School Holidays

Looking for family fun and kids' activities in the Autumn School Holidays? We have a full range of events, workshops and exhibitions to keep everyone busy and happy, from Saturday 8 April through to Sunday 23 April.

For all the details check out our Autumn School Holidays brochure - you can download it from the box at right. Printed brochures will be available at each of the locations listed below after 1 April 2017.

Blackbutt Reserve

Newcastle Permanent Junior Ranger Fun Day - Nature Adventure
Join us for outdoor fun and adventure including jumping castles, environmental activities, craft, games and critter encounters.

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 11am to 1pm
Richley Reserve (Freyberg Street, New Lambton)

Free event, no bookings required. Parental supervision is compulsory and children must wear fully enclosed shoes. Cold drinks, coffee and sausage sandwiches will also be available for purchase. 
Find out more

Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery will be running art workshops during the school holidays inspired by current exhibitions. Choose from Swimming Self Portraits in Week One or Paper Toy Boats in Week Two or,
even better, try your hand at both! 

Workshops are suitable for ages 5-12. Children will engage in fun-filled activities that teach basic art techniques. Check out Newcastle Art Gallery event calendar for all the details.

Newcastle Museum

Have some school holiday fun for all the family with free Science Shows exploring the world around us. We will excite you with explosions, make you curious about the working of all things great and small, and take you into the fascinating world of chemicals.

Free! However shows do fill up, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. 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 11-18.

From family movies to Lego master builders, storytime to SMART bots, we have a full range of activities for the family to enjoy. Our new youth workshops include Stitch your selfie, CSI workshop and writing your own fan fiction. Find out more

When are the next school holidays?

Winter (July) school holidays - Saturday 1 July to Monday 17 July 2017