Photo: Kings Park
What to do - Kids in Perth. There’s plenty, below is a list of some of our top picks and details. During School holidays, most of the major city attractions have special activities for children.
Scitech Discovery Centre - Has over 160 exhibits. This interactive hands-on science museum is geared mostly toward children, but adults can find plenty of interesting things to learn about and try as well. The Robot Zoo has giant robot animals.
Cnr Railway Pde & Sutherland St, West Perth
City West First Floor
Phone (08) 9481 5789
Open 10am - 5pm
With over a thousand acres of parklands and natural bush to explore, visitors can enjoy numerous activities. Hire a bike, take a tram tour, or join a free guided walk. An evening visit proves spectacular with the views of the city alone worth the visit. Meander along “Honour Avenue” lined with towering lemon scented gum trees and enjoy the city lights.
Only minutes walk from central Perth, this park offers a idyllic respite from the city.
Phone +61 8 9480 3600
40 Minutes South of Perth - Dolphin Swim Tours and Dolphin Watch Cruises: Here’s a chance to swim with Dolphins! Rockingham Dolphins has been operating since 1987 and knows all the right spots to locate wild Bottlenose Dolphins. Daily tours from September 1 until May 31. First, you will cruise through the waters off Rockingham, home to about 180 bottlenose dolphins. When the dolphins are spotted, the experienced crew will assist you in donning a wet suit, snorkel, and mask, and you will join them in their underwater world.
All dolphins at Rockingham are wild, no tricks and no training thus visitors experience the mammals in their true state! The trip runs between 2 and 5 hours. The other option is the dolphin watch tour and the Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion tour.
Phone (08) 9591 1333. Tour buses leave from the Wellington St Tourist Coach Stand, located outside the Perth city bus station on Wellington St. Opposite corner is Queen Street. The Cruising Yacht Club Jetty in Rockingham located on the corner of Val St and The Esplanade.
The Perth Zoo is located in South Perth. You can take a ferry from the city centre via the Yarra River. The zoo is dedicated to conservation and has all the features of an international standard zoo. Attractions include a nocturnal house, a wildlife park, and an African Savannah exhibit.
20 Labouchere Road
Perth Mint - Features activities, exhibitions and demonstrations. Experience the allure of gold that has kept mankind fascinated for millenia and see them make gold bars from the molten yellow metal. This impressive building on Hay Street offers a unique insight into how money is made. They have the largest collection of investor gold on display in the world. Simply glittering.
310 Hay Street
Bus Red CAT
Phone 1800 098 817
Open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm.
Explore one of Australia’s most extensive collections of toys and childhood heritage. Lots of interactive stuff for kids. Located at Edith Cowan University, Phone (08) 9442 1373 for information.
Adventure World is 20 minutes drive from Perth. Western Australia’s major theme park. Open from September until April but with over 30 exhilarating rides and a wildlife park, it is worth a visit.
Try the Tunnel of Terror, the Turbo Mountain Roller coaster or meet some of Australia’s original inhabitants in the wildlife area and touch farm. Do not forget your swimsuit - the park has swimming areas and a water playground for children. There are food and refreshment outlets and shaded picnic areas.
179 Progress Drive
Phone +61 8 9417 9666
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