School Holidays

Looking for family fun and kids' activities in the Spring School Holidays? We have a full range of workshops and activities to keep everyone busy and happy from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 8 October 2017. Our programs make learning fun.

For all the details check out our Spring School Holidays brochure - you can download it from the box at right. Printed brochures are available at each of the locations listed below.


Blackbutt Reserve

Come visit Blackbutt Reserve during the school holidays! Although we are unable to hold Junior Ranger fun days during the construction period for a fantastic new visitor space on the Richley Reserve side, we encourage everyone to use our facilities at Carnley Avenue. Head to the wildlife arena for a reptile show, learn about all the animals during their daily feeding times and more! Find out more

Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery will be running art workshops during the school holidays inspired by current exhibitions KILGOUR PRIZE 2017 and MAZIE KAREN TURNER. Choose from Mad Heads clay characters workshops in Week One or Magic Blueprints cyanotype printing in Week Two. Even better,
try your hand at both! 

Worlshops are $10 per child and suitable for ages 5-12. Children will engage in fun-filled activities that teach basic art techniques. Bookings essential.  Find out more

Newcastle Museum

These school holidays come and have a splash around the science of water as our free Museum
Express science shows look at things wet and wild. Free! However shows do fill up, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Or join in for some Amusement Park Mayhem with Lego - kids learn about axles, engineering and touch on Newton's laws as they explore the Ferris wheel. $15 per child.  Find out more

Newcastle Region Libraries

You'll find it all at the Libraries these school holidays! We have activities and workshops for all ages and interests... check out our new youth activities for ages 12-18.

Come along to school holiday storytime, get up close with reptiles, make your own Bonsai plant or create a garden mobile, or join in for a family bush dance. Find out more

When are the next school holidays?

Summer (Dec - Jan) school holidays - Saturday 16 December 2017 to Sunday 28 January 2018