Adventure World

Keeping Tweens busy in the school holidays is a tough job. Here’s our 10 favourite picks designed to keep boredom at bay!

Adventure World

With a mix of water and land attractions catering for the thrill seekers or the more cautious, this is an excellent day out.
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Kalamunda Water Park

Only about 35mins from Perth. The Kalamunda Water Park has slides, bumper boats, giant inflatable slip n slide, toddlers splash pad, wading pool and 50m pool.

There is a large shaded grass area for picnics, gas BBQs available for hire (BYO utensils) and a kiosk.
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Kalamunda Water Park, Kalamunda

Time Zone

There is so much to do at the Timezone centres. With a mix of arcade games, simulations, multi-player, photobooths and ride-on games there is something for everyone.

Even Daniel Ricciardo was spotted at Timezone Fremantle recently racing cars with friends!!

Also at Timezone Fremantle you enjoy crashing into friends in the bumper cars and at Baldivis & Midland you can enjoy a game or two of laser skirmish.
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Timezone Joondalup

The Simulation Centre

On the Sports Simulator you have a choice of 12 different sports to challenge your friends including Zombie Dodgeball, basketball, NFL, baseball.

Race around the Bathurst 1000 or Phillip Island race tracks on the Racing Car Simulators.

If car simulators aren’t your thing but you still want to race your friends make a booking on the 8-lane slot car track.

9D Movies!! Feel, see, smell … wind, rain, snow, bubbles, scary monsters … 8-12 degree seat movement.

If Australia Ninja is more to your liking, check out the newly installed Parkour circuit and climbing wall. Including Parkour workshops 4th & 23rd January.

The Simulation Centre are also running 2 x Drop n Run sessions on 4th & 19th January.

Ice Skating – Mirrabooka – Bibra Lake – Malaga

The quickest and easiest way to stay cool these school holidays. Tween will love the Bumper Cars on Ice session at Xtreme Ice Arena!

Session timetables and special skate lesson times can be found on their websites and Facebook pages.

Xtreme Ice Arena

Ten Pin Bowling  – Cannington, Joondalup, Morley & Rockingham  – North Perth  – Melville & Warwick

Challenge family or challenge friends to take home the Ten Pin Bowling Champion crown!!

Check their websites & Facebook pages for school holiday deals happening through January.

Rottnest Island – Quokka Club

Join the Quokka Club and WA kids aged between 5yr and 12yr get free ferry travel to Rottnest Island with Rottnest Express. The only cost is the Island fee of $6.50 (same day return, $8 extended stay).

Quokka Club members receive a free snack & bottle of water on their first trip and a passport to stamp that will lead to more on island member rewards.

Rottnest Express has also introduced the Red Rider annual pass providing up to ferry trips per adult for $99 (not including the Island fee).

Rottnest Island

Sports Events – Hopman Cup

Kicking off on 30th December until 6th January with day and night game sessions, the Hopman Cup is a more relax tennis tournament held at Perth Arena.

Keep an eye on the Hopman Cup Facebook page for free practise session times.

Big Bash League BBL & WBBL – cricket

Head down to The Furnace and support BBL Scorchers through to another winning series and get the WBBL Scorchers over the line.

The Big Bash games are full of family-friendly activities, dancers, fireworks and lots of fun.


So many great movies over these school holidays …

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle –

Star Wars The Last Jedi –

Coco –

Paddington 2 –

Ferdinand –

Wonder –

The Greatest Showman –


We are so lucky in Perth to be spoilt by a choice of so many great beaches

Surf beaches north & south … Secret Harbour, Leighton Beach, Scarborough, Trigg, Cottesloe.

Grab a mask & snorkel and head to the Omeo shipwreck at Port Coogee or check out the reefs at Mettams Pool.

If large marine life concern you Coogee and Sorrento beaches offer large netted off areas to take your concerns away.

About Jacqui Snelgar

Jacqui is a busy mum to 4 school age children who is currently a Swimming Teacher with Jump! Swim School Bibra Lake and studying part time towards a Commerce degree in Human Resources & Marketing.

In her free time, Jacqui enjoys getting out & about with her family checking out new places. You can follow Jacqui on Facebook and Instagram as Perth Tweens

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