I don’t know about you but when somebody suggests heading to the Swan Valley I picture two things: a big bus and a LOT of wineries.
Everybody in Perth knows the Swan Valley region is home to some of the most beautiful wineries & distilleries the State has to offer – but it’s also home to some great experiences and amazing food that the whole family can enjoy.
Check out these gems that are sure to have you planning your next Swan Valley day trip for this weekend!
Cottage Tea Rooms IN SWAN VALLEY
Honey Cake & Tea and A Children’s High Tea Set Up. Source: @cottagetearooms on Instagram
This gorgeous, 50’s style cottage is the perfect spot for either brunch or high tea. Their homemade Belgian waffles are a must try if you stop by! Their children’s fairy high tea is a must during the school holidays with a traditional high tea and guided fairy garden workshop for the kids to enjoy.
Cuddly Animal Farm
Piglet Feeding and Lambs. Source: @cuddly_farm on Instagram
Looking to get up close and personal with some friendly farmyard animals? Then the Cuddly Animal Farm is for you! Enter the farm’s pens and paddocks, meet the animals and get the chance to bottle feed piglets, bucket feed kangaroos and milk goats each day! No trip to the Cuddly Animal Farm is complete without a ride on the tractor-train (it’s free!).
Whistler’s Chocolate Company
The Chocolate Room and Milk Chocolate Pretzels. Source: Whistlers Chocolate Co Swan Valley on Facebook
As the oldest chocolate company in Western Australia, Whistler’s know their stuff. With a selection of rocky road, coconut rough, chocolate liquorice, chocolate snakes and much more, there’s sure to be something for everyone. If you’re not sure what to choose from their large selection of chocolates, I highly recommend the chocolate covered pretzels – I could eat them forever.
Oasis Supa Golf & Adventure Putt
Supa Golf and The Mini Adventure Course. Source: Oasis Supa Golf
Challenge your friends and family to a game of Supa Golf as Oasis. The classic 9 hole modified golf game is the perfect way to take in the beautiful surroundings of the Swan Valley whilst trying your hand at golf. If the long game isn’t for you, check out Adventure Putt Mini Golf, complete with bunkers, streams and water traps.
One of The Henley Brook’s woodfire pizzas and the classic steak sanga. Source: The Henley Brook on Facebook
The perfect family-friendly pub in the heart of the Swan Valley, The Henley Brook is the perfect place to stop for a pub lunch. Often home to live music and events, the Henley Brook is known for showcasing the best local produce the Swan Valley has to offer. For the meat lovers, their pork belly with truffle mash and steak sanga are must try’s. If vego options are more your style, you can’t go past the veggie burger or the double trouble pizza.
A taste of the action. Source: @paintball_skirmish on Instagram
With all the open space of the Swan Valley, it’d be rude not to have a premium location for Paintball! All of the playing fields at Paintball Skirmish are filled with objects and trees you can use as cover from your opponents and games are held no matter rain, hail or shine. With V-force masks, camouflage overalls and paintballs all supplied, there’s no reason not to give it a try.
Part of the Outdoor Seating and the famous arancini balls! Source: @chapelfarm on Instagram
If you enjoy casual dining with a beautiful rustic feel, Chapel Farm is for you. Enjoy some amazing pizza and tapas while taking in views of a lake, garden and house animals or dine inside in the formal restaurant. Sidenote: their pumpkin, feta and parmesan arancini balls are a must try – delicious!
So there you have it. Whether you are looking for beautiful wines and delicious food, or searching for a fun family activity, the Swan Valley is ready for you! Comment below with your Swan Valley faves.