These are ten sure ways to ensure your kids' iPads stay on the shelf during the school holidays.
Get them out of the house and maybe even teach them a thing or two with a variety of fun and educational kids activities Perth has on offer during the school holidays. This list is bound to appeal to children of different ages and temperaments.
1. Kings Park: The Adventurer
Get your kids running around and playing in no time! You won't believe all the fun they can have on their visit to King's Park while you watch them from your comfortable spot in the shade. Kids will love the numerous play areas around the park. If they get bored of one, they can set a course for another and enjoy the unique experiences each one offers. You can take them to the Rio Tinto Naturescape, where they can engage with the environment, or the Synergy Parkland where your kids will enjoy the amazing dinosaur-era themed playground. .
Kings Park can be a fun adventure for kids of all ages at all times of year. Visit this Perth attraction today!
2. Adventure World: For The Entire Family
Need something to keep everyone happy? You can keep kids (and adults) of all ages entertained at Perth’s hybrid theme park and water park, Adventure World. From an enchanting medieval land of baby dragon’s and fairies to some bone-chilling land and water rides, parents will be thrilled to keep them happy in a safe, controlled environment. Join them down the Kraken, an enormous water funnel slide with dark twists and turns right to the bottom, a four person raft and a lot of air in your lungs. Get their hearts racing on gravity-defying rides like Rampage or Freefall. However, the absolute must-visit is Abyss. Voted Australia's best rollercoaster, this twisting, turning monster will scare even the bravest rider.
3. Perth Zoo: The Animal Lover
Perth Zoo is really only known for having the most successful Sumatran orangutan breeding program in the world. Make no mistake, these creatures are fascinating to observe and can provide hours of enjoyment, but there are so many different animals that will bring out the passion for animals in any child. While other zoos have big animals, Perth Zoo has collected rare, endangered species that need just as much help, if not more.
4. AQWA: The Day Dreamer
Explore 12,000km of WA coastline in just one day. AQWA is home to 40 exhibits, which highlight the diversity of WA’s marine life. Highlights include the Marmion Marine Park, where you can interact with sea creatures in the touch pool and the DANGERzone, where you will see animals that are experts in capturing and devouring their prey.
Visit AQWA today to learn all there is to know about the fascinating underwater life of Australia.
5. Whiteman Park: The Student
The last thing children think they want to do on their holidays is learn, but luckily, Whiteman Park is as fun as it is educational. Caversham Wildlife Park, the Children's Forest and the Woodland Reserve will all teach them the importance of protecting the environment. Is your child passionate about cars? Whiteman Park highlights Australia's proud transport heritage. Take a tram ride or visit the motor museum to see how far the industry has come. They can even ride in steam and diesel vintage trains to see how things we done in the good old days.
Visit Whiteman Park and discover something different everyday!
6. Maritime Museum: The Curious Cat
Have you already taken your kids to so many events that it's starting to be a strain on your wallet? Well, one of the best kids activities in Perth also happens to be free for children under five. The WA Maritime Museum Museum houses unique galleries that explore WA's relationship with the sea! For an educational and interesting time this school holidays, the museum is a must-visit.
7. Trees Adventure: The Athlete
Without phys ed classes to keep them active, the lure of the couch can prove to be too tempting for many children. Get them up and active on a challenging obstacle course high up in the tree canopy in Dwellingup. The whole family will be leaping, swinging, climbing and flying through the forest! Courses range from easy (for those afraid of height!) and challenging for thrill seekers.
Find out more about the tree top courses available at Trees Adventure.
8. Perth's Outback Splash: The Easy Going Child
So you've asked your child if they'd prefer to see animals, play mini-golf or splash around at a waterpark and they can't make up their mind. The best solution to being spoilt for choice is to take all options! Perth's Outback Splash gives them all of these options and more for a great day out! Take your child to meet the local wildlife before playing a round of mini-golf and then cool off at the water park and slides (water attractions open from end September to end April).
Check out the things to do at Perth's Outback Splash and keep your kids entertained. Need more ideas? Check out these fun adventure attractions.
9. Rottnest Island: The Explorer
Does your child need to see every corner of a new place because they can't live with the thought they may miss out on something? Rottnest Island is sure to give them something interesting to find. Rottnest Island has plenty of fun activities to discover. Try a game of mini-golf, fish off the jetty, go snorkelling to see shipwrecks or simply let your kids enjoy a day at the beach. Many different kinds of tours are available on the island.
Rottnest Island is a must-see for everyone who wants to make the most of Perth this summer, find out more here!
10. Wanneroo Botanic Gardens: The Ball of Energy
One of the toughest things to deal with on school holidays are bored kids. When your usual "go outside and play" line is wearing thin, try something new. Tucker them out with a round of mini golf at Wanneroo Botanic Gardens! A kaleidoscope of colours, sights and sounds that will overwhelm your senses. Walk amongst the dappled shade of tall trees, explore the many flower displays, rockeries and waterfalls while you play.
Have a gadget-free summer with your kids. Whatever their personality, there is something in Perth for your kids to enjoy during and outside of the school holidays. Whether they're an indoor or outdoor type, an introvert or an extrovert, they will find their bliss. Find more Family Things to do in Perth.