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 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.
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
Visit Your Local Library
Contact your local library to find out what activities they have to offer families like rhyme time and story time. Find your Local Perth Library here.
WA State Library
The Place at the WA 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.
DFES Education & 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 and first and third Satruday of each month.
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 .
Australian Art Gallery of WA
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.
Bunnings DIY Workshops & Play Areas
Book in for a DIY Kids Workshop at your local Bunnings. Most also have a play area and cafe and some Bunnings have free babycinos with every coffee purchase too.
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
Open weekends during the school term and also weekdays during the school holidays, find an Inflatable World in Ballajura, Joondalup, Shenton Park, Leeming and Mandurah.
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.
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.
Enjoy affordable after school, weekend and school holiday water slide action all year round at Cockburn ARC
Picasso Park Alkimos
This is the only park in Perth we have seen with a semi enclosed and covered playground. The multilevel play structure has rope climbs and slides that take you from one level under complete overhead cover. Perfect for a rainy day play!
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.