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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 Harbour. Don’t forget to use those Active and Creative Kids vouchers!
Harbour Tennis Academy
Tennis and Kanga Kidz Multi Sports Programs are run during each of the school holidays and are suitable for ages 3 – 17 years. This is an excellent way for all children to learn to improve their game through intensive coaching and playing. Children are placed in a group in accordance with their standard and age.
Kanga Kidz – Multi Sports Program – 3-8yrs
Kanga Kidz aims to educate children and get them enthusiastic about being active and playing sports in a fun but structured environment. Our program also aims to help children with hand-eye co-ordination, gross and fine motor skills, posture, balance, sportsmanship and listening skills. Children are placed in groups based on age and ability
Beginner Tennis – Red Ball 5-7yrs
Develop strokes in tennis, learn correct grips, learn to score, improve gross motor skills and self confidence.
Intermediate Tennis – Orange Ball and Green Ball 7-15yrs
Improve technique on all strokes, rally skills, footwork.
Participate in introductory games and tournaments designed to increase tennis skills.
Elite Tennis – Yellow Ball 11-17yrs
Our Elite Holiday Program is designed for competitive tennis players who are at a tournament level standard. A full mix of advanced tennis coaching, including stroke analysis and correction.
Latest Tennis Australia Drills, Fitness Exercises, Match Play, Point Analysis, Ball Machine
Children are placed in a colour ball groups in accordance with their age and Standard
Dates: Tuesday 16th July – Friday 19th July
Where: Westside Tennis Club, King Street Coffs Harbour
PCYC Coffs Harbour
Need something for the kids to do during the school holidays? PCYC Coffs Harbour offers short workshops during the holidays catering to all kids! Ensure to claim your Creative Kids Voucher for the courses also.
The programs are designed for children aged 5 – 12 years.
Dates: Monday 8 July to Friday 19th July
Costs: Prices start from $35 or book 3 for $100 (excluding coding and resume writing)
Where: 74 Bray Street, Coffs Harbour
Keep the boredom out and the hockey in the school holidays with one-day hockey clinics run by Hockey NSW-accredited coaches. Focused on fun and development and utilising the revolutionary new Joey Ball, they’re suitable for kids of any ability under the age of 12 and start from just $47. Don’t hesitate – get your school holiday plans sorted now
Dates: Monday 8 July
Costs: Starting from $47
Where: Coffs Hocky Complex: Field 1, Stadium Drive, Coffs Harbour
Coffs Coast Rugby Challenge 2019
The Coffs Coast Rugby Challenge is an opportunity for friends and families to get together and enjoy 3 days of sun (8/9/10 July), smiles and plenty of entertaining rugby! The tournament is open for boys and girls in U10’s – U15’s. This is a great opportunity to get together with friends and family while enjoying the spirit of Rugby in a safe and friendly environment!
Dates: Monday 8 July
Costs: $200 per team or $20 per individual
Where: Coffs Harbour International Stadium
Henrique Holiday Clinic
Brisbane Roar Legend Henrique Silva will be running futsal Clinic at Coffs Harbour these school holidays! The clinics are for ages 6 – 14 years & cost is $60 per player. Places are limited.
Dates: Thursday, 18 July
Costs: $60 per player
Where: North Boambee
The Family Table
Interactive Cooking Workshops for School aged children.
Contact Amelia for more information 0401 816 890
Dates: Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th (sold out), Wednesday 10th and Friday 19th July
Where: Boambee East
Flip Fly Fun
Flip Fly Fun is open during NSW School Holidays only (excluding public holidays).
Prices are per individual activity and include as many turns as you can fit into your 30 minute session.
A maximum of 8 people can participate in each session, so it’s a good idea to book ahead.
FLY – SkyWire – 8:30am-2:00pm
FLIP – Zorb Ball – 9:00am – 2:30pm
Dates: 8- 12 July and 15 – 19 July
Costs: Pricing per activity starting from $12.50
Minecraft Marathon Returns To Coffs Harbour For The July School Holidays!
Each day is broken into two 4 hour sessions. Students can enroll for the morning or afternoon. Students should bring a snack and drink, plus lunch if staying for the whole day.
Classes are available for current (2019) Kinder to Year 10 students.
Date: Daily. Monday 8th July – Friday 19th July
Costs: $25 per session or the day $40
Where: Sportz Central, Bray Street
Website: Minecraft Marathon
Questacon Byte Wise Exhibition
‘Questacon’ is back at Park Beach Plaza with a BRAND NEW exhibition!
Park Beach Plaza is thrilled bring the award winning ‘Questacon’ back to the Coffs Coast. The interactive exhibition will be located in the Promotions Court near Boost.
The Byte Wise Exhibition will be here for all ages to enjoy. This new interactive hands on exhibit will keep you engaged with challenges drawn from mathematics and computer science. Be challenged and intrigued with logic puzzles, code breaking, geometry and more.
Dates: Between 29 June and 21 July
Where: Park Beach Plaza
Website: Questacon Byte Wise Exhibition’
Virtual Cartooning Workshop
One of Australia’s best cartoonists and illustrators, Phil Judd, will be hosting a Virtual Cartooning Workshop. Catering for ages 6 to 16, with all materials supplied.
There will be lots of fun to be had while learning the art of cartooning with Phil, a full-time cartoonist, illustrator, and animator from Comic Express
Create Your Own Funny Cartoon Character 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm, and Fun Cartoon Aliens and Space Monsters 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Book for one session or book them all! There are limited spaces available for each of the sessions, so call 02 6651 7343 to secure your spot today!
Dates: Thursday 11 July
Costs: $10 per person
Where: Bunker Cartoon Gallery
Website: Bunker Cartoon Gallery
Alice in Wonderland
Melbourne City Ballet’s Artistic Director, Michael Pappalardo and Artistic Associate Brendan Bradshaw pay homage to Lewis Carroll’s classic novel, Alice in Wonderland, with this enchanting ballet, complimented by one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores.
Dates: Saturday 14 July
Costs: $30 – $50
Where: Jetty Memorial Theatre
Learn to Hoop
Looking for something fun to do on the Coffs Coast this school holidays? A perfect time to learn to hoop!
Contact Jesse 0417 586 876
Dates: Monday 8 July (Mother and Daughter Workshop) Youth Workshop Monday 15th July
Where: Bonville Memorial Hall
Creative Upcycling Children’s Workshop Coffs Harbour
Wander along to the Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens these July school holidays for two creative upcycling workshops. Learn the art of finger knitting and make a bag from old t-shirts.
For ages 6-12. All children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to walk to the Japanese Pavilion.
Dates: Tuesday 9 July and Tuesday 16th July
Where: Botanical Gardens