Things To Do With The Kids In Byron Bay During The School Holidays

9 Things to do as a family this October School Holidays  – Byron Bay Region

Welcome to Week 2 of the NSW School Holidays! Last week we shared with you a list of the top school holiday programs in the Byron area this Spring Holidays.

But if you are wanting some fun activities you can do as a family then this list is for you. 

Here are 9 things to do with the kids in Byron: 

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.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (PG)
Small Foot (G)
Christopher Robin (G)

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.

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.


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

Inflatable World – Burleigh

It’s all about having fun. It’s not just for the kids, Inflatable World encourage the parents 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.

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)

Walk through 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!

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 a top school holiday activity you do as a family? Let us know so we can add it to the list. 

Are you still looking for more reading? Check out our other blogs on family travel and activities. 



21 thoughts on “9 Things to do as a family this October School Holidays  – Byron Bay Region

  1. katy@untoldmorsels says:

    We haven’t been to Byron with our kids yet – I’m not sure what we are waiting for?! Awesome to see so many great activities to do beyond the obvious. Byron is definitely calling! Thanks for linking up on #FarawayFiles

  2. leahxl says:

    We have a pottery cafe which we may take our Nephews and Nieces to and a Pick your Own Pumpkin Patch. They love doing stuff with us.

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