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Spring School Holidays in Perth

Keep your family busy these spring school holidays, from 23 September - 8 October, with these great holiday deals, activities and events.


  • Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous

    Perth | Dates: 20 Aug, 2017 – 28 Jan, 2018
    Prepare for a close encounter with the most extraordinary creatures to ever walk the earth. Featuring more than 23 moving, life-size animatronic models of the Cretaceous period (145-66 million years ago), Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous is like nothing you've ever experienced!
  • Slime Time at AQWA

    Hillarys | Dates: 20 Sep – 31 Oct, 2017
    Get ready for some great gooey fun as AQWA brings you Slime Time from 20 September - 31 October! Discover the secrets of slime as AQWA celebrates all the wild and wonderful ways in which sea creatures use it. Slime Time is the perfect activity these school holidays to educate and entertain the kids.
  • Fremantle Markets Baby Animal Farm

    Fremantle | Dates: 23 Sep – 08 Oct, 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's Out at Scitech - Forensics!

    West Perth | Dates: 23 Sep – 08 Oct, 2017
    See a forensic sketch artist in action, enjoy crime story-time with our puppet detectives and create your own fake wounds during our forensic-themed School’s Out at Scitech. Meet scientists working in the field of forensics and uncover clues to solve crimes with our CSI activities.
  • 2017 IGA Perth Royal Show

    Claremont | Dates: 23 – 30 Sep, 2017
    Hold on tight as the 2017 IGA Perth Royal Show explodes into full carnival atmosphere to entertain more than 400,000 visitors over a fun packed 8 days of action and celebration, kicking off on the first day of the school holidays, 23 September and running through to 30 September.
  • School Holidays at the WA Maritime Museum: Escape from Pompeii

    Fremantle | Dates: 23 Sep – 08 Oct, 2017
    Join the WA Maritime Museum these school holidays as we explore the marvellous world of ancient Rome through the amazing time capsule of Pompeii. Enjoy the following fun and education activities for kids in celebration of the WA Maritime Museum's new exhibit Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue.
  • School Holidays at the WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries: Shiver Me Timbers!

    Fremantle | Dates: 23 Sep – 08 Oct, 2017
    Get on board and join in some seafaring adventures at the WA Museum Shipwreck Galleries these school holidays from 23 September - 8 October. Track down the pesky and adventurous sailor rats in the Riddled with Rats trail before they nibble all of our ship’s biscuits! With the sharp eyes of a Rat Detective, you’ll have to search high and low to find these hide-and-seek experts.
  • School Holidays Discovery Zone

    Perth | Dates: 23 Sep – 08 Oct, 2017
    The Western Australian Museum's Discovery Zone at the State Library of WA will be jam-packed with fun, learning and exploring activities these school holidays. How are bones formed? What will you find in the special Cabinet of Curiosity? Do you know what the Nyoongar word Kwenda means? Find out all this and so much more!
  • Spring School Holidays in the City

    Perth | Dates: 23 Sep – 08 Oct, 2017
    The City will be alive and buzzing with a full school holiday calendar filled with free classes, workshops and experiences from 23 September - 8 October! Learn how to breakdance, parkour or write hip hop. Get up close and personal with slimy and furry critters or size up against an enormous dinosaur.
  • Fremantle Prison School Holiday Escape! Tours

    Fremantle | Dates: 26 Sep – 08 Oct, 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 Tuesday and Thursdays during the September school holidays.
  • Fremantle Arts Centre Kids School Holiday Art Courses

    Fremantle | Dates: 26 Sep – 06 Oct, 2017
    Sign your kids up for something creative these school holidays with one of Fremantle Arts Centre's Kids' Courses running from 26 September to 6 October. Whether your kids like animation, pottery, drawing, fashion, felting, music, jewellery or painting, there's something fun and engaging for all ages and interests at FAC these school holidays.
  • Family Buffet Movie Nights - September

    Fremantle | Dates: 26 – 26 Sep, 2017
    Enjoy a delicious family buffet dinner and movie night at the Atrium Garden Restaurant, Fremantle during the school holidays on Tuesday 26 September from 5.30pm. Dinner starts at 5.30pm, then settle the kids in at 6pm to watch Moana while you enjoy your own dinner.
  • Bibbulmun Track Camp Cooking for Kids

    Kalamunda | Dates: 27 – 27 Sep, 2017
    These school holidays kids enjoy a 4km return walk along the Bibbulmun Track to a typical campsite where they learn camp cooking on Tuesday 27 September. In a beautiful bush setting children will learn camp cooking through hands-on experience and make things like damper and pizza!
  • Children's Enchanted High Tea

    Fremantle | Dates: 27 – 27 Sep, 2017
    If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a BIG surprise... an Enchanted Children's High Tea in Fremantle! Back by popular demand, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges presents a very special school holiday event that will delight your little ones from start to finish.
  • WASO Kids Concert - Jump, Jam, Jiggle!

    Perth | Dates: 28 – 30 Sep, 2017
    In these 50-minute interactive workshop performances with WASO, children will enjoy a hands-on musical journey of instrument playing, song and dance inspired by the music of Holst's The Planets. At the conclusion of the performance, children can "Meet the Musician" to learn more about the instruments of the orchestra and the people who play them.
  • Shark Sleepover for Slime Time

    Hillarys | Dates: 28 – 29 Sep, 2017
    These school holidays get the kids out of the house, off screens and trying something totally unique - like sleeping under the sea! AQWA is hosting a special Slime Time edition of its Shark Sleepover program on Thursday 28 September. Kids aged 7-12 years can discover more about AQWA's amazing marine animals, with a night of exclusive tours and activities designed to educate and enthral.
  • Fremantle Markets Wildlife Zoo

    Fremantle | Dates: 29 Sep – 08 Oct, 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.
  • 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.
  • Dr Dolittle Goes Bush on the Bibbulmun Track

    Kalamunda | Dates: 30 – 30 Sep, 2017
    Get your children away from the television and amongst nature along the Bibbulmun Track with Dr Dolittle Goes Bush on Saturday 30 September. Walk 2km to a typical campsite to meet the friendly native creatures from Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
  • Family Buffet Movie Nights - October

    Fremantle | Dates: 03 – 03 Oct, 2017
    Enjoy a delicious family buffet dinner and movie night at the Atrium Garden Restaurant, Fremantle during the school holidays on Tuesday 3 October from 5.30pm. Dinner starts at 5.30pm, then settle the kids in at 6pm to watch Moana while you enjoy your own dinner.
  • Splash! Children's School Holiday Program

    Mandurah | Dates: 04 – 06 Oct, 2017
    The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Splash! Program, features performance and activities for kids and their families during the School Holidays. If you are looking for inexpensive family entertainment, join in with The Sandpit, the fun art and crafts activities in the foyers from 4 - 6 October, 10am to 3pm and it is only a gold coin donation.
Dinosaur Discovery
Slime Time at AQWA
Fremantle Markets Baby Animal Farm
Roman Revival
Spring Pinwheels in the city
Family Buffet Movie Nights
Bibbulmun Track camp cooking
WASO's Jump Jam Jiggle
AQWA Shark Sleepover
Wildlife Zoo at Fremantle Markets
2017 AWESOME Arts Festival
Bibbulmun Track
Carnival of the Animals


Adventure World - Abyss

Adventure World

Early Bird Season Pass - save 20%
It's time for a whole new season of AWesomeness with Adventure World opening on the 23 September with a brand new ride, Goliath! Early Bird Season Pass sale is on NOW with 20% off the normal price. Valid to 29.09.17.
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Citadines St Georges Terrace

Citadines St Georges Tce

Kids Entertainment Package
Enjoy a night in with the whole family from $135* that includes unlimited free movies, popcorn, maltesers and mini ice creams. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Crowne Plaza Perth

Crowne Plaza Perth

Perth Family Getaway
Enjoy a stay-cation close to home with accommodation and buffet breakfast for 2 adults & 2 children, child dines free with paying adults and free family pass for the movies.
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Fremantle Prison Tunnels Tour

Fremantle Prison

Discounted Family Pass on Tunnels Tour
Are your children aged over 12 and looking for adventure? Why not visit Fremantle Prison for an adventurous underground Tunnels Tour. Discount valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Ivy & Jack - Kids Eat Free

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Kids eat free during school holidays
All kids under 12 EAT FREE from the kids menu. Plus, there will be movies on the big screen from 12pm daily plus games and colouring in activities. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Hyatt Regency Perth

Hyatt Regency Perth

Family City Explorer
Explore Perth city as a family these school holidays. Package includes breakfast, kids eat free in Café, self parking. Up to 12 yo inclusive. Valid 22.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Courtside Restaurant

Mounts Bay Waters Apartment Hotel

Kids eat free during
Kids under 12, eat free at Courtside Restaurant from the breakfast buffet and kids dinner menu when accompanied by a paying adult. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Novotel Vines Resort

Novotel Vines Resort Swan Valley

Stay two or more nights and save
Self-contained apartments perfect for families. From $199 per night. Includes free unlimited golf on the new course!
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Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

2 night Family Getaway for $249
Includes accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children in a self-contained 2 Bedroom Apartment with Wi-Fi and a family pass to AQWA. Plus kids under 12 eat free. Conditions apply.
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Quest Fremantle

Quest Fremantle

Quest Spring School Holiday Promotion
Stay in the West End with free WiFi, off-site parking, breakfast for 2, 11am checkout, gym and Foxtel. From $195 per night in a Studio Apartment. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Quest Rockingham

Quest Rockingham

Kids Go Free
Kids stay free, with no charge for sofa beds or extra beds up to the age of 12 years old. Conditions apply. Valid for bookings 04.01.17 - 01.10.17 and stays 16.09.17 - 15.10.17.
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Peel Zoo

Peel Zoo

$15 off Junior Zookeeper experience
Book a Junior Zookeeper experience for the school holidays and receive $15 off. Use code 'holiday' when booking online. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Straits Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Family Sunset Buffet
Enjoy WA local produce and chocolate fountain, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Available every Saturday.
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Rottnest Fast Ferries - kids

Rottnest Fast Ferries

Kids Travel Free
One child (12 & under) can travel free with each full paying adult for same day return trips to Rottnest Island during the school holidays. Quote 'KIDSFREE' when booking.
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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! For every full paying adult 4 children (aged 5 - 14 years) receive free entry. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17. 
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The Perth Mint - kids free

The Perth Mint

FREE chocolate coin for kids
Visit The Perth Mint during the September school holidays and receive a free chocolate coin with every paid kids entry.
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The Kart Centre - school holidays

The Kart Centre

School Holiday Special - $50pp
Looking for something fun, and a little bit different, to do these school holidays? Includes two 10 minute sessions. Suitable for all school going and uni students from 5 years.
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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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*Please note all offers above are subject to individual terms and conditions. Please visit their websites for details.


  • 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.
  • Challenge your friends or family on a new 18-hole mini golf course at The Vines Swan Valley. Its the perfect activity to keep the little kids (and the big kids!) entertained. There is ample free parking and a range of delicious food and drinks available during your game. Find out more.
  • Splash into the school holidays The Outback Splash wet attractions opening from 23 September. The three-storey waterslide playground, The Plummet inflatable slide and the Octopus Bay kids splash zone. Play some mini golf, meet a koala or just enjoy a barbie. 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 by train, is the perfect family getaway for the spring school holidays and weekends. Discover a wide range of kids’ attractions from dolphin cruises 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, visit the island playground, play a round of Adventure Golf, jump aboard the Elizabeth Quay Carousel and more! 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, Whale Watch WA and AQWA.
  • Fremantle has you covered these school holidays with heaps of family friendly activities around the town. They'd love to see what you get up to so tag @fremantlestory on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. See you in Freo! 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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