Core Cider House

Christmas in Perth Ideas : Perth Hills of Armadale for the festive season

Top picks in Perth Hills Armadale for Christmas and New Year

‘Tis the season to eat and be merry and you can do both at a Christmas lunch or dinner nestled amongst the hills.

From festival season specials, to fresh Christmas produce sources, to school holiday ideas and holiday season relaxation retreats, here’s some ideas for you to enjoy this time of year.

Avocados Café

Avocados Cafe

Take away the fuss with a laid back buffet lunch at Avocados Café.

Dine on the banks of the Canning River with favourite classics like honey glazed ham, cranberry stuffed turkey and Christmas pudding.

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Call 9496 3838 to book.
Adults $99, Children under 10 $40

Roleys on the Ridge

Incredible view from Roley’s on the Ridge

Leave the hassle at home and indulge in a gourmet meal at Roleys on the Ridge, surrounded by natural bushland overlooking the sweeping vistas of the surrounding valley.

Fig stuffed pork loin wrapped in bacon, baked barramundi with lemon and thyme butter sauce, Bailey’s and white chocolate semi-freddo with berry compote…. need we say more?

Three course Christmas Day lunch

Adults $100, Children 3-12 $35

Celebrating Christmas early? Get your gang together at Roleys on the Ridge with a Christmas Season set menu, available 1-24 December for groups, lunch or dinner, complete with bonbons, decorations and Christmas cheer. Christmas Season set menu $58. Call 9496 0666 to book.

Core Cider House

Functions at Core Cider House

Ring in the New Year with a magical family friendly concert at Core Cider House. Renowned Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys will be busting out jazz and blues classics along with their unique originals.

Choose from General Admission into the Cider Garden for a laid back evening on the lawn; arrive by 5.30 to make the most of the kid’s entertainment, including face painting, a bouncy castle and Apple Express Orchard Tours!

Adults $29.00 + booking fee
Child $10 + booking fee
Child Under 2 years – Free

Step it up a notch with the best seats in the house and enjoy a three course dinner and a show, up on the restaurant deck overlooking the cider garden and orchards.

Adults $99 + booking fee
 – Child under 18 $40 + booking fee
Child under 12 $30 + booking fee

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6 Perth Hills Orchards to stock up at for Christmas

A Christmas Pavlova absolutely must have cherries right?

Perthies rejoice….. stone fruit season is here!

Fruit always tastes better when it comes straight from the source and the Perth Hills is full to bursting with orchards, ripe for the picking.

Check out these orchards for packing sheds and the announcement of fruit picking days – be sure to book in early as spots are in high demand. Note, not all orchards permit fruit picking. Check direct for specific offerings.

Irymple Orchard – 140 Irymple Road, Karragullen

Christmas Cherries at Irmpli Orchard

Raeburn Orchards

Raeburn Orchards front shop

Location: 4 Raeburn Road, Roleystone

The Fruit Corner

The Fruit Corner, Pickering Brook

Location: 1 Bracken Road, Pickering Brook.

Fruit Loop

Fruit Loop, Pickering Brook

Location: 211 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook.

Valley Fresh Produce

Cherry’s for picking at Valley Fresh produce

Location: 50 Mccorkill Road, Pickering Brook.

S and R Orchard

Location: 46 Halleendale Road, Walliston.

Ideas for school holiday fun

FREE kids activities

Dome at Armadale Shopping City is hosting FREE kids workshops Monday and Friday 2-4pm.

Keep an eye on Dome Armadale’s Facebook page for the announcement of activities.

Take advantage of a couple kid-free hours to get a head start on your Christmas Shopping, or take some me-time, grab a coffee and afternoon tea while the kids are kept busy.

Explore on a real life treasure hunt


Imagine taking part in a real life treasure adventure. Well you can! Plus it’s free and super easy, even for beginners.

Geocaching is the craze that has taken the world by storm and it’s an awesome activity to get you out and exploring in a new environment. Download the geocaching app or pop in to the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre to help get started.

Nocturnal nights

Nocturnal Night Walks

Experience nature at night on a Nocturnal Creatures of the Night Hike with Down Under Discoveries on the 22nd of December. This family friendly hike will take you exploring along a 2.5km trail starting in Pickering Brook, listen to the unfamiliar sounds as nocturnal marsupials begin their day and remember a torch – see who (or what) you can spot!

Tickets $15 per person or $50 for a family of 4 (includes children up to the age of 16).

Stay and Play, book into the Armadale Cottage B & B and receive 10% discount for stays up until the 30th of December, book direct by calling 9497 1663.

Roleystone Christmas Markets

Roleystone Christmas Markets – December 10 2017

The local community market scene in Armadale is bustling and with so many talented local artisans it’s easy to see why.

Embrace the Christmas spirit this Sunday at the Roleystone Christmas Markets.

Stock up on cherries from local growers, Irymple Orchard. Indulge in gift shopping galore with over 125 stalls selling handcrafted goods, tantalise your tastebuds with international cuisine from food trucks and enjoy listening to some of Perth’s best local musical talent.

Stay and play, book into the Armadale Cottage B&B and receive 10% discount for stays up until 30th December, book direct by calling 9497 1663.

Sanctuaries’ to embrace your inner yogi and prepare for the festive madness

Just before the New Year hits, reflect and regroup at a yoga and meditation retreat. Get back to nature and discovery ultimate harmony at a yoga retreat in the Perth Hills. In our busy lives it’s easy to let stress take over.

Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre

Kookaburra Creek Yoga

A place in true harmony with nature, can you picture yourself meditating surrounded by the gentle sounds of birdlife, frogs and gentle breeze?

Live your best life and start 2018 off right by joining Kookaburra Yoga for a Sound Silence Stillness Retreat on New Year’s Eve ($95 per person).

This special program focuses on peace and purpose, involving yoga, meditation, dinner and a blissful moonlight soundscape with sound healer Nicole Lloyd.

You can even stay the night in unique accommodation or bring your own tent and sleep under the stars. Book online or call 9399 1000 to discuss accommodation options.

Restful Waters

Restful Waters Retreat

A sanctuary nestled amongst an avocado orchard and tranquil water setting; you’ll start to feel at peace as soon as you step onto the property.

Take some time out and enjoy a blissful afternoon on a mini retreat at Restful Waters, beginners are welcomed and refreshments are provided.

Check out the full class timetable. Try out a class and arrive early to enjoy the sanctuary before beginning, embrace restfulness with a Vishrant Yoga class, gain awareness with Vipassana Meditation or have fun and relax with a Dance for Health class.

Check in with the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre to find out more about events and things to see and do in Armadale.

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