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FAMILIES GUIDE

Avoca Beach Rock Pool

Located at Avoca Beach. 

The Entrance Ocean Baths

The Entrance Pelican Feeding

 

Pelican Feeding is the Central Coast’s most popular tourist attraction and operates 3.30pm daily, 365 days a year come rain, hail or shine.

The pelican feeding attracts tens of thousands of families back to The Entrance where they get an entertaining and educated commentary about the pelicans, bird and marine life and general information about the area.

Just over twenty years ago, the pelican feeding started by accident when staff from a local fish and chip shop would throw out scraps. It became such a ritual that whenever the staff were late in throwing their scraps out, the pelicans would cross the road and come up to the shop to be fed.

One of the main objectives of the pelican feed is to keep an eye on the pelican’s medical conditions as many have hooks and lines tangles up in their gullets, wings and other parts of their body. The feed is a chance for the co-ordinator to assess their well being. It’s certainly an amusing show to come and see.

http://theentrance.org/entrance-pelican-feeding/

Vera's Water Garden the Entrance

 

Vera's Water Garden is always a hit with children, who can dangle their feet in the wading pool, run through the water sprays, and climb over the brightly coloured fountains. 


Vera's Water Garden offers ample seating with shaded areas and free WiFi so parents can just sit back and relax while the children play. Situated right on the foreshore next to Memorial Park, The Entrance.

http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/central-coast/wyong-area/the-entrance/attractions/veras-water-garden

Aqua Fun 

Choose from a huge selection of exciting and modern pedalboats, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards for hire. If you can’t decide which one, you can try them all!  

No bookings required for casual hire.  Just turn up.  We have plenty of equipment

Opens September

 

 

http://aquafun.net.au/

Erina Fair Shopping Centre

Erina Fair is the largest shopping centre on the Central Coast and has been servicing the region since 1987.

Erina Fair has the widest shopping choice on the Central Coast with Myer, Kmart, Target, Big W, Best & Less, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi plus over 300 specialty stores.

When you've done the shopping, we have a wide variety of leisure and entertainment options in The Hive including an 8 screen Hoyts Cinema, the Erina Ice Arena, a variety of restaurants, a playground for the children and a comprehensive schedule of fun activities on the Hive Stage.

Centre Hours

  • Monday

    9:00am – 5:30pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00am – 5:30pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00am – 5:30pm

  • Thursday

    9:00am – 9:00pm

  • Friday

    9:00am – 5:30pm

  • Saturday

    9:00am – 5:00pm

  • Sunday

    10:00am – 5:00pm

For more information http://www.erinafair.com.au

Tree Tops Adventure Park

At the TreeTop Adventure Park enjoy various climbing challenges in the trees and flying through the air on zip-lines. You’ll be thrilled by the challenge of making your way around the beautiful native forest on the agility courses, rope bridges and zip-lines set high in the trees.

More than a hundred challenges including 20 zip-lines or flying foxes are in the park. Four courses are available for children as young as three and include four flying foxes. A belay safety system keeps children safely attached so they can focus on climbing, swinging, leaping and flying.

The Treetop Adventure Park is in the Ourimbah State Forest on the NSW Central Coast and is open daily, except Christmas Day. From Sydney, the drive north to the park is 80 minutes. You can travel by train from Sydney to Wyong station and change for a six-minute taxi trip to the park

Opening times vary depending on the time of the year: September 19 to April 26, 9am to 6pm; April 27 to September 18 Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm and weekends 9am to 4.30pm. Reservations are recommended.

 

For more information:

www.treetopadventurepark.com.au

Amazement Farm and Fun Park - Tuggerah

From magical mazes to friendly farm animals and many more amazing attractions and activities on offer. Amazement Farm and Fun Park is a tonne of fun for the whole family. Explore their multiple magical mazes, friendly farm animals: bunnies, guinea pigs, mini goats, sheep, mini cows, ponies, alpacas, emus, chickens and more.

There is also the bird sanctuary area, scheduled shows, yard activities, sporting games, giant board games, kids playground area, mini kids bike track and bikes, the big barn café, picnic areas and much much more. Also catering for special occasions, group bookings, school excursions and farm stay accommodation.

 

The Farmstay accommodation tariff from AUD225 a night covers a family of four and you can enjoy free access to all areas and farm activities at Amazement during your stay. Family members are welcome to join in the farm activities including feeding the animals if they wish.

For more information: www.amazement.com.au

ESS - Stand up Paddle Boarding Terrigal lagoon

Stand up paddle boarding is fast becoming a popular sport, being one of the best ways to keep fit, it’s a total body workout with many local fitness groups adding flat water paddling to their program.

Clinics & Demos Available

 

Join the fun with one of our stand up paddle board clinics at Terrigal Lake or our Open water Clinics from Terrigal Beach.

Our trained instructors can take you through a basic introduction to SUP, teach you the basics and have a stack of fun along the way doing races, learn techniques and play games. A SUP Clinic or Demo Day is the perfect idea for Groups or Birthday parties for up to 30 people.

Our Clinics cover an introduction to SUP, we provide regular flat water fitness classes and we offer advanced SUP technique training for all ages and all levels of ability.

We are open on weekends, school and public holidays Call for mid-week sessions.
Other ideas: Staff Xmas Parties, Corporate team building days, Sports Team training sessions.

Bookings are essential – use our booking form or CALL our Store on (02) 4365 2355

http://esspaddleboarding.com.au/

Glenworth Valley Horse Riding

Horse Riding Sydney and Central Coast

Glenworth Valley has over 200 quality horses, allowing them to cater for the exact needs of all riders. There friendly staff will select a horse to suit your riding ability, from gentle horses for beginners to more challenging horses for experienced riders. Individual instruction is given to all riders prior to departure and roving supervisors are on hand to assist riders if required. Visitors to Glenworth Valley have the option of free-range riding or guided riding. 
 

Guided horse riding

 

Guided horse riding is suitable for riders of all abilities, with no previous horse riding experience required. Instruction on control and management of your horse is given before leaving the yards and a professional and friendly guide will accompany you on your ride. You will be shown the features of the area while riding and once you feel proficient and confident with your horse you may be able to leave the group and explore the valley at your own pace.
 

Free-range horse riding

 

Free-range horse riding is available for experienced riders who feel confident with their horse and who wish to explore the valley at their own pace. All riders are given instruction on control and management of the horse before leaving the yards to ride wherever they like without a guide. In order to go free range riding we like you to have ridden at least 50 times before however the final decision regarding rider experience and ability for free range riding rests with the Yard Manager on the day. 
 

Lead pony rides

 

Lead pony rides are available for children aged 3 to 12 years old, for 1 hour. An adult is required to lead the pony/horse from the ground. For children under 5 years old, 2 adults are required; one to lead and one to walk beside. Up to 2 children can share the lead pony in one hour (one at a time).

For more information visit http://www.glenworth.com.au/horse-riding 

Australian Reptile Park

Meet Australia’s friendliest and deadliest creatures at the Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. Among the mammals are echidnas, platypuses, koalas, dingoes, kangaroos, gliders and bilbies. There are opportunities for hands-on experiences.

The deadly creatures include crocodiles, snakes and spiders. You’ll enjoy shows with reptiles, koalas, Tasmania devils and spiders, including the daily milking of deadly funnel web spiders. The venom is used to produce life-saving antivenin.

The awarding-winning park, which also milks deadly snakes for life-saving antivenins, is an hour north of Sydney by car. You can walk with Hugo, a giant Galapagos tortoise. On weekends and public holidays are thrilling venomous snake and crocodile shows.

Behind-the-scene tours and animal encounters are available. In Somersby on the Central Coast, the park is open 9am to 5pm daily, except Christmas Day. Bus companies such as AAT Kings and Grayline offer tours from Sydney that include the park.

 

For more information:

www.reptilepark.com.au