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Illawarra – Cold / Windy / Rainy Day Fun and Ideas for kids and families Wollongong and Illawarra

Family friendly fun and local attractions for parents of babies and young children in the Wollongong / Illawarra area for wet, windy & cold weather days.

Dapto Mall - Amazing NEW Kids Play NOW OPEN!

Location: Dapto
Phone: (02) 4261 8148   Mobile:
Ages: All ages and abilities   Days / Hours: Open 7 Days
Come along and check out Dapto Mall's NEW Kids Play Area on Level 1! Dapto Mall is exited to be able to families the creation of a safe and fun environment that will provide opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they play and explore. Designed around the theme, bringing the outdoors within, the NEW Kids Play Area caters for all children, with specific zones and sensory play for different abilities that include slides, tunnels, climbing areas and activity panels.
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Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl - *20% discount when you mention Parents Guide Illawarra!

Location: Warilla
Phone: (02) 4295 4300   Mobile: (02) 4295 4300
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 9am to late, Saturday & Sunday from 10am to late
Hours of fun and family-friendly enjoyment without breaking the bank! Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl's 12 lane bowling centre provides a fun bowling experience for all ages! Whether your stopping by to enjoy a family event, bowling with friends, or just lunch at our cafe, we promise a great time. Let the good times roll with a bowling birthday party!
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3Sixty Indoor Skate Park Now Open! Wollongong.

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4243 7805   Mobile: (02) 4243 7805
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Monday: 9am - 9pm, Saturday: 9am - 10pm and Sunday: 9am - 6pm.
Watch your kids challenge their limits at a skate park you can trust! Tiny Tot sessions all the way through to Advanced Riders!
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Flip Out Albion Park - Mini Ninjas Term 1 Program IS HERE! Exclusive Hire for Parties, Weekly Playgroup and Jump Specials! Open 7 Days.

Location: Albion Park
Phone: (02) 4257 4092   Mobile: (02) 4257 4092
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday: 9am-9pm
Come in and meet the friendly team at Flip Out's brand new venue in the Illawarra! Flip Out Albion Park Open 7 days a week, be sure to find time to come in and have a blast! So get your bounce on and more - check out all the activities on offer! Little Ninjas, Flip Our Playgroup, Flip Out After Dark and more!
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Science Space - Interactive science FUN! Largest hands-on science centre in NSW! Birthday Party Packages available.

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4286 5000   Mobile:
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: During NSW school term they are open from 10am - 4pm and closed on Wednesdays to the public.
Science Space is the largest hands-on science centre in NSW and among the TOP 10 Fun Places to take the kids ranked by Parents Guide Illawarra! Located at the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus, the centre houses the DIGISTAR 6 Planetarium system, the largest and most digitally advanced planetarium in the state.
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Guided Tours of unique Illawarra locations!

Location: Conison
Phone: (02) 4275 7023   Mobile: (02) 4275 7023
Ages: Port Tours: All ages welcome. Steel Tours: Minimum age of 10yrs or older – accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian.   Days / Hours: Port Tours:
Kids and families can learn all about the vital role the Port Kembla Plant and Port have played in “Sustaining Australia”. In this interactive, immersive experience, kids get kitted out in safety gear (PPE) from glasses to high-visibility jackets (all provided) and take a fascinating journey and tour through what has made our region...
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Early Start Discovery Space – NEW DIscovery at Home ONLINE PORTAL! Where Curious Minds Play! Australia's only dedicated children's museum.

Location: Keiraville
Phone: (02) 4221 3777   Mobile:
Ages: From birth to 10 years   Days / Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 4pm. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.
It's been an uncertain and challenging time. We're all struggling to provide some sort of routine and normalcy for our families. Working from home, homes schooling, whilst caring for younger children is tough – but the Discovery Space is here to help!
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Hangdog - For kids who believe life is an adventure!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4225 8369   Mobile:
Ages: 3 years - 100!   Days / Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am to 9pm, Sunday 9am to 7pm.
Host the ultimate Adventure Party that will THRILL your kids, without worrying about set up or safety! Rain, hail or shine Hangdog parties rock on!
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Why kids love Revolution Laser Arena! We are back open!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4243 7801   Mobile: (02) 4243 7801
Ages: 5 years+   Days / Hours: Wed/Thur/Fri 4pm to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm & Sunday 10am to 6pm.
Get ready for the most adrenaline-pumping party! We don’t just do ‘laser tag’... We take party kids on a thrilling, adrenaline pumping journey into another world.
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Wollongong Central - bustling shopping and foodie destination! Sign up for our upcoming events!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4228 5999    Mobile:
Ages: Family-friendly!   Days / Hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Thursday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
Wollongong Central is the leading retail and lifestyle destination in the region, delivering a world class David Jones, Mecca Maxima, T2, Peter Alexander and several more specialty stores. Wollongong Central is also a well-connected bustling hub of laneways, brimming with hole-in-the wall cafes and casual dining selections, all serving up delectable treats day and night. Check out our school holidays events, ashion previews, community events, interactive exhibits, live music, performances and entertainment and lots more!
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Berrima Courthouse

Cnr Argyle and Wilshire Streets Berrima NSW 2577
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Phone:
(02) 4877 1505  

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Bunnings Warehouse

Various locations across the Illawarra
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Ages:
4 - 12

Days Available:
Open 7 days excluding Public Holidays

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District Skate

137 Industrial Road Oak Flats NSW 2529
Contact:
Mike

Phone:
(02) 4257 6858  

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Ages:
All

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Gala Cinema

204 Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4274 2777  

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Ages:
All

Days Available:
Open 7 days

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Greater Union Shellharbour

4 Memorial Drive Shellharbour NSW 2529
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Phone:
(02) 4295 4555  

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Greater Union Wollongong

68 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
02 4228 4888  

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Holey Moley

Wollongong Central, 200 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
1300 727 833  

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All

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Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill NSW 2577
Contact:
Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

Phone:
(02) 4885 1010  

Mobile:

Ages:
All ages

Days Available:
9am - 5pm (Last Entry 4pm)

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Illawarra Museum

11 Market Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4228 7770  

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Ages:
All

Days Available:
Weds 12pm -3pm / Sat & Sun 12pm-3pm

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Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

Woollamia Road Huskisson NSW 2540
Contact:
All

Phone:
(02) 4441 5674  

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Ages:
All

Days Available:
Open daily 10am - 4pm

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Kiama Leisure Centre

1 Havilah Place Kiama NSW 2533
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Phone:
(02) 4232 1877  

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Northern Bowl

Cnr Princes Highway & Bellambi Lane Corrimal NSW 2518
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Phone:
(02) 4283 6222  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Open 7 days

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PlayMaze

1/39 Durgadin Drive Albion Park NSW 2527
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4271 1555  

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Ages:
0 - 12 years

Days Available:
Open 7 days

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Ready Set Play

1-2/10 Shaban Street Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4257 5200  

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Ages:
Up to 12 years of age.

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Sutherland Leisure Centre

Rawson Avenue Sutherland NSW 2232
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 8536 9777  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Mo to Fri 5am-9pm / Sat 5.30am-7pm / Sun 7am-7pm

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The Australian Motorlife Museum

94 Darkes Road Kembla Grange NSW 2526
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4261 4100  

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Ages:
All

Days Available:
Tues to Sunday 9.30am-4.40pm

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Tiger Putt Putt & Little Tiges Play Centre

2/75 Princes Highway (behind BP), Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4257 9778  

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Ages:
Up to 10 years of age.

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Wollongong Art Gallery

Cnr Kembla and Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
gallery@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Phone:
(02) 4227 8500  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, Weekends 12pm-4pm

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Wollongong City Libraries

Variety of locations Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4227 7111  

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Ages:
All

Days Available:

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