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School holidays

There are a great range of activities for children of all ages during the school holidays in Newcastle.

Download the Summer 2014/15 school holidays brochure PDF  (1.5Mb).

Blackbutt Reserve

The theme of the Summer Newcastle Permanent Junior Ranger Fun Day is aquatic action, with fun craft, interactive games and critter displays on offer. Kids get a free ice block!

  • When: 9.30am to 11.30am, Tuesday 20 January 2015
  • Where: Carnley Avenue Reserve (off Carnley Ave, Kotara)
  • Cost: Free

Call 4904 3344 for more information.

Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery will be running exhibition-inspired workshops and tours during the school holidays. Children will use paint pens, glue, paper, fibre and fabric to create works of art! Bookings are essential. Check out Newcastle Art Gallery what's on for all the details.

Newcastle Museum

Step back in time and experience the Permian Monsters exhibition and Summer of Science activities at Newcastle Museum. Find out what's on and book in early!

Newcastle Region Library

Go on a summer adventure at your local library with lively performances, fun workshops, craft and movies. Check out the school holidays brochure for event details or visit the what's on page.

Make a splash!

Jump into Beresfield Pool for some giant inflatable fun. See the brochure for dates and times or visit the website

Australia Day

Celebrate Australia Day at Fort Scratchley or head to Honeysuckle precinct for family friendly entertainment from 10am. 

New Year's Eve

Family friendly entertainment kicks off at Honeysuckle precinct at 4pm on New Year's Eve. Enjoy live music, children's activities, great food, aerial displays and finish off with the 9pm fireworks.

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Contact us

City Administration Centre
282 King Street
Newcastle NSW Australia 2300

Tel: 02 4974 2000