Head to the Perth Hills town of Mundaring for a fun family day out in nature. 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. 

Things To Do in Mundaring with Kids

John Forrest National Park

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. It’s a great place to spend the day bushwalking, roo spotting and little kids will love the nature playground. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find John Forrest National Park at Park Road, Hovea

John Forrest National Park


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.

Lake Leschenaultia

Take a bike to pedal around the flat lake loop, pump track or on the MTB network of trails. A kiosk and playground are also found at the lake. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

Find Lake Leschenaultia at 6082 Rosedale Rd, Chidlow.


Mundaring Weir

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.

Mundaring Weir With Kids


Swan View Tunnel 

This spooky tunnel is said to be haunted and is great for exploring! Found at the eastern end of John Forrest National Park, it’s an easy walk from the Swan View carpark. See more in our review. 

John Forrest National Park


Railway Reserves Heritage Trail 

The Railway Reserves Heritage Trail, once a railway network that connected Mundaring to it’s villages is a whopping 41km loop! It’s easy to cut this into small, kid-friendly bites to ride or walk. You’ll see waterfalls, the Swan View Tunnel, wildlife and more, along the way. It’s also found conveniently near many pubs, and passes through John Forrest National park too. 


Playgrounds in Mundaring

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.

 Mundaring Community Sculpture Park


Morgan John Morgan Reserve Train Park

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.

Train Park Glen Forrest


CY O’Connor Hub Playground

On the north side of the Mundaring Weir dam wall you’ll find a pipe themed playground and a ton 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.

Mundaring Weir Playground


Places to Eat in Mundaring With Kids

Mundaring Hotel

The Mundaring hotel is found in the heart of Mundaring, conveniently opposite the Sculpture Park. The outdoor seating overlooks the playground, so if the weather is fine you can enjoy your meal outside while the kids play. Happy days! Read the Buggybuddys review here.

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


Café Mojo

The garden area of this quirky cafe has a corner set up for children to play. There’s a sand play area with a little kitchen, 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.

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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. Read more in our Buggybuddys review.

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

Mundaring Weir Hotel


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 green tractor, shaded sandpit, cubby 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.

The Parkerville Tavern


Mt Helena Tavern

The Mount Helena Tavern is just minutes from Mundaring, and close to Lake Lesch. 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 a super fun train playground for little ones. Read the Buggybuddys review here.

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


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 a Saturday morning, the Mundaring Garden and Farmers Markets will be on there. Then drive through the bush to a stunning national park or Lake Lesch and enjoy a bushwalk. Afterwards, put your feet up with a late lunch at a historic hills 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.


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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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