Located at Erina Fair, Erina Ice Arena hosts morning and afternoon public sessions from Monday to Friday and disco on ice sessions on Friday and Saturday nights. There’s also a Coffee Club and Playgroup on Ice for mums held every Wednesday morning throughout the year.
Channel your kids creativity at the Art Barn in Gosford which is open 7 days a week, except on some public holidays.
For somewhere the kids can burn energy on rainy days, Flip Out Gosford and Awezone Trampoline Park at Tuggerah, are both open 7 days a week. Trampoline centres may seem more suitable for older kids but both centres have designated play times for under 5’s. Flip Out offers discounted Mums & Bubs sessions during school hours, and Awezone has a separate foam pit trampoline for little children and holds Toddler Time sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays during school terms for children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old. Tweens will love the After Dark sessions held at Flip Out on Friday and Saturday nights from 7-10pm.
Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre
If you want to mix recreation with a little education, you should visit the Marine Discovery Centre in Terrigal, which is open on weekends and most days during the week in school holidays from 10am to 4pm. Some of the marine animals on display in the tanks include baby stingrays, Lexie the octopus, eels and seahorses, and kids can actually touch some of the smaller animals in the rockpool such as hermit crabs and anemones, and feed the fish. There’s also a really cool Dive Wreck Room that takes kids underwater in a model of the ex-HMAS Adelaide ship, life size models of sharks and turtles, and whale bones and shark jaws kids can hold.