If you’re looking to update your minis’ outfits and toy boxes but are looking for a cost-effective, eco-friendly way to do it, then we’ve found the answer. My Kids Market is the original and largest community market on the Central Coast to buy pre-loved babies and kids’ items, and it’s back on the Coast this April.

Plus, the market’s offering has expanded! It now has stalls with service-based businesses aimed at families and kids as well as local artisans selling everything from handmade booties and bibs to one-off hair clips and superhero outfits. 

You’ll find:

  • Gently loved clothing, including quality brands such as Seed, Jamie Kay, Wilson & Frenchy and more.
  • Tonnes of toys – trucks, cars, teddies, doll houses, toddler walkers and more.
  • Larger baby items such as strollers, port-a-cots, kids’ tables and chairs. Think brands such as Bugaboo, Safe ‘n’ Sound, and Mountain Buggy.
  • Handmade items – such as knits, bibs, booties, hair clips and superhero capes – by local artisans.
  • Stalls with local family and kids services.

It’s happening this Sunday 7 April at Bateau Bay PCYC and we have a special deal for our readers. Shopper entry is normally $5 (kids free), but if you mention Playing in Puddles upon entry you can “Bring a Friend for FREE”!


When: Sunday 7 April 2024, 9am – 12pm.

Where: PCYC Bateau Bay, The Entrance Rd, Bateau Bay.

Cost: Shopper Entry $5; kids free. Special offer for Playing in Puddles readers: Mention Playing in Puddles upon entry and you can “Bring a Friend for FREE”!

Age: The event is run by mums for mums and caters to all baby and kids’ needs – from pregnancy and newborns to approximately 10 years of age – and often older sizes too!

Shopper Tips: Get there early to find the best bargains! Plus, make sure you have the correct change ready for your $5 entry fee, or opt to pay via Square Pay. There is NO ATM at this market so please come prepared with plenty of cash.

Contact: To make a booking or for more information, visit the My Kids Market website or email [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mykidsmarketnsw
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mykidsmarketnsw/


My Kids Market runs across the state, and it visits the Central Coast twice a year (normally April and September). If you can’t make the Central Coast My Kids Market event, or if you simply can’t get enough of the shopping bonanza, check out the other dates for surrounding regions below:

Central Coast: Sunday 8 September 2024, 9am – 12pm.

Hornsby: Sunday 2 June and 3 November 2024, 9am – 12pm | Hornsby PCYC, Park Lane, Waitara.

Newcastle: Sunday 17 March, Sunday 21 July and Sunday 17 November 2024, 9am – 12pm | Newcastle Showground Exhibition Centre, Brown Rd, Broadmeadow.

Parents, here’s why you should sell your pre-loved kids and baby items at My Kids Market

If, like many families, you’ve gradually accumulated a bunch of kids’ clothes and toys that your little ones have now either outgrown or simply don’t use anymore, hosting a stall at My Kids Market has a number of fabulous benefits – here are just a few:
+ You’ll make some much-needed cash to put towards a family holiday, an evening out, or even use it towards shopping for some new items at the My Kids Market event!
+ Your kids’ wardrobe will be much neater and easier to sift through!
+ You’ll be giving another family the opportunity to enjoy your quality, pre-loved items as much as you did – a win-win for you, your buyer, and the environment!
+ Want to clear it all out in one fell swoop? My Kids Market supports We Care Connect charity by giving stallholders the opportunity to donate any unsold items they do not want to take home again, at the end of their Central Coast and Newcastle markets. So you can feel great knowing you’ll return home with an empty car.

Families can sell a variety of gently used items from clothes, shoes, and nursery items to toys, books, and unused gifts still in their original packaging.

It’s just $60 to host a pre-loved stall and the cost includes a trestle table and market insurance. Spots are limited, so don’t delay bagsing your space.

Business owners, you can host a stall too!

Business owners, did you know you can set up a stall at My Kids Market, too! Since the event relocated in early 2022, My Kids Market has evolved to EXPO-style proportions and now serves as a hub for local businesses to sell their handmade or boutique items directly to Central Coast families!

Shoppers love discovering and supporting local businesses and artisans, and this is a great way to show off your wares and services in person to local families.

Wondering what a business constitutes? Well, it’s anyone wanting to sell new or handmade goods, or who has a service-based business (even if you don’t have a registered business or an ABN). Here are some examples of businesses/artisans who have hosted stalls before:
+ Local artisans selling knitted beanies, cardigans, booties and bibs.
+ Local artisans selling handmade smocks, bibs, hair clips, earrings, hats, superhero outfits and more.
+ Service-based businesses aimed at families and kids.
+ Food stalls – think cookies, doughnuts, family meals, pies, etc.

It’s a great way to make in-person connections with your local community. It’s just $110 to host a business stall and the cost includes a trestle table and market insurance. To secure your stall, click here or email [email protected].

Header Image: From My Kids Market

This feature was created in partnership with My Kids Market


Founder & Editor

After working in print and online media for more than a decade, Katie launched Playing in Puddles in 2017. A mum of three young boys and local of the Central Coast, Katie loves discovering and sharing all that’s happening in our region.