Amazing activities you can’t miss these school holidays!

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2 April 2018

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Check out these limited-time experiences from across Australia, all conveniently just a direct flight from Newcastle Airport.

A blockbuster experience in Melbourne

Melbourne has quite the ‘super’ offering for kids these holidays, starting with the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. experience in Federation Square. Kids can make their dreams of being a superhero come true with highly-interactive Marvel experiences, from testing their strength against Captain America, to being in Iron Man’s suit using Augmented Reality (AR) technology. The Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition is on now until June 30. Book tickets from Ticketek.

From blockbuster to block builder, the Brickman Awesome Lego Experience at Melbourne Museum gives kids the chance to see record-breaking Lego creations by ‘Brickman’ Ryan McNaught. The exhibition includes a world-first look at a new life-sized Toyota Camry model, alongside other stunning creations, including the tallest Lego model in the Southern Hemisphere – a 7.5 metre tall NASA rocket! Get in quick before it blasts off – the exhibition closes April 29.

The Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. experience brings the Hulk and Iron Man to Federation Square | Image source: Alt/Shift Media.

The magic of theatre in Brisbane

Brisbane’s vibrant theatre scene will show kids ‘A Whole New World’ this break. Disney’s Aladdin comes to life until early June, bringing all the magic of the original film to the stage with spectacular costumes, production design and, of course, music.

Another mystical children’s classic hits the stage between March 31 and May 12 with Brisbane Arts Theatre’s production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. The classic story of a group of witches who turn children into mice, The Witches promises to be a “family-friendly adventure sure to excite even the oldest of your clan”.

Experience the wonder of stage musicals in Brisbane | Image source: Tourism & Events Queensland

Have a roaring good time with animals in Adelaide

If taking a walk on the wild side sounds like a great family outing idea, Adelaide Zoo has you covered with a number of school holiday events. The ZOOcation Care vacation program for 5 to 12 year-olds provides a whole-day educational experience with plenty of opportunities for hands-on animal activities and fun games.

If a day trip just isn’t long enough, Adelaide Zoo also offers overnight stays with Wild Night sleepovers. The $380.00 package includes a two-person tent, a night safari, dinner, up-close animal encounters, a behind-the-scenes look at the pandas, and free access to the entire zoo on the second day. Now that’s bang for your buck!

Have a hands-on experience at Adelaide Zoo | Image source: Sven Kovac.

Fly direct to Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, and beyond from Newcastle Airport.

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