Celebrate Children’s Week in Lake Macquarie with a variety of fun activities from October 24 to November 1. [Due to the rainy weather, the activities will be available for an additional week]
This week celebrates children in our community and usually, Lake Macquarie City Council organises special family events. However, this year due to COVID-19, the activities are self-directed so children and families can explore in their own time.
Wander the Storywalk at Speers Point Park and Toronto Foreshore. Each will have a different story written by a local author shared on the footpath.
Ollie’s Treasure written by Lynn Jenkins and illustrated by Kirrili Lonergan is one of the books featured. The other book is Dugong Magic written by Deborah Kelly & illustrated by Lisa Stewart.
The idea is to encourage families and children to visit these places and read the story as they walk along the footpath.
There are also Mindfulness Boards at Wangi Wangi Foreshore Park. Webb Park in Redhead and Ungala Park at Blacksmiths. These signs encourage children (and accompanying adults) to do some mindfulness.
Explore Glenrock on a cultural walk with your kids. Download a PDF flyer before you head out to learn about Aboriginal cultural aspects of the area. The flyer will have pictures of the walk and then a description/fact/suggested activity to go with each picture.
Started in late 2012 by a local mum and newcomer to Newcastle, Newy with Kids has grown into a thriving go-to family guide for the Newcastle & Hunter region. Parents visit the Newy with Kids website to find things to do with babies, kids and teens. Whether it’s local attractions, upcoming events, kids eat free, school holiday activities or birthday party ideas, Newy with Kids is the best website for local parents to find local kid-friendly activities and information 24/7.