Looking for some fun and exciting ways to entertain the kids these school holidays? Central Mums has got you covered with the best local activities and experiences, guaranteed to provide a memorable summer break.
Photo Credit: Aqua Splash Inflatable Water Park Facebook Page
1. Australian Reptile Park
The Australian Reptile Park is always a wonderful place on the Central Coast to take the kids during the holidays. Look out for some special prehistoric visitors these holidays, as part of the Park's Dinosaurs Alive, which includes an interactive dinosaur walk and a Dino dig sand pit, as well as all the usual amazing attractions and animals the Park has to offer.
2. Amazement Farm & Fun Park
The whole family will be kept busy and entertained at Amazement. Here you'll find friendly farm animals, exciting mazes, pony rides, petting shows, a playground and so much more! Pack a picnic or purchase food from The Big Barn Cafe and enjoy a fun day out.
3. Aqua Splash Inflatable Water Park
Are the kids ready to make a splash these school holidays? Check out the awesome Aqua Splash Inflatable Water Park set up down on the water in Gosford for an experience they won't forget. To enter the water park, kids must be at least 5 years and competent swimmers.
4. TreeTops Central Coast
For some adventure and thrill seeking these holidays, head to TreeTops for a sky high experience. Climb, swing and zip through the trees, whilst making your way along the different courses. Bookings are recommended during the holidays.
Let the kids enjoy the experience of climbing in a safe, supervised and fun environment at Clip'N'Climb these school holidays. With over 28 climbing walls to choose from, they'll be entertained for hours!
Photo Credit: Clip'N'Climb Facebook page
6. Walkabout Wildlife Park
Get up close and personal these school holidays with a variety of Aussie critters at the Walkabout Wildlife Park. The park is a working wildlife sanctuary and offers many animals to see, as well as exciting experiences such as being a ranger for the day and a kids overnight camp in the bush.
7. Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures
Are your kids looking for some outdoor adventure these holidays? Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures will have them covered, offering a wide range of exciting activities. Jump on for a horse ride, zoom around on a quad bike or enjoy some kayaking or abseiling.
8. Gosford Regional Gallery
Do you have a budding artist in your home? Gosford Regional Gallery are offering some fantastic school holiday art classes this year, some of which are free. Bookings are essential though, so be sure to check it out soon before it gets busy.
9. Kids Buffet High Tea, Crowne Plaza Terrigal
On January 7th, the Crowne Plaza is hosting a very exciting event for children to attend- a Teddy Bears Picnic Buffet High Tea. Expect delicious sweet treats, as well as face painting, plaster painting and a puppet show. Bookings essential.
10. Playgrounds, Indoor Activities and Beaches
We're spoilt for choice here on the Coast with a huge variety of amazing playgrounds, so why not keep things simple these holidays and head out to your local. Did you see the Central Mums playground articles? See here for awesome Central Coast playgrounds and here for our Top 5 Central Coast playgrounds next to cafes.
If the weather turns bad, remember to check our article on the Top 10 indoor places for kids on the Central Coast.
The Central Coast is home to some beautiful beaches, many of which are child friendly and the perfect way to spend sunny days of the school break. See here for our Useful List of the Central Coast's most kids friendly beaches and ocean swimming pools.
Pack a picnic and head to the beach these school holidays