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 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.
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...
Bring the whole family along for a real life farm experience at Pocket Park Produce. You can pick your own seasonal and organically grown veggies (certified organic) at a truly great price and there are yummy free range eggs to purchase. There are cows, horses, donkeys, goats and chickens! Not only is this a great day out but you also get to experience the beautiful scenery of The Pocket.
7 days, 8am - 6pm.
Eco Textile Studio
Weave your way to wellbeing at the EcoTextile Art Studio, based in Ocean Shores (5 mins drive from Brunswick Heads). Join a workshop, they're on every afternoon from 2 to 4pm.
To book text Paula: 0411 894 586.
At Seahorses Riding Centre we offer a fantastic way to explore the natural beauty of Byron Bay on horseback.We cater for all riders ranging from the tiny tots, nervous novice to the more experienced and take great care in selecting the perfect horse for you.Our base is conveniently located at the Tyagrah rest area, 8ks south of Brunswick Heads, where our forest rides (1 hour with complimentary lesson if required), lessons and adventure pony rides take place. Our beach rides take place along the seashore of beautiful Brunswick heads and last 1.5 hours. We even do 1 hour hand led pony walks in the forest, perfect for birthday parties. We have a maximum of 8 people per ride, with two professional escorts to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride. Read More Here
PH: 0404 198 220
Visit this newly opened craft studio with fun, creative workshops for everyone ... or come in and browse through our beautiful arts and crafts featuring natural, organic and recycled materials - perfect gifts for birthdays and Christmas! Find out more about Into the Woods...
21 Fingal Street (in the hall behind St Thomas Church), or enter from the Fingal Street Laneway via Lucy Vanstone's Wheel of Life Studio.
p: 0417 041 897
Essential info on all the family friendly things to do and see in Byron and Ballina Shires!
Choose your own adventure at Circus Arts Byron Bay! Circus Arts is a family friendly venue with something fun and physical for all ages. Suitable for beginners through to professional performers, activities on offer include an indoor climbing wall, a range of exciting circus classes, flying trapeze, kids Playspace, gym and yoga. There are classes for tots and parents to enjoy together, term classes for all ages, school holiday programs, circus shows, a range of birthday party packages and private lessons for both groups and individuals.
Open 7 days a week, rain and shine!
Please visit our website for more information and bookings. Read more...
17 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay NSW 2481
p: 02 6685 6566
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.
For 6 weeks over Christmas and January the McGregor Family Amusements carnival is operating in Banner Park right in the centre of Brunswick Heads.
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 www.starrynight.com.au
p: 0413 779 223
North Coast Holiday Parks
For a great place to base yourself and the family for any of these activities, try one of our three Caravan Parks.