2022 Autumn Holiday Guide | Less stress. More fun.

Wow! Are we that far into 2022 already? It’s been a huge start to the year, but now it's time to kick back with the kids. Here are our top picks of what to do to get out and about this Easter and Autumn school holidays...

From time to time, please regularly check back in as we update this guide with new school holiday ideas and competition giveaways!

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What’s on this School Holidays? | Our top picks

Easter Ideas | Celebrate with the family

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Easter Egg Painting & Origami

Where: Kardinya Park Shopping Centre
When: Monday 11 - Thursday 14 April 2022 (Easter Craft)

Monday 18 - Thursday 22 April 2022 (Farm Animal Petting Zoo)

Celebrate Easter at Kardinya Park Shopping Centre. Paint your own Easter egg or learn origami!

Next week, come back to pet the farm animals!

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Easter Sunday Family Event

Where: Rose and Crown Hotel

When: Sunday, April 17

Come and celebrate Easter at the Rose & Crown! It’s a free family event with Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, Easter egg hunt, live music and an appearance from the Easter Bunny

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Quinns Mindarie Community Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Mintaro Park

When: Sunday, April 17

A fun family event where you can indulge in a sausage sizzle, coffee, ice cream, hot cross buns and with a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny!

A Hoppy Easter

Where: Perth Cultural Centre

When: April 9 - 25

Perth based artist Steve Buckles, Float Creative has commissioned a giant pink and metallic geometrical bunny for the Perth Cultural Centre. The giant bunny will be positioned in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre for the April school holidays. Hamish the Rabbit pays homage to Steven's childhood pet bunny.

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Easter Activities and Autumn Holiday Fun

Where: Lakes Shopping Centre

When: From Monday, April 11

There are school holiday activities for the kids to enjoy each weekday throughout the school holidays AND the kids get to take home what they make each day!

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Easter Activities and Autumn Holiday Fun

Where: Heathcote

When: Sunday, April 17

With over 180 stalls to browse from, food to keep your tummy happy and kids activities including the fantastic on site pirate ship playground it’s going to be a great day out for the whole family.

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Axford Park Easter Market

Where: Axford Park, Mount Hawthorn

When: Saturday, April 9

An Easter special edition for the local maker's markets. Showcasing a range of food and retail vendors. Family-friendly entertainment and a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny!

2022 Autumn Holiday Ideas | Things to do with the kids

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The OG Wiggles Reunion Tour

Where: RAC Arena

When: Saturday, April 9

The original gang is back! This is your chance to see the original Wiggles, Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt and Greg Page. This one is for the kids of today and the kids that grew up listening to the Wiggles in the late 90s and 2000s

 

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Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed

Where: WA Museum Boola Bardip

When: March 26 - May 22

Virtual Realms is an interactive and immersive digital exhibition where the world of video gaming escapes the screen and becomes a part of the real world. Curated by the celebrated game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi the exhibition presents modern game design as a unique form of contemporary art.

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Let's go racing!

Where: Mega Fast Karts

When: Tues-Sunday (Call ahead)

Perth's most authentic go-karting experience.
Race on real competition tracks in all weather conditions.

Have a little one? No worries, they have dual karts so they can ride shotgun with Mum or Dad!

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Where: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

When: April 4 – 23

Adapted from the book by Margery Williams, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre presents the enchanting story of hope, love and adventure that is the Velveteen Rabbit. Suitable for ages 5 and up the 1922 classic tale was the inspiration behind Toy Story.

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Star Wars @ Karrinyup

Where: Karrinyup Shopping Centre

When: Sun April 10 – 23

Loads of Star Wars-themed school holiday activities in centre including photo opportunity in a life-size X-Wing!

FREE Activity but bookings essential, click below to learn more.

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Elizabeth Quay Fun Fair

Where: Elizabeth Quay

When: April 9 - 25

Perth’s best Fun Fair returns this April school holidays for some good ole’ family-friendly fun in the Autumn sun. All your favourite rides will be there, The iconic Dream Swinger, Fiesta Balloon, Storm, Runaway Train, Taxi Jets, Cup and Saucer, Mini Ferris Wheel and Lost Temple plus there will be a silent disco, Easter egg hunt, show bag shop, sideshow games, rabbit shooting gallery, laughing clowns and more.

Family & Kids Shows | Experience live performances

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The Great Unwondering of Wilbur Whittaker

When? 9-16 April 2022

Where? State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Barking Gecko Theatre Company's latest show. What did you ever dream of becoming as a child...

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The Velveteen Rabbit

Where: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

When: April 4 – 23

Adapted from the book by Margery Williams, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre presents the enchanting story of hope, love and adventure that is the Velveteen Rabbit. Suitable for ages 5 and up the 1922 classic tale was the inspiration behind Toy Story.

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Potted Potter

When? 20-24 April 2022

Where? State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Every Harry Potter movie hilariously condensed into 70 minutes!

Fun Kids Activities | Here's what we found...

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Adventure Maze @ Ocean Keys Shopping Centre

Where: Ocean Keys Shopping Centre

When:
Week One - Monday 11 to Saturday 16 April
Week Two - Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 April

Get lost in the Adventure Maze! FREE activity.

BathBombs

Bath Bomb Making for All Ages

Where: Batherapy, Maylands

When: Sat 9 & 23 April; 7 & 21 May

A fun and easy session to create your very own bath bombs or shower steamers.

Click the button below to find out more about Batherapy's great School Holiday programs and offers.

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Boulder climbing

Where: Adrenaline Vault, Belmont

When: Monday - Sunday | See website for opening hours

Climb together as a family!
Adrenaline Vault offers a safe environment where kids can fall...not fail in safety!

Click the button below to find out more about Adrenaline Vault's great School Holiday programs and offers.

Moonbound

Moonbound at Sunset Cinema

Where: Yalgan Pass Park, Canning Vale

When: Friday, April 8

Get your family and friends together for this free night under the stars to watch Moonbound on the big screen. Moonbound is an animated fantasy adventure based on one of Germany’s most popular children’s books. This event will feature pre-screening entertainment, children’s activities, lawn games, food trucks and a pop-up bar for Mum and Dad!

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Pokémon and Pizza Day

Where: Nostalgia Box

When: Saturday, April 9

Perth’s first video game museum is putting on a Pokémon and Pizza day! The event all Pokémon themed games, Pokémon Origami activities, Pokémon Card Drawing and Pokéball Diorama Building plus the location has two pokéstops for those wanting to play PokémonGo.

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Dinner at Dusk

Where: Point Walter

When: Sunday, April 10

Bring a blanket and set up with family and friends to enjoy a night under the Autumn sky with the best range of food trucks, live music and an ambience you will fall in love with.

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Sorrento Night Market

Where: Seacrest Park

When: April 4 – 29

Bring your own picnic rug for dinner under the stars and experience the food trucks with cuisines from all around the world along with gift stalls, live music and good times! The night market will run every Friday night in April.

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Build a Gundam

Where: Good Games Joondalup

When: Saturday, April 9

A free event put on but Good Games Joondalup, you can come down and build your own Gundam robot. See if you like assembling the Gundam models as a hobby and take it from there!

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Kingsway Community Markets

Where: 34 Bellerive Blvd, Madeley

When: Every Saturday morning

It’s always free entry and with over 20 different stalls to choose from including fresh produce, flowers, meat, bakery and breakfast options, coffee, ice cream and gift stalls you are spoilt for choice, couple that with live music and that’s a great morning out!

Indoor Fun | If the weather gets bad or just because...

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Amazing 3-D murals, mini Golf and so much more

Glowing Room’s 800sqm of beautiful, handpainted artwork sets the scene for Perth’s most unique mini golf experience. Under UV light, once you put on the 3-D glasses, everything comes alive from your golf ball seemingly floating on the course, through to, cool characters reaching out from the walls! Finally, the best souvenirs from Glowing Rooms are the great family photos and videos you’ve taken on the day that will be treasured forever.

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Meet the world’s weirdest family on Netflix - The Mitchells vs The Machines

A robot apocalypse put the brakes on the Mitchell’s, the world’s weirdest family, cross country road trip. Now they have to save the human race! Created by Sony Animation, the studio behind “Spider-Man: Into the Spider- Verse” and “The LEGO Movie”. Currently streaming on Netflix.

Animal Experiences | Our fave experiences

If your family are animal lovers... we hope you enjoy these activities!

Calamunnda Camel Farm

Come to the Camel Farm

Ever tried camel milk? Calamunnda Camel Farm, located in Paulls Valley Kalamunda, is Perth’s longest established camel farm. Lots to do with the whole family including family picnic areas, photo opportunities, camel feeding and, naturally, camel rides!

RSPCA WA

Learn responsible pet ownership

RSPCA WA offers an all day school holiday program that teaches children the important and empathetic message of responsible pet ownership. Operating from RSPCA WA’s animal shelter in Malaga, children learn how to properly handle, care and what’s necessary for the wellbeing of animals.
Cost: $80

Junior Zookeeper program at Ranger Red’s Zoo

Be a zookeeper!

If your child is passionate about animals, there’s nobody better to follow in the footsteps of than W.A.’s very own Bradley “Ranger Red” Holland!

The Junior Zookeeper program at Ranger Red’s Zoo & Conservation Park lets children experience zookeeper life for a day! They’ll learn everything from animal husbandry, feeding, animal handling through to the conservation efforts such as captive breeding. While helping at the Zoo, they’ll get up close with Tasmanian Devils, Koalas and more!

Little Penguin, Penguin Island, Shoalwater Marine Park, Rockingham

See the world’s smallest penguin!

Did you know the Eudyptula minor, the world’s smallest penguin, aka blue penguin aka little penguin aka little blue penguin calls W.A.its home? In fact, WA has the largest colony of these flightless birds.

Perth Wildlife Encounters operate ferry tours that are really informative and they’ve provided a special offer for Kids In Perth!

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For Lil Foodies | Cook with the kids

Get the kids into the kitchen! Here are a few ideas we love!

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Bakers Box

Home baking kits from Bakers Box simplify baking from scratch at home. Every kit has pre-measured and individually packaged ingredients to help you create café quality treats at home! Perfect for something to do as a family!

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Pasta In The Valley

A real local gem in the Swan Valley, for budding foodies, they have a Mini Chef experience where kids can have the opportunity to make their own fresh pasta to take home! Held daily, bookings essential.

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YouPlate It

YouPlate It is a West Aussie business that saves time and reduces food wastage for busy families! They deliver great recipes and source produce from local farms. Why not cook as a family?

Interesting Shops | Start Exploring!

Have you got a little store gem to share? Please let everyone know in the comments below! 

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Start collecting vintage video games

Retro Collect is one of our favourite spots for hunting vintage handheld and console games to add to the family collection. With 2 locations, our local is the Mount Lawley shop inside Astor Arcade, there are working consoles for kids to play with and super friendly staff really make this shop a real treat to visit time and time again. Also, we’ve never ever had issues with our purchases, for peace of mind, they provide a 40 day warranty on all items.

Cash City’s Guildford

Perth’s Pawn Stars

If your family are fans of the TV Show, Pawn Stars, then Cash City’s Guildford store is a must visit! Inside, you’ll find an eclectic Aladdin’s cave of wonderful items such as a WW2 bazooka, vintage motorbikes, movie memorabilia and much more! Everyone will have fun browsing their large display rooms. Cash City Guildford is located at 3/46 James St, Guildford.

MiYU Japan

MiYU Japan

Located in Northbridge and Carousel Shopping Centre, MiYU Japan is Perth’s #1 Japanese Variety Store! (Hint: Our fave is the Northbridge store). The owners have brought an authentic Japan shopping experience to Perth. Find wonderful snacks to try, interesting cleaning product, through to, really cute homewares. If you’ve never been to Japan, after checking out MiYU Japan, it’ll definitely inspire the whole family to one day get to there!

MiYu Japan (Northbridge) is located at 188 Newcastle St, Perth WA.

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