Our favourite (free) things to do in the Hunter and Central Coast

To celebrate summer, here's the pick of our favourite (free) things to do in the Hunter and Central Coast during school holidays. We're thrilled to have played a part in delivering these fantastic community outcomes - and there's more to come in 2023.

Happy holidays!


Walk, ride, roll along Honeysuckle's promenade

11km of beautiful uninterrupted waterfront connecting Wickham to Merewether Beach.
About Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle promenade


Browse, scoot and play at The Station

Newcastle's most unique pop-up destination with a kids corner, shops and pop-up events.  
About The Station

The Station's Kids Corner


Discover Gosford's waterfront park

In the heart of the CBD, Leagues Club Park has 'wild play' areas, BBQs and lots of green space for play.
Location map

Leagues Club Park Gosford


Go on a Newy Scavenger Hunt

Uncover hidden gems and clues on a self-guided hunt through Museum Park and The Station.
Free scavenger map PDFs

Scavenger Hunts



Picnic at Mount Penang Gardens

The Central Coast gardens are open every day in the school holidays (except Christmas and New Year's days) - and entry is free!
About the Gardens

Mount Penang Gardens


Play in Honeysuckle Park

The maritime-inspired play space with shelters, BBQ's and a stunning view of Newcastle Harbour.
Location map

Honeysuckle Park


Wander Newcastle's street art trail

Grab your walking shoes and explore the amazing murals that colour inner-city Newcastle.
Street art map & info

Street Art in Newcastle


New Year's Eve at The Station

Watch the fireworks and celebrate NYE with rides, inflatables and tasty treats on the Piazza. 
Event info

Picnic at The Station


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