Getting the kids out of the house each day or on the weekend doesn't have to be expensive, there are lots of free things for kids to do, and places to go in Perth & WA with kids! And just because it's free doesn't mean they wont be begging to go back again and again. As they say the best things in life are free, and there's certainly plenty free things to do in Perth and WA.
Kids Around Perth will bring you all the information you need to plan that perfect day out with the family that wont hurt your hip pocket - in fact these great places wont cost a thing except for the petrol or public transport fare to get there and back or they may be entry by donation.
Make sure you also check our Events Calender Page which features lots of free upcoming events in Perth & WA!
These are held throughout the year at various stores. To get an invitation to your email just contact your local Bunnings Events Coordinator.
Find hidden treasures all over Perth and WA, this is a great way to get the kids out enjoying nature - using a free smart phone app
Pictured below: Here is a geocache we found near DNA tower Kings Park
Free Indoor Play Areas
Find free indoor play areas with coffee nearby here
Check out one of Perth's great free Skate Parks! Great for skateboarding, scooters and BMX
Donating blood, plasma and platelets saves lives and is also required to make many important medical treatments. Grab a friend and swap your coffee date for a blood donation date. You'll get your coffee free and you will feel great knowing you've saved lives.
Free zero depth water playground with sprays and cannons. BBQ's also available
All ages (and dogs on leads) welcome. Morning and evening walks. Contact the walking group leader to confirm time and locations.
Every Wednesday during the school term Barking Gecko read their favourite childrens story books, then children can enjoy a craft afterwards.
The Perth Radio Sailing Club sails their radio controlled boats at Jackadder Lake Thursdays and Saturdays at 2pm. Public are welcome to come down and have a look!
Find out about what happens to your rubbish once the truck takes it away and about how families can better reduce, reuse and recycle on a free Recycle Right Tour of the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale.
Located on Dunreath Drive (domestic and international link road), for stunning views of the planes landing and taking off - great place to enjoy a packed lunch
Explore Fremantle's maritime history, dress up like a pirate, hold a cannon ball and more!
Free Mobile outdoor play sessions for 0-5 yrs (run during school terms only). Play dough, craft toys and much more... Mondays & Tuesdays see website for session times
Free Mobile outdoor play sessions for 0-5 yrs (run during school terms only). Tues - Fri, see website for session times.
Outdoor craft, games, stories, rhymes and other fun activities. Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at Memorial Park and Tuesdays at Grovelands Primary School from 9.30am during the school term
Great place to teach kids of all ages about the road rules on this great fully road marked and signed bike track
Pack a lunch or enjoy something from Aviators Cafe while you watch planes take off all day long!
They'll love skateboarding or riding their scooter all day long. There are also some great play features here to challenge their coordination, balance and strength.
Bring a spare change of clothes on your next trip to the city, so the kids can take on the water maze in Forrest Place
Check out The Place, this is a special section of the library just for the kids. There are special activities, and storytime is at 11am every Wednesday. Check the website for activity times and information relating to baby change facilities, pram access and bringing food.
Check out the early education space, get some take home activities, dress up like a fire fighter, see a vintage fire truck and more! 10-4pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday only!
Enjoy a coffee while the kids have a play - they'll love this little play space found just outside the Perth Museum.
Western Australian Museum (Note: The WA Musuem Perth is closed until 2020)
So much to see and do here, exhibitions, displays, activities and more! ($5 suggested donation for entry)
Free Flicks (Sep - May), family and grown up sessions. Bring a picnic, pull up a bean bag (provided) and enjoy a free movie. Check the website for screening times
Give the kids a chance to get back to nature! Entry is free and kids can wade in the creek, build cubby houses with sticks and climb over rocks and up the tree hides.
Walk through the gardens amongst dinosaurs, elephants, tigers and more at this amazing bird, fish and plant supply store with so much more!
Entry to the park is free. Enjoy the big playground, water playground (seasonal) and you can enter Revolutions Museum for just a gold coin donation. Lots more to explore too.