It's that time of the year again - 2 weeks to dream up stuff to do with the kids here in Perth.
Never fear, we're here to put in a few calls and see what cool stuff there is to do around Perth.
In The City
As always, the City of Perth puts on a whole heap of things to do for the kiddies. Here's just a taste.
Spring Family Fun Days
- 22, 23, 29 and 30 September in Forrest Place, 10am to 4pm
Completely free of charge, the family fun days include inflatable obstacle courses, slides, bouncy castles and spring-themed workshops.
Awesome International Arts Festival
- 28 September to 7 October at Perth Cultural Centre, various times
Head to the Perth Cultural Centre during the October school holidays to witness a spectacular array of events from theatre to dance, early childhood activities, music, film and hands-on-crafts.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
- 30 September to 7 October on the Cathedral Square Lawn, 10am to 3pm
As part of the 2018 AWESOME Festival, children aged 4+ are invited to dream up their own spring feature using various materials, adding it to the growing garden in Cathedral Square. Again, free for kids to do.
Spring Family Film Festival
- 24 September to 5 October at the brand new Palace Raine Square Cinemas, Free (tickets required)
During the school holidays, the City of Perth and Palace Raine Square Cinemas will be offering free entry to a selection of new release family films. Head to visitperthcity.com for details on the movies, session times and free tickets. Tickets will be released on the 19 and 26 September respectively.
Why Not Try Some Mini Golf?
We've tried it recently and there are so many awesome options around Perth now for you and the kids to get in a little mini golf. We tried out the course at Wembley Golf Course, and what was great about that one is that there's a much easier option on each hole for the kids, so it evens up the playing field somewhat.
What's more, if the weather turns sour, there's always the indoor mini-golf course in Merriwa, FEATURING DINOSAURS!
The Simulation Centre
Well this looks like a bucket of fun! Located in Bibra Lake, there's a heap of things to do at The Simulation Centre, for both the kiddies AND the adults.
The beauty of this place is that there is literally something for everyone... there rock climbing and parkour for the more active, and a gamers den and various simulators for the gamers amongst you.
The IGA Perth Royal Show
Of course, third term school holidays are synonymous with the IGA Perth Royal Show, and this year, like every other year, there's something for everyone!
We sent The Big Breakfast's Matt Dyktynski down to the official showbag testing session and if this isn't enough to get you fired up about the show, then we don't know what will?
Good Old Movies!
There's a heap of flicks hitting the cinemas in time for the school holidays... here's just a taste.
An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age, ALPHA tells a fascinating, visually stunning story that shines a light on the origins of man’s best friend. Alpha's out on September 27.
An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.
Good Old Timezone
If Timezone is something you haven't done in a while, there is a lot to do with the kids that isn't just all about gaming.
What's more, it's fairly reasonably priced. Your child will get a decent amount of time to game for around $20 or so.
There are 5 Timezones located around Perth... Northbridge, Joondalup, Innaloo, Midland, Baldivis and Freo.
It's back... AQWA is hosting a shark sleepover for kids aged 7 to 12... where your kids can sleep over under the aquarium and spend a night with the fishes...
The Best App For Parents
Take it from us... this app is a must if you grant your kids "screen time".
Family Zone not only allows you to block certain sites and apps from being used, but also allows you to restrict when your kids can and can not log on.
What's best about Family Zone, in our experience, is that they're hands on when it comes to problem solving. If you have an issue with the app, you'll speak to someone and they'll help solve it. A rarity in this day and age.
Written by: @dantheinternut