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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.

Treat Dad to a feast this Father's Day at The Scarborough Hotel!

Sunday 1 September, 2019

Ages: All ages, family-friendly dining
Cost: Refer menu
Venue: The Scarborough Hotel
Scarborough Hotel is a family friendly venue perched along the beautiful South Coast coastline with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean - and is the perfect spot to spoil Dad this Father's Day, Sunday 1 September!
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Parenting Workshops for ASD Families - Child Development Institute, Wollongong

Commences Monday 12 August and will run for 5 consecutive Mondays.

10am - 12pm

Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: $117 per session and can be payable using your child's NDIS fund
Venue: Child Development Institute
At the Child Development Institute (CDI), we provide therapy for children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or neuro-developmental delays, and training and research for families, educators and health professionals.
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Early Start Speaker Series - Digital Technologies & Young Children

Wednesday 21 August, 2019

6pm - 7.30pm

Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: $15/non-members, $7.50/members
Venue: Building 21, G.08, Early Start, University of Wollongong
Let go of the guilt and join UOW Early Start Professor Lisa Kervin for an in-depth look at quality screen time and digital play for children aged 3 to 8 years.
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Institute of Interesting Ideas: Rosie Waterland - The Healing Power of Comedy. 20% off tickets with Parents Guide Illawarra!

Friday 23 August, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Venue: The Pavillion Kiama
Rosie has survived the very worst that life can throw at you but she’s always maintained that laughter is the best medicine. Join us for the sixth event in the Institute of Interesting Ideas Winter Series, Kiama.
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Institute of Interesting Ideas: Prof Alan R Duffy - The Future of Space Travel…and Australia’s Place In It. 20% off tickets with Parents Guide Illawarra!

Friday 30 August, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Venue: The Pavilion Kiama
Join us for the seventh and final event in the Institute of Interesting Ideas Winter Series, Kiama - Australia’s most interesting people sharing their stories on stage at The Pavilion Kiama.
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Picasso And His Dog - creative children's puppet play! Go on an adventurous ride for ages 4 years +

3 - 4 September, 2019

10am & 1pm

Ages: Recommended for ages 4 years +
Cost: $18 - $75
Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
A refreshingly original work, wild and adventurous! Inspired by a true story, 'Picasso and His Dog' is a delightful show that celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create.
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FREE Family Fun Day across the Illawarra! Entertainment, free gift and visits from Bright Spark and Billyback Pack!

Thursday 5 September, 2019

9.30am - 11.30am

Ages: All ages!
Cost: FREE Event
Venue: Corrimal, Warrawong & Nowra
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Spring Into Corrimal 2019 - the largest one day FREE family festival within the Illawarra!

Sun 8 September 19

9am - 4pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry
Venue: Railway Street, Corrimal
Come and join the largest one-day free family festival in the Illawarra and Regional NSW! 250 market stalls, entertainment, live music and a grand parade plus designated areas for young children!
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*NEW CLIENTS get $50 off any treatments including injectables at Thrive Skin Clinic!

Open 6 days a week

Ages: All ages and all skin types for both women and men.
Cost: $50 off ALL treatments for NEW clients!
Venue: Thrive Skin Clinic
*NEW CLIENTS get $50 off all treatments and injectables at Thrive Skin Clinic! Join us at Thrive - a doctor-led team of medical professionals working at a modern skin clinic in the heart of Thirroul.
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Dr David Greening - personalised, leading expert obstetric care for Illawarra couples

Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm & Friday 9am-1pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: Contact Consulting Rooms
Venue: Dr David Greening - Consulting Rooms
If you’re looking for a highly experienced Wollongong Obstetrician to manage your pregnancy and birth, Dr David Greening and his team of midwives have been providing expert care to women and their partners across the Illawarra since 2004.
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Dr Kristy Goodwin - helping parents navigate their children’s digital world. Seminar for parents with kids 0-8 years.

Monday 16 September, 2019

7pm - 9pm

Ages: For Parents of Children Aged 0-8 Years. Teacher, Educators and Professionals also welcome.
Cost: Refer Event Booking Link
Venue: Dapto Anglican Church - Hosted by St Luke's Preschool
One of Australia’s leading digital parenting educators, authors (& mum), Dr Kristy Goodwin, helps parents navigate young children’s digital world.
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Shebah - Safety for all women & children is our No.1 priority. Australia’s first and all-women rideshare service getting you safely to where you need to go across Wollongong!

Ages: Women & Children
Cost: Refer Rider App
Venue: Shebah Wollongong
Shebah is Australia's first and only all-women rideshare service. And is now operating across Wollongong!
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Twig & Bo Florist, Bulli - stunning flowers & arrangements for everyday and special events.

Floral Studio open Tuesday - Sunday (open Mondays, by appointment only & deliveries)

Cost: Various
Venue: Timbermill Studios
We create and specialise in stunning flower arrangements, mixing soft and pretty with Natives, Wildflowers or Lush Tropicals. We will also create beautiful bespoke arrangements for gifts, events, corporate and weddings.
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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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