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.