The City of Perth is the place to be these Easter school holidays, with plenty of events to keep kids – and their parents – entertained.
City of Perth Lord Mayor, Basil Zempilas, said the CBD, in particular, is buzzing with activity.
“The City of Perth is jam-packed with family-friendly fun these school holidays,” Mr Zempilas said.
“And most of the events on offer are free.
“The action kicks off on Easter Saturday, with our Boorloo Family Fun Day at Forrest Place and Yagan Square. There are hands-on Easter activities for the kids, all within close proximity to some of Perth’s best shops and eateries where you can grab a drink or bite to eat.
“There’s more fun the following day at Elizabeth Quay and then on Wednesday, 12 April, get ready for giant puppets to take over the City of Perth.
“We are extremely proud to be supporting this event and can’t wait to see what the creative minds at the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre have in store.
“We’re expecting this free, interactive event to be the talk of the town these school holidays, with hundreds of families expected to come into the City to experience the magic.” Mr Zempilas said.
Families and visitors are encouraged to also make the most of their trip to the City with a picnic at Wellington Square playground or a visit to either the Art Gallery or WA Museum Boola Bardip.
Retailers will also have the option to open from 8am – 6pm, in line with extended trading hours, on Easter Monday. So add a trip to the Murray and Hay Street Malls to your Easter to-do list.
Click here for more details on all that’s on offer in the City of Perth this month. We’ve highlighted some below.
Nyumbi - WA Museum Boola Bardip | Saturdays during April
Boola Bardip, 11 – 11:45am
Experience a celebration of Noongar culture through song, dance and language, as local performers share their rich culture and history. Every Saturday at 11am, visitors are invited to experience this 45-minute, free event, including a smoking ceremony and celebration dance.
Boorloo Family Fun Day | Saturday 8 April
Forrest Place & Yagan Square, 10am – 2pm
Make your way into the heart of the city for a day of free family-friendly workshops, cultural performances, and engaging Easter activities. There’ll be live entertainment and plenty to keep the kids occupied at Forrest Place from 10am. Be sure to hop over to the Yagan Square Amphitheatre for free Easter eggs, donut decorating and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.
The Bell Tower Open Day | Sunday 9 April
Elizabeth Quay, 10am – 4pm
Looking for a family-friendly activity on Easter Sunday? Enjoy a day at Elizabeth Quay and stop by the Bell Tower for a free open day. You can play a song on the coin operated carillon (a juke box for bells), enjoy bell ringing performances between 11am - 2pm, and experience clock winding demonstrations throughout the day.
Puppets in the City – Spare Parts Puppet Theatre | Wednesday, 12 April
Forrest Place, 10am – 8pm
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will bring the City to life with giant puppets and puppet-making activities. Leor, a 4.5 metre giant will delight young people, families, and adults as the audience works to bring him to life. Visitors can then follow a Puppet Trail that weaves through the streets of Perth.
Traditional Stories with Djurandi Dreaming | Thursday, 13 April
City of Perth Library, 10am – 11am
Enjoy a traditional storytelling session with Djurandi Dreaming. Learn about the Noongar people, their history and culture. Told with Auslan interpretation. Recommended for ages 6-12. Tickets essential.
Peddle Perth Activation | Saturday, 15 April
Murray Street Mall, 10am – 2pm
Boorloo Heritage Festival’s major partner, Lotterywest, is putting on free rickshaw rides for families wanting to see the historic sights of the CBD’s east end. The rickshaws will be stopping by a vintage fire truck in the Murray Street Mall, the Old Perth Fire Station, and the Perth Mint.
Uglieland 1923 | Saturday, 15 April
Victoria Gardens, 1:30pm – 5pm
This event is a part of City of Perth's Boorloo Heritage Festival that includes both roving and set performances along with circus acts and performances from Perth City Band.
Easter Show Perth | Saturday and Sunday, 15-16 April
Ozone Reserve, 10am – 6pm
A community focused event including an Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, and amusement rides. There will also be showbags, and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! More information.
Noongar Dance Workshop with Djirrily Dreaming | Saturday and Sunday, 22–23 April
Kings Park, 10:30am-11:30am
Develop an appreciation of Noongar people, places, language, history and the Dreamtime with an immersive dance experience run by Djirrily Dreaming. Participants will get the opportunity to get painted, have access to traditional props, and learn traditional Noongar dance. Book you free tickets here.
Boorloo Heritage Festival – WA Tree Festival | Saturday, 29 April
Northbridge Piazza, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Come to the Northbridge Piazza for a free screening of the children’s movie, The Lorax, as part of the City of Perth Boorloo Festival & WA Tree Festival. Bookings not required.
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