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
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.
Cocolat Raine Square
Treat the kids to a high tea, icecream or a choclate treat at Cocolat in Raine Square. www.cocolat.com.au
Save up to 36% on one or two scoops or a take home tub of Gelato here
Save up to 48% on high tea for 2 -6 people here
Save up to 48% on waffles and hot chocolate for 2-6 people here
DFES Education and Heritage Centre
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
Look for frogs in this beautiful swamp located in the Perth Cultural Centre across from the Perth Museum
Palace Cinemas Raine Square
ROC Candy Picadilly Arcade
Watch Roc Candy being made in Picadilly Arcade - watch this awesome hand crafted candy being made and enjoy some free samples. Look out for Pop making workshops in the holdidays (fees apply)
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 www.transperth.wa.gov.au
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
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 www.mra.wa.gov.au 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. www.aboutbikehire.com.au
John Oldham Park
Island Playground Elizabeth Quay
Langley Park Playground
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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