School Holidays

Looking for family fun and kids' activities these School Holidays? We have activities for all ages to keep everyone busy and happy from Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July 2019.

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

Blackbutt Reserve

Bring the kids out to the Wildlife Arena to check out the daily reptile show at 11am, then get the kids to make their favourite clay creatures with Crafty Creatures, weekdays at 1pm and 1:30pm.  Come and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Blackbutt Reserve. And don't forget to head over to Richley Reserve to check out our mega 60m-long adventure playground, featuring a ropes course, swings, an adventure tower and more. Find out more

Newcastle Art Gallery

The Gallery is running art workshops suitable for ages 5-12 throughout the school holidays, inspired by the current exhibitions. Come in to try your hand at sculpture or tissue paper painting, or pop in for Art Cart. The cost is $12 per child and bookings are essential. Find out more

Newcastle Museum

Join in the fun as we sleuth our way through the holidays. Workshops on spy and detective work are available during the holidays. We also have Science shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Find out more about this and other activities happening at the Museum over the holidays.

Newcastle Region Libraries

Get creative with a stack of art, craft and making at the libraries these school holidays. We have activities for all ages and interests, and many of them are free.
Find out more

When are the next school holidays?

The July 2019 school holidays are from Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July.