Seven NSW holiday parks your kids will absolutely love
A single playground doesn’t quite cut it anymore – today’s family friendly holiday parks have upped the ante with waterparks, pump tracks, adventure programs and even remote-control racetracks. Here are seven NSW parks your kids won’t want to leave.
NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Park
Reckon your kids could survive in the wilderness? Sign them up for the Kids Vs Wild program at South West Rocks and find out. The Bear Grylls Survival Academy has unleashed the ultimate children’s challenge: SHIPWRECKED – a supervised survival spectacular that will test your kids’ mettle making spears, tying knots, building shelters and negotiating obstacles. Afterwards, they can debrief at the playground, chill out in the games room, or burn off that pent-up adrenaline at the waterpark.
BIG4 Narooma Easts Holiday Park
A kid in water is a happy kid, and at Narooma Easts on the Far South Coast there’s no shortage of ways to savour a summer soaking. Hit the indoor heated splash park, dive into the pool or get a saltwater fix in the sea.
The park hugs the shores off Wagonga Inlet, so water-based activities abound (it’s an especially lovely place to kayak). When it’s time to dry off, the jumping pillow (like an in-ground, safer trampoline) is fun central.
BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park
Encircled by water with a great big oval in the middle, this holiday park in Nelligen, about 20 minutes inland from Batemans Bay, is an outdoor-sports utopia. With a skate park, splash park and mini golf, this is kid holiday heaven. Sitting on the banks of the Clyde River, the park also hires out kayaks and paddleboats, while dry-land pedalling adventures are catered for, too.
Ingenia Holiday Parks Bonny Hills
Do your kids need time away from their screens? Three kilometres of beach at your doorstep should do it. Bonny Hills, located on the NSW Mid-North Coast, has prime position on the Rainbow Beach waterfront, inviting all kinds of swimming, surfing, SUPing and sandcastle making. Nestled in woodland 20 minutes south of Port Macquarie, the park also has a pool, splash park, mini-golf and jumping pillow.
Discovery Holiday Parks Pambula Beach
With a swag of kids’ play facilities tucked within the northern tip of Ben Boyd National Park, Pambula Beach is a seaside theme park-meets-nature reserve. The Sapphire Coast shoreline is the setting for some seriously high-octane adventures. Think Rage Cage (a multi-sports court), remote-control race-track, trampolines, waterpark, games room, jumping pillow and pedal carts.
North Star Holiday Resort
Two giant water slides, an enormous indoor play zone and a marine museum take child’s play to the next level at North Star. This Tweed Coast gem packs loads of dry and water-based facilities into 10 hectares of manicured gardens, wedged between beach, forest and creek. The best part? Parents are catered for, too, with an adults-only retreat featuring a heated pool and day spa.
BIG4 Holiday Park Deniliquin
You don’t need to be beachside to have a rollicking great waterfront escape. Introduce the kids to water-skiing, boating and fishing at Big4 Deniliquin on the banks of the Edward River (Kolety) in the Riverina region. Gentler than the Murray, it’s a choice spot for swimmers and beginner skiers. Kids not quite ready for the river? The pools, heated waterpark, pump track, jumping pillow and movie nights will have them sorted.