Our Goals For The Hunter Region

  1. To provide parents with the most comprehensive guide of what's on to keep kids active and engaged during school holiday periods.

  2. To provide businesses with the most affordable and successful way of exposing their holiday activities, programs and events to those in the region.

  3. To become the number 1 school holiday activities platform for connecting parents and businesses.

    * Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland & Cessnock

How Will We Achieve This?

Over 50 Listings are NOW LIVE on the Holiday Happenings app for activities, programs and events being run across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland & Cessnock.

In order to promote the app content and build a user base among families within the community, we have been undertaking a brand awareness campaign in the lead up to each school holiday period.

This has included:

  • Radio campaigns on Hit106.9


  • Flyer letterbox drops

  • Flyer handouts at primary schools

  • Inclusion in school newsletters

  • Various promotions across social media

Who Are We?

Holiday Happenings was launched in Canberra during 1997, with the helping hand of local government and the Minister for Education and Family Services.


Our priority was to assist in helping as many kids as possible stay engaged and active in fun and healthy activities during their time away from school.


Our combined goal was to provide families of school aged children with a free, comprehensive and easy to read information directory on the many activities available for children during school holiday periods.

24 years on Holiday Happenings is truly a one stop shop for school holiday activities in Canberra, with over 100 businesses advertising their programs, events and activities to ACT families and readers.

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 Frequently Asked Questions

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