Your kids are no doubt excited for the holidays - it's been a long school term!
Keeping them occupied can sometimes be a challenge, so we’ve done the hard work to come up with some ideas to keep you busy these school holidays, all while supporting local!
- The Royal Show
The Perth Royal Show is back for 2021, and there's more to the Show than just rides and showbags! Most of the pavilions are filled with extravagant examples of Perth's talented bakers, artists and creators, and they have an action packed program of shows and events. Visit the Perth Royal Show website to find out more
- Take a day trip
If you live in Perth, the good news is you don’t have to travel far to explore our beautiful backyard. Drive less than half an hour from the CBD to the Perth hills and take in breathtaking views, waterfalls and walks, and there are plenty of small businesses in the area you can support. Or why not head bush for a walk on one of the many trails our great state has to offer? Spend the day in Fremantle where you can visit the Roundhouse, Prison or WA Shipwrecks Museum. Get fruity with a visit to one of the strawberry farms or apple orchards around the city, and pick your own fresh fruit. Plan your day on Experience Perth's Fremantle or Perth Hills website, or on the Trails WA website.
- Head north, south or east
If you've got time off too, a short trip out of town could be back on the cards. Whatever your travel style and budget, there is accommodation and activities to suit – whether it be camping or AirBNBs. Once there, enjoy all the regions have to offer for free such as bushwalks and surfing. If you are keen to show your support for businesses in the region, drop in to a local cellar door, brewery or restaurant. Get some holiday inspiration from the Western Australia tourism website.
- Visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia
This is another great day out the whole family can enjoy without stretching the budget. Many of the exhibitions are free and you can make the most of it by enjoying a day out in the city. Plan your visit bvy visiting the Art Gallery of WA's website.
- Discover Kings Park
Even many long-term Perth residents haven’t experienced all that Kings Park has to offer. Pack a picnic, take the bikes or put on your walking shoes and plan a day out for the whole family right in the heart of Perth. From the glass bridge to climbing the DNA tower to exploring the Rio Tinto Naturescape, there is no shortage of things to do. Find out more on the Kings Park and Botanic Gardens website.
- Check out your local area
Libraries and local councils often offer free or low-cost activities, such as reading and song time and LEGO club. Check out your local council website to see what is on these school holidays. Enjoy some fresh air while the kids run amok at some of the awesome playgrounds located around Perth. There’s a great list available from Kids Around Perth.
- Stay indoors and get creative!
You could try tackling some crafts – Pinterest is a great place for some inspiration – or why not bake up a storm? The school holidays provide the perfect time to try something new, so pick a recipe and get the kids involved. Not only will it cost you very little, but you could end up with some delicious morning or afternoon tea out of it too!
For more ideas on things to do close to home, visit www.westernaustralia.com