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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.

Wicked! The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz - tickets ON SALE NOW!

12 - 21 July, 2019

2pm & 7.30pm event times

Ages: All ages
Cost: Member/Group 8+/Concession/Student/Child (2 - 18): $46 Adult: $49
Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre (SEC)
Wicked is a family musical event not to be missed this July school holidays!
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Watch TV celebrity chef Fast Ed cook up a storm at Warrawong Plaza!

Thursday 27 June, 2019

5.30pm - 7.45pm

Ages: This event is open to the public.
Cost: FREE Event
Venue: Level 1, Outside County Grocer, Warrawong Plaza.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a live cooking demonstration with Fast Ed as he cooks up a storm in our kitchen, using only the best products from Country Grocer at Warrawong Plaza!
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OPENING NIGHT Institute of Interesting Ideas: Melissa Doyle - The Stories That Changed Me. 20% off tickets with Parents Guide Illawarra!

Friday 28 June, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Venue: The Pavilion Kiama
Join Melissa Doyle for an intimate conversation about the people she has met throughout her career as a journalist & host at the Opening Night of the Institute of Interesting Ideas (I3) 2019 Winter Series: June - August.
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20% off tickets with Parents Guide Illawarra! Institute of Interesting Ideas: Xanthe Mallett with Jan Fran - Why The World Needs Psychopaths, and why we're all obsessed with True Crime.

Friday 12 July, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Venue: The Pavillion Kiama
Nobody understands psychopaths more than Xanthe Mallett and Jan Fran…and they are taking to our stage to clear up all your misconceptions. Join us for the second event in the Institute of Interesting Ideas Winter Series, Kiama.
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Institute of Interesting Ideas: Lofty Fulton - Turning Brokenness into Breakthroughs. 20% off tickets with Parents Guide Illawarra!

Friday 26 July, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens +
Venue: The Pavillion Kiama
Join Lofty for an inspiring story of collusion of light and shade; a reflection on what it means to be human, to search for meaning and purpose. Join us for the fourth event in the Institute of Interesting Ideas Winter Series, Kiama.
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Robot Song - "A stunning production - a joyful and moving window into parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum"

15 - 17 July, 2019

11am, 2pm & 6.30pm

Ages: Ages 8-12 years. Contains themes about Autism Spectrum.
Cost: All tickets: $22
Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Robot Song is a deeply personal story. It shares an honest, intensely funny and often unconventional window into writer, director Jolyon James’ experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum.
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Institute of Interesting Ideas: David Gillespie - Raising Teens in the Digital Age – on stage in conversation with Maggie Dent. 20% off tickets with Parents Guide Illawarra!

Friday 19 July, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Venue: The Pavillion Kiama
Who better to guide parents through these tricky years than Maggie Dent & David Gillespie. Bring your questions, they’ve got the answers! Join us for the third event in the Institute of Interesting Ideas Winter Series, Kiama.
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Parents! Get your SECOND $100 Active Kids Voucher - this is how...

From 1 July, 2019

Ages: For children between 4.5 - 18-years-old and enrolled in school.
Cost: Claim up to $200 per year for each child!
Venue: Service NSW
The NSW Government is now offering all NSW families a SECOND $100 Active Kids Rebate
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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! LEGO, puzzles, constructions sets and more!

Tuesday 9 July & and Tuesday 16 July, 2019.

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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Beachside Ice Skating - Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

6 - 21 July, 2019

Sessions start from 10am, with the last session at 7pm all week.

Ages: From 2 years of age +
Cost: $10 - $55
Venue: Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Winter is coming to the beach with an open-air genuine ice skating experience on our rooftop terrace this July!
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Creative Kidz Workshop at Zig Zag Hub - create, explore, imagine the world around you!

Monday 8 July & Tuesday 9 July, 2019

9am - 3pm

Ages: 7 - 12 years of age
Cost: $49 per child
Venue: Zig Zag Hub
Let your children explore their entrepreneurial, creative side in our July School Holiday Workshops!
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My Forest Adventure at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures!

1 - 31 July, 2019

Open daily 9am – 5pm. Last entry 4pm

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Included in price of admission. Adults from $22.50. Children from $13.50. Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk): Adults from $60. Children from $36 (book online and save!).
Venue: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures
We look forward to seeing you amongst the trees for your Illawarra Fly adventure today!
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Winter comes alive in the City these July School Holidays!

6 - 21 July, 2019

11am - 3pm daily

Ages: Perfect for children aged 3 -15 years.
Cost: This is a free event and no bookings are required.
Venue: Ground Level, Gateway Building (Next to Lorna Jane)
Our interactive and immersive Light Playground is a mesmerising, engaging, interactive drop-in area for children and families!
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Sydney FC Wollongong Holiday Clinic. Action-packed holiday soccer FUN!

16 - 18 July, 2019

9am - 3pm each day. Registration will be at 8.30am on Tuesday 16 July, 2019.

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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Carmel & Co Gymnastics - Gym 4 Fun Holiday Program. Tramp and Bungee and our new Ninja warrior program!

8 - 19 July, 2019

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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Science Space - Destination Space. Calling all junior astronauts! Have a blast these school holidays at our full day Space Camps.

Space Camps: Week 2 of School Holidays 15 July – 19 July. Extended opening hours during the school holidays: 9am - 4pm

Ages: Space Camps (for ages 6-12 years)
Cost: Science Camps: standard price $89 /per day
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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Pinot and Picasso Wollongong's first ever art class for kiddies these July School Holidays!

Thursday 11 July, 2019

12pm - 2pm

Ages: 8 - 16 years of age
Cost: $39 per child. Includes your very own canvas to take home Apron 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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The X Trial Australian Championship - action-packed, edge of your seat experience for the whole family!

Saturday 27 July, 2019


Ages: A great event for all ages.
Cost: Kids tickets from $15, adults from $35 and a family of 4 from $79.
Venue: WIN Entertainment Centre
Bring the whole family out to WIN Entertainment Centre for The Australian X Trial Championship on Saturday 27 July. It is the ultimate motorcycle competition with 8 riders competing to be the winner. A 3-hour action packed showcase which guarantees and edge of your seat experience.
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Circus Monoxide - July School Holiday Program is NOW OPEN! Circus tricks, movement & creativity for kids!

8 - 19 July, 2019

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 School Holidays! Claim your Creative Kids Rebate.

8 - 12 July, 2019

9am - 3pm

Ages: 7-17 years
Cost: Claim your Creative Kids Rebate!
Venue: Across Wollongong
Includes popular Game Coding Camps - kids will learn awesome skills and will LOVE this holiday club!
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Fun-damentals July School Holiday Program - find out why kids AND parents cannot get enough of this super popular program!

Dates TBC - stay tuned!

8am - 6pm

Ages: Primary School Age
Cost: Basic Rate $50 (eligible for CCR & CCB). Sibling discounts.
Venue: Lindsay Park Primary School
Fun Games, Sports, Arts and Crafts, Creative Arts for all skill and age levels!
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Gardens in Space - Wollongong Botanic Garden July School Holiday Program

8 - 12 July, 2019

10am - 1pm daily

Ages: Activities are suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $13 per child. $24 for family of two or more children. Entry into the Garden is free.
Venue: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Get your spaceships ready for a trip to the Gardens of the Galaxy this July!
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Hangdog Climbing Gym - Unlimited Climbing with our Family Pass! PLUS Kids Learn to Climb Classes

8 - 22 July, 2019

Refer website for schedule.

Ages: From 4 years
Cost: Mega-value July School Holiday Deals!
Venue: Hangdog Climbing Gym
Mega-value July School Holiday Deals!
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July School Holiday FUN with creative exploration at Merrigong Creativity Camp & The Surfer and the Mermaid!

15 - 19 July

9am - 3pm

Ages: 5 - 13 years
Cost: 5 day camp: $290 per child*. *20% discount for additional siblings or when booking all three camps. 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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Kids' Uni July Vacation Care Program - with daily themes and special activities, boredom isn't on the menu!

8 - 22 July, 2019

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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