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Where To Take The Kids These School Holidays

Everything from bowling to ice skating, we have you sorted

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Looking for ideas to get the kids out of the house this school holidays? HUNTERhunter has found plenty of activities to keep your kids entertained this autumn holidays.

Oakvale Wildlife Park
Head up to Salt Ash and discover an endless menagerie of Australian native, domestic farm and exotic animals such as koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, goats, sheep, rabbits, alligators and ostriches. Plus many, many more.

Just a 35 minute drive from Newcastle the kids will love this immersive experience. Grab a food bag and feed the free-range animals wandering around the park, bottle feed the goats and lambs and hand feed the kangaroos. Or time your visit to coincide with the daily Koala Encounter, the Reptile Encounter or the Dingo Encounter.

Bring the swimmers, as there's also Splash Bay, an outdoor fountain splash park.
Over the Easter weekend they have some egg-tra special activities for the kiddies.

Oakvale Easter Egg Hunt including prizes and bunning patting
20 & 21 April
Where: Oakvale Wildlife Park
Cost: General Admission $28.50 per adult, $16.50 per child (3-16 yo), family passes available
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Glitter Fest
Charlestown Square's Centre Court is bringing glitter to town. Daily glitter fun runs from 11am - 2pm 

Sat 13 - Sparkle makeovers for girls and boys, glitter craft workshop & our sugar fix lolly cart
Sun 14 - Colour, create than shake with Glitter Globe Craft
Mon 15 - Glitter craft making workshop
Tue 16 - Glitter cupcake decorating with Fifi le Femme
Wed 17 - Glitter craft making workshop
Thu 18 - Glitter Slime making workshop - BOOKED OUT

Tales Tuesday
Where: Newcastle Museum
Cost: Free
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Dullboy's Social Co.
Bowling, dodgem cars, arcade games. Dullboy's Social has it all.
Where: Warners Bay
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Revolution Sports Park Newcastle
What do you call a trampoline park, a bubble soccer field and an inflatable field section? Revolution Sports Park, that's what!
Where: Maryville
Cost: $10-35
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Hunter Ice Skating Stadium
Where: Warners Bay
Cost: $15
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CoastXP Adventure Tour
Experience the breathtaking coastal scenery of Newcastle, with pods of resident dolphins, seabirds, turtles and other marine life.

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Westfield Kotara School Holiday Planner
There are heaps of activities on these school holidays at Westfield Kotara, including:
Guitar Hero Live 23-28
Scooter & Skate Classes 24 & 27
Everything Football Skills Workshops 15-18 & 23-24
Harry Hartog Storytime 17
Grill'd Kids Burger Masterclasses 16, 17, 23, 24, 26
Live Music on the Rooftop 18, 20, 27
Free Face Painting 20 & 26
Arcade Fun 13-27
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Go Carts Go
Where: Broadmeadow
Cost: $50
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Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox | 24 - 28
Where: Playhouse Civic theatre
Cost: $35.65
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Earth and Space Kids Workshop | 13
Where: The Creator Incubator, Hamilton
Cost: $35
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Dinosaurs and More
Where: Hunter Wetlands Centre
Cost: Free with Wetland entry
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Forage, Flowers and Fold Workshop | 14
Where: Hudson Street Hum
Cost: $65
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Wizard of Oz Arena Show | 26
Where: Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Cost:  from $49
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Blackbutt Reserve
Bring some lunch and have a picnic alongside the wildlife at Blackbutt Reserve.
Where: Kotara
Cost: Free
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Ninja Parc Holiday Clinic
Ninja Parc is guaranteed to keep the kids entertained for hours with their special holiday ninja sessions.
Where: Genesis Gym Cooks Hill
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Where: Charlestown Square
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Spring Loaded
There is a gymnastics class for everyone at Spring Loaded.
Where: Gateshead
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Pulse Climbing
Get your heart racing at Pulse Climbing Adamstown.
Where: Adamstown
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Cats and Dogs, All at Sea | 27
Photography of pets at sea will be on show at South East Exhibition Network space.
Where: Seen at Swansea
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3 Oakvale Drive
Salt Ash 2318
02 4982 6222
Everyday 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day)
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