Summertime in WA means plenty of sunshine, beach visits, barbecues, live events and general outdoor fun.
Make the most of the sunshine and good times with these suggestions for activities, events and attractions to enjoy with friends or family this summer.
Settle in for some family entertainment
FRINGE WORLD Festival
WA’s largest and most popular annual festival returns for four action-packed weeks from 15 January to 14 February 2021 – treating audiences to everything from comedy and live music to musicals and circus, plus much more.
This year’s FRINGE WORLD is ‘Paint the Town Fringe’ and local WA talent makes up a whopping 80% of acts – so there’s never been a better time to get out and about for a handful of live shows across Perth.
FRINGE WORLD’s big on variety, so it’s a good thing the Kleenheat Sizzle Factor is on hand as your trusty guide.
Whether you’re looking for old-fashioned fun or something a little more adventurous, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Telethon Community Cinemas
If you’re yet to experience a night out under the stars at Telethon Community Cinemas, you’re missing out on WA’s favourite outdoor movie experience.
Kleenheat’s proudly partnered Telethon Community Cinemas since 2010, supporting local fundraising efforts aimed at making life easier for kids in health or physical crisis.
This year’s season runs until 25 April 2021, screening across four venues: Bassendean, Burswood, Murdoch University and ECU Joondalup Pines.
Be captivated by history, science and nature
Check out WA Museum Boola Bardip
The state’s shiny new $400 million museum blends education and entertainment for a family-friendly experience housed in one of Perth’s most visually-stunning buildings.
With eight permanent exhibition galleries, a huge special exhibition gallery plus learning studios, shops and a café – while away the hours learning more about WA’s rich and diverse history.
Admission is free for the first 18 months, so head online and book your tickets.
Feed your inner scientist at Scitech
WA’s family-friendly learning destination is perfect for anyone sharing a passion for STEM, or those simply feeling a little science-curious.
Feed a passion for science in every part of their ever-evolving program of exhibitions and exhibits, experiences, shows, workshops and year-round events.
Whether you have children to entertain or you just love science, Scitech offers interactive fun for all ages and a heap of learning activities.
Enter an underwater world at AQWA
Observe and learn about life under the sea along the WA coast, from the chilly waters of the Southern Ocean to the warm-water wonderland of coral reeds in the far north of WA.
Visit during school holidays you might even spot a mermaid swanning around among the other fish.
Enjoy tasty treats from home and abroad
Enjoy a taste of native Australia
Many of us aren’t up to speed on the native ingredients available in this part of the world, or ways we can grow them at home and use them in our kitchens.
Cooking with local ingredients and embracing local culture ignited a passion that inspired Fervor – Paul Iskov’s acclaimed pop-up outdoor dining experience celebrating Australian native produce.
The team at Fervor delivers dining events around WA using locally sourced native and cultivated – so keep an eye out for event announcements and get in quick as they regularly sell out.
Find a crafty lunch spot
Australia’s love affair with craft beers has taken off and WA is strengthening its reputation as the home of award-winning brews.
If you’re looking for a lunch spot with interesting craft beers to sample, check out Blasta Brewing Company (Burswood); Otherside Brewing (Myaree and Subiaco); Running With Thieves (South Fremantle) or Little Creatures (Fremantle).
Heading out and about across regional WA? Add Colonial Brewing Co (Margaret River); Beerfarm (Metricup); Wild Hop Brewing Co (Yallingup); Wilson Brewing Co (Albany) and Matso’s Broome Brewery (Broome) to your list of lunch spots.
Stop by a food truck or seaside market
Summer in WA’s all about eating outdoors and soaking up the warm sunset hours.
Head to the coast for Scarborough Sunset Markets to combine awesome views with friendly beach vibes, dishing up yummy eats and live music – or swing by the South Beach Sunset Market where summer punters stay entertained with amazing food, tunes and sunsets to savour.
Chasing food truck options around Perth and WA? The WA Mobile Food Vendors Association has an impressive list of trucks and locations where you can enjoy delicious international flavours in your little part of the world.
Of course, for nights when you aren’t out hunting new food truck and market flavours, the Kleenheat Kitchen is also packed full of tasty home dinner inspiration.
Get outdoors and active for summer fun
Just keep swimming
With over 10,000km of WA coastline at our disposal, it’s no wonder we’re a state of swimmers – and each summer a handful of long-distance swimming events keep participants and spectators entertained.
Top billing goes to the Rottnest Channel Swim, each year attracting world-class open water swimmers alongside locals chasing a challenge – watched on by an army of spectators soaking up a day’s fun in the sun at Rotto.
There’s also the annual Port to Pub – which also sees participants paddle 19.7km to Rottnest either solo or in pairs or fours – plus a no-nonsense 25km ultra-marathon event, which is the longest in Australia.
Not quite at that level? Perhaps dip your toe into the open water swimming game with the 3.6km Busselton Jetty Swim, or better yet the shorter One Mile: Swim to Shore, and be part of one of WA’s favourite regional events.
Hit the open road
There’s so many unique places to see, stay and explore across WA – and a good old fashioned road trip is one of the best ways to experience the best bits of our home state.
While you’re out and about, pull on your walking boots and enjoy some of the best hiking trails in the South West of WA.
Try something old or new
Looking for a new outdoor activity that’s a step outside of your comfort zone?
Get active with Be.Yoga’s stand up paddle board yoga classes on the Swan River. You’ll enjoy a calming experience that does wonders for your core stability and balance.
If you love being on the river, try pedalling, gliding and relaxing on a waterbike with Perth Waterbike Co.
Stay in-the-know for local entertainment inspo
There’s so much to see and do across a WA summer, whether it’s on your own or with friends and family.
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