Other Family Activities
Tamworth Miniature Railway
Just down the road from the Tamworth Marsupial Park is the Miniature Railway; train rides operate on the third Sunday of every month for just a couple of bucks – make sure to wear enclosed shoes (no crocs).
In warmer months, the region’s six public pools are a cool playground for families, and also hold swimming squads, fitness training and triathlons.
Barraba Memorial Swimming Complex & Hydrotherapy Pool | Cnr Queen & Savoy Streets, Barraba | P: 02 6782 1038
Kootingal War Memorial Swimming Pool | Denman Street, Kootingal | P: 02 6760 3431
Manilla Memorial Swimming Pool | Cnr Arthur & Church Streets, Manilla | P: 02 6785 1436
Nundle Swimming Pool | Jenkins Street, Nundle | P: 02 6769 3111
South & West Tamworth War Memorial Swimming Pool | Cnr Kent & Belmore Streets, South Tamworth | P: 02 6765 7307
Tamworth Olympic Swimming Pool | Cnr Bridge Street & Kable Avenue, Tamworth | P: 02 6766 2808
Opening times can be found on Tamworth Regional Council’s website | W: tamworth.nsw.gov.au/Recreation/Aquatic-Facilities
Tamworth Paintball and Laser Tag
Tamworth Paintball and Laser Tag at Kootingal offers more than a dozen fields. Paintball is for ages 16-plus, and games include Glenrowan – raid Ned Kelly’s home town and rob a bank; black hawk down – a helicopter goes down in an enemy village and you have to save the pilot; and Berlin – fight your way into the city and capture Hitler’s bunker. Laser tag is for ages 4-plus and games include capture the flag and rescuing a comrade caught behind enemy lines. Click here for more information.
Thorny’s Putt Putt
Thorny's Putt Putt at the Longyard Golf Course features two 18-hole courses: the Dragon course for beginners and the Devil course for those who like a challenge. There is a fun, fully fenced children's play area and shaded seating to enjoy a meal or drink. Click here for more information.
Kids Zone has three different age-appropriate areas and a cafe.
Jump Up Trampoline Zone
Jump Up Trampoline Zone has 870 sq m of bounce, including an area for under-7s, dodgeball and basketball court, plus a foam pit and cafe
LevelUp Family Amusement Centre
LevelUp Family Amusement Centre offers tenpin bowling and arcade games. Forum 6 Cinemas has regular kids’ and family movies, weekly screenings for parents and under-5s (who get in free), as well as school holiday ticket specials