Historical Attractions in Western Australia with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Western Australia!)

Western Australia is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in Western Australia  that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Western Australia’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Western Australia when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Fremantle Prison

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    Fremantle

    Guided tours provide an insight into convict life and the legends of escape, plus explore the tunnels 20 feet below the prison floor!

  • Perth Mint

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    Perth

    Re-live history with this unique combination of activities, exhibitions and demonstrations, enabling families to experience the history of the mint, and Australia!

  • The Bell Tower

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    Perth

    Offers tourists fascinating displays on the famous Swan Bells and the ancient art of bell ringing, as well as stunning 360 degree views of Perth city skyline; you can even have a go at bell ringing ...

  • Avondale Discovery Farm

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    Beverley

    Historically maintained 1850s homestead and stables, plus walking and driving trails, kangaroos and emus, and a big adventure playground.

  • Albany Convict Gaol

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    Albany

    Kids can explore the 19th century gaol cells and warder's quarters at this historic Gaol Museum, with guided and night tours available too!

  • Old Farm Strawberry Hill

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    Mount Clarence

    Visit the oldest farm in Western Australia, and see what life was like in the 1800s for those who lived there!

  • Brig Amity

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    Albany

    Explore a replica of the historic 1826 Big Amity ship that sailed from Sydney, and into Western Australia with the very first settlers!

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  • Adventure World

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    Perth

    Thrill rides, family rides and attractions for those young adventures at this fun Perth theme park!

  • Just 4 Fun Aqua Park

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    Mandurah

    A floating water park filled with family activities in Western Australia, with inflatables, slides, climbers and more!

  • Aquatic Hall

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    Riverton

    Features a 50m and a leisure indoor pool, along with a deep pool and waterslide plus fun inflatable sessions.

  • Just 4 Fun Rottnest

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    Rottnest Island

    Much more than a water park on Rottnest Island, with huge inflatables and water fun right on the ocean with this floating water park!

  • Aquarium of Western Australia

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    Hillarys

    Sharks, stingrays and turtles in Australia’s largest walk through aquarium. Plus the DANGERzone exhibit featuring Western Australia’s most dangerous marine life!

  • Perth Zoo

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    South Perth

    A diverse animal collection comprising about 170 species in naturalistic habitats. At more than 100-years-old, it is a West Australian icon!

  • Malcolm Douglas Wilderness Wildlife Park

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    Broome

    Daily tours and self-guided visits that offer fun animal encounters, from dingoes, cassowaries, wallabies, kangaroos, and of course..CROCS!

  • Caversham Wildlife Park

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    Whiteman

    Over 200 species are on display in this family owned but highly esteemed park, with highly interactive activities and animal feeding sessions.

  • Armadale Reptile and Wildlife Centre

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    Wungong

    Close up observational exhibits of over 200 reptiles and an additional 50 species.

  • Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre

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    Wembley

    Family suitable activities include bird walks, information nights, night stalks and wildlife excursions. There are living and static displays of ecology, an observation deck and a raised viewing ...

  • Peel Zoo

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    Pinjarra

    Over 100 species to get hands on contact with, plus walk through aviary and nocturnal tours.

  • Dolphin Discovery Centre

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    Bunbury

    Features include Eco Cruise, Interaction Zone, discovery pool, several aquariums, 360 degree 3D digital dolphinarium, Eco Cruise and opportunities to swim with wild dolphins.

  • Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary

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    Waggrakine

    For all the nature lovers in the family, Geraldton has a beautiful wildlife sanctuary for injured animals. Lovely for the whole family.

  • Rottnest Island Discovery Tour

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    Fremantle

    Includes full commentary from a coach captain on many aspects of the Island's unique history, environment, heritage and wildlife, as well as up-to-date information on activities.

  • Super Pit Tour

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    Kalgoorlie

    Australia's largest gold mine with stunning views, huge dump trucks and intriguing modern mining machinery.

  • The Kalgoorlie Heritage Walk Audio Tour

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    Kalgoorlie

    This entertaining commentary encompasses 38 different sites in and around the city centre so the family can explore at it's own pace.

  • Rockingham Wild Encounters

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    Shoalwater

    Glass bottom boat, high speed adventure cruises and sea kayak tours to see wild dolphins, sea lions and the ruggedly spectacular islands depart daily. They also offer the chance to swim with wild ...

  • Ningaloo Whale and Wildlife Encounter

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    Coral Bay

    Amazing ocean tours, with glass bottom boats, manta ray interactions, reef dives and of course those iconic whale sharks, in Ningaloo Reef, WA.

  • Full of Fun

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    Malaga

    Wholesome, thrilling, exercise oriented play in a giant obstacle course around the building, designed for a 360 degree view of the course from the cafe.

  • Chipmunks Whitfords

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    Hillarys

    Mega slides, kids' rides and climbing equipment plus ball blaster, ride on trains, dodgems and heaps more!

  • ActiveATE Adventure Playground

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    Kelmscott

    Huge 3 level climbing maze for bigger kids, Active Town with mini vehicles and buildings for smaller ones, and a soft toy area for toddlers and crawlers.

  • Chipmunks Port Kennedy

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    Port Kennedy

    Mega slides, kids' rides and climbing equipment plus ball blaster, ride on trains, dodgems and heaps more!

  • Go Bananas

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    Joondalup

    Playful kids can enjoy one of the largest purpose built indoor play areas in the entire country! Kids - it's time to go bananas!

  • Jungle Zone

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    Port Kennedy

    Crafts, role play and climbing frame for under 4s, multi level modern climbing maze for under 10s, and glow in the dark laser tag for over 6s.

  • Kidsland

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    Coolbinia

    Multi level adventure play frame with modern features including racing slide, plus dedicated toddler zone and their own entertainment.

  • Kidz Paradise

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    Carlisle

    Multi level indoor adventure playground including 3 super fast slides, plus toddler zone, bounce castle and race route.

  • Lets Play Centre

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    Ellenbrook

    Multi level adventure climbing maze with obstacles and fun features to exercise and entertain the kids. Dedicated toddler zone, birthday parties and more.

  • Mighty Jungle Indoor Play Centre

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    Morley

    Multi level jungle themed climbing maze featuring fast slides and all the favourites, plus toddler area and Playstation zone with Band Hero stage.