What’s On in October: Events in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter

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What’s on in Newcastle? Here’s the month’s top events in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & The Hunter especially selected for families.

The Castanet Club: An Exhibition You Can Dance To

Exhibition runs until Sunday 31 October, 2021 | Newcastle Museum | 10am-5pm | Free | Details

Why you should go: Back in the early 1980s, there was a magic corner of grimy industrial Newcastle where you could escape from reality into a kaleidoscope of music, comedy, lamingtons, and fun, The Castanet Club. Now, just a lamington’s throw from the site of their original venue, Newcastle Museum presents ‘The Castanet Club: an exhibition you can dance to!’ You’ll be able to step inside the wonderous world of The Castanet Club and explore the story of the dags who do good!

Great Scholastic Australia Warehouse Sale

Wednesday 29 September to Friday 1 October, 2021  | Online | Free | Details

Why you should go: This year the Great Scholastic Australia Warehouse Sale will run online. Save the date and don’t miss low prices on hundreds of children’s books with some up to 80% off! Books are priced from just $2 with orders over $75 receiving free postage. Stock up on kids books for Christmas or birthday presents!

Newcastle Transport – Spring Colouring Competition

Competition closes Friday 8 October, 2021 | Free | Details

Why you should go: A great activity for the kids during lockdown. Newcastle Transport is inviting all their customers to decorate their own Spring-themed bus, ferry or light rail with your favourite colours to win 1 of 13 $100 gift cards. Download the colouring sheet from their website and enter via post or email. Choose from Billy the Bus, Lisa the Light Rail or Frank the Ferry.

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Monday 18 October – Sunday 24 October, 2021 | Online | Free | Details

Why you should go: Participate in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count. It’s easy! Just spend 20 minutes in your favourite outdoor space and count the birds you see during that period. You can submit your results using the app or the web form on the Aussie Backyard Bird Count website. Every count helps ! A great activity for the whole family. Read more about 10 Tips to Start Birdwatching here.

Photo: Biodiversity Day

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