Margaret River Family Holiday Ideas

Located just a few hours from Perth and brimming with natural and man-made attractions, the Margaret River Region is a great Family Holiday destination. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a weekend escape or a longer break.  

There are so many elements that make Margaret River such a good place to take the family on your next holiday. We love how close it is to Perth, it means you won’t be stuck in the car for days on end, just a couple of hours and you will be there. Once you have arrived there is a huge of activities (free and paid) to keep the whole family busy and to wear out the kids.

Picking Fruit

Fruit Picking with Kids in the Margaret River Region, Image: Tourism WA

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Some of our favourite kid friendly activities are:

Busselton Jetty, open year-round it is a great place to take stroll and enjoy the sunshine or take the train. At 1.8km long it is the longest timber piled jetty in the southern hemisphere. At the end of the jetty there is a fantastic underwater observatory where you can view the marine life form 8m below the surface. Please note you need to book your entry to the observatory, entry includes travel via the train and a guide.

Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty Image: Tourism WA

Sunflowers Animal Farm & Farmstay, the whole family will love visiting the farm. Just 10 minutes from the heart of Margaret Ricer and you will be at the working farm, there is over 350 animals including; kangaroos, rabbits, guinea pigs, chicks, alpacas, dogs, pigs, cattle, llamas, emu, goats, chickens, ducks, ostrich, turkeys, sheep, guinea fowl, geese and horses. The kids can pat, feed and cuddle the beautiful animals.  Entry to the farm is $13.50 pp (on arrival) and buckets of feed cost $3. They also offer tractor rides between May and October. The tractor rides include a farm tour, racing toy boats down the stream and feeding the cattle and toasting marshmallows over a fire with a hot drink and snack. Be aware you will need to book your tractor ride. Why not stay? There is also 4 fully self contained farmstay accommodation units. It is the perfect place to base your family for your holiday – the 4 units can cater for up to 28 people.

Caves & lighthouses, take the family to see the wonder of the underground limestone caves or the heritage of the working Cape Leeuwin or Cape Naturalise Lighthouses. Guided and semi guided tours are available.

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Margaret River Region Image: Tourism WA

Forest Adventures, for a bit more excitement and exercise take the family to Forest adventures in Busselton. They have 6 ropes courses where you will take on over 65 activities, fly along zip lines, hang around in the trees, climb rope ladders and  have heaps for fun. Book your 2 hour forest adventure.

Margaret River Sculpture Park and Gallery, let the kids run around on a treasure hunt as you take in the beautiful giant sculptures carved from wood and stone.

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