School Holiday Activities in Margaret River September 2023

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Bring the crew to see and experience many or a few school holiday activities in Margaret River this spring. Margaret River is a town south of Western Australia with the best kid’s school holiday activities to explore in September!

Think you’ve run out of school holiday ideas? Wait until you’ve explored all the school holiday fun with all the possible things to do in school holidays in Margaret River!

This spring, join in with your kids and their friends for fun September & October school holiday activities. Make this set of school holidays the best one yet filled with all the best school holiday activities in Margaret River.

Below you will find our complete guide to the best school holiday activities in Margaret River 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 Margaret River school holidays this September & October

We have broken our list of Margaret River school holiday activities 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 for spring

Believe it or not, most top attractions in Margaret River and attractions near Margaret River are free. Yes! That means you and your family don’t have to spend a single dollar for valuable and rich experiences!

Margaret River Old Settlement

This museum is an educational Margaret River family attraction to visit. Thanks to the Districts Historical Society, an extensive collection of historical artefacts shares the origin story of Margaret River. 

Wallcliffe Road Lookout

Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape overseeing the sunset and the Indian Ocean at this lookout. Rain or shine, this location is worth the visit for a catch of breath and appreciation of nature. 

Margaret River Mouth Viewpoint

Here’s another spot to be high in top and overlooking the plains and coast. Take a walk or simply lounge on the wooden platforms as you busk in the sun and breeze. Learn more here

Riflebutts Reserve

Riflebutts Reserve Playground
Riflebutts Reserve Playground

Take a look at two unique pillars at the Riflebutts Reserve. A perfect place to spend quality time with the family and pets. BBQ area, picnic areas and playground available.    

Gnarabup Beach

Gnarabup Prevelly Beach
Gnarabup/Prevelly Beach

Gnarapub Beach starts at the southern end with a large limestone cliff. The lookout on top of the cliff offer spectacular views over the beach and Surfers Point and the Rivermouth in the distance. The beach itself tends to have much smaller waves than elsewhere in Prevelly but tips steeply into the ocean. If you’re looking for that iconic ‘Margaret River’ beach-feel, this is the place!

Take a refreshing dip in the ocean of Gnarabup Beach. The vibrant blue of the ocean will sooth your soul and put all your worries at bay. 

Insiders Tip: A cafe just south of the boat ramp offer as a respite from the sun, and toilet and shower facilities are right next door to the car park.

Margaret River skate park

If you have a bike, scooter, or skateboard, you don’t want to miss out on this skate park. Youthful cheer and laughter begin at this spacious precinct

Surfers Point

Surfers Beach is another sandy spot to relax and unwind. Watch as surfers move with the water and seagulls soar in the sky. 

Wooditjup National Park

Wooditjup is home to the flora and faunas of Western Australia. Keep your eyes peeled as you walk the trail or ride on wheels for possums, wildflowers, birds, and exotic red-tailed black cockatoos. 

RAC Margaret River Nature Park

While your near Wooditjup National Park, take a break by using the facilities and features at this nearby park/centre. There are libraries, toilets, cafes, and even table tennis! 

Margaret River Organic Garden

This community garden is where you can find free and kid friendly things to do in Margaret River. This is not your average garden, but a themed garden of fruits, flowers and vegetables. See more on their website.

10 fun cheap school holiday activities

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Everybody loves a cheap thrill. Thankfully for all of us, here are the best things to do in Margaret River with kids that are cheap, affordable and perfect for kids school holidays! 

Glenbrook Estate Campsite

Come for a retreat or a camping experience. Put your devices away to enjoy mother nature and family time. The kids get a chance to say hi to kangaroos, horses and donkeys at the site too. 

Margaret River Recreation Centre

Little girl in swimming pool

*please note the pool is currently closed for refurbishment.

Take a break from the outdoors and dive into the fun of indoor activities in Margaret River at this recreation centre. Apart from the pools, kids have access to games, activities, little gym, crafts and science facilities too. The Rec Centre runs as school holiday vacation care program, so might be a great place to drop the kids for an all day play while you work or take a break!   

Fair Harvest

Fair Harvest Permaculture is the place to be this holiday. With their variety of offerings, there’s ought to be something for everyone. Glamping, open farm, café, yoga, workshops? They have it all. 

Margaret River Town Square Markets

Spend a simple Sunday at the markets with your family, shops for local produce, handmade goods and share in the joy of community engagement. Browse their stalls on their website

Vasse Virgin

Beauty experts at Vasse Virgin will guide you through perfume, olive oil and lip balm making workshops so you can pamper yourself holiday. Perfect for a mother-daughter day out. See their prices here.

Margaret River Candle Company

Candles are not only practically useful, but they are also therapeutic tools. Book your candle making experience now to get your hands on some of your own creations.

Bellview Shell Collection

If you love going to the beach or collecting seashells, you are sure to be amazed at this jaw dropping collection of shells and shell-products for only $10 and $5 children entry fee. 

Margaret River Surf School

Visiting a beach this holiday? Learn a new skill of surfing or stand-up paddle boarding so you won’t be limited to the sulking on the sand. See their affordable prices for lifelong skills. 

Bettenay’s Nougat and Wine Tour

Nothing is better when adults and kids both get their own treats. At this workshop/tour, adults get to sip on wine and kids get to chew a selection of 35 nougat flavours! Everyone’s a happy customer here. 

Melting Pot Glass Studio

Now this is one of the top places to visit in Margaret River that will impress you and the kids. Gerry Reiley is a master of hot glass art. Join one of his famous workshops to see how it’s done. 

10 BIG days out in Margaret River these school holidays

Don’t underestimate this small town, because it is filled with fun things to do in Margaret River! Here is a list of places to visit in Margaret River that will make you wish the day was longer.

Caves Road

Jewel Cave Margaret River
Jewel Cave Margaret River

This chain of caves will get you craving for more cool feels! Here is a recommended list of attractions near Margaret River to explore – Jewel Cave, Lake Cave, Mammoth Cave and Ngilgi Cave. Book now!

A Maze’n Margaret River

The fun never ends at A Maze’n, this popular Margaret River kids’ activities attraction is catered for families. Facilitated with a giant hedge maze, mini golf, puzzles, games, café, playground and many more, you will definitely be satisfied!

Find out more about A Maze’n here.

Yalgardup/Kevill Road Waterfall

This waterfall is not tall, but it is wide, and the thundering flow of water over the rocks makes it an exciting place to visit after the summer rains. At other times of the year, when the flow reduces to a gentle stream, you can rock-hop or walk right across the river.

Yalgardup Falls is located on Kevill Road, off Walcliffe Road. As this is not a well-known tourist spot there is no signpost, but the waterfall is visible from the road near the pull-over bay/ parking area.

A tourist and locals favourite alike is to admire the attractive waterfall splashing through the twigs, leaves and rocks, curving down the stream of small creatures like fishes and crawfishes. You can find the waterfall on Google maps here.

Watch a video of the waterfall. 

Margaret River Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 7:30am to 11:30am, come with your shopping bags empty and bellies empty, indulge in gastronomical delights of pastries, pancakes, meats and snacks! Don’t forget to feel like a local and have a conversation with a humble and bright vendor.

Insiders Tip: Park in the TAFE parking area or the overflow parking area at the High School.

For more info, click here. 

Eagles’ Heritage Raptor Wildlife Centre

While there are so many things to do near Margaret River, Eagles’ Heritage Raptor Wildlife Centre is not one that you want to miss out. Be intrigued by the owl species and their magical flying abilities that are known to be the most silent of all bird species. Check their holiday opening times before visiting.

Margaret River Studio of Fine Art

A group of talented artists came together to form Margaret River’s studio of fine arts. Delight in the colourful exhibitions or find your inner creativity by attending a painting class with founder Peter Scott

Margaret River Discovery Tours

Get to know Margaret River best with a guided tour inclusive of gourmet lunch and wine. Your family will be brought to see the sites and scenery via canoe, hike and drive. Truly the number best things to see and do in Margaret River. 

Margaret River Gallery

Adore and admire more artful tastes and expressions at this modern and aesthetic gallery. They say observing art forms are good for your mood, so why not? Visit their website now!

Swallows’ Welcome Art Studio

Also known as The Chapel of Flowers, this mysterious and magnificent historical building is where you will be blown away by its personality. Lovely art, peaceful atmosphere, exquisite antiques and real stories. Every little item here is special and unlike any other. 

Sunflowers Animal Farm

Sunflower Animal Farm
Pat a cow at the Sunflower Animal Farm

Now located in Busselton, at the Sunflowers Animal Farm you can cuddle up with adorable farm animals for only $14.50 per person (and kids under 2 are free)! When it becomes too irresistibly cute, you can also feed them! They also offer other outdoor activities in Margaret River like tractor rides, playgrounds, souvenir shop and nearby ice cream shop too!

5 things to do at home these school holidays

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Staying in the safety of our homes don’t have to be boring. We’ve got some DIY ideas that can brighten up your day!

Rice art

This is a cheap way of making art that doesn’t require a canvas or paint. Use water colour or food colouring to soak rice. Spread out the rice flat to dry. Repeat with all colours and start arranging rice on a piece of cardboard to make patterns or a picture 

DIY photobooth

Handmake photobooth props like glasses, funky hair or a moustache. Drape a blanket over a wall as backdrop. Now get the family for a photoshoot session. 

Prehistoric party

Shop for dinosaur shaped nuggets, make jelly in a dinosaur shaped mould and cut out poundcake with a bone shape cookie cutter. Serve with bloody raspberry cordial you’ve got yourself a prehistoric party! 

Pet dress up

Use faux fur to make a lion’s mane, make a mini bowtie, or use chiffon fabric to make a tutu for your pet.

Jewellery making

Go on a shopping spree at your local handicraft store for twine, beads and embellishments. Not go crazy with your creativity!

Theatres with kids shows on in Margaret River these school holidays

Theatres are the top things to do in Margaret River amongst other kids’ activities in Margaret River. Here are two marvellous art and performance centres to catch a family friendly show.

Margaret River Heart

There are so many options here at the heart of Margaret River. You can volunteer, join a workshop, view an art exhibition, listen to a kids’ storytelling, watch a comedy show, music performance or movie! The list goes on. 

Arts Margaret River

Check out what’s on at the arts community centre, also known as the art hub. Open on Weekdays 10am to 4pm, you can fit a show or two into your vacation itinerary easily. Find out what’s on here.

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 Margaret River days out ideas here to keep you and the kids entertained for the whole school holidays. These Margaret River 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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