Reid McManus shows younger brother Kade how it's done.

Looking for a reasonably priced activity to take the children in Lake Macquarie over the holidays?

Reid McManus takes instructions from Glenn Le Marchant.

Look no further, the ‘Pop up retro video game console arcade’, located in the Charlestown Place Community Centre (the south-eastern corner of the Square) is a one-stop fun gaming centre where the whole family (dad, mum and 2 kids) can play for an hour for just $40, or $10 an hour for single players.

Owner of Collect, Glenn Le Marchant said the venture into gaming this holidays was his first and hopefully not his last.

“My main aim is for families of any age to have fun in a cost-effective environment during the holidays.”

There are 20 different video game consoles from the 70’s to 90’s with 115 games to choose from, including many of the classics.