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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Bring the kids for a fun day out!

Wondering what to do to keep the kids entertained while you wait out the rest of the school holidays? Never fear, if you’re in the Northern Rivers region, we’ve found some great things to do that your kids will love! We’ve found a range of activities to ensure you have a great day out with the kids, as well as some professional child care centres to consider if you have younger bubs who are ready for early learning. So grab your hiking boots, some sunscreen and some snacks, we’re taking you around the Northern Rivers!

Looking for some family-friendly things to do across the Northern Rivers? We’ve got you covered. Check out our guide below for some great activities to do with the kids across the region. We’ve also found some great Northern Rivers child care centres for those younger bubs ready to tackle early learning and socialise with kids their own age.

Nightcap National Park

Beautiful scenery, Nightcap National Park - Nightcap
Beautiful scenery, Nightcap National Park – Nightcap

Do World Heritage listed rainforests sound like an amazing day out? If you and the kids are keen to get out and explore, the Nightcap National Park is the perfect place to do it. Located near Lismore, you’ll find some beautiful lookouts, campgrounds and cute picnic areas where you can stop and have some lunch. Be sure to follow the trail to Minyon Falls lookout or take the Big Scrub walking track loop for a tranquil forest experience. This national park is suitable for all age groups, has no entry fee and is open 7 days (unless otherwise specified).
Where: Newton Drive, Nightcap NSW 2480


From the mountains to the sea…

Julian Rocks Marine Reserve

Brave the ocean for some amazing snorkelling experiences, Julian Rocks Marine Reserve - Julian Rocks
Brave the ocean for some amazing snorkelling experiences, Julian Rocks Marine Reserve – Julian Rocks

If you and the kids aren’t worried about braving the cooler water (wetsuits will help!), then head over to Julian Rocks Marine Reserve for some amazing snorkelling trips. At this reserve you have a chance to see an assortment of wildlife including sea turtles, mantra rays, corals, harmless wobbegong sharks and more than 400 species of fish! Perfect for a nice sunny day out.
Where: Julian Rocks, New South Wales


So your bigger kids are heading back to school next week, but what about your tiny tots? If you’re looking into child care, consider these great local centres in the Northern Rivers.

Kookaburra Early Learning

A safe and nurturing environment, Kookaburra Early Learning - Casino
A safe and nurturing environment, Kookaburra Early Learning – Casino

Located in Casino, Kookaburra Early Learning is a quality child care centre providing the highest standards of care for children between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. With their long-standing qualified early childhood and preschool teachers, you can be sure your children are always in safe and compassionate hands. Open Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 6:30pm, this centre is perfect for working parents. Nutritional meals are also provided, including lots of vegetables and fruit. Call the friendly staff at Kookaburra Early Learning today!
Where: 108 Johnston St, Casino NSW 2470


Me & My House Child Care Centre

Making early learning fun! (stock image)
Making early learning fun! (stock image)

Closer to Lismore? Enrol your child at Me and My House Child Care Centre for a stimulating, safe and secure learning environment. Providing long day care options for parents across Northern NSW, this child care centre goes above and beyond to ensure each child is well looked after. From the large outdoor play area to the vibrant interiors, your child is sure to have fun while learning here! With a strong dedication to helping all children learn, grow and develop at their own pace, Me and My House Child Care Centre is a great choice.
Where: 39 Diadem St, Lismore NSW 2480

Need some time to yourself? Check out the best Northern Rivers hairdressers, and top it off with an amazing facial for a truly relaxing day.

What is your favourite activity to do with the kids? Let us know in the comments below.

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