Looking for school holiday entertainment for the whole family this July?
We’ve rounded up the best family-friendly entertainment, events, offers and activities to inspire your next adventure.
Get ready to explore your own backyard with the ultimate edit of school holiday activities in Perth this winter. There’s something for every family – from those looking for a unique event, a wild adventure or simply some well-earned rest and relaxation.
This winter, Perth is showing off with a bunch of special events, festivals and pop-up activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Dinosaurs of Patagonia Exhibition
Brace yourself for Dinosaurs of Patagonia. This is a world-first event bringing together a full-scale exhibition of dinosaurs and fossils from ancient Patagonia. This unique exhibition features 15 dinosaurs, incredible fossils, 3D animations and video and interactive fun for the whole family. Discover what it would have been like to walk the earth alongside the largest and most extraordinary creatures to have ever existed at WA Museum Boola Bardip this school holidays.
Schools Out Winter Fest
An epic indoor winter carnival is set to take place from 2 to 17 July in the very heart of Perth. Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will come alive as it hosts Schools Out Winter Fest. Experience the magic of skating on ice, wonder at falling snow, and enjoy special snow-themed carnival rides and entertainment – all for one all-inclusive ticket price.
The Big Fun Fest
Big, fun and family-friendly? Count us in. The Big Fun Fest is taking over Claremont Showgrounds from 2 to 16 July. For a one-time entry fee, the whole family can enjoy unlimited BIG fun this winter. From giant mazes to mini golf and silent discos – there’s something for the whole family. The Big Fun Fest is an indoor event – so escape winter for a while and enjoy this unforgettable experience, all in support of Camp Quality.
Ice Skating in Mandurah
Get your skates on, Skating in Mandurah is back these school holidays. Mandurah’s magical winter wonderland is a must-visit destination. Experience the coolest winter-inspired activities including the ice-skating rink, ice slide, pop-up rides, entertainment and tasty food and drinks to enjoy by the rink.
Rottnest Express Island Quest
Ahoy, me Hearties! The Rottnest Express Island Quest is on its way to you from the 2 to 17 July, open to all Quokka Club members. Kids, Rottnest Express Captain Redbeard has left a letter and a secret pirate map for Quokka Club members to follow and solve his clues. Collect your Island Quest Activity Book on your journey to the island and you’re ready to explore. Solve all the clues and be in the running to win a Rottnest Express Treasure Chest! It’s free to join Quokka Club for all WA kids aged 4 to 12. The best part? Members can then travel to Rottnest Island on Rottnest Express for free all year round. Visit here for more information and to sign up to Quokka Club today.
Bee Farm Tour
Looking for a buzz this school holidays? Join the Beekeepers at House of Honey to learn about the importance and history of Australian Beekeeping, as well as how to set up your own backyard hive with a Beekeeping 101 tour. House of Honey is a sanctuary for local bees and hives with an onsite café, bee safaris, workshops, tours and more. Go bee-hind the scenes to see how your favourite sweet treat is produced this winter!
Get the family outdoors and into the wild this winter with an experience to inspire the adventurer within.
The Pirate Ship Mandurah
An unforgettable adventure awaits you onboard Mandurah’s very own custom-built pirate ship. Dress up in costume, take a turn behind the wheel and ring the ship’s bell as you embark on a 45-minute Pirate Cruise around the waterways. Enjoy interactive pirate-themed entertainment (and pirate jokes galore) and the opportunity to marvel at the breathtaking surroundings and wildlife. Hint: score 15% off this winter using the promo code WINTER15.
Perth’s Outback Splash
Located on the doorstep of the Swan Valley, just 30 minutes from Perth, Perth’s Outback Splash is a must-visit destination these school holidays. The park closes its waterslides in winter, but mini golf, mazes, sensory play activities, a children’s playground, Australian animal experiences and onsite food and drink outlets are open to enjoy all year round. As a proud partner of the Australian Koala Foundation, Perth’s Outback Splash gives visitors the chance to pat a koala and meet resident kangaroos. Outback Splash is offering $10 admission these school holidays – a bargain day out!
Rottnest Day Trip with SeaLink
Winter adventure awaits on Rottnest Island. Discover dramatic coastal landscapes, sheltered bays, friendly quokkas, super cosy dining venues and a range of school holiday activities on a day trip to Perth’s favourite island paradise. Take up Sealink’s special Rottnest Winter Family Offer to score a same day return family pass for $119 in June and July. This includes two adults and two children, plus bike, electric scooter or beach trolley freight when using offer code ROTTOWINTER22.
Collier Park Mini Golf
Love mini golf? Experience a premier course like no other at Collier Park Mini Golf this winter. Designed as a miniature version of a world-class landscaped 18 hole course, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced putter – with three flags per hole available, all abilities are catered for. Collier Park Golf is open every single day of the year and bookings aren’t required - perfect for a last-minute school holiday outing!
Caversham Wildlife Park
Caversham Wildlife Park is the ideal spot for the animal lovers in the family. Located just 15 kilometres from the centre of Perth, Caversham Wildlife Park is home to one of the largest collections of native fauna in Western Australia. Watch penguins being fed, meet a wombat, take a snap with a cuddly koala, feed kangaroos or visit the interactive farmyard for a wild day out these school holidays.
Escape the ordinary (and the weather) this winter with an unreal indoor adventure at Escape This. Escape This is Perth's best rated escape rooms centre. Enter (at your own risk) one of the 10 totally immersive rooms for an hour-long, adrenaline pumping family-friendly adventure.
An experience for the curious at heart. Let your imagination run wild at Scitech with playful science, technology, engineering and mathematics experiences for the whole family. Explore the wonders of the world at Scitech with awe-inspiring interactive exhibitions, explosive shows and imaginative activities these school holidays.
Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm
The Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm provides children and adults (and everyone in between!) with the chance to get up close and personal with your favourite farmyard friends. This is a memorable spot for an all-weather family outing with daily bottle feedings, bouncy castle, tractor-train rides and merry go-rounds - all included in the entry fee.
Looking for a family get-away without the travel? Discover Perth’s best family-friendly staycations and special offers below.
Quality Resort Sorrento Beach
This school holidays, Quality Resort Sorrento Beach is offering the two-night family getaway of all getaways, complete with complimentary passes to AQWA. Enter total relaxation mode by the clear waters of Sorrento Beach. This picturesque stretch of soft white sand and clear waters offer safe and calm conditions all year round. During your stay, plunge into the underwater world (without getting wet!) and experience the diverse Western Australian oceans at AQWA.
This one is especially for the kids! Celebrate your school holidays at Joondalup Resort and bring your parents along to your FREE Kids Staycation in a large, fun resort twin room. There’s a whole bunch of free offers for kids including meals, buffet breakfast, sports and games. Oh and for the parents, Joondalup Resort will throw in a bottle of wine in your room upon arrival. Everyone’s a winner!
Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth
Escape to the award-winning Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth for a Family Winter Wonderland. Enjoy a relaxing family night in a superior family suite with full buffet breakfast for up to two adults and two children, a bottle of red wine for the parents and activities packs for the kids. A bunch of other extras are included to create a simply perfect school holiday staycation in Perth.
Crowne Plaza Perth
Feel miles away while still in the heart of Perth at Crowne Plaza Perth. This stunning hotel is offering a Family Hotel Package for the ideal winter staycation. The whole family will love the spacious family-sized rooms, stunning infinity pool and new kids’ menu fit for every little one. This is the perfect base to explore more of Perth’s winter events, such as the Schools Out Winter Fest!