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Winter School Holidays in Perth

Get out and about in Perth these WA School Holidays from 1 - 16 July. Find plenty of fun events, activities and festivals for kids, plus some great holiday offers for families.


  • Fremantle Markets Baby Animal Farm

    Fremantle | Dates: 03 Jun – 16 Jul, 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.
  • 'Wonders of the World' LEGO® Exhibition

    Perth | Dates: 22 Jun – 30 Jul, 2017
    Perth set to welcome 'Wonders of the World' LEGO® exhibition at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 22 June - 30 July. Explore the world brick by brick at this interactive exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks!
  • Lights by DreamWorks - The Experience

    Burswood | Dates: 23 Jun – 23 Jul, 2017
    Lights by Dreamworks - The Experience is an interactive walk-through experience for all ages at Crown Pyramid from 23 June - 23 July. Shrek, Kung-and Fu Panda, together with more than 100 other DreamWorks Animation characters, will be brought to life at Crown Pyramid in a new exhibition of some of DreamWorks Animation's best known characters.
  • Winterworld Fremantle

    Fremantle | Dates: 24 Jun – 16 Jul, 2017
    Fremantle Esplanade Reserve will be breaking the ice with Australia's largest pop-up outdoor ice-rink and cosy lodge bars from 24 June - 16 July. In a WA first, Winterworld Fremantle will feature a REAL snow pit thanks to White Snow - where kids can play amongst the snow, build a snowman or have a snow ball fight!
  • Winterworld Hillarys

    Hillarys | Dates: 24 Jun – 16 Jul, 2017
    Winterworld Australia is skating into WA for the first time and taking over the Sorrento Quay Boardwalk from 24 June - 16 July for 23 days of outdoor ice-skating and spectacular winter wonderland for all ages. It's time to put on your winter woollies, get out into the elements and experience the true magic of winter!
  • The Amazing Valley Chase

    Guildford | Dates: 01 – 15 Jul, 2017
    Enjoy a free family, car rally trail exploring the Swan Valley these winter 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: 01 – 15 Jul, 2017
    The Great Valley Rally is a family car rally adventure exploring the Swan Valley - a perfect activity for the winter 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.
  • Rottnest Island School Holiday Program

    Rottnest Island | Dates: 01 – 16 Jul, 2017
    Mingle with pirates, create quokka masks and learn about the Island’s natural environment and fascinating history. Suitable for children of any age – even adults who are young at heart! This year we will also be including activities around Plastic Free July and NAIDOC week, more information to come.
  • Winter School Holidays at Perth Zoo

    South Perth | Dates: 01 – 16 Jul, 2017
    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a Wildlife Superhero. Visit Perth Zoo these school holidays to find out how you too can be a Wildlife Superhero! Once you arrive, you will hear all about our animal superheroes and discover their superpowers. Did you know that tree kangaroos can leap up to 18 meters? Or the red panda has a false sixth thumb?!
  • Rottnest Island Plastic Free July Activities

    Rottnest Island | Dates: 01 – 31 Jul, 2017
    Did you know that by 2050 it's estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans? Learn how to reuse marine rubbish in a series of workshops and exhibitions on Rottnest Island these school holidays.
  • Scitech CSIRO Lab Workshops

    West Perth | Dates: 01 – 15 Jul, 2017
    Every school holidays Scitech hold engaging workshops in their CSIRO Lab to keep holiday boredom at bay. Experiment, create and explore these holidays in the CSIRO Lab! These hands-on workshops cover a range of topics such as robotics, physics and coding, and are suitable for all budding scientists aged 4-16 years.
  • School Holidays at the WA Maritime Museum: Voyage to the Deep

    Fremantle | Dates: 01 – 16 Jul, 2017
    Dive into a mysterious and marvellous undersea world at the WA Maritime Museum with the multi-award winning exhibition Voyage to the Deep and enjoy some fun school holiday activities. Climb aboard a giant replica Nautilus submarine and discover the inner deep-sea world in this interactive, immersive, hands-on exhibition.
  • School Holidays at the WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries: Treasure of the Golden Dragon

    Fremantle | Dates: 01 – 16 Jul, 2017
    Come and enjoy a treasure hunt at the WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries these school holidays from 1 - 6 July. Avast, me hearties! Some pesky pirates have raided the museum and hidden the Treasure of the Golden Dragon!
  • School Holidays at Whiteman Park

    Whiteman | Dates: 01 – 16 Jul, 2017
    Located on the doorstep of the Swan Valley Food and Wine Region, Whiteman Park offers an extensive array of fun and exciting activities available for kids during the school holidays. Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment.
  • AQWA Shark Month Festival

    Hillarys | Dates: 01 – 16 Jul, 2017
    Visit AQWA these school holidays for their Shark Month extravaganza from 1 - 6 July, 10am - 5pm. Meet the new juvenile sharks, have fun with awesome kids activities and enjoy special activities for Shark Awareness Day on 14 July.
  • School Holidays with the WA Museum: Bugs Galore

    Perth | Dates: 01 – 16 Jul, 2017
    Join the WA Museum in exploring the mysterious world of bugs at the WA Museum's Discovery Zone at the State Library of WA these winter school holidays! With spot talks being held every morning and illustration workshops every afternoon, there's always a reason to pop in.
  • Winter School Holiday Activities at the Perth Cultural Centre

    Perth | Dates: 01 – 16 Jul, 2017
    Explore the Perth Cultural Centre this school holidays and discover a large range of free and affordable activities to keep the kids entertained. With short films, exhibitions and creative workshops scheduled there is something for kids of all ages and abilities this winter school holidays.
  • NAIDOC Week on Rottnest Island

    Rottnest Island | Dates: 02 – 09 Jul, 2017
    Join Rottnest Island for a series of free workshops in celebration of NAIDOC Week from 2 - 9 July. Free workshops include storytelling, sand art and rock painting. NAIDOC Week celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.
  • Nearer to Nature - Warm up for Winter

    Perth | Dates: 02 – 29 Jul, 2017
    Families and children can enjoy a range of Nearer to Nature activities at various venues around Perth from 2 - 29 July, 2017. The Department of Parks and Wildlife's Nearer to Nature team provides the community with unique, enjoyable activities that help participants discover marvellous natural areas in and around Perth.
  • Joondalup Resort Golf Academy School Holidays Program

    Connolly | Dates: 03 – 14 Jul, 2017
    The Golf Academy School Holiday Program at Joondalup Resort is a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to the game of golf and provide them with the opportunity and pathway to improve and progress as far as they choose to in the game.
  • Fremantle Arts Centre Kids School Holiday Art Courses

    Fremantle | Dates: 03 – 14 Jul, 2017
    Sign your kids up for something creative these school holidays with one of Fremantle Arts Centre's Kids' Courses running from 3 - 14 July. These fun, creative program includes classes in animation, pottery, drawing, fashion, felting, music, jewellery, painting and much more.
  • Discover Life under the Sea at Garden City

    Booragoon | Dates: 03 – 16 Jul, 2017
    Join the Western Australian Museum at Garden City Shopping Centre to dive into a deep ocean reef to explore the wonders and diversity of the sea from 3 - 16 July. The centre floor will be transformed into the ocean, complete with intriguing deep sea creatures, a kelp forest and giant inflatable octopus.
  • Mini Rev - Perth International Film Festival

    Perth | Dates: 03 – 14 Jul, 2017
    Mini Rev is proudly presented by Revelation Perth International Film Festival, City of Perth and the State Library of Western Australia. This delightful two-part program features the best children's short film animation from around the world. A variety of colourful, crazy and music loving animals promise to delight Perth families this winter.
  • Art Gallery of WA Paper Sneaker Activity

    Perth | Dates: 03 – 06 Jul, 2017
    Visit the Art Gallery of WA these school holidays and celebrate the SNEAKERHEADS Season with the Paper Sneaker Activity available on Monday 3, Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 July, 11am - 4pm. Join the Education Team and put together your own custom decorated cardboard sneaker and add it to the display.
  • Healthy Wildlife Workshops

    Perth's Eastern Region | Dates: 04 – 12 Jul, 2017
    These winter school holidays enjoy a range of Healthy Wildlife Workshops across Perth's Eastern Region from 4 - 12 July. Learn about bobtail ecology in Basking Bobtails and Beautiful Beasts, enjoy a morning talk and walk at Ascot Waters with Healthy Waterbirds, Healthy River, join Native Animal Rescue's open day with activities for kids, exclusive tours and opportunities to meet animals and more.
  • NAIDOC Celebration Day and Youth Festival

    Seville Grove | Dates: 04 – 04 Jul, 2017
    Join the City of Armadale to celebrate our local indigenous cultures with lots of music, entertainment and activities for the entire family on Tuesday 4 July, 10am - 8pm. This year the City is also partnering with Brothaboy to host a NAIDOC Youth Festival on the same day. Everyone is welcome to attend!
  • Children's Enchanted High Tea

    Fremantle | Dates: 04 – 04 Jul, 2017
    Back by popular demand, the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges presents a very special July school holiday event that will delight your little ones from start to finish. Tiny treats await you and your children in a room filled with enchantment to capture the imaginations of young and old. Tuesday 4 July 2017.
  • Dream Valley - Free School Holiday Activities

    Perth | Dates: 04 – 13 Jul, 2017
    Cathedral Square is coming to life these school holidays with Dream Valley! Allow the kids to dream and be wowed by the community dream catcher & bubble tent! Grab your family and friends and come join us at Cathedral Square these July school holidays with a range of exciting activities, free of charge in Perth’s historic heart.
  • Family Buffet Movie Nights

    Fremantle | Dates: 04 – 11 Jul, 2017
    Enjoy a delicious family buffet dinner and movie night at the Atrium Garden Restaurant in the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle on Tuesday 11 July. Dinner starts at 5.30pm, then settle the kids in at 6pm to watch Finding Dory while you enjoy your own dinner.
  • Kids Wonderland

    Stirling | Dates: 05 – 09 Jul, 2017
    Kids Wonderland is back in 2017 for its 4th year during the July school holidays! Experience the magic and wonder of unlimited show rides, interactive gaming, fabulous stage shows and educational exhibits under the one roof to create the ultimate Kids Wonderland.
  • The Tales of Beatrix Potter

    Perth | Dates: 05 – 06 Jul, 2017
    During the July school holidays, Prompt Corner will perform a delightful production of the popular children's classic written by Beatrix Potter. Performances will be on 5 & 6 July at 10am & 11.30am. Watch as the magical tales and characters of Beatrix Potter come to life at the Perth Town Hall, fea-turing classics such as Peter Rabbit and Mrs Puddleduck.
  • The Funarium

    Claremont | Dates: 07 – 09 Jul, 2017
    The Funarium is Perth’s newest winter school holiday festival for kids aged 4-12, held at Claremont Showgrounds from 7-9 July 2017. Kids can explore engaging, fun and educational activities across a range of 10 themed zones.
  • Fremantle Markets Wildlife Zoo

    Fremantle | Dates: 07 – 16 Jul, 2017
    Get up close and personal with native wildlife at the Fremantle Markets every Friday from 12pm - 2pm during the school holidays. Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas and snakes.
  • Christmas in July Family Cruise

    Mandurah | Dates: 08 – 08 Jul, 2017
    Tis the season to be jolly! Join Mandurah Cruises on a Christmas in July Family Cruise on Saturday 8 July, 2017 from 5pm - 7pm. The cruise includes a delicious Christmas dinner, a visit from Santa for the children and live Christmas carols performed on board by singer Zoe Dellaca.
  • Bibbulmun Track Teen Trek

    The Darling Range | Dates: 12 – 14 Jul, 2017
    The Bibbulmun Track Teen Trek is a three-day expedition for teenagers, camping out and experiencing the fun and camaraderie of being in and connecting with, the bush and with others their age. Along the way, guides will present them with some mental and physical challenges.
  • 'Bop Til You Drop Kids Disco Cruise

    Mandurah | Dates: 14 – 14 Jul, 2017
    Bring the kids along for a fun filled morning of dancing, singing and games hosted by Bop till you Drop on board Mandurah Cruises vessel Dancing Dolphin on Friday 14 July. Also, Includes party food and lolly bags for the children and complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits for the parents.
  • Fremantle Chocolate Market

    Fremantle | Dates: 15 – 15 Jul, 2017
    A joyous and delicious open day on Saturday 15 July to celebrate everyone's favourite food - CHOCOLATE! This is the perfect school holiday activity and right across the road from the Fremantle Winter Wonderland ice skating arena. And it's FREE ENTRY!
  • Walk in the Park: Children's Forest

    Whiteman | Dates: 16 – 16 Jul, 2017
    'Walk in the Park' is a series of free guided walks that will help you to discover aspects of Whiteman Park you might not know about! There will be a special Children's Discovery Walk for the school holidays on Sunday 16 July.
  • Long Chim Little Masters

    Perth | Dates: 16 – 16 Jul, 2017
    An experience for your adventurous future master chef led by the culinary Wizards at Long Chim at the State Buildings on Sunday 16 July, 1 - 3pm. This messy hands-on cooking class for kids is a mix of play and a taste of Thailand. Cooking up spring rolls, chive cakes, noodles and icy poles, the Long chim chefs will guide them every step of the way.
  • 2017 AWESOME Arts Festival

    Perth | Dates: 30 Sep – 08 Oct, 2017
    The Perth Cultural Centre will come alive this October school holidays as the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things brings the best in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual arts and more, from around the world, right to your front doorstep.


  • It's Penguin Nesting Season! And you can be one of the first to visit Penguin Island during this very special time on-board Rockingham Wild Encounters Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise. This 60 minute glass bottom boat cruise goes in search of the local dolphins and sea lions followed by a leisurely 30 minute guided walk of Penguin Island. Cruises depart daily. Book online and use promo code epwinter for a 10% discount. 
  • Take the kids along the Bibbulmun Track, a fun and healthy activity for the whole family. There are a couple of easy walks to choose from and the Track is maintained to a high standard and with its ease of access and navigation is an ideal environment to take the family on an adventure to experience the wonders of the bush. legs. Find out more.
  • Explore all the attractions at Whiteman Park! 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.
  • Meet Asha and Loki, the new dingo puppies at Peel Zooas well as Cleo, the matriarch of the pack, by booking a Dingo Encounter. They run from 2.30pm - 3pm daily and are $40pp. Only available to a maximum of 2 participants, per day. Find out more.
  • Head down to Elizabeth Quay these school holidays. Take a cruise from Barrack Street Jetty, visit the playground, view public art around the quay, ride the beautiful Venetian Carousel or play a round of mini golf. Find out more.
  • Learn to surf with Scarborough Beach Surf School. During winter their school holiday classes are held at Leighton Beach, Fremantle with 2.5 hour lessons available for the whole family from kids aged 10 years to adults. Find out more.
  • The Nostalgia Box is a museum like no other. It's a fun, unique experience for to learn about the history of video games and have a go at a few in The Games Area including Space Invaders and Super Mario Bros. Plus, during the school holidays you can get 10% off entry. Find out more.
  • Visit The Maze during the winter school holidays for your chance to feed the baby joeys! They currently have three joeys, all rescues, on site that you can meet daily at 1.30pm. Find out more.
  • Go on a journey through WA's gold history at The Perth Mint! Go on a tour of the Gold Exhibition, see a traditional gold pour, find out your weight in gold and more. Plus during the school holidays kids on the tour and gold pour receive a free chocolate coin. Find out more.
  • Get out of the cold and spend a day at Scitech. Discover the Whodunit? exhibition and become a forensic scientist, experiment and create at a CSIRO Lab Workshop, enjoy solving the Whodunit? crime at home and compete against your friends in the Robot Arena. Find out more.
  • Cycle around the Swan Valley. The cycle trails now have interpretive signage to compliment the cycling routes which run through many of the valley's attractions. The signage provides interesting information about the region, its rich history, entertaining characters and stunning flora and fauna. Find out more.
  • Cruise the beautiful Swan River with Captain Cook Cruises. During the school holidays kids can enjoy a 'Busy Nippers Bag' for $3, available at check in or on board. Plus for every full paying adult, one child can travel free on any Swan River Scenic Cruise, Perth/Fremantle Explorer or Perth/Fremantle One Way Cruises during the school holidays - KIDSJUL17 when booking. Find out more.
  • Discover Mandurah's picturesque inland waterways with Mandurah Cruises and see wild dolphins, wetlands teeming with bird life and more. You can even enjoy a fish and chip lunch on board the 12 noon and 1pm cruises. During the school holidays kids cruise free Monday - Thursday on the 1 hour Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise. Quote KCFREE17 when booking. Find out more.
  • Want to pat a koala, feed a kangaroo and ride a camel or find ride a camel and tour a local wildlife centre? Join Perth Platinum Tours for a fun filled family day just a short drive from Perth. Sit back and relax and let someone else do the driving whilst you and the kids get up close and personal with a variety of native wildlife. Tours run Thursday - Sunday. Find out more.
  • Perth Go Surf's school holiday surfing lessons are a fun and energetic way to entertain the kids during the holidays. Go Surf provides a safe and controlled environment for your child to learn the basics of surfing. Lessons run daily, with three session times available. Find out more.
  • Rottnest Express have teamed up with the WA Maritime Museum and are offering 20% off admission into the museum and current exhibition Voyage to the Deep when you book a Swan River Cruise from Perth to Fremantle during the winter school holidays! Find out more.
  • Enjoy a special kids school holiday package at Paintball Skirmish in the Swan Valley for $35. Package includes entry, protective darth vader style head mask, full body camouflage overalls, chest plate, paintball marker, up to 10 scenarios, 200 paintball bag and team photos. Find out more.
  • WA's First Tree Ropes Course! Trees Adventure is an exhilarating 2 Hour experience with 2m low easy courses up to 25m high insane ones! Soar through the trees on an array of flying foxes and thrilling aerial challenges! Find out more.
Animal Farm
'The Brickman' and LEGO® Arc de Triomphe
Lights by DreamWorks - The Experience
Winterworld Fremantle
Winterworld Hillarys
Amazing Valley Chase
Wildlife Superhero
Plastic free July workshops
Scitech School Holiday Workshops
WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries
AQWA Shark Sleepover
Spiny leaf insect © WA Museum
NAIDOC Week on Rottnest Island
FAC Kids Courses - winter
Paper Sneaker Activity
Family Buffet Movie Nights
Kids Wonderland
The Funarium for kids
Wildlife Zoo at Fremantle Markets
Long Chim Little Masters
Bibbulmun Track
Fremantle Chocolate Market
Children's Forest
Penguin Island
Dingoe pups at Peel Zoo
Elizabeth Quay Carousel
The Maze Baby Joey
Mandurah Cruises - school holidays
Perth Go Surf
Trees Adventure


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