Things to do these School Holidays in Byron Bay

School holidays are just around the corner and this upcoming break I thought I’d be a little bit more organised. Usually we just ‘wing it’ and take each day as it comes, but with things like work,  projects and appointments, in addition to considering everyone’s needs and what they would like to do over the next 2.5 weeks I thought  I’d cover my bases and have a rough plan this time round.

So, I’ve pulled together a list of things to do these School Holidays… A brain dump of 40 ideas for the kids to choose from. There are 4 categories:

Indoor activities – In case of bad weather or a day where we can’t be bothered leaving the house
Outdoor activities – Fresh air, sunshine, nature… what’s not to love
Outing – Fun activities some that cost money and some that dont
Other – To cover off on workshops, vacations care and other day programs

With over 40 things to do these School Holiday scattered around the Northern Rivers, the Gold Coast (an hour away) or Brisbane (2hrs away) I have to say I am feeling pretty excited. So much so I thought why not share our list and calendar in case anyone else is needing to make a plan too.

Want more inspiration? Why not check out our 9 things to do with the kids in the Northern Rivers

Or wanting to do a family getaway instead? Check out our Must visit family friendly holiday accommodation in Northern NSW

Curious about Byron Shire Council Vacation Care Programs, see below.


Byron Shire Council Vacation Care Programs

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: Co-ordinator Rachael Julius: 0418 996 372
Email: (Send completed booking forms)
Program Daily Cost: $10.60-$55 depending on Centrelink CCB & CCR entitlements
Time: 8.00am – 6.00pm
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.

** The cut off for bookings through the office is Thursday 26th September, any booking requests after this will need to go directly through the venue’s Coordinators.

Byron Bay – / 0408 481 628
Brunswick Heads – / 0419  234 776
Mullumbimby – / 0437 860 614

14 thoughts on “Things to do these School Holidays in Byron Bay

  1. Norma says:

    Great to start thinking about the school holidays. I usually just do something with the kids to have fun but it’s a great idea to start thinking about it early for a more relaxed time.

  2. Jasmine M says:

    I love the ideas that you’ve come up with! I think that creating an obstacle course, rock painting, and doing origami are my favorite indoor ideas to do with the kids. Thanks for these!

  3. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    Wow, this is so great and I love that there is also a preferred plan for indoor activities just in case of bad weather or any circumstances.

  4. Chastity says:

    Outdoor activities are always best to get the kids exhausted. I love doing indoor activities when the weather isn’t the best. So many great options the kids won’t be bored for sure!

  5. Katie says:

    It’s definitely a great idea to plan some activities when you have a free family day. We seem to get more done when we do that. Thanks for your tips!

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