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

Disclaimer: The details of each event are subject to change and may be weather reliant. Please contact individual event holders prior to attendance to confirm details. Some events require pre-booking.

Illawarra Festival of Wood - family friendly, beautiful festival (kids under 12 FREE!) Kids and Adults Workshops!

Saturday 12 October - Sunday 13 October

10am - 5pm

Ages: ALL - under 12's are FREE!
Cost: From $10 (+BF). KIDS UNDER 12 FREE. Workshops extra
Venue: Bulli Showground
A unique and fabulous 2 day festival for all family members! Celebrating the traditions of working with wood and the creativity and joy involved, there are many interactive workshops and exhibitions for kids and adults to keep everyone activity happy!
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Parents - Say YES to getting your health and energy back! Join our awesome and supportive movement - the Fit Body 30 Tribe!

Ages: 18 years +
Venue: The Fit Body 30 Tribe
Say YES to getting your health and energy back! If not now - then when? Join our awesome and supportive movement - the Fit Body 30 Tribe!
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Your Voice Your Choice Conference 2019. Support and advice on NDIS plans to help live life your way!

14 - 15 October, 2019

9am - 2pm

Ages: For people with a disability, parents and carers, and service providers.
Cost: Refer booking link for prices.
Venue: Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Do you have a child or a family member with a disability? Would you like to hear world champion athlete Dylan Alcott speak in Wollongong? At the Your Voice Your Choice National Self Advocacy Conference, you can learn from others who are leading life their way and getting the most out of their NDIS plans.
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Institute of Interesting Ideas: 2019 Spring Speaker Series. Kiama. Tickets ON SALE NOW!

24 October - 21 November, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Cost: Tickets from $45
Venue: The Pavilion Kiama
Australia’s most interesting people sharing their stories on stage at The Pavilion, Kiama as part of the Institute of Interesting Ideas (I3) 2019 SPRING SERIES, featuring Pete Evans, The Joy of Food, our Death + Sex series and Matt Preston.
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October School Holiday FUN at Merrigong Creativity Camp & Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts!

30 Sept - 4 Oct

9am - 3pm

Ages: 5 - 13 years
Cost: 5 day camp: $290 per child*. *20% discount for additional siblings. Cost includes a ticket to see the scheduled school holiday kids’ show with the group.
Venue: Wollongong Town Hall - Main Auditorium
Merrigong Creativity Camp is back these school holidays!
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'The Gruffalo' at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures!

September 21 – October 20

Open daily 9am – 5pm. Last entry to Treetop Walk is at 4pm

Ages: All ages!
Cost: The Gruffalo experience and activity book included in price of Treetop Walk. Adults from $22.50. Children from $13.50. Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk): Adults from $60. Children from $36.
Venue: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures
These school holidays, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the classic children's book The Gruffalo, by encouraging families to embark on the Gruffalo Spotters Trail!
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Kidz Workshops at Zig Zag Hub - Hackathon Competition and Co-Working Spaces

30 September, 1, 2 & 4 October 2019

9am - 3pm

Ages: 7 - 12 & 13 - 18
Cost: $49
Venue: Zig Zag Hub
Let your children explore their entrepreneurial, creative side in our School Holiday Workshops!
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MOVE FEST is on for the kids in the City these School Holidays! From basketball to yoga, Kids & Adults FREE Fitness Classes and Charity Stair Climb!

30 September - 11 October

From 9am

Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE Classes. $40 Stair Climb Registration
Venue: Wollongong Central
Over 16 days we’re celebrating healthy living through FREE fitness classes, our active kids school holiday program and our charity stair climb event!
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Revolution Archery Tag - Draw your bow, School Holidays are here!

Monday 30 September, 2019

Sessions from 10.30am

Ages: 8 years+
Cost: Junior Archery Tag, $20 per child/adult. Family Pass (4 players), $72
Venue: Revolution Archery Tag
Let you kids be the first to experience the thrill of Revolution Archery Tag these School Holidays! Revolution Laser Arena are offering junior Archery Tag sessions for kids ages 8 to 12 years old, so bring the family & their friends!
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Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl - Discounted school holiday game & lunch deals!

Open every day of the Spring Holidays!

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Early Bird (9am - 11am): 2 games $12. 11am - 6pm: 1 game $10 / 2 games $16. KIds Lunch special available also!
Venue: Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl
Hours of fun and family-friendly enjoyment the School Holidays without breaking the bank! What better way to spend the day then by having fun bowling!
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Sydney FC Wollongong Holiday Clinic. Have your child learn from the champions!

Wed 9 Oct - Fri 11 Oct

9am - 3pm each day.

Ages: 5 - 13 year old boys & girls
Cost: Cost includes Sydney FC Training Shirt, Shorts, Socks & Hat
Venue: Ian McLellan Park
Fitness AND fun at Sydney FC Holiday Clinics
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Trees Adventure Nowra Park - KidZip is on these school holidays for energetic explorers!

Open 7 days a week during school holidays

Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm. Saturday - Sunday 9am to 5pm

Ages: From 4 years +
Cost: General tickets are from $25. KidZip sessions are $55, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30am of the school holidays.
Venue: Trees Adventure Nowra Park
Australia’s First Cliff Edge Experience! Only 1 hour from Wollongong, Trees Adventure Nowra Park is an exhilarating 2 Hour experience with 2m low easy courses up to 25m high insane ones! Soar through the trees on flying foxes and thrilling aerial challenges!
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3D Printing School Holiday Workshops designed just for kids! October Holiday Workshop Dates. LEGO, puzzles, constructions sets and more!

1 October & 3 October

9.30am - 3.30pm

Ages: 6 - 13 years of age
Cost: $75 per child
Venue: Upward Manufacturing
Looking for a school holiday activity for your budding genius? Kids will have a blast with a range of interactive activities including 3D printing, 3D drawing, puzzles, modular LEGO and construction sets.
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Carmel & Co Gymnastics - Gym 4 Fun Holiday Program. Get 50% off your 3rd day!

October School Holidays

Full day, morning & afternoon sessions

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: From $30 for morning or afternoon session.
Venue: Carmel & Co Gymnastics
Starting from $30, we have half and full day options with a variety of themes and activities, from Mini Olympics and Pit Relays! Don’t forget to book your spot soon to avoid missing out, especially for our ever popular Tramp & Bungee day!
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Hangdog Climbing Gym - School Holiday Entry Special + Learn to Climb!

October School Holidays

Hightime: Monday - Friday. Learn to Climb: Tue 1st & Wed 9th of October

Ages: From 4 years
Cost: Hightime: $15pp. Learn to Climb: $20 for 90 minutes
Venue: Hangdog Climbing Gym
Get the kids rock climbing! Increase their confidence and fitness these School Holidays!
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Hangtime - Friday Night is Glow Disco Night these October School Holidays!

Friday 4 October & Friday 11 October, 2019

5pm - 8pm

Ages: 2 years +
Cost: $15pp
Venue: Hangtime Trampoline Park
School holidays just got a whole lot more fun! Hangtime after-dark Glow Disco sessions are all about the awesome tunes, the disco lights and a dance floor that bounces to the beat!
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Kids' Uni October Vacation Care Program - with daily themes and special activities, boredom isn't on the menu!

October School Holidays

8am - 6pm

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: $72 per day. CCB & CCR approved.
Venue: Innovation Campus - UOW
Jam packed with fun activities, theme days & excursions to entertain the children!
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Project Bucephalus - LEGO® Robotics October Holiday Workshops! Wollongong & Shoalhaven. Work as a team with mum/dad or your bestie!

30th Sept – 1st Oct: Shoalhaven & 2nd – 3rd Oct: Wollongong

9am - 3pm

Ages: Designed to be suitable for ages 7 and up, we will accept younger students if they are accompanied by an adult.
Cost: From $135 for 2 days
Venue: UOW - Wollongong & Shoalhaven Campuses
Project Bucephalus Robotics is a Wollongong-based group that has many years of experience running robotics activities for children in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven.
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Backyard Science & Mini Beasts at Science Space these School Holidays, PLUS our Space Camps are back!

October School Holidays - Space Camp days run from 9am-3pm. Other holiday activity times to be confirmed soon.

Ages: Kids aged 6-12 years who have a love for creating, exploring and inventing.
Cost: Refer booking links for admission
Venue: Science Space
This year during the School Holidays visit Science Space! Internationally-recognised, Science Space is the largest hands-on science centre in NSW!
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Early Start Discovery Space - July School Holiday Program

Saturday 28 September - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Refer website for schedule

Ages: 0 - 10 years
Cost: $7.50/non-members, $5/members. Costs for workshops are additional to Discovery Space entry. Daily Activties are FREE after entry.
Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Keep those little hands busy these school holidays with bookable workshops, including LEGO, slime, art, comic books, construction site tours and loads of free daily activities – all around the theme of USE YOUR HANDS!
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Revolution Laser Arena - 2 hours of Laser Tag for just $15 these October School Holidays!

School Holidays: Monday - Thursday

3pm - 8pm

Ages: 5 years +
Cost: $15pp
Venue: Revolution Laser Arena
This school holidays, Revolution are offering 120 minutes of unlimited fun for just $15! Your kids are guaranteed to play every second mission (4 missions value), if not every mission (8 missions value).
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Circus Monoxide - Sept/Oct School Holiday Program. Circus tricks, movement & creativity for kids!

30 Sept - 4 Oct

From 8.30am to 5pm

Ages: 5 - 13 years of age
Cost: Full day on any or several days - $85. 5 day week $350
Venue: Circus Monoxide
If you want to tumble, fly, do amazing tricks and have fun at the circus, book a spot in our holiday program!
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CIY.Club - Minecraft, Game Coding and more these October School Holidays! Claim your Creative Kids Rebate.

3, 4, 8 & 9 October, 2019

9am - 3pm

Ages: 7-17 years
Cost: Claim your Creative Kids Rebate!
Venue: Shellharbour City Library & Science Space
Includes popular Game Coding Camps - kids will learn awesome skills and will LOVE this holiday club!
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Pinot and Picasso Wollongong kids art workshops are back these school holidays by popular demand! NEW Family Session also!

Tuesday Oct 1, Thursday Oct 3 & Wednesday Oct 9

12pm - 2pm

Ages: Perfect for children aged 8 and up!
Cost: $39 per child. Includes: your very own canvas to take home. Apron, easel and brush hire PLUS all materials needed to complete your very own masterpiece!
Venue: Pinot & Picasso
School Holidays is fast approaching and we're excited to announce Pinot and Picasso Wollongong's first ever art class for kiddies!
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Gravity Gymnastics - burn some energy and keep ACTIVE with our School Holiday Program! BOOK EARLY!

30 Sept - 11 Oct

Full & half day sessions available

Ages: 3 years+
Cost: From $20! 50% off your 3rd session
Venue: Gravity Gymnastics
Get the kids out of the house and keep them active! Themes include Ninja Fun, Street, Tumble & Tricks, Gymnastics and Games & Challenges!
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Hocus Pocus Abracadabra! - Wollongong Botanic Garden School Holiday Program

30 September to 3 October

10am - 1pm daily

Ages: Activities are suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $13.50 per child. $24 for family of two or more children. Younger siblings may participate. A child ticket is required for children over 3 years. No cost for supervising adults. Entry into the Garden is free.
Venue: Wollongong Botanic Garden
There's plenty of spills and thrills in store, and lots of fun crafts to enjoy at the Botanic Garden this Spring!
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triHusky Huskisson Triathlon Festival (Little Husky)

 to     to  Sun 3 November 19

Venue: Huskisson
Address: Hawke Street Huskisson NSW
Ages: All ages!
Cost: Refer website

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Australian Supercross Championship

5pm  to     to  Sat 9 November 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Croner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Cost: Refer website

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The Wiggles Party Time! Big Show!

10am, 1pm & 4pm  to     to  Sat 16 November 19

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

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Oz Flight Sim Expo 2019

10am  to 4pm   Sat 23 November 19 to  Sun 24 November 19

Venue: HARS Aviation Museum
Address: Illawarra Regional Airport Albion Park Rail NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: $20 Adults - $15 Senior/Concession - $8 Children 5-14yo Children under 5 are FREE - Must be accompanied by an Adult at all times.

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Kiama Auto Expo - Rotary Clubs of Gerringong and Kiama

 to     to  Sun 24 November 19

Venue: Kiama
Address: 2 Bong Bong Street Kiama NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Wollongong Makers Market

8.30am  to 4pm    to  Sat 30 November 19

Venue: UOW Innovation Campus North Wollongong
Address: Squires Way North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Donation

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Fairgrounds Festival

Various times

 to    Fri 6 December 19 to  Sat 7 December 19

Venue: Berry Showgrounds
Address: 35 Alexandra Street Berry NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Shellharbour Skate and Surf Festival

 to    Fri 6 December 19 to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Shellharbour
Address: Shellharbour NSW
Cost: FREE

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IGA Callala Triathlon Festival

6.30am  to 2.30pm    to  Sat 7 December 19

Venue: Calalla Beach
Address: Quay Rd Calalla Beach NSW
Ages: All ages and abilities!
Cost: Refer website

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Callala Carols

4pm  to 8.30pm    to  Sun 22 December 19

Address: 44 Emmett Street Callala Bay NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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