20 Things To Do With Kids In Perth Right Now

20 Things To Do With Kids In Perth Right Now
20 Things To Do With Kids In Perth Right Now

Anyone who has ever been tasked with looking after kids, their own or someone else’s, knows that the days can drag on if you don’t have at least one or two things planned.

Plus, kids are messy so the more you can do with them out of the house, the better. Luckily, there are loads of fun things to do with kids in Perth/Boorloo so you’ll never have to hear the phrase “I’m bored” again. Maybe. Start planning with Urban List’s best things to do with kids in Perth.

Jurassic Kingdom – Day & Night

Kagoshima Park, Burswood WA


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While this massive dinosaur theme park is definitely designed for kids, Jurassic Park fans will be just as keen to check out the 20 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that have taken over two hectares of Burswood parkland.

Punters of all ages will be blown away by fire towers and an erupting volcano, as well as interactive attractions like the anamorphic 3D Dino Escape, Skeletunnel, Fossil Dig Pits and more. Plus, for the first time ever Jurassic Kingdom is opening up at night with a bunch of immersive experiences and light installations that you can only catch after dark. To round out the fun, there’s also dino-themed showbags, sideshow games, carnival rides and food trucks galore. 

Jurassic Kingdom runs from Friday 29 March to Sunday 28 April 2024, with Day sessions running daily between 9am and 4 pm and the new Night sessions running from 6pm til 9pm on select dates. Tickets are available now.

School Holidays At The Claremont

The Claremont

The Claremont is putting on some great activities for the little punters throughout the April school holidays. Take your pick between pizza making or rocky road workshops—both hands-on sessions will keep the kids busy while you sit back. Check out the dates and get booking here.

BOUNCE

5 O’Malley Street, Osborne Park WA 6017, 1371 Albany Highway, Cannington WA 6107 and 35/57 Joondalup Drive, Edgewater WA 6027

BOUNCE centre in Perth
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While you might be hesitant to get a tramp at home, you can always head to BOUNCE and let the kids go hopping mad for the day. There are now three locations across Perth, with a brand spanking new space in Osborne Park that features almost 3,000 square metres of fun for all ages. We’re talking 50 interconnected trampolines, a rock climbing wall and a ninja-style obstacle course, plus, a giant inflatable soft-landing pit known as the Big Bag and the biggest miniBOUNCE Zone in WA for all the tiny bouncers. 

Hijinx Hotel

Located in the West Deck, Level 1, Karrinyup Shopping Centre

Perth has finally scored a Hijinx Hotel with ten lavishly decorated challenge rooms for the whole fam to tackle. The fully immersive challenge rooms—including the Adore-a-ball, Scrambled, and Lolly Ball Pool challenges that go off in East Coast locations—each offer quick-play fun for groups of two to six players, with colourful and nostalgic theming in a retro New York-style hotel setting. 

Pirate Cruise

9 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210

Pirate Cruise in Mandurah for kids
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Rally all your little swashbucklers for a day at sea aboard Mandurah’s award-winning pirate cruise. The 45-minute boat ride will see you wind through Mandurah’s inland waterways and canals, with everyone getting the chance to grab the pirate wheel, pull the ropes and ring the bell like a good pirate would. Plus, you might even get to see some of the local bottlenose dolphins too. Tickets are just $13 for kids under 15 and you’re welcome to BYO food and drink, so it’s a surprisingly affordable adventure for the whole fam. 

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Cooking Classes

Various Locations

Let your budding masterchefs loose in someone else’s kitchen for the day at a kids cooking class in Perth. There are a bunch of awesome workshops around, from pasta making and sushi to cupcake decorating and even a whole baking course for the more serious kitchen kidos out there. 

Adventure World

351 Progress Dr, Bibra Lake WA 6163

School holiday activity in Perth
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A day out at Adventure World is basically a school holiday tradition in Perth. Pack a picnic and settle under the shade while the kids tire themselves out on all the waterslides and rides. Just don’t be surprised if they’re begging to go back next holidays.

Art And Crafts Workshops At Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160

Over the school holidays, Freo Arts Centre is hosting 50+ awesome art classes perfect for kids aged 5 and up. Covering everything from ceramics, painting, and embroidery to jewellery making and much more, you’re bound to find something to suit your kids’ vibe. 

Ice Skating

Various Locations

It may be heating up outside but don’t let that stop you from bundling the kids up in cosy knits and heading to one of Perth’s ice rinks. We’ve got two main ice rinks in Perth: Cockburn Ice Arena in the south and Perth Ice Arena up north. Both have awesome social sessions and their own cosy cafes for your post-skate hot choccies.

Axe Throwing

Maniax, 63a John Street, Northbridge WA 6003

If you’re looking for some competitive family fun with older kids (aged 11 and up), Maniax is a great option. Their in-house axe-throwing experts will give everyone a run down before letting you hurl hatchets down at targets. And don’t worry, it’s actually all very safe, even if mum and dad decide to hit the on-site bar for a bev.

Floating Aqua Fun Park

Lot 482 St Albans Rd, Baldivis WA 6171

For more water based fun, why not check out this giant floating inflatable fun park located at Perth Wake Park (which could also be good for the bigger kids). With over 100 different inter-connected obstacles to tackle, you’ve got hours of entertainment here. Just note, this one is for kids six and over and anyone under ten needs a paying adult to accompany them on the course.

Gravity Discovery Centre & Observatory

1098 Military Rd, Yeal WA 6503

So you’ve got a little astronomer or the next Buzz Lightyear on your hands? Perth’s Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory has all sorts of space-themed activities and exhibitions to explore. The only catch is you will have to travel to Gingin, but it’s only about an hour from the CBD so definitely doable if you’re up for a day trip.

Treetop Adventures

Yanchep National Park Yanchep Beach Road &, Indian Ocean Dr, Yanchep WA 6035

Treetop Adventure for kids
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Chasing something adventurous? Let your little climbers loose on the high ropes and zipline courses at Treetop Adventures in Yanchep National Park. Located 45 minutes north of Perth, the park has 70+ challenging aerial obstacles to tackle and 16 ziplines to glide across, not to mention all the beautiful native flora and fauna to soak up too.

Tenpin Bowling

Various Locations

There are plenty of tenpin bowling alleys around Perth guaranteed to keep sibling rivalries going strong over the school holidays. Our pick, though, would have to be Strike Bowling. These lanes are as modern as it gets and the food and drink options are actually good. Plus, you’ll often find these attached to other fun things like arcade games, karaoke rooms, escape rooms, mini golf and laser tag, so you can make a whole day of it.

Fruit Picking

Various Locations

An activity that’s fun for you, fun for the kids, and provides snacks for the trip home? Sounds like a big win to us. There’s almost always some kind of fruit to be picked in Perth and lucky for you, we’ve got a list of the best places to pick your own fruit. You’re welcome.

Museums

Various Locations

kids at WA Museum
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WA Museum Boola Bardip might be the first museum that comes to mind when thinking up things to do with kids in Perth, but it’s not the only one. Your kids will also love the WA Maritime Museum, the Fremantle Prison, and the Perth Mint to name just a few. Right now, the WA Museum Boola Bardip has an awesome moon exhibition on that the kids will go nuts for complete with a giant glowing replica of the moon. 

Scitech

Cnr Railway Street and Sutherland St, West Perth WA 6005

Great for kids big and small, Scitech will keep your kids entertained for hours which is always a win. There are plenty of permanent activities which you might remember from your own time there as a kid if you grew up in Perth, but there’s also always something new on offer so you can go every few months without the risk of bored children. Don’t miss the planetarium for older kids and the puppet shows for the little ones.

Mini Golf

Various Locations

Mini golf for kids in Perth
Image credit: Wembley Mini Golf | Elle Borgward

Get a bit of competition going amongst the kids with a friendly game of mini golf. There are so many great courses around Perth that we went ahead and wrote about all the best places to play mini golf right here.

Mazes

24 Husband Rd, Barragup WA 6069

Speaking of Mazes, if you’ve worked your way through all of those on offer at Outback Splash, head to Amaze Miniature Park near Mandurah for another maze, mini golf, gardens, miniature buildings a shady playground and cute little tea house to boot.

Go Karting

Various Locations

Kids go karting in Perth
Image credit: Diego Gavilane

If you’ve got a little Daniel Riccardo on your hands, let them have their very own Grand Prix and be a winner for the day at go karting tracks such as Kart World in Belmont, Indoor Kart Hire in O’Connor, Mega Fast Karts in Wanneroo and Cockburn. Otherwise, if you’re not sure you’ll love karting, head to Hi Voltage Entertainment in Belmont to give it a go and if it’s not your thing, they’ve always got mini golf and a play centre as backup options. 

Laser Tag

Various Locations

Whether it’s raining, scorching or you’re just done with sunshine, laster tag will keep kids entertained for hours. Check out Archie Brothers at Karrinyup for laser tag with a side of bumper cars, ten pin bowling, and virtual reality. If you’re closer to Carousel, head to Strike where you can sandwich your laser tag game between a round of ten pin bowling and an escape room.

Wildlife Adventures

Various Locations

A small child feeds a joey kangaroo
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If you feel like checking out some animals, there are plenty of options to choose from in Perth. The most obvious is the Perth Zoo which is guaranteed to be an exciting day out, but there’s also the Caversham Wildlife Park where you can hold koalas, feed kangaroos and penguins (yes, penguins!), cuddle animals at Molly’s Farm, and visit the reptiles.

If that’s not enough of a reptile hit for your kids, you can head to the West Australian Reptile Park in Henley Brook which is home to all kinds of lizards, pythons, and snakes as well as a few other native animals. If the kids prefer something cuddly, there’s the Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm where kids can get up close and personal with all sorts of furry friends.

Last but certainly not least, head to AQWA and do a few laps on the conveyor belt while the kids ooh and ahh at all the sea creatures before heading up to the touch pool.

Escape Rooms

Various Locations

Got a little sleuth on your hands? Take them to an escape room for a day of fun with the family. There are so many great escape rooms in Perth and while not all of them are family friendly, nearly every venue will have one or two rooms appropriate for the kids. Check out Perth’s best escape rooms here.

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