TOP 30 Things to do in Mandurah – Spring School Holidays
Finding something to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays can be a challenge, so we’ve come up with a list of fun things to do in Mandurah these spring school holidays.
1. Join Mandurah Cruises for a 1 Hour Dolphin & Canal Cruise and spot our playful local dolphins. Spring School Holiday Offer: Kids Cruise FREE* – Book online using the promotional code: ‘SPRINGKIDS19’.
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2. Leap, hop or wriggle into the NEW Critters Conservation Centre in the Mandurah Forum. This interactive and educational experience allows kids and families top get up close and personal with some of Western Australia’s most fascinating flora and fauna.
3. Have gravity-defying fun at Flip Out Mandurah. The kids (and kids at heart) will be bouncing, back flipping, cannon-balling into foam pits and more. As well as their main trampoline arena, they have a massive parkour arena, ninja warrior course and battle beam zone.
5. Check out the great program of FREE school holiday activities at the Mandurah, Falcon and Lakelands libraries. There’s something for all ages with bracelet making, slime making, lego building and plenty of arts and crafts workshops.
6. Catch the Dolphin Shuttle around Mandurah for ONLY $20 adult & $15 child (under 3 are free). Hop on and off all day at 3 stops – Mandurah Foreshore, Dolphin Quay and Creery Wetlands. At the Creery wetlands stop you can explore the incredible wetlands spotting birdlife, reptiles, kangaroos, other wildlife and flora with Ways To Nature on an interactive guided walk. Then enjoy tea/coffee & cake or lunch at Nourishing the Soul Café.
7. Let the kids climb the walls at Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing. It’s suitable for all ages with no experience necessary and is a great challenge and confidence builder. They also offer trapeze and ninja classes!
8. Indulge in some sweet chocolatey treats from San Churro Mandurah – Show your Dolphin & Scenic Canal Cruise tickets to receive ‘Buy 1 Churros, Get 1 FREE‘!
9. Bounce on into Inflatable World Mandurah. It’s one of the biggest Indoor Inflatable Playgrounds in Australia and is all about having fun.
10. Take the family along to the Wetlands Weekender Festival (11th – 13th October) which celebrates the start of the migratory bird season. Events include: ‘The Flock’ – kids painting activity, ‘Race for the Red-necked Stint’ – treasure hunt, ‘Wonders of our Wetlands – Family Day’ where kids can learn to spot and identify birds, gaze through microscopes, join in Dudley dolphin fun activities and listen to noongar stories, ‘Pave the Way Clean Up Day’ – a feel good family event cleaning up Coodanup foreshore and having a FREE sausage sizzle.
11. Have a picnic lunch/dinner of fish & chips by the water at the Mandurah Eastern Foreshore or at Dolphin Quay in the Mandurah Ocean Marina where there’s plenty of play equipment for the kids, paths for them to ride their bikes and scooters and a great children’s swimming beach ‘The Lido’.
12. There’s plenty happening at the Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre – Take the kids to bounce and climb their way through the Pool Inflatable Course and to play in the heated kids water playground OR get your skates on for the Roller Disco taking place on the 12th October.
13. The Billy Dower Youth Centre has some awesome FREE workshops targeted at teens including gaming days, learn CPR, tie-dye workshop, movie making workshop, scooter training, boxing classes and more.
14. Visit King Carnival for a game off 18-hole mini golf, arcade games and rides galore.
15. All aboard “The Spirit of Mandurah” – Big Toot Tour with the Tourist Fun Train Company. It stops at 10 designated Stations around the City (from the Eastern Foreshore to the Mandurah Ocean Marina). You can hop on and off all day and kids are FREE!
16. Enjoy a game of Disc Golf at Hall Park on the Western Foreshore. It’s a FREE nine basket course and a fun game for the whole family. Then take the kids to the Mandurah Skatepark where they’ll have a blast racing around on their scooters, skateboards and bikes.
17. Have a go at fishing! Join in a 1/2 Day Fishing Clinic for Kids (28th-30th October) with Skills2Fish OR visit Tackle World Miami for fishing equipment/advice and head to one of the many great spots in Mandurah – jetties, rockwalls and beaches – to fish from OR hire a boat and head out in the Peel-Harvey Estuary. Don’t forget your Recreational Fishing Guide and to take your fishing line and rubbish home with you so it doesn’t end up in our waterways.
18. Explore Mandurah’s waterways at your own leisure by hiring a kayak or stand up paddle board from Kayaks-4-U. They supply all the equipment including life jackets and their friendly team are happy to give you a quick lesson on how to paddle before you set off on your adventure.
19. Two playgrounds that are a must visit in Mandurah these holidays are Quarry Park in Meadow Springs and Harbour Playground in Secret Harbour. They are huge, modern playgrounds that will keep the kids busy for hours! Both parks also have BBQ facilities, picnic shelters and paths to ride bikes and scooters.
20. Splash! the Festival of Dog – school holiday program at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, celebrates the unconditional love that we share with our dogs and other animals! There will be family fun events including Dogs Day Out Family Fun Day, Dog Sock Puppet/Sewing Workshop, Patrick the Pug Movie Screening, Pet Pawtraits drawing workshop, Picasso and His Dog theatre play.
21. Explore and be active with the kids on a bike ride. There’s excellent cycle paths in the city centre and along the coast OR head out to Dwellingup where you’ll find some great family mountain biking tracks including Marrinup Cycle Trail and Lane Poole Reserve.
22. Get the kids out exploring the natural world, enhancing their connection with nature. Ways to Nature run a great Homes & Habitats School Holiday Program in the samphire cove wetlands where kids learn about the weird and wonderful ways animals take shelter and stay safe in their bushland home and discover the important habitat features on which our wildlife depend.
Only a short drive from Mandurah…
22. Get lost at Mandurah Amaze Miniature Park! It features an extensive display of scale model miniature buildings and railways, a huge hedge maze, 12-hole mini golf course, playground and picnic area and incredible landscaped gardens.
23. Enjoy a unique, hands on experience at Peel Zoo where you can feed the animals, hold a snake, pat a kangaroo, tickle a ferret and more. There are over 100 species of birds and animals to encounter, including koalas, wombats, dingoes, exotic birds, reptiles and Tasmanian devils.
24. Visit WA’s best playground – Adventurescape South Yunderup! This farm themed playground will keep the kids occupied for hours with a 35m flying fox, giant pig cubby house, 9m tall climing windmill tower and slide, fence maze, swings, fibreglass animal sculptures and more. There are also BBQ facilities, picnic shelters and paths to ride bikes and scooters.
25. Don’t miss the Waroona Show on Saturday 12th October. Give your family a true country experience at Australia’s biggest one day country show. Packed full of entertainment, rides and activities for all!
26. Get climbing at Trees Adventure in Dwellingup. It will have all the family swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest with exciting and challenging obstacle courses, suitable for all ages.
27. Spring is the best time of year to jump on board Hotham Valley’s Steam Train which climbs Western Australia’s steepest and most spectacular section of railway, through the Darling Range or tour the beautiful Jarrah Forest from Dwellingup to Etmilyn on their historic Dwellingup Forest Train.
28. Visit Caraholly Orchard in Dwellingup. During the school holidays they are having some great family events on the farm featuring their amazing range of fresh fruit and vegetables, food trucks, animal feeding and more.
29. Sunset Horse Tours offer family friendly horse-riding experiences. Their 30-minute ride is designed for children aged between 3 -12 years old (or nervous / first time adult riders). They also offer kids own a horse for a day courses, 2 hour and 4 hour horse riding experiences and more.
30. Serpentine Falls in Serpentine National Park offers a great day out for the family. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy a hike and family time on the huge grassy picnic and play area. There have shaded picnic tables, gas barbeques and toilets onsite.
31. Get the kids off the screens and out into the environment with the great school holiday program at the Forest Discovery Centre in Dwellingup, featuring a night ramble spotlighting tour, woodwork workshops – lolly dispenser and ping pong shooter, billy tea & damper cooking and more. There’s also an activities zone, walk trails, tree top platform and more at the centre which is open every day.