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Illawarra – Best Family Days Out

Trees Adventure

Location: North Nowra
Phone: (02) 4421 4830   Mobile: (02) 4421 4830
Ages: 4 years +   Days / Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm. Saturday - Sunday 9am to 5pm. Open everyday of school hols
Australia’s Number 1 Tree Ropes Course and Ziplining Experience! Only 1 hour from Wollongong, soar through the trees on flying foxes and thrilling aerial challenges!
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Science Space

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4286 5000   Mobile:
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Open 6 days from Thursday to Tuesday from 10am - 4pm. Closed on Wednesdays during school term.
The internationally-recognised, Science Space is the largest hands-on science centre in NSW!
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Bundanon Trust - Enjoy a tranquil, cultural & unique day out!

Location: Illaroo
Phone: (02) 4422 2100    Mobile: (02) 4422 2100
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Bundanon - Open to the public every Sunday from 10.30am - 4pm. Riversdale - only open to the public when concerts and events are on.
Enjoy a tranquil, cultural and unique day out with the family at this beautiful & historical property - only 90 minutes from Wollongong!
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Wollongong Botanic Garden - Explore & Discover!

Location: Keiraville
Phone: (02) 4227 7667   Mobile: (02) 4227 7667
Ages: All welcome   Days / Hours: Non-Daylight Saving Hours: 7am to 5pm daily, Daylight Saving Hours: Weekdays 7am to 6pm & Weekends & Public Holidays 7am to 6.45pm. Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day.
Wollongong Botanic Garden is a great place to visit with its many garden collections to explore, picnic spaces, All Abilities Playground, duck feeding area plus a range of family/child-focused activities including holiday programs, workshops, theatrical tours, yoga, stortyime and cinema.
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2018 Childrens' Theatre Events - Merrigong Theatre Company

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4224 5999   Mobile: (02) 4224 5999
Ages: 5 years +   Days / Hours: Box Office: 10am - 4pm
Merrigong is the home of young people's theatre in 2018! From ages 5 years +, stimulate your child's mind and creativity with exciting theatre events, school holiday activities and workshops!
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The Collective @ Berrycool Estate - family friendly markets, cafe, nursery, shops, local produce and more!

Location: Coolangatta
Phone: 0439 088 804 (Emily) or 0498 718 595 (Tash)   Mobile:
Ages: All ages - community/family events.   Days / Hours: Open 7 days
SUCH an amazing place for all families! Dog and child friendly cafe, nursery, local and sustainable produce. Saturday markets deliver you fresh produce, live music & kids activities.
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Scarborough Hotel - Family, pet & pram friendly! Plus a great special events venue...

Location: Scarborough
Phone: (02) 4267 5444   Mobile: (02) 4267 5444
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Open every day for breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday from 9am til 4pm and weekends til 5.30pm.
Scarborough Hotel is a family friendly venue perched along the beautiful coastline with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
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Symbio Wildlife Park - top Illawarra family attraction, plus an amazing kids birthday party venue!

Location: Helensburgh
Phone: 02) 4294 1244   Mobile:
Ages: All - under 3's are FREE   Days / Hours: 7 days a week: 9.30am - 5pm
Such a brilliant family outing, get up close and personal with all the wildlife, from creepy crawlies to big cats to hand feeding roo's and wallabies. An unforgettable experience for kids of all ages...
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Early Start Discovery Space

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4221 3777   Mobile:
Ages: For children birth -12 years and adults   Days / Hours: Open Tuesday through to Sunday from 9am - 4pm.
Early Start Discovery Space is Australia's only dedicated children's museum. Come to this rich, diverse and FUN interactive learning space specifically designed for children from birth to 12 years. A true family favourite venue that attracts families from all across Australia...
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Green Bean Play Cafe - The perfect escape for kids.....and parents!

Location: Corrimal
Phone: (02) 4283 9982   Mobile: (02) 4283 9982
Ages: up to 7 years   Days / Hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 1.30pm
With a free daily activity, great coffee and plenty of free play to keep the kids occupied, Green Bean Play Cafe is a great playdate option for parents!
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Towradgi Park Bowls & Recreation Club - Perfect coffee / lunch playdate, or early family dining!

Location: Towradgi
Phone: (02) 4285 5228   Mobile: www.facebook.com/towradgiparkbowlsclub
Ages: Family friendly!   Days / Hours: Mon-Wed: 9am to 11pm, Thu: 9am to 10pm, Fri-Sat: 9am to Midnight, Sun: 9am to 10pm.
Towradgi Park Bowls & Recreation Club is situated right next to the beach at Towradgi. Lots of parking available and a kids’ park close by. Come in and sample delicious food at Black Rocks Bistro.
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