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Byron Bay Visitors Centre - Byron Bay

Call: 02 6680 8558 | Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday | visitbyronbay.com

  • Located at 80 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
  • Local insider knowledge on where to go what to see
  • Central booking facility for many local attractions  and accomodation
  • Offers bookings for buses and tours both local and Australia wide
  • Luggage storage, free maps and a whole host of Byron memorabilia
  • Tourist Info

FarmKids! - Byron Bay

School Holiday Workshops | Sunday Workshops | Mini Farmers Program | FarmKid Parties | Call: 0429 770 147 | Email: [email protected] | thefarmbyronbay.com.au/farmkids

Farm Kids Logo
  • FarmKids – Feed, Grow, Educate – We are the “Educate” in The Farm Byron Bay motto.
  • We educate children about where their food comes from through fun, hands on activities and experiences on The Farm.
  • We provide School Holiday workshops, Sunday workshops and birthday parties with the central theme of Farming.
  • Free Parking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic View
  • Take Away Food

Summerland House Farm - Alstonville

Open 7 days 9am-4pm | Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day | Tel: 02 6628 0610 | summerlandhousefarm.com.au

  • Summerland House Farm is a ‘must do’ experience  and a memorable, inspiring organisation!
  • Heaps of family fun with a Water Park, Farm Tractor Tours and  Mini Golf to name a few!
  • Located  less than 20 mins from Ballina and 40 mins from Byron Bay: 253 Wardell Road, Alstonville
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Take Away Food

Cherry Street Sports - Ballina

Open 7 days from 9am | Call: 02 6686 2811 | cherrystreet.com.au | [email protected]

Cherry Street Sports - logo and playground
  • Family friendly club in Ballina with plenty of entertainment for the kids!
  • Great value meals with kids eat FREE on Thursdays! (conditions apply)
  • FREE live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night
  • Covered playground & regular dress up discos, magic shows and free activity packs for the kids!
  • Free Parking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant

Club Lennox - Lennox Head

Open 7 days from 10am | Call: 02 6687 4313 | www.clublennox.com.au

  • Family friendly Club located on Stewart Street, Lennox Head
  • 2 kids play areas (one inside, one outside)
  • Restaurant serving great food at club prices. Specials daily, including special lunch menu Weds-Fri
  • Live music every Sunday from 4pm
  • Free Parking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant

Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail - Brunswick Heads

Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail House
  • Delightful & enchanting fairy houses to be discovered around Brunswick Heads
  • Click through to General Information for Fairy Trail clues!
  • Map of clues can also be found in Brunswick Heads Visitors Centre
  • Make your own fairy B&B!
  • Tourist Info

Australian Seabird Rescue – Group Tours - Ballina

ANY TIME FOR GROUP BOOKINGS OF 10 OR MORE PEOPLE

  • Located at 264 North Creek Rd, Ballina
  • Learn about seabird and sea turtle rescue, rehabilitation and release
  • They take group bookings (48 hrs advance notice) for 10 or more and can also provide morning tea or lunch
  • Come and be enthralled and informed by this interactive presentation
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets

Byron Bay Public School Playgroup - Byron Bay

Every Wednesday from 9.30 to 11.00am during NSW Term Time

  • Located at Byron Bay Public School in the School Hall
  • Welcoming playgroup for mums, dads, grandparents and carers.
  • Come and enjoy a cuppa, meet others, play and share ideas!
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets

Storytime at the Library - Ballina, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby

Sessions operate during NSW Term Time only | Many libraries offer alternative activities during the school holidays - Check the Calendar of Events for details!

Mullumbimby Storytime at the library
  • Byron Bay Library phone: 02 6685 8540
  • Lennox Head Library phone: 02 6687 6398
  • Ballina Library phone: 02 6686 2831
  • Mullumbimby Library phone: 02 6684 2992
  • Brunswick Heads Library phone: 02 6685 1816
  • This is a free service that takes place in the morning at a number of local libraries
  • Just turn up – NO BOOKING REQUIRED
  • Click through to General Information to read more about the services they offer
  • Alternatively, check out the Calendar of Events for the dates, times & location maps
  • Public Toilets

Baby Bounce at the Library - Ballina, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby

Sessions operate during NSW Term Time only for all libraries except Mullumbimby who run sessions throughout the school holidays

Baby Bounce at Byron Bay Library
  • Byron Bay Library phone: 02 6685 8540
  • Lennox Head Library phone: 02 6687 6398
  • Ballina Library phone: 02 6686 2831
  • Mullumbimby Library phone: 02 6684 2992
  • Brunswick Heads Library phone: 02 6685 1816
  • This is a free service that takes place in the morning at a number of local libraries
  • Just turn up – NO BOOKING REQUIRED
  • Click through to General Information to read more about the services they offer
  • Alternatively, check out the Calendar of Events for the dates, times & location maps
  • Public Toilets

ARTSPACE – Brunswick Heads Library - Brunswick Heads

Meets every Wednesday afternoon after school from 3pm during Term Time. For more information contact the library on 02 6685 1216

  • Located at 11 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads
  • FREE after-school art class for 8-13 year olds – all materials provided
  • Relaxed approach and inclusive fun vibe
  • Runs for approx 1 hour from 3-4pm on Wednesdays
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets

Byron Shire Toy Library - Suffolk Park

Open from 9am to 12pm on Mondays & Thursdays NSW TERM TIME ONLY

Byron Shire Toy Library
  • Located at the Integrated Children’s Centre at 3-5 Coogera Circuit, Suffolk Park
  • Established to promote the benefits of play by lending good quality educational toys
  • Extensive range of toys, games, puzzles, dress up
  • Great way to regularly provide your child with new and interesting toys and activities
  • Free Parking

Sunrise Playgroup - Byron Bay

Every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon (during term time)

Sunrise Playgroup
  • A supported playgroup for children up to 5 years old
  • Free service – no booking required – just turn up
  • Runs every Thursday from 10am-12noon unless raining
  • For further info phone: 02 6686 4109
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Take Away Food

Byron Bay Whale Watching - Byron Bay

Between June & November, trips are scheduled daily at 8am, 10:30am and 1pm. For bookings ring: 1800 243 483

  • Office located at 9 Marvell St, Byron Bay
  • Whale Watching Byron Bay conduct daily whale watching tours between June and November.
  • Discount available for children under 12 years old

Circus Arts Play Space - Byron Bay

The Play Space is open Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm, Sat & Sun: 9am-3pm. Tel: 02 6685 6566

Circus Arts Play Space
  • Byron Entertainment Centre, 17 Centennial Circuit, Arts and Industry Estate, Byron Bay
  • Indoor Playspace with new climb & slide plus jumping castle, climbing gym, building bridge and more
  • Ages 1-10 years – SOCKS REQUIRED
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets
  • Take Away Food

Crystal Castle & Shambala Gardens - Mullumbimby

  • Located in the lush Byron Bay Hinterland at 81 Monet Drive, Mullumbimby
  • A magical place of giant crystals, sacred statues, stunning rainforest & gardens, unique jewellery, fresh food and plenty for the kids too.
  • Ignite the senses, enrich your spirit. Discover the jewel of Byron!
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic View

Go Sea Kayak - Byron Bay

Office hours 8am to 8pm, 7 days/wk. Tel: 0416 222 344

  • Located on the beachfront parkland opposite 56 Lawson St, Byron Bay
  • GoSeaKayak runs daily dolphin tours in the crystal blue waters surrounding Byron Bay
  • Discounts available for children and families and triple-seat Kayaks that can fit young children  are also available
  • Kayaking

Kool Katz Surf School - Byron Bay

We operate all year round with the exceptions of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Tel: 02 6685 5169

  • Kool Katz Surf School is located at 4/70 Shirley St., Byron Bay,
  • Stand and ride a wave for 40 metres or your money back!
  • We take 6-year-olds and up. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Surfing

Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay - Byron Bay

Tel: 02 9365 1800

  • Located at 84 Jonson St, Byron Bay (behind Noodle Box)
  • Lessons on Byron Bay’s main beach for adults, kids and families
  • Kids surf lessons every Saturday 11.30am or 1.00pm drop-in class (from 7 years & up)
  • Surfing

Soul Surf School - Byron Bay

Open daily 8.30am to 6pm. Tel: 1800 089 699

  • 14 Bay Street, Byron Bay (opposite Surf Life Saving Club)
  • We offer a full range of lessons for Kids from 1/2 day adventure to a full 5 day pro course.
  • Learn in waist deep water with easy to ride small waves
  • Surfing

Pighouse Flicks Lounge Cinema - Byron Bay

  • 1 Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay
  • Venue for international, blockbuster and arthouse films
  • Lounge-style seating, luxurious carpet and the popular row of lay down seating at the front

Mobile Library - Bangalow, Federal, Ocean Shores, Suffolk Park

Check the Calendar Of Events for when it next stops near you!

Mobile library
  • Bangalow – every Saturday  9.30-11.30, Bangalow Public School
  • Federal – every 2nd Monday 9-10am, Lot 2, Federal Rd,
  • Ocean Shores – every 2nd Tuesday 10.15-12noon, Rajah Rd (in front of Community Centre)
  • Suffolk Park – every 2nd Tuesday 2-4pm, Clifford St
  • Fantastic service for communities with no fixed library service
  • Entire corner dedicated to children’s books
  • A real treat for little ones to board a big truck of books!
  • Check out the Calendar Of Events for its next visit near you!

Suffolk Park Community Playgroup - Suffolk Park

NSW TERM TIME ONLY - Friday 9.30am to 11am

Suffolk Park Community Playgroup - Sandpit
  • Located at the Integrated Children’s Centre at 3-5 Coogera Circuit, Suffolk Park
  • Light, airy purpose built room and outdoor area
  • Gorgeous indoor children’s timber kitchen equipment
  • Enclosed outdoor area with sandpit covered by pergola
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets

Tallow Creek Pathway - Suffolk Park

Tallow Creek Pathway, Suffolk Park
  • Easy walking / bike track around Tallow Creek – perfect for kids
  • Links to the Byron Bay to Suffolk Park bike track
  • Lined with native and dunal vegetation
  • Marine life conservation area – plenty of bird life to be spotted!
  • Free Parking
  • Dogs On Leash

Bangalow Playgroup - Bangalow

NSW TERM TIME ONLY - Tuesdays 9.30am to 11.30am

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  • Located at Bangalow Anglican Church Hall, 1 Ashton St, Bangalow
  • Large, high ceiling indoor play space
  • Fantastic range of children’s indoor and outdoor play equipment
  • Large, grassy enclosed outdoor area with covered sandpit
  • Free Parking

Lennox Head Playgroup - Lennox Head

NSW TERM-TIME ONLY: Tuesday from 9am - 11am

Lennox Head Playgroup
  • Located in the Children’s Area at the Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre
  • Enclosed and covered outdoor area backing on to Williams Reserve
  • Colourful and comfortable inside area with plenty of craft tables
  • Variety of indoor and outdoor play equipment
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets

Park Lane Theatre - Lennox Head

  • Park Lane Theatre is located within Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre on Park Lane
  • The theatre has tiered seating available at the back, or if you prefer, bring your blankets & bean bags to enjoy a relaxed indoor picnic experience!
  • Fantastic Family Film nights with snacks, catering and refreshments are available for purchase
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Public Toilets
  • Take Away Food

Shelly to Sharpes Beach Cycle / Pathway - Ballina

Shelly to Sharpes Beach Cycle / Pathway, Ballina NSW
  • Runs between Shelly and Sharpes Beach in Ballina
  • Wide, meandering coastal bushland cycle / pathway is more or less 5km in length
  • There are look outs, beach access points with showers, a separate heritage walkway
  • Large colourful and informative signs sharing local aboriginal history and culture
  • Showers
  • Free Parking
  • Dogs On Leash
  • Public Toilets
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Walking Track – Booyong Nature Reserve - Booyong

Booyong Nature Reserve - childs play
  • Booyong Nature Reserve –  one of the last remnants of “Big Scrub”
  • Known locally as a sensory playground for generations of young
  • An abundance of life to explore, from reptiles, to rare fungi
  • 20 mins from Bangalow and around 30 mins from Byron Bay and Ballina
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets

Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre - Bangalow

Tel: 02 6687 1446

  • 946 Friday Hut Road, Bangalow, NSW
  • Caters for all standards of riders and children are our speciality
  • Daily rides on Lennox head beach & hinterland rides at Bangalow

Bush Tucker Garden - Federal

  • Bush Tucker Garden located at the rear of Federal Community Children’s Centre
  • Stunning garden showcases a passion for indigenous food and education
  • 15-30 minute stroll with easy to read and informative signage
  • Just 15 mins from Bangalow, 25 mins from Byron Bay and 35 mins drive from Ballina
  • Free Parking

Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum - Ballina

Open 7 Days 9am - 4pm. Tel: 02 6681 1002

  • Located in Regatta Avenue along the banks of the picturesque Richmond River, Ballina
  • Largest collection of Naval and Merchant Ships in Australia
  • Interactive displays, working triple expansion steam engine
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets

Macadamia Castle - Knockrow

Open 8am to 5pm Daily. Tel: 02 6687 8432

  • Located 419 Hinterland Way (formerly Pacific Highway) between Byron Bay and Ballina
  • Come to visit furry friends, play mini golf and enjoy legendary pancakes
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant

Thursday Plantation - Ballina

Open 9am to 5pm weekdays and 10am to 4pm weekends and public holidays. Tel:

  • 71 Gallans Road, Ballina – Free Entry
  • Thursday Plantation is both the brand for essential oil products and the original home of Tea Tree.
  • A place where visitors are encouraged to discover the magic of natural therapies in a rainforest garden, sculpture park and Tea Tree maze.
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets
  • Take Away Food

Little Pelicans Playgroup - Ballina

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am - 11.00am (closed for Easter, Christmas & Public Holidays)

Little Pelicans Playgroup, Ballina
  • Located at Playgroup House, 9 Regatta St, Ballina
  • Enclosed outdoor area with sandpit covered by shade sails
  • Range of indoor and outdoor toys and equipment
  • Cosy inside area, variety of craft equipment
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets

Play Tunes Playgroup – Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre - Mullumbimby

Every Monday from 9.30 to 11am during NSW Term Time

Toddler Time Playgroup, Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre
  • Located at Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre Church on the corner of Dalley and Tincogan Streets, Mullumbimby
  • Interactive seasonally themed program
  • Gentle, musical and sensory activities based around connection with your child
  • Suitable for 2 to 5 year olds
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets

Ballina Fair Cinema - Ballina

  • Located next to Ballina Fair Shopping Centre on the corner of Kerr and Fox Streets, Ballina
  • Shows all the latest releases withe both 2D and 3D cinemas for your viewing pleasure

Ballina Tenpin Bowl - Ballina

Mon-Fri 9am to 11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Tel: 02 6686 5342

  • 16 Clark St, Ballina
  • Affordable pricing that lets you bowl and bowl with school holiday specials
  • Glow in the dark bowling – something for the whole family!
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets
  • Take Away Food

Playtime Playgroup – Mullumbimby Uniting Church - Mullumbimby

Every Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30am during NSW TERM TIME

Playtime Playgroup - Mullumbimby Uniting Church
  • Located at Mullumbimby Uniting Church on the corner of Dalley and Whian Streets, Mullumbimby
  • Huge hall with a wide variety of toys and activities for children
  • Morning tea for all provided by volunteers
  • Enclosed outdoor area with shady pergola
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets

Play & Sing Playgroup - Ocean Shores

FREE Playgroup every Friday from 9.30 to 11.30am during NSW Term Time

  • Located at the HUB Baptist Church located on the corners of Rajah Rd and Bindaree Way (just behind Target).
  • Enclosed outdoor area with sandpit covered by shade sails
  • Range of indoor and outdoor toys and activities
  • Fun interactive singing session with playful music and a range of musical props
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets

Walking Track – Protesters Falls - The Channon

Protesters Falls Walking Track
  • Picturesque walk in stunning Nightcap National Park
  • Approximately a 30-45 minute return walk
  • Just under an hours drive from Bangalow and about 1hr 15mins from Bryon Bay and Ballina
  • Great to combine with a visit to the monthly markets at The Channon

 

  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets
  • Scenic View

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