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

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

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!

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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

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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.

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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.

Learn more.

 

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.

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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.

Learn more.

 

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.
Summer Bucket List for Sports Lovers

Summer Bucket List for Sports Lovers

We’ve got an action packed guide to Perth for all the sport lovers out there. It’s time to tick those games off your Summer Bucket List. From The Ashes to UFC, there’s something for everyone.

Take advantage of our amazing accommodation deals starting from $129* Enjoy all that Perth has to offer from our centrally located hotel – just a short walk away from all the action. Catch a game, enjoy the summer sun & tick a world class experience off your list.

Hopman Cup

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The number one tennis event in Australia’s calendar runs from 30 December – 6 January. The Hopman Cup brings in a number of International players, which has previously included Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Roger Federer.

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The Ashes

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The sun is shining and that means that cricket season is upon us. The Ashes will be held in Perth December 14 – 18 at the historic WACA grounds, East Perth. This year’s Ashes is set to be extra special with the famous England VS Australia cricket test match being held at the WACA for the very last time.

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NBL season with The Wildcats

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If you’re a big fan of basketball then a visit to Perth Arena to see Perth’s very own Wildcats is definitely on the cards. The Wildcats have won 8 NBL Championships, 13 Grand Final Appearances and made 31 Finals Appearances. Catch them in action at one of their upcoming games from November – February or take a look at Perth Arena to see what else is on.

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Soccer AKA Football with Perth Glory

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Perth Glory played their first game in 1996 and have since captured the hearts of Soccer lovers everywhere. Search their fixtures for a game in November – April at home ground NIB Stadium.

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Big Bash League

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Perth just can’t get enough of cricket in the summer. The Big Bash should be top of your list for the ultimate Aussie experience.  Plenty of fast paced cricket on-field, great music, fireworks and plenty of entertainment from start to finish – all packed into a few hours. The family friendly event runs from December 26 – January 25.

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UFC

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For the first time ever, Western Australia welcomes the Octagon® as UFC® 221 finds its home in Perth Arena. The best local and international mixed martial artists will join together on Sunday 11 February for a jam packed day. Make sure you get your tickets quick from Perth Arena as this one is sure to sell out.

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STAY IN THE HEART OF THE ACTION

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So tick off your Sports Summer Bucket List and enjoy it even more with accommodation deals starting from $129* at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. With Perth’s best attractions, entertainment venues and shopping at its doorstep, it is the perfect place to stay whilst you experience all the action.

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