2022 Winter / July School Holiday Guide | Less stress. More fun.

Great ideas put together by the parents at Kids In Perth.


From Dinosaurs in the city through to hunting your kids with bows and arrows? How about meeting Minions...

All this and more below in our MASSIVE July School Holiday Guide!

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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Highlights | Our top picks

Some can't miss School Holiday items this July!

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Dinosaurs of Patagonia

Where: WA Museum Boola Bardip

When: From Saturday 2 July 2022.

Come see the largest dinosaurs that ever roamed the earth!
Enough said.
Please take my money.



Where: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA

When: July 9 - 30

Winner of the Children’s Book Council Award for Best Picture Book in 2019, this new adaptation brings master-storyteller Shaun Tan’s much-loved Cicada to life on the stage with exquisite puppetry and visual storytelling by some of WA’s leading theatre-makers.

Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive: The Experience

Where: Supreme Court Gardens

When: Until August 7, 2022.

Immerse the whole family in Vincent Van Gogh's art!

Upcoming Family Shows & Events | Don't Miss Them

Family shows and events that caught our eye...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Where: The State Theatre of WA

When: July 11 - 17

One of the most-read and famous children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for children 18 months+ and their adults.

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13 Storey Treehouse

Where: The State Theatre of WA

When: July 6 - 10

See the first show in the award-winning ‘Treehouse’ series, based on Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book. Following sold-out seasons across the country, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant, runaway success, The 13-Storey Treehouse returns to the stage

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Hachikō: The Loyal Dog

Where: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

When: July 2 - 16

Be transported to an inventive and beautifully crafted cityscape as you follow the heartfelt journey of one dog who has touched the hearts of people everywhere. Based on a true story from Japan, Hachikō is a celebration of the unique joy and companionship that pets bring to our lives.


Big Fun Fest

Where: Claremont Showground, Robinson Pavilion

When: July 2 - 16

Test your skills and take on a challenge with BIG indoor family fun at Claremont Showground. Escape the winter weather and create an unforgettable experience these school holidays.

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2022 Festa Junina (Brazilian Winter Festival)

Where: Perth Mess Hall, 3 Aberdeen St Perth

When: Saturday 16 July 2022.

Are you ready for one of the most traditional Brazilian parties in Perth?
The July Fest (Festa Junina da Brazil WA) features the best of regional music, dance, food and much more!

Harlem Globetrotters at RAC Arena

Where: RAC Arena

When: Tuesday, July 5

This June/July, the Harlem Globetrotters will journey around Australia with their gravity defying, slam dunking, impossible shot-making shows that will leave the audience in awe.

The Gruffalo – Live in Perth

Where: The State Theatre of WA

When: July 14 - 17

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.


Nexus Toy & Collector Fair

Where: Victoria Park Leisure Centres

When: Saturday, July 16

With over 130 vendor tables filled with a mix of everything from vintage toys to video games, hand made pop culture items, coins, stamps, books and board games, there will be something for everyone.

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Meet Carlton legend, Anthony Koutafides!

Where: Alexander Heights Shopping Centre, Lakes Shopping Centre, Springs Shopping Centre

When: 12 July 2022 | Times below

In each shopping centre, there'll be a whole school holiday program full of FREE kids art and craft activities.

Also, handball competition with either an Eagles or Dockers player (Call Centre).

Below are dates and times for Anthony Koutafides' appearances in the centre for photos and autographs.

Lakes Shopping Centre 10:30am-11:30am

Springs Shopping Centre 12-1pm

Alexander Heights Shopping Centre 1:30pm-2:30pm

Click below to get directions.


Youth Jam

Where: Roxy Lane Theatre

When: Thursday, July 7

Youth Jam 2022 brings a series of free art workshops and activities to people aged 12-25 in the City.
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Meet the Minions

Where: Stockland Riverton Shopping Centre

When: Tuesday 5 - Saturday 16 July

With Minions: Rise of Gru in cinemas now, why not meet the Minions? Read our article to hype the kids up for this amazing entertainment activation at Stockland Riverton Shopping Centre.

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Forrestfield Night Market's - Winter Warmer

Where: Hawaiian's Forrestfield

When: Friday, July 15

Be spoilt for choice with over 40 stallholders and a vast variety of food trucks - from your favourite Indian cuisine, to Japanese, Moroccan and so much more.

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Urban Art Hub

Where: Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre

When: Monday 4 - Saturday 16 July

Kids will explore their creative side at Stockland Baldivis Shopping Centre's Kids Urban Hub.
Learn street art techniques from a resident artist.


Freedom Fairies Fairytale Trail

Where: Perth

When: July 1 - 17

Freedom Fairies are bringing Fairyland to Perth this July School Holidays to celebrate 10 years of magical moments with the Free Freedom Fairies Fairytales Trail.

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Candy Carnival at Primewest Gwelup

Where: Primewest Gwelup

When: July 1 - 17

The circus is coming to Primewest Gwelup. Click below to find out more.

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Forrestfield Night Market's - Winter Warmer

Where: Hawaiian's Forrestfield

When: Friday, July 15

Be spoilt for choice with over 40 stallholders and a vast variety of food trucks - from your favourite Indian cuisine, to Japanese, Moroccan and so much more.

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Winter Wonderland

Where: Lakeside Joondalup

When: July 4 - 17

Lakeside Joondalup turns into a winter wonderland with an ice skating rink in the centre!

Do the kids love animals?


Snakes and Reptile Display

Where: Kardinya Park Shopping Centre

When: July 4 - 11

Get up close and personal with an awesome range of snakes and reptiles.


Bird of Prey Display

Where: Kardinya Park Shopping Centre

When: July 11 - 15

Come on down and check out the awesome crew from the Western Australian Birds of Prey Centre.


Meet the Native Animals!

Where: Armadale Shopping City

When: Monday, July 11

The Earth and Wildlife Association will have on display a Bob Tail, Bettony, Tawny Frog Mouth, Frogs, Turtle, Blue Tongue Lizard and also a Python!

Half/Full-Day Programs | Perfect for working parents

All day activities, find great promo codes below and much more!

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WA Museum's Drop and Leave Programs

Where: WA Museum Boola Bardip, WA Maritime Museum & Shipwrecks Museum,

When: July 2 - 17

WA Museum's Drop & Leave programs provide busy parents with the peace of mind of knowing their kids will be supervised and learning fun and interesting things! Also, these Full/Half Day programs are really affordable.
Click the buttons below to find out what's happening at your WA Museum. 
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Soap Making for All Ages

Where: Batherapy Maylands & Ardross.

When: Throughout July School Holidays.

Explore your creativity making your very own natural soaps using essential and fragrance oils and botanicals in this 1.5 hour session.

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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.


Winter Holiday Workshops with LEGO & Coding with Robotics

Where: BRICKS 4 KIDZ City West

When: July 4 - 15

 Winter School Holiday Workshops with LEGO® Bricks and Coding with Robotics.

July School Holidays at Scitech

Where: Cnr Railway Pde and Sutherland St

When: July 2 - 17

Explosive fire or freezing nitrogen? Discover what’s new at Scitech during these school holidays!


School Holiday Bath Bomb Kids Workshops

Where: Batherapy Ardross

When: Thursday, July 7

The Bath Bomb making workshop will take your kids through what goes into a bath bomb and the science behind them.

Family Movie Night - Sing 2

Where: Coogee Beach WA Surf Life Saving Club

When: Friday, July 8

BYO blankets & rugs to make yourself comfy on the night. Bar & Kitchen from 5.30pm, Popcorn & refreshments available for purchase on the night.

Yoga for Kids - School Holidays Special

Where: The School of Classical Hatha Yoga

When: July 4 - 15

During these Winter School Holidays enrol your kids for In-person Yoga sessions designed by Sadhguru, especially for kids aged between 7 to 13.

Disney's Frozen Kids Night 2022

Where: The Left Bank

When: Thursday, July 14

Bring the whole family for the next themed Kids Night on Thursday 14th July 2022 when it's all about Disney's Frozen.

Winter Activities | Fun as a family

Get out and enjoy as a whole family.


Glowing Rooms 3D Mini Golf & VR Escape Rooms

Where: 1/1 Emplacement Cres,
Hamilton Hill WA 6163, Australia

When: Tuesday to Sunday

Making its debut in Perth, and the first of its kind in Australia… Glowing Rooms is the 3D Mini Golf sensation which is taking America, Europe, and Asia by storm.

Treetops Adventure

Where: Yanchep and Dwellingup

When: School Term
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

School & Public Holidays
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm

Australia’s #1 Tree Ropes and Ziplining Experience. Take on exciting and challenging obstacle courses high up in the tree canopy, that will have all the family swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest – allowing thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts to experience the trees like never before!

Who's the best shot in the family?

Where: Primal Archery, Busselton

When: All School Holidays.

Why not get out of the city and make a day trip down to Busselton! Primal Archery is the spot for archery tag.

Experience the thrill and adrenaline of hunting the kids in a safe environment!

Experience speed and adrenaline with your child!

Where: Mega Fast Karts Wanneroo & Cockburn

When: Call/Message to find out.

Ride the dual karts at Mega Fast Karts Wanneroo or Cockburn. Great way for parent and child to experience speed and adrenaline in a safe yet realistic environment.

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Perth's Mini Golf Challenges

Where: All over Perth.

When: Anytime.

We found some of the most challenging mini golf holes to tackle with the kids!

Click to learn more.

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.

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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.

Sneak Peek | What's coming up next month

Mark these items in your calendar...


Play School Live In Concert 'Once Upon A Time'

Where: Multiple Venues around Perth

When: September 3 - 11

Watch classic nursery rhyme characters magically come to life as the pages of the storybook are turned in this exciting new production, ‘Once Upon A Time’.


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