Perth is an urban oasis where soft-sand beaches and scenic parks meet a thriving metropolis of small bars, creative restaurants, and curated street art. If you’re a sports fan, catch an Australian Rules Football game at the new Optus Stadium.
Another great option for kids is Caversham Wildlife Park where you can hand-feed kangaroos and see other native animals. It’s one of the most unique things to do in Perth!
Trampolining is a sport that involves jumping on a trampoline to perform different acrobatic moves. It has become a popular recreational activity and is now even a competitive Olympic sport. It is a non-weight-bearing form of exercise that can reduce up to 80% of stress on the joints. It can also help improve coordination, balance, and strength.
The competition includes a set of ten skills, and judges score players on their performance and difficulty level. They may deduct points for errors, such as a lack of height.
In Perth, there are a number of trampoline centres. One such centre is BOUNCE Cannington, a massive indoor adventure playground decked out with 50 interconnected trampolines. It’s also home to the Big Bag, Slam Dunk, and Dodgeball courts.
Ice skating is a great way to have fun in Perth with kids, and the city’s ice arenas run public sessions for all ages. They also host figure skating lessons, hockey classes, birthday parties and disco nights.
Alternatively, you could visit Morley Rollerdrome, which has a large skating area and is home to the Western Australian ice hockey team. It also hosts public sessions, fundraisers and school socials, plus it has a cafe and Pro Shop.
Another option is to head out of the city for Heirisson Island, which has a children’s playground, barbecue spots and what people say is one of the best things to do in Perth – a kangaroo sanctuary! The roos and quokkas wander around the island and are very friendly.
Roller Derby is a full contact sport on wheels that takes place on an oval track. Two teams send five players onto the track, three blockers and one pivot or jammer – they are identifiable by their helmet cover. Jammers score points by lapping members of the opposing team, who try to stop them using a variety of tactics including physical force. Each jam lasts up to two minutes.
You can see the action for yourself by watching a game, or book a Roller Derby tour and get involved with the training. You might even be lucky enough to watch the local Perth league teams compete for real. You can also catch an AFL match – Australia’s national football league is huge here – or take part in a pretty cool stadium tour with RedBalloon.
Bowling is one of the great indoor activities that can be enjoyed by anyone, and it’s a fantastic activity to do with the family or friends. You can find a range of ten pin bowling alleys across Perth.
You can eat and drink while bowling, which makes it even more fun! Amplifier Bowl is Perth’s cheapest bowling venue, and they also have a bar. So you can relive your childhood while enjoying a few drinks!
Zone Bowling Joondalup is a huge entertainment complex with 10 bowling lanes, laser tag, bumper cars and lots of arcade games. You can even grab a meal or movie at the on-site theatre precinct. See Buggybuddys review here.
Whether you’re looking for something to do on the weekend, a kids birthday party idea or a fun activity for a corporate event, laser tag offers adrenaline pumping action and endless mission scenarios. It is also a great team building exercise.
Shoot a range of animated opponents like hordes of zombies, flying eight-foot star cruisers or charging dinosaurs. Each player is equipped with a gun and scoring vest that records hits.
Aiming can be a little tricky with a laser gun, especially for newer players. Aiming at a target that’s set up for practice before a game starts can help with this.