School holidays are here, so why not make the most out of some precious family time?
There's no shortage of exciting things for you and the family to fill your days with in Perth over the break!
Give your kids, and yourself, a few weeks of fun to cherish with some of our favourite family activities in Perth! Hang out with some amazing wildlife, learn about WA's rich history, and enjoy days of adventure with memorable family outings. With so much to do, you'll be wishing you had more time - so get out there and start exploring the best of Perth today!
Amusement & Adventure
If good ol' fashioned fun and exhilaration is what you're after these holidays, then you're in luck! Fill your days with classic amusement, adventures and attractions all over Perth. Whether you're an old-school theme park fan or a tech-head, there's something new and exciting for everyone.
If you're looking for thrills, there's plenty to get your blood pumping this break. Hop on some wild rides at Adventure World, and if you're feeling really adventurous, you can even simulate a skydive at iFly Perth!
Get away from the city and delve into the beautiful WA nature with a round of golf at Wanneroo Botanic Gardens, enjoy a family friendly competition at Oasis Supa Golf, catch the sun at Perth's Outback Splash, and even take a quick zip over the treetops with Trees Adventure in Dwellingup - just make sure your shoes are nice and tight.
Looking for more ways to amp up your break? See if your family has what it takes to beat the Realmz Escape Game, put some strain on your brain at Scitech, take sail in canals on board the resident Pirate Ship Mandurah, or try something totally left-of-field with Glowing Rooms 3D Mini Golf. Whether you're a thinker, thrill-seeker, nature-lover and everything in between, there are so many exciting adventures to be had at some of our favourite attractions in Perth.
Nature & Wildlife
Do you love animals and escaping into nature, while exploring and learning about our amazing natural environment? Then there's really no better place to be than right here in Perth!
Spend a day taking in the amazing sights, animals, and wildlife encounters at Perth Zoo, explore the depths of the ocean at AQWA, or, if you'd prefer getting up close and personal, spend a day hanging out with some amazing critters at Caversham Wildlife Park. Even better - they're all within a cosy driving distance of Perth City.
Enjoy the great outdoors with a drive through the amazing natural landscapes of the Perth Hills on your way to Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre or Armadale Reptile and Wildlife Centre, or explore tastes and sights of the iconic Swan Valley when you visit the Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm in Henley Brook.
Offering an exciting mix of cuddly critters, scaly reptiles, amazing native animals and beautiful scenery, escape the buzz of Perth City and soak in the charm of WA's nature and wildlife scene this school holidays.
Playgrounds & Play Spaces
When it comes to a day full of family fun, you can't go wrong with any of Perth's spacious parks, playgrounds and play spaces.
Whether you're after stretching out to enjoy a picnic, getting a fresh feel for nature or letting your kids run wild, Whiteman Park offers a perfect mix of it all with playgrounds, wide open spaces, lovely scenery and plenty for your family to soak in and explore.
Speaking of soaking, if your family prefers getting their feet wet, head down to Rockingham Foreshore where you can take in the sunshine while exploring the coastline, or unleash your inner pirate at Golden Bay's new nautical-themed Shipwreck Cove playground.
Of course, you can't talk about play spaces without a special mention of Kings Park. Choc-full of beautiful scenery, open gardens and amazing play areas - it's an absolute must! Connect with the environment at the Rio Tinto Naturescape, meet friendly critters in the Lotterywest Family Area, and discover some ancient wonders in May Drive Parkland. For a day of guaranteed family fun, Kings Park definitely deserves a spot on your list.
Who says learning things has to be boring? Spend a day delving into Perth's history and culture, and take your family to some of the most interesting landmarks and sights in the state!
Take a trip to Fremantle and spend your day exploring the bustling side streets, admiring the Fremantle Arts Centre, and pay a visit to the iconic Fremantle Markets while you're in town (make sure you try one of the Pretzels!) Explore further with the rich history of Fremantle Prison, or if you're feeling brave enough, venture into the tunnels after dark with the Prison Torchlight Tour - it's not for the faint of heart!
A visit to the Art Gallery of WA or New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery will bring out your artistic side, take a day trip to The Bell Tower and witness one of the largest musical instruments on earth, or wait until nightfall and lose yourself in the starry night sky at the Perth Observatory or Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory.
Explore culture, admire art, and get a taste for the world beyond - all in a day's work across our favourite Perth attractions.
Fine Food For The Family
Nothing adds an extra sprinkle of magic to the end of the day quite like some good food. No matter where you are in Perth, there's always somewhere for you and your family to settle down for a delicious bite to eat, any time of the day.
Dust off after a day spent exploring the Swan Valley with a meal at Oakover Grounds or Sittella Winery & Restaurant, stretch out and admire the landscape at Elmar's in The Valley or Sandalford Wines, or take in a scenic lunch at CORE Cider House after a busy morning in Pickering Brook.
Heading south, spend your day relaxing on the grounds of Peel Estate Wines where you can enjoy wine tasting while firing up the onsite BBQs. If your family is full of sweet tooth's, then you can't miss out on a taste test at Miami Bakehouse or the nearby Pinjarra Bakery. With such good sweets and tasty treats, you'll be tempted to drive back the very next day. Travel back to Perth through Rockingham and stop at Vanilla Sprinkles, is a restored vintage van, set up to serve cupcakes, coffee and milkshakes!
Prefer to stay closer to Perth? You're in luck - there’s no shortage of fantastic places to eat within comfortable driving distance of the city! Get your American-style eats on at Hoodburger with some of the best homemade burgers in the state, or take a trip down to the beach for a scenic meal at Odyssea City Beach. No matter what your family's craving, there's somewhere in Perth that's got you covered!
For those looking to venture further from home, head south to Mandurah and enjoy dockside fish & chips at Cicerello's, or pop over to the Fremantle Fremantle Harbour for a seaside meal at Kailis Fish Market Cafe after a day spent exploring the local markets.
Perth really does have something for everyone! No matter your family's tastes, styles or preferences, there's no shortage of things to do, places to see and experiences to be had these holidays. With so many amazing things on offer, two weeks just doesn’t seem like enough time. Luckily, all these activities can be enjoyed outside of the school holidays as well!
Enjoy some real quality time with your family these holidays, and give yourself, your kids, and everyone else some memories they’ll cherish. Get out there, explore the best Perth has to offer, and make the most of our wonderful city!