Is it just us, or has time flown past? How are we already reaching the end of Term 1??

If you’re scratching your heads over how to occupy the kids, have a gander at the list of some of the events that are happening this April.

Special events

You’re never too young to start going to the theatre – and the State Theatre Centre is out to prove that with their offerings for the school holidays. Two Julia Donaldson classics: The Gruffalo’s Child (10th – 14th April) and Room on the Broom (3rd – 7th April) will be playing in the first two weeks of the month. Classically inclined tweens and teens will love A Midsummer Night’s Dream (16th – 20th April) while young comedy lovers might like Josh Thomas – Let’s Tidy Up (6th April). While you’re in Northbridge, perhaps you could even pop into Boola Bardip!

On that note, the WA Museum group has a whole bunch of school holiday programs to suit every interest. Perhaps you have ocean explorers who want to dive into the depths or astronauts who want to blast off into the stratosphere? If you’re out Albany way, the Museum of the Great Southern is going Nordic with their viking themed activities.

Is your kid a culture vulture/foodie? Then they might enjoy what the Ritz Carlton has in store! Join Djurandi Dreaming, a Whadjuk based Aboriginal art and tour guiding company, for an afternoon tea with a difference. Start the day with an interactive storytelling session and art session where kids will get to craft a memento of their own to take own. Settle down for the afternoon tea, where guests will learn about and taste local native ingredients. Bookings are essential, as this limited experience only runs on 10th and 11th April.

Dinosaur lovers will be excited to learn that Jurassic Kingdom (29th March – 28th April) is back in time for the holidays. Get ready for displays, roaming dinos, games and rides in Burswood – check our Rin’s reel for an idea of what to expect!. This year’s event also features new night sessions on selected dates. The night sessions will offer an immersive sensory experience, featuring installations that will only be visible during these sessions.


Playdates outside of your local area

Given how hectic the school week can be, travelling outside of your local community is hardly appealing if you have to prepare your kids for school the next day. If you can, take a day off, pack the kids in the car and head out for the day!

My current favourite is Roar Bar and Grill. I swear, their huge playground and jumping pillow is as big as their dining area. Additionally, with the recent opening of Lenny’s Lane, a little make believe town in the alfresco area, there’s something for kids of all ages! Check out the reel I posted here.

Some other cafes with playgrounds nearby which you might want to venture out towards:

Koorak and Ivey Watson Playground, Kings Park
Gage Roads Freo, Fremantle
Bailey Brewing Co, Henley Brook
Crooked Carrot, Myalup


Movie releases

4th April – The Tiger’s Apprentice (streaming)
11th April – Robot Dreams
18th April – Spy X Family Code: White

We’re just scratching the surface here, don’t forget to follow our socials @PerthHappenings or check our calendar here to see what else is happening in Perth.

Is there something coming up in May that we need to know about? Drop me a DM @rojakwayoflife by 15th April for consideration in our May wrap up!