Keeping your cool in the Swan Valley
Record temperatures across the country have got us thinking – where are the best places to cool off in and around the Swan Valley? Where do you take the kids when an icy pole and sprinklers just won’t cut it? Here’s our pick of the coolest places to play these school holidays.
Perth’s Outback Splash: The new slides have opened and now is the perfect time to give them a try. One is a whopping six storeys tall and another, The Wedgie, reaches speeds of up to 75km per hour. For those after a more low-key day out, there are cabanas and lawn space to relax on after having a splash in one of several pool areas.
Swan Active: Swan Active Ballajura has just reopened its refurbished pools and café. Swan Active Midland and Beechboro have outdoor pools and picnic areas, with lots of shaded spots to relax. Swimming lessons are also on offer.
Novatel Vines Resort: Enjoy a staycation and stay overnight at this luxurious resort. Not only can you and the kids chill out by the pool, you can book yourself in for some pampering at Keishi Day Spa. There’s also mini golf, squash and tennis courts, and an onsite restaurant.
Whiteman Park: This one is perfect for toddlers. The Mini Water Playground features a 30cm deep paddling pool and water spouts with soft-fall surrounds and shade shelters. There’s lots of space for a picnic and many other family fun activities among the natural bushland.
Great Valley Valley: Go on an adventure tour of the Swan Valley in the comfort of your air conditioned car. Pack or pick up some snacks for along the way and spend a morning finding new areas and solving clues.
Whatever you decide to do, be safe, keep watch and remember the sunscreen.