Things to do with Teenagers in Perth that Aren’t Lame!

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Have you been searching high and low looking for things to do with teenagers in Perth? Stop the googling and take a look at the epic activities for teens (including school holiday activities for teens) I have pulled together for you.

Perth is a beautiful city that is lucky enough to be situated on stunning beaches, however your teen may not want to spend every moment at the beach! Don’t worry, I have found a heap of fun activities for teenagers that are both indoor and outdoor and definitely aren’t lame. There are so many fun activities for teens that they will never really have an excuse to tell you they are bored.

Take a look at my list of the best teens activities and fun things for teens to do in Perth so that you can get back to the million other things I know you have to do as a parent. I think you will find it filled with things to do when bored for teens. Use it to make your life easier and make your teens so much happier.

Fun activities for teenagers

In this article I have divided up this list of things to do with teenagers into sections to help you find the most suitable teens activities:

10 Outdoor activities for teens in Perth

If you are want your teen to spend more time outdoors, then look no further than the list of outdoor activities for teens I have compiled. Perth is spoiled for fun activities for teens. From activities to wear them out to relaxing days exploring what the city has to offer, I have listed my ideas and you are sure to find something that will make your fussy teen happy, including free teen activities in Perth!

Climb Zone

Climb Zone Perth for teenagers

High ropes, low ropes and a climbing tower are all on offer at Climb Zone. If your teen is brave enough, they can experience the thrill and freedom of defying gravity on the high ropes course, which includes a 50m flying fox. This is an excellent group activity for teens as they work together and help each other complete the course.

Take a look at which Climb Zone adventure is right for you.

Rottnest Island

Rottnest-island - have fun with a quokka these school holidays

You really can’t see Perth without experiencing Rottnest Island. Teens will love spending a day on a bike and riding around the island. They will love even more getting a selfie with a smiley quokka! Located just off the coast and accessible by ferry, this island is a fun day out and great thing to do with teenage kids.

Find out all about Rottnest Island.

Grab your tickets here. or you can do this tour from Perth with ferry tickets here.

Matagarup Zip+Climb


Take a 314-step trek up the Matagarup bridge’s main arch, ascending 72 metres to the ‘skyview’ platform. The average gradient of the climb is 45 degrees and to reach the top, you will be required to climb, crawl, shimmy and squeeze through some very tight spaces. You can choose from the Express Zip, the Zip+Climb or the Climb only.

Find out more here.

Perth Zoo

Need to occupy a full day? Perth Zoo is the place to go. With over 40 acres of animals and plants, you will need the day to enjoy it! If your teens loves animals, there are a range of programs run over the holidays letting them help care for the animals and get up close to learn about them.

Read up on the Perth Zoo here.

Perth’s Outback Splash

Perth’s Outback Splash is more than just a waterpark. It has year round activities including mazes, minigolf, a playground and animals! If you want to cool off, head to Splash Island where you will find 6 super cool water slides, tipping buckets, spray cannons and much more. This is a fun summer activity for teenagers.

Plan your adventure here.

Adventure World

If you have a thrill seeker in the family, bring them to Adventure World. With rides like the Goliath (a massive pendulum swing), the Abyss (Perth’s only rollercoaster) and Rocky Mountain Rapids (a bumpy white water adventure) they will walk away satisfied. Adventure World is definitely a cool thing for teens to do…. but sadly closes for winter. Adventure World reopens for the season in late September.

Take a look at all the thrilling rides on offer.

Surf lessons

Surfing is a sure fire way to elevate your teen’s level of coolness and is a fun things to do in the summer for teens. Plus, it is great way to improve their fitness, strength and confidence. Go Surf Perth offers two locations so as to make the most of the summer surf breaks and winter surf breaks.

Read up on booking lessons.

Optus Stadium

Are the teenagers bored of everything? Take them through Australia’s newest and most advanced sporting stadium for a behind the scenes tour. Home to many sporting legends and massive music concerts, if you have an AFL, rugby or music fan, then this tour is a must.  

Click here for Optus Stadium. 

Grab your tickets here.

Perth Wake Park

Bring your teens to the only cable wake board park in Western Australia for the ultimate day out. The park has a full sized cable, as well as 2 beginner specific cables for those who are new to the sport. Spend an hour or a day here (we know which your teen will pick!) and enjoy a day outdoors. This is a great summer holiday activity for teenagers.

Check out the park online.

Mega Fast Karts

Still looking for things for teens to do? Grab your teen and their friends and head to one of 2 Mega Fast Karts locations in Perth to get racing. Various race types and lengths of sessions can be booked, so there really is something for everyone. This is a fun activity for young adults and trust us, you won’t have a bored teen at this venue!

Take a look at their website.

Explore Fremantle

Almost run out of ideas of things for bored teens to do? Take them to explore Fremantle. Just outside Perth is the historic city of Fremantle, home to markets, restaurants, beaches and more. The streets of Fremantle buzz with energy and excitement and are definitely worthy of a day trip.

Read about Fremantle here. 

Why not explore Fremantle on the hop-on-off tram!

10 Indoor activities for teens in Perth

Although there are lots of fun things to do with teenagers indoors, I know the ones they WON’T think are lame. Take a look at the indoor activities for teens in Perth I have for you. My list of fun things to do with teenagers ranges from axe throwing to indoor sky diving and also includes a heaps of fun things to do for teenagers at night.


Try something completely different with your teen and have a go at axe throwing! Challenge yourselves and release your inner warrior at this unique activity. If you have never done it before, don’t worry, the axe-perts will show you how it’s done and they make sure you have an amazing axe-perience!

Take a look at Maniax online.

Latitude now Bounce


Still looking for activities to do with teenagers? Then let them bounce, climb, skate or play the day away at Latitude. This action packed activity centre has something all abilities. Dodgeball, rock climbing, trampolining and basketball are just some of the options available. A great way to burn off any additional energy .Grab a group of friends and have a blast at this giant aerial playground.

Find out more here.

Adrenaline Vault

Are the teens climbing the walls with boredom? Get them climbing something else at Adrenaline Vault. Climbing and bouldering is available for all ages and skill levels and all climbers are harnessed for safety. A great way to build confidence and get your adrenaline pumping.

Check the Adrenalin website for more info.

Glowing Rooms

Glowing Rooms - Perth

Just five minutes south of Fremantle, with loads of free onsite parking, Glowing Rooms is designed to provide you with an unrivalled school holiday experience. Play through a Mini Golf course like no other, surrounded by intense colours, all in air-conditioned comfort. Whatever the weather, whatever your skill level, glow in the dark 3D Mini Golf is the perfect leisure activity for all ages.

As you travel through the course, explore space and the far-flung corners of the universe. Journey under the waves to a world inhabited by sea creatures. Wander past some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks and get up close and personal with some of your favourite superheroes!

They also have VR Escape Rooms – school holiday fun!

Visit their website here.


Teenagers at Bounce
My teenagers at Bounce

Imagine 50 trampolines all interconnected and you have Bounce. Have fun bouncing around in the free jump area, jump off a balcony onto a giant air bag or do a massive slam dunk from your trampoline! It’s also home to the Bounce X-Park obstacle course. There really is something for all teens at Bounce.

Check out the website here.

Flight Experience

Flight experience - 737
My son’s flight experience – Flying a 737

Take to the skies (almost!) with this ultimate flight experience. This is as close as it gets to operating a full-size passenger airliner. Step inside Australia’s state-of-the-art flight simulator experience. This will give your teen the ultimate Boeing 737 or F/A-18 experience as a pilot and is a fun thing to do with your teenage daughter or son. We loved this experience so much with my 15 year old son!

X Golf

X Gold Perth

If you are looking for different activities to do with your teenager, then try X Golf. X Golf is more than just a golf simulator. It is a golfing experience suitable for golf lovers and teens who are new to the game. Located just 10 minutes from the Perth CBD teens can experience the fun of golf without having to complain about walking an 18 hole golf course! Plus, it is a great way to learn a fun new skill.

Find out more about X Golf.


Ifly is great for teenagers

Get their heart pounding by doing some indoor skydiving! iFLY lets you re-enact the experience of a skydive from 12,000 feet from the safety of glass tunnel. A fun thing to do with friends for teens, especially because they can watch and take the ultimate Instagram photo!

Find out about iFLY here.

Zero Latency

Rainy day activities for teenagers don’t have to be boring – Zero Latency makes sure of it! Featuring 8 amazingly realistic games and the latest wireless virtual reality technology, teenagers can roam free through virtual universes. There is also a pinball and arcade area for those that are looking for something different. Zero Latency is truly one of the cool things for teens to do in Perth and a fun group activity for teenagers.

Click here to read up on Zero Latency.

Strike Bowling

Located on the rooftop of Westfield Carousel, Strike Bowling is not a normal bowling alley and has raised the bar when it comes to entertainment. Home to 10 bowling lanes, 4 karaoke rooms, 2 escape rooms and an amazing laser tag arena, Strike is full of activities for young adults!

Book a session at Strike Bowling here.

Escape Hunt Perth

Can you escape? Teens can take on any of the 7 escape rooms on offer and see if they are smart enough to escape in 60 minutes. Escape Hunt also offers 2 immersive citywide outdoor games which combine augmented reality and geo-location technology – so cool! This is a great thing to do with teenage friends and is a wonderful team building activity for teens.

Check out Escape Hunt online.

School holiday programs for teens in Perth

School holiday activities for teenagers can be hit and miss, that’s why I have done the hard work for you and found the best of the best. From arts and crafts for teens, winter activities for teenagers and things to do for teens at night I have a heap of activities that will make sure they are happy.

I know that juggling time is hard during the holidays, that’s why we have included half day, full day and multiple day holiday programs. Some are even good team building activities for teenagers (but don’t worry, they won’t even know it!). You can find a huge range of holiday activities and programs for teenagers in Perth here. 

There are literally SO many things to do that we couldn’t list them all. You can check them all out here, as well as buy your tickets.

10 fun things to do at home for teens

Things to do at home with teenagers

When your kids can’t get out and about, finding activities for teens at home can become a full time job. Because we know everyone is different, we have compiled a heap of entertaining and interesting activities, including art ideas for teens. This list of stuff to do for teens to do at home is about to elevate your level of parental coolness!

How to draw cool things drawing guide

Looking for art activities for teens? Learn to draw cool stuff with this awesome book ‘How to draw cool things’. It contains step-by-step instructions that will suit even a very beginner. Optical illusions, 3D letters, cartoons are just some of the things they can learn to draw.

Get your drawing guide here.

Be a rubber band engineer

Got teens that love to tinker? This book will teach them (step-by-step) to create their very own rubber band launchers and gadgets. You will never believe what they can make with just a rubber band and the ideas between the pages. Plus, it will keep them out of your hair!

Find out how here.

Get procrastibaking

Tired of looking for outside activities for teenagers? Then send them into the kitchen to have some fun. Not only will they love these recipes, but they will (hopefully!) end up with something delicious to show for it. Filled with 100 non-boring recipes, there is sure to be something they want to make.

Buy the book and get started.

Non boring board games

Put away the boring board games for teenagers and take a look at these. Challenging, creative, hilarious or even straight up ridiculous, these games will have them putting down their devices and actually enjoying themselves. It even includes some team building games for teens.

Get playing with these board games.

Learn how to ride a hoverboard

If they want to impress, encourage your kids to learn how to ride a hoverboard. Imagine showing up to school or sport on one of these. It even has built in speakers, so they don’t even have to turn off their music to ride. Ride into the future on one of these hoverboards.

Purchase a hoverboard here.

An escape room in a book

Get involved in a mystery without even leaving the comfort of home with this unique book. With just 60 minutes to escape from a labyrinth, you must take on the challenges, solve mysteries and clues to finish the book. Perfect to entertain teens that love to read or those that love a good mystery.

Find out if you can escape.

Put your time to good use

With a lot of time to kill during school holidays, reading any of these books is a great way for teens to learn how to put their time to good use. This selection includes books on becoming more efficient, techniques to increase their level of happiness and even confidence building books like ‘What’s my super power’. Perfect for those that are looking to learn more about themselves or just read a good book on a rainy day.

Check out this selection of books on highly effective teens.

Master a remote controlled car

Take a look at this selection of the latest, greatest and quirkiest of remote control cars and vehicles. Racing cars, 4WD’s, mini coopers and heavy machinery vehicles are just some of the vehicles you can control. You can even build your own from Lego! Some can even be used on grass so your teen can take them (and themselves!) outside for a bit.

Choose your vehicle here.

Fun things to do when stuck at home

Finding fun things for teens to do at home doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, this book makes it easy and interesting in a quirky way. This book is full of things for teens to do when bored.

Read up on things for teens to do here.

Fly a drone

What could be cooler than spending a day flying a drone! Teens will love getting off the couch to spend time in the backyard when they have a drone to play with. From a basic model to something much more sophisticated (some with handheld screens), teens will be sure to find a drone that is cool enough for them.

Purchase a drone here.

Fun activities in Perth at night with kids

We have a whole article dedicated to things to do in Perth at night have have broken the list into toddler, younger kids and teens to help you plan your school holidays.

Fun activities for teens in Perth

While it can be almost impossible to find things to do for teens that they will 100% love, we think our activities for teenagers to do is pretty impressive, and not at all lame! Try it out with your teenager and let us know what they think. We are quietly confident!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of school teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, an expert Queensland publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children including things to do with them over the school holidays. Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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