Best kid-friendly family activities in Perth

Contrary to popular belief, there are a plethora of fun things to do when travelling in Perth, Australia. Perth city is bustling with life but if you want something outdoor and a little closer to nature, it is only a short ride away.

From wineries to shopping, nature parks to beautiful beaches, the West of Australia has it all.

If you are looking for family fun for ties that bind, Perth is the right place for you!

Here are the best kid-friendly activities that children, parents and even grandparents can enjoy, and together.

Meet the furry locals at Caversham Wildlife Park 


A popular attraction for families, Caversham Wildlife Park gives you the chance to get up close and personal with Australian animals. Feed and pet the kangaroos, meet the koalas and witness their interactive farm show!

Pair Caversham Wildlife Park with a visit to the Pinnacles in the desert for a full day of family fun!


Swim with wild Dolphins in their natural habitat


What is more fun than dolphin watching? Swimming with them, of course!

Interact with wild dolphins who have befriended the excursion crew, in their natural habitat around sheltered bays and islands. A unique experience that could form fond memories for years to come.


Explore the Australian bush on horseback


Perhaps the best way to explore the Western Australian bush, hop on a horse and discover the terrain and the wild critters who call the inland section of the Moore River home.

Not only for the experienced horse rider, first timers are also welcomed by the professional guides who will head this adventure.


Camp at the popular Monkey Mia


The perfect getaway for city-slickers, camping gives the family a chance to rough it out a little and come up-close and personal with nature, even when the sun goes down, especially when located right on the beach!

Make most of being in Monkey Mia as you encounter the resident bottlenose dolphins who come close to shore and by kayaking around the reserve in the day.


‘Surf’ down the Lancelin Sand Dunes by the Indian Ocean


The quintessential Perth experience, sandboard your way down the sand dunes or laugh at mom, dad or the kids as they fall off their boards and tumble down.

Make sure you come a little prepared with a change of clothes or some goggles as sand gets everywhere. 


Encounter sea lions and penguins while kayaking


Get your holiday dose of ‘awws’ as you come in close proximity with wild penguins and sea lions around the aptly named Seal and Penguin Islands which are located 42 kilometres away from the heart of Perth city.

A whole day affair, professional guides will be there as they navigate small groups by sea kayak around the area for what could be ‘the best day in Australia’ the family would have!

Do you have any other suggestions for kid-friendly activities the entire family can enjoy? Do let us know in the comments section below!

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