WHALE WATCHING IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA Learn the Language of the Whales™ via the live onboard commentary as they communicate with each other both visually and by sound. This 5 Star Whale Watching Experience will not only show you the whales but also educate you in why they have grown from near extinction in 1962 to over 35,000 today, the largest humpback family in the world, right here in Perth, Augusta, Busselton and Margaret River, Western Australia. Western Australia provides the opportunity to sight wild Orca and Blue Whales, the only location in Australia and one of very few places in the world you can be guaranteed to sight these elusive species! Also home to the largest Humpback migration on the planet and host to the endangered Southern Right Whale nursery grounds.
Good Food Month is Australia’s largest food festival. This year will see Good Food Month return to Perth in April for its sixth year, presented by Citi and in association with the City of Perth. Good Food Month allows the public to enjoy a series of bespoke food experiences including delicious fine-dining lunches, dinners and the Night Noodle Markets. For all event information including location, tickets and times, please head to https://www.goodfoodmonth.com/perth/.
Test your library knowledge! Pick up a sheet of questions from Level 4, find the answers amongst the shelves and earn chocolatey prizes. 1 entry per child per day. No bookings required.
Free hot chocolate (or coffee) in exchange for an Easter egg? For many of us, Easter is a time for indulging in our favourite chocolate, but for others it can be a really tough time. The Island wants to collect as many Easter eggs as possible to give to Croft Crisis Accommodation, a Perth based charity providing a safe and secure place to sleep for those without a home. From April 1 to 9, bring a boxed Easter egg in to The Island, and they’ll shout you a coffee or hot chocolate for your donation. (They’re asking for boxed eggs so they can deliver them to Croft without them getting crushed). Thanks to you all, The Island donated so many beautiful eggs to Croft last year, your generosity was heart warming. Let’s do it again! Get the kids involved and help Perth’s homeless!
These are concerts of masterpieces, performed by masterly artists the equal of any in the world. Australia’s most recognised and beloved pianist, Piers Lane, joins his dear friends the Goldner String Quartet in a national tour that marks the quartet’s 25 years of musical brilliance. This quintessence of musical royalty plays with unprecedented cohesion and authority, drawn from decades of recordings and performances together. The Goldners add a new chapter to their storied history of premiering Australian quartets, with a fresh work from Jakub Jankowski. Korngold’s expertise with vocal lines is exquisitely applied to his op 15 piano quintet: its expansive slow movement is based on one of his ‘Songs of Farewell’. Friends praised Brahms’ famous op 34 quintet as ‘beautiful beyond words’.
This Easter is going to be EGGstravagant Yes! We’re open this Easter Long Weekend and we’re giving you some great reasons to celebrate Easter 2020 in Perth City…. including a VISIT FROM THE EASTER BUNNY HIMSELF! There’s something for everyone; decadent Easter pancakes, Easter cocktails, kids pancake decorating station and don’t forget – Kids Eat FREE! Ivy & Jack is the only place to be this Easter Long Weekend.
Making plans for the Easter long weekend? Make sure to organise a lunch, high tea or dinner at C! It’s the perfect way to get the family together and enjoy some delicious food at the same time. We are open Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. Call our team to book on 9220 8333.
Please be advised bookings will not be available until 4 April 2020. Discover the history and cultural significance of Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park) in this 90 minute interactive walk through the WA Botanic Garden. Learn how the Wadjuk Nyoongar people were guided by the six seasons and used plants and animals for food, shelter, tools and medicine. Through role-play, discuss the first European explorers to the Swan River Colony and consider changes that have taken place in Perth from early settlement to today. Create a journey stick to record your personal journey through Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Understand the importance of Kings Park to Nyoongar people Discover how Nyoongar people used plants and animals for food, medicine and shelter Learn the story of the first Europeans to reach this land through dramatisation Create a journey stick to record their personal journey through Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Suitable for children age 7-12 with adult. Not suitable for siblings as this is an interactive walk around the botanic park and younger children will detract from experience. Meeting Place: WA Botanic Garden, Corner of Forrest & Lovekin Drive. Please advise ahead of time if unable to make the tour, as this event will be popular.
Archaeologists from Archae-aus will hold an event where you can reassemble broken ceramic artefacts; like a 3D puzzle. Attempt to recreate these objects just like an archaeologist in the laboratory. Learn how to record and illustrate historical artefacts and how to identify and describe diagnostic features. Suitable for all ages. Meeting Point: Outside City of Perth Library, Cathedral Square
His Majesty’s Theatre is a beautiful Edwardian theatre resplendent with ornate gilded foyers, a superb marble staircase and a domed auditorium seating nearly 1200 people in three tiers. Built in 1904 during the prosperity of the gold rush, it exudes opulence, optimism and a confidence in the future of the State. It is renowned as Australia’s finest example of Federation Free Classical architecture with the most lavish and well-executed ornamentation. A refurbishment project completed in 2020 has reinvigorated the hospitality and other front of house spaces and ensures that His Majesty’s Theatre’s status as one of Western Australia’s great public buildings is protected. Explore the grand surrounds of His Majesty’s Theatre on our venue tours or enjoy a range of pop up activities and entertainment including stage make up workshops, face painting, costume boxes and more. Refreshments are available in our ground floor café throughout the day. Take part in pop-up, family-friendly activities like face painting, costume boxes and more.
Embark on an interactive adventure to unearth Western Australia’s heart of gold and mining history in Perth. Join in fun, free activities and receive fabulous golden giveaways while you follow your own self-guided adventure through the historic CBD, learning about Perth’s amazing ‘gold’ history. To complete the trail, the public must please download the free Heart of Gold Australia app to their mobile or tablet device from either the App Store (IOS) or Google Play (Android). Photo booth and information centre located at the start of the tour. Meeting Place: Golden Eagle Nugget, Eastern Promenade of Elizabeth Quay
Join in the fun of the Toodyay International Food Festival delivered in picturesque Toodyay. You will have the perfect view of the Avon Descent whilst enjoying all the thrills and spills from dry land! Tempt your taste buds with dozens of stalls offering an incredible range of mouth-watering international cuisine as well as boutique beer, wine and cider. Watch the main stage come to life with a diverse range of performances inspired by cultures from around the globe and headline acts not to be missed. Kids of all ages are also catered for with free bouncy castles, face painting and balloon-twisting running throughout the day.