There are so many family-friendly activities being held around the Coast, it's sometimes hard to choose which ones to go to! Here's Central Mum's list of exciting events happening this month on the Central Coast.
Head down to Erina Fair for a vibrant market, situated at The Hive. Indulge, relax and enjoy wandering the beautiful local stalls, plus there'll be plenty of kid friendly activities, such as a jumping castle and arts 'n' crafts.
Imagine you are strolling through the streets of Paris, eating French patisseries whilst taking in the European designs, arts and fashions. Sounds wonderful, oui? Well, for something a little closer to home but still celebrating the French style, check out the unique French Country Market at Chertsey Primary school. There'll be plenty of French designs to browse, cuisine to taste and live music to listen to.
How about celebrating Mother's Day by joining in the annual Mother's Day Classic 4K Walk, held at Long Jetty, whilst supporting a good cause? This will be a family friendly event, with free entertainment and all donations and fundraising for breast cancer research will be most welcomed. Register your place now at a lower price or pay upon arrival on Sunday.
Fire and Rescue NSW will holding it's annual open day for fire stations across the state, giving visitors a insight into life as a fireman. Head down to your local fire station between 10am and 2pm to see safety demonstrations, climb aboard a real fire engine,check out firefighting equipment and meet the firefighters.
Do you have a budding little chef in the family? Take them down to Westfield Tuggerah for a free kids cooking class. Your little one will have fun cooking up different meals using fresh produce and ingredients. See above link for all the details.
Wrap up warm, pack a picnic chair or blanket and take the family down to The Entrance Community Centre for an outdoor movie night. Pre-movie entertainment, hotdogs and popcorn will start from 5.30pm, with the movie, Matilda, starting at 6.30pm.
Call Nicolle on 0439 427 582 for more information.
The ever popular Shelly Beach Markets always make for a wonderful day out with the family. Plenty of boutique, handmade and locally owned stalls to browse, live entertainment, activities for the kids and a variety of food and drinks mean everyone will be entertained.
For a fun family day out, between 9am and 3pm, head along to Lisarow Public School for a country fair. There'll be plenty to do such as rides, stalls, food, show bags plus a huge auction to be involved in.
Another fantastic market option to sample and purchase locally made items and produce and enjoy free live entertainment, all the whilst set in stunning Avoca Beach. Please note, as parking does tend to get busy, there will be a free shuttle bus available from the The Avoca Beach Hotel.