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Fun Things To Do in Perth City

You've caught the train into the city, the kids are excited you get there and you're wondering what to do next? There are heaps of great 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 some great free and cheap things to do in the city and Northbridge, and because a day in the city can be very tiring we'll show you some great places to sit down and enjoy something yummy to eat!

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.

Northbridge Piazza

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

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

James St Amphitheatre

Located in the Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge near the State Library of WA, this is a great place to stop and have something to eat and drink. Kids will love watching the big screen and running around in the large amphitheatre, in the school holidays they show lots of short kids films.

DFES Education and Heritage Centre

Open Tues - Thurs, 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

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.

Northbridge Swamp

Look for frogs in this beautiful swamp located in the Perth Cultural Centre across from the Perth Museum

Palace Cinemas Raine Square

Catch a family favourite movie at the luxurious Palace Cinemas.

Queens Gardens

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

Catch the Ferry 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

Margaret River Chocolate Factory Perth

Sample some of the best chocolate you will ever taste and stock up your chocolate supplies at the big Margaret River Chocolate Factory store located at 317 Murray St.

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.

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.

BHP Water Park Elizabeth Quay

Catch the Blue or Green CAT bus or wander down to Elizabeth Quay for a splash at the BHP Water Park. Open Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesday) all year round. See for more information and running times.

About Bike Hire

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

Lena Lu Bombolini Bar Yagan Square

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

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!

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.

Langley Park Playground

Inner city playground located alongside the beautiful Swan River

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.

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We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed and venues can close without notice. Always follow the links provided for up to date information on an event or activity. If you know of a change or cancellation then please contact us to let us know.