Many of Perth’s shopping centres are getting family friendly redevelopments! There’s several shopping centres around Perth that cater for kids with playgrounds and more, making a trip to the shops a treat – especially on rainy and super-hot days. Some malls offer kid’s cars and other ride ons that help to keep them happy while you shop. These are usually available from the concierge at larger shopping centres for a small fee. From playgrounds and cinemas, to kid friendly eateries and school holiday activities, here’s our round up of the best places to shop with kids in tow.
Shopping Centres in Perth – South
The $350 million dollar redevelopment of Westfield Carousel has transformed the Cannington shopping centre into a kid’s paradise. There’s i play, clip and climb, Holey Moley and Strike bowling, as well as a kid’s play area on the rooftop dining precinct! Here, there’s a popsicle stick house, slide, tunnel and boat set on soft synthetic grass and softfall rubber. Read more about the play area here.
Find Carousel at 1382 Albany Hwy, Cannington.
Mandurah Forum’s beach-inspired playground, part of the multi million redevelopment, sure makes shopping with kids a lot easier! Featuring two huge twisty slides, an 8 meter tall “crab pot” climbing rope structure, it’s the perfect place to take a break while the kids burn off some energy. It even has a pram parking area. Read more about the play area here.
Find Mandurah Forum at 330 Pinjarra Rd, Mandurah.
Situated outside at Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre (near Lone Star) is a fun soft fall play area for energetic kids. There are two climbing structures, both covered by shade sails. Read more about the play area here.
Find Cockburn Gateway at Beeliar Drive, Success.
Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Have you discovered the amazing Karrinyup redevelopment? There are not one, but two play areas found at the immense centre. “The Cubby” is found at the West Deck dining and entertainment precinct. This fun cubby is sure to keep kids entertained. Plus, there is a small soft fall play area at the East end dining area, perfect for little ones. See more in the Buggubuddy review here.
Find Karrinyup Shopping Centre at 200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup.
Westfield Whitford City
The redeveloped Whitford piazza, has a central play area for kids to discover. It includes stepping stones, obstacles to crawl under and more. This is surrounded by family friendly eateries, Event Cinemas and you can find iPlay (an arcade and bowling alley) downstairs.
During school holidays Westfield Whitford City holds some fantastic themed kids activities too. Check their website for more details. Inside, Play World is a fenced and gated toddler play area that is situated near to Target. The soft fall play area has a slide, tunnels and activities.
Find Westfield Whitford City at corner Marmion and Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys.
Coventry Village, Morley
The huge Coventry Village Markets are located across the road from the Galleria in Morley. As well as it being a handy place to shop for fresh produce or to grab a casual meal, there’s TWO awesome fully fenced kids playgrounds! One play-gym style play area is indoors, while there’s a new (2022) playground outside by the restaurants too. Read more here.
Find the Coventry Village Markets at 243-253 Walter Road, Morley.
There’s a soft fall kids playground at Joondalup Square, home to Bunnings Warehouse and many other homemaker type stores. As an added bonus, the open-air play area is surrounded by eateries! The Coffee Club is found next to the fenced and gated children’s playground, which is perfect for toddlers in particular. Read more about the play area here.
Find Joondalup Square at the corner of Joondalup Drive and Sundew Rise, Joondalup.
There’s an outdoor soft fall playground at Floreat Forum. The shaded playground is ideal for toddlers and young children and is surrounded by cafes and restaurants, including the very yummy V Burger! You can sit outside these restaurants, right next to the playground and get a great view of your children playing. Read more about the play area here
Find Floreat Forum at 1 Howtree Place, Floreat.
The whole family loves a trip to Ikea. Children who are between the ages of 3-8 years (and toilet-trained) are welcome to play in Småland, IKEA Perth’s FREE supervised play area, while parents shop. You’ll also find a special kids menu, bibs, bottle warmers, high chairs and a play area for children in the IKEA Restaurant. And don’t forget those meatballs! Throughout the year they run free children’s activities. Read more about Ikea Perth here.
Find Ikea at 6 Sunray Drive, Innaloo
Play World at Westfield Innaloo is suitable for kids up to age 6. It’s fenced with netting, so you can keep an eye your children as they play. This play area features rubber soft fall matting, and has a soft padded obstacle course with steps and humps to climb over, and gaps and padded rollers to climb through. Read more about the play area here.
Find Westfield Innaloo at Ellen Stirling Boulevard, Innaloo.
The popular playground at Hawaiian’s Mezz has had a makeover! The outdoor playground is great for kids of all ages. The shaded spot now has more of a nature play feel with wooden play structure, slide and balancing beams. The play area is surrounded by cafes and restaurants, including the NEW May Street Larder on Scarborough Beach Road. Read more about the playground here.
Find Hawaiian’s Mezz at 148 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn.
The food court area at Ocean Keys features a kids play area. The simple beach themed play area has 4 structures to play on including a large sandcastle bucket to walk through, and a gigantic shovel. You can sit just behind the ocean feature wall to watch your little ones and enjoy a coffee and something to eat from the food court.
Find Ocean Keys Shopping Centre at 36 Ocean Keys Boulevard, Clarkson.
Banksia Grove Shopping Centre
Found next to the Coffee Club, this compact but full of fun playground includes colourful climbing crates and a twisty, see-through slide. As well as this, there are cute wooden farmyard animals and musical instruments too. Read more about the play area here.
Find Banksia Grove Shopping Centre at 1001 Joondalup Drive, Banksia Grove.
The new DFO near Perth Airport is Perth’s newest premium outlet shopping destination with a mix of fashion, lifestyle, children’s and homeware retailers. The centre also offers a brilliant sky-themed kids playground, which feature clouds and planes. It’s great for young children, with soft fall as well as being fully fenced and gated. The parent room facilities y the best in Perth too! Read more about the play area here.
Find the Perth DFO at 11 High St, Perth Airport.
Belmont Forum’s cute as a button playground is found outside the fresh food precinct. Featuring a fort, nature play area and wooden teepee. Kids will love to take a break from shopping for a little imaginative play here. Just inside the door there’s plenty of food and coffee options. Look out for Belmont Forum’s fun school holiday activities too. Read more in the Buggybuddys review.
Find Belmont Forum at 227 Belmont Ave, Cloverdale.
Do you need to do your grocery shopping? Do the kids need a play? Combine them both at Forrestfield Forum. The Junction is a community space at Forrestfield Forum and includes a nature playground and alfresco area. Read more on the play area here.
Find Forrestfield Forum at 20 Strelitzia Avenue, Forrestfield.
Many of the major Shopping Centres in Perth are currently undergoing big redevelopments. Watch this space for more exciting kid friendly features, that are coming soon to your local shopping centre!
Have we missed a playground at any Shopping Centres in Perth? Let us know in the comments below.
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