TOP 20 Things to do in Mandurah for Winter School Holidays
hot list of family HOLIDAY IDEAS
It’s time to warm up with our HOT LIST of family fun for the Winter 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 Winter!
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, heated cabins and open viewing platform ~ perfect for exploring in Winter! Kids Cruise for only $2.50 when booking a Family Pass.
Mandurah’s Winter Wonderland is back! The Mandurah foreshore is a blizzard of fun with an indoor ice-skating rink, 30-metre-long ice toboggan slide, fun rides, great entertainment, and a cosy cabin bar serving delicious bites and beverages. Skating in Mandurah is open each day from 9am (10am on Sundays), with 45-minute ice skating sessions starting every hour, on the hour. There are also sensory and wheelchair-friendly sessions available.
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.
Check out the fun family spaces on the Western Foreshore, including Mandurah’s brand 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.
Watch one of the new-release family school holiday movies at Reading Cinemas Mandurah. Three great new titles are Elemental, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and The Little Mermaid.
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.
Head to Mandurah, Falcon or Lakelands Library for a great program of FREE school holiday activities. There’s a wildly educational experience with Critters Up Close, crafty Collage creation workshop with Rachael, fun Mermaid Eggs and nature wand-making workshop with Rebecca, and much more.
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.
There’s plenty happening at the Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre these holidays. Get your skates on for the Roller Disco on Friday, July 7, or get the whole family up and moving with Zumba classes for ages 7+.
Check out the Billy Dower Youth Centre when it’s transformed it into an epic gaming centre with The Game Vault on Thursday, July 13. This is a FREE event! There will be gaming PCs, PlayStation 5 and 4, Nintendo Switch, and old school consoles with all the latest games, plus Mario comps and FREE pizza.
For older kids and adults, don’t miss the fascinating new Dark Corners historic walking tour. Explore Mandurah’s forgotten histories and folklore on this spooky guided journey along the Eastern foreshore. Running on selected weekends in July, the 45-minute tour is an outdoor performance where digital footage is projected onto several key locations and landmarks, while listening to captivating stories from Mandurah’s past. Expect a fully-immersive experience which involves wearing ‘silent disco’ headphones along the entire 800-metre walking route. This event was a booked-out success at the Mandurah Arts Festival in 2022 and Visit Mandurah is delighted to be reviving it this Winter holiday season.
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.
Rug up and throw in a line from one of the many great fishing jetties/platforms in Mandurah. Need some fishing gear or guidance? Pop in and see Mandurah’s friendly local fishing experts at Tackle Word Miami. 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.
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! Both parks also have BBQ facilities, picnic shelters and paths to ride bikes and scooters.
The Mermaids Kiss at Dolphin Quay is making bath time fun, with paint-your-own hero- and unicorn-themed bath bomb workshops. After getting crafty, enjoy a bite to eat from one of the many great cafes at Dolphin Quay, then burn off some energy at the adjoining Keith Holmes Reserve playground.
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!
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, including some delicious winter warmer sweets like hot waffles!
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.
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.
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.