What are kids doingWelcome to our newly updated Things to do with Kids Page!
 
We have developed this page by public demand, it's nice to have lots of options in the one place. Albany & the Great Southern WA offers many great opportunities for families with children, either holidaying or residents alike, to find something amazing to do.
 
We have included many low cost ideas that will keep you and your family entertained but won't have you breaking the piggy bank. Dive in and check out the options, you may just find your new family favourite! 
 

The Old Marron Farm - Albany

old marron farm 2013If your children are animal lovers then The Old Marron Farm - Albany is a must.
There's guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens and a walk in bird aviary.
Parents aren't forgotten with a picturesque garden and Nippers Cafe  on site.
Where : 304 Two People's Bay Rd, Albany
Phone : 9846 4239    
 
Click here for opening hours
 
Also including... Segway Adventure Tours...
 
 
 

Albany Bicycle Hire

Albany Bicycle HireAlbany Bicycle Hire provides free bicycle drop off and pick up service to any accommodation in the Albany City area, Middleton Beach or the Visitors Centre.
 
Short term hire is available at Middleton Beach during the Christmas and Easter School Holidays or every day from Havana Villas, Emu Point.
 
Full day from $25         2 days from $45        3 days from $55           7 days from $85
Phone : 9842 2468

The Old Gaol & Museum

Gaol4 300x175Now fully restored, the Gaol is a complex of men’s cell blocks and some warders' quarters, built in 1852 for Imperial convicts shipped to WA as artisans and skilled labourers.
Women’s cells, the Great Hall and more warders' quarters were constructed of brick between 1872 and 1875. At this time the complex was also used as a colonial prison.
The Gaol was last used as a police lockup in the Great Depression of the 1930s. Extensive restoration from 1989 to 1996 returned the Gaol's condition to its original state. Cells, warders' quarters and the Great Hall contain displays pertinent to the times and usage of these stark quarters.

 
For a night tour, phone John on 0407 387 484 or Joy on 9841 4180
Open : 10.00am - 4.00pm Daily #
Admission Prices : Adults $5.00 Concession $2.50 Child $2.50 Family $12.00 Children under 6 years free

 

The Replica Brig Amity

Amity 300x224The Amity sailed from Sydney on 9th November 1826, carrying a party under the command of Major Edmund Lockyer, who had orders to form a settlement at King George Sound.
After a difficult voyage, the first half battling through heavy weather in Bass Strait and the second enduring the summer heat of the westward run, the brig reached Princess Royal Harbour on Christmas Day.
The replica
The project to build a replica of the brig Amity commenced in 1972. After much discussion and research, construction started in 1975, with local boat builder Mr Stan Austin as project supervisor and Mr Pieter van de Brugge as leading shipwright. Other local craftsmen joined the team, with the aim of making the replica the focal point of celebratins of the 150th anniversary of the brig's arrival.
When you visit this full-size replica, try to imagine more than 50 men, together with stores, sheep and pigs, sharing this small vessel in a difficult journey taking over six weeks.

Open : 9.30am - 4.00pm Daily #
Admission Prices : Adults $6.00 Concession $4.00 Child $ 2.00 Family $ 15.00
 

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