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Baby-friendly Places for a Picnic in Perth

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by BecSorby (subscribe)
I am a stay at home mum trying to be a freelance writer - or a freelance writer trying to be a stay at home mum. I enjoy getting out and about with my two little girls and am Chief Editor of Perth Mums Group perthmumsgroup.com.au
Published September 28th 2016
Baby-friendly picnic spots you and bub will love
A picnic is an inexpensive and simple way to enjoy a lovely lunch in one of Perth's parks or public spaces. Just pack what you want and off you go. Easy!

However – 'easy' is no longer a word that applies when you have a baby. Getting out of the house should be an Olympic sport that requires the strength of a weightlifter to get just about everything you own into the car.

Baby-friendly picnic areas, Perth, public areas, Kings Park, Hyde Park, Heathcote, Point Walter, Rockingham Foreshore, Port Coogee, Maylands Peninsula
You and your baby will appreciate a change of scenery from the house.


Once you are out of the house, that's only half the battle. Now you need to find somewhere that has lots of shade, lots of space, preferably a playground if you also have older children, change facilities and easy access to coffee – the universal fuel for parents. It's exhausting. To make your life just that little bit easier, here are some excellent baby-friendly picnic spots to tempt you out of the house.

Kings Park, Perth
Fraser Avenue, Perth
Kings Park is one of the most beautiful places in Perth, but it's also baby-friendly. It has a café, tons of space to set up a picnic rug without encroaching on other families, spectacular views of the Swan River and city, shady spots and change facilities. Buses run frequently to Kings Park and back from the CBD.

Baby-friendly picnic areas, Perth, public areas, Kings Park, Hyde Park, Heathcote, Point Walter, Rockingham Foreshore, Port Coogee, Maylands Peninsula
Kings Park, Perth.


Rockingham Foreshore
Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham
This gorgeous park in Rockingham is right next to the beach, but is also shaded by plenty of greenery, and has lots of different picnic spots to choose from. It's close to cafes and restaurants for coffee, public toilets for changing nappies and has several different playgrounds throughout the park.

Baby-friendly picnic areas, Perth, public areas, Kings Park, Hyde Park, Heathcote, Point Walter, Rockingham Foreshore, Port Coogee, Maylands Peninsula
Bell Park, Rockingham.


Heathcote Reserve, Applecross
58 Duncraig Road, Applecross
The magnificent Swan River views alone are worth a trip to Heathcote. While it's not as shaded as a lot of the other parks, it does have a café with an undercover area and takeaway kiosk, change facilities and a dedicated toddler playground, plus plenty of barbeque and picnic spots, making it a great baby-friendly option. If you have older children, they will love the spectacular pirate ship playground for kids aged four and over.

Baby-friendly picnic areas, Perth, public areas, Kings Park, Hyde Park, Heathcote, Point Walter, Rockingham Foreshore, Port Coogee, Maylands Peninsula
The toddler's playground at Heathcote Reserve.


Point Walter, Bicton
Honour Avenue, Bicton
Tucked away on the banks of the Swan River in Bicton is Point Walter, a public reserve that is positively baby-friendly. There's a café, barbecues, lots of different picnic areas, change facilities, lots of shade, two playgrounds and shallow water for little ones to paddle in.

Baby-friendly picnic areas, Perth, public areas, Kings Park, Hyde Park, Heathcote, Point Walter, Rockingham Foreshore, Port Coogee, Maylands Peninsula
Point Walter, Bicton.


Port Coogee, Coogee
Medina Parade, Coogee
With a new Dome café within arm's reach of the man-made beach, undercover picnic tables, barbeques and a water play area, Port Coogee is a great family destination. There are public toilets available, and plenty of space to unravel the picnic rug.

baby-friendly picnic areas, Perth, public areas, Kings Park, Hyde Park, Heathcote, Point Walter, Rockingham Foreshore, Port Coogee, Maylands Peninsula
Port Coogee.


Cockburn Central
Midgegooroo Avenue, Cockburn Central
Just outside the Cockburn Central Train station sits a great little public space with easy access to toilets, undercover areas, coffee and the Cockburn Splash Pad, an awesome way for kids to cool down in the height of summer.

Baby-friendly picnic areas, Perth, public areas, Kings Park, Hyde Park, Heathcote, Point Walter, Rockingham Foreshore, Port Coogee, Maylands Peninsula
Cockburn Central.


Maylands Peninsula
Johnson Avenue, Maylands
Situated on the northern banks of the Swan River sits the Maylands Peninsula, a stretch of various public spaces where you and your family can sit for a picnic. The area adjacent to the Peninsula Gardens is simply lovely, and great for takeaway coffees and change facilities. Just be vigilant with little wanderers as some parts of the river bank are rather steep.

Baby-friendly picnic areas, Perth, public areas, Kings Park, Hyde Park, Heathcote, Point Walter, Rockingham Foreshore, Port Coogee, Maylands Peninsulay
What a spot for a picnic.


Hyde Park, Perth
Vincent and William Streets, Perth
Hyde Park is an inner city park situated just a few minutes from the CBD. It is close to cafes and coffee shops, has public toilets, picnic and barbeque facilities and lots of giant, shady old trees to set up a picnic under, or well-kept lawns to park yourself. There are a couple of playgrounds and a water playground for those hot, sticky days when bub needs to cool down a bit.

Always remember to keep a close eye on children around water, and don't forget a hat, sunscreen and long sleeves for yourself and bub. Now all you have to do is make it out of the door.
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Your Comment
Congratulations winning first place.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12098) 796 days ago
Great article, Bec!
by Elaine (score: 3|5708) 804 days ago
Congratuations on winning first prize in the Family competition.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6160) 796 days ago
Well done with your 1st, Bec - I did love your article!
by Elaine (score: 3|5708) 796 days ago
Hi there Bec,
Congrats on winning the Family competition - you deserve it! Although my daughter is a bit older now now, those first few years are still clear in my mind and your article brought it all back! There is so much to take just for a simple picnic! Your article covered everything - they all looked like top spots. Congrats again.
Sue
by Sue W (score: 3|1025) 796 days ago
Haha - loved your second paragraph - how true!
'Tho I'm a granny now, I can certainly relate to your sentiments. When I have my grandkids for a sleepover, I just don't make the mistake of thinking we'll be out of the house by a set time, it's a case of "Is everybody ready yet?" !!!
by reefm (score: 0|2) 799 days ago
Congratulations on the win Bec, well done you.
by Rachel Timmins (score: 1|82) 796 days ago
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