We love a good day trip destination around Perth as much as the next person, and it’s fair to say we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent places to visit that don’t need more than an hour in a car. Over the next few weeks we’re going to be introducing you to one such place that may not be on your radar but very much worth sinking some time into, especially as it comes alive during the spring months.
The Perth Hills Armadale region really lights up as the winter rains fade away, featuring a wonderful calendar of events perfect for all comers based around walks and trails, history, heritage, food, culture, the arts and more. From fun-filled and educational walking trails and wildflower hotspots to family picnics, scenic drives and much more, there’s plenty to dive into as you look for your next day trip adventure.
Check out a few upcoming events in the Arts & Culture realm below, and head to the Perth Hills Armadale WEBSITE to start planning your next visit:
Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail
This wonderful art trail began back in 2015, and over that time it’s become a popular event on the spring calendar, showcasing a spectacular array of artworks around the town including paintings, pastels, sculptures, eco-fashion and more. As part of the tour more than 40 unique and inspiring artists across 28 studios in the area invite you to experience their works and learn their creative process in an intimate setting. The 2021 Art Trail Map is now live, head to the WEBSITE to start planning your day, and make sure to include a few cafe stopovers along the way!
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ReDiscover Armadale Urban Art Trail
Teaming up with Six Two Three Zero (responsible for an equally awesome trail in Bunbury), the ReDiscover Armadale Urban Art Trail showcases artists locally and abroad via a series of magnificent murals. As you walk along and discover each mural, you can read about the artists behind them after grabbing a copy of the ReDiscover brochure from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre or downloading a copy HERE.
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Augmented Reality in Armadale
If you’re chasing a blend of the real world and the digital world, why not try an Augmented Reality tour of Armadale?! Art and nature come to life via an augmented reality (AR) app on your phone – you just need to visit different destinations around town where you’ll find QR codes and encounter interactive experiences like tulips blooming, artworks animating or even a visit from a giant reptile! Get more info HERE.
Art In The Park and ASA Annual Exhibition
Kind of like a joint art project, Art In The Park takes place in Bungendore Park on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September, inviting artists to create works inspired by the environment around them. This is then followed up by an exhibition of the completed artworks in late November – more info and registrations HERE. And earlier that month (November 6-7) make your way to the Armadale District Hall for the Armadale Society Of Artists’ Annual Art Exhibition.
Perhaps you like your day trips to be a little more hands on? Well you’re in luck as there are a few different options over the spring months to scratch a variety of itches. The Bedfordale Bush Markets happen on the fourth Saturday of each month, filled with free kids activities, food trucks, fresh produce from local suppliers and other quirky gifts and homewares. On a similar tip the huge Roleystone Markets are have two remaining dates – September 5 and December 5, while the Avocados Makers Market are also filled with fresh produce and handmade products, with a few remaining dates for the year.
Head to the Perth Hills Armadale WEBSITE to start planning your next visit today!
Header image credit: Bewley Shaylor