School Holiday Fun I Mandurah & the Peel Region

School Holiday Fun for All

With coast, forest and urban adventures on offer in the Peel Region it is the perfect family getaway for days out and extended trips these school holidays. With fast and easy access from Perth you’ll be there before you hear “Are We There Yet?” and spend more time actually enjoying your holiday. 

OUR TOP TIPS FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

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HEART OF WONDERLAND

Mandurah Forum, 2 to 14 July, 10am to 2pm

Experience Wonderland these school holidays at Mandurah Forum! Get lost in a 'never been seen before' magical land full of giant teapots, mad hatters and fantasy. Step into the immersive world including interactive face painting, games, roaming characters and challenges set to test the mind! And be sure to look out for the Wonderland Queen, Mad Hatter and Pirate!  Click here for more details.

 

MANDURAH WINTER WONDERLAND

Mandurah Foreshore, 7 to 29 July

The Foreshore will be alive with a blizzard of fun including outdoor ice-skating, winter activities and warm business specials. Come dressed for winter and we'll provide the skates! Hang out in the cosy cabin bar and unwind with some mulled wine and great local eats. Winter wonderland supports the amazing surrounding local businesses and will include family friendly activities within the streets. Click here for more details.

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GET THE KIDS LOST

Amaze Miniature Park has a hedge and circular maze and extensively landscaped gardens to explore. Take a self-guided tour to past the ornamental lake and miniature steam and diesel trains, canals, locks and barges to the town of Abington, the oldest continually inhabited town in England. After strolling through the garden, treat yourself to an Ice cream, cold refreshment or coffee from the kiosk.

 

CUDDLE A KOALA AT COHUNU KOALA PARK

Get up close to Australia’s favourite animal at the Cohunu Koala Park. Have a cuddle of these loveable, furry friends and go gaga over the adorable baby koalas. There are over 15 koalas in the colony plus native wildlife roaming free through the park available for you to hand feed.

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BURN SOME ENERGY

South Yunderup’s Adventurescape, is a giant adventure playground and a place for the entire family. Your kids will enjoy climbing atop a 9 metre windmill tower, zipping on a flying fox or playing with Pickles the Pig. Quarry Adventure Park in Meadow Springs has something for all ages with bbqs, viewing platforms, toddler and adventure playgrounds, bike paths and a grass area to kick the footy. Mandurah’s King Carnival boasts 18-hole mini golf, rides, trampolines, arcade games and water slides. Chipmunks is an indoor play centre catering for ages 0-11and also a café for grownups. Or everyone can enjoy inflatable fun at the indoor Inflatable World.

 

HAVE A WHEELY GOOD TIME

Explore and be active with the kids on bike ride. In Mandurah there are excellent cycle paths along the coast and Mandurah Foreshore, around Peel Inlet and into Dolphin Marina. There are many places to stop for a drink or bite to eat along the way too. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire, with cycle guide maps also provided. If you want to go bush, the Marrinup Cycle Trail on the outskirts of Dwellingup is a family friendly cross country loop travelling through Jarrah forest. Or explore Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup, on mountain bikes with Dwellingup Adventures. 

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BE A ZOOKEEPER 4 A DAY

Wildlife enthusiasts can be a professional zookeeper for a day at the Peel Zoo and experience first-hand handling and feeding the animals. They will learn how over 100 species of birds and animals are cared for and get up close to Tasmanian Devils, koalas, kangaroos, snakes, ferrets, lizards, kangaroos and a variety of bird species.

 

GO DOLPHIN SPOTTING

Did you know that the Peel Region is home to one of Australia’s healthiest dolphin populations, with three separate “families” or pods calling Mandurah waterways home? You can experience these playful creatures up close on a dolphin cruise. Who in the family will be the first to spot them?

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GET CREATIVE

At 3 Hearts Ceramics & Café you can create designs onto unique ceramic pieces, while enjoying coffee and treats. The perfect place to spend the afternoon with your little ones. The Mandurah Community Museum offers many exciting activities for the school holidays.

 

TAKE A TRAIN TRIP

If your children love trains, a train ride on Mandurah’s Mini Toot, the children’s sized Tourist Fun Train, or on board the Hotham Valley Tourist Train in Dwellingup will make for a fantastic day trip away from Perth. 

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SATISFY YOUR BORED TEENAGER

It’s the first day of the holidays and your teens are already saying they are bored? The Billy Dower Youth Centre has got you covered. With everything from movie sessions, bubble soccer, laser tag and even how to make coffee they will soon find something to do. Some of the activities are free. At Trees Adventure in Dwellingup, they can challenge themselves on West Australia’s first tree ropes course offering nine different levels and over 20 flying foxes. If they cannot get enough of climbing, head to Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre for some more action. They could also enjoy a round of Disc Golf at Mandurah’s Halls Park, a free and fun activity for the whole family. If your kids love skateboarding, they will enjoy the skate parks at Halls Park Mandurah and in Jarrahdale, Serpentine and Mundijong. Water maniacs can hire a kayak, paddle board, jet ski or try the extreme sports flyboarding. For more adrenaline fuelled fun, they could be one of the first to go on Mandurah Cruise’s brand new Spirit of Adventure high-speed vessel on the new Dolphin Adventure Cruise. Or take the whole family white water rafting with Dwellingup AdventuresAnimal lovers can enjoy a scenic trail ride at Waroona's Langford Hill Riding Farm, set in the beautiful Darling Ranges. It conducts riding lessons every second Saturday and week-long residential camps for children every school holidays. Langford Riding Farm has quiet and experienced horses and ponies to cater for all riders from the age of six upwards.  

 

FAMILY FRIENDLY DINING

There are plenty of family-friendly cafés and restaurants in the region, many with playgrounds, so the kids won't lose a minute of play time while you relax. If you choose one along Mandurah’s vibrant foreshore or Dolphin Marina you can also enjoy water views as you dine. The Golden Cloud Spur South African steak house, Decadent C’s Gourmet Chocolate Café and Cicerellos Mandurah seafood restaurant have great menu options. To find more things to do in Mandurah & the Peel Region explore www.visitpeel.com.au

 

City of Mandurah’s school holiday program

Young people in Mandurah are set to enjoy a range of fun activities as part of the City of Mandurah’s school holiday program, which kicks off on December 12.

Over 150 different activities are on offer for people aged from 0-25 years old during the six-week period. Some of the highlights during the holidays include the skill-building barista course, fun reading and writing activities at the libraries, macramé sessions, excursions and pool inflatable sessions at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

The City is committed to providing ways for young people to get involved in the community and express their creative talents and personalities, as supported by the City’s Youth Strategy 2014-2018.

To find out what’s on offer and to book a space, click here

 

                                 

 

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