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Looking for family fun and kids' activities this Summer School Holidays? We have a full range of workshops and activities to keep everyone busy and happy from Saturday 22 December 2018 to Monday 28 January 2019. Our programs make learning fun.

For all the details check out our  Summer School Holidays brochure (pdf).  Printed brochures will be available at each of the locations listed below.

Blackbutt Reserve

Come along to our new mega-playground. The 60m-long playground - the city's biggest and best - features a ropes course, swings, an adventure tower and more. Fun outdoor play for kids of all ages and abilities.  
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Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery will be running art workshops during these school holidays. Workshops are $12 per child and suitable for ages 5-12. Bookings essential.

Create your own art apron, inspired by the 49 new works of art on display in the exhibition THE ERSKINE PLEDGE. We will use a range of pattern techniques, exploring colour and developing unique results. 
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In the style of artists Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy, children will use wooden beads, coloured yarns and strings, and pops of paint pen colour to create a geometric necklace of their own design.  
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Newcastle Museum

Question and explore science at its broadest through exciting programs, events and new interactives to spark the scientist in everyone through the Supernova Summer of Science on from 10am to 5-m until Sunday 24 February.

Newcastle Region Libraries

You'll find it all at the Libraries these school holidays! We have activities and workshops for all ages and interests, many of them free... check out the full listing on our website. Find out more

When are the next school holidays?

April 2019 school holidays - Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April 2019