The September school holidays (NSW 25 Sept – 6 Oct, QLD 16 Sep – 2 Oct) are a popular time to visit Byron. The weather is warming up, both holiday periods catch the Byron Bay Markets and the Bangalow Markets, plus its still whale spotting season.

Here are a few school holiday activities to consider, and be sure to browse our Byron Bay accommodation guide for a family-friendly place to stay.


Circus Arts Byron Bay is the place to be during school holidays! Our holiday programs offer a comprehensive timetable of activities during both the QLD and NSW school holidays.

Circus Arts Byron Bay boasts a beautiful indoor venue with an incredible variety of apparatus to learn on. We pack the programs with fun circus activities including acrobatics and a swing on the high flying trapeze (for those who dare). We even have a cafe on site and an optional add-on lunchbox so everything is taken care of.

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Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is home to more than 100 incredible Australian wildlife animals, including kangaroos, a fabulous array of birds and reptiles including snakes and crocodiles, plus our resident personalities Manda the wombat and Arnie the koala. We have bunnies and guinea pigs and a Chick House with lots of baby chicks that can be handled.

They also offer a range of wildlife encounters that allow visitors to experience these beautiful animals up close.

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Spring School Holidays at Harvest

Looking for some activities for the kids these school holidays? Come to Harvest! Learn how to make delicious homemade pasta, get dirty in the garden, pet some cute animals from Byron Wildlife or enjoy a story in garden.

Farm Kids Spring School Holiday Workshops

The kids will love getting their hands dirty in our fun and interactive school holiday workshops, learning about sustainable agriculture and making new friends! Bees, cows, nature crafts, chickens, lavender, fruit, bugs and flowers!

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Byron Beachside Market Saturday 23 September

The Byron Beachside Market takes place four times a year in early January, Easter, July and late September. The Beachside Market is a ‘make it, bake it, sew it and grow it’ market held on the Byron Bay foreshore east of the Surf Club. This is the perfect location to experience some of the most original products alongside one of Australia’s most famous beaches.