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The Dubbo Region is the perfect family holiday destination, with room to roam and activities to entertain kids of all ages - and plenty for the parents to enjoy too! Check out our other family friendly blogs for more inspiration.

Exploring with your littlest ones in tow can be overwhelming, but we've got a few great suggestions for activities that will offer enjoyable stimulation for babies and kids under 5 at an easy pace - and maybe even some opportunities for naps on the go built in! Check out our other family friendly blogs: Kids and Teenagers for more inspiration.

Victoria Park Playground - Your toddler will love the opportunity to explore this expansive and fenced playground featuring a junior play space with elements catering to toddlers and preschool children. There are in-ground mini trampolines and plenty of soft fall surfaces for the daredevil tots, and the duo swing allows an adult and toddler to sit face-to-face for a fun and safe experience. The grassy surrounds and generous tree canopies create a cool atmosphere to spread out the picnic blanket for your littlest babes to relax and watch the world go by while their older siblings enjoy the playground. Conveniently located next to the Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre pool deck cafe, mum and dad can even enjoy a coffee or refreshment while watching the kids play.

The Pool Deck Cafe is open during pool season and operating hours - you can check opening hours on the Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre's website. Victoria Park Playground is open year round.

Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden - If you want to embark on an easy stroll with a pram in tow, the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden offers tidy paths and a feast for all five senses as you explore. The Sensory Garden is particularly good for toddlers, with a rich range of sensory experiences provided by the clever design and carefully selected plants, as well as playful water features, a striking sculpture of the Barking Gecko and the enticing stepping stones. The Shoyoen Japanese Garden is the perfect picnic spot, with hungry ducks and koi fish your little ones will be delighted to feed the supplied food.

You can explore most of the garden precincts with a pram including; Shoyoen Japanese Garden, Oasis Valley Garden, Sensory Garden, Wiradjuri Garden and the Adventure Playground. Please note the Biodiversity Garden features a boardwalk that is not accessible to prams or wheelchairs.

Opening times for the Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens vary throughout the year, you can check the opening times on the dedicated website. The Gardens are closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Tracker Riley Cycleway and Walking Path - The 15km cycleway loop is named after Dubbo's famous Alec 'Tracker' Riley, the first Aboriginal tracker to reach the rank of Sergeant. Extending from the CBD all the way to Dundullimal Homestead and Taronga Western Plains Zoo if you want a nice long walk with the pram - perhaps while your little one enjoys a nap in the fresh air? Or you can just enjoy one of the shorter paths along the banks of the mighty Macquarie River.

The shared pathway is perfect for a walk or if your little one has their bike and helmet on hand there are smooth paths perfect for testing out the training wheels! You can find a map of this and other local cycleways online.

Macquarie Regional Library - If you want a baby and toddler friendly indoor activity to do, make sure you stop in and see the friendly team at the local library. With an extensive range of picture and board books available you can take a break in the cool atmosphere to enjoy some quiet time to break up your days adventures. Your little ones will love the free programs available each week during School Terms, including Storytime, Rhyme Time and Wriggle & Rhyme. The Library website has more details and session times available.

During School Holidays the Library runs a fabulous range of activites catering to different ages, keep an eye on their website for more information on the free activities that are coming up next School Holidays!

Royal Bubs and Tots - Don't miss a visit to the most delightful baby and children's boutique in town! Royal Bubs and Tots is your one-stop baby shop with a huge range of everything from nursery furniture to prams, car seats, clothes, shoes and gifts. Pick up a special outfit so your little one is dressed to impress, or take home a very special memento from your adventure holiday in the Dubbo Region!

Rhino Colouring In

Entertain the kids on the go

Need an activity to fill in some time? Have your mini artists create their very own Dubbo rhino artwork - don't forget to send the completed masterpiece to us so we can share on our socials!