The Best Free Things To Do In Perth With Kids

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!

Perth General/All

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.

Bunnings Family Events

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

Meet a Mermaid!

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)

Skate Parks

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

North of the River

Ellenbrook Water Playground

Free water playground with sprays and cannons, no water pools.  BBQ's also available.

Hyde Park Water Playground

Awesome free water playground with sprays, cannons and tipping buckets, set in the beautiful Hyde Park North Perth

Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre Hillarys 

Enjoy a coffee while the kids check out the aquariums and watch the scientists at work

Follow My Lead - City of Stirling Walking Groups 

All ages (and dogs on leads) welcome. Morning and evening walks. Contact the walking group leader to confirm time and locations.

Herdsman Wildlife Centre Wembley 

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.

Story Inc At Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Every Wednesday during the school term Barking Gecko read their favourite childrens story books, then children can enjoy a craft afterwards.

Radio Controlled Sailboats at Jackadder Lake 

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.

Milligan Drive Greenwood

Perry Lakes Reserve Floreat

South of the River

Perth Airport Public Viewing Platform

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

Belmont Faulkner (Volcano) Park Feature Playground

Check out the Volcano, water play features, flying fox & more, or go to the Faulkner Park Skate Park.

Peachey Park Kewdale 

Get the bikes out and take on the adventure bike track with 11 challenges!

Castledare Miniature Railway

See the miniature trains, entry to grounds and use of facilities is free (costs apply for train rides however)

Froggy's Fun on the Green

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

Buster the Fun Bus

Free Mobile outdoor play sessions for 0-5 yrs (run during school terms only). Tues - Fri, see website for session times.

Play in the Park Armadale 

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

Hossack Reserve, Parkwood Bike Track

Great place to teach kids of all ages about the road rules on this great fully road marked and signed bike track

Jandakot Airport Viewing Area

Pack a lunch or enjoy something from Aviators Cafe while you watch planes take off all day long!


Water Labyrith Forrest Place Perth City

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

Perth State Library 

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.

FESA Education & Heritage Centre - fun, educational, interactive & FREE!

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!

Perth Cultural Centre Playspace 

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 

So much to see and do here, exhibitions, displays, activities and more! ($5 suggested donation for entry)

Northbridge Piazza & Super Screen

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

Kings Park Synergy Parkland 

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

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

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.

Creative Native Aboriginal Art Gallery and Emporium Forrest Chase

FREE didgeridoo lessons Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. For more information on the lessons and to book go to the website


The Bird and Fish Place Wattle Grove

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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