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Summer is fun. Summer is outoors. And summer is school holidays! These three things mean there are some fantatic family-friendly events in Perth this season - check them out below.

  • Dark Universe Planetarium Show

    Perth | Dates: 24 Sep, 2016 – 30 Jan, 2017
    The Universe is a curious place - more so than we ever imagined. Dark Universe celebrates a new age of cosmic discovery as well as its deepest mysteries. Dark Universe will be on at the planatarium at Scitech from 24 September, 2016 to 30 January 2017.
  • Northbridge Piazza Free Flicks for Kids

    Northbridge | Dates: 08 Oct – 31 Dec, 2016
    Long days, warm nights and family cheer are plentiful at Northbridge Piazza, with free feature film screenings every Saturday from October - December. Cuddle up on a beanbag at the City of Perth's Northbridge Piazza, including some of your favourite festive flicks in December.
  • Bionic Me Exhibition

    West Perth | Dates: 14 Nov, 2016 – 30 Apr, 2017
    The Bionic Me Exhibition at Scitech, explores the inventive and ingenious medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped humans change how they experience the world. With a mix of hands-on and full body experiences, this Scitech-built exhibition focuses on technology that helps humans to overcome difficulties and enhance their lives.
  • The City at Christmas

    Perth | Dates: 18 Nov – 23 Dec, 2016
    The City at Christmas celebrates the magic of the holiday season by transforming the City into a wonderland of life, colour, light and activities. Perth is the place to be this festive period, commencing with the spectacular 'Turning On the Christmas Lights' in Forrest Place on 18 November.
  • Santa's Enchanted Wardrobe

    Fremantle | Dates: 26 Nov – 24 Dec, 2016
    Be part of the story in this original, authentic and immerse Christmas experience at the E-Shed Markets, Fremantle from 26 November - 24 December, 2016. Children and families are invited to Santa's Enchanted Wardrobe - a Narnia-like land of forest and snow awaits.
  • Santa's Magaical Kingdom

    Burswood | Dates: 02 – 23 Dec, 2016
    Christmas comes to life at Crown Perth this December with the arrival of Santa's Magical Kingdom, the Christmas-themed interactive and visual spectacular! A multi-faceted event that includes everything people love about the festive season, plus a 40-minute International Circus Christmas Show that will amaze everyone, young and old.
  • Mandurah Sundowner Concert Series

    Mandurah | Dates: 10 Dec, 2016 – 11 Mar, 2017
    Mandurah's Sundowner Concert series of free summer family concerts will take place at Keith Holmes Reserve on 10 December, 7 January, 4 February and 11 March from 4 - 5pm. Enjoy these family friendly events with activities for the kids, so grab some friends, pack a picnic and something to sit on and enjoy and a relaxing afternoon of FREE entertainment.
  • Araluen's Carols by Torchlight

    Roleystone | Dates: 10 – 10 Dec, 2016
    Experience Christmas in one of Perth's premier locations, the stunning gardens of Araluen Botanic Park, lit up especially for the festive season on Sunday 10 December at 6pm. Enjoy children's Christmas activities and join in your favourite Christmas Carols with the Roleystone Community College Choir, Town of Victoria Park Brass Band and Mike de Velta.
  • Mindarie Marina Christmas Festival and Markets

    Perth | Dates: 11 – 11 Dec, 2016
    Celebrate the festive season at Mindarie Marina on Sunday 11 December at the Christmas Festival and Markets proudly supporting the Whitefords Sea Rescue. The day will feature international street food stalls, carolers, Santa's Elves, live music and over 40 market stalls.
  • Burswood's Carols in the Park

    Burswood | Dates: 11 – 11 Dec, 2016
    Burswood Park Board welcomes back their popular annual Carols in the Park for another year of Christmas festivities, on Sunday 11 December 2016 at Burswood Park foreshore. Bring the family, a rug and a picnic, for a fun and merry night to help bring in the season's greetings. Song books and candles to help create the festive atmosphere are available for purchase on the night.
  • Mandurah Community Christmas Pageant

    Mandurah | Dates: 13 – 13 Dec, 2016
    Come and experience the wonder of Christmas at Mandurah’s annual Community Christmas Pageant presented by ACTON Mandurah on Tuesday 13 December, 2016. Enjoy the pageant from 6pm followed by family fun and entertainment on the foreshore.
  • The Amazing Valley Chase

    Guildford | Dates: 16 Dec, 2016 – 30 Jan, 2017
    Enjoy a free family, car rally trail exploring the Swan Valley these summer school holidays. The Amazing Valley Chase is the follow up trail to the very popular Great Valley Rally and on this adventure you will be introduced to Taylor Tortoise, to guide you around the many attractions of the Swan Valley.
  • The Great Valley Rally

    Guildford | Dates: 16 Dec, 2016 – 30 Jan, 2017
    The Great Valley Rally is a family car rally adventure exploring the Swan Valley - a perfect activity for the summer school holidays. Similar to a treasure hunt, The Great Valley Rally participants follow cryptic clues to help find their way along a specific route through the valley.
  • School Holidays on Rottnest Island

    Rottnest Island | Dates: 16 Dec, 2016 – 30 Jan, 2017
    Every school holidays the Rottnest Island Authority together with the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association, offer a program of activities and tours that will get you out exploring and learning about Rottnest's natural environment and interesting history.
  • Summer School Holidays in Fremantle

    Fremantle | Dates: 16 Dec, 2016 – 30 Jan, 2017
    Welcome to summer in Fremantle! School's out - fill those long hot days with trips to the beach, ice creams and spending as much time as possible in the water. Fremantle's got you covered with a world class skate park where you can laze in the shade of a Norfolk pine, a beach across the train tracks and heaps of family friendly activities around the town.
  • Fremantle Markets Wildlife Zoo

    Fremantle | Dates: 16 Dec, 2016 – 27 Jan, 2017
    Get up close and personal with native wildlife at the Fremantle Markets every Friday from 12pm - 2pm. We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth's leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas and snakes.
  • Fremantle Markets Baby Animal Farm

    Fremantle | Dates: 17 Dec, 2016 – 28 Jan, 2017
    There will be a bevy of gushing sighs around Fremantle Markets' Baby Animal Farm in the Market Lane every Saturday from 9am - 11am during the school holidays. Come and cuddle a lovely selection of cute animals, including chickens, ducklings, bunnies, guinea pigs, lambs, kid goats, piglets and, depending upon availability, a calf, alpaca, or miniature horse.
  • School Holidays at the WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries

    Fremantle | Dates: 17 Dec, 2016 – 22 Jan, 2017
    Come and set sail in search of sea monsters at WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries these summer school holidays. Sail on A Monster Mission trail in search of beasts of the deep, find treasures in the super Shipwreck Cove summer sandpit and enjoy salty summer sea stories in the Captain's Cabin.
  • Summer School Holiday Fun at the Art Gallery of WA

    Perth | Dates: 17 Dec, 2016 – 24 Mar, 2017
    Enjoy summer school holiday fun at the Art Gallery of WA with the I Spy Trail in the State Art Collection and Fun with Lego celebrating the gallery's new sculpture acquisitions by internationally acclaimed artist Antony Gormley.
  • Northbridge Piazza Free Flicks for Kids: Christmas

    Northbridge | Dates: 17 – 24 Dec, 2016
    Nab a beanbag and settle in for two of your favourite Christmas movies at Northbridge Piazza on Saturday nights in December, 2016 from 5.30pm. In December, cuddle up on a bean bag and enjoy the following festive movies for kids.
  • Christmas Nativity

    Perth | Dates: 20 – 23 Dec, 2016
    Share in this enchanting annual event with the whole family and see the traditional story of Christmas live on stage, performed in Forrest Place each evening from 20 - 23 December from 6.30pm. Over 100 performers from around WA star in a production with live animals, Christmas carols, colourful costumes in an impressive city setting.
  • Scuba Santa at AQWA

    Hillarys | Dates: 24 – 24 Dec, 2016
    Join AQWA on Christmas Eve to watch SCUBA Santa dive into the Shipwreck Coast aquarium to retrieve some very special presents! He'll be diving with our sharks, stingrays, turtles and fish before his big night of deliveries and he needs your help to navigate through our huge aquarium and find all of the presents!
  • Streets Happy Zoo Year

    South Perth | Dates: 31 – 31 Dec, 2016
    Head to Perth Zoo this New Year's Eve for a wild kid's night out from 5pm - 9pm. Packed with roving entertainment just for the kids enjoy live stage shows starring Peter Pan, Hoot and Hootabelle and The Lorax. Set up your picnic on the main lawn, visit your favourite animals and count in the New Year 'zoo-style' at 9pm!
  • Northbridge Piazza New Year's Eve Free Flick

    Northbridge | Dates: 31 – 01 Jan, 2017
    Nab a beanbag and settle in for a fun New Year's Eve at Northbridge Piazza with a screening of Frozen 'Sing-a-Long' at 5.30pm on Saturday 31 December.
  • School of Puppetry Program

    Fremantle | Dates: 04 – 27 Jan, 2017
    The Spare Parts Puppet Theatre offer puppet making workshops each school holidays for children ages -12, engage community members through workshops held at libraries and local community events, and run workshops with school students as incursions and excursions.
  • School Holiday Workshops in the CSIRO Lab

    Perth | Dates: 04 – 21 Jan, 2017
    Every school holidays, Scitech hold engaging workshops in the CSIRO Lab to keep holiday boredom at bay. These school holidays, from 4 - 21 January, 2017 can enjoy a range of fun activities. From the amazing world of robotics to the science of sounds - you'll find the perfect fun and educational workshop for your little ones.
  • Party with the Animals

    South Perth | Dates: 06 – 29 Jan, 2017
    Hey, party animals! Put your party shoes on and head to Perth Zoo from 6 - 29 January for a gigantic season of summer fun. We're having a party for our animals and you're invited to share in the fun!
  • Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium

    Perth | Dates: 06 – 25 Jan, 2017
    Dare to adventure to the bottom of the sea at Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium coming to Perth's State Theatre Centre of WA from 6 - 25 January, 2017. Deep below the surface, submerged below time, swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles.
  • School Holidays at the WA Maritime Museum

    Fremantle | Dates: 07 – 22 Jan, 2017
    Come and explore our place in the Indian Ocean this summer at the WA Maritime Museum. Take Captain Travers' Ten Treasures Quest in the Travellers and Traders in the Indian Ocean World and take a fun selfie in our tropical photo booth and make an Indonesian shadow puppet. Or Join one of Recfishwest's popular and free SunSmart fishing clinics.
  • Scitech Science Night: Bionic Me

    West Perth | Dates: 12 – 12 Jan, 2017
    Escape the heat into the cool of Scitech once the sun goes down on Thursday 12 January, 2017 from 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Science Night is back these holidays with an exclusive after-hours event just for kids. Explore Scitech's awesome Bionic Me exhibition, see a show in the Lotterywest Science Theatre, experiment in the CSIRO Lab and complete a science scavenger hunt.
  • The Addams Family

    Mandurah | Dates: 19 – 22 Jan, 2017
    The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on 19, 20, 21 & 22 January. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy, featuring an original story, is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice and Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa.
  • Joondalup Resort Family Fun Day with MiLi Markets

    Connolly | Dates: 29 – 29 Jan, 2017
    A family day at Joondalup Resort with markets, DJ, kid's activities, golf and more on Sunday 29 January, 2017 from 10am to 5pm. Free entry. Browse a range of market stalls, see live cooking demonstrations, enjoy wine tasting and more.
  • Matilda The Musical

    Burswood | Dates: 28 Feb – 23 Apr, 2017
    Don't miss Matilda The Musical at Crown Perth from 28 February - 23 April. This multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl. It is the story of an extraordinary girl who armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

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