Only a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Perth CBD, the City of Armadale and Perth Hills region is bustling with activities during springtime. Bring the family or some friends, and get involved in community festivities such as cosy music, theatre settings, explore the region’s markets to acquire fresh produce, or spend time outdoors in the botanic gardens. Perfect for a day trip, or even longer, the Armadale region will be sure to keep travellers busy. If you’re not sure where to start, these are some of the best activities and events during springtime in Armadale.
Tiptoe through Tulip heaven at Araluen Botanic Park
Established over 90 years ago, a trip to the Armadale region is not complete without visiting Araluen Botanic Park. The gorgeous garden bursts into colour with more than 150,000 tulips blooming among internationally recognised Camellias, Azaleas, and Grand Magnolia Trees.
You’ll want to embrace the enchantment of It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen as the gardens undergo a transformation into their very own festival. Visitors to the Tulip Festival will find plenty of fun-filled activities for all ages, from kids to adults, and when tummies begin to grumble, there are pop-up vendors dotted throughout the park ready to satisfy any cravings.
Kids will love the new augmented reality filters which will immerse them into a digital realm where they can explore an enchanted land, chase fairies, and catch frogs. On weekends, families can jump on the Araluen Train for just $5 per ride, per person.
When: August 18th – September 30th 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (last entry is at 5:00 pm)
Location: Araluen Botanic Park 362 Croyden Road, Roleystone. Entry fees apply — visit Araluen’s ticket information. Please note that Araluen will only take EFTPOS transactions.
Treat Your Family to An AWESOME Day Out
For the very first time, AWESOME Arts will be joining Spring into Armadale and hosting AWESOME Armadale Kids Festival Hub.
Treat your family to an AWESOME Day Out. The 2023 AWESOME Festival is landing at the Kelmscott Hall on September 23rd and 24th where you’ll find free shows, storytelling, and lots of fun activities. You can try your hand at circus activities, get messy with craft activities, or learn a new skill. Running from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the AWESOME Day out is suitable for children aged 0-12 years, suitable to all abilities, and for grown-ups who are young at heart.
For further information, visit here.
Stay A While And Rejuvenate In The Perth Hills Armadale In Your Own Sanctuary
If you’re after an overnight stay in the Armadale region, you’ll want to rest your head in a fully self-contained railway carriage at Kookaburra Yoga. The perfect place to destress and detox, Kookaburra Yoga provides a variety of retreats with the option of staying an extra few days to enjoy the surrounding kangaroos, kookaburras, cockatoos, and other wildlife. The private and secluded accommodation right on the creek is perfect for those looking for some quiet time away from loud city life. Free yoga classes are also included in your stay so, what are you waiting for? To find out how to book your getaway, visit www.kookaburrayoga.com.
Nourish Your Mind, Body And Soul In The Perth Hills Armadale
If you’re looking for some relaxation after being outdoors all day, there are plenty of options for unwinding.
A picturesque wellness and mindfulness centre is situated on the edge of two pristine-looking lakes, Restful Waters has plenty of classes, events, and retreats for those looking for some quiet time to reset their bodies and minds. There are a variety of pilates and yoga classes to choose from and longer stays in the form of multi-day retreats for complete revitalisation. To view available classes and events to find out which one suits you best, head over to restfulwaters.org.
Explore, Discover and Indulge at this Weekend Market
As the storm clouds part and the sun begins to shine again, you’ll want to spend your Sunday mornings at this local community market.
The friendly, community-minded atmosphere at Piara Waters Artisan and Farmers Market is the perfect place to go to grab a bite to eat and a coffee in the mornings, as well as to pick up the weekly produce for the week ahead. Families will find plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained and entry itself is free.
When: The Piara Waters Artisan and Farmers Market takes place every two weeks on Sundays. The next Market days will be held on Sunday, August 27th, September 10th and 24th, October 8th and 22nd, and November 5th and 19th, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Location: Riva Primary School — 33 Riva Entrance, Piara Waters. Dates and location could be subject to change so it’s best to check their website or social media for any updates before you go.
Take An Audio Guided Tour
Who better to hear from about the Armadale Perth Hills region than the locals themselves? Perfect for those long road trips, the Armadale Audio Tour Podcast details all of the landmarks visitors should know about when visiting. The mini-podcast will feature locals from the area who will narrate the sights and town and will automatically play as you travel. The audio podcast will keep listeners in the loop about all the springtime events to note down in the calendar. All you will need to do is download the Storytowns app and the audio tour awaits.
Don’t miss out on anything going on during spring in the Armadale and Hills region. With a variety of different events, visit Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre or Experience Perth Hills for updates or more information.
This article was sponsored by Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Center. All images supplied.