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    • Bonville Headland Sawtell

      Bonville Headland Sawtell

      Some of the best views on the coast can be found at Bonville Headland - which is great because it's also a fun place to take children. To keep toddlers entertained, bring some old bread to feed the seagulls. They will swarm and provide endless entertainment for kids...

    • Coffs Harbour Markets

      Coffs Harbour Markets

      Shopping is a lot more fun when it involves street food, live music and bargains from local producers, designers and creatives. Coffs Harbour is blessed with multiple amazing markets, including fresh produce markets that can make for a wonderful morning out. Occurring...

    • Visiting the Promised Lands

      Visiting the Promised Lands

      I know kids (and adults) love Narnia, Neverland, the Shire and the Hundred Acre Woods, so when we heard about Never Never Creek and the Promised Lands near Bellingen, we had to go! Having checked Google Maps, my husband assured me he knew the way and it would only...

    • The Best Burgers in Coffs Harbour

      The Best Burgers in Coffs Harbour

      A perfect burger - there are many schools of thought about what makes a perfect burger.  Whether it's the perfect patty (from classic beef to chicken or vegetarian), to the extras like crisp lettuce or pickles, there's more to a good burger than meets the eye. There...

  • Mum Life
    • Mum Life

    • You Know You’re a Mum When…

      You Know You’re a Mum When…

      From the time you find out you are pregnant, you start to realise that there is a lot in your life that is going to change. You also become aware that your priorities will become very different than what they were pre-kids. But sometimes it is the little signs that...

    • Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      This week’s lovely local mum is Celeste Lord. Having only recently moved to the area she fills us in on what she loves best about raising a family on the Coffs Coast. Where and how long have you lived in the area and what do you love about it? I have lived in Coffs...

    • It’s Time For You Chookado

      It’s Time For You Chookado

      So you’re a mum now. And the second that baby was born this deep seeded emotion you can’t control suddenly entered your life. Guilt. It hits you like a cold day in numerous ways. It haunts you on a range of topics – feeding, sleep, play, education… It hits you when...

    • Local Mum Feature – Nicki Jeffery

      Local Mum Feature – Nicki Jeffery

      This week’s lovely local mum is Nicki Jeffery. She has lived in the area for more than seven years and is passionate about offering support for mums battling perinatal mental health issues. Where and how long have you lived in the area and what do you love about it?...

  • Parenting
    • Parenting

      All things parenting on the Coffs Coast. From recipes and time hacks to the day to day ups and downs of motherhood.
    • Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Kids love finding surprises in their lunchbox and with the Easter countdown, it is an especially fun time to add a little bit of seasonable love into the lunchboxes.  With so many fun Easter cutters, food picks and moulds its easy to get creative in the kitchen.  We...

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Finding a new GP and or bulk billed surgery can be time-consuming.  Taken from recommendations of our local mums we have collated a list of some of the bulk-billed GP’s and surgeries around Coffs Harbour. We have also included a couple of private practices which have...

      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

      Have you heard of the Active Kids Rebate and Creative Kids Rebate?  From January 2018, the NSW Government initiated the rebates to assist parents, guardians and caregivers to contribute towards the cost of their child’s fees and assisting with getting them more...

      I Will Never be “That” Mum, and That’s OK

      I Will Never be “That” Mum, and That’s OK

      You know the mum. The one who shows up to the gym with their perfect hair and colour coordinated outfit. They have an organic eco-friendly meal plan stuck to the fridge. A master chef in the making, ensuring their kids have the perfect balance of macros each week. She...

  • Holidays & Travel
    • Holidays and Travel

      Holidaying with kids? Check out our top tips to make travelling with kids a breeze. We are blessed to be based here in Coffs Harbour with an awesome holiday vibe all year round. Find out the best the region has to offer for school holidays.
    • School Holiday Activities

      School Holiday Activities

      School is out! Which means you will need to find ways to keep your kids entertained throughout the holidays. Here are some affordable and free options to help you survive the next two weeks. Keep them Active with Sports and Workshops Kids DIY Easter Craft Workshop...

      Christmas Day Lunch in Coffs Harbour 2018

      Christmas Day Lunch in Coffs Harbour 2018

      Do you want to take the hassle out of Christmas Day Lunch? Why not enjoy your day at one of the many Restaurants around Coffs Harbour that are organising a great lunch. Many have Santa visiting which is great for the kids. Make sure you book soon as I’m sure places...

      Christmas Family Traditions

      Christmas Family Traditions

      Looking for new Christmas traditions for your family?  Start the season of merry and bright with one of these festive, fun ideas.  We have compiled a list of 25 traditions that you can start with your kids this year.  I'm sure you will cherish them as much as we do!...

      Elf on the Shelf Ideas

      Elf on the Shelf Ideas

      Elf on the Shelf is a great family tradition providing hours of entertainment and joy to the children during the Christmas season.  With December fast approaching the Elf's are raring to go and give the kids a giggle each morning. To help keep you inspired here are...

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Capture that special moment in your child's life sitting on Santa's knee before he or she is all grown up. Here is your guide on where to find Santa in Coffs Harbour this season. Park Beach Plaza Come and join in on the festivities! Bring the kids down to Park Beach...

  • Lifestyle
    • Lifestyle

      From beauty, career, fashion, health and fitness, money, home, real estate and relationships. You will find it all the relevant info for Coffs Coast Mums.
    • Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Regardless of how you celebrate Easter, one thing is certain it doesn't have to be all about chocolate. If you are looking for something a little different this year or just wanting to cut down on the sugar intake there are plenty of alternatives to ensure that your...

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Kids love finding surprises in their lunchbox and with the Easter countdown, it is an especially fun time to add a little bit of seasonable love into the lunchboxes.  With so many fun Easter cutters, food picks and moulds its easy to get creative in the kitchen.  We...

      Great Teacher Gifts That They Will Love

      Great Teacher Gifts That They Will Love

      With the end of the year approaching, it’s natural to want to say thank you for all the teachers' amazing efforts with our kids throughout the year. Here are our ideas for group gifts or individual presents to say thank you for making the difference in our child’s...

      Earn Cash with these Cashback and Survey Sites

      Earn Cash with these Cashback and Survey Sites

      Back in my university days and when I was saving for an overseas holiday I was always looking for ways to save a bit more. One thing I stumbled across from recommendations from a savings forum I was a part of, was to complete online surveys and to be members of...

      Work Life Balance – Is There Such a Thing?

      Work Life Balance – Is There Such a Thing?

      Whether you work part-time, full-time or from home, the life of a working mum is a constant juggle. And I don’t just mean paid work. All mums work hard, and even if you are an excellent juggler, chances are you have little to no time for yourself. Here are a few ways...

  • What's On
  • Local Services

Meet up with friends and family and sing along to your favourite Christmas Carols. Here is a list of the free Christmas concerts around Coffs Harbour.

Carols by Candlelight at Alumy Creek

December 1 @ 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Alumy Creek Reserve, Grafton

Grafton Midday Rotary’s Carol’s by Candlelight spectacular will see TV celebrity guest artist, the very talented Rhonda Burchmore and local vocalist Lisa Butcher perform with the Clarence Valley Orchestra & Chorus at Alumy Creek Reserve. Along with the Clarence River Dance Academy, Prime Possum and of course Santa, the evening is bound to be one event that the whole family will enjoy!

Carols by Candlelight Grafton

 

Carols on the Green

December 14 @ 6.00pm – 830pm

Boambee East Community Centre, 30 Bruce King Drive, Boambee

All of your old favourites are back with a few new surprises to entertain and spread the Christmas cheer.

Free jumping castle Children’s games Macksville Salvo Country Band
Father Michael and Zippy Pastor Grant and Grizzles Kabila Moja African Drums Obsidian Chronicles

And, if we have all been good, a visit from Santa.

On the Green Carols

 

Coffs Coast Carols

December 15 @ 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Brelsford Park

The Coffs Coast Carols by Candlelight is fast approaching and will bring together the whole community to celebrate Christmas in a family friendly environment at Brelsford Park in the heart of the city. Starting at 6pm on Saturday, 15th of December, the Carols will be a spectacular evening of song, entertainment, food, fireworks and lots of fun for all. There will be a variety of yummy food and drink options available including sausage sizzles plus children’s activities and rides to keep them entertained until much anticipated arrival of Santa.

Brelsford Park Carols

 

Woolgoolga Mitre 10 Carols by the Sea

December 15 @ 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Woolgoolga Beach Reserve

Come along and enjoy all of the fun and festivities of the 2018 Woolgoolga Mitre 10 Carols by the Sea proudly presented by Woolgoolga and Northern Beaches Chamber of Commerce and LifeHouse Church.

Woolgoolga Beach Reserve will come alive from dusk with food stalls, drinks, treats and more.

Grab a picnic rug and grab your spot..and most importantly bring your singing voices!

Plenty of dinner options available either at the event or by popping into one of our many takeaway shops, cafes or restaurants on the way.

Woolgoolga Carols

 

Sawtell Carols by Candlelight

December 19 @ 6pm

Sawtell Golf Club

Come and sing all your Christmas Joy with Sawtell Families, Sawtell Uniting Church and Sawtell Golf-Club at this great annual event

All donations support Toormina Community Preschool.

 

Sawtell Carols Golf Club

 

Carols Urunga

December 22 @ 5.00pm – 9.30pm

Down by the Riverside at Morgo Reserve, Urunga

A free community family event of relaxing, singing and watching the magnificent fireworks at 9.00pm.

CAROLS Urunga now hosts an audience of some 5,000 and is staged in the beautiful natural amphitheatre of Urunga’s Morgo Street Reserve, with a stunning twin-river-view backdrop!

Join in with the community carols. Win Christmas hams and meat trays in the raffle. Food and drink (non-alcoholic) on sale. Bring your own picnic – and a rug/chair to sit on.

Performances from children from both of Urunga’s pre-schools, and the Urunga Public School, plus a fine ensemble of local and visiting performers of a very high calibre.

Program:
5.00pm         Start
5.30pm         Pre-School Singers
Arrival of Santa
6.00pm         Seasoned Singers and Performers
9.00pm         Fireworks Grand Finale

 

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