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July School Holidays

Keep the kids busy this Winter School holidays!


My Forest Adventure at Illawarra Fly

These school holidays, fly into Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures for a brand new adventure! Partnering with Animal Planet, Illawarra Fly is inviting all children to create their very own storybook as they journey through the Illawarra rainforest.My forest Adventure

All little wanderers will receive a complementary “My Forest Adventure” booklet to accompany them on the Treetop Walk; a 500 metre-long, 25 metre-high elevated walkway, which provides breathtaking coastal views and is surrounded by the region’s native flora and fauna. Guests will create their own story, through fill-in-the-blanks and multiple choice activities which are brought to life by their sights, smells, textures and feelings, making for the ultimate take home souvenir to always remember their Forest Adventure at the Illawarra Fly!

When: Monday 1 July to Wednesday 31 July (entire month of July)
Where: Illawarra Fly, 182 Knights Hill Rd, Knights Hill NSW 2577
Hours: Open daily 9:00am – 5:00pm. Last entry 4:00pm
Cost: Included in price of admission. Adults from $22.50. Children from $13.50.
Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk): Adults from $60. Children from $36 (book online and save!).
 02 4885 1010.

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Alien Screening at Science Space ** This event is now sold out**

Calling all Alien fans! If you love science fiction, SciFi Cinema is the perfect night out for you.
This year, Science Space is bringing you a gold class cinema viewing experience of some of the best science fiction films of all time under the stars of the most digitally advanced Planetarium in NSW.Alien Screening

When: 5th July
Where: Science Space, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong
Time: 7pm
Cost: $12 **sold out**
Contact: 02 4286 5000
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Beachside Ice Skating

Winter is coming to the beach with an open-air genuine ice skating experience on our rooftop terrace this JulyBeachside Ice skating

When: 6th - 21st July 2019
Where: Novotel Northbeach Wollongong, 2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong
Time: 10am-7pm
Contact: 02 4224 3111
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Light Playground at Wollongong Central

An interactive immersive experience for the kids these school holidays!Light Playground
Brighten your July school holidays at Wollongong Central! Their interactive and immersive Light Playground is a mesmerising, engaging, interactive drop-in area for children and families! Their Light Playground offers a variety of spaces that reflect different elements of light and colour play for all participants to enjoy.

When: 6th - 21st July 2019
Where: Crown St Mall, Level G, Gateway Building (Next to Lorna Jane)
Time: 11am - 3pm daily

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July School Holiday Program at Early Start Discovery Space

Keep those little hands busy these school holidays with bookable workshops, including Lego, slime, art, comic books, construction site tours and loads of free daily activities – all around the theme of Use Your Hands!Early Start

When: 6th – 21st July 2019
Where: Early Start Discovery Space, University of Wollongong main campus. Ground Floor, Building 21 Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW
Contact: 02 4221 3777
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Space Camps at Science Space July School Holidays **this event is now SOld out**

Join Science Space as they take you on an astronomical journey starting on earth, launching into space, landing and living on the moon! You will learn all about space travel, their solar system and the technology that helps keep astronauts afloat…literally. Space Camps
So, suit up space adventurers and be sure to drop in a get your own space selfie at Science Space!

When: 6th - 21st July 2019
Where: Science Space, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong
Cost: $89 Per Child Per Day **sold out**
Ages: 6-12
Contact: 02 4286 5000
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Gardens of the Galaxy

Get your spaceships ready for a trip to the Gardens of the Galaxy this July. Have an astronomical holiday adventure at the Garden and find out if plants can grow in space, survive on the Moon and thrive on Mars.Gardens In Space

When: 8th-12th July 2019
Where: Wollongong Botanic Garden, Murphys Avenue, Keiraville
Time: 10am to 1pm daily
Cost: $13 per child, $24 for family of two or more children
Ages: 5-10
Contact: 02 4227 7667
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Farm Experience for Kids

These school holidays they are inviting kids to the Green Connect farm for a fun and educational farm tour where they can touch, smell and taste their way through their 11 Acre Farmlands, and meet their pigs, chickens and/or sheep.Farm Experience

When: 9th-18th July 2019
Where: Green Connect, 11 Weringa Avenue, Lake Heights
Time: 9:30am or 11:00am Daily
Cost: $10 per adult and $10 per child aged 3 and over. Children under the age of 3 are free
Contact: 02 4243 1537
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3D Printing Workshops

Upward Manufacturing is proud to introduce it's School Holiday Workshop Program. Kids will have a blast with a range of interactive activities including 3D printing, 3D drawing, puzzles, LEGO construction sets and modular design. All attendees will be introduced to Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, 3D scanning and 3D printing, and take home their own custom-designed print as well as several goodies from them.Printing Workshop

When: 9th and 16th July
Where: Upward manufacturing , Store 1 Corrimal Park Mall 204 Princess Hwy Corrimal
Ages: 6- 13 years
Contact: 0402 239 509
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Op Shop Art School Holiday Workshop

Op Shop Art uses recycled or collected materials and has everything you need to make a crazy craft creation. From discarded CD’s, buttons, straws and other materials that usually end up as landfill, the children will reuse and upcycle, under the guidance of Honora from Kind Art Ed.Op Shop Art

When: 10th-18th July 2019
Where: 6 Bellambi Lane, Bellambi
Cost: $9 and $6 per sibling
Contact: 02 4207 9616
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School Holidays Kids Pizza Making

In this four hour workshop you'll be able to share in the fun experience of pizza dough making with your kids, they’ll learn to make and roll out the pizza dough, pack on their favourite toppings and we'll pop it in the oven to cook for lunch!Pizza making

When: 14 July 2019
Where: Thirroul Heritage Hall, 14 Railway Parade, Thirroul
Time: 10:30am
Cost: $30 / $50 adult+kid pass
Ages: 4 + with Adult Supervision and 8+
Contact: 02 8091 4448
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Mini Masterchef

Their very popular mini master chef classes always book out fast, make sure you book the little ones in early.
One class per day, perfect for four - ten year olds.Mini Masterchef
Please call to make your booking.
Please let them know of any allergies your child may have.

When: 15th – 19th July 2019
Where: Towradgi Beach Hotel, 170 Pioneer Rd Towradgi
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Cost: $15 per Child
Ages: 4 – 10 years
Contact: 02 4203 3340
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NAIDOC Koonawarra

NAIDOC at Koonawarra is a family fun celebration of Aboriginal culture locally and everyone is welcome. It's a free day with a Welcome to Country by a local Aboriginal Elder, they also have a traditional Smoking Ceremony of which everyone is welcome to take part. NAIDOC

There are great stalls with giveaways. Aboriginal Performances on the stage throughout the day. They have VIP guest speakers. Free barbecue lunch, as well as lots of free activities for kids of all ages including a Jumping Castle!

When: 11th July 2019
Where: Koonawarra Community Centre, 36 Fowlers Road, Koonawarra
Contact: 1300 307 902

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Illawarra Grevillea Park Open Day

Winter is a great time to stroll around the park. Explore the display gardens and discover grevilleas and other plants from all over Australia. Spend some time in the tranquil rainforest, take a bush walk in the vine forest or relax and picnic on the lawn.Grevillea Park

When: 13th - 14th July 2019
Where: Illawarra Grevillea Park, Grevillea Park Road, Bulli
Time: Tours will be run from 11am
Contact: 0424 830 925

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July Merrigong Creativity Camp

Under the guidance and supervision of professional performing and teaching artists, children will be set on a journey of creative exploration. Designed to activate kids’ imaginations and build self-confidence in a fun, educational environment where Campers can develop ongoing friendships with other like-minded children. Merrigong

When: 15th-19th July 2019
Where: Wollongong Town Hall, Cnr Crown and Kembla Sts, Wollongong
Time: 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5 – 13
Contact: 02 4224 5999

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The Surfer and the Mermaid

The feel-good stage adaptation of Tim Baker’s gorgeous children’s book follows the tale of a young surfer on a magical underwater journey. Captured by a mermaid, the boy is led to the depths of the ocean to meet her marine friends – the whales.Surfer and the Mermaid

When: 18th - 20th July 2019
Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong
Time: 10am and 12:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
Contact: 02 4224 5999
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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. 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

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If it's a wildlife experience you are after, 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

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

Hangdog teaches you how to belay (hold and control the rope) your partner safely in a few minutes at the beginning of your first visit.

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

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

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

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

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Revolution Laser

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

Open: Wednesday – Friday 4:00-9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Address: Unit 1/lot 2 Drummond Street, Coniston
Ph: 02 8014 9017

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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 meters 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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Gumaraa - Wise Old Man.

Get an insight into Aboriginal culture with Gumaraa Tours at Killalea State Park.Gumarra

Experience traditional dance, didgeridoo playing, traditional uses of native plants in bush medicines and bush tucker. Scenic walks along the coastline to learn about local sacred sites. Gift shop with artwork from local artists.

Address: Reflections Holiday Park, Killalea Drive, Killalea State Park
Ph. 0432 645 912
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Science Space

Science Space is the only major hands-on science centre in NSW. Families can enjoy exciting science experiences like Australia’s most digitally advanced planetarium, LIVE Science Shows and more than 90 interactive exhibits to play with. Science space
With an extensive gift shop, cafe and kiosk facilities, located on the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus, the Science Space offers a complete visit for families with children of all ages.
These school holiday Science Space is also offering full day science day camps on a range of fun science and space topics.

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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