It appears we are in for some rainy days! What better time than now to create our Rainy Day Kids Guide Port Macquarie.

If you need to escape the rain, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you and most importantly the kids amused!

As Sir Ranulph Fiennes says; “there is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”. So lets get out there with the kids and explore our beautiful region.

Make sure you also check out our what’s on section for more rainy day inspiration.

Rainy Day Inspiration

Here’s our pick of fun things to do with the kids on a rainy Port Macquarie day to get you all out of the house, keep kids entertained and for the most part, keep you all dry.

When all else fails, embrace the rain and jump in muddy puddles with your kids!

Put on your wet weather gear and head out for some fun in the rain. Jump in puddles, count worms and slugs, make mud pies and catch raindrops on your tongue.

Make rainy day childhood memories that will last a lifetime.

Get Active Indoors

Don’t let the rain put a dampener on your spirits. Take a break from adulting for a few hours and let your inner child run wild with your kids.

Centre of Gravity

Have a game of laser tag or test your climbing skills at the Centre of Gravity Port Macquarie. The dedicated rock climbing kiddie section enables kids from 3 years of age to climb. Get your family’s adrenalin pumping in the Dark Zone, with laser tag games suitable for kids from 5 years of age. It’s family fun for all ages.

Façade Escape Room

Enter the mysterious world of Façade, Port Macquarie’s first escape game room. Work together to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives within a set time. Façade’s games suit ages tweens and up.

Jumbos Playland

Let the kids loose in Jumbos Playland Port Macquarie, the largest indoor play centre on the Mid North Coast. The kids can get active and have some fun while the adults kick back, relax and treat themselves to a well earned break at Jumbos Cafe. Open 7 days a week, catering for children 0 to 10 years of age.

Kids Crazy Maze

Arrange to meet with friends at Kids Crazy Maze Port Macquarie. A smaller intimate setting where the kids can play close by on the mega climbing maze, flying fox, slides and ball pits. Open 6 days a week, catering for children 0 to 12 years of age.

Maxx Family Fun Centre

Join the race at Maxx Family Fun Centre. A slot car track, race car simulators, virtual reality games and golf simulator, will keep the whole family busy for hours.

Wave Bowl Port Macquarie

Strike a few pins at Wave Bowl Port Macquarie. Wave Bowl Tenpin Bowling Centre in Port Macquarie is open everyday for bowling fun for the whole family – rain, hail or shine!

Go for a Drive

Jump in the car and head off on an adventure with the kids. There’s so much to explore right here in our own backyard!

Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries, Blackmans Point

Pick your own strawberries at Ricardoes Tomatoes & Strawberries. Located just 10 minutes north of Port Macquarie, featuring strawberry picking, farm tours and café, with all attractions and strawberry picking undercover.

Go to the Movies

Kick back and relax with the kids in comfort at your local cinema for a couple of hours.

According to Common Sense Media, “Lots of kids see their first movie around the age of 3 or 4, but some parents wait until kids are a bit older, especially if they’re sensitive to loud noises or scared of the dark.”

Whether it’s to experience your child’s first time at the cinemas or your family are regular moviegoers, there’s always something to see at the movies!

Majestic Cinemas, Port Macquarie

Catch the latest movies at Port Macquarie’s Majestic Cinemas, where movies come alive! Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie are independently owned cinemas offering a high quality movie experience in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Plaza Theatre, Laurieton

Catch the latest movies at Laurieton’s Plaza Theatre. A visit to the Plaza Theatre is a real step back in time!

Visit Indoor Community Space

Visit one of the many indoor community spaces within Port Macquarie. There’s plenty to see and do in Port Macquarie on a rainy day.

Glasshouse Port Macquarie

Visit the Glasshouse Port Macquarie home to our regional art gallery, theatre, interactive heritage displays and unique souvenir gift shop. The Glasshouse offers a myriad of inspiration and experiences for everyone.


Visit your local library with the kids. Let the older kids experience the Tech Room or Imaginarium at Port Macquarie Library. Join a free Storytime sesson with storytelling, singing and crafts for pre-school aged children.  Or join a Baby Bounce session for fun, songs, rhymes and music for babies from birth to 1 years of age.

Port Macquarie Museum

Step back in time with a visit to the Port Macquarie Museum. Dress up in colonial costume, enjoy a family game of hookey and experience the many hands on exhibits. Take advantage of free entry on the first Sunday of each month. Browse, explore, learn and enjoy all the Museum has to offer.

Roto House

Take a journey back in time with a tour of the Historic Roto House. Discover one of the very few remaining nineteenth century buildings in Port Macquarie. If you’re lucky you might even spot a koala in the surrounding trees. The kids could also visit the Koala Hospital next door if they have their wet weather gear!

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