2022 Winter Holiday Guide | Less stress. More fun.

All things fun this Winter compiled by Kids In Perth's parent team.


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

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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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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.

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All Ages Soap Making

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.



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.

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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


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.


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. Let us help you escape the winter weather and create an unforgettable experience these school holidays.


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.

School Holidays | What's on this July?


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.


July School Holidays at Scitech

Where: Cnr Railway Pde and Sutherland St

When: July 2 - 17

From the very beginning of our planet and the unique requirements that enabled life to evolve, to how fire helped move humanity forward. From building connected cities to exploring the effects of different sounds in a house made for a mouse.


School Holidays at the WA Maritime Museum

Where: WA Maratime Museum

When: July 2 - 17

There’s always something new to learn.
We have a heap of fun filled activities, where you can express your creativity, learn and explore. We've got something for everyone!

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.

Yoga for Kids - School Holidays Special

Where: The School of Classical Hatha Yoga

When: July 4 - 15

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pokemon and Pizza Day 2022

Where: The Nostalgia Box

When: Saturday, July 9

The Nostalgia Box, Australia’s first and only interactive Video Game Console Museum is putting on a Pokemon Play and Pizza Day. Come and play all the Pokemon themed games.

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!

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.

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.

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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.


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.


Forrestfield Night Market's - Winter Warmer

Where: Perth Concert Hall

When: Sunday, July 17

International conductor Tze Law Chan joins forces with the WA Youth Orchestra on stage at Perth Concert Hall to present a stunning collection of symphonic greats.


Symphony of Colour

Where: Perth Concert Hall

When: Friday, July 22

Be blown away in a whirlwind of musical colours by WA’s premier wind ensemble, the West Australian Wind Symphony, along with jazz vocalist Libby Hammer and pianist Adrian Soares, as they magically weave together colourful masterpieces of sound.


Short Stack (All Ages)

Where: Astor Theatre Perth

When: Saturday, July 23

The band will tour Australia in 2022 in the wake of their reunion. This news comes five years since the band reunited in 2015 with the release of their Homecoming album


Spacey Jane

Where: RAC Arena

When: Friday, August 5

With the impending release of their second Album, Here Comes Everybody, Spacey Jane have announced a mammoth Australian tour!


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert

Where: Riverside Theatre

When: August 12 & 13

Nicholas Hooper’s wonderful score and J.K. Rowling’s classic tale combine for all the adventure, humour, and suspense you remember in an experience you’ll never forget.


Edward the Emu

Where: Octagon Theatre UWA

When: August 26 & 27

Edward and Edwina both wonder if there is more to life than being an emu, but after adventures beyond the enclosure they discover that the best thing you can be is you!


Alice In Wonderland Perth

Where: Perth CBD

When: Saturday, August 27

Tumble down the rabbit hole and enter a world of adventure and intrigue at this immersive, outdoor event. For one day only, the streets of Perth will be transforming into a giant, escape room style experience.

Family Fun on the Trains

Where: Stirling Miniature Railway

When: Sunday, August 28

A fun filled day riding trains, enjoying a picnic and spending quality time with your family

Winter Ideas | Get out with the 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!

Upcoming Activities | Things to do with the kids


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’.


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!


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!

Learn Tik Tok dances with the kids | Fun can be had 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!

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Summer camps of fun, new friends and independence

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.

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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. Junior Engineers has positively influenced and sparked curiosity for science & technology in over 40,000 Australian children. Unfortunately, very few of these kids are West Australian until now... Junior Engineers are bringing their very first Coding & Robotics Camps to Perth this Summer!

For Lil Foodies | Cook with the kids

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


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.


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.

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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.

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