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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.

Fairgrounds Festival 2019 - Family friendly music festival! Second Lineup Announced + Little Fairgrounds just for kids! Tickets ON SALE NOW.

Friday 6 December - Saturday 7 December

Gates Open 11am - until late

Ages: ALL - for kids and all family members
Cost: Tickets ON SALE NOW!
Venue: Berry Showground
There's less than 8 weeks to go until Fairgrounds Festival returns for its momentous fifth year in Berry NSW, just a little south of Sydney. The perfect musical and culinary retreat to start your summer, the festival today announces another host of international and local additions that will join the stacked line-up.
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The Joy of Food with Pete Evans: I3 2019 Spring Speaker Series. Kiama. Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Friday 24 October, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Cost: Tickets from $45
Venue: The Pavilion Kiama
Australia’s most interesting people sharing their stories on stage at The Pavilion, Kiama as part of the Institute of Interesting Ideas (I3) 2019 SPRING SERIES, featuring Pete Evans, The Joy of Food, our Death + Sex series and Matt Preston.
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Children's Halloween Disco - City Diggers Wollongong. Featuring Rock and Roll Wresting stars! Dress up in your favourite spooky costume!

Thursday 31 October, 2019

5.30pm - 9pm

Ages: The disco is most suitable for children aged 5 -12 years old.
Cost: $20 single ticket / $50 for four children. Includes finger food, soft drinks, glow sticks and a treat bag PLUS a FREE child ticket to the up and coming ROCK N ROLL wrestling show!
Venue: City Diggers Wollongong
We're putting on a huge Children's Halloween Disco! Featuring Rock and Roll Wresting stars!
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Jewellery Gems and Minerals Festival - families welcome, kids games PLUS kids U12 FREE!

Saturday 2 November - Sunday 3 November, 2019

9am - 2.30pm

Ages: Suitable for all ages
Cost: $3pp.Children under 12 FREE
Venue: Heininger Hall, Ribbonwood Centre Dapto
The Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc. welcome families to the 57th Anniversary Exhibition of their Jewellery Gems and Minerals Festival on Saturday 2 November - Sunday 3 November at the Ribbonwood Centre in Dapto!
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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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NSW DPI Gone Fishing Day - Huskisson

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 20 October 19

Venue: Lake Illawarra, Judbooley Parade foreshore (north side of Windang Bridge)
Address: Windang NSW 2528
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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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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Try TIGS Junior School

8.30am  to     to  Thu 24 October 19

Venue: The Illawarra Grammar School
Address: 10 - 12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW
Ages: Students currently attending primary school
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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SPOOKFEST: Annual Halloween Party Wollongong at Science Space!

5.30pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 25 October 19

Venue: Science Space
Address: Squires Way, UOW Innovation Campus Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Children under 2 – free; Children over 2 – $12; Adults – $18

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All Hallows Fest - SoulTribe Events

10am  to 6.30pm    to  Sat 26 October 19

Venue: Dapto Showground
Address: 89 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5

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Colour Me for MND

 to     to  Sun 27 October 19

Venue: Coniston Public School
Address: 123 Auburn Street Coniston NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer event link

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Kooky Spooky Halloween Party - Early Start Discovery Space

5.30pm  to 7.30pm    to  Thu 31 October 19

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Northfields Ave, University of Wollongong ( Early Start Building 21, off Ring Road) Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: $15 per person (non-members) $12.75 per person (member discount. USE CODE: KOOKY) OR Purchase a $50 FAMILY PASS and save! Includes entry for any 5 people (minimum 1 adult and 1 child) Be quick! Limited quantity available.

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Try TIGS Senior School

8.30am  to     to  Thu 31 October 19

Venue: The Illawarra Grammar School
Address: 10 - 12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW
Ages: This event is for students currently in Year 7 – Year 11 who are considering changing high schools.
Cost: FREE

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The Fathering Project Big Camp Out

 to    Sat 2 November 19 to  Sun 3 November 19

Venue: WIN Stadium
Address: Corner Crown and Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: For Dads and Kids (aged 5 - 18 years)
Cost: From $20

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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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An Afternoon on the Green - Community Fete

12pm  to 4pm    to  Sun 10 November 19

Venue: Austinmer Public School
Address: 90 Lawrence Hargrave Austiner NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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McHappy Day - Across Wollongong!

 to     to  Sat 16 November 19

Venue: McDonald’s restaurants across Wollongong
Address:
Ages:
Cost:

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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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Junior Groovers Disco - The Fraternity Club

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 29 November 19

Venue: The Fraternity Club
Address: 11 Bourke Street Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: $10

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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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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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ROCK THE BLOCK 2019 - Street Beatz Hip Hop Wollongong End of Year Concert

11am  to 6pm    to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Street Beatz Hip Hop Wollongong
Address: Unit 8 / 83-85 Montague St Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer ticket link

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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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