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Sarah Russo3 years ago

Keep the kids entertained and out of your hair this school holidays!

Young kids are always on the go. Our kid-friendly activities will help keep your kids occupied and out of trouble throughout the school holidays. Whether they have friends over, or you are looking for some new ideas, these activities will keep them amused for hours.

Fun Activities For Kids At Home

DIY Cubby House & Cave 

This is a great way to make use of any extra large boxes you may have stashed in your cupboard. Set-up a large box so it is standing on top of some laid out newspaper (or in the backyard) and cut out spaces for windows, and a flap for a door. The kids can then spend the day decorating their cubby house with kid-friendly paint, crayons and craft materials.

If you don’t have any boxes, create a cave using blankets and pillows over a table or suspended between chairs for hours of indoor camping fun. You and your kids can let your imagination run wild!

Cardboard cubby house


Have a Teddy Bear Picnic

Pack up some sandwiches, snacks and drinks and lay out a large blanket in your backyard. Have your children bring their favourite (and washable) teddies or toys outside and have them play for hours with their creative pals.

BONUS: While they play, you can enjoy some ‘me time’ in the sun!

Teddy bear picnic


Homemade Pizza

Get your kids involved in lunch or dinner with some delicious homemade pizzas. Lay out some premade pizza dough, or flat bread and some dishes with your family’s favourite pizza toppings. Let the kids place the toppings on their pizza and put them in the oven for them. They will love eating their yummy creations!

This is also a great way to have your kids learn more about tasty vegetables and add their favourites to their own pizza.

Homemade Pizza


If the kids have driven you crazy indoors, visit this super fun, kid-friendly Coffs Harbour game centre.


Tabatinga Family Fun Centre

Phone: (02) 6658 0924

Address: Bray Street Complex (next door to the cinemas), Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Bring the kids to Tabatinga Family Fun Centre so they can explore the many games and activities on offer. Their services include:

  • Glow in the dark mini golf, soft play climbing frame & free playgroup
  • Cold drinks, hot food, coffee
  • Kids & adults birthday parties, as well as Christmas parties

Your kids will have hours of fun discovering the delights of the themed jungle gym, glow in the dark mini golf and play rooms. Check out the Tabatinga LocalSearch page and treat your kids to something special.


While the kids are enjoying some supervised fun, head to a local Coffs Harbour café and coffee shop to have some quiet time.


DarkO Espresso Bar & Café

Phone: (02) 6652 5522

Address: City Centre Mall, 82A Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Open 7 days a week for breakfast, brunch, lunch and snacks, the DarkO Espresso Bar & Café is the perfect spot for some well deserved down time. Their services include:

  • Gourmet snacks such as sandwiches, wraps & salads
  • Specials include seafood lunches, soups & healthy burgers
  • Homemade cakes & desserts 

Offering vegetarian and gluten-free options, the DarkO Espresso Bar & Café has something to satisfy every craving. For more information on tasty treats available at the DarkO Espresso Bar & Café, visit their LocalSearch profile.


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