Winter school holidays are just around the corner, and we've got an incredible list of activities to make it a memorable break for you and your family.
Whether you're in the mood for outdoor adventures, educational experiences, or creative projects, we've got you covered.
And the best part? We've even included some free activities you can enjoy right at home.
No matter the weather or your budget, we've got something for everyone. No need to fear those rainy July days.
Out and About Winter School Holiday Activities
1. Explore Kings Park and Botanic Garden: Take in breathtaking views of the city, wander through stunning gardens, and enjoy a picnic in the park.(https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park)
2. Visit the Perth Zoo: Get up close to amazing wildlife and learn about conservation efforts. (https://perthzoo.wa.gov.au/)
3. Discover the Western Australian Museum: Immerse yourself in fascinating exhibits that showcase the state's history, culture, and natural wonders. (https://museum.wa.gov.au/)
4. Experience the mesmerizing wonder of Lightscape: Walk beneath illuminated tree canopies, marvel at larger-than-life flowers, and immerse yourself in breathtaking light installations.
5. Take a Swan River Cruise: Hop aboard a scenic cruise and admire the picturesque views of the Swan River and Perth's skyline.
6. Step back in time at Fremantle Prison: Join a guided tour and learn about the fascinating history of this World Heritage-listed site. (https://fremantleprison.com.au/)
7. Explore the Perth Mint: Discover the rich history of gold mining and see the world's largest gold coin. (https://www.perthmint.com/)
8. Stroll through the Perth Cultural Centre: Visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the State Library, and the Western Australian Museum in this vibrant hub.
9. Check out the Ancient Egypt Exhibit at the WA Museum.
10. Discover Penguin Island: Take a short ferry ride and meet the adorable penguins that call this island home. (https://www.penguinisland.com.au/)
11. Get active at Bounce Inc: Jump on trampolines, tackle obstacle courses, and unleash your inner acrobat at this thrilling indoor adventure park. (https://www.bounceinc.com.au/locations/perth)
12. Embark on an incredible coding adventure with Code Camp: Design games, websites, music, and videos while learning valuable coding skills.
13. Explore the Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory: Learn about gravity, physics, and space through interactive exhibits and stargazing opportunities.
14. Go Go-Karting: Experience the adrenaline rush of go-karting at Kart World Belmont and compete against friends and family.
15. Attend a Performance at the Perth Concert Hall: Enjoy live music, theater performances, and concerts at this iconic venue.
16. Discover the Whiteman Park: Ride on vintage trains, visit the wildlife park, and cycle through the beautiful bushland at this expansive park.
17. Head to the Swan Valley and check out any of their attractions.
18. Enjoy Mini Golf: Have a fun-filled day of mini-golf at one of Perth's exciting mini-golf courses, such as Wembley Golf Course or Adventure Golf.
20. Visit the Bell Tower: Marvel at the impressive bells, take in panoramic views of Perth, and even try your hand at bell-ringing. (https://www.thebelltower.com.au/)
21.Immerse yourself in the magic of WinterFest: Head to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, which transforms into a winter wonderland during this all-inclusive event.
22. Challenge yourself with the Matagarup Zip+Climb: Conquer the exhilarating journey up the majestic Matagarup Bridge, with options for different levels of adventure. Our team absolutely loved this heart-pounding escapade and highly recommend it for all thrill-seekers!
Winter School Activities at Home:
23. Have a Movie Marathon: Create a cozy movie corner, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a marathon of your favorite films or TV series.
24. Read Books: Dive into a good book or check out the Premiers Reading Challenge.
25 Try DIY Crafts: Get creative with DIY crafts using materials you already have at home. Make handmade cards, origami, or try your hand at knitting or crochet.
26. Cook or Bake: Experiment with new recipes, bake cookies, or cook a delicious meal with the help of online recipes or cookbooks.
27. Play Board Games or Card Games: Gather your family or friends for a fun-filled game night with board games, card games, or puzzles.
28. Learn a New Skill: Take advantage of online tutorials and learn a new skill or hobby, such as painting, playing a musical instrument, or coding.
29. Have a Dance Party: Clear some space, put on your favorite tunes, and have a dance party in your living room. It's a great way to stay active and have fun.
30. Create a Scrapbook: Collect photos, tickets, and mementos from past holidays and create a scrapbook to capture precious memories.
31.Practice Yoga or Meditation: Find online yoga or meditation classes and take some time to relax, focus, and take care of your well-being. Check out Cosmic Kids Yoga on Youtube.
32. Write and Illustrate Stories: Let your imagination soar by writing your own stories and illustrating them with drawings or digital art.
33. Have a Karaoke Night: Sing your heart out with karaoke sessions using online karaoke platforms or YouTube karaoke videos.
34. Indoor Picnic: Set up a cozy indoor picnic with blankets, cushions, and a basket filled with your favorite snacks or a homemade picnic-style meal.
35. Watch Educational Videos: Discover educational YouTube channels or documentaries to expand your knowledge and learn something new.
36. Embark on Virtual Museum Tours: Visit world-class museums virtually through online tours and explore art, history, and culture from around the globe.
37. Volunteer or Give Back: Find volunteering opportunities or ways to give back to your community.
38.Have a Spa Day: Create a spa-like atmosphere at home with face masks, DIY treatments, and relaxing music for a day of self-care.
39. Start a Journal: Begin journaling to express your thoughts, document your experiences, and reflect on your day-to-day life.
40. Practice Yoga or Exercise: Follow online workout videos or yoga classes to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
41. Do a bedroom makeover! Declutter and give away old toys, rearrange the furniture or even paint the walls.
42. Send some happy mail: Take the time to write heartfelt letters or emails to friends and family members you haven't connected with in a while.
Educational YouTube Videos, LEGO, and STEM Activities:
43. Conduct Science Experiments: Perform hands-on science experiments using household items with guidance from channels like "Sick Science!" (https://www.youtube.com/user/SteveSpanglerScience).
44. Build with LEGO: Unleash your creativity and build intricate structures or follow LEGO challenges and tutorials from channels like "Beyond the Brick" (https://www.youtube.com/user/BeyondtheBrickTV).
46. Watch TED-Ed: Dive into thought-provoking educational videos on a wide range of topics with TED-Ed (https://ed.ted.com/).
47. Embark on Virtual Field Trips: Visit iconic landmarks, museums, and historical sites worldwide through virtual field trips on channels like "Virtual Field Trips" (https://www.youtube.com/c/VirtualFieldTrips).
48. Solve Math Puzzles: Challenge yourself with brain-teasing math puzzles and riddles from channels like "MindYourDecisions" (https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions).
49. Engage in LEGO Robotics: Explore the world of robotics and coding with LEGO Mindstorms sets and follow tutorials from channels like "EV3Lessons" (https://www.youtube.com/c/Ev3Lessons).
50. Learn about Space: Discover the wonders of the universe with educational videos from channels like "NASA" (https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision) and "CrashCourse Astronomy" (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPAJr1ysd5yGIyiSFuh0mIL).
With these 50 epic winter school holiday activities, the options are endless for an unforgettable winter break in Perth.
From outdoor adventures and educational experiences to creative projects and free activities at home, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
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