What better way to spend a lazy weekend morning than browsing the bargains at your favourite market? The Central Coast is home to an array of excellent markets. From monthly markets to seasonal markets, such as the Central Coast Christmas Fair, no matter what your tastes, you are sure to find something to suit you.
Avoca Beachside Markets are well-known throughout the area as the premier artists and musicians market on the Central Coast. Drawing the best creative talent in the region, the markets are the perfect showcase for local artists' work. Held on the fourth Sunday of every month from 9am-2pm at Heazlett Park, the markets offer live music, a wide selection of international food, excellent stalls, and a backdrop of the beautiful Avoca Beach.
Held in the same location on the first Sunday of the month is Avoca Beach Growers Market, 8am-12pm, where you will find a wide range of locally-grown produce.
Looking for a bargain? Head down to the Terrigal Lions Club Car Boot Sale, on the first Sunday of the month at Terrigal Lagoon Reserve. If you're looking for something for the kids, check out Terrigal Baby & Kids Market, held on quarterly Sundays at Bridgecoast Stadium.
If you love Christmas, then you will love the Central Coast Christmas Fair! Held each December, it is the largest outdoor Christmas event on the Central Coast. You can find arts and crafts stalls, international food stalls, Christmas produce and gifts, an outdoor cinema and a kids zone, you may even see Santa.
Get lost in the labyrinth at Amazement! A fun day out for all the family, Amazement has mazes, a games courtyard, sandpits, a wild wood walk, and cute and cuddly animals in Bunny World. Feed and brush the friendly emus, alpacas and ponies, explore the grounds, bring a picnic for lunch, or pop into Cafe Amazement or the Gourmet Games Cafe.
Explore the Central Coast's stunning hinterland on horseback at Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures at Peats Ridge. Australia's largest horse riding and outdoor adventure centre, Glenworth Valley offers free or guided horse riding tours, four-wheel motorbike tours, abseiling, and kayaking on the Hawkesbury River, Central Coast or along Popran Creek. The park also provides camping, BBQ and picnic areas.
Day at the Races
Set your heart a-flutter with a day at the races! Head out to Gosford Racecourse and cheer for your horse as it thunders across the finish line, have a drink in the bar, and enjoy something to eat at any of the snack bars, cafes, or in the Horsewalk Grill and the Brasserie Dining Room.