From bear hunts to Gruffalos, pop-up water parks to sell-out West End Shows, all these take centre stage in Perth this summer. You won’t want to miss these great events on offer this school holidays, plus 40 other markets, films and kids activities online at scoop.com.au. Enjoy!

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Subiaco Arts Centre, Feb 1-3
Songs, laughs and storytelling fun, direct from London’s West End

Michael Rosen’s classic, award-winning book comes to life vividly and noisily in a hugely innovative, fun-filled stage adaptation direct from London’s West End. Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog as they wade through swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and thick oozy, squelchy mud, on their quest to find a bear. With lots of surprises along the way, it’s gonna be a big one … but we’re not scared!

Operation Ouch Live!

PCEC, Jan 21
ABC’s hit show LIVE on stage

Following their sold out Australian tour in January 2017, Dr Chris and Dr Xand, the stars of hit ABC Me children’s television series Operation Ouch!, are coming back to Australia with a brand new show. Don’t miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand LIVE ON STAGE as they explore medical science from a kid’s-eye view!

The Gruffalo

State Theatre Centre, Jan 3-14
The classic children’s book comes to life

Surprise the family this Christmas with tickets to The Gruffalo and join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood. Adapted from the Gold Award-winning children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Tall Stories & CDP vibrantly reinvent this delightful tale through its signature style of bold, multifaceted storytelling. For children aged 3+

Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous

PCEC, Until Jan 28
Jurassic Park in Perth – last chance

It’s your last chance to catch this awesome exhibition. Featuring more than 23 moving, life-size models of the Cretaceous period (145-66 million years ago) inclusing two incredible tyrannosaurus rex, a kids play zone, interactive activities and much more, this is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained. Get your tickets before they’re extinct.

Deadly 60 Downunder

PCEC, Jan 27
For kids who laugh in the face of danger!

After two sell-out Australian tours, Steve Backshall, the star of the ABC Me hit TV show Deadly 60 is returning to Australia with a brand new stage show Deadly 60 Down Under starring Steve, some of Australia’s deadliest animals and YOU.

Paddington’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Moonlight Outdoor Cinema, Dec 16 (Saturday)
Picnic and movie screening in Kings Park

An advance screening of Paddington 2. Take your teddies and some marmalade sandwiches for the perfect picnic.

Splash Island

Sorrento Quay Boardwalk, Dec 21-Jan 23

Water park fun at Hillarys
Pop-up amusement park with water-based bumper cars, water slides and more! Open 10am-5pm.

Movies for kids

Coco with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Moonlight Cinema, Kings Park, Dec 21 (Thursday)

The Nut Job: Nutty by Nature
Moonlight Cinema, Kings Park, Jan 2 (Tuesday)

Ferdinand
Moonlight Cinema, Kings Park, Jan 11 (Thursday)

Goodbye Christopher Robin
Telethon Community Cinemas
Burswood – Dec 26 (Tuesday)
Bassendean – Dec 16 (Saturday) & Jan 6 (Saturday)
Murdoch – Dec 21 (Thursday) & Jan 1 (Monday)

My Little Pony
Telethon Community Cinemas
Burswood – Dec 18 (Monday)
Bassendean – Dec 17 (Sunday)
Murdoch – Dec 16 (Saturday)

The Little Mermaid Singalong
Telethon Community Cinemas,
Bassendean Jan 3 (Wednesday)

More Events

IGA Carols by Candlelight for Variety
Langley Park, Dec 17 (Sunday), from 3pm, Free event

Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival Family Day
Bathers Beach, Fremantle, Jan 6 (Saturday)

Wildlife Zoo at the Markets
Fremantle Markets, Dec 22-Jan 12 (Friday)  

Brass on the Grass
Victoria Gardens, Dec 20 (Wednesday), from 6:30pm

Scarborough Sunset Markets
Scarborough, Thursdays until Feb 15, from 5pm

Classic Cinema Club
James Street Amphitheatre, Until Dec 31 (Sunday)

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