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Kids’ and family activities

Looking for something to do with the kids? NSW national parks have plenty of family-friendly activities and attractions on offer. You can explore our wonderful coastline, become a waterbug detective, or join an Aboriginal Guide on a bush tucker workshop. With activities across the region, and NPWS events and tours specially designed for kids aged 5 to 12 years, you're bound to find something fun near you.

Keep an eye on this page to see the latest nearby tours and events. Book an activity near you.

Children explore a national park with Discovery rangers. Photo credit: Rosie Nicolai © DPIE

North Coast

Sunset above the Trial Bay Gaol walls, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Carolyn McPhee © DPIE

Trial Bay Gaol twilight tour

Explore Trial Bay Gaol by twilight with an NPWS guide by your side. Discover what life was like for prisoners and hear their stories as you watch the sun set in beautiful Arakoon National Park.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

Friday 4 March, 4 November and 2 December 2022, 6.30pm to 8pm.

Friday 1 April and 30 September 2022, 5.30pm to 7pm.

Tuesday 12 April, 19 April, Thursday 7 April, 14 April, 21 April, Friday 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August and 2 September 2022, 4.30pm to 6pm.

 

Where
Arakoon National Park in North Coast
Operated by
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South Solitary Island Historic Site. Photo: Shane Perkins © Precision Helicopters

South Solitary Island tour

Join an NPWS ranger on a rare 2-hour guided tour of remote South Solitary Island, in Solitary Islands Marine Park, off the NSW Coffs Coast.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

First weekend of the month from May to August 2022:

Saturday 7 May and Sunday 8 May 2022. Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June 2022. Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July 2022. Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August 2022.

Tours depart at 8am, 8.30am, 10am, 10.30am, 12pm and 12.30pm. Your visit to the island will be for 2 hours, with an 8 min (approx.) helicopter flight each way.

 
Where
South Solitary Island Historic Site in North Coast
Two people looking out from a footbridge in Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Photo credit: S. Milgate. © DPIE

Copeland Tops twilight tour

Experience the magic of Copeland Tops at twilight. Explore Hidden Treasure track and the historic buildings of Mountain Maid gold mine on this evening tour near Gloucester.

Price
Fees apply. Free park entry.
When

1 April, 7 October, 4 November and 2 December 2022, 7pm to 9pm.

Friday 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August and 2 September 2022, 6pm to 8pm.

Where
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area in North Coast
Operated by
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South Coast