There’s a jam-packed program of online and face-to-face activities and events throughout the April school holidays giving families plenty of ways to keep young minds entertained and bodies active.
Take your pick from nature tours, live entertainment and escape rooms, to sports challenges, Easter crafts and skills workshops, with something for any age, interests and abilities.
The town centres at Toukley, The Entrance and Wyong will have a variety of activities and workshops including craft, sensory play and mini farm animals, bubble soccer, laser tag and more.
For a special Easter treat, families can head to Memorial Park at The Entrance on Easter Saturday to meet a roving giant Easter bunny.
The older ones aren’t forgotten with a range of workshops to help youth build skills and explore their passions, including skateboarding and scooter workshops, and aspiring musicians can take part in a special skills workshop with talented singer/songwriter, Fletcher Pilon, or learn how to drop the beat in a two-day DJ workshop.
Also, there will be free training courses in Responsible Service of Alcohol and Barista Service designed to help youth enter the workforce.
For the eco-warriors, there will be the Green Living kids’ workshops where children can make worm towers, insect hotels and beeswax wraps while learning about sustainability.
Council is also running a series of nature walking tours at some of the Coast’s most beautiful bushland and nature reserves, where families can spot wildlife and learn more about nature.
Young people can also become a citizen scientist and discover creatures in local waterways as part of the Waterbug Blitz workshop.
Leisure Centres have a packed schedule of swimming and sporting activities with a variety of swimming programs and inflatable pool courses, while sport centres will host basketball clinics and fun sessions with obstacle courses.
Libraries are also a good place to find some school holiday fun, for example, explore the science of robotics with Ozobots, enter the world of tabletop gaming with Paints of War, or put on your detective hat by taking on an escape room.
The full list of school holidays events, details and bookings can be found online at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/school holidays.
Media release, Mar 29
Central Coast Council