Perth Kids Bucket List – Summer Splash Edition

Places You Must Visit With The Kids in Perth & WA Before Summer Is Gone!

40+ Places You Must Visit With The Kids in Perth & WA Before Summer Is Gone!

Beat the heat this summer, and start ticking of the Perth Kids Bucket List – Summer Splash Edition! Here you’ll find free, cheap and treat day ideas to keep cool this summer in Perth & WA! The best water slides, water playgrounds, playgrounds with water play features and beaches in Perth – and if you are holidaying elsewhere in WA this summer holidays there are also some great places to keep cool right across WA!

Please note: these are not listed in order of our preference, they are listed randomly.

Ellenbrook Water Playground (FREE)


The Ellenbrook Water Playground (also known as Rainbow Waters) is usually turned on for summer in November.  Entry and use of the playground is free and features zero level water sprays & cannons.

Open – from November

Ages – All Ages

Hillarys Boat Harbour Pontoon & Slides (FREE)


Just a short swim off the Hillarys Boat Harbour Beach or from the jetty – this pontoon and slides can be found here all year round.

Open – All Year Round

Age – 5yrs + recommended (must be a strong swimmer)

Outback Splash @ The Maze Bullsbrook


Outback Splash Waterslide Playgrounds is a must do this summer season.  Comprising of mostly water slides (some have height restrictions) and spray features around the outside. Make sure you plan to spend the day here, so much to do!

Open – Saturday Sept 26th, 2015 (Closed Monday & Tuesday expect school & public holidays)

Age – all ages, however most suited to 3yrs +

Woodbridge Riverside Park Water Play Feature (FREE)


This fantastic playground features a fun water play features, with troughs that are filled using a manual water pump.

Not a lot of shade at this playground so it’s recommended for a warm evening play or dinner out at the playground.

Open – All Year Round

Age – All ages

Maylands Waterland (CHEAP)


Another must do this summer for kids under 5yrs. With affordable entry for families and a series of shallow pools, a splash pad and play equipment – this one will definitely wear them out!

Open – Early November until end of April school holidays

Age – Recommended for under 5’s

Just for Fun Aqua Park Mandurah & Rottnest Island


This is serious fun and not just for kids! Season starts early Dec in Mandurah & early Nov at Rottnest.  Open every day at Rottnest, and everyday of the school holidays and on weekends in Mandurah. Knee Deep section for under 7’s (adult supervision required) $7.50 per half hour.

Main Aqua Park for 7 yrs + from $12.50 for half an hour, family passes and all day passes available – this is a great one for the whole family with older children to enjoy together!

Open: Rottnest early November, Mandurah early December

Age: recommended for 3yrs – 7yrs Knee Deep Area, 7 yrs + for Main Aqua Park

Mooba Cafe & Cockburn Central Water Park (FREE)


Make a day of it, and catch the train, this water splash pad is right outside of the Cockburn Central Train Station and runs all year round!  Lots of shade and the awesome Mooba Cafe right alongside the Water Park to enjoy a coffee.  Kids can also enjoy giant outdoor games here like Connect 4 & Ping Pong.

Open: All year

Ages: All ages

Water Labyrinth Forrest Place Perth (FREE)


Heading into Perth City? Well make sure you pack a spare set of clothes as the Forrest Place Water Labyrinth runs all year round! (see the Water Labyrinth website – link in our review above to days it is turned off for events).

Open: All year (except for special events as indicated on the Visit Perth City Website)

Age: All ages

Cannington Leisureplex Waterslide & Outdoor Jungle Splash Water Playground (CHEAP)

The 50m waterslide is open weekends all year round and in October and January Holidays 11-1pm & 1.30-3.30pm.

Open: Outdoor Jungle Splash October & January School Holidays & Waterslide All Year on Weekends

Ages: Outdoor Jungle Splash all ages, but recommended for under 12’s & Waterslide 6yrs+

Port Coogee Marina Splash Park (FREE)


Amazing flat water, shallow beach with splash park on the foreshore (was confirmed as operating September 2015)

Open: there have been some ongoing issues with this water park however it was confirmed by a Kids Around Perth reader to be working 13th January 2015, but issues have been ongoing so don’t hold you hopes on it working at this stage

Ages: All ages, but recommended for under 12’s

Hyde Park Water Playground (FREE)


Close to the city and located in the magnificent Hyde Park, your kids will love the tipping buckets, water cannons and sprays of the FREE water playground.  Lots of grassed area for a picnic and BBQ’s nearby.  Great playground just short stroll from the water playground too.

Open: November – March

Ages: All ages, but recommended for under 12’s

Craigie Leisure Centre Children’s Water Playground (CHEAP)


Alongside the outdoor pool is a great zero level water playground which is fenced off from the main pool. The water playground runs all year round and you can use the water playground as part of your entry fee.

Open: All year round

Age: All ages, but recommended for under 12’s

Kalamunda Water Park Waterslides


This is the old Kalamunda Wet & Wild. Two big slides here, the Zig Zag Slide & Corkscrew – kids must be 5 years or older to ride these exhilarating slides.  BBQs available to use so bring your lunch and spend the day.

Open: Usually early December

Age: 5 yrs +

Mueller Park Subiaco Water Play Feature (FREE)


This playground is designed specifically for the under 5’s with lots of sensory play, low level play features and this fantastic water play feature.

Open: Park open all year round but water feature may only run in warmer months

Ages: Recommended for under 5’s

Beatty Park North Perth Waterslides (CHEAP)


Two indoor slides for the bigger kids (must meet minimum heigh requirement 1.1m) and a small frog slide for crawlers and toddlers.

Open: Pool open and access to toddler slide and two indoor slides all year round. Two indoor water slides may be closed for short period of time when lifeguards changing over.

Ages: Two indoor water slides  minimum 110cm+, frog toddler slide recommended for 3 yrs & under

Armadale Aquatic Centre Water Playground (CHEAP)


Great outdoor water playground, pools and aqua slides.  Just $14 for a family swim (under 2’s free)

Open: From Oct – April

Age: all ages, but recommended for under 12’s

Faulkner ‘Volcano Park” Water Play Features (FREE)


Water spout garden and water mist that comes out the top of the volcano – a spare change of clothes is a must for this playground! Great playground and toddler playground here too around the bottom of the huge volcano.

Open : All year round

Age: All ages

Coogee Beach Pontoon with Water Slides (FREE)


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Swim out to the pontoon and slide into the cool ocean at the beautiful Coogee Beach. Kids will need to be strong swimmers to swim out to the pontoon and close adult supervision is required.

Open: Summer months

Age: 5 yrs +

Adventure World Bibra Lake Water Playgrounds & Water Slides


Two great playgrounds, the amazing Kahuna Falls Waterslide Playground (pictured above) and Kingdom Falls a smaller water playground for younger children in Dragon Kingdom.

And of course lots of different water slides, including mat slides, speed sli des & rapids for big kids and adults.

Open: (Usually September to April) Must be 100cm to ride the slides of Kahunu Falls. The maximum age in the Kingdom Falls zone is 6 yrs. Height restrictions may apply to the other water slides at Adventure World also.  See Adventure World website for details.

Bayswater Waves Water Slide (CHEAP)


Huge indoor twisting water slide & small rowing boat slide for the little ones. Get family entry for $17.50

Open: all year round

Age: Indoor twisting slide – no age restrictions (little ones may need parents to ride with them), small rowing boat slide recommended for 3 yr and under.

Dianella Play Space Water Play Feature (FREE)


Fantastic adventure playground with fun water pump and water trough play feature

Open: all year round

Ages: recommended for under 5’s

Riverton Leisureplex Water Slide (CHEAP)


Massive indoor/outdoor tube slide. Family entry pass $18 (water slide additional to entry fee, get a 2 hour waterslide pass for $3 or all day pass for $10)

Open: Winter weekends only 12-2pm & 2.30-4.30pm. Summer season Oct – Mar, 11-1pm, 1.30-3.30pm, 4-6pm weekends & school holidays.

Ages: 6 yrs +

Aquamotion Wanneroo Water Playground (CHEAP)


Heated water playground open all year round and is part of your entry.  Entry for under 5’s is free. Indoor and outdoor pools, grassed area, playground, BBQ and kiosk too.

Open: All year round

Age: Recommended for under 12’s

Aqua Jetty Rockingham Waterslide (CHEAP)


Find one of Perth’s largest indoor slides here. Included in your entry fee

Open: Monday to Friday 4-6pm; Weekends, public holidays & school holidays 10-5pm

Age: All ages – little ones may need parents to ride with them

Yokine Regional Space Water Play Feature (FREE)


Huge adventure playground with fun water play feature.

Open: All year round

Ages: Recommended for under 5’s

Fremantle Aquatic Centre Water Playground (CHEAP)


Indoor water playground with toddler slides, cannons and falling water features. Included in entry fee, family entry $17.20

Open: All year round (TBC)

Ages: Recommended for under 5 years

Leisure World Gosnells Water Slide Thornlie (CHEAP)


Access to indoor water slide with your entry all  year round. Family entry only $16.

Open: All year round, slide is opened on request

Age: TBC

South Lake Leisure Centre Waterslides (CHEAP)


Indoor kids water cave with mini slides.  Outdoors two water slides, mushroom fountain and pools including a shallow pool.

Open: indoor pool and slide open all year round. Outdoor pools open Dec school holidays (call before you go to ensure they are open on public holidays and to check the outside area is operating as this runs based on demand)

Age: Indoor slide recommended for under 5’s. Outdoor Slide TBC

Subiaco Theatre Gardens Water Play Feature (FREE)


The water from this water fountain trickles like a stream through sand and rocks.  Kids can close the dams to build up the water.  Great nature based theme park with lots of shade, toilets, BBQs, picnic spots and heaps of grassed areas

Open: All year round

Ages: Recommended for kids 6 years and under

Whiteman Park Water Playground (FREE)


Fantastic fully fenced water playground.  Features a shallow pool beneath several water spouts located in the middle of the pool.  Shaded seating areas located around the pool area.

Open: October – April 10-5pm daily

Ages: Recommended for kids 12 years and under

Synergy Parkland Water Mist Forest Kings Park


Take your spare clothes along the kids will love running through the water mist forest on the island playground at the amazing Synergy Parkland in Kings Park.  Here they can also climb all over dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.

Open: All Year Round

Ages: Playground surrounded by water so recommended for 4 years +

Riverton Jetty Park


Bring a spare change of clothes to this nature based playground, designed for kids under 6 – they wont be able to resist the great little water play feature.  Watch them work together as they gather water and sand and pour it into the funnel!

Open: All Year Round

Ages: Playground recommended for kids 6 years and under

Balga Leisurepark Water Playground


Great little shaded water playground and indoors is casual play pool with beach entry and rapid river. It also has a small stingray little ones will love sitting on and sliding off. There is a larger lane pool with casual swim section also.

Open: Centre open all year round

Ages: All ages

Braithwaite Nature Play Space Mt Hawthorn


Big nature playground with water play feature

Open : all year round

Ages: Recommended for 2yrs +

Mandurah Aquatic Centre


Indoor and outdoor pools, with kids beach entry pool and water playground

Open: all year round

Ages: All ages

Kwinana Adventure Park


The Kwinana Adventure Park Splash Pad features a variety of sprays and pelicans that fill up and tip water from their bills.

Open: All year round

Ages: All ages

And if you are heading to other parts of WA, from Perth, on holiday this summer make sure you check out these great water playgrounds and water slides!

Exmouth Water Spray Ground (FREE)

Kids will love the fully shaded, fully fenced, free water playground.

Open: Daily 9-6pm

Age: Recommended for under 12yrs

Kulin Aquatic Centre Water Slide & Water Playground (CHEAP)


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Drive about 280km east of Perth and you will find the Kulin Aquatic Centre and this super tall and super long water slide. At 182m long & 18m high it’s WA largest regional slide.  There are also pools and a water playground here too. Open seasonally head to for more information on the season dates and entry prices.

Open: usually opens Dec school holidays

Age: 6 years and under need to slide with and adult

Cue Water Park (FREE)


Onslow Water Park (FREE)


Geraldton Foreshore Water Playground (FREE)


This free water park runs seasonally and is located alongside a big playground too on the beautiful Geraldton Foreshore.


Goldfields Oasis Water Playground & Flow Rider Wave Pool (CHEAP)


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Open: Closed in winter

Ages: Water Playground recommended for under 12 yrs; Waterslide and Flow Rider Wave Pool TBC

Aquarena Geraldton Water Slide (CHEAP)


Fantastic slide open all year round – just $17.60 for a family of 5 to enter

Open: All year

Age: TBC

Broome Town Beach All Abilities Water Playground ( FREE)


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The Town Beach Water Playground meets access specifications so children of all abilities are able to participate in water play here.

Open: Daily 9-5pm (closed Tuesdays)

Ages: Recommended for kids under 12

Karratha Leisureplex Water Playground (CHEAP)

Fantastic water playground at the Karratha Leisureplex. Included in your swim entry, just $16 for a family of four.

Open: All year round

Ages: Recommended for under 12’s

South Hedland Marquee Park Splash and Play (FREE)


The biggest water playground in the North West, entry is free.  There are also BBQs, picnic tables and a dry water playground here.

Open: Daily (closed Tuesday for maintenance)

Ages: Recommended for under 12’s

South Hedland Aquatic Centre


Outdoor pools, water playground and the North West first wave machine

Open: Daily

Ages: all ages

Yallingup Beach Park Water Play Feature (FREE)


Press the silver buttons on either side of the wave and water mist will spray out, this feature is part of the amazing nature based playground here.

See our story with Today Tonight on Perth’s Best Affordable Water Parks & Attractions – January 13th, 2015

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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