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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 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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AWARE Program: 9 week after school group for young people aged 13 to 18 living with a family member with mental health concerns who they support.

Thursdays

3.30pm  to 6pm   Thu 25 July 19 to  Sun 29 September 19

Venue: The Salvation Army Wollongong,
Address: 11-13 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 13 - 18 years of age
Cost: FREE

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AIDEN CAMPBELL’S ART EXHIBITION - A Hint of Circus

9am  to 5pm   Wed 31 July 19 to  Sun 4 August 19

Venue: PROJECT CONTEMPORARY ARTSPACE
Address: 255 Keira Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Bringing Up Great Kids Parenting Program for Carers - FREE Parenting Program

2 hours per week for six weeks

10am  to 12pm   Fri 16 August 19 to  Wed 18 September 19

Venue: PCYC, North Wollongong
Address: 2 Exeter Ave Wollongong NSW 2525
Ages: For Mums, Dads & Carers
Cost: FREE

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Code the Gong - Wollongong Library

First and third Monday of the month during school term

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 19 August 19

Venue: Wollongong Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 8 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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S.T.E.A.M Punks Club - Dapto Library

Third Monday of the month during school term

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 19 August 19

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 89/111 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE

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Baby Storytime - Kiama Library

Third Tuesday of the month

10am  to 10.30am    to  Tue 20 August 19

Venue: Kiama Library
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: 0-24 Months
Cost: FREE

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Prep Open Mornings - Shellharbour Anglican College Prep Area

9.30am  to 10.30am   Tue 20 August 19 to  Thu 22 August 19

Venue: Shellharbour Anglican College Prep Area
Address: 1 Piper Drive Dunmore NSW 2529
Ages: children 4 years and under
Cost: FREE

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Southern Coffee Morning - for families of children with an autism spectrum disorder to join our coffee morning “family”, to share information and support.

10.30am  to 12.30pm    to  Wed 21 August 19

Venue: The Shellharbour Club
Address:
Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: FREE

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Stockland KidzWish Christmas Party

10am doors open  to 1pm    to  Fri 23 August 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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Dumbledore's Army - A monthly meeting of wizards and muggles to create, discuss and enjoy all things Harry Potter.

Once a month during school term

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 26 August 19

Venue: Wollongong City Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Open to all high school aged students.
Cost: FREE

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Puckeys Night Market

Last Wednesday evening of every month

4pm  to 9pm    to  Wed 28 August 19

Venue: The UOW Innovation Campus
Address: Puckey Avenue Innovations Campus - UOW NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FRE admission

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Tai Chi for for all who care for a person on the autism spectrum.

1pm  to 2pm    to  Wed 28 August 19

Venue: Dapto Ribbonwood Centre (Acacia Room)
Address:
Ages: A gentle flowing movement class for all who care for a person on the autism spectrum.
Cost: FREE

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R.A.G.E [Reading Arts Gaming Entertainment] - Warrawong Library

Last Thursday of the month during school term

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Thu 29 August 19

Venue: Warrawong Library
Address: 133 King Street Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages: 8 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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100 Stories Before School - Corrimal Library

Last Friday of the month

10am  to 10.30am    to  Fri 30 August 19

Venue: Corrimal Library
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW
Ages: Pre-school age
Cost: FREE

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Family Friendly Fridays - NRL Trivia (Dapto Library)

5.30pm  to 7pm    to  Fri 30 August 19

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 89/111 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Code Club - Thirroul Library (for 8 years +)

First Monday of the month. Bookings essential

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Mon 2 September 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 8 years +
Cost: FREE

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Kidz Connect - Dapto Library

First Monday of the month during school term only.

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 2 September 19

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 93 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 5- 12 years
Cost: FREE

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Family Fun Days for Children & Families (Child Protection Week)

9.30am  to 11.30am    to  Thu 5 September 19

Venue: Corrimal Shopping Centre, Warrawong Plaza & Stockland Nowra Shopping Centre
Address:
Ages: All ages!
Cost: FREE

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Gerringong Library Storytime

First Thursday of the month.

10.30am  to 11.15am    to  Thu 5 September 19

Venue: Gerringong Town Hall
Address: Fern Street Gerringong NSW
Ages: Preschool ages
Cost: FREE

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