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Activities for October school holidays

Publish Date 13/09/2019

We offer lots of exciting and fun school holiday activities for kids of all ages. Find out what you could get involved in these school holidays!

Library activities

Port Stephens Libraries runs a school holiday program including robot storytime, lego afternoons, weaving workshops and coding games.

What's on in Port Stephens

d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay come along and feed the fish, create some sand art, meet Miggy the most lovable whale or watch a movie on the marina under the stars!

Bagnalls Beach playground - check out the newly opened playground at Bagnalls Beach East.

Anna Bay Community Boating Safety and Fishing Day - join us for the Anna Bay community boating safety and fishing education day.

Tilligerry Peninsula Community Day - come along for a range of activities including art, face painting, live music, magic shows and speak with your local police, ambulance or SES representatives.

Street Food Social at Potters Lane - join us at Potters Lane for a street food festival in Raymond Terrace.

Thrive kids - vacation care

Thrive Kids offers an exciting and engaging program for kids

Vacation Care program:

DateActivity
Monday 30 September

Incursion -  construction fun

Help us create mini-houses, create with lego and clay and reuse and recycle hangers.

Tuesday 1 October

Shoal Bay and Tomaree - Incursion - colourful creations

Come along and help create the most colourful creations! Including lava lamps, bead slime, crazy stress balls, grassy characters, and rainbow soap foam.

There will also be a craft workshop to create hot air balloons.

Medowie and Raymond Terrace - Excursion - sand boarding

Kids will go sand boarding followed by a picnic at Bagnalls Beach Reserve.

Wednesday 2 October

Shoal Bay and Tomaree - Excursion - sand boarding

Kids will go sand boarding followed by a picnic at Bagnalls Beach Reserve.

Medowie and Raymond Terrace - Incursion - colourful creations

Come along and help create the most colourful creations! Including lava lamps, bead slime, crazy stress balls, grassy characters, and rainbow soap foam.

There will also be a craft workshop to create hot air balloons.

Thursday 3 October

Incursion - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Join us for an all Australian activity fest. We'll be creating 3D art and furry pencil toppers, cultural paintings, masks and spikey echidnas and cooking damper.

There will be a special Australian lunch:

  • sausage sizzle
  • coleslaw
  • lamingtons
  • sugar-free lemonade

Come along dressed as your favourite Aussie character.

Friday 4 October

Incursion - space invaders

Let's get spacey! Come and create planet wreaths, moon sand, rocket ships and squeezy space craft as well as see how far you can toss an asteroid in our Asteroid Toss!

Tuesday 8 October

Incursion - out of this world!

Turn vacation care upside down and out of this world! This craft session will include creating squishy monster flying saucers, asteroid paining, paddle pop faces and paper planets.

Come along dressed as a monster or alien!

Wednesday 9 October

Incursion - argh my hearty

Join us as we dig for treasure and find Tinkerbelle's jewels, stick on a tattoo or wear an eye patch and create pirate flags.

Come along dressed as a pirate or fairy.

Thursday 10 October

Incursion - the circus is here!

Roll up, roll up! Create some macaroni necklaces, ice cream prints, stick popcorn and salt water paints. Have a go at cooking a frog in a pond or have a throw of a plate donut!

There will be a "magic circus" special performance.

Friday 11 October

Excursion - Peter Pan live performance

Come along a see the live performance of Peter Pan at the Civic Theatre. This will be followed by a picnic at Griffiths Park in Stockton.