It’s time to spring into action because the school holidays are here!
Our beautiful city is bursting with vibrant springtime activities and attractions for you and your kids to enjoy. From thrilling adventures to relaxing days out, we've rounded up 20 fantastic activities to keep you entertained.
1. The Perth Mint
From 23rd to 30th September, between 10:30 am and 4:00 pm, immerse yourself in the world of gold at The Perth Mint. Begin with a tour of the historic premises, where you'll discover gold nuggets, touch a bullion bar worth over 1 million dollars, admire famous Australian coins and medals, watch a gold pour and let your creativity shine as you and the kids decorate your own crowns.
For tour bookings and more information, visit The Perth Mint.
2. The House Of Honey
On Saturday, September 30th, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, head to The House Of Honey for a unique experience. For $48 per person (both adults and kids), you can learn what it takes to become a beekeeper. Enjoy a delicious morning tea featuring light pastries, tea, coffee, orange juice, or sparkling Honey Mead while one of the beekeepers shares the importance of bees and the history of Australian Beekeeping.
3. City of Wanneroo: Yanchep National Park Digital Play Trail
Download the Nature Play 'Play Trails' app for an interactive scavenger hunt in Yanchep National Park. Follow the trail to uncover clues, complete challenges, and learn about the park's natural wonders and historical significance. It’s the perfect day out for the whole family.
4. Rottnest Express: Fremantle Whale Watching Tours
Join Rottnest Express on their 2-hour Whale Watching Boat Tour and witness the majesty of humpback whales. The tour departs from Fremantle at 1 pm from Thursday to Monday and daily during the September school holidays. If you don't spot any whales, you'll receive a return trip free of charge this season.
5. Escape Rooms with Escape This!
Escape This! in Perth CBD offers immersive escape rooms suitable for players aged 9 and above. Immerse yourselves in captivating narratives, solve intricate puzzles, and bond like never before.
6. Family Package at the Double Tree Hilton Waterfront with Perth Zoo
Enjoy the ultimate family experience with a buffet breakfast at Reel Kitchen plus general admission tickets to Perth Zoo. Explore the zoo trails and learn about animals from all corners of the globe, all while staying in a modern guest room at DoubleTree Hilton in the heart of Elizabeth Quay.
7. Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Discover the beauty of spring blooms and explore playgrounds, and walk the treetop walkway at Kings Park.
The Everlasting Kings Park Festival is on from 15 September - 01 October 2023.
8. Perth's Outback Splash
Enjoy thrilling water slides, mini golf, mazes, a playground, and get up close with koalas and kangaroos.
Outback Splash’s resort-style pool, The Lagoon, is set to officially open in late November.
9. Perth Royal Show
Don't miss the excitement of the Perth Royal Show, 23 September to 30 September. With thrilling rides, captivating entertainment, adorable farm animals, delicious food, and numerous other attractions there is something for everyone.
10. Cycle Around the Swan River
Bring your own or rent a bike and enjoy a family-friendly ride around the scenic Swan River, taking in the picturesque spring scenery.
Family Quad-cycles are available for hire from About Bike Hire.
Spark your family's curiosity at Scitech with interactive exhibits and engaging activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
12. Explore Fremantle
Take a day trip to the historic port city of Fremantle. Wander through the bustling Fremantle Markets, take a guided tour of the Fremantle Prison, visit the Western Australian Maritime Museum, ride the Fremantle Tourist Wheel and enjoy a scoop of delicious gelato while strolling along the picturesque streets.
13. Swan Valley
Take a day trip to Swan Valley, a food and wine region. Visit wineries, Morish Nuts, chocolate factories, family friendly breweries and get up close with Australian wildlife at the famous Caversham Wildlife Park.
14. Wanneroo Botanic Gardens
Challenge the kids to a round of mini golf a tAustralia’s largest outdoor Mini Golf complex, Wanneroo Botanic Gardens.
15. Perth Cultural Centre
Explore the Perth Cultural Centre, where you can visit the Western Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and the State Library of Western Australia. It's a fantastic opportunity to immerse your family in art, culture, and history.
16. Serpentine Falls
Discover the natural beauty of Serpentine Falls. Pack a picnic and hike to this stunning waterfall in Serpentine National Park. It's a picturesque spot for a family outing and a refreshing swim.
17. Pick Your Own Strawberries
Spring is strawberry picking season in Perth, with the September/October school holidays falling right at the ideal time to load up. You can pick your own strawberries at Coco’s Pick Your Own Strawberry Farm, Ti Farm, Lena Strawberry Field, Wanneroo Strawberry Picking Farms, and Kien Strawberry Farm.
18. Go Karting
For a dose of adrenaline, take your family go-karting at venues like The Kart Centre in Canning Vale. Race each other around the track and see who the speed champion in the family is.
19. Mandurah's Dolphin and Canal Tours
Experience the magic of Mandurah by taking a dolphin and canal tour with Mandurah Cruises. Hop on a cruise to explore the picturesque waterways and, if you're lucky, spot playful dolphins in their natural habitat. It's a relaxing and memorable experience for the whole family.
20. The York Festival
This ten-day celebration features a diverse range of cultural and artistic events, including music performances, art exhibitions, workshops, and delicious food and wine experiences.
For additional ideas and activities, visit School Holidays in Perth.
Article by Kellie Elliott
Kellie Elliott is an adventurous mum of four who's turning Perth into her playground! When she's not busy wrangling her little ones, you can find her on Instagram at Perth Mum Adventures, where she shares all her exciting adventures. From exploring new playgrounds to discovering off-the-beaten-path treasures, Kellie's knack for turning everyday outings into thrilling adventures will leave you inspired and ready to explore the best that Perth has to offer!