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From more than 100 entries in 98five’s ‘family school holidays activity’ Facebook competition yesterday, parks around Perth has topped the list.

98five Facebookers were asked to share one place they loved taking the family during school holidays and here are the top 10 results.

1. Parks

“We do park get togethers. Cheap eats. Just get everyone to bring a plate of food to share. Scooters, etc. My picnic is 3m x 3m so always loads of room,” Helen

“My boys and I are park hopping this holidays. Last week we went to the cool basketball park at Allara, the flying fox park down the road from that, the Eden beach tower park, Kinross skate park and the bmx track park near where we live,” Kim

Neil Hawkins Park at Joondalup with school friends, for sausage sizzle, kick the footy, looking for turtles in the lake,” Roslyn

Freo Skatepark. So much to do in such a small area. Beach, swings, fish’n’chips. Entertaining and no need to break the bank. All ages are equally catered for,” Shane

Whiteman Park. There is so much to do — ride bikes and scooters, play in the giant playground, paddle in the pool, visit the museum, going for a ride on the train and my favourite part of all is visiting the lolly shop,” Andre

2. Perth Zoo

“We are Zoo friends and my twins love our adventures! Celebrating Tricia the elephant’s 60th birthday, teddy bear’s picnic, seeing the dinosaurs and the newest Alice in Wonderland. The cafe is great, big play spaces for my two-year-old to run and amazing animals to see. Here’s a pic from when the fairies were at the Zoo,” Natalie

“It never disappoints, and everyone gets to learn and teach others about their favourite animal,” Jenea

3. Movies

“We go to the movies every school holidays for a treat. Popcorn for all,” Katrina

4. Camping

“We love to take our boys camping — Kalbarri, Jurien Bay, Busselton and any where in between,” Leah

5. Animals Farms

“We love Landsdale Farm…you can wander and look at the animals and herb garden while searching for gnomes and they usually have a billy tea and damper demo during the holidays,” Paula

Cuddly Animal Farm!” Cristy

6. Playcentres (so mums can enjoy a cuppa)

“We have been going to Chipmunks this school holidays. My daughter has a play date while I get to relax with a cuppa and a magazine,” Tracey

“The different indoor playgrounds for the kids to run a muck while I have a cuppa,” Jenny

7. Adventure World

“There is always something for everyone,” Ebony

8. Scitech

“We have membership passes and it is the perfect place to spend as little or as long as we like with our little discoverers and tell them of the fun we had there when we were kids,” Anna

9. Beach/rivers

“Exploring along the river banks and a later arvo splash,” Jodie

“Even in the cold my kids are nippers, beach all the way,” Leah

“The beach. Free entertainment and fun,” Ruth

10. Mini golf and fishing

“Mini golf at Wanneroo Botanic Garden! My boys love it there…love the pizza at Leap Frog — perfect for after finishing the golf course,” Megahwaty

“Fishing in the marina,” Richard

Special mentions…

There were many other ideas offered up that might give you some inspiration for the rest of these school holidays and into the future including investing in family memberships to attractions and:

The Maze
Hillarys Boat Harbour
Road trips

“I like to take the kids somewhere that’s fun and exciting for them and somewhere they may have never been so a road trip is never out of the question,” Luisa

Go Karting

“We love going to AQWA as it’s a great way to see the sea and all it has to offer,” Melissa

Laser tag
Sporting games
Exploring Perth City

“We love exploring the entire city from the national reserves to the city sights and sounds,” Remi

“We love taking the train and exploring the city and any free activities on offer, even the ferry to South Perth can be fun,” Susan

Down south

“Ziplining at Trees Adventure Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup,” Vanessa

“We go dolphin spotting at Mandurah foreshore every school holidays,” Tracy

Swan Valley Chocolate Factory

And for community events happening around Perth, check out 98five’s Sonshine Diary

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