'Oh no! It's raining!'

Wet weather on the forecast? Don't worry Mum! There's still plenty to do around the Barrington Coast region to keep the littlies entertained and the family holiday on track to being the best one yet!

We have some amazing local businesses and facilities to keep active, laugh for hours and enjoy quality family time indoors.

Inflatable World Taree

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Inflatable World Taree offers one of the biggest indoor inflatable playgrounds in Australia: giants slides, climbing walls, obstacle courses, bouncy floors of course and a slam-dunk wall.

Nothing beats the feeling of complete freedom to run, jump, swing and slide all while being completely safe! The kids will work up a sweat, make friends and you'll be able to relax. Sounds like the wet weather just made your holiday even better!

For more information and to check out their opening hours, head to their Facebook page or call (02) 6552 356

YMCA Aquatic and Leisure Centres in Forster and Taree

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YMCA Aquatic and Leisure Centres provide the perfect space to splash about without worry of Bluebottles, high winds, strong currents or any other nasties that may want to nibble on little toes.

There’s a kids pool, toddlers pool, outdoor playground and kinder gym too. During school holidays your kids will love the giant inflatables including water rollers they can climb inside.

For those looking to stay dry, they often hold School Holiday activities like kindergym, basketball and indoor soccer.

Head to their websites to view their activity timetables, pricing and opening hours:

Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure centre

Manning Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Fay's Twin Cinema Taree and Great Lakes Cinema 3

Great lakes cinema

Who doesn't love an afternoon at the movies?

Fay's Twin Cinema has been Taree's home of cinema for 35 years. Screening all the latest blockbusters as well as selected arthouse and specialty titles. Warm in winter, cool in summer, make Fay's Twin your go-to for rainy days.

Great Lakes Cinema 3 is a modern 3 screen cinema complex located right in the heart of Tuncurry. Screening all the latest blockbusters accompanied by fresh popcorn and locally made choc tops.

Head to their websites for all the latest movies and screening times.

Taree Ten Pin

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At Taree Ten Pin the bowling culture is firmly in the fun-for-everyone category and you’ll enjoy 12 lanes of bowling action with automatic computer scoring. It’s the perfect indoor sport for easy competitions for families or groups of friends.

For opening hours and to book your lane call (02) 6552 4733

Forster Entertainment Centre

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The ultimate playground for the whole family!

Here you’ll find a tenpin bowling centre with 12 lanes, a pro shop, café, amusement games plus cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights with great music and dazzling lighting effects. Nearby, the roars of dinosaurs will lure you to the Jurassic Putt Putt mini golf course. The challenge is to out-manoeuvre the deadly beasts and find your way to the last hole… but what’s in that cave? Still want more? Then Laser Skirmish offers another option to achieve maximum fun exhaustion in the 160 square metre battleground. Players navigate the underworld with mazes, dark tunnels and ramps, battling with rival players. Smoke screens and integrated lighting add another element of surprise as you use the walls, obstacles and multi-level vantage points for attack or to take defence. This is holiday heaven for kids!

Opening hours, pricing and more information can be found on their website or call 6557 6800

Kids Spot Forster

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Reliable fun, every time. Kid Spot is great for the younger ones who are easily entertained with a bit of rough and tumble. This indoor playground includes a mega climbing maze, ball swamp, jumping castle, tunnels, slides, flying fox and soft play equipment.

Let your kids run wild on the playground while you sit back in the cafe. Coffee, cold drinks, snacks and hot food are available to keep the fun going all day long.

Cafe menu, pricing and opening hours can be found on their website or call (02) 6557 2767

MidCoast Council Libraries

Mid Coast Libraries school holiday activities

MidCoast Council libraries are located in nearly every township throughout the region, offering a haven from the storms quickly and easily.

These sanctuaries offer school holiday activities including arts and crafts, active reading sessions, mums and bubs quiet time and movie screenings.

Make your own fun! Join MidCoast Libraries for free rental of books, audio books, DVD's, CD's and more! Grab some popcorn, a bag of maltesers, set up a blanket fort in the hotel and let the rain drizzle away outside the window as you get transported to another world through film or storytelling.

For all information on activities, locations and opening hours, head to their website here.

Events in the region

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There's always something unique and fun happening on the Barrington Coast!

The gloomy weather may provide the perfect reason to see a country rodeo, local market filled with handcrafted delights or an art exhibition to open the mind.

Check out our events page for a full directory of events, shows, exhibitions and markets.

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