Family Friendly Margaret River

Posted by Sarah on September 04, 2023


Nestled in the heart of Western Australia's picturesque southwest, Margaret River is a destination that promises a world of wonder for families seeking adventure, relaxation, and unforgettable memories. With its breathtaking landscapes, award-winning wineries, pristine beaches, and exciting activities for all ages, Margaret River is the perfect place for a family-friendly getaway.


The region is renowned for its powdery white sandy beaches, with gems like Smiths Beach, Meelup Beach, Eagle Bay, and Bunker Bay offering hours of aquatic fun. Dive into the waves with a family surf lesson at Yallingup Surf School or embark on a kayaking or paddle boarding adventure along the captivating coastline. If you happen to be visiting in June to November, you may witness the awe-inspiring migration of Humpback Whales along Western Australia's coast. Join a Margaret River tour for an up-close encounter with these majestic creatures.


A short jaunt to charming Busselton unveils the Southern Hemisphere's longest jetty, stretching an impressive 1,841 meters (1.1 miles) into the sea. Stroll leisurely along its length or hop aboard the vintage-inspired steam-engine replica train for a scenic journey. The Underwater Observatory at the jetty's end reveals a reef teeming with and a multitude of marine species. The beachfront offers ample space for kids to swim, play, skate, or ride bikes, and there are three playgrounds along the foreshore for all age groups, including a shipwreck-themed playground and a toddlers' train-themed area. When it's time to dine, Shelter Brewery and  offer scrumptious fare with stunning views of Geographe Bay.




Uncover the region's subterranean wonders by exploring one of its many caves. Most caves provide self-guided audio tours, allowing you to explore at your own pace. Mammoth Cave, a family favourite, houses ancient fossils and offers insights into the creatures that roamed the earth 50,000 years ago. Discover natural crystal and limestone formations within its depths. Other family-friendly cave experiences include Lake Cave and Jewel Cave.


Sunflowers Animal Farm is home to a delightful menagerie of animals that include cuddly rabbits, guinea pigs, fluffy lambs, inquisitive goats, and much more. It's a place where children can get up close and personal with their furry and feathered friends and revel in the simple joys of farm life. Alternatively, head to Jesters Flat for horse-riding adventures along the beach or through scenic fields. Kids can navigate the hedge maze at 'A Maze'n' or conquer the ropes at 'Next Level Monkey Business' in Yallingup before refuelling at Clancy’s Fish Pub next door. For those with a sweet tooth you’ll love a visit to Margaret River Chocolate Company or the Margaret River Fudge. Here, you can watch artisans at work and of course devour a selection of sweet goodies.


Margaret River is renowned for its boutique wineries, boasting over 200 options, many of which are family friendly. Swings & Roundabouts is a cherished choice, offering handcrafted wines, a Mediterranean menu, and two extensive playgrounds to keep kids entertained. Lentedal Vineyard Estate is another favourite, featuring exceptional food and wine, a cellar door, an animal farm, lawn games, and an outdoor cinema – what more could you want!

Come and discover the enchantment of Margaret River, with its unbeatable blend of natural beauty, exciting activities, and delicious food and wine, Margaret River is a must-visit destination for all families.