The Prohibited Burning Period for the Shire has been extended further and will now apply until midnight, Tuesday 14 May 2024. No fires can be lit in the open air. More information here.

Find out about things to do and places to go, to entertain the kids and for family outings. Information on childcare, schooling and parenting support is also provided here.

Children's support services

Visit My Community Directory – Child Services to find out about the vast range of support services offered to children and families, including parenting support, childcare, playgroups, health and wellbeing and more.

Before an after school care/vacation care

The Shire’s Recreation Centres provide child care outside of school hours, including:

  • Before school care
  • After school care
  • Vacation care.

To find out more, visit the Recreation Centre website.

Toy libraries

Margaret River Toy Library is a not for profit volunteer organisation which lends high quality, educational and fun toys to local families.

Things to do for families and children

Interested in playing tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, football, rugby, hockey, cricket or netball? 
Find out about gym membership, sports competitions and court availability at the Recreation Centre.

Visit the My Community Directory to learn about sporting clubs and fitness activities.

Love cycling or walking? Visit our page on paths and trails.

Check out the following swimming spots and surf breaks.

Swimming spots

  • Gnarabup
  • Redgate Beach
  • Hamelin Bay
  • Cowaramup Bay

Surf breaks

  • Contos Beach
  • Main Break
  • Surfers Point Beach
  • Joeys Nose
  • The Box
To find out more, visit the Margaret River Region’s Surf Breaks – A Local Guide.

Margaret River is home to the Margaret River Youth Precinct, which has a world-class skate park. Other skate parks are located in Cowaramup and Augusta. 

Visit our page on Skate Parks to find out more.

The Augusta Margaret River region has numerous parklands for picnicking, BBQs, playing or socialising. There are also many playgrounds available throughout the Shire. 

Visit our section on Parks, Playgrounds and Trails to find out more.

The Shire has libraries in Margaret River and Augusta.

In addition to books, games and music, the libraries offer specific programs for children and youth, including reading programs, school holiday programs, online tutoring and electronic resources.

Visit our page on Libraries to find out more.

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The My Community Directory website provides information on clubs and classes you can join.

The Margaret River Tourism website provides information on arts and culture classes and places of interest.

Catch a movie at Margaret River HEART

In the warmer months, outdoor movies are screened at various locations in the region. To find out more, visit Movies under the Stars – Your Outdoor Cinema Roundup.

Visit the Shire’s Events Calendar, Margaret River HEART and Margaret River Tourism to keep up to date with events and festivals.

Visit the My Community Directory to learn about community clubs and interest groups in the region, including scouts, playgroups and more.

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