Okay, so you want to spoil your little one rotten, but where you should you go? We’ve found some exciting activities for children to enjoy, as well as a couple of family friendly Newcastle restaurants to visit after.

Laser Tag

Zone Empire Newcastle

Futuristic themes, Zone Empire Newcastle - Newcastle
Futuristic themes, Zone Empire Newcastle – Newcastle

Have you known a kid that wouldn’t burst with excitement over the very thought of laser tag? After your children finish school today, pick them up and take them for some non-stop “pew pew pew” action at Zone Empire Newcastle. With the largest laser tag arena in the Hunter region, your kids will have to pick their jaw up off the ground after they set eyes on the state-of-the-art futuristic world they’ll be battling in. Worried about how much it is going to set you back? Prices are extremely affordable so you can tell your kids to bring their friends or even join in the action yourself.
Where: 8 Council Street Wallsend Newcastle NSW

Tenpin Bowling

Newcastle Super Strike

Bring the whole family, Newcastle Super Strike - Newcastle
Bring the whole family, Newcastle Super Strike – Newcastle

Tenpin bowling is a great fun-filled activity that’ll have the whole family joining in. Your little tacker will be grinning from ear-to-ear after they bowl their first strike for the night. Worried your little one may be too small or hasn’t got great hand-eye coordination? There are a variety of different bowling ball sizes, as well as a ramp and bumper bars to ensure they don’t leave feeling disappointed. Why not bring the whole family down? The Family Picnic Special for four includes one game each, a bowl of popcorn and a jug of drink which makes for some great value on your family night out.
Where: 318 Maitland Road Mayfield Newcastle NSW

Playland Restaurant


Huge indoor playground facilities. Megamania - Newcastle
Huge indoor playground facilities. Megamania – Newcastle

Located in Charlestown, come down to Megamania for the ultimate post-school night out for the kids. This playground paradise is the largest and most modern in the entire region. With a range of different activities, It doesn’t matter if your little one is still crawling or is as old as 12, they’re going to have a blast. Unleash the kids into the huge play area and they will be amused for hours with all the different attractions like ball pools, slides, rope bridges, jumping castles and rock climbing walls just to name a few. Have we mentioned food yet? The adults can satisfy their stomachs with food from the award-winning BYO restaurant while watching the kids go crazy.
Where: Pearson Street Charlestown Newcastle NSW

Finish off with a family feed

Blue Water Pizza

Woodfired pizzas, Blue Water Pizza - Newcastle
Woodfired pizzas, Blue Water Pizza – Newcastle

If you chose to spend the evening at Zone Empire Newcastle or Newcastle Super Strike then you’re going to need to refuel before heading home. What better way to do so than with a gourmet feed from Blue Waters Pizza? For the kids, pick the Neptune Pizza off the the kids menu that comes as a meal with a drink and ice cream. For yourself, you won’t be disappointed with any of the gourmet pizza selections at this family friendly restaurant, just be sure to wash it down with a craft beer or premium label wine – which you’ll need after spending the entire afternoon with your energetic kids. Blue Waters Pizza makes for the perfect setting to reflect with your kids on what is sure to be great day had by all.
Where: 460 The Esplanade Warners Bay Newcastle NSW
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Have we missed your favourite spot to take the kids for a bit of fun after school?