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 rainy day activities and venues in Perth, with contributions and suggestions by Perth Mums group members. Obviously the list doesn't include all the great things to do and venues 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.
A lot of playgroups in Perth offer both an indoor and outdoor space in which the kids can play and parents can meet other parents in their area while enjoying a cuppa. Just some of the playgroups in Perth include:
PlaygroupWA most suburbs have a playgroup run by PlaygroupWA. You can join more than one and may even have to join several before you find the right one. For more reasons to join a playgroup, read on here.
Meerilinga runs playgroups in several locations throughout Perth and even has an option for grandparents. Each centre has an indoor and outdoor space.
Your local church group contact your local church for more details.
Your local community centre may also run a playgroup, such as the Marangaroo Family Centre.
Image: PlaygroupWA Facebook.
Play centres can be great for a rainy day, but they can also be expensive if you have more than one child to pay for, plus they are not always great for the younger kids who may get lost in the play equipment. I find that on weekends and holidays, the older kids tend to take over the toddler areas, which is a huge bug bear of mine! Some of the best play centres for toddlers and pre-schoolers are listed below:
Sweet Little Play Centre, Joondalup this centre is specifically for the under fives and is open from 9am to 1pm.
Little Champs Play Centre, Bibra Lake while its not the most modern of play centres, it is catered for kids under five and you can find cheap entry deals online. You can read more about Little Champs here.
Triassic Fun Park, Canning Vale has a toddler area plus a little car and trike track just for toddlers. Look out for discount entry deals online. You can read more here.
Atlantis Play Centre, Clarkson has significantly sized areas for the younger kids, and has discount entry deals available online.
For a list of the best indoor play centres in Perth, as suggested by PMG members, read on here.
Dancing is a great way for toddlers to have a bit of fun and burn some energy! Theres heaps of dancing classes around Perth and we've listed just a few below.
Wiggly Woo is a rhythm and dance program run at the Mount Hawthorn Community Centre and is suitable for ages one to five. First session is free then just $5 per class, regardless of how many kids you bring along!
Kindy Dance Time For lots more dance classes in Perth, read on here.
Image: Kindy Dance Time Facebook.
Toddler Music Sessions
What toddler doesnt love making their own unique brand of music by crashing and bashing on drums and rattles? A music class is a great way to get out of the house and learn some new skills. Here are some classes in Perth:
Your local community centre may run classes for kids, such as arts and crafts. They are usually inexpensive and a great way for the kids to interact with their peers and for parents to meet new people.
Some leisure centres have swimming pools, which is an awesome activity in itself for a rainy day. Just make sure everyone is dry and warm when you leave! They may run some fun toddler dance or gym programs. Some examples are listed below:
Kids love pushing those little prams around Bunnings, so why not make a morning or afternoon out of it on a rainy day? Let them push the trolley around the store before heading to the little playground or enjoying a coffee and babyccino at the cafι.
Jungle Sports runs indoor multi-sports classes for kids aged 16 months to seven years and has classes running throughout Perth.
Mums and Bubs Fitness Classes
What better way to spend a rainy day than getting fit while your child plays in the class! Many fitness centres are becoming more child-friendly here are some of the best in Perth.
Pilates Fit Perth has sessions in which you can take your child into the class.
Kangatraining use your baby as weight!
Roar Fitness not only has fitness classes for mums and bubs, but also has fitness classes for older kids.
For more great child-friendly fitness classes in Perth, read on here.
Some days, especially if its lightly raining on and off, its better just to get the kids rugged up and head outside. Here are some interesting outdoor places you can take the kids, even on a gloomy day.