With its sprawling coastline of stunning beaches, there’s no better place to spend the summer school holidays than in Perth. Whether you are a WA local or travelling from the east coast, a stay in the heart of Perth offers so much fun for the whole family, you simply won’t want to leave. Executive Escapes has family and pet friendly accommodation options in all the best locations across Perth. If you would like to take advantage of the warmer weather and keep the kids occupied over the summer break, check out our list of some of the fun things you can do with the family these summer holidays.
Follow the Perth City Xmas Lights Trail
Explore Perth in a whole new light (literally!) and immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas by following the Perth City Christmas Lights Trail nightly from 6pm – 11pm. With 30 stops, on a choice of 4 journeys across the CBD, Northbridge, East End and West End, you can experience spectacular lighting displays and captivating building projections with the added bonus of roving entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights and during the day on Saturdays and Sundays. There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit and soak up the best sights of the city.
Visit the Yagan Square Twilight Markets and Playscape
A twilight market series bought to you by the Perth Makers Market, enjoy a balmy evening strolling around a selection of stalls featuring handmade artisan goods, a wide variety of sumptuous food from the best local eateries and family friendly entertainment. From 4pm until 9pm Fridays from November 15th, eat and shop ‘til you drop in a central location in the Perth CBD. Yagan Square is also home to Playscape, an exciting rooftop playground surrounded by a natural forest canopy with panoramic views over the square. There’s play spaces suitable for kids of all ages, and a fun water play area which is sure to be a hit on those hot Perth days – check it out before you hit the market or else you can visit 7 days a week.
Cool Off at Whiteman Park Water Playground
A perfect place for young ones to cool off on a warm summer’s day, pack a picnic and head to the water playground at Whiteman Park. Open from 10am until 5pm daily during the warmer months, this free water play area features a wading pool and waterspouts for kids of all ages. There’s also a sheltered playground, café and barbeques nearby ensuring everything you need for a great day out.
City Splash at Elizabeth Quay
A free event to be held on Saturdays and Sundays in January, beat the heat with a huge range of water slides, workshops and fun zones at Elizabeth Quay. The kids will be entertained for hours riding motorised surfboards, decorating sea creatures, zooming down waterslides and having water pistol fights. When you’re finished, refuel with some lunch or enjoy a nice dinner at one of the many nearby eateries or grab an ice cream to finish off the day.
Experience the best of WA Marine Life at AQWA
Explore spectacular local marine life on an interactive journey along the WA coast, from the cold waters of the Southern Ocean, right up to the far north tropical coral reefs. The kids will love coming face-to-face with giant sharks, stingrays and turtles in Australia’s largest underwater tunnel and find out all about the colourful wonderland that is a living coral reef. With free daily talks, tours and feeds, as well as in-water adventures and up close encounters, AQWA offers a fun and educational day out for kids and adults alike.
Book a City Staycation
Perth has so much to offer that even if you have experienced the city before, there’s sure to be lots of places you have never seen. Now is the perfect time to book at family staycation – pack the car and take a short drive to your new home away from for a few days. Whether you want to stay by the beach or immerse your family in inner city cosmopolitan life, your kids will love their mini holiday and you will love the ease of being close to home. You can even include the four legged family members by booking pet friendly accommodation in Perth.
Ensure the kids are entertained these Christmas holidays and start planning your Perth getaway now. With a wide variety of dog friendly accommodation in convenient locations, Executive Escapes has a diverse range of short stay self-contained accommodation in Perth that will make your family holiday a pleasure. Browse our listings online now or give our team a call on (08) 9286 2641.