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!
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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
Esplanade Youth Plaza
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.
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.
DFES Education & Heritage Centre
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!
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
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.