It’s on! Discover family fun in Port Stephens | Port Stephens Examiner

They say the best things in life are free, and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to entertaining the family in Port Stephens.

Whether it’s music under the stars, yoga in the park, or a pop-up show for the kids, Port Stephens has plenty to see and do to suit every budget.

Grab a picnic mat and head to Apex Park in Nelson Bay for live music on Friday afternoons in January and Friday and Saturday afternoons in February.

Local musicians and DJs will bring the weekend vibe from 4-6pm, leaving plenty of time to explore the waterfront for a bite to eat or stroll along the bay to Fly Point.

The performances are part of It’s on! from Port Stephens Council!initiative – a series of free activities and events.

Want to hit your New Year’s fitness goals? Head to a free Tuesday morning bootcamp class at Apex Park. Run by professional trainers as part of It’s on!, they are the perfect way to improve your health and fitness in a fun and friendly environment.

The series also includes free Zumba classes, markets every Wednesday and Saturday along the Nelson Bay foreshore, lunchtime sessions, and free children’s shows.

New events are added all the time, so be sure to check the website ( regularly for more family fun.

VISIT: Our region also has fantastic playgrounds to discover. Bettles Park in Raymond Terrace has recently had a facelift.

With its extensive network of nature reserves and cycle paths, parts of Port Stephens are best explored on two wheels.

The 11 kilometer route from Raymond Terrace to Medowie Cycleway is a longer route, skirting the bank of Grahamstown Dam, or for something a little less strenuous try the Fingal Bay shared path which starts at the Fingal end from Tomaree Road and continues to Barry Park. .

If you have children, our region also has fantastic playgrounds to discover.

Bettles Park at Raymond Terrace has recently had a facelift, with swings, slides and a natural play area suitable for toddlers and beyond.

Corlette Point Park’s pirate ship-inspired playground is a hit with the little ones, while further up the road, Duchmans Beach playground is a great spot for a picnic, bike ride or picnic. scooter adventure.

There’s nothing quite like summer in Port Stephens. It’s in our amazing places and our region is bursting with life and vibrancy – so visit and go exploring.

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