9 Family Friendly School Holiday Activities – Byron Bay Region

Looking for some fun activities you can do with your kids in and around the Northern Rivers, NSW then this list is for you. Here are 9 Family Friendly School Holiday Activities for you to consider.

The Glow Worm Cave – Mt Tamborine


Did you know that you don’t have to go all the way across the Ditch to New Zealand to experience glow worms! There is a purpose built glow worm cave right across the border at Mt Tamborine. Open every day except Christmas and Good Friday, this is a place to take the kids if you want them to be wowed as well as learn something new.

Tropical Fruit World – Duranbah


Farm tours, Fruit markets, Wildlife boat cruise this place is perfect for a family day out and a great way to taste and learn about fruits from around the World.

Crystal Castle – (Enchanted Cave Immersion, Café, Shambalah Gardens, Guided Tours)


Walkthrough the gorgeous gardens, explore the enchanted caves or sit and relax with a coffee at the cafe. There is something for everyone at Crystal Castle. Oh, and did I mention the most stunning crystal display in Australia? You can even get your retail fix here too!

Macadamia Castle (Animal park, train ride, mini golf, café, holiday program)


Macadamia Castle is home to an animal park, mini golf course an awesome park, face painting (Sundays & School holidays) & train rides which makes for a perfect family day out. During school holiday’s it also gives kids the opportunity to be “keeper for a day” From ages 7 – 18, kids can attend the park and learn how to care for the animals, see what the keepers do and even build a reptile enclosure.

PALACE CinEMA- Byron Bay
Hoyts Cinema – Tweed Heads
Event Cinema – Coolangatta
Ballina Cinema
Murwillumbah Regent Cinema 

Here are a few purpose made kids movies strategically released in time for school holidays.

Dora And The Lost City Of Gold (PG)
Abominable (G)
Angry Birds 2 (PG)

Epic Skate Park


Roller skating has been a school holiday favourite since I can remember and it never goes out of fashion. Time to grab the skates or roller blades and join the kids for a race around the rink and skate off that excess energy or cabin fever.

Inflatable World – Burleigh


It’s all about having fun. It’s not just for the kids, Inflatable World encourage the parents to play & bounce too. Sessions are for two hours per single entry fee. Whether it’s bouncing around or Gladiator Style it’s sure to create some giggles and memories.



15 inflatable activities for kids through to adults, with a dedicated area to under 5’s.

Circus Art – (Rock Climbing, circus classes, play centre)


And last but not least, the super fun Circus Art. Whether it is rock climbing, circus classes or just chilling in the play centre, the kids will have an absolute ball here. And you will be rewarded with some very sleepy kids on the drive home. That is winning right there.

Do you have any favourite school holiday activities you do as a family? Let us know so we can add it to the list. 

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14 thoughts on “9 Family Friendly School Holiday Activities – Byron Bay Region

  1. LuciWest says:

    You had me at glow worm cave… but then there are so many other awesome things to choose from. I’d say all of them would be just as fun for adults as for kids, and I do include the inflatable world in that. 🙂

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