Rainy day fun at Mammoth Cave. Credit Tim Campbell

It’s bucketing down, and the kids are on a sugar high thanks to those amazing Margaret River Bakery cinnamon scrolls.

You don’t want to brave the weather, but you still want to enjoy your time in the Margaret River Region. Thankfully there are lots of fun and family friendly places you can visit, no matter what the weather is like.

Here are five awesome indoor activities the whole family can enjoy.

The Candy Cow, Cowaramup. Credit Elements Margaret River
Sample delicious handmade treats at Candy Cow.

Candy Cow


Located in the heart of Cowaramup aka “Cow Town” the famous Candy Cow is a must visit for those with a sweet tooth.

They are well known for their delicious handmade Honeycrunch & Fudge, which you can taste test along with their vast array of candies, chocolate and French nougat.

My boys were in seventh heaven at the Candy Cow and loved Norm’s Honeycrunch demonstration; they crowned him “King Candy”.


Country Life Farm


There is so much to do at Country Life Farm in Dunsborough you could easily spend the whole day there. They have the biggest and the best indoor play centre in the Margaret River Region with toys for babies and toddlers, play equipment for big kids, a TV, seating and complimentary tea and coffee for mum and dad. To use the play centre your kids must wear socks, if you forgot to bring some you can buy some cheap ones from the front counter.

There is also an indoor playroom with seating and toys. You can purchase drinks and ice creams while enjoy a cuppa while the kids play with the toys.

There are a few attractions at Country Life Farm that are also undercover like the Dodgem Cars, Giant Bouncy Castle and Guinea Pig, Chicken and Rabbit petting shed.

Outside there many farm animals waiting to be pat and fed. On arrival you will receive a bucket of carrots and you can walk around at your own pace feeding Alpaca’s, Ponies, Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Llama and more.

There are Kangaroos bouncing around in the bush (behind a fence) and ducks and geese walking around freely.

When visiting Country Life Farm it’s a good idea to dress like you are going to a farm, with flat enclosed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

My boys loved riding the vintage carousel and playing with the many outdoor toys in the picnic area. There are also boat rides and a BBQ area.

Lizard handling at Discover Deadly
Discover Deadly Reptile Park.

Discover Deadly


If you are looking to do something fun, interactive and educational with the kids bring them to Discover Deadly in Carbunup. They have over 40 different species including snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, goannas, a crocodile and more.

Definitely try to plan your visit around one of the reptile feeding sessions, at 10:30am and 1:30pm, or for the full experience book in to be a ‘Reptile Keeper For A Day‘ and take part in cleaning, feeding, and handling some of their reptiles under the watchful eye of their experienced senior keepers.

My sons loved carrying the mobile lizard cages outside so they could get some sun and were in awe of their placid nature and textured skin. This is a fantastic indoor activity that will have kids mesmerised while learning about our incredible native wildlife, and the barista-made coffee from the on-site café (open until 2pm) is very welcome by the adults!


Margaret River Chocolate Company

Margaret River

The Margaret River Chocolate Company is one of the most famous and sought after attractions in the Margaret River Region. It is a chocolate lover’s paradise!

When you first walk in the tantalising smell of chocolate wafts into your nose and your eyes will widen at the sight of all the different kinds of chocolate of offer.

There are tables and shelves stacked high of every type of chocolate product you could imagine and a chocolate truffle cabinet. At the back of the building there is a viewing room where you can watch delicious sweet treats being hand made by the chocolate artisans.

The Margaret River Chocolate Company has an amazing café featuring chocolate fondue, mousse and other treats made with their luxurious chocolate.

Their legendary hot chocolates and baby chinos are made with chocolate drops that you stir into the warm milk. The café has meal deals for kids, high chairs and baby change facilities. Outside there is grass, room to run around and a small nature based playground.

Yallingup Maze Puzzles Kids
Discover unique games and puzzles at Yallingup Maze.

Yallingup Maze


The Yallingup Maze is a great place to visit no matter what the weather is like.

Outside there is a large ever changing maze, nature based playground, traditional playground, bouncy castle, sporting equipment, a few unique smaller mazes and lots of room to run around.

Inside there is a heated Puzzle Café Restaurant featuring lots of fun and educational puzzles and games for people aged 0 – 100. These games and puzzles are unique and have been handpicked by the family that runs the Yallingup Maze. They come with instructional booklets and the friendly staff is happy to help.


Orana Cinemas


Our family loves going to the movies and it’s one of our favourite past times, especially on rainy days. The Orana Cinemas in Busselton is very family friendly and features movies for all ages, a full candy bar, a Mums & Bubs discounted ticket on certain days, an elevator and baby change facilities.


Visit A Cave

Yallingup, Margaret River, Augusta

When the weather takes a turn the best thing to do is head underground. There are four different ‘show caves’ open to the public in the Margaret River Region, each with it’s own unique drawcards.

If you have older kids then Jewel Cave in Augusta is a great activity, and includes a one hour fully guided tour into the depths of the cave. Younger kids might prefer Ngilgi or Mammoth Cave, which are semi-guided and self-guided respectively.

For more information on each cave check out this blog post Which Cave is Best For Me.

Big 4 Taunton Park
Kids love feeding the farm animals at Big4 Taunton Farm Holiday Park.

Where To Stay: Taunton Farm


Big4 Taunton Farm Holiday Park in Cowaramup is a fantastic place to stay while you are visiting the Margaret River Region. They have accommodation options ranging from camping & caravan sites to fully self-contained family sized chalets.

We stayed in a chalet and I couldn’t fault it; it had everything we needed and was one of the most immaculate and clean places I have ever stayed.

The park facilities are excellent, my boys had the best time playing on the playground & jumping on the massive bouncy pillow. We also really enjoyed the daily farm animal feeding and roasting marshmallows over the camp fire.

One of the big benefits of staying at Taunton Farm is that you are so close to many local attractions.

On the left you can walk next door to the Margaret River Dairy Company for some cheese tasting and the Margaret River Chocolate Company is just down the road. Margaret River township is only a 12 minute drive away.

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