Head to the Perth Hills town of Mundaring for a family day out! There’s lots to do in Mundaring with kids – from fantastic playgrounds, national parks, kid-friendly places to eat and more. Find it all in our ultimate guide to Mundaring with kids. See our guide to Mundaring with kids here…

Things To Do in Mundaring with Kids

John Forrest National Park

John Forrest

John Forrest National Park is a beautiful spot for a family picnic – it’s one of Australia’s oldest conservation areas and WA’s very first national park. Entry to the park is $12 per car. It’s a great place to spend the day bushwalking and older kids will love the 5km Swan View Tunnel walk too. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find John Forrest National Park at Park Road, Hovea


Lake Leschenaultia

Lake Leschenaultia is a fun place for a family day trip in the great outdoors – particularly in summer. The calm waters of the lake with sandy beaches make it the ideal spot for small children to paddle and play. You’ll also see lots of wildlife at the popular picnic spot, where there’s lots of bushwalk trails. A café and playground are also found at the lake. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find Lake Leschenaultia at 6082 Rosedale Rd, Chidlow.


Mundaring Weir

Mundaring Weir With Kids

There’s so much to do at Mundaring Weir with kids. From bushwalks, picnic spots, playgrounds, pubs and a museum, you can easily spend a few hours here. Grab an ice cream and walk across the dam wall. It’s not just a pretty dam, there’s a fascinating story behind it, which can be discovered at the restored No1 Pump House. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find Mundaring Weir at Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring.


Playgrounds in Mundaring

Sculpture Park

Mundaring Community Sculpture Park

The huge Sculpture Park has a big focus on nature play, with lots of rocks and logs to climb and walk across, rope bridges, swings and ladders – all surrounded by big trees. There’s also a big slide and a water play area. The sculptures all around the park encourage imaginative play. There is so much to explore and discover. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find The Sculpture Park at Jacoby Street, Mundaring.


Morgan John Morgan Reserve Train Park

Train Park Glen Forrest

In the heart of Glen Forrest you’ll find an absolute gem of a playground. The leafy spot is known locally as “The Train Park”. What really makes it unique is the life size replica train! Little train fanatics will love imaginative play on the locomotive, which also features two carriages. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find Morgan John Morgan Reserve Train Park at Hardey Road, Glen Forrest.


CY O’Connor Hub Playground

Mundaring Weir Playground

On the north side of the Mundaring Weir dam wall you’ll find a pipe themed playground and a tonne of nature play. The leafy spot is also popular for BBQs and picnics. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find CY O’Connor Hub Playground at Weir Village Road, Mundaring Weir.


Places to Eat in Mundaring With Kids

Mundaring Hotel

Mundaring Hotel, Mundaring

The Mundaring hotel is found in the heart of Mundaring, conveniently opposite the Sculpture Park. Sit outside by the kids’ playground. The outdoor seating overlooks the playground so if the weather is nice you can enjoy your drink / meal outside while the kids play. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find the Mundaring Hotel at the corner of Nichol and Jacoby Street, Mundaring.


Café Mojo

Family Friendly Breakfast Spots in Perth

The garden area of this quaint cafe has a corner set up for children to play. There’s a sand play area with a little kitchen and some cooking equipment, as well as stepping and balancing logs and a hidden fairy garden. The fresh, house made food is delicious too. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find Café Mojo at 16 Craig St, Mundaring.


Mundaring Weir Hotel

Mundaring Weir Hotel

A trip to the Mundaring Weir Hotel is always a good idea. The pub, which is over 110 years old, is just a two minute drive from the Mundaring Weir dam, and has a shady children’s playground. Sunday afternoons are a good time to visit, when there’s live music and their famous lamb spit roast from 3pm. Read more in our Buggybuddys review.

Find the Mundaring Weir Hotel at Lot 502 Hall Road, off Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring.


Parkerville Tavern

The Parky is perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. Its huge shady beer garden is ideal for the kids to play, roam and explore. There’s a huge shaded sandpit, play equipment and even some animals! The historic pub has a tasty menu too. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find the Parkerville Tavern at 6 Owen Road, Parkerville.


Mt Helena Tavern

Mount Helena Tavern, Mount Helena

The Mount Helena Tavern is just minutes from the centre of Mundaring. The pub is full of rustic charm and character. And good news – they welcome kids with open arms! Known locally as “The Mounties” the traditional Australian pub has a big grassy beer garden and play equipment for little ones. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find the Mount Helena Tavern at 900 Keane Street, Mount Helena.


Faraway Tree Cafe and Community Space

The Faraway Tree Cafe and Community Space, Glen Forrest

This quaint, vegetarian cafe is also a community centre space, available to groups and holds regular yoga sessions including “Mum and Bub” sessions. The play corner features a tee pee tent and a box of toys and books to keep little ones occupied while parents enjoy a peaceful coffee. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find the Faraway Tree Cafe and Community Space at 5/3 Railway Parade, Glen Forrest.


Wild Goose Café

Family Friendly Wineries in the Swan Valley and Perth Hills

The rustic Noble Falls Estate is located on the outskirts of Gidgegannup. The estate is home to a wine dungeon, soap factory and The Wild Goose Café. Dine in the stunning timber gallery or if you prefer, dine alfresco overlooking a rolling green lawn which kids can have a great time running around on. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find the Wild Goose Café at 2927 Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup.


Wild River Café

Wild River Cafe and Restaurant has an all-day brunch menu. Inside, there’s fresh flowers on each table and a vibrant mural. The kid’s menu items include egg on toast, Little Big (bacon, chipolata and egg on toast), pancake, chicken burger and pasta. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find Wild River Café at 2/7110 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring.


Suggested Itinerary

Start your day in Mundaring with a brunch at a café, followed by a play at the fantastic Sculpture Park. If it’s the second Sunday of the month, the Mundaring Markets will be on too. Then drive through the bush to a stunning national park and enjoy a bushwalk. Afterwards, put your feet up with a late lunch at a historic pub. What a day!

Have we missed your favourite place to go in Mundaring with Kids? Let us know in the comments below!

Find more information about Mundaring by visiting the Mundaring Visitor Centre tourism.com.au at 7225 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring.

Find more things to do in Perth with kids here.

About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own blog - The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life. The Chef's Wife LOVES to eat out in our beautiful city and discover new spots to dine. Amanda and Chef love tapas or something a little fancy for date night and with their son "Little Chef" in tow there's plenty of family friendly options too.

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