As the spring school holidays approach, we’ve pulled together a list of Perth’s best events and activities to keep your children and family entertained.
Perth Royal Show (25th September – 2nd October)
A beloved annual tradition, the Perth Royal Show is a celebration of agriculture, entertainment and community spirit. Families can enjoy thrilling rides, indulge in delicious fairground food and explore interactive exhibitions that showcase farm animals, produce and local crafts. The show’s unique blend of entertainment and education makes it an ideal outing for families seeking both fun and learning.
More information and tickets: https://perthroyalshow.com.au/
AWESOME International Children’s Festival (23rd September – 27th September)
The AWESOME International Children’s Festival brings together captivating performances, workshops and installations designed to ignite children’s imaginations. From puppetry to storytelling and interactive theatre, the festival offers a diverse range of creative experiences that will leave young minds inspired and enthralled. A few multisensory shows to note for the little ones:
- Sea of Light 26-30 September at PICA
- Space Music 28th and 29th of September at the State Library
- Sensorium Theatre are running two of their shows, choreographed for children with complex needs
- Wonderbox 26th-27th September and Ten Tiny Things September both at the State Theatre
More information and tickets: https://awesomearts.com/festival/?type=events®ion=western-australia&mapType=roadmap&view=grid&mode=discover
Scitech: Toddlerfest (18th September – 26th September)
Scitech, Perth’s renowned science and technology centre, presents Toddlerfest, a series of interactive and playful science-based activities tailored for children aged 2 to 6. With hands-on experiments, interactive exhibits and engaging workshops, Toddlerfest is designed to spark curiosity and lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning in the youngest members of the family.
More information and tickets: https://www.scitech.org.au
Kings Park Festival (1st September – 30th September)
Kings Park Festival is an annual celebration of Western Australia’s unique flora. Throughout September, Kings Park bursts into a riot of colour as wildflowers bloom. Families can explore guided walks, art exhibitions, and outdoor concerts amid picturesque landscapes, making it a perfect opportunity to combine leisure and education in a natural setting.
More information and tickets: https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/events/festival
Maylands Waterland opens again for the summer, a family-friendly aquatic haven. Featuring thrilling slides, a lazy river and play zones designed for younger children, the water park promises hours of wet and wild entertainment for the entire family.
More information and tickets: https://bayswaterrecreation.com.au/waterland/
As always, local libraries have several engaging activities and workshops organised for the school holidays. From storytelling sessions to craft workshops and educational talks, libraries offer a diverse range of free or low-cost events that provide both entertainment and learning opportunities for families.