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Kids Enter the Perth Bell Tower for Free These January School Holidays

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Perth's iconic Bell Tower, completed in 2001 and housing the celebrated St Martin-in-the-Fields bells is once again opening its glass doors for free entry for children these school holidays.

Until January 29th for every full paying adult, up to four children can visit one of Perth's most fascinating attractions for free, a saving of up to $28.

Perth Bell Tower
Perth Bell Tower, image S Meyerkort

For families, there is plenty to do in and around the Bell Towers including climbing to the observation deck on Level 6 for views across Perth city all the way to the Darling Range. On this upper deck, there is also a Carillon consisting of 26 bells that plays well-known songs and anthems (for a gold coin), the first of its kind in the world.

There are also plenty of historical and state-of-the-art displays throughout the tower and the opportunity to film yourself at the tower using a Video Postcard and send it to anywhere in the world.

You won't have to wait long to hear the famous bells, as chiming demonstrations take place every half hour Monday to Saturday between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

For a full bell-ringing event, be at the tower every Monday and Thursday and Sunday between 12noon and 1pm when the volunteer bell-ringers perform their magic. For those who wish to participate in a special interactive bell-chiming demonstration, you can choose to go on the Bell Tower Experience tour (adults $18, children $9).

Perth Bell Tower
Perth Bell Tower, image S Meyerkort

The twelve bells originally came from a church in Trafalgar Square, London but after they were discovered to be too heavy for the ancient foundations of the old church, they were rescued and brought especially to Perth where the custom-designed Perth Bell tower was built for them.

The Perth Bell Tower is open daily from 10am with last entry during the school holidays at 3.45pm. It is located in Barrack Square in Perth city, easily accessible using trains and the free blue Cat bus.

General adult entry is $9 with concessions for student/senior/companion/Centrelink card holders. You cannot buy the tickets online - they are available at the door only.

Free entry for kids finishes on Sunday 29th January 2017.

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Why? One of Perth's favourite destinations is now free for kids - every day of the holidays
When: Daily from 10am until January 29th, 2017
Phone: (08) 6210 0444
Where: Barrack Square, Riverside Dr, Perth
Cost: Free for up to four kids
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