School holiday guide – Victoria and Western Australia edition

Stuck for ideas to keep the kids entertained these school holidays?

Don’t stress – we’ve done the research for you! From festivals to footy finals, here are some of the best activities and events happening across Victoria and Western Australia this September.


You won’t run out of things to do these school holidays in Melbourne, with a range of events and activities on offer throughout the city. AFL fans can immerse themselves in finals fever by heading down to Yarra Park for the Grand Final Footy Festival or lining up to watch the Grand Final Parade. Creative types will enjoy the range of kids’ events running at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and the New York! New York! For Kids MoMA exhibition at NGV International, while budding cooks can learn new culinary skills at the Little Chefs program run by Four Points Sheraton Docklands. Those looking to get out of town could head to Gumbuya World theme park in Tyong, Kinglake Forest Adventures in Kinglake West or the September Children’s Festival at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. If all else fails, The Royal Melbourne Show will no doubt have something on offer to keep both kids and adults entertained.


From arts festivals to exhibitions and shows, there is plenty to do in Perth these school holidays. The Perth-wide Spring in the City event (which runs all holidays) has a film festival, workshops, activities, art displays and more to keep the whole family engaged. HBF Stadium’s Kids Sports Club program, holiday sessions run by Circus WA and mini golf at Wanneroo Botanical Gardens will appeal to active kids, while the Perth Royal Show is a winner for all ages. Inexpensive options include the Bricktober exhibition at Curtin Stadium and Whiteman Park’s range of holiday programs. If you’re looking to do something out of the box, why not try a detective trail from Puzzle Walks – they are downloadable from their website and include locations across Western Australia.

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