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Spring School Holiday Activities in Perth

Here’s our guide to stopping school holiday boredom and the annoying things kids do when they are bored. You’re welcome.
Pixar Putt

Disney fans were jealously observing  Pixar Putt wowing Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this year. But just when we started to get resentful, thinking Perth was forgotten about, organisers announced that Pixar Putt is heading to RAC Arena!

In case you haven’t heard, everyone is talking about the pop-up Disney Pixar themed mini golf course. The bright and colourful 18 hole course will delight your kids’ imagination and make an epic daytime experience. Each hole is inspired by Disney Pixar favourites including The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Toy Story and more.

So Instead of staying home watching Despicable Me for the hundredth time, why not get outside and take the kids to hang out with their favourite characters and play some quirky mini golf?

DETAILS:

Pixar Putt
Where: RAC Arena, Perth
When: 27th Sept – 3rd Nov

Get tickets and see more info here.

 

Bricktober 2019

Inspire your kids’ creative mind and enter Lego wonderland this October! This iconic annual event showcases some extravagant and exceptionally impressive Lego displays and models that will have your kids in awe.

Not only will your kids be going crazy when they see these Lego masterpieces, but you will be amazed at the level of intricate detail and craftsmanship behind the exhibits.

Your kids won’t be just observing all day… They can participate and let their imagination run wild designing their own creations in building zones. And if they’re talented, they may want to challenge themselves and compete in the rapid moc build or the speed build.

You can take some photos of your kids with the various Lego themed costume characters and there will even be the chance to drive a Lego remote controlled train or car!

DETAILS:

Bricktober
Where: Curtin Stadium, Curtin University
When: 12th to 13th October

Find out more info here.

 

Mind Buzz Minecraft Camp

You may be thinking, urghh not more Minecraft talk… we don’t understand the obsession either and honestly, sometimes conspire that the game is really a cult (jokes). But this is a golden chance for you to initiate some negotiation with your kid. They will be begging you go, so what better opportunity to pass on some house chores in exchange for a Minecraft Camp ticket. Plus it means you can get your 6-14 year old out of your hair for a while – it’s a win-win.

Here’s what your kid will want to know: The Minecraft classes will teach you new skills, let you play and connect on multiple servers and are great for all levels.  The day will start off with a team build shape challenge, then teams will learn crafting recipes and cyber safety. After a quick break, the next focus will be on commands and warps and teams will start a village build project. After lunch kids can have fun in a creative team build and compete in a skyblocks challenge.

The camps run from 8:50am to 3pm and are held at various locations in Perth including Joondalup, Bull Creek, Leederville, Cottesloe, Claremont and Cockburn.  Some sessions have already sold out so make sure you book soon!

DETAILS:

Mind Buzz Minecraft Camp
Where: Check out the locations here.
When: 30th of Sept – 12th of Oct

Get tickets and see more info here.

 

The Perth Royal Show

We doubt your kid’s haven’t already hassled you enough about which showbags they want this year… But the Royal Show is rolling around once again, just in time for the spring holidays.

Before you expect a significant dent in your bank account, we have a few tips on how to make the most of the show on a budget.

– Firstly, always buy your tickets from IGA to take advantage of the discount.
– Secondly, we recommend taking the train and purchasing a Family Rider ticket for families up to 7. This ticket is only $12.60 allowing unlimited travelling for the day and saves you the hassle and expense of finding a car park.
– If you are spending the whole day at the show, bringing prepacked food is a great idea and will allow you spend your saved money on other activities for the kids to enjoy.
– Before your kids convince you to head straight to the show rides, try and distract them with some of the great free attractions the show has.
– Set a budget and keep track of it during the day! This will stop small purchases from adding up and will put your credit cards mind at ease.

DETAILS:

The Perth Royal Show
Where: Claremont Showgrounds
When: 18th Sept – 5th Oct
Click here to plan your day and see more of what the royal show offers.

 

Latitude

Your kids will bounce, climb, flip and fly at this trampoline park and rock climbing centre. A great way for your kids to release some of their crazy school-holiday energy and get some exercise. With over 100 trampolines, Latitude is an active kids heaven!

The centre has enough activities to keep your child entertained for a week… seriously, there is 12 unique climbing walls, an 8m high obstacle course, giant air bags and tumble matts just to name a few. Your kid can socialise, make friends and learn to work with a team through participating in activities like dodgeball and basket ball. There is even a ninja course!  And if you have younger ones, Latitude accommodates for 18 months to 5 year old’s in their dedicated Kids Zone.

Latitude are offering a school holidays promotion of 2 hours for only $26. Make sure to book online.

DETAILS:

Latitude
Where: 57 Joondalup Drive, Edgewater
When: October

To book online click here.

 

Dog’s Breakfast 2019

The Dog’s Breakfast is the perfect day out to satisfy your kid and doggo. Dog’s and their families will come from far and wide to meet at the Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex on October 6th to have a wag and a bark with friends. If your child is an animal lover, they will go wild when they see so many adorable pooch’s. Your kids can be educated on different dog breeds and learn what it means to own and look after an animal. The event will have a range of free children’s activities and also offer free health checks for your pup, a  live caricature artist, dog washing, grooming services, fur friendly photo booth and food trucks.

DETAILS:

Dog’s Breakfast
Where: Kingsway Football Club, Madeley WA
When: 6th Oct from 9am to 1pm

Click here for more info.

 

Awesome Arts Festival

If your kid has a creative spark, this festival is an artsy paradise that offers some awesome hands on activities. Putting on a variety of events including  film, visual art, dance, theatre, music and more, there will be something to keep every child happy. Your kid can craft some 3d Paper Portraits with Charlotte O’Shea, visit the WA Museum Lab, participate in a Theatre Workshop with Wolfe Bowart, experience a workshop at SciTech or go to one of numerous book launches. There are numerous ticketed and free workshops and events to choose from.

Come along with your kid to spend some quality time creating some artwork or participating in some activities! You can make some special memories and take home some of the pieces made by your little one. The schedule includes many times and dates to suit any busy week so check out the program.

DETAILS:

Awesome Arts Festival
5 – 11 Oct: Perth Cultural Centre
12 – 13 Oct: University of WA
15 – 18 Oct: School Excursions in the Perth Cultural Centre

Click here to see the program.

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Image Credit: Latitude

A Perth enthusiast, sharing the great things the city has to offer. Tamsin is currently studying a Bachelor of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations.