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Boola Bardip – Perth Museum – Everything you need to know

Boola Bardip – Perth Museum – Everything you need to know

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What is Boola Bardip?

The Western Australia Museum has recently announced that it will be re-named as the WA
Muesum Boola Bardip, meaning ‘many stories’ in the local Nyoongar language.

What has gone into the making of Boola Bardip?

After 4 years since closure and $396m worth of renovations, on Saturday the 21st of November, the highly anticipated re-opening of the Perth museum will be kicking off with a
nine day opening celebration.

What is in the museum?

With the latest scientific and cultural research promoting technology, science, engineering, mathematics and arts, through interactive and multi-media experiences, there is something to interest all audiences – making it the most exciting museum Perth has to offer.

What kind of exhibitions are there?

There are a number of fascinating and unique exhibitions on display at Boola Bardip, a few examples include:

Wild Life – Discover nature’s diversity

This multisensory exhibition contains rare specimens, live creatures and ancient fossils and explains the relationships between people, plants and animals. This exhibition also demonstrates how the communities are helping protect these ecosystems.

Origins – Land, water, sky

Explore the origins of the solar system, the foundations of life on earth and early human habitation. This exhibition explores the commonalities between Western world science and Aboriginal peoples’ knowledge and understanding of Western Australia’s land through rare objects, artwork and a multimedia sit.

Changes – Transforming landscapes

Explore the economic, social and cultural impacts of human activity on our world. How we have adapted to the landscape and how we have altered it to suit our needs. Share the knowledge of the Aboriginal people in the management and nurturing of the land and how the limitations of resources have shaped communities.

 

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How to be one of the first to attend?

With the nine-day opening celebration beginning on Saturday 21 November, a free ballot will be in operation for people to visit the Perth museum.

The ballot has been open on WA museum’s website from the 7 September until 11.59pm on Wednesday 30 September. The tickets will then be randomly selected, with winners entitled up to 6 tickets each, they will enjoy a self-guided tour for 2 hours at the most exciting museum in Perth!

How much will it cost to enter?

The state government has announced that it will delay the $15 entry fee for the first 18 months. The state of the art museum contains 8 new galleries, 1,000m2 exhibition gallery, café and a function space.

 

Itinerary-Holiday Inn Perth City-The perfect place to relax after a big day 

Treat yourself to a Perth city staycation at Holiday Inn Perth City  which includes, accommodation for two adults, a la carte breakfast and secured self-parking.

Start your day by checking in to Holiday Inn Perth City , your go-to four star accommodation in the heart of Perth CBD, dropping off your bags – don’t forget your walking shoes.

Walk down to Elizabeth Quay, a leisurely 15-minute stroll from the hotel and admire the beautiful scenery of Perth. Whilst you are there, visit The Island kiosk and grab a portion of their fish and chips, sit in the sun and dig in.

Make your way back into the city and cross Yagan Square to visit the Boola Bardip museum. Give yourself a few hours to be sure that you get to experience all the exhibitions.

The museum is only a short 15-minute walk back to Holiday Inn Perth City . Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, conveniently located downstairs is Ivy & Jack – the perfect spot for dinner, drinks and people watching. Be sure to try their espresso martini’s. If there’s still room after dinner, stroll down to Gusti Gelato on Elizabeth Quay, you won’t regret it.

Perth Craft Beer Festival – Everything you need to know

Perth Craft Beer Festival – Everything you need to know

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Perth Craft Beer Festival is back for the 6th year in a row and it’s bigger and better than ever. With warmer weather on the way we have reasons to celebrate

There will also be a range of activities to participate in such as bucking bull, carnival games, giant beer pong and a hot dog eating competition, to name a few.

When it comes to food trucks, your options will not be limited! With smoked meats, American BBQ, burgers, sliders and other surprises from around the globe – plus some vegatarian and vegan friendly options too.

Sounds like an adult’s only event, however on Saturday is family fun day giving you a weekend activity to enjoy with the whole family. Between 11am-3pm there will be live music, carnival games and rides on offer.

With our limited time offer breakfast and parking on us, why not make the Perth Craft Beer Festival a weekend to remember!

Stay in the heart of the city just a short walk to the train station to get to the Perth Craft Beer Festival. Forget the hassle of driving and head back to the hotel to rest on our comfortable hotels beds at the end of the day – sound good?

When?

This event runs over 3 days from Friday the 4th to Sunday 6th. Indulge in a great range of craft beers, ciders, wines, spirits and cocktails, with something to please everyone.

How to get there?

Holiday Inn is a short walk from Perth Underground Station, so hop on a train on the Fremantle Line that stops at Claremont Station, a short walk to the showground.
Claremont Showgrounds is a short 14 minute Uber from Holiday Inn Perth.
You can also get on any of the following bus numbers 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 98/99 (circle route), 102, 103 and 107.

Before the festival

Enjoy a pre-festival drink at Ivy & Jack located next door to Holiday Inn.

With happy hour running from Thursday – Saturday between 5pm – 6pm enjoy $6 wines, $7 house spirits and $8 pints on selected items!

Are you with us for Father’s Day? Grab a bite to eat with dad before the festival at Ivy & Jack. Our Father’s Day feast includes delicious bourbon glazed ribs served with coleslaw, corn, chips and a pint for $28. Don’t miss out, book now!

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Holiday Inn Perth City – the perfect place to relax after a big day

When you’ve spent all day on your feet it’s great to have a nice place to relax. Holiday Inn Perth City is perfectly located in the centre of the city, so you’ll have no trouble getting home from your festival. Settle down with a drink from Ivy and Jack, our restaurant bar, and enjoy a delicious dinner as you watch the world go by. Best of all, Kids Stay and Eat Free. Check out our current offer including free breakfast and parking!

What’s open in Perth City this weekend?

What’s open in Perth City this weekend?

This Saturday the 6th of June, phase 3 easing of government restrictions has enabled more restaurants and bars to open and start operating. Western Australia is the first state in the nation to implement the new 2 square metre per person capacity. You can stop worrying about what you are going to cook for dinner and enjoy a memorable family night out. We all know it can be expensive to eat out rather than stay home, so we’ve done all the hard work for you and compiled a list of restaurants you can take the family out to without breaking the bank.

Munchy Monk Dumpling House | Northbridge

This hidden gem is tucked in an alleyway in Northbridge and serves up some of the best handmade dumplings and wontons Perth has to offer. The correct way to eat a dumpling is to do so in one bite, so make that bite a big one and be sure to try their unique hamburger dumplings. A plate of these dumplings will only set you back by $13.  You can view their whole menu here.

Varsity Bar | Northbridge

This American themed sports bar offers all meals cheap and cheerful such as pizzas, hot dogs and loaded fries. However, Varsity Bar is renowned for their mouth-watering burgers which start from $13. The energy in Varsity is always high, a great place to enjoy a few drinks while the family tucks into a delicious meal. Find out more here.

Monsterella | Wembley

Who can say no to woodfired pizza? Especially when the restaurant been rated as one of the best pizzerias in Perth. What makes their pizzas stand out is that they are 100% handmade and risen for 48 hours. Pizza prices start from $18 and this restaurant is BYO, so don’t forget that bottle of red. Make sure you reserve a table as Monsterella is always pumping.

Gusto Gelato | Elizabeth Quay

Made with top quality ingredients, Gusto has perfected the art of gelato.  Handcrafted in small batches using traditional techniques that were learnt in the renowned town of Bologna, Italy. The only issue you will come across is deciding which flavour to choose from. Make sure you keep an eye out on their Instagram page to find out what the special flavour of the week is! Take home tubs start from $15. Find out more about Gusto’s philosophy here.

Ben and Jerry’s | Northbridge

With over 577 scoop shops around the world, Ben and Jerrys have name a name for themselves by having wild combinations that just work. Next time you are tossing between which flavour you should get, give Phish Food a try, chocolate ice cream with a caramel and marshmallow swirl and chunks of fudge shaped fish, for $4 a scoop. Read more about their flavours here.

Geláre | Perth

Geláre has been home to pancakes, waffles and ice cream for over 30 years. What makes their ice cream different to most is that it contains no air, whereas in the early days of manufacturing most places would pump the ice cream with 50% air to double their yield. Pick up a scoop of ice cream from $6.50. Find out about their story here.

With cinemas, zoos and arcades reopening on the 6th of June, why not take this opportunity to make a weekend out your family night and stay in the city centre with us at Holiday Inn Perth. The hotel is within walking distance to train stations and Elizabeth Quay, which means saving on not having to take Uber’s and being able to sit back and enjoy a drink and support local venues which need your patronage in the after-effects of COVID19 in WA. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions. Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct.

Different ways to express your love

Different ways to express your love

Family is at the core of our values and we encourage people to remember the significance of showing your love, as love has the power to heal the world. There is no such thing as too much love and sometimes we don’t know how to express it, so here is a bit of inspiration to show people that you care.

 

Send them an “I appreciate you” message

An unsolicited appreciation message will always put a smile one someones face. Whether you speak to them daily, or once in a blue moon, sending your loved one a message to say “I’m thinking about you and appreciate you” will make their day, or even their week!

 

Spend a little quality time together

There is a big difference between spending time and spending quality time together. Give your loved one your undivided attention by putting your phone away and going for a beach walk. This gives us the opportunity to speak openly and appreciate the time we spend with one another.

 

Bake their favourites

Everyone loves a yummy treat, especially when it has been with love. Going out of your way to bake something for your loved one is bound to warm up their heart and their tummy. Whether its chocolate chip cookies for the kids, or a carrot cake for your grandparents, everything tastes better when it’s made with love.

 

Organise a spontaneous trip

You don’t have to spend a fortune on a spontaneous trip, surprise your mum by booking a staycation at Holiday Inn Perth or plan a camping trip with the family. Going away without the headache of having to organise anything is a dream come true and your loved one will feel spoilt rotten.

 

We know the love we share with our families is unconditional, however it is always nice to feel appreciated. Remember to be kind, show love and you’ll receive love back. So go on, get lovin’!

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.

Perth’s Best Dessert Bars

Perth’s Best Dessert Bars

There’s always room for dessert! The best way to cap off a night is with something sweet.  For all the dessert lovers out there we have a special treat for you. Here is a list of some of our favourite dessert places in the Perth City and surrounds.

 

Chi Cho Gelato

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Did someone say… handmade gelato? Yes please! Chi Cho Gelato’s electric purple coloured store is located in Northbridge and is home to some seriously delicious gelato churned fresh every day. Using seasonal produce, there are some interesting flavours to choose from with 20 flavours available at one time that are on rotation.

Learn more.

 

The Honey Cake

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The Honey Cake built its cult following in Perth with a small store at the Fremantle markets followed by its flagship store opening at the State Buildings. What is Honey Cake you might ask? Well to put it simply, the cake is comprised of lashings of caramel crème between thin layers of baked honey cake, topped with crushed walnuts and honey flavoured crumbs. YUM!

Learn more.

 

Pretzel

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Pretzels are traditionally considered a savoury item, but this sweet little shop in a cute pink shipping container offers both sweet AND savoury flavours… WINNING! Why not try both? Pretzel hand rolls their own pretzels in store and is baked fresh to order.

Learn more.

 

Superstar Waffles

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Superstar waffles in Northbridge shares its arcade with a couple of other favourite dining spots including Franco Forte and Is Donburi. This is the place to go for fluffy waffles made-to-order with a variety of decadent flavor combinations. Open till late most nights for some sweet treats and hot drinks.

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Ivy & Jack – Panna Cotta

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You don’t have to travel too far for a great dessert. Pop over to Ivy & Jack our restaurant next door to try the Passion fruit & Coconut Panna Cotta. It’s got the perfect amount of wobble – an important feature of all great panna cottas – served with refreshing caramelised pineapple and coconut tuile.

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Mary Street Bakery – Doughnuts

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The Mary Street Bakery dynasty has been a popular institution amongst Perth-ites for years. Serving their house made delectable doughnuts; it’s a winner for sure! Our favourite is the Lemon Maple Pecan doughnut. There are two locations within walking distance to the city centre to choose from – QV1 Plaza and Allendale.

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Koko Black – Belgian Hot Chocolate

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Koko Black is one of the heavy hitters in the chocolate game. If you’re after quality artisanal chocolate in the city this is the place. You can’t go past their signature Belgian Hot Chocolate. It’s a rich, it’s chocolatey and it’s everything you could want and more in a hot choccy. Best of all, Koko Black is a short 3-minute walk from the hotel.

Learn more.

 

Shadow Wine Bar- Pear Tarte Tatin

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A special visit to Shadow Wine Bar, located in Northbridge, is a must to try their popular dessert Pear Tart Tartin. This classic French dessert is comprised of flakey pastry; warm caramelised spiced pear topped with tonka bean ice cream made fresh to order. Perfect for those colder nights.

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Stay Longer

With so many places to choose from, you can be sure to satisfy those sugar cravings. Stay with us at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre to explore more of what our great city has to offer!  Book our Weekend Getaway package which includes accommodation for one night, full buffet breakfast for two and late checkout 4pm (based on availability). Book directly with us to get the best rates!