Family activities

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.

 

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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!
     
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Tamworth Marsupial Park & Adventure Playground

  The Marsupial Park is a native animal experience unlike any other in NSW, the 14-hectare park has free entry. Children can get close to kangaroos, wallabies, cockatoos and emus, spot the species in the free-flight aviary and hand feed the Indian peacocks. 

Within the Marsupial Park is the community-built Adventure Playground which has two distinct areas: one for under-5s and another for over-5s. It encourages children to use their fine and gross motor-skills – and of course, their imagination. There are barbecue facilities and bathrooms.

Winding it's way through the Marsupial Park is the Kamilaroi Walking Track, which links the Marsupial Park, Botanic Garden, Oxley Lookout and Flagstaff Mountain over a distance of several kilometres. To find out more click here.
     
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Tamworth Miniature Railway

  Situated in the scenic hills of East Tamworth, in the Victoria Park Precinct is the Tamworth Miniature Railway with two tracks including a 4 platform station and ticket office, 10m tunnel, fully serviced steaming bays, 18m Bailey bridge and a second 10m tunnel with spectacular views over Tamworth.

Usually train rides operate on the third Sunday of every month however due to COVID-19 this is not currently running.

Located adjacent to the Botanical Gardens at the top of Piper Street, East Tamworth.

Make sure to wear enclosed shoes (no crocs). 
     
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Swimming Pools

  In the warmer months, we have six swimming pools across the region to keep the family cool!

Click here to find out opening hours
     
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Tamworth Regional Skate Park

  If your children are wheelie keen to get moving, check out the impressive Tamworth Regional Skate Park.

The Tamworth Regional Skate Park is a state-of-the-art facility unique in the New England North West, and caters to all abilities.

Located at the northern end of Peel Street, the park includes a modern skate park, "learn to ride" space, lighting, toilet block, BBQ with sheltered spaces and a car park.

Click here to find out more
     
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Tamworth Mountain Bike Park

  The Tamworth Mountain Bike Park has a range of riding tracks from a very easy kids’ tracks with only a few ups and downs to a more extensive track.

Click here to find out more
     
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Tamworth Paintball and Laser Tag

  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.

Click here to find out more
     
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Thorny's Putt Putt

  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.

Click here to find out more
     
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Kids Zone

  Kids Zone is a fantastic fun indoor children's play centre in Tamworth's North West for kids aged 0 to 12.

Parents can relax at the Kids Zone's Café with delicious barista coffee, a wide range of lunch options, snacks and treats.

There is an Activity Play Area for 0 to 2 years with age appropriate toys and activities. The Children's Play Zone for toddlers up to 5 years has an awesome slide, block pit and other exciting activities. And finally, adventurous kiddies aged up to 12 years have a climbing maze, mega dino slide and heaps of other exciting equipment to keep them all fit and occupied.

Click here to find out more
     
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Inflatable World

  Inflatable World is home to the biggest indoor inflatable playgrounds in Australia.

It’s all about having fun, so bring the whole family and bounce on in to Inflatable World.  It’s not just for the kids – we encourage the parents to have fun with their children.

Click here to find out more
     
   

Swamp Oak Station Petting Pen

  Meet a range of the cutest farm animals at the Swamp Oak Station Petting Pen as well as pony rides available.

Open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm.

Click here to find out more

  

 

Kids Colouring In

Keep the kids entertained with these Tamworth themed colouring in sheets!

Click on each sheet to download the PDF file.

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