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Events and activities held for 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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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+
Cost: PARENTS GUIDE ILLAWARRA 20% DISCOUNT CODE! Tickets from $55
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+
Cost: PARENTS GUIDE ILLAWARRA 20% DISCOUNT CODE! Tickets from $55
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 +
Cost: PARENTS GUIDE ILLAWARRA 20% DISCOUNT CODE!. Tickets from $55
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+
Cost: PARENTS GUIDE ILLAWARRA 20% DISCOUNT CODE! Tickets from $55
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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BlueScope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod

Refer website for session times.

 to    Sat 1 June 19 to  Sat 13 July 19

Venue: IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Kidz Connect - Thirroul Library

2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th ​Wednesday of the month

3.30pm  to 4.15pm    to  Wed 26 June 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: K - Year 6
Cost: FREE

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Kidz Connect - Warrawong Library

Every Wednesday during school term.

3.30pm  to 5pm    to  Wed 26 June 19

Venue: Warrawong Library
Address: 43-65 Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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LEGO Club - Thirroul Library

Fourth Wednesday of the month during school term

3.30pm  to 5pm    to  Wed 26 June 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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R.A.G.E - Thirroul Library

www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/library/activities/kidsprograms/Pages/default.aspx

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Thu 27 June 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 8-13 years
Cost: FREE

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R.A.G.E - Wollongong Library

Thursday fortnightly during school term.

4pm  to 5pm    to  Thu 27 June 19

Venue: Wollongong Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 8-13 years
Cost: FREE

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Family Friendly Fridays - ​Interactive Movie (Dapto Library)

5.30pm  to 7pm    to  Fri 28 June 19

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

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Junior Groovers Disco - Woonona Bulli RSL

Twice monthly on a Friday.

6.30pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 28 June 19

Venue: Woonona Bulli RSL
Address: 455-459 Princes Highway Woonona NSW 2517
Ages: 0 - 12 years
Cost:

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Mercedes-Benz Wollongong National Dancesport Championship

 to    Sat 29 June 19 to  Sun 30 June 19

Venue: University Hall - University of Wollongong
Address: University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: There is a juvenile category for those competing under the age of 13
Cost: Tickets prices start from $20

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Bally Family Fun Day

2pm  to 5pm    to  Sun 30 June 19

Venue: The Balgownie Hotel
Address: 141 Balgownie Rd Balgownie NSW 2519
Ages: All welcome!
Cost: FREE

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Code Club - Thirroul Library (for 8 years +)

First Monday of the month

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Mon 1 July 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 1 July 19

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

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

First Tuesday of the month during school term

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Tue 2 July 19

Venue: Helensburgh Library
Address: 57 Walker Street Helensburgh NSW 2508
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE

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

First Wednesday of the month during school term only.

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Wed 3 July 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE

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EightFoxAvenue Disco - Junior Groovers Disco

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 5 July 19

Venue: EightFoxAvenue Disco
Address: 8 Fox Avenue Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5 - $8

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Wollongong 2019 NAIDOC Community and Family Fun Events

Various dates and times

 to    Sat 6 July 19 to  Wed 17 July 19

Venue: Across Wollongong
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: Family-friendly events - all welcome!

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Farm Experience for Kids - Green Connect

9.30am & 11am

 to    Tue 9 July 19 to  Thu 18 July 19

Venue: Green Connect Farm - Port Kembla
Address: 5/82 Wentworth Street Port Kembla NSW 2505
Ages: All ages. Note the farm is not accessible by pram so you will need to carry infants.
Cost: $10 per adult and $10 per child aged 3 and over. Children under the age of 3 free.

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Op Shop Art (School Holiday Workshop) - Green Connect

10am, 10:30am, 11am or 11:30 am

 to    Wed 10 July 19 to  Thu 18 July 19

Venue: Green Connect
Address: 5/82 Wentworth Street Port Kembla NSW 2505
Ages: All parents/carers must stay onsite for the duration of the workshop. Children under 5 may require parent/carer participation. Clothes may get a bit messy.
Cost: $9 per child (siblings $6 each)

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NAIDOC at Koonawarra

10am  to 2pm    to  Thu 11 July 19

Venue: Koonawarra Community Centre
Address: 36 Fowlers Road Koonawarra NSW 2530
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE

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Skatefest Kiama

All day event

 to     to  Fri 12 July 19

Venue: Kiama Skate Park
Address: Havilah Place Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Wicked - The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

Various times - refer website link for show times.

 to    Fri 12 July 19 to  Sun 21 July 19

Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Address: 42 Bridge Road Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: All ages
Cost: Member/Group 8+/Concession/Student/Child (2 - 18): $46 Adult: $49

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Robo Camp - Project Bucephalus July 2019 School Holiday Workshops

 to    Mon 15 July 19 to  Fri 19 July 19

Venue: Wollogong & Shoalhaven
Address:
Ages: 7 years +
Cost: $135 - $165

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Robot Song (experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum) - Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

Monday 15th July Mon 15 Jul 6.30pm, Tue 16 Jul 11am & 2pm and Wed 17 Jul 11am & 2pm

 to    Mon 15 July 19 to  Wed 17 July 19

Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Address: 42 Bridge Rd Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: Ages 8-12 years. Contains themes about Autism Spectrum.
Cost: All tickets $22

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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 15 July 19

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

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SMILES (Simplifying Mental Illness + Life Enhancement Skills) - group program for children with parents and/or siblings with a mental health issue

9.15am  to 3.30pm   Mon 15 July 19 to  Wed 17 July 19

Venue: Anglicare - Nowra
Address: 47 West Street Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: 12 - 18 years
Cost: This is a free course. Lunch and refreshments provided.

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The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss!

10am & 12.30pm

 to     to  Mon 15 July 19

Venue: IPAC - IMB Theatre
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Recommended for ages 3+
Cost: Premium: $29.99 Premium Family (2 adults & 2 children): $27.50 Adult: $27 Children U13: $27 Family 2 adults & 2 children: $22.00 Group 10+: $20

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3D Printing Workshops

16 & 23 July, 2019

9.30am  to 3.30pm    to 

Venue: Upward Manufacturing
Address: 204 Princes Highway, Shop 1 Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages: 6-13
Cost: $75

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The Surfer and the Mermaid

Thu 18 Jul, 10am Fri 19 Jul, 10am & 12.30pm Sat 20 Jul, 10am* & 12.30pm * Relaxed performance

 to    Thu 18 July 19 to  Sat 20 July 19

Venue: BG Theatre - IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 4 - 12 years
Cost: All single tickets: $28

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Lah Lah Stripy Sock Club Show

11am  to     to  Sat 27 July 19

Venue: Woonona-Bulli RSL
Address: 455 Princes Highway Woonona NSW 2517
Ages: All ages
Cost: $27.50. Children 12 months and under FREE with a paying adult.

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X Trial Australian Championship

6.30pm  to    Sat 27 July 19 to  Sat 27 July 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: $10.00 - $97.00

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TIGS Prep Tours

10.30am  to Tuesday 6 August & Thursday 5 September    to  Tue 6 August 19

Venue: The Illawarra Grammar School
Address: 10-12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Obstacool Wollongong

9am  to 2pm   Sat 10 August 19 to  Sun 11 August 19

Venue: Lang Park Wollongong
Address: Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: From 4 years +
Cost: $19

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Southern Stars

 to     to  Fri 23 August 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost:

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Dapto Art & Craft Show

9am  to 4pm   Sat 24 August 19 to  Sun 25 August 19

Venue: Dapto Neighbourhood Centre (within Ribbonwood Centre)
Address: 93-109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5 Adult | $3 Concession Free | Kids Under 12 years

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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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MAMMA MIA (The Arcadians Theatre Group)

Refer website for times

 to    Fri 6 September 19 to  Sun 15 September 19

Venue: The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre
Address: 141 Princes Highway Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages: Ages 5+. Contains smoke and fog effects, strobe lighting and mirror ball.
Cost: Please refer website for ticket costs.

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Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr

6.30pm  to 9pm   Fri 13 September 19 to  Thu 12 September 19

Venue: Shellharbour Anglican College Multipurpose Hall
Address: 1 Piper Drive Dunmore NSW 2529
Ages: 4+
Cost: $15

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Sculptures at Killalea - Family Day

10am  to 2pm    to  Sat 14 September 19

Venue: The Farm, Killalea
Address: Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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The Next Step - WSEC

5pm  to     to  Sat 28 September 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 3 year +
Cost: Refer website

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Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts

Fri 4 Oct, 10am Fri 4 Oct, 12.30pm Sat 5 Oct, 10am* & 12.30pm * Relaxed performance

 to    Fri 4 October 19 to  Sat 5 October 19

Venue: IPAC - IMB Theatre
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Ages 5- 12. Contains haze, smoke, strobe effects and loud music.
Cost: All tickets: $32

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Yours and Owls Festival 2018

12pm  to 10pm   Sat 5 October 19 to  Sun 6 October 19

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: George Hanley Drive North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 18 years +
Cost: TBC

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triHusky Huskisson Triathlon Festival (Little Husky)

 to     to  Sun 3 November 19

Venue: Huskisson
Address: Hawke Street Huskisson NSW
Ages: All ages!
Cost: Refer website

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Oz Flight Sim Expo 2019

10am  to 4pm   Sat 23 November 19 to  Sun 24 November 19

Venue: HARS Aviation Museum
Address: Illawarra Regional Airport Albion Park Rail NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: $20 Adults - $15 Senior/Concession - $8 Children 5-14yo Children under 5 are FREE - Must be accompanied by an Adult at all times.

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Shellharbour Skate and Surf Festival

 to    Fri 6 December 19 to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Shellharbour
Address: Shellharbour NSW
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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