Five free ideas for fun in the City of Swan

Published on 25 January 2017


There's plenty to do in the City! Here are a handful of places you might like to visit.







Picnic and play at Woodbridge Riverside Park

Woodbridge Riverside Park, First Avenue, Woodbridge

Not only does Woodbridge Riverside Park have an amazing picnic area beside the Swan River, it also boasts one of Perth’s coolest playgrounds. The adventure playground has a flying fox, tunnels, nature play and equipment for less-abled people. There are loads of native plants and all sorts of signs to keep curious minds entertained. A must-see park this summer.


stirlingsquare_800px_1.jpg History tour through Stirling Square

Stirling Square, Meadow Street, Guildford

Take a walk through time by taking the self-guided walking tour of Stirling Square in Guildford. Surrounded by shady gum trees and heritage buildings, the trail outlines the history of Guildford from its origin as an Aboriginal meeting place to its development as one of the Swan River Colony’s first settlements. The lush lawns are the perfect spot for a picnic and a short stroll from Guildford’s pubs and eateries.


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Middle Swan Reserve, Middle Swan Road, Middle Swan

Middle Swan Reserve is one of the most popular parks in the City of Swan. Located in a picturesque riverside location, the park has amenities like picnic tables, barbeques and toilets to accommodate a true Aussie get-together. There’s also wheelchair access and a new pontoon for launching canoes and kayaks for a paddle on the Swan River.


Explore Whiteman Park, Whiteman

Whiteman Park - Entry from Beechboro Road or Lord Street, Whiteman

There’s about 4000 hectares of bushland reserve, parkland and playground to explore at Whiteman Park. Whether you want to check out the many walk trails or have a more relaxed barbecue, Whiteman Park has something to satisfy all tastes. There are also vast picnic grounds surrounded by beautiful, natural bushland, playgrounds, bushwalk trails, vintage train and tram rides, the Tractor and Motor Museums of WA, a craft village, Dog Park, Children’s Forest and more.


Cool off at Rainbow Waters Playground

Rainbow Waters Playground, Library Place, Ellenbrook

Rainbow Waters is one of Perth’s biggest outdoor water parks. The playground features arched fountains, water cannons and ample space to splash around. It’s open seven days a week in the warmer months from 9am to 7pm. There are also four electric barbecues, various shelters, picnic tables and change room facilities. Best of all, the playground is free to the public! So come on down and have a great day out at the Rainbow Waters.


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