The Central Coast has bucket loads of fun activities for toddlers and preschool-aged children. We know that parents of young children are always on the lookout for things to do with their little ones where they can learn, explore and most importantly, play in an age-appropriate environment that’s safe and secure.

Whether it’s during the week when older siblings are at school, when meeting up with other parents of young kids, or on the weekend when enjoying family time together, we’ve found a tonne of awesome toddler-friendly activities and attractions across the Central Coast that are guaranteed to keep younger children entertained, while parents can relax knowing they are happy and safe.

Term Time Kids’ Classes

Ready Steady Go Kids Sports Classes

Specifically designed for kids aged 18 months-6 years, these cool classes from Ready Steady Go Kids will introduce your young children to five different sports throughout the term.

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Locations: Erina and Charmhaven

Ripples Mini Basketball Program, Niagara Park

2 – 5 year olds will learn some cool ball skills while practicing their coordination and burning off a tonne of energy at Waves Basketball’s introductory program, Ripples!

Location: Niagara Park

Kinder Circus Classes with Roundabout Circus

Roundabout Circus’ Kinder Circus classes are for children aged 2-5 years and their parents. Kids will explore a series of awesome circus games and activities where they’ll develop improved balance, coordination, and concentration along the way.

Location: Wyoming

Early Childhood Music Classes at Central Coast Conservatorium of Music

Central Coast Conservatorium of Music Online Kids Classes

Toddlers and preschoolers will jump, shake, roll, crawl, and bounce in these fun music classes for youngsters! They’ll experience music through songs, storytelling, puppets, and games while musical concepts are explored.

Locations: Woy Woy and Gosford

Toddler and Preschooler Classes with Dance Nikki Webster, Erina

Dance Nikki Webster offers fairy ballet, movers & shakers, and tumbling tots (acrobatics) classes for little ones aged two to five years.

Location: Erina

Woy Woy Judo Club

Little ones can start their Judo journey at the “Tiny Cow Uchi Judo” classes with Woy Woy Judo Club. This fun class caters to tots aged 3-4 years. 

Location: Woy Woy

Attractions to Visit with your Toddler or Preschooler

NetWorld at TreeTops, Ourimbah

Kids aged 1+ will love this network of interconnected spaces where they’ll get to bounce around while enjoying a heap of fun games with gigantic inflatable balls!

Location: Ourimbah

Play Time at Kincumber Indoor Sports, Kincumber

The Play Time area is packed with huge inflatables, cubbies, ride-ons and toys – perfect for toddlers and children under seven.

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Location: Kincumber

Erina Ice Arena, Erina Fair

Young kids will love donning their ice skates and learning to lose the wobbles as they glide around the freshly refurbed ice rink in Erina!

Location: Erina

Flip Out, Gosford

Tots under 5 can now safely bounce, play, and explore the awesome new toddler area at Flip Out trampoline park in Gosford!

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Location: Gosford

Art Barn Plaster Painting in Gosford

Tots will each get their own palette of paints, brushes, and a painting apron to explore their artistic side decorating a selection of cute ornaments.

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Location: Gosford

Inflatable World, Charmy Indoor Sports, Charmhaven

Known to Coasties at ‘The Land of the Jumping Castles’, little ones won’t know which inflatable to jump on first!

Location: Charmhaven

Gosford Regional Gallery and Edogawa Commemorative Garden, Gosford

Two young boys feed the koi fish at the Edogawa Commemorative Garden and Gosford Regional Gallery.

Toddlers and preschoolers will love exploring the winding paths of the Japanese garden and feeding the koi for just $2 per bag of fish food!

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Location: East Gosford

Mini Mania at Gosford RSL, Gosford

Kids 0-5 can monkey around at the Mini Mania play area while parents enjoy a cuppa or feed at the Brasserie!

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Location: Gosford

Vera’s Water Park at The Entrance

A sculptural sea horse sprays water at children at a Vera's Water Garden.

A favourite haunt for summertime play when it’s just too hot to do anything else, this brightly coloured mini water park is an oasis of fun for toddlers and preschoolers.

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Location: The Entrance Foreshore

Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Terrigal

See Port Jackson sharks, handle shells, paint pelican plasters, look at shark teeth under microscopes, and watch a cartoon about sea dragons!

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Location: Terrigal

AquaFun at Avoca Lake

Hire paddle boats, kayaks, and stand-up paddles boards at AquaFun at Avoca Lake – the perfect way for families to cool off from the summer sun!

Location: Avoca

The Giving Farm, Jilliby

Young children will delight in picking blueberries straight from the bushes and visiting the farm animals at The Giving Farm in Jilliby.

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Location: Jilliby

Thomas Train and Carnival at The Entrance

The Pelican Express train drives along the Esplanade at The Entrance

Visit The Entrance on the weekend and jump aboard the Pelican Express – a small blue ‘Thomas the Tank’ train that circles the Entrance’s foreshore.

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Location: The Entrance Foreshore

Amazement Farm and Fun Park, Wyong Creek

At the Amazement Farm and Fun Park, there’s heaps of fun to be had meeting the animals, as well as exploring the hedge mazes, bird sanctuary, giant board games, and kids playground!

Location: Wyong Creek

Toddler Pool and Splash Park, Woy Woy

Children can cool off during hot weather as they dodge the tipping buckets and water spray canons in a zero-depth, water play area that’s lovely and safe.

Playing in Puddles visited; click here to see our review.

Location: Woy Woy

Australian Reptile Park, Somersby

Toddlers will love patting the kangaroos, watching the crocodiles being fed and seeing the lizards out for their regular walk at The Australian Reptile Park!

Location: Somersby

More Activities to Enjoy Every Day

Find Toddler Classes on the Central Coast
From music, dancing, and singing to sports, martial arts, and circus – you’ll find tonnes of awesome toddler classes in your local area!

Fabulous Toddler Parks on the Central Coast! Discover them here!
Find parks perfect for toddlers – parks that are fenced, have accessible play equipment, toilets, soft-fall surfaces and even better – shade!

Animal Attractions, Farm Tours, Wildlife Parks, and Zoos!
Find places where little ones can pat kangaroos, meet goats, ride horses, and collect chicken eggs!

Central Coast Indoor Play Centres
Whether you’re trying to escape the heat or taking refuge on a rainy day, you’ll find a heap of indoor play options for toddlers here!

Bike-paths and Scooter Tracks for Young Children
Discover toddler-friendly bike paths and scooter tracks on the Central Coast here. We promise they’re just perfect for little legs and training wheels!

Summer at Macmasters Beach

Family-Friendly Beaches on the Central Coast
Find the best Central Coast beaches for families – for their ease, their beauty, and their coffee!

Central Coast Playgroups


Looking to join a local playgroup? Playgroup NSW has a directory of playgroups that are being run all over the Central Coast. Head to their website to find details on a playgroup near you!

LOCATION: Central Coast wide


The Gosford Presbyterian Church Community Playgroup meet up fortnightly on a Tuesday at 10am during the school term. Meetups take place at local parks where little ones can run around and play while parents and carers enjoy catching up with other grownups! To find out more about the next meetup, visit their Facebook page, or send a message through their website.



Wild Child Playgroup is an outdoor bush playgroup located on the north Central Coast and is perfect for parents of toddlers and preschool-aged children who love to spend time exploring outside in the fresh air. These groups run every Friday at 9.30am and focus on nature-based, all-weather play experiences for children aged 0-6 years.

LOCATION: Various locations across the Central Coast