For us, with July on our door step means 3 things…
- We are already half way through another year
- 2 of out 3 kids are having their birthday’s this month
- Here comes 3 weeks of school holidays!
This week I have my planning hat on and mud mapping the 3 weeks of school holidays in addition to birthday party planning. (No rest for the wicked!)
Here are 9 School Holiday Programs and Activities I have found so far. I hope they help with your planning. If you know of something in the local area not on the list please share below in the comment section.
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). Packages: https://www.circusarts.com.au/activities/school-holidays-in-byron-bay/
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
– 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
FACE PAINTING & KIDS EAT FREE
Program Daily Cost: Free
Time: Face Painting: 5pm – 7pm
Dates: Every Sunday Night
Age: Kids Pre-Schooler – Pre-Teen
– Face painting, kids eat free and 2 playgrounds
3. SPAGHETTI CIRCUS
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 July 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.
4. BYRON BAY EQUESTRIAN
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: 12, 13, 14 July 2018. Week Two: 17, 18, 19 July 2018
Age: From 5yrs old
– 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. brunswick bush school
Address: Behind the Brunswick Surf Lifesaving Club
S Beach Rd
Phone Number: 0407898374
Program Daily Cost: $60 per child.
Time: 9am – 3pm
Dates: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 July 2018 & 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 ,23 July 2018
Age: Suitable for ages 6-8 and 9-12 (not recommended for children younger as it is a busy day)
What’s included: Full on day reconnecting with the wilderness and nature and exploring all the things kids love to explore.
6. BYRON COUNCIL VACATION CARE (BRUNSWICK HEADS, MULLUMBIMBY, BYRON BAY)
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: 9 – 20 July 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.
7. THE FARM
Address: 11 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale NSW
Phone Number: 0412 814 419
Daily Cost: $120 for the day (Mini Farmer Program)
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Dates: 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20 July 2018
Age: 4 – 15 yrs
Website for Programs: The Farm – Program
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: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20 July 2018
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.
- The Mantra and Peppers at Salt Beach Casuarina
- The Farm Byron Bay
- The Byron Bay Community Centre
- The Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
- Discovery Holiday Park Byron Bay
- Holiday parks across the Byron Bay, Ballina and Tweed Shires
9. lennox art collective
Address: 2/72 Ballina Street, Lennox Head 2478
Phone Number: 0404 348 215
Program Daily Cost: $25 per child – all materials included.
Time: 9am – 3pm
Dates: 10th and 17th July 2018
Age: Suitable for ages 5 – 10
What’s included: Fun day of art and craft with Crazy Cats on the 10th and Pigs on the 17th. Full Details
10. The Macadamia Castle
Address: 419 Hinterland Way Knockrow NSW 2479
Phone Number: (02) 6687 8432
Program Daily Cost: Wildlife Guardians $75 per child -Includes: lunch, afternoon tea, bottle of water & certificate of participation
Time: 9 am to 3.30 pm (register 8.30 am)
Age: Suitable for ages 7 – 11
What’s included: spend the day with the keepers behind-the-scenes in the Animal Park & learning about conservation and caring for our wildlife.
Do you have any other school holiday activities in Byron Bay or the Northern Rivers that you can recommend or ones we may have missed? Let us know in the comments below or our Facebook page. Need accommodation in Byron Bay while you’re here? We’ve got you covered there too!