Things to do in Lismore for Families and Kids

Things to do in Lismore for Families and Kids


The best family-friendly things to do in Lismore

Lismore boasts an amazing selection of fun activities for families with kids. Weekends and school holidays are a breeze with family-friendly events and activities galore. No matter their age, the kids will never be bored again! 

Play Quest Café & Play

An indoor play centre and kids birthday party venue, Play Quest Cafe and Play can keep kids aged 0-11 years amused for hours. Conveniently located in the heart of Lismore in the Magellan Arcade, Play Quest Café & Play has an indoor jumping castle, 3 super slides, 2 ball pits, climbing walls, ping pong table, bubble and fog machines and a separate soft play area for babies and toddlers. Let the kids go wild with fun while you enjoy a relaxing break in the café area with seasonal food specials and delicious hot coffee. There are also decorated private rooms for birthday parties – and you can also rent the entire playcentre for those extra special occasions! 

Lismore Tenpin Bowl

Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun with the kids by visiting Lismore Tenpin Bowl for a round of bowling. Warm up by playing some arcade games or let the kids bounce around in the indoor playground. While you bowl, the kids will enjoy the large screen playing music videos. Adults can also take advantage of the fully licensed snack bar, which also has hot food and drinks and a fantastic assortment of yummy snacks and nibbles. A popular venue for birthday parties, Lismore Tenpin Bowl also offers “disco” bowling on Friday and Saturday nights and in the afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays, where the lights are turned down and the music is turned up – perfect for older kids. 

Lismore Memorial Baths

Perfect for weekends and the Christmas school holidays, the historic Lismore Memorial Baths is a great location to spend those sunny summer days. The facility is located in the heart of the city in Molesworth Street, and has a 50-metre lap pool, a recreation pool and a toddler splash pool. A visit to the Lismore Memorial Baths makes for a great day out, with a kiosk serving an array of food and drinks making lunch easy. Also available at the venue are change rooms and a swim shop. 

Lismore City Library

For kids and adults alike that love to escape in a good book, look no further than the Lismore City Library. Housed in a beautiful old brick building on Magellan Street, the library offers books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, CDs and DVDs free of charge to library card holders. Spending hours at the library is always a great way to spend a rainy morning or afternoon with the kids. The Lismore City Library also offers an assortment of playgroups and storytime groups for kids, as well as a monthly origami club and a teen night. 

Lismore Skating and Putt Putt

Lismore Skating and Putt Putt has it all – indoor roller skating and rollerblading, a mini golf course, arcade games, inline hockey, roller derby and special “fog” skating nights where the lights are dimmed and neon clothes are encouraged. They also offer advanced skate classes and a skate shop for keen skaters, as well as fantastic birthday party packages with a good selection of party food available for the kids to enjoy. 

Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre

Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre is a fantastic facility with plenty of options for health and fitness, as well as kid-friendly swimming pools and inflatables. This is a unique sporting facility with something for everyone. The kids will love the aquatic centre, which includes a 25-metre lap pool, toddlers splash pool and waterslide, giant pool inflatable, the “Blue Thunder” waterslide, fully supervised crèche with fun activities and games and a poolside café. For the adults, there’s a 24-hour gym, fitness classes, infra-red saunas and massage therapy. The centre also has learn-to-swim classes for all ages from toddlers through to adults, as well as a swimming squad program for kids.
 
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