fbpx
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

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

Image Credit: architectureau.com

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Perth's Best Dessert Bar Chi Cho Gelato

Image credit: Chi Cho Gelato

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Perth's Best Dessert Bar The Honey Cake

Image credit: The Honey Cake

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Perth's Best Dessert Bar Pretzel

Image credit: Pretzel

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Perth's Best Dessert Bar Superstar Waffle

Image credit: Superstar Waffles

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.

Learn more.

 

Ivy & Jack – Panna Cotta

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Perth's Best Dessert Bar Ivy & Jack

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.

Learn more.

 

Mary Street Bakery – Doughnuts

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Perth's Best Dessert Bar Mary Street Bakery

Image credit: Mary Street Bakery

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.

Learn more.

 

Koko Black – Belgian Hot Chocolate

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Perth's Best Dessert Bars Koko Black

Image credit: Koko Black

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Perth's Best Dessert Bars - Shadow Wine Bar

Image credit: Shadow Wine Bar

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.

Learn more.

 


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!

 

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What;s on this Autumn 2020 - Cloudstreet at His Majesty's Theatre

Image credit: Perth Festival

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's on this Autumn 2020 - The Comedy Lounge

Image credit:The Comedy Lounge

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's On Autumn 2020 - Makers Market
Image Credit Yagan Square

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What;s On This Autumn 2020 - AFL

Image Credit: AFL

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's on This Autumn 2020 - Makers Market

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's on this Autumn 2020 - Kids Eat Free Ivy & Jack

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's On This Autumn 2020 - Anzac Day

Image credit: Kings Park

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's On This Autumn - Tame Impala

Image credit:Tame Impala

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre What;s On This Summer Perth FestivalImage credit: Perth Festival

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's On this Valentine's Day - Comedy Lounge

Image credit: Comedy Lounge

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's On this Valentine's Day - Scitech star gazing

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's On this Valentine's Day for singles - Not the Bachelor Fringe World

Image credit: Fringe – Luke Bolland

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's On this Valentine's Day - Gondolas on the Swan

Image credit: Gondolas on the Swan

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - What's On This Valentine's Day - Moonlight Cinema

Image credit: Moonlight Cinemas

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre What's On This Valentine's Day Holey Moley

Image credit: Holey Moley

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

Top5-date-night-bars-ivy-and-jack

Image credit: Ivy & Jack

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Fringe World - Perth City Accommodation

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!