Savvy ways to survive the school holidays in Newcastle

It’s that time of year again – already! Summer school holidays in Newcastle mean you need a quick list of fast, easy and budget-friendly ways to entertain the kids.

Fun, free and cheap kids activities around Newcastle that will fit your budget

Free and creative library fun

Check out the awesome free kid’s activities hosted by Newcastle Region Libraries.

  • Activities include creating sun catchers and superhero outfits, beach, wildlife and superhero themed story time sessions, movies, yoga, cartooning and making shell mobiles.
  • These and many other fun and free or low cost kid’s activities will be at Newcastle library branches. These include Hamilton, Wallsend, Stockton, New Lambton, Beresfield and Lambton Park.
  • Check out the What’s On section of the City of Newcastle website for full details and bookings for all of these great activities on during the school holidays in Newcastle.

Get arty

Let the kids explore their creative side at Newcastle Art Gallery.

  • Their school holiday workshops run from Monday to Friday for two weeks during the summer school holidays in Newcastle.
  • Guided by gallery educators, the kids can enjoy lots of low-cost arty fun!
  • Suitable for kids aged from 5 to 12 years, bookings are just $10.
  • Check the Newcastle Gallery’s website for program and booking details.

Go wild

Get the kids off their devices and into some active outdoor fun at Blackbutt Reserve in Lew Lambton.

  • Although the new Richley Reserve playground is still under construction, the wildlife arena at Carnley Avenue is still open for fun!
  • Enjoy the reptile show for just $3 and don’t miss the feeding times and information talks for the koalas, wombats, birds and nocturnal animals.
  • The kids can also enjoy feeding the emus.
  • The playground at the Carnley Avenue entrance is ideal for kids aged from 6 to 10 years. Let them enjoy exploring the interactive musical instruments and activities.

Active outdoor fun for free!

Celebrate summer in the Hunter region! Wear the kids out with some active outdoor fun.

Need some extra school holiday cash?

  • If you need a fast small cash loan to help see you through the school holidays in Newcastle, City Finance understand and are here to help.
  • Just pop in and visit our friendly staff at our Mayfield branch, or give us a call today on 1300 10 10 44.
  • You can also apply online today!