Train Activities In Perth

Perth is full of fun, train activities for children!

There is something about trains that many children find fascinating. Maybe it’s the enduring popularity of children’s show Thomas the Tank Engine, or the ‘choo choo chooing’ that children love to say whenever they see a train. Perhaps it’s the fact that the Mandurah and Joondalup trains run up the middle of the Kwinana and Mitchell Freeways, which is pretty cool in itself, if you ask me. For children who love trains, Perth has some great train-based activities dotted around, and they make great family outings for kids of all ages and train enthusiasts alike.

Image: Bennett Brook Railway Facebook page

Boardwalk Betty at Sorrento Quay, Hillarys Boat Harbour
58 Southside Drive, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys

Every Sunday at Sorrento Quay, Boardwalk Betty takes the children of Perth on free rides around the Boardwalk! The rides take place between 10:30am and 3pm.

Boardwalk Betty Image: Shannon Meyerkort, Perth Kids Events

Train rides at Araluen Botanic Gardens
362 Croyden Road, Roleystone

The Araluen Train runs during the spring, providing visitors to the gardens with an easy way to get around and see the beautiful tulips. There is a fee for riding the train, and you can contact Araluen for more details.

Have a ride on the train at Araluen

‘Train Park’, Morgan John Morgan Reserve, Glen Forrest
Corner of Hardey Road and Railway Parade, Glen Forrest

At the centrepiece of the Morgan John Morgan Reserve playground is the giant steam train that kids can climb in and out of. There is also sand play, climbing equipment, slides and an accessible swing.

Image: Mundaring Tourism website

Millars Landing Playground, Baldivis
Heartwood Boulevard, Baldivis (off Baldivis Road)
Website: See a full review here

This fantastic new playground in Baldivis has a small train play structure that the kids can climb into and pretend to drive. There aren't really any other bits of train-themed play equipment at the playground, but the little train and its carriages are worth a look if you are in the area.

Millars Landing playground

Bennett Brook Railway, Whiteman Park
Whiteman Park, Lot 99 Lord Street Whiteman

Bennett Brook Railway is located at the gorgeous Whiteman Park and runs on weekends and public holidays between 11am and 4pm, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am, 12pm and 1pm and school holiday weekdays between 11am and 3pm. The railway is run by volunteers and the measly fare of $8 for adult fares and $4 for children aged 4 years and over goes towards maintaining this WA icon. Children under 4 are free to ride the train.

You can hold a birthday party at the railway and twice a year, they welcome some special train friends to the railway that resemble Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends! The next event will be held in May 2018.

Image: Bennett Brook Railway Facebook page

Castledare Miniature Railway, Wilson
Niana Station – Castledare Place, Wilson
Wilson Park Station – Kent Street, Wilson

This is a popular train activity for Perth families, with regular queues to have a go when the trains operate on the first and third Sunday of each month. There are two stations – Niana Station at Castledare Place in Wilson, which operates on the first Sunday of the month from 11am till 3pm, and The Wilson Park on Kent St in Wilson, which runs on the third Sunday of each month from 10am until 2pm. During the January school holidays, the service operates on Wednesdays between 3 and 24 January between 10am and 2pm.

Adult tickets are $6 and tickets for children aged 2 and over are $3 – bring cash as there is no Eftpos. You must wear enclosed shoes to ride the train, so no thongs!

Image: Castledare Facebook page

Stirling Miniature Railway
Vasto Place, Balcatta

The Stirling Miniature Railway opens to the public on the last every Sunday of each month except December. The cost to ride is $10 per person and children under 3 are free. Once again, you must wear enclosed shoes to ride the trains. There are two separate tracks with a number of trains operating, but the public days are very popular, so aim to get there early.

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[INTRO For children who love trains, Perth has some great train-based activities dotted around, and they make great family outings for kids of all ages and train enthusiasts alike.]

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