2021 April School Holiday Freebie Guide
By Cassie Hart, Editor - Kids in Perth 30 Mar 2021
Trying to keep the kids entertained all through the school holidays can get a bit (amongst other things) expensive! Here in Perth we are fortunate to have access to heaps of amazing parks, playgrounds and beaches where we can take the kids for free! Check out our list and keep the wallet at home.
Pit Stop Playground, Banksia Grove – As you can gather by the name, this is a road themed playground complete with street signs, a roundabout, parking bays, zebra crossing and a pit stop. There are also shaded slides, rope climbing frames and a little creek that winds down along the path.
Eden Beach Foreshore Playground, Jindalee – With beautiful views of the ocean, this beachside playground has multiple climbing frames, a firemen’s pole, and the main feature: a three-storey tall slide. There’s also a mini slide and swings for toddlers.
Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space, Dalkeith – Situated alongside the Nedlands foreshore, this fenced playground has been designed to cater for people of all ages and abilities. Alongside the slides, climbing frames and forts are a range of swings catering for different sizes, ping pong tables, musical instruments and merry-go-round (wheelchair accessible).
Robot Park, Piara Waters – This cleverly designed playground has a robotic/industrial theme all sorts of things for kids to explore: multiple climbing apparatus’, a hamster wheel, slides, a flying fox and lots of little nooks for kids to crawl through.
Kwinana Adventure Park, Kwinana – Featuring a tree maze, cubbies, water sprays, slides, tunnels, climbing frames, sand equipment, a spinning tea cup, merry-go-round and swings galore, this playground speaks for itself! Definitely worth the drive.
Heathcote Reserve Pirate Ship, Applecross – Overlooking the Swan River this predominantly wooden playground shaped like a ship and is a favourite for locals. Kids love pretending to be pirates while sliding out of the ship’s stern, running along ramps, crawling through tunnels and hiding in caves.
Jungle Park, Brabham – With a 7 metre tall tower and slide as its focal point, this is a jungle themed park with climbing nets, a Viking swinger, basket swing, a net see-saw and heaps of things to climb on. The toddlers have their own designated safe playing space with sand play, a cubby slide and balancing equipment.
Aviary Creek Playground, Aveley – Situated next to a gorgeous lake, this playground features a giant 3-storey wheel slide, a shaded water and sand play area, swings, a bocce court and a large grassed area to tumble on.
Pia’s Place, Whiteman Park – This is the largest and newest playground in Whiteman Park that is accessible to all. A 13 metre lighthouse and slide towers above the playground and is impressive to take in. There is plenty of wooden sensory and balancing equipment, monkey bars, swings, water play, tepees, nests and musical instruments. Accessible playground options include harnesses on the flying fox and pogo swing, a carousel and sway-fun rocker.
Picnic at the Park
Whiteman Park, Whiteman – With four kids play spaces, three bushwalking trails, a children’s community forest and heaps of grassed areas, the family can spend the whole day at Whiteman Park. Bring a picnic or cook some snaggers on one of their electric BBQs ($1 coin operated).
Hyde Park, Highgate – With its massive Moreton Bay Fig trees, bird filled central lakes and two playgrounds Hyde Park is both picturesque and fun. In the warmer months an awesome water playground is in operation (Feb-Mar) with tipping buckets, cannons and sprays.
Kings Park, Perth – There are so many things to do at Kings Park you’ll have to make a few trips there! There’s the Rio Tinto Naturescape Park which is an amazing space where kids can connect with nature while having fun. They can wade through the creeks, build stick cubbies, climb rocks and enjoy getting dirty. If you’re after a picnic location with a playground you have three options: The Lotterywest Family Area, May Drive Parkland and Saw Avenue Picnic Area. The family can also explore the lovely walking trails and learn about native flora and indigenous history.
Faulkner Park, Belmont – At Faulkner Park you’ll find lush lawns and a pretty lake to picnic by. Smack bang in the middle of the park is its main feature: a steaming volcano slide! The playground also has a flying fox, climbing equipment, swings and a toddler area.
Wireless Hill Park, Ardross – Named after its historical Wireless Station that was used for telecommunication during the war, Wireless Hill Park is a great location for a family picnic. There are free bbq facilities, an accessible playground, two lookouts with views of the Swan River, a war memorial, and the Wireless Hill Museum which is free entry and incredibly interesting. The park is surrounded by native vegetation and wildflowers which you can explore by following three different.
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