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Summer School Holidays in Perth

Keep your family busy these summer school holidays, from 16 December - 31 January, with these fun events and workshops, holiday deals and activities.


  • Duyfken Exhibition at Elizabeth Quay

    Perth | Dates: 30 Nov, 2016 – 02 Apr, 2017
    This summer, Duyfken will be berthed at Elizabeth Quay, Perth from 30 November 2016 to 2 April 2017, Wednesday - Sunday from 1pm - 5pm. Once you step aboard, you will feel the way the ship connects the past with the present and the future.
  • 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.
  • Captain Cook Zoo Cruise

    Perth | Dates: 16 Dec, 2016 – 30 Jan, 2017
    Enjoy a scenic Swan River cruise from Perth to Fremantle and back followed by a complimentary ferry ride to South Perth with entry into the Perth Zoo - a perfect day trip for the school holidays. Operates daily.
  • 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.
  • Leeuwin School Holiday Short Sails

    Fremantle | Dates: 27 Dec, 2016 – 29 Jan, 2017
    Enjoy a 3-hour short sail aboard the 1850's style barquentine ship, STS Leeuwin II these summer school holidays! During a 3-hour short sail onboard the Leeuwin 1850's style barquentine ship you can take part in sailing activities such as raising the sails, taking the helm and possibly even climbing the bowsprit. Or you can just sit back and enjoy the sail - the choice is up to you!
  • 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.
  • School Holidays Youth Explorer Voyage

    Fremantle | Dates: 08 – 22 Jan, 2017
    Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure this school holidays when you spend six days sailing aboard the STS Leeuwin II from 8 - 13 January or 17 - 22 January 2016. Packed with adventure and sailing activities, voyages aboard the Leeuwin are a great way to push your personal limits and overcome challenges.
  • 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.
School Holidays on Rottnest Island
School Holidays Fremantle
Fremantle Markets Baby Animal Farm
WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries
Art Gallery of WA Family Fun Days
Northbridge Piazza
Scuba Santa
Leeuwin Youth Voyage
CSIRO Lab at Scitech
Party with the Animals
Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium
Captain Travers' Treasures
Leeuwin Ocean Adventures
Fremantle Arts Centre School Holidays
Araluen Botanic Park
Fremantle Prison


Above Bored B&B

Above Bored Bed and Breakfast

Pack your pet for the school holidays
3 themed rooms, each with their own bathroom. Children and Pets WELCOME. Multiple room discounts. Stay a week and get your 8th night FREE, with your pet. Call 08 94445455.

Adventure World - Dragon's Kingdom

Adventure World

25% off day tickets
Enjoy 25% off day tickets and 50% off a Koala Cuddle experience for up to 4 people at Perth's only theme park. Simply quote 'EXPPERTH' when booking.
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Assured Ascot - school holidays

Assured Ascot Quays Apartment Hotel

School Holiday Special
Book your family holiday over the school break early and receive great discounted rates! Subject to availability. Conditions apply.
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Assured Waterside Apartments

Assured Waterside Apartments

School Holiday Special
Relax and rest easy knowing you can book your family holiday over the school break early and receive great discounted rates! Subject to availability. Conditions apply.
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Elmar's in the Valley

Elmar's in the Valley

Special kids menu
Take the family to Elmar's in the Valley - kid's meals will be $9.90 and they will receive an icy pole with each kid's meal purchased. Available Monday - Friday each week from 11.01.17 - 01.02.17.
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Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - family

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

Family Getaway Package from $199 per night
Stay overnight, with breakfast and parking. PLUS kids under 12 eat free for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Fremantle Prison - Tunnels Tour

Fremantle Prison

Tunnels Tour Family Pass discount
Are your children aged over 12 and looking for adventure? Why not visit Fremantle Prison for an adventurous underground Tunnels Tour. Offer valid 16.12.16 - 31.01.17.
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Mandurah Cruises

Mandurah Cruises

20% off 1 Hour Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruises
Calm inland cruising, wild dolphins in natural environment, luxurious canal homes, wetlands, birdlife and more. Quote EXPSUM20. Fish & Chip Lunch additional $12pp. Conditions apply.
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Mantra on Murray

Mantra on Murray

Holiday in the city with Mantra
Situated in the heart of the city - the perfect city getaway. Stay in a Queen Studio, King Studio or Business Suite for 2 nights or more and save up to 10%*. Conditions apply.
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Mantra On Hay

Mantra on Hay

Enjoy a school holiday getaway
Take some time out and enjoy a family holiday with Mantra on Hay. Stay in a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment for 3 nights and save up to 10%*. Conditions apply.
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Metro Hotel Perth

Metro Hotel Perth

Summer Savers for the whole family
$119 for a Standard Room with buffet breakfast! Kids under 12 stay free with breakfast when sharing with adults. Parking included.
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The Nostalgia Box

The Nostalgia Box

10% off entry during school holidays
Take the kids to Australia’s 1st interactive Video Game Console Museum, in Northbridge. Offer valid 16.12.16 - 31.01.17.
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Pagoda Resort Perth

Pagoda Resort & Spa

Kids eat & stay Package
Includes overnight accommodation, buffet breakfast, kids under 12 stay and eat free, Wi-Fi and CBD shuttle service Mon-Fri morning from $249 per night. Valid 15.12.16 - 31.01.17.
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Perth Explorer

Perth Explorer

Save $20 on 24 hour Family Pass
Enjoy Perth Explorer open top bus tour of Perth & Kings Park. $60 24 hour family passes for any 2 adults and up to 4 children. Quote 'FAMILY' when booking online. Valid 01.12.16 - 12.02.17.
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Perth Mint School Holidays

The Perth Mint

Free chocolate gold coin for kids
During the school holidays, The Perth Mint is offering chocolate coins for kids who book a paid visit to our Gold Exhibition and Tour.
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Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

2 night Family Getaway for $249
Stay in a self-contained 2 Bedroom Apartment with 2 Kids Beach Packs on arrival. Rate includes Foxtel, parking, continental breakfast for 2 adults and kids under 12 eat free.
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Rendezvous Hotel Sunset Buffet

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Sunset Buffet $20 per child
Enjoy an array of fresh local produce, combining traditional comfort foods with a modern Australian twist overlooking the breathtaking Indian Ocean. Child 4-12 years.
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The Sebel East Perth

The Sebel East Perth

Family Free Breakfast
Treat the kids to a fun city staycation on Claisebrook Cove with free breakfast daily. The kids will love the swimming pool and bike hire, with plenty for fun for parents too. From $209 per night. Conditions apply.
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The Sebel Mandurah

The Sebel Mandurah

Family Free Breakfast
Explore the array of family friendly attractions Mandurah has to offer with free breakfast daily! Choose from guestrooms and self-contained apartments. Rates from $194 per night. Conditions apply.
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Sunmoon Boutique Resort

Sunmoon Boutique Resort

Kids eat free at breakfast
Kids eat FREE at breakfast! This offer is subject to availability. Valid for children under the age of 12. Not valid on public holidays. Valid for stays 16.12.16 - 31.01.17. Email or call 08 9245 8000.
Two Feet & a Heartbeat

Two Feet & a Heartbeat

Children under 12 free (max 2)
Kids travel free on selected tours when accompanied by a full price adult. Spend quality time with the kids exploring the city. They won't realise that they are learning, because they are having so much fun.
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*Please note all offers above are subject to individual terms and conditions. Please visit their websites for details.


  • Westcoast Jet offer adrenalin pumping high-speed open ocean adventures right through the school holidays. Awesome summer fun for the whole family with great rates for mum, dad and the kids. Tours depart from 11.30am - 4pm daily (closed Christmas Day). Find out more.
  • If you love outdoor fun and water then you're going to love Just 4 Fun Aqua Park Mandurah and Just 4 Fun Aqua Park Rottnest Island! This floating water park has a range of family friendly activities and inflatable equipment and a Knee Deep zone for little kids and toddlers. There are paddle boats, Stand up Paddleboards, catapult, sea saws, slides and so much more. Open daily over the school holidays, 10:30am-5pm. Find out more.
  • Treat yourselves these school holidays and book your own exclusive Swan Valley Day Tour with Perth Platinum Tours. Spend a morning at WA's Caversham Wildlife Park where you pat a cuddly koala, hand-feed the kangaroos and much more. Then head to Then we head into the Swan Valley for lunch and produce tasting. Find out more.
  • Head to Elmar's in the Valley this Christmas and school holiday period for a fun colouring in competition, from 9 - 31 December and 1 - 31 January. The prize's will be drawn on the Facebook page and all drawings will be showcased on the 'Wall of Fame' at Elmar's.

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