Celebrate all there is to enjoy in Newcastle

It’s not long to go until the 2019 Supercars finale which is set to bring thousands of visitors to the city and region, and that’s a perfect reason to share all that the locals enjoy about their hometown.

Come and enjoy the excitement of the Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500! Even if you don’t have tickets to Newcastle 500, you can still head into town and soak up the atmosphere of this big race. To coincide with the event, City of Newcastle has planned a big weekend of family fun.

Thursday 21 November

Super Signing Session

Enjoy Newcastle Supercars

Head to Civic Park for a free Super Signing Session involving all 26 Supercar drivers. From 4.30pm, get an autograph from your favourite supercar champion and see ‘Trackside’ broadcast live on Fox Sports. Plus there’ll be entertainment for the kids.

Saturday 23 November

Superkids Pitstop

Enjoy Newcastle Supercars

The action continues at Civic Park. Head to Superkids Pitstop from 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday. There’s plenty of fun activities for kids to enjoy including the Monster Truck Slide, Adrenalin Rush obstacle course, circus workshops, and a dedicated under-6s zone.

Mingle with Mr Monopoly and play Newcastle’s very own version of the game on the oversized board. You can even purchase your own copy of the Newcastle themed Monopoly at the pop-up-visitor shop.

Hunter Street Mall Pushcart Challenge

Over the whole weekend, Hunter Street Mall is coming alive with a push-cart challenge which will be raising money for local charity Life Education. There are also free baby animal farm, camel rides, face painting and kids workshop races.

Grab a partner and challenge your mates to the first Pushcart Challenge! $1,000 Mall money to win for the Best Time and Crowds Favourite. There are pre-made carts available this year to make it easy. Pick your car and run the Challenge! $10 entry fee (per person) donated to Life Education NSW. Book via eventbrite or take your chance for a spot on the day.

Super-duper Karts is the brainchild of local business owner Lucy Glover. Over the weekend Lucy and other mall traders will deliver a fantastic range of free activities in the mall for the whole family while raising money for local charities. 

Newcastle 500 Concert

Global superstars KISS headline the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 concert at No.1 Sportsground, supported by hometown heroes The Screaming Jets! Make the easy 2km walk through the City to eat, drink, and enjoy everything Newcastle has to offer before finishing off your night with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch KISS in their final Australian tour. The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 concert is included in Gold or One Last KISS ticket. Tickets are limited.

Sunday 24 November

Superkids Pitstop

The action continues at Civic Park. Head to Superkids Pitstop from 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday. There’s plenty of fun activities for kids to enjoy including the Monster Truck Slide, Adrenalin Rush obstacle course, circus workshops, and a dedicated under-6s zone.

Mingle with Mr Monopoly and play Newcastle’s very own version of the game on the oversized board. You can even purchase your own copy of the Newcastle themed Monopoly at the pop-up-visitor shop.

Hunter Street Mall

Sunday in Hunter Street Mall consists of Show-off Ya Motorbike show. Trophies and 3 x $100 vouchers to be won for Best Bike, Best Custom and Best off Road. $5 entry fee donated to Newcastle Toy Run. There are also free baby animal farm, camel rides, face painting and kids workshop races.

For more information, check out the Visit Newcastle website.

Newy with Kids

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.
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