Summer school holidays are almost upon us and as the weather gets warmer, ocean water is crisp and days are longer, there are more reasons to fill the days with fun and colourful activities and make the most out of this summer with the family. Forget turning to Google and searching for ‘things to do with kids near me’ or ‘school holiday activities in Perth’, we’ve done it all for you.
Perth City is full of family friendly activities in the summer, here are some of the best school holiday activities in the Perth CBD.
We’ve got your itinerary sorted with our Very Important Kids (VIK) Program and our Top 10 school holiday activities in Perth
Very Important Kids (VIK) Club
Our free VIK program saves 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. Follow the Christmas lights trail
Image credit: Visit Perth
1 December – 3 January, 6pm – 11pm
Murray Street, Perth
A Christmas tradition, back with over 30 different stops this year. This year, the lights will lead you across the CBD, Northbridge, East end and West end, exploring Perth City has never been easier. With live entertainment every Friday and Saturday, stop by Ivy & Jack for a meal beforehand.
Learn more here: www.visitperth.com/events/christmas-lights-trail
2. Get festive at the Christmas pageant floats
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Saturday, 12 December 2020, 7.30pm
It wouldn’t be Christmas without the Alinta Energy Christmas Pageant. Pack a picnic and admire the themed floats that circle the park, performances from local community groups and channel 7 stars. If you don’t feel like bringing your own food, grab a bite to eat at Gusti, they’ve got a great outdoor terrace and a delicious kid’s menu available.
3. Kick back and relax at the rooftop movies
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5 December, 6pm – 11.30pm
Rooftop Movies, 68 Roe Street, Perth
Take going to the movies to the next level by going to the rooftop movies in the heart of the city. Admire the sunset as you sip on a bevvy from their bar, keep the kids full with a slice of pizza from Mack Daddy’s New York Slice and enjoy the selection of movie snacks available at the candy bar.
Check out the movies and get tickets here.
4. The Nostalgia Box
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Explore Australia’s first and only video game console museum this open day and get a blast from the past. The kids will love seeing the old school games, and will even get to have a go!
5. DFES Education & Heritage Centre
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Have your kids always wanted to see the inside of a real life fire station!? Now’s their chance. DFES invites visitors to explore the building’s unique heritage and learn about WA’s natural hazards.
Check their website for opening times!
Image credit: Scitech
Accelarate your summer holidays with a fun, family day out to Scitech! These school holidays they eill be rethinking the future in their amazing Earth Matters exhibition.
Explore the world of science through shows, immersive exhibits, explosove fireballs and more!
7. Kings Park
Image credit: The West Australian
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. Learn more.
8. Elizabeth Quay
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the Island Playground at Elizabeth Quay is the perfect spot to let the kids run around and play. Just a short stroll from Holiday Inn too!
If you want to head there for a nice lunch check out these places. V Burger, The Reveley and Gusto Gelato.
Check out all the things to do at Elizabeth Quay over the school holidays.
9. Build a model at Bricks 4 Kids
Kids love Lego! Now you can take them to a school holidays workshop with Lego.
Engage your children in architecture, engineering, technology and mathematical concepts while constructing a new and exciting model each week.
Bricks 4 kids is appropriate for children between the age of 5-12.
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 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.