School Holiday Fun in Flamewood

The school holidays are a-calling and with the recent lifting of restrictions, now is the time to get out and about with the kids and explore the beautiful surrounds of Flamewood Estate. With the picturesque Swan Valley on your doorstep, there is so much to do for all ages and interests. So, don the gumboots and raincoats and head to the Swan Valley Visitor’s Shop to pick up a map and discover all that this beautiful region has to offer.

Take a hike

There are a number of beautiful walking trails to be found along the scenic Swan River that make for a fun and active day out with the family. Home to the iconic Avon Descent, the Bells Rapids Walk Trail offers an abundance of wildlife and an easy walking terrain to navigate. The world-renowned Avon Descent returns to Bells Rapids in August this year so see if you can catch the paddlers amongst the rapids as they train and prepare for this year’s event.

Marvel at local birds and wildlife along the Noble Falls Walk Trail (and indulge in a delicious family friendly pub lunch afterwards) or soak up the natural beauty of the diverse collection of wildflowers and plants along the Wandoo Heights Walk Trail where you’ll find plenty of stunning Australian natives.


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Fast and furious

Jump out of the house and into the car for the, not so furious nor fast, car rally to explore the Swan Valley, Treasure Hunt style. You’ll receive your instruction and clue travel pack when you visit the Swan Valley website to download your instructions, or QR code to participate on your phone (insert link to PDF document). Pack some paper, pens and a sense of adventure to solve the secret messages! Departures are scheduled before 12noon every day of the year.

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For a bit of friendly competition, head to Whiteman Park and hire a go-kart at Pedal Play. Open every day, entry to Whiteman Park is free, with fees payable on kart hire and other attractions. For more information, visit


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Sweet treats and all things neat!

Is your sweet tooth calling? Don’t despair, two iconic choccy lovers’ stops are within just 10 minutes of some of the Valley’s best walking trails. Whistler’s Chocolate Co is open 9-2 weekdays so take a well-deserved break here to stock up on some of their famous handmade honeycomb, rocky road and pretzels – not to mention great roast coffee! A visit to the Margaret River Chocolate Company is also a must when you’re in the area to warm up with one of their famous hot choccies, sample ALL of the chocolate, stretch your legs and let the kids kick the footy outside. Open 9-2 every day, free entry.
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Nature calling

Get up close and personal with a slithery python or scaly lizard at the WA Reptile Park. A day with these beautiful rescued, rehabilitated and orphaned native animals is educational, fun and a great opportunity to connect with some native Australian animals. Only 8 minutes from Brabham, the park is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10-5. Be sure to bring cash as there are no EFTPOS facilities.
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If animals of the soft and cuddly variety are more your thing, then add Caversham Wildlife Park to the top of your list. Nature lovers will be in heaven here where around 200 species of fauna and over 2000 animals, birds and reptiles reside, all less than five minutes from Flamewood. Shows, talks, animal feeding and photo opportunities are included in the entrance fee.
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The Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm is another great option for the kids to experience the joy of meeting friendly farmyard animals in a safe and delightful country setting in the heart of the Swan Valley. A real Aussie farm experience, pack a picnic or take advantage of the free BBQ facilities and enjoy a day out only five minutes from home.
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Wine and dine

There are plenty of family friendly places to stop and enjoy a meal in the Swan Valley area. Whether you’re celebrating something special or simply after some casual pub fare, the options are endless. Featuring a restaurant, café and brewery, The Lawn at Mandoon Estate is a casual, family-friendly alfresco area with picnic tables and a fully enclosed playground. Leave the cooking to someone else and feast on picnic style charcuterie and cheese platters, salads, pizzas and homemade ice cream from the delicatessen. A fully stocked garden bar is ready to serve beer, wine, cider and soft drinks, best enjoyed under the warm, winter sun!
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For true beer aficionado’s look no further than Feral Brewing Co. This iconic WA brewery is brimming with experimental and seasonal brews and delicious food to suit all tastes. Take a seat at a picnic table in the beer garden, get competitive with lawn games under the gum trees or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the views across the vineyards.
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If you’re in a bit of a hurry and need something to grab and go, Little Lamonts Express is a must for foodies. Known widely for their fine dining prowess, this is the latest offering from the Lamonts family. Located within the newly opened Swan Valley Central, Little Lamonts is serving up breakfast toasties and French pastries with coffee from 8am each morning as well as a variety of delicious ready-to-go meals, sandwiches, healthy salads, gourmet deli products and freshly baked bread until 4pm weekdays and 3pm on weekends. Now licensed, a selection of wines and craft beers are also available to purchase.
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Did we miss one of your favourite school holiday activities or places – let us know! We’d love to add it to the list!!

If you would like to be part of a family friendly community, Flamewood Estate is the perfect place to bring up a family. We have affordable house and land packages waiting to be snapped up, and with the announcement of the new government grants, it’s now more affordable than ever to buy, you can save up to 55k*!

For more information or to view Flamewood for yourself, please feel free to contact either Debra or Lee – they would love to chat to you today!

Debra Hanlon
PHONE: 0414 940 724

Lee Johnstone
PHONE: 0403 060 129

*Information on this page does not consider your personal needs and financial circumstances and you should consider whether it is appropriate for you. Lenders terms and conditions apply and may vary. Eligibility is at the discretion of State and/or Federal Government, further Federal information here and State here.