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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.

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.

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 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.

Weekend Family Flicks at Event Cinemas

Most weekends during the school term Event Cinemas run a family movie with tickets for just $6. Find out what's on this weekend 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.

Parent and Child Movie Sessions

Get along to a special parents and baby/child screening of the latest blockbuster movies. Find venues and session information here.

Aerial Fun Inflatable Arena

Formerly Aerial Fun Trampoline Arena, now an indoor inflatable fun centre. Catering for kids up to 12 years but with inflatables for all ages to enjoy. Plus a cafe for a hot drink and a bite to eat too.

Inflatable World

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.

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.

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!

Rainy Day Savings

The Beach House Balcatta - save 50% OFF weekday entry here
Tropcal Twist O'Connor - save up to 68% OFF entry for one to four kids here
Kidz Paradise Carlisle - save up to 60% OFF entry for one to four kids here
Champs at Play Kelmscott - save up to 67% OFF entry for one to five kids
Chipmunks Playland and Cafe Whitfords - save 27% OFF entry for one to four kids
Chipmunks Playland and Cafe Wanneroo - save 27% OFF entry for one to four kids
Chipmunks Playland and Cafe Port Kennedy - save 27% OFF entry for one to four kids
Chipmunks Playland and Cafe Cockburn - save 27% OFF entry for one to four kids
Build a Bear Lakeside Joondalup and Westfield Carousel - save 44% with $30 store credit for just $16.90 to build and accessorise your bear here
Cockburn Ice Arena - save up to 45% OFF an ice skating experience for one to four people
Event Cinemas Movie Tickets from $11, Popcorn or Drink $5 and Popcorn and Drink $8
The Nostalgia Box Northbridge - save up to 57% OFF entry for one to four people
The Kart Centre Canningvale - save 30% OFF a karting package for one to four people - includes slice of pizza and a drink

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.