mandurah winter school holidays

TOP 30 Things to do in Mandurah – Winter 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 winter school holidays.

1. Join Mandurah Cruises for a 1 Hour Dolphin & Canal Cruise and spot our playful local dolphins. July School Holiday Offer: Kids Cruise FREE* – Book online using the promotional code: ‘JULYKIDS19’. 
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2. The Mandurah foreshore will be a blizzard of fun from 29th June to 21st July with Mandurah’s Winter Wonderland. There’s an indoor ice-skating rink, a snow tube slide, children’s inflatables, Mataya’s firepit café and Flic’s cosy cabin bar. Check out our Skate and Cruise Package it’s AMAZING value!

3. 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.

4. Watch one of the new release movies at Reading Cinemas Mandurah – Toy Story 4, Secret Life of Pets 2, The Lion King – or get the best of both worlds with our Cruise and Movie events.

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. Check out the great program of FREE school holiday activities at the Mandurah, Falcon and Lakelands libraries. There’s something for all ages with mosaic making, slime making, lego building and plenty of arts and crafts workshops.

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. Experience cool at the FREE Indoor Snow Park in the Mandurah Forum. Enjoy the magic of falling snow, make your own snow angels, take a snow selfie and more.

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 and paths for them to ride their bikes and scooters.

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 13th July.

13. The Billy Dower Youth Centre has some awesome FREE workshops targeted at teens including gaming days, cooking workshop, tie-dye workshop, DJ workshop, movie making workshop, 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.

17. Have a go at fishing! There are so 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. At 3 Hearts Ceramics & Café you can create designs onto unique ceramic pieces, while enjoying coffee and treats.

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. Let the kids stay and play all day at Chipmunks indoor playground Mandurah which is suitable for kids aged 0 – 11 years and features a café for parents to supervise from.

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.

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. 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.

26. Winter 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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 Animal Superpowers, Catapult Building, 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.