Things To Do in Kendall with Kids

Discovering Kendall with Kids: A Parent’s Guide

There’s a charming town just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Port MacquarieKendall. As a mum, I’ve uncovered some fantastic family-friendly activities that are not only fun but won’t break the bank. Let’s dive into the heart of Kendall and explore nine things to do with your kids.

Family-Friendly Activities in Kendall

Miss Nellie’s Café

🗺️ 33 River Street, Kendall NSW 2439
⌚ Open: Friday to Tuesday, 8 am to 2 pm

Indulge at Miss Nellie’s Café! 🍰☕ Treat the kids to scrumptious homemade cake and hot chocolate. Explore the charming Street Library in the garden, a delightful mini-me version of the café.

Kendall Community Op Shop

🗺️ 1A Comboyne Street, Kendall NSW 2439
⌚ Open: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 12:30 pm

Turn op shopping into a treasure hunt at the Kendall Community Op Shop. Discover pre-loved items and contribute to the community through their generous Grants and Sponsor scheme.

Kendall Community Centre

🗺️ 19 Comboyne Street, Kendall NSW 2439
⌚ Thursdays, 9 am to 12 pm

Thursdays are market days at the Kendall Community Centre. Explore market stalls and a community garden, and enjoy a barista coffee with homemade treats.

Things To Do in Kendall with Kids - Community Garden

Kendall Community Garden

Bookends @ Kendall

🗺️ 21 Comboyne Street, Kendall NSW 2439
⌚ Open: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 12 pm

Dive into the treasure trove at Bookends, a second-hand book store and exchange. Grab a book for as little as 50 cents, and all proceeds support the Kendall Community Centre.

Playgrounds in Kendall

Tennis Court Reserve Playground

🗺️ Graham Street, Kendall NSW 2439

Playground for children aged 2 to 12 with bench seating and shade.

Norrie Reserve Playground

🗺️ River Street, Kendall NSW 2439

Playground for younger children with picnic tables and BBQs.

Things To Do in Kendall with Kids - Norrie Reserve Playground

Norrie Reserve Playground Kendall

Kendall Community Pool

🗺️ 1 Orara Street, Kendall NSW 2439
⌚ Open: Monday – Friday, 6 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (closed for winter)

Cool off and make a splash in Kendall! Enjoy the refreshing waters of a 25-meter, 6-lane pool. For the little ones, discover a wading pool with a convenient shade cover and a toddler’s pool featuring a delightful mushroom water feature.

Things To Do in Kendall with Kids - Kendall Community Pool

Kendall Community Pool

Kendall Tennis Club

🗺️ 3 Orara Street, Kendall NSW 2439

Hire a court and have a hit at Kendall Tennis Club. The newly built facility boasts 3 hardcourts, 3 synthetic grass courts, 2 individually fenced mini Hot Shot/Pickleball courts, 2 Pickleball-only lined courts, and a large 18x3m hitting wall. Enjoy top-notch facilities for your game!

Self-Guided Heritage Walk

Embark on a family-friendly self-guided Heritage Walk in Kendall. Stroll through town, exploring 16 places of interest, such as the 2007 statue of Henry Kendall and ‘The Leaves of Kendall’ sculpture at the town’s entrance. Discover poetic quotes on power poles, offering kids a fun way to learn about local history.

Things To Do in Kendall with Kids - Heritage Walk

Statue of Henry Kendall

Bird Tree Picnic Area

🗺️ Via Batar Creek Road, Kendall NSW 2439

Embark on a fantastic adventure! Visit the Bird Tree picnic area and meet Benaroon and Bird Tree, the biggest Blackbutt trees in NSW. Benaroon, our Aussie champ, boasts a 15-meter girth, while Bird Tree stands tall at 69 meters with an 11-meter girth. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the family-friendly loop walk for an up-close encounter with these ancient wonders.

Kendall is more than just a place on the map; it’s a treasure trove of family adventures waiting to be explored. As a mum, I’ve found these activities to be not only entertaining for the kids but also a delightful way to spend quality time together.

Bonus Adventure: A Day Trip from Wauchope to Kendall by Train

One fantastic way to make the most of your Kendall adventure is by taking the train from Wauchope. We did just that, turning a simple journey into a day of exploration. Read about our train adventure from Wauchope to Kendall and back, creating lasting memories with the kids.

[Link to the Train Adventure Article Coming Soon]

Enjoy your Kendall adventure!