The weather may be cold, but the City of Perth’s events schedule will sizzle with activities to keep kids entertained these school holidays.
Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the global phenomenon was bound to amaze and delight people of all ages.
“We’re so proud to be supporting Lightscape’s first ever Perth show, illuminating our City of light, night after night,” Mr Zempilas said.
“The magical 1.8km trail through the iconic Kings Park is already receiving rave reviews, and they’re well deserved because it’s truly an incredible experience that the whole family will enjoy.”
From lights to snow the kids won’t want to miss School’s Out Winter Fest. The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with everything from the City of Light Ice Rink to snow slides and carnival rides.
Throughout the school holidays anticipation will also be building ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, as Perth/Boorloo celebrates its role as a host city.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Original Trophy will be welcomed during a celebration at Forrest Place on Friday 7 July.
Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas encouraged the community to get behind the Matildas as they represent Australia on the world stage.
Forrest Place will also be the home of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Perth/Boorloo Fan Zone when the tournament gets underway later in the month.
Click here for more details on all that’s on offer in the City of Perth these school holidays. We’ve highlighted some events below.
Lightscape | Now - 30 July
Perth’s iconic Kings Park and Botanic Garden has been transformed into a wonderland of light, colour and sound. The six-week festival will celebrate Western Australia’s native flora and fauna through illumination and activation. With input from local artists, the people of Perth will experience one-of-a-kind installations with a WA twist. Book tickets here.
School’s Out Winter Fest | 1 July – 16 July
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Embrace the magic of winter as the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre transforms into a winter wonderland. With everything from the City of Light Ice Rink to snow slides, falling snow, carnival rides and sideshow alley - this all-inclusive event has something for everyone. Get tickets here.
‘The Snow’ by Barking Gecko Theatre | 30 June – 15 July
State Theatre Centre, various times
When an epic snowfall imprisons the residents of the tiny village of Kishka, young Theodora Sutton proposes the villagers build a catapult to fling her and six of the village’s bravest and strongest out in search of a solution. Whimsical and humorous, dark, and mysterious, heartfelt, and sincere, this play weaves a fantastical Grimmsian tale for the entire family. Tickets essential.
NAIDOC Week Perth Opening Ceremony | 2 July
Wellington Square, 1-5pm
The free community launch for NAIDOC Week will feature performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, market stalls, children’s activities and traditional food.
Boorloo Storytime | 7 July
City of Perth Library, 11am – 2pm
Gain a deeper understanding of Nyoongar culture in this fun and engaging storytime. Children will hear stories about Boorloo country/Perth and the Nyoongar people. Recommended for ages 4 to 10. Tickets essential.
Boorloo Music | 7 July
City of Perth Library, 1pm – 2pm
Immerse yourself in the music of the ancient Nyoongar culture. Children will hear Olman Walley play the didgeridoo and will learn songs they can sing along with. Recommended for ages 2 to 8. Tickets essential.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, Trophy celebration | 7 July
Forrest Place, 12pm-2pm
Join the once-in-a-lifetime FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ festivities this July. In addition to viewing the Trophy, you can also meet Tazuni - the official FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ mascot - and other football heroes including Aya Miyama – FIFA Women’s World Cup™ Winner from Japan and Perth Glory Captain, Tash Rigby. Join us at Forrest Place and participate in fun football activations, get your sparkle on at the glitter bar and enjoy the beats of DJ Wildflower! This event is free and open to the public.
Revelation Perth International Film Festival | 12-16 July
This annual film festival includes a specially curated collection of international short animations that are perfect for all ages. The International Family Animation Explosion 2023 is hosted on Saturday 15 July at the WA State Library. Click here for more information.
PICA Hub | runs Tuesday - Sunday until 16 July
PICA, Perth Cultural Centre, 10am – 5pm
Get creative at PICA these school holidays by making your own fruit and veggie characters. Kids of all ages can create soft sculptures using recycled materials – no sewing required! Be inspired by artist Emily Norton’s comedic video of vegetables singing and dancing their way from the fridge to the oven. Join us and poke fun at how food gets from the paddock to your plate.
Issued by: Rachel Cary, Senior Media and Communications Advisor, 94613394
The City of Perth acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where Perth city is situated today, and pay our respect to Elders past and present.
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