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.
We've also included some things to do and place to see that are entry by donation only here.
Make sure you also check our Events Calender Page which features lots of free upcoming events in Perth & WA!
TRONOX Night Stalks (Sept-Oct Only)
Grab a torch and spotter’s log and discovering Australia’s wildlife under the stars! Great evening thing to do for kids, age suitability differs between each Night Stalk event. Check the website for dates, costs (some are free, some have a fee) and age suitability.
These are held throughout the year at various stores. To find out how you can be notified of these events check out our story. Bunnings Free Family Events
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 left: Here is a geocache we found near DNA tower Kings Park
Mermaid Amelia appears on Perth beaches and hands out shells to boys and girls, but she can only be out of the water for an hour, so join her facebook page to find out her next location (note Mermaid Amelia is currently expecting so won't be appearing in the near future)
Check out one of Perth's great free Skate Parks! Great for skateboarding, scooters and BMX
Explore a new Perth Playground!
You can find our list of Perth playgrounds here
Free water playground with sprays and cannons, no water pools. BBQ's also available.
Awesome free water playground with sprays, cannons and tipping buckets, set in the beautiful Hyde Park North Perth
Enjoy a coffee while the kids check out the aquariums and watch the scientists at work
All ages (and dogs on leads) welcome. Morning and evening walks. Contact the walking group leader to confirm time and locations.
Great educational interactive fun for only a gold coin donation. Great place to learn about and interact with nature, includes a beautiful short nature walk.
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!
Play a game of Disc Golf on one of the free courses in Greenwood & Floreat.
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
Check out the Volcano, water play features, flying fox & more, or go to the Faulkner Park Skate Park.
Get the bikes out and take on the adventure bike track with 11 challenges!
Check out lots of shipwreck relics and dress up like a pirate (by donation)
See the miniature trains, entry to grounds and use of facilities is free (costs apply for train rides however)
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
Play a game of Disc Golf on the free course at Piney Lakes Reserve
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 & Thursday only!
Enjoy a coffee while the kids have a play - they'll love this little play space found just outside the Perth Museum.
So much to see and do here, exhibitions, displays, activities and more! ($5 suggested donation for entry)
Free Flicks (Aug - Feb), 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
Follow the dinosaur prints and find the ancient fossils. Playground and mist forest. Recommended for children 6 years and over (due to water hazards in this area). For younger children checkout the huge playground in the Kings Park - Lotterywest Family Area
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.
FREE didgeridoo lessons Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. For more information on the lessons and to book go to the website
Walk through the gardens amongst dinosaurs, elephants, tigers and more at this amazing bird, fish and plant supply store with so much more!
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