September Family Friendly Events Perth

If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of September, then Buggybuddys has you covered with a list of events that is bound to have something to interest everyone.

Free Gingin Stargazing Night
Saturday, 1 September, 4pm to 9pm
Gingin District High School, 1 Daw Street, Gingin

The Gravity Discovery Centre & Observatory are holding a free stargazing night at the Gingin District High School!

We’ll be bringing along our telescopes so you can get a fantastic view of the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and some star clusters! We’ll also be bringing along our solar scope so you can safely look at the Sun up close!

Bring a thermos and picnic blanket and enjoy a night full of stargazing!

Bookings are not required for this event.

York Agricultural Show 2018
Saturday, 1 September, 9am to 9pm
York Oval & Showground, South Street, York

Family Friendly York Agricultural Show 2018
– Paddock Walk
– Animal Petting Zone
– York Ag Society Show Train
– Wood Chop Demonstration
– Working Sheep Dog Displays
– Under 5’s at York Early Years Hub – face painter, bouncy castle & free toddler activities
– Live Music
– Shire of York Fireworks

Entry $12, paid at the event.

September Family Friendly Events Perth

Perth Observatory Guided Tours
Sunday, 2 September, 2pm to 4pm
Perth Observatory, 337 Walnut Road, Bickley

From 2 pm to 4 pm on the first Sunday of the month we’ll be doing guided tours of the Observatory. Come up and see a state treasure and see why the Observatory was so important to help the growth of the state of Western Australian and maybe see some kangaroos as well.

Adult: $15, Concession: $10 and Kids: $5.

Run The Rotto Bidi
Sunday, 2 September, 8am to 4pm
Rottnest Island

We’re taking trail running to Rottnest Island, Western Australia! Join us on the 2nd of September on Rotto, as we ‘Run the Bidi’!

We’re showcasing all the trails that Rotto has to offer. Whether you’re new to trail running, or always up for a new event, this is the one for you!

Three courses will all be starting and finishing at Kingstown Barracks, providing many stunning views along the coastal trails.

– 5km
– 14km
– Half Marathon
– And for this event, we’re also holding a kids trail run experience too! They’ll get a fully marked 1.8km course so make it a family outing!

Kingstown Rego Opens: 8.00 am
Half Marathon Race Brief 9.00am
Half Marathon Start 9.10am
(if catching morning ferry on the day, head straight to Kingstown, and you’ll have time to rego)

Rego Opens: 8.00 am
14km Race Brief: 9.20am
14km Start: 9.30am
(if catching morning on the day, head straight to Kingstown, and you’ll have time to rego)

Kids race: 9.40am

5km Rego: Opens 10.00am
5km Race Brief 10.50am
5km Start 11am

1pm Presentations(Ferry 2.30pm and 4.30pm)

August Family Friendly Events Perth

The Big Red Kidney Walk Perth
Sunday, 2 September, 10am to 12pm
Perry Lakes Reserve, Floreat

Over 1.7 million Australians suffer from kidney disease. It claims more lives each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer and our roads… combined.

That’s why we’re determined to make this year’s Big Red Kidney Walk bigger and better than ever before. The more money we raise, the more we can expand Kidney Health Australia’s vital services and reach more people in need.

Join us on Sunday 2 September 2018 and show your support for kidney patients, families of people with kidney disease, and people at risk of developing kidney disease.

Course length: 4km

August Family Friendly Events Perth

Newdegate Machinery Field Days 2018
Wednesday, 5 September, 7am to 10pm & Thursday, 6 September, 7am to 5pm

Come along to the 46th Annual Newdegate Machinery Field Days!!
FREE Entry for children
FREE Children’s Entertainment Program

Our 2018 free children’s entertainment program is set to include;
– Ultrasonic Science Show with evening demonstration
– Bouncy Castles for all ages
– Zorb Balls
– Petting Zoo
– Reptile Display
– Face Painting
– Balloon Twisting
– Pony Rides
– Zip Wall
– Obstacle Course
– and much more!

Machinery, Technology, Homewares, Ewe Hogget and Fleece Competitions.


August Family Friendly Events Perth

Bricks4Kidz Lego Club: Ages 8-12
Thursday, 6 September, 4pm to 5pm
Cannington Leisureplex & Library, 233 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington

BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Educational Play programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations and have loads of fun using LEGO® Bricks.

For ages 8-12.

Koondoola Guided Bushwalk
Thursday, 6 September, 9.30am to 11.30am
Koondoola Community Centre, 90 Koondoola Avenue, Koondoola

Explore the bush with an experienced guide.

Come and explore the bush with an experienced guide who will introduce you to an array of plants and animals living in your local conservation area.

-Cost – FREE
-Morning tea provided
-Please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy enclosed shoes and a hat plus sun cream

August Family Friendly Events Perth

2018 Northam Farmers Show
Friday, 7 September & Saturday, 8 September

Come join us for a family fun day out at the

2018 Northam Farmers Show!

Tickets $10.00 per adult $5.00 per child
5:00pm – 9:00pm Friday 7th Sept
9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 8th Sept
Northam Showgrounds

Horses – Ridden, Harness & Show Jumping
Sideshow Alley
Pavilion full of arts, crafts, displays
Sheep, Wool, Goats & Poultry Competitions
Wildlife and Hands on Cuddly Creature Fun
Camel Rides
Local Bands
Local Produce
Stalls, Food Vans and more

September Family Friendly Events Perth

Kanyana Wildlife Nocturnal Tour
Friday, 7 September, 7pm to 9pm
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, 120 Gilchrist Road, Lesmurdie

Our passionate wildlife carers will take you on an after dark tour to see some of Kanyana’s most active night-time critters. It’s a fun evening for people of all ages and abilities.

Bookings are essential.

Great value prices: $20/adult, $12/child, $55/family (2A2C), $15 seniors

Kid and Wheelchair Friendly.

Beats*Burgers*Bao*Beers +Ideas
Saturday, 8 September, 2pm to 7pm
9-11 King William Street, Bayswater

Drop in and enjoy great company, music food & drinks.

– Beats: DJ Yon Jovi
– Bao: T Sisters
– Burgers: Short Order Burgers
– Beer: Craft Beer, wine, bubbles and softies
– (Beer sponsored by Feral Brewing Company)

Walk, ride a bike, push a pram, take the train or bus! We’ll see you there.

September Family Friendly Events Perth

PHSG: Grease – Sing-along – Encore Family Event
Saturday, 8 September, 5pm to 7.30pm
The Backlot Perth, 21 Simpson Street, West Perth

Its the 40th Anniversary of Grease! Let’s celebrate at The Backlot Perth! Get a group of friends & family together, come & join in. Dress Up optional, but there will be PRIZES for the best dressed.

All proceeds go to helping the homeless in Perth, such as food, toiletries, and warm blankets this cold winter.

Your ticket includes popcorn from The Pop Institute.
Pizzas will be available to buy from Two Queens – wood-fired street food!

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease,” the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?

Threatened Species Art Exhibition
Saturday, 8 September & Sunday, 9 September, 9am to 4pm
Canning River Eco Education Centre, Kent Street & Queens Park Road, Wilson

In acknowledgement of Threatened Species Day artists from the Canning Arts Group and Liddelow Homestead Arts & Crafts Club Inc will be exhibiting and selling their artwork at the Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC), 8-9 September.

Marangaroo Guided Bushwalk
Saturday, 8 September, 9am to 11am
Marangaroo Conservation Reserve, Decourcey Drive, Marangaroo

Explore the bush with an experienced guide.

Come and explore the bush with an experienced guide who will introduce you to an array of plants and animals living in your local conservation area.

-Cost – FREE
-Morning tea provided
-Please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy enclosed shoes and a hat plus sun cream

Free Kids Sailing Event
Saturday, 8 September, 9am to 12.30pm
Hillarys Boat Harbour, 255 West Coast Drive, Hillarys

Hillarys Yacht Club invites you to enjoy a free morning of Sailing for Kids!

Introducing Tackers Sailing:
Tackers is a fun, introductory, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7-12 years. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate. This free introductory session is designed to give children a taste of the sport of sailing in a safe, protected environment. Run by Australian Sailing qualified instructors, all children are in very safe hands.

What you need to bring:
All the equipment, including the boats and life jackets, are provided. All you need to bring is sunscreen, hat, towel and a change of clothes as you may get wet!

September Family Friendly Events Perth

Armadale Highland Gathering and The Perth Kilt Run 2018
Sunday, 9 September, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Minnawarra Park, corner Orchard Avenue & Armadale Road, Armadale

Celebrate all things Scottish at the largest Highland Gathering event held in Western Australia! You don’t need to be Scottish to take part in this annual tradition, so gather your family and friends to enjoy the visual spectacle of kilts, bagpipes and a medieval fair.

The morning begins with the fun and quirky Perth Kilt Run – the only fun run in Australia that’s done in a kilt! Purchase your very own kilt when you register prior to the event and take part in the 2.5km Classic or the 5km Warrior. It’s a fun run with a difference and you’re guaranteed to have a good time. See for more info on the run.

As you’d expect the excitement doesn’t stop there. Following the Perth Kilt Run you’ll have the rest of the day to experience Scottish arts and crafts, highland dancing and bagpipe competitions, meet and greet Scottish dogs, watch the hotly contested Heavy Events competitions and of course test your taste buds with the infamous haggis and other Scottish delights.

Let your imagination run wild in the medieval fair or the clan village and then kick up your heels with live music and Ceilidh dancing.
This is a large event with a number of road closures, so we recommend planning ahead to avoid delays.

This is a family friendly, smoke and alcohol free event (please note to enter the Perth Kilt Run there is a fee and registration required).

Final Fitness Family Fun Day – Tree Adventures
Sunday, 9 September, 10am to 2pm
Trees Adventure, Lane Poole Park, Nanga Road, Dwellingup

Final Fitness Family Fu ay – Tree Adventures followed by BBQ
All welcome.

We will receive a group discount and you can purchase your tickets on PT Minder.
Numbers are LIMITED so please purchase as soon as you can to avoid missing out.

Western Australia’s First Treetop and Zipline Adventure is located only 45min from Mandurah, inside Lane Poole Reserve.

A 2 hour session climbing through the aerial challenges (including training) will have you laughing along with the kookaburras. Arrival of 30min prior is important so we can get you ready on time for some serious fun.

Our treetop courses are built around the beautiful Pine and Jarrah trees of Nanga Mill Campground, with exhilarating views as you flying fox through the treetops or quickly stop to catch your breath in the middle of one of our suspended bridges! This obstacle course is the adventure you’ve been waiting for. There is even an airborne skateboard!

So you can enjoy your time in the trees, we only have an allocated number of climbers up at one time.

Further information can be found here:

August Family Friendly Events Perth

Ashley & Friends Day
Sunday, 9 September, 9.30am to 4pm
Bennett Brook Railway, Whiteman Park, Whiteman

Ashley and his friends have returned to the rails of Whiteman Park! Join his friends of Bennett Brook Railway who will haul trains all day for the Train Controller.

Adult and children (2-18) tickets are $15 each with an online discount (25% off!) through:

Book Your Tickets Here:

Or purchase your tickets on the day for $20 each (card and cash accepted).

Your ticket includes:
Unlimited heritage train rides on all three trains (all day)
Unlimited heritage bus rides (all day)
Bus Museum displays
Fire Engine displays by DFES
Scouts display
Entry to Revolutions Transport Museum
Farm Animals
Secure pram storage

And so much more for additional cost such as fairgrounds and food vans.

WA: Two Feet & A Heartbeat Walk
Sunday, 9 September, 9am to 1pm
Perry Lakes Reserve, Floreat

HeartKids Two Feet & A Heartbeat is a 4km walk, in honour of the four lives lost to congenital heart disease every week in Australia. Those keen to take on a greater challenge can choose to do the course twice, and tackle 8km in recognition of the eight babies born with congenital heart disease every day.

Participants walk side by side with HeartKids families and every walker carries a coloured flag:

Blue is carried by those living with congenital heart disease
Red by those walking in support
White by those walking in memory of a Heart Angel (deceased loved one)

Every Two Feet Participant will receive their own flag and socks upon registration.

August Family Friendly Events Perth

Guided Bushwalk and Fauna Education Workshop
Thursday, 13 September, 9.30am to 12pm
Pearsall Hocking Community Centre, 125 Willespie Drive, Pearsall

Explore the bush with an experienced guide.

Get to know your neighbours and help care for your local bushland by taking part in a bushcare event in the City of Wanneroo. Enjoy a morning tea afterwards.

-Cost – FREE
-Morning tea provided
-Please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy enclosed shoes and a hat plus sun cream

The Chidlow BBQ Festival
Saturday, 15 September, 11am to 6pm & Sunday, 16 September, 8am to 6pm
The Chidlow Tavern, 4 Thomas Street, Chidlow

Running off the back of the wildly fun Spit in the Hills comp we are so excited to host and organise the 1st annual Chidlow BBQ Festival event for all lovers of BBQ and Competition!

More teams, more comp meats, more KCBS reps (with some special classes going on – but more on that later) more BBQ’s, more street vendors, more bands – it has to equal more fun – right! OH! and did we mention – MORE PRIZE MONEY!

WATCH – Live BBQ Demonstrations from the Kansas City Barbeque Society

EAT – Loads of BBQ Vendors across both days

DRINK – Pop into the local tavern and grab a coldie

JUDGE – In our Chidlow Choice Competition (an additional fee applies)

LISTEN – To the live music from local bands competing in a Battle of the Bands competition

SHOP – With local street market vendors

CHILL – On the grass with friends and family and soak in the atmosphere around you

Come and join us for a fantastic weekend!

August Family Friendly Events Perth

2018 Moora Show
Saturday, 15 September, 10am to 11pm
Moora Oval, Moora

Presented by The Central Midlands Agricultural Society, the 107th Moora Show will feature:
Free Children’s Entertainment
Horses In Action
Locally Made Craft display
Live Entertainment
Side Show Alley

August Family Friendly Events Perth

Trivia Bingo Adventure – Free Event
Sunday, 16 September, 5pm to 6.30pm
Brozeit Joondalup, 420 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup

Bingo – Quizz – Mini Games & LOTS OF FUN

Come travel the world, in the new show, Trivia Bingo Adventure.
Play a game of Bingo combined with worldly trivia.
Guess the flag, what that language, found the country and more.
Collect the most travel coins to get your ticket to win.


August Family Friendly Events Perth

PBK Market
Sunday, 16 September, 9am to 12pm
Swan Park Leisure Centre, Gray Drive, Midvale

Perth’s newest market for second-hand and handmade items for pregnancy, baby and children.

Made-It Markets
Sunday, 16 September, 10am to 4pm
Whiteman Park, off Lord Street & Beechboro Road, Whiteman

Quality handmade-only market stalls set in a stunning bushland setting.
Made-It markets is a carefully curated market, we select the best of WA’s handmade products so you can find everything in one place!
Also attending are more than 10 of Perth’s best food trucks, bringing you international cuisine and refreshments.
Add in lots of free entertainment for the family like bubbles, giant games, facepainting and live music, and you have an amazing day out!
Also on offer at reasonable prices are an animal farm, go-kart rides, pony rides and more.
And we’re completely dog friendly too!

Banksia Grove Guided Bushwalk
Friday, 21 September, 9.30am to 11.30am
Honey Possum Park, Bahama Way & Horticulture Gardens, Banksia Grove

Explore the bush with an experienced guide.

Come and explore the bush with an experienced guide who will introduce you to an array of plants and animals living in your local conservation area.

-Cost – FREE
-Wheelchair accessible
-Morning tea provided
-Please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy enclosed shoes and a hat plus sun cream

Samson Park Wildflower Walk
Saturday, 22 September, 10am to 12pm
Sellenger Ave & Bradbury Way, Samson

Our annual wildflower walk for spring with City of Fremantle!

Join us for a wander through Samson Park, and you might spot donkey orchids, pink fairy and cowslip orchids!

Difficulty: Easy

Park near the corner of Sellenger Ave & Bradbury Way

Shrek The Musical Jr.
From Saturday, 22 September to Saturday, 29 September
Hertha Reserve, Cedric Street, Stirling

Shrek comes to Stirling!

The City of Stirling is proud to sponsor this spectacular family event under the Big Top!

Based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig Broadway Junior Collection.

From 22 September – Saturday 29 September and adults at kids prices! Bookings via TryBooking.

August Family Friendly Events Perth

The Night Zoo – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
From Saturday, 22 September to Saturday, 6 October
1 Short Street, Fremantle

Jamie lives in a concrete jungle – a fast paced, busy city. From her apartment window, the only natural things she can see are the birds in the sky. She dreams of making friends with animals, but Mum and Dad won’t let her have a pet in their apartment.

As the city sleeps, Jamie dreams of a one-of-a-kind visit to the zoo with a meerkat, thorny devil, giraffe, penguin, orangutan and even a baby elephant. But as hard as she tries Jamie can’t get the animals to communicate with her and her dream ends in disappointment.

And then something magical happens – the animals come to find her for a night of dancing and friendship. When the sun comes up the next day there is one more surprise – Jamie meets a homeless dog who’s also looking for a friend…

Duration: 45 mins
Perfect for ages 5 and above

Sept 22 – Oct 6
10am & 1pm daily
Plus 6.30pm performance on Sept 28 & Oct 5.
No performances Sundays or public holidays.

~PJ Party, Friday September 28 at 6:30pm. All tickets just $15 when you book a group of four or more to this session. Get your jammies on and join us for a fun night at The Night Zoo~

We will also be offering special Auslan interpreted performances on the following dates and times:

Saturday 29 September, 10am & Wednesday 3 October, 10am

Booking Essential
Please visit or telephone 9335 5044

Ticket Prices
General Admission: $25.00
Groups of 4 or more: $24.00
Groups of 10 or more: $23.00
$3.95 booking fee applies to all bookings

August Family Friendly Events Perth

2018 IGA  Perth Royal Show
From Saturday, 22 September to Saturday, 29 September, 9am to 11pm
Claremont Showgrounds, Graylands Road, Claremont

The 2018 IGA Perth Royal Show is back again!

Tickets available for purchase from the 1st of August.

August Family Friendly Events Perth

Kids Big Day Out
Monday, 24 September, 11am to 6pm
Northam Race Club, 175 Yilgarn Avenue, Northam

Bring the kids along for a fun filled day at the races. Free entry, free kids entertainment and more! Lots of fun for the whole family. We have over 100 free things to see and do at the show each year!

The IGA Follow the Yellow Brick Road has received a face lift in 2018! Our new AGVENTURE Trail, with lots to learn, see and do, is a FREE educational tour of the 2018 IGA Perth Royal Show.

With performances from Sam Perry, 2018 The Voice Winner and Shannon Noll plus FMX Bikes, throw in a Monster Truck and our awesome Fireworks on the Main Arena and you have a fantastic show for 2018!

Other key highlights include: The Adrenaline Park, DockDogs Australia Racing & Diving Pigs, Skate Park, Virtual Reality, hypnotist Shane St James and more!

Fluffy Slime Show & Workshop
Tuesday, 25 September, Wednesday, 26 September & Thursday, 27 September, 10am to 11am
Dianella Plaza, 366 Grand Promenade, Dianella

Slime workshops are back for the September school holidays. Find out how fluffy slime is made in our hourly shows. Then join in the fun of our interactive workshops.

Enter The Pirate’s Lair – If You Dare!
Tuesday, 25 September to Sunday, 7 October, 1pm to 4pm
Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Yo ho ho! Enter the buccaneer’s den!

With its very own pirate ship children will find a bounty of swashbuckling activities and seafaring history.

From creating your own treasure chest, following a mystery map, ship building, and making your own Jolly Roger flag, you’ll be sure to have a bootyful time!

Open Wednesday to Saturday // 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Closed Sundays and Public Holidays.

No bookings required.

A Day In The Valley
Sunday, 30 September, 10am to 4pm
303 Cathedral Avenue, Brigadoon

FREE EVENT – The Perth Polocrosse Club will play host to A DAY IN THE VALLEY on Sunday, 30 September 2018 from 10-4pm
Expect a vibrant atmosphere with stallholders from all over Perth showcasing their wares: fashion, art, homewares, giftware, food vans and MORE!

Coinciding with the Australian National Polocrosse Championships OPENING CEREMONY, this show stopping event includes kids’ fun and LIVE tunes! Join us for a day packed full of entertainment goodness in The Swan Valley.

About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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