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Things To Do On A Rainy Day With Kids In Perth

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

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.

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.

Nature Play

Put on a raincoat and gumboots and head out to enjoy some nature play while it's raining outside. The rain brings out lots of amazing creatures you don't see in the warmer months. Find Nature Play Parks here

Your Local Library 

Contact your local library to find out  what activities they have to offer families like rhyme time and story time.

Perth State Library

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.

Landsdale Animal Farm

What could be more fun than putting on a rain coat and gum boots and walking around the muddy puddles of a farm. Landsdale Animal Farm has lots of sheltered areas - so you can shelter from heavy rains and take in the farm, gardens and playground during the sunny breaks in the rain.

DFES Education and Heritage Centre Museum Perth 

The DFES Education and Heritage Centre is located in the original Perth Central Fire Station. There are lots of displays and activities to do and kids get the opportunity to dress up as a firefigther. It is open Tues-Thurs each week.

Kids Eat Free

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.

Play Centres

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 .

Perth Art Gallery

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.

DIY Workshops & Play At Bunnings

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 (link in review below).

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. Find our list of FREE indoor play areas here

Casual Toddler Gym & Indoor Sports

Take the kids along to a pay as you go indoor casual toddler gym or kids sports or dance session! No need to book for these sessions. Find our list of casual toddler gyms here & casual sports & dance here.


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.

Trampoline Centres

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.

Inflatable World

Open weekends during the school term and also weekdays during the school holidays, find an Inflatable World in Ballajura, Joondalup, Shenton Park and Leeming

Kart World Belmont

Go Kart around the indoor race track. No need to book just arrive and drive. Open daily, 10am - 10pm.

Ten Pin Bowling

Take the kids out for something to eat and a game or two (or more of bowling). Ten Pin Bowling is a great way to enjoy some fun, friendly, family competition. Find Perth Ten Pin Bowling Centres here.

Laser Tag

Settle that family rivalry with a game of laser tag. Look out for school holiday specials at your local centre. Find Perth Laser Tag Centres here.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing is a great way to be active as a family and spend quality time together. Find Perth's Rock Climbing and Bouldering Centres here.

Cockburn ARC

Enjoy affordable after school, weekend and school holiday water slide action all year round at Cockburn ARC

Roller & Ice Skating

Indoor fun old school style with a roller or ice skating sessions. Show the kids how you used to have fun back in your day. Find Perth's Roller & Ice Skating venues here.

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