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 Easter for the autumn 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. KickstART Festival

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Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, KickstART festival encourages the youth of today to explore new ideas and meet inspirational people. Perfect for ages 12-26, KickstART has a range of activities on offer including screenprinting your own shirt, KickstART market and sustainability workshops.

Dates: 17 – 24 April. Learn more.


2. Yarning and Painting Session

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Children 5 and above will love learning about the stories and symbols behind Noongar art as they get messy with paint. Join in on the fun and get painting on the large group canvas at Elizabeth Quay, just a short walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

Dates: 17 April. Learn more.


3. The Nostalgia Box Open Day

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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!

Dates: 17 & 19 April. Learn more.


4. DFES Education & Heritage open day

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Have your kids always wanted to see the inside of a real life fire station!? Now’s their chance. DFES open day will play host to plenty of activities for the whole family, including interactive learning displays and dress ups.

Dates: 18 April. Learn more.


5. Buzz with the Bees workshop

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Teach your little one about the importance of bees at The Island’s workshop at Elizabeth Quay. Suitable for children 4 – 8 years, the workshop with teach some important facts about honey & bees, plus kids can label their own honey pot and make a beeswax candle. This workshop is $40 per person.

Dates: 23 April. Learn more.


6. The 91-storey treehouse

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Andy and Terry’s treehouse has now reached 91 stories! Kids will be enchanted with this live re-enactment of Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton’s novel The 91-Storey Treehouse. Watch as they go on another crazy adventure in the treehouse, exploring the deserted desert island, whirlpool and meeting a giant spider. Located at the State Theatre of WA, just 8 minutes walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

Dates: 22 – 27 April. Learn more.


7. School holiday special: Kids Eat Free & Pancake Decorating

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This Easter school holidays at Ivy & Jack kids eat free! Kids will enjoy the breakfast buffet or Kids Favourites items for free when dining with adult. Max 2 children per adult.

Plus, their special Pancake Decorating station is back! Kids can enjoy the pancake station for FREE at the breakfast buffet with a dining adult (from buffet).

Dates: 10 – 27 April. 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.