Fun Things To Do in the City With Kids - Perth

We all love Fun Things to do in the City! So you've caught the train into Perth city, the kids are excited you get there and you're wondering what to do next? There are heaps of fun things to do with the kids in the city. So much so you'll probably have to come back another day to see and do it all! There are lots of free and cheap to do in the city and Northbridge as well as places to sit down, take a load of and enjoy something to eat before you head back out to explore more of Perth city. What else do we need to consider for fun things to do in the city with kids?


What type of fun activities do kids love the most?

With the warm weather in Perth city, kids would love to stay outdoors and enjoy countless fun activities. From scavenger hunts and hide-and-seek to biking and fishing, there seems to be no limit to kids' imaginations. 

While you’re in the city, your child can explore nature and make fun memories at various children-friendly attractions. Some of them include playgrounds, water parks, ferry rides, gardens, and so on.

Kids especially love making memories with friends or family and participating in cooperative activities such as playing tag, catching fireflies and building sandcastles on the beach. The fresh air and sunshine provide a much-needed boost of energy throughout the day! 

Fortunately, there are plenty of creative outdoor activities for children to enjoy this season. Now onto out list of Fun Things to Do in the City with Kids!


Fun Things to Do in the City

Wellington Square Playground

Wellington Square Playground

Catch the Yellow Cat to the huge Wellington Square Playground, complete with adventure play and a water play area too.

Wellington Square Playground Review

Water Labyrith Forrest Place

Water Labyrith Forrest Place

This interactive water feature is great fun for the kids. Make sure you take a change of clothes as they will get very wet.

Water Labyrith Forrest Place Review




Northbridge Piazza

Northbridge Piazza

Big outdoor movie screen, see Free Flicks for Kids Saturday nights from 5.30pm, October - May.

Northbridge Piazza Review

The Nostalgia Box Northbridge

The Nostalgia Box Northbridge

Enjoy an old school gaming experience at The Nostalgia Box. Walk from the Perth Cultural Centre or get there on the Blue CAT Bus. Open Daily.

Save up to 57% off entry for up to 1 - 4 people here

The Nostalgia Box Northbridge Review

DFES Education and Heritage Centre

DFES Education and Heritage Centre

Open Tues - Thurs and every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month. Learn all about Perth's fire and emergency services past and present. Dress up like a fire fighter, ride the fire pole and enjoy lots of other interactive displays. Entry is free

DFES Education and Heritage Centre Review




WA State Library

The Place at the WA State Library is located in the Perth Cultural Centre and here parents and children can read stories and do activities. Check the website for story reading time and other scheduled activities. No bookings required and no fee for entry. www.slwa.wa.gov.au


Perth Cultural Play Space Northbridge

Perth Cultural Play Space Northbridge

Fully fenced play space in the beautiful Perth Cultural Centre alongside the Northbridge Swamp and surrounded by lots of cafes and other eateries.

Perth Cultural Play Space Northbridge Review

Palace Cinemas Raine Square

Palace Cinemas Raine Square

Catch a family favourite movie at the luxurious Palace Cinemas where all the theatres have reclining chairs.

Palace Cinemas Raine Square Review

Queens Gardens

Queens Gardens

Catch the free Red Cat Bus to Queens Park Gardens and wander the beautiful gardens and water ways.

Queens Gardens Review


Catch the Ferry From Elizabeth Quay to South Perth and Back

Catch the Ferry From Elizabeth Quay to South Perth and Back

If you purchased a Family Rider ticket to get into the city, you can also use this ticket to ride the Transperth ferry. Make your way to Elizabeth Quay and enjoy riding the ferry to South Perth. Hop off and enjoy a play or head to one of the many cafes here, or stay on board and ride straight back again. Find the Ferry timetable at www.transperth.wa.gov.au


Margaret River Chocolate Factory

Sample some of the best chocolate you will ever taste and stock up your chocolate supplies at the big Margaret River Chocolate Factory store. www.chocolatefactory.com.au.


Perth City Farm East Perth

Perth City Farm East Perth

Jump on the Yellow Cat bus or hop off at Claisebrook Train Station, wander through the beautiful gardens and grab a coffee at the cafe.

Perth City Farm East Perth Review

Yagan Square

Yagan Square

Grab a bite to eat from Market Hall then head up stairs to the roof top for a play that includes water play.

Yagan Square Review

BHP Water Park Elizabeth Quay

BHP Water Park Elizabeth Quay

Splash at this free water playground and grab something to eat at one of the nearby cafes, restuarants and eateries. Open Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesday) all year round. 

BHP Water Park Elizabeth Quay Review

About Bike Hire

About Bike Hire

Enjoy a family ride around the Swan River. Hire a family quad bike, bikes and trailers from About Bike Hire. www.aboutbikehire.com.au


Lena Lu Bombolini Bar Yagan Square

Lena Lu Bombolini Bar Yagan Square

Design your own bombolini doughnut and watch your creation come to life.

Lena Lu Bombolini Bar Yagan Square Review

John Oldham Park

John Oldham Park

Across from Mounts Bay Hospital this hidden playground is set amongst beautiful gardens and has a huge slide both kids and adults will love!

John Oldham Park Review

Island Playground Elizabeth Quay

Island Playground Elizabeth Quay

Catch the Blue or Green CAT or wander down to Elizabeth Quay for a play at the Island Playground, complete with water play features.

Island Playground Elizabeth Quay Review

Langley Park Playground

Langley Park Playground

Inner city playground located alongside the beautiful Swan River

Langley Park Playground Review

Perth Explorer

Perth Explorer

Explore Perth from the top of a double decker bus. Hop on and hop off at various attractions across Perth and make a day of it. 

Save up to 52% off Hop On Hop Off Tour tickets here.

Perth Explorer Review

Perth City Events

Free and ticked events are often held in Perth city and surrounds. Find out what family friendly events are on in the city in our Perth Family Events Calendar.

Looking to turn your day out in Perth city into an overnight, weekender or longer? Compare prices and check reviews of Perth city accommodation, check HotelsCombined.com



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