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2023 April/Autumn School Holiday Guide | Less Stress, More Fun.

Curated by parent team @ Kids In Perth

From massive puppets in the city through to bush tucker tours...

There are lots to see and do with the kids in this MASSIVE April School Holiday Guide!

Find everything you need and more to get through these School Hols stress-free with the kids.

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Highlights | Our Top Picks

Some can't miss School Holiday ideas for April School Holidays!

Explore Alice’s Wonderland at WA Museum Boola Bardip

First published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has been a part of pop culture consciousness since 1903 when a namesake British silent fantasy film was first to feature in the movies. With this rich tapestry of film and iconography, Wonderland is the first ever large-scale immersive exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll’s fantastically, timeless tale, creating a place where nothing is impossible.
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Get ready for the 2023 NBL1 West season! A slam dunk for affordable, family-friendly action

The NBL1 West is back for another exciting season of basketball action! As the top-tier basketball competition in Western Australia, the NBL1 West is a must-see for sports fans of all ages. Top 10 reasons to go to local NBL1 West games: Amazing basketball talent: Watch some of the best basketball talent in WA as they compete for their respective teams. See many ex-NBL stars and exciting young talent! Family-friendly atmosphere: The games are enjoyable for the whole family, with plenty of fun activities for kids. Affordable ticket prices: Tickets are reasonably priced, making it a cost-effective day out for families.
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Minecraft™ Mania: Unleashing Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills with MindBuzz Camps

MindBuzz offers Minecraft camps for kids who are interested in developing their gaming skills and learning about digital technology. These camps are designed to provide children with a safe and fun environment where they can engage in hands-on activities and learn new skills that will help them in the future. At the MindBuzz Minecraft camps, children will be able to learn how to code, design and build their own games, and develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The camps also promote teamwork and collaboration, as children work together to complete challenges and build their Minecraft creations.
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Koorliny Arts Centre Presents Live Performances for the Whole Family: Preview of what’s to come in April and May 2023!

Families and parent couples have a lot to look forward to at the Koorliny Arts Centre over April and May! Located in the heart of Kwinana, Koorliny Arts Centre will be hosting a variety of live performances that'll captivate all ages. Kicking off the season is the family show, ‘THE ALPHABET OF AWESOME SCIENCE’ which can best be described by, its main character, Professor Lexi Con as a curious collection of favourite words that spark off 26 quirky scientific demonstrations! ‘THE ALPHABET OF AWESOME SCIENCE’ is performing on 20 April 2023.
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In & Around Perth | Things to do

Here are few great ideas!

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre brings Show Day for first time to Claremont Showgrounds this April!

An action-packed puppet show sees Spare Parts Puppet Theatre premiere at Claremont Showground! WA's most adored puppet company returns to regular performances for Perth families, presenting the world premiere of Show Day at the Claremont Showground for the April school holidays from April 8, 2023. Show Day is a riotously funny celebration of Australian rural life as an energetic community prepares for the most anticipated event of the year—the Annual Agricultural Show!
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Face these Mini Golf challenges as a family or… on a date!

Who's the best in the family? Nothing more fun than facing friendly family competition! Who's the best in the family at mini golf? Find out by exploring and tackling some of these fun mini golf courses together!
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Grill’d Kids Masterclasses

Where: Grill'd Burgers | Multiple Locations

When: Multiple Times & Dates | 10am - 11am | Cost: $25/Child

Hands-on masterclass, your child will see the secrets behind Grill'd Burger's famous burgers, learn the 'superpowers' of great nutrition while building the perfect burger from the bun up!

It's a whole lotta fun in a 60-minute session.

For just $25, every lil super chef will get:

  • A guide to dressing their perfect Grill'd burger
  • A special Grill'd 'healthy eating' activity.
    Chicken or Beef Mini-Me pack to eat...
    ...and a voucher for one to have later!
  • Grill'd bandana and spatula
  • A certificate of achievement
  • Local Heroes stickers

Click the button below for locations and booking.

Out of Perth | Things to do

Here are few great ideas!

Hunt the kids in Busso!

For most of us, family weekends are made up of seemingly mindless, mundane routine. In a quick blur, does your family weekend look like this? Ubering the kids to extracurricular classes or sport in the morning. Followed by the joys of car park hunting and getting through busy crowds at your local shopping centre.
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Shire of Gingin's Youth Fun Day

Where: Gabbadah Park, Guilderton

When: Wednesday 19 April 2023 | 10am - 2pm | Cost: FREE

Head north up the coast for a fun day celebrating Youth Week 2023.

Suitable for all ages.


GrandFamilies Fun Day

Where: Bunbury Wildlife Park

When: Wednesday 19 April 2023 | 10am - 2pm | Cost: $5/Ticket, Under 5 FREE

Grand Families Fun Day is a family-friendly event celebrating important relationships between grandparents and grandchildren.

Everything takes place at Bunbury Wildlife Park on Wednesday 19 April from 10am to 2pm.

Entry is $5 for anyone over three years old (under three are free).

Enjoy lots of intergenerational and child-friendly activities.


Bunbury Youth Week – Woola Stories

Where: Koolambidi Woola / Bunbury Skate Park, Bunbury

When: Friday 21 April 2023

Come and enjoy an afternoon of storytelling, sport, art and more!

Find FREE activities throughout Koolambidi Woola celebrating Noongar culture and bringing people of all ages together and telling of their connection to the area.

Food will also be provided to celebrate Youth Week.

Vacation Care/Kids Programs | Full/Half Days

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Discover the Magic of Acting at Ali Roberts Studio: A Personal Journey with Amelia Kelly

Located in Mount Hawthorn, the Ali Roberts Studio is a premier studio that offers a unique approach to acting training. Led by Ali Roberts, actor who has over twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry. The studio provides a platform for students of all ages and skill levels to achieve their goals in acting but most importantly develop their confidence.
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Join the Type 1 Tribe: How Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre events enrich the lives of Kids and Teens

Time with friends and family is so important to kids and teens. But people living with Type 1 Diabetes often miss out on social or sporting activities, leaving them feeling isolated, lonely, or ‘different’ from others. Fortunately, the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre knows it doesn’t have to be this way! It’s why they developed a fantastic range of kids and teen events to enable young people to live rich and fulfilling lives.
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Esteem Dance Company: Unlocking Your Child’s Potential Through Movement and Fun

Esteem Dance Company, located in Wangara, is a premier dance school offering a unique and comprehensive approach to dance training. It’s known for focusing on developing the whole dancer, not only their technical skills but also their self-esteem, confidence, and discipline. What sets Esteem Dance Company apart from other dance schools is its Toddler Dance program. The program is designed for children as young as 18 months and offers fun and interactive ways for them to learn basic dance skills and develop their coordination and gross motor skills. Parents also enjoy bonding and engaging with their child in a fun activity together.
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What's On @ | Cinemas

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Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action / CGI musical comedy bringing this beloved character to a new, global audience! When the Primm family (Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle, a singing crocodile (Shawn Mendes) who loves baths, caviar and great music-living, in the attic of the new home.

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A plumber named Mario travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, trying to save a captured princess. Feature film adaptation of the popular video game.

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Join Peter Quill as he rallies his beloved band of misfits to defend the universe and one of their own - a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful.


Free Kids Activities/Events | Save Money

With living cost pressures, we hope these ideas help!

Have you seen the giants yet?

Not trolling you. Something FREE and EPIC is coming to Mandurah.

Many consider Thomas Dambo to be the world’s leading recycle artist. After graduating with a Master's degree in interactive design from Kolding Design School, Thomas began his journey of using recycled materials to create colourful art installations that has been the foundation for his artwork today. His highly interactive experiences allow individual visitors to express their individuality on a large scale.
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The Nostalgia Box Open Day

Where: The Nostalgia Box, West Perth

When: Sunday 23 April 2023 | FREE SESSION 10am - 11am

The Nostalgia Box, Australia’s first and only video game console museum has moved to new premises!

Come check it out as the Nostalgia Box will be having an Open Day with free sessions 10am-11am, discounted sessions between 11am-4pm.

Bookings Essential, click below.


Neon Night Trail

Where: Claremont Town Centre

When: Friday 21 & Saturday 22 April 2023

Immerse the whole family in a neon wonderland these April School Holidays!
Grab a map and follow the trail around Claremont Town Centre collecting clues. Everyone will be entertained by light projections, silent disco, roving entertainment, live musical performances, and glow-in-the-dark neon face painting!
Centrepiece of the event is an illuminated, immersive enchanted garden.

Shire of Gingin's Youth Fun Day

Where: Gabbadah Park, Guilderton

When: Wednesday 19 April 2023 | 10am - 2pm | Cost: FREE

Head north up the coast for a fun day celebrating Youth Week 2023.

Suitable for all ages.

Check out these Competition Giveaways!