8 Things to Do with Kids at The Entrance

The Entrance family attractions

"Fun is good." – Dr Seuss

The Entrance is a beachside town on the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia.

The town is popular with Sydneysiders – it's close to the city and easily accessible.

It's a vibrant place during the school holidays and on weekends. And there are plenty of things to do with small children.

Find out below about our favourite family attractions at The Entrance. 

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1. Vera's Water Garden

The Entrance NSW Vera's Water Garden

We all know kids love water.

Little ones immediately rush to the colourful statues and the water fountains. They love splashing in the shallow water for ages.

Remember to take their swimmers and a towel. 

Vera's Water Garden is located at the waterfront near Memorial Park. 

2. Playgrounds and Amusement Rides

The Entrance family attractions

Kids love to play in the two playgrounds and enjoy the amusement rides. 

During weekends and school holidays, The Entrance turns into an exciting fair.

You'll find: 

  • Amusement rides
  • A Ferris wheel
  • Jumping castles
  • An old carousel
  • A little touring train
  • Free entertainment

Located at the waterfront near Memorial Park. 

3. The Entrance Baths 

The Entrance Baths

Enjoy the sound of waves crashing to shore while doing laps in the 50-metre Olympic pool.

There's also a smaller lap pool and a shallow toddler pool.

These heritage-listed baths were built in 1938. Generations of residents learnt to swim in these baths.

There are amenities and everything you need besides the pools:

  • changing rooms
  • toilets and showers
  • kiosk

There's ample space to sit. 

A lifeguard patrol the pool between September and April.

4. The Entrance Beach

The Entrance family attractions

Kids enjoy swimming at the small 300-metre beach. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer months.

There are plenty of other gorgeous beaches and great surfing spots nearby.

5. Tuggerah Lake Cycleway

tuggerah lake cycle track

Tuggerah Lake Cycleway is a favourite family attraction at The Entrance.

The track lies in a quiet spot away from the main road along Tuggerah Lake.

The path passes playgrounds, toilets and picnic spots.

Cycle to the playground and BMX track at Saltwater Creek Reserve in Long Jetty. 

On the way to the park lies the longest jetty in New South Wales named Long Jetty. Walk on it.

The path starts at Picnic Point and goes for 12 km to Chittaway Bay.

Click here to read our full article on Tuggerah Lake Cycleway. 

6. The Entrance Boardwalk 

The Entrance channel

Walk on the boardwalk along the channel from Memorial Park to the Surf Lifesaving Club.

Take in the view of the channel dotted with pelicans and anglers. 

7. Virtual Reality Games

The Entrance family attractions

Looking for something to do while it’s raining? Want the kids to have a blast? Then take them to VRROOM Entertainment.

Kids will love playing virtual reality games.

VRROOM Entertainment offers many multiplayer and single-player games for children aged 8+.

There’s a spacious area where you can sit and wait while the kids are having a blast.

Located 315 The Entrance Road, The Entrance.

Booking is required.

8. Skatepark

Skateboarders or BMX riders will enjoy The Entrance Skate Park, which must have the best outlook over a lake. 

I suggest you pull a chair and read a book or relax and admire the view. 

The skate park is at the corner of The Entrance Road and Tuggerah Parade, a 5-minute walk from Memorial Park.

There are picnic tables and barbecues, playgrounds and a path for cycling or scootering.

Tip: Head to Cafe Escape at 15 Victoria Avenue for breakfast or lunch. They serve great coffee and delicious food at an excellent price.

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