Some days it seems that little kids get to have the best fun. But, we know that that’s just not true because we’ve rounded up some of Perth’s best activities for adults for days and nights of fun, fun and more fun.
Take a look below for all those times you want to hang with your crew and do more than just eat, drink and shoot the shit.
1. Shoot zombies at Ready Team One
If killing hordes of rotting-fleshed, crazed and hungry zombies with your crew doesn’t sound like a heap of fun, then fear not because Ready Team One—Australia’s only completely and utterly immersive virtual reality centre—has got a few other games for you and your mates to pick up guns and go at it in a virtual world.
You can even duke it out against each other in the ultimate player vs player tournament to see who comes out on top with the most headshots or save the planet from an alien invasion. It’s all thanks to Ready Team One’s exclusive virtual reality technology, Hollywood-style body tracking devices and in-house development, which is actually in Perth. That’s right, RTO is locally owned and locally developed.
Expect more virtual reality experiences to come with new games set to drop every six months from this local start-up making waves in the gaming world.Find out more about Ready Team One here.
📍Find Ready Team One at 1/255 Murray Street, Perth
2. Go retro at Palace Arcade
For those that loved hitting up Timezone when they were kids, Palace Arcade is for you. The retro gaming arcades, complete with pinball machines, Time Crisis and Daytona alongside a whole heap of other classics, also serve up 22-inch pizzas and slices (plus a heap of tasty sides to keep you fuelled), craft beers from breweries across the city and a top-notch cocktail selection.
Palace Arcade is nostalgic and it’s a great time, which is probably why there are now three venues in Perth where us old-er folk can relive and reminisce those good old days playing games that formed a huge part of our time in shopping centres as kids. There are also DJs on the decks and plenty of drink and food specials throughout the week and month. Their IG is the best place to find out what’s coming up.
📍 Find Palace Arcade at 84 Beaufort St Northbridge, 774 Albany Hwy Vic Park and 96 High St Fremantle
We’re all mature adults here and that means we can now pick up sharp and shiny objects and throw them at walls, right?
Admittedly, there is a certain knack to successful axe-throwing. You need to impart just the right amount of spin so that the blade strikes the bullseye first, which does require a fair bit of trial and error. It also means that there can be plenty of laughs as some of us fail miserably and plenty of wowzahs as others visualise the target and unleash the fury one throw at a time.
Lumberpunks Axe Throwing is right by a bunch of breweries in East Perth, so you’ll be able to grab a beer or a drink afterwards and talk about who did what, who did where and to stay away from Sally because she’s no slouch when it comes to hurling hatchets.Find out everything you need to know about axe throwing at Lumberpunks here.
📍Find Lumberpunks at 131 Kensington Street, East Perth
4. “It’s time to go home, ball”
We think mini golf is a (w)hole heap of fun, but Perth’s mini-golf venues have taken our beloved game up a level or three million. From Holey Moley’s pop-inspired whacky courses to mini-golfing in 3D, there’s fun to be had and anger to seeth as the ball you’re putting along thinks it’s too good for its home.
5. Senses overload at Archie Brothers
Archie Brothers in Karrinyup is pretty much a one-stop-shop for entertainment in Perth. They don’t have everything, but they’ve got most of it, from arcade games of both the modern and retro variety to bowling, thrill rides, bumper cars and virtual reality experiences as well.
It’s all circus-themed, amusement park and ’80s arcade joy. It’s free to enter and wander about, but grab yourself a card to play and you’ve got hours of pleasure in front of you.
The kitchen and bar will have you spoilt for choice as well, with panko-crumbed schnitty burgers, hickory-smoked brisket sandwiches, vegan Reubens and even ice-cream sandwiches for dessert. Cocktails and shakes to make you quake or buzz with sugar-highs abound to make sure you’re bouncing from one game to another.
📍You can find Archie Brothers Cirque Electric at 200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup