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Upcoming events and activities for parents and babies, toddlers and school aged children in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

​Miss Zoe's School of Dance - NEW Coledale Studio - OPEN DAY with FREE Classes!

Wednesday 19 December

4pm - 7pm

Ages: All ages, all abilities!
Cost: FREE
Venue: Coledale Community Hall
Come along and meet the Miss Zoe's team at their NEW Coledale studio and enjoy FREE workshops!
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Parents - Getting You Fit and Lean in 2019! Registrations open 26 December

Registrations open 26 December. Kicks off 14 January, 2019

Ages: 18 years +
Cost:
Venue: Have to Have Health
Get back on top of your health and feel amazing! Join our awesome and supportive movement today!
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The Bay Games - Jervis Bay

 to    Fri 9 November 18 to  Sun 11 November 18

Venue: Hawke Street, Huskisson
Address: Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: Refer website
Cost: Refer website

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Open Season – Port Kembla Amateur Swimming Club

Every Tuesday during the season (6th Nov 2018 to 9th Apr 2019)

Start 6.45pm  to    Tue 6 November 18 to  Tue 9 April 19

Venue: Port Kembla Olympic Pool
Address: 1 Olympic Boulevard Port Kembla NSW
Ages: Kids and adults!
Cost: Children U7 years FREE. 1st visit free ($100 for the season – school active vouchers accepted)

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Made in Kiama - Handmade Night Markets

4pm  to 8pm   Fri 30 November 18 to  Sat 1 December 18

Venue: The Pavillion Kiama
Address: 2 Bong Bong Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin donation

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Christmas at The Point Gallery

 to    Sat 1 December 18 to  Fri 4 January 19

Venue: Greenwell Point
Address: 76 Greenwell Point Rd Greenwell Point NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Children's Christmas Craft - Kiama Library

10.30am  to 11.30am    to  Wed 19 December 18

Venue: Kiama Library
Address: 7 Railway Parade Kiama NSW
Ages: FREE
Cost: All ages

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Puckeys Christmas Night Market

4pm  to 9pm    to  Wed 19 December 18

Venue: The UOW Innovation Campus
Address: Puckey Avenue Innovations Campus - UOW NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FRE admission

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Bishops Bigfoot Adventures

9am  to 5pm   Thu 20 December 18 to  Sun 27 January 19

Venue: Coolangatta Estate Shoalhaven Heads
Address: 1335 Bolong Road Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adults: $25pp Child U/14yrs: $15pp Family pass: (2A + 2C) $60

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Elf School

10am  to 2pm    to  Thu 20 December 18

Venue: Wollongong City Library
Address:
Ages: 3 - 5 years of age
Cost: FREE

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Kids Chrissy Animation Workshop

9am  to 3pm    to  Thu 20 December 18

Venue: Kiama Pavillion
Address: Bong Bong Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Coledale Markets - Christmas Twilight Market

2pm  to 8pm    to  Fri 21 December 18

Venue: Coledale Public School
Address: 699 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Coledale NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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Callala Carols

4pm  to 8.30pm    to  Sat 22 December 18

Venue:
Address: 44 Emmett Street Callala Bay NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Kiama Makers & Growers Market

4th Saturday of each month

10am  to 3pm    to  Sat 22 December 18

Venue: Black Beach, Kiama Harbour
Address: Shoalhaven Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Carols in the Cathedral

Select from two timeslots: starting 5pm or 7pm.

5pm or 7pm  to     to  Mon 24 December 18

Venue: St Michael's Anglican Catherdral
Address: Corner Church and Market Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Nan Tien Cultural Festival

9am  to 5pm   Tue 25 December 18 to  Tue 1 January 19

Venue: Nan Tien Temple
Address: 180 Berkeley Road Berkeley NSW 2506
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Circus Rio Wollongong

11am, 4pm and 7pm

7pm  to 11am   Thu 27 December 18 to  Sun 20 January 19

Venue: Kully Bay Park
Address: Northcliffe Drive Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages: From 1 year to 101 years!
Cost: From $29

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Huskisson Carnival

Ticket Box open from 5 pm and Rides open from 6 pm each night

6pm  to 10pm   Thu 27 December 18 to  Mon 28 January 19

Venue: Huskisson Playing Fields
Address: 2 Tomerong Street Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Water Worx | Dapto Showground

Refer website for opening times

 to    Thu 27 December 18 to  Mon 28 January 19

Venue: Dapto Showground
Address: Enter via Southern end of Mulda Street Dapto NSW
Ages: From 2 years +
Cost: $15.00 - $25.00 (spectators free)

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Gerringong Mens Shed Annual Rubber Duck Derby

11am  to     to  Sat 29 December 18

Venue: Crooked River Footbridge
Address: Burke Parade Gerroa NSW 2534
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Wollongong/Coniston Beach Soft Pastels Workshop

Saturday 29th Dec 2018 & Saturday 12th Jan 2019

10.30am  to 12.30pm    to  Sat 29 December 18

Venue: Meet at the corner of Bank and Harbour Streets Wollongong
Address:
Ages: 9 years - adults
Cost: $39pp

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Mollymook Markets

Fifth Sunday of the month

8.30am  to 2pm    to  Sun 30 December 18

Venue: Mollymook
Address: Mitchell Parade Mollymook NSW 2539
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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2018 NYE Kiama Sky Show

5pm  to 10.30pm    to  Mon 31 December 18

Venue: Black Beach - Kiama
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Event

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Kiama Tourism and Kiama Council New Years Eve Fireworks

Fireworks begin at 9pm

4pm  to 11pm    to  Mon 31 December 18

Venue: Black Beach Kiama
Address: Shoalhaven Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE event

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New Years Eve Fireworks Spectacular and Family Fun Night

From 5pm  to     to  Mon 31 December 18

Venue: Berry Showground
Address: 35 Alexandra Street Berry NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5 pp. Children under 15 yrs FREE

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Ulladulla Harbourside Festival

 to     to  Mon 31 December 18

Venue: Ulladulla
Address: Princes Highway Ulladulla NSW 2539
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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‘Minute to Win It’ Coding Challenge @ Kiama Library

10am  to 11am    to  Thu 4 January 18

Venue: Kiama Library
Address: 7 Railway Pde Kiama NSW
Ages: 10 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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Warilla Pool Open Day

1pm  to 4pm    to  Fri 4 January 19

Venue: Warilla Swimming Pool
Address: Benaud Crescent Warilla NSW 2528
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Chinese and Lunar New Year - City Centre Wollongong

 to     to  Mon 7 January 19

Venue: City Centre, Wollongong
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free Event!

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Honk! Oz - Street Music Festival

Various times

 to    Fri 11 January 19 to  Sun 20 January 19

Venue: Across Wollongong
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Oak Flats Pool Open Day

1pm  to 4pm    to  Fri 11 January 19

Venue: Oak Flats Swimming Pool
Address: Hope & Kingston Streets Oak Flats NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Kids Golf Camp

9am  to 2pm    to  Mon 14 January 19

Venue: Kiama Golf Club
Address: 79-81 Oxley Ave Kiama Downs NSW
Ages:
Cost: $55 per day or $130 for 3 days

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High Tea for Mums and Bubs, Dads and Tots

 to     to  Thu 17 January 19

Venue: The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
Address: Stuart Park North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Illawarra Folk Festival 2018

9am  to Late   Thu 17 January 19 to  Sun 20 January 19

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Slacky Flat Bulli NSW 2518
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for pricing

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Albion Park Pool Open Day

1pm  to 4pm    to  Fri 18 January 19

Venue: Albion Park Pool
Address: Russell Street Albion Park NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Singin' in the Rain

7.30pm & 1.30pm

 to    Fri 18 January 19 to  Sat 26 January 19

Venue: IPAC
Address: 32 Bureli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 8 years +
Cost: Premium: $71 Splashzone: $65 Adult: $59 Concession: $54 Student: $54 Group 8+: $54

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Albion Park Show

Refer website

 to    Sat 19 January 19 to  Sun 20 January 19

Venue: Albion Park Showground
Address: Tongarra Road Albion Park NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for admission prices

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Kiama Rotary Antiques and Retro Fair

 to    Sat 19 January 19 to  Sun 20 January 19

Venue: Kiama Leisure Centre
Address: 1 Havilah Place Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: Entry by donation of $10 per person, $7 for concessions. Accompanied children are free.

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Tathra Wharf to Waves Weekend

Refer website

 to    Sat 19 January 19 to  Sun 20 January 19

Venue: Tathra Beach, Tathra
Address: Tathra NSW 2550
Ages: Adults
Cost: Refer website

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triNowra Nowra Triathlon Festival

Refer website for race times.

 to     to  Sat 19 January 19

Venue: Wharf Road, Nowra
Address: Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: Adults
Cost: Refer website

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171st Annual Kiama Show

8.30am  to 10.30pm   Sat 26 January 19 to  Sun 27 January 19

Venue: Kiama Showground
Address: 2 Bong Bong Street, (off Manning Street) Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: Coming soon!

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Australia Day Aquathon & Community Warrigal Walk-Run 2019

8am - 10am (Acquathon). 10am (Walk)  to 11.15am (Presentation)    to  Sat 26 January 19

Venue: Wollongong Boat Harbour
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for registration costs

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Australia Day Breakfast by the Lake

Breakfast from 7am to 10am.

7am  to 2pm    to  Sat 26 January 19

Venue: Reddall Reserve
Address: Reddall Reserve Lake Illawarra NSW 2528
Ages: All ages
Cost: $4 Breakfast + FREE activities

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Australia Day Celebrations - Kiama

 to     to  Sat 26 January 19

Venue: Hindmarsh Park, Kiama
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Australia Day in Wollongong

8am  to 9pm    to  Sat 26 January 19

Venue: Belmore Basin, Flagstaff Hill & Lang Park
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Events

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Mariner Bayside Australia Day Regatta

 to    Sat 26 January 19 to  Mon 28 January 19

Venue: Endeavour Drive, Belmore Basin
Address: North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Stomping of the Grapes Festival @ Crooked River Wines

 to From 10.30am   Sat 9 February 19 to  Sun 10 February 19

Venue: Crooked River Wines
Address: Corner Princess Highway & Willowvale Road Gerringong NSW 2533
Ages: Family event. Kids U12 FREE!
Cost: $15 gets you entry to the festival, a souvenir glass which will be filled on arrival with your wine of choice!

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

9am  to 10.20am    to  Mon 11 February 19

Venue: Shellharbour City Council
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Learner drivers
Cost: FREE

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