SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
The spot with the best coffee, bagels and snacks in town - TabNabs' beautiful cafe opens directly onto The Station's piazza, with lots of alfresco seating looking out onto Newcastle's stunning harbour - the perfect place for a coffee while the littlies play in the kids corner. Follow on Instagram for opening times and updates.
BETTY LOVES BOOKS
A community minded independent bookshop specialising in a curated selection of new release Australian and International Literature.
Love a cuppa with your book? Betty's also handcraft their own small batch tea onsite using organic and Australian grown ingredients, including native Australian herbs.
MAKE SPACE GALLERY & WORKSHOP
A gorgeous experimental creative workshop and gallery operated by a talented collective of award-winning local artisans. The gallery showcases a collection of local handmade creations including jewellery, homewares, clothing and one-off artworks for viewing and purchase. Follow Make Space on Facebook for trading times.
Flash E-Bikes Newcastle is the largest retailer of DiRodi, Fatboy and Vamos E-Bikes in Newcastle, with options to purchase, hire, or book in for a service. E-Bikes can be rented by the hour/day/week - and The Station's piazza is the perfect place to test-ride and get comfortable before hitting the road!
FREE SCAVENGER HUNTS
Calling all explorers - get your backpacks and walking shoes ready! Discover hidden gems and surprises at The Station and Museum Park, on a Newy with Kids Scavenger Hunt! Uncover clues and solve mystery phrases, learn about the railway history - and have a play in The Station Kids Corner while you're there!
A beautifully curated creative space celebrating art photography through the work of local photographers. Gallery Qube showcases limited edition archival prints, photography books and magazines, and hosts beginners courses in photography and Photoshop. Follow on Instagram for opening hours and course details.
With sculpted garden beds, new paving and picnic lawns, The Station's new community piazza is a versatile space for pop-up play, exploration, markets and events. Creative design elements including a bandstand, cooling misting tracks, and an interpretive firepit celebrate the site’s Aboriginal and European history.
MARMALADE SKY MUSIC
Led by talented singer-songwriter and all round music star Natalie Davis, Marmalade Sky Music is bringing voice, keyboard, guitar and music theory classes to The Station with one-on-one tuition, small group lessons for bands, and creative workshops during school holidays. Follow on Instagram for updates.
SCOOT & PLAY
There's plenty of space for the the kids to burn energy scooting, hopscotch'ing and playing wild on the platform! There's also a kids corner with a big frog, snake and climbing obstacles - and lots of shaded picnic tables for relaxing while the kids let loose on the scooter track (BYO scooters and helmets).
THE 'FLYER' TRAIN
The Flyer is an interactive interpretation of the iconic Newcastle Flyer express steam train that ran between Newcastle and Sydney from 1929 until 1970. The public art installation on The Station's platform has lighting and interactive sounds - and is a big hit with kids and families (as well as rail enthusiasts) alike!