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School Holidays

Local what's on guide for parents and kids, listing school holiday events, fun, workshops, vacation / holiday care and activities near me, in the Wollongong / Illawarra area.

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Summer at The Scarborough - Kids Eat FREE + Pizza & Gelato + Happy Hour!

Pizza and gelato available Monday - Friday from 4pm - 7pm.

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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Early Start Discovery Space Interactive Fun Zone - Warrawong Plaza

Monday 20 to Friday 24 January

Activities: 10am - 1pm. Story Time: 11am & 12:30pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to the Buy a Bale fundraiser.
Venue: Warrawong Plaza
Come and see the Early Start Discovery Space in Centre these school holidays and check out their interactive fun zone!
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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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Project Bucephalus - LEGO®, Robotics & Programming January 2020 Workshops! NEW Robo Camp JUNIOR!

16 - 21 January

9am - 3pm

Ages: Robo Camp Junior: 5 - 8. Our other workshops are designed to be suitable for ages 7 and up, we will accept younger students if they are accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Robo Camp Junior - $80. Other camps from $140 for 2 days.
Venue: TAFE NSW (Wollongong Campus)
Project Bucephalus Robotics is a Wollongong-based group that has many years of experience running robotics activities for children in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven.
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Kazzajazz READY SET DANCE & BALLET School Holiday Classes! Come and try before 2020.

Last workshop! 25 January.

9.30am / 10.30am

Ages: 2 - 5 years
Cost: Upon booking
Venue: Kazzajazz Modern Dance Studio
This is your child's chance to be introduced to the fantastic world of dance. Whilst learning valuable social skills and making new dance-friends for life!
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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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Puberty Workshop for girls 9 - 12 years and their mums. Resilience, self-esteem for pre-teens.

Tuesday 21 January

9.30am - 3.30pm

Ages: 9 - 12 years of age
Cost: $110 includes lunch and morning tea.
Venue: Austinmer NSW
Jo Rockendorfer is delivering a very important workshop on 21 January, aimed specifically at young girls aged between 9 - 12 years, to help develop their education and awareness around the changes their body undergoes during this period.
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Summer School Holidays at the Garden: Big Brave Bugs

20 - 24 January

10am - 1pm daily

Ages: Activities are suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Younger siblings may participate.
Cost: $13.50 per child. $24 for family of two or more children. A child ticket is required for children over 3 years. No cost for supervising adults.
Venue: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Let your imagination grow wild at the Botanic Garden this Summer! Young scientists and bug lovers alike, grab your magnifying glasses and prepare to help save the bugs from pollution and protect their homes.
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Australia Day Family Aquathon and Warrigal Walk, Run, Roll. All ages + pram friendly. Up to 20% off for families! Wollongong Harbour.

Sunday 26 January, 2020


Ages: 7-12 years (Kids distance), 13yrs+ (Aquathon). Parents can participate with their child and assist in the swim if they need to.
Cost: Kids $35-45, Adult $45-60. Up to 20% off for 'Aquathon' family entries!
Venue: Wollongong Harbour
​Celebrate Australia Day in and out of the water with Illawarra's favourite summer community fitness event the MMJ Australia Day Aquathon and Warrigal Walk, Run, Roll. This event is ideal for children, families and pram friendly.
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Sydney FC Wollongong January Holiday Clinic. Have your child learn from the champions! Cost includes training uniform!

Wednesday 22 - Friday 24 January

9am - 3pm each day.

Ages: 5 - 13 year old boys & girls
Cost: Cost includes Sydney FC Training Shirt, Shorts, Socks & Hat PLUS *3 x Game Junior Membership
Venue: UOW
Our McDonald's Summer Holiday Clinics are on sale now! Register today to go in the draw for our awesome Early Bird prize!
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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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UniActive's School Holiday Sports Camps! January 2020 Program

10 - 24 January

Various times

Ages: 5-12 years of age
Cost: Refer booking form
Venue: UOW Recreation and Aquatic Centre
Our School Holiday Sports Camps are run Mon-Fri during the School Holidays and there are still spots available for our January 2020 program
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The Miss Zoe's Experience 2020 - School Holiday Dance Workshop (come for one class or all day!)

Friday 24 January

9:30am - 3pm

Ages: Suitable for ages 5-17yrs and split into two age groups.
Cost: 1 Class = $10, All day = $50
Venue: Miss Zoe's School of Dance
Come and have fun at Miss Zoe's these school holidays! All welcome!
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Bright Smiles Multisensory Learning Centre - Creative Writing School Holiday Workshops

December/January School Holidays

9am - 2pm

Ages: 4.5 - 15 years of age
Cost: $100. Creative Kids Voucher Approved.
Venue: Bright Smiles Mutlisensory Learning Centre
Bright Smiles Multisensory Learning Centre - School Holiday Programs!
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Gravity Gymnastics - burn some energy and keep ACTIVE with our School Holiday Program! Get the 3rd day HALF PRICE!

6 - 24 January

Full & half day sessions available

Ages: 3 years+
Cost: Full Day: $45 / Half Day: $20. Book 2 days, get the 3rd half price.
Venue: Gravity Gymnastics
Get the kids out of the house and keep them active! Themes include Ninja Fun, Street, Tumble & Tricks, Gymnastics and Games & Challenges!
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CIY.Club School Holiday Camps - Minecraft Team Play, Game Coding and more! Claim your Creative Kids Rebate.

7 - 20 January

9am - 3pm

Ages: 7-17 years
Cost: Claim your Creative Kids Rebate!
Venue: Warilla Library & Science Space
Includes popular Game Coding Camps - kids will learn awesome skills and will LOVE this holiday club!
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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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Circus Monoxide - School January Holiday Program.

6 - 24 January

From 8.30am to 5pm

Ages: 5 - 13 years of age
Cost: $350 for 5 days or $85 or a full day on any or several days. Creative Kids Voucher Approved.
Venue: Circus Monoxide
If you want to tumble, fly, do amazing tricks and have fun at the circus, book a spot in our holiday program!
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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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Early Start Discovery Space - Summer Sunshine January Program

Tuesday 7 January - Sunday 26 January

9am - 4pm

Ages: 0 - 10 years
Cost: $7.50/non-members, $5/members. Costs for workshops are additional to Discovery Space entry. Daily Activties are FREE after entry.
Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Summer is here! Join us in the sunshine these January school holidays for our sand, sun and sea inspired activities.
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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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EC Sportz - Swim Lessons & Surf School Holiday Program.

6 - 24 January

Mornings only

Ages: 4 years +
Cost: We accept Active & Creative Kids Vouchers
Venue: EC Sportz Swim & Surf School
EC Sportz - Swim & Surf School Holiday Program
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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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Kids Creative Workshops and Family Paint Sessions at Pinot and Picasso Wollongong

December/January School Holidays

Refer session times on website.

Ages: Perfect for children aged 8 and up!
Cost: $39 per child.
Venue: Pinot & Picasso
School Holidays is fast approaching and we're excited to announce Pinot and Picasso Wollongong's first ever art class for kiddies!
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NumberWorks'nWords - Summer Holiday Program 2020

21 -24 January

10am - 12pm

Ages: 5 - 16 years of age
Cost: $118 inc. GST per two hour session.
Venue: NumberWorks'nWords
Looking for a fun way to keep those sleepy brains running over the holidays? Searching for an extra boost to prepare for the beginning of a new school year? Once again, we are running our very popular Summer Holiday Program in January 2020!
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Our Popular Summer Camp is BACK @ Burgh Healthy Hub

20 - 24 January

10am - 3pm. Creche is available also upon request for early drop offs (from 9am) and late pick ups (until 5pm)

Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: $60 per day / Full 5 days: $250. Early drop off $5 (from 9am) available each day. Lunch: $5 per day. Sibling Discount - $10 off for every sibling booked.
Venue: Burgh Healthy Hub
Choose your own adventure these holidays at The Burgh!
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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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