School Holiday Activities in Bunbury September 2023

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Discover Western Australia at its fullest this spring with September & October school holiday activities in Bunbury. Check out a great deal of school holiday fun with these things to do in school holidays in Bunbury!

Make your spring school holiday activities worth remembering with Bunbury school holiday ideas.

Warm and welcoming city of Bunbury invites you and your family to enjoy kids school holiday activities with the community. Wait no more, the fun starts now with these school holiday activities in Bunbury!

Below you will find our complete guide to the best school holiday activities in Bunbury over the spring school holidays to help make your life so much easier!

State schools finish on Friday 29 March 2024 and return to class on Monday 15 April 2024.

Easter school holidays in Western Australia are Saturday 30 March 2024 to Sunday 14 April 2024.

Fun things to do for the Bunbury school holidays this September

We have broken our list of Bunbury school holiday activities for September & October into sections to help you:

As with everything at the moment, please check with the venue directly (either by their website or social media pages) to ensure they are open during the times you wish to attend. You should also check their current policy around advanced bookings, entry requirements and timings.

10 fun free school holiday activities

Prepare for heaps of fun-filled things to see and do in Bunbury that won’t cost you a single penny! This list of free places to visit in Bunbury are equally exciting as any other list of attractions near Bunbury.

Bunbury Port

Take a walk, take a sip and watch the sun set at the scenic port of Bunbury. You can also opt for a Octopus Garden Dive Charters scuba diving experience to mesmerise the breathtaking coral reefs.

Wyalup Rocky Point

Significant to the aboriginal community, this sentimental attraction is made from Basalt rock formations by the shore. Have a picnic, BBQ, walk, or even camp the night. For more info, click here.  

Centenary Gardens

Stroll around the soft grass and lie down in the shade. Enjoy a book or a drink at this peaceful local garden. You will pass by the must-see stone sculpture with water-flowing feature.

Stirling Streets Art Centre


All things art can be found in at this joyful location. Find workshops, events, markets, exhibitions and more on their website.

Boulters Heights

Take the spiral staircase up the famous lookout to capture extraordinary photos of the Bunbury landscape. Wooden stairs are great photo opportunities for families and kids!

The Fish Park

Fish Park

Looking for a day out at a park? We recommend Fish Park, also known as Lakes Park, where you can lay out a picnic, BBQ, play table tennis or at the playground. You can also explore The Lake Walk after a fulfilling meal.

Eaton Foreshore Playground

The Eaton Foreshore playground is one of the biggest and best outdoor activities in Bunbury to visit. This playground has unconventional and quirky features that you won’t find at any other playground.  

Wardandi Boodja

Feast your eyes on a five and a half metre steel sculpture that looks like a face of A Noongar man when seen from an angle. Try it for yourself and make sure to snap a pic!  

King Cottage Museum

King Cottage was built around 1880 by Henry King. This museum exhibits historical costumes, photos, documents, artefacts, vehicles, machinery and many more. Get direction here.

Back Beach

Bunbury family attractions like the aquatic ocean of Back beach. With an abundance of cafes and restaurants, you can warm up with a cup of coffee or hot choccy after a chilly splash and swim session.

Find out more about the beach on the Surf Life Saving Club website here.

10 fun cheap spring school holiday activities

Whether you’re a small or a big family, a budget-friendly vacation is bound to put a smile on everyone’s faces. Here are affordable kids’ activities in Bunbury so your family can play at ease!

Gravity ETC

Aspiring to add social value to the Bunbury and surrounding cities, this spacious trampoline centre is built for inexhaustible and energetic souls! Gear up and show your jumping skills now for a fair price!

Grand Cinemas Bunbury

Can’t beat a good movie and buttery popcorn. Start or end the day with the family for nothing over $15 each person at Grand Cinemas. Browse show times and tickets here.

The Bunbury Markets

Located at the heart of Bunbury, this quaint market is loved by people of all ages. Facilitated with BBQ areas, playgrounds, food stalls, performing buskers, crafts and clothing stalls, there’s something for everyone here! Visit their website to know more.

Bunbury Farmers Market

Everything fresh, everything fun and everything affordable. Fill up your day and tummies with unimaginably tasty nibbles and sips. Don’t miss your chance on these options!  

Bunbury Tenpin Bowling


You don’t want to miss out on this hot spot of kid friendly things to do in Bunbury. Play, dine and party with bowling, café and playground facilities at a reasonable price.

South West Sports Centre

This pool centre is also a gym for adults and a playground for kids all in one interactive location! Enjoy the thrill of slides and inflatables, or simply relax at the steam room and sauna. The choice is yours.

The Rink Skate Park

The Rink - roller skating Bunbury

For only $15 each person, you get an hour and a half of Banbury kids’ activities and skating joy with the family. Can’t skate? No worries, The Rink has got you covered with guided lessons and classes.

Ngalang Wongi Tour

Discover the origins of our land. Join tour guide and storyteller, Troy in his meaningful Aboriginal Cultural Tour and make this school holiday an educational one too. See prices here.

Bunbury Geographe Motor Museum (BGMM)

It’s not every day you get to see vintage collections of glossy auto mobiles and sparkly motorbikes. BGMM is where you get to see it all. Open from Wednesdays to Sundays 10am-4pm, contact them to inquire.

10 BIG days out in Bunbury these school holidays

Headed out in Bunbury for an unforgettable September school holiday? We’ve got a list of the best things to do in Bunbury with kids that will make you want to visit again!

Dolphin Discovery Centre

Dolphin Discovery Centre

Get up close and personal with Bunbury famous dolphin family. With four different styles of dolphin interaction tours, you can either watch from a distance or get intimate with the jolly intelligent creatures. Book a tour now!

Bunbury Wildlife Park

Feeding a bird or patting a kangaroo is one of the top things to do in Bunbury. Where better to this than at Bunbury Wildlife Park. To top it all off, there’s also a playground facilitated in the park.  

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC)

BREC is one of the top attractions in Bunbury that is kid friendly. Are you a fan of musicals, magic, dance performance, theatre plays, or comedy? Browse upcoming events here.

Big Swamp Playground

What do you get when you put a giant swamp, a trail walk and a playground together? All the fun things to do in Bunbury! This geographical wonder is a must visit spot for a relaxing getaway.

Koombana Park Lookout

Visit the detailed designed 15-metre-tall building that lets you enjoy the best view of Bunbury and the serene coast. It is situated close to Koombana Park and Mangrove Cove so be sure to make a short trip too.

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

Home to Australia’s best modern art, BRAG exhibits outstanding works of art by artists around Australia. See their expressions of art in this minimal and aesthetic space today!

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre

Learn and absorb the beauty of Bunbury and how it all started at the Bunbury Museum. Take the family on a tour or an event held at the centre.

Bunbury Flying School

Bet you didn’t know about the things to do near Bunbury Airport. Did you know you could learn how to fly a plane with one of Bunbury Flying School’s recreational pilot courses? Hold tight & fly away!

Bunbury Lighthouse

This phenomenal attraction near Bunbury is not open to public but can be viewed from the Point Casuarina beach or Wendy Park. You could also choose to stay at a nearby accommodation for the holiday so you can have the lighthouse view all to yourself.

Marlston Hill Lookout

The Marlston Hill Lookout is another spot to savour picturesque views of the harbour and the colourful residential rooftops. A great tip is to take a 360-degree panorama photo to show it off to your friends!

5 things to do at home these school holidays

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Home is not where the boredom lives. These indoor activities will keep the little ones entertained and occupied all day long!

Spy Obstacle Course

Make your own indoor spy course by tying two ends of strings to two sides of walls. The more the merrier! Vary height, direction and layer to increase intensity and fun!

Bubble playtime

Spend hours of fun fascination over bubbles with materials as simple as a flat surface, soapy water and straws. Get creative and blow-up bubble igloos or bubbles in bubbles!

Craft creatures to hang on trees

With just things laying around the house, repurpose carboard, plastic plates, CDs etc into bird, butterflies or bats to hang on your front yard tree. A sight worthy to impress!

Fashion show

You can’t go wrong with an at-home fashion show. Each person gets 5 minutes to put together a look that will steal the show! Set up a runway and have a panel of judges score each look.

Talent show

While you’re at it, might as well follow with a talent show! Have a DJ oversee the radio, cover lights with coloured-cellophane paper, and invite neighbours over to cheer as the audience.

Theatres with kids shows on in Bunbury these school holidays

Theatre arts add life to any and every community. That is why you should totally visit these local theatres in Bunbury this spring school holiday to get a glimpse of their shows and performances.

Little Theatre

Also known as the Bunbury Repertory Club, this ambitious theatre club aims to share their love for story and performance to visitors all year round. See and book show tickets here.

New Lyric Theatre

Directed by members of the Bunbury Musical Comedy Club, get keen for shows, musicals, performances and comedies of various genres. Check out what’s on their Facebook page.

Western Australia kids holiday ideas

If you’re looking for more things to do in Western Australia, click here.  

There you have it. A huge round up of the most excellent school holiday ideas for you over the next break. There are plenty of Bunbury days out ideas here to keep you and the kids entertained for the whole school holidays. These Bunbury holiday ideas are updated every term, so remember to bookmark this page.

Let us know if we missed your favourite or if you would like us to add your venue or event!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of school teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, an expert Queensland publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children including things to do with them over the school holidays. Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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