The Kids' Bridge

First we had the Elizabeth Quay Bridge, then Matagarup Bridge, and now we have a Rainbow Bridge! After 10 long years of planning and fundraising The Kids’ Bridge, also known as The Koolangka Bridge, which means children in Noongar at Perth Children’s Hospital opened on 4 August 2021.

The Kids' Bridge, Perth Children's Hospital

The 217 metres long brightly coloured rainbow bridge funded by The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation links Perth Children’s Hospital and Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre to Kings Park, providing hospital patients, staff and visitors much-needed respite and distraction from the rigours of medical treatment and some reprieve from the clinical environment.

The Kids' Bridge, Perth Children's Hospital

We didn’t even need the respite or distraction but being surrounded by the bright colours instantly made us feel happier! So I only imagine the good it would do for sick kids to be able to escape their hospital room and breathe in the fresh air and really get that sense of wellbeing.

The Kids' Bridge, Perth Children's Hospital

The Kids’ Bridge is even decked out with LED lighting and a sensor speaker system that plays everything from kookaburras laughing to the Fremantle Dockers theme song.

The Kids' Bridge, Perth Children's Hospital

Mr 4 and I loved checking out the Kid’s Bridge today, it is the perfect splash of colour our beautiful City needed ❤🧡💛💚💙💜

The Kids' Bridge, Perth Children's Hospital

The Kids’ Bridge

15 Hospital Ave, Nedlands

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About Kellie Elliott

Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 4 she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram at Perth Mum Adventures.

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