Esperance is an extremely popular holiday destination for families with young children. The pristine sandy beaches, wide open spaces and numerous recreational activities provide children with plenty of fun and entertainment. During school holidays you will often find activities for children at the Esperance Public Library and the Cannery Arts Centre.
Here are some great places to take the kids:
The Bird and Animal Park is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9am to 4pm, as well as every day during school holidays. It is available for functions. Kids can cuddle cute rabbits and guinea pigs, handfeed the animals, and the family can enjoy a drink or a snack in the cafe or on the verandah surrounded by bird life and the tranquility of shady trees. Only 10 minutes from town. Closed part of June (check with the Visitor Centre for exact dates).
Twilight Beach was voted the most popular beach in Australia and it’s a fantastic place to take the kids for a swim (there are toilets and showers). Other popular swimming spots for children include the:
Esperance Bay (In front of the Yacht Club on the Esplanade) The James St Jetty and Castletown Quays. If you would like to have a town map & Esperance guide posted to you please contact the staff at the Esperance Visitor Centre on 9083 1555.
Adventureland Park is located on the Esplanade, next to the Taylor St Jetty. The Park features a climbing whale, maze, fenced playground and a pond to feed the ducks. Parents can sit back and enjoy a drink at the Taylor St Café whilst they watch their children play. The Skate Park with ramps is located along the Esplanade next to Adventureland Park.
The Mini Steam Train is located on the grounds of Adventureland Park. The operating times between 01 October to 30 April are 10am to 4.30pm daily during school holidays and weekends during school terms.
Esperance Mini Golf is open Sundays as well as every day during school holiday from 10.00am - 4.00pm. This 18 hole mini golf is located on the Esplanade near the Adventure Land Park and the skate park. Jolly Jalopy's are available for hire also. Great Family Fun!!!
The Cannery Arts Centre on Norseman road often has a school holiday program. PH: 9071 3599 for further information.
The Esperance Library is located on Windich Street. Opened Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 6pm, Tuesday 12pm to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm (closed Sunday). Website is www.library.esperance.wa.gov.au/. Check out the Library Events!
Mermaid Leather offers tours of their factory and showroom. Open every day (except Monday) from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. 6 Woods Street (Off Sheldon Road). See the unique range of fish and shark leathers plus fashion accessories.
Esperance Museum - One of WA’s outstanding regional museums, the Esperance Municipal Museum contains historical objects & memorabilia from the 1800’s, parts of the 1979 Skylab (America’s first space station), photographs & a locomotive engine. Open daily from 1:30-4:30pm.
Sammy the Seals Activity Corner