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Looking for family fun and kids' activities this Spring School Holidays? We have a full range of workshops and activities to keep everyone busy and happy from Saturday 29 September to Sunday 14 October 2018. Our programs make learning fun.

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

Blackbutt Reserve

Come along to our new mega-playground. The 60m-long playground - the city's biggest and best - features a ropes course, swings, an adventure tower and more.  Fun outdoor play for kids of all ages and abilities.  

Newcastle Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery will be running art workshops during these school holidays. Create your very own illustrated story book. Learn about book-making and photo montage in the concertina book workshop, inspired by THE 1818 PROJECT exhibition.  Workshops are $10 per child and suitable for ages 5-12. Bookings essential.  Find out more

Another workshop the children will  enjoy is 'Paint Pen Portraits'. A fun and experimental learning opportunity for creative kids.  Workshops are $10 per child and suitable for ages 5-12. Bookings essential.  Find out more

Newcastle Museum

These school holidays come and explore the depths of the ocean and encounter fantastical sea creatures.  Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, this family friendly exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his legendary submarine Nautilus and the world of wonders he lived in.  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, many of them free... check out our LEGO activities for ages 12-18. 

When are the next school holidays?

Summer 2018 school holidays - Saturday 22 December 2018  to Monday 28 January 2019.