One of the best things about living in Yanchep is the opportunity to get out and about with the kids… the beach, the park and the bushland are some of the wonderful nature play activities we can get up close and personal with.
But… did you know you the kids can become junior palaeontologists, get fit with us, explore caves and visit a koala? If you’re stuck for things to do with the kiddos, both big and little, we have some great ideas!
Explore Yanchep National Park
We are extraordinarily lucky in Yanchep to live right on top of a beautiful National Park. It’s almost impossible to list all the amazing and interactive activities you can do in the park, but we’ll give it a shot!
- Visit the koalas, kangaroos and birds – there is even a daily free koala talk;
- Walk the nine walk trails;
- Take a tour in the amazing crystal caves;
- Have a family BBQ;
- Visit the Loch McNess wetlands;
- Take in an Aboriginal Cultural experience (weekends);
- Grab some yummy treats at the Chocolate Drops Tea Rooms;
- Rest and relax with an ‘adult’ beverage at the Yanchep Inn while the kids play on the grass!
For more information CLICK HERE: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/yanchep
Yanchep Fit Chicks
Yanchep Fit Chicks are the perfect fitness group for mums wanting to get fit and socialise with other Mums and Bubs! The outdoor group fitness class is designed so the kiddos can participate in the workouts too… One-hour sessions run Monday to Friday from 9am, with a variety of classes to get you started.
For more information CLICK HERE: http://www.yanchepfitchicks.com.au/
Picnic at Jindowie’s Mariala Park
We have some amazing parks right here in Jindowie! Mariala Vista Park is an adventure playground built amongst the tall trees and native bushland in your backyard. Lots of shade, climbing frames and even a cool BMX track… You and the family can spend the whole day playing and picnicking under the tall shady trees throughout the park, also equipped with BBQ stations and shelters.
Join a Local Playgroup
Get involved with your local playgroups run on either a Wednesday and Thursday morning at the Yanchep Community Centre. Playgroups are a wonderful outing for the kids (and you!). Playgroups are a great opportunity to make life long friendships and get out of the house in a fun and social environment. Yanchep has two groups to choose from, so pick a day that works for you and come on down!
Educators PG: Thursday’s 9am – 12pm at the Yanchep Community Centre, 7 Lagoon Drive
Beach Buddys: Wednesday’s 9.30am – 11.30am at the Yanchep Community Centre, 7 Lagoon Drive
For more information, visit the Playgroup WA website by CLICKING HERE: https://playgroupwa.com.au
Coffee with the Kids
Yanchep has plenty of not-so-secret café gems that are kid friendly… stocked with lots of home made treats, babycinos and kid-friendly spaces, these are our top three picks (have we missed one? Let us know!). Lil Sista’s Café have school holiday specials, like free babycinos and cheap milkshakes (see in cafe for specials), plus Fairy Tales clothing for sale right there! Full Flava Café have a wonderful menu and plenty of room for kiddos and prams. Yanchep Lagoon Café has a fenced playground overlooking the ocean – a perfect coffee spot for Mum with play-time for little ones.
Images: Full Flava Cafe and Yanchep Lagoon Cafe Playground by IG/@double_shot_vanilla_latte
Images: Lil Sistas Yanchep
Discover Cave Adventures, Palaeontology and Other Cool Activities with Nearer to Nature
Nearer to Nature holds weekend, after school and school holiday activities in the Yanchep National Park. Providing opportunities for our kids and families to get involved in outdoor, hands-on activities in the natural environment. Whether it’s trying out some junior Palaeontology, exploring caves or getting close and personal to some creepy crawlies, there is something for every little Attenborough!
For more information on upcoming activities or to book, CLICK HERE. https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au
At the local Yanchep Public Library you can get involved in a free program called ‘It’s All About Play’. Dedicated to children aged 0-4 years and parents, your bubs will be able to play with homemade toys, explore discovery boxes or cuddle up with a great book. All About Play provides a fun and happy environment, creating a fantastic time for you and the kids. The program is held every Monday, 9:30am to 11:30am during school term times.
For more information, CLICK HERE: http://www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/info/20004/community/235/children_and_parents
IMAGE CREDIT: https://www.yanchepnewsonline.com.au/play-alkimos-now/
Day Out at Yanchep Lagoon
One of the best perks about living in Yanchep is being right on the beach. Yanchep Lagoon is a stunning beach protected by a reef situated 20 meters off shore, making shallow waters and low waves perfect for kids. The calm waters of Yanchep Lagoon also make it a popular snorkelling spot and an excellent chance for a bit of fishing with the kids!
Join Little Nippers
Nippers is a surf awareness program run at the Yanchep Surf Living Club during Summer for kids 5-13 years. Nippers gives our local kiddos a chance to learn about Surf Safety and Awareness through a fun activity-based program. Nippers will help build confidence, whilst learning valuable life skills and knowledge in a safe beach environment. Registrations start in September with Nippers starting in October/November (click on link below for exact dates).
For more information or to join, CLICK HERE. http://www.yanchepsurflifesaving.com.au/nippers.html
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