation by flying their kites together. 10am - 4pm. Rockingham Foreshore, Rockinham Beach Rd, Rockingham. https://www.facebook.com/events

Saturday 30th - Launch of Summer fireworks, Hillarys

The Launch of Summer Fireworks is coming back with a bang with it's biggest and best show yet! This FREE event has entertainment starting at 6pm featuring Dj Komodo and circus performances by Aidan Bayliss and Kinetica. The fireworks display is set to launch at approx. 8pm!  6pm - 8pm. Hillarys Boat Harbour. https://www.sorrentoquayboardwalk.com.au

Free Outdoor Cinema Events

Take advantage of the warmer evenings and head to one of the free outdoor movies being screened around Perth during November. Bring along a picnic for the ultimate cheap night out.

Movie: LEGO Movie 2
Date: Saturday 9th
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Northbridge Piazza, James St, Perth
More Information: www.facebook.com/

Movie: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Date: Saturday 16th
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Northbridge Piazza, James St, Perth
More Information: www.facebook.com/events

Movie: Bumblebee
Date: Friday 22nd
Time: 6pm - 9:30pm
Location: Masters St, Kenwick
More Information: www.facebook.com/events

Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Date: Saturday 23rd
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Northbridge Piazza, James St, Perth
More Information: www.facebook.com/events

We hope you have found some free events for you and your family to enjoy in November. We may add more events throughout the month so you can refer back to this list by finding it under What's On at the top of the website.

Article by Kids Around Perth Reporter Candice, 30th October 2019

Candice Kocken - Kids Around Perth South of the River, Hills & Events Reporter / Mum of 3 kids.
Candice is a Mum of 3 who loves cooking, sewing and taking her kids out to explore our beautiful state of WA. Follow Candice and her adventures @uncannymum on Instagram.


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