2021 Spring School Holiday Guide

By Marnie Adams, Parent Contributor @ Kids In Perth 08 Sep 2021


With most of Australia still in lockdown, many touring shows & events won't be coming to Perth and interstate travel isn't possible... however that won't stop us from having fun with the kids and giving us the opportunity to celebrate and support local attractions and businesses.

Kids In Perth's Spring School Holiday guide is LOADED with great ideas, lots of offers, and shortcuts to fantastic competition giveaways!

Everything you need for the busy School Holiday is at your fingertips!

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Visit Perth's Video Game Console Museum

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It’s not just the kids who will enjoy this experience – parents will love reliving their childhood! 

The Nostalgia Box in Northbridge is Australia’s only video game console museum with over 100 consoles on display dating back to the 70s! 

There's an interactive gaming area where you can play all your favourite games and experience ones you never had the opportunity to play as a kid. 

Mario kart, Pac-man and Space Invaders – oh my! 

Open every day of the school holidays from 11am-4pm. School holiday program available for children ages 4 and up.



Source: The Nostalgia Box, facebook

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Check out the 2021 Awesome Arts Festival!

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The kids will be in awe from the 28th September – 2nd of October at the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things (the AWESOME Festival)! The Festival showcases a spectacular array of events including theatre, dance, early childhood activities, music, film, literature, visual arts and creative hands-on activities. AWESOME is held in the Perth Cultural Centre and is aimed at children aged 0 – 12 and their families. 


Source: Awesome Arts, facebook

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Experience Opera as a family


Experience the incredible beauty of the language of this land, as this production promises to delight audiences of all ages.

West Australian Opera presents Koolbardi wer Wardong, a Wesfarmers Arts Commission in association with the 2021 AWESOME Festival.

This performance will take us back to the Nyittiny, the time of Creation, to meet Koolbardi the Magpie and Wardong the Crow.

Their cunning, their rivalry and one-upmanship brings them unstuck in spectacular fashion.

Runs October 2-6 at His Majesty’s Theatre with a special Relaxed Performance on the 5th at 3pm.

There's a lot happening at WA Opera, click to read about upcoming shows, find promo codes and plan your next night at the opera either with or without the kids!

Experience WA's fastest body slide!


Come the school holidays, Outback Splash’s water activities will be in full swing for spring!

Experience their 4 giant waterslides that tower 6 storeys in the air, 2 raft slides, an extreme thrill slide, and WA’s fastest body slide!

For the littlies, Splash Island offers a fun and safe environment that they’ll love – with 6 waterslides, water cannons and a giant tipping bucket.

Outback Splash also has mini golf, mazes, sensory play activities, playgrounds, food outlets and native animal experiences.

Source: Outback Splash, facebook

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Dinosaurs, shipwrecks & more at the Museum

Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes @ WA Museum Boola Bardip | Now - Sun 7 Nov 2021

There is lots going on these school holidays at the Museum.

From Ancient Greeks, through to, Dinosaurs Tours and LEGO® Brickwrecks!

Find everything you need to plan your next family day out at WA Museum by clicking the button below.

Source: WA Museum | website & facebook.

Take amazing family photos

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Araluen Botanic Park is in full Spring bloom with the annual Tulip Festival here until October.

For these School Holidays, Araluen Botanic Park is adding Augmented Reality to the experience! Using filters found on Messenger, kids will get to meet many interesting characters including the Talking Tree!

With fewer international tourists around, they need our support and it's a great opportunity to update the family Instagram without the usual hustle and bustle.

Click the read more button to help plan an amazing day out at Araluen Botanic Park!

Source: Araluen | website, facebook page.

Learn about the Diggers

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Celebrate the WA men and women who served in the armed forces by visiting the Army Museum of Western Australia and learning about their legacy and sacrifice.

Come along for their next Family Day held on the 8th and 9th October.


Source: Army Museum of WA | facebook, website

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Outside Perth | Daytrip or longer

2021 Waroona Show is on!

Waroona Show Image 2 (Sept 2021)

Open your calendar, turn to October 9th and type in: ‘going to the Waroona Show’.

Tickets are on sale now to WA’s friendliest show where you can enjoy a real taste of country life.

There will be so much to see and do with entertainment that caters to both kids and adults alike.

Watch the horses and sheep dogs in action, learn how to milk a cow, and cuddle the baby animals.

Stroll through the tasting hall and sample local produce, climb up the climbing wall and bounce through an obstacle course.

There will also be agricultural competitions, auctions, log chopping, singers – and so much more!

Source: Waroona Show, facebook

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Kardinya Park brings the farm to you.

Kardinya Park Shopping Centre Image 1 (Sept 2021)

For these September-October holidays, it's all about Farmyard Fun at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre!

In the first week, a farm animal display will run from Monday to Friday between 11am - 2pm.

The second week will have farm animal themed face painting and balloon twisting.

Source: Kardinya Park Shopping Centre, facebook

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For a chance to win tickets to Perth Royal Show

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2021 Perth Royal Show

The Perth Royal Show is back and promises to be better than ever!

To celebrate, The Royal Agricultural Society has discounted all entry tickets by a whopping 25%!

They also have a brand new app where you can book tickets and find out about what will be at the show this year.

Click the button below to be taken to our Online Competition for a chance to win family tickets!

Full Day | if you can't get time off work...

Full day of kids sport


ECU Kids Sports

ECU Kids Sports offers an affordable vacation care program that will tire out the most energetic of children. Operating from both campus locations in Joondalup and Mt Lawley.

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