Perth's Best Places to Take the Kids During Summer

Perth's Best Places to Take the Kids During Summer

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Posted 2020-01-01 by Suefollow
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.

Toddler-Friendly Beaches

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
WHERE: Marine Terrace, South Fremantle
Full Review

Port Coogee Marina
WHERE: Medina Parade, Port Coogee
Full Review

Hillarys Boat Harbour
WHERE: 86 Southside Drive, Hillarys
Read more

Other places to Swim

Serpentine Falls
WHERE: Signposted off South West Highway, south of Byford
Read more

Point Walter
WHERE: Honor Avenue, Bicton
Full Review

Bicton Baths
WHERE: Bicton Baths Reserve
Full Review

Lake Leschenault
WHERE: Rosedale Road, Chidlow
Read more

Parks with water play areas

Kwinana Adventure Park
WHERE: Walgreen Crescent, Calista
Full Review

Kwinana Adventure Play has an awesome water play area, plus plenty of play areas for kids of all ages.

Bibra Lake Regional Park
WHERE: Progress Drive, Bibra Lake
Full Review

This impressive playground has so many features, including a water play area.

Whiteman Park
WHERE: Lord Street or Beechboro Road, Whiteman
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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
WHERE: Vincent Street, North Perth
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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
WHERE: Library Place, Ellenbrook
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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
WHERE: 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
WHERE: 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
WHERE: 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
WHERE: 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!

Outback Splash
WHERE: Neaves Road, Bullsbrook
Full Review

Outback Splash has a fantastic water playground with slides, fountains, cannons, water jets and more.

Adventure World, Bibra Lake
WHERE: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.

Ice Arenas

Cockburn Ice Arena
WHERE: Progress Drive, Bibra Lake
Full review

X-Treme Ice Arena, Mirrabooka
WHERE: 15 Chesterfield Road, Mirrabooka
[link Full Review]

Perth Ice Arena, Malaga
WHERE: 708 Marshall Road, Malaga
[link Full Review]


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 Cinema

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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