Hooray for the end of Winter! While still might be cold and rainy most days, Spring is just around the corner.
Until then, I’ve got a whole heap of fun things to do as a family… and some great ideas for date night too!
THINGS TO DO WITH THE KIDS
THE NEW CITY OF PERTH LIBRARY
If you haven’t checked out the new City of Perth Library, put it on the top of your list!
Located next to the Perth Town Hall and the Cathedral Square precinct, the new City of Perth Library is worth visiting for the stunning architecture and interior design alone.
With a dedicated kids level, there are loads of free activities for little ones including Rhyme Time and Story Time.
Enjoy reading books in the story telling zone, playing games and chilling out in the stunning library interior.
Location: 573 Hay Street, Perth
We love the Scitech Planetarium. You’ll be mesmerised with the planetarium shows including live sky tours, ‘We Are Aliens’ narrated by Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint and ‘Capturing The Cosmos’ narrated by award-winning Actor Geoffrey Rush.
‘We Are Aliens’ is a fascinating 360-degree immersive journey exploring evidence of alien life in our galaxy.
‘Capturing The Cosmos’ explores the concept of all-sky astronomy, highlighting the research being carried out by astronomers in Australia, including from telescopes at the Murchison Wide-field Array facility in WA.
‘Dark Universe’ opens late September, exploring the darkest mysterlies of our Universe.
Head to the website for opening times and entry fees.
Location: City West Centre, Sutherland Street, Perth
THE NOSTALGIA BOX VIDEO GAME MUSEUM
This is Australia’s first interactive video game console museum, right here in Northbridge!
The Nostalgia Box Video Game Museum showcases over 100 consoles from the 1970’s through to the 2000’s – your kids will be able to see what gaming looked like in the ‘olden days!’
Relive your childhood and play Super Mario Brothers, Space Invaders, Sonic The Hedgehog and loads more classics.
Location: 16 Aberdeen Street, Perth
UWA EARTH SCIENCE MUSEUM
An out-of-this-world experience at UWA’s Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum.
This is a great interactive experience for the whole family, where you can touch a meteorite and some of WA’s unique and unusual minerals.
Head to the UWA Earth Science Museum website for opening hours and appointment times.
Location: Carpark 20, The UWA Geology Building, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
THINGS TO DO WITHOUT THE KIDS
Head to a movie at one of Perth’s most iconic cinemas, Cinema Paradiso which features both arthouse and mainstream films in a fully licensed four screen multiplex. Paradiso also hosts many of Perth’s most popular International Film Festivals.
Location: 164 James Street, Northbridge
ART GALLERY OF WA
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is a great place to explore and immerse yourself in culture.
Current non-permanent exhibitions include:
Craft and Design Gallery – Resonant Objects
Objects Gallery – Gifts to the Fallen
Micro Galleries – Sky & Garden
Rise Sound Gallery
Screen Space – Mary Reid Kelly
Enjoy lunch afterwards at the brand new Arthouse Dine, a fresh and bright ‘modern Australian Bistro’ that’s become an instant hit.
Location: Perth Cultural Centre, Roe Street, Northbridge
PICA (PERTH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART)
Enjoy free entry at PICA and a whole range of changing exhibitions, theatre, performance and seasons in contemporary dance.
Current program highlights:
Derek Kreckleler : Accident & Process Australia Tour
David Attwood – Artist in Residence
Lia McNight – Artist in Residence
Kimberley Pace – Artist in Residence
Location: 51 James Steet, Perth
DINNER AT A COSY CITY RESTAURANT
There are so many fantastic bars and restaurants in the city.
From old Northbridge classics to newcomers like The State Buildings – where you can enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants and drinks by the fire in the hotel lobby afterwards.
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What are your favourite places and spaces in Perth?
What are your favourite rainy day activities?0