The best spring holiday adventures are outdoors, and the following list includes fun family activities with a good dose of environmental education.
The next best thing to owning a pony is to take one on a bush ride, right? My daughter, aged eight, dreams of converting her bedroom into a stable, so a ride through wildflowers, marri trees and wattle at Jesters Flat is a special treat.
Named after Australian poets and arts figures, handsome Australian stock horses are bred and raised by the Jesters Flat team. We rode brother and sister horses, Clancy [of the Overflow] and Paterson, on a Beginners Bushwalk, led by competent and caring trainers who love the wildflowers and native flora too. This particular tour is taken at walking pace, perfect for young children or first-time riders.
They also offer Saddle Club, and a range of horse rides including through Boranup Forest, a beach ride in Busselton and multi-day riding retreats. Book ahead as tours fill up quickly.