12 kid-friendly experiences out and about in Tamworth

Have you ever taken the kids on holiday only to find yourself struggling for ideas that spark some excitement?

We know exactly how much hard work goes into traveling with kids, so we have pulled together all of the go to experiences that will have the kids asking to come back to Tamworth on your next trip!

Tamworth Regional Playground

You only need to mention the words ‘skywalk’ or ‘giant slide’ to get a few eyes widening and build some backseat excitement! This is exactly what’s on offer at the award-winning Tamworth Regional Playground. Featuring a bike track, dual flying fox, waterfall, junior and senior fitness circuits, three-metre sway bridge and much more, it’s totally free of charge and the number one stop for some outdoor fun.

Nestled between the luscious Bicentennial Park and the ever-popular Hopscotch Restaurant and Café on Kable Avenue, this serene spot is guaranteed to serve up smiles for the whole family.

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Tamworth Marsupial Park and Adventure Playground

Treat the kids (and yourself) to one of the best native animal experiences in NSW. Get up close with kangaroos, wallabies, cockatoos, emus and even peacocks. Within the park are two adventure playgrounds to suit all kiddos, big and small.

So, if facing up with a handful of bird seed to an Indian peacock doesn’t quite strike up excitement in your kids; we’re sure the playground will bring out their best.

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Tamworth Mountain Bike Park

We know you can’t name anything better than tired out kids, and so we humbly present, the Tamworth Mountain Bike Park.

An exciting outdoor adventure for the whole family, the park includes a variety of tracks, from beginner through to the mountain bike skills park for the more advanced. With a playground and picnic area on offer, these free facilities are sure to peak interests in all.

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Tamworth Regional Skate Park

A guaranteed hit with the cool kids and another great way to tire them out! The Tamworth Regional Skate Park is a state-of-the-art facility that caters to all abilities, boasting its own “learn to ride” space for those still finding their balance.

Some more recent additions to the park include the Pump Track and The Deck Café, meaning you can sit back and relax while the kids get active and adventurous. Further construction has also been completed bringing a 95m pump track (for scooters and bikes),  a half-court basketball court and a climbing wall  to the park area. 

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Tamworth Miniature Railway and Botanical Garden

Choo Choo Choo, have we got the best spot for you… and the kids!

Situated in Tamworth’s scenic Victoria Park, the Tamworth Miniature Railway features two 600-metre dual-gauge tracks, a four-platform station, ticket office and 10 metre tunnel. It’s one stop not to be missed! The Picnic Pavilion provides undercover and outdoor tables with barbeque facilities available meaning a sausage sizzle or BYO picnic is most welcome. The trains run every third Sunday in the month, so be sure to check your calendar when you visit.

The adjacent Botanical Gardens are spread across 28 hectares and have a whole range of sights and delights. Stunning garden displays, the bush chapel, ponds, lookouts, walking tracks and an indoor Indigenous artefact exhibition are just some of the highlights.

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Tamworth Kootingal Horse Riding Adventures

Why not give in to the ultimate idea of fun and treat the kids to a horse riding adventure on a working cattle station!

Located just 27 kilometres east of Tamworth, you can take part in some true country fun that the whole family will love.

Tamworth Kootingal Horse Riding Adventures offer two-hour trail rides and cater for novice through to advanced riders, along with led pony rides for the first time cowboys and cowgirls.

Explore the spectacular views of the Mulla Creek and Cockburn Ranges, join a “Swamp Oak Station Tour” or get up close to some cuties at the petting pen; this really is an adventure spot to remember.

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Tamworth Tenpins and More

A true family classic; tenpin bowling is a top activity on any family trip. Why not let your competitive edge shine through – just a little – and show the kids how it’s really done!? With over 40 arcade machines, a café and a bar, there is no better place to strike out and keep everyone entertained.

However, if heated competition and bowling shoes aren’t your thing, you’ll be happy to know that just next door you can escape to another reality at P. With the latest virtual reality technology, you and the kids can land yourselves in some of the coolest games and experiences on offer. A certain crowd pleaser with any tech savvy youngsters… which is just about all of them.

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Inflatable World, Tamworth

It’s big, it’s bouncy, and it will burn a lot of energy! Tamworth’s Inflatable World is home to the biggest indoor inflatable playground in Australia, making it a must-do activity with the kids whilst you’re here.

Made up to include a multitude of slides, obstacle courses, games and challenges, the indoor amusement is for both kids and adults alike. Entry sessions are two hours, after which point you should all be feeling a little tired anyway.

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Escape Rooms Tamworth

Put your teens to the test in this live game experience; a team activity that will require your best skills to follow clues, solve puzzles and riddles.

With 60 minutes on the clock, the challenge to “escape” could turn out to be a great bonding experience, or perhaps your team can’t handle the pressure. Be sure to add this global craze onto the ‘must do’ list.

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Tamworth Forum Six Cinemas

Be it a crowd favourite rom com or an animated flick for the whole family, it’s well known that you simply can’t beat seeing a movie on the big screen.

Forum Six Cinemas offer state-of-the-art theatres, the latest blockbusters and of course, the candy bar of your dreams. Whether it’s some lollies for the kids, or the classic combo of popcorn and a choc top, they have it all.

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Tamworth Regional Astronomy Centre

Want to get a “wow” from the kids? Then Tamworth’s astronomy and science complex is the place for you!

We have all spent a few nights of our childhood looking up at the stars, so why not take the chance to look a little closer? The Astronomy Centre houses three observatories, features a roll-off roof and is home to one of the largest privately-owned telescopes in Australia.

There is a 6.7 metre domed observatory which doubles as a planetarium theatre for simulated night sky views and amazing audio-visual experiences to truly amaze young and older minds alike. The centre boasts extensive displays of meteorites, minerals, megafauna, astronomical images and an array of other scientific items.

If you have a little science wizz or future astronaut on holidays with you, this is certainly one for the list.  

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