What to do in Perth with kids

August 30, 2021


Indulge your children with a fun day out in Perth! Find out about all of the city's most exciting children's events and activities.

There are many fantastic family experiences to enjoy in Perth, Australia's sunniest capital city. Adventure World, Western Australia's largest water-based fun park, is a must-see. It features lakes, gardens, an island castle, and more than 30 rides and attractions for both kids and adults.

Spend a day at Whiteman Park, Australia's best park, which features beautiful bushland, vintage tram and train rides, camel rides, sheep shearing, a motor museum, and extensive cycle and walking paths.

There are many places and activities for kids in the Perth area. Perth has it all, whether you're looking for wildlife parks, beaches, nature, culture, something educational and fun, or simply to be outside enjoying the great outdoors.

More information on kid-friendly events and activities can be found at local visitor centres, community newspapers, libraries, and hotel concierge departments. Below are some of the best family-friendly attractions, activities, and tours.

Perth Family Attractions

Looking for fun and exciting things to do with the kids? There are a bunch of great family attractions in Perth to choose from! Here are some of our suggestions!

  • Art Gallery of WA
  • The Orchard Perth
  • Zero Latency Perth
  • Perth City
  • Penguin Island
  • Caversham Wildlife Park
  • Morish Nuts Watertown

Amusement and Fun Parks in Perth

Come and experience the fun side of Perth at a variety of amusement and fun parks, from water parks and amusement rides to mini golf and mazes.

  • Adventure World
  • Island Aqua Park Hillarys
  • Paintball Skirmish Swan Valley
  • The Climb Zone

Nature and Wildlife in Perth

From beautiful nature parks and reserves, unique wildlife encounters, world-class walking trails. There are many beautiful nature and national parks to visit within a very easy drive of Perth City. The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) has set up many initiatives to make parks more accessible to locals and visitors alike with the Nearer to Nature program an excellent example. Visit the nearest visitor centre for maps or visit Department of Parks and Wildlife for a full list of parks. Perth is also renowned for its stunning wildflowers in spring, fantastic walking and cycling trails and unique wildlife encounters with dolphins, seals, penguins, Quokkas and more!

  • Calamunnda Camel Farm
  • Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm
  • The Aquarium of Western Australia
  • Rotttnest Island
  • Trees Adventure
  • City of Rockingham

Educational Attractions in Perth

Many of Perth's premier education attractions give your kids insight into science, art, culture, space, and pioneering history in a fun and exciting environment.

  • Perth Zoo
  • WA Maritime Museum
  • The Perth Mint
  • Scitech
  • Landsdale fARM
  • Yanchep National Park

Fun Family Tours

A great way to explore Perth's sights is on a guided tour and there are plenty of family-friendly ones to choose from.

  • Perth Waterbike Co
  • Rottnest Air-taxi
  • Perth Stand Up Paddle School
  • Australian Tourlink

Family Dining

Looking for places to dine with the whole family? Check out our list of family-friendly dining establishments around Perth Dining out as a family can be a great way to shake up the family routine and entertain the kids. Plus, with a variety of kid friendly meals and promotions on offer, the experience becomes all the more affordable. Whether it is a school holiday treat, or you just are fed up with cooking and you are looking for kid friendly restaurants in Perth, then this is the best article for you!

  • Sandalford Wines
  • Summer Creek Restaurant and Brewery
  • Yefsi at Attika
  • Oakover Grounds

If you're in Perth for longer than just the weekend, search Toddle for child care in Perth.

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