5 Things to Do During School Holidays in Coffs Harbour

School Holidays on The Coffs Coast

School holidays are always a busy time of the year. It can be challenging to find activities that will please everyone in the family, letting you spend that valuable time together. Luckily, as Coffs Harbour is constantly developing, there are always something fun happening and new things to try. Here are some suggestions on ways to spend that quality time together as a family:

Solitary Islands Aquarium

The Coffs Coast is home to a unique marine environment which goes under the name Solitary Islands. At the Solitary Islands Aquarium, you can discover some of the amazing animals we have here on the coast such as clownfish, lionfish, angelfish and butterfly fish- without even getting your hair wet! They have a series of spectacular aquariums, guided tours and visual displays. Let your kids explore the underwater world, and witness how curiosity will grow as they wander off.

The Butterfly House has an indoor subtropical rainforest where you can experience hundreds of live Australian butterflies. On top of colourful butterflies, this attraction offers a daily presentation where visitors can enjoy 4 baby dinosaurs and a life sized dinosaur that all move and roar. These shows will certainly capture the full attention of your kids, and leave them truly amazed.

The Big Banana Fun Park

The Big Banana is the biggest theme park between Sydney and the Gold Coast. With its many  rides & awesome attractions, the park caters for all ages and your day will be fully packed with fun, family-friendly activities.

Coastal Kids offer workshops and events that are tailored to families. Join these ladies for abstract painting, self-expressive dance and even family disco nights! These activities will make you want to book in the next one straight away.

Face Painting At Dolphin Marine Conservation Park

The Dolphin Marine Conservation Park has a huge range of marine animals. It is a great place for educational entertainment, and your kids will surely have a million questions that their capable animal caretakers are more than happy to respond to. During school holidays, the park also offers beautiful marine-themed face painting or body art- you can even get waterproof paint!

At Holiday Coffs Coast, we have got a wide range of holiday houses perfect for families. Book your school holidays with us today.

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Big Banana Fun Park

A Day at the Big Banana

The Big Banana is the biggest theme park between Sydney and the Gold Coast, and has got something to cater for all ages. The park’s many rides & attractions will leave you wanting to come back for more amazing experiences and family time. So, pack the kids in the car and get ready for a full day of fun and adrenaline boosting activities. 

 

Here are the activities & attractions you can find at the Big Banana Fun Park:

Laser Tag At The Big Banana

Strap on your battlesuit vest & phaser before you head into the battleground where you zap your enemies while looking out for the interactive hidden targets around the field. This activity will get you on your toes and is sure to bring out the ninja within you.

Have you ever tried a 4D Ride Simulator? The XD Theater at the park has some great 4D ride films, and offers a multi-sensory and immersive experience letting you truly live the film.

Put on your swimmers and be ready to get splashed! This water park features 4 thrilling slides in the world class where you can reach speeds of up to 60km/h. These slides are definitely not for the faint-hearted, but the adrenaline junkie will be sliding again and again and again…

Water Park In Coffs Harbour

This Family Entertainment Centre features an amazing range of ticket redemption gaming machines. All the games within the Fun Zone are based on skills, which means you can collect more tickets if you’re really good at them! The tickets can then be redeemed at the Prize Hub or the Gift Shop.

Ice Skating Rink In Coffs

The ice rink is the perfect place to cool down on those hot summer days, or you can bring some hot chocolate and bring “Christmas in July” to the next level!

Ah, the famous toboggan ride of Coffs Harbour! The track is over half a kilometer long, and offers a great view from the top. Let your excitement excel as you rush down the track- but don’t forget to hold on when you are cutting the corners!

Get the history behind the bananas on the Coffs Coast from the discovery of them and through to today. This new theatre experience lets you sit back and watch while the projector presents images and film onto a scrim screen with an object stage background. Following the film screening is a short plantation walk where the visitors are allowed into the re-established packing shed to watch a short film of the banana plantation.

Banana Plantation In Coffs Harbour

Gather your mates and head to the mini-golf course for a friendly round of mini-golf! The Big Banana Fun Park has a total of 36 holes, which will leave you entertained for days.

For some more educational entertainment, make sure to step into the world of pythons, venomous snakes, turtles, lizards. You can even meet a saltwater crocodile in this part of the Big Banana!

Saltwater Crocodile In Coffs Harbour

The indoor, 83m long “Racer” is the biggest slide in the country with a height of 17.5 meter. The slide has also got an interactive scoring system which will manage to draw out your most  competitive side when you race against your friends in one of the 6 lanes.

Banana Split And Milkshakes

When at the Big Banana, why not indulge in all banana-themed sweets? Choose between banana split, banana smoothie, banana pancakes or just a simple chocolate coated banana. The Cafe & Ice Creamery will also have plenty of ice creams and coffee that you can pair it with- it’s a winner for sure! 

With candy making demonstrations daily, The Candy Kitchen welcomes you into a magical world of colours, flavours & smells. After a visit here, you’ll be leaving the park on a sugar high!

Get in touch with Holiday Coffs Coast to book your holiday, or check out 7 more Family-Friendly Activities on the Coffs Coast here.

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