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Kids Rule Feature: September 2020

With the school holidays nearly upon us, let this ‘Kids Rule Feature’ be your guide to some of the awesome activities on offer both in and around the Hunter Region. You’ll also find this guide on page 13 of our latest edition.

Newcastle Entertainment Centre


Newcastle Entertainment Centre (NEC) will host Brickman Awesome, Ryan’s third exhibition made entirely from LEGO bricks, featuring 36 models, none of which have been seen in Newcastle before, and which took a mammoth 5,000 hours to build from just under one million LEGO bricks.

Visitors will be forgiven for thinking they have stepped inside a zoo, as they find themselves surrounded by a LEGO kangaroo, koala, penguins and even a full-sized LEGO Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO bricks.

You won’t want to miss an enormous Orca whale and the largest ever LEGO Caterpillar 797 dump truck.

The Big Banana

The Big Banana Fun Park has a whole “bunch” of fun in store for you these school holidays with the return of the
unlimited pass.

This pass is valid for 1 full day from 9am to 5pm and includes access to the biggest Water Park between Sydney and the Gold Coast, 4D ride simulator, 36 hole mini golf course, laser tag, the biggest giant slide in the country, world of bananas theatre and tour, ice skating and toboggan ride.

Tickets are strictly limited due to COVID capacity restrictions, so book your tickets today to avoid disappointment.

Terms, conditions and ride restrictions apply. Visit www.bigbanana.com.

T: 02 6652 4355
A: 351 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
W: bigbanana.com

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

Come sailing with us! We offer learn-to-sail programs for children from seven to 17 years on the waters of Newcastle Harbour.

These fun programs will get the kids out into the fresh air, sailing on either a small dinghy or a keelboat.

All boats and equipment are supplied, including lifejackets. We cater for absolute beginners – no prior sailing experience required!

T: 4940 8188
W: ncyc.net.au/sailing-academy
E: [email protected]


Are you looking to improve your gymnastics, trampolining or parkour skills these holidays? We are running our famous Springloaded Holiday Clinics starting on Monday 28 September. We are also open for a casual bounce, with our new pricing structure of $22 for two hours. Spring on in today!

T: 49421488
A: 26 Oakdale Road, Gateshead
W: [email protected]

Happy Dots

Occupational Therapy can help give your child the greatest opportunity in life, particularly in those early years of development.

Happy Dots is located in the Hunter Region (Cardiff, Singleton, and Williamtown), we offer a friendly, professional and sensory based approach for children of varying conditions, aged between 2 to 18 years of age.

We strive for sensory & play based therapy that is fun! Check out our online therapy product store.


Vacation Care at the Y is so fun – the kids will want to come back again tomorrow! It runs every school holidays and gives primary-aged children the opportunity to experience new adventures and meet new friends in a safe and inclusive environment.

We are a CCS eligible service, reducing out of pocket expenses for parents.

Locations include: Hamilton, Toronto, Valentine, and Maryland. Activities include superhero day, musical theatre workshop, sports and games, cooking experiences, and more!

Book online or call 1300 009 679.

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