What’s the best thing about Perth summers? All the opportunities we have to cool down at some awesome parks and playgrounds with water play, of course. The kids will have a ball running amok at these great spots with water areas, but be sure to take sunscreen, a hat and plenty of water for you and the children.
Kwinana Adventure Park, Calista This impressive, multi-million dollar Adventure Park in Calista is sure to impress kids of all ages. Best of all, it has an awesome water play area for those hot summer days. It features interactive water spouts, sprays and jets and there are a couple of cheeky pelicans watching from above, just waiting to empty their beaks to unsuspecting kids below…You can read the full review here. Address: Walgreen Crescent, Calista
Whiteman Park is a great place for a family day out any time of year, but in summer the kids can run amok in the mini water playground. There is a wading pool and water spouts and the playground is open from 10am to 5pm from October to April.
Address: Entry off Lord Street or Beechboro Road, Whiteman
Whiteman Park (pic: Whiteman Park Facebook page.)
Hyde Park, Perth
This inner city park is located only a few km out of Perth, making it a great, central spot to head to on a hot summer’s day. It has two different playgrounds, along with a water play splash pad which operates in the summer months.
Address Vincent and William Streets, Perth
Located at Hillary’s Boat Harbour, the Great Escape is one of Perth’s premier spots for water play. With huge waterfalls for adventurous kids, including a hydro tube, one of the longest slides in Perth, plus the Wild Rapids and Speed Twister Slides, the kids just won’t want to leave.
Address: 22 Southside Drive, Hillarys Boat Harbour
The Great Escape (pic: The Great Escape Facebook page.)
Adventure World, Bibra Lake
Adventure World is a true all-day event, and there are plenty of places to cool down in the heat. There is a large pool for swimming, with awesome waterslides, including Kraken, the longest , steepest and tallest funnel slide ever built.
Address: 351 Progress Drive, Libra Lake
Adventure World (pic: Adventure World Official Page Facebook page.)
This water haven has four pools, with three under shade cloth covers, a children’s play equipment, barbeque facilities, picnic shelters, a kiosk and toilets. There is a charge for entry, but see the website for further details.
Address: 32 Clarkson Road, Maylands
This pop-up water park will be open in early November and features the world’s tallest inflatable waterslide – the Drop. It is located just four km from the CBD and children under four years can enter for free.
Address: Belmont Racecourse, Burswood
Splash City (pic: Splash City Facebook.)
For more places to go swimming (if you don’t like the beach) read on here.