Parents Getaway

Join us at the Parents Getaway Cafe this coming January.

While your children have a great morning of activities and adventure with the Summerfest kid’s program, you can sit down, relax and enjoy coffee, fresh food and informative talks.

This year the Getaway Cafe will host a number of professionals and experts talking on a range of parenting, family, health issues and real life stories. Here is what we can look forward to:


Mel Hayde – Author and Teacher

Terrific Toddlers to Teens   

Practical tips on seeing your child move from a terrific toddler to an awesome teenager.
Mel is an author, passionate mother and high school teacher with Masters degrees in Education and Counselling.

Extended Q&A with Mel Hayde

Stay around for our second session and get your parenting questions answered.


Mark Hadley – Journalist, Scriptwriter, TV/film Producer

How Hollywood’s culture consumes our kids.

Hollywood is a multi-billion dollar industry that’s in the business of delivering audiences. But how does its picture of the world shape your child’s mind? Scriptwriter and producer Mark Hadley unpacks Hollywood’s latest story-lines and shows us how to strengthen our kid’s resilience.

Extended Q&A with Mark Hadley

Mark will be sticking around for the second session to answer your tricky media & kids questions.


Meg McClintock – Dietician and Nutritionist 

Mealtime battles and fussy eaters.

You know what’s good for your child to eat, but HOW do you get that fussy 3 year old to see the light?  Meg is an experienced dietician/nutritionist who will give you some great tips on how to end those mealtime battles.

Jaime Beveridge – Personal Trainer

Practical workouts for busy people.

Getting the right amount of exercise is important, yet so many people don’t have the time or energy for complicated workouts. Jaime is a Personal Trainer with heaps of experience in getting regular people into useful exercise routines.


Jacob Strickling – Science Teacher        

Make Learning Fun 

With over 10,000 subscribers, Jacob is a Youtube star with his crazy “Make Science Fun” channel. Now with 2 books to his name, and making a return visit from last year, he has a passion for inspiring parents to make learning fun.

Interview with Michelle     

From horror to hope.  

A real life story of dealing with a parent’s worst nightmare. Michelle is a mum of three. She  lives on the central coast with husband Adrian and works locally for a bank.


Jez Reynolds – Pastor EV Church

DIY Religion?

In a time of The Block and House Rules, what would Jesus say about building our own spiritual life?Jez is a pastor at EV who leads the Life series where we get to dig into questions about God, Jesus, the Bible and life.

Q&A Panel

Challenge our panellists with your curly questions.


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