TOP 20 Things to do in Mandurah for Spring School Holidays

hot list of family HOLIDAY IDEAS

It’s time for some family fun with our HOT LIST of activities for the Spring school holidays in Mandurah! Less than an hour from Perth, a day trip or short stay in Mandurah is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained. Our local experts have handpicked the TOP 20 activities that will make your school holidays in Mandurah unforgettable. From free and budget-friendly options, to giant adventures, our Mandurah HOT LIST has something for everyone. So, get ready to dive into the ultimate school holiday activities and create cherished family memories. Read on to discover the best things to do in Mandurah this Spring!

Dolphin spotting on board a Dolphin Cruise & Views’ tour with Mandurah Cruises


Ahoy, mateys! Get ready to embark on a 1-hour canal adventure cruise, where your little ones can become the captains of their own ship! Hop on board Mandurah Cruises’ Dolphin Cruise & Views’ tour to explore the stunning waterways of Mandurah. The kids will have a blast meeting Mandurah’s playful dolphins ~ sightings are guaranteed or cruise again for free. There’s lots of nautical fun on deck, with a lifelike engine room, marine controls, captain’s wheel, boat bell, giant binoculars and more. Our double-storey ferry has enclosed cabins and open viewing platform ~ perfect for exploring in Spring!  Kids Cruise for only $2.50 when booking a Family Pass.


Discover Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah! Hidden around Mandurah, there are 5 larger-than-life wooden sculptures to be found. Start your Giant adventure at the Mandurah Visitor Centre, where you can collect a Travellers’ Companion Guide and map with step-by-step instructions. Little explorers love cracking the clues, learning about nature, climbing, and getting epic photos with this FREE interactive exhibition.

Giants of Mandurah ~ photo by Perth Mum Adventures

3. new playground adventure

Check out the fun family spaces on the Western Foreshore, including Mandurah’s brand new Playscape Adventure Park, the Koolaanga Waabiny Playground. Located right on the waterfront, it features swings, slides, monkey bars and even a 12-metre high-climbing lookout tower. There’s an awesome skatepark connected too, with three different zones, suitable for all levels from beginners to pros. Have a game of Disc Golf at the adjacent Hall Park ~ a FREE nine-basket fun course that sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Koolaanga Waabiny Playground ~ photo courtesy of Visit Mandurah

4. new-release family movies

Watch one of the new-release family school holiday movies at Reading Cinemas Mandurah. Three great new titles are Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken.

5. flip out fun

Hold your breath for some gravity-defying fun at Flip Out Mandurah. Kids (and kids at heart) will be bouncing, back-flipping, cannon-balling into foam pits, and much more. As well as a main trampoline arena, Flip Out is equipped with a massive parkour arena, ninja warrior course and battle beam zone.

Flip Out Mandurah


Join mascot Dudley the Dolphin for a FREE interactive session learning about Mandurah’s dolphins and marine environment with the team from Estuary Guardians & Mandurah Cruises. This activity is taking place at the Mandurah Visitor Centre on 27th September and 4th October. It’s suited to ages up to 8 years, and is approximately 45 minutes involving: Identifying different marine life, Learning about dolphin anatomy and other fun facts, Identifying different types of rubbish, Story time Seeing lobsters up close, receive a Mandurah Dolphin Fin Book and more. Booking are essential – click here for more info.

Mandurah Dolphin Talk

7. free library activities

Head to Mandurah, Falcon or Lakelands Library for a great program of FREE school holiday activities. The theme is fun with science and includes such activities as making an Erupting Playdough Volcano, Fun with Fossils, Colours of Chemistry and Harry Potter Muggle Magic.

8. indoor rock climbing

Let the kids literally climb the walls at Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing. It’s suitable for all ages with no experience necessary and is a great challenge and confidence builder. They also offer trapeze classes, ninja classes and outdoor adventure camps.

Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing


There’s plenty happening at the Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre these holidays. Get your skates on for the Roller Disco on Tuesday 26th September, or slip, slide and climb at the MARCzilla Outdoor Pool Inflatable Session on Tuesday 26th September & 3rd October.


Presented by the City of Mandurah Youth team – Head down to the Western Foreshore for an afternoon of Bubble Soccer on 26th September, join the Freestyle BMX Clinic and Bike Maintenance Workshop at the Mandurah Skate Park on 3rd October, and get ready for an epic day of gaming fun with your mates at the Billy Dower Youth Centre on 4th October. For more details click here.

Bubble Soccer on the Mandurah Western Foreshore


All aboard the Mandurah Tourist Fun Train Company. Choose from the “Mini Toot” that runs along Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore or the “Big Toot”, which stops at 10 designated Stations around the City (from the Eastern Foreshore to the Mandurah Ocean Marina). You can hop on and off all day!

12. E-Bike or Scooter ride

Explore and be active with the kids on a bike ride. There’s excellent cycle paths in the city centre or venture along the coast and you may even spot one of the Giants of Mandurah. You can hire an E-Bike or E-Scooter from The Bike Kiosk from as little as $15. It is conveniently located next to the Mandurah Visitor Centre, directly opposite Mandurah Cruises.

13. catch fish

Rug up and throw in a line from one of the many great fishing jetties/platforms in Mandurah. Need some fishing gear or guidance? Pop in and see Mandurah’s friendly local fishing experts at Tackle Word Miami. And if you don’t catch anything, there’s always WA’s No.1 fish & chips at Cicerello’s, conveniently located on the Mandurah Eastern Foreshore for lunch and dinner.

Fishing is fun all-year-round in Mandurah ~ photo courtesy of Visit Mandurah

14. more playground fun

Two other playgrounds that are a must-visit in Mandurah these holidays, are Quarry Park in Meadow Springs and Harbour Playground in Secret Harbour. They are huge, modern playgrounds that will keep the kids busy for hours! Both parks also have BBQ facilities, picnic shelters and paths to ride bikes and scooters.

15. inflatable world

Bounce on in to Inflatable World Mandurah. It’s one of the biggest Indoor Inflatable Playgrounds in Australia and is all about having fun. Warning ~ the kids won’t want to leave!

16. sweet indulgence

Looking for a sweet treat? Indulge in some chocolatey goodness from San Churro Mandurah. Present your Mandurah Cruises’ Dolphin Cruise & Views ticket to take advantage of a ‘Buy 1 Churros, Get 1 FREE‘ special offer. Or if icecream is more to your liking, head into Simmo’s Ice Creamery. There are over 39 flavours of ice cream to choose from every day, other scrumptious sweets like hot waffles!

San Churro Mandurah

17. bmx biking

Mandurah has some of the latest and greatest BMX pump tracks. So, if the kids are after a bit of adventure on their bikes, check out the Mandurah BMX Track, McLennan Park (Madora Bay) Pump Track, Falcon Skate Park and pump track, and Lavender Gardens Reserve (Halls Head) pump track. They are all FREE to race around on and open every day.

18. art trails

Make family photos a fun adventure with Mandurah’s awesome Insta public art trail, featuring marine wildlife 3D art pavement paintings, a floral swing mural, giant lobster, crab and dolphins, heart frame and more.

Mandurah 3D Marine Art ~ photo by Perth Mum Adventures


Get lost at Mandurah Amaze Miniature Park! It features an extensive display of scale model miniature buildings and railways, a huge hedge maze, 12-hole mini golf course, playground and picnic area and incredible landscaped gardens.

20. ranger red’s zoo

Enjoy a unique, hands-on experience at Ranger Red’s Zoo, with animals you can feed and touch. Hand-feed kangaroos, sheep, deer, goats and emus. Hold a snake, koala and wombat. Or walk through an open aviary to see 100+ species of birds and animals. There’s also a fun ‘Junior Zookeeper 4 A Day’ program.

Ranger Red’s Zoo

… get ready to dive into the ultimate school holiday activities and create cherished family memories in Mandurah.

mandurah’s top 20 SPRING school holiday ideas