School Holidays

There is a great range of activities for children of all ages during the January school holidays in Newcastle. For all the details check out our school holidays brochure.

Blackbutt Reserve

Newcastle Permanent Junior Ranger Fun Day - Aquatic Action!
Richley Reserve comes to life with a feast of school holiday activities including junior ranger arts and crafts, face painting, critter encounters, boat making/racing and jumping castles.

Tuesday 19 January 2016, 10am-12noon
Richley Reserve (off Freyberg Street, New Lambton)

Free event, no bookings required. Parental supervision is compulsory and children must wear fully enclosed shoes. Find out more

Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery will be running art workshops during the school holidays inspired by the Mambo: 3Ø1 years of shelf-indulgence exhibition. Children will engage in fun-filled activities that teach basic art techniques. Check out Newcastle Art Gallery what's on for all the details. Find out more

Newcastle Museum

Inspired by the exciting new exhibition Tyrannosaurs Meet the Family, the Museum's Summer school holidays program is all about dinosaurs! Fees vary for programs and entry fees apply for the exhibition. Find out what's on and book in early! Find out more


Newcastle Region Libraries

Check out the Illuminating Science exhibition at City Library or enjoy stories, songs, craft and movies at your local library. See the school holidays brochure for event details or visit the what's on page.
Find out more

Civic Theatre

The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Wednesday 20 January, is the perfect theatre adventure for kids these school holidays! Book your tickets now or find out more.

When are the next school holidays?

Summer holidays - Monday 21 December 2015 to Tuesday 26 January 2016
Autumn holidays - Monday 11 April 2016 to Friday 22 April 2016