Things to do at Whiteman Park – Whiteman Park is not only home to many playgrounds, picnic spots and natural bushland, it’s also home to the biggest collection of transport heritage in Australia and many other things for the whole family to see and do. It’s one of the cheapest days out in Perth too. Here’s our guide to the best things to do in at Whiteman Park in the Swan Valley.
Explore the new Pia’s Place Playground
The enormous Pia’s Place Playground has been designed to allow every child the opportunity to play and explore in an inclusive nature-based play space. This state of the art playground definitely takes the meaning of all abilities to a whole new level. Children who don’t want to or can’t climb to the top of the 13m lighthouse slide can still enjoy the 360° views from the ground through TV screens. Located at Mussel Pool East. (opposite the dog park) Read the Buggybuddys review.
Get Close to The Animals at Caversham Wildlife Park
Caversham Wildlife Park offers visitors a chance to get up close and hands on with over 200 species of animals, birds and reptiles, many of which are native to Australia. It’s a great spot to take international visitors. The Farm Show gives you a true blue Aussie experience – watch sheep being sheared, crack a stock whip, milk a cow, bottle feed a lamb, meet a stockman on horseback, swing a billy and watch sheep dogs mustering the sheep. In the Kangaroo enclosure, you can hand feed the gorgeous marsupials. It’s a great day out for the whole family! Read the Buggybuddys review.
Splash About in the Water Playground
The free water play area at Whiteman Park is a top spot for the kids to cool off on a hot day. The water park is suitable for children aged 10 years and under. The paddling pool is 30cm deep and has fun water spouts that spray water! Soft-fall surrounds the pool for safety and there are shady shelters surrounding the area too. Read the Buggybuddys review.
Get Car-crazy at The Motor Museum of WA
The Motor Museum of Western Australia is home to one of Australia’s largest collections of motor vehicles and motoring history memorabilia. Little motoring buffs will love seeing the old cars. The exhibit changes from time to time, The exhibit changes from time to time, but you’ll see Holdens, American muscle cars, and motorbikes, you’ll even find Daniel Ricciardo’s F1 race car! Read the Buggybuddys review.
Ride on Bennett Brook Railway
Choo Choo! Hop on board the steam or diesel train and be taken for a journey on the Bennett Brook Railway through Whiteman Park’s banksia woodlands. It’s a fun ride for the whole family, especially little fans of Thomas the Tank Engine and Chuggington! Be sure to head to one of the Ashley and Friend’s family fun days too. Read the Buggybuddys review.
Discover the Village East Playground
The colourful Village East Playground has undergone a complete reconstruction (2019). The shaded equipment is easy for toddlers to navigate, while still being adventurous enough to keep older kids entertained. This playground can be found at The Village, next to the seasonal Water Playground. Read the Buggybuddys review.
Get Close to Nature at The Children’s Forest
The Children’s Forest is a community initiative aimed to teach children about revegetation and environment in Australia. This area of the park is fenced to keep it free from Kangaroos. Grab a list of “50 things to do in the Children’s Forest” from the Visitor Centre and explore huts, bridges, stepping stones, hidden animals and much more for kids to spy along the way and mark of their list. The forest is located between the village and mussel pool and entry is free. Read the Buggybuddys review.
Use Your Pedal Power at Pedal Play Go Carts
Pedal Play is an energetic and fun way to explore Whiteman Park. There’s a Pedal Play go-kart to suit every family. Let the kids pedal around in a single go kart or grab a family kart and take the little ones for a cruise around the park. You can pop a trailer on the back for your esky too! Pedal around mussel pool, the Children’s Forest, across bridges and anywhere kart will take you around 14kms of paths, stopping for a picnic or to discover lookouts and playgrounds along the way. Read the Buggybuddys review.
Play on The Village West Playground
The Village West Playground underwent a complete transformation with all new play equipment and shade sails in 2016. The fully fenced playground is a perfect park for sunny day with almost the entire park covered by shade. There are slides, swings, rope climbing frames as well as a few climbing walls and a balance rope bridge, making it fun for all ages. Read the Buggybuddys review.
Enjoy a Family Tram Ride
Take your family for a ride on the heritage tram ride, which is the only place in Western Australia that you ride a genuine vintage electric tram. The tram departs in the village and takes you around to mussel pool via the paddocks. It’s a great way to see Whiteman Park from a different perspective. Read the Buggybuddys review
Discover The Past at The Revolutions Transport Museum
Revolutions Transport Museum is an engaging exhibition that showcases the transport options that have been used across Western Australia over the many years from the early settlers to modern cars and busses. Kids of all ages will love exploring the museum – especially ones that have an obsession with wheels and tracks! Read the Buggybuddys review
Eat at The Village Cafe
The Village Café offers a range of dine in and take away food options – whether you need to grab a snack on the go, enjoy a weekend brunch or carvery. Even if you’re having a picnic, like a lot of families in Whiteman Park, that Village Café also sells Aussie BBQ packs that you can cook yourself on the park barbeques.
Watch the Tractor Parade
If your child is obsessed with machinery, they’ll love watching the monthly Tractor Parade, which features restored vintage tractors of WA’s agricultural past from the Tractor Museum of WA. It’s a great sight to see them tinkling, clanking and chugging their way through the Village Mall. The Tractor Parade takes place on the second Sunday of every month at 1pm. Read the Buggybuddys review
Play with your Pooch at the Whiteman Dog Park
Did you know there’s a Dog Park at Whiteman Park?! The fully fenced and grassed 2.5-hectare playground has a doggie obstacle course and plenty of natural shade from mature trees. There’s a separate enclosure for smaller dog breeds too. Read the Buggybuddys review.
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