Lego building is being combined with a science lesson about weather at this two hour workshop at Tuggerah McDonalds. Kids will learn about avalanches and cyclones, and there is also a second workshop being held on the 15th March focusing on tsunamis and earthquakes. It costs $20 per child to attend and runs from 10:30am until 12:30pm on both days.
AquaSplash is still open for autumn, from 9am to 7pm. Kids aged five to nine need to be accompanied by an adult, with a maximum of two children per adult. It's $13 per session for kids aged nine to thirteen, and $16 for people aged ten and over. Sessions run for 50 minutes every hour. Book tickets by calling 4304 2300.
Kids aged 7-12 will enjoy this production based on the well known Australian book where twelve-year-old Erica finds herself competing with perfect Alison Ashley at school over everything. Tickets are $21.50 for kids twelve and under, and $26.50 for adults. There are three night shows and one lunchtime show to choose from.
Take kids along to this workshop to show them the lost art of hula hooping (and get in a bit of workout for yourself too). The class starts at 3:45pm and runs for an hour. It costs $15 for one adult and one child to attend together, with any extra kids an additional $5 each. Hula hoops are provided. If you’re not able to attend on this date, more sessions will be held on future Fridays.
Take the kids and their friends to skate and dance at the regular Friday or Saturday night discos on ice from 8-10pm. They’re also being held on the 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and 31st of February. It costs $10 per child.
This is Newcastle’s biggest agricultural show, with all the usual livestock shows and competitions, but kids will love the rides and games, plus there will also be a kids entertainment stage, mini cinema, animal nursery and show bags. Fireworks displays will be held at 9pm on both Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for kids aged five to sixteen and kids five and under are free.
Take a 40 minute drive from the Coast to Morisset for Weber’s Circus, featuring acrobats, clowns, trick dog and miniature pony performances. There are morning, afternoon and evening shows being held over two weeks, with tickets starting at $28 for adults and $18 for a child aged three to fourteen. Kids two and under can sit on a parent’s lap free. You can book online or buy tickets at the door.
This is a fundraising event being held at the Tuggerah swim school to collect money for swimming lessons for disabled people in the community. It starts at 8:30am and there will be lots to do, including a jumping castle, an aqua aerobics class, races and pool games, face painting, balloon animals and pop up food stalls and a barbecue for lunch.
This is the third movie being shown as part of the Disney Princess Film Festival. Tickets are only $8 per person. The Little Mermaid is also being screened the following week on the 11th and 12th March. Tickets are $8 per person and all sessions are being held at 10am.
Club Toukley’s fortnightly disco for kids aged five or older, has dancing, games, a jumping castle, face painting and balloon animals, so mum and dad can eat dinner in the restaurant in peace and quiet. It costs $6 per child to attend or less if you become a member of the Peanuts Club.
Kids can do indoor rock climbing and enjoy live DJ music for $17 per child on the 10th and 24th March at Clip ‘n’ Climb (and it only costs $10 per child for other children in the same family). Under 12's must have a parent with them but kids over 12 can stay on their own. Drinks and snacks are included in the entry price.
Peppa is making her debut on the big screen in a four-part adventure when she goes on her first Australian holiday to visit her friend Kylie Kangaroo, and also meets Mr Wallaby, a platypus and a koala.
Tickets are $10 each. Book quickly if you want to attend on this day, otherwise you can book tickets for sessions after the theatrical release on Thursday the 16th March.
Among the market stalls at this fair, being held from 12-6pm, kids can explore a magical sensory trail winding around the clubs’ bushlands, with things to feel and play along the way. There will also be face painting and a sausage sizzle being served for lunch.
18th: Pony rides at the Wyong Farmers Market, Wyong Race Course
While mum and dad browse the stalls for fresh produce, kids can take a ride on the pretty ponies from Peppercorn Park.
Head to Memorial Park for another event celebrating Australia's multiculturalism. The park will be decorated as an enchanted forest of lights. Kids can make a lantern to hang in the trees, and sample multicultural food. There will also be dance performances and other fun activities.
Take your little lady (or little man) out for a bonding day with high tea and fun activities at the Events at Tuggerah Westfield, before watching the live action of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle, starting at 10am. Tickets are $16.50 for kids and $21.50 for adults.
Cycle along the Brisbane Water Cycleway with the family at this free event, starting at Gosford and finishing twelve kilometres away at Lions Park Woy Woy, where there will be a free barbecue lunch. It starts at 10am and is not competitive - everyone can cycle at their own pace. You can RSVP via the Facebook page.
26th: Special Sensory Screening of Ballerina at Event Cinemas Tuggerah
Kids with special needs are catered to at this special screening of Ballerina, starting at 11am. The lighting is dimmed, the sound is lowered and kids are free to walk around and make noise. Tickets cost $8 each and kids under two are free.
While mum and dad eat dinner, kids can make their own rainbow craft and get their faces painted rainbow at The Playhouse’s rainbow disco. It costs $10 for kids aged four to twelve to attend from 6-9pm. Call the club on 4349 7799 to make a booking.
Kids HQ has started running their monthly discos again, complete with music and dancing, games and face painting. Entry is $6 per child and includes access to the play equipment. Call (02) 4355 4455 to make a booking.