The kids have been counting down the days until the Spring School Holidays and ‘HAVING FUN!‘ is high on the priority list.
We have taken the stress out of finding the ‘FUN’ with these awesome school holiday events right here in Wollongong.
These events are popular for a reason, the kids love them! For that reason, we highly recommend booking early to avoid ‘sulky, bored kids’ during the holidays.
Where: Building 21, UOW
Open Tues – Sun (closed Mon)
Times: 9.00am – 4.00pm
If you are looking for adventure these Spring school holidays, you can’t go past the jam-packed array of awesome activities on offer at Early Start Discovery Space.
With a variety of free and paid workshops, adventurous young minds will be engaged and entertained.
Week 1 will be all about superhero capers whilst Week 2 is all about space escapades.
Harness your inner Jedi with light saber lessons, create your own intergalactic base, learn to draw like a comic book whiz, use your gymnastic superpowers to leap and tumble plus craft, stories and plenty more.
Where will your adventure take you?
The Early Start Discovery Space is located on the grounds of the University of Wollongong, Building 21, Northfields Ave, Wollongong.
Paid workshops require prebooking. No bookings required for free workshops.
General entry fees apply.
For a full program and booking details visit earlystartdiscoveryspace.edu.au
Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
When: 6 & 7 October
Recommended for ages 4+
Australia’s fave kid’s comedians, The Listies, are bringing their best-smelling book ICKYPEDIA: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre these school holidays.Answering all of life’s important questions: How do you take a SMELLFIE? What does POOETRY sound like? Who is the world’s worst chef? What is a HOOTENGRANNY? And how does one avoid a FARTQUAKE? It’s going to be blast!
ICKYPEDIA LIVE will uneducate and delight audiences young and old.
“Nobody else does comedy for kids this brilliantly, but what’s more astounding is that adults have just as much fun. The Listies occupy a dimension all of thier own.”
★★★★1/2 The Age.
Fri 6 Oct, 2.30pm
Fri 6 Oct, 7pm
Sat 7 Oct, 10am
Sat 7 Oct, 12.30pm
Where: The Music Lounge – Wollongong Town Hall
When: 3 – 6 October
Ages: 5 – 13 years
ONLY 5 SPOTS REMAINING!
Do your children like telling silly jokes or stories?
Would they like to sing the silliest song ever or play an instrument in a clown orchestra?
Well go on, let their inner clown be free these school holidays with all things fun and ridiculous at the Merrigong Creativity Camp.
Creativity Camps aim to expand each Camper’s imaginative world where they will develop their story-telling and acting skills through improvisation and other activities, and get the opportunity to learn about set, costume and prop design by working with a professional theatre designer.
Creativity Campers also get to see Australia’s Fave kid comedians, The Listies ICKYPEDIA.
Creativity Camps are fun, educational and encourage Campers to develop ongoing friendships with other like-minded children.
Children aged 5 – 13 years are placed into groups based on age and confidence. Creativity Camps run from 9.00am to 3.00pm daily.
Where: 3/4 George St, Warilla
When: 25 Sept – 6 Oct
Ages: 3 – 13 years
Little Leonardo’s Art Studio offers a fun and creative environment for anyone who is wanting to explore their artistic side!
Children aged 3-6 years and 7-13 years will be encouraged to explore and express their imagniation in a fun and nurturing environment, supervised by a professional artist.
There is an amazing variety of workshops on offer including How to Train your Dragon themed Soft Pastel Drawing, Lion portrait Charcoal & Soft Pastel Drawing, Sun and Moon wall hanging in Clay, Mermaids in Watercolour, Ink and Drawing Fluid, Home made Monsters in Oil Pastels, Abstract painting using Shells and Metallic Paints plus so much more.
Give your child the gift of art and watch their creativity and confidence build whilst having fun!
Where: Lindsay Park Primary School
When: 25 September – 6 October
Open 8.00am – 6.00pm
Fun-damentals Sport & Movement’s main aim is to ensure that your child has the best time these school holidays!
Providing school holiday activities for primary school children in Wollongong, the focus is aimed at fundamental movement skills.
Each day your child will participate in several sports including; soccer, hockey, cricket, AFL, touch football, OzTag, baseball/softball, basketball.
There are also loads of other fun activities laser tag, arts and crafts, painting, Lego, dominos, construction blocks,dancing, talent competitions, plays and performances, games, movies (usually later in the day when kids are exhausted), water sports (weather permitting) plus so much more.
Fun-damentals are approved for the child care benefit and rebate.
Fill out the Booking Request form at fun-damentals.com.au
Contact Daniel Morris on 0423661911
Where: Railway Street, Corrimal
When: 25 – 6 October
Age Group: 3 – 15 years
Artspace studio is the largest visual art school for children on planet art!
Join the Artspace Artists and special guest artists these school holidays for a jam-packed creative program for kids aged 3-15 years old.
Programs are devised around contemporary arts practice and include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, design, film, music, writing, performance and much, much more!
The fun includes zombie movie trailer, edible paintings, the good ole paint tent, BFG creation, skate deck design plus two ‘full day’ options!
Where: Burgh Healthy Hub, Helensburgh
When: 4 – 6 October
The kids will have a ball unleashing their ‘inner ninja’ these school holidays at the Outdoor Ninja and Parkour Warrior Training Camp at Burgh.
They will test out their acrobatics, parkour and climbing skills on multiple courses throughout the day, as well as enjoying bush walks, rope courses, outdoor obstacles plus much more.
Full day and half day options available.
Come and join Burgh on a warrior adventure!
If you missed it the first time, or want to relive this magical experience, here’s your chance.
Created by Yaron Lifschitz and the Circa Ensemble, Landscape with Monsters, the breathtakingly original circus-theatre creation returns to Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) for one date only!
Set to a soundtrack of popular songs and electronic music, in this telling of the story of the transforming of our industrial city, metal and wooden objects intersect with fast-paced acrobatics. This intensely physical show is at once humorous and brutal, savage and beautiful.
Perfect start to the school holidays!
(recommended for ages 10+)
GOYOkids understand that keeping the kids entertained during the school holidays can be tough.
To give you a helping hand they have put together an awesome list of budget friendly fun activities that are super easy for keeping young minds active and engaged. All the of these fun ideas can take place right in your own home.
Read the GOYOkids Budget Friendly Fun for the School Holidays right here and keep this list handy! You never know when you might need it.