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Illawarra – Rainy Day Fun - Wet Weather Ideas for kids and family's Wollongong and Surrounds

Family friendly fun and local attractions for parents of babies and young children in the Wollongong / Illawarra area for wet weather days. Attached is image for this page.

Trees Adventure Nowra Park - Australia’s No. 1 Tree Ropes Course and Ziplining Experience - KIDS & ADULTS LOVE THIS!

Location: North Nowra
Phone: (02) 4421 4830   Mobile: (02) 4421 4830
Ages: 4 years +   Days / Hours: Tue-Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 8.30am-5pm. Open everyday 8:30am - 5pm during school holidays.
Australia’s Number 1 Tree Ropes Course and Ziplining Experience! Only 1 hour from Wollongong, soar through the trees on flying foxes and thrilling aerial challenges! Trees Adventure is located inside the Shoalhaven Zoo so you can be a monkey while checking out the monkeys! A discount on zoo tickets are available to Trees Adventure Nowra Park customers.
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Green Connect Illawarra - Farm Tours for kids teaching all about sustainability and going 'green'! Fruit & Veg boxes also available.

Phone: (02) 4243 1537   Mobile:
Ages: Farm Tours from 3 years of age   Days / Hours:
Looking for something to do with the kids these school holidays? Green Connect are running interactive farm tours in January for kids from preschool age. We have two types of tours, one for the younger kids and one for the older students, where we explain a bit more about permaculture and sustainability. Green Connect Illawarra aims to do all this with and within our community, to make the Illawarra a more green, beautiful and environmentally sound place, and life, better.
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Green Bean Play Cafe - Indoor Playcentre - amazing for kids (and parents!)

Location: Corrimal
Phone: (02) 4283 9900   Mobile:
Ages: Up to 8 years   Days / Hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 1.30pm
With a free daily activity, great coffee and plenty of free play to keep the kids occupied, Green Bean Play Cafe is a great playdate option for parents!
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Towradgi Park Bowls & Recreation Club - NEW Kids Playground! Awesome Uber offer! Family-friendly summer offers. And why locals love our menu!

Location: Towradgi
Phone: (02) 4285 5228   Mobile:
Ages: Family friendly!   Days / Hours: Mon-Wed: 9am to 11pm, Thu: 9am to 10pm, Fri-Sat: 9am to Midnight, Sun: 9am to 10pm.
NEW Kids Play Area! A great spot in the warmer months, where you can take a dip in the ocean, spend some time at the beach and then pop in for a delicious brekkie, lunch or early dinner with the family and kids! What about organising a babysitter, gather your partner or mates and utilise the awesome UBER Partnership with the Bowlo!
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Science Space - Interactive science FUN! Largest hands-on science centre in NSW! Birthday Party Packages available

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4286 5000   Mobile:
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Open 6 days from Thursday to Tuesday from 10am - 4pm. Closed on Wednesdays during school term.
The internationally-recognised, Science Space is the largest hands-on science centre in NSW! SO much fun to be had for kids of all ages
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Wings over Illawarra 2019 is ready to take off! Australia's best annual airshow spectacular is almost here!

Location: Albion Park
Phone: (02) 4208 3997   Mobile:
Ages: All ages family-friendly event!   Days / Hours: Saturday 4 May - Sunday 5 May, 2019. Gates open 9am - 5pm. Airshow 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wings Over Illawarra 2019 - something for EVERY FAMILY MEMBER! Australia's best annual airshow spectacular, right here in the Illawarra, returns Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019 - make sure you put the dates in your diaries and join us for an aviation extravaganza! Tickets ON SALE NOW! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICING - SAVE over 35% on family and kids tickets.
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Wollongong Botanic Garden - stunning playpark, gardens, events, nature and fab birthday party packages!

Location: Keiraville
Phone: (02) 4227 7667   Mobile: (02) 4227 7667
Ages: All welcome   Days / Hours: Non-Daylight Saving Hours: 7am to 5pm daily / Daylight Saving Hours: Weekdays 7am to 6pm & Weekends & Public Holidays 7am to 6.45pm / Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day only.
Wollongong Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to visit with its many garden collections to explore, picnic spaces to enjoy, an All Abilities Playground, a duck feeding area plus a range of family and child-focused activities including school holiday programs, garden workshops, theatrical tours and outdoor cinema.
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Early Start Discovery Space – Australia's only dedicated children's museum. Also a Creative Kids Rebate Provider!

Location: Keiraville
Phone: (02) 4221 3777   Mobile:
Ages: From birth to 10 years   Days / Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 4pm. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.
Early Start Discovery Space is Australia's only dedicated children's museum. Come to this rich, diverse and FUN interactive learning space specifically designed for children from birth to 12 years. A true family favourite venue that attracts families from all across Australia...
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NSW Rail Museum - a fun, interactive and educational day out for the whole family!

Location: Thirlmere
Phone: 1300 11 55 99   Mobile:
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 10am to 4pm. Saturday - Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
The NSW Rail Museum is a rail heritage museum located in the historic town of Thirlmere (only 50 mins from Wollongong) and is Australia's premier rail experience - a perfect day out for families! With Australia's largest collection of heritage rolling stock, state-of-the-art facilities, interactive exhibits for children, our Days Out with Thomas, the launch of the steam season with us during the Festival of Steam, regular heritage train experiences across Sydney and NSW and so much more, keep an eye on our events calendar.
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The Illawarra Light Railway & Museum - free family fun day out! Available for childrens' parties.

Location: Albion Park Rail
Phone: 4256 4627    Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Museum Days: Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Train rides on the Second Sunday of each month, from 10am to 3pm. Check website for extra running days and public holiday's through the year.
Our Museum is a great place for families to have a great day out! . Entry is FREE which includes FREE usage of the picnic grounds with wood fired bbq’s and childrens' play areas..The Museum is opened traditionally on the second Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm - often hosting other events and fun family themed nights eg Halloween.
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Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures - Amazing rainforest experience awaits! Get your 1 year unlimited entry pass!

Location: Knights Hill
Phone: 1300 362 881   Mobile: 1300 362 881
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Illawarra Fly: Open every day 9am - 5pm (last admission at 4.15pm). The Zipline is open from Thursday to Sunday (closed Monday to Wednesday).
The award winning Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures is one of Australia’s premier Treetop Walk and Zipline Experiences – and is home to the longest & highest steel rainforest walk in the world! Grab a MyFly Pass and get UNLIMITED FREE ENTRIES for 12 months!The Treetop Walk offers stunning panoramic views take in everything from the rainforest canopy, coastal towns and out to the Pacific Ocean. The Zipline Tour is officially the highest zipline tour in Australia!
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Scarborough Hotel - Family, pet & pram friendly! Plus a great special events venue...

Location: Scarborough
Phone: (02) 4267 5444   Mobile: (02) 4267 5444
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Open every day for breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday from 9am til 4pm and weekends til 5.30pm.
Scarborough Hotel is a family friendly venue perched along the beautiful coastline with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
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Bundanon Trust - Enjoy a tranquil, cultural & unique day out!

Location: Illaroo
Phone: (02) 4422 2100    Mobile: (02) 4422 2100
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Bundanon - Open to the public every Sunday from 10.30am - 4pm. Riversdale - only open to the public when concerts and events are on. Please note that both venues are only open Saturday & Sunday during January.
Enjoy a tranquil, cultural and unique day out with the family at this beautiful & historical property - only 90 minutes from Wollongong!
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HARS Aviation Museum - explore and get up close and personal with our aeroplanes! Museum Tours and Tarmac Days.

Location: Albion Park
Phone: (02) 4257 4333   Mobile:
Ages: All ages. Premium Tour, Cockpit Tour and Wing Walk - adults only.   Days / Hours: The Museum is open daily from 9:30am to 3:30pm (except Christmas Day).
The HARS Aviation Museum is unlike any other museum you may visit! A guided tour is a must - visitors must be escorted through all but a small portion of the areas as they are working hangars with real aeroplanes. Expect to spend up to two hours exploring!
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