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

Paint The Gong REaD! Celebrate BrightSparks' 5th Birthday!

Thursday 2 May

9.30am - 11.30am

Ages: 0 - 5 years
Cost: FREE
Venue: Dapto Mall - Ground Floor
All families with children 0 - 5 years are invited to come and celebrate BrightSpark's 5th Birthday with us at Dapto Mall, Thursday 2 May from 9.30am - 11.30am!
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KISS Kiama Arts Festival 2019 - our biggest and best festival yet! Featuring local & international stars!

26 - 28 April

Refer 2019 Program for event times

Ages: All ages!
Cost: It's all FREE!
Venue: Black Beach, Kiama
KISS Kiama Arts Festival 2019
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Young Entrepreneurs Course - where teens develop critical skills, confidence and the steps to create their own business!

1, 8, 15 & 22 May 2019

4pm - 7pm

Ages: 12 - 18 years of age
Cost: $99 per student
Venue: Zig Zag Hub - Wollongong
WOW - a short course for High School kids to develop critical skills, build confidence and learn the steps to creating their own business! This fun, creative course inspires teen's to find and build their skills and confidence whilst guiding / mentoring them through the steps of business creation!
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School Holiday fun at your local PCYC! Bulli, Lake Illawarra & Wollongong

15 - 27 April

Refer individual school holiday programs for times

Ages: All ages
Cost: From $15 per child
Venue: Bulli PCYC, Wollongong PCYC & Lake Illawarra PCYC
Need something for the kids to do during the school holidays? The PCYC at Bulli, Lake Illawarra and Wollongong all offer short workshops during these April school holidays catering to all kids and all abilities!
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Fairy Magic Returns to Illawarra Fly!

13 - 28 April

Open daily 9am – 5pm. Last entry to Treetop Walk is at 4pm

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Included in price of admission. Adults from $22.50. Children from $13.50. Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk): Adults from $60. Children from $36
Venue: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures
It’s time to pull out the fairy dust - Fairy Magic is BACK at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures this April school holidays, for some more magical fun!
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Carmel & Co Gymnastics' Gym 4 Fun School Holiday Program. Ninja Warrior and Wipe Out Games are back + Easter fun & games!

15 - 26 April

Full day, morning & afternoon sessions

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: From $30 for morning or afternoon session.
Venue: Carmel & Co Gymnastics
Starting from $30, 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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Lock in Mother's Day NOW at Novotel Northbeach

Mother's Day: Sunday 12 May

Brunch: 11am - 1pm & Lunch: 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Novotel Wollongong Northbeach - The Deck & Windjammers Restaurant
Give mum the day off & have brunch or lunch with us!
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What's on in the City! A treasure hunt, an Easter sculpture and creative activities galore....

April School Holidays

Various times

Ages: Family friendly event
Cost: Free and paid activities
Venue: Wollongong Central
Easter egg hunt and easter-themed sculpture are all on at Wollongong Central these April School Holidays - with such an exciting and diverse lineup of activities, the kids wont want to miss out!
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Sydney FC School Holiday Clinics are coming to Wollongong - starts 23 April!

23, 24 & 26 April

9am - 3pm each day. Registration will be at 8.30am on the first day.

Ages: 5 - 13 year old boys & girls
Cost: Prices starting at $230. Cost includes Sydney FC Training Shirt, Shorts, Socks & Hat
Venue: Ian McLennan Park
Fitness AND fun at Sydney FC Holiday Clinics
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You're invited! AWAKEN Dance & Fitness Academy - Corrimal Studio Launch

Saturday 27 April

10am - 11am

Ages: From preschool - adults!
Cost: FREE
Venue: AWAKEN Dance & Fitness Academy - Corrimal Studio
We'd love your family to join us at our official AWAKEN Corrimal Studio Launch Party on Saturday 27th April 2019 from 10am - 11am.
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Ava Dance Centre - School Holiday Program. Dancing, Acro, Singing and Arts & Craft! Full & half day options available

23, 24 & 26 April

Morning, Afternoon & Full Day options available

Ages: 5 years +
Cost: Starts at $30 for a half day
Venue: Ava Dance Centre
If your child loves to dance and would love to make new friends, Ava Dance Studio are excited to bring you their April School Holiday Program for ages 5 +! Everyone is welcome!
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Bundanon Field Day - Join us for a day of fun guided walks & activities all about reducing waste!

Sat 28 April 18

10am - 4pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: $12 adults, $8 concession, Under 16s FREE. Cost includes entry to Bundanon Open Day. CASH ONLY Event.
Venue: Bundanon Homestead
The annual celebration of Bundanon's bush and park land returns these April School Holidays!
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Early Start Discovery Space - April School Holiday Workshops & Shows!

April School Holidays

Refer website for schedule

Ages: 0 - 10 years
Cost: $7.50/non-members, $5/members
Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Calling all budding sleuths! Crack the code and uncover the Clues & Mysteries this April and the school holidays.
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FREE Holiday Kids Sport Session with Ready Steady Go Kids!

16, 17 & 27 April

Ages: 1.5 - 6 years
Cost: FREE Holiday Kids Sport Session
Venue: Eightfoxavenue Indoor Sports Centre (Coniston) & Bulli PCYC
Ready Steady Go Kids
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Gravity Gymnastics April School Holiday Program!

15 - 28 April

Morning, afternoon & full day sessions available

Ages: 3 years+
Cost: From $20!
Venue: Gravity Gymnastics
Bookings are now open for Gravity Gym's April Holiday Activities - get the kids out of the house and keep them active!
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Hangdog Climbing Gym -Youth & Family Passes available these school holidays!

School Holidays

Refer website for schedule.

Ages: From 4 years
Cost: April School Holiday Specials
Venue: Hangdog Climbing Gym
Get the kids rock climbing! Increase their confidence and fitness these School Holidays!
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Hangtime Trampoline Park - Unlimited jumping after 5pm, Flip Workshops and Disco Hangtime!

School Holidays

Ages: 2 years +
Cost: Unlimited Jumping after 5pm: $10pp. Basic Flip Workshops: $25pp. Friday Disco Hangtime: $15pp
Venue: Hangtime Trampoline Park
School Holiday Workshops
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Keep your child active and entertained over these school holidays with UniActive's School Holiday Camps!

15 - 26 April

Various times

Ages: 5-12 years of age
Cost: Refer booking form
Venue: UOW Recreation and Aquatic Centre
Keep your child active and entertained over the school holidays!
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Kids' Uni 2019 Autumn Vacation Care Program

15 - 29 April

8am - 6pm

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: $72 per day. CCB & CCR approved.
Venue: Innovation Campus - UOW
Jam packed with fun activities, theme days & excursions to entertain the children!
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LEGO City Play Zone at Warrawong Plaza these school holidays!

LEGO City Centre Play Zone: 23 & 27 April

Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE school holiday fun!
Venue: Warrawong Plaza
Warrawong Plaza again brings you loads of FREE school holiday fun and some Easter treats also this April!
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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: $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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Revolution Laser Arena Holiday Special: $15 for two hours of laser tag!

School Holidays

Refer website for schedule

Ages: 5 years +
Cost: April School Holiday Specials
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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Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl - let the good times roll with our school holiday game & lunch deals!

Open every day of the holidays!

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Early Bird (9am - 11am): 2 games $12. 11am - 6pm: 1 game $10 / 2 games $16. KIds Lunch special available also!
Venue: Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl
Hours of fun and family-friendly enjoyment these April School Holidays without breaking the bank! What better way to spend the day then by having fun bowling!
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Superhero Science School Holidays - April 2019

Extended opening hours during the school holidays

Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: Science Camps: standard price $89 /per day
Venue: Science Space
Whether you are looking to escape the dry as a bone heat or you’re taking Jurassic measures to excite your child’s imagination - Science Space is the place to be these Summer holidays. We’ve been in serious planning mode and have pulled together a DINOmite school holiday schedule for you this year.
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Trees Adventure Nowra Park - KidZip is on these school holidays for energetic explorers!

Open 7 days a week during school holidays

Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm. Saturday - Sunday 9am to 5pm

Ages: From 4 years +
Cost: General tickets are from $25. KidZip sessions are $55, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30am of the school holidays.
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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Youth Week 2019 – celebrating our young people

Various times - refer website

 to    Thu 11 April 19 to  Thu 18 April 19

Venue: Dapto, Wollongong, Bellambi & Berkely
Address:
Ages: All ages community event
Cost:

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Fun-damentals School Holiday Program

8am  to 6pm   Mon 15 April 19 to  Fri 26 April 19

Venue: Lindsay Park Primary School, Thames Street, Wollongong
Address:
Ages: Primary-school aged children
Cost: 1st child $50 - discounts apply for siblings. CCS Subsidy available.

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School Holiday Program 2019 - Cringila Community Centre

15, 17 & 26 April

10am  to 1pm    to 

Venue: Large Hall - Cringila Community Centre
Address: 32-40 Lake Ave Cringila NSW
Ages: 3 - 10
Cost: FREE

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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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Black Duck Ceramics - April School Holiday Ceramics Workshops

10am  to 12pm   Tue 23 April 19 to  Fri 26 April 19

Venue: Black Duck Ceramics
Address: 82 - 84 Princes Highway Fairy Meadow
Ages: Refer website
Cost: Refer website

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Little Gardeners School Holiday Activity

10am  to 1pm   Tue 23 April 19 to  Sat 27 April 19

Venue: Dapto Mall - Located on Level One near kids play
Address: Corner Princes Highway & Moombara Street Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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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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Waterbug Wonders at Carrington Falls

10.30am  to 12pm    to  Fri 26 April 19

Venue: Meet: Carrington Falls Picnic Area (Thomas’ Place)
Address: Robertson NSW 2577
Ages: Suitable for children 4 to 12 years. As this activity is in and around water, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Cost: Child $10. Accompanying adults free.

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NSW Touch Junior State Cup Final

 to    Sat 27 April 19 to  Sun 28 April 19

Venue: Fairy Meadow
Address: Elliots Rd Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Ages: Refer website
Cost: Refer website

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The KISS Arts Festival

27th & 28th April 2019

12 noon  to 5pm   Sat 27 April 19 to  Sun 28 April 19

Venue: Black Beach Reserve, Kiama Harbour
Address: Kiama Harbour Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: yes
Cost: FREE

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Go4Fun - Healthy Kids Program (North Wollongong)

Every Wednesday during school term

4pm  to 6pm    to  Wed 1 May 19

Venue: North Wollongong Flip Out
Address: 1/20 Ralph Black Drive North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 7 - 13 years
Cost: FREE

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Go4Fun - Healthy Kids Program (Albion Park Rail)

Every Thursday afternoon during school term

4pm  to 6.30pm    to  Thu 2 May 19

Venue: Flip Out
Address: 182 Princes Highway Albion Park Rail NSW
Ages: 7 - 13 years
Cost: FREE

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Science Space Up Late Family: Star Wars Night

5.30pm  to 8pm    to  Fri 3 May 19

Venue: Science Space
Address: 60 Squires Way, Innovation Campus North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for ticket pricing

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SurfLife Gerringong Surf and Music Festival

All day event

 to    Fri 3 May 19 to  Sun 5 May 19

Venue: Gerringong Park
Address: Gerringong NSW 2534
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Horsley Community Day

10am  to 2pm    to  Sat 4 May 19

Venue: Horsley Community Centre
Address: 82 Bong Bong Rd Horsley NSW 2530
Ages: 0-100!
Cost: Gold coin donation entry

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RIDEIN2BMX- Come and try

Two sessions: 11:00am - 11:45am 11:45am - 12:30am

 to     to  Sun 5 May 19

Venue: Croome Road Sporting Complex
Address:
Ages: All ages welcome!
Cost:

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The Learner Log Book Run - Wollongong

9.30am  to 12pm    to  Sun 5 May 19

Venue: 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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Possum Magic - Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

Tuesday 7th May Tue 7 May 1pm & Wed 8 May 10.30am & 12.30pm

 to    Tue 7 May 19 to  Tue 8 May 18

Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Address: 42 Bridge Rd Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: Ages 3-8. Performance will contain pyrotechnics.
Cost: $18.00 - $25.00

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HARS Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - Tarmac Open Day

The Tarmac Days are held on the second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every month.

9.30am  to 3.30pm   Fri 10 May 19 to  Sun 12 May 19

Venue: Illawarra Regional Airport
Address: Airport Rd Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: $15.00 per adult $5.00 per child or $35 per family

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2019 Ocean & Earth NSW Junior Regional Titles - South Coast

All day event

 to     to  Sat 11 May 19

Venue: Various locations
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: Competitor divisions are from U/12 to U/18 for both boys and girls.
Cost: FREE for spectators

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Comic Gong 2019

10am  to 4pm    to  Sat 11 May 19

Venue: Wollongong Town Hall, Main Auditorium
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Admission

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Football Star Academy Dapto (Free Soccer Clinic)

9am  to 11am    to  Sun 12 May 19

Venue: Football Star Academy Dapto
Address:
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Raising Respectful Sons - Mothers & Sons 6 Week Program

Every Thursday during Term 2

4pm  to 6pm   Thu 16 May 19 to  Thu 13 June 19

Venue: Ilawarra Women's Health Centre
Address: 2/10 Belfast Avenue Warilla NSW 2528
Ages: For mums and their sons aged 6 - 8 years of age
Cost: FREE

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Enchanted Dinner at Mt Keira Scout Camp

6pm start  to    Fri 17 May 19 to  Sun 26 May 19

Venue: Mt Keira Scout Camp
Address: Mount Keira NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: Adults: $50.00 | Children: $25.00

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KidsFest Shellharbour 2019

Refer website for times

 to    Mon 20 May 19 to  Sun 26 May 19

Venue: Various location across Shellharbour City
Address: Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: 0-12 years
Cost: FREE

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Jump First, Ask Later - Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

1pm & 7pm

 to     to  Tue 21 May 19

Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre (SEC)
Address: 42 Bridge Rd Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: Ages 10+. Contains some loud music.
Cost: $32.50 - $112.50

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Learn Safe Workshops - Helping Learner Drivers Become Safer Drivers (Shellharbour)

6pm  to 8pm    to  Mon 27 May 19

Venue: Shellharbour City Council
Address: Shellharbour NSW
Ages: Learner drivers
Cost: FREE

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Walk for Reconciliation

 to Meeting time: 8.30am for a departure time of 8.45am.    to  Fri 31 May 19

Venue: Meeting point: Vacant land adjacent to Holy Spirit College (corner Cawley Street and Rothery Street).
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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BlueScope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod

Refer website for session times.

 to    Sat 1 June 19 to  Sat 13 July 19

Venue: IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Junior Groovers Disco - Albion Park Bowling Club

First Friday of the month

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 7 June 19

Venue: Albion Park Bowling Club
Address: 32-52 Taylor Rd Albion Park 2527
Ages: 0-12yrs
Cost: FREE

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Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends

Friday 14 June 2019 at 11:00am - Sunday 16 June 2019 at 5:30pm

 to    Fri 14 June 19 to  Sun 16 June 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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StoryFest

 to    Fri 21 June 19 to  Sun 23 June 19

Venue: Various locations within Milton
Address: Milton NSW 2538
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Luka Lesson In Session - HSC Seminar

9.30am  to 1.30pm    to  Sat 22 June 19

Venue: Shellharbour Civic Centre
Address: 76 Cygnet Avenue Shellharbour
Ages: HSC students
Cost: $50.00 - $55.00

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Mercedes-Benz Wollongong National Dancesport Championship

 to    Sat 29 June 19 to  Sun 30 June 19

Venue: University Hall - University of Wollongong
Address: University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: There is a juvenile category for those competing under the age of 13
Cost: Tickets prices start from $20

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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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Skatefest Kiama

All day event

 to     to  Fri 12 July 19

Venue: Kiama Skate Park
Address: Havilah Place Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Botanic Garden Day - Wollongong Botanic Garden

 to     to  Sat 13 July 19

Venue: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Address: Murphys Avenue Gwynneville NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Activities

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Robot Song (experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum) - Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

Monday 15th July Mon 15 Jul 6.30pm, Tue 16 Jul 11am & 2pm and Wed 17 Jul 11am & 2pm

 to    Mon 15 July 19 to  Wed 17 July 19

Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Address: 42 Bridge Rd Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: Ages 8-12 years. Contains themes about Autism Spectrum.
Cost: All tickets $22

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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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Lah Lah Stripy Sock Club Show

11am  to     to  Sat 27 July 19

Venue: Woonona-Bulli RSL
Address: 455 Princes Highway Woonona NSW 2517
Ages: All ages
Cost: $27.50. Children 12 months and under FREE with a paying adult.

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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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Yours and Owls Festival 2018

12pm  to 10pm   Sat 5 October 19 to  Sun 6 October 19

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: George Hanley Drive North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 18 years +
Cost: TBC

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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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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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Shellharbour Skate and Surf Festival

 to    Fri 6 December 19 to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Shellharbour
Address: Shellharbour NSW
Ages:
Cost:

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