City of Perth bursting with school holiday activities

There’s no denying it – spring has well and truly sprung. The weather is warming, and the flowers are blossoming for what is set to be another magnificent spring in the city for the school holiday season.

From wildflower festivals, children’s entertainment and colourful installations, the city is in full bloom

From 27 September, the Perth Cultural Centre will come alive with activities, exhibitions and performances for the annual 2021 AWESOME Festival, sponsored by the City of Perth.

“At the AWESOME Festival, families can meet local authors, experience world class ballet, create their own artworks and enjoy being out and about in our beautiful city,” City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said.

“It’s through sponsoring, facilitating and supporting events such as these that makes Perth a vibrant, iconic destination; a place of possibility where great things happen.”

The City of Perth has launched its Perth Trails app ahead of the school holidays, allowing families to take self-guided tours at their own pace, discover the rich history and interesting landmarks Perth has to offer. Perth Trails will be available for download in the app store and Google Play from tomorrow.

Taking kids and families on a journey through the City of Perth’s neighbourhoods, the app features a number of walking trails that showcase a range of historical buildings, points of interest and family fun – there’s even recommendations on where to stop for treats with the kids.

Visitors can also take advantage of three-hour free parking on weekends in three centrally located CPP car parks:

• CPP Cultural Centre carpark, 2 Roe Street, Northbridge

• CPP His Majesty’s carpark, 377 Murray Street, Perth

• CPP Pier Street carpark, 87-89 Pier Street, Perth


Sealink Perth AFL Masters National Carnival

29 September, 1, 2 October | 8.30am to 6pm | Langley Park | Free

Each year the AFL Masters Carnival is held in a unique location around Australia. There is a healthy balance of football and carnival events for the whole family. More than 1500 people will attend the AFL Masters National Carnival as up to 35 football teams across Australia compete in age groups ranging from 35 to over 60 years.

The 2021 AWESOME Festival

Until 2 October | All day | Perth Cultural Centre | Free and ticketed

The Perth Cultural Centre will come alive with activities, exhibitions and performances for the annual AWESOME Festival. Hiccup! by Windmill Theatre will delight children and adults alike, while Blinky Bill is on the Loose from KoBugs Theatre Company will fill the WA Museum City Room with music and bush creatures. See the full program online at (not all shows are on every day).

WA Ballet’s Peter and the Wolf

Until 2 October | 11am | Perth Cultural Centre Outdoor Stage, James Street Amphitheatre | Free

West Australian Ballet and the 2021 AWESOME Festival Present Peter and The Wolf. This specially adapted fairy tale is the perfect way for young children (and their grown-ups) to discover the magic of ballet.

Yarning with Djurandi Dreaming

30 September | 11am to 12pm | City of Perth Library | Free | Book:

Enjoy a captivating storytelling session by Djurandi Dreaming and learn about the Nyoongar people, their history and culture. Recommended for ages two and above.

Kings Park Festival

Until 30 September | All day | Kings Park | Free

Running throughout September, Kings Park Festival will celebrate the amazing flora of Western Australia blossoming across the State and the thousands of wildflowers in full bloom in Kings Park and Bold Park.

WA Opera’s Koolbardi wer Wardong

2, 5 and 6 October | Time varies | His Majesty’s Theatre | Ticketed

WA Opera in association with the AWESOME Festival, West Australian Young Voices and the Western Australian Youth Orchestra present Koolbardi wer Wardong. Koolbardi the Magpie and Wardong the Crow are two very proud, vain, jealous brothers. Set on Noongar Boodja (the south west corner of Western Australia), we invite you to join us for a journey back to the Nyittiny, the time of creation, where love, loyalty, betrayal and jealousy are all stretched to their limits.

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Light Labyrinth

4 to 10 October | All day | Perth Cultural Centre |Free

Experience the wonders of the Perth Illuminated maze. Beautiful day and night you can weave your way through a world of colour.

10th Light Horse Regiment

10 October | From 1pm| Langley Park | Free

Celebrate the re-raising of the iconic 10th Light Horse Regiment – Western Australia’s own cavalry. This activity will include various army vehicles, a team of 10th Light Horse historical society members in period costume on horses and a large contingent of army personnel. This will be followed by a parade from Langley Park up through the city.

Sticker Art

Until 10 October | Opening hours | City of Perth Library, Level 4 | Free

Use coloured stickers to create an eye-catching picture of a penguin, butterfly, giraffe, or fish. Match the stickers to the numbers on the page to create your masterpiece! Recommended for ages two and above

One per child per day. Bookings not required.

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