Attractions for Kids in Regional NSW
Keeping kids occupied can seem like a herculean task, but regional NSW offers lots of fun family things to do. Escape the city for themed adventure parks, game parks and wildlife centres that will keep children happy and engaged the whole day long.
Some of the most fun you can have is when you’re floating off the ground so take the kids to a treetop adventure park, which have specially designed harnesses to keep the kids safe as they climb trees and glide on zip-lines or flying foxes. The South Coast, Central Coast and North Coast all have treetop adventure parks.
After some fun at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, south of Sydney, spend the afternoon on the toboggans and giant waterslides at Jamberoo Action Park. The nearby Illawarra Golf Complex and Crazy Putt in Windang has an 18-hole putt putt course just 25 minutes from Jamberoo.
Massive trampolines, foam pits and skate ramps are all features of the Flip Out Trampoline Arena, found at various locations across NSW, including Dubbo, home to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, and Gosford, near the Australian Reptile Park and Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park. In Coffs Harbour bounce on trampolines and then visit the Butterfly House.
Older kids looking for a thrill will love go-karting at Go Karts Go in Newcastle. If travelling on the South Coast there’s the rollercoaster or magic carpet slide at Magic Mountain in Merimbula, where you can also take whale-watching cruises with Merimbula Marina.
When planning your holiday check out the events calendar for special exhibitions for kids at museums and galleries during school holidays that the whole family can enjoy. Accommodation options are available throughout NSW to suit a range of budgets.