First time to CCKDO! Kids, don't miss The Peppa Pig & George Stage Show.
Do you have what it takes to be a PAW Patrol Trainee? Join Ryder, Chase and Marshall as they answer Mayor Goodway’s call for help to save the “Adventure Bay Talent Show”. Get Ready for Action and warm up as Ryder and the Pups take you through all the moves for the Pup, Pup Boogie and make this the best rescue mission ever!
The NSW Deaf Society's Interpreting Team members will be signing for this show. We thank them for their contribution.
Meet awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby dines to some of the largest carnivores that have ever walked the planet!
Erth’s dinosaurs are unmistakably 'alive' and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance.
Early childhood therapists on hand for parents information. See below or visit here
Providing safety, education and awareness in a fun way. See Captain Wally from the Fun Engine, Brisbane Waters LAC & Kariong Fire Services.
Ability Links NSW Hunter Central Coast is proud to be hosting Story Land at this year’s CCKDO. Come and relax in the Drama Room and enjoy some theatrical story telling performed by many Central Coast community members. The room is open 10am to 3pm with a book reading space for you to read to your child all day.
10am Animal and Earth Exploration by Paw Paw Show Company
11am Traditional Folktales by Heart to Heart. Inclusive and interactive using the Lis’n Tell method which involves everyone including children with disabilities
12pm Dream Time exploring Aboriginal culture by the Mingaletta Elders
1pm Around the World, a multicultural adventure by community members
2pm Fairy Tales and Fantasy by Heart to Heart
DON'T MISS LEE ACADEMY'S ON STAGE PERFORMANCE. Lee Academy is a dance studio, gymnastics/acrobatics & cheer-leading school, aerial arts training centre & vocational full-time course provider. We also offer a talent agency, in-house professional photographer, a professional dance company and high school. Each department is highly specialised and completely dedicated to providing the very best in service and training, ensuring each & every one of our students realise their maximum potential.
Roving Entertainment for all the family. Come see Oopsie the Clown, Gotham's Finest characters, Healthy Harold & Big Dog.
Visit the Fun Engine, the Kariong Fire Brigade, Nam Bus.
Paw Paw Show Company, filled with fun and educational Face painting, a Fantasy Play area (puppets, props and fabrics for dress up) and Live Music for the kids to enjoy. Sandy runs her Singa-Little-Longa drama, dance, puppetry and music workshops from The Rhythm Hut hall in Gosford each school holidays and has a long and exciting history in the Creative and Performing Arts! Sandy Bigara also runs Djembe Drumming workshops in schools and at Events (all ages welcome) and conducts the aged choir at Peninsula Village Umina. She also runs Vocal Coaching classes at The Rhythm Hut during the school term. Sandy Bigara is an international singer, having come from South Africa to NSW in 2015 and having toured South Africa and parts of Europe professionally since 1995. Sandy Bigara is a Creative and Performing artist as well, she is a Music Producer and produces fantasy pop music – similar to Bjork and Bon Iver. Sandy has run a children’s entertainment company since 2008, and with touring and working in partnership with the South African governments educational entertainment programs, Sandy has entertained over 1 MILLION children since 2009. She is based in Gosford on the Waterfront. Sandy will be performing some folksy children’s nursery rhymes. Visit here for more information.
Danelaw Medieval Society and Vanguard Re-enactment Guild are both independent re-enactment and Living History groups that have been operating for many years now. Based in Sydney and Wyee respectively they have performed at several events, fetes and fairs over the years. Both Groups are truly Multi period groups that specialize and focus on exploring the Culture, Arts, Arms, Armour and Combat from the early dark ages thru to the renaissance period. We have a wide range of members starting from the age of 12 up to the age of 60 and this also includes lady combatants. During our shows and displays we use real weapons and armour that are authentic recreations to portray a vast variety of warriors from a wide range of peoples and cultures throughout the Middle Ages. Our shows are designed to be both informative and exciting with a great blend of History and Action. There is certainly plenty of colour and good humour in our performances and Kids of all ages will appreciate us bringing some characters of old back to life!
Our members are always on hand and pleased to show you first hand our equipment at our static display, to answer questions and take photos. We look forward to entertaining you with our foot combat tournament and full history show during the day. We often interact with our audience and ask for volunteers to help us with our demonstrations. Always be sure to give us a good cheer for encouragement and we look forward to thrilling you all!
Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park are a small wildlife sanctuary located in Calga, just off the M1. At CCKDO, we will have a variety of native animals & reptiles for you to meet and the opportunity to purchase discounted entry tickets to the park. We are also delighted to be performing on stage with our reptile show at 10:30 & 2:30 on Stage 2.
Little Kickers and Little Rugby provide football, soccer, tag based rugby league and rugby union activities for children aged between 18 months and 7 years. At Little Kickers and Little Rugby we use these soccer and tag-based rugby activities as a fun forum to instil children with a little extra confidence, co-ordination, control and sense of camaraderie; which will stand with them in very good stead for the future. Guided by the likes of FFA qualified coaches, preschool teachers, child health specialists and pro-active parents, the Little Kickers and Little Rugby programmes are an ever-evolving quest to teach fundamental soccer and football techniques and elementary life skills in a vibrant, group play environment.
Obstacool is a course specifically designed for boys and girls aged 4-12. Run, jump, climb and crawl through a course consisting of pyramids, tunnels, tyre runs, stepping stones plus our mammoth 40m inflatable 'Big Bopper' which is an obstacle course in itself. The course is fun and safe and suited to all fitness levels as participants are encouraged to run at their own pace. One lap is NEVER enough!
Gotham's finest characters will be appearing at this year's KDO. A popular attraction yet again!
This animal farm is very hands on! New to Kids Day Out.
The NAMBUS is a former Sydney city bus donated to our association by the New South Wales Government so we can travel to schools in and around the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle regions, where we speak to Year 10 students about Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The NAMBUS is a 1979 Mercedes Benz Mk III city bus, which was converted into a mobile museum for use by our veterans. It was painted at the Bankstown TAFE and fitted out by students from Newcastle TAFE with display cabinets showing many artifacts and adorned with photographs of Australian servicemen and women in Vietnam. As well as an excellent diorama of the Cu Chi tunnels the bus contains display boards showing many other photographs of military personnel ‘at work’, together with additional military paraphernalia of the Australian conscription process and the Vietnam war, giving the students a sound understanding of the Australian servicemen and women's involvement in the Vietnam War for their modern history studies. The vehicle is owned and operated by the Vietnam Veterans’, Peacekeepers’ & Peacemakers’ Association of Australia, Central Coast Sub-Branch Inc. Further information can be obtained by calling 43444760 or from our website.
The Central Coast Mariners goal is to become the most innovative, entertaining and community minded sports brand in Australia. We regularly pledge our support to a variety of initiatives that we believe enhance not only our Club brand, but also the lives of people within the Central Coast community. We are the community club who call the beautiful Central Coast Stadium home. Join the Mariners on the oval.
I’ve been singing and performing since I was five years old. I’m passionate about music and I love sharing it with people. I was recently runner up in the Erina Fair Shine Competition. I’ve performed in the Central Coast Showcase for many years, as well as Youth In Performing Arts. I was also in the Central Coast Opera, Carmen. I love busking at markets and playing gigs wherever I can. Music is my life and it’s my dream to make a living from doing what I love.
Dance Nikki Webster offers classes in all styles and levels for students 2 to 17. We have three amazing studios in Leichhardt, Minchinbury and Erina on the Central Coast. We also offer students in yrs 7-12 the opportunity to complete Certificates I, II & III in Dance. With her own successful career to guide her, Nikki Webster decided to was time to teach and help the next generation of young performers. By sharing her expertize and bringing together the best teachers in Australia, dance @ Nikki Webster has become internationally recognized for producing stars for the Disney Channel; Ridley Scott Productions and more. We strive to provide unique workshops facilitated by some of the world's most renown teachers and choreographers - Sophia Lucia; Kamryn Beck; Tokyo; and National Institue of Performing Arts professionals to name a few. If you would like anymore information, please see us after the performance and get a timetable.
The JB Dance Show Team will bring a high energy performance to KDO. JB Dance has 22 locations over Central Coast with a fun & friendly environment, dedicated to creating quality dancers from beginner to advanced, from 18mths to adults. Head to our website if you'd like to try the first week for FREE.
BWDance operates studios at Point Clare during the week and Saturday mornings at Narara and will be celebrating their 10th year of operation in 2018 we cater for students aged from 2 and a half to teens. We offer Royal Academy of dance classical ballet, Glenn Wood Tap, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop ranging from just $5-50 with many performance opportunities including eisteddfods and exams, age appropriate routines and affordable costumes as well as a particular focus on good technique and safe dance practice as well as kind and caring teachers who will treat you like part of the family. Boys, girls and beginners are very welcome. Special classes are available for ages 2.5-5 years on Wednesday mornings at Point Clare, Sugarplum ballet and Jellybean jazz (parents welcome). As a special offer to Kids Day Out patrons please collect your 50% off your term fees for term 1 2018 (new students only, some conditions apply). Feel free to come and meet the teachers and ask what classes would suit your child for next year.
We teach worm farming, composting, arts & environment, about the trees, plants, birds & native animals around the garden.
Once again Pavier thrills us with their rides & amusements for young and old. Always a highlight at Kids Day Out.
Come and meet this lovable dog who has given so much joy to many children on the Central Coast and Newcastle.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Early childhood intervention service for babies and children diagnosed with physical and intellectual disabilities.
A leader in injury prevention with relationships with government, research and advocacy organisations.
BBMA MARTIAL ARTS
Be sure to visit the BBMA Stall where demonstrations of Martial Arts movements & skills occur during the day.
BRACKETS & JAM
Drumming workshops throughout the day. A drum circle is a great way for a community to come together, and to celebrate life.
KARIONG FIRE BRIGADE
See our Kitchen Fire Simulator showing what to do in the event of a kitchen fire. Talk to the firefighters and receive info on fire safety.
Stone & Sprocket
Rebecca has a wealth of experience specialising in early childhood, early intervention, primary school & adult learning.
Catherine & Kristine provide access to strategies & support to foster emotional & mental health of children, mothers, educators.
Calling all car enthusiasts! Come and check out Red Energy's Tesla S and Model X. Red Energy will have 2 cars on display.
Speech Pathologist and founder of Sign and Speak Australia and All Areas Speech Pathology since 2011
Our Connecting Place
From sleepless nights with a new baby, to toilet training, school issues, sibling rivalry, and more.
CC Disability Network
Since 1979 we’ve been bringing people and services together to promote possibilities for local people with disabilities.
Acknowledging the cultural differences of Aboriginal students and their families in the learning environment.
An Early Intervention service supporting children and their families through the DIR Floortime® approach.
Registered agency providing key worker and therapy support for children with developmental disabilities.
Moore Speech Pathology
With a passion for communication & feeding for people of all ages our services include assessment, therapy & training.
Donna is focussed on actively supporting families in their parenting roles and is a strong advocate for children.