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Events and activities for parents and babies, toddlers and school aged children in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

Bubs to Tweens Indoor Market - pre-loved goods market for maternity, baby, kids and pre-teens!

Sunday 16 June, 2019

9am - 12pm

Ages: Caters for maternity, babies and children to age 12
Cost: There is a charge for entry to the market - Adults $3, Children FREE
Venue: Dapto Ribbonwood Centre
Bubs To Tweens Indoor Market and offers stalls for new, creative, boutique, preloved, kidpreneur, charity and community awareness!
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KidsFest 2019 - a vibrant, FREE, week-long annual festival of fun, family activities.

19 - 25 May, 2019

Refer 2019 Program

Ages: 0 - 12 years
Cost: FREE
Venue: Shellharbour City area
KidsFest Shellharbour is the biggest community run FREE week-long festival for children (0-12 years), their families and carers in NSW! And it is now in its 12th year!
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National Book Relay - Join us for Simultaneous Story Time!

Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Activities kick off at 9.30am. The book will be skydived into Stuart Park at 10.30am and read by Wollongong's Lord Mayor at 11am.

Ages: All families with children 0 - 5 years are invited!
Cost: FREE
Venue: Stuart Park (North Wollongong Surf Club end of park). Please note wet weather option.
Final stop for the National Book Relay - get ready to see the book - Alpacas with Maracas skydive in from a plane!
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Early Start Discovery Space is turning 4! Party like a Superhero!

24 - 26 May

9am to 4pm

Ages: From Birth to 10 years
Cost: 50% off general entry – only $7.50 per person. FREE for members. Members can bring a guest for FREE! All activities are free after entry.
Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Join us for three days of birthday fun, featuring all things Superhero – with interactive experiences, shows and workshops. Be sure to come dressed as your favourite Superhero and party with us!
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Keeping Kids Safe in Cyberspace - with Australia's leading Cybersafety & Educator Susan McLean

Tuesday 4 June, 2019

7pm - 9pm

Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: FREE Admission
Venue: Cedars Christian College
Cedars Christian College is proud to bring acclaimed speaker on Cybersafety education and awareness to the Illawarra, for a FREE one night only event for parents and carers.
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Joyful Parenting Course - Relax and finally feel like the calm, confident and mindful parent you really want to be.

5 June - 10 July (Wednesday evenings)

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: $245-$295 (Payment by instalments and discounts for couples are available).
Venue: Wollongong Yoga Centre
Based on Freya Dawson's book "Joyful Parenting", this course will bring you relief from the stress and worry of raising your children. This course provides a clear and achievable path to punishment-free parenting even with the most spirited and challenging children.
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Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends in Wollongong!

14 - 16 June, 2019

Refer event times below.

Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets from $33
Venue: WIN Stadium
Grab your mouse ears and get ready for a worldwide party as Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends skates into Wollongong at WIN Stadium!
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Illawarra Live Steamers

Open to the public every fourth sunday of the month

8.30am  to The gates open about 8:30am and trains usually run from 10am until mid afternoon.    to  Sun 26 May 19

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: 2 Virginia St North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Each passenger pays $2 for the 4 to 7 minute train trip.

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Jamberoo Village Market

Last Sunday of the Month

9am  to 2pm    to  Sun 26 May 19

Venue: Reid Park
Address: Cnr Allowrie & Churchill Streets Jamberoo NSW 2533
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Term 2 Performance Day Concerts - Wollongong Conservatorium of Music

3.30pm  to 5pm    to  Sun 26 May 19

Venue: Wollongong Conservatorium of Music
Address: Murphys Avenue Keiraville NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Wollongong. It's time for a Chemical Cleanout.

9am  to 3.30pm    to  Sun 26 May 19

Venue: Fred Finch Park Sporting Complex car park,
Address: off Bedford Street Berkeley NW
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Babies Love Books - Oak Flats Library

Every Monday during school term

10am  to 10.30am    to  Mon 27 May 19

Venue: Oak Flats Libray
Address: Central Avenue Oak Flats NSW 2529
Ages: 0 - 18 months
Cost: FREE

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Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc - OPEN DAY

9am  to 2pm    to  Mon 27 May 19

Venue: Tarrawanna
Address: 51 Meadow Street Tarrawanna NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Learn Safe Workshops - Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers (Shellharbour)

6pm  to 8pm    to  Mon 27 May 19

Venue: Shellharbour City Council
Address: Shellharbour NSW
Ages: Learner drivers
Cost: FREE

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Mini Makers - Warilla Library

Every Monday during school term.

10.30am  to 11.30am    to  Mon 27 May 19

Venue: Warilla Library
Address: Cnr Lake Entrance and Shellharbour Roads Warilla NSW 2528
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Cost: FREE

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National Reconciliation Week - Early Start Discovery Space

9am  to 4pm   Tue 28 May 19 to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Northfields Avenue, UOW Campus Wollongong NSW 2522
Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets: $20

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Puckeys Night Market

Last Wednesday evening of every month

4pm  to 9pm    to  Wed 29 May 19

Venue: The UOW Innovation Campus
Address: Puckey Avenue Innovations Campus - UOW NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FRE admission

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

11am, 1pm & 7pm

 to    Fri 31 May 19 to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Address: 42 Bridge Rd Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult: / $39 Concession: $34

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Eat Street Bulli

Last Friday of every month

5pm  to 9pm    to  Fri 31 May 19

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Grevillea Park Road Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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Walk for Reconciliation

 to Meeting time: 8.30am for a departure time of 8.45am.    to  Fri 31 May 19

Venue: Meeting point: Vacant land adjacent to Holy Spirit College (corner Cawley Street and Rothery Street).
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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1 Wollongong Wolves v APIA Leichhardt Tigers

Starts 6pm  to     to  Sat 1 June 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Burelli & Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult $10, Child U16 FREE

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BlueScope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod

Refer website for session times.

 to    Sat 1 June 19 to  Sat 13 July 19

Venue: IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Jervis Bay Maritime Museum Market

First Saturday of every month

10am  to 3pm    to  Sat 1 June 19

Venue: Dent Street, Huskisson
Address: Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Nan Tien Health & Wellbeing Markets

First Saturday of every month

9.30am  to 2.30pm    to  Sat 1 June 19

Venue: Nan Tien Temple Courtyard
Address: 108 Berkeley Rd Berkeley NSW 2506
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Safer Drivers Course for Learner Drivers - Bulli PCYC

9am  to 10.30am    to  Sat 1 June 19

Venue: Bulli PCYC
Address: 253 Princes Highway Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: Teens
Cost: $145

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SeeChange Jervis Bay Arts Festival

 to    Sat 1 June 19 to  Mon 10 June 19

Venue: Dent Street, Huskisson
Address: Dent Street Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Skills for Living

9am  to 5pm   Sat 1 June 19 to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: Lotus Health & Wellbeing Centre
Address: 103 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: $595

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The Book Nook Club for 8 - 12 year olds (Collins Booksellers, Thirroul)

4pm  to 4.45pm    to  Sat 1 June 19

Venue: Collins Booksellers Thirroul
Address: Anita's Theatre, Shop 5, King Street Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 8 - 12 year olds
Cost: $14 pp

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Berry's Biggest Garage Sale & Fete

8am  to 2pm    to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: Berry School of Arts
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Culburra Beach Monthly Markets

First Sunday of every month

 to     to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: Located opposite the Culburra Bowling Club
Address: 210 Prince Edward Avenue Culburra NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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High On Tea

1pm  to 4pm    to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: The Balgownie Hotel
Address: 114 Balgownie Rd Balgownie NSW 2519
Ages:
Cost: $55 pp

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Junior Groovers Disco - Towrdagi Park Bowls & Recreation Club

3.30pm  to 5.30pm    to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: Towrdagi Park Bowls & Recreation Club
Address: 2A Towradgi Rd Towradgi NSW 2519
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Music in the Park

First Sunday of Every Month

From 1pm  to     to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: Hindmarsh Park
Address: Terralong Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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The Berry Markets

1st Sunday of the Month (Except February)

8am  to 2.30pm    to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: Berry Showground
Address: Corner Alexandra and Victoria Streets Berry NSW 2535
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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The Farm’s Market

Usually First Sunday of the Month

10am  to 3pm    to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: Killalea State Park
Address: Killalea Drive Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free Entry

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The Learner Log Book Run - Shellharbour & Kiama

10am  to 12.30pm    to  Sun 2 June 19

Venue: Shellharbour & Kiama
Address: Shellharbour & Kiama NSW
Ages: All learner drives must have 40 or more log book hours.
Cost: FREE (inc. driver reviver stop snacks & McDonald’s voucher on completion)

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Kid's Space Mondays - The Woolshed

Every second Monday during the school term.

9.30am  to 12pm    to  Mon 3 June 19

Venue: The Woolshed
Address: 601 Princes Highway Yallah NSW
Ages:
Cost:

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Positive Play - Offering Sensory Play Experience

10.30am  to 11.30am    to  Tue 4 June 19

Venue: Shellharbour City Libray
Address: 76 Cygnet Avenue Shellharbour City Centre NSW
Ages: 0- 5 years
Cost: FREE. Bookings essential

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TIGS Open Day 2019

Tours covering The Piper Centre (Preparatory Programme), Junior School or Senior School will be held at 9.15am, 9.30am, and 11.15am. Information Sessions will be held at 10:30am and 6:00pm.

 to     to  Tue 4 June 19

Venue: The Illawarra Grammar School
Address: 10-12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Joyful Parenting Course

Wednesday 7.30pm - 9.30pm

7.30pm  to 9.30pm   Wed 5 June 19 to  Wed 10 July 19

Venue: Wollongong Yoga Centre
Address: 18 Kenny Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: $245-$295 (payment in installments available)

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Immunisation Clinic - Warilla Community Health Centre

First Thursday of every month - 9.30am - 11.30am & 1.30pm - 3.30pm

 to     to  Thu 6 June 19

Venue: Warilla Community Health Centre
Address: Belfast Avenue Warilla NSW 2528
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Bulli Bazaar

First Friday of each month

From 5pm  to     to  Fri 7 June 19

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Grevillea Park Rd Bulli NSW 2515
Ages: All welcome!
Cost: FREE

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Junior Groovers Disco - Albion Park Bowling Club

First Friday of the month

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 7 June 19

Venue: Albion Park Bowling Club
Address: 32-52 Taylor Rd Albion Park 2527
Ages: 0-12yrs
Cost: FREE

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Kids Disco - Dapto Leagues Club

First Friday of Every Month

6pm  to 10pm    to  Fri 7 June 19

Venue: Dapto Leagues Club
Address: Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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She'll Be Right February - Another fun, femme night of music, storytelling, and much laughter!

6pm  to 9.30pm    to  Fri 7 June 19

Venue: Servo Food Truck Bar - Port Kembla
Address: 6 - 8 Wentworth Street Port Kembla NSW
Ages: 18 years +
Cost: $10 - $12

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Art on the Grass

Second Saturday of every month (except January & November)

10am  to 2pm    to  Sat 8 June 19

Venue: Red Point Artists Studio
Address: 96-106 Wentworth Street Port Kembla NSW 2505
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Callala's Friendly Markets

Second Saturday of every month

10am  to 2pm    to  Sat 8 June 19

Venue: Callala Bay Community Centre
Address: Emmett Street Callala Bay NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Guided Sunrise Walk at the Illawarra Fly

Second Saturday of every month

6am  to 9am    to  Sat 8 June 19

Venue: Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk
Address: 182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill NSW 2577
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adults $65, Child (13-16 years) $50, Child (5-12 years) $30, Child (2-4 years) $15.

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Kangaroo Valley Farmers Market

Second Saturday of the Month

8.30am  to 1pm    to  Sat 8 June 19

Venue:
Address: 165 Moss Vale Rd Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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The Kiama Picnic Train

8.45am  to 7.55pm    to  Sat 8 June 19

Venue:
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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2019 Kiama Red Cross Fun Run

From 7.30am  to     to  Sun 9 June 19

Venue: Kiama Surf Beach
Address: 74 Manning St Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Foragers Markets

Second Sunday of every month.

9am  to 2pm    to  Sun 9 June 19

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Grevillea Park Road Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Gold Coin Donation

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Huskisson Market

Held on the Second Sunday of every month

9am  to 4pm    to  Sun 9 June 19

Venue: Held on the sporting ground adjacent to the Huskisson Bowling Club
Address: Huskisson Road Corner of Kiola Street Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Tramways of Yesteryear @ Illawarra Light Railway Museum

10am  to 2pm   Sun 9 June 19 to  Sun 9 June 19

Venue: Illawarra Light Rail Museum
Address: 48A Tongarra Road Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5/$10..Main Line..$5 Miniature..Family $75

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Wollongong Wolves v Sydney United 58 FC

3pm  to     to  Sun 9 June 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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The Party Puppets - Woonona Bulli RSL

10.30am  to 11.30am    to  Wed 12 June 19

Venue: Woonona Bulli RSL
Address: 455-459 Princes Hwy Woonona NSW 2517
Ages: Suitable for pre-school children ages 3+
Cost: FREE for Kids Club members

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Immunisation Clinic - Corrimal Community Centre

Second Thursday of the Month. 9.30am - 11.30pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm

 to     to  Thu 13 June 19

Venue: Corrimal Community Centre
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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