Armadale has a wide variety of activities and places to visit that will keep children happy. From parks where they can get exhaust of all their energy, close encounters with some friendly wildlife or quiet places like the movies, Armadale has something for everyone. Most of the places listed are wheelchair and pram friendly.
School Holidays in the City of Armadale
The City of Armadale has a range of school holiday activities during the school holidays. Please visit the events page on the City of Armadale website for more details or call into the Armadale Visitor Centre where we have a range of brochures for your convenience.
Conveniently located in the city centre is Memorial Park which has a playground, amphitheatre, picnic areas, toilets and plenty of space to run around and kick a ball. Situated close to cafes, the grown ups can grab a coffee and watch the kids run around.
Located in the Minnawarra Historic Precinct, Minnawarra Park has a lake that is home to various types of birdlife. During the spring look out for the ducklings! The park plays host to the Australia Day fireworks, a family friendly event that is popular with locals. It is an ideal setting for a picnic with a gazebo and grassed areas. In the early evening watch the corellas and galahs come to roost for the night.
Araluen Botanic Park
Araluen Botanic Park, located on Croyden Road in Roleystone, is a great place to visit any time of the year. You can bring along a picnic lunch or use one of their free barbecues. Alternatively the Chalet Healy tearooms offer light lunches or morning and afternoon teas. Entry fees apply.
Animals and Wildlife
Armadale Reptile Centre
If wildlife is your thing then the Armadale Reptile Centre is the place to visit. Situated at 308 Southwest Highway the centre is home to a wide variety of animals including reptiles, birds, wombats, kangaroos and a crocodile. They are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm. (Closed Wednesdays except for school holidays). Admission fees apply.
Cohunu Koala Park
At Cohunu Koala Park you can get up close and personal with a koala or just have a look at the wide variety of Australian native animals. You can also hand feed some of the animals. Cohunu Koala Park is situated at Lot 802 Nettleton Road, Byford. Admission fees apply. (Extra if you would like your photo taken with a koala).
History House Museum
If it’s a rainy day, why not visit History House Museum? This museum highlights the colourful history of the Armadale/Kelmscott region. The museum is located in the Minnawarra Historic Precinct on Jull Street and is FREE to visit. Look out for their school holiday programs.
Other museums to visit in Armadale are the Bert Tyler Vintage Machinery Museum and the Armadale Outpost Telegraph Centre. Both of these museums are located in the Armadale Visitor Centre 40 Jull Street Armadale.
Quiet Days in the City
If it’s a quiet day you’re after, why not visit Grand Cinemas Armadale, where you can catch all the latest release movies. Alternatively why not drop into the library where you can relax and read a book.