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What to do this Spring in Perth City 2019

What to do this Spring in Perth City 2019

Who doesn’t love spring?! Likely the best time to visit Perth; the birds are chirping, the sun is out and best of all – it’s wildflower season! Thousands of flowers pop up all over Western Australia, brightening up our country side and creating a beautiful scent that spreads through the air.

West Australian’s love their wildflowers, which is why Perth City is coming to life this Spring. From free family friendly spring activities, to the Kings Park Festival and music concerts – there are plenty of fun things to do in Perth City and best of all, there’s something for everyone.

Explore for longer when you stay in Perth City – plus save up to 20% off with our Hello Spring Sale

 

Kings Park Wildflower Festival

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It’s a magnificent sight to see the wildflowers blooming during spring at Kings Park. Expect thousands of wildflowers and over 3,000 native flowers to be in full flourish during spring. The festival features art, local culture, Noongar history, guided walks and other free activities for the whole month!

Dates: 1 – 30 September. Learn more.

 

Spring in the city 

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Spring 2019 - DandelionSpring has sprung, and so have some giant dandelions! Watch as giant dandelions, floral installations and interactive art pop up around the city. The perfect insta opportunity!

Dates: 2 September – 13 October. More info coming soon.  

 

Free Fitness Classes

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Spring 2019 - Free Fitness in Perth CityIt’s not hard to stay fit with FREE fitness activities! Thanks to the City of Perth, you can enjoy free fitness classes around Perth CBD this Spring. Sign up to a yoga class – your body will thank you for it.

Dates: coming soon.

 

Perth Fashion Festival

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Spring means the Perth Fashion Festival returns to Perth City! Rumoured to be located at Yagan Square in 2019, the Fashion Festival brings Australia’s best designers as well as International to the catwalk in Perth. Stay tuned for the line-up…

Dates: 5 – 14 September. Learn more.

 

Giselle by WA Ballet

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This 178-year-old tale of impossible love is retold by WA Ballet this spring. Be entranced with the recreation of Giselle, and follow through her story of love, heartbreak and betrayal. Gisele is conveniently located at His Majesty’s Theatre, just a few minutes’ walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

Dates: 13 – 28 September. Learn more.

 

Perth Royal Show

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Showbags, rides, petting zoos, fresh farming produce and more all in the one place! The IGA Perth Royal Show is the best event of the year, drawing huge crowds to Claremont Showgrounds. It’s perfect for families, friends and date night. For everything you need to know about the Perth Royal Show, from What’s On to Transport and goodies, see here.

Dates: 28 September – 5 October. Learn more.

 

School Holiday Workshops

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Spring 2019 - Flower Crown WorkshopTo celebrate spring, this year Perth City will have a marquee in Forrest Place hosting children’s workshops! Expect a range of activities including flower crowns, sprout heads, mini terrariums, insect hotels, learning about the Noongar six seasons and more!

Dates: coming soon.

 

Metallica

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Metallica is returning to Australia for the first time in over 5 years with their WorldWired Tour. The band originally formed in 1981 and has continued to tour playing their influential heavy metal around the world, and now they’re bringing it to Optus Stadium. 

Dates: 17 October. Learn more.

 

Shawn Mendes

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Heartthrob Shawn Mendes makes his way down under for The Tour. Shawn Mendes is the third youngest solo artist of all time with 3 #1 albums, with popular songs including Señorita, In my Blood and If I can’t have you. His concert is bound to sell out, so get your tickets quick!

Dates: 23 October. Learn more.

 

Fed Cup Final

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Perth’s very own Rac Arena will host the Fed Cup Final 2019, which will see the best Australian tennis placers take on France. This will be the first time in 45 years that Australia has had the chance to compete for the Fed Cup title!

Dates: 9 November and 10 November. Learn more.

 

 


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City in spring just got easier; soak up the sunshine, stay longer and enjoy more when you stay in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Receive up to 20% off when you book with our Hello Spring Sale

 

What to do this Winter in Perth City 2019

What to do this Winter in Perth City 2019

Winter, the perfect time to snuggle up and do nothing right? WRONG! Perth City comes to life each winter with amazing shows, free activities and plenty of food & wine events and 2019 is no exception. To make it easy we’ve made a list of our favourite things to do this winter in Perth CBD, which you can even read without leaving the couch. From S’mores Cocktails, to comedy, there’s something for everyone.

 

Explore for longer when you stay in Perth City – plus save up to 30% off and enjoy FREE breakfast when you book with our Winter Escape Sale.

 

Perth Mess Hall

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Perth’s very own food truck home is opening at the Old Swan Barracks in Northbridge on May 10th!  Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can expect to see a rotating mix of Perth’s favourite food trucks with tastes from around the world. Enjoy your food with a beverage from Gage Road and Matsos in the outdoor or indoor dining space.

Dates: 10 May – onwards. Learn more.

 

Girls School Cinema

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From the talented folks who bring us Fringe Festival and Rooftop Movies, comes the winter edition Girls School Cinema. Tucked away in a historic old girls school, is your new favourite destination – screening blockbusters, classics and art house films. Snuggle into a beanbag with a free blanket, some wine and popcorn for the ultimate cosy winter night.

Dates: 17 May – 12 October. Learn more. 

 

Winter Fest 2019

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Who says winter is a season for hibernating? Perth City comes alive each winter with plenty of activations and family friendly activities including Winter Fest Theatre (free), Winter Lights at Brookfield Place and a replica light display of Aurora Borealis!

Dates: 22 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

Skating at Elizabeth Quay

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Who would have thought Elizabeth Quay would have its very own Ice Skating Rink? This winter, expect to see a pop up ice skating rink plus plenty of music, ice slides and skating aids for the kids. Elizabeth Quay even has an arts and crafts pop up market at the same time, which means it’s the perfect Perth City outing with the family.

Dates: 28 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

State of Origin

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For the first time ever, Rugby League’s biggest event is heading to Perth, Optus Stadium. Watch as the teams go head to head in the biggest game of the year.

Dates: 23 June. Learn more.

 

S’mores Cocktail & Hot Choc

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Nothing says winter like a delicious S’more, but this winter Ivy & Jack have changed the rules of the game. S’mores Cocktail vs Hot Choc, which would you choose? *Stay tuned for the special 2019 version.

Date: 24 June – 21 July

 

Childish Gambino

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Well known for his confrontational single This is America, singer Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover is making his way to RAC Arena. Childish Gambino has earned multiple Grammy’s in his time including Song of the Year and Best Rap Performance, so you can expect a big show coming your way.

Dates: 14 July. Learn more.

 

Precarious

Circus Oz brings their new circus tricks to His Majesty’s Theatre this winter! Watch as Precarious is unleashed, full of aerials, comedy and acrobatics. Expect jaw dropping entertainment, just a couple of minutes walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

Dates: 25 – 28 July. Learn more.

 

Bangarra: 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand

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Bangarra Dance Theatre are celebrating their 30th anniversary season with three contemporary works depicting the artistry and community connections that have concreted Bangarra in the Australian Dance scene.  The three works are Unaipon, Stamping Ground and to make fire. You won’t want to miss this performance at State Theatre Centre of WA.

Dates: 31 July – August 3. Learn more.

 

Bledisloe Cup

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Catch the Wallabies take on the All Blacks for the Bledisloe Cup at Optus Stadium this winter. This will be the only time the Wallabies and All Blacks verse each other in Australia for all of 2019 – don’t miss your opportunity to watch them live.

Dates: 10 August. Learn more.

 

Perth Craft Beer Festival

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WA’s largest beer festival returns! With over 350 beers and ciders waiting to be sampled, you know it’s bound to be a great event. Aside from the drinks, Perth Craft Beer Festival is bringing live music, a silent disco and even a barber to the Ice Cream Factory (a pop up bar in Northbridge) for a winter day to remember.

Dates: 16 – 18 August. Learn more.

 

The Man. The Music. The Show. –  Hugh Jackman

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You’re not a true Hugh Jackman fan until you’ve seen this show. Watch as Jackman performs his hit songs from Broadway and movies, including The Greatest Showman.

Dates: 21, 23 and 24 August. Learn more.

 

 


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City in the winter just got easier; forget wandering around in the rain looking for your car, stay longer and enjoy more when you book a room in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Receive up to 30% off, free breakfast and free wifi when you book with our Winter Sale! Starts 16 May!

 

10 things to do during the Spring School Holidays in Perth City

10 things to do during the Spring School Holidays in Perth City

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 these September/October spring 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.The Perth Royal Show

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It’s every Perth kids favourite time of the year. Royal Show time! The Perth Royal Show has been around since 1831, which is how you know they’ve perfected the art of fun! Expect amazing rides, showbags, jumping dogs, games and more. Check out our page on everything you need to know about the show.

Dates: 28 September – 5 October. Learn more.

 

2. AWESOME Arts Festival

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AWESOME Festival is a creative program packed full of theatre, dance, film, music, visual arts and hands-on activities for kids/pre-teens. Located in Perth CBD and Northbridge, it’s just a short walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre to a big world of Spring school holiday fun.

Dates: 5 – 18 October. Learn more.

 

3. Kings Park Festival

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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. 

PLUS this Spring is the Kings Park Wildflower Festival! Expect kids entertainment all spring, guided walks and kids floral drawing workshops! You can see more at their event calendar

Dates: Open all year. Festival: 1 – 30 September. Learn more. 

 

4. Jazz for Juniors

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Do your kids love music? WAYJO have a very special school holiday program where they introduce the instruments of a jazz band to children. Kids have the opportunity to try an instrument and learn from the best. Term 4 school holidays features the theme Dizzy Disney. The program sells out, so be sure to get in quick.

Dates: 1-2 October. Learn more.

 

5. Bricktober

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Just a short bus ride from Perth City to Curtin University will transport you to every child’s dream: GIANT LEGO! Bricktober returns to Perth this October featuring a selection of models made from Lego, created by West Australian Lego fans. The show features trains, Star Wars, Disney Princesses and more.

Dates: October 12 – 13. Learn more.

 

6. Kids Eat Free

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

Plus as a special treat this school holidays, Ivy & Jack has a FREE PANCAKE decorating station for kids at their breakfast buffet!

Dates: 28 September – 13 October. Learn more.

 

7. EChO Kids Concerts Perth

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Kids will love the signing and dancing along to the WASO orchestra and having a play with the instruments. There are singalong events for ages ranging from 0 – 4 years old and 4 – 6 years. Plus, there is sensory support information for those who require it. Tickets are just $18 +BF.

Dates: 2 & 9 November. 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. The Nostalgia Box

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Did you know that Perth has its very own Video Games museum in Northbridge? The Nostalgia Box has all the video game classics on display and to play! 

Dates: 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.
What to do in Perth City this Autumn

What to do in Perth City this Autumn

Elizabeth Quay at Sunset

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) 2019 return. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 favourites, so you can see what’s on in Perth City.

 

Stay in the heart of the action with up to 35% off accommodation on our EASTER SALE


Perth Comedy Festival

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Looking for a good laugh and some high-quality comedy? Perth Comedy Festival brings a line-up of the world’s biggest comedians to WA this Autumn, such as Cal Wilson and Akmal. The shows will be at a variety of venues around Perth, including the State Theatre Centre of WA and Comedy Lounge Perth City – both just a short walk from Holiday Inn Perth.

 Dates: 22nd April – 19th May. Learn more.

 

Twilight at Yagan Square – 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: 3 May. Learn more.

 

Kids Eat Free at Ivy & Jack

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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.

 

Night Noodle Markets

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Elizabeth Quay will be lighting up this April with the Night Noodle Markets sizzling Asian Hawker-style eats right at our doorstep. Just a 5 minute walk from Holiday Inn Perth, will transport you into another country with popular pop up stalls including Bangkok Street Food, What the Pho and Bao Brothers.

Dates: 5 – 14 April. Learn more.

 

KickstART Festival

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Running for 9 consecutive years, 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. Explore the talents of our youth at the Perth Cultural Centre on 13 April for their KickstART Market. You won’t want to miss out!

Dates: 13 – 20 April. Learn more.

 

Rumpelstiltskin – Fairy Tale Cocktail Masterclass

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Right behind Holiday Inn Perth hides a laneway with some of Perth’s best small bars called Wolf Lane. One of the bars, named after the street (Wolf Lane), hosts regular cocktail masterclasses where you can learn tips and tricks of the trade. Their upcoming workshop ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ is sure to be as successful as the others – teaching you how to make 2 special cocktails, while nibbling on provided snacks.

Dates: Thursday 18 April. Learn more.

 

Human Nature

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Some of Australia’s most beloved singers have announce their most recent tour in Perth! Expect all your favourite old songs, as well as hits from their new album Romance of the Jukebox, at RAC Arena this May.

Dates: 4 May. Learn more.

 

AFL Season Start

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The first game of footy for 2019 kicked off at Optus Stadium on Sunday 24 March with Fremantle Dockers vs North 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: 24 March onwards. 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. 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. Save up to 35% when you book 7 days in advance with our Easter Sale.

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.

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Family Fun in Perth City 2019

Family Fun in Perth City 2019

Heading to the city with the family? There are actually loads of kid friendly activities and attractions around the CBD. We know because we have teamed up with them to be able to provide you and your family a fun-filled adventure on your next Perth City stay – without breaking the bank!

Not only do Kids Stay & Eat for Free for their entire stay here at Holiday Inn Perth City – all kids are treated as VIK’s – Very Important Kids! By flashing the green Holiday Inn wristband handed over on check-in, kids get discounts and free entries to local attractions and tours in Perth City.

We invited Mum Blogger Kate from SWMums and her family to stay with us and sent her out with our wristbands. You can read her blog here but you will also see what she loved most below.

 

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO?

Elizabeth Quay Water Park

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In the warmer months, the kids will love cooling down at Elizabeth Quay in the BHP Water Park. The interactive water park uses jets and lighting to create fun water choreography – perfect for little ones to splash around in. There’s another great park within walking distance as well as a carousel for those not so warm days.

Learn more.

 

Jersey Jack Gelato | VIK PARTNER

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It’s not a trip to the city without an ice cream from Jersey Jack Gelato. Their ice cream flavours change seasonally, but the ultra-smooth & creamy textures are guaranteed. You can even enjoy waffles, a donut sandwich or crepes!

We might be ice cream connoisseurs, but Kate and the kids tested it out for themselves. Here’s what they had to say:

“Located at Yagan Square, which is a really short walk from the hotel, Jersey Jack Gelato offers 50% off when you show your wristbands! That’s such a great discount … and OMG the gelato is sooooo good! We loved having a sweet treat and enjoying all that Yagan Square had to offer too!”

Offer: 50% off the total bill

Learn more.

 

The Nostalgia Box  | VIK PARTNER

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Enjoy a throwback to some of your favourite console games growing up when you visit The Nostalgia Box in Northbridge.  They have games on display as well as to play from the 1970s through to 2000s in an interactive exhibit. Nostalgia Box even has some great school holiday programs where you can build your own robot and more.

Offer: 15% off admission for children

Learn more.

 

Northbridge Piazza Movies

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Free, outdoor, family friendly movies sound too good to be true right? Northbridge Piazza frequently host special movie nights for the kids with popcorn and bean bags to boot. Perfect spot to pack a picnic or enjoy some cheeky take away. It’ll feel like a huge treat!

Learn more.

 

Perth Mint Tour  | VIK PARTNER

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One of our favourite places to send families is The Perth Mint. You might be thinking that we’re crazy right now, but you’ll be surprised how much they love it!

Kate from South West Mums took us up on the challenge, and here’s what she had to say:

“I never thought the Perth Mint would be a family friendly place to visit – but do you know what – it was actually one of the highlights of our trip! It was so kid friendly too! Hubby and I really enjoyed learning about the history and interesting facts and the boys were mesmerised by the gold pour and were welcomed by our lovely tour guide.

The Perth Mint offer a “Kid’s Challenge” where they are given a question “scratch” sheet that they can answer as the tour unfolds. There are two separate age groups which made it really accessible for all ages. Once the tour concluded, the boys were presented with medals by our tour guide – they were so chuffed!”

Offer: Free entry to The Perth Mint Gold Exhibition for one child (aged 4 – 15) when accompanied by a paying adult.

Learn more.

 

Palace Cinema | VIK PARTNER

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Perth’s fanciest movie theatre is also kid friendly! Treat yourself to a little luxury, sit back and relax to yet another children’s film. You can even enjoy a wine or two throughout the movie while the kids enjoy their award-winning popcorn.

Offer: $12 tickets for kids & $6 popcorn combo (combined 30% discount).

Learn more.

 

Perth Explorer Tour | VIK PARTNER

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Spend the day as a tourist in Perth City and see the best sights from a Perth Explorer Tour double decker bus. The bus tours through Perth City and Kings Park, giving you a bird’s eye view of the attractions. Best of all, you can hop and off at each destination as you please! Kate’s highlight of the tour is bound to excite all mums and dads:

“We loved that there was a children’s channel that they could listen to while we drove around… and being able to sit back and relax while we explored some of Perth’s well known landmarks including Crown Resort, Optus Stadium and Kings Park.”

Offer: One child free with every full paying adult when wristband is shown at check-in.

Learn more.

 

Kings Park

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The best playgrounds in Perth can be found at Kings Park. Hop off the Perth Explorer tour (or alternate public transport) and just a short bus ride out of the city will land you in one of the largest inner-city parks in the world. The multiple of play grounds play host to free electric BBQ’s, drinking fountains &  public toilets – everything you need for a good day out with kids. From the Tree Top Walk, to Rio Tinto Naturescape and Synergy Parkland (full of dinosaurs), you’ll find plenty to do. To see what else is on offer at Kings Park, check out our blog.

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Yagan Square Play Space

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Looking for somewhere to tire the kids out post ice cream sugar rush? Yagan Square Play Space is located right on top of the building, just a few minutes from Jersey Jack Gelato. With different areas catering to each age, your kids will love the geological terrain and rock inspired formations.

Learn more.

 

Catch a game

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Being in the city centre has its perks – one of which is being so close to amazing sporting games. Next time you’re in the city, why not see if there’s an event on at Perth Arena (4-5 minute walk away) or Optus Stadium (~15 minute bus). Ask our concierge to have a look at what’s on for you or check out the Perth Arena & Optus Stadium websites.

 

Captain Cook Cruises | VIK PARTNER

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Take it to the water with a Captain Cook Cruise between Perth and Fremantle. If you’re in Perth for the week, why not enjoy the Bus, Lunch and Tram Tour to explore Fremantle a little longer. There is so much to do in Fremantle, from a wander across the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip, to exploring the Fremantle Prison or enjoying a cocktail (or mocktail) on the beach.

Offer: 15% off Perth-Fremantle Cruises and Packages for adults and children when wrist band is shown at check in.

Learn more.

 

Sealink | VIK PARTNER

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Rottnest Island is a must do when visiting Western Australia – and the best way to get there is with Sealink. Book a ferry with Sealink from Fremantle to Rottnest for a day trip to explore the amazing beaches and even see a quokka. For all our best Rotto tips click here.

Offer: 15% off adults and children when wrist band is shown at check-in.

Learn more.

 

Scitech

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Live out your childhood dreams of being a mad scientist at Scitech, in West Perth. Just a short CAT ride will transport you to another world. Explore the planetarium, expedition reef, or even experiment in a CSIRO Lab Workshop.

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Ivy & Jack | VIK PARTNER

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Top off a big day of exploring with a meal right in the heart of Perth City at Ivy & Jack. Kids Stay & Eat Free for breakfast, lunch and dinner at our restaurant from a special kids menu which they’ll love!

“We loved eating at Ivy & Jack while we stayed at the Hotel Inn Perth City. It was so family friendly

Nothing was too much trouble, the tables were big (so important with clumsy kids), the kids were given fantastic activity packs when we arrived plus kids under 12 eat free if you’re staying at the hotel (conditions do apply). And my boys are pretty fussy but wolfed down their food.

Some of the delicious meals hubs and I ate included Seafood Marinara (which was amazing) and a delicious Beef Burger served on a milk bun with onion rings (washed down with a beer of course).

The boys feasted on Spaghetti Bolognese and Fish and Chips. They loved the spaghetti so much they ordered it two nights in a row! We loved that the kids were served on colourful plastic plates with their own colourful cutlery too. It’s the little detail.” – Kate

Offer: All kids under 12 years of age eat free when dining with an adult. Two kids eat free per one adult.

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STAY WHERE THE ACTION IS!

Enjoy a City Staycation from only $125 per night on our Easter Sale
Plus Kids Stay & Eat Free!

Holiday Inn Perth - Family friendly AccommodationWhen you’re travelling with family, or in particular – young kids, the less you need to walk the better! Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is located right in the heart of the city, between all of Perth’s best entertainment venues and attractions – so you won’t need your car at all!

To make things even better, when you stay with us Kids Stay & Eat Free! Plus your kids will gain access to our colouring in booklets and FREE VIK Program.

Our Easter Sale is available for stays up until 30 June 2019. Hurry limited time only!

Easter Special Includes:

  • Up to 30% off* our Advance Purchase Rates for room only
  • EXTRA 5% off totalling up to 35% off* for IHG® Rewards Club members. Not a member? – join now it’s free!
  • Kid’s Stay and Eat Free at Holiday Inn. Check out our popular Family rooms
  • Free access to Very Important Kids (VIK) Program including free passes and discounts to local attractions and entertainment.
Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2019

Top 8 Date Experiences this Valentine’s Day 2019

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 2019 is right around the corner – surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway package and escape to the city for the weekend. From just $156 on weekends, you can enjoy a bottle of bubbles, complimentary 30 minute facials at Jurlique, buffet breakfast and accommodation with our Valentine’s Package. Book a room and lose yourself exploring the events and attractions Perth City has to offer.

 

1. Perth Festival

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Running from 8 Feb to 3 March, Perth Festival boasts a mixture of entertainment, arts and cultural intrigue. Expect live music acts including The Preatures, Christine & the Queens and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Cirque du Soleil will also make an appearance, as will other renowned dance/circus artists. Best of all, A Nocturnal Wonderland returns to transform Kings Park portraying the stories of the land via huge projectors. If you want to impress your date, this is how to do it.

Dates: 8 February – 3 March. Learn more.

 

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.

Dates: Thursday – Sunday all year. Learn more.

 

3. Activated Art Trail

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Try something different and take the time to wander the streets of Perth. The newly developed  Activated Art Trail takes you on an immersive experience, bringing street art around Perth City to life! This is the perfect activity to do before popping into a bar for a drink or two. Simply download the app and go! Start your street art tour in Wolfe Lane, right behind Holiday Inn Perth for some of Perth’s best artwork.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

4. 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.

 

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.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

6. Rooftop Movies

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Take advantage of the weather while you can with an outdoor film! The Rooftop movies have a film genre for every couple, whether you’re into Disney, comedy or even thriller. They won’t be screening any corny movies this Valentine’s Day, instead Sorry To Bother You will be showing, described as “fearlessly ambitious, scathingly funny, and thoroughly original”.

Dates: Current – March 30. Learn more.

 

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.

Dates: All year. Learn more.

 

8. Anti -Valentine’s Day at Ivy & Jack

Anti Valentines EDM_600X230If romantic isn’t your cup of tea, head to Ivy & Jack bar and restaurant for their Anti-Valentine’s Day. They’ll be serving up $5 Pints and a special $18 cocktail named Black As My Heart. Don’t worry, couples are accepted…just absolutely no Public Displays of Affection.

Dates: 14 February. Learn more. 

 


STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY

Accommodation Rooms | Perth Hotel | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

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.

Weekend Hotel Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Valentine’s Package when you check in to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on a Friday or Saturday. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults,full buffet breakfast and a late check-out. 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!