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Spring School Holidays in Perth

Keep your family busy these spring school holidays, from 24 September - 9 October, with these great holiday deals, activities and events.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

  • Explore-a-saurus Exhibition

    West Perth | Dates: 09 May – 30 Oct, 2016
    Step back in time to when dinosaurs reigned supreme and meet animatronic versions of Stegosaurus, Triceratops, the infamous T-Rex and more in Scitech’s latest exhibition – Explore-a-saurus on display from 9 May - 30 October 16. 
  • Freo Treasure Hunt

    Fremantle | Dates: 20 Sep – 09 Oct, 2016
    Come and play the ultimate Freo Treasure Hunt in Fremantle these school holidays, 24 September - 9 October. #Freo_Treasurehunt. Make sure you print off the treasure map (available from 15 September) head to Fremantle and start hunting for the treasure businesses who have the treasure letter located in their store.
  • School Holidays on Rottnest Island

    Rottnest Island | Dates: 24 Sep – 09 Oct, 2016
    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.
  • Nearer to Nature Program at Perth Hills Discover Centre

    Mundaring | Dates: 24 Sep – 08 Oct, 2016
    Keeping the children entertained during the holidays has never been so easy. Let the Nearer to Nature team 'captivate the kids' with fun-filled activities designed especially to capture the imaginations of children.
  • IGA Perth Royal Show

    Claremont, Perth | Dates: 24 Sep – 01 Oct, 2016
    The IGA Perth Royal Show from 24 September - 1 October, is Perth's biggest community event attracting thousands of visitors every year. With a rich history spanning 170 years, the Show is an iconic social and cultural event which showcases WA agriculture, small business and entertainment.
  • School Holidays at Fremantle Markets

    Fremantle | Dates: 24 Sep, 2016 – 30 Jun, 2017
    Keep the kids entertained every weekend of the school holidays at the Fremantle Markets. While you take in the sights and sounds the kids can hang out with super cute animals from 9am-11am every Saturday and fun fairies every Saturday and Sunday 10am-1pm.
  • WA Museum at the Perth Royal Show

    Claremont | Dates: 24 Sep – 01 Oct, 2016
    The Western Australian Museum will be popping up at the 2016 Perth Royal Show these school holidays from 24 September - 1 October, 9am - 8pm, with an Inflatable Museum! Come and see our Carnotaurus and take a peek inside our incredible inflatable museum. We will have dinosaur craft activities running for the entire week!
  • Going Potty at Perth Zoo

    South Perth | Dates: 24 Sep – 23 Oct, 2016
    Everyone's going potty at Perth Zoo this spring! Learn how to make your garden flourish in a fun, hands-on planting activity that is sure to grow your children’s curiosity about the environment. Join us for one of four free stage shows celebrating life outside and taking children to a world where the real and the unreal collide.
  • School Holidays at the WA Maritime Museum

    Fremantle | Dates: 24 Sep – 09 Oct, 2016
    Calling all pirate apprentices! Join in swashbuckling pirate adventures and get ready to sail the seven seas these school holidays at WA Maritime Museum. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog landing on the West Australian coastline, so come join in the fun activities and commemorate this special event with us.
  • School Holidays at the WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries

    Fremantle | Dates: 24 Sep – 09 Oct, 2016
    Step back in time to an era of traders, treasures and triumphant discoveries these school holidays at the WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries from 24 September - 9 October. Make your own pirate dress-up, listen to salty pirate tales and adventures, help our cannon crew load one of our cannons and making rubbings of the replica dish that Dirk Hartog left at Cape Inscription.
  • City of Perth presents The Strange Creature: A Storytelling Adventure

    Perth | Dates: 26 Sep – 02 Oct, 2016
    Meet at the marked tree in Cathedral Square to be taken on a storytelling adventure to help the strange creature discover his true identity. Join various characters on this storytelling walk to where the strange creature's identity will be revealed.
  • Kids Konga, Zumba and Dance

    Perth | Dates: 26 Sep – 07 Oct, 2016
    Entertain the kids these school holidays at Elizabeth Quay's free kids Zumba and Konga Classes led by Yanique Dance Fushion available Monday to Friday from 26 September - 7 October.
  • School Holiday Workshops in the CSIRO Lab

    Perth | Dates: 27 Sep – 08 Oct, 2016
    Every school holidays, Scitech hold engaging workshops in the CSIRO Lab to keep holiday boredom at bay. These school holidays, from 27 September - 8 October kids can enjoy a range of fun activities.
  • Junior Gardener Workshops

    Roleystone | Dates: 27 Sep – 04 Oct, 2016
    Learn all of the gardener's secrets with some help from our wiggly worm friends! These junior gardener workshops include a build your own worm farm activity, seed planting, a guided walk around the park and morning tea.
  • Fremantle Prison Escape! Tour

    Fremantle | Dates: 27 Sep – 09 Oct, 2016
    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.
  • Fremantle Arts Centre Kids Holiday Program

    Fremantle | Dates: 27 Sep – 08 Oct, 2016
    Sign the kids up for something creative these spring school holidays with one of Fremantle Arts Centre's Kids' Courses. The Kids Holiday Program has plenty of great options for kids this school holidays with courses including animation, game design, creative clay, drawing, sewing, printmaking, urban art and more!
  • Splash! Children's School Holiday Program

    Mandurah | Dates: 28 Sep – 08 Oct, 2016
    The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Splash! Program, from 28 September - 8 October, features performance and activities for kids and their families during the School Holidays. There are some fantastic performances and workshops lined up for the spring holidays at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre!
  • Mundaring Arts Centre School Holiday Art Workshops

    Mundaring & Midland | Dates: 28 Sep – 20 Oct, 2016
    Looking for something creative to do on the school holidays? The Mundaring Arts Centre and Midland Junction Arts Centre are offering an exciting program of visual arts workshops for children aged 6 - 18 years during the spring school holidays.
  • 2016 AWESOME Festival

    Perth | Dates: 01 – 14 Oct, 2016
    The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things, takes over the Perth Cultural Centre in the October School Holidays. The program offers an assortment of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and free interactive arts activities.
  • Catch Music Sessions - Elizabeth Quay

    Perth | Dates: 01 – 01 Oct, 2016
    Catch Music at Elizabeth Quay offers free interactive music sessions to people of all ages on Saturday 1 October, 11am - 12.30pm. A perfect activity for the school holidays. These interactive pop-up sessions are run by skilled music facilitators, along with a number of volunteers encouraging visitors to Elizabeth Quay to get involved.
  • The Secret Life of Pets Cruise & Movie

    Mandurah | Dates: 02 – 02 Oct, 2016
    Two of Mandurah's best known attractions have joined forces to bring the kids and kids at heart an awesome day out these school holidays on Sunday 2 October, 2016. Enjoy a 1 hour Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise with Mandurah Cruises followed by the hilarious family movie The Secret Life of Pets at Reading Cinemas Mandurah.
  • School Holidays Fun at Art Gallery of WA

    Perth | Dates: 03 – 07 Oct, 2016
    To celebrate Unknown Land, join AWESOME Arts and the Art Gallery of WA to celebrate our city, and show your vision of our state during the spring school holidays. How do we see ourselves now, nearly 200 years from European settlement?
  • WA Museum at Garden City Shopping Centre

    Booragoon | Dates: 03 – 09 Oct, 2016
    The Western Australian Museum will be popping up at Garden City these school holidays from 3 - 9 October, 10am - 4pm. Come and take a peek inside our incredible inflatable museum which will house a unique and fascinating exhibition of Egyptian artefacts from the WA Museum.
  • City of Perth presents The Urban Garden

    Perth | Dates: 03 – 08 Oct, 2016
    Spring into the city these school holidays and visit Granny's Greenhouse to make colourful paper flowers and pin-wheels. In the astro-turfed urban garden, Gardener Dan will show you how to make an origami plant pot and plant a seedling to take home and watch it grow!
  • Bibbulmun Track Camp Cooking for Kids

    Kalamunda, Perth Hills | Dates: 04 – 04 Oct, 2016
    These school holidays kids can enjoy a 4km return walk along the Bibbulmun Track to learn camp cooking on Tuesday 4 October. There are two sessions available at 9.30am and 12.30pm. In a beautiful bush setting children will learn camp cooking through hands-on experience!
  • In a Dark, Dark Wood

    Thornlie | Dates: 04 – 04 Oct, 2016
    The Don Russell Performing Arts Centre in the City of Gosnells presents In a Dark, Dark Wood, a school holiday show on Tueaday 4 October at 11am and 1.30pm. Travel deep inside a magical realm with the Barking Gecko Theatre Company in this original re-imagining of Grimm’s classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.
  • Bibbulmun Track Walking with Mum Weekend

    The Darling Ranges, Perth Hills | Dates: 08 – 09 Oct, 2016
    Enjoy a Walking with Mum Weekend along the Bibbulmun Track on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October departing from the Murdoch Park'n'Ride at 9am. Kids grow up so quickly and before you know it, they have flown the nest! Savour this time by creating as many wonderful memories together as possible.
  • Storks Cruise & Movie

    Mandurah | Dates: 08 – 08 Oct, 2016
    Two of Mandurah's best known attractions have joined forces to bring the kids and kids at heart an awesome day out these school holidays on Saturday 8 October, 2016. Enjoy a 1 hour Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise with Mandurah Cruises followed by by the new release family movie Storks at Reading Cinemas Mandurah.
Explore-a-saurus Exhibition
Fremantle Treasure Hunt
Pirate Pete on Rottnest Island
Nearer to Nature Program - Adventure Caving
IGA Perth Royal Show 2016
Fremantle Markets Baby Animal Farm
WA Museum at the Perth Royal Show
Going Potty at Perth Zoo
WA Maritime Museum - school holidays
City of Perth presents The Strange Creatures
CSIRO Lab at Scitech
Fremantle Prison Escape! Tour
Fremantle Arts Centre
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Mundaring Arts Centre
2016 AWESOME Festival
Catch Music
City of Perth presents The Urban Garden
Bibbulmun Track Camp Cooking for Kids
In a Dark, Dark Wood

SCHOOL HOLIDAY OFFERS

Adventure World - Dragon's Kingdom

Adventure World

Kids under 4 FREE
Enjoy Dragon's Kingdom, Kahuna Falls and the Australian Wildlife experience these school holidays. Early bird season passes available from just 72c a day to 03.10.16.
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Assured Waterside Apartments

Assured Waterside Apartments

School Holidays Special
Relax and rest easy knowing you can book your family holiday over the school break early and receive great discounted rates! Minimum stay applies.
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Assured Ascot Quays Apartment Hotel

Assured Ascot Quays Apartment Hotel

School Holidays Special
Relax and rest easy knowing you can book your family holiday over the school break early and receive great discounted rates! Min stay applies.
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The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower

Kids FREE with a paying adult
Take the kids to see one of the largest musical instruments on earth these school holidays! Maximum 4 kids free per paying adult. Valid 24.09.16 - 09.10.16. Open from 10am.
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Captain Cook Cruises - family

Captain Cook Cruises

Kids cruise FREE with paying adult
For every adult, one child travels free. Keep the kids entertained with Cruise Bingo on board, winners receive a lucky dip prize! Quote KIDSSEP16 when booking. Conditions apply.
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Crown Metropol Perth

Crown Metropol Perth

Family Escape from $536 per night
Stay 2 nights' in a Luxe Twin room with a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates, children's activity pack and free kid's meals at The Merrywell. Valid to 09.10.16, Sunday - Friday.
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Crown Promenade Perth

Crown Promenade Perth

Family Getaway from $278 per night
Relax in a stylish room with a bottle of sparkling wine, kids activity pack and buffet breakfast at Market & Co. Valid to 09.10.16, Sunday - Friday.
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Discovery Parks - Coogee Beach

Discovery Parks - Coogee Beach

School Holiday Site Special
The weather is fining up and Fremantle is your perfect Spring holiday destination. Stay 5 Pay 4 on all sites and enjoy the very best the region has to offer. Valid to 09.10.16.
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Discovery Parks - Woodman Point

Discovery Parks - Woodman Point

School Holiday Site Special
The weather is fining up and Fremantle is your perfect spring holiday destination. Stay 5 Pay 4 on all sites. Valid to 09.10.16.
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Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison

School Holiday family discount
Are your children aged over 12 and looking for adventure? Why not visit Fremantle Prison for an adventurous underground Tunnels Tour. Book your tour from 24.09.16 - 09.10.16.
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Kandu Holidays

Kandu Holidays

Kids 1/2 price on Swan Valley Day Tour
Kids half price when accompanied with 1 or more full paying adults. Valid 01.09.16 - 31.10.16, for children aged 3 - 12 inclusive.
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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 24.09.16 - 09.10.16.
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Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

2 night Family AQWA Getaway Package
Includes Family entry to AQWA, 2-night stay in a 2 Bedroom Apartment, breakfast daily, Foxtel and free parking.
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Rockingham Wild Encounters - Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise

Penguin Island

Adults at kids prices on Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise
Meet all the wildlife on Penguin Island. Normally $85 now just $60pp. Quote SPRINGDOLPHIN when booking. Valid 15.09.16 - 31.10.16.
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Rockingham Wild Encounters Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

Penguin Island

Adults at kids prices on Penguin & Sea Lion Glass Bottom Boat Cruise
Meet all the Penguins and Sea Lions! Normally $39 now just $30pp. Quote SPRINGPENGUIN when booking. Valid to 15.09.16 - 31.10.16.
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The Perth Mint - Gold Exhibition

The Perth Mint

FREE chocolate gold coin
For every child entry into The Perth Mint Gold Exhibition, kids will receive a free chocolate gold coin. Valid for a limited time only!
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IGA Perth Royal Show

Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough

Royal Show Package
As sponsors the IGA Perth Royal Show, we present these exclusive stay and play packages. Minimum 1 night stay required. Valid to 01.10.16 for stays 23.09.16 - 01.10.16.
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Rottnest Fast Ferries - kids travel free

Rottnest Fast Ferries

Kids travel free during school holidays
For every adult that travels, one child travels FREE! Quote "KIDSFREE16" when booking for travel between 24.09.16 - 09.10.16.
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The Sebel East Perth

The Sebel East Perth

$25 off each night you stay + FREE breakfast
Perfect for family breaks during the school holidays or romantic stays for two. Rates from $174* per night. Valid for bookings made by 30.09.16.
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The Sebel Mandurah

The Sebel Mandurah

$25 off each night that you stay + FREE breakfast
Perfect for family breaks during the school holidays or romantic stays for two. Rates from $174* per night. Valid for bookings made by 30.09.16.
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*Please note all offers above are subject to individual terms and conditions. Please visit their websites for details.

MORE SCHOOL HOLIDAY IDEAS

  • Explore all the attractions at Whiteman Park, including their brand new play area! Families can enjoy tram and train rides, learn about WA's transport heritage at the Motor Museum and Tractor Museum, have a go at the new pedal go-karts or visit the animals at Caversham Wildlife Park. Find out more.
  • Experience the life of a professional Zookeeper for a day at Peel Zoo. Learn about animal husbandry, feeding, animal handling, and captive breeding. Get up close and personal with Tasmanian Devils, Koalas, Quolls, and so much more. Find out more.
  • Spend more time actually enjoying your holidays than trying to get somewhere! Mandurah & the Peel Region, only an hour south of Perth by car or train, is the perfect family getaway for the July school holidays. Discover a wide range of kids' attractions from dolphin cruises and train rides on the coast to treetop climbing in the jarrah forest. Find out more.
  • Head down to Elizabeth Quay these school holidays. Take a cruise from Barrack Street Jetty, jump on the Little Ferry Co or Gondolas on the Swan, visit the island playground, view public art around the quay, grab a treat from Gusto Gelato or stop in at Isle of Voyage, V Burger or The Reveley for lunch. Find out more.
  • Go an a whale watching adventure! Get up close and personal with these amazing creatures off Perth's coast from September - November with tours available from Rottnest Express, Rottnest Fast Ferries, Mills Charters, Westcoast Jet and AQWA.
  • Have fun at Fremantle's award winning Esplanade Youth Plaza featuring one of the most impressive skateboarding in Perth. The plaza also caters for a variety of other interests such as ping pong, rock climbing, slacklining and parkour. Workshops are run regularly for skateboarding and parkour during the school holidays. Find out more.
  • Explore the Swan Valley with The Great Valley Rally and the Amazing Valley Chase, similar to a treasure hunt and a car rally. Each takes families with young children on an exploration of the region, full of adventure and challenge. Find out more.

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