School holidays... love or hate them... here's some ideas to stay entertained!

Newcastle Museum is always a popular activity spot for kids of all ages. It has a soft play area for the little ones and interactive science area and science shows for the older ones.  These school holidays they have a really fantastic spiders exhibition on which runs until April 29. The museum is open everyday in the holidays between 10am and 5pm. 

Blackbutt Reserve has started back up with its reptile shows and they run daily at 11am. My kids are always happy heading to Blackout to walk through the exhibitions and play at the playground. Pack the mozzie repellant!

Hunter Wetlands Centre will again run their art sessions, reptile encounters and geese feeding and there are also bush skill sessions for the kids to get involved in. Again, pack the mozzie repellant here too!

Movies on these holidays include, A Wrinkle in Time, Early Man, Peter Rabbit and Sherlock Gnomes. 

Old favourites of mine include:

  • bowling
  • ice skating
  • laser tag
  • go karts
  • Holy Moly mini golf at Charlestown Square
  • Time Zone
  • Flip Out or Revolution
  • Oakvale Farm
  • Shark & Ray Centre
  • Hunter Valley Zoo
  • Megamania
  • Fairy Garden at Broadmeadow