TOP 30 Things to do in Mandurah During the Summer 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 summer school holidays.
1. Join Mandurah Cruises for a 1 Hour Dolphin & Canal Cruise and spot our playful local dolphins. Summer School Holiday Offer: Book Online & Save 20% using the promotional code: ‘ONLINE20’.
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. Splash, jump and slide into Just 4 Fun Aqua Park! Located on the Eastern Foreshore, this inflatable floating water park is fun for the whole family. At only $15 per person for 45 minutes it’s one of the best value summer activities in Mandurah!
5. 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.
6. Experience the magic of Christmas on a 1 Hour Christmas Lights Cruise with Mandurrah Cruises. Departing every night from 1st December to 5th January. This spectacular family event is not to be missed!
7. Ride a bicycle on water with Skyline Hydro Bikes. Suitable for all ages, you’ll have a blast pedaling around Mandjar Bay on the ultimate human powered watercraft – a hydrobike.
8. 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!
9. Mandurah’s has the best swimming spots for families! The Lido Beach at Keith homes reserve, Dolphin Quay is a calm, protected spot suitable for all ages and features great shaded areas, a pontoon, beach volleyball and an array of bars and cafes over looking it. Other protected beaches for families to enjoy a day at this summer include Henry Sutton Grove (Fairbridge bank), Town Beach (in front of Seashells Hotel), Doddies Beach (Halls Head) and Falcon Bay.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Learn how to fish these school holidays on Mandurah Cruises 2.5-Hour Family Fishing Day – Kids Cruise FREE! OR head to one of the many great spots in Mandurah – jetties, rockwalls and beaches – to fish from. 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.
13. 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‘!
14. 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.
15. Bounce on into Inflatable World Mandurah. It’s one of the biggest Indoor Inflatable Playgrounds in Australia and is all about having fun.
16. 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’.
17. Catch crabs in Mandurah on Mandurah Cruises 2 Hour Family Crabbing Tour where Kids Cruise FREE! Learn how to bait, catch, cook and eat Mandurah’s famous blue swimmer crabs with the expert crabbing team.
18. Head into Simmo’s Ice Creamery where there’s over 39 flavours of ice cream to choose from every day and great milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits, hot waffles, coffee & cake.
19. 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.
20. The Billy Dower Youth Centre has some awesome FREE workshops targeted at teens including a gaming day, tie-dye workshops, skateboarding workshops, lazer tag, barista skills, resume writing and interview skills, CPR courses and more.
21. Visit King Carnival for a game off 18-hole mini golf, arcade games and rides galore. They are open from 10am to 10pm over the summer school holidays.
22. 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.
23. 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!
24. 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.
25. If the kids are after a bit of adventure on their bikes then check out the Mandurah BMX Track – It’s free and open every day. Next to the track is Caterpillar Park which is the perfect playground for the younger ones, spread out across a big naturally shady and fenced space. There are also basketball courts, BBQ’s, undercover bench/tables and toilets on site.
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26. 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.
27. 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.
28. 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.
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 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, swim and family time on the huge grassy picnic and play area. There have shaded picnic tables, gas barbeques and toilets onsite.
31. 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. While in Dwellingup jump on board Hotham Valley’s historic Forest Train for a tour through the beautiful Jarrah Forest from Dwellingup to Etmilyn.
32. 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.
33. 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 fairy house making, pencil tin and dream catcher making, 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.
For more great school holiday adventures in Mandurah and the Peel region go to Visit Mandurah.