8 Arty Byron Bay Activities
Going on holiday to Byron Bay isn’t just about hanging out on the beach, surfing or eating amazing food. OK, sure, yes, that should all be part of your holiday as should numerous other things to do in Byron Bay. However, we’d like to focus on some Byron Bay activities in this post that instead might get your creative juices flowing.
Here at Broken Head Holiday Park we’ve picked out some of our favourite creative Byron Bay activities. If you’re in the mood to be inspired, then read on folks.
1. Byron Bay Art Studio
If, like us, you were seriously challenged in art class at school then the Byron Bay Art Studio’s class may just tickle your fancy – or at least get you a bit intrigued. Artist Irina claims to be able to bring out that creativity locked inside little old you and which you’ll then pour onto the page. Just bring yourself since all painting materials will be on site.
2. Circus Arts Byron Bay
Ever fancied flying around the room on a trapeze swing or impressing your friends by spinning several hula hoops at once? If so, then definitely make sure you stop off at Circus Arts during your holiday, one of the most exciting Byron Bay kids activities in town. Although it is essentially for kids, we’re sure mum and dad could have a go too or or a group of adult friends for that matter. Beginners aren’t just welcome but expected – after all, how many circus performers do you meet in your day-to-day life?
3. Byron Bay’s Centre for the Visual Arts
Local artists, writers and other creatives are happy to give up their free time and pass on their trade to students. Classes in journaling, water colour painting, sketching and a myriad of other wonderful skills such as foil embossed painting, art mask making and gelli printing gift tags with foam textures. So join in these family activities in Byron Bay, classes are available for adults and kids in the mornings and afternoons. Do book a place beforehand though to avoid disappointment.
4. Meet Make Create
While this kid-friendly activity is mostly for locals (with after school programs and term-based classes), Meet Make Create does offer several workshops available at any given time as well as programs during school holidays (perfect if you’re visiting while on school holiday!). Check out the Shop page for a listing of everything that’s available currently. But look for fun programs like seasonal workshops for Christmas or fun craft sessions during the upcoming school holidays.
5. Mimi’s Closet
There’s photography, and then there’s Mimi’s Closet Burlesque Inspired Photography. Yes, you read that right. This fun dress-up session is just the job for some mother and daughter bonding or brilliant with a group of female friends. Then again, no-one says you can’t just go along on your lonesome? What we love about this is that it’s all about fantasy. There’s a glass of champers on arrival, just to double check you’ve left all those inhibitions of you back at your holiday home – exactly where they belong. You’ll receive 20-30 digital images available for download, so you can show friends and family images of your fun day.
6. Byron Bay Writers Festival events
As the location for a huge Writers Festival every year, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that among our Byron Bay activities line-up are writing retreats, lectures and even a residency opportunity. You can come listen to authors talk about new works, what inspires them and more when you attend a Byron Bay Writers Festival event. If you are a member of the Writers Festival, then you even have the chance to apply for a 7-day residency where you can write uninterrupted for 7 days.
If you’re in the mood to view art instead…
7. Check out the Byron Bay Arts Trail
The Byron Bay Arts Trail takes you through the Arts and Industry Park where you can visit lots of galleries, studios and showrooms, many of which will give you a chance to see Byron Bay artists at work. Be sure to grab a map that guides visitors to participating studios as well as coffee shops and restaurants in the park. As you walk along, look for flags marking the Arts Trail locations. The trail offers a chance to see such artwork from ceramics and glass art, to painting and sculpture.
8. Retrospect Galleries
This Byron Bay art gallery, located in Jonson Street in the centre of town, is known for presenting work from both established and up-and-coming artists from all over Australia. Not only does the gallery have a great list of represented Byron Bay artists, but it also features guest artists through exhibitions. The gallery also hosts artist talks, workshops and discussions as part of the exhibitions. Three exhibition spaces make up the Retrospect Galleries where visitors can see all types of Australian art.
Stay at Broken Head while you find your creative side
So, like we said at the beginning of this post, there are lots of things to do in Byron Bay that should on your must-do list. Try out a creative activity and mix it in with any of other awesome Byron Bay activities available for your holiday. Make plans to stay at Broken Head Holiday Park, where you can save on your accommodation and allow for more money to spend on all of these things to do in Byron Bay. There’s so much to do that you’ll have to plan to return for another holiday in Byron Bay!