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Spring School Holidays in Perth

Keep your family busy these spring school holidays, from 23 September - 8 October, with these great holiday deals, activities and events.


2017 IGA Perth Royal Show

Hold on tight as the 2017 IGA Perth Royal Show explodes into full carnival atmosphere to entertain more than 400,000 visitors over a fun packed 8 days of action and celebration, kicking off on the first day of the school holidays, 23 September and running through to 30 September.

This year our 8 days of Royally Good Value offers discounts and giveaways throughout the week of the show – including ½ price Follow the Yellow Brick Road on Tuesday 26th, ½ Price Kids day on Thursday 28th and ½ price Seniors Day on Friday 29th - these tickets are available ONLY at the gate.

Free entertainment is always a big part of the show, with so much on offer. You can’t miss the racing & diving pigs, IGA Follow the Yellow Brick Road – an interactive educational agricultural trail with lots of new activities, offers and prizes, Farm 2 Food presented by the Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development and the IGA Cooking with Kids stage.

Foodies will delight in the huge array of offerings in Taste WA; capturing the best that WA has to offer and includes winners from the recent Perth Royal Food Awards, with a menu compiled by one of the states most loved and well-known chefs Don Hancey, the offerings in Taste WA will be second to none.

Novice gardeners of all ages will love the Waterwise display with Garden Guru Trevor Cochrane and the recycling activities for the kids and don’t miss Walk Through WA, for an innovative, educational display from all regions of WA.

The extraordinary Parasites exhibition has travelled all the way from Berlin, Germany to stage a once in a lifetime experience. Come face to face with parasites and learn where you can meet them – through pets, travel and maybe even food! Understand how climate change, globalization and adaptation can assist parasite spread.

Expect thrilling full throttle action on the main arena each day with Isuzu D Max Precision, the largest running and most famous precision driving team.

And not to be missed for the first time in Australia, come and watch the spectacular ‘Dance of the Drones’! A light and technology attraction that will grab the attention of every child, teenager, mum & dad.. everyone! 40 Intel Shooting Star Drones will coordinate with ground based dancers to showcase this spectacular experience at the main arena each evening, with our amazing fireworks display to finish off your night.

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IGA Perth Royal Show 2016

Dinosaur Discovery
Slime Time at AQWA
Fremantle Markets Baby Animal Farm
Roman Revival
Spring Pinwheels in the city
Family Buffet Movie Nights
Bibbulmun Track camp cooking
WASO's Jump Jam Jiggle
AQWA Shark Sleepover
Wildlife Zoo at Fremantle Markets
2017 AWESOME Arts Festival
Bibbulmun Track
Carnival of the Animals


Adventure World - Abyss

Adventure World

Early Bird Season Pass - save 20%
It's time for a whole new season of AWesomeness with Adventure World opening on the 23 September with a brand new ride, Goliath! Early Bird Season Pass sale is on NOW with 20% off the normal price. Valid to 29.09.17.
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Citadines St Georges Terrace

Citadines St Georges Tce

Kids Entertainment Package
Enjoy a night in with the whole family from $135* that includes unlimited free movies, popcorn, maltesers and mini ice creams. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Crowne Plaza Perth

Crowne Plaza Perth

Perth Family Getaway
Enjoy a stay-cation close to home with accommodation and buffet breakfast for 2 adults & 2 children, child dines free with paying adults and free family pass for the movies.
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Fremantle Prison Tunnels Tour

Fremantle Prison

Discounted Family Pass on Tunnels Tour
Are your children aged over 12 and looking for adventure? Why not visit Fremantle Prison for an adventurous underground Tunnels Tour. Discount valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Ivy & Jack - Kids Eat Free

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

Kids eat free during school holidays
All kids under 12 EAT FREE from the kids menu. Plus, there will be movies on the big screen from 12pm daily plus games and colouring in activities. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Hyatt Regency Perth

Hyatt Regency Perth

Family City Explorer
Explore Perth city as a family these school holidays. Package includes breakfast, kids eat free in Café, self parking. Up to 12 yo inclusive. Valid 22.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Courtside Restaurant

Mounts Bay Waters Apartment Hotel

Kids eat free during
Kids under 12, eat free at Courtside Restaurant from the breakfast buffet and kids dinner menu when accompanied by a paying adult. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Novotel Vines Resort

Novotel Vines Resort Swan Valley

Stay two or more nights and save
Self-contained apartments perfect for families. From $199 per night. Includes free unlimited golf on the new course!
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Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

Quality Resort Sorrento Beach

2 night Family Getaway for $249
Includes accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children in a self-contained 2 Bedroom Apartment with Wi-Fi and a family pass to AQWA. Plus kids under 12 eat free. Conditions apply.
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Quest Fremantle

Quest Fremantle

Quest Spring School Holiday Promotion
Stay in the West End with free WiFi, off-site parking, breakfast for 2, 11am checkout, gym and Foxtel. From $195 per night in a Studio Apartment. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Quest Rockingham

Quest Rockingham

Kids Go Free
Kids stay free, with no charge for sofa beds or extra beds up to the age of 12 years old. Conditions apply. Valid for bookings 04.01.17 - 01.10.17 and stays 16.09.17 - 15.10.17.
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Peel Zoo

Peel Zoo

$15 off Junior Zookeeper experience
Book a Junior Zookeeper experience for the school holidays and receive $15 off. Use code 'holiday' when booking online. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17.
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Straits Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Family Sunset Buffet
Enjoy WA local produce and chocolate fountain, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Available every Saturday.
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Rottnest Fast Ferries - kids

Rottnest Fast Ferries

Kids Travel Free
One child (12 & under) can travel free with each full paying adult for same day return trips to Rottnest Island during the school holidays. Quote 'KIDSFREE' when booking.
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The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower

Kids FREE with a paying adult
Take the kids to see one of the largest musical instruments on earth! For every full paying adult 4 children (aged 5 - 14 years) receive free entry. Valid 23.09.17 - 08.10.17. 
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The Perth Mint - kids free

The Perth Mint

FREE chocolate coin for kids
Visit The Perth Mint during the September school holidays and receive a free chocolate coin with every paid kids entry.
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The Kart Centre - school holidays

The Kart Centre

School Holiday Special - $50pp
Looking for something fun, and a little bit different, to do these school holidays? Includes two 10 minute sessions. Suitable for all school going and uni students from 5 years.
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The Nostalgia Box

The Nostalgia Box

10% off entry during school holidays
Take the kids to Australia’s 1st interactive Video Game Console Museum, in Northbridge. Offer valid 24.09.16 - 09.10.16.
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*Please note all offers above are subject to individual terms and conditions. Please visit their websites for details.


  • Experience the life of a professional Zookeeper for a day at Peel Zoo. Learn about animal husbandry, feeding, animal handling, and captive breeding. Get up close and personal with Tasmanian Devils, Koalas, Quolls, and so much more. Find out more.
  • Challenge your friends or family on a new 18-hole mini golf course at The Vines Swan Valley. Its the perfect activity to keep the little kids (and the big kids!) entertained. There is ample free parking and a range of delicious food and drinks available during your game. Find out more.
  • Splash into the school holidays The Outback Splash wet attractions opening from 23 September. The three-storey waterslide playground, The Plummet inflatable slide and the Octopus Bay kids splash zone. Play some mini golf, meet a koala or just enjoy a barbie. Find out more.
  • Spend more time actually enjoying your holidays than trying to get somewhere! Mandurah & the Peel Region, only an hour south of Perth by car or by train, is the perfect family getaway for the spring school holidays and weekends. Discover a wide range of kids’ attractions from dolphin cruises on the coast to treetop climbing in the jarrah forest. Find out more.
  • Head down to Elizabeth Quay these school holidays. Take a cruise from Barrack Street Jetty, jump on the Little Ferry Co, visit the island playground, play a round of Adventure Golf, jump aboard the Elizabeth Quay Carousel and more! Find out more.
  • Go an a whale watching adventure! Get up close and personal with these amazing creatures off Perth's coast from September - November with tours available from Rottnest Express, Rottnest Fast Ferries, Mills Charters, Westcoast Jet, Whale Watch WA and AQWA.
  • Fremantle has you covered these school holidays with heaps of family friendly activities around the town. They'd love to see what you get up to so tag @fremantlestory on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. See you in Freo! Find out more.
  • Explore the Swan Valley with The Great Valley Rally and the Amazing Valley Chase, similar to a treasure hunt and a car rally. Each takes families with young children on an exploration of the region, full of adventure and challenge. Find out more.

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