Just because it's raining outside doesn't mean there aren't lots of fun things you can do in Perth. No need to stay indoors and watch the kids climb the walls. Here are some fun and cheap things to do to get out of the rain, and some ideas for getting out and enjoying the rain too!
Make sure you pack the car with change of clothes, raincoats, gumboots, an umbrella and a big plastic tub or box to put wet and muddly clothes in, that way you'll be all ready for an impromtu visit to the park, splash in the puddles or walk in the rain!
Art Cafes are a great place of have a coffee, while the whole family also enjoys decorating their very own masterpieces. You can also decorate a unique ceramic piece to create a gift with a personal touch. Find out list of Perth Art Cafes here.
Check Out Your Local Op Shop
Get the kids to choose some clothes, shoes and accessories to add to the home dress up box - this will be a great investment for playing dress ups on a rainy day.
Get the gum boots and raincoats on this is a great way to get out and enjoy nature in the sunshine and in the rain. Make sure you plan your visit as it is closed on Mondays and several other days during the year and has limited opening times.
Contact your local library to find out what activities they have to offer families like rhyme time and story time.
The Place at the Perth State Library is the dedicated children's area of the library. There are lots of books of course, as well as activities, displays, puppets, dress ups and lots of comfy cushions and much more.
There is somewhere where kids can eat free every day of the week, there are even places where kids get breakfast free Sunday mornings. Find our top picks for kids eat free here.
When its wet outside and the kids are climbing the walls there's nothing better to keep them active than your local indoor play centre. You can head to your local or take a drive to check out a new play centre too. Find our list of Play Centres here .
You'll be surprised how much there is to do for kids at the Art Gallery, they have an interactive drawing space and trails kids can follow, catch the train into the city and make a morning or afternoon of it.
Learn about your local environment with touch tables, reptile and butterfly exhibits and eco playground, open Tuesday - Sunday
Book in for a DIY Kids Workshop at your local Bunnings. They also have a little playground and cafe, some Bunnings have free babycinos with every coffee purchase too. There is often family fun days in store too - so look up your local bunnings and find out what's on.
Free Indoor Play Areas
Take the kids to your local shopping centre play area and enjoy a coffee while the kids play. You can also head to your local Hungry Jacks or McDonalds and enjoy a coffee while the kids play.
See our list of FREE indoor play areas here
Casual Toddler Gym & Indoor Sports
Most people know about the WA Museum in the city, but did you know there are other museums throughout Perth with lots of interactive exhibits for kids, and often great school holiday activities. Find a list of free and low cost family friendly museums in Perth here.
Hit Your Local Trampoline Centre
What better way to keep active when it's raining outside than a jump session. Look out for Mums & bubs sessions too for younger ones. Find Perth's Trampoline Centres here.
Go Kart around the indoor race track. No need to book just arrive and drive. Open daily, 10am-10pm