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Free things to do with families in Perth

Not much money? But want to take the kids out of the house and to do something in the great city of Perth? Well you have come to the right place. Perth is jam packed with things to do for free with families, so let this list be your guide!

Here are 15 free things to do with you family in Perth –

  1. Explore the city with an orientation walking tour. Learn more about the history, arts and culture of Perth. The tours leave from Murray St Mall, with five different tours to choose from!

  2. Head to the WA Library. It has a great kids area with activities and events for kids.

  3. Drive out to Whiteman Park. Pack a picnic, play on the sports courts, take your bike, go for a train ride or just let the kids explore this awesome park.

  4. Get the camera ready and take a walk along St Georges Terrace. The statues along the terrace tell you about the history of Perth. Make sure to get your photo taken with them all!

  5. Walk through Fremantle on a Sunday and take in a spectacular show from one of the street performers that line the street.

  6. Pop down to the precinct at Elizabeth Quay. Situated on the banks of the Swan River, it boasts a bunch of attractions including the island playground, Water Park, public artwork, promenades, open spaces and food outlets, and of course, Bell Tower.

  7. Take the short trip down to Cottlesloe (especially just before sunset) and have a swim, grab an ice-cream and watch the sun go down over Rottnest Island.

  8. Visit Herdsman Wildlife Centre in Wembley. A fun, interactive educational experience.

  9. Enjoy some water fun at Water Labyrinth. The kids will love the interactive water sculpture, which creates rooms out of vertical spouts of water.

  10. Grab a snorkel and head to Cottlesloe, Rockingham, Hillarys or venture over to Rottnest Island an explore the underwater world.

  11. Head to Lake Leschaunaltia for a family day out of swimming, kayaking and picnicking.

  12. Heirisson Island at the end of the Causeway has a resident kangaroo mob Hop over and check it out.

  13. See the engaging WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle. Wander through the galleries that symoblise Fremantle’s maritime past and present and even future!

  14. Grab your bike and head to South Perth and ride the FLAT bike path on the river. If you want the kids to burn more energy, do the exercise trail too!

  15. Explore Kings Park and check out the awesome playgrounds, the DNA spiral tower and the million dollar view.


So, what are you waiting for? Round up the kids and start exploring Perth  (for FREE)!