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Events and activities held for 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.

Institute of Interesting Ideas: Prof Alan R Duffy - The Future of Space Travel…and Australia’s Place In It. 20% off tickets with Parents Guide Illawarra!

Friday 30 August, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Cost: PARENTS GUIDE ILLAWARRA 20% DISCOUNT CODE! Tickets from $55
Venue: The Pavilion Kiama
Join us for the seventh and final event in the Institute of Interesting Ideas Winter Series, Kiama - Australia’s most interesting people sharing their stories on stage at The Pavilion Kiama.
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Picasso And His Dog - creative children's puppet play! Go on an adventurous ride for ages 4 years +

3 - 4 September, 2019

10am & 1pm

Ages: Recommended for ages 4 years +
Cost: $18 - $75
Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
A refreshingly original work, wild and adventurous! Inspired by a true story, 'Picasso and His Dog' is a delightful show that celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create.
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FREE Family Fun Day across the Illawarra! Entertainment, free gift and visits from Bright Spark and Billyback Pack!

Thursday 5 September, 2019

9.30am - 11.30am

Ages: All ages!
Cost: FREE Event
Venue: Corrimal, Warrawong & Nowra
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Spring Into Corrimal 2019 - the largest one day FREE family festival within the Illawarra!

Sun 8 September 19

9am - 4pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry
Venue: Railway Street, Corrimal
Come and join the largest one-day free family festival in the Illawarra and Regional NSW! 250 market stalls, entertainment, live music and a grand parade plus designated areas for young children!
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Bubs to Tweens Indoor Market - pre-loved goods market for ages 0 - 12! Kid Entrepreneur stalls available!

Sunday 15 September, 2019

9am - 12pm

Ages: Caters for maternity, babies and children to age 12
Cost: Adults $3, Children FREE
Venue: Dapto Ribbonwood Centre
Bubs To Tweens Indoor Market offers stalls for new, creative, boutique, preloved, kidpreneur, charity and community awareness!
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Dr Kristy Goodwin - helping parents navigate their children’s digital world. Seminar for parents with kids 0-8 years.

Monday 16 September, 2019

7pm - 9pm

Ages: For Parents of Children Aged 0-8 Years. Teacher, Educators and Professionals also welcome.
Cost: Refer Event Booking Link
Venue: Dapto Anglican Church - Hosted by St Luke's Preschool
One of Australia’s leading digital parenting educators, authors (& mum), Dr Kristy Goodwin, helps parents navigate young children’s digital world.
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AWARE Program: 9 week after school group for young people aged 13 to 18 living with a family member with mental health concerns who they support.

Thursdays

3.30pm  to 6pm   Thu 25 July 19 to  Sun 29 September 19

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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AIDEN CAMPBELL’S ART EXHIBITION - A Hint of Circus

9am  to 5pm   Wed 31 July 19 to  Sun 4 August 19

Venue: PROJECT CONTEMPORARY ARTSPACE
Address: 255 Keira Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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FLO GIRLS “Positivity” Workshop

10.30am  to 4.30pm    to  Sun 4 August 19

Venue: Thirroul Railway Institute Hall
Address: Railway Pde Thirroul NSW
Ages: For girls in Grades 2 - 6
Cost: $160 (cost includes 6hr workshop, homemade lunch & snack, workbook + all resources)

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Breakout: What Unlocks the Box? Early Start Discovery Space

Saturday 10, 17, 24 & Sunday 11, 18 & 25 August

10.30am OR 1.30pm  to     to  Sat 10 August 19

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Ground floor, Building 21 University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: $20 members / $25 non-members per session (up to 6 children).

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Dapto Art & Craft Show

9am  to 4pm   Sat 24 August 19 to  Sun 25 August 19

Venue: Dapto Neighbourhood Centre (within Ribbonwood Centre)
Address: 93-109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5 Adult | $3 Concession Free | Kids Under 12 years

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Helensburgh Brick Fair

10am  to 4pm    to  Sun 25 August 19

Venue: Tradies Helensburgh
Address: 30 Boomerang Street Helensburgh NSW 2508
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5

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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 25 August 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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Dumbledore's Army - A monthly meeting of wizards and muggles to create, discuss and enjoy all things Harry Potter.

Once a month during school term

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 26 August 19

Venue: Wollongong City Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Open to all high school aged students.
Cost: FREE

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Family Friendly Fridays - NRL Trivia (Dapto Library)

5.30pm  to 7pm    to  Fri 30 August 19

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

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RoboClub Term 3 Session 2 @ Kiama Library

Every Friday during Term 3

4pm  to 5pm    to  Fri 30 August 19

Venue: Kiama Library Auditorium
Address: 7 Railway Pde Kiama NSW
Ages: 8 - 12 years of age
Cost: Session 2 - five weeks 30 August - 27 September - $100.00 (RoboLink accepts Creative Kids vouchers)

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Creative Drawing 4-Week Workshop - Early Start Discovery Space

Saturday 31 August, 7, 14 & 21 September

10.30am  to 12pm    to  Sat 31 August 19

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Ground floor, Building 21 University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 6 years +
Cost: $100 members/$125 non-members. Creative Kids Vouchers accepted.

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​LEGO Robotics 4-Week Workshop - Early Start Discovery Space

Sunday 1, 8, 15, 22 September

10.30am  to 12pm    to  Sun 1 September 19

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Ground floor, Building 21 University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 6 years+
Cost: $100 members/$125 non-members. Creative Kids Vouchers accepted.

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Code Club - Thirroul Library (for 8 years +)

First Monday of the month. Bookings essential

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Mon 2 September 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 8 years +
Cost: FREE

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Kidz Connect - Dapto Library

First Monday of the month during school term only.

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 2 September 19

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 93 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 5- 12 years
Cost: FREE

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Family Fun Days for Children & Families (Child Protection Week)

9.30am  to 11.30am    to  Thu 5 September 19

Venue: Corrimal Shopping Centre, Warrawong Plaza & Stockland Nowra Shopping Centre
Address:
Ages: All ages!
Cost: FREE

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MAMMA MIA (The Arcadians Theatre Group)

Refer website for times

 to    Fri 6 September 19 to  Sun 15 September 19

Venue: The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre
Address: 141 Princes Highway Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages: Ages 5+. Contains smoke and fog effects, strobe lighting and mirror ball.
Cost: Please refer website for ticket costs.

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Figtree High School Celebrates 50 Years - Open day

10am  to 2pm    to  Sat 7 September 19

Venue: Figtree High School
Address:
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr

6.30pm  to 9pm   Fri 13 September 19 to  Thu 12 September 19

Venue: Shellharbour Anglican College Multipurpose Hall
Address: 1 Piper Drive Dunmore NSW 2529
Ages: 4+
Cost: $15

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Sculptures at Killalea - Family Day

10am  to 2pm    to  Sat 14 September 19

Venue: The Farm, Killalea
Address: Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Wollongong 5k Colour Frenzy

7am  to 10am    to  Sun 15 September 19

Venue: Stuart Park, Wollongong
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refeer website.

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Stanwell Park Spring Fair

10am  to 4pm    to  Sat 21 September 19

Venue: Stanwell Park Public School
Address: Stanwell Avenue Stanwell Park New South Wales 2508
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free

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Dapto Country Show

10am  to 4pm    to  Sat 28 September 19

Venue: The Showgrounds, Dapto
Address: 89 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages, family-friendly event
Cost: $10 - $40

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The Next Step - WSEC

5pm  to     to  Sat 28 September 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 3 year +
Cost: Refer website

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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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Obstacool Wollongong

9am  to 2pm   Sat 12 October 19 to  Sun 13 October 19

Venue: Lang Park Wollongong
Address: Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: From 4 years +
Cost: $19

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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: FREE

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