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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: Open all year. Learn more. 

 

8. Elizabeth Quay

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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.
What to do in Perth City this Autumn 2020

What to do in Perth City this Autumn 2020

 

Our best Perth City Autumn experiences

There is so much to do in Perth CBD this Autumn – from events that will make your inner foodie scream with delight, to live music and AFL (Perth’s favourite sport). We’ve put together a list of our top 8 favourites, so you can see what’s on in Perth City. 

 

Cloudstreet

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Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA have joined forces to bring a classic Australian novel to life at His Majesty’s Theatre.  Award Winning novelist and Australian Tim Winton is well known for his novels depicting the Australian lifestyle. His novel Cloudstreet depicts two very different families living under the same roof in a post-war era. A production full of humour and heart, Cloudstreet is not to be missed! The theatre is just 3-minutes away, making Holiday Inn Perth the perfect location for a staycation and a bite to eat at intermission.

Dates: 21 February – 15 March.

 

RAW Comedy 2020

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Australia’s National Open Mic competition State Final will be held at the Comedy Lounge this year! The Comedy Lounge is just a 5-minute walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre and plays host to Perth’s best comedians and overseas acts. Expect a night full of belly laughs and experience some home grown talent.

Dates: 11 March. Learn more.

 

Twilight Makers Market

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Perth Makers Market is returning to Yagan Square this May for their Twilight Series. Enjoy browsing the selection of handmade and local artisan stalls underneath the fairy lights. From food, to gifts and gin tastings, the market has it all.

Dates: 13 March. Learn more.

 

AFL Season Start

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The first game of footy for 2020 kicks off at Optus Stadium on Sunday 22 March with West Coast vs Melbourne. Celebrate the AFL season with a game and a drink at Optus stadium, or take a look at What’s On to see when the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers are playing on home ground. Want to know the best way to get to Optus Stadium from Perth City? Check out all the info you need right here.

Dates: 22 March onwards. Learn more.

 

KickstART Festival

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Celebrating its 10th year, KickstART is a festival brought to you by Youth Week WA. The festival celebrates creativity in people ages 12-26 by showcasing a number of exhibitions, hosting a marketplace, mentorships, workshops and more. Plus, explore the talents of our youth at the KickstART Market. You won’t want to miss out!

Dates: 17 – 24 April. Learn more.

 

Kids Stay & Eat Free

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Ivy & Jack are open all Easter long weekend for food and drink in Perth City, and they’re letting all KIDS EAT FOR FREE! Head in to try some of their Easter themed food and drink specials as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny himself!

Dates: 19 – 22 April. Learn more.

 

Anzac Day dawn service

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Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions as it marks the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces. Each year we commemorate those who served and remember those lost at war with a beautiful dawn service at the State War Memorial in Kings Park. This service is attended by over 40,000 people each year, and is a truly special moment to participate in.

Dates: 25 April.

 

Tame Impala Tour

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Perth’s own Kevin Parker, returns with Tame Impala during their biggest ever Australian Tour. Their psychedelic-rock music has gained cult fan status over the years, since their first EP in 2008 and debut album in 2010. Prepare for the psychedelic euphoria that is Tame Impala at RAC Arena this April.

Dates: 28 April. Learn more.

 

PERTH CITY ACCOMMODATION SALE

Whether you’re planning a mini-staycation or a holiday, you can tick Perth off your bucket list when you stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. 

Our hotel is conveniently located just short walking distances to all the great attractions in Perth this Easter. However for guests that choose to take transport, you are welcome to take a ride on the free Red Cat from the hotel’s doorstep.

Book our Perth City Staycation deal to enjoy accommodation and buffet breakfast for two adults, plus secure self parking. 

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2020

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2020

Perth City comes to life during summer, so why stick to the same boring date night? Get out and explore Perth’s cultural scene for a date night to remember, experiencing the many hidden gems of Perth. We’ve put together our top 8 date night ideas that will make your night one to remember.

Valentine’s Day 2020 is right around the corner – surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. Stay with our Entertainment Package to save up to 25% off, and enjoy two complimentary beverages at Ivy & Jack. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the events and attractions Perth City has to offer.

 

1. Perth Festival

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Perth Festival boasts a mixture of entertainment, arts and cultural intrigue. Expect live music acts including a Highway to Hell rendition, Ngaire & Emma Donavon and Mavis Staples. Also enjoy Ballet at the Quarry with West Australian Ballet or a Lotterywest films pop up at Claremont, plus other renowned dance/circus artists. If you want to impress your date with a bit of culture, this is how to do it.

Learn more. Dates: 7 February – 1 March.

 

2. Comedy lounge

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When the motto is Eat, Drink, Laugh you know you’ve come to the right place. The Comedy Lounge is the perfect place to have a giggle with your date – it’s especially great for those first date jitters! They’re open Thursday to Sunday with a new act each night, and best of all they’re right around the corner from Holiday Inn Perth City.

Learn more.Dates: Thursday – Sunday all year.

 

3. Dome Date Night

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It doesn’t get much more romantic than an evening of stargazing. Take your date on a unique adventure to Scitech and explore the magnificence of the universe at their Planetarium. Tickets are just $35 each and include a drink on arrival.

Learn more. Dates: 13 – 14 February.

 

4. (NOT) The Bachelor Live on Valentine’s Day

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After selling out in 2017, 2018 and 2019, (Not) The Bachelor is back for another season of new eligible bachelor/bachelorettes. Watch as comedian Luke Bolland attempts to make a real love match, right in front of your eyes. The perfect laugh for a first date or a good way to find one…

Learn more. Dates: 14 February.

 

5. Gondolas on the Swan

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If you like it cheesy, then treating your date to a romantic Gondola ride under the starlight at Elizabeth Quay is the way to go.  Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Swan while enjoying a bottle of bubbly, some chocolate and the traditional Italian music.

Learn more.Dates: All year.

 

6. Moonlight Cinemas

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A picnic, the sunset and a romantic film playing at an outdoor cinema. Moonlight Cinemas at Kings Park ticks all the boxes this Valentine’s Day, and so does the film – the classic Ghost. You can BYO food and alcohol at Moonlight Cinemas, so be sure to pack your dates favourite nibbles!

Learn more. Dates: current – 29 March.

 

7. Holey Moley

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Wander over to Northbridge for a bit of mini-golf, with a twist. Holey Moley is the cheekiest mini-golf you’ll ever play. Expect Donald Trump’s face on a donkey ass (romantic right!?), the couch from The Simpsons and more. Treat yourself to a cocktail with Wizz Fizz and Sour Straps while you play.

Learn more.Dates: All year.

 

8. Bars

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Speaking of bars… No date night is complete without stopping into one of Perth’s best bars for a drink or a bite to eat. Here are some of our favourite date night bars, or see our Top 5 bars here:

  • Shadow Wine Bar: for the wine lovers who like to slip away into their own world.
  • Laneway Lounge: old school elegance and a bit of free live Jazz never goes out of date.
  • Ivy & Jack: perfect for cocktails or a cheap pint in the city.

 


 

STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY

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Turn your Valentine’s night out into a weekend to remember and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Perth Entertainment Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Perth Entertainment Package. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults and 2 complimentary beverages. Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!

What to do this Summer in Perth 2020

What to do this Summer in Perth 2020

Western Australians come to life in the Summer time. The weather is warmer, the beach water is crisp and the days are longer. To fill the days and enjoy the summer as much as possible, Perth City hosts a bunch of amazing events. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites this summer 2019/2020, take a look at what’s on.

 

Rooftop Movies

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From the producers of Fringe World, the Rooftop Movies is the place to be this summer. Expect gorgeous sunset views from the top of a Northbridge car park, decked out in cute beanbags and of course a film screen. Purchase your wine from the bar, and even your dinner and snacks, then kick back to enjoy. Hot tip: get there when doors open as all the good beanbags go quick!

Dates: current – 28 March. Learn more.

 

Twilight Hawkers Market

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The best place to enjoy food from all around the world is the Twilight Hawkers Market which pops up on Friday nights in the centre of the city. Head to Forrest Chase to enjoy a selection of delicious eats, drinks and desserts. *Note: be sure to check their Facebook page for any spontaneous venue changes.

Dates: current – February. Learn more.

 

Fringe World

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Expect circus, cabaret, comedy, musicals, mermaids and much more from the 2019 Fringe Festival. It’s everyone’s favourite summertime activity – the perfect way to spend long summer nights in Perth City. Enjoy a meal in the city before heading to The Pleasure Garden or the Urban Orchard – outdoor pop up bars in the heart of the Fringe events.

Dates: 17 January  – 16 February 2019. Learn More.

 

Wildcats Games

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Perth’s favourite basketball team the Wildcats are playing their last games before finals time. Support them at RAC Arena in February as they strive to win the championship.

Dates: Ongoing. Learn more. 

 

Perth Festival

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Perth Festival has been one of Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festivals since 1953. They proudly claim that they’ve been “disrupting and celebrating Perth and Western Australia for over 65 years”. Perth Festival has a range of free and paid events, from Ballet at The Quarry, to films in the pines and live music.

Dates: 7 February  – 1 March 2019. Learn more.

 

Jack Whitehall – Stood Up

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International comedy superstar Jack Whitehall is bringing his tour down under fort he first time. His show Stood Up recently sold out tours of the UK and Ireland, and now you can catch it at RAC Arena.

Dates: 11 February.

 

Free Yoga –  Northbridge

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Enjoy free yoga or pilates at Northbridge Piazza every Saturday morning from 8am – 9am. BYO mat!

Dates: every Saturday until April. Learn more.

 


Stay in the heart of the CBD

You won’t want to go home after a whole day of exploring Perth City in the perfect summer weather… but who says you have to? Stay longer when you book a room and experience more of what Perth City has to offer.

Our Weekend Special includes full buffet breakfast for 2 people so you can fuel up for a big day of exploring!

Don’t forget that Kids Stay and Eat Free! Plus, upon arrival you can join our free Very Important Kids program to receive discounts to the best family friendly activities in Perth CBD.

 

The Best Fringe World Festival Shows in Perth 2020

The Best Fringe World Festival Shows in Perth 2020

Summer in Perth City means it’s Fringe World Festival time. Watch as the Perth comes alive with culture and pizzazz as events pop up in the City, Northbridge and beyond.

We’ve had a look at the Fringe World program (all 134 pages of it!) and narrowed it down to our favourite must see shows. Expect show stopping comedy, jaw dropping flame throwing performances, drag, family friendly shows and more! Get ready for a month of fun, because Fringe World has everything you need for a great Summer in Perth.

Explore Perth City for longer, when you book our Perth City Staycation package – includes accommodation, full buffet breakfast for two AND self-parking. Learn more. 

 

COMEDY

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Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale: Random Acts of Mindfulness

Are you a Hypnotist critic or a believer? Matt Hale will have you in stitches during his hypnosis comedy and have you leaving as a real believer! Formerly radio personality and TV presenter for Channel 9’s Destination WA, Matt Hale brings his charismatic energy to Fringe World.

Learn more. Dates: 17 January – 16 February.

 

Bald man sings Rihanna

Ever seen a bald man sing Rihanna? Now’s your chance. Gary Sansome’s show is back for the fourth Fringe year in a row, for a night full of pop culture, comedy and improvisation.

Learn more. Dates: 17 January – 16 February.

 

Mums Gone Wild

The title says it all. We’re getting real about life as mums, and if the reviews from Perth mums themselves are anything to go by – you’re in for a ride: “I’m not afraid to admit, I laughed so hard a tiny bit of wee came out”, “I had to cross my legs through the show” and “Laughed until my episiotomy scar hurt and makeup was running down my face”.

Learn more. Dates: 31 January, 1 – 9 February.

 

Comma Sutra

Are you a grammar Nazi at heart? Are you literally so sick of people saying literally in literally every sentence? Then this is the show for you! Join Louisa Fitzhardinge at her grammatical comedy for the nerdiest time of your life.

Learn more. Dates: 4 – 8 February.

 

CABARET

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Bernie Dieter’s Little Death Club

Join award winning superstar Bernie Dieter and her Little Death Club of misfits as they perform to a gin-soaked, Weimar-punk jazz band. Expect fire-breathing, sword swallowing, inappropriate acts in this “wickedly funny, deliciously defiant punk cabaret”(Fest, 2019).

Learn more. Dates: 17 January – 16 February.

 

Disney in Drag: Once Upon a Parody

Disney lovers, this is the show for you, but beware – your childhood memories may never recover. An evening of dark humour, adult fantasies and plenty of Disney references.

Learn more. Dates: 7, 8, 13 – 15 February.

 

YUMMY UNLEASHED

Winning ‘Best Cabaret’ in Fringe World 2019, and many years of sold out shows you can rest assured that YUMMY is the ultimate Fringe World show. Expect “outrageous drag and burlesque with scintillating choreography” from their YUMMY UNLEASHED SHOW… or if you’re feeling naughty, try their YUMMY UP LATE show.

Learn more. Details: 28 January – 9 February.

 

CIRCUS

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Fuego Carnal

Sword swallowing. Knife throwing. Wild stunts. Sensual choreography. You’ll be absolutely mesmerised by Fuego Carnal.

Learn more. Dates: 17 January – 16 February.

 

SPIT

A stripped back, raw, one-woman circus. Brutality balanced by beauty.

Learn more. Dates: 10 – 16 February.

 

MUSIC

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Tony Galati the Musical

Perth icon Tony Galati finally has the respect he deserves, with his very own musical. The hilarious and inspirational tale about Australia’s favourite potato man returns after a hit run at 2019 Fringe World.

Learn more. Dates: 4 – 15 February.

 

CHILDREN’S

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Acting up, Singing out and Dancing Around

Keep the kids entertained this school holidays with acting, singing or hip hop classes at Fringe World.

Learn more. Dates: workshops vary from 18 – 23 January.

 

Enchantments by Pierre Ulric

The greatest magic show in this world and beyond! Watch Pierre Ulric as he performs spells, potions, levitations and more! Enjoy a 45 minute live show and 45 minute Q&A session.

Learn more. Dates: weekends 18 January – 17 February.

 

Mermaids (free)

The Mermaids at the splash zone are a crowd favourite each year at Fringe World. Guaranteed to add a little bit of magic to every child’s (or even adult’s) evening.

Dates: 17 January – 16 February.

 

FREE

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City of Perth Fringe Sundays

Still don’t know what to watch at Fringe World? City of Perth has partnered up with Fringe to bring teasers from some of the best shows to you for free! The teasers are family friendly and conveniently located near the main box office at Yagan Square.

Dates: 18, 19, 25 January and 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 February. Learn more.

 

The Pleasure Garden

If you’re looking for some good of summer fun and a way to spend those balmy nights in Perth City then The Pleasure Garden is for you. Buy a drink from the bar, sit down and relax to the free entertainment and sounds of buskers. The Pleasure Garden is the perfect way to start or end a great night of Fringe World shows.

Dates: 18 January – 3 February. See more. 

 


Stay in the heart of the action with our Summer Sale. 

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Tick off your fringe bucket list while staying right in the heart of the city. With Perth’s best attractions, entertainment venues at its doorstep, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is the perfect place to stay whilst you explore the best of Fringe Festival.