Easter School Holidays

Visit Perth city this April for a school holiday experience that you’ll enjoy as much as the kids do! A day out in the City of Perth is full of exciting opportunities, all within a short walk, or free CAT bus ride away. There are lots of new attractions to enjoy, as well as plenty of free fun for all the family – making for a PERTHfect day out in the CBD.

Marvellous Museums

Easter School Holidays

Exploring the WA Museum Boola Bardip. Credit: The City of Perth.

If you haven’t already checked out the brand-new WA Museum Boola Bardip, then be sure to spend a couple of hours exploring this incredible space, dedicated to all things West Aussie. Scitech is an oldie, but a goodie – with hands on exhibits designed to inspire your little Einsteins. Delve into WA’s rich gold mining history at the Perth Mint – where you can see the world’s biggest gold coin, a gold pour and even find out your weight in gold. Little bookworms will love a visit to the whimsical children’s section at the City of Perth Library.

Awesome Activities

Easter School Holidays

Do you dare climb the Matagarup Bridge?! Credit: The City of Perth.

Love to get active? The City of Perth has plenty to keep the whole family busy! There’s mini golf with a quirky twist at Holey Moley, get peddling on the Swan River with Perth Waterbike Adventures, and older children will love the challenge of the new Matagarup Zip+Climb experience.  The beautifully crafted Elizabeth Quay Carousel is also well worth a spin.

Beach Cricket at Matilda Bay. Credit: The City of Perth.

Why not make the most of the city’s bike trails with a family cycle around the river? The Swan River is also a great place for a paddle or game of beach cricket too. The sandy shores of Matilda Bay is perfect for this.

Epic Playgrounds



BHP Water Playground, Elizabeth Quay. Credit: The City of Perth.

There are tonnes of inner-city playgrounds in Perth for kids to discover. The newest, the impressive Wellington Square Playground, is a must-do these school holidays. Elizabeth Quay’s playground is guaranteed to entertain, while the nearby BHP Billiton Water Park is splashing good fun – be sure to pack spare clothes! Get lost in Forrest Place’s Water Labyrinth, then head to Yagan Square’s rooftop. Here little ones will love the vibrant soft fall toddler play area, complete with water play.

Easter School Holidays

Picnics at May Drive Parklands, Kings Park. Credit: The City of Perth.

Kings Park is a destination in its own right, with not one, but four fantastic play areas. There’s the dino-themed May Drive play area. The imaginative play wonderland of Ivey Watson Playground comes with fire truck, airplane, pirate ship and castle complete with throne! Saw Avenue is a brilliant spot to explore and picnic, plus Naturescape provides a completely different nature-based play experience in natural bushland.

Terrific Tours

Take a Walking tour with Two Feet and a Heartbeat. Credit: The City of Perth.

Delve deeper into Perth’s history on the Perth Explorer Bus. Kids will love riding on the big double decker hop-on, hop-off bus. The legends at Two Feet and a Heartbeat will take the family on a fascinating walking tour around the city’s streets and laneways – with lots of fun Perth facts along the way. Hop aboard the Little Ferry for a Swan River tour to East Perth. Or simply take a wander around our beautiful city and see what you find!

City Cinemas

School holidays always bring a few blockbuster kids movies. This April is no different with movies featuring Tom and Jerry, and the return of Peter Rabbit. Head to the luxe Palace Cinema or Kings Park’s popular Moonlight Cinema to catch fun family flicks.

With many unique attractions to see and exciting things to do, Perth City is the perfect spot for a family day out. So be sure to head into the city with your kids this Easter school holidays. Head to the Visit Perth website for many more exciting ideas for memorable experiences with your family in the city.

About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" will be enjoying an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too!

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