If it’s raining cats and dogs, there are plenty of ways to entertain active minds in Port Macquarie. A lot has changed in recent years with a variety of new indoor attractions and activities for toddlers through to teenagers.

With a little local knowledge and tips, we’ve done all the research for you - here are our top 10 ideas for wet weather with children.

  • Jumbos Playland Slides
  • Jumbos Playland - the biggest and best indoor soft play centre in town offers swings, slides, games and gizmos for 0-10 year olds. It’s a pleasure park of fun, and what’s more there’s hot coffee for the adults

Port City Wave Bowl  - this ten-pin bowling centre has state of the art sound, laser lighting and video screens. Rock n Bowl on Friday and Saturday nights includes Domino’s pizza and Extreme Bowling.

  • Indoor Climbing At Centre Of Gravity
  • Centre of Gravity - a mountaineer’s heaven this indoor rock climbing centre has a range of challenges for children over three, plus there’s a laser tag centre in a double-storey maze with fog, music and lights.

  • Spirit Of The Land Exhibit Sea Acres
  • Sea Acres Rainforest Centre - head downstairs to the Spirit of the Land exhibition, an interactive way to learn about nature and Aboriginal heritage at through audio visual, interactive media and visual arts displays.

  • Convict Settlement At Port Macquarie Historical Museum
  • Port Macquarie Museum - explore the 14 rooms of this award-winning museum in the heart of town which tells the story of Port Macquarie’s past through photography, displays and artefacts. 

  • Stage Set At The Glasshouse
  • Back-stage Tour at The Glasshouse - find out what goes on behind-the-scenes at the North Coast’s leading cultural centre. A one-hour tour explores the stage, dressing rooms, back of house areas and history of this venue. 

    There are also regular events, shows, kids workshops and art exhibitions. 

  • Sweet Treats At Miss Nellies
  • Sweet treats at Miss Nellie’s Café - the quaint village of Kendall is well-fed with lovingly baked goodies and old-fashioned treats. It’s worth the drive for towering milkshakes, melted chocolate with dippers and local Holy Goat Coffee. 

Pick your own at Ricardoes Tomatoes - this farm-gate attraction is all under cover so you can pick your own strawberries and tomatoes and enjoy lunch at Café Red without getting wet.

See a movie - catch the latest films including, Sing, Trolls and Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie, at Majestic Cinemas. Or in Laurieton the Plaza Theatre is steeped in history and old-world charm.

Indoor Go Karting - with a track that’s been designed by professional racers, Port Macquarie Go Karting offers seven corners and a chance to be the day’s fastest racer.

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