This is a free food and wine event in Kibble Park in Gosford for families, that starts at 5pm and finishes at 8pm. There will be live entertainment, food stalls and and organised games for the kids. Located next to the children’s playground, mums and dads can bring a picnic blanket and relax while the kids play. This event is also being held again two weeks later on the 18th November.
The school is celebrating it's 125th birthday this year and they’ve arranged for some exciting rides such as the cliffhanger slide (where you’ll get wet) and the zorb balls, and a jumping castle and tea cups for little ones, plus the usual stalls and live performances. Unlimited ride wristbands start at $25 per child. It’s open from 10am to 2pm.
The CCKDO is in it’s 17th year, being held at Kariong Mountains High School from 10am to 3pm, and it’s one of the biggest annual community events held on the Coast for kids. Not only will there will be live shows and meet and greets with the pups from Paw Patrol and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Big Dog will also be there and the Central Coast Mariners players. There are lots of rides, a kids disco and Lego party, a petting zoo and kids can ride on mini jeeps. It’s a $3 entry fee for kids and $7 for adults.
Everglades Country Club in Woy Woy is holding an outdoor movie night on the green to help raise money for the Leukemia Foundation. Entry is $20 for a family of 5 to see two movies, with the first starting at 7pm. Go to the Everglades Facebook page to vote for the movies you want to see from a choice of 10.
November 12th: McHappy Day
Take the kids to McDonalds Wyong, Tuggerah, Lakehaven or Waldlaba for lunch this weekend for McHappy Day, the annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House.
Colour Ya World is a fun run that kids of all ages can participate in with their parents. It’s 5 kilometres starting at Picnic Point at The Entrance but it’s not timed, so you can walk or run, and everyone gets sprayed with rainbow colours when they cross the finish line. There’s no charge for kids aged five and under, and tickets start at $25 for people six or older.
Light Up The Lake is being held in Memorial Park in The Entrance, starting at 4pm. Several acts will play on the main stage including Thirsty Merc and there will be face painting for kids. The event will finish at 9:30pm with a fireworks display.
A screening of anime Ponyo is being held in Long Jetty as part of an outdoor festival with food stalls, music and face painting for kids, starting at 4pm. The movie starts at 7:30pm and dogs are also welcome as long as they’re on leash.
Take the family down to Thompson Street on Sunday for a day of fun activities including a petting zoo, jumping castle and face painting. You can hire bikes, have a picnic, watch street performers and there will also be an interactive skate zone. Activities are on all day from 11am until 7pm.
This festival is a mix of dog performances and markets in Memorial Park from 8:30am until 5pm. The Dockdogs will be doing their water jumping and families are encouraged to come and bring their pooches. Kids can also go on rides, do plaster painting and sand art.
This is a Friday night carnival that starts at 2pm and finishes at 10pm. It’s in the Lake Macquarie area but there is lots to do, with carnival rides, stalls, temporary tattoos, a wildlife show, fire truck displays and live performances including The Superhero Experience show featuring characters from The Avengers. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for kids to go on all the rides for $35.
Kids will be dancing in a sea of bubbles and sparkles at the monthly disco at The Playhouse at Club Mingara. It’s $10 for kids aged 4 to 12 to attend from 6 to 9pm. Call the club on 4349 7799 to make a booking.