If you’re near The Station Newcastle (the old Newcastle Train Station), stop in and check out their kids play area installed in late 2021. It’s perfect for little ones.
It features a huge snake, a frog, balancing obstacles and sensory flowers.
The snake is pretty large and realistic and may induce tears among some kids (and adults). We’re still waiting for someone to name him. A few readers suggestions have been Monty (as in Python), William Snakespeare, Professor Severus Snake and Beau (as in Boa Constrictor)!
Kids can test their balance on vertical logs or walk along the balance beam.
Bring a ball and play on the handball squares.
Bring transport, as there is a scooter track that is perfect for preschoolers on bikes and scooters There’s plenty of space for them to cruise up and down.
You can also do a free scavenger hunt for The Station. Newy with Kids, with the support of Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation, has created a family scavenger hunts for The Station. You and your family will need to find various points of interest and answer the questions listed on the map to solve the mystery phrase. It’s an opportunity to notice landmarks and interesting things you might not necessarily notice at first glance. Download and print the scavenger hunt or pick up a printed scavenger hunt from one of the retailers.
This kids area is a great addition to The Station. With lots of space, misting jets to keep everyone cool and the Flyer train, this is a top spot for a meetup or picnic.
If you get hungry, stop by Perry the Feeder. They serve toasties, smoothies, shakes and coffee. You can also check out the retail shops at The Station including Make Space, Jtaranaki Jewellery, Gallery Qube and Easel Art Space.
There are always great events happening too so check out The Station Newcastle website for all the details. The Station is located at the corner of Watt and Scott Street in Newcastle.
Started in late 2012 by a local mum, Newy with Kids has grown into a thriving go-to family guide for the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & 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.