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There’s heaps to do in Coffs these school holidays (check the School Holidays page for the full list) – but if you are looking for an afternoon or morning activity, here are 10 ideas for you to choose from:


Salt Dough Fingerprint Flowers


Rose Window Tissue Paper Decorations


Sea inspired painted rocks

 spring4Egg carton little mushrooms


DIY Dinosaur Planters


A big chalk maze!

spring8Painted garden mushrooms

spring9Dinosaur garden


Fairy wands

There’s loads more ideas on Pinterest!

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EMT Events ‘WICKED’ Colouring Competition


Win one of 3 Family Passes to see the USA v Australia Monster Trucks showdown at the Coffs Harbour Showgrounds on Saturday 27th September.

Enter the competition in 5 easy steps:

1. Download the ‘Wicked’ Colouring Image, or click on image below.
2. Right click & print
3. Colour in the image and write your name and age group
4. Take a photo of your completed artwork
5. Post your entry on the EMT Events wall

Competition now open and closes at 4pm Saturday 20th September
Winners will be announced on Facebook by 4pm on Sunday 21st September.

Enter as many times as you like and share with your friends!

Refer to notes section of EMT Events Facebook Page for terms and conditions


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Enrolling Now Term 4, 2014

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Kids Art Club-  held Saturdays at the Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery. Art classes for 5-8yr olds and 9-12yr olds. See: flyer_term_4_2014  for more information.

Go4Fun – registrations are now open for Term 4, 2014. Call 1800 780 900 to register NOW or go to Places are limited, so be sure to get in before they all fill up. Now offering awesome prizes for attendance! Program running at Narranga Primary School in Coffs Harbour on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm.

Kanga Kidz – Introduces children aged 2.5yrs – 5yrs to a variety of nine different sports in a structured, safe environment – Hockey, T-ball, Soccer, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Basketball, Football & Golf. Click here for more info.

Harbour Tennis Academy -  lessons include: Pre-School Hot Shots (3-5yrs), PeeWee Hot Shots (5-7yrs), Hot Shot Development Group (7-15yrs), Holiday Clinics (3-16yrs) and more. Click here for more info.

Coffs Kids Health Club –  Fabulous kids classes for fun and fitness. Kids Zumba for 5-9 yr olds on Tuesdays at 3.30pm until 4.15pm, Kids Yoga for 5-9 year olds on Tuesdays at 4.30pm until 5.15pm and Kids Zumba for 9-13 year olds on Tuesdays at 5.30pm until 6.15pm. classes commence on Tuesday 7th of October and will be held at the C.ex Coffs. Book a spot by calling Carla on 0412 930 064 or emailing
Mini GymbaROO Coffs Harbour – At GymbaROO you can enjoy quality time with your child while a trained teacher guides you through activities specific to your child’s stage of development from 8 weeks to 5 years. Our structured program, based on 30 years of neurological research offers movement, music, massage, rhythm, dance, and specialized equipment to enhance your child’s co-ordination and challenge their imagination. Classes run Wednesday & Friday at Botanical Gardens. Click here for more details.
Harbour Swim School - Enrolling now for learn to swim classes for Babies (from 6 months),  pre-schoolers and school age children.  We also offer 1 on 1 lessons for children with special needs or  learning disabilities. Stroke correction, squad classes, adult classes and aqua Zumba classes also available. All our staff are Austswim qualified and our swim school is  registered with Swim Australia.  The pool is an indoor heated pool open all year round! Contact 6652 7665 for more information. Located at Marcia St, Coffs Harbour.
Jr. Superstar Sports –  Our programs cater for ages 18mths – adults and help develop the fundamental skills and fitness associated with gymnastics and trampolining. School term programs include Kinder Gym, Play Gym, Recreational and Competitive Gymnastics, Beginner to Advanced Trampolining and MUCH MORE! Click here for more information or call 6658 7188.
East Coast Surf School – Learn to surf program running weekly at Diggers and Jetty Beach. Cost is $20 per week includes wetsuit and surfboard. East Coast Surf School has been running for 21 years and boasts on Excellence and Safety. The Popular MAD SURF CAMP runs in the December – January School Holidays. Check out our website or call Helene on 66 515 515.
Coffs Coast Physie – Classes cater for ages from 3/4 years through to adult. Classes are held on Tuesday afternoons at the Coffs Harbour Showground in the Exhibition Hall. SPECIAL OFFER! Try Physie for FREE in Term 4 (Tuesday class). Any new girls/ladies/mums who are interested in trying out physie please get in touch, you are under no obligation, just come along and join in the fun! Click here for more information or contact 0411 460 377.

Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium is now enrolling students for all courses in Term 4. We teach all types and styles of music including: Early Childhood Music classes 9 months-5 years of age, Tuesday to Friday mornings. Private or shared lessons for a variety of instruments; keyboard, piano, guitar, brass, strings, woodwind, voice and percussion. The Primary Choir for ages 7-13 rehearses on Tuesdays at the Conservatorium. Click here for more information of contact 6652 1592.

Women’s Health Centre – various programs on for parents and Grandparents including Beginners Tai Chi, mindfulness course, antenatal pilates and much more – click here for more information.
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Welcome to our guide to the upcoming weekly events for the Coffs Coast … if you know of an event not listed please email You can also check our calendar for events on the Coffs Coast for families and kids.

Please note: there are a number of Playgroups in our area operating weekly. You can click here to find your nearest with contact details and more information.


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “If I Stay”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10:30am – 12:00pm free Tuesday Playgroups at Beachstone Cafe in North Sapphire. Includes craft activities, bubbles, dancing and games.

11am – 11.45am – Woolgoogla Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

9.30 – 11.30am – Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.


9.30 – 11.30am – Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

11am – 12.30pm - Coffs Harbour Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

12.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “If I Stay”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

2.00 – 3.30pm – Playsessions at Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) – click here for more info.


8am growerslittle– 3.30pm – COFFS COAST GROWERS MARKET.   Local & regional produce, home-made treats for all to enjoy! Everything from fresh fruit & veg, seafood, bread, cakes, pastries, meat, flowers and plants, jams and condiments, roasted coffee, tea, nuts, olives, smallgoods, pasta and more.


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10am – midday – Coffs Coast Family Support Playgroup at Boambee Memorial Hall. Click here for more information.

11am – 11.45am – Toormina Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.


9.30am – 1pm – Baby & Children’s Market on at St John’s Anglican Church Hall, to raise money for Pregnancy Care Coffs Harbour. Click here for more info.

Bellingen Community Markets on at Church St, Bellingen. Click here for more info.


12 noon – 4pm Family Fun Day on at Opal Cove Resort. LOADS of activities including Smiley’s Entertainment. Just $10 entry with unlimited use of all activities. Click here for more information.


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Opera by the Ocean

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The inaugural Opera by the Ocean Festival is bringing Australia’s finest voices to Coffs Harbour for a world class, inspirational and unexpected festival experience. If you have never heard opera performed live, this is a great opportunity for you and your family to taste test this musical art form.Presented by Walker Corporation and Coffs City Council the ‘Pagliacci Opera’ will feature Soprano performer Sam Cobcroft and pianist Vincent Parmeter, whom will be accompanied by a local choir.Kids will also be entertained, with Mr Smiley and his team performing dance shows and games!

For only $20 a ticket for residents (or $25 for non-residents), this will be a memorable family Sunday afternoon picnic event (note this is a licensed venue no BYO) at a huge grassed amphitheatre.

We are giving away TWO tickets (worth $25 ea) to this event, click here to go to our Facebook page to find out more!


  • Sunday 14th September
  • On the lawns outside Beachstone Café, North Sapphire Beach
  • “Gates Open” at 3:30pm
  • Event starts at 4:15pm
  • Opera performance runs till 5:15pm
  • Kids entertainment, drinks service and food will run till 6:30pm
  • Bring along your own picnic or purchase a snacks from the Beachstone café. The Coffs SLSC will also be putting on a sausage sizzle. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic!



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Spring Fair on Sunday!

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