Our top disability-friendly school holiday ideas in Perth this July

Emma Lo Giudice
June 2, 2023

This blog post was written for the July 2023 school holidays, so some of the program or activity information may be out of date.

It’s almost school holiday time again. Here at HeyHubble, we’ve been busy pulling together some fun ideas for the break to make your school holidays as enjoyable as possible.

If you’re after structured, skill-building programs that can be funded by the NDIS, we’ve collected some fantastic programs from our HeyHubble providers.

If you’re after some activities in the community, we’ve put together a big list of activities that are disability-friendly but still perfect for the whole family.

NDIS-funded programs

NDIS school holiday programs or intensive, creative therapy sessions helps you make the most out of the school holidays. You can keep the learning and skill-building up without compromising on fun.

We've asked our network of providers to tell us what cool, high-quality programs they have on offer so we can help you book into ones you're interested in.

All-abilities school holiday camps

Fun, social camps tailored to kids and teens of all abilities. Think activities like beach days, jet-skiing, bushwalks, cooking, campfires and group dinners. Camp groups are usually 8 - 10 participants, plus any one-on-one support workers.

Run by: What Ability

When: Camps run from 10th - 16 July

Where: Locations based on participant needs

Skill-building VR gaming

VR gaming sessions with added benefits. Your child can improve skills like their reaction time, hand-eye coordination, reach and peripheral vision in a fun, gamified way.

Run by: Perth Integrated Health

When: 5th, 7th and 13th July

Where: Balcatta and Applecross

Intensive play therapy sessions

Play therapy allows kids to learn vital emotional skills in a natural and fun way. These intensive play therapy sessions during the holidays run as a block of three and are perfect if term-times are usually too busy.

Run by: Play Therapy with Evonne

When: Times and dates based on your preference

Where: Cockburn

Fun LEGO speech pathology sessions

Help to develop social and language skills while having a great time playing with LEGO. The program runs in three sessions, with each session building on the last.

Run by: Kat's Speech Pathology

When: 5th, 10th and 12th July

Where: Mosman Park

Makeup workshops

These workshops are run in two parts: learning the basics of common makeup looks and application, and shopping for products. Great for teens wanting to get into makeup. 

Run by: The Thinking Space

‍When: Workshop 1 will be on 7th and 10th July. Workshop 2 will be on 11th July.

Where: Fremantle for Workshop 1, Garden City Booragoon for Workshop 2. 

Teamwork and skill-building activities

Dignified Caring runs a full and varied timetable of holiday activities that offer new experiences and opportunities to build skills. The sessions include:

  • Fun, exercise and sports
  • Fun cooking
  • Day with animals
  • Lego teamwork
  • Science and fun experiments
  • Movies and discussion
  • Nature appreciation 

Run by: Dignified Caring

When: Programs run all school holidays. Enquire for specific dates.

Where: Stirling

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Fun in the community

These are our top picks for things to do in Perth these school holidays that don't require NDIS funding.

Landsdale Animal Farm

Located in Darch, just 20 minutes from Perth CBD, this farm has a weekly schedule of wonderful interactive activities.

Landsdale Animal Farm website

Aquarium of Western Australia

A day in the aquarium is always interesting and beautiful, but if you’re looking for a more hands-on sensory experience, check out their Ocean Play Room. 

Aquarium of Western Australia website

Quiet Tuesdays at the Art Gallery

Quiet Tuesdays is an initiative of the Autism Association of Western Australia where art lovers aged 7 -12 can enjoy a low-sensory environment along with some fun art activities. 

Art Gallery website

Strength Heroes art classes

Art classes designed to build resilience and positive thinking for kids. Features paint, clay, drawing, construction and more in a wide range of sessions. 

Strength Heroes website

Trampolining at Flip Out

Aside from being far too much fun, trampolining is also excellent for developing balance, leg strength, aerial awareness and more. There are plenty of locations to choose from around Perth, including the popular Flip Out.

Flip Out website

School’s Out Winterfest

A winter wonderland is coming to the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. Every child’s pass comes with a free adult ticket, an ice skating experience, snow slide passes and 10 rides.

Winterfest website


Pick a sunny day and grab your bikes to enjoy one of the many cycling tracks around Perth. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

  • Kings Park - with many routes to choose from with lots of pit stops along the way
  • Windan Bridge Loop - a 6km ride spotted with cafes
  • Herdsman Lake - a 7 km loop, flat terrain loop with lots of trees for shade

Head to the park 

Sam’s Playground in Warradale Park and Pia’s All Ability Play Space in Whiteman Park are great choices of playgrounds with autism-friendly experiences. 

For more options, the website BuggyBuddys has a long list of fully fenced playgrounds.

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