TOP 20 Things to do in Mandurah for EASTER School Holidays

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It’s time for some family fun with our HOT LIST of activities for the Easter autumn school holidays in Mandurah! Less than an hour from Perth, a day trip or short stay in Mandurah is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained. Our local experts have handpicked the TOP 20 activities that will make your school holidays in Mandurah unforgettable. From free and budget-friendly options, to giant adventures, our Mandurah HOT LIST has something for everyone. So, get ready to dive into the ultimate school holiday activities and create cherished family memories. Read on to discover the best things to do in Mandurah this Autumn!

Dolphin spotting on board a Dolphin Cruise & Views’ tour with Mandurah Cruises

1. Captain A DOLPHIN CRUISE

Ahoy, mateys! Get ready to embark on a 1-hour canal adventure cruise, where your little ones can become the captains of their own ship! Hop on board Mandurah Cruises’ Dolphin Cruise & Views’ tour to explore the stunning waterways of Mandurah. The kids will have a blast meeting Mandurah’s playful dolphins ~ sightings are guaranteed or cruise again for free. There’s lots of nautical fun on deck, with a lifelike engine room, marine controls, captain’s wheel, boat bell, giant binoculars and more. Our double-storey ferry has enclosed cabins and open viewing platform ~ perfect for exploring in Autumn!  Kids Cruise for only $5 when booking a Family Pass.

2. gIANT TREASURE HUNT

Discover Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah! Hidden around Mandurah, there are 5 larger-than-life wooden sculptures to be found. Start your Giant adventure at the Mandurah Visitor Centre, where you can collect a Travellers’ Companion Guide and map with step-by-step instructions. Little explorers love cracking the clues, learning about nature, climbing, and getting epic photos with this FREE interactive exhibition.

Giants of Mandurah ~ photo by Perth Mum Adventures

3. EASTER SPECIAL EVENTS

Hop into Easter with these egg-cellent family events…

Rotary Duck Race & Family Fun Day ~ Saturday, 30th March
Head to the Eastern Foreshore for a day of fun family activities, market stalls, music & entertainment and of course the famous Rotary Duck Race, which takes place mid-afternoon.

Easter Extravaganza at Caraholly Orchard ~ Saturday 30th March
Caraholly Orchard (Dwellingup) are hosting a day full of Easter themed fun for the family. There’ll be egg hunts, animal petting farm, fruit picking, market stalls, food trucks and more.

King Carnival Giant Easter Egg Hunt ~ Sunday 31st March
Enjoy all the fun of the fair with WA’s biggest Easter egg hunt ~ there’s thousands of eggs to be won, unlimited rides and mini golf, baby farm animals, face painting, balloon twisting, games with prizes and live entertainment.

Rotary Duck Race & Family Fun Day

4. playground adventures

Check out the fun family spaces on the Western Foreshore, including Mandurah’s new Playscape Adventure Park, the Koolaanga Waabiny Playground. Located right on the waterfront, it features swings, slides, monkey bars and even a 12-metre high-climbing lookout tower. There’s an awesome skatepark connected too, with three different zones, suitable for all levels from beginners to pros. Have a game of Disc Golf at the adjacent Hall Park ~ a FREE nine-basket fun course that sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Two other 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!

Adventurescape in South Yunderup ~ only 20 minutes from Mandurah, will keep the kids occupied for hours too. This farm themed playground features a 35m flying fox, giant pig cubby house, 9m tall climbing windmill tower and slide, fence maze, swings, fibreglass animal sculptures and more.

Koolaanga Waabiny Playground ~ photo courtesy of Visit Mandurah

5. new-release family movies

Watch one of the new-release family school holiday movies at Reading Cinemas Mandurah. Three great new titles are Kung Fu Panda 4, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.

6. flip out fun

Hold your breath for some gravity-defying fun at Flip Out Mandurah. Kids (and kids at heart) will be bouncing, back-flipping, cannon-balling into foam pits, and much more. As well as a main trampoline arena, Flip Out is equipped with a massive parkour arena, ninja warrior course and battle beam zone.

Flip Out Mandurah

7. free library activities

Head to Mandurah, Falcon or Lakelands Library for a great program of FREE and low cost school holiday activities. Kids can create their own joke book and learn how to draw a superhero with a Disney Studios cartoonist ~ Mark Guthrie, let their imagination run wild making 3D wooden animals, collage creating, sewing and other crafty workshops, or cook up a storm at the Junior Kitchen Workshop.

8. indoor rock climbing

Let the kids literally 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 classes, ninja classes and outdoor adventure camps.

Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing

9. ROLLER DISCO & FUN FITNESS

There’s plenty happening at the Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre these holidays. Kids get your skates on for the Roller Disco on Tuesday 12th April, or burn off some energy with Zumba classes, archery skirmish, bubble soccer and more!

10. TRAIN ADVENTURE

All aboard the Mandurah Tourist Fun Train Company. Choose from the “Mini Toot” that runs along Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore or the “Big Toot”, which 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!

Mandurah Tourist Fun Train Company

11. E-Bike or Scooter ride

Explore and be active with the kids on a bike ride. There’s excellent cycle paths in the city centre or venture along the coast and you may even spot one of the Giants of Mandurah. You can hire an E-Bike or E-Scooter from The Bike Kiosk from as little as $15. It is conveniently located next to the Mandurah Visitor Centre, directly opposite Mandurah Cruises.

12. catch A CRAB

It’s the best time of year to try your hand at catching a blue swimmer crab! Pop in and see Mandurah’s friendly local fishing experts at Tackle Word Miami to get a scoop net and gauge, then walk in the shallows of the Peel Inlet or Harvey Estuary spotting, scooping and measuring crabs. Some of the locals favourite spots for scooping are Coodanup, Novara or Dawesville Foreshores. Don’t forget your booties (or old shoes) to protect your toes and bucket to put the crabs in. If you prefer to stay dry, then dropping crab net/s with bait off a public jetty in Mandurah is the best option for you.

And if you don’t catch anything, there’s always WA’s No.1 fish & chips at Cicerello’s, conveniently located on the Mandurah Eastern Foreshore for lunch and dinner.

Crabbing in Mandurah ~ photo courtesy of Visit Mandurah

13. inflatable world

Bounce on in to Inflatable World Mandurah. It’s one of the biggest Indoor Inflatable Playgrounds in Australia and is all about having fun. Warning ~ the kids won’t want to leave!

14. sweet indulgence

Looking for a sweet treat? Indulge in some chocolatey goodness from San Churro Mandurah. Present your Mandurah Cruises’ Dolphin Cruise & Views ticket to take advantage of a ‘Buy 1 Churros, Get 1 FREE‘ special offer. Or if icecream is more to your liking, head into Simmo’s Ice Creamery. There are over 39 flavours of ice cream to choose from every day, other scrumptious sweets.

San Churro Mandurah

15. bmx biking

Mandurah has some of the latest and greatest BMX pump tracks. So, if the kids are after a bit of adventure on their bikes, check out the Mandurah BMX Track, McLennan Park (Madora Bay) Pump Track, Falcon Skate Park and pump track, and Lavender Gardens Reserve (Halls Head) pump track. They are all FREE to race around on and open every day.

16. art trails

Make family photos a fun adventure with Mandurah’s awesome Insta public art trail, featuring marine wildlife 3D art pavement paintings, a floral swing mural, giant lobster, crab and dolphins, heart frame and more.

Mandurah 3D Marine Art ~ photo by Perth Mum Adventures

17. FAMILY POTTERY WORKSHOP

Get muddy making imaginative lolly jars, in a 2-hour family pottery workshop with Two Muddy Men ~ 5th & 12th April. Then visit the Whizz Pop Candy Shop on the Mandurah Foreshore, with lollies of all sorts to fill your lolly jar.

18. RANGER RED’S ZOO

Enjoy a unique, hands-on experience at Ranger Red’s Zoo, with animals you can feed and touch. Hand-feed kangaroos, sheep, deer, goats and emus. Hold a snake, koala and wombat. Or walk through an open aviary to see 100+ species of birds and animals. There’s also a fun ‘Junior Zookeeper 4 A Day’ program.

Ranger Red’s Zoo

19. AMAZE MINIATURE PARK

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.

20. TREES ADVENTURES

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.

Trees Adventure in Dwellingup

… get ready to dive into the ultimate school holiday activities and create cherished family memories in Mandurah.

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