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April School Holidays in Perth - Keeping away from the screen!

Alright parents of Perth - I hear your anxiety. School holidays are here and I need to find something that is fun, affordable, engaging and MAY just give me some free time to have a coffee or a moment of peace.

We have your back. As fellow parents, knowing what to do, and finding something different is the bane of our existence! Well we have collated some very cool and exciting school holiday events that we think you're going to love!

Ashton's Flying Trapeze
Ashtons Trapeze

Ashton's Flying Trapeze offers fun-filled flying trapeze workshops at Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds.

This unique series of workshops are suitable for all ages and designed for beginners! Previous experience is not required!
Come along with family and friends and learn to fly at Ashton's Flying Trapeze!

Adult and children's workshops run right through to June, with extra workshops during the April school holidays.

The workshops are also suitable for leadership, team building and individual development.

Use the special coupon code “trapezeholidays” when booking to receive 20% off all bookings . This offer is available until April 27th.

Date: Throughout school holidays
Time: Various
Venue: Cannington Exhibiton Centre and Showgrounds
Fee: Various
Book here .

School Holiday Workshop Package 8+yrs (Printmaking and Polymer Clay Bead Necklace Workshops)
The Artists Nook 

Do you have 8+yr old children who would like to learn a new skill that they can continue at home or develop previously learnt printmaking skills?

This workshop gives them the opportunity to learn the traditional techniques of linocut printmaking from a professional printmaker, Nicola Cowie . Over two hours students will learn the steps involved in creating linocut artwork from carving, inking to printing without a press.
All students will leave with a carved linoleum block featuring their design, their printed works and full instructions of their course should they wish to continue at home PLUS -

This workshop gives them the opportunity to learn how to mix colours, shape beads and bake polymer clay. Over two hours students will learn all the steps involved in creating beads that can be used for jewellery, keyring, bag tags, etc.
All students will leave with strung necklace in the colours of their choice.

Date: Thursday 18 April
Time: 2 workshops from 10 am - 3pm
Venue: 175-179 James Street, Guildford, Western Australia 
Fee: $60 
Book here

MICROCOSMIC 6 - 12 years
Inkling Arts

All around us there is a teeny, tiny world we cannot see. Be inspired by the science of micro-organisms to make amazing art!

We will begin by looking through our microscopes for inspiration. Then we will explore drawing and painting on a miniature scale.

From itsy-bitsy drawings to 3D sculptures bursting out of petri dishes – this tiny class is filled with big creativity!

Date: Tuesday 16 April
Time: 3 hour workshop starts @ 10am
Venue: Inkling Art Space, 42 Henry Street Fremantle
Fee: $60 (This fee covers tuition and all art supplies)
Book here

Resilience Kit Workshops

At some point, to some degree, all children struggle with emotional regulation, exercising self-control and getting along with others.

Some children, however, need additional support to help them catch up to their peers at a similar developmental stage. Resilience Kit offers positive and inclusive group programs designed to help children learn better ways to cope with life's challenges.

By participating in a Resilience Kit program, your child will experience therapeutic concepts in a fun and non-clinical way, leading them to engage, interact and learn more.
These school holidays, Resilience Kit is offering playful and creative group programs at Cottesloe Primary School.

Date: Monday 15th April to Friday 19th April 
Time: 10 am - 12 pm for 5 - 6 year olds and 1 pm - 3 pm for 7 - 9 year olds
Venue: Cottesloe Primary School
Fee: $400.00 plus GST (for 5 x 2.0 hour sessions)
  Book here

Clean Comedy
The Comedy Lounge

Comedy gets a scrub! This is great comedy – minus foul language and any really naughty bits.
So it’s suitable for teenagers (10+; with a parent) and more sensitive souls. Featuring a select variety of acts from across Australia and abroad.

Now you have something to do together as a hip modern family in Perth. So come join us for some good clean fun!

Date:  Every Saturday, Apr 13 - Apr 27
Time:  4 pm
Venue: Upstairs 413 Murray St, Perth
Fee: From $11.73
Book here      

The Ultimate Starter Party at DFO Perth
DFO Perth
Perth Airport

Kickstart these school holidays with a weekend festival full of interactive games, live music, giveaways and free activities for every member of the family.
The Ultimate School Holiday Starter Party will be held at DFO Perth on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April , which coincides with the first weekend of the school holidays.

Over the 2 days, children can get involved in a range of exciting, fun and free activities. These activities include a Spider Mountain amusement trampolines, bouncy castles, outdoor live music, monster bubbles, face painting and magic shows. There will be $5,000 worth of giveaways during the weekend.
DFO Perth will be also holding a treasure trail, in which you can collect a ‘DFO Explorer’ map from the customer Service Desk, solve the clues and receive a free prize at the end.

Festivities kick off from 10am and run until 4pm each afternoon giving parents time to relax and sit back whilst their children can have a FREE day of fun.
Activities include:

  • “Glimmer” stilt walkers
  • Lace & Lion performers
  • Spider mountain, climbing wall, bouncy castle and bubbleology – giant bubbles
  • Free face painting
  • Lawn games, hula hoops and chalk walk
  • Ruby Rainbow Magic show
  • DJ G-Martin

    More information can be found via

WA Museum Designer Studio
DFO Perth
Perth Airport

Kylie needs your help! Budding artists and fashionistas can design their own costume for Kylie this school holidays at DFO Perth, with WA Museum Designer Studio  running from Monday 22 – Sunday 28 April from 10am – 2pm (excluding ANZAC Day).

Kids will be able to design Kylie’s on-stage costume and see their designs on the big screen.

The free event is suitable for children aged 3yrs and above.

Participants will receive a $10 food voucher for use in DFO Perth’s dining precinct.

More information can be found via


Inflatable Madness
True North Block

Inflatable Madness is back for the April School Holidays! The Block will be full with a heap of inflatables for the kids to enjoy starting with Session 1 from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Tickets $5 online for ages 2+ (under 2 years free admission). In-person tickets $7 on the day.
Should we sell out, we will add a second session from 12.00pm to 2.00pm

Date:  Tuesday April 16th
Time: 9:30 am - 2 pm
869 Connolly Drive Merriwa

Fee: F rom $5

More info here

There we have it! Events across Perth communities that are certainly not stock standard.

Check out our website for many many more school holiday events on our calendar and enjoy these school hols!


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