School Holidays in Wollongong | Your Guide

The Winter school holidays are here and it’s jam-packed with fun and exciting events for the kids of Wollongong.

We’ve kicked off our list with our Top 5 Pick (hurry these events won’t last long!) and then scroll on down for our Calendar of Events and Quick Links.

Disclaimer: What’s On in Wollongong does not run or host any events. Please ensure that you contact individual event holders prior to attending to confirm details.

TOP FIVE PICK

Beachside Ice Skating

2 – 30 July 2017
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

You would be crazy to miss this unique crazy fun experience right here in Wollongong, ice skating on the rooftop terrace at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach.

Sessions will run from 12pm – 7pm (last session) Sunday to Thursday and two additional sessions will run from 8pm on Friday and Saturday evenings for strictly 18+.

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Dance and Drama Camp | Burgh

10 – 14 July 2017
Burgh Fitness Hub

Your child will experience and learn from some of the greatest talents in Wollongong at the Burgh Dance and Drama Camp these July school holidays.

The week includes:

  • Ballet
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Acro
  • Solos
  • PLUS improvisation, costume creation, character development, voice and movement.

Choose to come for a day or the whole week. You can also choose to do just dance, just drama or do them both!

Suitable for children aged 5 – 16 years, your child will be engaged in various activities from 10.00am – 3.00pm daily.

For busy and working parents there is also an optional creche available from 9.00am until 5.00pm

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Artspace School Holiday Workshops

3 – 14 July 2017
Big Fat Smile, Corrimal

It’s going to be AMAZING! The kids will love the popular paint tent, music video making, soft toy printing, mind-explosion sculpture and ‘glow in the dark plaster dip ‘ALIENS to name just a few.

Join the Artspace artists plus some special guests for a jam-packed schedule of creative innovation.

Full day and half day sessions available.
Suitable for kids aged 3-13yrs.

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Fun-Damentals School Holiday Activities Wollongong

3 – 17 July 2017
Lindsay Park Primary School, Wollongong

Fun-Damentals offers affordable FUN childcare in all weather conditions with a host of activities to cater to all tastes.

Sports, games, activities, crafts and the highly popular laser tag are all available.

Suitable for primary school aged children, Fun-Damentals is open 8.00am till 6.00pm each day including the pupil free day.

The Fun-damentals Spring School Holiday Program Wollongong is approved for the Child Care Benefit and Rebate (which means you only pay half the advertised fee – the government pays the rest).

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Mr Stink 

14 – 15 July 2017
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

The hilarious production of Mr Stink will come to life during the July School Holidays and you won’t want to miss it!

Perfect school holiday entertainment for primary school aged children 6-12 and their grown-ups.

David Walliams’ award-winning book Mr Stink is a touching, twisted, hilarious and very smelly tale for children 6 years and older and their adults!

“Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…”

… and so begins the tale of the smelly local tramp who befriends and is befriended by the loneliest schoolgirl in the world, Chloe.

The team behind the stage productions of The 13, 26 and 52-Storey Treehouses return with this very smelly tale, directed by The Wharf Revue’s Jonathon Biggins…hold on to your nose!

Reviews

boisterous fun… the young audience…thoroughly enjoy[ed] this quality production. ”
Jo Litson, Daily Telegraph 15th April 2016

If Mr Stink makes it to your city, follow the stench as it will be worth it ”
The Spillers

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Calendar of Events

3 July 2017

Naidoc Community Day
Albion Oval Park
11am – 2pm

‘Sing’ The Movie
Shellharbour Club
11am

Free Pilates
The Pilates Workshop
2.00pm – 2.45pm

Gum Tree Adventures
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
10am – 1pm

Free Music Workshops 
Wollongong Central
Various times

4 July 2017

Kids Disco
Warilla Sporties
5.30pm – 7.30pm

Singing Workshop
Shellharbour Club
11am

Henna Tattoo Workshop (12+)
Dapto Library
3pm – 5pm

Comic Masks with Marcelo Baez (8+)
Dapto Library
2pm – 4pm

Comic Masks with Marcelo Baez (8+)
Wollongong Library
10.30am – 12.30pm

Gum Tree Adventures
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
10am – 1pm

Free Music Workshops 
Wollongong Central
Various times

5 July 2017

Petting Zoo
Shellharbour Club
12.00pm – 2.00pm

Complimentary Facepainting
Figtree Grove
10.30am – 1.30pm

Gum Tree Adventures
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
10am – 1pm

Free Music Workshops 
Wollongong Central
Various times

6 July 2017

Greenthumb Workshop
Shellharbour Club
11am – 12pm

Henna Tattoo Workshop (12+)
Dapto Library
3pm – 5pm

Comic Masks with Marcelo Baez (8+)
Corrimal Library
2pm – 4pm

Origami (8+)
Thirroul Library
10.30am – 11.30am

Free Pilates
The Pilates Workshop
3.00pm – 3.45pm

Complimentary Facepainting
Figtree Grove
10.30am – 1.30pm

Gum Tree Adventures
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
10am – 1pm

Free Music Workshops 
Wollongong Central
Various times

7 July 2017

Complimentary Facepainting
Figtree Grove
10.30am – 1.30pm

Gum Tree Adventures
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
10am – 1pm

Free Music Workshops 
Wollongong Central
Various times

10 July 2017

Free School Holiday Fun with Big Fat Smile
Stockland Shellharbour
9.30am – 2.00pm

‘Moana’ The Movie
Shellharbour Club
11am

Free Pilates
The Pilates Workshop
2.00pm – 2.45pm

Building Block Workshop
Figtree Grove
10.30am – 1.30pm

Gum Tree Adventures
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
10am – 1pm

Free Music Workshops 
Wollongong Central
Various times

11 July 2017

Free School Holiday Fun with Big Fat Smile
Stockland Shellharbour
9.30am – 2.00pm

Hip Hop Workshop
Shellharbour Club
11am – 12pm

Reptile Show
Thirroul Library
3pm – 4pm

Reptile Show
Warrawong Library
10.30am – 11.30am

Reptile Show
Wollongong Library
1pm – 2pm

Henna Tattoo Workshop (12+)
Dapto Library
3pm – 5pm

Building Block Workshop
Figtree Grove
10.30am – 1.30pm

Free Music Workshops 
Wollongong Central
Various times

12 July 2017

Free School Holiday Fun with Big Fat Smile
Stockland Shellharbour
9.30am – 2.00pm

Real Dinosaurs
Shellharbour Club
11am – 12pm

SoccaJoeys Soccer Workshops
Figtree Grove
10.30am – 1.30pm

Free Music Workshops 
Wollongong Central
Various times

13 July 2017

Free School Holiday Fun with Big Fat Smile
Stockland Shellharbour
9.30am – 2.00pm

A Minute to Win It
Shellharbour Club
10.30am – 12.30pm

Free Pilates
The Pilates Workshop
3.00pm – 3.45pm

SoccaJoeys Soccer Workshops
Figtree Grove
10.30am – 1.30pm

Trolls Holiday Kids Club
St Marks West Wollongong
9am – 3pm

Free Music Workshops 
Wollongong Central
Various times

14 July 2017

Free School Holiday Fun with Big Fat Smile
Stockland Shellharbour
9.30am – 2.00pm

SoccaJoeys Soccer Workshops
Figtree Grove
10.30am – 1.30pm

Trolls Holiday Kids Club
St Marks West Wollongong
9am – 3pm

Free Music Workshops 
Wollongong Central
Various times

Quick Links

Wollongong City Libraries
Dream time story-stones (5+), DIY pencil holders (5+), movies (rated PG), Lego, Origami (8+), Reptile Shows, Henna Tattoo Workshop (12+) plus more. More info.

Wollongong Youth Centre
Activities are free for young people 12-18 years, are fully supervised, and are drug and alcohol-free. For more information call (02) 4226 5969. More Info

Beaton Park Leisure Centre in Gwynneville and Lakeside Leisure Centre in Kanahooka
Pool entry until 9 July just $2 per visit for 5-18 years. Activities including gym, tennis, squash plus more for kids aged 5-18 years also available from $2.