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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

As Perth City slowly starts coming back to life, we couldn’t be happier about our favourite attractions opening back up. Especially just in time for School holidays.

We’ve all had the chance to take a step back and appreciate the beautiful things in life. Fresh air, nature, outdoor play and spending quality time with your loved ones. So we’ve put together a great mix of activities for you to do in Perth City this School holidays that will both tantalise the senses, and give you the opportunity to enjoy those special moments.

Forget turning to Google and searching for ‘things to do with kids near me’ or ‘school holiday activities in Perth’, we’ve done it all for you.

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


Very Important Kids (VIK) Club

Our free VIK program saves 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. Palace Cinemas


Image credit: Palace Cinemas

The perfect outing on a cold winter day – warm up at Palace Cinemas, right around the corner from Holiday Inn Perth. They have just re opened and are offering $2 choc tops everyday!!

They also have a great ticket offer of 5 tickets for $40 for Palace club members. If you’re not a member they’ll sign you up so everyone can access the offer.


2. Jungle Maze

Jungle Maze Perth

Image credit: Destination Perth

Check out Forrest Place this School holidays as it transforms into a jungle maze challenge for the kids! Along with the maze it will feature a baby giraffe and baby elephant, an animal mask making workshop and lush vegetation and surprises!

Entry is free, however you will need to register online (from 1 July 2020) and check in upon maze entry to go into a draw to win the ultimate Playstation family gaming package from Forrest Chase JB HIFI, valued at $1000. Prize winner will be notified on Monday 13 July.

4 – 11 July at Forrest Place, 10am – 4pm daily.


3. Perth City Carnival

Perth City Carnival

Image credit: City of Perth

Perth City is putting on a carnival at Elizabeth Quay this school holidays! Enjoy amusement rides and a whole load of fun for the kids.

Learn more.

4. The Nostalgia Box

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Spring School Holidays - The Nostalgia Box

Image credit: Nostalgia Box

Explore Australia’s first and only video game console museum this open day and get a blast from the past. The kids will love seeing the old school games, and will even get to have a go!

Learn more.


5. DFES Education & Heritage Centre

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What;s On This School Holidays - Easter - DFES

Image credit: DFES

Have your kids always wanted to see the inside of a real life fire station!? Now’s their chance. DFES invites visitors to explore the building’s unique heritage and learn about WA’s natural hazards.

Opening times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am -3pm. And the first and third Saturday of the month commencing 4th July 2020.

Learn more.


6. Scitech

Scitech dinosaurs

Image credit: Scitech

Scitech re opens on the 6th July! Just in time for school holidays.

Join them on a jurrassic adventure and journey back to prehistoric times where they explore all things dinosaurs!

Learn more.


7. Kings Park

Rio_Tino_NaturescapeImage credit: The West Australian

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: Open all year. Learn more. 


8. Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay Playground

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the Island Playground at Elizabeth Quay is the perfect spot to let the kids run around and play. Just a short stroll from Holiday Inn too!

If you want to head there for a nice lunch check out these places. V Burger, The Reveley and  Gusto Gelato.


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.

Plus, save 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.