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Things to do for kids in Perth and WA


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Perth and regional WA is awash with events and things to do for kids, plus bars, restaurants and wineries especially set up with kid’s play areas, all designed to make it easier for mum and dad to relax and pretend they have a life. In Subiaco there’s even a Toddler Spa – who knew?

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Smarter than Smoking Spray the Grey Youth Festival (CANCELLED)

Youth Festival on Jurien Bay foreshore Rides, food, performance, stalls, activities

  • Dates:Apr 15
  • Time(s):11am to 4pm
  • Venue:Fauntleroy Park, Jurien Bay

Details

  • Hosted By:Shire of Dandaragan
  • Venue Address:Grigson Street, Jurien Bay
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Festivals,Free,Pet-friendly
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Music:Busking

Description

Come along to the Shire of Dandaragan's annual youth festival on the foreshore.

Check out the sand sculptures on the beach and learn how to create your own sand masterpiece. 

Water slides, rides, laser tag, gaming vault, and other activities.

Coffee, ice-cream van, donuts, hamburgers, slushy van and more.

Yurlu Lounge, Karijini Experience 2020 (CANCELLED)

Enjoy a night of music from some of Australia's most talented indigenous musicians, all under the beautiful Karjini sky

  • Dates:Apr 14-18
  • Time(s):5pm
  • Venue:Karjini Airstrip

Details

  • Venue Address:Karijini Airstrip, Karijini National Park, Banjima Drive, Karijini, Western Australia
  • Ticket Price FROM:Free (Children Under 14)
  • Ticket price TO:$130
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Music:Country & Folk,Other Music,Popular Music

Description

Reflect on the magnificent night sky as you sit back in the Yurlu Lounge and enjoy a prestigious line-up of Australian musicians including Thelma Plum, The Mark Atkins Band, The Struggling Kings (named the best Indigenous act in the 2019 WAM Awards) plus more exciting announcements to be made!
Yurlu is the Banjima word for Country or Earth, so bring your own chairs for a magical night of culture and music immersed in Country.

 

The 91-Story Treehouse (CANCELLED)

Andy Griffiths's beloved children's book comes to life on the stage

  • Dates:Apr 22-27
  • Time(s):Various
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre WA

Details

  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$29.00
  • Ticket price TO:$36.00
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Andy and Terry's Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It's now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!

But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they're about to face their biggest challenge yet! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don't want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry & Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?

The team behind the 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with a fantastical trip through this wild, weird and wonderful world for children 6-12 and their adults. Just beware of the Fortune Teller…

The Great Valley Rally

Designed for families with children aged 5 to 12, the Great Valley Rally is a thrilling treasure hunt following cryptic clues along a specific route through the Swan Valley.

  • Dates:Mon - Sun, 9am - 4pm
  • Time(s):9am - 4pm
  • Venue:Multiple venues across the Swan Valley

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Swan
  • Venue Address:Starts at Swan Valley Visitor Centre, Guildford Courthouse, Cnr Meadow and Swan Streets
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12

Description

The Great Valley Rally starts at the Swan Valley Visitor Centre and takes around three hours to complete.

Participants follow Stirling the Black Swan’s cryptic clues, along the way learning about local history, historic sites and indigenous culture.

They also get to see some of the Swan Valley’s popular food and tourist attractions as they complete the clues.

There are two ways you can experience the rally:

- Online: Simply click on the button below and you'll be taken to Facebook Messenger to experience the new high-tech version of the rally, complete with digital-only special offers. From there, you'll be able to register the day you plan to do the rally and received further information on the next steps. Note: You'll need a Facebook Messenger account  and mobile data to participate in the rally using this method.

- On paper: Download the clue sheet and track your way through the Swan Valley the old fashioned way.

Either way the Great Valley Rally is a fun family day out. There are plenty of providores to pick up picnic supplies from, or make a pit stop at one of the many cafes or restaurants en route. Don’t forget to drop into the Swan Valley Visitor Centre to claim your certificate and free gift after completing your adventure.

MS Readathon in WA

Embark on an epic adventure this August with MSWA!

  • Dates:August 1 - 31
  • Venue:Virtual

Details

  • Hosted By:MSWA
  • Type:Charity / Fundraising,Free,Literature
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17

Description

The MS Readathon inspires kids to read as much as they can, all for an incredible cause. The rules are simple. Read whatever you like, as much as you can, during the entire month of August. This year’s MS Readathon will be a magical quest, and the adventure kicks off on Saturday, 1 August.
 
Children can register with their school (teachers, you can register your class) or individually. Best of all, by joining our quest, not only will you awaken a love of reading, you will also be helping children who have a parent living with a neurological condition.
 
To make the MS Readathon more fun than ever before, we’ve got a brand new interactive website that lets kids write book reviews and rate their favourite reads. Fundraising has also never been more fun!
 
Funds raised from the MS Readathon will help fund vital support services, like the special Family Camps. These camps provide an opportunity for kids who have a parent living with a neurological condition to spend quality time with their family, learn more about neurological conditions and bond with other kids who are sharing a similar journey.
 
You can register your interest in the 2020 MS Readathon now, so that you'll be the first to hear when registrations officially open!

 

The Wizard of Oz - The Arena Spectacular

The world's most beloved movie-musical comes to life on the arena stage for two massive shows in the October school holidays!

  • Dates:Oct 10
  • Time(s):1:00pm; 6:30pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Venue Address:700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Musicals,Theatre

Description

The world's most beloved movie-musical comes to life on the arena stage for two massive shows in the October school holidays.

Starring Gold Logie winner John Wood as the Wizard himself, and featuring all of the songs and characters you adore from the classic film, this lavish new arena production uses state-of-the-art LED screen technology to bring the land of Oz to life before your eyes. With over 3,000 individual costumes, 2,000 wigs, a stage the size of 3 basketball courts, and over 500 performers, this is the largest production of Oz ever staged.

Take your whole family somewhere over the rainbow and join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion for an unforgettable journey down the Yellow Brick Road!

Tickets go on sale at 10am (AWST) Monday 24th February 2020 through Ticketek.

Funman Teams Triathlon

Participate in the Funman Teams Triathlon this year on October 18

  • Dates:Postponed from May 3 to Oct 18
  • Venue:Geographe Bay Foreshore

Details

  • Hosted By:Triathlon WA
  • Venue Address:Geographe Bay Foreshore
  • Type:Sports,Well Being
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Sports:Endurance,Triathlon / Ironman,Participation Sports

Description

Head down to Barnard Park on Sunday 18 October and join us for the Funman Teams Triathlon, a short and fun filled triathlon which caps off a great weekend of racing. This is the perfect opportunity for families and friends who might want to participate together, or even against each other. The Funman Teams Triathlon includes a 200m swim, 4km cycle and 1km run. To find out more or to register, please visit our website: www.busseltonfestivaloftriathlon.com.au  

 

 

SunSmart Kids Triathlon

Join our fun filled SunSmart Kids Triathlon taking place on Sunday October 18th

  • Dates:Postponed from May 3 to Oct 18
  • Venue:Geographe Bay Foreshore

Details

  • Hosted By:Triathlon WA
  • Venue Address:Geographe Bay Foreshore
  • Type:Sports
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Sports:Endurance,Triathlon / Ironman,Participation Sports

Description

Get the kids out of the house and head down to Barnard Park on Sunday 18 October for the SunSmart Kids Triathlon. We have two distances available – a short distance (100m swim, 2km cycle and 500m run) for kids aged 7-11 years and a long distance (200m swim, 4km cycle and 1km run) for kids aged 12-15 years. To find out more or to register, please visit our website: www.busseltonfestivaloftriathlon.com.au 

Spooktacular!

A fun and frivolous selection of seasonal classics for the Halloween season!

  • Dates:Oct 29
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
  • Venue Address:Building 1, Room 110 (1.110), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price FROM:$23
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Music:Classical

Description

It’s the end of the year and time to let our hair down! The Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs a fun selection of fresh and frivolous music with a few twists on seasonal classics, paired beautifully with a modern wind orchestra classic: Johann de Meij’s Symphony No 1, The Lord of the Rings. Renowned cross- genre saxophonist, Matt Styles, performs the Australian premiere of a Three Colombian Scenes Concertino for Alto Saxophone and Band by Victoriano Valencia. Prizes for most ghoulishly dressed audience member!

Bambert's Book Of Lost Stories

This is the story of Bambert - an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing.

  • Dates:Nov 7, 14 & 21
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Details

  • Hosted By:Barking Gecko Theatre
  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Barking Gecko
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Tucked away in his quiet attic, his only companions are the characters he has created in his stories. And then one day, Bambert decides to set his stories free, to send them out into the world on little balloons in the hope that they will find a home.

The stories contain instructions: whoever finds them should return them to Bambert, postmarked with a stamp from wherever they landed, so he knows where they should be set. But as each day passes and no stories return, Bambert’s hope begins to fade. Will his stories ever find a home?

Since its premiere in 2016 Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories has charmed audiences across the country and around the globe. This special return season of our Helpmann Award winning production brings Bambert home to Perth once more.

A reminder of how stories connect us to the world and ultimately, the power of kindness.
 

Disney Beauty And The Beast (POSTPONED)

Iona's tradition of amazing productions continues in 2020 with Disney Beauty and the Beast.

  • Dates:Postponed Indefinitely
  • Time(s):Fri - Sun, 7.30pm; Sat & Sun 2pm
  • Venue:Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Regal Theatre
  • Venue Address:474 Hay St, Subiaco, Western Australia
  • Ticket Price:$35.70
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Musicals,Theatre

Description

Showcasing our talented students, this is a show not to be missed!

Rock&Read (POSTPONED)

A fun and unique event for the kids celebrating rock and reading!

  • Dates:May 3
  • Time(s):12.00pm
  • Venue:Freo.Social

Details

  • Hosted By:The National Trust of Western Australia
  • Venue Address:Artillery Drill Hall on Parry St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Literature,Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social
  • Music:Free,Popular Music

Description

ROCK&READ

The National Trust of Western Australia and Freo.Social present ROCK&READ!

Dress up as your favourite book character or pop/rock star and join us for this festival for kids! Hear from local authors, purchase second hand books, grab a bite to eat and dance your heart out at this fun filled event.

Tickets are free but registration is essential!

House (POSTPONED)

Part fairy-tale, part mad-cap adventure story, HOUSE is a heart-felt and hilarious tale of loneliness, friendship and flying houses.

  • Dates:Postponed from 29 Jun - 3 July to 2021
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Details

  • Hosted By:Barking Gecko Theatre
  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Barking Gecko
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

When you lose something, you gain something else…

Cathelijn (Cata-line) is completely and undeniably alone: no friends, no family, no-one to turn to. All by herself in the centre of a dark forest, she tries to be strong, like a Viking. And that’s when she sees it – the house. A higgledy-piggeldy mess of a place as tall as the trees. Inside, she finds Piotr, a boy who never stops talking, and Elka, a grey-haired explorer who insists they keep the curtains closed tight. When they suddenly launch into the air and set off across the sky, Cathelijn learns that this is no ordinary house: it’s a Rescue House, and it rescues the Loneliest Child In the World. So begins an extraordinary adventure that takes Cathelijn across the world and deep inside herself, on a journey of self-realisation and self-determination.

Featuring a cast of loveable characters and a living, breathing house, this fun-filled escapade for the whole family will set imaginations soaring.

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