Rainy Day Activities for Kids
Awesome indoor activities the whole family can enjoy on rainy days in the Margaret River region.
It’s bucketing down, and the kids are on a sugar high thanks to those amazing Margaret River Bakery cruffins. You don’t want to brave the weather, but you still want to enjoy your time in the Margaret River region. Here are five awesome indoor activities the whole family can enjoy.
If Ngilgi Cave offered annual passes, we’d sign up in a heartbeat. This ancient cave is beautifully decorated with stalactites, stalagmites, a fairy cave and a crawl tunnel that our girls go nuts for.
Semi-guided tours depart every half hour, and the guide shares some history and the Indigenous story of Wolgine as you enter the cave. After a 10-minute intro, you’re free to explore the cave at your own pace – perfect for impatient youngsters.
There’s plenty of stairs to wear everyone out. Visiting with a baby? Bring a baby carrier you can wear on your front. There’s a great little shop with science-themed toys and ice creams.
Break up the day while cruising through wine country with a visit to WOW Illusions. It’s the newest attraction to open in the Margaret River region and fun for all ages.
Kids will love the array of indoor puzzles and optical illusions providing the perfect op for insta-worthy pics or tiktok obssessed teens.
The psychadellic coloured building has massses of illusions inside. There’s a gravity defying room, a mirror maze, gate maze, a toilet with see-through walls to the outside or have your head served on a platter. When you’re done, settle in for a hot chocolate and bite to eat in the cafe.
Tip: Make sure your phone is fully charged for photo ops.
Discover Deadly (Carbunup Reptile Park)
Enthusiastic staff at Discover Deadly share their love of reptiles and amphibians at this excellent little reptile park. There’s plenty of deadly critters here, like Harry the saltwater crocodile, tiger snakes, red back and white-tailed spiders which are all safely enclosed behind glass. The girls were gobsmacked watching Harry at feeding time.
You’ll also see plenty of non-deadly creatures such as frogs, turtles and geckos, and various animals come out for handling including a variety of snakes and lizards
Test your mettle by holding a non-venomous python; either a beautifully striped Woma, carpet or Stimson’s Python.
Country Life Farm
There’s so much on offer at Country Life Farm in addition to feeding the many animals. Undercover entertainment comprises a bouncy castle, merry go round and huge soft play area.
Entry includes carrots, and as it was raining we went straight to feed the chickens, guinea pigs and rabbits in their big undercover pen. Roosters crowed, and colourful parrots flew overhead. Outside, a galah and Major Mitchell cockatoo squawked hello, much to our daughters’ delight.
You can pay a little extra for a ride on the dodgem cars or the 12D cinema ride.
If the rain clears take a rowboat on the lake and feed the bigger animals. There’s some gentle sheep, goats, donkeys, ponies plus a cheeky alpaca and llama who may try to steal your carrot bucket.
Pop next door to Clancy’s Fish Pub for a great lunch afterwards.
Are we there yet? Break up the drive home with an hour at Gravity ETC, an awesome indoor trampolining and play centre near Bunbury.
Pop on a pair of grippy socks and bounce, tumble, balance and flip your way around 1800sqm of wall-to-wall trampolines in seven different zones.
We loved it all – the trampoline zone, the gladiator-style battle above a foam pit, and the flying leap onto a billowy surface.
Tip: either time your arrival for 15 minutes before the hour, as each session starts on the hour. Or, grab a snack at the in-house café while you wait.
This blog has been adapted from an article written by Lizzy Pepper entitled ‘Rain Doesn’t Stop Play’, which was originally featured in Your Margaret River Region Magazine’s Winter Edition.
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Wow IllusionsMonday - Sunday: 9:30 AM until 4:30 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Indoor Play Area,Outdoor Playground,Rainy Day
219 Harmans Mill Rd, Metricup WA 6280
Discover DeadlyMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Disabled Access,Rainy Day
10 Wildwood Rd, Carbunup River WA 6280
Ngilgi CaveSemi-guided tours of the show cave. Ngilgi Cave Centre open 9.00am - 5.00pm. Tours depart every half hour from 9.30am - 4.00pm daily. Extra tours during peak holiday times. Closed Christmas Day.Great For: Rainy Day,Sunny Day
76 Yallingup Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
Country Life FarmMonday - Sunday: 9:30 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Indoor Play Area,Rainy Day,Sunny Day
1694 Caves Rd, Dunsborough WA 6281
Gravity EtcGeneral Jump Fun & Fitness classes? Open every day in the school holidays and Friday - Sunday during the school term. Monday - Thursday in the school term Gravity is still open for fitness, coaching/training, Dodgeball League. Drop in and check it out!Great For: Disabled Access,Indoor Play Area,Rainy Day
43 Norton Promenade, Dalyellup WA 6230