School Holiday Programs in Perth Winter School Holidays

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Sit back and relax Perth parents because we have your Perth school holidays programs covered! We think we have found activities, clinics, workshops and camps that everyone in Perth, Western Australia is going to love. We know that you have enough to do without worrying about finding the right holiday programs for kids so we have done the hard work for you.

Perth school holiday programs are a great option for busy families. School holiday childcare can be difficult to find and to fit into our busy lives with everything else that is going on. Finding the right vacation care in Perth is important in having a truly great school holiday. These vacation care programs are often half day or full day programs, giving flexibility to busy parents.

With beautiful beaches, nature and facilities, locals and visitors are spoiled for choice with the school holiday clinics and vacation care ideas we have for you (including winter holiday camps and summer holiday camps). Take a look at our extensive list of school holiday care programs in Perth that will make both you and the kids extremely happy.

If you are after school holiday ideas for activities that are only for an hour or two or for places to take the kids with you to enjoy school holiday activities in Melbourne, check out our free, cheap and BIG days out in Perth article. If you are looking for school holiday ideas for teenagers in Perth we can help!

State schools finish on Friday 29 March 2024 and return to class on Monday 15 April 2024.

Easter school holidays in Western Australia are Saturday 30 March 2024 to Sunday 14 April 2024.

To help you we have broken our school holiday programs Perth guide into sections.

STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths vacation care options

STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths vacation care

If you have a child that would prefer a screen to sport, then we have some great vacation care program ideas that don’t involve sitting mindlessly in front of a computer. These STEM holiday programs Perth will have kids interacting, making friends and learning, all while doing something they love!

Code Camp – for the best school holidays ever!


Let Code Camp inspire your children to get creative with technology these holidays, learn some valuable new skills, have fun and make new friends. With a wide range of in-person camps and online programs available, there really is something for everyone. Choose from beginner to advanced coding camps, robotics, stop-motion animation, DJing, video production and so much more!

Not sure where to start?

Code Camp’s flagship coding programs are the perfect way to begin your child’s Code Camp journey. Choose Little Coders for ages 5-7 to take their first steps into the world of coding and Spark for ages 7-12 to use drag & drop coding to create an awesome arcade-style game.

Plus, their most popular creative camps are back this season including Minecraft Engineers, Roblox Legends, Robotics Camp, and YouTube Creators, offering the coolest few days of STEM learning and fun. 

Head to their website to see the full range of fun and engaging holiday camps and check what’s on near you.

Find out more about a Code Camp near you here.

Bricks for Kidz

Build, learn and play with Lego! What a fun way to spend the holidays, with the added bonus of learning! This EDUtainment program encourages creativity and allows kids to build Lego models while building confidence and problem solving skills. During break times kids are encouraged to spend time outside to really round off the day. Primary school aged kids and above are welcome to attend a full or half day workshop at one of their venues.

Find out more.

Edgy X

Get the kids coding, creating robots and building website these holidays with Edgy X. These three day holiday camps for kids are aimed at introducing kids to an exciting STEM world by STEM experts. Kids are challenged and learn in fun and exciting ways, and it’s not all in front of a screen. Significant outside time is built into the program and is a great way for kids to meet new friends. 

Read more about Edgy X here.

Young Engineers

If your kids like to build and tinker and generally have a love of STEM, then they will love a young engineers camp! These one day workshops are themed and are full of hands on activities to stimulate learning and a love to STEM. Camps use a range of age appropriate methods from Lego to robots to work through concepts and challenges. Held in a number of venues these workshops are extremely popular and book out fast.

Find out about the Young Engineers program near you.

School holiday camps- sports & exercise

School holiday camps – sports & exercise

Get moving these holidays with some amazing sports camps. Sport and movement is integral in development and we want to make sure the kids do it having fun! We have listed out the best holiday camps for kids that will that will get them moving and off the screens.

Camp Australia

The Camp Australia school holiday program is called Rocketeers, an action packed and exciting program full of extraordinary holiday adventures. Days are broken up based on types of activities including incursions and excursions that are based on what the kids and families want to do. Be sure to check out the website to find a program near you.

Check out what’s happening these holidays.

Australian Sports Camps

Sport loving kids will go wild over what’s on offer these holidays in Perth. Held across a number of venues Australian sports camps run programs on soccer, netball, basketball, AFL and rugby league. These 3 day intensive camps allow kids to really hone-in on their skills. Programs are interactive and fun based and kids will come away with new friends and new skills.

Read more about what’s on.

Bounce Inc

Get bouncing, jumping and flipping these holidays! Bounce holiday camps are the perfect way to keep kids active and entertained in a way they will love. Week long camps are open for kids aged 5-7 years (Bounce Squad) and 8 – 16 years (Ninja Squad) and includes both one-on-one coaching time as well as practice time. A great opportunity for kids to learn to take safe risks and build their confidence.

Take a look at the Bounce program online.

Circus WA

Run off and join the circus these holiday at Circus WA! Half day programs are available for kids from 2 years and include activities like trapeze, slacklining, ariel, hula, trampolining and much more. Programs sell out fast so much sure you get in early. Circus WA makes childcare during school holidays fun!

Get flipping here!

USW Sport

These University of WA Sport school holiday camps are focused on fun and participation and are a great way to introduce kids to new sports in a friendly and non-competitive way. Kids aged 4-12 are invited to have fun and try a range of sports, including some non-traditional ones, in support of a healthy lifestyle. Leadership, respect and sportsmanship are just  few of the essential skills kids will learn.

Find out more about the program.

Vacation care programs with animals

Vacation care programs with animals

These holiday care programs will have the kids finding their new best (furry) friend. While bringing home a pet isn’t always an option, kids will have the opportunity to spend time with some incredible creatures at these school holiday clinics.

RSPCA School Holiday Program

A wonderful way for children and teenagers to learn about the welfare of animals is to spend a day caring for them. The RSPCA runs a one day fun, activity packed program for primary school aged kids where they can interact with animals in a safe environment. This program will educate kids about the work of the RSPCA and how they rescue and rehabilitate animals. Spend a day behind the scenes at this school holiday childcare option.

Get involved with the RSPCA program these holidays.

Perth Zoo

Be a zookeeper for a day at the Perth Zoo! Learn what it takes to look after animals, big and small, and get hands on feeding and caring for them. Kids can help prepare food for the animals and participate in daily cleaning duties, ask questions of the zookeeper and learn about conservation and why it’s important. This full day program is open for kids pre-Prep to Year 3 but books out early so get in quick.

Find out more about the program.

Centura Riding School

Centura Riding School offers a great range of days where kids can learn about all aspects of horses. Beginners can be introduced to horses while others can learn things like how to show horses and ride obstacle courses. Located just north of Perth this is the perfect location to escape the city and spend time with these magnificent creatures.

Get riding today!


Become a marine scientist for a day at the Aquarium of Western Australia. This half day program is perfect for kids who are passionate about marine life and want a behind the scenes look. Curiosity is key and the workshop includes turtle feeding, a glass bottom boat adventure and even slime! Open for kids 6-12 years, this program is great school holiday fun.

Click here for the website.

Zia Park

Horse riding in the heart of the Perth Hills is a wonderful option for riders these holidays. This three day program is themed around activities like dressage, show jumping and much more and is suitable for kids from beginners to competing riders. Kids from 5 years are welcome to come and learn all about the world of horses with the Ready, Set, Trot program. There really is something for everyone.

Read more about Zia Park.

Performing arts school holiday workshops

Performing arts school holiday workshops

If you have the next budding superstar in your family, send them along to one of these kids holiday programs which we know they will love. School holiday childcare is fun and engaging at any one of the workshops listed below because we know that having fun is FUNdamental to a good holiday!

Fiona’s Art & Design

Calling all young, aspiring artists! Fiona Art and Design offers school holiday art workshops in Perth’s Northern Suburbs, in a small home studio which accommodates 6-8 students per class. Fiona is a fully qualified Visual Arts Teacher, with many years of experience.

Workshop options for the younger students from Kindy to Year 6 include junk sculpture, air drying clay projects, acrylic painting, and fabulous mixed media projects.

For the older students from Year 6 to Year 12 there is watercolour painting, linocut printing and Powertex projects using this fabulous, versatile product to make textured art works on wood panels, sketchbook covers, pots and more.

Classes range from 2 to 3 hours depending on the course and include a healthy tea break. Kids of all ages will enjoy working with Fiona in a fun environment to create their own unique, individual pieces of art that any parent will be proud to display!

Find out more on Fiona’s website here.

Bop till you drop

Dance like no one is watching! Kids will have a great time dancing and making friends with a range of activities like dancing, singing and acting and more. School holiday day camps are broken up by age and kids can be grouped with any friends who might also be attending. The program is run over two days and so come along and get your dancing shoes on!

Get bobbing these holidays.

Perth Academy of Performing Arts

Acting, dancing, film making and more are on offer at the Perth Academy of Performing Arts so there is sure to be something that your kids will love. Plus, workshops are ever changing each school holidays, so they will never get bored. Clinics come in a range of lengths and are broken down by age. The academy is dedicated to providing affordable high-quality training and performance opportunities so be sure to see what’s happening these holidays.

Visit the website for more information.

Elan Dance

Forget the screens and get them moving their bodies, building their confidence and making new friends these holidays. These hip hop workshops will have kids learning new moves and dancing to great tunes. Classes encourage kids to become well rounded and culturally aware. Open to kids 3-17 years, this is great school holiday fun.

Get hip hopping here!

School of Rock

Do the kids bang loudly on drums and want to join a rock band? Well now they can, at the Perth School of Rock. Camps are perfect for kids who want to play guitar, bass, keyboard and drums. They are also suited for those who want to write music or do vocals. No-one is too little to love music, and camps are open for those aged 3-17, with older kids working towards putting on a performance. What a great way for music lovers to spend the holidays.

Get rocking and rolling!

Barking Gecko Theatre

Get their creative juices flowing with a Barking Gecko school holiday clinic. These three day drama workshops are filled with fun and designed to fuel imaginations in an interesting and interactive way. Kids can learn performance skills like movement, comedy, improvisation and character building. Let professional teachers hone and develop your child’s talent.

Get performing today!

Get art and crafty at these kids holiday programs

Get art and crafty at these kids holiday programs

Let’s get creative at one of these school holiday programs Perth. Kids can paint, draw, sculpt, create or engage is storytelling at any of these great holiday camps. You will be amazed what they will come home with.

Milk Tooth

Two hours or two days – you choose how long you want to spend at Milk Tooth these school holidays. They have a range of classes to choose from, as well as two day intensive workshops that allow kids a deeper understanding and experience with materials and topics. Classes are small ensuring kids receive the attention they need and at the end they walk away with a piece they have created and can be proud of. Let them grow their creative confidence at Milk Tooth.

Read more about what’s on here.

Fusion Cre8tive

Anything from mosaics to drawing (and anything in between!) is on offer at Fusion Cre8tive. The team are passionate about young people growing as artists and aim to teach them the steps to doing so. Art can help improve focus and concentration as well as develop creativity, all wonderful skills for kids to have. Take some time to check out the classes available.

Click here for the website.

Fremantle Arts Centre

The Fremantle Arts Centre is a creative space housed in a unique gothic heritage building! In addition to exhibiting art, the centre offers a range of classes including a great school holiday program. Kids can be introduced to a range of art methods including clay, screen printing, drawing, mosaics and much more. Workshops range in length so check out the website to see what is happening.

Visit the arts centre online here.

Art Space Collective

Self-discovery, fun and creativity are all key ingredients for the Art Space Collective kids holiday program. With a fun range of programs on offer, including workshops like science meets art, kids are sure to find something they like. Located in Scarborough this innovative community hub is a great place for kids to embrace their inner artists and try out new skills. Sessions sell out quickly so make sure to book early.

See their school holiday program details here.

Creative Kids Art Club

Craft, painting and printing are all part of this fun holiday program at four locations across Perth. There are a range of classes available which aim to inspire the creativity of kids and bring out their inner artist. Classes help kids to develop skills and make new friends. All materials are provided so just make sure they dress to get messy!

Get creative these holidays.

PCYC vacation care options in Perth

It can be hard to find cheap and affordable vacation care programs, but don’t worry PCYC has you covered with a PCYC holiday program that will keep the kids entertained all holidays. PCYC has a long history of community involvement and run some great school holiday workshops including both sporting and creative activities. Make sure you take a look at the PCYC vacation care programs near you.

Find PCYC holiday programs in these suburbs in Perth:

  • Kensington

Find out more about the PCYC holiday program.

YMCA vacation care options in Perth

Kids have the biggest say when it comes to YMCA school holiday camps. YMCA is all about inspiring young people and as such, we are sure you will find a YMCA school holiday program that is fun and inspires your kids. Physical activity and inquisitive minds are key ingredients for any YMCA vacation care program so take a look at what’s on offer.

Find YMCA holiday programs in these suburbs in Perth:

  • Baldivis
  • Bibra Lake
  • Butler
  • Byford
  • City Beach
  • Currambine
  • Dianella Heights
  • Huntingdale
  • Kingsley
  • Koondoola
  • Lake Gwelup
  • Leederville
  • Morley
  • Port Kennedy
  • Riverton
  • Rockingham
  • Waikiki
  • Wanneroo
  • Wembley

Visit their website to find your local YMCA option.

Fun activities in Perth at night with kids

We have a whole article dedicated to things to do in Perth at night have have broken the list into toddler, younger kids and teens to help you plan your school holidays.

School Holiday Programs in Perth

So what do you think? Do we have vacation care in Perth covered? Have we missed any OOSH vacation care that you love and we need to know about? If so, let us know.

We think our childcare in school holidays options are so good that the kids will love them so much and will be begging to go back for the next school holidays!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of school teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, an expert Queensland publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children including things to do with them over the school holidays. Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

3 thoughts on “School Holiday Programs in Perth Winter School Holidays”

  1. Hello. Does the PCYC do camps at all for the school holidays. I remember as a kid in Rockingham we use to go to Camp Mornington. Is there anything like. I would love for my 13 year old grandson to go to one.
    Look forward to hearing from u.


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