Are you as excited about the school holidays as your kids are?
Well, if you’re looking for some inspiration on amazing school holiday activities in Perth over the summer, you need to read this.
From educational attractions to cultural experiences, animal encounters to creative crafts, energetic outings to festive Christmas carnivals, here are some great things to see and do in Perth during the school holidays.
Perth family-friendly nature trails
These Perth school holidays offer a great opportunity to swap phones for fresh air and head for the hills on an exciting bush walk. With so many family-friendly trails in and around picturesque Perth, the kids will love exploring the countryside, interacting with nature and learning about our fauna and flora.
Zamia Trail in Bold Park, the Cape Peron walk trail, the Portagabra track in the Perth Hills and the scenic Butterflies, Birds and Bridges trail in the Canning River Regional Park are just some of many options to choose from. You can always make the experience extra special by having a family picnic along the way.
Perth Christmas Carnival
The City of Perth is hosting a Christmas Carnival on the 24th and 25th November in Forrest Place which promises to be a heap of festive fun.
Kids can enjoy free rides and activities from 10 am to 4 pm. Remember, when the sun goes down, the whole family can experience the magic of Perth’s Christmas Lights Trail every night from 6 pm on 16th November right up until Christmas Day.
A visit to Scitech is one of the best kids activities in Perth and a must during the school holidays. With exciting attractions like the Tinkering Space where kids are encouraged to build, test, create and innovate and the Planet Pioneers exhibit which sets some fascinating challenges for budding space explorers, Scitech makes learning fun.
Explore exciting Kings Park
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment. It promises to be the best place for kids to be this holiday where they can engage with nature and enjoy active outdoor fun.
They’ll also learn to understand the wonders of our precious natural environment and the value of its conservation. Kids can build a cubby, navigate the brand new Bungarra and the Python, get their feet wet in the new Paperbark Waterhole and get caught in a web in the Tangle – and best of all, it’s free! For more great things to do in Kings Park, visit the blog post here.
Perth camel rides
Have fun on a camel ride along on the banks of the Swan River in the city. Ride along the river through the Canary Island Date Palms past the Bell Tower down to Barrack St Jetty at Elizabeth Quay. A great activity for all ages, Perth camel riding tours run every half hour from 10 am to 12:30 pm from September 29th. Make sure to book at www.camelwest.com.au.
Visiting Elizabeth Quay
Rapidly becoming one of the most popular attractions in Perth, Elizabeth Quay will have lots on offer for kids these holidays. They’ll love the interactive water wonderland at the BHP Billiton Waterpark. Kids will be in awe of the giant Christmas Tree with its 13 000 sparkling baubles. They’ll relish getting up close to the decorative festive lights, sprawled on the ground which flickers in harmony with festive jingles.
Add the historic wonder of The Bell Tower which is right next door to Elizabeth Quay to this exciting mix of Perth activities and you’ll have more than enough to keep the family entertained for many a day during these school holidays.
For more information on the Christmas holiday schedule at Elizabeth Quay, visit https://www.mra.wa.gov.au/projects-and-places/elizabeth-quay and to find out more about the fascinating history and ancient art of bell-ringing, visit https://www.thebelltower.com.au/.
Author bio – this post was written by Gerry Lyng, General Manager for the Bell Tower. Be sure to visit this unique WA attraction on your next visit to Perth.