When you are celebrating your child’s first double-digit birthday, suddenly the trusty go-to party ideas are branded as “babyish”. A “tween” is generally aged between being a young child, but not quite a teenager – about 9 to 12 years old. Buggybuddys has a big guide to party ideas for Perth tweens and teenagers, which will pass the cool test with their mates;


At Home Party Ideas for Tweens and Teenagers

Holding a party at home? Having a party entertainment come to you can be a great way to throw a stress-free party! Elevate a slumber party to epic levels by adding one of these ideas into the mix:

Bring the outdoor cinema to your home with Funky Town Party Hire. They hire out outdoor cinemas, football darts, bouncy castles, lighting and speakers all at a very reasonable price. The outdoor cinema package includes bean bags, a twin slushie machine, popcorn machine and a huge inflatable movie screen with a speaker. See our review here.

Funky Town Party Hire

Bring all the fun of an game arcade to your home with “Kids Just Wanna Have Fun Arcade Game Hire“. There’s pinball, dance machines, driving games, air hockey and more to choose from. If your birthday girl deserves a bit of pampering – the Pamper Party Bus caters for kids up to the age of 12.

Pic Credit: Pamper Party Bus

Showtime Limousines boasts Perth’s largest and most colourful array of Hummer limos, as well as the amazing Gull wing Camaro “Bumbleebee” stretch limousine. See our review here.

Showtime Limousines, Perth

Game Vault brings a state-of-the-art gaming experience to your home. Game Vault promises to be a stress-free party for the parents, and hosts gaming parties for boys and girls from 7 years to 70 years! Their climate-controlled theatres feature a luxury limousine style interior, 3D/LED screens, surround sound and LED lighting. See our review here.

Game Vault

Game Vault party

Impress your party guests with a boho tee pee or picnic set up. Cheeky Teepees offer a luxe tee pee tent for up to 10 teens to have an extra special sleep over party!

Pic Credit: Cheeky TeePees


Party Ideas for Tweens and Teenagers in Perth

Mini Golf is a “hole” heap of fun! Many mini golf courses in Perth also offer party packages – like Wembley Golf Couse, The Vines Mini Golf and Holey Moley at Carousel! See the Buggybuddys guide to Mini Golf in Perth here.

Climbing and Ropes will excite tweens and teens alike. They can climb to new heights at a climbing, bouldering or ropes centre, or enjoy the great outdoors at a tree-top rope obstacle course like Trees Adventure in Yanchep National Park. Clip and Climb at iPlay (Westfield Carousel) is lots of fun and has party rooms too and for traditional indoor rock climbing Rockface in Balcatta has you sorted. See the Buggybuddys guide to indoor climbing centres in Perth here.

iPlay, Westfield Carousel


Water Parks are a great party spot for Summer babies! They can have a splashing good time on thrilling water slides. Adventure World and Perth’s Outback Splash both are fantastic fun. If the weather is cooler, Cockburn Arc is a great alternative to ride the slides. See the Buggybuddys guide to Adventure World with Tweens here.

outback splash


Parkour & Trampoline centres provide challenging obstacle courses using climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling and running. You can find parkour courses at indoor centres like Latitude and The Motion Accademy.  Some of these places also offer trampolines, bouncy basketball and other activities too. See our Latitude Party review here.

Latitude Birthday Party, Joondalup


Laser Tag is a stack of fun, running around in the dark, tagging your friends! There are lots of laser tag centres all around Perth and is perfect for tweens that would love to get into paintball, but are still a bit too young. See our guide to laser tag in Perth here.

Laser Tag Perth


Escape Rooms are a fun group activity for a party! An Escape Room is a real-life, puzzle-solving adventure game, where you and your team are locked in a room and immersed in a fantasy scenario – to get out, you have to find clues, solve puzzles and work as a team to beat the clock. See our review of Time’s Up Escape Rooms.

Time's Up Escape Rooms Wanneroo


Gaming Parties are lots of fun; from old-school gaming at Nostalgia Box, to the futuristic virtual reality Zero Latency, and pay as you go arcade games at iPlay and Timezone – there’s a lot of places to party and play in Perth! See our Nostalgia Box review here. 

The Nostalgia Box Perth


Ice Skating or Roller Skating will definitely pass the cool test! Rug up at Cockburn Ice arena where tweens will love skating around. At Rollerzone Malaga, the large skating rink is lit up with colourful lights, lasers and shiny disco balls – perfect for a party atmosphere! High energy music gets everyone dancing to pop hits like the Macarena and Gangnam Style. See our review here. 

Things to do on a rainy day in Perth with kids


Book a cool class for your tween and his/her friends. Perth cooking schools offer group classes where tweens and teens can get creative and cook up a storm. If your child loves flowers, take your budding florists to Flower Design School. See our review here. 

Flower Design School Birthday Party


Bowling has to be the ultimate indoor party activity. It’s a great way for tweens to spend a few hours with their friends. There’s many bowling alleys around Perth, from Zone Bowling in Joondalup and Strike Bowling at Westfield Carousel. See our guide to bowling alleys in Perth here.

iPlay, Westfield Whitford City


The Cat Café is the purrfect party venue for cat lovers. While The Cat Cafe does not offer a specific birthday party package they are very helpful in organising a special group visit. See our review here.

The Cat Cafe Perth


Go-karting is always popular with big kids for fast paced, competitive fun. Whether you’re north or south of the river, Perth has some great go-karting tracks that are perfect for parties. See our guide here. 

PowerPlay Perth

Does your tween love science? Scitech parties are great for little Einstein’s aged 10 to 12! See our review here. 

Scitech Birthday Party


Want a sleepover with a difference? An AQWA shark sleepover is so much fun – going to sleep with hundreds of fish, sharks, turtles and stingrays swimming around you. These are perfect for kids aged up to 12 and are held during the school holidays. See our review here. 

Aqwa Shark Sleepover


See out BIG party guide for more ideas for kids parties in Perth.

Want to entertain your tweens and teens, but don’t know where to start? Check out our list of fun things to do in Perth for tweens here.

Have we missed a great party idea for tweens and teenagers in Perth? Let us know in the comments below!

About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" has enjoyed an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures with Simply PERTHfect. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too! Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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