Family

Stuck in Perth and looking for some fun activities to do with the kids these September school holidays?

Revisit your childhood memories or create some new ones with our interactive, hands-on family program of events designed to engage the whole family. 

Paint an umbrella, drop into the Lego workshops, laugh at the hilarious antics of The Little HOO-HAA!, build a forest of cubbies in Peace Park, smash our epic sand sculpture, or check out some of the local demonstrations like sock making at the Sock Factory, and sheep shearing at the Imperial Courtyard.

Check out our family-friendly sessions at the Festival’s first Writers Program on October 2 with local children’s authors Cristy Burne, Norman Jorgensen and Katie Stewart as they discuss their novels for young minds and give entertaining readings from their works.

Plus, get active with a variety of circus workshops with NeuroCircus held across our closing weekend and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle at Healthway’s LiveLighter Family Zone in Peace Park with take home resources and fun activities for everyone. 

Local attractions around the Festival you can’t miss include running through the bright canola and patting miniature animals at PetTeet Park, exploring the Avon River by traversing our epic suspension bridge at Avon Park, and sampling local treats at York Ice Cream Company – there’s no limit to how you can have fun these school holidays.