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We all know there are some AMAZING walks and hikes on the Coffs Coast, but which ones are good for little legs?

Here are 10 walks in and around the Coffs Coast that are between 50 metres and 5 kms.

There are HEAPS more walks, check out this fantastic little website – coffstrails.com – for a range of walks, for all ages and abilities.

Woolgoolga Falls Walk

Length: 3.6km return

Pram friendly: no

Follow the road past Woolworths at Woolgoolga and you’ll come across Sherwood Nature Reserve.

Beautiful walk through the rainforest ending at the waterfalls. Size of falls depends on how much recent rain we’ve had.

More information: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/falls-walking-track

Botanic Gardens

Length – any

Pram friendly – Yes

From huge trees to pretty flowers to red bridges to ponds… there’s so much to see at the Botanic Gardens in Coffs. Choose the length of your walk!

More information: www.coffsbotanicgarden.com.au

Pick a headland!

Length – depends

Pram friendly – probably not!

We are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to headlands in Coffs! Our favourites are Look-at-me-Now, Moonee and Boambee.

More information: click here to check out a basic map. More information also click here: www.coffscoast.com.au/play/category/headlands-and-lookouts

Buster the Shipwreck Beach Walk

Length – 200m one-way

Pram friendly – no

How much you can see of Buster the Shipwreck depends on tides and sand buildup. But it’s worth a wander. From the park at the top of Woolgoolga Beach head north around 200m and you’ll come across it.

Please note: last year Buster was damaged by a 4wd hitting it. This photo was taken before that so sadly, there are now parts missing to the shipwreck.

More information: www.woolgoolga.org.au/shipwreck-the-buster

Forest Sky Pier & Sealy Lookout

Length – 20m

Pram friendly – yes

The easiest walk of all! The award-winning Forest Sky Pier has amazing views of Coffs Harbour and surrounds. You can also choose from the many walking tracks through the rainforest. At the lookout there are plenty of picnic tables, toilets and the Nyanggan Gapi cafe.

More information: www.coffstrails.com/trail/bruxner-park-flora-reserve-rainforest-walks

Red Rock River Walk

Length – 2.7km loop

Pram friendly – if you have an off-road pram.

Path along the river then through the bush. Keep an eye out for the gorgeous gnome garden! Such a lovely surprise!

More information: www.coffstrails.com/trail/red-rock-river-walk

Pipeclay Lake

Length – unsure

Pram Friendly – yes

Nice boardwalk to Pipeclay Lake’s entrance to the Pacific Ocean. Part of the Corindi Beach Reserve you can access track from the Racecourse (by the Community Hall) or opposite Yarrawarra Cultural Centre. Yarrawarra use the track as well for guided tours.

More information: www.yarrawarra.com.au

Coffs Creek Walk

Length: 8.5km loop (but can choose sections)

Pram friendly – mostly

There are various points you can join the Coffs Creek walk, which loops around the Coffs Creek. The entire loop is over 8kms or you can cross over at Hogbin Dr Bridge to make it about 5kms. A combination of road, boardwalk, dirt path and bike path – it is a shared walking/bike track so good for kids with bikes!

More information: www.coffscoast.com.au/play/coffs-creek-and-harbour-loop

Urunga Boardwalk

Length: 1km (one-way)

Pram friendly: yes

Known as one of the best boardwalks on the East Coast, this crosses over Urunga Lagoon, along the Kalang River and ends at the ocean. Lots to see, an easy walk with seating along the way.

More information: www.coffscoast.com.au/play/urunga-boardwalk

V-Wall Outdoor Gallery,  Nambucca Heads

Length – 600m one-way

Pram friendly – yes

A different kind of walk with lots of artwork, messages and holiday memories along the way. Walk can be extended by heading down to the beach at the end.

More information: www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/coffs-harbour-area/nambucca-heads/attractions/v-wall-outdoor-gallery-nambucca-heads

 

Feel free to add a comment below of any other of your favourite walks suitable for kids!

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Enrolling Now Term 4, 2020

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Big thanks to our fabulous “Enrolling Now” sponsors listed below. From archery to ukulele lessons, swimming lessons and tennis lessons and more – there’s something for all kids!

LAST CHANCE TO USE YOUR VOUCHERS!

$100 Creative Kids voucher and 2 x $100 Active Kids Vouchers available. Check the Service NSW website for more information.


Sherwood Archery

Message or Call 0475218958 / www.facebook.com/sherwoodarcherycoaches/
www.sherwoodarcherysupplies.com/


Ukulele Lessons – Sawtell

The ukulele is a great gateway instrument into the world of music. It’s so easy to learn that your child will want to play. Classes can be booked in groups (8 week courses) or one-on-one by single sessions or by 3 or 6-lesson starter-packs.
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Now accepting expressions of interest for classes commencing Term 4.
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Coffs Squash and Swim Centre

Located at Korora we cater for the whole family! We offer Squash, pool and Learn to Swim activities for all ages. The Centre is open from 9.00am daily. Why not join, enjoy a game of squash and then relax poolside.

If you’re looking for a fun sport to introduce the kids to, our junior squash programs are the way to go! Come and try the OZ Squash program.

Learn to Swim Classes are open for registration and conducted Wednesday- Sunday inclusive.

As a registered provider we accept your ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHER $100 from the NSW Government to be used for any of the Junior Squash Programs and Learn to Swim Classes.

Register NOW for Little Squashies Sessions, Friday Juniors or Learn to Swim classes.  For all enquires please contact the centre 66536523 or check out the website www.coffssquash.com.au


Kanga Kidz

Introduces children aged 2.5yrs – 5yrs to a variety of nine different sports in a structured, safe environment – Hockey, T-ball, Soccer, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Basketball, Football & Golf.

Click here for more info.


Harbour Tennis Academy

Lessons include: Pre-School Hot Shots (3-5yrs), PeeWee Hot Shots (5-7yrs), Hot Shot Development Group (7-15yrs), Holiday Clinics (3-16yrs) and more.

Click here for more info.


.Harbour Swim School
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From our purpose built modern facility to our customer service and staffing, we strive to develop your child’s individual skills. Our private indoor heated pool is open all year with the quiet, warm environment perfect for the fun, water familiarization babies and toddlers classes.
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With small personal classes for school aged children, great for building their confidence. We offer stroke correction/squad classes to continue building your child’s swim skills and stamina. Our Austswim  qualified staff are all well trained for all levels and ages from babies to stroke correction and adult lessons. One on one and special needs classes also available.
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We accept the Active Kids Vouchers and are NDIS registered.
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Book Now by calling our friendly staff on 6652 7665 or call into 81 Marcia Street, Coffs Harbour. Also find us on Facebook.
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Springloaded
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Our programs cater for ages 18mths – adults and help develop the fundamental skills and fitness associated with Gymnastics, Trampolining and now introducing Parkour and Tumbling. Springloaded programs run within School terms. Book in for a trial today! 6658 7188 or visit springloaded.com.au. Also follow on Facebook.
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Baylis Tennis Academy

Based in beautiful Sawtell, classes available from 3 years to Adults. All standards welcome. We offer group and private lessons, cardio tennis, squad groups, holiday clinics, Friday Night Tennis Comp and more. Coaching also available at Woolgoolga & Mylestom.

Contact Eli on 0407296685  or find them on Facebook also check out their website: www.baylistennisacademy.com.au


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Coffs Harbour Aquatic Centre
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25m indoor heated pool located near Park Beach Plaza. Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children and adults. Stroke correction and training squads for children and adults/tri. Water aerobics/Metaqua classes available daily. Also one on one private lessons available.
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As well as all parents using their Active Kids Vouchers for their children’s swimming classes; they have ½ price swimming classes for infants, toddlers & pre schoolers; but conditions apply. So be sure to give them a call or drop in for our special offer. Contact 66525700 or 0438525705  or click here for more information..


.Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium

Is now enrolling students for all courses in 2020.

We teach all types and styles or music including: Early Childhood Music classes Babies – 5 years of age, week days &  Saturday mornings. Private or shared lessons for a variety of instruments: keyboard, piano, guitar, brass, strings, woodwind, voice and percussion. Two choirs for ages 6-8 Wednesdays & ages 9-12 Tuesdays at the Conservatorium.

Click here for more information – http://www.coffscon.org.au/contact 6652 1592


Carnivale Dance Co

This highly acclaimed primary dance education specialist currently offers three divisions within the school: Petit Performance (2½ to 6 years), Moovin’ Miniz (6-8 years) and Junior Division (8-10 years).  Under the caring direction of Artistic Director Jacqueline Carniato, with over 30 years experience in dance & entertainment, the entire Carnivale creative crew ensures that the individuality and creative potential of each student is embraced and nurtured.

Their classes are presented in a friendly, encouraging and positive environment; the choreography, music & costuming is age-appropriate.  As the levels progress through the school students are introduced to all dance genres: classical ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary and musical theatre.  Their unique programs provide the perfect mix of technical training and discipline with inspiration and an appreciation for the performer and performing arts.  Students progress from the petit program into the school’s junior division, which offers additional workshops, exams, eisteddfods & other performance opportunities. There are two convenient CBD training centres; bookings are essential as class sizes are kept to a minimum.

Contact:  m. 0407879708 or visit www.carnivaledanceco.com and send your enquiry to their friendly team and they will help you find the perfect dance class for your future SUPERSTAR!!


JINGA FUTSAL

Learn and play futsal ( 5 A Side indoor soccer).
Sessions are 30 Minutes of coaching and 30 Minutes of game play.
Ages from: 4 to 16 years.
10 Week Term- $120 per player
$100 Active kid’s vouchers accepted.

For more information contact Renee: renee@australianfutsal.com / m. 0448 157 049


PCYC Coffs Harbour
The PCYC Coffs Harbour provides members of the community with a positive environment, enabling physical and emotional development for people of all ages to enjoy a wide range of activities, from being a member of our fully equipped Gym, or joining in on our Group Fitness Classes including Boxing for Fitness, Pilates, Bootcamp, and Functional Training.
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We have Judo, Fencing, Personal Training and classes designed to increase your strength and self defense skills through Combat Sports such as Kickboxing, boxing and MMA and Personal & Group Fitness. Our qualified and experienced instructors promote a healthy and active lifestyle while encouraging FUN and fitness.
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Our aim is to get as many young people as we can active in life. We work with young people to develop their skills, character and leadership.
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Check out their website for more information on classes and also find them on Facebook.

BLiTS Drama Classes

Mini 5-9 / Junior 10-12 / Teen 13-18. Look at improvisation, team building, play building, drama games and Speech and Drama activities.

I Trudy Jeffery is the Creative director of BLiTS Drama. I want to bring all kids together and allow them to learn the art of drama through drama based activities. Students learn how to work with others, gain confidence and have fun. Improve speech and reading. Drama classes allow everyone to be themselves and students learn to hone their skills in a productive way.

Contact info: Trudy Jeffery 0417482256 / trudy@blitsdrama.com.au / Also on Facebook


Harbour Performing Arts Centre

HPAC offers classes to girls and boys from 2 years to adults. RAD Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Glenn Wood Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Drama, and Pilates are taught by accredited teachers. Performance work is taught in groups or private lessons for local and national competitions. Examinations are not compulsory, group performance work is non selective. We pride ourselves in being an inclusive school that creates an environment of supportive hard work.

Contact details; Phone: 0419469930 or 02 66536364 / www.hpac.net.au / Also on Facebook


Kaigan-Kan Karate-Do

Coffs Harbour’s newest Karate Club. Instructing students in traditional martial arts and tournament practices.

Students at the Kaigan-Kan Karate-Do school are offered an avenue for shared learning through a blend of traditional and modern martial arts. Specifically, Kaigan-Kan will provide training in traditional Shotokan forms, self-defense and a separate weapons training night.

Most importantly, Kaigan-Kan Karate-Do school focuses on the development of body, mind, and spirit and encourage respect, honesty and group learning.

The full time premises are located at 12 Keona Circuit, Coffs Harbour.

Check out the website: www.kaigankancoffs.com / Also on Facebook

 

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Calling Creative Kids 

Young artists from across the Coffs Coast are invited to pick-up a pencil, a paintbrush or even a crayon, to create a portrait for the Young Archie competition, now open in Coffs Harbour.

The Young Archie is the junior version of Australia’s most famous portrait competition, The Archibald Prize, coming to Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery in January as part of its much-anticipated 2019 regional tour.

Cash prizes from ANZ are on offer for winners in each age category from 5 to 18 years, plus the chance to have their work exhibited at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, right alongside the 2019 Archibald Prize finalists.

The Young Archie has a proud tradition of inspiring and showcasing the next generation of Australian artists. It’s a real boost for kids of all ages interested in art and is an exciting opportunity for teachers to get creative in the classroom. A free online education kit provides plenty of engaging activities to enthuse both primary and secondary students.

Like the Archibald Prize, young artists can create their portrait entry by ‘painting or drawing from life’ while their subject has a sitting, or a photo is taken for easy reference. Entries are to be A4 in size and of someone who is known and special to the artist.

The Regional Gallery can’t wait to see what students create and the faces of many Coffs Coast residents are expected to reach the Gallery before entries close 20 November.

To enter the Young Archie Coffs Harbour, download the entry form including all the competition details. Also spread the word with your friends, family and school community. Poster, education kit and more information on the website: coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/gallery

 

 

 

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