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Spring School Holiday Activities

Get your kids out of the house these Spring School Holidays!

‘The Gruffalo’ at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures grufflo

These school holidays, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures is celebrating the

20th Anniversary of the classic children’s book The Gruffalo,
by encouraging families to embark on the Gruffalo Spotters Trail!

Visitors of all ages can explore and search for The Gruffalo and other
characters from the book using the Spotters Activity Trail.
An Exciting NEW Augmented Reality App!
Guests will be able to immerse themselves in our ‘deep dark woods’ and find
their favourite characters from the book using the free interactive App and
the Spotters Activity book, exclusive to Illawarra Fly.

Where: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures, 182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill NSW 2577
When: September 21st – October 20th 2019
Hours: Open daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Last entry to Treetop Walk is at 4:00 pm
Cost: The Gruffalo experience and activity book included in price of Treetop Walk.
Adults: from $22.50.
Children: from $13.50.

Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk):
Adults from $60. Children from $36

For further information please click here


Play school Live - Humpty's Showtime Wollongong Humpty is putting on a surprise show! humpty

Join him as he gathers together the Play School Toys to help with the big spectacular.
There are starring roles for Jemima, Big Ted, Little Ted and guest appearances from other Play School favourites
along the way. Filled with fun songs to sing and dance along with, this 40-minute show will delight Play School fans.

When: 28th September, 2019
Where: University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong
Ages: Recommended for ages 7 years +
Time: 10 am & 2:30 pm
Price: $28.00 per child

For more information please click here.


Hocus Pocus Abracadabra! garden Fig Lawn Botanic Gardens hocus

There’s plenty of spills and thrills in store, and lots of fun crafts to enjoy at the
Botanic Garden this spring. Young Wizards will need to grab their wands and fasten
seat belts as they take part in a medieval adventure of wizardry and magic as they
uncover the true identity of mysterious creatures.

Daily activities include:
Wizards of Mugworts Garden Show
Magical Creatures Treasure Hunt
Witch Crafts
Activities are suitable for children aged. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: 30th September to 3rd October
Where: Wollongong Botanic Garden, Northfields Avenue 
Ages: 5 to 10 years
Time: 10am - 1pm daily
Cost: $13.50 per child & $24 per family of two or more children

For further information please click here


Merrigong Creativity Camps Creativity Camp Creativity camp

The popular Creativity Camp is back in 2019!

Filled with interactive theatre, performance and design workshops, 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.
Children will be placed into groups based on age and confidence.

When: 30th September to 4th October
Where: Wollongong Town Hall, Cnr Crown and Kembla Street's, Wollongong
Ages: 5 yrs to 13 yrs
Time: 9 am -3 pm daily
Price: $290 per child

Bookings are essential; for more information, please click here.


Little Oscars School Holiday Program Little Oscars towradgi

Towradgi Beach Hotel presents Little Oscar’s School Holiday Program.
They’re bringing you a jam-packed calendar for the kids these Spring School Holidays
with four different activities over two weeks.
Mini Master Chef, Slime Workshop, Lego Masters and Kids Disco.

Whether your child is a Lego master, a Mini Master Chef or has a flair for the
creative there’ll be an activity or workshop to engage and excite them these school holidays.

When: 30 September - 11 October 2019
Where: Towradgi Beach Hotel, 170 Pioneer Road, Towradgi
Ages: 4 to 12 years

To browse the classes and secure tickets for your little ones, please click here.


Move Fest - SAVVY Kids School Holiday Program

Get the kids moving these School Holidays!Move fest

Join them these school holidays for free kids fitness classes with SAVVY! They have a full timetable of kid friendly classes to enjoy. You also have the option to sit on the sideline and cheer them on, or drop them off so you can enjoy a moment of kid-free shopping (or simply have a coffee in peace).

Each participant will receive a goodie bag to take home! Bookings are requested in advance.

When: 30 September – 11 October
Where: 200 Crown Street, Wollongong
Ages: 5 yrs and above

For further information please click here.


Backyard Science - The wonderful world of mini beasts! minibeats

These school holidays they are travelling from Space back down to Earth and heading into their own backyards. The living world around them on Earth is truly magnificent. Come along to Science Space this October and you can explore the secret lives of mini-beasts! They will explore Bees, Butterflies, Stick Insects and a whole lot more.

You will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures, while also learning about the plentiful plant life in the region.
In addition to their living creature feature, they will be exploring earthen friends, plants and flowers! If creatures aren’t your thing, rest assured they have heaps on for all the budding botanists out there. They will have a live plant hunt, with the opportunity to examine your findings under their microscopes!

You can then catalogue your findings and press your plant into you own badge!
But wait, there’s more! They are also doing a special build your own terrarium station
so you can take your own creation home and watch it grow.

This is hands-on science for everybody.
So grab your bug nets and your sense of adventure and they will see you soon!

When: 30th September - 13th October 2019
Where: Science Space, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong

For more information, please click here.


Colour your World - October School Holidays! Early Start Discovery Space

As the weather warms up and nature comes out of it's slumber, take a closer look at the wonderful world of colour. Come along to the Early Start Discovery Space and keep curious minds busy these school holidays with an incredible 13 workshops to choose from plus FREE daily activities!

Workshops include Bird Safari, Making Macrame, Colourful Plant Pots and more!

When: 1st - 13th October 2019
Where: Early Start Discovery Space, 21 Northfields Avenue, Keiraville
Cost: Up to $7.50 in addition to entry.

For more information, please click here. Note: Bookings required for some workshops.


Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty BeastsRoald Dahl

Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, 

Snow White and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again!
Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a
spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging
them with some surprising and hilarious twists.
From the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine,
you’ll be delighted and disgusted in equal measures by the boundless imagination of Roald Dahl,
the world’s number one storyteller.

When: 4th to 5th of October 2019
Where: Merringong Theatre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong
Tickets: $32.00 per person

For further information please click here


The Australian Motorlife museum - Annual Motoring Expo 2019

Australian Motorlife Museum presents their annual fundraising event. Rare display of significant racing cars.
Barbecue, coffee shop, music. For further information please visit their website or email them.

Motorlife

When: 6th October 2019
Where: Australian Motorlife Museum Darkes Road, Kembla Grange
Ages: All ages
Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm

Expo cost:
$12 per person entry into Museum
Gold coin donation per person

Expo vehicle entry cost:
$10 per vehicle display

For more information please click here.


Wollongong Art Gallery Spring School Holiday Workshops

Wollongong Art Gallery Spring School Holiday Program has a wide variety of two hour workshops WAG
and Full Day workshops.
Workshops include: drawing, painting, collages, ceramics and more.

When: Tuesday 8th - 10th Thursday 2019
Where: Wollongong Art Gallery, Cnr Kembla and Burelli Streets Wollongong
Ages: 5 to 8 years & 9 - 14 years
Time: half and full day workshops available

Bookings are essential for more information please click here




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Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures Zipeline

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 zip line tour in Australia!
It involves flying on a series of cable spans and suspension bridges up to 35 metres above the forest floor!
The zip line 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 9 am – 5 pm – last admission 4 pm.
Address: 182 Knights Hill Road, Knights Hill
Ph. 1300 362 881

Bookings are essential for Zipline Tours. (Walk only - Zipline not included in discount)

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


Early Start Discovery Space early

The Early Start Discovery Space is an extraordinary destination for children 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 of learning.
Come on an adventure where together children and adults explore, discover and create.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 9 am – 4 pm
Ages: Birth to 10 yrs old
Address: University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong
Ph. 02 4221 3777

For more information, please click here.


Science Space Science

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 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 from Tuesday to Friday.

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

For more information, please click here.


Trees Adventure Nowra Park Trees

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.

Open: Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday
Public & School Holidays: 9 am to 5 pm, 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


Symbio wildlife park monkey

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

Purchase your general admission tickets here.


Jamberoo Action Park jamberoo

Visit NSW’s largest family owned and operated 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.
Join in on the vast range of water rides, slides and attractions offered.

Open: Daily 10 am- 5 pm
Address: 1215 Jamberoo Road, Jamberoo
Ph. 02 4236 0114

For more information, please click here.


Hangdog climbing gym hangdog

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

For more information, please click here.


Hangtime trampoline park Trampolene

Jump yourself silly at Hangtime Trampoline Park. With over 800 square metres of bouncing space,
including dodge-ball 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.

Open:
Monday: 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 09:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 09:30 am - 6:00 pm

Address: Unit 3, Lot 2 Drummond Street, Wollongong
Ph. 02 8014 9017

For more information, please click here.


Revolution Laser Arena 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.

Open: Monday - Friday 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday 9.30 am - 9 pm, Sunday 9.30 am - 6.00 pm
Address: LOT 1/ 2 Drummond Street, Wollongong
Ph. 02 8014 9017

For more information, please click here.


Illawarra Surf AcademyIllawarra surf

Illawarra Surf Academy’s Learn to Surf Programs are run by Local Professional Surfer Nic Squires 
and his experienced and enthusiastic team at Thirroul, Corrimal and Warilla beaches.
Join a private or group lesson, they cater for all abilities and all gear is provided!

Open: Various times
Location: Thirroul, Corrimal & Warilla Beaches
Ph. 0409 111 665

For more information, please click here.