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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • City of Armadale School Holiday Program

    City of Armadale | Dates: 17 Dec, 2016 – 26 Jan, 2017
    These summer school holidays head into the City of Armadale for the school holiday program jam-packed with fun activities for kids. Try skateboarding, give origami a go or create your own colourful slime to take home! The school holidays ends with a bang, with Australia Day celebrations at Minnawarra Park.
  • Cirque Extreme! at Adventure World

    Bibra Lake | Dates: 18 Dec, 2016 – 29 Jan, 2017
    Staged in the huge Ashton Circus big top tent at the base of Kraken at Adventure World, Cirque Extreme! will offer visitors six weeks of thrilling, adrenaline fuelled shows that have been specifically designed for the theme park.
  • 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.
  • Live in the Amphitheatre

    Wanneroo | Dates: 04 Jan – 25 Feb, 2017
    Nothing says Australian summer like a trip to the outdoor cinema. The City of Wanneroo's Live in the Amphitheatre is back and bigger than ever from 4 January - 25 February, 2017. Held under the stars in the City of Wanneroo's own Jacaranda Amphitheatre throughout January and February, the eight week long cinema program will feature a mix of FREE blockbuster, family friendly, action and comedy flicks.
  • 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.
  • Fremantle Arts Centre Kids Holiday Program

    Fremantle | Dates: 09 – 20 Jan, 2017
    Sign the kids up for something creative these summer school holidays with one of Fremantle Arts Centre's Kids' Courses. These fun, colourful classes explore animation, pottery, filmmaking, screen printing, drawing, mosaics, fimo jewellery and more.
  • Araluen Botanic Park Junior Gardeners Workshop

    Roleystone | Dates: 10 – 24 Jan, 2017
    Join the Araluen Botanic Park team this summer in a series of special garden activities on 10 January, 17 January and 24 January from 9.30am. Activities include Making Fairy Gardens, Growing Grassy Caterpillars and Worm Farming. Morning tea included.
  • Fremantle Prison Escape! Tour

    Fremantle | Dates: 16 – 27 Jan, 2017
    Fremantle Prison is WA's only World Heritage listed building and one of the State's premier tourist attractions. So why not take the kids these school holidays? They are guaranteed to have fun while learning about this amazing site. Tours will be running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 16 - 27 January, inclusive.
  • 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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