Perth's Best Places to Take the Kids During Summer
Summer means long, hot days and finding lots of places to keep cool with the kids!
It's summer. Time to start thinking about how you will entertain your preschoolers on those hot summer days, and where to take your school-aged kids during the hot summer holidays. Perth Mums Group has put together a list of fantastic places to take your children to cool down on a hot summer day.
These top Perth beaches feature calm, shallow waters, amenities for children and are great places to cool down for a swim.
South Beach, South Fremantle
Marine Terrace, South Fremantle
Port Coogee Marina
Medina Parade, Port Coogee
Hillarys Boat Harbour
86 Southside Drive, Hillarys
Other places to Swim
Signposted off South West Highway, south of Byford
Honor Avenue, Bicton
Bicton Baths Reserve
Rosedale Road, Chidlow
Parks with water play areas
Kwinana Adventure Park
Walgreen Crescent, Calista
Kwinana Adventure Play has an awesome water play area, plus plenty of play areas for kids of all ages.
Bibra Lake Regional Park
Progress Drive, Bibra Lake
This impressive playground has so many features, including a water play area.
Lord Street or Beechboro Road, Whiteman
Whiteman Park has a great mini water playground and is open from 10am to 5pm every day, typically from October to the end of the April school holidays.
Hyde Park, North Perth
Vincent Street, North Perth
Hyde Park’s small water play area is shaded, and is open during the summer months.
Water parks, playgrounds and Splash Pads
Rainbow Waters Playground
Library Place, Ellenbrook
Rainbow Waters has an array of water play including fountains and cannons. It’s open seven days a week in the warmer months from 9am to 7pm. There are barbecues, shelters, picnic tables and change room facilities. The playground is free to the public.
Port Coogee is not only home to a toddler friendly beach with shallow water, but it also has a splash pad, which operates during the warmer months.
Cockburn Central Splash Pad
Outside Cockburn Central Train Station, Cockburn Central
Located just outside the train station, the splash pad is a great spot to cool down on a hot day, with fountains, jets, cannons and water sprays.
Elizabeth Quay, Perth
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This splash pad is shaded and features heaps of jets, sprays and fountains, making it ideal for the kids to run in and out of the water during a trip to Elizabeth Quay.
Water Labyrinth, Perth City
Forrest Chase, Perth
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Another inner city water playground, the Water Labyrinth is located just outside Myer in Forrest Chase.
Kalamunda Water Park
38 Collins Road, Kalamunda
Read more here
With wading pools, children's pools and waterslides, Kalamunda Water Park is a fantastic place to cool down!
Neaves Road, Bullsbrook
Outback Splash has a fantastic water playground with slides, fountains, cannons, water jets and more.
Adventure World, Bibra Lake
351 Progress Drive, Bibra Lake
While Adventure World also features rides and amusements that aren’t water-based, it has plenty of water fun for the whole family.
Water classes in Perth
Do your kids simply love being outdoors and around water? These water-based classes
are just for them! This list includes surfing classes, surf-lifesaving and kayaking.
Cockburn Ice Arena
Progress Drive, Bibra Lake
X-Treme Ice Arena, Mirrabooka
15 Chesterfield Road, Mirrabooka
[link https://perthmumsgroup.com.au/xtreme-ice-arena-mirrabooka/ Full Review]
Perth Ice Arena, Malaga
708 Marshall Road, Malaga
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Perth has some fantastic libraries for children, such as the innovative of Perth Library
on Hay Street. The State Library of WA runs regular events and holiday programs for kids, while many local libraries also offer holiday programs and regular events for pre-school children, including story time and music sessions (although many of these sessions only run during term time.) Check yours out today!
The air conditioned cinema is a fantastic place to head to with the kids during the school holidays.
If you have a baby or younger children, you can head to a Baby Friendly Cinema Session!
These special showings are aimed at parents with children aged 5 and under and are offered at Event, Hoyts, Ace and Grand Cinemas. Read more [LINK here!] Unfortunately they don't run during the summer holidays or any school holidays, but are great ways to beat the heat in February and March.
Your local shopping centre
Summer holidays and the shops. Uggh. Unfortunately it has to be done, but luckily many shopping centres have fantastic school holiday programs for children of all ages. They are also, of course, air conditioned. Yes!
Beat the heat this summer and find your new favourite cool spot for you and the kids. For more outdoor activities, read on here
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