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Free 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.

FREE Wine & Cheese Event for women seeking to launch or grow their business! Empowering Women's Programs.

Thursday, 24th October

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Ages: For women of all ages looking to launch or grow their business.
Cost: FREE
Venue: Zig Zag Hub
Zig Zag Hub are excited to launch their Empowering Women’s Program! Come along and learn how our Start-Up, Growth and Mentoring programs can help you to develop your business or accelerate your current business!
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FREE Illawarra Foster Carer Information Evening - Woonona/Bulli

Thursday 24 October, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: FREE
Venue: Woonona Bulli RSL
If you have ever thought about becoming a foster carer or have wondered what it may be like to become one, Caring with Carers is running a FREE information Evening to provide you with an insight about the role of foster carers.
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The Lord Mayor's Picnic in the Park! For 2020 School Starters & their families!

Sunday 3 November, 2019

10am - 12pm

Ages: For 2020 school starters & their families
Cost: FREE
Venue: MacCabe Park - southern end
Join Billy Backpack and the Transition to School Program along with Wollongong City Council at MacCabe Park on Sunday 3rd November between 10am - 12pm. FREE entertainment and giveaways for 2020 School Starters!
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Spinning World Exhibition now open at UOW Library

Daily

10am  to 5pm   Thu 8 August 19 to  Mon 21 October 19

Venue: UOW Library
Address: Building 16, UOW, Northfields Avenue Gwyneville NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Cloth Nappies Workshop

10am  to 11am    to  Sat 19 October 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: Families
Cost: FREE

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NDIS Information Session - Wollongong

5.30pm  to 7pm    to  Wed 23 October 19

Venue: Northcott Illawarra
Address: 31 Kenny Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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FREE Information Evening about becoming a Foster Parent

6pm  to 8pm    to  Thu 24 October 19

Venue: Woonona Bulli RSL
Address: 455-459 Princes Highway Woonona NSW 2517
Ages:
Cost: FREE Information Evening

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Halloween Trick or Treating at Warrawong Plaza

3.30pm  to 6pm    to  Thu 24 October 19

Venue: Warrawong Plaza
Address: Cnr Cowper and King St Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE

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CareWays Children's Week Event

9.30am  to 11.30am    to  Fri 25 October 19

Venue: Dapto Neighourhood Centre
Address: 93-109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 0 - 12 years
Cost: FREE!

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Sussex Inlet Light the Night

2pm  to 12pm    to  Sat 26 October 19

Venue: Sussex Inlet Tavern
Address: 191 River Road Sussex Inlet NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Getstoned Crystal & Gem Show

9am  to 4pm    to  Sat 9 November 19

Venue: The Showground Dapto
Address: 89 Princes Hwy, Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: Entry fee: Gold Coin.Under 16’s FREE. No concessions.

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Illawarra Plant & Garden Fair

9am  to 4pm    to  Sat 9 November 19

Venue: Dapto Showground
Address: 89 Princes Hwy Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Library Storytime - Warrawong Plaza

10.30am  to 11.30am    to  Thu 14 November 19

Venue: Warrawong Plaza
Address: Cnr King & Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Stockland KidzWish Christmas Party

10am doors open  to 1pm    to  Thu 21 November 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Illawarra & South Coast children aged under 18 years who are sick, disadvantaged or have a disability and their carers
Cost: FREE

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Surf and Skate Festival Shellharbour

Various times - check event schedule

 to    Sat 7 December 19 to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Shellharbour Skate Park
Address: The Farm- Killalea Reserve Shellharbour NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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New Year’s Eve - Wollongong

 to     to  Tue 31 December 19

Venue: Belmore Basin, Wollongong
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Australia Day Fireworks

From 9am  to     to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: Wollongong Harbour
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Australia Day in Wollongong

8am  to 9pm    to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: Belmore Basin, Flagstaff Hill & Lang Park
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Events

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ROCK SWAP - Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc

8am  to 2pm    to  Sun 23 February 20

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: George Hanley Drive North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Cost: FREE

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Science Space Birthday
Dr Adrian Sjarif Second Banner
Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl Party Banner
Thrive Platinum Banner (moved across from middle spot)



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