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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. 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: 28 September – 4 October. Learn more.

 

3. 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.

 

4. Pixar Putt

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A Pixar themed mini-putt course is coming to Perth! After stints in Sydney and Melbourne, this school holidays Pixar Put is finally heading our way – to RAC Arena. Expect all your Disney/Pixar favourites including Buzz Lightyear and Woody. 

Dates: 27 September – 3 November. Learn more. 

 

5. 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. 

 

6. 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.

 

7. Kids Eat Free + Pancake Decorating!

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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.

 

8. 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.

 

9. 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.

 

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’s On this Summer in Perth 2018/19

What’s On this Summer in Perth 2018/19

Western Australians come to life in the Summer time. The weather is warmer, the beach water is crisp and the days are longer. To fill the days and enjoy the summer as much as possible, Perth City hosts a bunch of amazing events. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites this summer 2018/2019, take a look at what’s on.

Choose to stay longer with our Weekend Special from $149 for Accommodation & Breakfast for 2 Adults.

 

Rooftop Movies

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From the producers of Fringe World, the Rooftop Movies is the place to be this summer. Expect gorgeous sunset views from the top of a Northbridge car park, decked out in cute beanbags and of course a film screen. Purchase your wine from the bar, and even your dinner and snacks, then kick back to enjoy. Hot tip: get there when doors open as all the good beanbags go quick!

Dates: current – 30 March. Learn more.

 

Twilight Hawkers Market

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The best place to enjoy food from all around the world is the Twilight Hawkers Market which pops up on Friday nights in the centre of the city. Head to Forrest Chase to enjoy a selection of delicious eats, drinks and desserts.

Dates: current – 29 February. Learn more.

 

Fringe World

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Expect circus, cabaret, comedy, musicals, mermaids and much more from the 2019 Fringe Festival. It’s everyone’s favourite summertime activity – the perfect way to spend long summer nights in Perth City. Enjoy a meal in the city before heading to The Pleasure Garden or the Urban Orchard – outdoor pop up bars in the heart of the Fringe events.

Dates: 18 January  – 17 February 2019. Learn More.

 

Wildcats Games

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Perth’s favourite basketball team the Wildcats are playing their last games before finals time. Support them at RAC Arena in February as they strive to win the championship. Currently at Number 2 on the ladder for Australia, the Wildcats have a solid chance at bringing the NBL trophy back to Perth in 2019.

Dates: 10 and 15 February. Learn more. 

 

Perth Festival

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Perth Festival has been one of Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festivals since 1953. They proudly claim that they’ve been “disrupting and celebrating Pert hand Western Australia for 65 years”. Perth Festival has a range of free and paid events, but are most well-known for transforming Kings Park into a story telling, nocturnal wonderland.

Dates: 3 February  – 9 March 2019. Learn more.

 

Chinese New Year Fair

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The Chinese New Year Fair returns to Northbridge for another year of celebration. From lion and dragon dancing, to stalls, rides, a parade and more, the multicultural celebration can be enjoyed in China Town, Lake St and James St.

Dates: 10 February. Learn more.

 

Arctic Monkeys Live

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This February, the Arctic Monkeys are heading to RAC Arena to promote their new album Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino. Their new album throws the guitar riffs out the window, opting for piano-driven tunes and obscurity. Catch them at their first AUS show along with Mini Mansions (collaborators from Queens of the Stone Age and The Last Shadow Puppets). RAC Arena is only a short walk from Holiday Inn Perth, enjoy the music and treat yourself to a staycation.

Dates: 23 February. Learn more.

 

Free Films at Northbridge Piazza

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Every Wednesday night during summer catch a free film on the lush grasses of Northbridge Piazza. Pull up a beanbag, enjoy some popcorn and unpack your picnic while you enjoy your free date night film. During Fringe season you can expect quirky films such as Swiss Army Man and Napoleon Dynamite.

Dates: Wednesdays. Learn more.


Stay in the heart of the CBD

You won’t want to go home after a whole day of exploring Perth City in the perfect summer weather… but who says you have to? Stay longer when you book a room and experience more of what Perth City has to offer.

Our Weekend Special includes full buffet breakfast for 2 people so you can fuel up for a big day of exploring!

Don’t forget that Kids Stay and Eat Free! Plus, upon arrival you can join our free Very Important Kids program to receive discounts to the best family friendly activities in Perth CBD.

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What’s on around Perth this August

What’s on around Perth this August

It’s all happening this August! Winter doesn’t stop Perth from having a bit of fun. There are so many amazing events and activities happening this month – from Comedy, to wine festivals and jaw dropping shows. Turn off the Netflix, get off the couch and enjoy what’s on in Perth!

Comedy Lounge

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Escape the cold and head indoors for some belly warming laughs at the Comedy Lounge. Offering a selection of live comedians Wednesday – Sunday, the Comedy Lounge has you sorted for your next night out.

 

WA Fashion Edit

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Want to support Western Australian Fashion? The WA Fashion Edit are showcasing the best Perth has to offer at their midweek event. $45 a ticket will get you unlimited drinks (including espresso martinis!), nibbles and a great view of their runway. There will even be pop-up stores for you to shop your favourite looks.

Date: 2 August

 

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 arthouse films. Snuggle into a beanbag with a free blanket, some wine and popcorn for the ultimate cosy winter night.

Date: 15 June – 29 September

 

Dark Emu – State Theatre Centre of WA

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Bangarra, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary dance organisation, is returning to Perth with their newest performance; Dark Emu. Bangarra is renowned for their powerful dancing and unique soundscapes and design, and Dark Emu is no exception. Based off the award-winning book, Dark Emu explores the vital life force of flora and fauna.

Date: 2 August – 5 August

 

Pinot Palooza

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The world’s biggest Pinot Noir Festival is touching down in Perth this August. Originating in Australia, the festival now tours across 5 countries, so you know you’re in for a good day! The ticketed event costs $60 per person but all wine tastings are included plus you get to take home a glass worth $35. Located at Claremont showgrounds, it’s just a 15-minute train away. Trust us – you won’t want to drive to this one!

Date: 4 August

 

S’mores Cocktails vs Hot Choc’s

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Nothing says winter like a delicious S’more, but this winter Ivy & Jack have changed the rules of the game. Serving up S’more Cocktails and a Hot Choc – these are worth a visit to the city alone!

Date: 30 June – 25 August

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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If there’s one show to see this season it needs to be this. His Majesty’s Theatre is hosting the 5 Tony Award and 7 Olivier award winning show during its Perth leg. The performance has won fields including Best Play, Best Director and Best Design! Learn more about the fascinating plot here.

Date: 8 – 19 August

 

Perth Craft Beer Festival

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It might be winter, but that doesn’t stop Perthians from enjoying a cold frothy. The Perth Craft Beer Festival returns with over 350 beers on offer, cosy firepits, a silent disco and more, at Perth’s newest favourite venue The Ice Cream Factory.

Date: 17 – 19 August

 

Perth Makers Market

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Perth Makers Market are bringing a special twilight market series to Yagan Squre!  Just a 3 minute walk and you’ll be browsing some of the best handmade artisan stalls Perth has to offer. This is the perfect spot to buy a unique gift or souvenir.

Date: 24 August

 

Good Food & Wine Show

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Be immersed in all things food and wine as you sample fresh produce, meet celebrity chefs and enjoy live cooking demonstrations and workshops. Good Food & Wine Show is once again returning to the Perth Convention centre, just minutes away from Holiday Inn, for a day packed full of flavour.

Date: 24 – 26 August

 

Chevron City to Surf for Activ

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If marathons are your thing then you’re in luck. City to Surf is raising funds for Activ or your choice of charity with a 4, 12, 21 or 42 km run through Perth City. See some of the best attractions the city has to offer including the Swan River, the Old Swan Brewery and our amazing city skyline as you run, walk or stroll by.

Date: 26 August

 

 

 

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 20% off, free breakfast and free wifi when you book with our Winter Sale between 30 July & 14 August.

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Robbie Williams, Harry Styles and more…

Robbie Williams, Harry Styles and more…

Perth is hosting some huge international musicians at Perth Arena next month. From Robbie Williams to Queen to Harry Styles – there seems to be something for all tastes. But make sure you don’t miss out, these tickets will sell fast.

Forget about the hassle of getting home – make your night out complete and stay right near the action at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Just a short walk away from Perth Arena.

 

Robbie Williams

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Robbie is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic live performers of his time. He will be showcasing his main hits in this concert as well as a couple of surprising covers thrown in for good measure. His show is absolutely not to be missed when he pays us a visit this March.
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Bruno Mars

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Who doesn’t love a bit of Bruno Mars? He’s a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician and his recent world-wide smash single ‘Uptown Funk’ made history.

His previous visit to Perth in 2014 was a sell-out and fans have been begging for his return ever since.

Don’t miss out on seeing this amazing performer on stage at Perth Arena this March – you won’t regret it!

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Queen + Adam Lambert

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Don’t miss your chance to see Queen and Adam Lambert this March at Perth Arena. Expect the unexpected on this tour as they plan to unveil a brand new show including a specially designed state-of-the-art production. The show will look entirely different to their previous performance with new technologies. Sounds exciting – I would get your tockets quick on this one.

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Harry Styles

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Ah Harry, his self-titled debut album soared to the top of the charts around the world making history. He rose to stardom as a member of the boy band, One Direction to his Australian debut shows selling out in less than a minute!. Don’t miss this great chance to see the man himself in action.

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Perth Entertainment Package

Foyer2-HomepageWe have the perfect package to make the most of your next event in Perth. Stay in the heart of the city, less than 5 minutes walking distance to Perth Arena and just minutes to all major entertainment venues around Perth.

Forget the struggles of finding a way home late at night or being the sober driver! Book yourself a room from our Perth Entertainment Package for the ultimate night out.

Perth Entertainment package includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 adults
  • 2 house beverages at Ivy & Jack

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Arcadia is coming to Perth!

Arcadia is coming to Perth!

Arcadia Australia heads to Elizabeth Quay

Arcadia is heading to Perth for its first ever Australian performance in November!

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It’s not often that Perth gets to gets to be the first in Australia to experience an event like this, so we’re excited!

The three day spectacle plays host to live music, performing arts and cutting edge technology – the ultimate experience and one not to be missed.

The Spider will travel all the way from Taiwan, as it continues its tour from one show to the next. A 20 metre high, flame spitting spider made entirely from recycled military and industrial hardware is something to behold. Each night of Arcadia the Spider awakens. Expect crowd member abductions, aerial performances and amazing pyrotechnics as the Spider comes to life.

Traditional dance, The Yallor Keeninyarra, will be performed publicly for the first time in WA since 1901, asking the Spider Spirit of Garrgatup to weave a web of togetherness and strength.

If all of that doesn’t sound exciting enough for you, then head to see The Lords of the Lightening use 4 million volts of electricity in the ultimate lightening battle.

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A three-day spectacle!

You’ll have the opportunity to watch these spectacles during each of the three days of Arcadia at Elizabeth Quay

Day One: 5pm – 11pm Friday 25/11/16 | 18+ years

Look forward to an evening full of local and international electronic music; special act includes LEFTFIELD DJ Set (UK)

Day Two:  5pm – 11pm Saturday 26/11/16 | 18+ years

Check out the hottest Australian Artists on Saturday night! The huge line-up of talent includes Alison Wonderland, Carmada and Elk, among many other trap, hip hop and dance artists.

Day Three:  3.30pm – 9.30pm Sunday 27//11/16 | 13 – 17 years

It’s not often that the youth of Perth get to attend a music line-up quite like this! On Sunday Arcadia sets a repeat of Saturday for the Under 18s only.


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Arcadia Accommodation

Book your accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre and catch all the action at Arcadia Perth. Only 7 minutes from Elizabeth Quay to walk or drive.

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