2014 School holiday activities in Newcastle

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With school holidays in full swing, we continue our quest to keep your young ones occupied. Today we feature some great events in Newcastle that will keep any kid entertained… At least for a day.

School Holiday Activities at the Newcastle Museum

Night Sight

Come explore the Museum at night by head torch. You’ll be amazed how different everything looks!


Be an entomologist for a day and create life-like insects out of recycled materials with artist Ken O’Regan.

Meet T-Rex the Dinosaur

T-Rex will be roaming the Museum and happily posing for photos. It may only be a puppet, but it sure does have big teeth!

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Bring your favourite bear and get buzzzzy making bees and flowers together.Free entry. Craft tables and facepainting $2 each.

Science Show

Find out about balloon powered toys including a hovercraft. Learn to amaze your friends

School Holiday Activities at the Newcastle Art Gallery

Torchlight Tour

Grab a hot chocolate and listen to stories of Mimih Spirits around the Gallery campfire before making art and touring exhibitions by torchlight.

Art Workshops

In week one, make paper chandeliers and structural forms. In week two make Mimih Spirit puppets.

Art Cart

A free hands-on art making experience every weekend for children of all ages.

For bookings to these activities call 4974 5100

NAIDOC Week holiday activities from July 7 – 11

Craft at City Library

Drop in and enjoy indigenous craft activities; Weave a wedge-tail eagle totem, create an indigenous environment plate and learn about bush food.

Activities and workshops

Get creative! Make NAIDOC week inspired sculptures, bead and shell jewellery, banners to decorate the library and woven animal sculptures. Hear Awabakal stories.

Junior Ranger Fun Day

To coincide with NAIDOC week, children will learn about Australia’s Indigenous culture through craft, games and interactive activities.

Date: 11am – 1pm, Tuesday 8 July 2014

Location: Richley Reserve, top flat (Freyberg St)

No bookings required. Compulsory parental supervision. Children must wear fully enclosed shoes. Free sausage sandwich for children only, $1 each for adults. Drinks available for purchase. For information call 4904 3344 or visit www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au

For a full time table, venue and pricing information please download the Newcastle City Council’s July 2014 School Holiday Program – http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/239789/School_holidays_JULY_LR.pdf

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