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Enrolling Now Term 2, 2015

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Kids Art Club -  held Saturdays at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. April Holiday Workshop 7/04 & 8/04, 10.30 – 12.30. School Term 2 starts 25/04. Contact Inger

Go4Fun – registrations are now open for Term 2 , 2015. 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 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..

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. Kids 6 week surf courses running Saturdays and Sundays Term 2 at Diggers Beach. $120. Courses for Mum’s also available in our Surf Sister Program! “Go on mum, give it a go!” Wetsuits and soft safe surfboards are provided. Check out our website or call Helene on 66 515 515.
Baylis Tennis Academy – Based in beautiful Sawtell, classes available from 3 years to Adults. All standards welcome. We offer group and private lessons, cardio tennis, squad groups, holiday clinics, Friday Night Tennis Comp and more. Coaching also available at Woolgoolga, Mylestom & Urunga. Contact Eli on 0407296685  or find them on Facebook.
Coffs Harbour Aquatic Centre –  25m indoor heated pool located. Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children and adults. Stroke correction and training squads for children and adults/tri. Water aerobics/Metaqua classes available daily. Also one on one private lessons available. Our swim instructors are Austswim qualified and we are a registered swim school. Contact 66525700 or 0438525705  or click here for more information.
Ballare Development School – Children are encouraged to choose dance classes/styles that appeal most to them ensuring they fully experience the joy that dancing has to offer. Classes for children and teens aged 6 to 18yrs are available, as well as a specialised pre-schooler program for children 2-6yrs. Enquire for class fees and times. Classes are small as the focus is on one on one training. Private classes are also available. Affordable fees so dance can be accessible to all... Contact Miss Sarah – 0401332201 or click here for more info.

Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium - is now enrolling students for all courses in Term 2. 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.


Carnivale Dance Co –  Carnivalé Dance Co. is the Coffs Coast’s premier specialist Petit Performance School; a school dedicated to infant, pre-school and primary performing arts education.  The school’s unique performance programs introduce children as young as 6 months old to different kinds of drama, music and dance styles. There are two convenient studio CBD locations.  NEW! Saturday classes are now being offered and are open for new enrolments and also introducing a NEW class for 6 – 24 month olds.  Click here for more information.

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.
Serendipity Learning Centre - Start preparing your child now for a positive learning journey! Serendipity Learning is committed to providing children with innovative, engaging and quality education programs that will foster a love of learning. We are accepting enrolments for Term 2 in the following programs:  Innovative Early Childhood and Preparation for School (3-5 year olds), Tutoring 1:1 (K – 6), Enrichment (K – 6), Home Schooling Support (K – 6). For more information and our pre enrolment form, please visit click here.
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Kids Recipe #2 from Go4Fun

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bearBlast off with breakfast!

Why is eating breakfast everyday important for your child?

  • Because it gives them energy to get them through the day at school or at play!
  • Having food in their tummy will make it easier for them to concentrate and learn.
  • Having a healthy breakfast means they will be fuller for longer and less likely to find themselves snacking on unhealthy foods!
  • A healthy breakfast can contain important vitamins and minerals for growth and development.

Here is a healthy breakfast idea for inspiration:

Peanut Banana Bears

Serves 2

What you need:

2 pieces wholemeal or wholegrain toast

2 tbsp peanut butter

1 small banana, sliced

Small handful blueberries, currants or raisins

  • Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on toast in a circle
  • Use sliced banana for bear ears and nose
  • Arrange berries or currants as eyes and tip of nose

Thanks to Annika from Go4Fun for this recipe. Registrations are now open for Term 2, 2015. Call 1800 780 900 to register NOW or go to 

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I am very pleased to announce another fantastic new sponsor of the Coffs for Kids website, Serendipity Learning.

Here is a little about wha they have to offer:

At Serendipity Learning, we strive to offer the Coffs Harbour community a diverse range of education programs for all children aged 3–12 yrs.

Within our education programs, we prioritise thinking and learning skills; we provide an engaging environment where children can enjoy the process of discovery and recognise their effort and achievement. We also provide the resources children need to thrive in the midst of challenge and cope when things are difficult. Our aim is that children will grasp that learning is not just about the finished product; it is about embracing, growing and benefiting from the learning journey.


To activate young minds and brains, we focus on the development of oral language skills and always adopt a multi-sensory approach to learning. Through participation in visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities, the children develop a wide range of skills, which are precursors to literacy and numeracy development.


As qualified primary school teachers, we provide children in Kindergarten through to Year 6, opportunities to participate in a variety of educational programs that focus on all areas of the new Australian Curriculum. By enrolling in any of our programs, children can further develop their particular knowledge and skills to enhance their individual learning journey. It is our goal to give all children a love of learning.


The following programs are available:

~ Innovative Early Childhood and Preparation for School (3-5 year olds). Small group immersion in oral language and hands on learning activities to stimulate little minds and prepare them for their learning journey.

~ Tutoring 1:1 (K – 6). Individualised learning programs catering for students specific learning needs in English and Mathematics.
~ Enrichment (K – 6). Extending students learning through development of higher order thinking and problem solving skills.
~ Home Schooling Support (K – 6). Small group student workshops in the Arts and Science to support home schooling families.
For more information and the pre enrolment form, please visit the website You can also follow them on Facebook.
Serendipity learning are located very close to town at 15a North St, Coffs Harbour (a 2 minute drive from Coles down Harbour Dr). Contact Fiona or Karen on 0413 763 143.
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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 –”Focus”. All tickets $10, kids under 4yrs free.


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

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

5.30pm – Family night at The Plantation Hotel. Meals from $8.50 / kids meals $6.50. Let the kids be entertained by Sprinkles the fairy while you relax!


10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

11am – 12.00pm - Coffs Harbour Library: Storytime for pre-school aged children.

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


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

10.30am – Playgroup at  Tabatinga FREE with entry.

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

5pm -9pm – Food Market at Park Beach Reserve. Rides & games for the kids. Licensed bar available, bring your picnic rug and chairs for a great night out. Gold coin entry.


9am – 12.30pm “Baby and Children’s Goods Market” on at St. John’s Anglican Church, McLean St, Coffs Harbour. For more information click here.


9am – 2pm Made with Love Markets. Over 100 stallholders, all LOCAL, handmade, boutique items for sale. Shop for Easter goodies and Mother’s Day. Click here for more information.

11am – 2pm – Miracle for Monroe Fundraiser. Help celebrate Monroe’s 3rd birthday. Entry includes: Tabatinga entry, drinks, sausage sizzle, party food, face-painting, petting zoo and entertainment. Click here for more info.


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11 Easter Hat Ideas Part 2

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This weekend we are making Easter Hats. The school Easter hat parade isn’t until week after next but I am being super organised this year as next weekend I’ll be busy with the Made with Love Markets!

A couple of years ago I did a post with a few ideas on Easter Hats (click here) so here are a few more for this year. I’ve tried to stick to easy(ish) ones with items you can get on the Coffs Coast from the cheap shops or Spotlight.

(Click on the title below each pictured to be redirected to instructions on how to make each hat.)


Little Brown Hen Easter Hat


Bunny Cap Easter Hat


Magic Hat Easter Hat


March Hare Easter Ears


Cardboard tube Bunny Rabbit Hat


Easy Easter Bonnet


(no instructions found for this one but you just need glitter cardboard and some orange feathers!)


Easter Egg Crown


Joker Egg Crown


Cute Easter Hat


Sorry no instuctions found, but would be super easy to make!

I found all these ideas on Pinterest, so if you are after more Easter Hat inspiration, or anything else Easter related there are hundreds of ideas! Take a look!

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Kids Recipe #1 from Go4Fun

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go41703Frozen Fruity Bites


For a tasty frozen treat try making some Frozen Fruity Bites!


You can use any combination of the following fruits:

  • Grapes
  • Fresh berries (or you can buy frozen berries from the supermarket)
  • Banana
  • Mango


Wash grapes and berries.

Peel banana and cut into 1cm pieces.

Cut the cheek of the mango, score and turn inside out to reveal squares of mango that can easily be removed.

Combine fruit, pour into an airtight container and place in the freezer.

To serve simply remove from freezer, place in a small bowl and allow defrosting for 2 – 3 minutes. Enjoy!


Thanks to Becky from Go4Fun for this recipe. Registrations are now open for Term 2, 2015. Call 1800 780 900 to register NOW or go to 

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