Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is a great place to visit, even if you’ve been living there for years! Maybe a family member is heading to university and you need to set up storage for them, or you are a young family that’s moved to Perth or are in process of downsizing, it is always a great idea to make the most of this sunny capital city as a family. Let’s show you some of the best family activities around Perth.
A great place to relax and for the kids to run around, Kings Park has a number of great free activities throughout the year, including plenty of family activities, including the Botanic Gardens which is home to many beautiful species of plants. If you’re looking for amazing views of Perth city, head up the DNA Tower and capture the view in all its majesty!
The Fremantle markets are one of those places that’s great for brand-new tourists and seasoned locals. Fremantle markets always provide great stalls, as well as food, and plenty of entertainment to boot! On any weekend, you could find yourself encountering some of the amazing food stalls, and for the younger kids, the Baby Animal Farm has a collection of guinea pigs, ducklings, piglets, and so much more for everyone to fawn over.
Caversham Wildlife Park
Caversham Wildlife Park & Zoo is based in Whiteman Park and is home to some of the largest collections of native fauna in the whole of Western Australia. Beyond the zoo, there are plenty of activities going on. From billy swinging to sheep shearing demonstrations, you can get up close and personal with your favourite animals. There are also plenty of places for you to eat, with numerous barbecues, picnic areas, as well as a great restaurant located in nearby Whiteman Park.
AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia
Based at Hillarys Boat Harbour, 20 minutes outside of Perth is Western Australia’s greatest marine attraction. You can go on water journeys along the coast and encounter stingrays, sharks, and turtles, but for those that like the sense of tranquillity water creatures bring, the amazing coral reef has to be seen to be believed. For younger kids who are looking for some adrenaline, there is always a dangerous lineup of marine life in its aptly titled DANGERzone!
WA Museum Boola Bardip
Meaning “many stories” in Whadjuk, this museum was opened in 2020 after a massive multi-million dollar redevelopment. This museum is dedicated to anything and everything stories. The wildlife exhibition is amazing for the little zoologists in your family, showcasing a huge number of unique animals. For the history buffs, the Reflections exhibition will teach you and your family about the history of Western Australia. For those who want to venture a little bit further out, the Origins exhibition is a deep dive into space. There are plenty of things on offer, including temporary exhibitions which change regularly, so be sure to keep checking back.
The Perth Mint
Who doesn’t like gold? An amazing thing to do with the family is to check out the globally renowned The Perth Mint which boasts a unique combination of exhibitions, demonstrations, and activities so you can experience bullion up close and personal. With plenty of things to do, including the exhibition and a heritage talk that provides the ins and outs of gold, it is a place the entire family needs to check out. And yes, you can buy some bullion while you’re there!
Yanchep National Park
Based 45 minutes outside Perth, Yanchep National Park has plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. With many limestone caves on offer, an abundance of walking trails, and opportunities to spot wildlife, there is something for all ages. You can also check out the camping grounds if you want to stay overnight.
Visit the Beaches
One of the greatest things about sunny Perth is that you don’t have to venture far to hit a beautiful beach. There are many great beaches to visit within a 30-minute drive. Some of the highlights include Cottesloe, City Beach, Scarborough, and Floreat, which all have fantastic facilities for the entire family. If you want to laze on the beach, go swimming, fishing, or just build sandcastles all day, do so to your heart’s content!
This entertainment precinct based in Joondalup has plenty for the entire family. If the kids need to burn some energy off or you need to relax, there is a bit of everything. With obstacle courses, zip lines, and trampolines, it’s a great place to go and let loose. And with birthday party options available, if you are looking to have a gathering for your little one, this is an action-packed day that delivers.
Jarrahdale Equestrian Centre
Based just 50 minutes outside of Perth if you are looking to go on an equestrian trail, beginners and experienced riders of all ages can take advantage of this 150-hectare property, and with many horseback trails on offer, you are going to encounter wildlife, cattle, as well as amazing views of the entire countryside. With classes available for adults and children, it is one of the perfect family options you will all get a “kick” out of.
For adventurous families, Adventure World is one of the star attractions of Perth. Full of family-friendly activities, but for those who are looking for the adrenaline to pass through their veins, Abyss is one of Australia’s most notorious roller coasters everyone needs to survive. There’s plenty on offer here, from the enormous water funnel known as the Kraken, or the pendulum swing fittingly named Goliath. These attractions haven’t been given scary names because they are easy on the nervous system!
If you have moved to Perth and you are looking for storage, you can take advantage of our services. You can always get in contact with us for more information. But with so much to offer, any family can have an amazing adventure in and around Perth.