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 school holidays.
Join our free VIK program and save 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! That’s your school holidays sorted!
Book before December 15 to also enjoy up to 35% off accommodation with our Summer Sale!
1. ANIMAZE: Amazing Animals for Kids Exhibition
Image credit: Fremantle Arts Centre
Fremantle Arts Centre are hosting a contemporary art exhibition specifically for kids! With over 40 artists and many more works, Animaze is the perfect animal art safari. You’ll see that all the art is low to the ground – the perfect height for curious little eyes. Enjoy life–sized drawings, paintings, sculptures, crochet, robotics and much more! The Arts Centre is just a short 20-minute drive from The Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.
Dates: 17 November 2018 – 23 January 2019. Learn more.
2. Christmas in the City
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The City is pulling out all the stops this Christmas, with many great free activities for kids. From a Christmas Lights trail (including a castle you can walk through!) to carnivals with bouncy castles, a Santa mailbox, nativities and more. Check out our favourites with all the details on our Christmas Blog. Stay right in the heart of the magic this Christmas with our amazing family accommodation in Perth.
Dates: November – 26 December. Learn more.
3. KFC BBL
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KFC Big Bash League is the biggest family friendly sporting event in the country, perfect for the whole family. An Aussie summer isn’t complete without a trip to the cricket, and trust us – the kids will love the country’s biggest sporting event. KFC BBL has hours of entertainment, fireworks, great music, and, of course, cricket!
Dates: 5 January. Learn more.
4. 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! This school holidays, there will be classes where the kids can make their own classic video game controller, build a paper robot or even learn how computers talk to each other! Just a short 10-minute stroll from the Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, each class is just $35. Entry to the museum’s included and Booking is essential.
Dates: Open 7 days. Learn more.
5. The 91-Storey Treehouse
Andy and Terry’s treehouse has reached an amazing 91 stories! Join them at the State Theatre of WA for their play adaptation of the popular book The 91-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Will Andy, Terry & Jill master their extreme baby sitting challenge? And what is the mysterious fortune teller really up to? You’ll have to see it to find out. This play is perfect for children aged 6-12, and can be seen this school holidays from 12 – 23 December.
Dates: 12 December – 23 December. Learn more.
6. BHP Billiton Water Park
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.
7. 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 kick back under the shade while you watch the kids play the day away.
Dates: Park open all year.
8. Perth Zoo
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Perth Zoo is a must when visiting Perth City. Packed with wonderful creatures big and small from around the world. Your kids will love learning all about the animals and endangered species during the school holidays. And reaching the zoo is super easy. Walk 5-minutes from the Holiday Inn Perth City Centre to Elizabeth Quay, then just 10 more minutes on the Ferry to the zoo.
Dates: Open all year. Learn more.
9. Palace Cinema Raine Square
Image credit: Raine Square Palace Cinemas
Perth City finally has a cinema again and it’s just a 4-minute walk away from Holiday Inn! Head on over to Raine Square, and you’ll find the Palace Cinema. 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 … while you enjoy a cheeky glass of wine. Wins all round! Kid’s tickets are just $15.50. But keep your eyes peeled for special prices.
Dates: Open all year. Learn more.
10. Camel Rides on the Foreshore
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Never did we ever think we’d see camel rides in Perth City, but here it is! Explore the iconic landmarks of the city foreshore including Bell Tower, Elizabeth Quay and even a live pearl harvest by camel. When staying in Perth and looking for the ultimate kid’s school holiday activity, this is it! Reaching the camels from our Perth City Centre Accommodation is easy, simply walk the 5-minute distance, or hop on a free Transperth bus.
Dates: Spring to Autumn. 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 or book with our Summer Sale and save up to 35% off.
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
- Our meals are free at Ivy and Jack*. Mum doesn’t get a bill for our food, which always makes her happy.
- We get a really cool Travel Story pack including colouring in pencils, stickers and even recipes!
- We can stay for free.* Sleeping in our parents’ room means lots of time together.
- We get to eat the foods we like from our own special menu ay Ivy and Jack. Breakfast, lunch and dinner!
- We can have all the fun we want. Unlike some hotels, Holiday Inn welcomes kids. It’s kinda like home, but a lot better.