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Bangalow Markets Is a Perfect Day Out with Kids

Just 13kms west of Byron Bay you’ll find beautiful Bangalow and it’s fabulous monthly markets.

The Bangalow Markets – held on the fourth Sunday of every month – are a wonderful way to spend the day. Stroll through the Showgrounds with the lovely shade from the 11 big old Camphor Laurel trees and check out the colourful stalls of food, music, arts and produce. And it’s super-family friendly.

What you’ll find at Bangalow Markets:

Food, food and more YUMMY and sustainable food. Byron Bay Organic Donuts were a big hit for our family, as well as delicious and refreshing freshly squeezed juices. You can expect all the usual market faves like twisted potatoes and burgers, as well as international cuisine and scrumptious treats from Byron Bay fave Iias the Greek.

And, of course, there’s arts and crafts, fresh produce, plants, live music, fashion, bakers, massages, therapists, jewellery and more.

Market type:

Craft and produce

When is it on:

Please note that the Bangalow Market is on the fourth Sunday each month, and that in some months the 4th Sunday is not the last Sunday in the month. Check HERE for the calendar.

What’s on for families:

There’s rides, face painting, tye dying, candle making, craft activities and more. And because this is the Northern Rivers, you’ll be wrapped up in colours, sounds and friendly faces! There’s jugglers, puppeteers, mime artists, human statues, musicians plus loads of other random entertainment pockets throughout the grounds.

There are lots of shady places to sit, and tonnes of yummy food to eat.

Hot tips:

  • Although you can easily travel to and from Bangalow on highways, do yourself a favour and take in some of the scenic drives in the neighbourhood. Magic.
  • Parking in town is pretty limited, the market parking itself will only set you back $2.
  • Even if it’s a sunny day and it can get quite cool in the shade from those beautiful trees. Layer up!
  • If you have the time, take a stroll through Bangalow township itself (the showgrounds are right in the middle of town, you can easily do both)
  • No dogs allowed, so leave the family pooch behind on this adventure.
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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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