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!
1. The Story Place
Image credit: State Library of WA
The Story Place is an initiative by The State Library of WA to encourage kids aged 0 – 8 years to read and explore the world of books. They host an array of free activities including reading, singing and creating your own story. Check out their schedule of events to see what’s happening. You’re never too young for a library card!
Dates: Select dates and times during the year. Learn more.
2. Holey Moley
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No Iffs, Just Putts! Holey Moley is the new, funky mini golf in Northbridge. It’s well known for the outrageous holes and wizz fizz cocktails, but did you know they’re also kid friendly!? Kids under 18 are welcome to the venue with parental guidance before 5pm each day. While some holes can be a bit controversial (like Donald Trump’s face on a donkey butt), the kids will just see it as a great laugh. They can even have kid’s parties before 2pm on a Sunday.
Dates: Open all year. May exclude public holidays. Learn more.
3. Ocean Odyssey at Scitech
Dive into Scitech’s new exhibition and catch their show Expedition Reef. Explore what goes on under the sea and the role the ocean plays in our lives. Kids can make their own reef, create a Sea Symphony, enjoy the water play area and more. Best of all, Scitech is just a quick 6 minute drive or 12 minute train ride!
Dates: 14 December – 3 February. Learn more.
4. Lego at the Library
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Perth LEGO Users Group will have their amazing creations on display at the State Library this March, and they’ll be answering any questions the kids might have about how to make next level lego. There will be free DUPLO and LEGO play sessions for different ages. Booking is required but it’s FREE!
Dates: 11 March – 31 March. Learn more.
5. 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.
6. Fringe World Festival
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It’s well and truly summer time in Perth City, which means Fringe World Festival has come to life. There are so many low-cost and free family friendly activities popping up around Perth City from to workshops and comedy – you’ll find something for even the fussiest of kids. We’ve listed our favourite 3 on our Fringe World blog, take a look.
Dates: 18 January – 17 February. Learn more.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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. Plus, this school holidays, all family friendly films are just $13 before 5pm. Sit back and relax while the kids enjoy their movie … while you enjoy a cheeky glass of wine. Wins all round!
Dates: Open all year. Learn more.
10. Kings Park
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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 pic
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
- 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.