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...
Essential info on all the family friendly things to do and see in Byron and Ballina Shires!
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.
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
Let NSW Tourism Award winners Lets Go Surfing get you safely up and onto your first wave in Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Ballina or Lennox Head. LGS offer group and private surf lessons for adults and families plus kids surf lessons on weekends and school holidays. Lessons include everything you need - surfboard, wetsuit, rashies, sunscreen. If you've surfed before there are options for intermediate and experienced surfers too. Experience Australia’s famous surfing spot and book one of our lessons in Ballina, Lennox Head or Brunswick here o r try surfing world’ class waves in Byron Bay.
Keen to try something new this year. Lets Go SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) operates their tours on the beautiful Brunswick River. To find out more or book click here.
As we step into the new decade, why not try something new and fun or experience something you’ve always thought about!. Stand Up Paddling or SUP is a new fun way to enjoy the ocean. It’s a perfect way to explore your surroundings, relax and get a full body workout at the same time!
Lets Go SUP Stand Up Paddle Board Tours operated by award winning funsters Lets Go Surfing - run their fun SUP tours only 15 minutes from Byron Bay on the beautiful Brunswick River. LGS Stand Up Paddleboarding experiences and tours showcase not only our amazing aquatic and coastal environment but also why SUP is one of the fastest growing water sports. The specially designed stable stand up paddle boards make it easy for anyone to enjoy the unique experience of gently floating on water. The new LGS Sup School operates lessons on Brunswick River which is a beautiful natural landscape filled with some amazing marine life including: dolphins, fish, seabirds marine plants and sea turtles. Lets Go Sup operates daily adult lessons, groups, corporates, kids and family lessons. All equipment and transfers to and from Byron Bay are included.
For more information or book your tour call (02) 6680-9443 or visit our website.