Central Coast Council releases busy April school holiday program of events

LEARN HOW: Central Coast Council's April school holiday program features a magic circus workshop at The Entrance. Picture: Aaron Brown
LEARN HOW: Central Coast Council's April school holiday program features a magic circus workshop at The Entrance. Picture: Aaron Brown

Central Coast Council has released its April school holiday program which features plenty of live entertainment, art and sporting activities for residents at the top end of the Coast.

The program includes events at Toukley Aquatic Centre, The Entrance, Bato Yard, Norah Head and Jilliby.

Council's connected communities director, Julie Vaughan, said council's school holiday program was fast becoming a popular go-to resource for locals and visitors.

"Council runs and supports many quality events and activities right across the Coast for our community and our school holiday program delivers one of the largest and most diverse programs available this April," Ms Vaughan said.

"The program, available online, is designed so you can easily identify activities suitable for your children, and register for them. It is also updated each school holiday period with new events so you can bookmark the page on council's website and come back to it time and time again for the latest information.

"We are delighted to continue making it easy for the community to stay entertained and plan for the upcoming holiday period."

For kids in the northern suburbs of the Central Coast, highlights of the program include.-

  • pelican feeding daily and amusement rides at The Entrance waterfront;
  • Central Coast Series Skate Scooter, BMX and WCMX Competition, at Bato Yard, The Entrance, on Saturday, April 13;
  • Drop the Beat DJ workshops and ukulele workshops at the GOATS (Going Off At The Swamp) Family Festival, San Remo, on Sunday, April 14;
  • cupcake and cookie decorating workshop, at Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance, on Monday, April 15 (and other dates);
  • Green Living Kids workshop with sprouts, seeds and seedlings, at Buttonderry Waste Management Facility, Jilliby, on Monday, April 15;
  • magic circus show, at Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance, on Monday, April 15 (and other dates);
  • inflatable obstacle course and holiday specialist swimming clinics to develop freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, starts and turns, at Toukley Aquatic Centre, on Tuesday, April 16 (and other dates);
  • swish basketball clinic, at Lake Haven Recreation Centre, on Tuesday, April 16; and
  • rock pool rambles, at Norah Head, on Wednesday, April 17.
LIVE MUSIC: The GOATS (Going Off At The Swamp) Family Festival will be held at San Remo on Sunday, April 14. Picture: Supplied

LIVE MUSIC: The GOATS (Going Off At The Swamp) Family Festival will be held at San Remo on Sunday, April 14. Picture: Supplied

The April school holidays run from Monday, April 15, to Friday, April 26.

Mayor Jane Smith said Council wanted to support local families to care for and entertain the children during the school holidays.

"We have options for families looking for full-day supervised activities right through to quick activities for just an hour or two," Cr Smith said.

"Having a single place where the community can find a wide variety of free and ticketed events means you can spend more time having fun with the family and less time researching."

View the full program at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/schoolholidays or follow the Facebook event discussion @CentralCoastCouncil

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