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      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...

    • 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...

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    • 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...

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      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!...

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      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...

      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...

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      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...

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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 child can still enjoy the festivities.

We have come up with the ultimate non-chocolate gift guide.  These make a super cute addition to an Easter basket or as a special delivery from the bunny himself.

A Book

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes:  A beautiful and beloved classic tale of a mother rabbit who dreams of becoming an Easter Bunny.

Country Bunny Book

An Easter DVD

Who doesn’t love the adventures and tales of the mischievous Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit DVD

Collectibles

The Playmobil Collection has a great range of Easter Collectibles and Easter Eggs

Playmobil

Gifts and Keepsakes

This embossed Belle & Boo Oval Easter Tin is a delightful gift.  These pretty boxes can be filled with treats of your choice for a really personal touch.  These are a beautiful vintage looking keepsake for baby’s first Easter.

Bell and Boo Tins

Toys

The Hape Eggspressions:  These very cute egg-heads are fantastic!  They help teach children to identify their feelings and how to express them.  Made using eco-friendly woods & water based paints.

Hape Eggspressions

Le Toy Van Bunny and Guinea Pig:  Teach your child about the value of caring for pets with this Bunny and Guinea Pig set.  This education and fun wooden set comes with three carrots, a water bowl and a house for their cute, wooden friends.

Le Toy Van Guinea Pig

Something to Grow

Eggling Crack & Grow Planter Kits:  These precious little egglings look and feel just like a real hen’s egg, but they’re hiding a secret:  crack open your eggling and discover everything you need to make a plant grow!

Eggling Crack and Grow

Personalised Gifts

Personalised Bunny Jigsaw Puzzle:  The kids will love receiving a puzzle with their name on it.  These beautiful wooden puzzles look fabulous and will become a timeless keepsake for years to come.

JIgsaw Puzzle

Bamboo Plant Pot:  A lovely Bamboo Plant holder from Sweetheart Creative.  This is a perfect non chocolate Easter gift.  add some bulbs and this will be the gift that lasts longer than Easter.

Bamboo Pot Plant

Sleep Bunny Bookmarks:  A great gift for classmates, family and friends that can be used all year around.  Perfect if you are looking for something not chocolate based (you can even choose just the bookmark).

Bookmark Sweetheart Creative

Personalised Bunny Wall Hanging – lovely neutral bunny to add to any child’s room.

Bunny Wall Hanging

Dinnerware

Rabbit Placemats & Lunchboxes:  This gorgeous bunny placemat and lunchbox is perfect for the little munchkin in your life.  Made from a toxic-free, food grade silicone, these placemats are non-slip and dishwasher safe, making them a practical addition to your dinner table.

We are Tiny Bunny Placemat

 

Local Shopping

If you are out and about make sure you pop In to some of Coffs local shops.  I have selected just a few items from some of my favourite stores, but there are so many more beautiful things instore.

Adairs

Easter Rabbit Plate

Adairs Easter Plates

Bed Bad & Table

Rabbit Babushka Dolls

Babushka Dolls

DIY Ceramic Bunny Egg Cup

DIY Egg Cup

Fabric Bunny Ears

Bunny Ears

Ballerina Bunny

Adairs Rabbit Doll

Pajamas/Clothing

With the change in weather coming, now is also a good time to purchase some new pajamas and slippers and any extras of clothing.  You will find plenty of Easter themed items at Cottonon Kids, Kmart, Target, Big W and Best & Less.

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