How to Spend the April School Holidays in the Margaret River Region


April School Holidays in the Margaret River Region

Keep the whole family entertained these school holidays!

Get your kids immersed in the incredible natural landscapes of the region, learning about Wadandi culture, witnessing world-class surf or digging for fossils at the caves!

The school holidays are just around the corner, and with autumn’s cooler temperatures and light rain it can be difficult to plan outings for the family (translation: to find ways to wear the kids out!). But there’s actually so much to do these school holidays that don’t just depend on clear skies and warm weather, and, for that matter, won’t just entertain the kids.

From coastal fishing experiences with a Wadandi traditional owner, to world famous surfers gracing our very own Surfers Point, all the way to Cape Naturaliste field trips and fossil excavation at Lake Cave, there’s something on these school holidays for every age. Get your diaries out and prepare the kids, here’s how to spend the April school holidays in the Margaret River region.

Koomal Dreaming & Cape Cultural Tours

For those wanting to share a meaningful experience with their family, heading out to connect to boodja (country) with Cape Cultural Tours is the answer these school holidays. On their Kaya Cape Experience, learn about the deep connection Wadandi people have to the Cape to Cape region, witness a traditional Welcome to Country and be escorted on a 2.5km walk to the tip of Cape Naturaliste, learning about seasonal flora and fauna along the way. You’ll also gather in a traditional Meeting Place where you’ll share in a memorable experience featuring artefact interpretation and a didgeridoo music session – you’ll be on the tapping sticks! You could even team up with some other families and take a group of more than ten to enjoy a gourmet BBQ with native food tastings. To top it all off, the crew at Cape Cultural Tours are offering a school holiday promo code that gets you one child free with every paying adult. Just use KAYA18 to secure spots on the Kaya Cape Experience for the whole fam on the following dates:

  • 11am Wed 18th
  • 11am Saturday 21st
  • 11am Wed 25th (ANZAC Day)
  • 11am Sat 28th

Or, if you’re looking for something private, try Cape Cultural Tours’ newest offering: the Djiljit Coastal Fishing Experience. Appropriate for kids 6 years and up, this is a truly unique day spent exploring Meelup Regional Park with a Wadandi Cultural Custodian, who’ll pass on the stories of the Wadandi people and country during a walk along the pristine coastline. The tour is catch and cook, so ultimately, you’ll gather on the beach for a sensational BBQ lunch of the fish you’ve caught yourselves!

Lighthouses and Caves

If you want to keep the educational experiences going even throughout the holidays, the region’s attractions have got you covered with a bunch of interactive, immersive and fun learning experiences to be had. For kids fascinated by bygone eras, the Megafauna Funshops at Lake Cave will have them ready to become palaeontologists!

Or, to get out and about in the incredible natural landscape of Cape Naturaliste, the Scat ‘n’ Tracks Field Trip is a goer. Kids will search for tracks, scats and other clues to learn about common native animals! Both of these events are running Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout the school holidays. For kids and adults alike, there’s also an opportunity to join Christine Wilder of Birdlife’s local Cape to Cape group for a morning of birdwatching at Shining a Light on Birds . This is a free event for bird enthusiasts and bird enthusiasts to be!

Go to the Markets

Markets are a great option for school holidays, and there’s no shortage of markets to visit in the Margaret River region in April. The weekly Margaret River Farmers Market is a region staple, and with live music to enjoy, mats and umbrellas to rest under and more than 50 stalls to peruse and taste from, it’s an entertaining place to take the kids – and get your weekly shop done at the same time.

Spend the morning foraging, and the afternoon picnicking somewhere outdoorsy! Beyond that, there’s the Busselton Rotary Markets every second Sunday, or Caves House Twilight Market every Wednesday night, which is a great alternative to dinner at home for some holiday vibes!

Looking for more family friendly things to do these holidays? Check our full directory of family and kid friendly activities in the reigon!

Author Emma Pegrum

Emma is a freelance writer, photography hobbyist and an experienced communications and content coordinator. She currently works as Content Coordinator for the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association which combines her love of written and visual storytelling with her love of travelling this beautiful region!

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