From water playgrounds to parkour play spaces, there’s something to fit everyone’s taste. The best part is, you’re never far from a quality café. So save your pennies for a coffee or snack and savour it while your kids burn off energy at one of these great locations.
Hyde Park Water Playground
There is no better place to take the kids to cool off in the warmer months than the Hyde Park Water Playground. The water cannons, sprays and tipping buckets of water will keep your little ones entertained for hours and the entire splash pad area is covered by shade sails.
The playground is in the middle of a massive tree-filled park, which is surrounded by cafes that serve up mouth-watering coffee and sweet treats.
- Sayers Sister – arguably one of Perth’s best breakfast spots, with locally sourced produce and incredible coffee.
- Chu Bakery – located in an old deli, this bakery produces some of most aesthetically pleasing baked goods you will ever see.
- Tarts – a family-owned business that dishes out amazing coffee and gourmet food seven days a week.
You can visit the water playground between early November and late March from 8am – 8pm. The easiest way to get there is from Vincent Street.
Hyde Park is a short stroll from William and Beaufort Streets, which are full of a buzzing cafes, restaurants and bars.
Pop Up Play
Pop Up Play spaces have been appearing around Vincent over the past year, giving young people a place to make new friends and get back to nature. These unique spaces encourage outdoor creative free play and are a great way to kill boredom.
Whether they are into parkour, mountain biking or just running around in the sun, kids and teens will love these outdoor play areas. Nature play has so many benefits for young people and the Pop Up Play areas are a great tool to get kids to put down their phones and tablets and get outside.
Pop Up Play started as a trial, but it has been so popular that the play areas are now here to stay. You can find them here
- Woodville Reserve – free play nature space
- Britannia Reserve – nature bike trail and pop up pump track
- Beatty Park Reserve – free play nature space
- Loftus Recreation Centre – parkour play space
Keep an eye out for the next Pop Up Play space coming to Birdwood Square soon. For more details head to the City of Vincent website.
Beatty Park Leisure Centre
Beatty Park Leisure Centre was originally built for the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and at the time it consisted of two pools, a diving pool, spectator seating and press rooms.
These days, the state-of-the-art facility attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year – from toddlers to senior adults.
It’s easy to see why people love it. It now has three outdoor heated pools and an indoor heated pool for swimmers, as well as a water playground and water slides for the kids.
Got your kids with you but want some time to yourself to try out the gym, group fitness rooms, functional training area or steam room? Pop them in the crèche for a little while.
Hungry after your swim or workout? There’s a café. Forgot your bathers? Head to the swim shop and grab a new pair.
Beatty Park Leisure Centre is an icon within Vincent and the greater Perth community. It’s an affordable crowd pleaser that offers summer fun for the whole family.
- 14 Feb '20