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Holiday Fun For Kids In Newcastle NSW

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School holidays are coming up in NSW, here are some fun activities you can do to keep the kids occupied in Newcastle…

Clip and Climb at Ninja Park Newcastle

Cost: $17 a child per 1 hour session. (Only 20 kids in each session – Bookings essential)

We had a ball at Clip and Climb! The kids are given a safety briefing at the beginning and taught how to clip on to climbing walls. As the sessions are capped at 20, there are plenty of walls and opportunities to climb all of the walls. Parents can climb too or there is a coffee shop on site as well. Make sure you take plenty of water as it can get quite hot in there.

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Richley Reserve Adventure Playground

Cost: $4 parking

We packed a picnic lunch, and set off for an adventure in the park. This brand new purpose built park has clearly defined areas for children of all ages. Lots of climbing and giant slides. There are plenty of shady spots to spread out your picnic blanket or there are shelters with tables for those who chose. BBQs are available at no cost. There are also toilets located close by. On the other side of the park there are animal enclosures with daily animal shows.

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Speers Point Pool

Cost: Family $16

There are 3 pools including a toddler splash pool. This was a favourite for us this summer as they have certain days when they have a giant inflatable for the kids to play on. There are several grandstands and tables as well as ample grass space to set up your picnic rug. There are BBQS if you wish to cook your own lunch as well as a kiosk and café.

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Newcastle Museum

Cost: Free

The Newcastle Museum is another family favourite. There is a hands on science area for all ages! Kids are able to lift full size cars, play with electricity, learn about earth quakes and outer space! There are a variety of other exhibits including transport, Newcastle Now and the BHP Coal exhibit. There are self guided tour options or you can do a tour with one of the museum staff. There are café options or take a walk along the beautiful Newcastle Harbour side and take in the views.

Newcastle locals, what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the upcoming school holidays with your kids. There’s so much to do in your town.

Written for mumspo by Shelley Sneath.

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