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 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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Beyond Byron eBike Tours
Beyond Byron E Bikes run small group guided E Bike tours of the countryside and National Parks surrounding Byron Bay. For everyone who wants to get on a bike, you will be surprised at how easy cycle touring is on an Electric Bike, riding up hills has never been this fun. Steve and Iva created Beyond Byron E Bikes. Their vision is to promote E Bikes as carbon free alternate transport and help foster a deeper connection to nature. They believe that the more people are involved in nature, the more likely they are willing to fight to protect it.
Zephyr Horses is a unique coastal horse ranch in the picturesque town of Byron Bay.
We offer small personalized horse tours, on the beach, in the beautiful sub-tropical woodlands, and at 'The Farm'. In addition, we do mounted archery and trick riding clinics, horseback pub tours, mustering camps, private lessons, pony club, team-building activities, and our divine range of horses are also available for professional photo shoots and weddings.
The Zephyr Horses team is dedicated to delivering soul charging, adventure packed moments to last a lifetime.
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!
Circus Arts Australia
Circus Arts will take kids on the adventure of their lives with amazing high flying trapeze, circus workshops and the ever popular Ninja classes for kids! Our massive indoor venue offers a great variety of classes for all ages and abilities. From flying trapeze to circus and parkour, there’s a perfect activity for every member of the family. Kids aged 5-15 years will learn exciting new skills like tight wire, juggling, mini tramp, silks, hula hoops and have a single turn on our famous flying trapeze in our full and half day holiday programs. Our specialised Teens program offers an awesome mix of activities including rock climbing, trampolines, aerials and a 1.5 hour flying trapeze class. We a registered provider for Active & Creative Kids, as well as Dine & Discover NSW rebate programs. https://circusarts.com.au/byron-bay/#school-holidays
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.
Lets Go Surfing
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.
Let's Go SUP on Brunswick River
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.
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The Macadamia Castle has been the areas most popular activity destination for over 35 years. Our animal park, cafe, nut bar, fine food section and retail store provide a full days entertainment and education. Come and meet Diesel, our hand reared wombat or hand feed our family of kangaroos.
Open daily from 8am - 5pm (except Xmas day).
New store in town The Adventure Club is a delightful haven for kids and adults too! Specialising in unique toys, games and puzzles for the whole family. They aim to provide toys that inspire children and adults alike to explore, learn and discover through play. Drop in or shop online!