Free School Holiday Fun in Joondalup

Explore free and low-cost school holiday activities in your local area.

  • 1 Mar 2024
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We've got free events and activities to make you smile!

The school holidays are a special time for kids – a break from the routine, a chance to rest and a time to have fun. For parents and carers, though, the challenge is often finding activities that can keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank. 

To make it easier for you, we’ve rounded up all the cool stuff you can do during the school holidays in and around Lakeside Joondalup. From fun-filled events in the centre to free (or low-cost) activities around town, consider your school holiday plans sorted. 

Free school holiday fun at Lakeside Joondalup.

At Lakeside Joondalup, your autumn break is about to get much more exciting. We’re rolling out the red carpet for a school holiday filled with joy, laughter and unforgettable memories, all for free. So, grab your calendar and circle the dates because you won’t want to miss out on the fantastic line-up of activities we’ve got planned for you and your family.

Sorcery Slime Bar

Immerse into the world of magic, where little sorcerers and witches can brew their very own mystical slime potion. From shimmering glitters and a swish of colours, watch your spellbinding elixir come to life!

Where: Sorcery Slime Bar, outside Myer on the ground floor.
When: 11am - 2pm daily from Tuesday 2 - Sunday 14 April.

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Free school holiday activities around Joondalup.

The school holidays are the perfect time for adventure, whether you’re visiting places you know or exploring something new. Luckily, there’s plenty to discover on your doorstep in Joondalup. Want to explore the outdoors, learn a new skill, or enjoy some quality family time? Your local area is packed with opportunities for all that and more.

Start your adventure with a morning play at Neil Hawkins Park, a perfect spot for the kids to run, play and burn off some energy. Then, fill the rest of your day with the following low-cost or free activities activities around Joondalup:

Free event: Youth adventure camp – Ern Halliday

Where? Ern Halliday Recreation Camp WA

Get ready for adventure this school holiday with this free youth adventure camp. Enjoy exciting activities like archery, bush crafting and team games. It’s an excellent way for kids to make new friends, learn new skills, and have a blast outdoors.

Book online

Free event: Joondalup Library

Where? Joondalup

City of Joondalup Libraries host events for children every school holidays. The sessions are fun, interactive and educational. A variety of presenters and creative sessions are included.

Events are suitable for children aged five to 12 years. Each event costs $4.00 and must be paid online. Bookings are essential and open two weeks before the start of the holidays.

Book online

Free activity: Mini master kitchen and zoo excursion – Sorrento

Where? Sorrento WA

Dive into a fun-filled day with the Mini Master Kitchen and Zoo Excursion. Kids can learn to cook and enjoy a guided tour of the zoo, exploring the fascinating world of animals. It’s an educational and exciting day out for the little ones, and it’s free of charge.

Book online

Create school holiday fun at home

Sometimes, the best adventures can be found without leaving the house. For those days when the kids (or you) are craving a quieter pace, these at-home activities can help to keep the holiday spirit alive:

Crafting day

A crafting day is a great way to let the kids’ creativity shine and keep them busy when you need a bit of quiet. Start by planning out your day to include a variety of fun activities like painting, beadwork and scrapbooking, then head to Big W and Krazy Kraft to stock up on all sorts of craft supplies. Think coloured paper, markers, glue and beads. Premade craft kits are great for more structured projects.

DIY movie night 

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Transform your living room into a cosy movie theatre in a few simple steps. Think comfy cushions, blankets and maybe even some fairy lights for that extra magical touch. Upgrade the experience by making a DIY movie snack box loaded with everything the kids will love, including sweet treats, savoury bites and a drink with a straw. 

Grab all the movie snack box essentials from Woolworths, including popcorn, chocolate, lollies and drinks. Then, arrange them in a caddy (available from Kmart) or an old lunch box to create the ultimate movie-watching experience.

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Finding joy in the simple things can often lead to the most memorable moments, especially during the school holidays. 

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School holidays made for you at Lakeside Joondalup

And there you have it – a lineup of free activities guaranteed to fill your school holidays with fun for little to no cost. So, pack your essentials, gather your crew and kick off the fun at Lakeside Joondalup and beyond.

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