2022 Summer School Holiday Guide | Less stress. More fun.
We've prepared a Summer Holiday Guide full of fun and interesting ideas to keep everyone entertained!
Find a curation of Animal Experiences, Interesting Shops to visit and, if you're staying home, even TikTok dances to do with the kids!
From time to time, please check back in as we will be updating with new holiday ideas and competition giveaways!
Have a great school holiday suggestion? Please share in the comments below.
Animal Experiences | Our fave experiences
If your family are animal lovers... we hope you enjoy these activities!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Stay Indoors | When it's just too hot...
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.
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.
We started getting visitors… from every universe.
Spiderman: No Way Home in cinemas from 16 December.
If there’s something strange…
In your neighborhood who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Ghostbusters: Afterlife releases on 1 January 2022.
FREE train rides through Armadale Shopping City!
Perth's coolest mall train is going to be at Armadale Shopping City for this Summer Holidays!
Click below to find dates and times for when there will be FREE Train Rides.
Edutainment Ideas | Encourage a love for science!
Learn about WA's Dinosaurs
If your child just LOVES dinosaurs!
WA Museum Boola Bardip has a one-hour dinosaur tour.
Part scavenger hunt, part escape room, something the whole family can do together while exploring the various galleries of Boola Bardip!
Can you identify the agent from the mysterious Shadow Society intent on raiding the Museum's collection?
Dates: Daily until 2pm | From Friday 17 December 2021
Available from the information desk
Last chance to see the Brickwrecks!
Find out what's happening at WA Museum's Perth and Freo locations by reading our article.
Learn Tik Tok dances with the kids | Fun can be had by just staying home
Here are a few trending dances to learn with the kids at home
Full-Day Programs | Perfect for working parents
All day activities, find great promo codes below and much more!
Summer camps at Swan Valley Adventure Centre!
For children 10-14 years old, Swan Valley Adventure Centre’s 3-night Summer Camp provides kids with opportunities for new experiences, meeting new friends and being independent. Young adventurers are pulled, rather than pushed, out of their comfort zone in a fun, safe and supportive environment full of positive mentors and encouragement.
Junior Engineers coming to WA to spark curiosity for STEM in WA kids
Since 2013, Junior Engineers has been delivering super engaging, hands-on STEM and coding programs to children between 7-15 years. They have positively influenced and sparked curiosity for science & technology in over 40,000 Aussie kids.
Junior Engineers are bringing their very first Coding & Robotics Camps to Perth this Summer!
Click to find out more.
For Lil Foodies | Cook with the kids
Get the kids into the kitchen! Here are a few ideas we love!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.