About Wide Bay Kids

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Working with Community since 2012

If you're looking for community connection, family services, or something to do with Kids in the Wide Bay you've landed in the perfect spot!  We cover all things to do and what's on in Bundaberg and Fraser Coast with kids and for families.

Wide Bay Kids Community Inc is a community led not-for-profit social enterprise committed to connecting people living in the region with each other and services and business. We aim to improve the health, wellbeing, work and lifestyle outcomes of people living in the Wide Bay region by activating and implementing a range of community-led strategies across a range of services for a more connected cohesive community. 

WBK Values:

  • Families First
  • Meeting community where they are at
  • No judgement
  • Listen and consult community
  • Actively participate in local networks
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What we do

We connect businesses with people, we connect people to their community. We help businesses grow their social community profile. We start with a deeper understanding of what people really value, we meet people where they are at. We stay up to date with shifting attitudes and behaviours of our audience to create new opportunities for businesses to connect. We do this through our printed publications & digital marketing solutions via our website with social media platforms. We project manage place based  and people focused community engagement opportunities. We combine three powerful drives; media services, community connection and business consulting to create a sustainable, cohesive community where people connect and feel like they belong. 

We want to strengthen our community by creating awareness & enhance accessibility of information that supports families living in Bundaberg and surrounding region.  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 storytelling and publishing locally written articles and community engagement projects.  We facilitate diverse networks working together to build relationships between services to foster a philosophy of inclusive activities & services for all.

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How we started

Wide Bay Kids was founded in 2012 by twin sisters Angela Twyford 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 to use more easily.

Fast forward 11 years and Wide Bay Kids has transformed into a not for profit social enterprise overseen by a Board of Directors. The dedicated volunteers and parents and friends committee work tirelessly to provide services to include a website jam packed with information, events, activities, products, services and businesses.  

Our activities are 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.  Learn more about the community impact Wide Bay Kids has made over the past 11 years.

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Meet the Board of Directors

Angela Twyford

Angela - Secretary & Social Media Manager – Angela's background lies within the not-for-profit community services sector, having worked in various roles across charities in Queensland for over 20 years. Her passion is social media content creation and digital influencer marketing. Angela provides the strategic leadership to Wide Bay Kids across their multiple digital platforms.

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Joanne - Treasure & Community Partnerships.  Joanne graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology in 2018. She has over 30 years of experience within the Bundaberg business community. She understands and recognises the important role community plays in supporting business. Her passion is connecting families to businesses and identifying gaps in service using evidence-based frameworks. She uses her knowledge of people and her passion for research to strengthen community partnerships for Wide Bay Kids and stakeholders.

Gayle Reynolds

Gayle - Chair & Business Development. Gayle graduated with a Masters in Business Administration in 2021. She has many years of practical experience in marketing , advertising and sales. Her passion is business development and  is a social media gun! Gayle provide advice on advertising, sales and strategy direction of Wide Bay Kids.

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Linah Mountford - Wide Bay Kids Board Member. Linah is a passionate leader in the multicultural community in Bundaberg. Empowering women through many community based initiatives including Ol Meri Wantok. 

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Julian Dickie - Wide Bay Kids Board Member. Bundaberg local with a business background in tech, business growth, performance marketing, client experience optimisation and investment.

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Tanya Brierley - Wide Bay Kids Board Member. Tanya  has extensive experience and knowledge within real estate and property management industry with over 30 years working in the sector.  

Our Supporters

Our Supporters

At Wide Bay Kids, our partners help us connect our community with business and services in the region. They help us deliver programs and services that make meaningful, and magical events for families across the communities we serve. Without the ongoing support from organisations like Access Recreation and those listed below, Wide Bay Kids would not be the organisation it is today. We are incredibly grateful to our volunteers for their continued support of our vision and mission of connecting community to create a better Bundaberg.

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Advertise with Wide Bay Kids

Wide Bay Kids is a fantastic local site designed to inform Wide Bay parents and carers of fun things to do with their kids. Families can view information on local eventsfind parksfamily fishing spotslocal walks and bicycle tracks, find businesses and groups who offer services for families, share ideas on activities, craft , kids sportsboutique shopping, museumsmusic classes, toddler friendly fun & activities, free activities, activities for babies, holiday activities and lots more for Wide Bay children!

We are not a business directory, we are a collection of the best, most fun, activities, events, services and products for families in the Wide Bay.  We do not accept all requests to advertise so contact us to inquire.

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Georgina Bullock

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"Wide Bay Kids was an excellent resource for promoting our children's show 'Wilbur the Optical Whale' to the younger audiences of Bundaberg. With a great reach in the community and a passion for promoting diverse kids' activities, they were simply wonderful to work with. We will definitely be contacting them again when we are back in town in the future. Thanks, Wide Bay Kids!"

Jasmine Harris - Connections Play Therapy

Jasmine Harris

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"I chose to use Wide Bay Kids as the name and platform has a great reputation and following with families and community in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay region. Wide Bay Kids advertising also uses a range of platforms from printed to socials and this was a giant plus for me as a business owner. Wide Bay Kids advertising is great quality, and they know what is popular through current research, taking advantage of REELS and TikTok as a new trending platform"

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Nicole Van der Klugt

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"We have been advertising with Wide Bay Kids since 2012. We have had great success with the mix media approach Wide Bay Kids offers. The mix of website, social media and School Holiday Guide captures our audiences attention and engages new customers."