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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...

    • Parenting

      All things parenting on the Coffs Coast. From recipes and time hacks to the day to day ups and downs of motherhood.
    • Local Mothers Day Gift Guide 2020

      Local Mothers Day Gift Guide 2020

      Mother’s Day this year will fall on Sunday, 10 May.  While it may be one of the more unusual Mothers days to date and with everyone still adhering to the social distancing rules, you can still pamper from afar. The most common motherly saying is “oh, you didn’t need...

      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...

    • 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.
    • Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Capture that special moment in your child's life sitting on Santa's knee before he or she is all grown up. Here is your guide on where to find Santa in Coffs Harbour this season.   Coffs Central Santa Photos Santa is back for the annual Christmas photo but with Covid...

      Christmas Day Lunch around Coffs Harbour

      Christmas Day Lunch around Coffs Harbour

      If you plan on hanging up the apron this year and want to get in to the holiday spirit what better way than starting with a perfect meal. Sharing the Christmas meal with family, friends and loved ones is the best way to celebrate the festive season, which is all about...

      Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2019

      Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2019

      Keep on giving this Christmas by supporting Coffs small businesses and “shop it local” these holidays. Finding the perfect Christmas gift is easy with our Christmas ideas guide. We have pulled together a list of some of our favourites, buy local this Christmas! Gifts...

      Christmas Carols around Coffs Harbour 2019

      Christmas Carols around Coffs Harbour 2019

      Nothing says Christmas like the joyous sounds of carols sung together with family and friends by candlelight. If you love singing your heart out to Christmas Carols, there are some great free community events to attend throughout December. Here is the Coffs Coast...

      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...

    • 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.
    • Easter Crafts to do with your Kids

      Easter Crafts to do with your Kids

      Easter is great fun and we're doing it a bit differently at home this year. It’s a lovely time to spend with your immediate family and a great excuse to indulge in some guilt-free sweet treats. The smell of chocolate is in the air! We have gathered up some fun and...

      Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

      Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

      We are nearing the start of the school year and back to thinking about the dreaded school lunches. For those that have children starting Kindy or returning back to school it can be overwhelming coming up with new ideas to ensure that the kids get some variety. Did you...

      Is Coffs Harbour a Good Place to Live?

      Is Coffs Harbour a Good Place to Live?

      Deciding on an area to live and building a life with your family can be a tough choice to make.  Many factors come into that process, and deciding on what your family's priorities are, will not be the same for everyone. So, let's think about Coffs Harbour as a...

      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...

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Summer is here, it’s getting hot and the kids are gearing up for school holidays. While the Coast has so much to offer with its stunning beaches, reserves, coastal walks, waterfalls and parks the kids do like a bit of variety.

If you are wondering how to keep the kids entertained and keep those smiles on their faces why not take them along to some of the great workshops and activities that have been scheduled over the holidays.

Here is our holiday guide to what’s happening across the Coffs Coast this summer.

Coffs Harbour Annual Brick Spectacular

Coffs Harbour ABS is a 2 day exhibition with over 40 tables of LEGO models. 15 model builders from all over NSW & Queensland will be bringing their best and most favourite custom built LEGO models to showcase to the public. There will also be LOTS & LOTS of hands on activities for both young and old to participate.

Dates: 4-5 January 2020
Cost: $7 per person, $30 for a family (2 adults & 3 children) and under 3 are free.
Where: Sportz Central, Bray Street
Website: Brick Spectacular


Coffs Harbour Olympic Swimming Pool

We are running additional classes during the school holidays for those wanting to try out swimming lessons or for existing students looking to boost their skills. The Summer Starter program is a week-long swimming program designed to accelerate your child’s skill progression during the holidays.

Dates: Monday 13th January – Friday 17th January and Monday 20th January – Friday 24th January
Where:   Coff Street, Coffs Harbour
Website:   Coffs Harbour Olympic Pool. Give us a call now to book your spot (02) 6652 1779


Woolgoolga Swim School

Looking for something to do in the upcoming holidays, keep up your child’s swimming with one of the intensive weeks.

Fast track your childs swimming success with 5 days of intensive private swimming lessons.

Dates: 30 December to 3 January & 6 January to 10 January
Where: 207 – 209 Newmans Road, Woolgoolga
Website: Woolgoolga Swim School


Woolworths Cricket Blast

Woolworths Cricket Blast School Holiday Programs are fun and fast and are designed for kids of all abilities to learn new skills and play Australia’s favourite sport. Buzzing with the energy of Big Bash Cricket, kids will learn how to bat, bowl, field and catch – all while making new friends!

Features of the Woolworths Cricket Blast School Holiday Program:

  • Great for kids of all abilities from 5 to 10 years old
  • Learn new skills through fun games-based activities and play modified games of cricket
  • All equipment is provided
  • Run in a fun and safe environment
  • Get a cool pack which includes a ball, drink bottle and draw-string bag

Dates: Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th January
Cost: $50 – 1 day or $80 for 2 days
Where: Reg Ryan Ovan (PCYC)
Register: www.Playcricket.com.au

Waves to Wilderness

Surfgroms Coffs Harbour School Holiday 4 Day Program. 4 x 1.5 hour lessons which includes a SurfGroms Pack. Soft boards and wetsuits provided.

​Dates: December 27 – 30 (Almost Fully Booked). January 3 – 6 Now Open For Bookings
Where: North Wall, Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour
Website: Waves for Wilderness for all bookings.


My Family Table Cooking

Interactive Cooking Workshops for School aged children. Gluten and Dairy free options available.

Dates: 7, 8 9 January and 20, 21, 22 January from 10.00am to 12.30pm
Cost: $45 all inclusive
Where: Boambee East
Website: My Family Table


Minecraft Marathon

Minecraft marathon returns to Coffs Harbour for the January school holidays!

Each day is broken into two 4 hour sessions. 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.

Dates: 6 January – 24 January
Cost: $25 per session or $40 for the day.
Where: Sportz Central, Bray Street
Website: Enrol here at Computer Capers


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!

Dates: From 19th December through to 24 January
Cost: Prices start from $30
Where: 74 Bray Street, Coffs Harbour
Website: PCYC Coffs Harbour to see the full program.


Yoga Classes for Kids and Families

Come share some love and laughter with the people you love most.

Class Offers

  • 3-5 Kids Yoga
  • 3-5 Kids and Family Yoga
  • 6-13 Kids Yoga
  • 6-13 Kids and Family Yoga

Dates: Daily from 13th – 17th January
Cost: Kids Classes | $20 Family Classes | $30 Book 4+ Kids Classes | $70
Where: Om Yeah Yoga, 20 Park Avenue Lane, Coffs Harbour Coffs Central
Website: Young Yogis Timetable. For Bookings please click here


Moontide Presents – Kids Holiday Yoga

Drop your kids off for a peaceful walk along Park Beach. Everything supplied, just drop them off in comfy clothes with a water bottle.

Dates: Monday 23rd & 30th December, 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th January.
Time: 5-8 years: 3 – 3.45pm | 9-11 years: 4 – 5pm
Cost: Cost: $10 per lesson or all 6 lessons for $50 (when paid upfront)
Where: The beautiful Terra Flow Yoga Studio Ocean Parade
Website: See here for booking details: Moontide Yoga


Parkour Workshops

Fully structured parkour classes, no experience required. There will be 6 sessions available.

If you have left over Active or Creative kids vouchers that you need to use before the end of the year you can use them towards the classes! Conditions apply.

Dates: 7th, 9 th, 14 th, 16 th, 20 th, 22nd January. 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Cost: $25 for the class, 10% off for extra classes.
Where: Springloaded, 600b Hogbin Drive, Toormina
Website: Springloaded Coffs Coast


Holiday Gymnastics

FOUR Gymnastics clinics!! Accredited coaches, 2 hours of skills, fitness and fun

Dates: 8th, 15 th, 20 th, 22nd January. 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Cost: $25 for the class, 10% off for extra classes.
Where: Springloaded, 600b Hogbin Drive, Toormina
Website: Springloaded Coffs Coast



Ninja Obstacles & Yoga School Holiday Programs

Join us these School Holiday’s for Movement, Obstacles, Yoga & Self Expression filled with hours of Creativity, Games, Activities and Connection

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL~ Active Kids Vouchers accepted

  • Thursday 9th January- 3:00-5:00pm Yoga, Meditation & Movement
  • Saturday 11th January – 9:00-11:00am Obstacle’s & Movement
  • Tuesday 21st January – 2:00-4:00pm Obstacle’s & Movement
  • Thursday 23rd January- 3:00-5:00pm Yoga, Meditation & Movement

**Drop the kiddies off while you get to work or put your feet up!

Cost: $27.46
Where: 7/9 Wingara Dr (End Of Cook Drive), Coffs Harbour
Website: New Breed Movement & Nutrition


Junior Marine Ranger Program

Get your hands dirty by helping to prepare fish buckets for the seals and dolphins

Learn about the Seal the Loop conservation program and design posters to educate people about the dangers of waste fishing line and “colourful killers”. Visit the marine hospital ad help to feed and care for the patients under rehabilitation

Enter the seal enclosures and help the trainers to provide enrichment to the seals by hiding fish and toys around seal shores

Experience the Marine Discovery Presentation, penguin and reef tank feeding, seal hugs and dolphin kisses.

Day concludes with an exclusive in water encounter with a dolphin, including your very own dolphin hug photo to remember your day plus your seal hug and dolphin kiss photo!

Morning lunch and tea served. A certificate presented to you on completion of your Junior Marine Ranger Program

Available to 8-16yrs only

Dates: 21st, 24th, 28th and 31st December
Cost: $275
Where: Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
Website: Dolphin Marine Conversation Park


Abra-KID-Abra: The Ultimate Kids Magic Show

Award-winning magician, Magic Jake brings his brand-new children’s magic show on-tour in 2020 and it’s BIGGER and BETTER than ever!

This fun-filled 50 minute show features amazing magic routines, Hilarious laugh-out-loud comedy perfect for kids, lots of audience participation so the kids become the stars of the show, breath-taking stage illusions, live animals and so much more…

Dates: 13 January, 11.00am – 12.00pm
Where: Coffs Central Shopping Centre


School Holiday Fun at Yarrawarra

Join in some of the fun activities at Yarrawarra. Workshops include, Rain Stick making, Boomerang painting, Tie Dye and Bush Tucker and Medicine Tours.

Date: 8 January, 11th January, 15th January, 18th January
Cost: All workshops $15
Where: 69 Red Rock Road, Corindi Beach
Website: Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre


Weaving Workshop For Kids With Linda Coomer

Day 1: The Basic Weave: Starting with a sturdy base, the basic weave is done by weaving with rigid stakes or spokes, and weavers. The weavers wrap around the stakes in an over-one-under-one pattern. You can change the pattern by changing the number of over and under weavers, changing the colours or changing the materials used. Children will complete a basket while learning the basics of basket weaving.

Day 2: The Random Weave: One of the easiest ways for kids to get involved with basketry is to try random weaving a great, no-fail project. All you need are a bundle of long and flexible vines or strappy leaves. Because you needn’t worry about materials shrinking, tight weaving is not characteristic of this style, you can even gather and weave at the same time. The weaving technique consists simply of making a framework and filling in the spaces. Children will complete a random weave basket using a variety of harvested materials.

Dates: Wednesday 15 Thursday and 16 January. 9.00am to 12.00pm
Cost: $30 per day per person
Where: 1 Bayldon Road, Sawtell
Website: Sawtell Art Group


New Attractions to the Coast!

Ensure you check out some of the newest attractions to Coffs.


Coffs Harbour Golf Driving Range – Mini Golf

Come down and play the best mini golf course on the North Coast. Open from 9am, come and see what all the fuss is about.

Website: Coffs Harbour Golf Driving Range


The Frogarium – Australia’s first frog zoo

Australia’s first frog zoo with a stunning array of gorgeous species including rare and vulnerable ones that you won’t see in any other zoo! An intriguing and delightful place to visit for all ages.

Website: The Frogarium Australias first Frog Zoo