Things to do in Western Australia with kids
Those living in the incredibly large Western Australia, they have a saying: “West is Best!”. Western Australia is vast, and sparse - but that doesn’t mean your family holiday will be! It boasts some incredible beaches, breathtaking scenery and super fun cities.
The cities have some great places to go with kids, such as the snappy Wilderness Wildlife Park, or the fast and thrilling Adventure World. The little ones will love indoor play centres like the Little Champs Playhouse, and older kids will love the exciting attractions like tours in Fremantle Prison!
And of course, Western Australia has incredible history and landscapes. Experience history with the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway, or check out the states largest collection of gold at the Western Australian Museum at Kalgoorie Boulder. Search for dugongs and dolphins with the Ningaloo Whale and Wildlife Encounter, and follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens.
Remember what they say - West is Best! Only one way to find out if you agree!
Thrill rides, family rides and attractions for those young adventures at this fun Perth theme park!
Over 200 species are on display in this family owned but highly esteemed park, with highly interactive activities and animal feeding sessions.
For all the nature lovers in the family, Geraldton has a beautiful wildlife sanctuary for injured animals. Lovely for the whole family.
Sharks, stingrays and turtles in Australia’s largest walk through aquarium. Plus the DANGERzone exhibit featuring Western Australia’s most dangerous marine life!
A diverse animal collection comprising about 170 species in naturalistic habitats. At more than 100-years-old, it is a West Australian icon!
Daily tours and self-guided visits that offer fun animal encounters, from dingoes, cassowaries, wallabies, kangaroos, and of course..CROCS!
Features include Eco Cruise, Interaction Zone, discovery pool, several aquariums, 360 degree 3D digital dolphinarium, Eco Cruise and opportunities to swim with wild dolphins.
Close up observational exhibits of over 200 reptiles and an additional 50 species.
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 boardwalk plus an activities room.
Over 100 species to get hands on contact with, plus walk through aviary and nocturnal tours.
Beautiful native & exotic birds, reptiles & marsupials are waiting at Bunbury Wildlife Park, with experiences, birthday parties & more!
Swimming fun in the Aquatic Hall, part of Riverton Leisureplex, with lanes, aerobics, lessons and squad programs
Showcases an extensive array of art in a historically significant site, and provides activities specifically designed for children.
A tribute to Australian Aviation comprising a selection of relevant displays, exhibits, models and information panels.
This nationally significant collection of 24,000 items is reflective of Western Australian childhood in all its diversity.
A fascinating museum showcasing the rich history, heritage and hardships of the city's mining past, with Western Australia's largest collection of gold bars!
Kids of all ages can explore the exhibits and programs covering the unique natural and social history of the Western Australian region at this great Albany museum.
Recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere, these haunting relics are bound to get the kids' imaginations going!
These unique galleries house iconic vessels from WA's maritime history, from yachts to submarines, full of exciting stories of the sea.
Visit the past at this Albany centre that honours the Anzacs of the First World War.
offer 4 separate formal exhibition spaces with a varying selection of high quality displays covering a diverse stimulating range of topics. There are also community art areas and function facilities plus classes and workshops.
Indoor fun with Kidz Paradise for kids up to 14 years with a four level play structure, toddler area & cafe!
Chipmunks Port Kennedy offers indoor play for kids up to 11 years with separate age appropriate play areas to ensure safer play!
Chipmunks Playland offer fun indoor play for kids with three play areas for different age groups up to 11 years!
Tropical Twist is indoor play fun with a multi level adventure climbing maze, plus toddler zone, sports court, bouncy castle & tug of war!
A fun indoor play centre in Morley with a fun jungle themed play structure, with toddler area and birthday parties too!
Chipmunks Kelmscott is indoor play fun for kids up to 11 years, with three different age-appropriate play areas!
Tumble Jam is a multi storey indoor adventure playground with softplay features like slides, balls & toddler zone!
Wild Kidz offers indoor play with a multi level play frame with huge slides, toddler zone, bounce houses and kids' electric racing cars on track too!
Playful kids can enjoy one of the largest purpose built indoor play areas in the entire country! Kids - it's time to go bananas!
A wholesome and thrilling indoor play centre in Malaga with giant obstacle course, offering a 360 degree view from a cafe!
The Beach House is indoor fun for kids with obstacle course, table tennis, toddler area, bouncy castles, giant chess & more!
Denmark Thrills Adventure Park is a beautiful setting in nature, where people of ALL ages, can enjoy rope courses, maze games & more!
School holiday programs and before and after school care at this recreation centre for active kids in Byford
Jungle Gym offers non competitive gymnastics for 3 to 12 year olds, plus trampolining, adventure playground & huge inflatables!
A fun waterski park with 5 man made lakes offering a ski jump, 4 slalom courses, tubing, wake boarding & more!
Kids as young as 5 years can enjoy indoor rock climbing at City Summit! Ideal for beginners right up to advanced
The Hangout is Perth's largest indoor rock climbing centre & welcomes absolute beginners upwards! Great fun for active kids!
Try your hand at Indoor Rock Climbing at this fun climbing centre, also abseiling or bouldering for all ages too!
Mount Augustus National Park is an utterly isolated but awe inspiring deep bush experience, with local wildlife & old fashioned family adventure.
30km west of Albany lies an incredible national park with beaches, fishing, sheer cliffs and forest to explore.
Rugged peaks, sheltered gullies, unique flora and fauna and stark cliff faces can all be found at this incredible national park in Western Australia!
Ashfield Reserve is home to a large adventure playground suited to under 10s, with big climbs and slides, flying fox and more plus pre schooler area.
Bernard Park offers a large, shaded adventure playground plus wildlife, & outdoor fun in WA!
Visit one of the most spectacular and largest wind farms in the entire country, with amazing views of the ocean too!
Kids can run headlong back in time, to follow the footprints of giant dinosaurs, and discover ancient fossils, plus enjoy several playgrounds, elevated walks and more.
Experience the excitement of walking 40 metres high through the canopy of the tingle forest & enjoy the majestic views on this tree top walk
Hammond Park features a fun playground, animal sanctuary, miniature Bavarian Castle and a century old rotunda for BBQs and picnics.
Rio Tinto Naturescape is where kids can connect with nature and learn appreciation for the Western Australian environment!
260 hectares of parkland reserve with cultural, natural and historical attractions for kids to explore!
Amazing ocean tours, with glass bottom boats, manta ray interactions, reef dives and of course those iconic whale sharks, in Ningaloo Reef, WA.
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.
This entertaining commentary encompasses 38 different sites in and around the city centre so the family can explore at it's own pace.
Australia's largest gold mine with stunning views, huge dump trucks and intriguing modern mining machinery.
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 dolphins!
Flying fun in Perth with Flight Experience! Kids over 10 can experience the flight deck for the first time, as they soar over incredible sights in a realistic flight simulator... A family day out with a difference!
Miniature railway with several locomotives running between two stations.
Travel back in time and experience rail travel as it used to be, with tours on steam trains and forest trains - Western Australian family rail fun!
A unique representation of the country's railway history with displays from heavy freight V class steam locomotives to tiny 20 inch gauge mine versions.
Offers an indoor track for over 10s as drivers with some passenger kart available for younger kids to join in.
A surreal underground experience like no other, jaw dropping views and home to one of the longest straw stalactites to be found in any tourist cave.
Amazing underground experiences with stunning formations, and interpretive displays great for learning!
Classic skating fun at this family friendly rollerdome, with public skating sessions, lessons & more!
The Rink offers fun skating fun for the family, with daily public sessions during the school holidays!
Classic family friendly roller skating, get some exercise and build some skills together.
Perth Ice Arena offers public skating sessions, as well as ice hockey, figure skating, birthday parties & more!
Ice Skating fun at Perth's only Twin Rink Ice Arena in Cockburn! Great family fun with public sessions, ice sports, birthday parties & more!
Classic ice skating fun in this ice arena, with birthday parties, ice sports & Xtreme Bumper Cars on ice!
Kids can explore the 19th century gaol cells and warder's quarters at this historic Gaol Museum, with guided and night tours available too!
Visit the oldest farm in Western Australia, and see what life was like in the 1800s for those who lived there!
Explore a replica of the historic 1826 Big Amity ship that sailed from Sydney, and into Western Australia with the very first settlers!
Re-live history with this unique combination of activities, exhibitions and demonstrations, enabling families to experience the history of the mint, and Australia!
Guided tours provide an insight into convict life and the legends of escape, plus explore the tunnels 20 feet below the prison floor!
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 yourself in one of their interactive demonstrations!
Award winning puppet theatre with varied programming, plus enormous puppet display and School of Puppetry workshops.
An Imax experience is a special one for children, which offers the usual comforts, concessions and modern programming combined with the now familiar super screen.
Rides and amusements suitable for all ages including a fair few suited to toddlers, but without cutting down on the bigger fun. Plus miniature golf course and plenty of amenities.
As Western Australia's leading science education institution, this unique centre offers interactive science experiences for people of all ages to enjoy. They positively encourage visitors to touch, switch, climb, crank, twist, turn, ponder and explor....
18 hole Supagolf course with oversize clubs and balls, or Adventure Putt mini golf, all with beautiful landscaping, bunkers and water traps.
Australia's largest FREE playground boasts features for every age group, from huge climb towers and flying foxes down to ride on animals and kiddie swings!
Enormous outdoor climbing structure, toddler sand play and pedal cars, mini golf, trampolines, euro bungee and arcade.
A rural educational resource with animals, stables, orchard and herb garden plus sun safe playground.
Features include rock climbing, high ropes, wacky putt mini golf, trampolines, plus Jungle Mountain climbing tower and Kiddeez Zone rides.
A selection of mazes, animal encounters, mini and disc golf plus playground.
Two mini golf courses of differing lengths with obstacles plus landscaped floral gardens with water features.
offers a large number of hands on science and physics discoveries for kids, plus a 1km Solar System Walk with quiz.