Happy New Year everyone!
January signals the start of the new year, but also the start of a fantastic summer for the entire family! We’ve compiled a handy list of awesome family friendly places and activities you should definitely check out this summer.
In this list are places to check out, activities to have fun with and places to ensure you and your kids don’t go hungry while exploring our beautiful state of Western Australia. Here we go!
Perth and Surrounds
Start off in Perth city proper, this new addition to the Perth horizon is a must do. Beat the heat with their range of waterslides, workshops and fun zones, guaranteed to keep the kids entertained for hours. We know we will certainly be checking out The City Splash Event hosted by the City of Perth, running from 4th of January through to the 19th of January.
What kid doesn’t like getting their hands on some cuddly animals? A stone’s throw from Yahava Koffeeworks Swan Valley, a visit to the Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm provides children (and ‘grown-ups’) with the opportunity to experience the joy of getting ‘close and personal’ with lots of friendly farmyard animals in a delightful outdoor country atmosphere. Say hello to alpacas, kangaroos, bunnies, emus, and so much more!
Take a beat, relax and recharge at Yahava Koffeeworks Swan Valley! Yahava Koffeeworks Swan Valley provides a safe and carefree environment for the family, parents can get their caffeine fix and kids can get up to all kinds of fun on the ground. Bring the family, bring the kids, bring your dogs! Yes, we’re also dog friendly.
Finished your coffee and snack? Check out our coffee roasting demonstration and our coffee Tasting Bench! The kids will love smelling all the different coffees and teas we have on offer, and we apologies in advance if they insist on buying some of our awesome merchandise to take back with you.
Located on the doorstep of the Swan Valley, just 30 minutes from the City, Perth’s Outback Splash has long been one of WA’s top outdoor entertainment destinations. In addition to the four new waterslides and water attractions, the Park offers year-round family fun including mini golf, mazes, sensory play activities and Australian animal experiences. Want to book a birthday party or a function? You can certainly do that as well with Perth’s Outback Splash, they even serve Yahava coffee at their cafe, talk about the cherry on top!
For those located further south, never fear! We’ve got a great comprehensive list of activities down south as well.
Newly built, this is Australia’s premier wild dolphin experience. The Dolphin Discovery Centre’s Dolphin Eco Cruise is for 90 minutes within Koombana Bay. Their vessel provides an excellent viewing platform designed to get you as close as possible to the dolphins – without getting your feet wet! The team will introduce you to their local Bottlenose Dolphins as they interact in their natural environment.
Feed the birds, pat the kangaroos and watch the dingos play! Bunbury Wildlife Park has the land animals covered. They have two walk-through aviaries, with both South West and exotic species of birds that will fly to you and feed from the palm of your hand for an up close and personal experience.
Stop off for a breather at this local watering hole. Check out Caf-fez, where the Yahava coffee and wholesome food is delicious and the service is second to none. Open 7 Days, they also do All Day Breakfast, Light Lunches, Delicious Coffee, Yummy Sweets and more!
Meelup Beach and Cafe
What South West trip is complete without a trip to one of our sandy white beaches? This picturesque beach is one not to miss! Beautiful white sand, clear turquoise water and shady grassed areas. Meelup Beach is the perfect spot for a family beach day, ideal for picnics and swimming in it’s calm waters.Duck by Mealup Cafe for a power up after your day at the beach, Mealup is located right smack in the middle of Dunsborough, giving you the chance to meander through the shops in the town centre.
Yallingup Maze caters for everyone. The maze itself is all about making your way to each of the four corner towers. The hardest challenge is finding the towers in the correct order. You get to choose which challenge to complete and your maze pass is for unlimited entries for the entire day. Water pistols are provided and are perfect fun for the warmer days. The café boasts a huge selection of wooden puzzles and brain teasers which are all free to play during you stay.
Have your photo taken with the 42 life-sized fibreglass Friesian cows and calves that have taken over the town and wander the streets, parks and shops. Get the kids to look for Molly Moo Cow, hidden in their spots. After the kids have completed their mission, have a mini bite to eat at the Blacksheep Deli where everything they make is from scratch!
Have you ever heard of the Yahava Koffee Safari? Only available in Margaret River, In just 90 minutes we can take you around the world on an incredible ‘Taste Adventure’ and deliver you back in one piece. Sample coffees, chocolates and other delights from exotic lands and far away places. Help us roast a batch of coffee and take home the very coffee you helped roast.
Sample coffees and learn to compare with our team and above all we will help you discover a coffee you really, really love. The grounds at Yahava Margaret River are dog friendly and family friendly, watch your kids run about in the sunshine while sampling koffees you’ve just helped roast!
Known for their homemade jams, preserves, sauces, syrups and other gourmet creations, this winery creates something a little different in the region such as sparkling fruit wines, dessert wines, fortified wines (Ports), liqueurs, ciders and even vinegar. Watch the local wildlife like blue wrens flit by your tables and your kids on their Adventure Playground while munching on a fresh scone, The Berry Farm is an absolute dream for any family.
Check out the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta, about a 30 minute drive from Margaret River. As the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a must-see attraction in the Margaret River Region.This historic lighthouse is situated just south of Augusta, at the tip of a spectacular peninsula – where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet. Afterwards, recover from those windswept views by having a cuppa at Deckchair in Augusta town and enjoy the people watching in this quaint country café.