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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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Spring 2019 - AWESOME Festival
Image credit: AWESOME Festival

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Pixar Putt - School holidays

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

Image 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. 

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

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre School Holiday Guide - Jazz for Juniors

Image Credit: State Theatre Trust WAYJO

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!

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre School Holiday Guide - Jazz for Juniors

Image credit: Ivy & Jack

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

Holiiday Inn Perth City Centre - WASO Music WorkshopImage credit: WASO

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


Image credit: Raine Square Palace Cinemas

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

Holiday Inn perth City Centre School Holidays Guide - Perth Mint

Image Credit: The Perth Mint

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.
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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Image credit: pertharena.com.au

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.

Learn More >

 

Harry Styles

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Image credit: pertharena.com.au

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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What’s On at Perth Arena in November

What’s On at Perth Arena in November

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 Easter school holidays. 

Stay in Perth City longer with up to 35% off accommodation with our Easter Sale. That’s rooms from $125!

Very Important Kids (VIK) Club

September School Holidays Perth | Very important kids program

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. Golden Egg Hunt

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Easter School Holidays - Golden Egg Hunt
Image credit: City of Perth

The City of Perth Library is hosting a Golden Egg Hunt in Cathedral Square this Easter! Get your Golden Egg brochure from the library, then follow the clues to find all the eggs. Don’t forget to collect your prize from the library once you’re done! Suitable for kids under 12 with supervision. Dates: All school holidays. Easter hours apply. Learn more.

2. Free Painting Workshop

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre School Holidays Guide: Free Painting Workshop
Image credit: Esther McDowell

As part of the current Artist Activation at Art Gallery of WA, Noongar artists Esther McDowell/Yabini Kickett invite children to join in a free dry brush painting workshop exploring multi-media artwork and endemic species. It’s a little bit of learning with a lot of art. Free, however booking is required. Dates: 17, 18, 24, 26 April. Learn more.

3. Pizza Making Classes

Holiday Inn Perth City Ccentre School Holiday GUide - Pizza Making Class

Image credit: The Island

Want the kids to learn to cook without making a mess of your kitchen? Let them make a mess in someone else’s! The Island eatery at Elizabeth Quay, just an 5-8 min walk from Holiday Inn, is hosting pizza making classes for kids aged 4 – 12 this school holidays. Parents will need to stick around while your kids make lunch, but you can enjoy a bubbles or two while they do it. Dates: 15 – 16 April. Learn more.

4. Free Flicks For Kids

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre School Holiday Guide - Free Flicks For Kids
Image credit: Northbridge Piazza/City of Perth

Each Saturday at Northbridge Piazza you can expect a free kids outdoor movie on the grass. Kick back with a beanbag, popcorn and your picnic, for a great free night in the city. No booking required! Enjoy The Princess & The Frog on April 13, and Ratatouille on April 20. Dates: Every Saturday (excludes winter).

5. Free Pancake Decorating

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre School Holiday Guide - Free Pancake Decorating
Image credit: Ivy & Jack

This Easter long weekend join Ivy & Jack at their breakfast buffet for free pancake decorating! Let the kids go wild at the pancake station and decorate to their hearts desire with smarties, lollies, fruit and more.  Best of all, Kids Eat Free at Ivy & Jack all school holidays when dining with an adult. Dates: 19 – 22 April. Learn more.

6. Jazz for Juniors

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre School Holiday Guide - Jazz for Juniors

Image Credit: State Theatre Trust WAYJO

Do your kids love music? WAYJO have a very special school holiday program where they introduce the instruments of a jazz band. Kids have the opportunity to try an instrument and learn from the best. The program sells out, so be sure to get in quick. Dates: 16 – 17 April. Learn more.

 

 

7. The Perth Mint

Holiday Inn perth City Centre School Holidays Guide - Perth Mint

Image Credit: The Perth Mint

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.

8. BHP Billiton Water Park

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre School Holiday Guide - BHP Water Feature
Image Credit: Elizabeth Quay 

Summer is set to be a scorcher and the perfect way to cool down during the school holidays is at the mini water park at Elizabeth Quay. Let the kids run wild through the water fountains while you sit back with an ice-cream from Gusto Gelato. And when the kids have had enough fun in the fountains, getting back to your room in Perth City Centre takes just 5-minutes! Dates: Open all year. Learn more.

9. Room on the Broom live Holiday Inn Perth City Centre School Holidays Guide - Room on the Broom

Image credit: Room on the Broom

Award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Room on the Broom, has been adapted for the stage! Watch as a helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things. This comes after sell out adaptation shows of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. Room on the Broom will be showing at State Theatre Centre of WA, just minutes’ walk from Holiday Inn Perth. Dates: 23 – 28 April. Learn more.

10.  Kings Park

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre School Holiday Guide - Kings ParkImage 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: All year. Learn more. 

Kids Stay and Eat Free at Holiday Inn

Family-Room-HomepageAfter 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.   [booknowlink link=”https://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=HI&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=PURHS&rateCode=IDME2&_PMID=99502222&cm_mmc=schoolhols-_-CPPHI-_-microsite_schoolholidays_button_booknow”] 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.

 

10 things not to do at your work Christmas Party

10 things not to do at your work Christmas Party

Perth City Christmas Party, End of Year celebrations

1. Don’t talk work

It’s a party. Lighten up a little. This isn’t the time to talk workplace politics or promotions. This is the perfect chance to get to know the office. Discuss sports, hobbies, addictive online shopping habits. You might find that you find a friend in someone unexpected.

 

2. Don’t wear anything inappropriate

You’ve heard it all before; don’t wear anything too revealing and nothing too over the top.
Well we’re adding another one to the list: don’t go over the top with Christmas themed clothing. We know it’s fun, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear more lights than the Christmas tree.

 

3. Don’t get too drunk

It might be a free bar but that doesn’t mean you should go and get plastered. If you feel yourself start to push past tipsy, toss your drink and run. It will be less embarrassing than hitting on your boss or scream-crying at your manager for a pay rise.

 

4. Don’t stand on the bar singing Christmas carols

This is for the people who ignored the don’t get drunk rule. Spare us all.

 

5. Don’t forget to eat

Drinking on an empty stomach is never a good idea. Even if you’re drinking responsibly you’re bound to turn into a drunken mess if you haven’t eaten all day. Be sure to take advantage of the delicious food on offer but don’t be too greedy; you’ll want to leave enough food for everyone else.

 

6. Don’t get frisky

If you think the Christmas Party is a great chance to try your luck with your office crush then think again. Hooking up at the office party is a sure way to get caught or make a mockery of yourself.

 

7. Don’t talk about your newest diet fad.

No one cares that you’re gluten and meat free now Sally. Just stop, drink your wine and have a fruit mince pie. If we have to hear one more time about how your diet has changed your life you might just end up being a Sally no friends.

 

8. Don’t take your shoes off under ANY circumstances

We don’t want the stench of your feet to ruin our night. Get them away from the food before that starts to smell too. If you want a comfy boogie, bring a spare change of shoes and dance the night away.

 

9. Don’t bitch about work mates

There’s about a 99.9% chance they’re standing behind you. Ok, so we made that figure up but really it’s not worth the risk. When people drink, they talk and chances are your bitchy comment is going to make its way around the room by the end of the night.

 

10. Don’t skip work the next day.

Funnily enough, after drinking an entire bottle of wine and vomiting in a pot plant at the Christmas Party, your boss does indeed know that you don’t have a sudden onset of the flu. Who would’ve thought?
Have a big buffet breakfast and (wo)man up! If Santa doesn’t get a break then either do you.

 


BOOK YOUR END OF YEAR CELEBRATION

HolidayInn-IvyandJack-PerthCityCentreIt’s been a tough year but it’s almost over and that calls for celebration. Book your End of Year Celebration in our restaurant Ivy & Jack or one of our function rooms.

BOOK for a group of over 20 people and get a FREE night accommodation!

Honey glazed ham, pan seared salmon and steamed plum pudding with brandy anglaise are just some of the delicious food options you can expect to see at your function. Check out our End of Year Celebrations Package for more details. Get in touch to discuss alternate food options.

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E-mail: bookings@ivyandjack.com.au
Call: 08 9261 7294

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!

Arcadia Australia 2016 | Holiday Inn Perth City Centre

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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