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    • Playgrounds around Coffs Harbour

      Playgrounds around Coffs Harbour

      Whether you are visiting on holidays or live here, taking the kids to the playground is one of the best free things to do and it is fun.  It’s a great place for kids to interact with other kids and also for mums to meet mums. We have some brilliant parks around Coffs...

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • Mum Life

    • Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      As mums we don’t take time out for ourselves and pampering is usually sacrificed. As much as we love our little ones ‘me time’ could be just what the doctor ordered. So why don’t you spoil yourself and indulge in some pampering, enjoy the peace and quiet, even better...

    • 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...

    • Parenting

      All things parenting on the Coffs Coast. From recipes and time hacks to the day to day ups and downs of motherhood.
    • Fathers Day 2019

      Fathers Day 2019

      The 1st of September is Father’s Day in Australia, the perfect time for honoring fathers or the important male figure in your life.  We often forget the sacrifices and contributions they have made in our lives. This Father’s Day, show him how much you appreciate all...

      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...

    • 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.
    • October School Holiday Guide

      October School Holiday Guide

      Wow…another term has gone by and the spring school holidays are upon us. The burden of finding things to fill the itinerary and keep the kids entertained is looming, so we have found some of the activities scheduled to take that burden away. Coffs has some great...

      July 2019 School Holidays in and around Coffs Harbour

      July 2019 School Holidays in and around Coffs Harbour

      And that’s a wrap, Term two is just about done and dusted.  Now what the kids are longing for is School Holiday fun. To help keep the kids entertained and active these holidays, we have pulled together a guide to some events and activities for the kids around Coffs...

      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!...

    • 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.
    • Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Did you know that Mother's Day is celebrated in Australia thanks to Mrs Janet Heyden, who helped pioneer it after she started a campaign in Sydney to raise money to buy gifts for lonely or forgotten mothers?  The original meaning of Mother's Day was to acknowledge and...

      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...

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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 weekly, fortnightly and monthly, you can wander through one of these great markets and stock up on your supplies.

We have done the legwork so you can spend less time researching and more time stall – hopping through some of the best markets in Coffs. Grab a friend or the family and enjoy a day out.

Harbourside Markets

A Makers and Growers Market held every week beside our beautiful historic Jetty in Coffs Harbour.

Come along and enjoy the thrill of discovery in an authentic outdoor market bursting at the seams with a great range of local produce, tasty foods, delicious coffee and amazing handmade art and craft. We have a philosophy of locally made, locally grown so you are guaranteed a unique experience.

When:  Every Sunday from 8.00am to 2.00pm

Where: Coffs Harbour Jetty

For more info visit http://harboursidemarkets.com.au/

Twilight Markets

A family friendly food only market, diverse in multicultural cuisine and lots of choices for the kids… Dog friendly too.  Bring a blanket or chair, bottle of wine or beer and kick back and enjoy the entertainment.

When:  Every Friday (weather permitting) during NSW daylight saving months from 5 October 2018 up to 27 April 2019.

Where: Park Beach Reserve, Cnr Surf Club Road and Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour

For more info visit Twilight Food Markets

Coffs Coast Growers Markets

With stalls selling local and farm fresh products such as jams, honey, cakes, bread, coffee, eggs, soaps, flowers, meat, fruit and vegetables, herbs and more, the Coffs Coast Growers Market has something for everyone! Meet the farmers and producers every Thursday.

When:  Every Thursday from 8.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour

For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/CoffsCoastGrowers

Coffs Harbour Uptown Markets

Uptown Markets is the biggest, best & brightest market in Coffs Harbour. It is the only undercover market on the mid north coast & is open rain, hail & shine every Sunday.

Fresh fruit and vegetables, sunglasses, quality jewellery, collectibles, bric-a-brac, protective masks, hot food, Thai veggies, plants, stationery, 2nd hand goods, craft, CDs, DVDs, books, belts, personal aids, collectible cards, toys, pre-loved and new clothing and shoes, pet care products, fresh and preserved Thai food, shell craft, fresh coffee, costume jewellery and heaps more. Generally there are up to 100 stalls on site each Sunday.

When:  Every Sunday from 6.00am to 2.00pm

Where: Castle Street Carpark

Sawtell Family Market

A vast range of handmade, cards, artworks, craft, soap candles. jewellery, incense, plants, CD’s /DVD’s cakes, and breads. Grab a bargain with pre-loved clothing, books and other treasures, Enjoy a BBQ breakfast or lunch or a delicious Devonshire Tea with tea and coffee.

When:  4th Saturday each month.

Where: CWA Hall, 21 Elizabeth Street, Sawtell

Bellingen Growers Markets

You’ll find an amazing range of freshly picked produce – mostly certified organic – fruit, vegetables, salad greens, nuts, flowers… all direct from local growers.

Other stalls sell local honey, eggs, dips, relishes, hand-made soaps and non-hybrid seedlings. The cafe has delicious locally-baked bread and pastries and will serve you up a hearty organic breakfast. Order an organic coffee or freshly squeezed juice and enjoy the live music whilst browsing the newspapers or meeting with old and new friends. The kids love our famous storyteller (the smoothies and waffles too). There are also plenty of 2nd-hand clothes and quality bric-a-brac to choose from.

When:  2nd and 4th Saturday of each month between 8am to 1pm.

Where: Bellingen Showground (Cnr Hammond & Black Sts)

For more info visit Bellingen Growers Markets

Bellingen Markets

Bellingen Community Markets focus on showcasing local art, craft, hand made and grown products, fresh produce, a large selection of multicultural foods, drinks and live entertainment.

As one of the oldest and largest markets on the mid north coast, with over 260 diverse and colourful stalls, the park comes alive with music, artisans, craftspeople, growers, recyclers, traders, buskers, masseuses, services and community groups.

Please note this is a no “dog” event.

When:  Every 3rd Saturday of every month from 8.00 – 2.00pm.

Where: Bellingen Park, Park Street

For more info visit http://www.bellingenmarkets.com.au/

Made with Love Markets

The Made with Love Markets is the BIGGEST and first dedicated handmade market on the Coffs Coast. We aim to showcase handmade, local, boutique and unique items made with love in Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and surrounds. Held only four times a year.

When: Sunday 3rd March, Sunday 2nd June, Sunday 25th August and Sunday 24th November

Where: 1st level (middle level) of the carpark at Park Beach Plaza, Pacific Highway

For more info visit  https://www.facebook.com/madewithlovemarkets/

Made with Love Markets Blog

Coramba Village Market

Coramba Village Market is found on the main street of Coramba, Coffs Harbour hinterland.

Our market has a focus on eco sustainability, environmentally friendly, re-use, home made and home grown.
Bring out your family and friends and enjoy browsing at the stalls and participating in the variety of activities.

When:  4th Sunday of each Month between 10.00 and 2.00pm

Where: Gale Street, Coramba

For more info visit Coramba Markets

Bollywood Beach Market

Local market with Bollywood flavour. Live music, local produce and much more by the beach. Expect to be asked to dance with others on random bollywood and bhangra songs.

When:  First and Fourth Saturdays of the month from 8:00am-2:00pm

Where:  Woolgoolga Beach Reserve, Beach Street, Woolgoolga

For more info visit www.facebook.com/bollywoodmarket

Dorrigo Community Markets

Dorrigo Community Market is a small country market where locals, community organisations and regional marketeers get together to offer locals and visitors a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, pre-loved goods, food, jams pickles and preserves, hand made jewellery, and all manner of other goodies.

When:  First Saturday of the month from 8.30am

Where: Hickory Street, Dorrigo

Glenreagh Community Markets

Come and browse these friendly markets, heaps of bargains. Bric a Brac, candles, soaps, plants, books old & new, collectables, knitwear, handmade and homemade goodies & much, much more ? We have over 20 stalls including George’s famous locally produced beef pies. Plus a monthly raffle.

When:  First Saturday of every month (except January)

Where: School of Arts Hall and surrounding grounds.  62 Coramba Street, Glenreagh

For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/glenreaghmarkets

Urunga Riverside Market

Held on the foreshoes at Urunga, just next to the main Boardwalk. Traditional and gourmet foods, artisans, crafters, designers, artists, musicians, upcyclers, recyclers, boutique, kids activities and purveyors of all things fabulous, fantastic and cool.

When:  2nd Sunday of each month from 8.00am – 1.00pm

Where: Foreshores at Urunga

For more info visit Urunga Riverside Markets

Coffs Harbour Car Market

The Best way to privately Buy or Sell in the Coffs Harbour region. Find genuine buyers for your Car, 4WD, Caravan, Camper, Motorhome, Boat, Trailer, Motorcycle and much more.

When:  Every Saturday from 9.00am

Where: Coffs Harbour Showgrounds

For more info visit www.coffscarmarket.com.au

Funkya @ Unkya Markets

The Funkya@Unkya Market is a bi-monthly grass roots market with a make it, bake it, sew it, grow it, recycle it philosophy. Live music every market, local products and produce and workshops planned as often as possible.

When:  The last Sunday of the even months from 8.00am – 1.00pm

Where: Eungai Creek Road, Eungai

For more info visit Funkya Unkya Markets