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Published March 20th 2021
Get busy around the bay
If you live in NSW and have your Dine and Discover vouchers ready to use, then why not spend them at local attractions at Nelson Bay, to support the local economy. There are various family friendly cafes, clubs and restaurants which accept the vouchers (such as Wests Nelson Bay, Blueys and The Little Nel), as well as local attractions such as Oakvale Wildlife Park. See here for a business finder to help you find a business around town. (Please note, at the time of writing, the "Dine" vouchers can only be used Monday to Thursday).
Keep reading for Easter events, school holiday programs, fun activities and things to do, these April school holidays. Your kids will love every minute..
1/ Murray's Brewery at Bobs Farm will be having a family friendly Easter weekend with their annual outdoor Hoppy Easter festival. The adults will enjoy the once-a-year holiday brews including a Pastry Stout beer special (which tastes like a cake in a beer!) and they will have a huge cocktail bar in operation. Enjoy outdoor concerts on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday and there will be kids' outdoor games for all ages. See here for full details.
2/ d'Albora Marinas at Nelson Bay will also be celebrating Easter all long weekend with an Easter Egg Trail! See here for details.
3/ Fingal Twilight Markets will be held on Easter Saturday, between 3pm - 8pm. Enjoy markets, food and entertainment for all ages. See here for details.
4/ Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters will be having their Mini Marine Biologists program again these school holidays! There are 14 children per session with two age groups available - ages 7 to 11 and 12 to 15 year olds. See here for details.
School holiday fun at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters! Image: Original photos from Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters Facebook
5/ SPLASH Water Park is a temporary, inflatable obstacle course that is set up at Little Nelson Bay beach over the summer months and during the April school holidays. The cost is $20 per session per person, for a 1 hour session. This activity is suitable for children ages 6 and over, however anyone aged 6 - 9 need to be accompanied by a person aged over 16. Ensure you arrive 30 minutes before your session time for the safety instructions. See here for details.
Family fun at SPLASH Water Park! Image: SPLASH Water Park Facebook
6/ Tomaree Library at Salamander Bay will be having school holiday activities throughout the holidays - bookings are essential. Learn how to create with wood, make origami critters and learn about light and colours with the Newcastle Museum. See here for details.
7/ Port Stephens Surf School will have their popular Learn to Surf programs for kids. Book in early so you don't miss out! See here for details.
8/ Supercamps at Anna Bay will be having fun day camps for kids aged between 5 - 12! Play on a ninja course, make slime, explore the sand dunes and get crafty at this active school holiday camp for outdoorsy kids! Places are filling up fast - book early! See here for details.
Image: Original photos from Supercamps Facebook and website