Winter Bucket List for Sports Lovers

Winter Bucket List for Sports Lovers

Winter in Perth City means the return of all our favourite sports! Get yourself ready for a winter sport season better than any other – from your favourite teams to special sporting events held in Perth City for the first time – you’re going to love what we have in store for you. Check out our action packed guide to the best events for sport lovers in Perth City.

Explore for longer when you take advantage of our amazing Winter Escape Sale with rooms from $132 including free breakfast! Enjoy all that Perth has to offer from our centrally located hotel,  just a short walk away from all the action.

 

Australian Football League (AFL)

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Australia’s favourite sport – the footy – is not to be missed on a trip to Perth, especially not with the amazing new Optus Stadium. Western Australia has two home teams The West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers, which means you can enjoy double the home football games! All you need to know about AFL and getting to the game can be found here.

Dates: current – August/September. Learn more.

 

Netball: West Coast Fever

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After a successful 2018 season, Perth’s home team West Coast Fever is fighting their way into the Suncorp Netball Grand Final for the second year in a row. Catch them at RAC Arena this season as they play to win the Grand Final title once and for all. Support WA’s Elite Team as they play from May – August.

Dates: 8 & 15 June, 13 & 27 July, 12 & 18 August. Learn more.

 

Holden State of Origin

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Rugby fans will be happy to hear that one of three State of Origin games is making its way to Optus Stadium this year. The State of Origin is an annual best-of-three rugby series and is hugely popular throughout the country – selling out stadiums. Watch as the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons go head to head for the title.

Dates: 23 June. Learn more.

 

Manchester United vs Perth Glory and vs Leeds United

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As part of the official pre-season tour, Manchester United and Leeds United are flying to Australia for promotional soccer games including a stopover at Optus Stadium. Watch as the rival teams verse each other on Perth soil on Wednesday 17 July. Perth’s very own A-League grand finalist’s Perth Glory will also be versing Manchester United on Saturday 13 July in a game you won’t want to miss.

Dates: 13 & 17 July. Learn more.

 

Bledisloe Cup

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The ultimate rivalry has touched down on Australian soil for the first and only time in 2019; watch as the Qantas Wallabies take on the All Blacks at Optus Stadium. This is a historic moment for Western Australia as the first time the cup has ever been played in WA. The Bledisloe Cup rugby union competition has been played between Australia and New Zealand since the 1930s and is spread across 2 games.

Dates: 10 August. Learn more.

 

Australian Boomers vs Canada Basketball

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As they prepare for the FIBA (Federation International Basketball Association) World Cup (otherwise known as the most important competition in basketball), the Aussie Boomers are taking on Canada Basketball in a preparation match at RAC Arena. This is your only chance to watch the Australian Boomers compete live in Perth – don’t miss out.

Dates: 16 & 17 August. Learn more.

 


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City in the winter just got easier; forget wandering around in the rain looking for your car, stay longer and enjoy more when you book a room in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Receive up to 30% off, free breakfast and free wifi when you book with our Winter Sale!

 

What to do this Winter in Perth City 2019

What to do this Winter in Perth City 2019

Winter, the perfect time to snuggle up and do nothing right? WRONG! Perth City comes to life each winter with amazing shows, free activities and plenty of food & wine events and 2019 is no exception. To make it easy we’ve made a list of our favourite things to do this winter in Perth CBD, which you can even read without leaving the couch. From S’mores Cocktails, to comedy, there’s something for everyone.

 

Explore for longer when you stay in Perth City – plus save up to 30% off and enjoy FREE breakfast when you book with our Winter Escape Sale.

 

Perth Mess Hall

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Perth’s very own food truck home is opening at the Old Swan Barracks in Northbridge on May 10th!  Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can expect to see a rotating mix of Perth’s favourite food trucks with tastes from around the world. Enjoy your food with a beverage from Gage Road and Matsos in the outdoor or indoor dining space.

Dates: 10 May – onwards. Learn more.

 

Girls School Cinema

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From the talented folks who bring us Fringe Festival and Rooftop Movies, comes the winter edition Girls School Cinema. Tucked away in a historic old girls school, is your new favourite destination – screening blockbusters, classics and art house films. Snuggle into a beanbag with a free blanket, some wine and popcorn for the ultimate cosy winter night.

Dates: 17 May – 12 October. Learn more. 

 

Winter Fest 2019

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Who says winter is a season for hibernating? Perth City comes alive each winter with plenty of activations and family friendly activities including Winter Fest Theatre (free), Winter Lights at Brookfield Place and a replica light display of Aurora Borealis!

Dates: 22 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

Skating at Elizabeth Quay

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Who would have thought Elizabeth Quay would have its very own Ice Skating Rink? This winter, expect to see a pop up ice skating rink plus plenty of music, ice slides and skating aids for the kids. Elizabeth Quay even has an arts and crafts pop up market at the same time, which means it’s the perfect Perth City outing with the family.

Dates: 28 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

State of Origin

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For the first time ever, Rugby League’s biggest event is heading to Perth, Optus Stadium. Watch as the teams go head to head in the biggest game of the year.

Dates: 23 June. Learn more.

 

S’mores Cocktail & Hot Choc

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Nothing says winter like a delicious S’more, but this winter Ivy & Jack have changed the rules of the game. S’mores Cocktail vs Hot Choc, which would you choose? *Stay tuned for the special 2019 version.

Date: 24 June – 21 July

 

Childish Gambino

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Well known for his confrontational single This is America, singer Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover is making his way to RAC Arena. Childish Gambino has earned multiple Grammy’s in his time including Song of the Year and Best Rap Performance, so you can expect a big show coming your way.

Dates: 14 July. Learn more.

 

Precarious

Circus Oz brings their new circus tricks to His Majesty’s Theatre this winter! Watch as Precarious is unleashed, full of aerials, comedy and acrobatics. Expect jaw dropping entertainment, just a couple of minutes walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

Dates: 25 – 28 July. Learn more.

 

Bangarra: 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand

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Bangarra Dance Theatre are celebrating their 30th anniversary season with three contemporary works depicting the artistry and community connections that have concreted Bangarra in the Australian Dance scene.  The three works are Unaipon, Stamping Ground and to make fire. You won’t want to miss this performance at State Theatre Centre of WA.

Dates: 31 July – August 3. Learn more.

 

Bledisloe Cup

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Catch the Wallabies take on the All Blacks for the Bledisloe Cup at Optus Stadium this winter. This will be the only time the Wallabies and All Blacks verse each other in Australia for all of 2019 – don’t miss your opportunity to watch them live.

Dates: 10 August. Learn more.

 

Perth Craft Beer Festival

WA’s largest beer festival returns! With over 350 beers and ciders waiting to be sampled, you know it’s bound to be a great event. Aside from the drinks, Perth Craft Beer Festival is bringing live music, a silent disco and even a barber to the Ice Cream Factory (a pop up bar in Northbridge) for a winter day to remember.

Dates: 16 – 18 August. Learn more.

 

The Man. The Music. The Show. –  Hugh Jackman

You’re not a true Hugh Jackman fan until you’ve seen this show. Watch as Jackman performs his hit songs from Broadway and movies, including The Greatest Showman.

Dates: 21, 23 and 24 August. Learn more.

 

 


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City in the winter just got easier; forget wandering around in the rain looking for your car, stay longer and enjoy more when you book a room in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Receive up to 30% off, free breakfast and free wifi when you book with our Winter Sale! Starts 16 May!

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10 things to do during the Winter School Holidays in Perth City

10 things to do during the Winter School Holidays in Perth City

Nothing is worse than the constant “I’m borreeeeed, I wanna do somethingggg” during school holidays. It’s hard trying to find something new to do every day, especially in this drizzly Perth Winter! If you find yourself turning to Google and searching for things like ‘things to do with kids near me’ or ‘school holiday activities in Perth’ the search ends here!

We’ve got your itinerary sorted with our Very Important Kids (VIK) Program and our Top 10 things to do in Perth these July Winter school holidays. 

Stay in Perth City longer with up to 30% off accommodation plus FREE breakfast with our Winter Sale. That’s rooms from $132!

 

Very Important Kids (VIK) Club

Our free VIK program saves up to $300 on local experiences and kid friendly activities in Perth! You’ll receive exclusive discounts at Perth’s best family friendly attractions and free meals at Ivy & Jack when you stay at Holiday Inn Perth. Plus kids stay free! Kate and family from South West Mums recently tested out the program – check out her blog here.

 

1.Skating at Elizabeth quay


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You don’t need to travel far to go ice skating in Perth – just a 5-minute walk from Holiday Inn Perth will transport you to a winter wonderland at Elizabeth Quay. This family friendly pop-up ice-skating rink is the perfect winter outing. There are ice slides, skating aids (for kids) and even jumping castles.

Dates: 28 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

2. Snow Mall

There’s a strong forecast of snow in Perth City this school holidays… but strangely only it’s in one place. The Hay Street Mall will be covered in snow every Friday night, Saturday & Sunday, with a snow fall occurring 3 times an hour. Don’t miss the incredible snow falls; it’ll have the kids talking for weeks. Best of all, it’s free!

Dates: 28 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

3. Mr Robot

The perfect cultural experience for the kids this school holidays is Mr Robot; a play which reminds us that we’re all made up of different parts. Ophelia stumbles across a strange box full of parts and sets to building herself a robot friend. They go on many adventures together and make new friends along the way.

Dates: 6, 9, 11-14 July. Learn more.

 

4. Palace Cinemas – School Holiday Special


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Sometimes it’s hard to get the kids to settle in winter and that means it’s movie time. They’ll love Palace Cinema Raine Square and so will you! It’s not your typical cinema. It’s a little bit snazzy and has everything you could need. Sit back and relax while the kids enjoy their movie… while you enjoy a cheeky glass of wine. Wins all round! Best of all, this school holidays you can treat the whole family to $11 tickets to Toy Story 4 and The Secret Life of Pets 2! *T&Cs apply.

>Dates: open all year. Special ticket price valid: 6 – 21 July.  Learn more.

 

5. Winter Fest Theatre

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The most exciting part of winter is Winter Fest Theatre! Expect plenty of free family friendly activities ranging from comedians to jugglers and magicians. Booking is essential – stay tuned for free tickets!

Dates: 6 – 21 July. Learn more. 

 

6. Water Wildlife Up Close

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Sharks are escaping the cold ocean and heading to Perth City. This winter wander over to Carillon City for an up close & personal experience with sharks, sea stars, turtles and more! The underwater world is educational and sure to excite the little ones.

Dates: 8 – 12 July. *Note: 11 July, 10.30-11 is a sensory session. Learn more.

 

7. Jazz for Juniors

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Do your kids love music? WAYJO have a very special school holiday program where they introduce the instruments of a jazz band to children. Kids have the opportunity to try an instrument and learn from the best. The program sells out, so be sure to get in quick.

Dates: 9-10 July. Learn more.

 

8. Kids Eat Free

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This winter school holidays at Ivy & Jack kids eat free! Kids will enjoy the breakfast buffet or Kids Lunch & Dinner Menu for free when dining with adult. Max 2 children per adult.

Plus as a special treat this school holidays, Ivy & Jack has a FREE PANCACKE decorating station for kids at their breakfast buffet!

Dates: 6 – 21 July. Learn more.

 

9. The Perth Mint

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The Perth Mint is a favourite among the little ones. Who wouldn’t want to see pure gold being heated to molten temperatures then poured into a gold bar!? It’ll leave the kids amazed and wanting more. There is plenty to do at the Perth Mint, take a wander through the gold exhibition or stop to see the one tonne gold coin in all it’s glory. They also offer guided heritage walks of the building, the secure vault and the original melting house. Best of all, you can get free entry for one child (aged 4 – 15) when accompanied by a paying adult with our VIK wristband.

Dates: Open 7 days 9am – 5pm. Learn more.

 

10. Kings Park

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Kings Park is a kid’s dream come true. With some of Perth’s best playgrounds, there are so many things to climb and explore. The Rio Tinto Naturescape is always a favourite – but be warned, the kids will get a bit dirty! We’ve written a list of some of the best things to do at Kings Park. Pack yourself a picnic and head over. 

Dates: All year. Learn more. 

Kids Stay and Eat Free at Holiday Inn

After a day packed full of school holiday fun in the city, kick back and relax at the Holiday Inn hotel. The best family accommodation in Perth gets even better. Kids Stay and Eat Free, which makes it the perfect spot for a City Staycation with the family. Check out what we have put on for the coming School Holidays or check out our rates by clicking the Book Now button.

 

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Plus, save up to $300 on meals and activities with our Very Important Kids program – it’s free to join!

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget, kids stay and eat FREE.

Top 5 Reasons Kids Love Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

  1. Our meals are free at Ivy and Jack*. Mum doesn’t get a bill for our food, which always makes her happy.
  2. We get a really cool Travel Story pack including colouring in pencils, stickers and even recipes!
  3. We can stay for free.* Sleeping in our parents’ room means lots of time together.
  4. We get to eat the foods we like from our own special menu ay Ivy and Jack. Breakfast, lunch and dinner!
  5. We can have all the fun we want. Unlike some hotels, Holiday Inn welcomes kids. It’s kinda like home, but a lot better.