Events

Jun
29
Thu
Rock n Rhyme @ Wallsend Library
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Wallsend Library –  Wednesday at 9:30am or Thursday at 9:30am

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Storytime @ New Lambton Library
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

New Lambton Library: Thursdays at 10am.

Storytime @ Stockton Library
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Stockton Library – Thursday at 10:30am.

Storytime @ Rutherford Library
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Storytime @ Thornton Library
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Jun
30
Fri
Friday Fun @ Beresfield Library
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Songs, stories, music, games, fun and play for kids from 0-5! Every Friday morning from 10am – 11am at Beresfield Library.

Free! No bookings necessary.

* Does not run during school holidays

Jul
1
Sat
‘The Chalk Rainbow’ Book Launch @ Wallsend Library
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Deborah Kelly and Gywnneth Jones for the launch of The Chalk Rainbow on Saturday 1 July at Wallsend Library at 10:30m. Food drinks and a craft activity will follow a reading of the book. Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favourite colour!

Art Cart @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Visit the Newcastle Art Gallery every Saturday and Sunday morning for art and craft activities in the gallery.

Art Cart engages children with the exhibitions on display through discussion and art making. Led by Gallery educators, every weekend Art Cart engages with a different work of art on display, and the event is staged in the Gallery space as close as possible to the original work.

Art Cart grounds the child’s experience of the Gallery with tactile, hands-on experiences. Parents are encouraged to collaborate with their younger children and encourage their older children to extend the art activity with some new element of their own design. Activities can be simplified or made more complex depending on the child. Each activity takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and we ask that you arrive no later than 12:15pm to ensure there is enough time to complete your masterpiece.

Art Cart is sponsored by The Longhouse.

Newcastle Unity in Diversity Festival @ Gregson Park
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come celebrate the diversity of cultures Newcastle has to offer at this family friendly festival.

Meet at 11am for Welcome Walk from Gregson Park, Hamilton to Beaumont Street and Return. Then come celebate with the refugee and multicultural community with over 20 cultural performances, international food and lots of free family and children’s activities to mark the beginning of National Refugee Week from 11am-3pm.

Here is the line up:
Mimaga Wajaar Traditional Custodians – Aboriginal welcome, smoking ceremony and dancers
Tamil Sangam and North Indian cultural dance
Kurdish and Syrian dance group
Samba Frog Brazilian drumming and dance with Aruanda Capoeira
African Dance group
Dance Of Life Drumming and Bellydancing Newcastle
Korean Drumming group
Jamo Jamo Arts drumming workshop
Earthen Rhythms Drum and Dance
Indonesian community dance and fashion parade
STARTTS Capoeira Angola
Effendi – Indonesian Gamelon player and band
Chinese association dance group (Marvelous dance group)
Hamilton Public School Choir
Sri Lankan Sinhalese dance group
Voyage of Irish Dance
Indian Nartana School of dance
Russian women’s dance group
kiki and Ifritah Fire dancers
Polish dance group
Amara Kamara African fitness
Samira Iranian Santour player and Calligraphy artist

Many activities are free including:

Aboriginal smoking ceremony and Corroboree
Refugee speakers
Dance workshops
Circus skills
Magician
Indigenous artwork and jewerlly
World Language and craft lounge
Capeiora
Origami, Calligraphy, bookmarks, Mask decorating, Fans, Origame
Face painting
Children’s Playdough corner
Afghan Henna
Mauritanian African Hair braiding
FOOD from around the world

Proudly supported by Newcastle City Council, Multicultural NSW, Newcastle Celebrate Unity in Diversity, Refugee Action Network Newcastle, STARTTS, Hunter Community Languages School, Refugees and Partners, Navitas and STARTTS

Winter Heat 2017 @ Honeysuckle Lee Wharf
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Moving into its 11th year, Winter Heat is one of the most attended and successful events held within the pristine Honeysuckle Precinct. Aimed at the entire community, the event provides visual
wonder, interactive displays and a food festival with something for the whole family.

Winter Heat 2017 @ Harbour Square Honeysuckle
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Heat meets harbour with this popular winter event Winter Heat at Honeysuckle on Saturday 1 July, 2017 from 5pm to 9pm.

If it’s similar to last year’s format, expect fire performances, food vendors, market stalls and live entertainment as well as  kids’ activities. Just be cautious with toddlers and young kids at Winter Heat as there are exposed firepits.

Torchlight Tour @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Torchlight Tour @ Newcastle Art Gallery | Cooks Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Dress up as your favourite super hero and come along to the Gallery for a guided tour around the exhibitions by torchlight. Grab a hot chocolate and make your own work of art inspired by The Phantom Show. This family friendly event includes all art materials and snacks, contact us now to book your place as this popular event fills up fast. Don’t forget to bring your torches!

Saturday 1 July 2017, 6.00pm–7.30pm

$10 per child (accompanying adults free!)
Suitable for children ages 5 years & up.
Payment required at time of booking call 4974 5100 or email artgallerybookings@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Jul
2
Sun
Art Cart @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Visit the Newcastle Art Gallery every Saturday and Sunday morning for art and craft activities in the gallery.

Art Cart engages children with the exhibitions on display through discussion and art making. Led by Gallery educators, every weekend Art Cart engages with a different work of art on display, and the event is staged in the Gallery space as close as possible to the original work.

Art Cart grounds the child’s experience of the Gallery with tactile, hands-on experiences. Parents are encouraged to collaborate with their younger children and encourage their older children to extend the art activity with some new element of their own design. Activities can be simplified or made more complex depending on the child. Each activity takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and we ask that you arrive no later than 12:15pm to ensure there is enough time to complete your masterpiece.

Art Cart is sponsored by The Longhouse.

Free Art Sunday @ MRAG
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every Sunday families are invited to drop into the art gallery for free art activities inspired by the exhibitions on display. Our activities are designed for kids of all ages, and as a family you can all join in and get creative. Each activity takes around half an hour to complete.
Art Sunday is staffed by qualified art teachers. The workshop is designed to encourage parents and children to add to their experience of the gallery by accessing hands-on activities in a family friendly environment.

Please note: children cannot be left unattended during Art Sundays. Art Materials proudly supported by CleverPatch

 

Jul
3
Mon
Kids Art Days @ Hunter Wetlands Centre
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 2:15 pm
Kids Art Days @ Hunter Wetlands Centre | Shortland | New South Wales | Australia

Monday 3rd July for 5 –12 years                9.30 am –  2.15 pm
Animals and Habitats – collage and sculpture an animal  habitat

Wednesday 5th July for 10 years +          9.30 am –  2.15 pm
Photo and Paint – capture a bird in flight and create a mural

Tuesday 11th July for 5 years + 9.30 am –  2.15 pm
Journey Sticks – decorate a journey stick  & create a  Wetlands Trail

Cost $ 30 per session  Bookings are essential as places are limited. Phone:  49516466

Abstract Stamp Designs – Children’s workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Abstract Stamp Designs - Children's workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery | Cooks Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Working with a range of art materials, including wooden blocks and cardboard, children will be creating a range of interesting printing stampers. They will then create a vibrant and colourful masterpiece. Taking inspiration from ABSTRACTION, this is a fun way to learn about colour design and non-traditional printmaking techniques.

Session times: 10.30am – 11.30am | 12 – 1pm | 2 – 3pm
Mon 3, Tue 4, Wed 5, Thu 6 & Fri 7 July 2017
*Weds 2pm workshop only available

$10 per child
Suitable for children ages 5 to 12 years old
Payment required at time of booking call 4974 5100 or email artgallerybookings@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Music! Storytime @ Mayfield Library
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Music! Storytime @ Mayfield Library | Mayfield | New South Wales | Australia

Get ready to make music with stories, songs, instruments and craft.

Duration: 50 min
Cost: Free
Age: 3-8

Mon 3 July 11am
Mayfield Library

Thurs 6 July 10am
New Lambton Library

Wed 12 July 10.30am
Wallsend Library

Thurs 13 July 10.30am
Stockton Library

Fri 14 July 10am
Beresfield Library

Bookings essential for all programs 

www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on

Storytime @ Mayfield Library
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Mayfield Library – Monday at 11am.

Storytime @ East Maitland Library
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Abstract Stamp Designs – Children’s workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Abstract Stamp Designs - Children's workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery | Cooks Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Working with a range of art materials, including wooden blocks and cardboard, children will be creating a range of interesting printing stampers. They will then create a vibrant and colourful masterpiece. Taking inspiration from ABSTRACTION, this is a fun way to learn about colour design and non-traditional printmaking techniques.

Session times: 10.30am – 11.30pm | 12 – 1pm | 2 – 3pm
Mon 3, Tue 4, Wed 5, Thu 6 & Fri 7 July 2017
*Weds 2pm workshop only available

$10 per child
Suitable for children ages 5 to 12 years old
Payment required at time of booking call 4974 5100 or email artgallerybookings@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Abstract Stamp Designs – Children’s workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Abstract Stamp Designs - Children's workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery | Cooks Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Working with a range of art materials, including wooden blocks and cardboard, children will be creating a range of interesting printing stampers. They will then create a vibrant and colourful masterpiece. Taking inspiration from ABSTRACTION, this is a fun way to learn about colour design and non-traditional printmaking techniques.

Session times: 10.30am – 11.30pm | 12 – 1pm | 2 – 3pm
Mon 3, Tue 4, Wed 5, Thu 6 & Fri 7 July 2017
*Weds 2pm workshop only available

$10 per child
Suitable for children ages 5 to 12 years old
Payment required at time of booking call 4974 5100 or email artgallerybookings@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Lego® Master Builders Challenge @ Beresfield Library
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lego® Master Builders Challenge @ Beresfield Library | Mayfield | New South Wales | Australia

Try your hand at building something from your favourite movie. What can you create?

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free
Age: 5 – 12

Mon 3 July 2pm
Beresfield Library

Wed 5 July      2pm
Adamstown Library

Mon 10 July     2pm
Mayfield Library

Tue 11 July      2pm
Hamilton Library

Thurs 13 July   2pm
Stockton Library

Fri 14 July 2pm
New Lambton Library

Bookings essential for all programs 

www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on

Unique Masks @ Mayfield Library
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Unique Masks @ Mayfield Library | Mayfield | New South Wales | Australia

Create something rather special – all you need to bring is your imagination.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free
Age: 7 – 12

Mon 3 July  2pm
Mayfield Library

Fri 7 July  2pm
Hamilton Library

Thurs 13 July   2pm
Adamstown Library

Bookings essential for all programs 

www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on

I Spy and Memory Game @ Maitland Library
Jul 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
I Spy and Memory Game @ Maitland Library | Thornton | New South Wales | Australia

Do you have awesome searching and memory skills? Challenge your friends to find the hidden objects after you create your very own I Spy book and Memory game.

Maitland Library
Monday 3 July
2.30pm – 4.00pm
5-12 years
Free

 

 

 

Jul
4
Tue
Bush Skills @ Hunter Wetlands Centre
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bush Skills @ Hunter Wetlands Centre | Shortland | New South Wales | Australia

Make (and eat) a damper and build a bush shelter. Take a guided walk and learn basic survival skills. Get up close and personal with some of our resident reptiles.

Bush Skills (8 – 12 years) 9.30am-12.30pm   $20 bookings essential

Cost: $20 per child

Bookings essential Ph:02 4951 6466

Please wear closed-in shoes.

Abstract Stamp Designs – Children’s workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Abstract Stamp Designs - Children's workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery | Cooks Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Working with a range of art materials, including wooden blocks and cardboard, children will be creating a range of interesting printing stampers. They will then create a vibrant and colourful masterpiece. Taking inspiration from ABSTRACTION, this is a fun way to learn about colour design and non-traditional printmaking techniques.

Session times: 10.30am – 11.30am | 12 – 1pm | 2 – 3pm
Mon 3, Tue 4, Wed 5, Thu 6 & Fri 7 July 2017
*Weds 2pm workshop only available

$10 per child
Suitable for children ages 5 to 12 years old
Payment required at time of booking call 4974 5100 or email artgallerybookings@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Dance! Storytime @ Hamilton Library
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:20 am
Dance! Storytime @ Hamilton Library | Mayfield | New South Wales | Australia

Wear your dancing shoes to spin and twirl as we enjoy stories, songs, dance and craft.

Duration: 50 min
Cost: Free
Age: 3-8

Tue 4 July 10.30am
Hamilton Library

Wed 5 July      10.30am
City Library (Civic Park)

Thurs 6 July     10.30am
Stockton Library

Wed 12 July 10am
Adamstown Library

Thurs 13 July 10am
New Lambton Library

Bookings essential for all programs 

www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on

Portraiture for Kids 7+ @ Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Portraiture for Kids 7+ @ Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery | Booragul | New South Wales | Australia

Portraiture is the theme this holiday period

Bookings and closed shoes essential.

Level: ages 7+

Cost: $20 per child

Storytime @ Hamilton Library
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Stories, songs, rhymes and craft for children 3 to 5 years. Our Storytime sessions are a fun way to help prepare your child for reading once at school. Each sessions runs for 45 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Hamilton Library – Tuesday at 10:30am.

Storytime @ Rutherford Library
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Storytime @ Maitland Library
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Storytellers from Maitland City Library know how to make reading fun!

Storytime sessions at Maitland City Library are designed to develop a love of reading in all children and to help eager young minds develop an awareness of basic literacy skills. Storytime is ideal for children under 5 years.

Science Comes Alive! @ Newcastle Museum
Jul 4 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Science Comes Alive! @ Newcastle Museum | Newcastle | New South Wales | Australia

Have some School Holiday fun for all the family with free Science Shows at Newcastle Museum exploring the world around us. The Museum will excite you with explosions, make you curious about the workings of all things great and small, and take you into the fascinating world of chemicals. They’ll will dive into science boots and all, with lots of laughter, fun and excitement.

When: 11:15am, 12:15pm and 1:15pm

Tuesday 4 and 11 July 2017

Thursday 6 and 13 July 2017

Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free! No need to book, but show up early to avoid disappointment
Where: Supernova Gallery

Abstract Stamp Designs – Children’s workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Abstract Stamp Designs - Children's workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery | Cooks Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Working with a range of art materials, including wooden blocks and cardboard, children will be creating a range of interesting printing stampers. They will then create a vibrant and colourful masterpiece. Taking inspiration from ABSTRACTION, this is a fun way to learn about colour design and non-traditional printmaking techniques.

Session times: 10.30am – 11.30pm | 12 – 1pm | 2 – 3pm
Mon 3, Tue 4, Wed 5, Thu 6 & Fri 7 July 2017
*Weds 2pm workshop only available

$10 per child
Suitable for children ages 5 to 12 years old
Payment required at time of booking call 4974 5100 or email artgallerybookings@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Science Comes Alive! @ Newcastle Museum
Jul 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Science Comes Alive! @ Newcastle Museum | Newcastle | New South Wales | Australia

Have some School Holiday fun for all the family with free Science Shows at Newcastle Museum exploring the world around us. The Museum will excite you with explosions, make you curious about the workings of all things great and small, and take you into the fascinating world of chemicals. They’ll will dive into science boots and all, with lots of laughter, fun and excitement.

When: 11:15am, 12:15pm and 1:15pm

Tuesday 4 and 11 July 2017

Thursday 6 and 13 July 2017

Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free! No need to book, but show up early to avoid disappointment
Where: Supernova Gallery

Science Comes Alive! @ Newcastle Museum
Jul 4 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Science Comes Alive! @ Newcastle Museum | Newcastle | New South Wales | Australia

Have some School Holiday fun for all the family with free Science Shows at Newcastle Museum exploring the world around us. The Museum will excite you with explosions, make you curious about the workings of all things great and small, and take you into the fascinating world of chemicals. They’ll will dive into science boots and all, with lots of laughter, fun and excitement.

When: 11:15am, 12:15pm and 1:15pm

Tuesday 4 and 11 July 2017

Thursday 6 and 13 July 2017

Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free! No need to book, but show up early to avoid disappointment
Where: Supernova Gallery

Abstract Stamp Designs – Children’s workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Abstract Stamp Designs - Children's workshops @ Newcastle Art Gallery | Cooks Hill | New South Wales | Australia

Working with a range of art materials, including wooden blocks and cardboard, children will be creating a range of interesting printing stampers. They will then create a vibrant and colourful masterpiece. Taking inspiration from ABSTRACTION, this is a fun way to learn about colour design and non-traditional printmaking techniques.

Session times: 10.30am – 11.30pm | 12 – 1pm | 2 – 3pm
Mon 3, Tue 4, Wed 5, Thu 6 & Fri 7 July 2017
*Weds 2pm workshop only available

$10 per child
Suitable for children ages 5 to 12 years old
Payment required at time of booking call 4974 5100 or email artgallerybookings@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Join the circus @ Wallsend Library
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the circus @ Wallsend Library | Mayfield | New South Wales | Australia

Try your hand at being a circus performer with juggling, balances, diabolo and flower sticks hula hoops. Presented by Circus Avalon.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10
Age: 7 – 13

Tue 4 July 2pm
Wallsend Library

Mon 10 July 2pm
Wallsend Library

Bookings essential for all programs 

www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on

Jul
5
Wed
Kids Art Days @ Hunter Wetlands Centre
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:15 pm
Kids Art Days @ Hunter Wetlands Centre | Shortland | New South Wales | Australia

Monday 3rd July for 5 –12 years                9.30 am –  2.15 pm
Animals and Habitats – collage and sculpture an animal  habitat

Wednesday 5th July for 10 years +          9.30 am –  2.15 pm
Photo and Paint – capture a bird in flight and create a mural

Tuesday 11th July for 5 years + 9.30 am –  2.15 pm
Journey Sticks – decorate a journey stick  & create a  Wetlands Trail

Cost $ 30 per session  Bookings are essential as places are limited. Phone:  49516466

Rock n Rhyme @ Wallsend Library
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, dancing, music, stories and lots of fun! These action packed sessions are perfect for children ages 0-3. Each session runs for 30 minutes. Free! No bookings necessary.

Wallsend Library –  Wednesday at 9:30am or Thursday at 9:30am

* Rock n Rhyme Time continues to run on Wednesdays at Wallsend during school holidays.

Come as a group. Playgroups, mothers groups, assisted playgroups and preschools are all welcome at our programs. Special activities can also be arranged by appointment. Let us know you are visiting so we can prepare for your group! For group booking enquiries call Mala Scorse on 4985 6692

Put on your crazy clothes! Storytime @ Adamstown Library
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Put on your crazy clothes! Storytime @ Adamstown Library | Mayfield | New South Wales | Australia

Come dressed in crazy clothes for our fun storytime of stories, songs and craft.

Duration: 50 min
Cost: Free
Age: 3-8

Wed 5 July 10.30am
Wallsend Library

Wed 5 July 10am
Adamstown Library

Mon 10 July 11am
Mayfield Library

Tue 11 July 10.30am
Hamilton Library

Wed 12 July    10.30am
City Library (Civic Park)

Bookings essential for all programs 

www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/library/whats-on