The July school holidays are just around the corner, and there’s no shortage of exciting activities and events to keep the kids entertained and engaged in Newcastle.
Whether you’re looking for indoor adventures or outdoor fun, our guide has got you covered.
Below you’ll find our top five picks for keeping the little ones entertained these holidays.
JUST… LIVE ON STAGE!
Andy Griffiths’ universally celebrated book series JUST will finally land on stage in a dazzling production that will vividly and hilariously bring the stories to life.
JUST … LIVE ON STAGE from Red Line Productions sees the much-loved books – written by Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton – mashed together in a theatrical rodeo that rides into Cessnock for the July school holidays.
With everything from invisibility pills and mudmen, to vomiting dogs and death-defying balloon rides, this won’t be for the faint-farted (or the faint-hearted). This love letter to the powers of imagination will remind us that all it takes is just a little determination.
TUESDAY, 11 JULY 2023
10:00 AM & 12:30PM
CESSNOCK PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Escape Reality Newcastle
If you’ve never experienced an Escape Room before, the school holidays are a perfect time to do it!
Solve puzzles and overcome challenges with your family in this unique real-life experience. Escape Reality Newcastle have a special beginner Pirate-themed room with young kids in mind and three other rooms for families seeking something slightly more tricky! Our personal favourite is Alcatraz!
Book now to avoid disappointment!
ESCAPE REALITY NEWCASTLE
4 CROWN ST, NEWCASTLE NSW 2300
Escape Reality Central Coast
For the puzzle fans, Escape Reality now has four brand new experiences in Tuggerah, Central Coast!
Our personal favourite is their new family-friendly Jumanji-themed room! Immerse yourself for an hour in this incredible, fun and challenging experience as you and your family solve puzzles, overcome challenges and leave as heroes! If you’ve already completed their new Jumanji room, make sure you try your luck in their Ancient Egyptian or Game of Thrones-inspired rooms.
Book your family adventure today!
ESCAPE REALITY CENTRAL COAST
4/15 ANZAC RD, TUGGERAH NSW 2259
Newcastle Winter Fun Fest
Newcastle Winter Fun Fest is coming to Nobby’s Beach Reserve during these school holidays.
Prepare for a day filled with icy delights and thrilling adventures that will leave you wanting more.
Get ready to glide across the ice with the Ice Skating rink, perfect for both beginners and seasoned skaters. Enjoy the exhilaration of Winter Fun Fest Rides that will have you soaring through the air and laughing with delight. Don’t miss the performances by the talented Little Scallywagz, who will entertain with their music and dance routines. And of course, satisfy your taste buds with a wide selection of delicious Food & Sweet Treats to keep you energized throughout the day.
NOBBY’S BEACH RESERVE
29 JUNE – 16 JULY
BUILD YOUR BUSINESS: A workshop for entrepreneurial kids
A fun and interactive workshop where kids will work out their own businesses based on their passions.
In this workshop, kids will discover what skills entrepreneurs have.
Participants will identify their ‘big idea’ and develop a business plan, then learn about target markets, budgeting and ways to advertise. We will practice how to pitch the business, goal setting and so much more!
SATURDAY, 15 JULY 2023
9:30AM TO 12:30PM
SEEN@SWANSEA, 228/ 234 PACIFIC HIGHWAY