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Kids enjoy the simple pleasures of Brunswick Heads

Kids and families

Things to do with kids

There's so much for kids to do with mum and dad in Brunswick and our surrounding areas. And it's all affordable!

Have you discovered our enchanting new Fairy Trail around town yet? 

Simple things, like flying a kite (we have some great quality kites you can buy at our Visitor Centre in Park Street) building sandcastles, enjoying a picnic by the river or fish and chips overlooking the colourful Boat Harbour, bike riding, dropping a line over the bridge,  catching pippis or yabbies in the soft sand at low tide, swimming at Torakina (the local kids beach) or paddling in the surf, meeting other kids at the playground, dropping in at the skate park, or enjoying storytime at the local library.  Our cafes and eateries are run by friendly local families who welcome children and some offer children's tables, toys, high chairs and baby change facilities.  The Hotel Brunswick has a great area for the kids to play pirates in while the adults enjoy a meal.  Or stop in at the real pirate ship, just opposite the pub, and set sail on the Brunswick River in your very own hired kayak, canoe, stand up paddle board or boat.

In the nearby towns you'll find lots of half day and all day activities and attractions to entertain the kids as well, especially on rainy days. 

Pick up the "101 Things to Do" brochure from the Visitor Centre or download a copy here.

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Byron Bay Surf & SUP School

Byron Bay Surf School has been teaching people to surf this coastline since '96 and we're now stoked to offer Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Daily Group and Private SUP lessons run through Byron Marine Park, located right in the heart of beautiful Brunswick Heads. Get on board this popular, safe and adventurous water sport! Stand Up Paddle Boarding is more relaxed than surfing but just as exhilirating and anyone can do it. Paddle up close to turtles, mantarays and other amazing marine and bird life. Choose a daily 3 hour Group Lesson at 9am or 2pm (depending on tide). Our experienced and fun SUP guides teach basic techniques to get you paddling like a pro on this fully-guided and equipped tour for only $69 per person. Or take a 2hr Private Lesson, organised at optimum time (high tide) for $180 per person. Find out more about our daily local Surf and SUP Lessons at our website. We are licenced to teach surfing in Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay.

Ph: 1800 70 72 74
Or text: 0421 422 387. / 


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Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

Visit the enchanting Crystal Castle. Wander the magical gardens of mystic statues, walk the ancient labyrinth, and marvel at the exquisite jewellery, crystals, books and treasures on offer. Indulge in local produce and coffee as you relax, breathing in the hinterland views, while the children play. Open 7 days 10am-5pm NSW TIME, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.  Read more...

81 Monet Drive Mullumbimby NSW 2482
p: 02 6684 3111

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Essential info on all the family friendly things to do and see in Byron and Ballina Shires!

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Circus Arts Australia

The Byron venue offers a comprehensive timetable of activities during both the QLD and NSW school holidays including full and half day circus programs, flying trapeze, Ninja Warrior kids classes, free balloon twisting workshops, indoor climbing and kids play space.

Our venue also offers the only indoor climbing wall in Byron with both manual and auto belay systems available.

Suitable for beginners through to professional performers, the space offers a range of professional equipment like 10m long tumble track, static trapeze, silks, lyra, Olympic size trampoline, the new tramp wall and more.

Winter School Holidays

17 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay NSW 2481
p: 02 6685 6566

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Tropical Fruit World

Take a fresh look at fun! Explore our farm and discover more than 500 varieties of delicious fruits! Enjoy tractor tours, plantation safaris, mini train rides, jungle riverboat cruise, treasure island, fauna park and fruit tasting shows. Fresh tropical fruits, icecreams, drinks and mouth-watering lunches available, as well as natural skincare and gourmet products.  Open daily 10am-4.30pm EST, except Christmas Day.

Duranbah Rd, Duranbah (off Tweed Valley Way) 20 mins north of Brunswick Heads
p: 02 6677 7222

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McGregor Family Amusements

For 6 weeks over Christmas and January the McGregor Family Amusements carnival is operating in Banner Park right in the centre of Brunswick Heads.


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Starry Night Planetarium

Join Phil and Marie on the first Thursday of every month for free telescope viewing, planetarium shows and astronomy.

For more info visit

p: 0413 779 223

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We have three Holiday Parks in Brunswick Heads at Terrace Reserve, Massy Greene and Ferry Reserve, all with direct water frontage. Read more...



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