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Summer School Holiday Activities

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

                                     School Holiday Events in Wollongong

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Following their sold out Australian tour in January 2017, Dr Chris and Dr Xand, the stars of ABC Me children's television series Operation Ouch! are coming back to Australia with a brand new show.

TV's favourite identical twins have been hard at work creating more incredible medical stunts and event crazier experiments and the show is packed with fascinating facts about biology and the awesome things your body can do. Plus they'll share their favourite bits from the TV show.

Don't miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand live on stage as they explore medical science form a kids eye view.

When: 10th January 2018
Where: Wollongong Sports & Entertainment Centre
Cost: From $40.00 + b.f.
Contact: 136 100

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Mini Master Chef 

Mini Master Chef is back for 2018. The kids get to make, bake and eat their creations!

One class per day from 10.30am - 12pm for one week in mid January. It's the best activity for four - ten year olds. Spaces are limited and bookings essential. Mini Master Chef

When: 15th-19th January 2018
Where: Towradgi Beach Hotel
Cost: $15 per child
Contact: 02 4283 3588

Bookings are essential!

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Camp Sixers

Give your child a fun-filled day these school holidays at Camp Sixers.

Camp Sixers

A high-energy, entry-level program that uses music and games-based cricket activities to ensure your child has a wonderful time learning to play like their T20 heroes. A visit from an ever popular Syd Sixer will cap off a day your child won't forget! 

When: 19th January
Where: Shellharbour City Stadium, 272 Croome Road, Albion Park
Cost: $66 per child
Time: 8:30am – 3pm
Ages: This is an entry level program suitable for 5 to 11 years
Contact: 0410 413 332

Bookings are essential!

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Kids Fishing Workshop at Lake Illawarra

NSW Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight to fourteen year olds. The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment. Fishing Workshops

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: 23rd January
Where: Lake Illawarra
Cost: $40 per child - includes quality rod and reel, shirt, hat, tackle box, show bag.
Contact: 0438 245 190

Bookings are essential - Maximum 25 participants. For more information, please click here.

Pirates in the Garden

Bring your children to Wollongong Botanic Garden to enjoy the outdoors and join in the fun!

Children are invited to come dressed-up as a pirate these summer holidays. Their engaging activities will start with a performance by Captain Compost, a Pirate Treasure Hunt and then children can make their own magical terrarium to take home. Pirates in the Garden

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Lion's club stall.

When: 22nd-25th January
Where: Wollongong Botanic Garden - Murphys Avenue entrance
Cost: $12.50 per child, $23.50 per family of 2 children or more. Purchase tickets via the website or tickets can also be purchased on the day via eftpos (no cash payments or AMEX accepted).
Ages: 3-12 years, Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: 02 4227 7667

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                 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.

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

For more information, and to buy tickets please click here.

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

Hangtime/Hangdog/Revolution Laser Arena

Keep the kids entertained these school holidays with these three great attractions!

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

Ph. 02 8014 9017

Hangdog Climbing Gym has over a 140 different climbs on 40 ropes, offering a great range of climbs from easy to extremely challenging. 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.

Ph. 02 4225 8369

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. Everyone can join in revolution with different levels, achievements & challenges for all ability levels.

Ph. 02 8014 9017

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, Helensburgh
Ph. 02 4294 1244

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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 (Closed some public holidays).
Address: Located on the University of Wollongong’s main campus
Ph. 02 4221 3777

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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

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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: 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

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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 

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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

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Waliscags Water Worx 

Waliscags Water Worx the Illawarra's newest and most exciting water park to arrive. Water Worx Water Park is an exciting inflatable water park located at Dapto Showground.

Open from: Saturday 2nd December 2017 to Sunday 25th February 2018. (closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day) Waliscags

Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 7pm
Sunday 1pm to 7pm

Address: Mulda Street, Dapto

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The Big Wedgie

The Big Wedgie, the world’s tallest and most extreme stand-alone inflatable waterslide – they even have the world record to prove it! At a whopping 18.2 metres tall and 82 metres long, The Big Wedgie is not for the faint hearted and is definitely a thrill ride. With a massive 55 degree drop, you are sure to have a blast rocketing down the steep slope being soaked in water. The Big Wedgie is also a four lane racer, so it can be enjoyed by families and friends at the same time. The Bid Wedgie

The Just Right Wedgie is the perfect slide for those looking for a wedgie that’s just right. Not quite as extreme as The Big Wedgie but still loads of fun.

The Little Wedgie is the smallest wedgie of them all. A mini version of The Big Wedgie, it’s a three lane racer perfect for young ones.

The Big Chucka: calling all thrill seekers, imagine an unimaginable wedgie! They're talking a vertical free fall followed by an exhilarating 80 degree plunge, to then catapult you through the air onto a giant inflatable pillow.

When: 16th December – 11th February
Where: Lang Park, Wollongong
Open Hours: See website – please note if the weather conditions are unfavourable the attraction may be closed.

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Eco Adventure Tour at with Jervis Bay Wild

Cruise Jervis Bay on a summer’s day!

Ever wanted to really see breathtaking natural beauty, fringed by spectacular national parks and exceptionally beautiful, long white beaches? Then the Eco Adventure Cruise is for you. Cruise by beaches that have the finest, whitest sand in the world, stare in awe at rocky headlands and towering sea cliffs, and discover some of the hidden treasures of Jervis Bay. Honeymoon Bay is one of the highlights of this tour — a truly spectacular natural beauty. JB Wild

The Eco Adventure Cruise is accompanied by informative commentary that leaves guests with a wonderful respect and knowledge of Jervis Bay. The crystal clear blue waters, abundant sea life, and variety of bird species, will also leave a lasting impression. If you want to experience the natural wonders of Jervis Bay by water, this cruise is a great choice.

Departure times 10.30am and 1pm, boarding 15 mins prior.

Where: Jervis Bay

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