Located just two hours from Perth, the coastal town of Cervantes is the perfect destination for your next family holiday in WA. With plenty of natural attractions and fun-filled activities on offer, it’s the perfect spot for kids to explore and enjoy days spent by the pool, on the beach, or with their buddies in the rec room.
Ready to set off on your next family getaway? Here are 10 of our favourite family-friendly things to do during your first (or next) stay at RAC Cervantes Holiday Park.
1. Swim and play at the beach
Only a few steps from the edge of the park, Cervantes’ Ronsard Bay is a great spot for kids to splash in shallow waters, hunt for unique shells or build sandcastles along the shore. It’s one of many popular beaches along the start of the Coral Coast region. If you’re eager to explore a few other swimming spots close to Cervantes, head for Thirsty Point, Hangover Bay near the Pinnacles or Back Beach in Lancelin.
2. Enjoy movie nights, scavenger hunts, pool parties and more activities during the school holidays
One of the best times to visit RAC Cervantes Holiday Park is during the school holidays. The park’s school holiday activity calendar is jam-packed with fun games and events that are sure to keep the kids entertained. Whether it’s pancakes by the pool, movie nights, a show-and-tell from a local ranger or a colouring-in competition, there’s plenty on the agenda for the park’s younger visitors. If you’re staying with us during school holidays, you’ll receive access to the school holidays activities calendar in advance.
3. Whip up a family meal
After a big day of playing and exploring, head to the state of the art camp kitchen, complete with spacious stove and cooking areas. Located right next to the pool and with plenty of chairs and tables to eat at, it’s the perfect spot to wind down after a busy day of exploring. There’s also a barbeque area which is perfect for families to prepare dinner and unwind together.
4. Play ping pong and pool in the recreation room
Just next door to the camp kitchen is the rec room, where you can play ping pong and pool to your heart’s delight. There are also plenty of chairs and tables in and around the room, so parents can keep watch (or count the score) during your game. There are also a few large TVs perfect for a makeshift movie night.
5. Splash in the swimming pool
The resort-style, heated swimming pool near the centre of the park is the perfect spot to splash and swim in. With a few safety ledges to rest on and shower blocks nearby, it’s a great way to cool off after a long day. Or if you’re an early riser, it’s a refreshing way to start your morning in Cervantes. During the school holidays, the park holds an epic pool party for all guests involved, complete with pool noodles.
6. Enjoy a hot chocolate or babycino overlooking the ocean
The park’s beachfront Seashells Café is one of the most picturesque spots in Cervantes for a cuppa. With plenty of cosy benches and a grassy play area, it’s a great spot to bring the kids to start the day. It’s open daily for breakfast and lunch – and if you’re looking to treat the kids, it’s also the perfect spot for an afternoon ice cream or tasty treat. Because nothing says holidays like ice cream by the beach.
7. Walk your dog along the coastline
We understand your pup is family too, so why not bring them along and take advantage of our pet-friendly sites. There are a few local dog-friendly pathways and trails around the park, but one of the best walk trails for you and your pup is the Turquoise Way Trail in Jurien Bay. The 14.2-kilometre sealed track stretches from the Jurien Bay Jetty to the Hill River Mouth and offers epic views of the beautiful coastline.
8. Play on the nature playground
Weaving around the park’s spacious swimming pool, the nature playground is filled with sand and obstacles that kids will love climbing over and playing on. The playground consists of elements and textures from the earth such as trees, plants and boulders for the kids to get out and experience nature in all its glory. The playground is just steps away from the park’s two and three-bedroom villas, which are perfectly sized for families and feature bunk beds, a TV, a shower and plenty of room to relax or eat meals together.
9. Take a drive out to the Pinnacles
If you’re looking for a great day out, jump in the car and drive 25 minutes to the Pinnacles for a walk around the extraordinary ancient rock formations. A great spot for a family photo or spotting Australian wildlife like kangaroos and emus. We recommend spending around an hour wandering around before heading back to cool off in the pool.
10. Invite some friends too
Make the most of your Cervantes holiday and get a few families together for twice the fun. RAC Cervantes Holiday Park take group bookings, so you can arrange for all of your sites to be next to each other.