So you need some ideas to tire out those children? Not to worry, we’ve made an easy-to-follow guide on the last week of the school holidays, as well as some great places to stop in for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From great activities to Port Macquarie restaurants, we have you covered!

Are you looking for a more relaxing day to bond with the kidlets? We’ve found some awesome activities that don’t require too much effort.

If you’re looking to just hang out with the kids in some fresh air, we recommend heading over to Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park, where you can be as docile as the koalas and see some awesome wildlife too! If that’s not cutting it with the youngens, maybe a camel ride along Lighthouse Beach will? Yes, you read correctly, with Port Macquarie Camel Safaris, you and the kids can go for a soothing camel ride, which has got to impress those little tykes! If you want something that requires very minimal effort, you could always go for a coastal walk or enjoy some sunset gazing.

If you’re after something that requires your children to burn all that excess energy, try these fun-filled activities.

One of the best things about Port Macquarie is its varied landscape—from beaches to rainforest, you can experience it all in one day. Why not head out to the rainforest for an easy hike coupled with beautiful views? There’s always bike and skate parks where the kids can burn all their energy for free! If you’re not opposed to spending a bit of money these holidays, you could also head to Jumbo’s Playland. This way all you have to do is sit back, relax and watch the troublemakers enjoy themselves!

To keep the kids full throughout the day, head to these Port Macquarie restaurants and cafes.

Village Café Restaurant
Come in for a sweet treat you and the kids will love, Village Cafe Restaurant - Port Macquarie
Come in for a sweet treat you and the kids will love, Village Cafe Restaurant – Port Macquarie

Located near the beach, Village Café Restaurant is a great option for taking the whole family after some fun in the sun. Try their range of delectable dishes, including fresh seafood, succulent beef and filling chicken meals. Using high-quality ingredients, this family-friendly restaurant is the perfect place to stop in for a quick bite or to soak up the atmosphere. In 3 convenient locations, you can experience the best of Village Café Restaurant across Port Macquarie!
Where: 4/60 Bold St, Laurieton NSW 2443
138 William St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Lighthouse Beach Holiday Village, 140 Matthew Flinders Dr, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Quaylime Restaurant & Bar
Enjoy stunning views of the marina, Quaylime Restaurant & Bar – Port Macquarie

If you’re after a venue with marina views, you simply cannot go past Quaylime Restaurant and Bar. This family-friendly restaurant is the perfect place to sit back and relax with the kids. On Mondays and Tuesdays throughout winter, you can pick up lunch specials for just $12! Quality food at an affordable price—it doesn’t get much better than that. Come on into Quaylime Restaurant and Bar today!
Where: 18 Park St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Fat Fish Beachfront Bistro
Where the food is nothing short of amazing, Fat Fish Beachfront Bistro - Port Macquarie
Where the food is nothing short of amazing, Fat Fish Beachfront Bistro – Port Macquarie

Looking for something a bit more laidback? Head over to Fat Fish Beachfront Bistro for relaxed dining coupled with spectacular views of the beach. Serving up modern Australian food with an Asian twist, you simply cannot go past the delicious cuisine here. You can even pick up some weekly specials that will make your wallet and your tastebuds happy. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days, you are sure to leave with a smile after a visit to Fat Fish Beachfront Bistro.
Where: Wauchope & Bonny Hills Surf Club, Bonny Hills, NSW 2445
Can’t wait for the school holidays to end? Why not plan a day of relaxation in preparation for next week!
What do you like to get up to with the kids during the school holidays? Tell us in the comments below!