What are you doing with your October long weekend in Newcastle? With three days of rest and recreation up our sleeves this long weekend we thought it was our duty to give you some tips on where the best places are to spend it. We’ve got you covered for the afternoon and evening, the rest is up to you.
Saturday 4th of October
AFTERNOON: Head over to Lambton pool to cool down with the kids. The complex features an aquatic playground, a diving pool and tower, an awesome water slide and lots of grassy areas for you to kick back an relax with a few treats from the kiosk. Adult Admission is just $5.20 and $4.20 for children.
EVENING: Take in a movie at the legendary Regal Cinema in Birmingham Gardens. They’re showing Magic In The Moonlight at 7:30pm on Saturday evening. A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. All tickets are just $7 and include snacks and light refreshments.
Sunday 5th of October
AFTERNOON: Murray’s Brewery at Port Stephens has been celebrating “Hoptoberfest” for the last four weeks and it reaches its peak this long weekend with local band Sugar playing blues and funk on Sunday from 12 noon. Entry is free, the brewery tour will set you back a few bucks though, and we also advise you to book a spot to avoid disappointment.
EVENING: We’re Novocastrians, we love our footy. So why not take in all the action of Sunday’s NRL Grand Final with a few mates, a couple of drinks and a few snacks at The Depot in Hamilton. They have 5 big screen to watch the game on all 3 levels of the restaurant. There’s also some live music planned for after the game with Jason Singh from Aussie rock band TAXIRIDE. Oi Oi Oi!!!
Monday 6th of October
AFTERNOON: Grab a double scoop from Kiwi Ice Cream and take a walk along Newcastle beach. It seems like a simple thing, but over and over again we hear people saying it’s one of their favourite things to do when they’ve got an afternoon to kills.
EVENING: If you haven’t experienced City Evolutions Monday evening would be the perfect time to take a self guided tour through Watt Street’s history with a series of interactive light projections. Parking is available in the surrounding streets, plus, there is parking available in the Bolton Street Car Parking Station. For more information and interactive maps visit http://cityevolutions.com/