A list of some of the most child-friendly places to meet your mums group, with suggestions from Perth Mums Group members.
The Perth Mums Group Useful Lists are a quick reference to some of the most helpful, fun and important places in Perth. Our lists are continually updated and cover the best places for kids and parents across Perth.
Below are some of the best places in Perth to meet up with your mums group or friends with kids, with some contributions and suggestions by Perth Mums group members. Obviously the list doesn't include all the awesome spots in Perth, but this is a great place to start. Remember to always do your own research and make sure the venue meets your personal needs.
Located at the iconic Cottesloe Beach Hotel, this outdoor setting is a great place to catch up with your mums group, but it is probably most suitable for mums with young babies as there is no designated kids play area.
"Our first mums group adventure was to the Cottesloe Beach Club. They were lovely. The bartender had a wee one at home so was extra enthused. It was so quiet as it was mid week.....and the fries were delish!" – PMG Member
With oodles and oodles of space to spread out the prams and picnic blankets, Kings Park is a sprawling haven for mums group meetings. You’ll find cafes and playgrounds dotted around the park – perfect for mums and little ones alike.
Ivey Watson Playground at Kings Park (pic: Perth Mums Group.)
South of Perth
Point Walter Address: Honor Avenue, Bicton.
Phone: 9330 9330 (Walter's River Cafe.)
Website: Perth Mums Group review
With lovely shady spots, takeaway kiosk for coffee and snacks and plenty of space to roll out the picnic blankets, its little wonder so many mums group choose to gather at this lovely spot by the Swan River in Bicton.
The Success library is one with a difference – there is a little café out the front and you can take your coffee into the library for rhyme time and story time, making it an ideal spot for a mums group catch up. Just be aware that coffee will need to be consumed at the designated tables and desks to prevent excessive mess.
Yellow Raven Café outside Success Library.
Bring your coffee into the library!
Lollipops Play Centre Jandakot Address: 4/622 Karel Avenue, Jandakot.
Phone: 9417 1760.
Cost: Kids between $8.90 and $12.90, adults $3.50, which includes a tea or coffee voucher.
With plenty of space and a FREE tea or coffee for parents with entry fees, this is a great place for a mums group gathering. There’s even a pirate ship you can ride with the kids.
The Quarie, Hammond Park Address: 2 Macquarie Boulevard, Hammond Park.
Phone: 9414 3500.
Cost: $5 for coffee and cake Monday to Friday, 11am to 12pm.
$5 coffee and cake? Absolute bargain! There is plenty of space for prams, plus they supply high chairs.
"They have coffee and cake for $5 weekday mornings and were so welcoming to my mums group back in those early days!" – PMG Member
Down the Garden Path, Myaree Address: 65 Norma Road, Myaree.
Phone: 0430 555 215.
At this unique nursery, you can shop for plants, homewares and gifts and let the kids have a run around while you have a coffee.
Read our PMG article here.
Down the Garden Path (pic: Perth Mums Group.)
North of Perth
The Blue Lotus Café (inside Waldecks, Stirling) Address: Corner Karrinyup Road and Hamilton Street, Stirling.
Phone: 9254 6740.
Website: Read our PMG article here.
With plenty of space to manoeuvre the pram in and out and a kids play section, the Blue Lotus Café is a location of choice for Perth mums.
Hillarys Boat Harbour has a heap of spots to park the prams and have a picnic, while being close to coffee and food spots.
Hillarys Boat Harbour.
Swan Valley and Hills
Your local library Most local libraries off free rhyme time and pram jam sessions, making them an ideal spot for a catch up with friends and their bubs. Contact your local library for times and attendance policies.
Your local PlaygroupWA Website: PlaygroupWA Phone: 1800 171 882.
If you are struggling to find suitable places for you and your mums group or mum friends to catch up, why not consider joining PlaygroupWA? Term fees are about $5 per week, plus an annual insurance fee or around $30, but most amenities are included in the price and it’s a great way to meet new parents in your area.
Meeralinga and other halls for hire Address: Meeralinga locations – Ballajura, Beechboro, Cockburn, High Wycombe, Kingsley, Woodvale.
Phone: 9489 4022.
Cost: From $18 per hour to hire.
With rooms for hire, playgrounds and kitchens, Meeralinga is an ideal spot to host a mums group meet up, especially as the bubs get older. Prices start from $18 per hour and you can book well in advance.
Alternatively, contact your local councils about halls and spaces they have available to hire.
If you know of a great place you love to meet your mums group that isn’t on the list, simply leave a comment and we’ll add it.