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April School Holidays

What's On in the Gong these School Holidays?

Mini Master Chef

Mini Master Chef at Towradgi Beach Hotel where the kids get to make, bake and eat their own creations.

Book the kids into the very popular Mini Master Chef Classes during the April School Holidays. One class per day: 10.30am - 12pm, perfect for four to ten year olds. Mini Master Chef

Spaces are limited - please call to make your booking price covers all materials, the children eat their creations.

When: 16-20 April
Where: Towradgi Beach Hotel
Cost: $15 per child (full payment required when booking)
Ages: 4 – 10 years
Time: 10:30am – 12pm
Bookings: Are essential, spaces are limited
Ph. 02 4283 3588

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Recycled Sculptures in the Garden School Holiday Activities

Come along to Wollongong Botanic Garden during the first week of the April school holidays. You can take part in lots of fun activities while exploring the sculptures around the Garden.

Activities suitable for children aged three-twelve years. Botanic Gardens
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 16-20 April
Where: Madoline Street, Gwynneville
Cost: $12.50 per child, $23 for family of 2 or more children
Time: 10am – 1pm daily
Bookings: Only required for large groups
Ph. 02 4227 7667

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Merrigong Creativity Camp

Merrigong Theatre Companies popular Creativity Camps are back with more School Holiday theatre fun this year.

With the guidance of professional artists and educators, their Creativity Camps are designed to activate kids' imaginations and build self-confidence. Campers are encouraged to develop their creative story-telling and acting skills, and develop ongoing friendships with other like-minded children. IPAC Workshops

This April School holidays is especially exciting as The Spiegeltent comes to town for a month-long party in the Arts Precinct! As a part of Merrigong Creativity Camp, your child will experience the magic of The Spiegeltent as it bursts at the seams with some of Australia’s greatest acrobats. Creativity Camp include a ticket per child booked to Barrel of Monkeys, they’ll watch cheeky monkeys trick, toss and tumble in the riotous physical comedy!

When: 16-20 April
Where: Wollongong Town Hall
Cost: $290 per child (20% discount for additional siblings or when booking all three camps & a per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings) 
Time: 9am – 3pm daily
Ages: 5 - 13 years
Bookings: are essential

For more information, please click here.

School Holiday Activities on Crown

Crown Street Mall is the place to be these Autumn School Holidays! School Holidays On Crown

There will be free family fun for the kids to enjoy including a Petting Zoo, interactive activities and more. 

Click here for full details.

When: 16-28 April
Where: Crown Street Mall
Cost: Free
Times & Ages: Various - Please see the document
Bookings: Not required

Barrel of Monkeys

A great opportunity to introduce the young ones in your life to the magic of the Spiegeltent, as it bursts at the seams with some of Australia’s greatest acrobats. Watch cheeky monkeys trick, toss and tumble in a riotous physical comedy. Barrel of Monkeys

Accompanied by a popular musical soundtrack, and wrangled by a ring-master who you are never quite sure is completely in control. This show has toured to some of the biggest festivals in Australia and delighted audiences at every turn.

This high-energy circus extravaganza will bring joy to all ages.

When: 17-22 April
Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Cost: $28 per person (A per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings.)
Time: Tues 17th 10am, Wed 18th – Thurs 19th 10am & 12pm, Fri 20th – Sunday 22nd 10am
Ages: All ages
Bookings: are essential

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3D Printing Workshop for Kids Powered by ME3D

Let's get kids excited about 3D Printing!

A fun, half-day interactive 3D Printing Workshop where you and your child discover an exciting future technology together. For children aged six to 16 years.

Working as a team, you and your child will discover the endless possibilities of 3D Printing through fun and interactive modern technology techniques, led by the friendly team of leading education experts from Me3D. 3D Printing

We start by learning about 3D Printing - what the technology is, how it's evolving, the incredible applications it has and how it is solving real-world problems.

Then we get on the tools and start using some basic design programs and methods to develop your very own unique object, which you get to print out and take home to show family and friends.

The content and exercises will be adapted to suit the user.

As places are strictly limited, please make your booking soon so you don't miss out on this unique educational and fun experience!

When: 17 April
Where: Building 239, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Ages: 6-16 years
Bookings: are essential – places are limited

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Marvellous Masks Workshop

Explore the world of theatre design with professional Set and Costume Designer, Imogen Ross. Developed for primary school students who love to create things, this series of holiday workshops will encourage your child to see everyday objects as potent performance-making tools. Marvellous Masks

Discover the power of the mask using everyday materials and imagination.

When: 23 April
Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Cost: $50 per child (A per transaction fee of $6.95 applies for phone and online bookings.)
Time: 10am – 2pm
Ages: Recommended for 8 – 12 years
Bookings: are essential – only 15 spots available, please call 02 4224 5999

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Cinderella’s Dance Party (Dapto)

Cinderella's timeless tale of how dreams can come true is now even better than you remembered it… jazzed up with catchy songs, jokes, audience participation, colourful costumes and magical effects.

When: 24 April cinderella
Where: Bong Bong Road, Dapto
Cost: $15
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Bookings: Tickets must be purchased
Ph. 02 4261 1333

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Inside Matisse's Garden - Full Day Art Workshop Wollongong

Matisse was the kid who loved to draw wherever he went. Join Live Love Learn for an inspirational journey into the life of Matisse, who is one of the most loved artists of all time. Explore the space between the shapes within dance, movement and art. This is an experiential workshop which will excite and capture your children’s imagination. No parent supervision needed. You can simply drop your child off and enjoy a free day or head to work.

They will paint, cut, collage and create a collaborative garden inspired by the beautifully illustrated book “Matisse’s Garden” written by Samantha Friedman and illustrated by Cristina Amodeo. Inside Matisse's Garden

Explore Matisse’s artworks and how you can relate the musical patterns in his artwork into movement, colour, shape and form.

As places are strictly limited, make your booking soon so you don't miss out on this unique educational and fun experience.

When: 24 April
Where: Where: Building 239, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong
Time: 9am – 3:15 pm
Ages: K to Year 5
Bookings: are essential

For more information, please click here.

Wollongong City Libraries Holiday Activities

The Wollongong City Libraries have a bunch of awesome events happening these school holidays! Library

There’s a Toddler Disco, movies, Lego, Cupcake decorating and more! 

Check out the link for a full program & more information.

When: 16-27 April
Where: Wollongong City Libraries - various locations

Kid’s Fishing Workshop

New South Wales Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight to 14 year olds. The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment. Fishing Workshop

NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques, information on NSW fishing rules, best methods to maximise released fish survival and a practical fishing session in a safe estuary.

When: 23 April
Where: Lake Illawarra
Cost: $40 per child; includes quality rod and reel, shirt, hat, tackle box, show bag
Bookings: Are essential, maximum 25 participants
Ph. 0438 245 190

For more information, please click here.

**Please note this workshop is now fully booked**

Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine

Adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George's Marvellous Medicine is a spectacular live show for the whole family. GMM

On a good day, George can't stand his Grandma. She complains all the time, she's mean and she smells funny. On this particular day, Grandma is much more annoying than usual and George has had enough. Wanting to put an end to her constant nagging, he creates a special medicine, greater than any medicine in the history of the world. What he doesn't expect is that this medicine may actually work.

When: 27-28 April
Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Cost: $32 all tickets (plus $6.95 transactions fee for phone and online bookings)
Time: 10am & 12:20pm daily
Bookings: tickets must be purchased
Ph. 02 4224 5999

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School holiday attractions

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

The Illawarra Fly Treetop walk is 1.5km return, it takes in native rainforest along the steel walkway which features two gently swaying cantilevered arms, and a central tower raised nearly 50 metres from the forest floor. Illawarra Fly

The Illawarra Fly Zipline Tour is officially the highest zipline tour in Australia! It involves flying on a series of cable spans and suspension bridges up to 35 metres above the forest floor! The zipline tour includes access to the Treetop Walk to create a 2.5 hour experience where you can truly immerse yourself in the natural environment.

These School Holidays you can take part in their Rainforest Ranger program - Equipped with your very own Rainforest Ranger booklet and lanyard, follow an exciting trail of questions and learn all about the region’s diverse flora and fauna, as well as cool facts about Illawarra Fly’s Treetop Walk structure.

Open: 7 days 9am – 5pm – last admission 4pm. Bookings are essential for Zipline Tours.
Address: 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill
Ph. 1300 362 881

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Early Start Discovery Space

The Early Start Discovery Space is an extraordinary destination for children from birth to 10 years and their families.

The Discovery Space is Australia’s only dedicated children’s museum; offering interactive, playful experiences to inspire imagination and ignite a love 

Early Start Discovery Space

of  learning. Come on an adventure where together children and adults explore, discover and create.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 4pm
Address: Located on the University of Wollongong’s main campus
Ph. 02 4221 3777

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Science Space

The Science Space offers exciting science experiences which are suitable for all ages. Visitors can enjoy shows in their very own science theatre or browse over 100 hands on interactive exhibits that challenge the imagination and engage the senses. Science Space shows are on daily during the school holidays. Science Science Spaceshows (free) at 11am & 2pm, Planetarium shows at 12pm, 1pm & 3pm, tickets available at front desk. Kiosk is open 11:30am – 2:30pm during holidays. 

Open: Daily 9am – 4pm during school holidays
Address: 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong (University of Wollongong’s Innovation campus)
Ph. 02 4286 5000

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Trees Adventure

Trees Adventure has a challenge for everyone! There is 13 flying fox experiences to enjoy that are up to 30 metres high! As well as up to 75 challenges on the exciting courses that will have you swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest – while enjoying the views over the Shoalhaven Zoo and River. Trees Adventure

Open: Monday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm. Sessions are 2 hours and arrival is 30min prior. Bookings are essential.
Address: 23 Rock Hill Road, North Nowra
Ph. 02 4421 4830

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If it's a wildlife experience you are after, from seeing a rare Sumatran Tiger feeding, cuddling up to a Koala or hand feeding a Kangaroo, Symbio really does get you closer! Symbio

Enjoy the many shows and demonstrations that are given throughout each day. Giving you the chance to get up close and personal to Symbio's wildlife.

Open: Daily from 10am – 5pm
Address: 7-11 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Helensburgh
Ph. 02 4294 1244

Purchase your tickets here.

Inflatable World Wollongong

Inflatable World Wollongong is home to the biggest indoor inflatable playgrounds in Australia and is THE place for family fun! Inflatable World

Get your BOUNCE on the weekends and during school holidays.
Open: Saturdays, Sundays and during school holidays from 10am - 4pm.
Address: 69 Montague Street, North Wollongong
Ph. 02 4225 2211

For more information, please click here.

Jamberoo Action Park

Visit NSW’s favourite water theme park…where you control the action!

Located 20 minutes south of Wollongong and situated on 40 hectares of landscape parks and gardens, Jamberoo Action Park offers a full day of thrills, Jamberoo Action Parkadventure and excitement for all family and friends and is the perfect place to kick back and relax or join in on the vast range of water rides, slides and attractions offered.

Open: from 23rd September 9am – 5pm for the School Holidays
Address: 1215 Jamberoo Road, Jamberoo
Ph. 02 4236 0114

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Hangdog Climbing Gym

Participate in an awesome sport at Hangdog. They have over a 140 different climbs on 40 ropes, offering a great range of climbs from easy to extremely challenging. Hangdog

Gym features include: indoor caving; a wide range of climbing gear; coaching sessions for juniors and adults; one off entry charge valid for the whole day; introductory lesson is free with your entry charge; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to climb; free parking is also available.

Open: Monday - Friday: 10am - 9pm, Saturday: 9am - 9pm, Sunday: 9am - 7pm
Address: 130 Auburn Street, Wollongong
Ph. 02 4225 8369

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Hangtime Trampoline Park

Jump yourself silly at Hangtime Trampoline Park. With over 800 square metres of bouncing space, including dodgeball courts, a foam pit, a slam dunk and performance walls for those who are after a challenge.

Hangtime is sure to be the ultimate experience for your family and friends. Hangtime

Open: Monday: 10:00am - 7:30pm, Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am - 9:00pm, Saturday: 09:30am -7:00pm, Sunday: 09:30am - 6:00pm
Address: Unit 3, Lot 2 Drummond Street, Wollongong
Ph. 02 8014 9017

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Revolution Laser Arena

Revolution Laser Arena is the next generation in live action laser gaming. A movie set quality arena, a dedicated backstory, the latest technology & a whole lot of fun.

Revolution Laser

Monday – Tuesday: By appointment
Wednesday – Friday: 4pm-9pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm. 
Address: Unit 1/lot 2 Drummond Street, Wollongong
Ph. 02 8014 9017

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