From dinosaur-themed playgrounds and koala cuddles, to ocean safaris and drive-in movie theatres, Perth has plenty of fun family-friendly activities that are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained – from youngsters to those of us who are just young at heart.
Let off some steam with a visit to Wanneroo Botanical Gardens & Mini Golf or Chillisaurus Mini Golf in Merriwa for a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur-themed adventure. Or, if that all just sounds a bit too much, take a trip out to the Swan Valley and swing by Oasis Supa Golf for some oversized golfing shenanigans, before heading to one of the countless wineries for some more grown-up fun.
The perfect way to spend an afternoon in the city, Elizabeth Quay is the epitome of family-friendly fun in Perth. Head to the Islands Playground, cool off in the BHP Billiton Water Park and eat and drink to your heart’s content. Take it up a notch with a trip out onto the Swan River on a boat or a waterbike or a street art tour through the CBD to see some of the city’s most well-known colourful murals.
After a busy day of adventuring, grab some popcorn and a doona and head to Kingsley to visit the Galaxy Drive-in Cinema for a taste of old-school Australia. The last of Perth’s drive-in cinemas, Galaxy was opened in 1973 and has showings every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, whatever the weather.