The summer school holidays are almost here - where did 2019 go! We now have 6 weeks of sun, sand and fun to look forward to around the stunning Nelson Bay region. Apart from the local kids activities and things to do however, there is still a lot of other events planned during the month of January. If your kids love to get crafty, learn a new skill, or enjoy meeting other kids, then the school holidays is a great time to try new things.
Grab your diary and make a note of these 5 programs and activities happening near you...
Learn to Surf these school holidays! Image: Nudie SurfGrom Facebook
1/ Nudie SurfGroms will be having 5 day Learn to Surf programs during the month of January. The lessons are held between 8am - 9:15am over 5 days, at a cost of $195. Nudie SurfGroms teaches children aged between 5 - 12 years old skills such as Ocean Awareness and Beach Safety, surf survival and rescue techniques, basic first aid skills and about varying surf conditions at the beach. See here for details.
2/ Tomaree Library in Salamander Bay will be having a wide range of school holiday programs and activities. There will be Coding Microbit: Fortune Teller (9th January - free), Jess Black Author Workshop (15th January - $5), Rocket Science Show – Presented by Young Scientists (17th January - $10), JD's World of Magic (21st January - $10) and Family Movie – Khumba (23rd January - free). On a personal note, my daughter has attended a few of these events now during the school holidays and each one has been a huge success - she has loved them all! See here for details.
3/ Salamander Village Florist will be having flower arranging classes for children over the age of 5. Kids can make a beautiful arrangement to then take home! The cost is $20. See here for details or call 02 4984 7222 to book.
4/ Spirited - A Creative Play Café will be hosting a full day creative workshop on January 6th and 14th, called Beats & Brushes Day Camp. This workshop is also Creative Kids Voucher Approved, so ensure you apply for your free voucher from Service NSW! Sessions may include slime making, Lego challenges, percussion instruments, drama, craft, games, dance and movement. If you don't have a voucher, the price is $75, for between 9am - 3pm. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided for this program. See here for details. For a full article on Spirited - A Creative Play café, see here.
5/ Soldiers Point Bowling Club will be having FREE Kids Discos every Sunday in January, between 5pm - 8pm. There will be lots of fun, games and dancing with Tim and it is supervised by Miss Erika. Also during January, Soldiers Point Bowling Club will be having Little Wings Kids Bingo on 9th, 16th and 23rd January. The cost is $10 which includes the bingo and lunch. See here for details.
Fun for all ages at Little Wings Bingo!
These are just 5 of the programs and activities happening around Nelson Bay in January, however keep checking Port Stephens Weekendnotes for more events when advertised. Also check out the school holiday programs at PCYC Nelson Bay (see timetable, below) and Zone Active at Taylors Beach, which fill up quickly.
The beauty of Nelson Bay is all the outdoor activities and water sports to enjoy, but there is also a whole lot of school holiday fun to be had in and around the suburbs. Also don't forget to visit the Nelson Bay Carnival, which is an institution around town and going strong after 60 years! Enjoy the holidays kids!