School holiday activities for kids on the Central Coast

Central Coast Documentary Family Photographer

I know this wet weather has been getting people down, especially those with small people at home, slowly driving their parents up the wall. We’ve been away camping this past week and noticed that the weather never impacted the activities our kids wanted to do. They wanted to go surfing in the rain? Sure let’s do it. Bike riding through muddy puddles? Sounds like messy fun. Kids are resilient, they’re happy to get outside and be active, regardless of the weather. With that in mind, here’s some outdoor activities that my kids love to do, rain, hail or shine.

Winnie Bay Bushwalk

Winnie Bay Copacabana Avoca

My kids love a wander down the stairs from Copa to Winnie Bay. Mal the bird man was stoked to spot a Regent Bowerbird during one of our walks. Josie prefers exploring the rockplatforms and discovering shells.

rock hopping Winnie Bay

Surfing at Umina

surfing umina beach

Umina is the perfect learn to surf spot on the Central Coast. Long, gentle waves are just right for beginners. The shallow break means that little ones that aren’t that confident can safely wade out to be part of the fun.

kids holiday activities central coast

Little Beach

bushwalk to little beach central coast nsw

The kids love this bushwalk. The track is only a 10 min stroll through rainforest. If the tide is right they’ll have a swim in the rockpools once we get there. Otherwise the love just walking around the rock platforms.

Swimming at Little Beach Bouddi National Park

Saratoga Waterfront

Saratoga NSW

Tree climbing, walking along the rock wall and looking for jellyfish in the shallows, my two love a wander along the Saratoga waterfront.

Tree climbing Saratoga Waterfront

So that’s a few of our favorite things to do during the school holidays. Rug up, grab your rain coat and gum boots and get amongst it. Being outdoors is good for small people (and grown ups too!).

Sal's Surf School

Central Coast Documentary Photographer

I was pretty stoked to be able to take some business photos for Sal of Sal's Surf School at Umina. It was a blustery day when I headed down to Umina with my underwater housing and the kids in tow. As a high school PDHPE teacher Sal has an excellent background of managing groups of children and her explicit teaching instruction ensured all the kids were up on their feet and surfing in their first session. It was a great vibe on the beach and in the water. Sal and her partner Rhee were so accommodating of all the kids with their different ability and confidence levels. A great day out was had by all.

Sal's surf school kids lying on boards Umina Beach Photography Central Coast NSW
Kids dragging surf boards into the water Umina Beach Central Coast NSW
Little boy surfing Umina Beach Central Coast NSW
Dad pushing son over a wave at Umina Beach Central Coast NSW
Getting ready to catch a wave Sal's Surf School Umina Beach
Girl surfing Umina Beach