If your family loves Supercars, take them to Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500. It’s back again in 2019 running from Friday 22 November to Sunday 24 November down at Newcastle’s East End. Enjoy all the noise, action and excitement of Supercars with your kids. Here are some tips to have a super day out with your family at the Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500.

How much does it cost for kids to attend Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500?

Kids 12 and under receive free Trackside admission with a paying adult. However, this doesn’t include access to the Saturday KISS concert. You’ll need a separate concert ticket.

What’s the best way to get to Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500?

Use public transportation to get to the race. There will be lots of extra services to manage the crowds. Your ticket includes free travel on public transport. Buses, ferries and trains heading into Newcastle are free for ticket holders across all 3 days. That even includes return trains from Sydney. A train will get you to Newcastle Interchange. You can then hop on the light rail to get to Supercars. The Stockton ferry goes from Stockton to Queens Wharf. From there, it’s a short walk to the race precinct.

2018 Newcastle 500 Supercars

What should our family bring to Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500?

Newcastle 500 Supercars
  • Bring something to sit on – Chairs, blankets and strollers are allowed at Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500.
  • Pack noise protection – You’ll notice the noise as soon as you get there as the Supercars are loud. It’s sure to get your heart pumping. (Use kids-sized ear protection for kids. Make sure they fit properly and are comfortable so that they keep them on. We saw plenty of kids last year wearing earmuffs).
  • Bring hats and sunscreen – Wear hats and sunscreen and try to find shade where you can. Trackside is pretty exposed so there’s not too much shade.
  • Bring your own food and drinks – Save money and time by bringing your own snacks and drinks. Just note, that you can’t bring in glass bottles. Although you can buy food and drinks at Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500, the lines can be long and last year, a few places did run out of food and drinks. Pack lots of water or buy from kiosks to stay hydrated. Late November can be hot in Newcastle. If you do need to do a shop, you can visit the Food Works on Scott Street just immediately outside of the Supercars area. However, note that their food stocks can run low. Rumour has it, that they sold out of ice cream during the last couple of Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500.
  • Bring a reusable plastic or steel bottle (not glass) – Hunter Water will be providing free water at their bottle refill stations inside the Supercars precinct.
  • Bring your swimmers – Yes, that’s right. You can watch the races and then go for a swim at Newcastle Beach. You’ll just have to go through the pedestrian tunnel by Newcastle Beach to exit. Remember to bring your tickets so you can get back in.

Where’s the best spot for families Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500?

Two options: Find a spot trackside to see the cars winding around Newcastle city, foreshore and beaches. Or if it’s too crowded and kids can’t see, find a spot near one of the big screens to see all of the action up close.

Situate yourself in close distance to toilets or porta toilets if your kids have a small bladder.

2018 Newcastle 500 Supercars

If you feel like a view to see all the action, head up to the hill above the race track.

Coates Hire Newcastle 500

What kids activities will there be at Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500?

Kids will enjoy the Supercars SuperKids Zone. The Zone is a fully fenced and secure area designed exclusively for parents and little people to relax, play, and test their racing abilities.

Newcastle Supercars

Kids can get active on the Inflatable Race Track, check their speed and reaction skills at the Fast Fan Challenge or test their tyre changing skills on one of our table top fun games.

Newcastle Supercars

What other activities are on in conjunction with Coates Hire Newcastle Supercars 500?

Thursday 21 November

Super Signing Session

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

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.

Newcastle 500 Concert

Where: No.1 Sportsground, Cnr of Parry Street and Union Street, Newcastle West
Time: TBC
Global superstars KISS headline the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 concert, 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.

For more information about Supercars, visit the Supercars website.


Win a family pass to Coates Hire Newcastle 500 + Supercars merchandise!

To celebrate this event, Newy with Kids has partnered up with Supercars to give away some amazing prizes including a family pass to Coates Hire and Supercars merchandise packs. COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED AND WINNERS ADVISED.

MAJOR PRIZE (1 winner)

Congratulations to P. Hodges

  • 1 x family pass (Trackside Pass) for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 (not including concert access)
  • 2 x Supercars merchandise packs

RUNNER UP PRIZES (5 runner ups)

Congratulations to R. Craft, S. Tant, D. Ward, A. Neville and N. Woodward

  • 1 x Supercars merchandise packs

Total promotional prize value is $1240

To be in the running, fill in your details below.

Giveaway Terms and Conditions

  • The name of the promotion is Newy with Kids Supercars Giveaway
  • The promoter is Newy with Kids in conjunction with Supercars
  • The conditions of entry are: answer the question provided, one entry per person, contact details must be provided in the form.
  • Employees, immediate family members, retailers, suppliers, associated companies and agencies are not eligible to enter.
  • Competition opens Sunday 20 October 2019 and will close on Sunday Wednesday 30 October 2019 at midnight (Newcastle time). Comments submitted after this time will not be considered for the giveaway.
  • The entry mechanism is via 25-words or less and is a game of skill. The most creative answer will win. The winner and five runner ups will be awarded based on the strength of their creative answer to the question “Why do you want to take your family to Coates Hire Newcastle 500?”
  • The main prize is a family pass (Trackside Pass not including concert access) for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500, 2 x Supercars merchandise packs. Five runner up prizes will be awarded consisting of a Supercars merchandise pack.
  • The results of the giveaway will be published on this site on Friday 1 November 2019. Winners will be notified via email.
  • Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-transferable. The total prize value is $1240
  • Judging will be done by Newy with Kids. Judge’s decision is final.
  • The competition is open to Australian residents only.
  • If for any reason beyond the Promoter’s control the agreed prize is not available a product of equal or greater value will be provided.

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