The school holidays are coming up and while it’s easy to keep the kids entertained up until Christmas, once Santa has delivered his presents and the feasting is over, boredom can quickly set in. To save you some research – we’ve got the round-up of the best family friendly things going on across Perth this summer.
Give surfing a go
For a beach adventure with a difference, slap on some sunscreen, pack a towel and get ready to hang ten at one of Big Wave Surfing School’s two day courses. Both you and your kids will learn the art of this ocean sport together under the eyes of experienced instructors. You’ll be giving Kelly Slater a run for his money in no time.
Visit The Maze Water Park
For water sports of a different kind, make the drive up to The Maze and test out the exhilarating Plummet Slide, which boasts a speedy seven metre drop. Gentler slopes can be found in the Outback Splash section of the park and there’s a whole lot of fun to be had out of the water, making your way through one of the challenging mazes or getting up close and personal with cuddly koalas.
Check out a Video Games Museum
Rainy day? Head to The Nostalgia Box in Northbridge. As Australia's first and only Video Game Console Museum, The Nostalgia will have both big and small kids giddy with excitement. They even host kids birthday parties and corporate events meaning you can visit any time of year.
Challenge the kids to an Escape Room
If the troupe has energy to burn, Escape Hunt is your best rainy day bet. Working in teams, you’ll have 60 minutes to work your way through a series of clues and puzzles to solve a mystery and make your escape from the ship, tavern or prison. Each of the rooms has multiple scenarios, making this a place you can come back to again and again.
Watch a movie outdoors
The warmer months mark the start of outdoor cinema season and you and the kids are spoilt for choice here in Perth. Rooftop Movies in Northbridge has something most nights of the week, with films ranging from the best new releases to trusty old favourites. There’s also pizza and bean-bags. Moonlight Cinema in Kings Park focuses more on the new stuff and allows patrons to BYO, creating perfect conditions for a relaxed picnic under the stars, complete with glass of wine for mum or dad.