Exploring Perth on a budget with kids

So this week we had the kids here in Perth for school holidays and it was quite challenging to line up a list of activities with a minimum budget.

During the week, we explored the city and participated in #Cityof Perth October school holiday free kids activities which were located in various locations across the city (i.e. face painting, silent disco, discover wildlife, make your own bug terrarium, and so much more).

We also had a great 45min walk to Heirrison Island to visit the 5 female kangaroos living in a wildlife reserve just next to the city. Heirisson Island is an island in the Swan River in Western Australia at the eastern end of Perth Water, between the suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park. It occupies an area of 285,600 m², and is connected to the two foreshores by The Causeway.

It’s always good to take the kids to trampolining so we tried a new venue BOUNCE Cannington. Cost is $17.90 + $2 grip socks (mandatory). If you have a RAC insurance card you can get 10% off your tickets.

It was the first real summer feel day in Perth following winter. Sun shined so we decided to take the kids out for the day and head to Coco’s pick your own strawberries at Wanneroo at 11am to start the day, it cost $8 per tray maximum of 2 trays per family. Definitely a recommendation for a family day out. Kids absolutely loved it. Strawberry picking season is September to December.

Next we headed to Mettams Pool a beautiful cove beach with a packed lunch and snacks. The beach had no waves, which was great for the kids but the water was icy cold but kids still loved it and found private coves for us to bake in the sun and rock pools.

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Next week Lily will attend a Drama for Kids WA workshop in Hemsley as Mt Lawley was booked out.  Two great days of holiday drama fun! Drama For Kids WA is offering a two-day workshop with Alan Blackwood from 9 am – 4 pm. ONLY $99 or Early Bird only $89 (Early bird payment must be made prior to the end of this term). Activities will be tremendous fun and include Drama and Theatre Games: Improvisation: Play Building: Creative Movement, Mime and Mask: Voice Production and Speech.


  • Bounce – 1371 Albany Highway, Cannington, Western Australia
  • Coco’s pick your own strawberries – 259 Elliot Road, Wanneroo, Perth, Western Australia
  • Drama for Kids WA – Alan on 9271 9128 | Facebook – Drama For Kids WA | Website – http://www.dramaforkidswa.com.au
  • Heirrison Island – Causeway, East Perth Western Australia
  • Mettams Pool – 330 West Coast Drive, Perth, Western Australia


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