How to keep the kids busy these holidays on the Coast

If you want to get your kids outdoors and active these school holidays then here's some things to consider. 

Adventure Atlas - Westfield Tuggerah

Get your kids outside and immersed in nature with the Adventure Atlas. Whether you're at the beach, on a bushwalk or in your own backyard the Atlas will help encourage your littlies to take in the sights and sounds as well as collecting a few items along the way. 

The first 100 people to pick up their Adventure Atlas will receive a free magnifying glass. Collect your free copy of the Adventure Atlas from the Concierge desk on level 2, For more info click here.

Kids Nature Craft Workshops
If you prefer an indoor nature-based activity, then book your child into the Westfield Tuggerah nature workshops and get them Echidna clay making and nature weaving. More information click here.

DIY at home
If you can't get along to one of the workshops you can always get adventurous at home, for all the details click here 

Kids Pass
There's hours of fun to be had at Westfield Tuggerah with the Mini or Mega Kids Passes. Present your Adventure Atlas during the school holidays to Concierge and receive the Mini Kids Pass for only $20 (save $5). For all the details click here

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The Outlook – Riding Academy

The Outlook are offering 1, 3, and 5-day packages these school holidays, and spots are filling quickly.

These learning experiences include outdoor and indoor education and experiential learning both on off the horses. The clinic varies with the seasons and includes arts and crafts, water sports (weather depending), and team-building exercises. These all-rounder programs are great for building confidence in nature and the classroom.

Ages 4 – 16 years – Bookings Essential

Tree Tops

Ourimbah State Forest is where you'll find Tree Tops, and unique to the Central Coast location is Net World! A new sense of gravity to be explored as you bounce around a vast network of connected spaces – with a variety of games and gigantic inflatable balls!

The best part – this 2- hour self-guided adventure is suitable for all ages. Unlike most other activities at Treetops toddlers as young as 1 can get involved with the big kids!

Bookings are essential, for more information click here.

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Glenworth Valley

The School Holiday Camps may already be fully booked, however, there's still A LOT to do at Glenworth Valley. Starting with building confidence with horses on Pony Lead Ride for kids aged 3 up. Kids a little older? How about Laser Skirmish, Axe throwing, Abseiling, and Kayaking tours are still available for these school holidays.

For more information click here

Australian Reptile Park

For a great family day out and nature-based activities, the Australia Reptile Park is worth booking a ticket for.  From animal interactions and daily shows to Keeper for a Day! For those mini zoo-keepers, there’s a program (tickets still available for some age groups) to learn how to be a zookeeper and get some exclusive behind the scenes activities.

Book your tickets online here

Somersby Falls

With the recent rain, these falls are flowing and are a great family day out.  Pack a picnic or use the free onsite BBQ’s and meander down the 250m walk (each way)  through Australian bushland. Bird spotting and lizard watching is highly likely, you can also enjoy the sounds of nature and even maybe a light splash as the weather warms up!

For more information click here

Allen Strom Lookout

As part of the Bouddi National Park, this 2km loop is a family-friendly track in Killcare Heights. At the end, you will discover a vast view across Wagstaff and Hardy’s Bay on a clear day you can even see Brisbane Waters.

For more information click here

Bouddi Coastal Walk - Putty Beach

It's still whale watching season – so make the most of it from the Bouddi Coastal Walk starting at Putty Beach. This is a choose your own adventure track where you do as much or as little as you feel is right for the day. Enjoy not just looking out but look down and marvel the tessellated pavements that have been formed over hundreds of years.

For more information click here

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Based at Bateau Bay the PCYC has something for the sporty kids wanting to try something new or brush up on their competitive skills! Tennis, Oz Tag, Boxing, Soccer & Mixed Sports days are all on offer. Suitable for Ages 5 – 12

For more information click here

Pinot and Picasso

For the budding artist, Pinot and Picasso Terrigal have 2-hour family-friendly sessions available through the school holidays – from painting a Frenchie bulldog or Minnie Mouse these classes will sure to delight any creative kid!

For more information click here

Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club & Golf Course

Footgolf - is all about kicking a ball into a specific hole in the least amount of kicks possible! You can book individual sessions and group bookings these school holidays. Later in the afternoon, Junior Golf Clinics are also happening 

For more information click here