Travel with Children

With a usually clement climate and plenty of open spaces and beaches to run around in, Perth is a great place to bring children. Of the beaches, Cottesloe is the safest and a family favourite. With older kids, arrange two-wheeled family expeditions along Perth's riverside and coastal bike paths. Kings Park has playgrounds and walking tracks.

The Perth Royal Show, held late September, is an ever-popular family outing, with sideshow rides, show bags and proudly displayed poultry. Many of Perth's big attractions cater well for young audiences, especially the Aquarium of Western Australia, Perth Zoo and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Scitech is a good rainy-day option, with more than 160 hands-on, large-scale science and technology exhibits.

Adventure World has exciting rides such as the G-force-defying 'Black Widow' and the 'Abyss' roller coaster, as well as pools, water slides and a castle.