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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...

    • 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...

    • 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...

      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!...

      Christmas Carols on the Coffs Coast 2018

      Christmas Carols on the Coffs Coast 2018

      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...

    • 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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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

Join us for a fun kids DIY Easter Craft Workshop on Wednesday, April 17th from 10.00am to 11.00am.  Children will have a chance to hand make their own bunny or chick as well as other Easter decorations.

Only $10 per child.  Bookings essential, call 5622 8900 or email customerservice@gowings.com

Easter Kids DIY


Combat school holiday boredom with the awesome line-up of Glee Club activities at CEX Coffs Harbour

  • Tuesday 16 April 2pm: Free Easter Arts and Crafts
  • Thursday 18 April 11am: Easter Cooking Class $5
  • Friday 26 April 2pm: Free Kids’ Bingo Session

Limited places available, pre-register your children to attend these activities by calling 02 6652 3888.

Glee Club CEX

Harbour Tennis Academy

The Harbour Tennis Academy run tennis clinics during the school holidays and is 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.

Courses are running Monday 15th through to Thursday 18th April.  For more information call Allan on 0419 655 437

Harbour Tennis

PCYC Coffs Harbour

School Holiday fun at PCYC Coffs Harbour.   They have a number of different activities to choose from.  Kids are required to bring their lunch and/or snacks.  Courses cost $20 per workshop or $35 for a full day (prices includes PCYC membership).

You can also use your Active Kids voucher towards these activities.

PCYC Workshops

Minecraft Marathon

Minecraft marathon comes to Coffs

  • Hours:  8.30am – 5.00pm at Sportz Central, Bray Street
  • Each day is broken in two 4 hour sessions
  • Students can enrol for the morning or afternoon at $25 per session or stay for the day for just $40
  • 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.  Register at Computer Capers


The Great LEGO Building Challenge

Come and join in the creative free family fun of The Great LEGO Building Challenge!

Taking place each day between 22-27 April contestants stretch their imagination and creativity by constructing LEGO masterpieces of their own design from a selection of Lego valued at over $4000.00. At the conclusion of each 20 minute heat, all contestants receive a Bookmark of Excellence, and first, second and third places will be chosen, with LEGO prizes awarded. First and second place winners are invited to return to the Centre on Saturday 27th April to participate in the finals, which comprise of the top 20 builders from the week in each age group who will compete for great LEGO Prizes

Lego Challenge

Virtual Cartooning Workshops

The Bunker Cartoon Gallery along with one of Australia’s best cartoonists and illustrators, Phil Judd, will be hosting a Virtual Cartooning Workshop on Wednesday 24 April. Catering for ages 6 to 16, with all materials supplied.

Book for one session or book them all! There are limited spaces available for each of the three sessions, so call 02 6651 7343 to secure your spot

Virtual Carton Workshop

Tree Tops

Come and monkey around at TreeTops! Open every day for the school holidays. Swing on over to our website and book your spot! Tree Tops

Tree Tops

Coffs Coast Adventure Centre

Flip Fly Fun is open during NSW School Holidays only.  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

Weight Restrictions Apply.  See the website for further Details:  Coffs Coast Adventure Centre

Coffs Adventure

Knights Quest: School Holiday Adventure Program

Fun, Exciting, Safe holiday care program run by a qualified sports coach.


  • Live Action Role Play games
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Tournaments
  • Archery

Bookings not required.  Held at Coffs Harbour Showground in school holidays for ages 5-15.  Enquire  0417 275 011

See Website:  Coffs Harbour Sword Club

Sword Club

School Holiday Marine Magic

Dolphin Marine Conservation Park has got you covered for some magic and fun in the School Holidays with many exciting marine experiences for the whole family!

Not only will you have a slippery smooch from a dolphin & a slightly wet hug from a seal every day, but you will also see our fun, interactive daily marine discovery

For the Marine Ranger in the family (aged 8-16yrs) why not book into a full day of our Junior Marine Ranger Program!

Marine Magic

Day Trip from Coffs

If you don’t mind heading out of town for the day, The Glass House at Port Macquarie is running a design and digital day along with creative arts sessions.

Young Movers & Shakers

Tuesday 16 April and Thursday 18 April, 9am-3pm.

A design and digital experience for our young movers and shakers to develop creative confidence and problem-solving skills through STEAM – coding, animation and music making.


Movers and Shakers