Newcastle with Toddlers

The toddler years are fun. There’s loads of places to go and things to do. Newy with Kids is here to help with a big list of resources in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter to help those with toddlers like toddler-friendly places, local playgroups, toddlers book sessions, best toddler playgrounds and more.

12 toddler activities you can do with your child in Newcastle

Here are some fun things to do with babies in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter to get you out of your house.

Best playgrounds in Newcastle for toddlers

For toddlers, you want playgrounds that offer age-appropriate equipment, soft ground coverings, steps they can try to climb up and fencing for those kids who love to run. Here’s a list of playgrounds which offer equipment suitable for toddlers.

10 activities you can do with your mums group in Newcastle

Need some ideas of activities you can do with your mothers group? Here’s a few ideas in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter.

Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter playgroup guide

Are you new in town, a new parent or just looking for some new friends for your child or yourself? Join a local playgroup in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Hunter.

Feeling lonely? 8 easy ways to make mum friends in Newcastle

Feeling lonely? You’re not the only one. It can be a challenge to find new friends when on maternity leave or a stay-at-home mum but here’s eight tips to make mum friends.

Parent’s guide to baby and kids programs at local libraries

Enjoy an outing with your baby to your local library to borrow books, DVDs and CDs. Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter libraries offer free programs for families such as baby book sessions and storytime sessions.

10 top books to read to toddlers

Looking for some enjoyable books to read to toddlers? For this age group, pick books that have interesting stories and colourful illustrations to keep a child’s attention. Be sure you choose books for your kids that you won’t mind reading over and over and over again! Here are some favourite toddler books.

How to deal with a climbing toddler

Guest blogger Felicity Cook from Family Chiropractic Centre Charlestown describes strategies to deal with young kids that climb benches, bookcases or even the back fence!

10 things to do on a rainy day with kids in Newcastle & the Hunter

Got the rainy day blues? Rainy days can strike fear in the hearts of parents but don’t worry. Here are some ideas on keeping kids occupied on rainy days in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland.

How to secure childcare in Newcastle & the Hunter

Need childcare? Here’s some advice on how to find and choose an early childhood service in the region. If you’re concerned about securing child care, consider a variety of options. These include long day care, family day care and private nannies and also friends and family.

How to help your baby or toddler’s routine on holidays

Guest blogger Natalie Ebrill, baby sleep consultant from Sleep and Settle provides advice on how to maintain your baby or toddler’s routine on holidays.

After hours chemist list

It’s so handy to have a list of after hours chemists in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter for those times when you need  a prescription urgently filled or you’ve run out of baby Panadol with a teething baby!

Help and support resources for parents and caregivers

Whether you need help for medical advice, breastfeeding, postnatal depression or any other parenting issue, there’s a range of services available.