Margaret River Region
We love to head down south to the Margaret River region at least once a year. Its around 3hrs drive from Perth and is home to some of the most amazing wineries, breweries and ice creameries you can find - and the best thing is most of them are totally kid friendly !
Here Ill give you a quick run down on our favourite breweries and wineries to visit , as that's basically all we do when we visit...eat and drink while the kids play !
Cheeky Monkey Brewery 4259 CAVES ROAD MARGARET RIVER, WA, 6285
A fantastic restaurant with locally brewed beer and cider (if you're a cider lover the sweet pear cider is amazing) and a great kids playground. Open from 10am to 6pm. Lunch served from 11.30am to 3.30pm with pizzas available til 5pm everyday. The Pizzas are the BEST!
Bootleg Brewery Puzey Rd, Wilyabrup WA
Another favourite of ours, situated on a lake with plenty of room for the kids to run around, plus a playground and things like giant jenga to keep the kids amused. The food here is absolutely amazing, and for those that love a good hot dog you cant go past the one here !
Colonial Brewing Company - Osmington Road Margaret River
Colonial is set on a huge property with dams, grass area and large outdoor playground for the little ones. It has a fantastic atmosphere and is definitley another one of our favourite places to visit. There is also a small indoor toy area for kids on those rainy days.
Black Brewing Co (formally the Duckstein)
We used to come here for one reason and one reason only - the pork shanks! My hubby is pork shank mad and they used to make the most amazing shanks you have ever seen. We haven't dined here since they changed owners and names so not sure what the menu is now like , but the brewery is in the most idyllic location and has a playground nearby (You cant directly see them from the restaurant unless your sitting outside but great for the older kids).
Aravina Estate - 61 Thornton Road, Yallingup
The Aravina is a luxury estate in Yallingup which boasts a french design playground, sports car gallery, homewares store, cellar and restaurant. The high quality food is made with locally grown produce, including from their own kitchen gardens. Defnitley a must for those who love wine, and very kid friendly.
Watershed Premium Winery - Cnr Bussell Highway & Darch Road Margaret River
Watershed is the closest winery to town being only 5 minutes out of the town.Its situated on a beautiful damn and vineyard and offers a range of food from cafe menu through to kids menu.It also has a a fantastic courtyard kids playground.
Millers Ice Cream - 314 Wirring Rd, Cowaramup WA
This place is fantastic for kids with amazing ice cream, plus a playground and offers food such as scones, cakes and slices also.
Simmos Ice Cream - 161 Commonage Road, Dunsborough
With every single flavour you could possibly dream of , plus a playground, animals and mini golf course - Simmos is a must visit in Dunsborough !
When it comes to places to stay there are SO many options and we tend to stay different each time but one of our favourites is the Bushy Lake Chalets . We love the lake spa chalet which has 3 bedrooms (2 double / queen beds and 1 with two singles), a fireplace, and spa overlooking the back lake and bush area. Its a few mins drive out of the town and perfect for those with families.
There are SO many things to do and see and many more places I haven't listed but as these are the ones we have tried and tested, I chose these to recommend. Id recommend at least 3 days depending on what you want to do while you're in the area 🙂