Your guide to autumn school holiday activities in Port Stephens

National Parks Discovery Tours 

Join one of National Parks and Wildlife Service's school holiday activities to experience a different side to Port Stephens and Tomaree National Park. Bookings are essential for all tours. To book, phone (02) 4946 4112. For all tours, wear fully enclosed shoes, take a hat, sunscreen, drinking water and snacks. Click here for more details.

ART IN THE PARK

Join an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger for some Art in the Park at Tomaree. Discover the hidden treasures this park has to offer and be inspired by the amazing scenery to create an artwork on the day that you can take home.

When: Tuesday, April 16 10am to 12pm

Price: Adult $10, Child $7 per person. Family $30 (for 2 adults and 2 children)

Grade: Medium. Suitable for children 5 years and over

Meeting Point: Carpark at the end of Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay.

WILDERQUEST - ROOKPOOL RAMBLE

Discover the amazing world of rockpools along the rocky shores of Fisherman's Bay. See a variety of bizarre sea creatures, and find out how they survive on this WilderQuest adventure. Join a Discovery Ranger and we'll discover all this and more.

When: Wednesday, April 17 11.30am to 1.30pm

Price: $15 per child, adults free

Grade: Easy. Suitable for children 5 years and over

Meeting Point: Pacific Street, Fishermans Bay

TOMAREE ADVENTURE - STEP BACK IN TIME

Step back in time and join a Discovery Ranger on a guided tour of Tomaree National Park's WWII gun emplacements that were established for coastal defence, On this tour you will gain access to the site to explore and learn about the history of the park. You will be amazed at what you see inside this historic site!

When: Wednesday, April 24 9am to 11am

Price: Adult $10, Child $7 per person. Family $30 (for 2 adults and 2 children).

Grade: Medium. Suitable for children 5 years and over.

Meeting Point: Carpark at the end of Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay.

Port Stephens Council holiday activities

The Port's libraries hold a range of regular programs and events for adults and children including storytimes, book clubs, movie screenings, guest speakers, school holiday programs and special events, plus extra activities during the school holidays. For more information click here.

Tuesday, April 16

  • Activity/Event: Easter storytime and craft
  • Venue: Tomaree Library
  • Time: 10.30am-11.15am
  • Cost: $1.50
  • Age: 2-5

(Bookings essential. Phone 4988 0670)

Wednesday, April 17

  • Activity/Event: Magical snow globes
  • Venue: Tomaree Library
  • Time: 10.30am-11.15am
  • Cost: $5
  • Age: 7-12

(Bookings essential. Phone 4988 0670)

Wednesday, April 18

  • Activity/Event: Board games and pizza
  • Venue: Raymond Terrace Library
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Age: All ages

Wednesday, April 18

  • Activity/Event: Drop in board game afternoon
  • Venue: Tomaree Library
  • Time: 2pm-4pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Age: All ages

Wednesday, April 24

  • Activity/Event: Peter Pan and the Quest for the Never Book movie screening
  • Venue: Tomaree Library
  • Time: 3pm-4.30pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Age: All ages

Wednesday, April 24

  • Activity/Event: Book craft workshop
  • Venue: Raymond Terrace Library
  • Time: 10.30am-11.30am
  • Cost: Free
  • Age: 8-12

(Bookings are essential. Phone 4988 0111)

Wednesday, April 24

  • Activity/Event: Zine workshop
  • Venue: Raymond Terrace Library
  • Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Age: 13-18

(Bookings are essential. Phone 4988 0111)

Shoal Bay Country Club 

There will activities at the country club each day of the April school holiday including jumping castle, kids disco, projector games, table tennis. The below children's activities are free and run between 12pm and 2pm:

Sunday, April 14: Magic Show

Wednesday, April 17: Reptile Show

Easter Sunday, April 21: Easter Sunday Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Visit

Wednesday, April 24: Pony Rides and Petting Zoo

Sunday, April 28: Magic Show

Murray's Brewery

Each Easter the Bobs Farm brewery goes all out, even hosting a fun day for children on Easter Sunday - April 21.

A giant Easter egg hunt, Easter-themed interactive game (BYO mobile device), Easter-themed arts and crafts, egg and spoon races, face painting and a visit from the Easter Bunny will feature at this year's fun day.

The cost is $5 per child, which will be donated to Fingal Bay Surf Life Saving Club and Birubi Surf Life Saving Club. Parents and carers are asked to pre-book their child for the fun day activities. Phone 4982 6411.

MarketPlace Raymond Terrace

MarketPlace will host free school holiday activities Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm, excluding public holidays. There will be Easter crafts in week one and other creative arts to take part in during week two of the holiday.

Meet the Easter bunny at the centre on Saturday, April 20 between 10am and 1pm.

PCYC Port Stephens (Nelson Bay)

The PCYC will be offering a variety of activities at the club during the April school holiday including high school basketball, indoor games, primary school basketball, BoxFit, and a safer drivers course.

Activities will be held between 9am and 3pm. The cost is $25 for a full day or $15 for a half day. For PCYC members only ($10 per child per year).

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