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Santa’s Mailbox

Santa’s Mailbox

Santa’s Mailbox

He’ll be checking the list and checking it twice. So, head to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre before Saturday 16 December, to post your letter and wish list to Mr Claus at the big red Santa mailbox in the lobby.

Instructions:

  • Post your letter to Santa before Saturday 16 December to receive a reply from Santa
  • Envelop must have a $1.20 stamp, and be addressed to Santa, North Pole, 9999
  • Include child’s name and address on the back of the envelope, so Santa knows who to reply to.

After posting your Santa letter, enjoy a meal at Ivy & Jack – with a special kids’ menu offering a range of favourites for the little ones, it’s worth bringing the entire family.

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Winter in Perth 2023

Winter in Perth 2023

Just because the summer is over and the weather has changed doesn’t mean that our city isn’t an incredible place to live, work, and play!

Calling all adventure-seekers and fun enthusiasts! Get ready to have an unforgettable blast during the winter school holidays in Perth! Whether you’re a local explorer or a curious traveler, Perth is brimming with exciting escapades that will make this Easter extra special. From the vibrant CBD to the enchanting King’s Park and the sun-kissed coastline, the city is bursting with thrilling activities and breathtaking sights to discover. So grab your sense of adventure, gather your loved ones, and dive headfirst into the joy and wonder that awaits you this winter in playful Perth!

Wild About Babies at WA Museum Boola Bardip Perth Cultural Centre

Get ready to embark on a wild and whimsical adventure at Wild About Babies, an awe-inspiring extravaganza of larger-than-life sculptures showcasing some of the rarest and most pecious baby animals on the planet! It’s a spectacle like no other, brought to you by the dynamic collaboration of WA Museum, Perth Zoo, and Perth Cultural Centre, with the creative genius of artists Gillie and Marc. Picture this: Perth transformed into a mesmerizing playground teeming with 20 incredible bronze sculptures of the world’s most endangered baby animals. And who better to protect these adorable creatures than their universal mother, a majestic great eastern lowland gorilla?

Now, here’s your chance to be a wildlife explorer extraordinaire! Grab your very own Wild About Babies passport, available for pick-up at various locations around the lively Perth Cultural Centre. Armed with this passport, you’ll not only embark on an exciting safari of discovery but also join us in spreading the vital message of conservation. Want to dive headfirst into the adventure from the comfort of your own home? No problem! You can download and print your Wild About Babies passport right here. Or, if you prefer a touch of excitement in your journey, swing by Boola Bardip, the State Theatre Centre of WA, or the State Library of WA to grab your passport in person.

But wait, there’s more! As part of the festivities, the WA Museum, Perth Zoo, and Perth Cultural Centre have invited talented young artists aged 3 to 13 years-old to let their imaginations run wild. Children were asked to create their very own masterpieces, capturing endangered animals in their artwork and expressing why we should all care deeply for these magnificent creatures. Now, get ready to be inspired as you explore the marvelous drawings and heartfelt messages from these budding artists. Their creativity and passion will touch your soul and remind us all of the precious wonders that exist in our world.

So, join us at Wild About Babies and let the magic of these extraordinary sculptures ignite your imagination and kindle your love for the animal kingdom. It’s a celebration of diversity, a call for conservation, and an adventure of a lifetime. Let’s make a difference together!

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Photo Credit: WA Museum Boola Bardip

School’s Out Winter Fest

These school holidays City of Perth are creating a winter wonderland at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre between July 1st-16th. The Winter Fest has something for everyone in the heart of the city, and only a 5 minute walk from our front door! Explore the skies in the swinging chairs, race and crash in the dodgem cars, show off your grace and talent while ice skating (penguin skating aids are available!), and don’t forget to visit sideshow alley for a great treat to remember the day! There will even be a snowfall for you to experience the beauty of a true winter wonderland. 

Book your tickets now for the event of the winter season! Entry is available from 9am-3pm available, and the staggered entry times mean that it will never be too overwhelming, but once inside, you can stay until 6pm. Each Kid’s admission ticket includes 3 Snow Slides, 10 rides, 4 adult rider passes, and an Ice Rink experience. Plus, kids under 3 are FREE!

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Photo Credit: City of Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden Lightscape

Kings Park is absolutely stunning in the colder weather. The rain and dew make the plants glisten in the sun. But as the sun sets in Kings Park this winter something magical is coming. From 16th June-30th July the internationally acclaimed Lightscape will be illuminating the gardens. Experience a new world as the trees and gardens become a canvas for the light, colour, and sound of the lightworks, created by some of the world’s best local and international artists. Explore stunningly oversized flowers and vibrant, glowing tunnels that will captivate your senses and transport you to a magical realm.

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Lightscape

Photo Credit: Lightscape Perth

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic

Celebrate 100 years of magic with Disney on Ice. Prepare to be enchanted by a spectacular showcase featuring all-time beloved tunes like “Let it Go!” and “You’ve got a friend in me.” Immerse yourself in a world of wonder as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, enchanting Disney princesses, and many more cherished characters make special appearances throughout the show. This is an unforgettable experience designed for the entire family, offering the chance to unleash your inner child and revel in the joyous celebration of Disney’s timeless enchantment on ice!

Dates: 15 – 18 June 2023. 

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$1 Breakfast and a City Staycation 

Experience the ultimate weekend escape with an unbeatable deal that will leave your taste buds tingling! Book your stay with us on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday during the months of June or July and prepare to indulge in a mouthwatering breakfast experience for only $1. Yes, you heard that right!

Kickstart your day with a sensational breakfast at our very own Ivy & Jack restaurant. Our full buffet spread is a culinary delight, offering a tempting array of options to satisfy every craving. From freshly baked pastries to hearty cooked breakfast favorites, our talented chefs have crafted a buffet that will please even the most discerning palates. Trust us, it’s the perfect way to energize yourself for all the excitement that lies ahead!

Imagine yourself basking in the stylish and contemporary ambiance of Ivy & Jack as you savor each delectable bite. We take immense pride in creating a warm and inviting atmosphere where you can truly unwind and enjoy your meal. Whether you’re traveling solo, seeking a romantic escape with your special someone, or planning a fun-filled family getaway, we have the ideal breakfast experience just waiting for you.

But here’s the scoop: this incredible $1 breakfast offer is exclusively available to guests staying at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on eligible weekends in June and July. So don’t wait a moment longer to secure your reservation! It’s the perfect chance to elevate your stay and create unforgettable memories without emptying your wallet.

Book your room today using our Book Early & Save rate and treat yourself to an exceptional stay in the heart of Perth. Wake up to a delightful breakfast feast at Ivy & Jack, all for just $1. We’re eagerly awaiting your arrival and are committed to ensuring that your stay is absolutely extraordinary.

Oh, and let’s not forget the best part: Kids Stay And Eat Free at Holiday Inn! Bring the whole family along and make this getaway one for the books.

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Book your stay using our Book Early & Save rate and enjoy a full breakfast for just $1 per room reservation

Terms and Conditions apply:  

*Offer available for guests staying at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays during June and July. 7 day booking window applies. Limited availability. A single breakfast is allocated per room. Up to two breakfasts granted under this offer if staying in the same room. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our reservations team for more details.

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Easter in Perth 2023

Easter in Perth 2023

Looking for the perfect plan for the upcoming Easter long weekend in Perth? Well, you’re in luck because there are plenty of amazing things to do! Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, Easter in Perth offers an array of fantastic experiences that cater to all interests. From the CBD to King’s Park to the coast there is so much to see and do this Autumn and its all going on this Easter Long Weekend!

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival

If you want some street culture, excitement, and fancy a trip into Freo then the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is a must! After a three-year hiatus, this high-energy extravaganza is finally back, showcasing amazing performers from around the world.

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Kids Big Carnival

From the 7-10th April, the Wannaroo showgrounds are bursting into life with the Kids Big Carnival. It is a great option for the little ones, with loads of fun rides and other activities for children between 2-12 years.

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Easter Twilight Perth Makers Market

If you’re interested in arts and crafts, Perth Makers Market offers an unforgettable start to the Easter long weekend. On the 6th April from 4-9pm get over to the Perth Cultural Centre where you can get your hands on some incredible hand-made products from more than 80 of the best WA Makers. There is something for everyone in the family including mouth-watering food options, a pop-up bar, live music, a visit from Easter Bunny, and a scavenger hunt.

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Jurassic Kingdom Theme Park

Lastly, thrill-seekers of all ages should visit Perth’s very own Jurassic Kingdom Theme Park. With over 20 lifesize dinosaurs taking over Burswood Park, guests can explore prehistoric paradise and engage with ten thrilling interactive exhibits about these ancient creatures. Jurassic Kingdom also offers fun-filled carnival rides and fan favourite Sideshow Games for the ultimate family day out.

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Visit King’s Park

Wow! Perth is absolutely stunning in the autumn! Kings Park is a huge and well-maintained park that offers stunning views of the city and natural bushland. Visitors can enjoy walks, picnics, and games on the lawns and playgrounds. Check out rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, including from an elevated walkway. It is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Don’t forget to check out the view from the DNA Tower!

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City Staycation

Lastly, finding the right accommodation is essential. Luckily, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre offers comfort, convenience, and affordability right in the heart of the city as well as modern amenities, comfortable rooms, great service, and easy access to the city’s top attractions.  Book your stay with us for an Easter getaway and enjoy a little something on arrival for both the kids and grown ups. Stay together in our family room or in adjoining 2 queen beds rooms, and enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast for the whole family, so you can start your day off right. Take advantage of this and any other great, exclusive offers.

So don’t wait any longer, start planning your long weekend in Perth and create unforgettable memories with your family and friends!

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Perth’s best school holiday activities this spring

Perth’s best school holiday activities this spring

Spring has finally arrived and Perth is turning it on this September School holidays! Everything from Dinosaurs to Superhero lunches, there is a whole lot of family fun for all ages.

Plan your school holidays with an exciting travel itinerary, and save on your city accommodation with a hotel deal from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located just a short distance from each experience.

Check out our Top 10 list of the best Perth City experiences this school holidays.

 

1. Dinosaur discovery: lost creatures of the cretaceous

Wed 20 Sep 2017 – Sun 28 Jan 2018

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Experience a close encounter with thrilling life like Dinosaurs at the Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous. Prepare for over 23 life-size dinosaur models moving and interacting with each other – an amazing experience you don’t want to miss!

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2. Zombie Outbreak

Thursday 28 Sept 2017

There will be a thrilling outbreak of Zombies at the laneways of 140 this school holidays. At this event you will find: free bags of movie style popcorn, free zombie face painting from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm and free Moonwalk lesson on Michael Jackson’s classic songs. In addition, food outlets in the area such as Nandos and Bam Bam Boo will offer a $5 discount.

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3. Super hero lunch – Kids eat free!

Wednesday 4th October

Fly over to Ivy & Jack dressed as your favourite character for our Superhero Party! Hang out and play games with Spiderman from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Then watch movies on the big screen from 1.30pm plus all the usual games and colouring in and of course KIDS EAT FREE.

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4. School’s Out at Scitech – Forensics!

23 Sep – 06 Oct

Do you have a budding scientist on your hands? Don’t miss out on Scitech’s forensic-themed School’s Out event this school holidays. Activities include creating fake wounds, crime story-time, uncover clues and solve crimes.

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5. Lazer Tag Russell Square Perth City

Saturdays & Sundays 16 Sept – 1st Oct

Take on your friends in a laser tag combat zone held at Russell Square in Perth City. A fun free event you don’t want to miss this school holidays!

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6. Jump, Jam, Jiggle!

28-30 September

Take your kids to an interactive music lesson where they will learn all about instruments and the orchestra. Kate Page presents an affordable ($17) musical workshop at Perth Concert Hall for children from 3 to 7 years of age. Places are limited and early bookings are advised so visit the WASO website to make a booking.

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7. Mini Golf on Elizabeth Quay

Let the little ones try their skills at adventure mini golf at Elizabeth Quay. The pop-up 18 hole course is open every day and provides fun for the whole family no matter what age. You can even play a game whilst watching the sunset then the course lights up at night with coloured lighting effects! Only $12 per child or $45 for a family pass.

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8. Krispy Kreme doughnut decorating

Myaree and Whitford City

10:00am-4:00pm • 26th September – 30th September • 3rd October – 7th October

Krispy Kreme is holding interactive and fun Doughnut decoration 20 minutes session for just $ 5.95 per kids (include two Doughnuts, a paper hat and a balloon). Let the kids being original and creative with a range of colourful icing and topping while you enjoy watching them having fun with a coffee in your hand. There are heaps of sessions running during the spring holidays so you don’t have to plan around it.

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9. Bricktober

7-8 October

If your kids love Lego they will be blown away by Rotarys’s annual event showcasing amazing Lego creations. The whole family will love this amazing exhibition of Lego displays with over 60 exhibits and live appearances from Anna, Elsa, Batman and Captain America. This event is promised to sell out so grab your ticket now.

 

10. The Perth Mint

Take the family to enjoy the Perth Mint architecture by having a guided tour of their grand heritage building. Educate the kids about gold pouring and impress them with the secured vaults and let them discover the tales of the Mint’s golden past via audio visual technology. All of this for only $19.

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STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY

Make a weekend of it and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Weekend Hotel Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Weekend Special Package. Check in to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on a Friday or Saturday. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults plus Kids Stay & Eat Free, full buffet breakfast and a late check-out.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!

10 Family Experiences you can’t miss this spring

10 Family Experiences you can’t miss this spring

The perfect excuse for a Perth family getaway

With Perth delivering so much entertainment this spring, your family can get set for a fun-filled adventure. Keep the kids entertained with everything from dinosaurs to the Wiggles. There’s something for all ages, so there’s no better time to be planning a Perth city escape.

Plan your spring getaway with an exciting travel itinerary, and save on your city accommodation with a hotel deal from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located just a short distance from each experience.

 

#1 Dinosaur Discovery

20 September 2017 – 28 January 2018

Perth Convention and Exhibition CentreDinosaur_Discovery

Experience a close encounter with thrilling life like Dinosaurs at the Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous. Prepare for over 23 life-size dinosaur models moving and interacting with each other – an amazing experience you don’t want to miss!

Learn more

 

#2 Kings Park Festival

1 – 31 September 2017

Kings Park and Botanical Gardens have the largest presentation of WA’s spectacular blooming flowers this Spring for their ‘Where the Wildflowers are’ festival. Running throughout the entire month of September, Kings Park will transform into a myriad of colour and be the host for many forms of celebrations – fun for the whole family you don’t want to miss.

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#3 Scitech

With a range of interactive, fun and informative activities, Scitech provides you and your family a day of excitement and intrigue. Kids aged 4 + can engage in a workshop at a CSIRO Lab for young scientists or marvel at the Planetarium show. For the younger ones there is a regular animal farm, discovery land and a bubble trouble show.

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#4 Perth Royal Show

23 – 31 September

It’s not long to go before the annual Perth Royal Show excitement begins. With all the usual exciting show elements including show bags, pavilions, cuddly animals and thrilling rides, you and your family will have a blast. Make it easy on yourself and complete your show experience with the comfort of a hotel after a long day of fun. Holiday Inn is a 2-minute walking distance to the train station where you can easily travel to the show without worrying about parking.

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#5 Cruise the Swan River

Soak up the beautiful spring weather on a cruise of the Swan River with Captain Cook Cruises. Whether it be a Perth Zoo Cruise package, a Fremantle Explorer or a Swan River scenic, all cruises all depart from Elizabeth Quay, a short stroll from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

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#6 The Wiggles at Perth Arena

November 18 & 19th

Get ready to Wiggle! The most successful Children’s entertainment group is here this spring. Featuring your favourite Wiggles songs and entertainers at The Perth Arena. Book your tickets early, this one will sell out.

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#7 Chocolate Walking Tour

Perth is home to some amazing chocolatiers so make this fun three-hour tour of Perth’s best chocolatiers on your to-do list. Enjoy samples of the exquisite chocolate delights at each venue you visit all while learning the elements of a proper chocolate tasting.

 

#8 Twilight Market at Perth City Farm

Sunday 1st October 9am – 1pm

Featuring some of Perth’s best creative talent, the Perth City Farm Artisan Markets will showcase upcycling, recycling, handmade and local products. A perfect outing for the whole family including local performers, delicious food and drinks and special activities throughout.

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#9 Moonlight Cinema

Starts November

Pack a picnic, grab a beanbag and enjoy a movie under the stars at the Moonlight Cinema in Kings Park and Botanical Gardens this spring! Screening latest release, contemporary and classic films the Moonlight Cinema is a pleasant relaxing night out with the family. Learn more

 

#10 Fire Station Museum

The family will absolutely love the Education and Heritage Centre which is home to vintage and past fire trucks on display for the kids to climb aboard. The building is an actual fire station from the past will all the original features and you can even dress up in the jackets and fireman hats!

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STAY IN THE HEART OF PERTH CITY

Make a weekend of it and stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Our hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station, Elizabeth Quay and the city’s entertainment venues. Jump on the free Red Cat at the hotel’s doorstep for easy transport to Perth Arena and many other attractions.

Weekend Hotel Deal

Save on accommodation in the heart of Perth City with our Weekend Special Package. Check in to Holiday Inn Perth City Centre on a Friday or Saturday. Package includes accommodation for 2 adults plus Kids Stay & Eat Free, full buffet breakfast and a late check-out.

Get the best deal on Perth accommodation at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre when you book direct. That’s our Best Price Guarantee!

Swimming Leisure Centre

Swimming Leisure Centre

Fun All Year Round at Beatty Park Leisure Centre

Goodbye summer!  Welcome autumn!  But that doesn’t mean that it’s cooling down in Perth Western Australia where the summer fun continues all year round at Beatty Park Leisure Centre.

The popular Beatty Park Leisure Centre is a great place for the kids to let off some steam, while parents relax poolside and watch the kids have all the fun or take a leisurely dip in one of the centre’s indoor or outdoor pools.

Located in North Perth, just minutes from the CBD centre, Beatty Park is one of the city’s oldest and greatest leisure centres, the 50 year old public pool just recently undergoing a $17.5m refurbishment.

The centre features outdoor and indoor pools, a swim school, indoor play area, café, group exercise and gymnasium.   But all the fun happens in the kids’ area!  The indoor play area features loads of fun water features for kids of all ages.  For the tiny tots there are shallow areas with lots of bubblers.  Next in line can slide down a frogs tongue, climb over islands or pounce on waterspouts.   The big kids, who must be over 1.1m to ride, can race down the two water slides at the deeper end of the pool.

The large open space makes it easy for parents to supervise kids while they play without getting wet.   Toilets are conveniently located right near the pool.  The café offers a range of healthy options plus traditional favourites, hot foods, snacks and drinks.

With the main play area indoors; Beatty Park makes swimming possible all year round and the perfect venue for kids parties.  Kids around Perth lists the water park as a great spot for birthday parties.

The Leisure centre is open 7 days a week and closed on some public holidays.  Guests at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre enjoy complimentary admission; simply see hotel reception.

Considering a family holiday to Perth?  Click here to see our hotel promotions and special deals for families.  And don’t forget Kids Stay & Eat Free at Holiday Inn!