Are you planning on visiting the city of Perth this school holidays? Luckily for you, there are plenty of things to see, do and experience for people of all ages. From arts to sports and nature, to dining, shopping and much more, Perth is truly a one-stop shop for the whole family.
Here are some of our favourite things to do in Perth that the whole family can enjoy.
Plan a Visit to Kings Park and Queens Gardens
There’s no shortage of greenery and parklands in Perth. In fact, you could say their selection of parks and gardens are fit for royalty. Speaking of royalty, you should start your Perth holiday by taking the family to Kings Park and Queens Gardens.
Located right next to the WACA, Queens Gardens is the perfect place for kids to run around and play while you sit down and enjoy the magnificent scenery. The gardens feature lakes filled with lilies, manicured lawns filled with flower displays, and a park bench made famous by the movie Notting Hill.
Queens Gardens is also home to a Peter Pan statue, which is a must-see for the kids. A replica of the same statue found in London’s Kensington Gardens, this statue is the highlight of many Queens Gardens experiences.
Over at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, you can experience treetop views and enjoy a relaxing walk in the park. There are play areas for the kids, where they can bask in the footprints of dinosaurs, climb ropes, discover insects and connect with the environment.
Events run at Kings Park throughout the year, including outdoor movies and the Kings Park Festival in September. If you’re keen for a bit of exercise and some unparalleled views of the Park, try the 101 stair climb up the spiralling DNA Tower, located towards Forrest Drive in the park.
Enjoy the Sights at the Art Gallery of Western Australia
Inspire, educate and entertain the whole family at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Located in the Perth Cultural Centre on Roe Street, this art gallery features more than 17,500 works, ranging from historical to modern, contemporary to uniquely Western Australian! The gallery also includes an impressive Indigenous collection that shows off some of the work of our nation’s first artists.
Take a Day Trip Down to Fremantle and Beyond
Located about a half hour drive from Perth City Centre, there’s plenty to see and do for the whole family in Fremantle. Adults and children alike will be captivated by the Shipwrecks Museum and the Maritime Museum. You can also enjoy Western Australia’s ultimate market experience at the Fremantle Markets, which boast more than 100 years of history.
If you’re more of a family of thrill seekers, head just a bit further down to Adventure World, where there are a range of rides and attractions, including slides, roller coasters and an Australian wildlife and koala experience.
Step inside the Nostalgia Box!
Here’s one final location in Perth that’s perfect for kids and kids at heart. The Nostalgia Box is Australia’s first and only video game museum, featuring consoles and games from the 1970s all the way through to today.
Not only can you learn about the fascinating history of video games, you and the kids can also play on some classic consoles in the interactive games area.
Other Events and Activities to Consider
Whiteman Park – Wheels of Fortune
14 – 29 April, at the Revolutions Transport Museum
AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia
Open all school holidays
Celebrating 30 years during April
Wanneroo Regional Museum
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10am – 4pm, Thursday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 12pm -4pm. Entry: FREE
Big Wave Surfing School – School Holidays
14 – 29 April, Secret Harbour
Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition
March 24 – August 12
WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay
The Farmer’s Market on Manning
April 7, From 7:30am – 12:30pm
Groundswell Kids Festival
April 7, From 9:00am – 12:00pm
At the Art Gallery
11am-12pm & 1-2pm, Sunday 15, Monday 16, Thursday 19 April
11am-3pm, Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 April
Design Your Own Emblem
10am-5pm, Wednesday – Monday
Book Your Accommodation in the Heart of Perth
If you’re planning a trip to Perth, book your accommodation at Perth’s most perfectly located hotel! Crowne Plaza Perth is located in the heart of Perth with picturesque Langley Park at the hotel doorstep. Explore more of our favourite locations in Perth or find the accommodation that suits your needs.