While we waited for checkin at our next park we stopped into the Ballina art gallery cafe, perfect spot for the kids to play on some grass while we eat. We parked the van on a wide quiet street not far away and walked.
Our second park in Ballina is the Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park; lots of great toddler facilities here, indoor playroom with TOYS! Their paddle pool was great for young kids who went round and round for hours, excellent playground right near the jumping pillow too, and big camp kitchen.
We checked out the rock wall and more beaches, Shelly beach was cool as it has a small rock swimming pool on the sand, we didnt have any swim gear with us, but the babies had a dip. Theres a great walking path along the shoreline worth following too.