The classics never get old and the iconic spots in the city for the kiddies are no exception. Explore how, when, and why ‘science pops up everywhere' at Scitech these school holidays! Help to build the most marvellous marble-run possible, see mind-blowing experiments brought to life at pop-up science carts, experience exciting explosions in their new ‘Under Pressure’ show and discover all sorts of fascinating science hidden around Scitech in a special scavenger hunt using the ActionBound app. Book here.
The Art Gallery of WA will host a one-month program that celebrates the diversity of First Nations culture in WA with Blaklight. Learn to sculpt small creatures from raffia and coloured wool at the Hands-On Workshops with Sharyn Egan while you rest, yarn, and create together. You can also enjoy a free-guided tour of the gallery-wide celebration of First Nations art through the Blaklight Family Guided Tours, lead by the Voluntary Gallery Guides.
The Bell Tower is offering free entry with a full paying adult these school holidays. You can expect some free activity sheets and the opportunity to have a go at chiming the ancient royal bells. We do recommend heading in specifically on Heritage Perth Weekend (8 - 10 April) as it'll be free entry for all!
While you're in the city for Heritage Perth Weekend, book yourself in for the Nyoongar Language Workshop for Children. Whadjuk Nyoongar language presenter Sharon Gregory will take your little ones through an interactive session where they'll learn about Nyoongar boodja, animal names and even take home a book they've made themselves. Book in and don't miss out!
Eggcellent Ellie is on a Fairy secret mission from the Easter Bunny. With your help, Easter is going to be eggs-tra special this year. The show will commence at 11:30am, or join in on the Easter Fairy Fun at the top of the Wetlands from 11am-2pm before or after the Eggcellent Ellie show. Activities will include face painting, storytelling and balloon twisting. Come and join in the free fun at the Perth Cultural Centre.
There’s somewhere to take your game loving little one at The Nostalgia Box, Australia’s one and only video game console museum. Not only can you take a look at the 100+ consoles on display (dating all the way back to the 1970s!) but you’ll be able to get amongst the interactive gaming area too! It’s adults vs. kids and there’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition, right?
Grab yourself a ticket to some of the hottest shows these school holidays. Whether that be to catch a new movie in style at Palace Cinemas and make good use of that family ticket pass promo, or supporting the Perth Wildcats or West Coast Fever for a home game at RAC Arena! Sport the team colours, get your game face on and grab tickets! Australian icons, The OG Wiggles, will make kick off their 15+ show tour across the country featuring some of The Wiggles’ best-loved songs and cameos from characters such as Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, and Henry the Octopus.
Get back to nature by visiting Perth City Farm for their Super Seeds at the Farm! Join in on the school holiday workshop at the farm and learn about what seeds look like on different plants, go for a seed hunt through the farm and discover how to get them growing. This is running on April 14 and 21 in two different age groups, from 9.30am to 10.30am for 4 to 6 year olds and 11am to 12 noon for 7 to 9 year olds.
The city has a wide variety of epic eats for you to tuck into while you explore the city. There’s something for the fussy eaters as well as those with an unbiased palette. The general, global consensus is that you can’t go wrong with a burger, right? Betty’s Burgers has something for the adults as well as the kiddies with their “Little Nippers” section on the menu. Not to mention their delicious milkshakes can top it all off since there’s always room in the “dessert” part of your belly. However, if you want to expand their palette then we recommend Bari-Uma on Barrack Street to try a bowl of ramen. Their kid’s servings are adorable and filled with the perfected broth recipe and noodles, add in some karaage chicken – it’s the perfect side-dish to share.
Along Claisebrook Cove, you'll find Toast Cafe where you and the kids can join in on Toast's Easter Egg Hunt! This free event will be held on both Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April where you'll meet at the cafe for 11:30am and have the Easter Bunny lead you around the cove to find some well hidden eggs. Pampering on a holiday weekend? Toast has that covered too, after all the exhausting egg hunting, the kids can enjoy a free manicure at the cafe from 12pm - 1pm.
For those a little bit older, BamBamBoo at 140 Perth is offering a 10% discount to any BamBamBoo members with a valid student ID from Saturday 9 until Monday 25 April! Or, at Lot Twenty, you can grab a $5 kids nuggets & chips with any adult purchase - yum!
City of Perth Parking has you covered these school holidays with a range of promotions so you can plan the ultimate adventure in the city.
- 3-hour Free Parking on Weekends & Public Holidays
(CPP Cultural Centre, CPP Pier Street and CPP His Majesty’s)
- $10 All-Day Weekday Parking
- $5 Night Parking from 6pm
For more information check out cityofperthparking.com.au.
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