Seeing in the new year is a time for celebration, it’s a time to remember the year that was and to think of the year to come. It is a time to spend with family and friends and to offer new year wishes. After the good, the bad and the ugly of 2020, let’s raise a glass and hope for a better 2021.

Here’s some suggestions on local events and stay at home ideas for celebrating New Years Eve with kids.

The Quarter Acre Hotel, Applecross

Source: Quarter Acre Hotel

Where: 767 Canning Highway, Applecross

Website: Quarter Acre Hotel

Celebrate with family and friends this New Years Eve and see in 2021 at The Quarter Acre Hotel. There will be an Oyster & Champagne Bar, DJs from 4.30pm, Prizes, Drink Specials and a great atmosphere. There will also be an early 8pm countdown for the kids, as well as the midnight celebrations. If you’ve not been to the Quarter Acre before, they have a great menu selection, a bit of everything for the kids to choose from and there’s a sandpit for the little ones to enjoy.

The Quarie Bar & Brasserie, Hammond Park

Source: The Quarie

Where: 2 Macquarie Boulevard, Hammond Park

Website: The Quarie

You’re invited to the family New Year’s Eve Party at The Quarie. Bring your family and friends and join in from 3pm for an afternoon of fun. There’ll be something for everyone, live music, a magician and face painting.

Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle

Source: Clancy’s Fish Pub

Where: 51 Cantonment Street, Fremantle

Website: Clancy’s

Enjoy this free family friendly New Years eve party. There’s plenty of fun to be had with an inflatable obstacle course, face painting fairies, farm animals, kid friendly disco and an 8 pm countdown. Head down from 4pm to celebrate with your loved ones this year.

South Perth StrEats, South Perth

Source: South Perth StrEats

Where: Sir James Mitchell Park, Coode Street, South Perth

Website: South Perth StrEats

Say goodbye to 2020 in South Perth! Head down to Sir James Mitchell Park for a family friendly event from 5-10pm. There will be live music and a great selection of food trucks. There will be tables and chairs but feel free to take a picnic blanket. There is a BYO license for the evening but please remember to drink responsibly. Spend the evening with family and friends, relaxing by the river with views of the gorgeous city skyline.

Perth Zoo, South Perth

Source: Perth Zoo

Where: 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth 

Website: Perth Zoo

The Zoo’s NYE celebrations will look a little different this year. They will be open until 7:30pm with all of the animal friends staying up late to enjoy the last evening of the year with you. There will be roving entertainment throughout the Zoo including bubble blowers, stilt walkers and a musician to serenade you on the Main Lawn. Enjoy dinner from the selection of food trucks or take a picnic with responsible BYO drinks.

Perth Zoo members are admitted free with a valid membership card. General admission tickets apply for non-members.

The Vale Bar & Brasserie, Yangebup

Source: The Vale

Where: 281 Beeliar Drive, Yangebup

Website: The Vale

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a fun filled afternoon with family and friends at The Vale. Relax in the beer garden from 2-4.30pm with live music, drink specials, free party snacks and face painting for the kids.

DIY New Years Eve Celebrations

Of course you can create your own fun! Here’s some ideas for a DIY NYE celebration.

  • Why not head to the Cappuccino strip in Fremantle, enjoy a casual dinner taking in the local atmosphere, treat yourselves with an ice cream, stroll down to the Esplanade for the kids to have a play and then ride on the Ferris wheel.
  • If you’re home in time you can watch the Early Night Show, Kid friendly Sydney fireworks on ABC from 8.30pm with fireworks at 9pm.
  • You could have your own dance party with some glow sticks, snap them as the sun goes down for the kids to have a light show disco in the lounge!
  • Create a signature mocktail together for all to enjoy.
  • You could have a board game competition.
  • Make your own party hat competition.
  • Create a time capsule.
  • Have a family pyjama party.
  • Create a Treasure Hunt.
  • Family Olympics – recreate a kid friendly Olympics in your home.
  • Depending on the age of your kids, you could all talk about your favourite parts of the year, try to put a positive light on 2020. Look through photos of the year too.
  • Talk about what you are looking forward to in the new year; perhaps plan some things you would like to do together as a family.

However you choose to spend New Years Eve, we hope it’s filled with lots of love and laughter. From all at Melville Mums, we wish you a happy and healthy 2021.

For more local events, head to our What’s On page.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums