Kids Holiday Fun

For Perth parents - finding things for the kids to do in the school holidays can be a very pricey exercise.

Perth Mum - and founder of website "kids around Perth" is on a mission.

Uncovering interesting and fun things for the kids to do - that don't cost a cent.

"There are so many free things to do in Perth for families and I wanted to share it with all the other families."

Lauren has compiled a list.

First up - Plane watching.

Perth airport has a new viewing deck.

Grandma Dell brings her grandson Hector here all the time.

Kids can read about the types of planes and the history of aviation too

There's also a grassed area at Jandakot airport.

To plane watch - for free - until your hearts are content.

This next outing - is a hidden oasis. A Waterfall to explore. And Big slides.

John Aldham Park is tucked behind trees on Mounts Bay Road.

With lush gardens, a playground, this magical place is in the heart of Perth city.

Next on the list - is Yanchep Lagoon.

About an hour from the city.

Mum Kirsty Connell says visiting places like this teaches children good life lessons.

On the way home from the beach - you can check out this flying fox.

It's also in Yanchep

The kids can play here for hours.

And if your kids are climbing the walls with boredom at home - check out this gigantic twisted climbing tree.

It's in the Swan Valley.

You can climb for free!

And when you are finished climbing - escape into an underwater world - made of chocolate.

Just around the corner - Whistlers Chocolate Factory in the Swan Valley - has a giant aquarium and it is ALL made of lollies and chocolate.

Owner and Chocolatier Ian Sargent made the whole thing

You don't have to pay to have a look.

And there are some free tastings.

But be warned - you might just be tempted to dip into your purse - to buy a coffee or a chocolate while you're here.

Also on the Kids around Perth list

The Ellenbrook Water Playground

A movie at Northbridge piazza

A swim out to the pontoons at Hillarys and

Climbing a Dinosaur at the Sydney playground at kings park

So there they are, our top ten places to take the kids these holidays, that won't break the family budget.

For more details

www.kidsaroundperth.com