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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 alison@coffsforkids.com. 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.

Monday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Transformers: Age of Extinction 2D”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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 – “Transformers: Age of Extinction 2D”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

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

Thursday

growerslittle8am – 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.

Friday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

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

Saturday

Glenreagh Timber Festival – The Annual Glenreagh Timber Festival is a fun family day celebrating our timber industry heritage and culture.  The annual event will celebrate it’s 10th year this year with a special wood chop title and will include the usual championship woodchopping competition, timber crafts, timber industry artifacts, sheep dog trial demonstrations, market stalls and childrens entertainment. Click here for more info.

10am – 2pm – Food market at Park Beach Reserve. A great family day out, make sure you bring your picnic blanket!

10am – “Family Flick” at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour. “RIO 2- all tickets just $6.

12 – 4pm – Coffs Harbour Skate Plaza – Official Opening. Local bands, demonstrations by BMX and Skate Riders, as well as free-time for skaters and BMX riders. Click here for more info.

Sunday

10am – “Family Flick” at Birch, Carroll and Coyle Coffs Harbour. “RIO 2- all tickets just $6.

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Little Kickers provides children from as young as 18 months old with an early introduction to the fun and excitement of football.  Offering 45 min classes in 4 different age groups creates a positive fun-filled programme executed in a friendly pressure-free environment. Classes are offered in blocks of 6 or 12 and will be conducted indoors in the Exhibition Centre at the Coffs Harbour Showground.
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Our opening sessions are Saturday July 26. We are very excited about this new venture on the Coffs Coast and certainly hope that you will be joining us for the inaugural classes.
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The class timings by age group are as follows:
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Little Kickers (18 months to 2 years 3 months)  8:15 – 9:00am
Junior Kickers (2- 3.5 years)  9:15 – 10:00am
Mighty Kickers (3.5 – 5th birthday) 10:15 – 11:00am
Mega Kickers (5th birthday -7th birthday)

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For more information, please visit the website at www.littlekickers.com.au or Facebook page. Registration for the sessions can be done completely on-line.
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Please contact Adam on 0450 532 450 to discuss this program or provide you with any additional information about our program.

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Little Kickers has also been awarded – The 2014 Winner Best National Preschooler Activity 2-5 years!

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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 alison@coffsforkids.com. 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.

Monday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

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

Thursday

growerslittle8am – 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.

Friday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “Transformers: Age of Extinction 2D”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

5pm – 6pm – To support and raise awareness for The Pyjama Foundation, the Coffs Library is having a special Evening Pyjama Storytime.
Wear your PJs to the library and bring your teddy or a toy along too … the teddys and toys will be able to have a “sleepover” in the library and when you pick them up you can find out all about their adventures in library land! To book, or for more info – click here.

Saturday

10am – 2pm – Food market at Park Beach Reserve. A great family day out, make sure you bring your picnic blanket!

 

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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. CLICK HERE  for more information.

Fast Track Feet – Fast N fun program is for kids age 5-8yrs and Fast N fit program is for kids age 9-13yrs. Click here for more info: www.fasttrackfeet.com.au .
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Go4Fun - registrations are now open for Term 3, 2014. Call 1800 780 900 to register NOW or go to www.go4un.com.au. 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 the 15th July and will be held at the C.ex Coffs. Book a spot by calling Carla on 0412 930 064 or emailing carla@coffscoasthc.com.au.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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East Coast Surf School - Various programs including: after school “Grom Surf Squads” 4-15yrs (Mon-Fri). “Family Surf Sessions” (Saturday – Mum’s come for free if 2 paying family members). “Surf Sisters” for Mum’s 9am weekdays and Sundays. Lessons start from $20 per week. Wetsuits, long sleeve rashshirts and surfboards provided. Click here for more information or call 66 515515.
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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. Click here for more information or contact 0411 460 377.
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Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium - is now enrolling students for all courses in 2014. We teach all types and styles of music including: Early Childhood Music classes 2-5 years of age on three days per week. Private or shared lessons for a variety of instruments; keyboard, piano, guitar, brass, strings, woodwind, voice and percussion. A new Primary Choir is starting this year for ages 7-13 on Tuesdays, rehearsing at the Conservatorium. Click here for more information of contact 6652 1592.
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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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Kids Art Club-  held Saturdays at the Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery. Art classes for 5-8yr olds and 9-12yr olds. CLICK HERE  for more information.

Fast Track Feet – Fast N fun program is for kids age 5-8yrs and Fast N fit program is for kids age 9-13yrs. Click here for more info: www.fasttrackfeet.com.au .
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Go4Fun - registrations are now open for Term 3, 2014. Call 1800 780 900 to register NOW or go to www.go4un.com.au. 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 the 15th July and will be held at the C.ex Coffs. Book a spot by calling Carla on 0412 930 064 or emailing carla@coffscoasthc.com.au.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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East Coast Surf School - Various programs including: after school “Grom Surf Squads” 4-15yrs (Mon-Fri). “Family Surf Sessions” (Saturday – Mum’s come for free if 2 paying family members). “Surf Sisters” for Mum’s 9am weekdays and Sundays. Lessons start from $20 per week. Wetsuits, long sleeve rashshirts and surfboards provided. Click here for more information or call 66 515515.
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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. Click here for more information or contact 0411 460 377.
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Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium - is now enrolling students for all courses in 2014. We teach all types and styles of music including: Early Childhood Music classes 2-5 years of age on three days per week. Private or shared lessons for a variety of instruments; keyboard, piano, guitar, brass, strings, woodwind, voice and percussion. A new Primary Choir is starting this year for ages 7-13 on Tuesdays, rehearsing at the Conservatorium. Click here for more information of contact 6652 1592.
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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 alison@coffsforkids.com. 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.

Monday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

10.30am – Bring your Bub to Birch, Carroll and Coyle. This week – “The Fault in Our Stars”. All tickets $10, kids

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

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 – “The Fault in Our Stars”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.

Thursday

growerslittle8am – 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.

Friday

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

Saturday

10am – 2pm – Food market at Park Beach Reserve. A great family day out, make sure you bring your picnic blanket!

 

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One of the great things about living on the Coffs Coast is that we have relatively mild winters and if we are lucky we’ll get some lovely warm, sunny days over the upcoming school holidays.

If the school holidays have snuck up on you and you’re really not sure what you’re going to do with the kids, here are five ideas to get you thinking. Don’t forget, for day-to-day activities make sure you keep an eye on the “School Holidays” section on this website, updated daily!

1. Visit Dorrigo – just a one hour drive away from Coffs along the picturesque Waterfall Way, this time of year Dorrigo is a place you can go where you really feel it’s winter. On a really cold day you’ll need a coat and beanie.

With stunning forests, bushwalks, waterfalls and a really cute little town, there is heaps to do. My top 3 must-see places to go:

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  • Dorrigo National Park Skywalk (where you can also have some yummy scones and a hot chocolate at the Canopy Café).
  • Dangar Falls, which are simply spectacular. You can walk to the base pool of the falls in a short 10 minutes. It’s an easy walk which even kids shouldn’t complain too much about.

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  • And the trains! While the Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum is currently closed to the Public until enough funds are raised, you can view a selection of their hundreds of trains from the road alongside. Most impressive are the 15 big black steam locomotives that are regularly coated in oil to prevent them from rusting.

2. Take a short trip away – within 2 hour drive. One of our favourite places on the coast is South West Rocks. We always stay at Big 4 Sunshine there and you can read about my recent visit with the kids there by clicking here.

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Otherwise why not consider somewhere closer like Valla Beach, or head north to Yamba or Darlington Park. There are heaps of great places close by to visit where you won’t spend much time travelling but still feel like you are getting away.

3. Why not have a “staycation”?

A staycation is a period in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within driving distance, sleeping in their own beds at night. So basically you have a holiday in your own town and do the touristy things like visit the sites, do fun things like go horseriding, hiking, go to the art gallery or visit our attractions. When was the last time you were a tourist in your own town? When did you last go to Dolphin Marine Magic, the Clog Barn or even the Big Banana? Maybe you’re even too embarrassed to admit there are places in Coffs you’ve never even been!

Plan it like a real holiday with a start and an end date and plan your daily activities. You’ll tend to eat out a lot more but when you consider how much money you’ll be saving on accommodation and travel expenses, you can afford to spend a little more on making it feel like a real holiday – for the whole family! For ideas what to do around Coffs visit the visitnsw.com website.

4. Whale watching – so many reports are coming through Facebook of whale sightings and we are so lucky to live in a place where we have such great access points to see them. So take a cruise or head to one of the popular vantage points. Here are good places to see whales mentioned by some of our Facebook followers:

  • Bonville/Sawtell Headland
  • Woolgoolga
  • Valla Beach
  • Muttonbird Island
  • McCauleys Headland
  • Boambee Headland

Don’t forget your binoculars and camera! Click here to find out more about whale watching cruises on the Coffs Coast.

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5. Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. This 60km walking route stretches from Red Rock in the North to Bonville Headland in the South. You can do as little or as much as you like. The entire walk takes around 4 days and you can stay at various accommodation points along the way. The longest stretch I’ve done was 14 kms from Moonee Beach to Park Beach and it was nothing short of stunning. For kids however, choose a small section of the track, pack some snacks or a lunch and take a nice walk along our amazing coastline. Most recently I took the kids starting at Charlesworth Bay, over the headland to Korora. Click here for more details and a map on the Coastal Walk, including some suggested short walk options.

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If you want more ideas on what to do in NSW these school holidays visit the visitnsw.com website.

There are also a few more ideas on my blog post from last year “10 Wintertime Activities in Coffs for Kids.”

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