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July School Holidays in Newcastle

03 Jul 2023 - 16 Jul 2023

It might be hard to believe, but the July School Holidays are just around the corner.

If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids and grandkids entertained, you’ve come to the right place because this handy guide is bound to give you plenty of inspiration.

It doesn’t matter if your little ones are curious about craft, science, theatre or just generally getting out and about for some general school holiday fun. There’s plenty to see and do right across Newcastle

Also remember to head here for everything happening around you. 

Newcastle Winter Fun Fest

Nobbys Beach Reserve
Thurs June 29 to Sun July 16

Winter Fun Fest 2023 promises a thrilling winter extravaganza featuring an abundance of excitement and entertainment for the whole family!
Get ready to lace up your skates and glide across the enchanting ice rink, where you can showcase your moves or simply enjoy the thrill of skating with friends and family

Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr

Civic Playhouse
Fri 7 July to Thurs 13 July
For the first time ever in Newcastle, Hunter Drama is so excited to bring Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. to the stage. This production is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo.
Featuring memorable songs such as Just Keep Swimming, Fish Are Friends Not Food, and Go With the Flow, Disney's Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.

Dr Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat

Civic Theatre
Tue 4 July

Yikes the school holidays are coming!  What to do with YOUR Thing One and Thing 2??!!

Here’s an idea..! Bring the whole family to ‘The Cat in the Hat’ for an experience they’ll never forget… The story has been around for over 50 years and kids still love it… just like you did!

Newcastle 1899

Fri 7 July - Sun 9 July
Newcastle Museum

Here’s one for the junior trainspotters!

For over a decade, noted modeler Ross Balderson and a small group of fellow enthusiasts have worked together to create a stunning representation of the Newcastle Railway station precinct in 1899. This miniature work of art built to N scale (1:60) is complete with a bustling harbor filled with historically accurate ships and steam trams chugging their way up and down Scott Street.

Unleash the Ninjas

Mon 3 July - Fri 14 July
Ninja Parc Newcastle

These school holidays let the kids try out their ninja skills in a safe and fun space under the expert guidance of coaches.

Ninja Parc Newcastle will be running 3-hour, fully supervised school holiday programs for kids aged 6 – 14 years throughout the school holidays – and you might even get the chance to train with former Ninja Warrior competitor, Jason Mitchell.

Regardless of your ninja skill level, the school holiday program is a great activity for kids of all ages and is scaled to suit all abilities. 

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