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| What can we do in the School Holiday's
on the Central Coast?
The 2017 Summer School holiday:
Saturday, 16 December 2017 - Monday, 29 January 2018
is being updated as it arrives;
please check back for updates
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| SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ALL YEAR ROUND
There is so much fun to be had and things to do for families and kids on the Central Coast all year round.
In the holidays you may just need a few more choices to keep them entertained
Some of these are open all year round!
| SLOTZ-A-FUN :
Everybody loves Slot Cars!
Slotz-A-Fun is a family run business specialising in creating a family friendly environment.
We pride ourselves on providing a safe, fun and entertaining atmosphere for people of all ages to come and enjoy slot cars.
We have 4 Tracks, a total 26 Lanes.
The two largest tracks have full computerised lap timing and all four tracks have professional hand controllers
We encourage our customers to test their skills on all 4 tracks.
We have a large range of hire cars available or you are welcome to bring your own - 1/32 scale slot cars.
We also have a fully stocked shop with all the major leading brands of slot cars, sets, accessories and spare parts. These include : Scalextric, Ninco, Carrera, Fly , SCX. Our spare parts include: tyres, motors, gears, axles and wheels, magnets, braid etc.
Drinks, chips and confectionery are available for sale - or tea and coffee are available free of charge.
School Holiday special! print out the above coupon and take it to the friendly staff at Slotz-A-Fun for a very special price on your visit
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The Slot Car Centre is a great place to hold your next birthday party, kids functions, group activity or corporate event - see here for more details - You can even print off your OWN invitations.
Address 9/8 O'Hart Close, Charmhaven
| GOSFORD HOBBIES A BIG WORLD OF FUN FOR EVERYONE:
Gosford Hobbies for things they love to do!
Be prepared for the holidays or just grab the perfect gift for a friend or loved one who has a hobby, from Gosford Hobbies.
Gosford Hobbies have been on the front line of the hobby world since 2002 and love thier hobbies, and their customers obviously feel the same as they come back time and time again. They not only sell hobbies, but also help customers enjoy them with their Modelling Club.
So pop in and see them when you need some hobby gear, or if you cannot make it to the beautiful NSW Central Coast, check out the Online Hobby Shop where you can peruse the entire range from the brands they sell.
| PEARL BEACH HOLIDAY EVENTS:
Wednesday 3rd January
The film: ‘Rumpelstiltzkin’
Memorial Hall starts 10am - 12:30am
Bookings: 4344 2319 120 minutes - rated PG
Deliciously wicked, produced by the Windmill Theatre in a Box....
Cost: $15 per child including refreshments - Adults free
Adult refreshments for a donation
Friday 5th January
‘Make & Fly a Kite’
Memorial Hall then Beach Front Ages: 5 - 15
Cost: $10 includes refreshments and Kite making materials
Must be accompanied by an adult Bookings: 4344 2319
Wednesday 10th January
‘Welcome to the World of MAGIC’ with
Joel Howlett, showman extraordinaire!
Memorial Hall starts 10am - 11am
Cost: $20 per child includes refreshments All Ages; Adults free
Friday 12th January
‘Family Beach Safety’
8am registration at Memorial Hall Kids from 7 years
Memorial Hall with professional trainers for one hour then to beach weather permitting. Family event, all welcome.
Wear sunscreen and a hat Cost is free
Booking: 4344 2319
Monday 15th January
‘To Infinity & Beyond’
Astronomy for Kids
Memorial Hall - Limit 20 Kids 8pm - 10pm
7.45pm registration for a Visual Presentation; then a short walk to the beachfront for a telescope viewing with Astronomy enthusiast Paul Wickham.
Cost: $5 per child - Adults free Ages 8-14 years
Bookings essential: 4344 2319
Wednesday 17th January 8pm – 10pm
‘Art Class with Marijke’
Memorial Hall - Limit 20 Kids 10am - 12 noon
Cost: $25 per child includes art supplies Ages 8 plus
Bring a photo of family member
Booking Essential: 4344 2319
Holiday Tennis Camp 1 Jan / 3 Jan / 5 Jan
Tennis Courts 10am - 2pm
Tennis lessons and fun activities. An enjoyable program for all levels.
Ages 5 - 16 Cost: $45/day
To register contact Kerri 0438 358225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Private coaching by appointment
‘Pearl Beach Kids Races’
Registration from 8.15am, Races from 8.30am. Cost is free
Ages under 6 to 14 years, must be accompanied by an adult
“Unfortunately, due to logistical issues this will be the only Australia
Day event at Pearl Beach in 2018”
| THE ART HOUSE, WYONG:
The Art House Wyong
“These school holidays, get your little inventors tangled up in Loose Ends, a magical children's show with crazy gadgets, cheeky puppets and circus tricks that pop up when you’re least expecting it!
Perfect for kids aged 5-12, Loose Ends is on between Jan 16-18.
Tickets from $15 >>> http://bit.ly/2khZOMK
or Check out the trailer >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDGZXW-_dPU”
The Wacky Lolly Shooting Machine Workshop
“Join us for a 60 minute school-holiday workshop perfect for little inventors!
Be introduced to the world of chain-reactions and build a room sized domino-like mechanism out of recycled materials.
Each team is responsible for one element of a complete mechanism. Equipped with a task sheet, the participants start transforming a pile of apparent random stuff into a working
component of the Wacky Lolly Shooting Machine!
Once all assembled and connected, off we go! Once triggered there is no stopping (hopefully) till the big final surprise!
Minimum age for the workshop is 8 years.
LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE.”.
| THE EVERGLADES COUNTRY CLUB:
Lots of family fun at the Everglades these school holidays ....
Matt Falloon Balloon Show and Disco
Outdoor Obstacle Course and Jumping Castle
Family Magic Show and Disco
Farmyard Petting Zoo and Face Paintin
Kids on Congas and Disco
Reptiles Rule Australia and Disco
| GOSFORD SAILING CLUB:
Junior Learn To Sail
Discover Junior Sailing with Gosford Sailing Club!
Gosford Sailing Club offers Yachting Australia accredited "Start Sailing" level 1 courses during School holidays of the sailing season. Each course comprises of a series of lessons conducted over 3 days of the January, September and October of school holidays on the beautiful and protected Brisbane Waters.
The wind is typically light to moderate in the mornings and great for learning how to sail.
We have Yachting Australia accredited instructors and we provide all course specific equipment, including our RS Feva’s and Optimist training dinghies and Personal Flotation Devices (life jackets) for all attendees.
Participants must be seven years and up, and a confident swimmer.
YA Level One: Learn to Sail
This course is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to Dinghy sailing for complete beginners. The course includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge.
This course includes:
- YA Level One Dinghy certificate
- Six Yachting Australia certifies instructors
- 3 days (18 hours of training)
- Equipment and facilities provided
- Both Optimist and RS Feva Dinghies
17th January 2018
18th January 2018
19th January 2018
Time: 9.30AM - 3.30PM
Maximum of 28 Students
Course 1 Enrolment Link:
23rd January 2018
24th January 2018
25th January 2018
Time: 9.30AM - 3.30PM
Maximum of 28 Students
Course 2 Enrolment Link:
What to bring: swimmers, rashie, wet shoes or old running shoes, hat, sunglasses, a change of clothes, towel, lunch and morning tea plus a great smile.
Wet suit is optional, please consider the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing.
| CAMP SIXERS :
Give your child a fun-filled day these school holidays at Camp Sixers
A high-energy, entry-level program that uses music and games-based cricket activities to ensure your child has a wonderful time learning to play like their T20 heroes. A visit from the ever popular Syd Sixer will cap off a day your child won't forget!
This is an entry level program suitable for 5 to 11 years olds. Book now, spots are limited!’
Event: Camp Sixers
Date: 17th January 2018
Time: 9am to 3pm
Location: Erina High School
| THE DOYLO:
Waterworld Central At The Doylo
6th to 21st January 2018 - 10am to 4pm
The park runs on set 2hr session times which are: 10am – 12pm, 11am – 1pm, 12pm -2pm, 1pm – 3pm and 2pm – 4pm.
Wristbands are $25 for children & $10 for Adults which include 2 hours of unlimited play in the Water park.
Please note that Adults are only permitted on the large Dino Slide and in the pools.
Adults are NOT allowed on the Slides on the pools and that the park is typically geared toward children 16 years and under.
For more information visit www.waterworldcentral.com.au
| THE AVOCA BEACH PICTURE THEATRE:
Family Fun Day – Charlottes Web
Tuesday 23rd Jan 11am
$12.50ea or family of 4 for $40
Calling all Kids, Mums & Dads, Nans & Pops! It’s FAMILY FUN DAY!
Meet mad scientist JACOB STRICKLING, as seen on Channel 9 & the Youtube channel ‘Make Science Fun.’ He will widen eyes of both kids & adults with his crazy experiments! Whacky, inventive, in-sync with kids, and loving to challenge thinking, JACOB STRICKLING will be a long remembered part of this great day out!
‘With the right words, you can change the world’ says a wise, grey spider to a little pig. So begins the miraculous friendship of Wilbur & Charlotte in E.B. White’s beautiful children’s classic CHARLOTTE’S WEB.
This touching, insightful & very pleasurable live-action adaptation has an all-star voice cast with Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Robert Redford & more.
It really is …. A FAMILY FUN DAY!
Take That’s Wonderland Tour – On the Big Screen
Wednesday 10th Jan 8pm
Exclusive Australian Cinema Premiere Of Take That’s Big Wonderland Concert!
Take That are one of the UK’s most successful acts with an incredible 56 #1 hits and 35 #1 albums & setting the record for the fastest selling tour of all time in UK history!
Having just completed their Australian tour to huge arenas of people, we’re excited to be exclusively premiering this concert mixing their greatest hits with music from their new album, Wonderland.
Celebrate Take That’s sensational 2017 concert up close & personal, from the best seats in the house. Held at London’s O2 arena with spectacular light displays, a water show, circus-style acrobatics & a carousel of dancers with the band members Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Ow suspended from the air!
Get ready to have a good time with an exciting, surprising concert filled with the very best of TAKE THAT!
| CODE CAMP:
Code Camp for Summer Holidays.
We are excited to be bringing Code Camp to kids in the Central Coast community thanks to our partnership with Digital Champion School Our Lady of the Rosary, Wyoming.
This Summer we'll be offering Spark and Ignite 3 day camps starting on Wednesday 17th January.
Here's a booking link for more information.
As our mission is to teach 200,000 kids how to code by 2020.y
| THE ENTRANCE:
Wednesday 10 January to Friday 12 January
Nick Jr.’s PAW Patrol Ready for Action Show is coming to Memorial Park with daily shows at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.
Monday 15 January to Wednesday 17 January
Join in one of seven Sand Sculpture Activity Workshops each day along the Waterfront Plaza from 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.15pm or 3pm.
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January
Check out the Sand Sculptures on display in the Waterfront Plaza.
Australia Day — Friday 26 January
Memorial Park will be the place to be seen with heaps of free activities from 12pm-9pm including live performances from Tuggerah Lakes Show Band, Veronica Lawson, The Mokos, Annabelle Kay, Kristen Lee Morris, Mike McCarthy and Aria nominated Ash Grunwald.
Use your skills with a game of Connect 4 or Twister on the giant boards or opt for a more energetic game of volleyball. There will be amusement rides and face painting and even an ice cream eating competition. Let’s not forget the fabulous Ducks for Bucks race raising money for The Entrance Surf Life Saving Club
| AMAZEMENT FARM AND FUN PARK:
Good old fashioned fun in the outdoors:
The School Holidays are here... Amazement will be Open Every Day (Weather Permitting) of the holidays, so for some good old fashioned fun in the outdoors come on out and visit our cute varied farm animals, mazes, kids playground, lots of activities and sporting games and more.
It's a place to cherish the moments we all get to spend together.
| ARCHERY TAG:
Armstrong Tag Archery
Archery Tag is the newest and hottest family friendly combat sport that can be played indoors or out and utilises archery with patented foam-tipped arrows to play the game. The game is played with two opposing teams. The object is to knock out all of the targets in the oppositions field or elimitate all opposing players by hitting them with an "Archery Tag" arrow.
Armstrong Tag Archery is the first business in Australia to conduct Archery Tag games.
We are located in NSW on the Central Coast at Tumbi Umbi. We are approximately 1 hour north of Sydney. We do conduct regular Saturday open days from 10am.
We will travel to your events fetes, parties, corporate bonding days, school sports etc. Or book our playing field.
Address: Adelaide St Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261
Phone: 02 4389 2606
The Entrance Town Centre
| MORE FUN
| HORSE RIDING CAMPS:
School Holiday Horse Riding Camps
During school holidays, Glenworth Valley's horse riding camps offer children aged 5-18 years the opportunity to see what it is like to own their own horse.
Glenworth Valley's camps are graded so as to maximise enjoyment of all participants. Our camps are extremely popular and cater for the complete beginner to the advanced pony club rider. The camps offer various sessions each day with each session in accordance with a training plan that includes grooming, saddling, ground control, walking, trotting and cantering, jumping, sporting, mounted games and scenic trail rides through rock pools and rainforests. As riders advance we will progress to lateral movement, rounding and collecting.
Children are required to bring their own food, drinks, sunscreen, a sun hat, suitable sun wise riding attire (such as a long sleeve shirt), waterproof rain jacket and a warm jumper for the day.
Swimmers and a towel are also recommended for summer camps.
| TREE TOP ADVENTURE PARK:
Within the beautiful site of Ourimbah State Forest.
Enjoy a unique experience high in the trees.
Tree Top Adventure Park consists of 76 challenges in the tree tops, where participants can slide down Flying Foxes, move from tree to tree on suspension bridges and enjoy many other exciting activities up to 15 metres above the forest floor!
Ourimbah State Forest
1 Red Hill Road, Wyong Creek
Phone: 02 4025 1008 (Please keep trying the phone is not disconnected)
Email for more information!
| AQUA FUN ON AVOCA LAKE:
Whether you are visiting the Central Coast or are a resident, a wonderful day on the lake is to be had at Avoca!
aquafun have a huge selection of exciting and modern watercraft including;
•Pedal-Boats - Single, Double or Quadruple!
•Kayaks - Single, Double, sit-in or sit-on. Quality & Stability.
•Surf Ski's - Zippy, fun and incredibly easy for kids to learn on.
•NEW - They now hire Stand Up Paddle Boards
They cater for all ages, levels of fitness and experience.
With safety a priority, our crafts are stable and lifejackets are provided free of charge. Complimentary sun-screen is also available.
Their qualified and accredited kayak instructor is available to show you everything you need to know to have a great safe day out on the water.
See the aquafun Website for more information
| THE AUSTRALIA WALKABOUT WILDLIFE PARK:
The Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park is home to most of Australia's wildlife, from dingoes to devils, and wombats to flying foxes, and so many more.
There are daily animal interactions and bush lessons. You can visit the parks ancient Aboriginal sites and learn how to connect with the land.
There is a Mini Farmyard and they do birthday parties too!
9am to 5pm Every day all year round (except Christmas Day)
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
2375 Peats Ridge Road & Darkinjung Road
Phone: (02) 43751100
| LASER BLAST LASER-TAG:
LASERBLAST is the Central Coast’s Hottest & Biggest Laser-Tag Entertainment Centre.
At LASERBLAST, you and your friends will be tested as you combat each other with the latest State of the Art – World Beating Phasers and Vests as well as the huge ever-changing, multi-level, purpose-built, hi-tech arena. You will need all of your survival skills..
We are available for: Birthday Parties – Sporting Groups – Great Holiday Fun - Staff Functions - Casual Play - Fundraising
• We have the Largest Arena in NSW outside of Sydney. The arena has 2 genuine storeys of about 600 square metres of playing space. Ground Floor of about 350m2, 1st Floor about 250m2 + 3 Ramps. It's also the ONLY 2 storey arena on the Central Coast. More challenging & More Fun!
• Up to 30 people can play at one time.
• Up to 9 Teams with 9 different colours can play at one time.
• Seriously good looking Phasers - Not toys!
• Personalised Real Time Score Screens on Every Phaser, tracking your every shot.
• Large Public Real Time Score Screen and 8 Arena Cameras track and monitor play.
• Large carpeted public space and have housed over 130 people inside, under cover.
• Membership with awesome benefits. Over 1700 Members can't be wrong!
• Junior and Senior Member Nights.
• Over 25 different challenging Game Types, and growing.
• Best Fun Parties! We have cared for over 1400 Parties in our 4 distinctive Party Rooms.
• Wheel Chair Friendly. We cater for people of all levels of ability.
• Easy Parking right outside for over 50 cars. Bus/coach friendly street access.
• Excellent venue for School Sport, Vacation Care and Team Building Groups.
• Fully Air-conditioned for all year round fun.
• Wyong Council Approved Venue - Certification for DA & CC.
• NO Waiver required to be Signed - A Very Safe Venue
• The best Family Friendly staff & venue.
Just bring your friends and family and we will look after you from start to finish.
Enjoy our friendly service. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Bookings are Encouraged on 4392 5278
Unit 6 132 Chelmsford Rd Charmhaven
AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THESE...
Aside from the regular family entertainment at The Entrance Waterfront there is also Pelican feeding happening daily at 3:30pm
The regular activities Umina Beach and Bateau Bay PCYC have on the roster are;
gym sessions, tiny tots, boxing circuits, junior and senior boxing, school sports, traffic education, drama and discovery.
The Central Coast PCYC's are located at:
101 Osborne Avenue, Umina Beach
. Enquiries Tim - 4344 7751.
The Entrance Road
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Print out the coupon to the left for a very special price on your School Holiday visit
Your Central Coast Hobby Specialist Store
Gosford Hobbies is one of Australia's leading shops specialising in a huge range for the hobby enthusiast; from model auto sports to doll houses