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! 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 this December & January for the summer school holidays. 


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. Big Bash League

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The biggest family friendly sporting event of the year is back! The KFC BBL not only puts on a great cricket show, but there are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained like; slacklining, an air track, soft play, face painting, plenty of giveaways and more.

Learn more. Dates: 21 & 26 December and 5, 11, 15, 20 & 24 January.


2. City Splash

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Stay cool in Perth City this Summer, with giant waterslides, workshops and kids entertainment at Elizabeth Quay! Best of all, City Splash is FREE!

Learn more. Dates: 4 – 19 January.


3. Fringe World

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Fringe season is almost among us, so you can expect show-stopping tricks, plenty of laughs and a mermaid spotting or two. Fringe World is a summer favourite, not just for the adults – but for kids too! Soak up the sun at The Woodside Pleasure Garden, with plenty of activities for babies & toddlers, pre-school kids and primary school kids. Expect Fairie Face Painting, free crafternoons and comedy for kids.

Learn more. Dates: 17 January – 16 February.


4. Surge Fitness Classes

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Keep the kids active this summer holidays with a fitness class at Surge. There are classes for Mums & Bubs, Kids KONGA and Mini Warriors. The perfect way to tire out your little one and keep them fit at the same time!

Learn more. Dates: 6 – 31 January.


5. Fantastic Mr Fox

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Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox has been adapted for the stage, and is the perfect kids school holiday adventure. Watch as Mr Fox tries to save his family and friends, and goes to vast lengths to outwit the humans.

Learn more. Dates: 22 – 26 January.


6. Room on the Broom

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Have you ever seen a witch in real life? Now you can! Live at State Theatre Centre of WA, Room on the Broom follows the story of a witch and her cat on a wild adventure. Along the way, they meet a helpful dog, bird, frog and a dragon!

Learn more. Dates: 28 January – 2 February.


7. Kids Eat Free Sundays

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

Dates: continuous. Learn more.


8. Palace Cinemas – School Holiday Special

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Sometimes it’s hard to get the kids to settle 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… and you enjoy a cheeky glass of wine. Wins all round! Best of all, in the school holidays you can treat the whole family to $11 tickets to certain kids films. *T&Cs apply.

Dates: open all year.  Learn more.


9. 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. 


10. 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.


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 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.