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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! Don’t worry, we’ve got you sorted with our Very Important Kids (VIK) Program and our Top 10 things to do in Perth this September school holidays.



September School Holidays Perth | Very important kids programJoin our free VIK program and save up to $300 on local experiences! 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. Perth Royal Show

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It’s back and it’s better than ever! The Perth Royal Show has been providing entertainment to Perth kids since 1834 so you know they’re going to love it. Enjoy everything from show bags to camel rides, dog shows, roller coasters and more!

Dates: 22 – 29 September.


2. Free sustainable arts & crafts workshops

September School Holidays 2018 Perth | Cathedral CraftIt’s not spring until there’s some gardening! Teach your little ones the importance of sustainability through arts and crafts. Right next door to the City of Perth Library are the Cathedral Square workshops where you can create your own herb planting pots and recyclable flower.

Dates: Varying between 25 September – 25 October


3. AWESOME Arts Festival

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Each year the AWESOME International Arts Festival returns to Perth for a lineup packed with kid friendly activities that are both creative and educational. They have so many great events, from Build a Bug and Rookie Reviewers workshops, to comedy acts and more.

Dates: 30 September  – 8 October


4. PJ Masks Live!

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Everyone’s favourite superheros are coming to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre live for their musical show! Catch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day. Book now!

Dates:  21 September – 22 September  


5. Spring Family Fun Days

September School Holidays 2018 Perth | Bouncy CastlesOn a few special days during spring, there will be inflatable slides, obstacle courses and games popping up in the heart of the city at Forrest Place. Bring the kids along for some fun, free sliding around.

Dates: 22 & 23 September, 29 & 30 September


6. 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 they’ll be having classes where you can make your own classic video game controller, a paper robot or even learn how computers talk to each other! Each class is just $35 and includes entry to the museum. Booking is essential.


7.  Kings Park Festival

September School Holidays 2018 Perth | Kings Park Festival

Image credit: The West Australian

Kings Park is a kid’s heaven; with some of Perth’s best playgrounds there are so many things to climb and explore. To top it off this September school holidays is the Kings Park Festival! Enjoy amazing wildflowers, guided tours, yoga and plenty of kids activities.

We’ve even written a list of some of the best things to do at Kings Park, check it out. Pack yourself a picnic and kick back under the shade while you watch the kids play.

Dates: Festival runs from 1 – 30 September. Park open all year.


8. Free movies at Palace Cinemas

Free Film Family Spring Festival | | Spring In Perth City 2018Image credit: IMDb

To celebrate the arrival of Palace Cinemas to Raine Square in Perth City, the City of Perth is giving away free tickets to their favourite kids movies! Keep an eye out for first release of tickets. 

Dates: 22 – 29 September


9. Jazz for Juniors

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Due to it’s popularity in the past, His Majesty’s Theatre combined with WA Jazz Youth Orchestra are bringing you Jazz for Juniors – a day packed full of interactive music and learning musical instruments. Every show so far has sold out so be sure to get in quick!

Dates: 25 & 28 September 2018.


10. Perth Zoo

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Perth Zoo is packed full of wonderful creatures big & small from all around the globe. Your kids will love learning about the animals and endangered species. Best of all – it’s super easy to get there: it’s a 5 minute walk from Holiday Inn to Elizabeth quay, then takes just 10 minutes to get across to the zoo by ferry.


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. 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 this 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.


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