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Events and activities held for school aged children in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

Webers Circus - A Touch of Wild West comes to Shellharbour!

21 February - 10 March

Morning, afternoon & evenings times available

Ages: All ages, family-friendly event!
Cost: VIP, Ringside, A Reserve & B Reserve tickets available
Venue: Shellharbour
The show will take you and your family on a wild west adventure with death defying acrobats, funny clowns, trick dogs, Miniature Ponies, Russian swing and much much more! So saddle up, get you hat and cowboy boots on and let Webers Circus take your on a Wild West adventure for the whole family!
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Thirlmere Festival of Steam 2019 - steam train rides, village fair, street parade + more!

Saturday 2 March & Sunday 3 March

9am - 5pm

Ages: All ages family-friendly celebration!
Cost: Museum + Steam Train Ride: Adult $30, Child $10, Senior / Concession $20, Member* $15
Venue: NSW Rail Museum
The quaint village of Thirlmere awakens to the enchanting sound of the steam whistle for the 30th annual Thirlmere Festival of Steam.
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360 ALLSTARS - spectacular physical theatre event for 5 years and up!

Tues 2 April - 7pm & Wed 3 April - 11am

Ages: Ages 5 to 105. Contains haze and strobe lighting.
Cost: $32.50 - $112.50
Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
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Kids Comic & Cartooning Workshops (with Marcelo Baez)

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 11 February 19

Venue: Corrimal Community Centre
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW
Ages: 8-13 years
Cost: $15pp

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Weekly Kiama Stingray Show

Third Sunday morning of every month

10am  to 10.20am    to  Sun 17 February 19

Venue: Kiama Harbour
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
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 18 February 19

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

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Gamers Social Club - Headspace Wollongong

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

3pm  to     to  Thu 21 February 19

Venue: Headspace Wollongong
Address: 71 Atchison Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 12 - 25
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 21 February 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 21 February 19

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

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Webers Circus - Shellharbour

5pm  to 9pm   Thu 21 February 19 to  Sun 3 March 19

Venue:
Address: Lake Entrance Road Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: TBA

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Family Friendly Fridays - ​Family Friendly Movie (Dapto Library)

5.30pm  to 7.30pm    to  Fri 22 February 19

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

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Summer Sounds 2019

5.30pm  to 9pm    to  Fri 22 February 19

Venue: Wollongong Youth Services
Address: 85 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Choppers for Charity

9am  to 5pm   Sun 24 February 19 to  Tue 26 February 19

Venue: Sussex Inlet RSL Club
Address: 200 Jacobs Drive Sussex Inlet NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Illawarra Live Steamers

Open to the public every fourth sunday of the month

8.30am  to The gates open about 8:30am and trains usually run from 10am until mid afternoon.    to  Sun 24 February 19

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: 2 Virginia St North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Each passenger pays $2 for the 4 to 7 minute train trip.

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Splash Wollonong

Refer website for schedule.

 to     to  Sat 2 March 19

Venue: North Wollongong Beach Fore-Dune
Address: Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Kids distance events available.
Cost: Refer website.

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The Great Illawarra Walk 2019

 to     to  Sat 2 March 19

Venue: Wollongong
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Family-friendly event
Cost: Registrations are now open; $40 per adult and $20 per child.

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Thirlmere Festival of Steam

Refer website for activity times and schedule

 to    Sat 2 March 19 to  Sun 3 March 19

Venue: Trainworks Thirlmere
Address: 10 Barbour Road Thirlmere NSW 2572
Ages: All ages
Cost: Visiting the Thirlmere Festival of Steam precinct is FREE. Additional activities are at cost.

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Kidz Connect - Dapto Library

First Monday of the month during school term only.

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 4 March 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 5 March 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 6 March 19

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

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‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller presented by Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts

Thursday 7th March 7pm Friday 8th March 7pm Thursday 14th March 7pm Friday 15th March 7pm Saturday 16th March 1pm Saturday 16th March 7pm

 to    Thu 7 March 19 to  Sat 16 March 19

Venue: Wollongong High School of the Performing Art
Address: lysaght Street Fairy Meadow
Ages:
Cost: Adult: $22 Concession / Student: $18

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Junior Groovers Disco - The Fraternity Club

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 8 March 19

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

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Illawarra Annual Brick Spectacular

From 10am  to 4pm/5pm   Sat 9 March 19 to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Kembla Grange Racecourse
Address: Princes Highway Kembla Grange NSW 2526
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adults $7.00 | Children $5 | Under 3 free

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Rock’n Vintage Roll 2019

Sat, 9 March 6.00pm – 10.00pm Sun, 10 March from 10.00am

 to    Sat 9 March 19 to  Sun 10 March 19

Venue: Ryan's Hotel, Thirroul
Address: 138 Phillip Street Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: Family friendly event
Cost: Adults: $5.00 | Kids: free

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TIGS Information Evening

6pm  to 8pm    to  Tue 5 March 19

Venue: TIGS Goodhew Research Centre (School Library)
Address: 10-12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: FREE Admission

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Class Clowns 2019 – Wollongong Heat (the search for Australia's funniest teens!)

4 - 6pm: Workshop 7pm: Performance

 to     to  Wed 13 March 19

Venue: The Music Lounge - Wollongong Town Hall
Address: Corne Crown & Kembla Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Ages 12+. Contains strong language.
Cost: Adult: $22 Concession: $18 Children u12: $18 Groups 10+: $15

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A Day out With Thomas - Trainworks

9.30am  to 4pm   Sat 16 March 19 to  Sun 17 March 19

Venue: Trainworks
Address: 10 Barbour Road Thirlmere NSW 2572
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for admission prices

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Moonlight Movies - Figtree: Trolls

Starts at 7.30pm. Gates open at 6pm  to 10pm    to  Sat 16 March 19

Venue: Roy Johanson Park, Figtree
Address: Euroka Street West Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Wollongong Triathlon Festival (Miniman for the 7 - 11 year olds)

6am - 4pm (Saturday) & 5am - 2pm (Sunday)

 to    Sat 16 March 19 to  Sun 17 March 19

Venue: Wollongong Harbour
Address: Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: From 7 years (MiniMan)
Cost: Refer website for registration cost.

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Cedars Christian College - Early Learning Centre OPEN DAY

5.30pm  to 7pm    to  Tue 19 March 19

Venue: Cedars Christian College
Address: Waples Road Farmborough Heights NSW 2526
Ages: 3 - 5 years of age
Cost: FREE

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The Ultimate Learner Log Book Run - Day Run (Special Event)

8.30am  to 2.30pm    to  Sun 24 March 19

Venue: Shellharbour, Kiama & Wollongong
Address: Wollongong, Kiama & Shellharbour NSW
Ages: All learner drives must have 40 or more log book hours.
Cost: FREE (inc. driver reviver stop snacks & McDonald’s voucher on completion)

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Wollongong 5k Colour Frenzy

7.30am  to 11.30am    to  Sun 31 March 19

Venue: Stuart Park, Wollongong
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: Early Bird: Adult $25.00 | Child (5-12yrs) $10.00 | Family (2 x Adults + 2 X Children) $60.00

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Moonlight Movies: The Never-Ending Story (Thirroul)

10pm

Gates open 5.30pm  to     to  Sat 6 April 19

Venue: Thirroul Beach Reserve, Thirroul
Address: Thirroul NSW 2518
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Moonlight Movies: Thirroul

Gates open at 5.30pm and film screens at 7pm (on sunset). Event concludes at 9pm.

 to     to  Sat 6 April 19

Venue: Thirroul Beach Reserve
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival

9am  to Till late   Sat 6 April 19 to  Sun 7 April 19

Venue: Thirroul Community and Library Center, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, & Thirroul Beach Park
Address: Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Shellharbour Ocean Swim

8am  to 1pm    to  Sun 7 April 19

Venue: Wollongong Street, Shellharbour Village
Address: Wollongong Street Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: Junior Swim - 12 years and under only.
Cost: Refer website

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Matilda's Farmyward Easter Special!

 to    Mon 8 April 19 to  Thu 18 April 19

Venue:
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: $230 plus gst. This is HALF THE PRICE of our regular bookings…Places will go fast !!

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Illawarra Reptile Society Show

10am  to 3pm    to  Sun 14 April 19

Venue: Illawarra Sports Stadium
Address: Hooka Creek Road Berkeley NSW 2506
Ages: All ages
Cost: Family: $25.00 | Adult: $10.00 | Kids: $5.00

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Merrigong Creativity Camp – April School Holidays

9am  to 3pm   Mon 15 April 19 to  Thu 18 April 19

Venue: Wollongong Town Hall
Address: Corner Crown & Kembla Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 5 - 13 years of age
Cost: 4 day camp: $240 per child* *20% discount for additional siblings or when booking all three camps. Cost includes a ticket to see the scheduled school holiday kids’ show with the group.

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Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus

Various times

 to    Wed 17 April 19 to  Sun 28 April 19

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

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Tilbury Classic Ocean Swim at Culburra Beach

8am  to 12pm    to  Sat 20 April 19

Venue: Culburra Beach
Address: 4 Farrant Avenue Culburra Beach NSW 2540
Ages: Minimum age - 13 years.
Cost: Entry fee - $30 online ($35 on race day)

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The K.I.S.S Arts Festival

9am  to 5pm   Fri 26 April 19 to  Sun 28 April 19

Venue: Black Beach Kiama
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: All events are free and family friendly!

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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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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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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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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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