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Autumn School Holidays In And Around Byron Bay

It feels like we only just started the new school year yesterday.  Yet here we are in the last week of Term 1, seriously where did the time go? This Friday is not only Friday the 13th but also D-day folks!  Another 2 weeks of fun and activities as the NSW Autumn School Holiday’s begin.

I’ve put together a quick list of a few of the school holiday programs available in the Northern Rivers, Byron Bay area during these Autumn school holidays. Some run for a day or two, some for a week and some for the whole school holidays.

Important note: The local council program is connected with Centrelink too, so can be beneficial if you are receiving CCB or CCR.

Here are 8 autumn School Holiday programs and activities in the Northern Rivers, Byron Bay Area for april 2018.

1. Circus art

Address: 17 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Phone Number: (02) 6685 6566
Program Daily Cost: Kids program = Half day $40/ Full day $70 (Discounts when you buy 3 or 5 day packages)
Time: There are 3 choices, A half day in the morning 9:30am-12, afternoon 2:00pm -4:30pm or a full day 9:30am-4:30pm
Dates: Program runs Monday – Saturday
Age: Kids program =5-15 years
What’s included:
– An action-packed day of circus skills, activities and lots of fun!
– Morning program includes morning tea
– Afternoon program includes afternoon tea
– Bring your own lunch or buy it there

Program Daily Cost: Teen Program = $84/$114
Time: There are 3 choices, A half day in the morning 9:30am-2pm, afternoon 2:00pm -6pm or a full day 9:30am-4:30pm
Dates: Wednesday & Thursday
Age: Teen Program = 12-16 years
What’s included: Circus skills, arts & crafts and meals all included with the full day program.

2. Club Lennox

Address: Stewart St, Lennox Head 2478
Phone Number: (02) 6687 4313

Program Daily Cost: Free
Time:  Face Painting: 11am – 1pm  and Bingo: 1pm – 3pm
Dates: Friday 20 & 27 April 2018
Age: Kids Pre-Schooler – Pre-Teen
What’s included:
– Face painting, kids bingo and lots of prizes!

Program Daily Cost: Free
Time:  Pre-Schoolers: 5:30pm; Pre-Teens 6:30pm
Dates: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Age: Kids Pre-Schooler – Pre-Teen
What’s included:
– Disco fun with prizes for best dancer and best dressed.


Address: 51 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby NSW 2482 (Mullumbimby Showgrounds)
Phone Number: (02) 6684 3038
Program Daily Cost:
Workshop 7-14yrs prices: $60 per day or ($150 if you book in the 3 days and pay in advance)
Workshop 4-6yrs: $40 per day or ($100 if you book in the 3 days and pay in advance)
Time: 7 – 14 yrs: 10am – 3pm; 4 – 6 yrs: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Dates: 17, 18, 19 April 2018 for both age groups.
Workshops for 7-14 year olds
Workshops for 4-6 year olds
What’s included: An action packed day of circus skills and acrobatics.
BYO morning tea, afternoon tea & lunch.


Address: 2 Woodford Lane, Ewingsdale NSW 2481
Phone Number: 0468 414 677 or 0468 4 (HORSE)
Program Daily Cost: Cost $90 per child for one day and $80 per child for each additional day
Time: 10am to 3pm
Dates: Week One: 17, 18, 19 April 2018. Week Two: 23, 24, 26 April 2018
Age: From 5yrs old
What’s included:
– A full day of horsemanship, learning how to care for a horse, horse riding and vaulting (gymnastics on horseback)
– Refreshments, snacks and lunch provided

5. children’s african drum and dance workshop (byron bay community centre)

Address: Byron Community Centre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Phone Number:  (02) 6685 6807
Program Daily Cost: Single $22 | Group of 2 or 3 $20 ea. | Family of 4 $70 |
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Dates:  Monday 16 & 23 April 2018
Age: Suitable for 2+
What’s included: African cultural workshop with play, music and singing presented by Gabriel Otu.


Address: There are 3 locations:
Brunswick Heads Public School – Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483
– Byron Bay Primary School- Kingsley Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481
– Mullumbimby Public School- Morrison Avenue, Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Phone Number: Narelle Johnston: 02 6626 7100
Program Daily Cost: $8-$50 depending on Centrelink CCB & CCR entitlements
Time: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Dates: 16 – 27 April 2018 (Monday to Friday – excluding public holidays)
Age: 5-12 years. Children must have commenced school (or be enrolled to attend school) in order to attend.
What’s included: Excursions to local attractions (Cinema, Tenpin Bowling, local swimming pool etc), Art & craft, sports, music.


Address: 11 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale NSW
Phone Number: 0412 814 419
Website: Daily
Cost: $50 per day (School Holiday Workshop)
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Dates: 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 April 2018
Age: 4-15 years
What’s included: All kinds of workshops on offer (flowers, chickens, bees. Cows, pigs, medicinal herbs, seeds, beneficial bugs etc) over different days during the school holidays.

Daily Cost: $120 for the day (Mini Farmer Program)
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Dates: 17 April 2018
Age: 7-12 years
What’s included: Mini Farmers Program introduces children to life on a farm and are able to work alongside real farmers and get their hands dirty (literally). Eg. Farm Chores, cooking, creating etc.

8. kidzklub (byron bay community centre)

Address: Byron Community Centre Verandah Room (UPSTAIRS)
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Phone Number:  (02) 6685 6807
Program Daily Cost: $25 per child per session.
Time: 1:30pm – 4pm
Dates:  April 16th / 17th / 18th / 19th / 23rd / 24th / 26th
Age: 4.5 yrs – 12 yrs.
What’s included: Fun activities and crafts with qualified early learning staff. Kids are also able to play freely.

If you know of any other programs available, please flick me an email me so I can update the list.

School holidays are an exciting time for the kids, and activities and kids groups only add to that fun and excitement. Making new friends and memories is what being a kid is all about.

Heading further North? Why not check out our post on 12 of the Best Family Friendly Accommodation Options in Queensland or our Road Trip Travel Tips with Kids in tow.


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