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 South West Mums and her family to stay with us and sent her out with our wristbands.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO?
Elizabeth Quay Water Park
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.
The Nostalgia Box | VIK PARTNER
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
Northbridge Piazza Movies
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!
Perth Mint Tour | VIK PARTNER
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 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.
Palace Cinema | VIK PARTNER
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).
Perth Explorer Tour | VIK PARTNER
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.
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.
Yagan Square Play Space
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.
The Perth Zoo is a favourite spot for families to enjoy the day out. Spend the day exploring the animals and transport yourself to different countries as you wander to different areas such as the African Savannah. Make the experience unforgettable by booking an event or experience while visiting. From close encounters to kids programs and birthday parties, the Perth Zoo is sure to be jam-packed day full of fun!
The Perth Zoo is situated near the South Perth foreshore. To add some more fun to the day, catch a ferry from the Barrack St Jetty in Elizabeth Quay to South Perth.
WA Museum Bool Bardip
Immerse the family in a cultural trip to WA Museum Boola Bardip. Boola bardip means many stories in Whadjuk Nyoongar; the Country on which the Museum sits.
The many exhibitions will enable you to discover the rich cultural and natural heritage of Western Australia. Learn about Western Australia’s Aboriginal peoples history, culture and achievements on the Boola Bardip Aboriginal tour, or meet a dinosaur on the WA Dinosaurs tour.
The Museum is a place to share the many stories of Western Australia and we would love to hear of your stories of the experience when you return to the hotel.
Catch a game
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
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.
Sealink | VIK PARTNER
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.
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.
Ivy & Jack | VIK PARTNER
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.
STAY WHERE THE ACTION IS!
When 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.
Explore our accommodation offers here.