As the clouds part, and the flowers begin to bloom, there are plenty of weekend activities to do in the Perth Hills Armadale region. Whether you’re accompanied by family or friends, immerse yourself in the heart-warming ambience of a community festival, nature hikes, and an orchard in bloom. There are a whopping 77 events happening in Armadale and the Hills this spring — here are just some of those activities happening this September.
Bring The Kids To The AWESOME Armadale Kids’ Festival
For the first time ever, AWESOME has put on its debut event, the AWESOME Armadale Kids’ Festival Hub.
The much-anticipated event will make its way to Kelmscott Hall on September 23rd and 24th and feature an array of performances, captivating storytelling sessions, and the opportunity for some creative arts and crafts. Ideal for families and children aged 0-12 and accessible for kids with all abilities, this will be a weekend full of fun for the entire family.
When: September 23rd – 24th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Kelmscott Hall, Rushton Park 60 River Road, Kelmscott.
Find out about some of the activities at the AWESOME Armadale Kids’ Festival:
|Saturday, September 23rd||Noongar Storytime||10:00 am and 11:45 am|
|Saturday, September 23rd||Woody’s Bush Cabaret||11:00 am and 1:00 pm|
|Saturday, September 23rd||Cartooning Workshop||10:00 am and 2:00 pm|
|Saturday, September 23rd||Roll up. Roll Up!||10:00 am — 3:00 pm|
|Saturday, September 23rd||Early Years Creative Space||10:00 am — 3:00 pm|
|Sunday, September 24th||Dr AudiYO’s Giant Adventure||11:00 am and 1:00 pm|
|Sunday, September 24th||Rhyme Time for Bubs||10:00 am – 11:45 am|
|Sunday, September 24th||Ukulele Fever||10:00 am and 12:00 pm|
|Sunday, September 24th||Roll up. Roll Up!||10:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Sunday, September 24th||Early Years Creative Space||10:00 am – 3:00 pm|
Bookings are required for workshops and storytelling sessions. For further information, visit here.
Spring into Raeburn Orchards During Blossom Time
As the seasons shift, the month of September at Raeburn Orchards brings the spectacle of spring blossoms, gracing the backdrop of Perth Hills. Travel to Raeburn Orchards to see the ethereal white and pink blossoms that will only stick around for the month of September. Make it a full-day affair with your family and friends, and wander through the activities spanning the entire orchards. There’s a nominal entrance fee of $5.00 while children under 12 can join the festivities free of charge. Bring your furry friend, grab a coffee from Coffee@TheShed, and dig into some food offerings from their food trucks. Kids will have a great day with face painting sessions, playing with cute cuddly friends in the animal farm, or playing with their selection of giant games.
When: September 1st — 30th 9:00 am — 5:00 pm
Where: Raeburn Orchards — 4 Raeburn Road, Roleystone
Grab Some Goodies At A Weekend Market
Bedfordale Bush Markets will run on Saturday, September 9th and sees home-grown produce, food stalls, art, craft, and entertainment. Each Bedfordale Bush Market is themed and September’s theme is Djilba, the Noongar seasonal calendar.
Or if you fancy a Sunday market, Roleystone Spring Markets is a quarterly market where you can find a fusion of activities, accompanied by an assembly of local vendors and artisans. There will be seasonal delights, from fresh produce to unique wares and a selection of culinary offerings as well. Why not pick up something for your coffee table, or some chilli oil to spice up your cooking at home?
Bedfordale Bush Markets
When: Saturday, September 9th 9:00 am — 1:00 pm
Where: Bedfordale Hall — 40 Admiral Road, Bedfordale
Roleystone Spring Markets
When: Sunday, September 17th 10:00 am — 3:00 pm
Where: Cross Park — corner of Jarrah and Wygonda Roads, Roleystone
Get Off The Beaten Track With This Extreme Hike
Not for the faint of heart, the Wungong Gorge Extreme Endurance Hike is an 18 km journey through calf-engaging slopes and rocky ascents, all against the backdrop of valley panoramas. For $60.00, Off The Beaten Track WA presents an endurance training experience in Wungong Regional Park with challenging inclines, coupled with unparalleled views. This session will ignite your vitality, test one’s physical and mental fortitude, and leave you feeling exhilarated. If you’re looking to push your limits and enhance your endurance, this hike is just the one for you.
For further information, visit here.
When: Saturday, September 2nd 8:00 am — 2:00 pm
Where: Wungong Regional Park — 28 Harwood Pass, Darling Downs
Smell the Flowers at Araluen Botanic Park
If you haven’t checked out Araluen Botanic Park, now is the perfect time to go. With Spring upon us, there’s no better way to walk around the magical garden of colour boasting an excess of 150,000 tulips in full bloom alongside Camellias, Azaleas, and Grand Magnolia Trees.
Spring also brings the beauty of Yates Springtime at Araluen, where the gardens undergo a stunning transformation, converting into their own festival. Visitors of all ages may satisfy their hunger with a choice of pop-up food vendors located across the park during the tulip festival. Their augmented reality filters will transport you into a digital realm where you can partake in an adventure through an enchanted land, capturing frogs, and pursuing fairies.
From Wednesday through to the weekend, families can hop aboard the Araluen Train for $5 per person, per ride.
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.
As spring rolls around, there will only be more events coming up in the Perth Hills Armadale region. For a large variety of different events, visit Perth Hills Armadale Centre or Experience Perth Hills for any updates or more information.
This article was sponsored by Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Center. Featured image credit: @araluenbotanicpark