How to keep the kids entertained on a trip to Margaret River

Family getaways can be the best of fun. Exploring the surroundings, eating delicious food, sight-seeing amazing things whilst sharing all of this with your loved ones. However, when the kids are younger, it can often be a task settling their energetic minds. So, we’ve put together a list of fun activities for the kids (and you!).

If you’re going on a road trip from Perth-Margaret river, it’s nice to have some colouring in books or to play “I spy” or fun car games! Rather than leave them watching iPads or iPhones. Let them soak in the surroundings!

There is a huge range of things to do in Margaret River! From bike riding, hose riding, whale watching, surfing, exploring the caves, swimming at the beach and dining in one of the many child friendly wineries and breweries. Here’s a list of attractions and activities both you and the kids can enjoy.

1. A Maze’n Margaret River

9978 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285

The only hedge maze in Margaret River! Located on Bussell Highway, A Maze’n is complete with activities for all ages including the 3m high maze, botanical gardens, a café, jenga, giant chess and 18-hole mini golf! There is plenty of shade and seating to check out the beautiful gardens full of rare Western Australian Native Species, birds and butterflies. Their café, 5 Senses is the perfect place for coffee and cake. Tickets range from $14 for children and $22 for adults. Head to http://www.amazenmargaretriver.com.au/ for more info!

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2. The Horse Resort

1813 Osmington Rd, Margaret River WA 6285

Add some horsepower to your holiday! Where you’re young, old, experienced, a beginner or just want to watch, The Horse Resort has something for you. The horses are well trained and looked after to make your experiences as good as possible. The guides bring you an abundance of horsemanship knowledge and skill during your 2-hour tour around this beautiful part of WA. There is also an opportunity for coffee and snacks at their café. Check out

http://www.thehorseresort.com.au/ for more info!

3. Mammoth Cave

Caves Rd, Forest Grove WA 6286

Take the kids underground! During the self-guided tour through the cave, the kids will love to see the ancient fossil remains of long-extinct animals. Whilst listening to the audio tour through the headsets provided. You and the family are able to walk through the cave at your own pace, ending the tour with a walk through the Marri Forest. Prices range from adults $22 and kids $12.50. For more information, head to https://margaret-river-region-attractions.rezdy.com/126302/mammoth-cave-self-guided- audio-tour

4. Simmos Ice cream Factory

161 Commonage Rd, Quindalup WA 6281

Who doesn’t like ice cream?! Not only does Simmo’s have 60 delicious flavours to choose from, they also have huge parkland for you and the kids to have a run around on, mini gold and a few BBQ for you to make use of on the day. There’s also a coffee shop for mum and dad!

5. Grannys Pool

Davies Road, Augusta WA
Relax by the ocean without the scary waves at Grannys Pool! Naturally sheltered with a reef and rock outcrop, turning the ocean into a swimming pool! Perfect for the young ones and a great spot for a picnic with the kids. Best of all-it’s free!

6. Brookwood Estate
430 Treeton Road Cowaramup, WA

The family owned Brookwood Estate boasts phenomenal views of the vineyard with a relaxed welcoming settling. Brookwood Estate is perfect for kids with an indoor play area. So, unwind with a glass of wine and let the kids entertain themselves!

Here we have it. Don’t hold back on family getaways because of the kids! Pack them some snacks and away you go. Stay Margaret River have some great prices on family apartments too! Along with our playground, mini golf, swimming pool and restaurant, Stay Margaret river can make your family getaway that much easier. But where ever you stay, stay happy!

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