Have the best day ever in Mandurah for only $100 with these fun family-friendly activities!
A Family Day in Mandurah for only $100
A Family Day out in Mandurah on a Budget
Have the best day ever in Mandurah for only $100 with these fun family-friendly activities! Whether your family are looking for an outdoor adventure, are massive foodies or, you’re a bunch of beach bums – Mandurah is full of exciting activities to make your day out a memorable one.
From the morning to the evening, Mandurah has your entire day sorted with family-fun activities that will cost you $100 or less for the entire day! Having fun on your family holiday doesn’t need to be expensive. Here, we’ve picked out our favourite ideas to keep you and the kiddos entertained from breakfast to dinner.
Idea 1: Amaze-ing Adventure
Begin your morning with a stroll around the Peel Produce Market. Hosted every Saturday morning rain, hail or shine, pick up local produce, jams, cheeses and baked goods that will make for a delicious lunch later on. All goodies are made locally, meaning it’s all high quality, delicious and affordable.
Take your packed lunch and head on an adventure to Amaze Miniature Park! The park offers a Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) for $50, plus under 3 years old are FREE.
Admission to Amaze Miniature Park also includes unlimited mini golf, hedge maze, scale model trains, lego exhibition and playground offering hours of fun for the family. Enjoy the packed lunch at the beautiful picnic area at Amaze Miniature Park and soak up the quality time with your little ones.
Head back into town to explore the Instagram trail and 3D artworks. This is the perfect way to discover the city and appreciate its wonderful art and culture.
With Mandurah’s manybeautiful beaches, it’s essential that your family make time to visit the seaside. The hardest bit will be deciding which beach to go to – there’s simply so many to choose from! Falcon Bay, Town Beach, Pyramids Beach, Lido Beach and more. Rally the family together and visit some of the best beach spots in WA.
As dinner rolls around, pop by one of the great fish and chip shops in Mandurah. For an affordable seafood feast, we recommend Foreshore Fish & Chips, Halls Head Fish and Chips, Smiley Joe’s Fish and Chip Shop, Ginger Groper Blue Bay Fish & Chips, Sharky’s Fish & Chips… the options are endless.
I scream, you scream, we all scream – for ice cream! Make your kiddies jump for joy with a delicious scoop of ice cream from WA’s renowned Simmos ice cream or the local Cool Eats. The perfect way to finish off a fantastic day.
Whilst the parents can admire the stunning views on the 45 minute scenic cruise, the children will be entertained with the interactive pirates. For a family-deal of $75, it’s a bargain for the whole family. Just make sure you keep an eye out for the many Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins that play in Mandurah’s waterways.
Alternatively, the Mandurah Cruises’ Dolphin Cruise and Views offer an incredible and interactive water experience as you cruise the Mandurah canals and estuary and spot the wonderful dolphins splashing beside the boat. The kids will have a ball watching a western rock lobster catch demonstration and seeing this iconic creature up close. Mandurah Cruises’ offer a Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children or, 1 adult & 3 children) at $79 including dolphin guarantee.
After the cruise, book a spot for your family on Mandurah’s Little Toot train, which takes passengers on a fun journey along the Eastern Foreshore for only $25 for the whole family! The Tourist Fun Train never fails to excite the kids and impress the parents.
Take it easy after the day’s activities and find a spot to watch the sunset at aninsta-worthy location in Mandurah.
If you’re looking to update your family album or snap a picture to post on Instagram, Mandurah’s sunsets are guaranteed to deliver breathtaking backdrops. From the Mandurah Bridge to Stingray Point and The Lake Clifton Thrombolites – your family album will never look so good.
As bellies begin to growl for dinner, we recommend making use of the great BBQ spots.
You can find BBQ facilities at most reserves in Mandurah. Some of the best spots are the Eastern Foreshore Reserve, Dawesville Foreshore Reserve, Caterpillar Playground, Falcon Bay and Henry Sutton Grove. Grab some delicious snags from the local butcher and enjoy a sausage and bun on the grass.
Affordable family adventures
Who said family activities had to be costly? Not us!
Choose how much (or how little) you spend on your holiday without having to sacrifice on activities. Here in Mandurah, there’s plenty of free and affordable activities that will keep the kids entertained.
Experience the ultimate winter weekend in Mandurah with adventure, creativity, and relaxation for the whole family.
Winter Weekend in Mandurah
Being active this winter has never been so easy!
As the colder months settle in and winter takes hold, finding indoor winter activities for kids becomes a top priority for many families. If you’re looking for a destination that offers the perfect blend of adventure, creativity and relaxation, look no further than Mandurah.
Located just an hour’s drive south of Perth, Mandurah is a fantastic winter getaway that promises a memorable and fun-filled weekend for the whole family. Whilst many parents in Perth begin to wonder about what to do when it rains, for families in Mandurah – you’ll soon discover there’s endless sites, experiences and adventures awaiting you and your kids. In fact, the next time it rains, your family will be excited!
In this blog, we give you a complete guide to entertaining the family over a weekend. From food and drink to the main attractions – your winter weekend is sorted.
Day 1 – jump, play and make memories!
Begin your day with breakfast
The secret to a great day of fun activities begins with breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day and a good breakfast will give the family enough energy to take on the day’s activities
Mandurah boasts a wide variety of cafes offering all kinds of breakfast options to cater to your family’s preferences. Book a table at one of the many cosy cafes including Mataya Eatery, Frisky Deer, Coffee Cove or Nourishing The Soul. A special mention to Wood & Stone Cafe for their award-winning breakfast, receiving ‘Best Breakfast’ at the 2022 WA Gold Plate Awards.
There’s so many popular cafes to choose from in Mandurah, with each cafe offering warm and comfortable indoor seating. Sip on your warm beverages and enjoy each other’s company before making your way to the day’s next activity.
Now it’s time to play
With the family fueled with a good meal, it’s time to burn off breakfast with a visit to one of the many exciting indoor activity centres in Mandurah.
Inflatable World in Mandurah is a colourful inflatable playground for kids to bounce, jump and run amongst the safety of soft and squishy cushioning. Flip Out is a trampoline park with the floor covered with trampolines as well as ninja courses for the big and little kids. And, for the youngest members of the family (under 8 year-olds) the Giggle Zone provides a fun and engaging activity space with toys and courses designed specifically for development.
The Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre offers an exciting and adventurous indoor activity for kids. Shielded from the chilly weather, kids can scale artificial rock walls, enhancing their agility and strength while having a blast. Whether they’re beginners or seasoned climbers, the centre provides a safe and supervised environment for all skill levels. It’s a perfect way to keep the little ones entertained and active during the winter months in Mandurah.
The Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre is another great option for the family, offering activities for the whole family no matter the age. Choose to have a splash in the indoor leisure pool with the impressive kids’ water playground or relax in the wellness centre’s spa or sauna. With indoor heating, the family can pretend the weather is warm when the outside is cold.
No matter which experience you choose, each space offers an array of indoor activities for the kids to play. Plus, most centres have an indoor cafe for the parents to get their caffeine fix too. It’s a win-win for everyone.
Warm pastries for a cold day
Following the fun and active adventure, bellies will begin growling for lunch! This will give the perfect opportunity to visit one of the many delicious bakeries in Mandurah.
Stop by Miami Bakehouse,or ‘The Corner Bakehouse for a freshly baked pie or pastry that’s guaranteed to warm you up when the weather is cold. With plenty of options to choose from, the kids, teens and adults will be spoiled for choice!
Complete your day with the cinema
With a day spent out and about with the family, find relaxation in the comfort of Mandurah’s local Reading Cinemas.
When the weather turns cold and wet, the cinema provides a cosy sanctuary to enjoy the latest family films. With screenings available at various times throughout the evening, families can easily find a movie and showtime that suits the kid’s schedule.
After the film, everyone is sure to be happily exhausted, having shared laughter and memorable moments throughout the day and in front of the big screen. It’s the perfect way to complete day 1 of your winter weekend in Mandurah!
Day 2 – collaborate, get creative and eat cake!
Escape the rain
Once the kids have eaten breakfast and you’ve finished your coffee, take the family for an exciting adventure at the Escape Squad Mandurah. Located indoors, families can escape from the rain by heading to an escape room.
The Escape Squad is Mandurah’s premier escape rooms, with each room offering a unique challenge of puzzles that your group must solve together in order to find your way out of the room. With different themes and difficulty levels, the escape rooms are a great activity to engage the whole family.
Work together, enjoy the fun and celebrate solving the puzzles and connecting the clues to escape. It’s a great bonding experience for the family that gets the little and the big kids working together.
Coffee and cake
Celebrate the family’s teamwork with a slice of cake and a hot drink at one of the many inviting indoor cafes in Mandurah.
Whether it’s a smooth hot chocolate, a frothy babycino or a strong flat white – there’s a wide selection of cafes in Mandurah that know how to warm you up with a delicious brew.
For the coffee lovers, Harvey Grinds is renowned for their impressive display of coffee beans each with their own mouth watering flavour notes. Plus, they’ve got plenty of freshly made sandwiches, cakes and pastries to curb the kid’s hunger.
Find a table, enjoy your hot beverage and cherish the moment with the kids.
After indulging in a delightful coffee and cake, continue the day of exploration by visiting the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. The Arts Centre is a fantastic place for the whole family, offering a great variety of entertainment that caters to all ages.
Once inside, families can immerse themselves in the world of theatre, dance, and music, enjoying the performances that will stimulate everyone’s imaginations. The Arts Centre also provides a range of engaging programs and workshops specifically designed for children, offering hands-on experiences that nurture creativity.
To ensure you don’t miss out on the diverse array of activities available, be sure to check their website for what’s on before planning your visit.
Finish the day with a family dinner
Once you’ve completed your day of activities, the last thing you’ll want to do is to cook! Allow one of the many family-friendly restaurants in Mandurah to cook for you and your kids with a delicious and affordable feast.
Relax and unwind in the comfortable seating, appreciate the restaurant’s heating and cherish the conversations reminiscing about the weekend’s activities – a family dinner is the perfect way to complete your winter weekend’s activities.
Kid-Friendly Activities for a Winter Weekend in Mandurah
Next time the weather turns grey, choose one (or all!) of these fun, indoor and family-friendly activities in Mandurah. Who would have thought that entertaining the kids on a winter’s day would be so easy.
Mandurah’s indoor activity centres offer endless fun with bouncing trampolines, inflatable obstacle courses, and ninja courses. For a more relaxed experience, the local cinema showcases the latest family films, providing a cosy space to enjoy a light-hearted story on the big screen. And for those seeking a thrilling challenge, escape rooms offer an immersive experience where families can work together to solve puzzles and uncover mysteries.
Although the weather might be wet and miserable, Mandurah truly shines as a year-round destination, offering joy and excitement no matter the forecast. Next time it begins to rain, embrace the chilly weather and embark on a winter adventure in Mandurah. Enjoying quality family time is a breeze all year round.