Five places in Newcastle you can take the children this holiday

Fort Amiel Museum is rich with history of Newcastle and surrounds.

The school holidays are upon us. Children have been released from the educational system, free to roam and generally pursue what catches their interest.

For parents, this can be a troublesome thing.

So instead of setting the children down in front of the television set, here are five awesome (local) places you can take them:

Fort Amiel Museum

A good general knowledge is a lost talent these days.

The best place to build this up is at museums, and Fort Amiel Museum (in Amiel Park) is critical to the storied history of this region.

Curator, Louis Eksteen prides himself on accurate, interesting displays.

For more information and to arrange visiting times, contact Eksteen on 034 328 7621, 072 238 1983 or email [email protected] or [email protected]


Burn off the excess energy with the fast pace of local paintball action.

Hilldrop Adventures at Boshoek Farm is the place to be for active adrenaline seekers.

For details and bookings, call 082 825 7456.

Factory Plaza

Beyond many specialist stores and eateries, Factory Plaza also has tons to keep children entertained.

Think a ball pit, slide, jumping rig, arcade games and bumper cars.

If the children are feeling bored at home, bring them through to 12 Kirkland Street and let their activity and imaginations run free.

Call 034 315 5046 for more details.

Victorian Theatres

There’s something exhilarating about the full movie experience – popcorn, cooldrinks and a big screen cinema.

Victorian Theatres boasts four!

Geared toward the latest releases at the same time as bigger centres, you can expect to catch all the action within a few minutes’ drive.

Call 034 315 4510 for screening times and information.

Carnegie Art Gallery

If the children need some inspiration, why not treat them to the awesome world of art?

This classic architecture boasts a wide collection of local art pieces.

From contemporary paintings and sculptures to fine African works, the focus is on the beauty in cultural artwork.

For more information, call the gallery on 034 312 1570.

Bruce Douglas

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