Perth has an amazing outdoor lifestyle – based around excellent beaches, the river and nearby hills. There is more sunshine in Perth than any other capital city in the country. The array of cultural and culinary experiences make Perth the perfect school holiday destination.
Parks and gardens abound in the city and the suburbs. There are always plenty of things to do with the family on the holidays or weekend. From organised activities and events, to being active and partying, to watching exciting sports action, to finding a new place to visit, the Great State of WA is there for you and your family with plenty of things to do. Kings Park is one of the best parks around with awesome playgrounds and BBQ facilities, as well as a federation walk to relax whilst taking in the view. Kids will love it.
Learn more about Perth’s history, arts and culture with free tours that are led by volunteer tour guides. There is a range of tours that teach you different things, like Icons of Influence, Art City, Convicts & Colonials, Town Hall or Boom or Bust. These tours are a great idea to see the city, learn something and burn the kids energy by walking!
See Australia’s largest and most spectacular collection of gold nuggets and watch a live gold pour at The Perth Mint. The kids can even engrave their own medallion with a personalized message.
The entire area around the city is like one huge holiday hideaway with many attractions, expanses of spotless beaches and waterways and and things to do for all types of families.
Cottesloe Beach is picture perfect, with sensational white sand beaches and shady Norfolk Pines, it offers a perfect setting for a family day out. It is one of the city’s most popular spots for swimming, snorkelling and surfing. The buzzing boulevard is home to a range of restaurants and cafes. In March you will see Sculpture by the Sea transform the foreshore with spectacular sand sculptures. Scarborough Beach is another favourite among families. It has swimming, body surfing and surfing all available. The beach also has a ‘pool’, which is geo-thermally heated. It also features an outdoor amphitheatre which in summer, hosts a range of events.