Free Things To Do In Perth With Kids

Find the best free things to do with kids in Perth

Getting the kids out of the house each day or on the weekend doesn’t have to be expensive, there are lots of free things for kids to do, and places to go in Perth & WA with kids! And just because it’s free doesn’t mean they wont be begging to go back again and again. As they say the best things in life are free, and there’s certainly plenty free things to do in Perth and WA.

Kids Around Perth will bring you all the information you need to plan that perfect day out with the family that wont hurt your hip pocket. In fact these great places wont cost a thing except for the petrol or public transport fare to get there and back or they may be entry by donation.

Make sure you also check our Events Calender Page which features lots of free upcoming events in Perth & WA!

Free Things to do in Perth with Kids – Perth General/All

Bunnings Events & Activities

These are held throughout the year at various stores. To get an invitation to your email just contact your local Bunnings Events Coordinator.



Find hidden treasures all over Perth and WA, this is a great way to get the kids out enjoying nature – using a free smart phone app. Pictured below: Here is a geocache we found near DNA tower Kings Park


Free Indoor Play Areas


Find free indoor play areas with coffee nearby here


Skate Parks


Check out one of Perth’s great free Skate Parks!  Great for skateboarding, scooters and BMX.

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Explore a New Playground


Explore a new playground near you or take a drive across town to discover somewhere new. You can find our list of Perth playgrounds here


Free things to Do with Kids – North of the River

Ellenbrook Water Playground


Free zero depth water playground with sprays and cannons.  BBQ’s also available


Hyde Park Water Playground


Awesome free water playground with sprays, cannons and tipping buckets, set in the beautiful Hyde Park North Perth

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Jackadder Lake Sailboats

The Perth Radio Sailing Club sails their radio controlled boats at Jackadder Lake Thursdays and Saturdays at 2pm. Public are welcome to come down and have a look!

Free Things to Do with Kids – South of the River

Recycle Right Tours Canning Vale


Find out about what happens to your rubbish once the truck takes it away and about how families can better reduce, reuse and recycle on a free Recycle Right Tour of the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale.


Perth Airport Viewing Platform


Located on Dunreath Drive (domestic and international link road), for stunning views of the planes landing and taking off – great place to enjoy a packed lunch


Faulkner “Volcano” Park Belmont


Check out the Volcano, water play features, flying fox & more, or go to the Faulkner Park Skate Park.

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Shipwreck Galleries Fremantle


Explore Fremantle’s maritime history, dress up like a pirate, hold a cannon ball and more!


Froggy’s on the Green

Free Mobile outdoor play sessions for 0-5 yrs (run during school terms only). Play dough, craft toys and much more… Mondays & Tuesdays see website for session times.

Buster the Fun Bus

Free Mobile outdoor play sessions for 0-5 yrs (run during school terms only). Tues – Fri, see website for session times.


Play in the Park Armadale

Outdoor craft, games, stories, rhymes and other fun activities. Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at Memorial Park and Tuesdays at Grovelands Primary School from 9.30am during the school term. See facebook for details.

Hossack Reserve Parkwood bike Track


Great place to teach kids of all ages about the road rules on this great fully road marked and signed bike track.

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Jandakot Viewing Platform


Pack a lunch or enjoy something from Aviators Cafe while you watch planes take off all day long!


Esplanade Youth Plaza Fremantle


They’ll love skateboarding or riding their scooter all day long.  There are also some great play features here to challenge their coordination, balance and strength.


Playgrounds with Trampolines


Find free playgrounds with in built trampolines here

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Free Things to Do with Kids – City/Central

Water Labyrinth Forrest Place


Bring a spare change of clothes on your next trip to the city, so the kids can take on the water maze in Forrest Place


Perth State Library

Check out The Place  at Perth State Library , this is a special section of the library just for the kids. There are special activities, and story time is at 11am every Wednesday. Check the website for activity times and information relating to baby change facilities, pram access and bringing food.

DFES Education & Heritage Centre


Check out the early education space, get some take home activities, dress up like a fire fighter, see a vintage fire truck and more! 10-4pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday only!


Northbridge Piazza & Superscreen


Free Flicks (Sep – May), family and grown up sessions. Bring a picnic, pull up a bean bag (provided) and enjoy a free movie. Check the website for screening times.


Northbridge Piazza & Superscreen


So much to see and do here, exhibitions, displays, activities and more!

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May Drive Parkland Kings Park


Follow the dinosaur prints and find the ancient fossils. Playground and mist forest. Recommended for children 6 years and over (due to water hazards in this area).


Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park


Give the kids a chance to get back to nature! Entry is free and kids can wade in the creek, build cubby houses with sticks and climb over rocks and up the tree hides.

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Free Things to Do with Kids – East / Hills / Swan Valley

Whiteman Park


Entry to the park is free. Enjoy the big playground, water playground (seasonal) and you can enter Revolutions Museum for just a gold coin donation. Lots more to explore too.


Whiteman Park


Give the kids a chance to get back to nature! Entry is free and kids can wade in the creek, build cubby houses with sticks and climb over rocks and up the tree hides.


The Great Valley Ralley


Join in a free car rally around the Swan Valley daily – follow the clues to solve the puzzle, and return to the Swan Valley Visitors Centre to get your family certificate


The Bird and Fish Place Wattle Grove


Wander amongst the dinosaurs and other fabulous creatures in the beautiful gardens of this nursery.


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We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed and venues can close without notice. Always follow the links provided for up to date information on an event or activity. If you know of a change or cancellation we’ve missed then please contact us to let us know.

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