Things To Do In Perth

We are so fortunate here in Perth Western Australia to have such a big choice of things to do including events, kids activities, tours, playgrounds, cafes and restaurants, attractions and more. From the pop up to the permanent experience both day and night, find loads of ideas for things to do in Perth here. 

What's On In Perth Today & This Weekend

You can find family friendly events right around Perth all year round. To find out what's on today, this weekend this coming week and beyond, head to our Perth Family Events Calendar. You can also find out what's on at your local Perth Outdoor Cinema (seasonal),catch an Upcoming Perth Kids and Family Shows, take the family out for some fresh produce, a feed and some live entertainment at your local Perth Markets or see that film you've been waiting to see at a Parent and Child Movie Session.

What's New

There's always a something new happening in Perth. Whether it be a new playground, cafe or attraction, pop up exhibition or activity or popular event. Find the latest information and most recently updated content on our website on the Kids Around Perth blog.


One of Perth's amazing playgrounds is a great way to spend some time out of the house or to play the day away. There's no shortage of playgrounds around Perth with bigger and better playgrounds opening regularly and you can find a playground near you in your local neighbourhood or big adventure playgrounds that are worth the long drive to explore. You can find our big list of Perth Playgrounds here.

You can also find Playgrounds South of the River, Playground North of the River, Playgrounds East & Hills Area, Swan Valley Playgrounds, Mandurah Playgrounds, Playgrounds with Water Play, Flying Fox Parks, Fenced Playgrounds with Coffee, Scooter Parks, Ninja Obstacle Parks and Perth's biggest playgrounds at Perth Super Parks

Brightwood Estate Playground Baldivis


Play Centres & Indoor Play

When it's too hot or too wet outside your local Play Centre is a great place to meet with friends. Most play centres also include a cafe so you can enjoy a cuppa, some lunch or a treat too. Find our list of Perth Play Centres here. You can find a list of Free Indoor Play Areas here.


Restaurants with kids menus, high chairs, kids play areas and family friendly service can help make dining out with kids a quality outing for the whole family. Find our list of Perth Family Friendly Festaurants here. Some Perth family restaurants are best loved for their Dining with Indoor Play Areas areas and their Kids Eat Free specials.

Birdie Restaurant Port Kennedy


If you are looking for a more casaul family friendly dining experience or perhaps somewhere to grab a takeaway coffee and a treat to enjoy at your local playground, check out one of Perth's Family Friendly Cafes. There are some great Fenced Playgrounds with Coffee nearby and if you fancy being creative over a coffee book yourself into one of Perth's Art Cafes where you can paint while you sip.


Perth has several major attractions incluing Perth Zoo, Adventure World and Outback Splash. Perth also has some major parks that feature a range of attractions and features that make for a fun day out with the family. These include Kings Park and Whiteman Park both with loads of things to see and do to play the day away. Other Perth attractions include - 

Animal Farms
Aquatic Centres
Arcade Gaming Centres
Bike & BMX Tracks
Find Dinosaurs
Ice & Roller Skating
Laser Tag
Mini Golf Courses
Rock Climbing Centres
Scooter Parks
Skate Parks
Ten Pin Bowling
Trampoline Centres

Shopping Centres

Many Perth Shopping Centres feature family friendly play areas, cafes, restaurants and shopping. A visit to your local family friendly shopping centre is a good way to beat the heat or get out of the rain or add a play to your weekly shopping outling. 

Mandurah Forum Playground

Free & Cheap Things To Do In Perth

For those on a budget there are plenty of Free Things To Do in Perth, and Cheap Things To Do that won't break the bank.

Things To Do In Perth At Night

Perth also has lots of Things To Do At Night, whether it be for a special mid week family treat or to enjoy a family friendly late night out on the weekend. 

Things To Do With in Perth With Toddlers

Just because they are little doesn't meant they have to miss out on all the fun. Check out these ideas for Things To Do With Toddlers in Perth to keep them enteratined all year round. You can also find Perth Attractions That Are Free for Little Kids to enter here.

Jungle Gym Willeton

Things To Do On A Rainy Day

During winter there are often days on end where it's too rainy for outside activity. Luckily there are plenty of things to do on a rainy day either indoors, or outdoors with shelter from the rain available.

Things To Do In Perth's Hot Spots

Perth has several locations where there are lots of attractions, events and activities happening in close proximity. These areas include Perth City, Mandurah, Rockingham, Fremantle, the Swan Valley and Perth's Hills. Find things to do in Perth's local hot stops here.

Things To Do in Perth City - catch a movie, ride the ferry to South Perth and back, explore Elizabeth Quay and so much more in a day out in Perth city. You can get around the city for free on one of the city's CAT buses and there's plenty to see or do within walking distance too.

Things To Do in Mandurah - jump on a Mandurah cruise, dine and shop at Dolphin Quay, play along the foreshore, enjoy the thrill of the fair at King Carnival, swim at the Kwillena Gabi Beach Pool and more during your day out in Mandurah.

Things To Do in Rockingham - dine and play on the Rockingham Foreshore, visit the Rockingham Musuem, visit Penguin Island and more.

Things To Do in the Swan Valley - visit family friendly wineries and brewies, sample free chocolate, play at one of the many Swan Valley and surrounds playgrounds, explore Whiteman Park and more in the beautiful Swan Valley.

Things To Do in the Perth Hills - chase waterfalls and enjoy a picnic at the John Forrest National Park, walk along the Mundaring Weir, slide at Kalamunda Water Park and loads more on your day out in the Perth Hills.

Things to Do Rottnest Island - jump on one of the Perth Rottnest Ferry Services and spend the day, weekend or enjoy a holiday exploring and playing at the amazing Rottnest Island.

We hope this helps you find lots of ideas for things to do in Perth with your family. If you are looking for ideas for Things To Do in the Perth School Holidays you can get ideas here.

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 we've missed then please contact us to let us know.