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How to keep the kids busy these holidays on the Coast

Get your winter woollies out these July school holidays because the Central Coast has plenty to keep the kids entertained! Whether you and the family prefer indoor or outdoor activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

Here’s a taste of what the kids could get up to these school holidays.

Family fun

Start with Pelican Time at Pelican Plaza, The Entrance, where daily talks at 3.30pm by Marine Wildlife Rescue Central Coast will fascinate kids with facts about pelican care and rescue.

For a historical adventure, hop on a vintage steam train during the Gosford Steam Weekend on July 6 & 7, or learn about the world’s oldest living culture with tours by Aboriginal guides at Wyrrabalong National Park on July 8 or Brisbane Water National Park.

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Animal lovers can head to The Giving Farm in Jilliby from July 7 for a hands-on farm experience, while budding marine biologists can join the Whale Treasure Hunt on July 12, spotting whales along the Bouddi Coastal Walk.

For a unique experience, have breakfast with koalas at Amazement Farm in Wyong Creek on July 20 & 21, or pick your own citrus fruit at Meliora Farm in Peats Ridge.

The fun continues with activities at Budgewoi Hotel, silent cinema at Davistown RSL Club, a winter wonderland at Australian Reptile Park, and alpaca feeding at Iris Lodge Alpacas.

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Get active

Have the kids got energy to burn? Get them moving with exciting activities across the Central Coast.

Fly high with Bungee Fitness in Tuggerah, learn circus skills at Roundabout Circus, start golfing at Gosford Golf Club, and get racing on the track at Sloties Slot Car Racing Centre in Charmhaven.

The kids can get adventurous at Glenworth Valley’s Adventure Max School Holiday Camp (with activities like horse riding, abseiling, and laser skirmish), Treetops Adventure Park in Ourimbah, a Motiv8sports camp, or Erina Ice Arena.

Spark their creativity

Creative kids can paint a skateboard with Grant Molony, join a My Little Plant workshop, or enjoy a magical day with Glass Slipper Parties. Aspiring coders will love Camp Code’s workshops, while little foodies will have a ball at junior chocolatier workshops at The Factory.

There’s also plenty of workshops, classes, and activities at Central Coast libraries and art galleries, from sculpture and art classes, Lego challenges, and animation workshops, to theatre shows, story times, and more.

With so much to do, the Central Coast is the perfect winter hotspot for families. Head to Love Central Coast to find out more about all the things happening on the Central Coast these school holidays.