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Published October 22nd 2017
Have fun finding places to cool down over this summer
It's starting to warm up and our family loves nothing better than swimming in summer. We have a few favourite spots that are perfect for younger kids. We love places that are outdoors, natural bodies of water if possible and low cost or free.
Our favourite place would have to be the little beach behind Sorrento Quay in Hillarys. It is such a peaceful lagoon of water and you are secluded from the waves. This one is great if you have older kids too as they have a pontoon further out. There are change rooms as well as outdoor showers, and the bonus of the shops nearby for a bit of retail therapy or a quick ice-cream for the way home.
We also love Maylands Water Playground, it's a great spot for younger kids with its shallow pools and water features. Entry fees are more than reasonable and there are plenty of shady, grassed areas for a picnic.
Riverside Gardens is another natural body of water that is great for younger kids. Situated along the Swan River it also has toilets, a fenced playground, bike trails and is in short walking distance from the Bayswater Bird Sanctuary if you fancy a bit of bird spotting.
If you feel like a day in the hills Lake Leschenaultia would be my top choice. A great spot for both camping as well as day trips, you will also find toilets, a cafe and canoe hire.
And lastly, if you just feel like a quick cool off head to Elizabeth Quay's BHP Water Park. On the edge of the city, this also gives you the option to explore Perth City and is easily accessible by public transport. You can fill out your day with a visit to the nearby Bell Tower or head up to Naturescape at Kings Park.
Have fun finding places to cool down over this summer and explore a park of Perth you haven't seen before.