Keeping the kids entertained on holiday is easy when you’re visiting the Barrington Coast. There’s plenty of outdoor adventures to be had, plus we’ve got a bunch of cool indoor options too. Think, ten pin bowling, aquatic centres, berry picking, an interactive fun park, surfing – you get the idea! Here’s our top 10 list of activities the kidlets will adore for sure.
1. Big Buzz Fun Park
Fact; childhood holiday memories are made by places like this. Get set for the ultimate adventure at the Big Buzz Fun Park. Activities include; waterslides, tobogganing, laser tag, quad bikes, speed karts and putt putt golf. An affordable venue with barbecues and picnic areas too.
2. Forster Kids Spot
Now here’s a fun idea for the little kids! Take them to the indoor play centre at Forster and let them run wild inside while you relax with a coffee and a toasted sandwich in hand. The youngsters will have a ball in the climbing maze, on the jumping castle and navigating tunnels. The slides, flying fox and soft play equipment will ensure they snooze hard that night.
3. Inflatable World
As the name suggests, Inflatable World is a soft play centre that will appeal to kids of all ages and even the parents who still have a sense of fun. C’mon Mum let’s jump! It’s a top spot to host a party too. Cake anyone?
4. Taree Ten Pin
Ten Pin Bowling is a great way to connect with family of all ages. It always garners plenty of laughs and pushes one’s competitive streak to the fore. But there can only be one winner. Best book two games to claim a solid triumph.
5. Brackenridge Berries
Berry picking is an excellent family friendly activity for all to enjoy. Smell the fresh country air and pick the plumpest blueberries for a healthy taste sensation. Kids love the satisfaction of filling their basket. Tip: the host makes tasty cupcakes and milkshakes on site. Bon appetite.
6. Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure Centre
There’s plenty of kid friendly facilities for the youth to discover at the Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure Centre. For the little ones, we recommend the kinder gym, playground and toddler pool suit best. Whilst teens will rate a spa & sauna session and the dedicated teenage fitness classes.
7. Gloucester Olympic Pool
Parents & tweens may we suggest you swim a few laps and then relax in the shaded area. Little kids go direct (supervised of course) to the wading pool, water features and fenced playground zone. Tip: take a picnic lunch or barbecue it up.
8. Forster Entertainment Centre
How does a Jurassic World themed round of putt putt golf sound? Fun, right! Same goes for a spot of laser skirmish, a quick blitz in the gaming arcade and/or a friendly match of ten pin bowling. It’s impossible for anyone to be bored here.
9. Learn to Surf
The Great Lakes Surf School is an excellent activity for kids to take part in. The qualified surf instructors will have your kids grinning from ear to ear as they learn to ride the waves in a safe environment. Hint: book in early during holiday season.
10. Manning Aquatic and Leisure Centre
Be sure to visit this community recreation centre if your kids love a good swim session. The playground is a good spot for them to burn off energy once they’re done with the pool too. Plus there’s an onsite creche for parents looking to catch a break for themselves and hit the gym or go for a swim.