Fun Ideas for School Holidays in Western Australia

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Peel Zoo

Peel Zoo is a boutique, hands-on zoo, on the banks of the Murray River. What makes Peel Zoo really unique is the ‘hands-on experience’ you get here. Enjoy hand feeding the animals, pat a dingo, hold a snake and so much more. There are well over 100 species of birds and animals that will capture your imagination: koalas, wombats, dingoes, exotic birds, reptiles, bengal cats, spotted quolls, possums, owls. The huge walk-through aviary and Tasmanian Devils are star attractions.

Peel Zoo is only 10 minutes from Mandurah and 1 hour from Perth, just off Pinjarra Road.

The Zoo is open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm weekdays, and 9:00am to 5:00pm weekends, public and school holidays.

Smartclub members buy one kids entry ticket and get one free saving you $12. View offer

You must sow your member card to receive this offer. 

Adventure World

Experience the excitement at Adventure World, WA's only theme park of its kind and home to over 30 unique attractions from water rides, thrill rides to award winning roller coasters. Adventure world has something for everyone. 

Experience Adventure world newest Water Attraction the Kraken. The $7 million ProSlide Tornado 60 attraction is a 260m-long ride and breaks the world record for tallest, steepest and longest funnel waterslide. Enjoy the jaw dropping, heart stopping ride with your friends on the hour person raft while you spin and then drop into a 60 meter tunnel. 

The award winning Kahuna Falls is a Hawaiian-themed colossus that has eight water slides, water-jet guns, giant tipping buckets and over 100 other features for the whole family to enjoy. The largest tipping bucket is a 1000-litre torrent of water that falls over 13m to the ground!

For the younger kids Dragon's Kingdom is a fascinating land of lovable dragons, flowers and fairies. With 6 rides, swimming pools, water slides and an aqua splash zone.

Smartclub members save $15.50 on all day flexi tickets – pay only $44.

Call 08 9370 0744 or log into the Smartshop and buy e-tickets. 

Puppet Making

Let the kids get creative at The Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Osborne park. This free event will show kids how to create their very own fantastical creature puppets. Held at the City of Stirling libraries during the April school holidays.

Children (4+)  can create their own puppets using soft fabric materials in the Hand puppets Workshop.

Children (7+) can enjoy The Paper Puppets workshop is a simple puppet making experience to transform everyday materials into living, breathing puppets.


Children (9+) can get creative at the Junk Puppet workshops, using recycled materials along with wire, glue, drills, tools and loads of imagination.

When and Where - Tuesday, 11 April 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am 
Osborne Library, 9 Royal Street WA

Suitable for kids aged 4+.

Click here for more info. 

Cave Exploring at Yanchep National Park 

Visit Yanchep National Park, just 45 minutes north of Perth's city centre.

Here you'll have the opportunity to see koalas, kangaroos and other wildlife in a natural setting. Take part in a guided tour of Crystal Cave, enjoy a barbecue in the scenic grounds, stay overnight in the Historic Yanchep Inn or even play a game of golf.

There’s so much to see and do at Yanchep National Park, Perth’s natural and cultural meeting place.

Smartclub members receive 1 free child entry when you purchase one full adult ticket. View offer

Must show your members card to receive discount offer. 

The Maze – Home of Outback Splash

Just 15 minutes from Joondalup The Maze and Outback Splash have been entertaining families since 1981. With something for everyone it’s the perfect place for the whole family to spend the day. Enjoy the waterslide playground and experience the splash of the giant tipping bucket, the thrilling slides and the wacky water spray features.

Learn about all the amazing animals on show from Koala feeding, emu’s, kangaroos, tropical birds and more. Get lost in The Maze, choose from the timber maze, the hedge maze, tractor maze and more.

Surrounded by lush green lawns, large trees and picturesque gardens, it’s a great place to relax in a safe and friendly environment. 

The park also has six different brain-teaser mazes, nine holes of mini golf, a giant jumping pillow, children’s playground with café’s and snack shops to feed those hungry little monsters, bring a picnic or use one of the many free BBQ’s. 

Show your membership card and save 20% on entry tickets - view offer 

Valid for up to 4 tickets only.