Did you know that the Heathcote Cultural Precinct is not only one of Perth’s iconic heritage-listed public spaces, but it also hosts kick-ass markets in conjunction with our fave local Perth Makers Market?! If you have never visited before, the next market is on Sunday the 3rd of November and is set to be a BIG ONE! Why not get your Chrissy shopping done early and avoid the headache-inducing congestion at the shops!
With over 160 stallholders, Heathcote Cultural Precinct is the perfect destination for anyone and everyone including families with children, grandparents, couples and young adults. And the markets really do have something for everyone, with each stallholder selling unique, 100% handmade and often one-of-a-kind special wares. The ultimate place for purchasing gifts (Christmas is calling!), Heathcote also has an ATM for any unplanned purchases.
One of the best attractions for families is the huge, award-winning pirate ship playground that is ensured to keep your little ones entertained for hours! Overlooking the Swan River, the wooden playground consists of ramps, slides, caves and tunnels, not to mention bells and portholes creating the authentic ‘pirate ship’. With swings off to the side, plenty of shaded area to keep cool, picnic tables and BBQ’s, the playground is a great addition to the Makers Market.
With plenty to keep you occupied, the markets also include access to the Heathcote Gallery which is full of rotating exhibitions by both emerging and established artists, open artist studios and the Heathcote Museum. As the precinct used to home the old Point Heathcote Mental Reception Home, the Museum offers visitors an amazing insight into the vital role played by the Reception Home. Filled with photographs, historical artefacts and newspaper articles, this one is for all the history buffs!
The markets themselves have an amazing outdoor tearoom, BWG Steakhouse buskers entertaining market-goers all day, giant garden games such as Connect 4 and Jenga as well as a scavenger hunt which is great fun for all ages. There is also a giveaway at the Perth Makers Market stall, where you can fill out a feedback form and go into the draw to win a prize valued over $250! All donated by generous stallholders, you won’t want to miss this!
If you’re figuring out the best way to get to the Heathcote Cultural Precinct for the Perth Makers Market, there is heaps of dedicated event parking on the Heathcote Lower Lands. Managed by the Applecross Rotary, the parking is by donation and goes towards their non-profit organisation. If it’s looking like a beautiful day, we highly suggest taking public transport to the Canning Bridge train station and walking along the river to get to the market for some fantastic fresh air.
We hope to see you there at the Perth Makers Market on November 3rd, and make sure to tag #perthhappenings so we can see all your market fun! Visit https://perthmakersmarket.com.au for more info!
Written in collaboration with Perth Makers Market