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

First Aid Info Sessions for Parents - Village Practice

2 x 1 hour sessions: Monday 18 February & Monday 25 February

6.30pm - 8pm

Ages: Parents + Carers
Cost: $50 pp for both sessions including take home materials
Venue: Village Practice
Village Practice in Woonona East will be hosting 2 x First Aid Info Sessions delivered by professional First Aid trainers 'First Aid For You' on Monday 18 February and Monday 25 February from 6.30pm - 8pm.
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Webers Circus - A Touch of Wild West comes to Shellharbour!

21 February - 10 March

Morning, afternoon & evenings times available

Ages: All ages, family-friendly event!
Cost: VIP, Ringside, A Reserve & B Reserve tickets available
Venue: Shellharbour
The show will take you and your family on a wild west adventure with death defying acrobats, funny clowns, trick dogs, Miniature Ponies, Russian swing and much much more! So saddle up, get you hat and cowboy boots on and let Webers Circus take your on a Wild West adventure for the whole family!
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Hong Kong Palace - Yum Cha has arrived in the Illawarra - and you're invited!

Saturday 23 February

Contact Hong Kong Palace to make a booking.

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Refer menu
Venue: Hong Kong Palace - Warrawong Plaza
The day has come and yum cha is ready to be served in the Illawarra! On Saturday 23 February, Hong Kong Palace will be launching their NEW menu and are inviting the Illawarra to join them in their first official Yum Cha sitting

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Register for FREE for VisionGym's 6 Week Challenge - final days!

6 Week Challenge

Ages: 16 years+
Cost: FREE to Register
Venue: Wollongong
This is your chance to train with the latest in fitness technology and achieve your results faster! We have 1,739+ success stories and counting..... will you be next?
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Join Fernwood Fitness Woonona in February with ZERO Joining Fee and SAVE $199!

Offer valid until end of February 2019.

Ages: Fitness programs available from 13 years
Cost: ZERO Joining Fee! Save $199
Venue: Fernwood Fitness Woonona
Get Fit in Feb & train for FREE! Join now to get Zero Joining Fee (save $199)! Only available until 28 February, 2019 - so hurry!
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Thirlmere Festival of Steam 2019 - steam train rides, village fair, street parade + more!

Saturday 2 March & Sunday 3 March

9am - 5pm

Ages: All ages family-friendly celebration!
Cost: Museum + Steam Train Ride: Adult $30, Child $10, Senior / Concession $20, Member* $15
Venue: NSW Rail Museum
The quaint village of Thirlmere awakens to the enchanting sound of the steam whistle for the 30th annual Thirlmere Festival of Steam.
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360 ALLSTARS - spectacular physical theatre event for 5 years and up!

Tues 2 April - 7pm & Wed 3 April - 11am

Ages: Ages 5 to 105. Contains haze and strobe lighting.
Cost: $32.50 - $112.50
Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
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Join our beautiful Little Groovers Family in 2019! Enrolments for Term 1 are now open!

Term 1, 2019

Ages: 18 months - 5 yrs
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Jamberoo, Dapto & Windang
Little Groovers is now offering classes across three venues Jamberoo, Dapto & Windang! Little Groovers specialises in pre-school dance focusing on classes for children 18 months - 5 years.
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NumberWorks'nWords - Ensure your child is Naplan ready! Tutoring for English and Maths. Get a FREE assessment for your child!

3.30pm - 7.30pm weekdays.

Ages: 5 - 16 years of age
Cost: Contact centre
Venue: NumberWorks'nWords
Kids Tutoring which is fun but gets great results! Every student has an individualised plan and works towards agreed personal goals. Results are celebrated.
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Burgh Kids & Teens 2019 Classes. Circus, Parkour, Dance, Acrobatics and much more!

Term 1 starts Monday 4 February

Refer timetable

Ages: 3 years +
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Burgh Kids & Teens
We provide an exciting programme of performance skills that encourage kids and teens to participate and socialise in a happy and fun environment! Whether you like circus, acrobatics, dance, parkour or drama... we have it all!!
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Black Diamond Drama & Singing Studio

Term 1, 2019 classes - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday

Ages: Young & old!
Cost: Refer Facebook page
Venue: Black Diamond Drama & Singing Studio
Black Diamond Drama & Singing Studio in Bulli offers drama, musical theatre classes as well as singing tuition for young and old commencing Monday 4th February.
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Da Vinci Art Studio - Beautiful, creative art space open to all ages and skill levels.

Classes commence 4 February

Open for enrolments from 1pm - 5pm from 29 January to 1 February.

Ages: Primary, High School & Adults
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Da Vinci Art Studio
Da Vinci Art Studio is a local, beautiful and creative space offering fine art classes open to all ages and skill levels - and are now taking enrolments for their Term 1, 2019 program.
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Miss Zoe's School of Dance - Wollongong, Kiama & Coledale. *First 2 weeks FREE!

Term 1, 2019 starts Monday 4 February

Ages: 2 years - adults
Cost: No registration fee. First 2 weeks are FREE at Kiama & Coledale Studios
Venue: Wollongong, Kiama & Coledale
Come and see the Miss Zoe's difference! Miss Zoe's has been servicing the Illawarra for 12 years - they opened in Kiama in 2018 and in 2019 have opened up in Coledale!
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UniActive Swim School: Professional instructors, quality facilities and fresh air. Registrations open for Term 1.

Term 1 starts Tuesday 29 January

Ages: 3 years +
Cost: Learn to Swim : $15 per class. Squads: $13 per class. Special offer: 50% discount for third child (must be from the same family). Prices are subject to change.
Venue: UniActive
Located within the University of Wollongong grounds, we have been teaching children to swim for over 25 years.
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KMA Martial Arts Wollongong - SPECIAL OFFER: 2 weeks free trial of UNLIMITED classes. Receive a full Uniform Pack worth over $100 when you enrol!

Term 1, 2019

Ages: 3 years of age - adults
Cost: Refer website
Venue: KMA Martial Arts Wollongong
KMA Martial Arts provides physical training and continual learning, in a fun and friendly atmosphere, suitable for kids and adults alike
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Southern Healthcare Specialists - help is at hand for parents worried about their child's feeding/eating

Monday to Friday

8:30am to 5pm

Ages: Clinic is accessible to children ages 6 months - 16 years with feeding difficulties
Cost: Contact Clinic
Venue: Southern Healthcare Specialists
Southern Healthcare Specialists is a specialist centre located in Corrimal NSW who strive to provide excellent quality care to the Illawarra. We offer a range of specialist services - one of them being our Paediatric Feeding Clinic.
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Award-winning Ulladulla Leisure Centre - Learn to Swim Program enrolments OPEN NOW for kids and adults

Term 1: 29 January - 13 April. Centre open open 7 Days

Ages: Babies - Adults
Cost: Contact centre
Venue: Ulladulla Leisure Centre
Located in the beautiful and scenic Shoalhaven region is the award-winning, premium swim and fitness facility, Ulladulla Leisure Centre! Come and swim in one of our pools (including our Learner & Toddler pools, 25m, 50m pool and outdoor sea pools), take a fitness class or just unwind in our spa or program pool.
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Big Fat Smile FUN Club - Before & After School Care for kids! Our people are trained and super cool.....

Term 1, 2019

Before and After School Care

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: Various
Venue: Across Wollongong and the Illawarra
Our Fun Clubs make kids smile! We’re open before and after school and in the school holidays with heaps of cool, fun stuff on offer!
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Carmel & Co Gymnastics - Term 1 enrolments open now - we have classes to suit everyone!

Term 1, 2019

Ages: 14 months +
Cost: Refer website. FREE Trial Class option
Venue: Carmel & Co Gymnastics
We will be holding an Open Day this Saturday 2nd February for anyone interested in finding out more about our programs!
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Circus Monoxide - Term 1 bookings now open! Trial classes available before term starts. Claim your Active Kids Rebate.

Trial Classes available week before term starts. Classes start Monday, February 4.

Refer timetable

Ages: 2 years - adult
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Circus Monoxide
Term 1 bookings are NOW OPEN, so get in early to guarantee your spot! We have changed a few class times and added some new exciting classes. Classes start Monday, February 4.
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CIY.CLUB Kids Coding Workshops. Get coding in Term 1, 2019!

Starting 4 February (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Afternoon sessions

Ages: 7 - 17 years
Cost: Contact CIY Club
Venue: Science Space, Bulli High School & Warilla Library
Our popular After School Coding Club will be starting back up again 15 October for Term 1, 2019 at 3 locations across Wollongong!
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Dance World - join our dance family in 2019! Kids and adults classes - ENROL TODAY!

Term 1, 2019

Ages: For boys & girls aged 2.5 years +
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Dance World
We provide a friendly, safe and positive environment for our students and are a family-run business. Our experienced teachers are nurturing, giving confidence and support to your child. We promote a sense of community and respect and enjoy seeing the long lasting friendships our students make.
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Gravity Gym - Term 1, 2019 Bookings NOW OPEN! NEW Street Gym & Ninja Classes

Term 1, 2019

Refer online schedule

Ages: From 6 months!
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Gravity Gymnastics
Gravity Gymnastics is a brand new indoor gym space for bubs, kids and teens of all shapes, sizes and abilities! AND they are excited to introduce their Term 4 Schedule of classes for ages starting from 6 months - right up to adults!
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Ready Steady Go Kids Wollongong & Shellharbour - Term 1 enrolments NOW OPEN for this award-winning multi-sport program!

Refer Timetable

Ages: 1.5-6 year olds
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Bulli, Coniston, North Wollongong, Unanderra, Horsley and Albion Park.
TERM 1 ENROLMENTS NOW OPEN! WINNER! National What's On 4 Kids Awards - BEST National Pre-Schooler Activity for 2017, 2016 & 2015.
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Tara Becker School of Dance - 2019 Enrolments OPEN NOW for pre-school age +. Trial 1 week of classes before you commit!

Term 1, 2019

Ages: Pre-school age +
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Tara Becker School of Dance
At Tara Becker School of Dance our mission is to provide the highest quality training in a supportive and caring environment. We are excited to announce the opening of our brand new studio facility!
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Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus

Various times

 to    Wed 17 April 19 to  Sun 28 April 19

Venue: Spiegeltent Wollongong - IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 4 -12 years
Cost: All tickets: $28

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St George Illawarra Dragons v Manly Sea Eagles

Starts at 2.30pm  to     to  Sat 20 April 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown and Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Please refer website for costs

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Tilbury Classic Ocean Swim at Culburra Beach

8am  to 12pm    to  Sat 20 April 19

Venue: Culburra Beach
Address: 4 Farrant Avenue Culburra Beach NSW 2540
Ages: Minimum age - 13 years.
Cost: Entry fee - $30 online ($35 on race day)

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Shoalhaven Heads Red Cross Easter Market

 to     to  Sun 21 April 19

Venue: Shoalhaven Heads
Address: Shoalhaven Heads Road Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Ulladulla Blessing of the Fleet Festival

 to     to  Sun 21 April 19

Venue: The Floats are led down the Princes Highway
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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The K.I.S.S Arts Festival

9am  to 5pm   Fri 26 April 19 to  Sun 28 April 19

Venue: Black Beach Kiama
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: All events are free and family friendly!

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Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc - OPEN DAY

9am  to 2pm    to  Sat 27 April 19

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

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Wings Over Illawarra Air Show 2019

9am  to 5pm   Sat 4 May 19 to  Sun 5 May 19

Venue: Illawarra Regional Airport
Address: Airport Road Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for admission prices.

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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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NAIDOC at Koonawarra

10am  to 2pm    to  Thu 11 July 19

Venue: Koonawarra Community Centre
Address: 36 Fowlers Road Koonawarra NSW 2530
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE

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The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss!

10am & 12.30pm

 to     to  Mon 15 July 19

Venue: IPAC - IMB Theatre
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Recommended for ages 3+
Cost: Premium: $29.99 Premium Family (2 adults & 2 children): $27.50 Adult: $27 Children U13: $27 Family 2 adults & 2 children: $22.00 Group 10+: $20

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The Surfer and the Mermaid

Thu 18 Jul, 10am Fri 19 Jul, 10am & 12.30pm Sat 20 Jul, 10am* & 12.30pm * Relaxed performance

 to    Thu 18 July 19 to  Sat 20 July 19

Venue: BG Theatre - IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 4 - 12 years
Cost: All single tickets: $28

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Jamberoo Music Festival

Various times

 to     to  Sat 20 July 19

Venue: Club Jamberoo, Jamberoo School of Arts Hall, Jamberoo Youth Hall
Address: Jamberoo NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: Early Bird Ticket: $59 Concession (pensioner/u18s): $39 Child (under 12): Free with adult ticket holder

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Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

Fri 4 Oct, 10am Fri 4 Oct, 12.30pm Sat 5 Oct, 10am* & 12.30pm * Relaxed performance

 to    Fri 4 October 19 to  Sat 5 October 19

Venue: IPAC - IMB Theatre
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Ages 5- 12. Contains haze, smoke, strobe effects and loud music.
Cost: All tickets: $32

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