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. AWESOME Arts Festival
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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.
3. 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 head over.
Dates: Open all year. Festival: 1 – 30 September. Learn more.
4. Jazz for Juniors
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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.
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Just a short bus ride from Perth City to Curtin University will transport you to every child’s dream: GIANT LEGO! Bricktober returns to Perth this October featuring a selection of models made from Lego, created by West Australian Lego fans. The show features trains, Star Wars, Disney Princesses and more.
Dates: October 12 – 13. Learn more.
6. Kids Eat Free
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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.
7. EChO Kids Concerts Perth
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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.
8. Palace Cinemas – School Holiday Special
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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.
9. 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!
Dates: all year. Learn more.
10. 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.
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.