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10 Free Things to do in Newcastle with Kids

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by Bryony Sumner (subscribe)
Currently travelling Australia full time with our 2 young kids and our dog Bobby. You can follow our adventures at
Published May 13th 2018
Break the fun factor without breaking the bank
Newcastle is a great place to take the family - and with lots of fun things to do that are absolutely free, a trip won't cost the bank either!

Newcastle Museum
We spent a whole day at the Museum - the kids loved Minninova and Supernova - dedicated family spaces where little ones can interact, play and learn. There is also a fabulous sound and light display depicting the history of the steelworks previously in town.

Hit the Beach
Pick one of the stunning beaches for a day of sun, sea and sand

Speers Point Playground
Don't miss a visit to what must be one of Australia's biggest slides! This all ability playground sits on the shore of beautiful Lake Macquarie and has lots of time for fun and green space for play or picnics.

Speers Point Park

Newcastle Skate Park
Bring your scooter or skateboard and show the locals some tricks!

Fort Scratchley
Incredible views over Newcastle and fascinating history - free entry.

Merewether Rock Pools
Crystal clear waters and sheltered swimming - suitable for all ages

Newcastle Art Gallery
Free entry for all - visit on the weekend to join in one of the family-friendly art and craft workshops.

Bike and Scooter Trails
Try the Tramway Track or the Fernleigh Track for a leisurely pace.

Blackbutt Reserve
A free nature reserve and wildlife walk - follow the boardwalk suspended in the rainforest and look down on wombats, koalas and lots of birdlife. There are also weekend shows (small fee)

Nobby's Lighthouse
On the weekends, you can enter the lighthouse and climb to the top.
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Great article, Bryony - welcome to WEN!
by Elaine (score: 3|8200) 1131 days ago
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