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I started compiling this over the past week or so then have just been finishing it off when we’ve been recommended to keep kids at home where it is “practically possible.”

It’s going to be a strange and tough time to get through but as I said to my friend today, take one day at a time. Find little sparks of joy in everything. Get back to basics. Do gardening, have a picnic in the backyard, play boardgames, teach your kids to cook. Bake bread! This is an opportunity for us to slow down, revaluate our lives and hit the ‘pause’ button. It will all end in time but for now, try and embrace our new lives. And remember, your kids are just as confused and scared and anxious as you are. But we are all in this together and we WILL get through it.

So, from opera to kid’s workouts, live cam of Melbourne Zoo to cooking lessons, there’s a great range of activities here and I’ll be adding to it.

Best wishes, stay safe! x Alison

Coffs Libraries

Click on the “Young People” tab for some great links to resources

Blueberry Beetle Art Challenge

Submit a drawing, based on a theme given. Upload picture to win a prize.

Melbourne Zoo Live Cam

Watch ‘Penguin Cam’, ‘Giraffe Cam’, ‘Snow Leopard Cub Cam’ and more!

Scholastic Learn at Home

Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.

National Geographic Kids Australia

Fantastic site with interesting stories, competitions, games and more.

Smithsonian TT Junior

Interesting articles and facts.

12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Includes British Museum in London, Guggenheim in NYC and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Daily Drawing Classes with Mo Willems

Well-known illustrator Mo Willems has announced that he’ll be doing Lunch Doodles for kids on YouTube!

Colouring-in Pages to Download

Created by Nathan Patterson,  artwork with a mixture of contemporary designs using traditional techniques that incorporate the dreamtime stories.

The Paris Opera

Screening its performances online for free – various shows coming up.

The Metropolitan Opera NYC

Another option to see opera, new shows every 24 hours.

Storyline Online

A collection of books read by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

Great Wall of China

Take a virtual tour!

Yellowstone National Park

Take a virtual tour of various sections of this amazing park in America.

Kid’s Cooking Classes

This is an American site, but still a really easy and simple way for kids to learn how to cook.

35 Recipes to Make with Your Kids

Kid workout site

Various programs just for kids to stay active.

PE with Joe

PE lessons every weekday to keep the kids moving.

Online Science Lessons with Street Science!

Explore the properties of energy.

30 Days of Lego Play














We have the rest of your week sorted with our daily animal live streams! ?

Start by watching us feed our mammoth Saltwater Crocodile, Rocky, today at 2:30pm.

At 11:30am tomorrow, head on over to @sealifesydneyaquarium to watch feeding time with the penguins.

And then tune in back with us on Friday to watch some adorable Quokka cuddles with Davey at 3pm

Labcoat Learning

Fun science lessons for kids.

Audio Elevenses

David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story every day for the next 30 days.

ABC Radio School: Become a nature detective with Costa Georgiadis

Listen to how your kids can become nature detectives while staying at home.

And finally! Here’s a BIG list of education websites offering free subscriptions due to school closings.


If you know of or come across any other websites good to keep the kids busy leave a comment or send me an email –

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Christmas Lights 2019

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Here is a list of Christmas lights I have come across – if you know of any others please let me know and I’ll add them straight away!

Coffs Harbour:

10 Griffith Ave

Coriedale Drive

Mathie St

Adelines Way

Cottonwood Cres

Rosalee Close

Jarrah Court

Sand Street

Masonry Street

Mawson Cl

Mavis St

Francis St

Gundagai St

Bailey Ave

Coridale Dr

Eyres Rd

62 Combine St

Goodenough Tce

Bray St

Merino Dr

Honeyeater Way

60 Mackays Rd

Northern Beaches:

Ascot close Korora

Tidal Estate, Moonee

Sunshine Circuit, Emerald Beach

Emerald Heights Dr, Emerald Beach

Matthews Pde, Corindi

Saltwater Cres, Corindi

Corindi Park Dr, Corindi

Sare St Woolgoolga

Dalgety Street woolgoolga

Turpentine Ave, Sandy Beach

Seabeach Street, Sandy Beach

Maple Rd, Sandy Beach

20 Arrawarra Rd, Allawarra

Toormina / Sawtell

Bangalee Cres, Toormina

Linden Ave, Toormina

Tucker Close, Toormina

Illaboo Cres, Toormina

Bower Cres Toormina

Ibis Drive, Toormina

Bradbury Close, Toormina

Dolphin Dr, Toormina

29 & 33 Royal Palm Drive, Sawtell

Boambee/Boambee East:

Bronzewing place, Boambee East

Kearn Close, Boambee East

Sandpiper Cres, Boambee East

130 Lindsays Rd, Boambee

Lorikeet, Boambee East

Kestrel, Boambee East


Berkeley* and Mimiwali Drive Bonville


10 Mount Bishop Rd, Karangi

70 Coramba St, Glenreagh

Panorama pde Urunga


  • 29 Berkeley drive Bonville:SAUSAGE SIZZLE 21ST DECEMBER…..29 Berkeley Drive Bonville. From 5:30pm 100% of ALL funds donated to our Local Boambee RFS. Free Lolly bags for the kids and a great display of lights to enjoy. Tell your friends and family. Plenty of parking nearby.

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