Action, Adventure, Art and more

There may be a bit of a chill in the air but there is plenty of action, adventure and fun to warm you up over these Winter School Holidays.  Check out our holiday highlights and keep the kids busy with plenty of boredom busting activities, there are heaps of exciting experiences to make the whole family smile.

ArtWalk is back brighter than ever

Grab your coat and beanie and get ready for an edgy, intense and surprising night of illuminating art in unassuming and unexpected spaces.  Artwalk is a fantastic free event on Thursday 18th July that sees the CBD of Port Macquarie come to life with pop up performances, artistic interventions and creative installations.  It really is an event for the whole family and is about exploring and experiencing arts and culture at a fun night time event. This year the theme is built around a reflection on Journeys across lands to the past, the present and future.


  • Glasshouse Sprouts Activities
  • Get crafty with kids art classes

    Our children may be little but their imaginations are gigantic, so let them make new friends and grow their creativity at the Regional Art Gallery in the Sprouts Art Activities program on 10th and 17th July in Port Macquarie, these fun programs will also be in Laurieton on Thursday 11th July.  Limited spots so book early.

  • Seed Creative Workshops
  • Sow the Seed of Creativity

    The Seed Creative Workshops aimed for all age groups are on throughout the school holidays, offering art and craft classes that will keep your children thinking outside of the box while creating meaningful experiences. There are also classes for grown ups who love to unleash their creativity. For a full list of whats on offer and to book a spot please visit their website.

  • Ice Skating At Club North Haven
  • Did someone say ice skating?

    YEP we did!  That's right head down to Club North Haven from 5th -21st July and see how they have transformed a bowling green into an ice skating facility!  There are one hour sessions available from 9:30am to 8:30pm each day. Let the kids re-enact their favourite 'Frozen' moments!  

  • Timbertown Steam Fair
  • Steam it up and pan for gold

    Timbertown are getting all steamed up with their annual Steam Fair kicking off from Saturday 8th July for 3 big days.  Not only is there a great line up of heritage steam engines and machinery, you can take steam boat rides on the lake, attend damper camp, enjoy live entertainment and all the other fun Timbertown activities. On 

  • Goldfields In Timbertown
  • Following on the next week, there's gold at Timbertown as part of the Great Gold Rush.  From 13th -14th July you can try your luck and pan for real gold, fossick for gemstones and sapphires, and as the saying goes......finders are keepers so their Treasure Hunt is sure to be popular as well. Lots of fun and entertainment for young and old.

  • Planet X Skating
  • How do you roll?

    Looking for something to get the kids unplugged from their devices and doing something active and FUN? Planet X is our premium indoor skate facility and is offering a mix of activities and roller disco fun for all the family through the holidays. Music, lights and mastering the art of skating whilst getting fit, active and making new friends. Check out their website for more info. 

  • Red Panda Being Cheeky @ Billabong Zoo
  • Go wild at Billabong Zoo

    Get up-close and personal with koalas, crocodiles, meerkats and snow leopards at award winning Billabong Zoo. Be part of the daily feeding frenzy and hourly animal talks with over 80 species of mammals, reptiles and birds. You can even book a one-on-one encounter with some very special animals. Enjoy the playground, picnic areas, Zoo Cafe and shop. 

  • Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail
  • Take the koala challenge

    Find 60+ hand painted large scale koala sculptures on the Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, taking you to interesting sites across Port Macquarie, from the hinterland to the sea. This trail is designed to generate a sense of fun and surprise for everyone as you uncover these hand painted sculptures.

  • Koala Recouperating A The Koala Hospital
  • Meet our favourite locals

    The Koala Hospital has a spacious new clinic and raised viewing platform now ready for visitors to look directly through a large glass window into the clinic and watch the staff caring for koalas. Friendly volunteers will take you on a FREE guided tours every day at 3pm.  Take a walk through their new Koalaseum too!

Family friendly winery trail

The family friendly wineries around Port Macquarie have something for everyone. Sit back and relax as you sample a local drop while the kids are entertained with interactive art, a massive hedge maze, horse riding and there is even an opportunity for them to learn about our heritage at our oldest winery.


  • Maki Moto Family Dining
  • Family Meal Time - Yum we have that covered too!

    Looking for some family friendly dining options whilst enjoying your time here, we have many venues that welcome families and cater for all ages. For some local info on where to head to take a look at Food tastes better when shared with Family recommendations, guaranteed to satisfy everyone's tastes.

Stay indoors and still have fun

Sometimes its wet weather that makes us seek out fun activities to enjoy indoors or maybe even some respite from the sun is the plan.  Whatever the reason we have put together our list of Top 10 Indoor activities for you to enjoy, rain, hail or shine!


And last but not least

If you are still looking for more fun things to do then check out our July What's On guide.  This jam packed guide covers not only other Children themed activities but it covers events and activities for the grown ups as well - including the latest markets taking place during July. 

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