5 fun things to do these Easter holidays in and around Newcastle
With the Easter holidays fast approaching it's time to have a look what we can get up to these holidays in Newcastle.
1) Head to the beach! Any beach really, take buckets and spades, towels, some change for ice-creams, a camera and enjoy your precious family time!
My kids always complain that they don't want to go to the beach but once there they have the best time! Bar and Merewether Beach are fantastic for exploring rock pools on low tide, Nobby's is great for wandering around and watching the big ships come in accompanied by the little tug boats and at Dudley beach you can even go fossicking which the kids love!
2) Check out Oakvale Farm to get close up and personal with some farm and native animals. Kids love you feeding the baby animals with a milk bottle, going on a tractor ride and milking a cow. The farm is also great when you have overseas visitors as you can get really close to koala's and kangaroos and show them all the other Australian wildlife in one spot. Oakvale Farm also has a photo booth now and a water playground, so don't forget your swimmers and towels. Afterwards it's always great to head to Murray's Brewery just up the road for some great food and often live music. There is an open grass area for the kids to play and run around as well.
3) Or if you have a sleep in, why don't you start with Murray's Brewery for lunch and then head to Shoal Bay and do the Tomaree walk up the hill right at the end of the main street. We did it the other week with a 5&7 year old and they walked all the way up, around and down. It took us about 2 hours. The views are just magnificent - we do live in paradise I must add - we even saw dolphins jumping in the waves. Before we headed up we were greeted by a goanna and a kookaburra, truly amazing. When you get back down and it's dinner time, there are plenty of restaurants to find something for your taste or just get a pizza, sit on the beach and watch the sunset. Enjoy!
4) Not feeling like the beach or a big drive but kinda want to get the kids moving? Well apart from all the trampoline places there is also always the ice skating stadium in Warners Bay. Ice skating might be a new skill for the whole family to pick up.
5) And then check out what the Council has on offer, too. We went to the Ranger Day at Blackbutt last time and the kids absolutely loved it. Their favourite activity was fish netting - so fun!
I hope this gives you some ideas to get out of the house exploring these Easter holidays in Newcastle and surrounds. Have you got any special plans for the kids? Let me know your recommendations. Have a great holiday!
. . . or you might want to go for a camel ride at Anna Bay?
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