Travelling with kids can be tricky, and often involves LOTS of stops! Luckily, there are plenty of unique and fun spots throughout the Wheatbelt that the whole family will enjoy. Add a couple of these stops to your itinerary (and maybe keep one up your sleeve for those unplanned stops too! They’ll make your next family road trip a breeze!
As you head out of Perth towards the countryside, it may be worth making a pit stop in York just for this lolly shop. This place is what kids dream of! Inside you’ll find every kind of lolly your kid has (and hasn’t) heard of. Let them grab a few sweeties for the drive and be sure to get a couple of treats for the driver too!
Newdegate Skate Park
Newdegate Skate Park is located in Lake Grace and is a professionally designed park that is suitable for all ages and skill levels and is perfect for bikes, skateboards and scooters! There is also an adventure playground for the kids to tire themselves out on once they have had enough fun on wheels. The shaded shelters and family space make a perfect spot for a packed lunch. Don't forget to also check out the amazing FORM Silo art in Newdegate when in the area!
Kellerberrin Centenary Park – the best nature playground in the Wheatbelt!
Located in the centre of town, Centenary Park has been recently redeveloped to feature a new Skate Park as well as a Naturescape Playground. It has a picnic and barbecue area, seating, new paths, and sensory garden. This park also features custom-made playground equipment, including a homestead cubby climber, a wagon wheel carousel and a flying fox. It is a great place to stop and let the kids stretch their legs, enjoy a picnic lunch and perhaps a treat from the Bakery!
While out on the road, a movie is a great way to unwind after a day of exploring. The Koorda Drive-In was built October 1965 and recently underwent an upgrade in 2019, with a new laser projector and new car window speakers. They show movies the whole family will enjoy and sell kid-approved treats. Best part is, kids under 3 are free! Check their Facebook page for movie listings.
AJ’s Diner and Lolly Shop
Located in Narogin, AJ’s Diner serves up wild and fun hamburgers and hotdogs the whole family will enjoy! You can get a classic with just tomato sauce and mustard or spice things up with guacamole, crispy bacon and even onion rings. For dessert, you can either wander over to the lolly shop or get yourself a milkshake, sundae or a freshly baked cake!