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What's on in Perth this weekend for families

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School's Out Winter Fest 2024

    Dates: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024

  • Address: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth, WA 6000
  • Duration: 9am - 6pm
  • Ages: All ages
What's on in Perth during the July school holidays 2024: School's Out Winter Fest 2024
What's on in Perth during the July school holidays 2024: School's Out Winter Fest 2024

Get ready for an epic winter adventure at the School's Out Winter Festival in Perth!

These July school holidays, experience a Winter Wonderland with ice skating, snow slides, carnival rides, and much more.

Secure your Early Bird Tickets today for the best winter family event in Perth!

Winter Fest Nights @ School’s Out Winter Festival 2024

    Dates: Saturday 29 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024

  • Address: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth, WA 6000
  • Duration: 7pm - 10pm
  • Ages: All ages
What's on in Perth during the July school holidays 2024: Winter Fest Nights at School's Out Winter Fest 2024
What's on in Perth during the July school holidays 2024: Winter Fest Nights at School's Out Winter Fest 2024

Don't miss TWO epic Winter Fest Nights at the School's Out Winter Festival featuring Perth's best DJs, neon lights, sideshow games, and even more!

Secure your Early Bird tickets today to skate until late!

Elvis: A Musical Revolution - Perth

    Dates: Saturday 11 May 2024 - Sunday 26 May 2024

  • Address: Crown Theatre Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
  • Duration: 2 hrs 20 mins, incl. a 20-min interval
  • Ages: 10+ year olds
What's on in Perth for families (May 2024): Elvis The Musical
What's on in Perth for families (May 2024): Elvis The Musical

Get ready to rock and roll with Elvis: A Musical Revolution in Perth!

This bio-musical takes you on a thrilling journey through the life and music of the legendary Elvis Presley, with an incredible Australian cast and dazzling choreography.

With over 40 of his greatest hits, this high-energy show brings Elvis's story to life like never before. Don't miss out!

Elvis: A Musical Revolution Tickets:

  • Tickets start from $79.

Disney On Ice: Perth 2024

    Dates: Thursday 06 June 2024 - Sunday 09 June 2024

  • Address: RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Duration: 1.5-2 hours, with a 20-min intermission
  • Ages: All ages
What's on Perth in June 2024: Disney On Ice - Road Trip Adventures
What's on Perth in June 2024: Disney On Ice - Road Trip Adventures

Get ready to experience the magical and unforgettable Disney On Ice - Road Trip Adventures!

Join your favourite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Moana, Motunui, Woody and many others as they bring their classic stories to life.

Enjoy professional figure skating, acrobatics, unexpected stunts, and your favourite Disney stories. With music, special effects and colourful costumes, this family show is perfect for kids of all ages.

Disney On Ice - Perth tickets:

  • Tickets start from $25
  • Kids under 2 years old - FREE (on a parent or guardian's lap).

Avatar The Last Airbender In Concert

    Dates: Saturday 15 June 2024

  • Address: Riverside Theatre, PCEC, Parenting Room/21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Ages: All ages
What's on Perth in June 2024: Avatar - The Last Airbender in concert
What's on Perth in June 2024: Avatar - The Last Airbender in concert

The World of Musicals in Concert (Perth)

    Dates: Monday 17 June 2024

  • Address: Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Duration: 2 hours, including a 20-minute interval
  • Ages: All age groups
What's on in Perth for families (June 2024): The World of Musicals in concert
What's on in Perth for families (June 2024): The World of Musicals in concert

Children (2 years and under) are permitted FREE on the knee of a paying adult.

Frozen In Concert By WASO

    Dates: Friday 12 July 2024 - Saturday 13 July 2024

  • Address: Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Parenting Room/21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000
  • Ages: All ages
What's on in Perth (July school holidays 2024): Frozen In Concert
What's on in Perth (July school holidays 2024): Frozen In Concert

GREASE the Musical - Perth 2024

    Dates: Sunday 30 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024

  • Address: Crown Theatre Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100
  • Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes (incl. a 20-minute intermission)
  • Ages: Teenagers, Youth & Adults
What's on in Perth (July school holidays 2024): GREASE the Musical
What's on in Perth (July school holidays 2024): GREASE the Musical

Get ready to rock and roll with GREASE the musical in Perth! This legendary show is back with a brand-new production that's set to be even more electrifying than ever.

Join Danny, Sandy, Kenickie, Rizzo for a night of high school romance, unforgettable music, and pure, unadulterated fun at Rydell High.

It's the ultimate family show during the July school holidays 2024 in Perth that you won't want to miss!

GREASE the musical - Perth tickets:

  • Tickets start from $69.90

Lightscape Perth @ Kings Park

    Dates: Friday 07 June 2024 - Sunday 28 July 2024

  • Address: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Fraser Ave, Perth, WA 6005
  • Ages: All ages
July 2024 family events Perth: Lightscape Perth Events @ Kings Park
July 2024 family events Perth: Lightscape Perth Events @ Kings Park

Prepare to be mesmerised by a dazzling display of light, colour, and sound as Lightscape Perth comes back in 2024!

These incredible and renowned worldwide light trails are finally coming to the stunning Kings Park in Perth / Kaarta Koomba. Step into a magical wonderland where trees become rainbow tunnels, flowers bloom in neon hues, and brilliant light shows leave you speechless.

Winter nights in Perth have never looked so enchanting! Don't wait to secure your Landscape tickets, as these events sell-out everywhere they go.

How much are lightscape tickets?

  • Standard Ticket: from $36 per person
  • Child (0 - 2 years): FREE
  • Child (3 - 12 years): from $28
  • Family of 4 (min. 2 Children ages 3 - 12 years): from $120

Andy and the Odd Socks - Perth Show

    Dates: Friday 10 January 2025 - Sunday 12 January 2025

  • Address: Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Ages: All ages
Perth events in January 2025: Andy and the Odd Socks
Perth events in January 2025: Andy and the Odd Socks

Get ready for a super fun and exciting kids' show with Andy and the Odd Socks in Perth!

These cool characters from the TV series are hitting the live stage to entertain families of all ages.

Join Andy and his quirky sock friends as they bring a mix of catchy songs, hilarious antics, and a positive message to be proud of who you are.

Don't miss out one of the most popular live music shows for kids!

Tickets for Andy and the Odd Socks:

  • Tickets start from $57.15
  • Babies (under 18 months): FREE on the knee of a paying adult

🎉 Discover what's on in Perth for families this weekend and school holiday

When it comes to what's on in Perth for families, this vibrant city in Western Australia offers many family-friendly, cultural, artistic, and sporting events.

Perth offers many kids and family events each weekend and school holidays, whether at one of the city’s famous museums, concerts, festivals, art galleries, fairs and markets - Perth has something for everyone in your family!

This guide explores some of the most popular family events in Perth. Join us as we dive into what's on in Perth for families this weekend and during the school holidays.


The best Perth Museums for kids & families:

Visiting a museum is a popular family activity during weekends and school holidays. Some of the best Perth museums to visit with kids and the whole family include:

  • WA Museum Boola Bardip is a state-of-the-art museum showcasing the natural and cultural history of Western Australia, with many fascinating local and international travelling exhibitions. 

  • WA Maritime Museum is all about the maritime history of Western Australia, with exhibits on shipwrecks, navigation and the fishing industry. 

  • The Museum of Perth is dedicated to Perth’s history, architecture, culture and people. 

  • Army Museum Of Western Australia showcases the history of the Australian Army in Western Australia, including military equipment, uniforms, medals, tanks and more memorabilia. 

  • The Nostalgia Box Museum is a unique museum dedicated to video games and gaming culture, including vintage video game consoles, arcade machines and modern game exhibits. 

Science Museum in Perth:

When asked, “Is there a science museum in Perth?” the answer is yes! Scitech is the best science museum in Perth that offers:

  • six interactive galleries,

  • a planetarium,

  • new, large-scale, fascinating exhibitions and

  • school holiday events and activities for families and school-aged kids.


Popular Family Events and Concerts in Perth

Each year, Perth hosts a line-up of fantastic family events and concerts. Some of the popular family-friendly events in 2023 include:

  • Disney 100: The Concert at Riverside Theatre

  • The Wiggles Concert at RAC Arena 

  • Disney Princess Concert at Riverside Theatre

  • Winnie the Pooh The Musical at Regal Theatre

  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra with EChO Kids' Concerts at Perth Concert Hall

  • Cirque du Soleil at RAC Arena 

  • Western Australia Youth Orchestras (WAYO) Concerts.

Where are Concerts held in Perth?

Perth boasts several indoor and outdoor world-class venues for every kind of event. including:

  • Optus Stadium is an iconic venue for large concerts from famous local and international musicians to sporting events in Perth.

  • RAC Arena is known for hosting many concerts by both local and international artists and sporting events.

  • HBF Park is not just a stadium for major sporting events in Perth. It also hosts live concerts and community events.

  • Perth Concert Hall is a versatile venue that's home to everything from classical music to rock concerts and family shows.

  • Astor Theatre Perth is well-known for hosting many concerts, from classical music to pop, rock, jazz, rock-and-roll, comedy shows, and film screenings. 

  • Riverside Theatre at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) is a major venue for hosting large concerts, conferences and major events.

  • Regal Theatre in Subiaco is one of Perth's major performing arts venues.


The best family-friendly Perth festivals

Perth offers many family-friendly festivals all year round, including music, cultural and other festivals. Here's a curated list of the top Perth festivals that are perfect for families:

Best Perth festivals

When scheduled to take place

Perth Festival

February - March

St Jerome's Laneway Festival

February

Nannup Music Festival 

March

ROAM Festival

March

Fairbridge Festival

April

Perth Comedy Festival

April - May

WA Day Festival

June

Perth Royal Show

September

Christmas Lights Trail

December

Keep in mind that dates vary from year to year, so check each festival’s website for the most up-to-date information.

Discover the top Perth music festivals

Perth music festivals offer many genres to enjoy, from pop and rock to jazz and folk music. Some of the best live music events and electrifying performances at some of Perth's best festivals include:

  • Fringe World Festival

  • Perth Festival

  • Nannup Music Festival 

  • Fairbridge Festival

  • WA Day Festival

  • Perth Royal Show

  • Blues at Bridgetown Festival

  • Perth International Jazz Festival 

  • Darlington Arts Festival

  • East Fremantle's George Street Festival

Discover family-friendly cultural festival in Perth

If wondering what cultural festivals Perth has that the whole family can enjoy, Perth boasts an array of family-friendly cultural festivals. Here are some of the best for you:

  • Perth Festival takes place in February - March each year and celebrates Perth's arts, culture, and spirit.

  • Fringe World Festival is in January-February and showcases a unique blend of performances and arts. Fringe Kids! is part of the Fringe World Festival that offers a series of fun kid-friendly comedy shows, a circus and more outdoor activities for all ages.

  • Nannup Music Festival takes place during the Labour Day long weekend in March and presents a blend of various musical genres, workshops, and fun activities for all ages.

  • Fairbridge Festival usually takes place in April and features a variety of music, workshops, and various activities suitable for all ages.

  • Fremantle International Street Arts Festival takes place in April and features performers from around the world, like acrobats, comedians, and musicians. It’s a family-friendly event in Parth.

  • Perth Royal Show is in September, offering agricultural exhibits, carnival rides, and other activities for all ages.

  • Darlington Arts Festival takes place in November and offers artistic exhibits, performances, and workshops that are suitable for all ages.

  • Oktoberfest in the Gardens is in October, celebrating German culture with music, food, and beer. Children are welcome but need to be supervised at all times.


What are the major Sporting Events in Perth?

Perth hosts various sporting events throughout the year. Some major sporting events in Perth include:

  • The Perth Cup is a horse racing event that takes place on New Year's Day, January 1st.

  • Australia Cup matches take place over a season as part of the national knockout cup soccer competition.

  • The Margaret River Pro is a surfing competition that takes place in April.

  • Chevron City to Surf for Activ! Walk, Run or Roll is a running and walking event that is typically held in August.

  • Perth Running Festival includes a marathon and half marathon, 10k and 4k events, usually held in October.

  • Perth Duathlon 80k & Runningworks Festival is in October.

  • Perth International is a golf tournament that takes place in October.

  • Perth Roller Derby Championships take place over a season. In 2023, it’s in May - November.

Please note that the dates of these sporting events may vary from year to year.

The top Perth stadiums include:

Below are some of the top Perth stadiums to watch various family-friendly sports events, concerts and other performances. 

Top Perth stadiums

Perth Stadium Capacity

Optus Stadium is the go-to sports and concert venue for watching concerts in Perth, music festivals, sporting events, etc.

60,000

HBF Park is an outdoor stadium in Perth that hosts football and rugby games and occasional concerts. 

20,500

RAC Arena is an indoor stadium that hosts basketball, netball and tennis games, concerts, and family-friendly events and shows in Perth.

15,500


The best Perth markets for kids and families

The best Perth markets with family-friendly atmospheres and activities include: 

  • Subiaco Markets (Subi Farmers Market Perth) is a popular market for kids and families with fresh produce, artisanal products and various food stalls. 

  • Canning Vale Sunday Markets have over 220 stalls with all sorts of unique goods, from fresh produce to toys and second-hand goods.  

  • Midland Markets is Perth’s second oldest farmers market, with fresh organic produce, jams, plants, pet supplies, accessories, fashion and more.

  • Swan Settlers Market is one of the best kids-friendly markets in Perth, with food stalls, vintage and artisan goods, and even live music and kids’ activities.

  • Perth City Farm Farmer’s Market is a popular weekly fresh produce market with a focus on organic, local and homemade goods.

Discover Perth night markets

Night markets are a unique experience; however, not all are kid-friendly. Below are the best Perth night markets to visit with kids:

  • Kalamunda Markets are popular artisan markets with vendor stalls and live music, perfect for the whole family to explore. 

  • Inglewood Night Markets are one of the best family-friendly markets in Perth, with food stalls and entertainment. They’re also zero waste!

Burns Beach Twilight Market offers international street food on the beach - perfect for families with kids!


Discover Perth Art Galleries with kids

Many Perth art galleries recognise the importance of engaging children, offering great collections and engaging activities and events tailored for kids. Some of our top picks for family-friendly Perth art galleries include:

  • The Art Gallery of Western Australia is a free, family-friendly art gallery with a wide range of exhibitions, programs, and school holiday events. 

  • The Fremantle Arts Centre houses the Art Gallery Fremantle, the largest art collection in Perth, with historical and contemporary works, photography, ceramics and more. The Art Centre also offer community and family-friendly events.

  • The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery is a free University of Western Australia art gallery that offers a range of exhibitions and programs for kids.


Experience the top Children's Theatres in Perth

Perth has several theatres and performing arts centres that offer kids’ shows and family events:

  • Riverside Theatre at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC) is Perth's largest tiered theatre that offers live music, comedy shows, and cultural and family-friendly events.

  • His Majesty's Theatre is a beautiful historical theatre that offers ballet and cabaret performances, comedy shows and more.

  • Crown Theatre Perth is one of the largest theatres in Perth, offering a large variety of musicals, concerts, kids’ shows and more. 

  • The Regal Theatre is an Art Deco-style theatre showing musicals, theatre and dance performances, comedy shows, and concerts.

  • State Theatre Centre (State Theatre of WA) is a modern performing arts centre offering live shows, concerts, workshops and film screenings. 

Must-see Family Shows in Perth: 

Watching theatre shows or musicals are among the school holiday activities Perth offers to families. Here are some past and upcoming exciting family shows in Perth:

  • Winnie the Pooh Musical

  • Cirque Du Soleil - Crystal

  • Disney Princess Concert

  • The Wiggles Concert

  • Andy's Amazing Adventures on-stage show

  • and classics like The Lion King Musical, The Wizard of Oz Musical, Aladdin the Musical, The Sound of Music, and Matilda the Musical.


Top family-friendly Perth Fairs

When it comes to some of the most fun things to do in Perth for families, visiting one of the best Perth fairs is a delightful experience! Here are some not-to-be-missed events that promise great family fun:

  • Elizabeth Quay Fun Fair is another fantastic Perth fair with lots of exciting rides, sideshow games, food trucks and more. It usually takes place from December to January, during the Perth school holidays.

  • HyperFest is a popular youth festival tailored for teenagers and young people, with an art competition, live music, art exhibitions and more. It takes place in February.

  • Fun Fair, Hillarys Boat Harbour is a super fun Perth fair with many thrilling rides, bumper cars and more. It stretches from December to late February.


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