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Free Family Fun in Perth

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Published July 26th 2011
Looking after just myself can get expensive. With a partner involved, I think the amount you spend goes up even more because you are always paying to go out for dinner, movies, or taking part in weekend activities together.

So I can just imagine how expensive it gets to take the kids out as well as yourselves. That's why I'm almost certain, that when the word 'free' is involved, Mum's and Dad's all over Perth scream 'Yes, Please'.

So, this article will be dedicated to you. I have managed to find a stack of Free activities that the whole family can enjoy in various places around Perth. And they're not just free markets and fairs, where you end up taking the kid's and spending a whole lot more money than you had planned on rides and chips.

And, they're unique, fun activities that you can go along to, enjoy, and come home smiling. Because you still have money in those pockets, and your kid's are so worn out, they'll go straight to bed, allowing you to enjoy your evening kiddie free.

All you have to do, is read on for the down low.

1. Creative Native Free Didgeridoo Lessons

Creative Native is the largest specialist retailer of authentic, unique and contemporary Aboriginal artworks, souvenirs and gifts in W.A.

And they offer free didgeridoo lessons for those that have always wanted to learn how to play.

A fun and unique activity, both you and the kids can learn circular breathing, which is the key in playing the Didge.

The free lessons cover the following:

a) A brief history of the traditional Aboriginal instrument and how it's made.
b) Getting a good drone from a didgeridoo.
c) Tongue and mouth techniques.
d) Different tricks and animal sounds.
e) The circular breathing technique.

All you need to do is book your free lesson through their website here.

Lessons run Monday 11am - 12pm, Wednesday 3pm - 4pm, and Friday 11am-12pm.

You don't need to bring your own didgeridoo, simply book through the website and show up for your free lesson.

Creative Native were previously located on Kings Street in Perth City, but can now be found in the heart of Perth City in Forrest Chase.

CREATIVE NATIVE
Shop 58, Forrest Chase Shopping Centre (Downstairs next to Hans Cafe Directly Opposite WA visitors Centre).
Forrest Place, Perth.
Image courtesy of Creative Native website

2. Lotterywest Federation Tree Top Walkway - Kings Park
The Lotterywest Federation Walkway was opened on 17 August 2003 by the Premier of Western Australia Dr Geoff Gallop.

And you can take the family along to Kings Park to enjoy the famous tree top walk, as you all take in the spectacular views of our City.
Image courtesy of Kings Park website

The bridge is 620 metres through Kings Park, and takes around 40 minutes to complete with lookout points along the way.
As you make your way over, you'll be able to take in beautiful wildflower gardens before entering the cathedral of the Marri woodland forest.

You'll also get a bit of an insight in to the flora, fauna and Aboriginal culture with interpretive signage all along the way.

Entry is free for the Walkway, however there is a donation box located at the entry of the Walkway in which you can donate
to the Friends of Kings Park.

The elevated section of the Walkway is open between 9am and 5pm daily. Gates are locked each night for safety and security reasons.

The journey begins adjacent to the Lord Forest statue at the roundabout at the intersection of May and Lovekin Drives in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Image courtesy of Kings Park website

3. Hit the Skates at Perry Lakes Reserve - Perry Lakes Drive, Floreat

If you're after free, with a dose of ACTION, why not wear the kids out with some cycling, walking, or even scooting around Perry Lakes Reserve?

It is located 7 km west of the Perth city centre in Floreat and covers an area of 80 hectares. The streets are closed on the weekends so you can all safely head out for some outdoor fun.

The reserve also has two playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment, so no doubt the kids will come home worn out.

You might too, but at least you won't have spent a cent.

4. Kids eat free on Sundays at Monterys - Pan Pacific, Perth

Taking the whole family out for a meal pretty much means selling the house, right? Not always.

Many places in Perth offer kids prices on buffets and the like. But the Pan Pacific goes one better.

Every Sunday, Montereys Restaurant has a traditional Sunday roast. So all the family can enjoy tender roast beef, succulent roast
chicken and delicious Yorkshire pudding for only $40 per person, and kids eat free.

Valid until November 30 2011, a max of two children can enjoy the buffet for free with every one full paying adult buffet lunch.

Montereys Restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Pan Pacific Hotel.
207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth.
Montereys - Image courtesy of Pan Pacific website


5. Storytime - Guildford Public Library - 97 James Street, Guildford

Every Monday at 10:30am, the Guildford Public Library hosts Storytime for Children aged 2-5 years.

This is a unique opportunity for both adults and children to focus on books, stories, and rhymes.

These free weekly sessions are held at all City of Swan Libraries for under fives.
Image courtesy of City of Swan website


6. Live Music at Karrinyup Shopping Centre - 200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup


Take along the family and enjoy some great music in the Food Court at Karrinyup Shopping Centre.

Each Thursday night from 5:30pm - 8:30pm, you'll be treated to easy listening music from the following Acoustic Soloist Musicians:

Thursday 28th July - Aaron Woolley

Thursday 4th August - Adrian Wilson

Thursday 11th August - Bill Shepard

Thursday 18th August - Stella Donnelly

So why not get along for an evening of free music with the family, tear those eyes away from the television and make use of those ears you all have.

7. Shopping Trolley Science at Armadale Shopping Centre - 10 Orchard Avenue, Armadale

Thinking of Scitech, I'm sure parents all over Perth stop and cheer. Because it's one of those places that is totally fun for kid's, and they're learning at the same time.

So, you'll love that Scitech will be celebrating National Science Week with Shopping Trolley Science at Armadale Shopping Centre.

Kids and adults can explore Scitech's interactive exhibits, watch a science show, and take part in hands-on science activities.

Scitech, local Universities and community groups will demonstrate ground-breaking science that is occuring in WA.

This indoor event takes place August 12 - August 13 at Armadale Shopping Centre, from 9am - 3pm.

8. Great Australian Marsupial Nightstalk - Garvey Park, Perth - September 9, 2011

The whole family will enjoy this free evening out, as you'll be taken on a tour around Garvey Park where you may spot frogs, spiders, maybe even a possum or fox.

Presented by the City of Belmont, this evening is the nationwide spotlight survey of marsupials and feral animals.

So if your child has an interest in animals, they could really learn a thing or to, and get excited about it.

All children attending must be supervised by a parent or guardian, and you'll need to remember to bring warm clothes, enclosed shoes and a torch.

You can register now by calling 9477 7257, or emailing joanne.driscoll@belmont.wa.gov.au

The evening will begin at 6pm, and the nightstalk will take around an hour and a half.

The great thing about these events is that the kids will experience, have fun, and learn all at the very same time.
Parents will come home with change in their pockets, and hopefully the kids will be worn out and ready for a good night sleep by the time it's all over.

Please feel free to comment below if you have any other great suggestions for free family activities around Perth.

That is unless you are out on that new Jet Ski you can now afford.
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Comments
This is a fantastic list! Thank you so much for putting it together. Shall be booking the kids and myself in for dig lessons this holiday!
By lesle - reader
Wednesday, 21st of September @ 01:53 am
You're absolutely welcome! I'm sure you and the kids will have a ball at the dig lessons. Have fun! - Bek
By Old Account - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 21st of September @ 03:28 am
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