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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...

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      Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

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      Fathers Day 2019

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      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

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      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.
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      October School Holiday Guide

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      School Holiday Activities

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      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

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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.

Clinic Groups

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

Website:  https://harbourtennis.com

Harbour Tennis

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

Website:  https://www.pcycnsw.org.au

PCYC Coffs Harbour


Hockey NSW

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

Website:  https://www.hockeynsw.com.au

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mncrcc/posts/233484017010522

Hockey NSW


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

Website:  https://www.CoffsHarbourJuniorRugbyUnion


Coffs Coast Rugby


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

Website:  https://www.coffsharbourfutsal

Henrique Holiday Clinics


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

Costs:  $45

Where:  Boambee East

Website:  Thefamilytablecoffs

Family Table

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.

Session times:

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

Where:  Bonville

Website:  https://coffscoastadventurecentre.com.au/flip-fly-fun/

Flip Fly Fun

Minecraft Madness

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

Costs:  Free

Where:  Park Beach Plaza

Website: Questacon Byte Wise Exhibition’

Byte Wise

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

Bunker 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

Website:  https://www.jettytheatre.com/alice-in-wonderland-2/

Alice in Wonderland

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

Costs:  $60

Where:  Bonville Memorial Hall

Website:  https://www.HulisticHoops

Hula Hoop

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

Costs:  Free

Where:  Botanical Gardens

Website:  https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=509978&