The best family friendly activities in Tamworth

Are you looking for a family friendly destination with plenty to do for young and old alike? Look no further than Tamworth! Best known for the annual country music festival, there’s plenty more to Tamworth than cowboy boots and guitars – although there’s plenty of those too! Today we’re sharing some of our favourite family friendly things to do in the town that country music built.
  1. Tamworth Regional Playground
We’re talking a skywalk, three giant slides, bike tracks, towers, a flying fox and a waterfall. What could be more fun than that? Pack a picnic, take your togs and prepare to spend a whole day here with the family.

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  1. Tamworth Marsupial Park
It’s pretty common knowledge that kids of all ages love spending time with furred and feathered friends, and you’ll have the opportunity to do just that at the Tamworth Marsupial Park. Keep an eye out for resident ‘tour guide’, Willie the duck – he’s most often spotted at the entrance to the park and is known for his love of children! The park was created and is maintained by a dedicated team of vollies, and you can spot kangaroos, echidnas, possums, pythons and more amongst the natural bush habitat.

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  1. Get wet!
Chaffey Dam is one of the best spots for swimming, boating, sailing and fishing, so bring your gear. The Lake Keepit Water Park is also a great spot to spend a hot day.

  1. Country Music Hall of Fame
Give the kids an education in what real music sounds like at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Check out the outfits worn on stage and instruments played by some of country music’s greats, as well as some of the modern performers that the kids might even recognise! Take a walk amongst the Hands of Fame Park, which features the hand prints of some of Australia’s most famous country music stars.
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  1. Tamworth Powerstation Museum
Holidays aren’t all fun and games – sometimes you want the kids to learn something too. Check out the Tamworth Powerstation Museum which documents the history of electricity. Did you know that Tamworth was the first town in Australia to be lit with electricity?

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  1. Tamworth Miniature Railway
Trains are cool, but they are even cooler when they are in miniature! Visit the Tamworth Miniature Railway which features over a kilometre of miniature train tracks, some of which showcase spectacular views over Tamworth.

  1. Tamworth Mountain Bike Park
The whole family will be able to enjoy the Tamworth Mountain Bike Park, with tracks for all ages. There’s also a picnic area for fuelling up in between bike runs, if you can find time to stop to eat!
If you manage to get through all of these activities, you’ll have a very happy family! Book your Tamworth trip today.

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