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Spring School Holiday Activities

Get your kids out of the house these Holidays!

                                                         Events 

3D Printing Workshop

Upward Manufacturing is proud to introduce its 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. 3D Printing Workshop

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.

When: 2 - 12 October
Where: Upward Manufacturing, 204 Princes Highway, Corrimal
Ages: Primary and High School
Dates: Primary School Age Class: Tues 2nd, Thurs 4th, Tues 9th, Thurs 11th 
       High School Age Class: Fri 5th and Fri 12th 
Price: $75 pp

Bookings are essential, 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 and Full Day workshops.
Workshops include: drawing, painting, collages, ceramics and more.

WAG Spring School Holiday Workshops

When: 2 - 5 October
Where: Wollongong Art Gallery
Ages: 5 to 8 years & 9 - 14 years
Time: half and full day workshops available
Price: Please see website


Bookings are essential; for more information please click here.



Rumble in the Jungle - Wollongong Botanic gardens

Lace up those boots and get ready for an adventure at the Botanic Garden. Find out about the fascinating plants and animals that call the jungle home and learn how we can protect this fragile environment.Rumble in the Jungle

Meet at the Duck Pond for:

  • The Tree Musketeers Play
  • Jungle Treasure Hunt
  • Rumble Tumble Crafts

When: 8 - 12 October 
Where: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Ages: 3-10 years (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Time: 10am - 1pm daily
Price: $13 pp,  $24 family two or more children

For more information, please click here.



The Big Draw Festival

The Big Draw explodes with colour for a day on Saturday 6 October!

Participants are invited to grab a Drawing Passport and journey through each station (Nature Play, Geo Play, Ocean Play and Mandala Play) that reflect our local region and culture. Plus take part in a live interactive public drawing.

When: 6 October 
Where: Crown Street MallThe Big Draw
Time: 10am –2pm


The Daily Draw

The Daily Draw workshops run for an hour at 11am – 12pm, followed by two hours of free, public, interactive drawing and drop in. 

Come and join in on a free Drawing and Illustration workshop from one of our local artists and illustrators: (bookings are essential)

When: 2 - 11 October
Where: Crown Street Mall
Ages: All ages
Time: 10am - 2pm

Booking are essential for the workshops, for more information please click here.



Wollongong Central Roller Rink

Enjoy the holidays in style at the Wollongong Central Roller rink! There’s theme days and nights throughout so you can dust off your retro gear, get tropical or shine in fluro – it’s sure to be a lot of fun!

 Food and drinks will be available at the rink, with plenty of seating for the passive skaters to sit back and take in the rooftop atmosphere!

Wollongong Rollerskating Rink

When: 28th September -14th October
Where: Level 4 Crown Street Carpark
Ages: All ages during the day, over 18's during the night
Time: 10am – 5pm Daily or evening skating Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until 9pm (over 18's only)
Price: $10 day (10am-5pm) / $15 evenings (6-9pm)


For more information, please click here.



Ninth Annual Motoring Expo

Celebrate the joy of motoring at the ninth Annual Motoring Expo. Special Guest Warren Brown. Featured Display T Model Fords, Demonstrations and Discussions, barbecue and Coffee Shop, Music/Rally Bags and Double Decker Bus Rides!

Motoring Expo

When: 30 September
Where: Australian Motorlife Museum
Ages: All ages
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Price: Expo: gold coin donation, $10 per display vehicle, $12 pp entry into Museum

For more information, please click here.



NIDA Open at the Gallery - screen acting boot camp

Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting. Build your on-screen confidence as you develop skills in improvisation, character development and scrip work. Rehearse and present live and recorded scenes to family and friends at the end of the course.

When: 2 - 4 October 
Where: Wollongong Art GalleryNIDA Open at Gallery
Ages: Grades 7-10 and 11-12
Time: 10am - 4pm daily
Cost: $370 pp


For more information, please click here.



Merrigong Creativity Camps

Merrigong’s latest Creativity Camp is going to be a great adventure – inspired by the transformational tale Trash Alchemy! It’s a five day program where under the guidance and supervision of professional performing and teaching artists, children will be taken on a journey of creative exploration.  

Creativity CampThey will develop story-telling and acting skills, and experiment with the elements of design, working with a professional theatre designer. The camps are fun, educational and encourage Campers to develop ongoing friendships with other like-minded children

When: 8 – 12 October
Where: Wollongong Town Hall
Ages: 5 – 13 years
Time: 9am – 3pm daily
Price: $290 per child

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




Trash Alchemy

The magnificent family show Trash Alchemy is heading to the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre for a great adventure! 


From the director of The 52-Storey Treehouse and Horrible Harriet this is original work of beauty, discovery and ingenuity will have young audiences mesmerised. Highlighting the importance of reusing, recycling and re-purposing the set and props of this performance are made entirely of found and re-purposed materials!

Trash Alchemy


When: 10 October
Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Ages: Recommended for ages 7 years +
Time:  10am & 2:30pm 
Price: $28 (all tickets)

For more information, please click here.


                                              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. 

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

Save 30% off general admission for the treetop walk here. (Walk only - Zipline not included in discount)


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 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 from Tuesday to Friday. 

Open: Daily 9am – 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.


Symbio

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

Purchase your general admission tickets here.



Jamberoo Action Park

Visit NSW’s largest family owned and operated theme park…where you control the action!

Jamberoo Action Park

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

For more information, please click here.




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

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
Ph: 02 4225 8369

For more information, please click here.


Hangtime

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

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

For more information, please click here.


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 lof fun. Revolution Laser

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

For more information, please click here.



Illawarra Surf Academy

Illawarra Surf Academy’s Learn to Surf Programs are run by Local Professional Surfer Nic Squiers 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! 

Illawarra Surf Academy

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

For more information, please click here.