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We’re lucky. We only live 5 kilometres from the Perth CBD and are fortunate to have so many great places on our doorstep to spend time as a family with a young child.
But which are my absolute favourite go to activities to spend time as a family in Perth with kids?
My top 3 Activities for Kids in Perth
1. Lake Monger
Lake Monger Reserve is literally a kilometre from our home (5.5km from Perth). Whilst I walk the 3.5km around the lake most days; it is on the weekends that we get to enjoy the 109 hectares as a family.
We often ride and walk around the lake on the walking/cycling path enjoying the scenery of the native flora and fauna including birds, ducks and black swans swimming about, along the way we pass 3 playgrounds.
However Lewis is getting older these days and prefers to kick a football or swing a tee ball bat on the large grass fields under the gum trees.
In summer we love using the free BBQ’s for dinner in one of many tree-shaded picnic tables to escape the heat, meanwhile Lewis’s gets to run off a bit of energy.
2. Kings Park
Another of our favourite places to go for a family picnic is Kings Park – one of the largest inner city parks in the world consisting of 1003 hectares of native Australian flora and fauna and home to some of the best playgrounds in Perth.
When Lewis was a toddler/pre-schooler he loved the Ivey Watson playground in the Lottery West Family Area. Enjoying the mini maze, driving the fire engine or air plane and defending the fort, not to mention the traditional sliding down slides.
Now as a young primary school age boy he is really enjoying exploring the more robust Synergy Parkland with its large timber climbing platforms, life-size plaster cast prehistoric animals and the Lycopod Island.
We are also starting to discover the Rio Tinto Naturescape where he can learn about the environment.
I have to say I do love an activity that provides a bit of education which is why I am so happy to take Lewis to Scitech every school holidays.
Lewis and I have become members at an annual cost of $72. I love being a member because we can pop down the road for a quick visit if we have a few hours to kill without feeling like I have paid for a full day, plus we go more often and we can use our pass when we travel at other science museums.
Scitech is great for kids of all ages from pre-schoolers and up. There is a designated preschooler area that Lewis use to spend hours in building walls, playing on conveyor belts and exploring sound and wind.
But now he is bigger and loves seeing the new exhibitions that change every few months.
We have loved learning to be a spy,
playing in the circus exhibition,
and the backyard exhibition.
I am looking forward to our visit next week when we get to see the new Going Places exhibition.
Which place would you like to visit with kids in Perth?
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