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Six great things to do to see off the school holidays

  • 13 April 2023

The school holidays are well and truly upon us now and if you’re scratching your head thinking of ways to keep your kids entertained you needn’t worry.

That’s because there is a literal trove of things to do right across the city. From exploring Newcastle’s many playgrounds, parks and reserves to satisfying curiosity at our museum and libraries, there is something happening for kids of all ages during these school holidays.

Here are just six fun things to keep the little ones entertained. 

Gums to Bums
Thursday 13 April / Tuesday 18 April / Thursday 20 April
Newcastle Museum

Are you a supertaster? Where do you digest your food?  How long are your intestines?
This free science show will answer all those questions and more!
Touch a real stomach, test your tastebuds and help make some poo, with Catherine the scientist and Mike the anatomical manikin! Hilarious fun for all ages, so don't miss it!

School Holiday Kids Party
Saturday 15 April, Wednesday 19 April, Saturday 22 April
Wallsend Rotunda

Join in all the fun with two hours of games, singing, dancing, magic, stunts, giveaways and more.
The Little Scallywagz and the Pretty Amazing Jono will keep the kids captivated in what promises to be the school holiday party to end all school holiday parties! 

Mini Music Makers
The Station Newcastle
Wednesday 19 April

Here’s one for the musically-minded in your brood.

Tailored specifically to kids aged 4-7 years old, this workshop will feature percussion and rhythm-based activities, singing, games and more.

If you’re looking for something that’s jam packed with learning, fun and new friends, this is the workshop for you!

Virtual Reality

Thursday 13 April / Thursday 20 April

Immerse yourself in an exciting 3D environment with games such as Beat Sabre and Vader Immortal, get creative with Tilt Brush and enjoy the chaos with Job Simulator. Use your body and hands to interact with your own virtual world for a unique and fun experience.
Strictly for ages 13+ 

Holiday Workshop: Force + Motion 
Wednesday 19 April
University of Newcastle

At this fun, hands-on STEM workshop for primary school students from years 3 to 6, your curious kids will investigate how objects move, and why objects stay still.

They will also explore gravity, magnetism, and the forces of flight!

Workshop activities throughout the day include a hands-on exploration of magnetism, designing, making and testing towers, rockets and parachutes  and SMART’s interactive Force and Motion Science Show.

The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe 
Until Saturday 13 May
Young People’s Theatre

Young People’s Theatre presents The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as the second production in their special 75th anniversary season.
Four children who wander into an incredible country through an old wardrobe and help the country return to summer.
In the incredible land of Narnia, they make friends with the frightened forest people who have almost given up hope for the return of good King Aslan, their true ruler.