We aim to connect the Wide Bay region by providing information for families to find local services, businesses & events. Information is available free (print and online) with original content written & photographed by volunteers about topics of interest to regional families.
What we do
Wide Bay Kids distributes printed publications & operates a website with social media platforms.
We want to strengthen our community by creating awareness & enhance accessibility of information that supports families. We provide opportunities for members of our community who may not be connecting with services or who are socially isolated to receive information & make decisions about participating in activities.
We promote the local area & encourage participation by documenting the Wide Bay Region through blog articles. We also facilitate networks working together to build relationships between services to foster a philosophy of inclusive activities & services for all families.
How we started
Wide Bay Kids was founded in 2012 by twin sisters Angela Stedman and Gayle Reynolds. The team started with a Facebook Page Wide Bay Kids by collecting information from across the web and posting it in one spot, so families could find things to do and services more easily.
Fast forward almost 7 years and Wide Bay Kids has transformed into a not for profit incorporated organisation overseen by a Board. Our services now include a website jam packed with information, events, activities, services and businesses.
Our amazing website is funded through advertising or sponsorships, working collaboratively with community organisations to collectively engage with our community by supporting local outreach projects, children’s events and much more!
The future is bright! Wide Bay Kids is all about big ideas and family fun in the Wide Bay. Take a trip with us!
Meet the Volunteer Management Team
Angela – Community Partnerships. Has a background in business management, events and sponsorship management as well as marketing and public relations. Angela is the person you will meet at the community events we manage. She is responsible for making sure our community events calendar is up to date and also responsible for the production of our quarterly school holiday pocket guides.
Gayle - Advertising and Sales Manager. Many years of practical experience in marketing and advertising and is a social media gun! Gayle provide advice on advertising, sales and strategy directions.
Joanne – Website & Facebook Manager. A single mum to two, recent psychology graduate, and big sister. Jo loves showcasing our great region and helping families reconnect with all the fantastic things to do in our local area, especially the free stuff! Jo is responsible for taking most of the photographs that appear on our website.
We are not a business directory, we are a collection of the best, most fun, activities, events, services and products for kids in the Wide Bay. We do not accept all requests to advertise so contact us to inquire.