Perth is a fun and vibrant city with so much to entertain the whole family, from playgrounds and water parks to theme parks, beaches, museums and more…you kids will be spoilt for choice. And don’t forget your pooch, Perth is incredibly dog friendly with so many walking tracks, cafes and dog friendly accommodation choices, there’s no better place for a city break for the whole family. At Executive Escapes, we understand the importance of finding the right accommodation to suit the whole family and we are proud to have a portfolio of over 70 short term accommodation options throughout Perth, dog friendly accommodation included. Here’s our guide to family friendly hot spots in and around Perth.
For Kids of All Ages
Yagan Square Play Space – Rooftops in Perth are normally reserved for pubs or rooftop movies, not in the case of Yagan Square. Perth’s first rooftop playground certainly makes the most of Perth’s abundance of sunshine, and is a spectacular spot for kids and adults alike. Softfall land full of hills and mountains, little ones can run around and explore all day. But that’s not all, Yagan Square also boasts an impressive water play space to keep little ones cool on those hot Perth days.
Elizabeth Quay Island Playground- A lovely maritime-themed playground that has been designed to align with nature play. With a giant wooden fort as the centrepiece, kids will love to climb the ropes, ring the bell and walk the plank. There’s sand pits, a water play space, and lots of shade to escape the sun.
Elizabeth Quay Carousel – All the way from Italy and crafted by the same people who built the carousel in front of the Eiffel Tower, this is a must-see attraction that promises a magical experience for children and adults alike.
BHP Billiton Water Park – A perfect alternative to the beach or pool, BHP Billiton Water Park is a great inner city option to keep the kids cool. With an incredible interactive water feature that uses jets and lighting to create fun and exciting water choreography, the kids will be entertained for hours. Pack a picnic and stay all day, and as the sun goes down take in the magical kaleidoscope of the coloured jets.
When You Want to Include the Pups
Whiteman Park – With shady ovals, barbeques, picnic shelters, and many walking tracks to enjoy, Whiteman Park is a unique recreation and conservation reserve in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Featuring a village cafe for that all-important coffee and shops for mum and dad to browse, there’s also multiple bush walking trails, cycle paths, a fully fenced dog park and a children’s water playground, making it one of the most enjoyable days out for the whole family.
Furbaby Café – While there is an abundance of dog friendly eateries and cafes in Perth, one that definitely deserves a mention is Furbaby Café. A high-quality eatery which doesn’t only ‘allow’ dogs, but includes them as part of the family. A dog friendly cafe, beauty parlour and pet boutique all in one, the staff pride themselves on their fantastic dog and human friendly customer service. Cleverly designed with lots of shade, the space is large with plenty of room to give each dog and owner space to eat in comfort. The ‘human’ menu offers a range of light meals, coffee and cakes while the ‘Dog Barkery’ offers cute dog biscuits and tasty treats.
Watermans Bay, North Beach – There’s no better place to let the dogs run free than the beach.
Watermans Beach in North Beach is a great little space for dogs to get in some exercise for the day. Relatively small and fairly sheltered from wind and waves, swimming is generally safe for both people and pooches. With a playground and grassy area above the beach, this is a relaxing little spot everyone can enjoy.
Lake Monger Wembley – A beautiful walk around the lake for you and your dog. With the city skyline backdrop and stunning trees lining the walkway, the track is approximately 3.5km and is suitable for prams and bikes also, perfect if the rest of the family want to join in on the fun.
Perth is the city that has something for everyone, stay a week or stay a month – there’s no shortage of activities and entertainment for the whole family. If you are looking for family friendly and dog friendly accommodation in Perth, contact the friendly team at Executive Escapes today. With a huge portfolio of unique accommodation options we are sure to have the right place for you to stay for your Perth family getaway. Call us today or contact us online.