From free outdoor events to a bit of fun with robots.
School holidays are a great time to get the kids off the couch and out and about enjoying the fantastic Perth Summer weather.
While some parents might be back at work slowly trying to remember how to do their jobs post-Christmas break, we’ve compiled a list of kid friendly activities to take the pressure off trying to think of things for your kids to do this school holiday in Perth.
Sometimes nothing beats simply sitting down and watching a movie together as a family. Perth is home to some amazing free pop up outdoor cinemas so you can change up the venue from your coach to a bean bag, camping chair or picnic rug, and enjoy a family classic film under the stars.
Lifeboat Boat At The Marina - Mindarie
A fully licensed venue so the kids can enjoy the playground while you sip a wine or ice cold beer until the sun goes down. Life Boat has a projector screen set up with a movie on every Friday and Saturday night. See the schedule here.
Telethon Community Cinema - Burswood, Bassendean, Joondalup and Murdoch
Running now until April 2023, these outdoor venues let you BYO your own food and are a great budget friendly night out. Bring your own seats or hire a bean bag, chair, or throw down a blanket. Gates open at 6.30pm and films start around 7.45pm. More info and session times.
Thomas Dambos Giants of Mandurah
This free outdoor exhibition allows you to choose your own adventure on your journey to discovering each of Thomas’ hidden Giants. This exhibition aims to promote understanding about the importance of protecting our natural world, including Mandurah’s globally significant Ramsar-listed wetlands, unique waterways, bushland and wildlife. More information.
Kids Cyber Week - Pentanet Stadium Joondalup (16 to 20th Jan)
Is Your Kid the Next Bezos? These kid-friendly workshops are equal parts fun as it is educational to inspire the next generation of innovators. Kids Cyber Week is a five-day program in Joondalup, run by STEMSmart and powered by Pentanet. Designed to provide an inspiring and supportive environment to explore through learning and play, our half-day workshops are focused on problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills – while having heaps of fun along the way! Suitable for kids aged 8-14 years old and running from the 16th to the 20th of January, there’s no prerequisites required, just bring yourself. More information here.
School Holiday Footy Splash - Cockburn Arc (18th Jan)
If your kids LOVE waterslides and are avid footy fans, then this free event is not to be missed. In collaboration with the Fremantle Football Club, your family and friends can access our waterslides and pools for free with meet and greets running with players from the Freo Dockers. With family-friendly activities happening throughout the centre, including face painting, bubbleology and food trucks to feed those hungry tummies - stop by on Wednesday 18 January, from 3 to 6pm. More information here.
Take A Space Walk - VR Experience at Scitech
Does your kid dream of intergalactic travel? Sciech’s latest virtual reality activation lets your kid experience what it feels like to be an astronaut floating around in space. This activation will utilise Oculus Quest VR headsets. Each space walk experience will last approximately 5 minutes. Suitable for kids 8 years and over, book in from now to Tuesday 30 January 2023. More information here.