2022 Spring School Holiday Guide | Less Stress. More Fun.
Great ideas put together by the parents at Kids In Perth.
There's opera and theatre for the kids plus loads of festivals happening from the city to the country. Check out the AWESOME Arts Festival happening in the cultural centre or head out of town to Dardanup to see the burning bull!
All this and more below in our MASSIVE September-October School Holiday Guide!
From time to time, please regularly check in as we update this guide with new school holiday ideas and competition giveaways!
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Highlights | Our top picks
Some can't miss School Holiday items this September!
AWESOME Arts Festival
Where: Perth Cultural Centre
When: Tuesday, 27 September – Saturday, 1 October
The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things (the AWESOME Festival) is presented annually in the Perth CBD. 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 committed to presenting high-quality, layered programming for children aged 0 – 12 and their families.
Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
Where: Subiaco Arts Centre
When: September 29 - October 1
All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing not only from books but children’s minds too! Now only a Secret Organisation known as The Ancient Guild of Taletenders can save the stories and they need your help...
Room on the Broom
Where: State Theatre of Western Australia, Heath Ledger Theatre
When: October 5 - 9
CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of Room on the Broom adapted from the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books.
Dinosaurs of Patagonia
Where: WA Museum Boola Bardip
When: Now until 23 October
Come see the largest dinosaurs that ever roamed the earth!
Please take my money.
Upcoming Family Shows & Events | Don't Miss Them
Family shows and events that caught our eye...
York Medieval Fayre
Where: York WA
When: Sunday, September 25, 10am - 4pm
A brilliant day out with loads of family-friendly kids activities
See Warriors in Mock Battles, Dance Groups, Blacksmith Display, Archery and Weapon Displays
Dardanup Bull and Barrel Festival
Where: Ferguson Rd, Dardanup
When: Saturday, October 8, 10am - 9pm
The Bull and Barrel is a FREE festival created by the Dardanup Community to celebrate the diverse offerings of the Dardanup region. It is a great low-cost day out for families with over 150 market and food stalls, live music and demonstrations, a monster kids craft marquee and plenty of animals!
Coastal Walking Tour and Bush Food Experience
Where: Kwinana Beach
When: 24 September
It's Djilba and Biodiversity Month! Join us for an Aboriginal cultural experience at Wells Park, Kwinana Beach.
Cottesloe Nature Play Experience
Where: Cottesloe Nature Play Space
When: 25 September
Join us for a family-friendly nature play event with presenter Cath Fitzhardinge at the Cottesloe Nature Play Space.
Local attractions | Things to do with the kids
Scitech Workshop - Poo and You!
When: Tuesday 27th September 2022: 10:00-11:00am
Thursday 6th October 2022: 10:00-11:00am or 11:30am - 12:30pm
Learn about the different organs that make up our digestive system in this fun and messy workshop that tracks the journey from food to poo with the help of our gut microbiome researchers!
For children aged 5 – 9 years old.
NetSetGO School Holiday Clinic
Where: Gold Netball Centre
When: Thu, 29 Sept, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Join us for the Woolworths NetSetGO September School Holiday Clinic! Skills, drills and match play focused
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Where: Scarborough Amphitheatre
When: Friday 30 September - Sunday 2 October 2022.
Surf competition, BMX, Dodgeball, 3 on 3 Bball comps... so much to see and do at one of WA's fave youth festivals!
Scarborough Sunset Markets
Where: Scarborough Square and Clocktower
When: Every Saturday in September and October, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Jackadder Lake, Woodlands
When: Saturday 22 October,1pm - 6pm
When fairies and unicorns get together a magical afternoon of family fun is created. Follow the trail around the lake and discover unicorn rides, picnic areas, musical performances, fairy folk-tales, face painting, sensory friendly zone, kids’ crafts, art and more!
Where: Forest Lakes Shopping Centre
When: Wednesday 21 September, 10:00am - 11:30am
Free morning of live entertainment with lots of fun, games & songs to dance to, followed by a Meet 'n' Greet and craft workshop.
This event occurs on the 3rd Wednesday of every month unless otherwise stated.
Where: 1 Old Perth Road, Bassendean
When: Sunday 25 September, 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Chittering Spring Festival
Where: 6180 Great Northern Hwy, Bindoon
When: Running until 23 September
Kyilla Community Farmers Market
Where: Kyilla Park, North Perth
When: Every Saturday, 8:00am - 11:30am
Can we make it?
Where: History House Museum, Armadale
When: Thursday, 29 September, 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Half/Full-Day Programs | Perfect for working parents
All day activities, find great promo codes below and much more!
Kids School Holidays Padel Camp
Where: Padel Perth, Floreat
When: Wednesday 28 September, 9:00am - 1:00pm
What's padel? It's really popular in Spain and a cross between tennis and squash on smaller courts so the kids will be hitting more than fetching tennis balls!
Soap, Slime & So Much More!
Where: Batherapy Maylands, Ardross/Booragoon & Hillarys.
When: Throughout School Holidays.
Your child can explore their creativity by making their very own natural soaps, bath bombs and slime in this 1.5 hour session.
Jaycar's Electronic Experiments!
Where: Jaycar Electronics
When: Wed., 28 September 2022 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Become a STEM experimenter! Create an ELECTROMAGNET, MOTOR, BUZZER with a SWITCH and more. Hands-on fun with circuits!
What's happening at your Y?
Where: At local YMCA WA locations throughout Perth.
When: Throughout July School Holidays.
Your nearest Y or YMCA WA location will always run affordable vacation care programs.
Especially helpful when you're stuck without family or friends to look after your child.
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.
Sneak Peek | What's coming up
Mark these items in your calendar...
2022 Little Feet Festival
Where: ECU Joondalup Pines
When: Sunday 23 October 2022.
Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for take-off because Little Feet Festival is about to launch! Perth’s most beloved FREE family event is back at ECU Joondalup Pines on Sunday 23 October.
With Things That Go being this year’s theme, children will get the chance to explore all things that drive, ride, sail or fly!
Below are just a few of the cool things that will be happening at Little Feet Festival.
Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour
Where: RAC Arena
When: 25 February 2023.
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