After working hard throughout the year, your children deserve a nice break. We all do! If you live in South West WA, then you’ve got lots of options to make the most of your School Holidays. We think the best place to holiday is in your own back yard!

As a local resident this is, The ‘Must-Have’ Membership for the South West. Giving you access to massive discounts on food, drinks, health, beauty, trades, services, shopping and activities! Every offer can be used over and over again, we are LOCAL and support local businesses right here in South West, WA. By joining Local Advantage, you save money and become an important player in keeping Local Businesses thriving. Already a member? Fantastic & thank you for giving us a go! Remember to check your ‘NEW OFFERS’ button on the app regularly… did you know that we add new offers nearly every week?

Please note that all the discounts mentioned below are for current Local Advantage members only.

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Here are 14 great ideas to get you started when planning a memorable holiday that won’t break the bank:

1. Whale Watching

We are so lucky to enjoy the migration of the Humpback Whales as they head for warmer waters and pass our bays. Whale watching is a great way to spend your family time filled with excitement and fun. Local Advantage has you covered with two amazing Whale Watching operators in the South West. Enjoy 10% off Whale Watching with either All Sea Charters or Naturaliste Charters this School Holidays.

2. Jet Adventures

Avail the opportunity to explore the beautiful sights around you from a different dimension. Getting your kid a couple of thrill rides might turn out to be a great holiday activity. Enjoy 15% off at Jet Adventures with Local Advantage and then grab some lunch at Equinox at the Busselton Jetty, you will get a whopping 20% off your total bill

3. Golf

A fantastic opportunity to bond with your child (big or small) whilst enjoying a friendly round of golf. . .With Local Advantage you can enjoy 10% off in the morning and 20% in the afternoon at Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club. Head on over to the Dunsborough Tavern afterwards for some well earned refreshments with a generous 15% off your total bill!

4. Family Reading Time

School holidays is a great time to grab a good book and enjoy some family reading time among some of the greatest scenery in Australia. You can enjoy 10% off storewide at Barefoot Books in Busselton or Bay Life books in Dunsborough. If you are going camping then remember to stock up with some new books before you go – and enjoy some relaxing time at Peppermint Grove Beach Holiday Park with a cracking a 10% discount on accommodation.

5. Forest Adventures

Flying foxes and base jumps are quite enough to ignite the adventure thrill in your children. If you are a local, you can surely not miss a full day swinging from the trees to get your heart racing. Forest Adventurers lets you save a terrific 10% on all the action. The minimum age for participants on the course is 7 years AND 110cm ?

6. Visit the Animal Farm

If you are looking for the complete happiness package for your child, going to an animal park is the way to go. You can find all types of fun activities that might light up your child’s school holidays. Local Advantage offers you half price adult admission at Wonky Windmill Farm and Eco Park and a half price Devonshire tea! The homemade food is rustic and so delicious, especially when accompanied by the finest homemade jams and chutneys

7. Kids Fun Park

If your kids have an endless supply of energy, you can take them to a fantastic attraction on the way to Dunsborough at Xscape at the cape fun park! For Local Advantage members you can enjoy 2 for 1 kidzone combo! After you have worn out the kids, why not head on to Dunsborough and enjoy a cold one and a bite at Occy’s Brewery where you can enjoy a FREE schooner with every meal.

8. Tenpin Bowling

One can never underestimate the amount of fun your family can have while participating in tenpin bowling. With exclusive offers on places like Bunbury Tenpin Bowling and family fun center, you will enjoy $8 games per person.

9. Hogs Breath Café

Whether for lunch or dinner, you absolutely must take the family out to this fun & delicious  restaurant this school holidays. Better yet, if you are a Local Advantage member, kids eat FREE at Hogs Breath Café Eaton every day of the week.

10. Visit the Brewery’s

We have mentioned Occy’s already, but why not get the entire experience this School Holidays. Start with Eagle Bay Brewery, who offer 10% off your entire bill for Local Advantage members. Eagle Bay Brewery has a great sand pit playground for kids, amazing ale on tap and the food is delicious. Another local secret is Brewhouse Margaret River which arguably have the greatest pizzas in the South West, a playground for the kids and you get10% off your bill for Local Advantage members.

We can’t mention “Brewery” without mentioning Bootleg Brewery, a great menu, open grass area and playground for kids and locally famous ale, it’s a great place to take the whole family. Of course, we have a Local Advantage offer for there too: 20% off your entire bill. Last but certainly not least is Bush Shack Brewery. Near Yallingup, Bush Shack has a great menu and flavoured ale that will surprise and delight your taste buds. Enjoy discounted tap prices for Local Advantage members!

11. Gravity Etc.

Jump into Gravity Etc in Bunbury this school holidays where you can enjoy a 2nd hour free for your kids. This place is a must for every child in the South West this school holidays rain or shine!

12. Discover Reptiles!

Centrally located in our region is the hidden gem, Discover Deadly, Kids big and small will be fascinated in this interactive and informative reptile mecca you will also get a tidy 10% off your entry fees.

13. Grab a bite

This list would not be complete if we didn’t mention some of our favourite spots to drop in for a for a scrumptious bite to eat. Snatch Dunsborough offer the most delicious and innovative hotdogs and bao buns, and as a Local Advantage member you can save 10% off everything. If juice is more your style, enjoy your second one half price at The Green Fig in Fig Tree Lane Busselton.

In Bunbury, you can enjoy 10% off your total bill at Paddies Patties – a burger bar that is sure to satisfy every burger lover. Squid Lips in Dunsborough and Margaret River know how to look after your kids these school holidays by offering a free kids fish or kids squid and chips with every fish and chips purchase.

14. Camping and Hiking

One of the easiest and the most common fun activity for your family is camping and hiking. Luckily, you can find various sports in the South West that can enhance your camping experiences. Our favourites include Quinninup Falls (Injidup), Cape Naturaliste to Sugarloaf Rock and the walking trails around the Carter Road Trail Head in Margaret River.

There you have it, your ultimate School Holidays list for 2018! Local Advantage is your membership for the South West, giving you access to offers and discounts from over 200 businesses that you can use over and over again. You will save hundreds just in these school holidays and enjoy the offers for the rest of the year. Only $49, for unlimited access for 1 year, you can download the app from the app store here: