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What  to Do in Perth With Kids?

1. Experience wildlife at Perth Zoo
2. Go for Hillarys Boat Harbour tour
3. Visit the Perth Beaches
4. Take a ferry ride
5. Explore WA Museum Boola Bardip
6. Go Ice Skating at the Cockburn Ice Arena
7. Explore Wildlife at Yanchep National Park
8. Try the High Ropes courses
9. Meet with wild animals at Caversham Wildlife Park
10. Explore Naturescape at Kings Park

No matter what time of the year you are visiting, there are a lot of things to do in Perth with kids. The city is filled with a lot of fun places for the kids and offers a number of recreational activities. There are a lot of options to keep your kid engaged and entertained while visiting the city of Perth. From experiencing wildlife at the Perth Zoo or taking a boat ride around the city, you can spend the evening with your kids in the most beautiful way.

Besides, you can also choose some indoor activities such as ice-skating, museum visit, visit the scitech discovery center, etc. to make your visit more innovative and informative. Perth also has several options for snorkeling, and exploring marine life which might also be fun for your kids. Perth is also an amazing place to explore nature and wildlife with various national parks and gardens with picnic areas and playgrounds for kids.

Here is the list of best things to do in Perth with kids:

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Experience Wildlife at Perth Zoo

  • This zoo in the heart of Perth has over a thousand animals from around the world.
  • Perth Zoo also has a collection of some of the most spectacular animals starting from lions, tigers to gorillas and chimpanzees.
  • The zoo also houses some of Australia’s most iconic fauna and exhibits many of the native species.
  • You can also learn more about the different conservation efforts and programs of the zoo along with the various breeding practices.   

20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth WA 6151, Australia

Timings- 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
 Prices- 34.60 USD for adults, 17.30 USD for kids and 91 USD for a nuclear family of 4

Explore Wildlife at Yanchep National Park

  • One of the best things to do in Perth with kids is to spend an evening in the lush greenery of Yanchep National Park.
  • From walking along the trails, spotting wildlife and arranging a small picnic with your kids, there is a lot to do in the Yanchep National Park.
  • The park also has a koala sanctuary and a few limestone caves with daily cave sessions. 

Location- Yanchep Beach Rd &, Indian Ocean Dr, Yanchep WA 6035, Australia

Prices- 15 USD per vehicle (12 or fewer occupants)

Visit the Perth Beaches

  • One of the best things about Perth is its close proximity to some gorgeous beaches where you can easily go and spend a lazy afternoon with your kids.
  • Some of the most family- friendly beaches in Perth are Kwillena  Gabi Pool, Rockingham Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Mullaloo Beach, etc.
  • Most of these beaches are family friendly, have safe playgrounds for children and are sheltered from big swells.
  • They also have picnic spots to ensure you have a quality time with you and your kids.

Take a Ferry Ride

  • There are a lot of ferry ride options that you can choose from that take you to various destinations around like the City of Fremantle, the Rottnest Island and the Swan Valley Region. 
  • There are also multiple options to take a ride across the Swan River to see the various attractions of Perth along with your kids comfortably. 
  • You can also go fishing with your kids or enjoy a delicious meal with the breathtaking view of the Swan river and the city.

Location- most of the ferries depart from the Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal and end in Ferry Route Mends St. Jetty

Timings- 6:30 am to 10:00 pm

Prices- starting from 4 USD per person

Explore WA Museum Boola Bardip

  • This is an excellent place for the young minds to learn more about the history and culture of WA.
  • This redeveloped museum has a lot of stories to tell about the different events, incidents and artifacts with deep connections with WA. 
  • There are a lot of temporary exhibitions like Wildlife Exhibition, Reflections Exhibition and Origins Exhibition etc. that can interest and teach the kids. 

Location- Perth Cultural Center, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Timings- 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Prices- 15 USD for adults

Go Ice Skating at The Cockburn Ice Arena

  • The Cockburn Arena is a perfect place to take your kids on extremely hot and rainy days.
  • They offer you special sessions of basic ice skating demonstrations to assist you and your kids along with ice marshals constantly patrolling the rink to ensure safety.
  • Music plays and various running games are organized to make your experience fun and entertaining. 

Location- 401 Progress Dr, Bibra Lake WA 6163, Australia

Timings- 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Prices- 22 USD for adults, 20 USD for children between 5-17 years and 13 USD for toddlers.

Go for Hillarys Boat Harbour Tour

  • Hillarys Boat Harbour is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Perth where hundreds of boats, ferries and cruises are flocked around the bank.
  • Take the Rottnest Fast Ferries to have a ride across the Indian ocean or enjoy deep sea fishing with the Blue Juice Charter trips departing from the Hillarys Boat Harbour everyday.
  • Explore the boutique stores, local eateries serving some delicious indigenious food and nightclubs and bars.

86 Southside Dr, Hillarys WA 6025, Australia.

Try the High Ropes Courses

  • Going for High Rope Courses is one of the best options whenever you are confused about what to do in Perth with kids.
  • High Rope instructors teach and supervise your kids and help them learn tackling the high ropes through various difficulty levels.  
  • If the weather is not suitable then you can also head to the indoor high ropes at Bounce inc in Joondalup. 
  • This will also help your kids with some physical activity and overcome their fear of height.

Meet with Wild Animals at Caversham Wildlife Park

  • The Caversham Wildlife Park is one of the best natural wildlife parks located in the northern part of the city.
  • The wildlife park features almost 200 different species of animals along with native animals such as wombats, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, etc.
  • Your kids can interact with the animals, feed the kangaroos, spend their evening watching a farm show and take pictures with the various birds and reptiles. 

Location- 233B Drumpellier Dr, Whiteman WA 6068, Australia

Timings- 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Prices- 32 USD for adults and 15 USD for children.

Explore Naturescape at Kings Park

  • The Rio Tinto Naturescape at King’s Park is an exciting arrangement for your kids to have a bush experience.
  • The naturescape has an aerial walkway, a web of climbing ropes and a waterhole for paddling to ensure that your kids have fun.
  • The park also has numerous open playgrounds where you can spend the afternoon with your kids playing around. 

Location- Fraser Avenue, Perth, Western Australia 6005

Timings- though the park remains open 24 hours a day, the Rio Tinto naturescape remains open from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Experience Thrilling Adventures at Adventure World

  • One of the fun things to do in Perth for families is spending a day in the Adventure Park enjoying the different rides and adventure sports.
  • The Adventure park has something in store for every age group and will surely pump up adrenaline in your child.
  • There are a number of rides and attractions including roller coaster rides, water slides, petting zoo and water playgrounds that will keep your kids entertained and engaged. 

Location- 351 Progress Dr, Bibra Lake WA 6163, Australia

Timings- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Prices- 65.95 USD for adults, 55.95 USD for children and 25 USD for senior citizens.

Get Experimental at Scitech Discovery Centre

  • This is one of the most productive things to do in Perth with the kids watching the stars, moon and the sky in the Scitech Discovery Centre.
  • This planetarium is surely going to tickle the minds of the young astronauts willing to learn about space and the celestial bodies from the different shows and models featured in the museum.
  • The Center features a number of rotating event schedules of immersive shows guided by astro-experts to help your kid explore and learn more about the space, planets, satellites, etc. 

Location- City West Centre Corner Railway Street &, Sutherland St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

Timings- 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Prices- from 15 USD

Explore AQWA’s Underwater Wonderland

  • Explore the underwater marine wildlife in the official aquarium section to help your child learn more about marine life.
  • You can hop on the escalator belt in the underwater tunnel, head out to the interactive touch pool along with your kids to indulge them in the magnificence of the colorful marine life.
  • There are a lot of temporary exhibitions held along with the permanent sections like turtle feeding sessions, sea dragon presentations, guided underwater tunnel walk featuring some of WA’s most dangerous underwater creatures. 

Location- Hillarys Boat Harbour, Perth, Australia.

Timings- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Prices- standard entry at 19 USD

Go Snorkeling

  • There are a lot of beaches in Perth suitable for snorkeling for beginners and kids to explore the live underwater marine life.
  • The Mettams Pool in Trigg is a family-friendly snorkeling spot, sheltered by a surrounding reef and a home to buffalo bream, red-lips morwongs and sea anemones.
  • There are guides available to guide and teach your kids the basics of snorkeling and ensure their complete safety.
  • You can also book a family snorkeling tour out to Carnac Island near Fremantle to witness Australian sea lions, bottle-nose dolphins, etc in their natural habitat.

Tackle an Escape Room

  • There are a number of Escape Rooms in Perth and are the best getaways for your kids to keep them happy and occupied.
  • Some of the Escape Rooms are Disney themed that keep your kids indulged and entertained along with helping them interact with their favorite characters.
  • Some of them also combine a number of indoor and outdoor activities for your kids and are the best escapes during a rainy day. 
  • Escape Hunt in Fremantle, Ultimate Roomscape, Realmz Escape Game, Escape This in Northbridge are among the best family-friendly Escape Rooms themed around wizards and Pirates.

People Also Ask About Perth

  1. Which are the best unique things to do in Perth with family?

    The best fun things to do in Perth with family are-
    •  Wild dolphin and whale watching tour
    • Spend the day in any of the themed amusement parks with your family.
    • Go on a small picnic with your family in any of the zoos, national parks or mountain villages.
    • Take a ride in the Swan Valley Cruise and go wine tasting along with a sumptuous dinner in the middle of the river
    • Visit the different museums around the city and learn more about their history and practices.
  2. Why is Perth so famous?

    Perth is famous for its pleasant weather, urban and modern standard of living and its abundant natural resources along with parks, forests, mountains and water bodies. It also has a number of museums, amusement parks, national parks, zoos, aquariums, wineries etc. to keep the tourists engaged and entertained. 
  3. Which are the best waterparks and theme parks in Perth to explore with family?

    1. Adventure World: Spending your day in the Adventure World is one of the most fun activities to do in Perth with family. From the rollercoasters, giant slides to the various water rides, Adventure World surely has a lot of entertainment awaiting for you.

    2.Perth’s Aqua Park:  Perth’s Aqua Park is a must visit summer destination for your kids and family. It has over 100 inflatable floating obstacles and a speed slide that leads to a man-made lake.

    3. Splash City Perth: The Splash City has the world’s largest inflatable waterslide, an inflatable maze and obstacle zones along with various dry activities including trampolines and a toddler zone.
  4. What is the best time to visit Perth ?

    The best time to visit Perth is during the months of September, October and November. These months mark the beginning of spring and the summers are bright with nominal signs of rain, letting you explore the most of it.
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