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Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

Family-Friendly Places To Eat, Play & Stay In Perth!

Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life with the kids? Then you’ll absolutely love Perth! This capital city of Western Australia boosts sandy beaches, huge playgrounds, and beautiful parks, including the well-known Kings’ Park that offers sweeping views of the city. Families looking for an adventure will enjoy the various national parks located within Perth itself! For the younger ones, there are plenty of petting farms and wildlife parks for them to get up close with some of Australia’s native animals. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants with menus catered to families as well, such as hearty brunches for both parents and kids, and vegan options. If you are planning a trip to this vibrant capital, we’ve rounded up some of the best family-friendly restaurants, playgrounds, and parks to include in your itinerary!

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  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Caversham Wildlife Park

    CAVERSHAM WILDLIFE PARK *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Up Close With Australian Native Animals!

    Caversham Wildlife Park is the best place for young wildlife enthusiasts to get up close and personal with unique Australian animals such as kangaroos, koalas, and wombats. Hands-on feeding, interactive animal shows where audiences can touch and feel the animals, as well as an interactive farmyard experience is all included in the admission fee! Aside from wildlife, the surrounding areas of the Whiteman Park offers children an opportunity to learn more about nature at the Children’s Forest. For the more adventurous ones, perhaps sign up for one of their bush walking trails, which provides visitors with a closer look at the Park’s bushland and wetland area.

    Opens daily, 9.30am to 4pm

    Caversham Wildlife Park, 233B Drumpellier Drive, Whiteman WA, 6068, +61 892 481 984, sales@cavershamwildlife.com.au,  https://www.cavershamwildlife.com.au/

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm

    SWAN VALLEY CUDDLY ANIMAL FARM *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Get Personal With Farmyard Favorites!

    The Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm is perfect for little ones (and grown-ups too) to get personal with farmyard favorites such as rabbits, goats, cows, and ducks! Just a 30 minutes drive from Perth CBD, this outdoor experience offers young ones an opportunity to interact with farm animals and even bottle feed these animals. There are also free tram rides around the farm along with an indoor bouncy castle, merry-go-round and playground for the little ones. The farm also serves as a great venue if you are looking to celebrate a birthday or any special family occasion. There is also a cafe located within the farm to whet the little ones' appetites after an exciting day of fun!

    Opens daily, 9.30am to 4pm

    Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm, 128 John Street Henley Brook 6055 Western Australia, +61 424 209 730, http://www.cuddlyanimalfarm.com.au/

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Kings Park And Botanic Gardens

    KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Picnic In The World's Largest Inner City Park

    Kings Park is home to Western Australian Botanic Garden, which houses over 3,000 species of unique flora. The Visitor Information Centre offers free daily guided walks if you are keen to learn more about the park's history and floral displays. There are also bushland walk trails, immaculate gardens and parklands, as well as a variety of children's discovery play areas all within Kings Park! Don't miss the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, a 620m treetop walk that also offers panaromic views of the city's skyline!

    Opens daily

    Kings Park & Botanic Garden,Fraser Avenue Kings Park WA 6005, https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Ivey Watson Playground

    IVEY WATSON PLAYGROUND *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Interactive Playground For 6 Years Old & Under

    Located within Kings Park itself, the Ivey Watson Playground is designed specifically for kids that are 6 years old and below. While the area is fenced, there are several play areas within the playground, so it is still best to keep one eye on your little ones! Some highlights of the play areas include a pirate ship playground, various slides, a maze, an aeroplane and fire engine truck, multiple swings as well as balancing beams and stepping stones for the little ones to train their balance. There are also make-shift musical instruments to bring out the little ones' inner musical talents.

    Opens daily, 9am - 5pm

    Ivey Watson Playground, 34 Kings Park Rd, West Perth WA 6005

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

    RIO TINTO NATURESCAPE KINGS PARK *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Rope-Themed Playground

    Older children and perhaps even the grown-ups will certainly enjoy the Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. This play space cum park area is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment. There are various play structures that allow kids to explore, climb rocks and ropes, and even wade through creeks! It is highly recommend to bring an extra of clothes for your kids as they are bound to get wet and dirty at this unique and delightful outdoor play space!

    Opens Tuesday to Sunday, 9am - 4pm

    Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, May Dr Kings Park WA 6005, https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/area/naturescape

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Heathcote Reserve Pirate Ship Playground

    HEATHCOTE RESERVE PIRATE SHIP PLAYGROUND *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Pirate Ship-Theme Playground

    All aboard the Heathcote Reserve Pirate Ship Playground! This infamous pirate ship playground located in Applecross is without a doubt, one of Perth's super playgrounds! While the "pirate ship" is the major drawcard, there are plenty to explore with walkways, climbing walls, slides, monkey bars, and even a fireman's pole! There are also three sets of swings along with a section of musical instruments. While this massive playground is likely to appeal to kids aged four years old and over, there is also an area dedicated to babies and toddlers with small slides, digger, low-lying structures and lots of sand! This adventure playground also offers spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Swan River, which is perfect for families and little ones to enjoy picnics and sunset views.

    Heathcote Reserve Pirate Ship Playground, 58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross WA 6153

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Volcano Playground

    VOLCANO PLAYGROUND *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Experience A Life-Sized Volcano For All Ages!

    Another unique playground is Perth’s Volcano Playground, located in the Belmont suburb. This large park features a volcano in the middle of the playground, and multiple play areas catered to kids of all ages. The volcano has a wide spiral pathway that brings you to the top, along with multiple slides for the kids to get down. There is also water play, sand play, flying fox and plenty of playground equipment including swings and slides. Other unique features include a sinking ship with crocodile and hammerhead shark stepping stones. The playground is fully fenced and has two entrances which are gated with self-locking gates, ensuring that it is safe for kids to run around.

    Volcano Playground, Abernethy Road, Cloverdale, WA 6105

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Whale Playground

    WHALE PLAYGROUND *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Whale Playground Along Perth's Most Popular Beach

    Located along Scarborough Beach, one of Perth’s most popular beaches, is the Whale Playground. True to its name, this playground is inspired by the Noongar culture and features a blue whale skeleton as its main theme. It caters to children of all abilities, with wheelchair accessible sand tables and soft fall surfacing in between play spaces. The small whale head is easily climbable for toddlers and small kids, and a rope netting between the body of the whale creates a climbing pathway. The playground is also scattered with “whale bones” that are perfect for little ones to climb and balance on! Thereafter, perhaps grab some delicious bites at the nearby Scarborough Sunset Market.

    Whale Playground, Scarborough WA6019

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Little Laika

    LITTLE LAIKA *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Great Coffee, Brunch & Play Space For Families!

    The little sister cafe of popular Laika Coffee, Little Laika is a slight drive out from Perth CBD. Nonetheless, the food and ambience will definitely not disappoint! Its brunch and dinner menu has plenty of options for both kids and grown-ups, with popular favorites such as the Laika Stack and Brisket Benny. Even the little ones get to enjoy their local Cheesey Jaffle along with healthy smoothie options. The best part is that the cafe is located just beside a massive playground, which is perfect for the kids to expend their energy after a hearty brunch!

    Opens Mondays to Wednesdays, 7am - 2.30pm, Thursdays to Saturdays, 7am - 2.30pm & 5pm - 9pm, Sundays 8am - 3pm

    Little Laika, West Deck Karrinyup Shopping Centre 200 Karrinyup Road 6018 WA, enquiries@littlelaika.com.au, +61 0419 482 249, www.littlelaika.com.au

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Sixteen Ounces

    SIXTEEN OUNCES *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Healthy & Kid-Friendly Food Options

    Excellent coffee and conveniently located within the suburb makes Sixteen Ounces the perfect place to catch up with friends and kids. The cafe offers both indoor and outdoor seating, which can offer a pleasant experience for people-watching or playing with others’ pet dogs. There are plenty of healthy vegan options for the entire family. If you foresee yourself going back for more of their coffees or babyccino for little ones, perhaps grab a loyalty card to enjoy free coffee during your holiday!

    Opens Tuesdays to Fridays, 6.30am - 2pm, Saturdays to Mondays, 7am - 2pm

    Sixteen Ounces, +61 432 831 565, 57 Albany Highway Victoria Park, 6100 WA, sixteenounces.cafe@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/sixteenounces

  • Family Friendly Guide To Perth Lesmurdie Falls

    LESMURDIE FALLS *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Enjoy Spectacular Waterfalls And Walking Trails

    One of the most popular waterfalls in Perth is the Lesmurdie Falls. Located in Mundy Regional Park, there are various walking trails catered to the entire family. For those travelling with the young ones in tow, The Falls walking trail would be the easiest of the 4 walking trails, with a distance of 640m. The trail also provides spectacular views of the waterfall from a viewing point. Those who are feeling more adventurous and with older children can consider attempting The Valley Loop Trail, which brings you all the way down to the foot of the waterfall and back to the top. The trail, albeit challenging at certain parts, offers plenty of picnic areas and sweeping views of Perth city.

    Lesmurdie Falls, www.trailswa.com.au/trails/trail/lesmurdie-falls

  • Family Friendly Guide To Perth Rottnest Island

    ROTTNEST ISLAND *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    The Only Place To See Quokkas!

    A trip to Perth is not without a trip to Rottnest Island! Hop on a 30-minute ferry ride to Rottnest Island to catch glimpses of Quokkas, an Australian native animal. Rottnest island is also known for its wide sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, extensive wildlife and natural attractions. There are bound to be plenty of activities for families to do, from swimming in the clear waters or even taking a selfie with a smiley quokka. If you are lucky, you may even chance upon a pod of dolphines or whales!

    Rottnest Island, www.rottnestisland.com

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Crown Metropol Perth

    CROWN METROPOL HOTEL *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Massive Kid-Friendly Pool Facilities & Play Room

    Regardless of whether you are visiting Perth during summer or winter, Crown Metropol Hotel is the perfect year-round hotel for all families. There are plenty of kid-friendly facilities, such as the lagoon pool, waterslides, and even a dedicated water play area. The hotel also includes a kids room that is packed with games and toys, such as legos, chalk boards, books, puzzles, and more. The hotel also offers bikes for hire and also playground trips outside of the hotel!

    Crown Metropol Hotel, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA6100, 1800 556, 688, www.crownperth.com.au/hotels/crown-metropol

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth Seashells Scarborough

    SEASHELLS SCARBOROUGH *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Beachside Family Holiday

    If you are looking for a quieter location that is close to the beach, then Seashells Scarborough is just the place! These mid-range and spcaious apartments offer stunning views of Perth's beach. The apartments are fully contained, and includes laundry, large kitchesn and living areas, as well as balconies with tables and chairs. These apartments are also located close to the Scarborough Night Markets and the popular Whale Playground.

    Seashells Scarborough, 178 The Esplanade, Scarborough Western Australia 6019,+61 8 9341 9600, scarborough@seashells.com.au, www.seashells.com.au

  • Family-Friendly Guide To Perth The Vines Resort

    THE VINES RESORT *Family-Friendly Guide To Perth

    Luxury Hotel In Swan Valley

    For a luxurious and exciting holiday, the best place is to stay in The Vines Resort, located in Perth's popular Swan Valley. The resort offers facilities including multiple swimming pools, a playground, and even a mini golf course for the entire family! Explore the near by attractions that Swan Valley has to offer, including vineyards, farms as well as chocolate factories!

    The Vines Resort, The Vines Resort & Country Club Verdelho Drive, The Vines WA 6069, +61 892 973 000, www.vines.com.au

     

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