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Margaret River's Beautiful Wine Region

Located 2 1/2 hours drive South-West of Perth, Margaret River is best known for its array of wineries, beautiful coastlines and stunning tall trees, Margaret River has so much to see, explore and do for kids & families.

It is the perfect weekend or week long Perth getaway - there is so much to do you will want to keep coming back to see more! Make sure you follow the links below to find out more about these wonderful things to do and places to go in Margaret River. Here are some our favourite things to do and places to eat in Margaret River with the kids and the family.

Free and Cheap Things To Do

There are lots of touristy things to do with kids in Margaret River, but hitting all the well know tourist spots can get very expensive.  We have found lots of free and cheap things to do in Margaret River with kids.

 Margaret River Chocolate Factory Metricup

We visit the Margaret River Chocolate Factory everytime we are in Margaret River!  There's free chocolate sampling and a big viewing window so you can see how the chocolate gets made with cafe and big grassed area too.

Margaret River Silk Road Metricup

at Silk Road Margaret River they have a great little silk worm display and the guide does an excellent talk on the silk worm life cycle and talks about how different types of silk are made. Enjoy sampling, wandering the green house and grab something from the cafe

 Margaret River Nuts & Cereals

Photo credit: MR Nuts & Cereals

Also located on the same street as the Margaret River Chocolate Factory & Margaret River Nuts & Cereals is Margaret River Nuts & Cereals.

They have free nut, cereal and yoghurt tasting and have a fantastic playground for the kids.  Out near the playground is a large soccer net and a big bucket of soccer balls.  Great place to have a coffee, try the samples and let the kids have a run around.

The Cows of Cowaramup

Cowarumup is a small town located several kilometres north of Margaret River. You simply must take the time to park the car and walk the street to count and have photos with the Cowaramup cows! They are located all the way along the town street and there are a few at the town's sign.

The Candy Cow

See a honeycomb making demonstration at 11am. You can also sample the delicious fudge here. 

Margaret River Fudge Factory Town Centre

And if you are after more free sampling, check out the yummy fudge at the Margaret River Fudge Factory, you can find them in the main Margaret River Town also.

Millers Icecream Cowaramup 

Millers Ice Cream & Farm Cafe ihas a great adventure playground, heaps of room to run around and kids can milk a (pretend) cow or you can take in a family bush walk. No free tastings here so it's another spot you may be tempted to dip into the purse to indulge in some yummy icecream or a coffee.

Yallingup Maze Nature Playground

You don't need to pay to use play at the huge nature playground at the Yallingup Maze - but if you do please donate generously to Regional Kids, you can find the collection tin in the cafe.

Do the Kids Around Perth Free Sampling Trail

Follow our recommended free sampling trail to delight in the tastes of coffee, chocolate, olive oil, fudge, jams and more. Click here to find more info on the tasting locations and a trail map to help you find your way to them

Family Friendly Wineries

It wouldn't be a family trip down south with out a visit to at least one of the many family friendly Margaret River Wineries. Find family friendly wineries in the Margaret River region here. 

Pictured: Blowing bubbles at Edwards Wines Cowaramup

Family Friendly Breweries

There are several family friendly breweries in the Margaret River region.  They all have playgrounds for the kids and a great family friendly atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy. Find family friendly breweries in the Margaret River region here

Pictured: Colonial Brewery Margaret River 

Cafes & Restaurants

There are many places to dine out or have a coffee in Margaret River, here are some family friendly places to enjoy a light lunch, meal or a quiet coffee and cake. Find a list of great family friendly Margaret River Cafes & Restaurants here

Pictured: Cafe & Playground at Yallingup Maze


Rotary Park Margaret River

You simply must visit the beautiful Rotary Park - the playground is surrounded by nature with stunning Margaret River forest all around and is located right alongside the Margaret River. BBQ's and shaded table and chairs also available here.

Yallingup Beach & Nature Playground

Amazing nature based playground, fantastic swimming beach and cafe nearby

Millers Ice Cream Adventure Playground

There is a great adventure playground at Millers Ice cream & Farm Cafe.Kids can also enjoy milking a pretend cow here too.

Great spot for the kids to run around while you relax or join  in kicking a ball around or taking in the short bush walk,

Pioneer Park Cowaramup

As you drive into Cowaramup from Margaret River you will see the gorgeous little Pioneer Park on the left.  This is a great park just to stroll through and say hello to the cows or enjoy a BBQ.


Find lots of Margaret River Attractions here. Animal experiences, icecreameries, mazes and more!

Pictured: Eagle Heritage

Places to Stay

Sunflowers Animal Farm & Farmstay

Pictured: BBQ & play area at Sunflowers Animal Farm and Farmstay

If you are looking for a Margaret River Farm Stay experience the whole family will love the Sunflowers Animal Farm & Farm StayThe chalets sleep 5-9 people and include unlimited access to the farm. Located only minutes from Margaret River Town and great value at $99 p/n (off peak for 2 people)

Bush Walks

Rotary Park Margaret River Heritage Trail

Great short walk for young famililes approx 2kms (approx 30mins return), with beautiful boardwalk and beautiful river views

Millers Ice Cream Cowaramup Bush Walk

Enjoy a short 500m circular walk that starts up on the hill up from the Millers Ice Cream playground.


Let the experts show you around Margaret River. Find Margaret River and surrounds tours here


If you are visiting Margaret River you must also visit Augusta only 30 mins drive south.  You can climb the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, fish at the Hardy Inlet, bounce on the trampolines at Augusta Mini Golf and more.  Find out more about Augusta here! 

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