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Summer School Holidays

Get the kids out of the house this Summer!

School Holiday Events

Jurassic January 

From themed dinosaur workshops to live science demonstrations, fossil hunts to planetarium shows, there will be something for everyone.  Science Space

Where: Science Space, North Wollongong
When: 24 December 2018 - 31 January 2019
Time: 9am – 4pm every weekday during school holidays (10am-4pm on weekends).
Cost: Varies

Booking Essential

For more information, please click here.

SciFri Cinema by SciencE Space: A cinema experience out of this world! 

Science Space is launching the very first indoor starlight cinema experience in the Illawarra: SciFri Cinema!              

They are bringing you a gold class cinema viewing experience of some of the best Science Fiction films of all time under the most digitally advanced Jurassic ParkPlanetarium in Australia. Come along to their season launch showing: Jurassic Park, part of Jurassic January, and get a promotional launch ticket price!

When: 25th January
Where: Science Space, North Wollongong
Time: Doors open 6:30pm for 7pm Show
Cost: From $10

Bookings Essential

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Circus Rio

Circus Rio features a tribe of Samba Dancers, Aerialists who dangle and fly from the roof of the Big Top, FMX Bikes that soar through the air, Ballet Dancers, Tightrope Walkers and more!
Circus Rio

Where: Northcliffe Drive, Warrawong
When: 27 December 2018 - 20 January 2019
Time: Morning Session 11:00am, Afternoon Session 4:00pm and Evening Sessions 7:00pm
Cost: Varies
Booking Essential

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Sunset Cinema Sunset Cinema

The Sunset Cinema is back at the Wollongong Botanic Garden this summer featuring foot-stomping blockbusters, family favourites and VHS classics under the stars. They have full bar facilities and more food than you can poke a fork at – what are you waiting for! Grab your tickets now!

When: Now until 23rd February
Where: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Time: Gates open at 7:00pm - Movie screens from last light. 
Cost: Varies

For more information, please click here

Questacon Byte Wise at Wollongong Central Questacon

Questacon comes to Wollongong, for free!

Check out their Byte Wise Exhibition that will be hosted on Level one of the Crown Building near Michael Hill. The games and puzzles will be operating during centre shopping hours.

What is Byte Wise?

Byte Wise is a portable exhibition covering computational thinking processes, everyday mathematics and problem solving puzzles. Byte Wise consists of 24 interactive experiences and features puzzles and games, physical investigations and engaging exhibits that are suitable for adults and children.

When: 10 – 25 January
Where: Wollongong Central Shopping Centre
Time: from 9am daily
Cost: Free

For more information, please click here.      


Workshops, Shows, and Exhibitions Early Start

Get hands-on with superhero costume making, real-life bird safaris, boat making and fairy garden.
Rangers on the Run will visit with their marine touch tank. Watch the amazing Science Space liquid nitrogen show. Explore the world of dinosaurs and fossils with the Australian Museum.
Join Honora the circus master for interactive circus play.

Where: Early Start Discovery Space, Northfields Ave, Wollongong 
When: Tuesday - Sunday 9am-4pm
Cost: From $15
Workshops - places are limited - Bookings Essential

Free shows available- no booking required, however places are limited - view times at above link.

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Illawarra Folk Festival Folk Fest

The annual Illawarra Folk Festival is four exciting summer days of folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and Celtic music, as well as poetry, comedy and dance. 
With superb music from 140 international, national and local artists performing in over 400 concerts there’s also a colourful array of international food stalls, craft stalls and the festival bar.

Where: Bulli Showground, Bulli
When: 17 - 20 January 2019
Cost: Varies
Time: 8am- 11:30pm (Day Depending)

For more information, please click here.

School Holiday Voart Studio soft pastel sunset workshop 


Focusing on applying the fundamentals of art - developing the basics of shape, perspective, shading, composition, colour mixing, and application to create still life drawings. Working at your own pace, once this stage is mastered with confidence, you’ll progress to painting your very own still life masterpiece!

Where: 31 Bligh Street, Wollongong
When: 18 - 25 January 2019
Cost: $19 per class
Time: 10:30am to 12pm
Ages: 10 +

Booking Essential.

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Coal Coast Record Fair Coal Coast

Since mid-2018, Coal Coast Record Fair brings vinyl records, live DJs and music to the Illawarra with a cool vibe to match the Coal Coast lifestyle. Coal Coast Record Fair offers 20,000 vinyl records of all formats and genres, cafe, bar & ATM onsite!

Where: Bulli Workers Club, 313 Princes Highway, Bulli
When: 19 January 2019
Cost: Free
Time: 10:30am - 4pm

For more information, please click here.

Autorama Illawarra Car and Bike Show for Lifeline South Coast Autorama

Fathers and Mothers display their pride and joy cars and motorbikes while their kids are occupied by Jumping Castles, Face painting, and Reptile animal display. Formula One car on display, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and 250 Cars and Bikes. 
Over 70 trophies will be handed to their pride and joys, plus two people-choice trophies and 10 top ten trophies.

Where: Northcliffe Drive, Berkeley
When: 3 February 2019

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Summer in the City Centre 

Summer Holidays

Free school holiday activities for children, youth and families in Wollongong's City Centre including; the Mind-Boggling Bush Fire Show, Sensory Play Activities, Workshops and more!

Check out the full schedule here.

When: 15 – 25 January
Where: Wollongong Central Shopping Centre
Cost: Free
Time: Varies

Fire breathing Dragons Dragons

Summer is the time for surfing, swimming and having fun on holidays, but this time of the year is also the bushfire season. Join the friendly fire breathing dragons near the Garden’s playground to learn how to become bushfire wise.

In addition to the play, treasure hunt and crafts, you’ll be able to meet the firefighting heroes from the Rural Fire Service and get a chance to check out their extraordinary firefighting truck.

There's also an opportunity to meet the firefighting heroes and explore the fire truck. The Rural Fire Service and their truck may be called away in an emergency.

Where: Wollongong Botanic Gardens
When: 21st -25th January
Time: 10am-12:30 pm
Cost: $13 per child, $24 for family ( 2+ Children)
Ages: 3- 10 years

Bookings essential, for more information, please click here.

Urban Farm Experience Farm Experience

Green Connect is a sprawling urban farm using permaculture and organic principles to grow fair food for Wollongong and the Illawarra.

They think that its important for people to know where their food comes from and the work that goes into producing it. They are striving to give a friendly, informative, hands-on tour of their farm where they explain the process from seed to plant to vegetable.

Visitors will be able to touch, smell and taste their way through their 12 acre farmlands, and the opportunity to meet their pigs, chickens and sheep.

Green Connect is a not-for-profit social enterprise and all proceeds will go towards the work that they do employing young people and former refugees to do environmental work that helps their community

Where: 11 Weringa Ave, Lake Heights
When: 9th-23rd January
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
Age: 12-24 years

For bookings & more information, please click here.

Permaculture farm tours also available, for more information please click here.

High Tea for Mum's and Bubs, Dads and Tots Mums and Bubs

As well as scrumptious High Tea delights for both adults and children there will be loads of kid's activities provided by sponsors. Aimed at Babies, Toddlers and Children aged zero to five, The Lagoon offers a haven for Mum's and Bubs, Dads and Tots to enjoy morning tea in a relaxed atmosphere while their kids are entertained.

Where: the Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
When: 17th January
Booking essential:

For more information, please click here.

School Holiday Activities

Jamberoo Action Park Jamberoo Action Park

Jamberoo Action Park is the best way to keep the kids happy in the Summer School Holidays; with all the best water slides, keeping them cool and entertained.

Opening Hours: 10am-5pm Daily
Cost: 3 and Under- FREE
4 -12 yrs - $49.99/ 13+ - $59.99/ Seniors- $49.99

For more information, please click here.

Trees adventure Trees Adventure

Located right inside Shoalhaven Zoo, so you’ll get a chance to see the camels from the trees! Fly through the air on the flying foxes before finding yourselves scrambling along the rock face on Australia’s First Cliff Edge adventure park along the banks of the Shoalhaven River.

Opening Hours: 9am-5pm daily

Cost: Adult - $48/ Concession- $43/ 8- 17 yrs - $38/ 4 -7 yrs- $25

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Hangtime Hangtime

Kids bouncing off the walls? Hangtime says that’s okay with them, get your kids to burn off some energy at Hangtime these School Holidays while you sit back and relax. You can play dodge ball or just jump around until you can’t jump anymore.

Opening Hours:
Mon - 10am-7:30pm / Tues-Fri-10am - 9pm / Sat-10am-7pm / Sun-10am-6pm

30mins - $10/ 1hr - $15/ Family Pass - $50

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Hangdog Hangdog

Climb the walls! Hangdog is a Rock Climbing gym right in Wollongong with multiple difficulty levels so it can fit you perfectly.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri - 10am-9pm / Sat-9am-9pm / Sun-9am-7pm

Under 16 yrs - $14/17 yrs + - $18

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Revolution Laser Revolution

Laser Tag right in Wollongong is perfect for School holidays. Kids can work in teams to defeat the opposition and win the ultimate glory.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat-10am-9pm / Sun-10-6pm

Single Mission - $8 / 3 Missions - $20 / Family Pass- $72

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Water Works Waliscags

Enjoy a wonderful time of thrills and chills at our inflatable water park! Riding and sliding for different ages, as well as the Super Giant Slide for thrill seekers.

Opening Hours: Daily 10am to 4pm

Cost: 1yrs and under- Free (with paying Adult) 

2 - 4 yrs - $25 (must have adult with them)/ 5 - 6 yrs-$25 / 17+ - $15 / Spectators - Free

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Motorlife Museum Motorlife

Members that are dedicated to the preservation of motoring history in all forms, display all their hard work at Australian Motorlife Museum. Take a look at some of the Cars Bikes and so much more.

Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Standard - $17.50pp / Child 6-16pp - $6.00pp / Concession - $15.00pp

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Jamberoo Golf Club Footgolf Jamberoo Golf club

Whether you’re a regular soccer player, or just want to have some fun, the acclaimed Jamberoo layout is a great place to start. Combining Soccer and Golf, it’s one of the best ways to spend the School Holidays outdoors!

Opening Hours:
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 6am / Tuesday from 12pm/ Wednesday from 2pm/ Saturday from 3pm

Game- $11/ Ball Hire $5–refunded on return/ Family (2 adults & 2 children) - $30

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Get on board the Planes or sit in the Cock Pit. Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s greatest Historical Aircraft. Learn how they work, and some of the great stories from their past.

Opening Hours: Daily 9:30am and 3:30pm

Adult-$20/ Senior or student concession-$15/ Child (5-14 years) -$8 / Family (2 adults plus up to 4 children).-$55

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