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September School Holiday Activities

Where will you be taking the kids these September School holidays?

                                     School Holiday Events in Wollongong

Flowerpot Adventures

Visit the Garden for heaps of flowerpot fun these school holidays. You’ll get to make your own flowerpots, pot up plants to take home and join the Talking Tree on a roaring adventure.

Daily Holidays of Discovery Activities:

  • 10.00am: The Fabulous Flower Treasure Hunt Wollongong Botanic Gardens
  • 11.00am: Lots of Potty Crafts
  • 12.30pm: The Talking Tree Garden Show

When: 25-29 September
Where: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Cost: $12.50 per child, $23.50 for family of 2 or more children (Payment with debit/credit card (except Amex) only)
Ages: 3-12 years
Time: 10am – 1pm daily
Ph. 02 4227 7667

Bookings aren't necessary for families and individuals, but vacation care groups need to reserve a spot by contacting the Botanic Garden office by phone or email, please click here for more information.

Wollongong Art Gallery – Spring Holiday Workshops

Wollongong Art Gallery Spring School Holiday Program has a wide variety of two hour workshops and Full Day workshops.

  • Kandinsky's Circles (painting) for five to eight year olds with artists and educator Skye Zaracostas
  • Making Christmas Cards (collage) for five to eight year olds with artist and educator Skye Zaracostas Wollongong Art Gallery
  • Printmaking Extravaganza (mono and scratch foam printing) for nine -14 year olds with artist and teacher Tammie Castles
  • Clay Dinosaurs (ceramics) for five to eight year olds with artist and educator Tania Maria Mastroianni
  • Monet's Waterlillies (painting and collage) for five to eight year olds with artist and educator Tania Maria Mastroianni
  • Paint Like Seurat (painting) for nine -14 year olds with artist and educator Skye Zaracostas

To view the program, please click here

When: 26-29 September
Where: Wollongong Art Gallery
Cost: 2 hour workshop $20 per child, full day workshop $50 per child
Ages: 5-8 yrs and 9-14 yrs
Time: two hour & full day workshops available

Bookings are essential; please click here for more information.

Merrigong Creativity Camp

During the October school holidays, Merrigong Theatre Company will again hold its renowned Creativity Camps. Under the guidance and supervision of professional performing artists and qualified educators, children will be taken on a journey of creative exploration culminating in a performance for family and friends at the conclusion of each camp.

Creativity Camps aim to expand each Camper’s imaginative world. Children will develop their story-telling and acting skills through improvisation and other activities, and get the opportunity to learn about set, costume and prop design by working with a professional theatre designer who, in collaboration with Creativity Campthem, creates the design elements for the end-of-week performance.

Their camps are fun, educational and encourage Campers to develop ongoing friendships with other like-minded children, many of whom attend the camps on an ongoing basis.

When: 3rd – 6th October
Where: Wollongong Town Hall
Cost: $240 per child (20% discount for additional siblings or when booking all three camps). Ticket price includes ticket to see The Listies Ickypedia Live
Ages: 5-13 years
Time: 9am – 3pm daily
Ph. 02 4224 5999

Bookings are essential; please click here for more information.

The Listies Ickypedia Live

They’re back! Australia’s favourite kid’s comedians, The Listies, are bringing their best-smelling book Ickypedia: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to the stage!

Ickypedia Live is a seriously silly show that answers all of life’s important questions: How do you take a Smellfie? What does Pooetry sound like? Who is the Listiesworld’s worst chef? What is a Hootengranny? And how does one avoid a Fartquake? Anarchic, spontaneous and astoundingly funny, Ickypedia Live will uneducate and delight audiences young and old.

When: 6th – 7th October
Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Cost: $32
Ages: 4 years +
Time: Fri 6 Oct, 2.30pm & 7pm, Sat 7 Oct, 10am & 12.30pm
Ph. 02 4224 5999

Bookings are essential; please click here for more information.

Mini Master Chef

Book the kids in to the very popular Mini Master Chef classes during these school holidays!

The kids get to make, bake and eat their creations, which includes one sweet dish and one savoury dish! Mini Master Chef

When: 3rd – 6th October
Where: Towradgi Beach Hotel
Cost: $15 per child - full payment is required at the time of booking
Ages: 4-10 years
Time: 10:30am – 12pm daily
Ph. 02 4283 3588

Bookings are essential, places are limited. Please click here for more information.

                 Great Family Fun Attractions - Perfect for the School Holidays!

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.

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 Illawarra Flymetres 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.

Please note: Jamberoo Mountain Road will be closed, please access via Macquarie Pass.

Open: 7 days 9am – 5pm – last admission 4pm. Bookings are essential for Zipline Tours

Save 30% off general admission for the treetop walk here.

Address: 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill
Ph. 1300 362 881

Hangtime/Hangdog/Revolution Laser Arena

Grab yourself a bargain with the 3x Adventure Pass that will grant you; hangtime, hangdog, revolution

Grab your 3x Adventure Pass here.

Symbio Wildlife Park

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! 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.Symbio

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

Save 20% on general admission here.

The Early Start Discovery Space

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

Early Start

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

For more information, please click here.

Science Centre and Planetarium

The Science Centre and Planetarium offers exciting science experiences which are suitable for all ages. Visitors can enjoy shows in their very own scienceScience Centre theatre or browse over 100 hands on interactive exhibits that challenge the imagination and engage the senses.

Science & Planetarium shows are on daily during the school holidays. Science shows (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 10am – 4pm during school holidays
Address: 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong (University of Wollongong’s Innovation campus)
Ph. 02 4286 5000

For more information, please click here.

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: Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday + Public & School Holidays: 9am to 5pm, Monday: During School Holidays, Public Holidays and for group bookings only
Address: 23 Rock Hill Road, North Nowra
Ph. 02 4421 4830

For more information, please click here.

Inflatable World Wollongong

Inflatable World Wollongong is home to the biggest indoor inflatable playgrounds in Australia and is THE place for family fun! Get your BOUNCE on the weekends and during school holidays. Inflatable World

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

Jamberoo Action Park AerialVisit 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, adventure 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

For more information, please click here.


Trainworks is Australia's largest rail experience, it houses a significant rail heritage collection including over 100 rolling stock items associated with the history of the railways in NSW. Every Sunday there is a heritage train ride available to visitors from beautiful Thirlmere Station to Buxton, and return. Trainworks

Trainworks is more than just a museum; this family friendly area has modern cutting edge facilities. With expansive picnic & play grounds and on-site Café & BBQ areas, it’s a perfect day out for your group.

Open: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday – Sunday 9am – 5pm
Address: 10 Barbour Road, Thirlmere
Ph. 1300 11 55 99

For more information, please click here.