Back by popular demand! At CC Kids Day Out this year, PAW Patrol stars Chase & Marshall. Together, they work hard to protect the Adventure Bay community believing, “no job is too big, no pup is too small!” All of the pups have special skills, gadgets and vehicles that help them on their missions – whether it be rescuing a kitten or saving a train from a rockslide. Airing on Nick Jr., the popular series features a curriculum that focuses on citizenship, social skills and problem-solving.
Exciting Trolls Show from Dreamworks, a first for Kids Day Out!
Explore, relax and indulge your senses this year in the Sensory Wonderland, an inclusive and accessible experience for all ages and abilities to enjoy! This magical space will provide a safe and relaxing place for families to take time out in a sensory friendly environment, designed to engage the senses in a calming and comforting way. Discover a magical world filled with illuminated colours, soft seating, calming sounds and aromatic scents created by local sensory artist Bliss Cavanagh of Happy Senses.
Open from 10-3pm this room will take up to 20 people at one time so a wait period may apply. This is so everyone can get the most out of the room we thank you for your patience, and hope you enjoy your experience.
Fur & Feathers Farm is a hands on petting zoo for all ages. We have only rescue, surrendered and orphaned animals. Sponsored by Little Miracles, get up close & personal with these furry friends.
Early childhood therapists and education specialists on hand for parents help and information ... visit here
Providing safety, education and awareness in a fun way. See Captain Wally from the Fun Engine, Brisbane Waters LAC & Kariong Fire Services.
Narara Rural Fire Brigade has been protecting the community for over 100 years. We will be supplying our Category 1 fire tanker & our display trailer, with Smoky the Koala making an appearance as well. We will be there to supply anyone with information on how to create a fire plan and the best course of action in case of fire.
Roving Entertainment for all the family, including Gotham's Finest characters, Healthy Harold, Big Dog, The Fun Engine, Fire Brigade & more.
Kite playing area.
CCKDO will be a great opportunity for us to engage with families in our local community. For kids we have a media trailer with kids activities/dress ups, SES Mascot (Paddy), SES rescue vehicles and flood boats. For adults we also have informative leaflets on Storms, Floods & Tsunamis, free giveaways (gloves, fridge magnets, wrist bands etc).
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.
Come meet the Walkabout Wildlife Park Team for a Wild Animal Encounter at Central Coast Kids Day Out. Interactive on-stage animal encounter with a variety of our backyard critters. More animal encounters available at our stand, plus your chance to purchase heavily discounted tickets to come and visit the park with the family. See you soon for a Wild Animal Adventure.
We want to make CCKDO as inclusive and welcoming as possible so this year we have added to the day with a Sensory Play Room as a space to unwind from the excitement of the day to let your children relax with some quiet activities you can make yourself at home. This is a room for everyone to come and enjoy. Don’t forget to check out our website for all the information you need to attend the day! Linkers work with people with disability aged 7 to 64 their family members and carers to support them with achieving their goals, hopes and dreams in their community. Ability Links will be providing the "Sensory Play Room" for a quiet retreat.
The role of the Family Referral Service is to assist vulnerable children, young people and families who do not meet the statutory threshold of “risk of significant harm” to access specific and appropriate support services in their local area. The intent is to prevent a difficult situation that a family, young person or child may be experiencing from escalating to a crisis requiring a statutory response from the child protection system. We have Child and Family Practitioners ready to engage with families and get them supported regarding any issue they may be experiencing (parenting issues, family breakdown, family violence, mental health, homelessness or health problems to name a few). The Family Referral Service on the Central Coast is run by the Benevolent Society. The Benevolent Society has been supporting people with disabilities, children, families, older Australians and carers since 1813 (as Australia’s first charity). It is not-for-profit and non-religious. To access our service call our intake line on 1300 006 480. Our service is free and voluntary. On the day we have an intake worker, a child and family practitioner and our housing worker ready to chat and answer any questions and to play some games with the kids.
Little Kickers and Little Rugby run Soccer and Rugby development classes for kids aged 18mths through to 7 years. We help kids reach major motor milestones and support their development through imagination based games. We are an active kids provider, meaning families can use their Active Kids Voucher with us. We have also introduced an exciting new badge system, in which the kids work towards a new badge every three months that highlights key learning outcomes.
Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia's leading multi-sport program for children aged 1.5-6 years. Our physio-designed program teaches children the fundamentals of 10 different sports and develops essential motor skills in a fun, non-competitive 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!
Coming up in the January school holidays, Madagascar Jr. will be presented by Gosford Musical Society Juniors. Based on the animated Dreamworks film, this bright and colourful musical is fun for the whole family. Enjoy a preview of a few songs from our show. To come see us in January, make sure to book on the Laycock Street Theatre website.
The aim of the Multicultural Resources Library is to promote cultural awareness amongst children and the community through education and play. We believe that children who learn about the world from a young age will grow with a better understanding of the world around them and the people who live in it. The Multicultural Resource Library is home to over 5,000 individual resources, available for loan to Early Childhood Professionals and Carers. These include music and musical instruments, books, stories, posters, props, home corner, dramatic play and dress-ups. Our operation presently takes place via our mobile resource library. Our van visits our GOLD members every 6 weeks throughout the year. The van purchase was funded by the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and now travels regularly throughout the Central Coast region, making our resources accessible to services.
There will be sporting displays of Medieval arms & armour & 2 combat displays with a brief intro of techniques, plus photo opportunities. Society members will be roving around during the day for meet & greets.
Life Education is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of childhood preventative drug and health education. For almost 40 years, we have taken our mobile learning centres and famous mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe to schools, teaching students about healthy choices in the areas of drugs and alcohol, cybersafety, nutrition, lifestyle and respectful relationships. The program reaches 300,000 children across NSW each year, with 44 mobile learning centres and 60 specially trained educators.
Popular with kids & adults of all ages, Gotham's Finest are back yet again.
Coast Shelter is the largest provider of emergency accommodation and support services for the homeless, those at risk of homelessness, as well as women, children and youth escaping domestic and family violence on the NSW Central Coast. Coast Shelter will be providing interactive activities with children and families on the day to raise awareness of the sheer amounts of children and youth seeking support, plus information on what to do if anyone finds themselves or knows anyone in a situation where they can be supported.
Dance@Nikki Webster is Australia's premier Performing Arts centre with 3 amazing studios, one of which in Erina
Charlie and Lian will be performing Miss Cape and Mister Hood this Sunday. Drama and Discovery is in its 15th year teaching kids from 5 to 16 stage skills including speech and drama. We are currently rehearsing Alice in Wonderland to be performed on December 15th at 3pm.
JB Dance brings together students from all over the Central Coast to perform in a fun and friendly environment. We have 17 locations all over the Central Coast! Our JB Dance Show Team will bring the high energy performance "Hairspray", inspired by the 60's themed movie, and we will also be showcasing other exciting new routines which will entertain everybody! At JB DANCE we are dedicated to creating quality dancers and cater for students from Beginner to Advanced Levels from 18 months as well as our brand-new adult classes! We are also committed to providing good quality tuition at reasonable rates to assist parents, we encourage a stress and pressure-free learning environment where students can learn at their own pace. If you would like your child to try their first week free or would like to enrol at one of our studios, please head to our website. Our classes are from $5.50. If you would like to chat with us, please come and visit us at our booth at CCKDO.
Meet members of the Peninsula Pacific Island Group who have performed all over the Central Coast in school and community events over the past 7 years, dancing traditional Tahitian, Maori and Samoan hula’s. We cater for students aged 4 to 18 and run our Group on Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 to 6:15pm at the Ettalong Scout Hall. Come visit us and receive your first lesson for free! If you fall in love with hula, one hour classes are only $8. Meet the real life Moana and have your very own photo taken with her and the Heart of Te Fiti. You may also get to meet Hei Hei if he can make it! Moana will be demonstrating dances over the course of the day for all the children to participate in. She will also have arts and crafts for you to enjoy including making your own Tiki bookmark, colouring-in competition and much much more.
Mad Cow Theatre is dedicated to enhancing a student’s life confidence through the playful yet disciplined dramatic arts. Our classes develop communication and creative skills as we assist our student’s confidence, focus, and self discipline to grow. The drama games and exercises we utilize develop a broad variety of physical and mental skills. Learning to respect each other’s strengths is the key to successfully developing a caring student who will look to succeed at bettering themselves in their life. See them at their stall and watch out for the “Roving Street Theatre”.
AFL NSW/ACT is the state controlling body for the code of Australian Football in NSW and the ACT. AFL NSW/ACT is responsible for the governance, administration, development and marketing of all aspects of Australian Football throughout the region. Game Development Staff on the Central Coast support Clubs in recruitment and retention through Coach Development, various in school and after school Programs and AUSKICK which is supported by both Senior and Junior Schools, whilst building strong relationships with the Community. Central Coast Junior AFL comprises of nine clubs from across the Central Coast of NSW. Competition age groups range from U9-U17 as well as U14/U17 Youth Girls.
Welcome to Central Allstars … the home of Allstar cheerleading on the Central Coast NSW. We are a family friendly club that offers a range of competitive and non competitive classes - for all ages and no experience is required! We have fully qualified and accredited staff that are here to make you shine! Cheerleading is an American style sport consisting of stunting, tosses, tumbling and dance. It is growing at a rapid pace and will be sure to bring out your personality and confidence! At Central Allstars you will be part of a family that will lift you higher and take you way beyond your years of Cheerleading! SEE THEIR DEMONSTRATION BETWEEN 10-11am ON THE GROUNDS.
Led by lead vocalist Sandy Bigara, supported by the Gosford Community Choir, the singers will perform an interactive set of well known and loved songs, with a magical musical instrument ensemble of performers from the audience. Playing a selection of acoustic percussion instruments like bells, triangles, djembe drums, tambourines and shakers, the audience based ensemble will turn this Singa Little Longa into a real live band! 'Playing with Kids' has never been this much fun!
Visit Bec and ask about behaviour guidance, building resilience, routine, rhythms & rituals, child development & nature play. Information for parents, fun for kids. Stone & Sprocket Professional Learning and Playgroups is a local family owned business that aims to support children, families, educators and anyone working with young children to reach their full potential in life and education. We are inclusive and dynamic in our approach to early childhood professional development and family support. We will have 3 mini stations at our stall: Mud facepaint (crushed ochre and water with mirror) on the ground; Tic Tac Toe (a game of noughts and crosses using stones and sticks) on a mat; Small world fairy house with soft puppets on mat.
Unified voices equals strength! VOICCD help people find their own voice by promoting the breaking of barriers, empowering self advocacy & instilling confidence, enriching lives of people with disabilities, relating through an inclusive unified community & strengthening & supporting self-advocacy skills.
MMAD is a Central Coast based charity that runs music and dance programs all over Australia. Our charity exists to provide young people with the opportunity to be believed in and make positive choices. STREET DREAMS - Street Dreams is an early intervention dance and mentoring initiative delivered by MMAD across 15 different areas of NSW, QLD, VIC & SA. Street Dreams inspires over 400 children and young people each week to realise their potential, connect with positive community networks and improve their health and wellbeing through dance.
Aboriginal experiences with Tim Selwyn. Tim is a Ngiyampaa/Wiraduri man who has a strong connection to his country and culture. He lives acccording to Aboriginal lore, which is thousands of years old. His love of this lore/culture and it's continuation is reflected by the way he shares it. He offers authentic interactive aboriginal experiences, including acknowledgement to country, smoking ceremonies, singing and dancing, story telling, crafting, facepainting and bush tucker.
Cute hands on for young and old, always a popular attraction at Central Coast Kids Day Out.
Once again Pavier thrills us with their rides & amusements for young and old. Always a highlight at Kids Day Out.
The Fun Engine
Visit Capt Wally in the Community Education Bus, a house simulator that shows dangers around the home.
Come and meet this lovable dog who has given so much joy to many children on the Central Coast and Newcastle.
CC Women’s Health Centre
Holistic health, counselling, domestic violence support, anxiety management, self-esteem, yoga, massage & coffee mornings.
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.
Stone & Sprocket
Rebecca has a wealth of experience specialising in early childhood, early intervention, primary school & adult learning.
Donna is focussed on actively supporting families in their parenting roles and is a strong advocate for children.
Speech Pathologist and founder of Sign and Speak Australia and All Areas Speech Pathology since 2011
We aim to provide an environment that’s an extension of home, whilst promoting their individual sense of identity and capabilities to succeed.
An Early Intervention service supporting children and their families through the DIR Floortime® approach.
Key worker & therapy support for children with developmental disabilities. Look out for Mother Goose!
Information stall & fishing game. 2 shell wading pools (no water) with magnetic fish & rods.
Neighbourhood Centre's "Time Out" sensory tent, learn, play, make friends, school holiday programs, Eco Garden.