School Holidays

Activities throughout January 2021

Reset for 2021 these school holidays and start the New Year right with fun activities for all ages. 

Whether it’s cooling off at one of our local pools or beaches, or escaping the heat to join in fun events and activities at our cultural facilities, you’ll be spoilt for choice for ways to enjoy summer in our beautiful city! 

Kids and teens will relish the opportunity to channel their inner Rockstar at Newcastle Art Gallery in response to works of art on display in the summer exhibition WE CAN BE HEROES: A backstage pass. Over at Newcastle Museum, discover where art meets science in a unique Cyanotype workshop exploring the world’s first photographic process. 

Get hands on with Newcastle Libraries and enjoy the vast range of activities and workshops on offer, from digital displays to VR demonstrations and beyond, or escape the heat at Civic Cinema in air-conditioned comfort while enjoying movies for all ages on the big screen. 

There are also plenty of outdoor options to keep your holidays action packed! Explore Blackbutt Reserve and feed the friendly critters or enjoy a picnic with a view and a bit of history at Fort Scratchley.

There’s no limit to the amount of fun you can have this summer, so grab your family and friends and dive in to make your own itinerary. You can start planning your holidays now with a range of free and bookable  options from our cultural facilities. 

You can start planning your holidays now with a range of free and bookable options from our cultural facilities. Visit the School Holidays web page for more ways to RESET for 2021!  


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