Choose your Experience
Tamworth is the perfect place to visit for families, with stacks of activities, adventures and places to visit for visitors of all ages. There is so much to enjoy – from a taste of outdoor country life to family-friendly events and state-of-the-art playgrounds.
Tamworth Regional Playground
Children of all ages will find endless enjoyment at the Tamworth Regional Playground. It has a skywalk, three giant slides, four towers, a bike track, junior and senior fitness circuits, a dual flying fox and a waterfall with a three-metre sway bridge.
When it’s time to refresh and recover, there’s a new café/restaurant where you can take a well-earned break. Tamworth Regional Playground adjoins the lush, green Bicentennial Park, where kids can ride along the extensive paths and feed the friendly ducks in the ponds.
Click here to find out more and check out the map of the Playground!
Victoria Park Precinct
Tamworth's Victoria Park Precinct includes the Marsupial Park, Adventure Playground, and the Tamworth Miniature Railway - make sure you visit when in Tamworth - you will not be disappointed!
The family fun continues...
In warmer months, the council opens six swimming pools across the region. For more wet stuff, Lake Keepit offers endless activities to keep children entertained, including a water park, playground, pool, and boat hire. And Chaffey Dam, just 20 minutes drive from Tamworth offers great camping spots, water sports and fishing.
During school holidays, Tamworth Sports Dome, Tamworth region libraries and The Youthie run busy programs, which usually include crafts, video and board games, and sporting comps and clinics. Tamworth Shopping World, Centrepoint Tamworth and Tamworth Square (formerly City Plaza) all offer children’s activities during school holidays also, such as crafts, animal displays and performances
If your children are wheelie keen to get moving, try Tamworth Skate Park, which has ramps, mini ramps and a half-pipe, or Tamworth Mountain Bike Park, where the range of riding tracks includes very easy kids’ tracks with only a few ups and downs.
Tamworth Paintball and Laser Tag at Kootingal offers more than a dozen fields. Paintball is for ages 16-plus, and games include Glenrowan – raid Ned Kelly’s home town and rob a bank; black hawk down – a helicopter goes down in an enemy village and you have to save the pilot; and Berlin – fight your way into the city and capture Hitler’s bunker. Laser tag is for ages 4-plus and games include capture the flag and rescuing a comrade caught behind enemy lines.
Thorny’s Putt Putt at the Longyard Golf Course features two 18-hole courses: the Dragon course for beginners and the Devil course for those who like a challenge. There is a fun, fully fenced children's play area and shaded seating to enjoy a meal or drink.
Have your kids ever seen the power, precision and discipline of sporting horses? Almost every weekend there are events at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC), including dressage, showjumping and cutting, where you can see some of the best sport horses and riders in the country.
Indoor activities across Tamworth will keep the kids busy for hours:
- Kids Zone has three different age-appropriate areas and a cafe
- Jump Up Trampoline Zone has 870 sq m of bounce, including an area for under-7s, dodgeball and basketball court, plus a foam pit and cafe
- LevelUp Family Amusement Centre offers tenpin bowling and arcade games. Forum 6 Cinemas has regular kids’ and family movies, weekly screenings for parents and under-5s (who get in free), as well as school holiday ticket specials
- SK8 Thunderdome is all about having lots of fun in a safe environment. There are sessions and activities for all ages and skill levels from novice beginner to advanced speed skaters.