At Perth Mums Group, we love finding and sharing local activities that parents and kids can do together – even more so when those activities are free. If you’re a Rockingham local and a new parent, or are new to the area and are looking for some free activities in and around Rockingham, here is a handy list of things to see and do in the area.
Rockingham Foreshore spans several kilometres and is a haven for families, with beautiful beaches, heaps of playgrounds, free public outdoor picnic facilities and is close to shops and restaurants. You can read more about it here.
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Rockingham’s shoreline runs for some 40 km and includes stunning beaches such as Shoalwater Beach, Warnbro Beach and Port Kennedy Beach. Warnbro Beach, for example, has a playground, undercover picnic areas and outdoor gym facilities for mum and dad, plus a cycle path.
If you have older children who love to snorkel, you can check out the Churchill Park Dive Trail, which is located 50 metres offshore from the Rockingham Foreshore and is accessible via the Flinders Lane car park. The trail has a collection of small wrecks, small airplanes and children’s playground equipment.
Rockingham has several libraries that offer free story or rhyme sessions you can take your baby or toddler to. The libraries include Rockingham Central Library, Safety Bay Library, Warnbro Community Library and Mary Davies Library and Community Centre. At the Mary Davies Library, you and your toddler (aged four and under) can enjoy a movie and morning tea. Sessions run from 10:30am to 12pm on the third Friday of each month (except April.) Below are some of the free events happening at the libraries, but for a full list of events, click here.
• Storytimes for children aged two to five years
• Rhyme Time for children aged o to two years
• Toddler Time for children aged 12 months to 2.5 years
• Sing With Me for children over two years
• Bookstars Club
Parks and Playgrounds Rockingham has a number of great parks and playgrounds for kids of all ages, starting with the pirate ship playground at Bell Park, which is along the foreshore. There is also City Park at Westralia Gardens, which has a liberty swing, plus adventure playground and barbeque facilities.
Bell Park playground.
If you don’t mind venturing out a bit further than Rockingham, you can pay a visit to the awesome Kwinana Adventure Park or Bullrush Park in Wellard. Also in Wellard, you’ll find a state of the art Adventure Park which also boasts a skate and scooter track.
Free skate parks
Image: City of Rockingham Facebook page.
The City of Rockingham has a number of skate parks and facilities for skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes, which are listed below. For the full list, read on here.
• Rockingham PCYC Youth Rec Space – Emma Street, Rockingham
• Rage Cage – Anniversary Park, Rockingham
• Hillman Youth Rec Space, Hillman Oval, Hillman
• Secret Harbour Youth Rec Space – Maratea Parade, Secret Harbour
• Port Kennedy Youth Rec Space – Veterans Memorial Park, Corner of Warnbro Sound Avenue and Endeavour Drive, Port Kennedy.
Rockingham is a top spot for free activities for kids and parents. For more free activities in and around Perth, read on here.