Hunter and Newcastle activities you’ll really want to know about for the July school holidays

FLIP THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE for a list of all the exciting kids’ activities happening in Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Hunter over the winter break.

Venues across the region are hosting everything from snow man building and animal encounters to music festivals and community fun days.

The break runs from July 7 to July 22.

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Barrington Tops National Park, Dungog/Gloucestor Tops.

Barrington Tops National Park, Dungog/Gloucestor Tops.

Or if you are keen to brave the winter waters, check out some of the Hunter’s many swimming holes found in national parks, rivers, creeks, secluded beaches, waterfalls and gorges in the region. More details here.