The Foreshore
When is the last time you took your kids to the park for the day? Working can take up a lot of our time so spend the day on a picnic blanket watching your kids climb all over this fantastic playground area. There is so much that can be done at this long and lavish park, so grab your kid’s scooter, rollerblades or bike. Their walking path makes its way around a nice lake and there’s a large grass space for running about. Don’t forget to pack snacks as your kids may forget they are hungry because of all the fun.
Where: The Foreshore Newcastle East, NSW 2300


Just a short drive away and you will arrive at Megamania family restaurant and play land. Pack your bags early and get your kids crawling through the maze, tackling the boulder-filled climbing wall or accompany your bubs in the toddler area. What’s great about Megamania is that everything is packed into the one location so you can head over to the 200 seat restaurant when your kids are done running wild. Their restaurant serves up some pretty impressive meals that are hearty and wholesome so it’s not just the kids having all the fun as you tuck into a char grilled steak. If you’re not that hungry and just want to watch over the rascals then enjoy a coffee and slice of cake that is simply delicious.
Where: Charlestown Square Pearson Street, Charlestown NSW


Coco Monde
Join in on the festivities this Easter as you let your kids go a little crazy with chocolate. Coco Monde is an extremely popular restaurant, cafe and chocolateria that is down right delicious. Their dessert menu leaves nothing to the imagination with a combination of waffles, churros, crepes and pudding made with only the finest ingredients. Our choice for the family is the Coco Monde Decadence platter that has an assortment of goodies for everyone. If your rascals have been well behaved throughout the entirety of the chocolate feast, purchase some chocolate treats for them on the way out.
Where: 80 Darby Street, Newcastle NSW 2300


Ground Floor Cafe
For a low-key Monday before you settle back into your busy lives, head to Ground Floor Cafe. Open all Easter long weekend you can enjoy meals with great coffee. This eclectic cafe is the perfect place to sit back with the family because of the intimate setting and fantastic food, Ground Floor Cafe is considered to be a secret gem where something is always happening and if you’re lucky enough you may catch some live music on the Monday.
Where: Hunter Street Outlets 103 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Where are you planning to spend your Easter long weekend with the family?