Vacationing with the family is a wonderful experience, offering a break from the routine chaos of daily life and a chance to reconnect in a new and exciting location. If that destination happens to be Byron Bay, there's no need to worry—your adventure doesn't have to be stressful. This beloved coastal gem in Northern New South Wales is renowned for its breathtaking beauty, and it's a place that captures the hearts of both adults and children alike.
Whether you're in the midst of planning a trip to Byron or find yourself in town with a blank schedule, we've got you covered. Discover our favourite activities that will keep both the young and the young at heart entertained during your stay. And the best part about it, Freedom Machine Byron Bay has the best deals on rental bikes and e-bikes to get you to where you want to go all around Byron Bay.
Get Amongst The Circus!
If you've ever fantasized about escaping to the circus, allow us to introduce you to the (almost) equivalent experience.
Circus Arts Byron beckons every day of the week, regardless of the weather. It stands as the ultimate indoor playground haven catering to toddlers, teens, adults, and everyone in between.
Enjoy a myriad of circus-inspired activities, featuring an indoor climbing wall, an Olympic-sized trampoline, a flying trapeze, a jumping castle, and a tumble track.
During school holidays, Circus Arts offers tailored programs designed for specific age groups, accommodating kids as young as one. And once the energy is spent, simply retreat to the on-site café for a satisfying bite. Roughly a 10 minute e-bike ride from Byron CBD to get you there in no time.
Take A Trip To The Farm
A blend of a working farm, a delightful eatery, and a playground for kids, The Farm offers a whimsical and engaging glimpse into the rural charm of Byron Bay.
Just a brief twenty minute e-bike ride from the town center, children can spend their days running, playing, and getting up close to a variety of charming farm animals. On weekends, grab a beanbag and unwind beneath the shade of numerous trees.
During school holidays, the kids' workshops are thoughtfully crafted to both inspire and educate. Each workshop is brimming with hands-on, creative, visually captivating, and mindful activities aimed at fostering an appreciation for the natural landscape, animals, and community. Witness your children discover ethical farming practices, learn about the growth of food, delve into composting, explore animal care, and much more—all while having a great time!
Head Over To The Local Markets
If you’re already out and about on your e-bike or bike of choice from Freedom Machine Byron Bay, it’s definitely worth a pit stop at the local Byron Bay Farmer Markets.
On the first Sunday of each month, the Byron Bay Community Markets grace the main beach foreshore, showcasing a delightful array of handmade goods, delectable food, captivating art, and charming trinkets.
The Channel Markets unfold every second Sunday, while the Bangalow Markets brighten up the fourth Sunday of every month. These events promise an abundance of family-friendly entertainment, featuring live music, arts and crafts, and delightful face painting.
And if you're eager to savor the renowned local cuisine, make your way to the Byron Farmers Market, where you can stock up on the region's delectable offerings every Thursday morning from 7 am to 11 am.
Take Up Some Surfing!
Byron's natural landscape serves as a playground in itself, especially for those who know how to fully embrace it. Embarking on the rite of passage of catching waves at one of the many popular beaches is a quintessential experience for visitors to Byron Bay, and starting young is always a good idea.
With board rentals available for all skill levels, lessons are offered nearly every day throughout the year from various shops around town. With several beaches just at the town center, it’s a pretty easy and relaxing day to rent an e-bike from Freedom Machine Byron Bay to spend the day at the beach with your family.
Go For A Snorkel!
One of the many beauties of Byron Bay is that so many of the kid-friendly activities are freely accessed via the great outdoors.
Just five minutes from the Bay will land you smack bang in the middle of one of Australia’s premier diving locations. Called the Julian Rocks Nguthungulli Nature Reserve, the group of small islets are a significant marine site to the local Arakwal people, who have several important Dreamtime stories associated with the area.
Your kids will get lost in the plentiful colours of the ocean, and make sure they keep their eyes peeled to sea turtles – three different species call this place home. It’s also one of the few places you can swim and snorkel alongside rare tropical species only found on the Great Barrier Reef.
Our friends at The Byron Bay Dive Centre caters for all levels of snorkelling experience, so book with them in advance. Just a short bike ride around the corner from Freedom Machine Byron Bay.
Head Out Of Town To Crystal Castle
Though a car may be a better idea for this one, you can mbark on a journey into the Byron Hinterland, where you'll discover a magical sanctuary home to two of the tallest crystals on Earth.
Wander through the labyrinthine Shambala Garden, immersing yourself in the enchanting surroundings while learning about Naren King, the visionary behind Crystalight since its inception in 1986. Over the years, residents and visitors alike have journeyed to experience his extensive collection of natural crystals sourced from various corners of the globe.
At the heart of Crystal Castle lies the crown jewel, the Enchanted Cave, a geological marvel crafted over 120 million years ago in northern Uruguay. Stretching approximately 5.5 meters, this cave formed when a colossal bubble emerged within a molten lava flow. Children will be captivated by the millions of tiny amethyst crystals, making it an ideal family retreat.