It's that time of year again: School holidays. Keep the kids entertained and 'whinge-free' with a stack of fun activities happening around town.
Here's some of the most affordable and best places to take your kids around Port Macquarie:
Planet X Town Beach
Open every day of school Holidays (excluding Anzac Day) with insane offers including just $10 per session or 3 players / sessions for $25.
Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks
Port Macquarie Library
From Tuesday 3rd Apr 9:00am - Monday 30th 5:00pm the Australian National Maritime Museum presents “Submerged” - an interactive exhibition featuring the Wollongbar (II) which was wrecked off Byron Bay 1921.
Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2018
YP SPACE MNC INC., West Kempsey
Join the Awareness March in Kempsey on Wed 18th April and unleash your inner Super Hero. Grab a super hero cossie and launching from YP SPACE Kempsey at 10am and finish at Riverside Park with a free community BBQ.
'Cause as their motto goes: It doesn’t take a superhero to end youth homelessness, it takes a dedicated community.
NCPW presents WRESTLESLAM 3
Wauchope RSL, Wauchope
It's a family affair for a night of live Pro Wrestling on Saturday 21st April. Kicking off from 6.30pm, professional wrestlers from all over Australia will roll into town to perform hard hitting high flying hardcore action.
Scotts Head Food, Wine, Music & Art Festival
Scotts Head Reserve, Scotts Head
The annual foodie event, featuring gourmet food, wine, beer, live music, art & loads of entertainment is back. Adults and children's workshops, Art exhibition, carnival rides, show 'n' shine, markets, magician, petting zoo, reptile show & much much more. The next festival will be held on Sunday, April 22. Right in time for School holidays.
Bay to Boulders Swim
South West Rocks Surf Club
Challenge your kids in a range of different races on Sunday 29th Apr between 7:30am - 2:30pm. Click here to choose your race or in person at SWR Surf Club 28th April after 7.30am
Kids creative arts workshops
Scout Hall, Port Macquarie.
Creative arts, music and performance school is a week full of fun daily workshops aimed at kids in years 2-6. For a low $35 per day, you can book here
Innes Ruins Tour
Step back in time and discover the extensive ruins of the convict-built Lake Innes House. The experienced guides will bring this intriguing historic site to life with illustrated stories of its heyday in the 1830's as a grand country mansion overlooking the beautiful lake. For only $5 entry for school students. Book here
Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show
Laurieton Library, Laurieton
Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show activities these school holidays. Glasshouse 'sprouts' - helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities are just $5 per child - places are limited so book early.
Twilight Food Market
Town Beach Park, Port Macquarie
A family friendly food only market, diverse in multicultural cuisine and lots of choices for the kids. Bring a blanket or chair, bottle of wine or beer and kickback and enjoy the entertainment.
Hastings Moonlight Movies - Trolls
Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills and Bain Park, Wauchope
On 26 April, Bonny Hills will come to live with an outdoor screening of TROLLS. The following night at Wauchope, 27 April 2018 will show Hunt For The Wilderpeople from 6pm.
John Oxley Guided Tour
Coal Wharf, North Shore
What did John Oxley think about this part of the River and why are there rail lines so close to the River? On 22nd April, you'll be able to find out why the Coal Wharf area made a significant contribution to the development of the North Wall which alleviated the constant sanding up of the River bar with subsequent ship wrecks. $5 a trip.
Happy School Holidays!