NEWCASTLE: With Kids

{Things to do with the Kids in Newcastle} Family-friendly Attractions, Activities and Events in #Newcastle, #Lake Macquarie and #TheHunter
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One of our favourite exhibits at Newcastle Museum. It's the six-minute BHP Steelmaking Show and it's LOUD.

BHP Steelmaking Show at Newcastle Museum

One of our favourite exhibits at Newcastle Museum. It's the six-minute BHP Steelmaking Show and it's LOUD.

Here’s a list of 100 free and low-cost activities and places in Newcastle & surrounds

100 Fun Family Things to Do This Summer around Newcastle

Need some inspiration for fun things to do with your family this summer? Here's a list of 100 free & low-cost activities and places in Newcastle & surrounds.

A fun place to teach kids about maritime history. Plus, don't miss the popular Pirate School offered in the school holidays.

A fun place to teach kids about maritime history. Plus, don't miss the popular Pirate School offered in the school holidays.

Imagine a walk through the bush that ends up at a secluded beach. Welcome to the Yuelarbah Walk at Glenrock State Conservation Area near the suburb of Kahibah.

Yuelarbah Walk at Glenrock Lagoon

Snow Time at Hunter Valley Gardens is a fun way to introduce your kids to snow especially when you live in a part of Australia where it doesn't snow.

Snow Time in the Garden at Hunter Valley Gardens

Enjoy winter activities like iceskating, tobogganing and snow fun at Snow Time in the Garden at Hunter Valley Gardens.

The Maritime Centre in Honeysuckle

Visiting The Maritime Centre Newcastle

Visiting The Maritime Centre Newcastle - The Mummy Project

Visit Blackbutt Reserve in New Lambton where koalas, emus, wallabies, wombats and peacocks reside. Blackbutt Reserve is a 182 hectare reserve in the middle of Newcastle’s suburbs which features walking trails, children’s playgrounds and tranquil picnic areas with free electric barbeques.

Blackbutt Reserve occupies over 182 hectares of natural bushland providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy nature trails, wildlife exhibits, children's playgrounds or passive recreation.

A family-friendly walk through the mangroves at Kooragang Wetlands at Ash Island.

Walking Through The Kooragang Wetlands at Ash Island

A family-friendly walk through the mangroves at Kooragang Wetlands at Ash Island.

Tour Newcastle Reservoir #1 (The Res) on Tyrell Street which is now open to the public today with guided tours of the 135 year old underwater reservoir.

A Tour of The Res in Newcastle East

Tour Newcastle Reservoir (The Res) on Tyrell Street which is now open to the public today with guided tours of the 135 year old underwater reservoir.

The Hunter River North Arm

Walking Through The Kooragang Wetlands at Ash Island

Walking Through The Kooragang Wetlands at Ash Island - The Mummy Project

In addition to regular art sessions for toddlers and kids, MRAG also offers Free Art Sunday. Art Sunday art activities are for families of all ages to enjoy together and are led by a MRAG Art Tutor.

In addition to regular art sessions for toddlers and kids, MRAG also offers Free Art Sunday. Art Sunday art activities are for families of all ages to enjoy together and are led by a MRAG Art Tutor.

Immerse yourself in the history of Maitland Gaol on The History Tour discovering stories about all sorts of heroes and villains. This tour is suitable for kids.

Immerse yourself in the history of Maitland Gaol on The History Tour discovering stories about all sorts of heroes and villains. This tour is suitable for kids.

The Mininova area is Mininova is an area of Supernova especially for young visitors (under 115cm) to the museum. Climb a mountain, solve a puzzle or tunnel through a maze.

The Mininova area is Mininova is an area of Supernova especially for young visitors (under to the museum. Climb a mountain, solve a puzzle or tunnel through a maze.

Supernova Hands-on Science Centre at Newcastle Museum. It loads of fun for kids. A must see if you're visiting the museum.

Image 3 of 7 from gallery of Newcastle Museum / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Photograph by John Gollings

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