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Events and activities for parents and babies, toddlers and 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.

Illawarra Annual Brick Show, supporting Kidzwish

Saturday 7 March - Sunday 8 March

10am - 5pm / 9am - 4pm

Ages: All ages, family-friendly event!
Venue: Illawarra Sports Stadium

Hooka Creek Road, Berkeley, NSW 2506
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Summer at The Scarborough - Kids Eat FREE + Pizza & Gelato + Happy Hour!

Open late for summer until Saturday 15 February!

Ages: All ages family-friendly dining
Cost: *Kids Eat FREE + *Happy Hour (*T&C's apply)
Venue: The Scarborough Hotel
KIDS EAT FREE, Summer dinner offer PLUS extended summer trading hours at The Scarborough Hotel!
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Reset your Stress Workshop: Support South Coast families impacted by bushfires.

Saturday 29 February, 2020

10am - 4pm

Cost: Instead of tickets attendees are asked to a buy a $100 gift card that will go directly to families in South Coast Communities.
Venue: Sage Hotel Wollongong
In this one day workshop four practitioners come together to provide you with the information and tools you need to reflect on and deal with your stress, and all proceeds will go to helping families hit by fires to buy essential items.
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Xtreme B-Force Martial Arts - Wollongong & Illawarra. Kids/teens/adults karate classes.

Term 1, 2020

Ages: 4 years- adults
Cost: Come try a FREE Trial Class!
Venue: Xtreme B-Force Martial Arts
A family-friendly, encouraging and inclusive premier training centre for aspiring martial artists for 4 years right up to adults! And we are open for Term 1, 2020 enrolments now.
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UniActive Swim School: Professional instructors, quality facilities and fresh air. Registrations open for 2020.

Term 1, 2020

Ages: 3 years +
Cost: Learn to Swim : $15 per class. Squads: $13 per class. Special offer: 50% discount for third child (must be from the same family). Prices are subject to change.
Venue: UniActive
Located within the University of Wollongong grounds, we have been teaching children to swim for over 25 years.
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Miss Zoe's School of Dance - Wollongong, Kiama & Coledale. 2020 Registration Dates. All abilities welcome!

Term 1, 2020

Ages: 2 years - adults
Cost: ZERO Registration Fee.
Venue: Wollongong, Kiama & Coledale
Come and see the Miss Zoe's difference! Miss Zoe's has been servicing the Illawarra for 12 years - they opened in Kiama in 2018 and in 2019 have opened up in Coledale!
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CIY.CLUB Kids Term 1, 2020 Coding Workshops. Claim your Creative Kids Rebate!

Term 1. 2020 starts Monday 3 February

Afternoon sessions

Ages: 7 - 17 years
Cost: Contact CIY Club. Claim your Creative Kids Rebate.
Venue: Science Space, TIGS, Bulli High School & Warilla Library
Now every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in Term 4!
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EC Sportz Swim & Kids Gym - Term 1, 2020: Saturday Nippers and Swimming Lessons.

Swim Lessons: 28 Jan. Saturday Nippers: 1 Feb.

Ages: Saturday Nippers: 6 years +. Swimming lessons: babies to adults. Kids Gym: 7 years +
Cost: First lesson for FREE! Active Kids & Creative Kids Provider.
Venue: EC Sportz Swim & Surf School
We offer a FREE trial lesson for swimming and gym lessons and we are both an Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate Approved Provider!
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KMA Martial Arts Wollongong - Term 1, 2020! Enrol now and pay $0 until school starts + no setup fee!

Term 1, 2020

Ages: 3 years of age - adults
Cost: Enrol now and pay $0 until school starts + no setup fee! Active Kids Rebate Provider.
Venue: KMA Martial Arts Wollongong
KMA Martial Arts provides physical training and continual learning, in a fun and friendly atmosphere, suitable for kids and adults alike
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Gravity Gym - Term 1, 2020 enrolments are open now! Claim your Kids Active Voucher.

Term 1, 2020

Refer online schedule

Ages: From 6 months!
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Gravity Gymnastics
Gravity Gymnastics is a brand new indoor gym space for bubs, kids and teens of all shapes, sizes and abilities! AND they are excited to introduce their Term 4 Schedule of classes for ages starting from 6 months - right up to adults!
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Circus Monoxide - Term 1, 2020 Enrolments NOW OPEN! Creative AND Active Kids Rebate Approved.

Term 1, 2020

Refer timetable

Ages: 2 years - adult
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Circus Monoxide
Fly into the circus this school term! Classes at Circus Monoxide aim to develop strength, confidence and skills in a fun, accepting and non-competitive environment. There is something for everyone in these classes, from 2 year olds to adults, and for all skill levels. Try aerials, tumbling, or, try everything in a general circus class.
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NumberWorks'nWords - English and Maths tuition from qualified professionals. Boost your child's confidence and learning in 2020! FREE Assessment.

Term 1, 2020

3.30pm - 7.30pm weekdays.

Ages: 5 - 16 years of age
Cost: Contact centre
Venue: NumberWorks'nWords
Kids Tutoring which is fun but gets great results! Every student has an individualised plan and works towards agreed personal goals. Results are celebrated.
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Summer at The Scarborough - Kids Eat FREE + Pizza & Gelato + Happy Hour!

Open late for summer until Saturday 15 February!

Ages: All ages family-friendly dining
Cost: KIDS EAT FREE! Happy Hour - $5 after 5pm!
Venue: The Scarborough Hotel
KIDS EAT FREE, Summer dinner offer PLUS extended summer trading ours at The Scarborough Hotel!
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Big Fat Smile – Fun Club Summer School Holiday Program - OPEN NOW FOR BOOKINGS! Illawarra wide.

Monday - Friday from early til late December/January School Holidays

Ages: 5 - 12 years of age
Cost: Costs are applicable for the child care subsidy
Venue: Across Wollongong and the Illawarra NSW
Big Fat Smile puts the FUN into the School Holidays and are taking bookings now for their SUMMER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM!
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FREE Sweet Treaties Workshops at Wollongong Central!

13 - 26 January

From 9am

Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE
Venue: Level 1, Crown Building (outside Anaconda)
Head to Wollongong Central for some sweet school holiday fun!
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Sunset Cinema Wollongong is BACK! Tickets on sale now. Big screen movies under the summer sky....

12 December - 22 February

Gates open at 7pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for Adult, Child, Concession and Family ticket prices
Venue: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Sunset Cinema Wollongong is BACK THIS SUMMER at the Wollongong Botanic Garden! Beanbags, beverages & buckets of popcorn - tickets ON SALE NOW!
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Science Space - Medieval Science Activities

Medieval Science Activities: 2 - 27 January.

Ages: Kids aged 6-12 years who have a love for creating, exploring and inventing.
Cost: Entry tickets price applies. FREE PLANETARIUM TICKETS WITH FULL PAID ENTRY (from Jan 2nd)
Venue: Science Space
Head back in time to the middle ages this summer as you enter the world of Medieval Science!
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Fun-damentals Summer Holiday Program - find out why kids AND parents cannot get enough of this super popular program!

5 - 26 January

8am - 6pm

Ages: Primary School Age
Cost: 1st child $55 – discounts apply for siblings. CCS subsidy is available.
Venue: Lindsay Park Primary School
Fun Games, Sports, Arts and Crafts, Creative Arts for all skill and age levels!
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The Gruffalo Spotters Trail with Summer Storytime at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

Saturday 14th December – Tuesday 28th January

Open daily 9am – 5pm. Last admission 4pm.

Ages: All ages!
Cost: The Gruffalo Spotters Trail and Storytime included in price of Treetop Walk.
Venue: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures
These school holidays, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the classic children's book The Gruffalo, by encouraging families to embark on the Gruffalo Spotters Trail!
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Carmel & Co Gymnastics - Gym 4 Fun Holiday Program. Get 50% off your 3rd day!

School Holidays

Full day, morning & afternoon sessions

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: Both Active and Creative Kids Voucher Approved!
Venue: Carmel & Co Gymnastics
We have half and full day options with a variety of themes and activities, from Mini Olympics and Pit Relays! Don’t forget to book your spot soon to avoid missing out, especially for our ever popular Tramp & Bungee day!
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Trees Adventure Nowra Park - KidZip is on these school holidays for energetic explorers!

Tuesday – Friday: 9:30am – 5pm. Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am – 5pm

Ages: From 4 years +
Cost: General tickets are from $25. KidZip sessions are $55.
Venue: Trees Adventure Nowra Park
Australia’s First Cliff Edge Experience! Only 1 hour from Wollongong, Trees Adventure Nowra Park is an exhilarating 2 Hour experience with 2m low easy courses up to 25m high insane ones! Soar through the trees on flying foxes and thrilling aerial challenges!
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Hangdog Climbing Gym Holiday Special - All You Can Climb!

Summer School Holidays

Ages: From 4 years. School Holidays Offer valid for all children under 16 years of age
Cost: $67 Unlimited Climbs!
Venue: Hangdog Climbing Gym
Get the kids rock climbing! Increase their confidence and fitness during the School Holidays!
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Kids come inside and explore Port Kembla Steelworks! Exclusive Tour Discount Offer!

20 December - 25 January

Ages: Port Tours: All ages welcome. Steel Tours: Minimum age of 10yrs or older – accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian
Cost: Use Code: PGISSH19 to receive a 10% Discount on total cost!
Venue: Inside Industry – Visitor Centre
BlueScope Steel and the Port of Port Kembla welcomes children and families to their facilities these school holidays! Kids and families can learn all about the vital role the Port Kembla Plant and Port have played in “sustaining Australia”.
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Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl - Discounted school holiday game & kids lunch deals!

School Holidays

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Refer School Holiday Specials.
Venue: Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl
Hours of fun and family-friendly enjoyment the School Holidays without breaking the bank! What better way to spend the day then by having fun bowling!
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Revolution Laser Arena - School Holidays Specials, Celebrity Laser and Pokemon Challenge!

All School Holidays!

Ages: 5 years +
Cost: 3 missions for $15!
Venue: Revolution Laser Arena
Revolution Laser Arena is an immersive Laser Tag centre that boasts a movie set quality arena, the latest hi tech equipment, and brings together the best parts of laser tag and online gaming to create a truly unique experience.
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Farm Experience for Kids at Green Connect

Various dates in January School Holidays, 2020.

Two sessions: 9am & 10.30am

Ages: All ages. The farm is not readily accessible by pram so you’ll need to carry infants.
Cost: *$10per child aged 3yrs and up; $10 per accompanying adult.
Venue: Green Connect
These school holidays, get the kids learning all about sustainability and going 'green' with Green Connect!
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Flip Out Albion Park! Jump & Slushie Specials! Open every day of the School Holidays

Open every day of the school holidays!

Sun to Thur 9am – 9pm, Fri & Sat 9am – 10pm.

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Summer Super Size Offers!
Venue: Flip Out Albion Park
The big green trampoline has arrived in Albion Park! Come in and meet the friendly team at Flip Out's brand new venue in the Illawarra! Flip Out Albion Park opens these October School Holidays and will be open every day of the holidays so you can get your bounce on!
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Putt Putt at Illawarra Golf Complex - a fun and inexpensive holiday activity for all the family!

Open 7 days

8am - 5pm

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Putt Putt Family of 4 for just $28! $9 per person 1st game, $6 per person 2nd game, 3rd game free (same visit). Range balls $16 per bucket of 100. Hire Club $3 each.
Venue: Illawarra Golf Complex
Get one FREE game of Putt Putt! Illawarra Golf Complex is the home of golf in the Illawarra. We offer a golf driving range, lessons and a putt putt course for some extra fun for the kids these holidays.
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Wollongong City Libraries - School Holiday Activities

Various times

 to    Mon 6 January 20 to  Tue 28 January 20

Venue: Wollongong City Libraries
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE

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Toddler Time: Arts & Crafts at Figtree Grove

10am  to 1pm    to  Thu 30 January 20

Venue: Figtree Grove Shopping Centre
Address: 19 Princes Hwy Figtree NSW 2525
Ages: 1-4 years
Cost: FREE

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132nd Berry Show

7.30am  to 10pm   Fri 31 January 20 to  Sat 1 February 20

Venue: Berry Showground
Address: 35 Alexandra Street Berry NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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The Farms Market

4pm  to 8pm    to  Sun 2 February 20

Venue: Killalea State Park
Address: Killalea State Park Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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WWIS Positive Relationships 8 Week Course for Women - Term 1, 2020

Thursday evenings and Wednesday mornings

10am/6.15pm  to 12pm/8.15pm   Tue 11 February 20 to  Wed 1 April 20

Venue: WWIS
Address: 170 Corrimal Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Cost: FREE

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Celebrating Asian Culture Family Fun Day

12pm  to 3pm    to  Sun 16 February 20

Venue: Wollongong Art Gallery
Address: Corner Burelli & Kembla Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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ROCK SWAP - Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc

8am  to 2pm    to  Sun 23 February 20

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: George Hanley Drive North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Cost: FREE

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One Door Wollongong - Young Carers Program: 6 week after school group for young people aged 13 to 18 living with a family member with mental health concerns who they support.


3.30pm  to 6pm   Wed 26 February 20 to  Thu 30 April 20

Venue: The Salvation Army Wollongong,
Address: 11-13 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 13 - 18 years of age
Cost: FREE

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Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival 2020

All day event

 to    Fri 6 March 20 to  Mon 9 March 20

Venue: Multiple Venues, Kiama
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Moonlight Movies - Figtree: The LEGO Movie

Gates open at 6pm  to 10pm    to  Sat 14 March 20

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

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Maggie Dent: From the Sandpit to Adulthood

7pm  to 9pm    to  Mon 16 March 20

Venue: St Luke's Dapto
Address: Moombara Street Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: Early Bird Ticket - $20 until Nov 30th 2019. Tickets - $35 each

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Sculpture in the Garden - Wollongong Botanic Gardens

9am  to 5pm   Sat 4 April 20 to  Thu 23 April 20

Venue: Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Address: Murphys Avenue Keiraville NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Learn To Love Yourself - A One Day Retreat For Teen Girls

10am  to 4pm    to  Fri 17 April 20

Venue: Ray of Light
Address: 20 Cope Place Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: 13-18 years
Cost: $75 early bird $90 standard

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Wings Over Illawarra 2020

Gates open: 9am. Flying Display begins at 10:30am  to    Sat 2 May 20 to  Sun 3 May 20

Venue: Illawarra Regional Airport
Address: Airport Road Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets start from $20

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