One of the main problems that anyone travelling with children runs into is keeping them entertained. It seems that, at home, our kids are happy to lie around in their pajamas all day and watch movies but, when on holidays, they’re always complaining that they’re bored. The good news is that, when staying at motels in Dubbo, you are sure to find plenty to keep them entertained.
Getting in touch with nature
If your kids enjoy spending time outdoors, there are plenty of more natural attractions to enjoy when staying at motels in Dubbo. These include: the Terramungamine Rock Carvings (which has Aboriginal significance and is comprised of over 150 carvings), Regional Botanic Gardens (which are perfect for a stroll), and the Beni State Conservation Area (for a real bush experience; we also recommend checking out the Two Dams picnic area).
Burning off some energy
If your kids often have more energy than they know what to do with, there are plenty of activities to tire them out. These include: Adventure Watersports (such as wakeboarding, tube rides and kayaking), Aquatic Leisure Centre, Sportsworld (such as indoor soccer, cricket and laser skirmish), tenpin bowling, skate park, Elston Water Park (perfect for the little ones), Flip Out (trampoline playground), Powter Park BMX track, and the Tracker Riley Cycleway.
A taste of history and culture
Just because they’re on holidays doesn’t mean that your kids won’t enjoy learning something about our history or culture. Take them to Aladdin’s Cave Bottlehouse (the site is full of surprises), the Observatory, Dundullimal Homestead, Old Dubbo Gaol, Royal Flying Doctor Service Education Centre, Traintasia (an interactive model railway), or the Western Plains Cultural Centre (which houses the city’s museum and art gallery).
Fun for the whole family
If you have kids of varying ages or feel like getting in on the action yourself, there are plenty of family friendly activities to enjoy. These include: Astro Mini Golf Plus (which comprises 18 holes and takes you on a journey through the solar system) and Taronga Western Plains Zoo (which is home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals with daily keeper activities and cart hire available). Don’t forget to visit the Savannah Visitor Plaza for the café or playground.
Something for mum and dad
If your kids have completely tired you out or you think it’s time for mum and dad to have some fun, you won’t be disappointed. There are plenty of attractions around motels in Dubbo, from the Bill O’Shea Studio Gallery and Garling Gallery (the kids might enjoy the art, too) to one of the nearby vineyards (Red Earth Estate offers morning and afternoon tea, whilst Tombstone Estate overlooks a beautiful rose garden ready to be explored).
If you are thinking about staying at motels in Dubbo for your next family getaway, we hope that you find the above list of family-friendly attractions useful in keeping the kids entertained. No matter how old your children are and where their interests lie, there is sure to be something to keep them amused when staying in this bustling New South Wales city.