Tentland punters at TABtouch Perth Cup Day are set to enjoy an exclusive performance from Furnace and the Fundamentals before they perform for all racegoers after the last race.

5 fun things to do in Perth this summer

The sun’s out, so it’s time for some fun. Perth is full of ways to bask in the summer rays, but we wanted to give you a few ideas, just in case you were struggling to think of what to do under the beautiful Perth sun this summer.

1. Attend TABtouch Perth Cup Day

Launch 2020 in style at the iconic TABtouch Perth Cup Day on Saturday, 4 January. If you’re after something a little retro and a lot of fun this is the place to be - filled to the brim with standout entertainment, sunshine and good times.

This year Perth Racing is bringing back an all-time favourite, Tentland, reimagined with a classy twist. Guests will enjoy the nostalgia of Tentland with plenty of 80s throwbacks, all-day entertainment, themed precincts and pop-up food stations. Plus, an exclusive performance by the band Furnace and the Fundamentals before they perform for all racegoers after the last race.

2. Outdoor cinemas

With clear skies and warm nights all summer long plus lots of great movies set to come out, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy a movie under the stars. Outdoor cinemas have always been popular in Perth, and there’s a few different options to choose from

3. Explore Yanchep Lagoon

Yanchep Lagoon is the perfect beach to head to this summer, especially if you’re taking the kids. With a coral reef about 20 metres from the shore, the area around the beach is a natural swimming hole with crystal clear, calm waters, perfect for swimming, fishing, snorkeling and beachcombing. The beach is patrolled by Surf Life Savers and there’s plenty of parking.

4. Take a bike ride along the Swan River

A great way to experience Perth’s Swan River is by bicycle. There are plenty of bike paths that run along the river, including a cycling loop that starts at South Perth foreshore and takes you through the South Perth parklands, past Perth Stadium, across to East Perth and back along the City foreshore to Narrows Bridge. You can also try the Upper Swan ride that takes you through historis Guildford and into the Swan Valley.

5. Snorkeling at Mettam’s Pool

A naturally formed lagoon formed by a limestone reef, teeming with fish and wildlife, Mettam’s pool is a beautiful destination for a bit of underwater exploration. It’s located just north of Trigg Beach and it’s calm waters are popular with families and snorkelers. So strap on your snorkel and fins and explore this underwater wonderland.

Get ready for horseplay! Head to Perth Racing to secure your tickets and to see all the events and racedays at Ascot Racecourse.