Spring is in the air, and if you're looking for fun things to do in Perth this spring with the kids, our Stay and Play in Perth promotion has great offers for all ages!
With so much awesomeness only a click or two away, we've selected some our favourite family-friendly activities, so you can Stay and Play in Perth this Spring and experience a #perthstaycation to remember together.
These offers are for midweek bookings (Sunday - Thursday), so you can avoid the crowds and save some serious $$$! From getting back to nature while feeding the sweetest animals on a farmstay, to surpassing reality entirely by entering immersive virtual worlds, we've got plenty of adventure in store with these Spring specials you'll love as much as the kids do.
Head "overseas" to Rotto
Only a short ferry ride away, there's so much to see and experience, and Spring is truly a magical time to visit the island - keep an eye out for the cute little quokka babies, and over 1500 species of wildflowers!
There's so much to do on Rottnest Island; join one of the many free guided walking tours, hire a bike and snorkel gear, or just swim and relax by the stunning waters - after all, you have 63 beaches and 20 bays to choose from! You can discover the underwater snorkel trails at Little Salmon Bay and Parker Point, explore the world beneath the waves in comfort on the glass-bottomed Underwater Explorer, and climb the Wadjemup Lighthouse for unparalleled, highly Instagrammable views across the whole island.
Adults and children alike can unlock their adventurous side and explore this A-class reserve with 20% off* your Day Return Ferry Transfers to Rottnest Island with Rottnest Fast Ferries, (excluding Government Admission Fee). Departing Hillarys Boat Harbour daily, they offer a variety of travel times and tour options to accommodate your perfect day out. Just head over here for more info, and use the promo code STAYPLAY when booking. Available Sunday - Wednesday until 24 December 2020.
And for your perfect family #perthstaycation, you won't want to miss the next offer: a 2 night Midweek Rottnest Island Escape at Quality Resort Sorrento Beach. Enjoy 2 nights in an ocean view hotel studio room including free Wi-Fi and parking, with continental breakfast daily, and free snorkelling equipment hire for 2. These rooms have an uninterrupted view of the Indian Ocean and sandy beach views, just 76 steps from the balcony.
This limited time midweek package also includes return day trip tickets by Rottnest Fast Ferries, valued at $171, and all stays can access free late checkout of 12 noon when booking direct. Available Sunday - Thursday until 30 November 2020. With plenty of time to explore the best of Sorrento Quay and surrounds as well, you're in for a perfect getaway - click here for more info and to book!
Life on the Farm
Are you in need of time to get away from the hustle and bustle, turn off the phones and reconnect with nature and bond with family? Sounds like what you need this Spring is a family farmstay experience, a comfortable drive from Perth City! We've got two great offers in store for the fam, so get ready to stay and play and live your best countryside life.
First up is Settlers Rest Farmstay, about half an hour drive from Perth City and smack-dab in the middle of all the great food and fun of Perth's food bowl: the Swan Valley. It's a perfect spot to base yourself for Swan Valley explorations, or just relax and enjoy the best of what a family farmstay has to offer!
They're offering a Techfree Family Midweek "Farmcation", with two children staying free of charge (valued at $40p/n). This amazing farmstay is so close to Perth but feels like a universe away. Well set up for families and kids, spend your days playing with farm animals, feeding chooks, collecting eggs, cooking family meals, and then relaxing with a hot shower at night, a wine by the log fire and a comfy bed, all ready for the next day's adventure. Head here to find out more and to book. Offer is available Sunday - Thursday until 30 November 2020, subject to availability, with extra children @ $20p/n.
And for some serious Avon Valley awesomeness, head to the Lavendale Farmstay and Cottages; they have an absolute menagerie of animals, and a great playground and activity room for the kids. From collecting eggs and feeding the animals, to enjoying wonderful walks along the river bank or sandalwood plantation, there's so much to do on the farm - or simply relax and enjoy the peace of the country. And with clear skies, the star show is wonderful.
Lavendale is offering $10 per night off the advertised price PLUS a bottle or Red or White for midweek stays. With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained cottages, there's something for families of all sizes (or go with another family or two!). Available for stays Sunday - Thursday, valid for bookings until 30 November 2020. Click here to find out more!
Stay and Play in Perth City
Let's start with the fantastical: at VR-Arrival, you can now make your dreams a (virtual) reality! From touring the renowned Apollo 11, escaping a whale encounter in the deep blue, or engaging in a sci-fi shootout in the Pyramids, you can enjoy over 120 immersive single or multiplayer VR experiences and games during an immersive solo or group escapade with friends and family. These immersive VR experiences are topped off by industry-leading motion tracking technology, using ground-breaking HTC Vive Pro headsets and blazing fast computers.
You can experience full room-scale VR featuring 8 play areas, which can be enjoyed as either solo or shared experiences - it's almost like being in a sci-fi Holodeck! And with all players' views inside the VR headsets being projected onto high-definition TV monitors, even watching your friends and family in VR is a whole lot of fun. Book online for a Tuesday - Thursday 1hr VR experience for $29/station (saving $15!); with a max of 4 stations applied. Click here for more info.
If you're ready for some CBD urban adventuring with the fam', you're in luck with two fab Stay and Play offers for your #perthstaycation needs.
The funky Hostel G is a design-driven, 2.0 hostel at the crossroads of art, design and community living. They're located in the heart of Perth City, just a stroll away from the exciting sights and flavours of Northbridge. This unique accommodation has been created for a new generation of travellers who think global yet at the same time are interested in exploring the cities like locals. With over 8 room types, mixing between private and shared, and the wonderful Lazy Lee Urban Eatery, Hostel G connects patrons through its social spaces and community-led activities.
They're making your midweeks better with an exciting Double The Fun offer: stay 2 nights between Sunday and Thursday (until 30 November 2020) and receive 20% off by using the promo code 2xFUN. Click here to find out more.
And last, but certainly not least, the super stylish, bright and colourful ibis Styles East Perth is one of the most exciting four-star hotels in WA, with easy access to the best shopping and dining options in East Perth and situated with public transport on their doorstep. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe, as well as a private bathroom with free toiletries. Explore nearby attractions including the WACA and Optus Stadium and enjoy stunning high-rise views of Langley Park and the Swan River.
Book a mid-week staycation Sunday - Thursday for only $129 in a standard room, with a bottle of Margaret River wine on arrival and late checkout until 12pm. T&C's apply, valid for bookings until 30 November 2020, and subject to availability. Click here to find out more.
With so many great deals on fantastic fun, you're bound to have a very special Spring with the family when you Stay and Play in Perth. Head to our Stay and Play in Perth feature page to find out how to book these offers, and to see more awesome deals. Book your ultimate #perthstaycation today!