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Perth Travel Guide

Perth Kids Attractions

With an abundance of fascinating local wildlife and nature on its doorstep, Perth has plenty to offer kids on holiday in the way of attractions and things to do.

Pristine sandy beaches mean there''s hours of fun in the sun to be had on Perth''s family beaches, such as Cottesloe Beach and Leighton Beach, but be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen as the Australian sun can be ruthless. Another great outdoors option is the Kings Park and Botanic Garden where families can hike, bike or just relax in the shade of a tree with a picnic and some toys - a great place for kids to let off all that extra steam.

Inquisitive minds will love a trip to the hands-on Scitech Discovery Centre where kids can get involved in interactive exhibits and programs while Tumbulgum Farm, just outside of Freemantle, is the perfect place for the little ones to learn about farm life, watch the sheep being sheared, bottle feed baby lambs and even try their hand at milking a cow!

All kids love animals and the Perth Zoo is the perfect place for them to learn more about Australia''s indigenous creatures like crocodiles, kangaroos, koala bears and wallabies, while the Aquarium of Western Australia is not to be missed either. The Museum of Childhood is a great place for kids to explore one of Australia''s most extensive collections of toys and childhood heritage. For something a little more exciting, drive just 20 minutes outside of Perth to visit Adventure World where little ones can choose from up to 30 exhilarating rides and a wildlife park (closed during the winter months).

Parents should grab a copy of The Parent''s Paper, free every month, for more ideas and current kids-friendly events.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Comprised of over 400 hectares (988 acres) of parkland and gardens, Kings Park and Botanic Gardens is one of Perth's most popular attractions for locals and tourists alike. Set on Mt Eliza, the...

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