Dinosaurs Check out the Dinosaur Petting Zoo at the WA Museum. This is an exhibit where kids are actually encouraged to touch the displays. Click for more. Or the ones at Scitech are still on display too. Click for more.
You can touch the dinosaurs at the WA Museum's exhibition
Ballet Yes, it IS ballet - but it's not as you know it. Older kids will get a kick out of Rock the Ballet. Click for more.
In the City The City of Perth's Winter Arts Festival is on with different activities (mostly for older kids). Click for more. And for the younger ones, have a look at the City Playground Guide where you're encouraged to explore the city. Click for more.
You could explore the city with the kids these school holidays
Lunch for Everyone Why not check out one of Perth's restaurants with a built-in play area. Parents are happy, kids are happy! The Laughin Barrel in the Swan Valley is the pick of these spots because kids get to cook their own pizzas. Click for more.
How long has it been since you've been to Rottnest Island? Click for more and plan a daytrip.
If it's been ages since you've been to Rotto, a day trip could be in order
Animals If your kids like furry animals you might want to plan a trip to the zoo. Kids aged 8 to 13 can get out the Zoo Crew activities. Click for more. If you're on a tighter budget, check out the Landsdale Farm. Click for more.
Indoor Play When it's raining but you really want to get out of the house, check out one of Perth's many indoor play centres. Click for more.
Check out an indoor play centre on rainy days - like Full of Fun in Malaga
For some other quirky ideas, including things you can organise yourself (Christmas in July anyone?) check out some suggestions from Weekend Notes' writer Shannon Meyerkort. Click for more.