School Holiday Activities Perth

It’s that time of year again! If you’re frantically searching for school holiday activities in Perth, you’ve landed on the right page! We’ve done all the research for you and have compiled a list of fun things to do in Perth over the school holidays for kids of all ages.

At Code Camp, we want kids to have the BEST school holidays EVER! So that’s why you’ll find a range of kids activities in Perth that will stimulate and excite young minds.

We know that times are tough and budgets can be tight, so we have also done our best to find cheap school holiday activities in Perth for families looking for budget-friendly school holiday ideas. That’s not all! We have also compiled a list of FREE school holiday activities in Perth that doesn’t cost a cent! And, on the off chance it does rain these school holidays, we have covered you with our list of Perth rainy day activities for kids! 

Code Camp activities

Code Camp is where kids go to have fun! Unlike any other kids program out there, Code Camp has a range of in-person programs, after-school programs and online camps to inspire budding coders, videographers, DJs and YouTubers! From YouTube Creators to our Robotics Camp and Drone Camp – there’s always something new for kids to discover at Code Camp!

School holiday activities

Planning for the school holidays in Perth is easy when you have our list. Bookmark this page now and share it with friends so you can keep coming back to it whenever you need ideas for fun things to do in Perth during the school holidays! 

It doesn’t matter if you have small kids, tweens or teens; there’s something here to cover EVERYONE! Our comprehensive list of school holiday activities in Perth will help make life easier. If you want to find out the best things to do in Perth with kids, then keep reading.

Your Guide to School Holiday Activities in Perth

Fun free school holiday activities in Perth

Yes - it is totally possible to enjoy the best school holiday activities for FREE! Perth has a range of free school holiday activities that won’t even cost a cent.

1. Kings Park and Botanic Gardens

Kings Park is one of the world’s largest inner-city parks. With a range of interactive play spaces, beautiful plants, water features and Aboriginal and European history, this park has a variety of activities for kids. Go on a bushwalk, play on one of many discovery playgrounds and marvel at the beautiful flowers at the nearby Botanic Gardens.

2. WA Shipwrecks Museum

Located next to Fisherman’s Wharf in Fremantle, the WA Shipwrecks Museum is a must-see. Kids can look at the ships and relics that have washed up along WA’s coastline, browse interactive exhibits and take part in holiday programs such as A Trek Through Time, Pondering Pirates and Now and Then.

3. Water Labyrinth

What kid doesn’t love splashing around in water?! Water Labyrinth is one of Perth’s most loved water sculptures. The Water Labyrinth is an interactive water sculpture created exclusively for Forrest Place by internationally renowned artist Jeppe Hein. It runs daily from 10am to 6pm and is the perfect spot to get the feet wet on a hot day!

4. Play a game of disc golf

Perth has a permanent disc golf course in Greenwood, where you and the kids can enjoy an afternoon throwing discs at a target over a picturesque course that has access to a nearby playground and picnic facilities. 

Cheap school holiday activities in Perth

You don’t have to spend a lot of money for the kids to have fun these school holidays. Here are some budget-friendly cheap school holiday activities in Perth.

1. The Perth Mint guided tour

Ever wondered how money is made? The kids will have a golden time at The Perth Mint! You can watch real gold get poured, find out how Australian coins are made and even find out what you weigh in gold! 

2. Minigolf at Wanneroo Botanic Gardens

There are two minigolf courses located at the beautiful Wanneroo Botanic Gardens, each uniquely designed to challenge kids of all ages. The course can be played during the day or at night – where the entire course glows in the dark!

3. Claremont Aquatic Centre

If it’s a hot day, take the kids straight down to Claremont Aquatic Centre. This family-friendly water park has a water playground, splashpad, tipping bucket and more! The pool can even be enjoyed during the coldest of days as it is heated by underground geothermal activity. 

4. Swan Valley Adventure Day Camp

Get the kids outside and having fun at Swan Valley Adventure Day Camp! With activities including a commando course, flying fox, archery and a special backwoods cooking experience, the Adventure Camp is a great way for kids to socialise, play and learn in the great outdoors.

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  • At least one fully-trained primary school teacher with first aid certification
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Rainy day holiday activities in Perth

There’s nothing worse than rainy school holidays! But instead of staying indoors and playing board games, try these awesome rainy day holiday activities!

1. The Aquarium WA

Discover an underwater oasis at The Aquarium WA. The Aquarium houses several exhibits filled with beautiful and unusual sea creatures, from jellyfish to sharks! The walk-through underwater tunnel and interactive touch pool are an experience to remember!

2. Bounce

Climb, bounce, skate and play all day! Bounce indoor play centre has something for everyone. Kids can go indoor rockclimbing, trampolining, play dodgeball, slam dunk on the trampoline basketball court, and test their ninja skills in the X-Park. There’s also a playground complete with a ball pit for the young ones with junior-friendly equipment and bounce pads.

3. Adrenaline Vault

Adrenaline Vault is perfect for kids who need to burn energy! The indoor climbing centre is WA’s largest climbing gym and features rockclimbing walls, beginners bouldering courses and ropes courses for all ages and abilities. 

4. Zero Latency Perth

Battle zombies, explore new worlds and challenge your friends at Zero Latency Perth - a unique virtual reality free roam experience where kids get to not only play the game but be in it! There is also an arcade game room complete with all the classics like pinball machines and Pac-Man!

Easter holiday activities in Perth

Easter is always a fun time for kids. Luckily, Perth has some great Easter holiday activities for the whole family to enjoy.

1. Easter egg hunt

No Easter Sunday is complete without an easter egg hunt! There are plenty of venues around Perth hosting easter egg hunts for kids and families. Head over to Yagan Square in Perth CBD for their annual Easter egg hunt and see who can find the most eggs!

2. Elizabeth Quay Fun Fair

The Easter long weekend calls for a family trip to the Elizabeth Quay Fun Fair! The carnival experience is jam-packed with rides, arcade games, sideshow alleys, showbags and plenty more to make your kids’ Easter holidays unforgettable!

3. Easter egg decorating

Easter time calls for easter eggs! For a fun Easter activity, head over to your local party supplies store or craft shop and grab everything you need to decorate eggs at home! The kids will love painting their own designs and exercising their creativity! Make it sweeter with a chocolate easter egg decorating kit so you can eat your egg afterwards!

4. The George Easter High Tea

Easter at the George is always a yummy experience! Hop on over and enjoy a smorgasbord of Easter delights including chocolate, pastries, and savoury bites. For a lovely day out in the sun, get the family together and enjoy Easter High Tea at Amarlou Homestead, set on a backdrop of gum trees and beautifully manicured lawns.

Christmas holiday activities in Perth

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year - especially in Perth! Here are some magical Christmas holiday activities in Perth that will delight kids big and small.

1. Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The annual Perth Christmas Lights Trail is everyone’s favourite tradition! See the city light up in a magical display of Christmas lights, light installations and decorations. Follow the trail and delight in each of the 27 dazzling stops brimming with Christmas magic.

2. Santa’s Christmas Carnival

Santa’s Christmas Carnival is WA’s biggest and best Christmas carnival! Filled with exciting rides, activities and entertainment for the entire family, Santa’s Carnival is bursting with fun. Entry gives you unlimited access to all thrill rides, kids rides, concerts, stage shows, face painting, motocross stunt shows, animal farms, dinosaur park, water park and MORE!

3. Festive Land

Festive Land is an extravaganza of the senses, bringing Christmas magic to the whole family. The holiday carnival is based in the Perth Cultural Centre and features carnival rides, sideshow alley, showbags and Christmas activities including bauble making, gingerbread decorating, and snow falls every 30 minutes!

4. Carols by Candlelight

It’s not Christmas without the annual Perth Carols by Candlelight! Sing along to all your favourite Christmas carols, be entertained by a host of special guests, and listen to the children’s reading of heart-warming Christmas stories and poems.

Other fun things to do in Perth with kids 

Perth is crammed with fun things to do with kids! Here are some more ideas to keep your kids entertained these school holidays.

1. Rottnest Island

You can’t go the whole school holidays without a visit to Rottnest Island! Kids will love getting a selfie with a Quokka to show off to their friends at school! There are also other fantastic activities to do on the island including swimming, snorkelling, bike riding and whale-watching cruises.

2. Perth Zoo

Have an entire day with the kids? Head straight to Perth Zoo! With over 4 acres of exotic animals and parklands, you’ll feel like you’re on safari. Kids can see their favourite animals up close and take part in the range of holiday programs for kids offered.

3. Outback Splash

Outback Splash is more than just a waterpark! It’s an adventurer's paradise! The kids will need the whole day here as there’s so much to do. From the water playground to mazes, mini golf courses and cute native Australian animals, it’ll be hard to leave!

4. Lazer Blaze

Lazer Blaze is the ultimate destination for live-action laser tag! Get the kids to gather a group of their best buddies and challenge each other to a round of laser tag. Each player is given an electronic vest that registers “tags” from a player’s “phasor”. Whichever team gets the most tags wins!

Get coding at Code Camp!

Code Camp is the destination for kids who want to exercise their coding skills and creativity in a fun, empowering environment. Over 200,000 kids who have attended Code Camp come back saying “the best school holidays EVER!”. With over 100 locations Australia-wide as well as online camps, find your nearest Code Camp here and sign up for these school holidays.

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