My Little Sunshine Heart is kind of in ecstasy tonight, as I just found out my first children’s book is going to be published in Australia. I am so supa-dupa excited, I can’t quite articulate it… I will reveal more later, but for now, enjoying this fine feeling. And this bubbly.
In the meantime, it’s school holidays, so it’s a good opportunity for a Byron 5. Better include the kids. : : 5 Things to do with kids around Byron Bay.
Main Beach Play Park
You can find us there most weekends. Us and every other kid in Byron. The kids share the headland with local musos and hungover backpackers. My daughter lost her fear of slippery slides at the Main Beach play park. And the best bit is that when you are pushing your child on the swing, you are overlooking one of the best beaches in Australia #bonus.
We walk up to the lighthouse from Wategos Beach with children. If your children are active, they should be fine walking the distance. Alternatively, you can drive and park at the top. There is a cafe, and you can walk into the lighthouse to look around. Between June and November you can spot whales and there are pods of dolphins most of the year round.
Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Heads
If you have a car, Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head is worth the drive. It is a beautiful tea-tree lake situated next to the coast. The picnic area beside the lake is fully shaded, so you can spend the whole day there with children. Even the water is partly shaded. You have to keep careful watch of little swimmers, though, because the water is so dark it would be hard to spot them underwater.
Torakina Beach, Brunswick Heads
Torakina is another perfect beach for families. The beach is partly shaded, and the water in the bay is flat. We spent the day there today, and even my baby waded in and out of the shallow water. From the inlet, you can walk down the pier, towards the main beach, or head the opposite direction into town across the bridge. There are a couple of lovely parks beside the river.
We don’t miss a week without going to the farmers’ market. The Byron Bay farmers’ market is on Thursdays at the Byron Bay Butler Street reserve between 8 – 11 am. Friday is the Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market at the Mullumbimby show grounds from 7 – 11 am. Our regular is the Bangalow Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 8 – 11 am behind the Bangalow Hotel. My daughter loves the pure fruit icey-poles, and the rainbow fruit flats. We usually hang around listening to music and catching up with friends. The markets are a great place to get a taste of local culture and pick up some yummies. A $25 bucket of blueberries also goes a long way.
What’s your pick of things to do with children around the Byron Bay region?
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