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Your Guide to the July School Holidays in Wollongong

The July School Holidays are nearly upon us and there are plenty of fun and exciting activities to see and do with the kids.

We’ve compiled a list of some great events on to keep the little ones busy these holidays.

Disclaimer: These events are not run by What’s On In Wollongong, so we suggest you contact the individual venues for further details prior to the event.

Open-Air Ice Skating at Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

For the experienced skaters or those ready to tie up their laces for the first time, the Novotel is hosting an exciting open-air ice skating experience on their rooftop terrace. Grab a hot chocolate and take in views of the beach as you enjoy the classic winter activity of ice-skating.

Food and beverages will be available for sale. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before your session begins to ensure time to have your skates fitted.

Location: Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong, New South Wale

Dates: 7 July – 22 July 2018

Times: Sunday to Thursday – sessions begin at 12pm and run until 7pm and Friday and Saturday – 12pm to 7pm, with two +18 plus sessions from 8pm

Prices*
Toddler (2-4 years) = from $10.00 (must be with paying adult)
Child (5-13 years) = from $15.00
Adult (14+ years) = from $19.50
Family (2 children, 2 adults) = from $55.00
*Skate rental is included in these prices.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit the website here.


Merrigong Creativity Camp

This camp is five fun-filled days of interactive activities aimed to develop your child’s creativity and acting, get their imaginative minds flowing and build self-confidence. They will get to finish the week with a viewing of The 78-Storey Treehouse live on stage. Suitable for ages 5 to 13.

Location: Wollongong Town Hall
Dates: 16 – 20 July 2018
Times: Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm

Price: $290 (Includes a ticket to see The 78-Storey Treehouse. 20% discount for additional siblings)

Reserve a spot now here or by calling 02 4224 5999.


Merrigong Design Workshops

Check out a variety of different interactive and imaginative workshops offered for the kids over the holidays.

All workshop tickets can be booked online on the Merrigong Theatre Co website.

Silly Sock Puppets
Learn to create basic puppets with Set and Costume Designer, Imogen Ross. This is a great introduction to puppet-making for young creative minds.

Date: Friday 13 July
Time: 10am
Recommended Ages: 6-9

Price: $30 – book online.

Make a Set and Tell a Story
Learn the basics of model and set design with Imogen Ross. This is the perfect introduction to theatre design for growing creative minds.

Date: Friday 13 July
Time: 1pm
Recommended Ages: 9-12

Price: $30 – book online.

Book workshop tickets online on the Merrigong Theatre Co website


The 78-Storey Treehouse Live on Stage

Take the kids to see the well-known book The 78-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton live on stage, adapted into a play by Richard Tulloch. From the same team that brought The 13- 26- and 52-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage, this show is the biggest one yet!

Running time is approximately 1 hour. This show is recommended for ages 6+.

Location: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong, New South Wales

Dates: 20 – 21 July 2018

Show Times: Friday July 20 @ 12:30pm and 3pm and Saturday July 21 @ 12pm and 3pm, and relaxed performance at 10am

Price: $39.00

For more information and to order tickets, visit the venue’s website here.

Winter Workshops at Burgh

Flip, tumble and parkour the winter school holidays away with workshops at Burgh Healthy Hub, for 3 jam-packed days of energetic entertainment. There are two amazing workshops to choose from and you can come for one day or all 3.

Location: Burgh Healthy Hub, 338 Cemetery Rd, Helensburgh New South Wales

Dates: 17 – 19 July (Come for one, two or all three days!)
Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost $60 per day (optional lunch = $5)

Flip Tumble, Dance & Act
Mornings will be spent warming up with tumbling or acrobatics. Afternoons will be spent in a variety of difference drama and dance workshops with a final creative performance to end the day.

Freerun, Triking, Scalling and Stalling
Perfect for beginners, this workshop will start the day off with high intensity boxing-style cardio. They’ll spend the day working on fundamental tricks and movements at a more technical level, indoor and outdoor. They’ll end the day putting it all together and trying out the outdoor parkour course.

For more information and to book tickets visit the website or call 4294 1282.


Fun-damentals School Holiday Program

Fun-damentals provide school holiday activities for primary school aged children in Wollongong with a focus on Fundamental Movement Skills. Each day your child will participate in several sports plus they’ll have plenty of opportunity for creative activities. Soccer, netball, dodgeball, football, drawing, crafting plus so much more (view full list of activities).

Bookings can be made for one or multiple days and all skill levels and interests are catered for.

Location: Lindsay Park Primary School, Thames St, Wollongong

Dates: 9 – 20 July | 8am – 6pm

Cost: $50 per child (discount apply for siblings). CCS Subsidy available.

To book contact Daniel Morris on 0423 661 911 or email: danielsteely6@hotmail.com. You can also book online here.


Live Love Learn Art Workshop

Live Love Learn brings us an amazing Captivating Island Life Art Workshop inspired by Greg Nagel and his photography of Tahiti.

Ideal for both kids & adults, this is a perfect activity for the upcoming school holidays. You can choose to join in with your children or simply drop-off – no parent supervision required.

There are also 5 spots available for kids with special needs and their carer (carer attends for free).

Location: Wollongong Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong

Date: 17 July | 9am – 3.15pm

Cost: $83* (normally $100) when booking via Famly.

*Special Offer
Use code FAMLYLOVESWOIW at checkout to receive a further $10 discount off already discounted prices.


Revolution Laser, Hangdog and Hangtime 

There is no need to break the bank these school holidays with these special offers available via Famly, a locally owned app that helps you discover all the fun things to do with your kids in the neighbourhood and when travelling and exploring.

Revolution Laser Family Pass
Revolution Laser Arena is the ultimate laser tag experience for all ages. It is an immersive, stand alone laser tag experience – a movie set quality arena, with a detailed backstory, the latest technology and a whole lot of fun! Play with your family and friends today.

Get Offer: $60 (normally $72)*
Valid for a family of 4
Location: Unit 1/2 Drummond St, Wollongong

*Special Offer
Use code FAMLYLOVESWOIW at checkout to receive a further $10 discount.

Hangdog Indoor Climbing
Life is an adventure and at Hangdog everyone is passionate about sharing their love for climbing and the great outdoors with the families and kids of the Illawarra and beyond. Great activity for school holidays and bad weather option (heat, rain, hail etc).

Get Offer: $50 (normally $60)*
Valid for family of 4 (no time limit!)
2 Adults/ 1Kid (5-15) and 1 Kid (+16yrs) or 2 Adults/ 2 Kids (5-15)
Location: 130 Auburn St, Wollongong

*Special Offer
Use code FAMLYLOVESWOIW at checkout to receive a further $10 discount.

Hangtime: Trampoline Fun Family Pass
Hangtime is about more than jumping on a trampoline. Get your kids out there and have fun with the whole family! Perfect for Gifts, School-holidays & bad weather options (hail, rain or shine). Just for the tiny tods!

This is a special time only for the littlelies under 110cm tall! Bring them to Hangtime and enjoy 1 HOUR of fun and know that their safety is most important to all at Hangtime. Big kids are still allowed but flips and big bouncing are NOT.

Get Offer: $30 (normally $40)*
Valid for family of 4 (min. age 2 yrs)
Location: Unit 3, Lot 2 Drummond Street, Wollongon

*Special Offer
Use code FAMLYLOVESWOIW at checkout to receive a further $10 discount.


Coding, 3D Printing and Design Workshops

The kids will love using their imaginations and building skills with these coding, gaming and 3D printing workshops with CIY Club.

With no experience or parental supervision required, the kids will be entertained and you will love the discounts thanks to locally owned business Famly. Check out the available workshops below plus a special offer.

Location: Science Space, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong

Special Offer
Use code FAMLYLOVESWOIW at checkout to receive a further $10 discount.

Game Coding Camp
Learn the basics of computer coding and game creation. CIY teaches your child how to make their very first computer game, and in just one day they’ll will be able to put together a few different games including graphics and basic coding to make it interactive. Your kids can take the games home and continue to develop them.

Game Coding Camps are for beginners and intermediate Coders alike, with content suitable for attendees to learn the foundations and design different games.

Full day workshop – not adult supervision required.

Date: Mon, 9 July
Time: 9am – 3pm
Suitable for ages 7 – 17 years
Cost: $99 when booking with Famly – Book Now.

3D Printing
A fun, half-day interactive 3D Printing Workshop where you and your child discover an exciting future technology together.

Working as a team, you and your child will discover the endless possibilities of 3D Printing through fun and interactive modern technology techniques, led by the friendly team of leading education experts from Me3D (me3d.com.au).

Date: Tues, 10 July
Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Suitable for ages 6 – 16 yrs

Cost: $108 when booking with Famly – Book Now.

Website Design Camp
Learn how to design a website from scratch utilising one of today’s most engaging and popular design systems. You will be able to make your very own custom website and you will be able to load it in a browser. Design your own colours, images and menus whilst being introduced to the basics of website development.

Date: Tues, 10 July
Time: 9am – 3pm
Suitable for ages 7 – 17 yrs

Cost: $99 when booking with Famly – Book Now.

Full Day Coding Workshop
Learn the basics of computer coding, website development, game creation, robotics and more. Ideal for beginners and intermediate levels. Join the CIY.Club community and attend a full day, Club session.

Date: Mon, 16 July
Time: 9am – 3pm
Suitable for ages 7 – 17 yrs

Cost: $99 when you book with Famly – Book Now.

3D Printing and Design Camp
Learn the basics of 3D design. Coders get an exciting opportunity to experience a new technology that is changing the way we view, imagine and interact with the world around us.

Date: Tues 17 July
Time: 9am – 3pm
Suitable for ages 7 -17 yrs

Cost: $99 when you book with Famly – Book Now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some More Great Ideas for July School Holidays in Wollongong

  • Wollongong Libraries – Circus Skills classes, Lego Robotics, 3D printing, knitting and even a MASH tent where you can learn how to bandage an arm. All activities are free but most require bookings.
  • Visit Wollongong Botanic Garden for the Outdoor Reading Room or burn off energy at the All Abilities playground which boasts a climbing net, viewing platform and maze. You will also find special school holiday activities.
  • Visit Wollongong Youth Services for activities in a safe, fun, accessible, supervised, drug and alcohol free spaces.
  • Wollongong Central will host Questacon’s travelling exhibition Fascinating Science plus a Get Active Zone.
  • Warrawong Plaza will host Prehistoric Creatures displays and craft zone plus free Library Story Time.
  • Check out our 2018 Ultimate Guide to Wollongong for more inspiration!
  • Go for a bush walk (you’ll love it!). You can check out one of our recent walks with the kids right here.
  • To keep up to date with the latest events in Wollongong, be sure to sign up to our newsletter today.
  • Take the kids up to Brokers Nose for amazing views over Wollongong.

The Cascades Walk and Jump Rock | Macquarie Pass National Park

Explore a natural adventure playground at Macquarie Pass National Park located just 30 minutes from Wollongong.

Providing an abundant rainforest you’ll see amazing plant life, birds and native wildlife together with breathtaking views.

Conveniently close to both Robertson and the coastal town of Kiama, this is easily a fantastic one day road trip or a chance to spend a few days away with friends and family.

The Cascades Walk

Location: Base of Macquarie Pass
Distance: 2km return
Time: Allow approx. 45 – 90mins
Pace: Leisurely/family friendly

With a mostly flat terrain we enjoyed the Cascades Walk at a leisurely pace with a 5 and 8 year old in tow.

If coming from Albion Park, you will find a carpark on the right hand side at the base of Macquarie Pass. Simply cross the grass area in front of the carpark where you will find the beginning of the path.

Please note there are steps along the path but nothing that caused complaint. The kids happily ran ahead more excited about what they could discover.

With the sunshine magically peeking through the rainforest canopy, we stopped many times along the way to enjoy the scenery, climb rocks, test our balance skills across a fallen log  and spot native animals including lizards and birds.

Your prize at the end of the track is the beautiful waterfall and natural pool, a photographers dream.  A perfect spot to just stop and take it all in.

Just a word of warning – be careful of slippery surfaces at the waterfall. I may or may not admit to taking a slip waist dip into the refreshing water. That’s a story for another day!

Recommendations

  • The track can include water and mud – don’t wear your best shoes.
  • Don’t forget your water, hat, sunscreen and snacks.
  • Take the insect repellent and some salt (leeches present).
  • Pack a picnic and take advantage of the Cascades picnic area.
  • Take your rubbish with you.

More Info

More info regarding the Cascades Walking Track can be found at nationalparks.com.au

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Jump Rock

Location: Track commences base of Macquarie Pass.
Distance: Approx. 3.5km return
Time: This would depend on your level of experience and who you are travelling with. We had young children and it took us 3 hours return. Experienced or fit walkers may take approx. 1.5 hours.

Located on the left hand side (if coming from Albion Park) at the base of Macquarie Pass, this was our unexpected adventure!

There are no signs but the path commences from the small carpark and is fairly obvious.

As you progress along the initially flat walkway, the path begins to fork giving you the option of travelling closer to the water or ascending higher. We took the higher road where we navigated some tricky situations including steep slopes and muddy, slipper surfaces. At times we felt like mountain goats but  we were loving the challenge!

With a 5 and 8 year old in tow we really had to work as a team to ensure safety and we recommend you do some research prior if you plan on taking young ones (be smarter than we were!).

You will discover stunning scenery along this walk with views of water pools, plant life, birds, astounding rock formations plus massive tree roots along the way.

There are also plenty of places to stop along the way to have a rest or cool off in the creek water.

So what did we discover when we reached Jump Rock? Stunning natural pools of water cascading down over massive boulders creating a stunning landscape. It’s absolutely beautiful.

You will find beautiful pools of water which are brilliant for dipping your toes or taking a swim (it’s a bit chilly in that fresh water!) so pack some swimmers and a towel.

There are ropes tied in various places to help you climb the large rocks and people were climbing the rocks and jumping from various platforms 3-10 meters back into the water. We did not do this and cannot comment on the safety of doing so (do your research before participating!).

This walk took us 3 hours return but keep in mind we had young children in tow. I would recommend you do your research before heading off on this walk to determine if it is right for you and your company.

Recommendations

  • Do your research – check out Bush Walk the Gong for more information.
  • Wear old shoes, there’s plenty of water and mud.
  • Take plenty of water, sunscreen, hat and snacks.
  • Be prepared for leeches – take some salt.
  • Safety first, let someone at home know when you are going and when you’ll return.
  • Take your rubbish home.
  • If planning to do this with young children, please ensure they are up for the challenge prior to departure. Our 5 and 8 year old, although champions along the way, were absolutely exhausted after this walk.
  • We have heard that Jump Rock can be very popular in Summer months so plan accordingly.

More Info

More detailed information can be found at Bush Walk the Gong and Pioneer Walks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Guide to Easter in Wollongong 2018

Have yourself a ‘hopping‘ good time this Easter with our guide to all the fun things happening in and around Wollongong.

Find out where to take the kids for Easter egg hunts, Easter crafts and activities, and where to find the Easter Bunny! Plus we have you covered with markets, fun things for the adults plus what’s on Easter Sunday.

Top Picks for Kids

Easter Family Fun Day
Where: Wollongong Botanic Garden
When: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: Free

We are so excited to see the return of the Easter Family Fun Day in 2018. This is a free community event proudly presented by the Rotary Club of Wollongong and Wollongong Botanic Garden.

What’s On
  • 10am – 11am Easter Egg Hunt*
  • 10.30am – 12.30pm Symbio Mobile Wildlife Zoo
  • 11.30am Discovery Centre theatre show
  • Jazz tunes from local students of the Conservatorium of Music
  • Children’s fun entertainment & activities brought to you by the Garden’s Ranger party experts & Wollongong Botanic Garden’s Discovery Centre.
  • A BBQ by Rotary, refreshments and coffee will also be available for purchase on the day.*Note: During this time age groups will run in order from 10am, starting with 0-5 years, 6-8 years and 9-12 years. Children will hunt for a token in exchange for an easter egg.

TBH Annual Easter Show
Where: Towradgi Beach Hotel (carpark)
When: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Time: 10am – 5pm
Entry: Free Entry

There is no need to travel up to Sydney when we have our very own amazingly fun Easter Show right here in Wollongong!

What’s On
  • Carnival rides*
  • Show bags
  • Reptile show
  • Farmyard animals
  • Magicians
  • Free face-painting
  • Sideshow games + more!

*Wristbands are $25 per person per session. session times are 10am to 2pm and 1pm to 5pm.

Free Easter Activities for the Kids

Kids Easter Basket Decorating at Figtree Grove
When: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm.
More info.

Easter Central  at Wollongong Central
When: 26 to 31 March 2018
Activities include Easter colouring in, Easter Sand Sculpture Building, Sand Sculpture Workshops, Butterfly House Feeding Experience, Easter craft activities, chocolate fountain experience and a visit from the Easter Bunny (31 March 11am – 2pm).
More info.

Easter Fun Day at Dapto Mall
When: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Time: 11am – 2pm
Annual Easter Egg Hunt through-out the centre, create an Easter tote bag to collect yummy Easter eggs, face painting and the Easter Bunny will be roaming the centre. More info.

Easter Bunny Visits Warilla Grove Shopping Centre
Join in the Easter Fun at Warilla Grove Shopping Centre with a visit from the Easter Bunny on Thursday 29th March and Saturday 31st March between 10:30am to 2:30pm each day.

Easter Bunny’s Breakfast + Live Show at Warrawong Plaza
When: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Time: 8.30am – 9.30am
Join The Cadbury Easter Bunny for a special Easter Breakfast in the Warrawong Plaza Food Court. Breakfast which will include fruitless hot cross buns, a piece of fruit and a bottle of apple juice or water. Following the Breakfast there will be a live Cadbury Easter Bunny show at Centre Court commencing at 10am.Bookings are essential. $5 deposit per child, refundable upon attendance at the event. Tickets are on sale now at the Customer Service Desk.

Easter Fun at Stockland Shellharbour
When: Saturday 31 March 2018
Time: 10am – 3pm
Meet the roaming Easter Bunny and have fun with Easter craft activities.

What’s On Easter Sunday

Annual Burgh Easter Egg Hunt 
Where: Burgh Healthy Hub, 338 Cemetery Rd, Helensburgh
Time: from 8am
Cost: FREE
Whilst your searching for your eggs keep your eyes peeled for an appearance from a very cheeky rascally rabbit PLUS enjoy Hot Cross Buns, Coffee, BBQ Breakfast and of course CHOCOLATE!!! Everyone is invited so come have some fun at this FREE event.

Easter Sunday at Windjammers
Where: 2-14 Cliff Rd, Wollongong
Time: 12.30-2.30pm
Easter Sunday lunch at Windjammers includes:
– Deluxe BBQ & seafood buffet
– EGG-stravagant chocolate themed dessert buffet
– 3 hour beverage package
– Live entertainment
– Kid’s face painting
Bookings Essential – more info.

Easter Egg Hunt + Meet the Easter Bunny
Where: Headlands Austinmer Beach Hotel
When: Sat, 31 March + Sun 1 April
Time: 11am

Giant Easter Egg Hunt
Where: Jamberoo Action Park
When: Sunday, 1 April
Time: 9.30am (don’t be late!)
Hunt for 1000’s of yummy chocolate Easter Eggs at the GIANT Easter Egg Hunt at Jamberoo Action Park. It is FREE to participate, must be either a paying guest or a Season Pass Holder. Easter Egg hunt starts at 9.30am SHARP. ONLY for children aged between 4-12 years. More info.

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza
Where: Red Dog on the Green, Figtree
Time: from 12noon
Easter Egg Hunt, have some fun on the Slip n Slide, Run n Splash Water Slide, fun with Dragonfly Parties plus kids crafts, games & face painting activities throughout the day.

Easter Egg Hunt & Live Music
Where: Mountain Ridge Wines Cellar Doors & Restaurant, Berry
Easter Egg hunt: 9:30am (regular breakfast menu will be available) and the second hunt of the day will be on at 12:30pm (set menu and kids menu available only). Kate Young will also be playing from 12pm till 3pm. Booking are essential: (02) 4448 5825. Visit Mountain Ridge Wines for more information.

Easter Family Race Day
Where: Shoalhaven City Turf Club
Time: 11am – 5.30pm
Visit Shoalhaven City Turf Club

Dragons v Knights
Where: WIN Stadium
When: 1 April 2018
Time: 4.00pm

Easter Markets

Kiama Farmers’ Market – Easter Market & Kids Spud Hunt
When: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Where: Surf Beach, Kiama
Time: 3pm – 6pm

Eat Street Market by Foragers
When: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Where: Crown St Mall
Time: 5 – 9pm

Good Friday Market, Kiama Makers & Growers
When: Friday, 30 March 2018
Where: Black Beach, Kiama
Time: 9am – 2pm

Warrawong Markets
When: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Where: Northcliff Dr, Warrwong
Time: 7am – 1pm

The Farm’s Market
When: Sunday, 1 April 2018
Where: Killalea State Park, Shellharbour
Time: 10am – 3pm

Dapto Showground Markets
When: Sunday, 1 April 2018
Where: Dapto Showgrounds
Time: 7am – 1pm

Foragers Market
When: Every Sunday
Where: Bulli Showgrounds
Time: 9am – 2pm

Something for the Adults

Original Sin INXS Show
Where: Towradgi Beach Hotel & Waves
When: Thursday 29th March 2018
Time: 8.30pm
Cost: Free

Marty Bright + Support
Where: Wollongong Comedy
When: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Tickets $15 online | $20 at the door

John Waite
Where: Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul
When: Saturday, 31 March 2018
Time: 8pm
Tickets on sale now

Easter Sunday Session
Where: PEPE’S on the beach, Wollongong
When: Sunday, 1 April 2018
Time: 2pm – midnight
Entry: Free
DJ’s on the Deck from 3pm
Feat. DJ KEYES & DJ Ace
VIP Cabana Bookings & Bottle Service Packages
Dance Floor
Dessert Cocktails

The Villains – CD Launch
Where: Towradgi Beach Hotel
When: Sunday 1st April at 7.30pm
Cost: $13.94


Top 8 Water Play Activities in the Illawarra

It’s the Summer school holidays and the kids energy levels are through the roof!

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most exciting water play fun happening right here in the  beautiful Illawarra!

Don’t forget that events can be subject to weather conditions, age restrictions, conditions or incur an entry fee. Be sure to check with individual event holders prior to attendance (relevant links below).

Happy Splashing!

Screamer Water Slide

Where: Wollongong Youth Centre, 85 Burelli Street, Wollongong
When: Friday, 12 January 2018
Time: 11am – 2pm
Ages: 12 – 18 years

Get the adrenaline pumping as you scream down the 9m high & 20m long water slide. Bring your towel! 12-18 year olds only.

Join Screamer Water Slide at Wollongong Youth Centre on Facebook.


Super Slide Day

Where: Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra
When: Saturday, 13 January 2018
Time: 10am – 2pm
Cost: Free

The kids will have a ball on the four awesome waterslides plus sporting demonstration and come and try sessions.

For more information visit shellharbour.nsw.gov.au


Illawarra Inflatable Fun

Albion Park Pool
Where: Russell St, Albion Park
When: 3 January & 24 January 2018
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Cost: Pool entry fees apply
For more information visit  shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

Berkeley Swimming Pool
Where: 5 Winnima Way, Berkeley
When: 2 & 16 January 2018
Time: 9am – 11am
For more information visit wollongongong.nsw.gov.au

Corrimal Pool (heated)
Where: Short St, Corrimal
When: 11 & 25 January 2018
Time: 10am – 12noon
Cost: $4.70 per child
For more information visit wollongongong.nsw.gov.au

Dapto Pool (heated)
Where: 28 Bangaroo Ave, Dapto
When: 4 & 18 January 2018
Time: 10am – 12noon
Cost: $4.70 per child
For more information visit wollongongong.nsw.gov.au

Oak Flats Pool
Where: Kingston Street, Oak Flats
When: 10 & 12 January 2018
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Cost: Pool entry fees apply
For more information visit  shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

(Giant inflatable is available at Oak Flats Pool Open Day – 12 January 2018)

Warilla Pool
Where: Benaud Crescent, Warilla
When: 17 January & 19 January 2018
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Cost: Pool entry fees apply
For more information visit  shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

Western Suburbs Pool
Where: Princes Hwy & Chapman St, Unanderra
When: 9 & 23 January 2018
Time: 9am – 11am
For more information visit wollongongong.nsw.gov.au


Kiama Leisure Centre
Where: 1 Havilah Place, Kiama
Contact:  (02) 4232 1877

Inflatable Pool Toy
When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during school holidays
(Not available between Christmas & New Year or Public Holidays)
Time: 12pm – 3.00pm
Ages: 5+
Cost: Fees apply

Sport and Swim
Four hours of sport and swimming with the pool toy
When: Wednesday 3 & 17 and Monday 8 January 2018
Time: 11am-3pm
Ages: 5 – 12 years
Cost:  $20 | 1st child/$18 | 2nd & 3rd child

Gym Fun and Swim
Four hours of gym and swimming with the pool toy.
When: Friday 5 &12 and Monday 15 & 22 January 2018
Time: 11am-3pm
Ages: 5-12 years
Cost: $20 | 1st child/$18 | 2nd & 3rd child

Important Information
All children must be over five years of age and be able to swim. Minimum 12 participants required.

Full payment required on booking.
Call (02) 4232 1877

For more information visit kiama.nsw.gov.au

Pool Open Day

Oak Flats Pool
Where: Kingston St, Oak Flats
When: 12 January 2018
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Cost: Free entry to the pool

Giant pool inflatable, library by the pool, music, free sausage sizzle plus giveaways.

For more information visit shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

The Big Wedgie

Where: Lang Park, Marine Dr, Wollongong
When: 16 December ’17 – 11 February ’18

This one has something for everyone, no matter your age or size.

The Big Wedgie
Minimum Height: 1.2m
Minimum Age: 7 years
Maximum Weight: 110kg

The Big Chucka
Minimum Height: 1.4m
Minimum Age: 10 years
Maximum Weight: 110kg

The Just Right Wedgie
Minimum Height: 0.8m
Minimum Age: 3 years
Maximum Weight: 60kg

The Little Wedgie
Minimum Height: 0.8m
Maximum Height: 1.2m
Minimum Age: 3 years
Maximum Weight: 40kg

Please note if weather conditions are unfavourable, The Big Wedgie may be closed! Please check The Big Wedgie Facebook page for updates!

Visit thebigwedgie.com.au for price details and online bookings.


Waliscags Water Worx

Where: Dapto Showground, Princes Hwy, Dapto
Enter via southern end of Mulda Street (free parking)
When: 20 December ’17 to 25 February ’18.

Only 700m from Dapto Train Station you will find Waliscags Water Worx.

With 5 themed pools with integrated slides, plus an 11m high slide for the daredevils rightfully named the Epic Racer.

The slides cater for all ages and includes special toddler only zones. Spectators are free.

When you book your tickets you have up to 4 hours of slipping, sliding and splashing fun.

Prices

Babies 0 – 3 years: FREE
Children & Adults: $23.80 – $24.50
Group Pass (4 participants): $84.15 – $95.00
Party Pass (minimum 12 participants): $19.95  per person

Children aged 1-5 years must be supervised in the water by a parent or guardian.

Tickets can be bought online or at the kiosk. Gift vouchers available. Book online and save at www.waterworx.fun

 

Jamberoo Action Park

Where: 1215 Jamberoo Road, Jamberoo
Open: 10am – 5pm daily (during the school holidays)

It’s where YOU control the action! Open EVERY Day this summer holiday season from 26th December 2017 until 31st January 2018.

Jamberoo Action Park is set amongst 40 hectares of amazing aqua play fun, landscaped gardens and parklands and is the perfect place to kick back and relax or join the kids on a vast range of water rides, slides and attractions.

Buy a Season Pass and get unlimited access to water thrills and spills this season.

Visit www.jamberoo.net for all the details.

Jamberoo Action Park | The Perfect Storm

Hope to see you sometime this upcoming holiday season … time to Experience The Perfect Storm only at NSW's favourite water theme park Jamberoo Action Park… OPEN *Daily until 28 February 2017 … Sammy 😉

Posted by Jamberoo Action Park on Thursday, 15 December 2016

Nowra

Nowra Aquatic Park

Where: Scenic Drive, Nowra
Summer Hours:
Mon – Thurs 6am – 7pm
Friday: 6am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am  – 5pm
Public Holiday: 11am – 3pm

With 9 lanes of heated outdoor pool plus splash pad and waterslides, the kids and ‘big kids‘ are guaranteed to have an absolute ball. Don’t forget to visit the Splash Cafe to refuel your energy!

Waterslides are OPEN DAILY 11am – 4pm until the end of January.

Entry Fees

Adult: $5.60
Child: $4.20
Family Swim – 2 Adults & 3 Children: $19.60
Children 2 years & under free with paying adult

Water Slide Fees

5 ride pass (waterslide only, excludes pool enry): $3.80
10 ride pass (waterslide only, excludes pool entry): $6.70
Unlimited water slide (includes pool entry): $13.50

Waterslide operation is subject to weather conditions.

***NYE 2017 POOL PARTY & OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT ***

WHEN:
Sunday 31st December 2017, 5.30pm – 9.30pm

Event Schedule:
5.30pm: Gates open, party starts
5.30pm-6.30pm: Waterslides/Pool/Splashpad open
6.30pm-7.30pm: Pool Dance Party of grassed area
7.30pm: Outdoor Movie

Cost:
Adults $10
Children $5
Family $30 (2 adult/3children)

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT SHOALHAVEN TICKETS:
https://shoalhaventickets.com.au/event/nye-17-pool-party-outdoor-movie-event-6146

T&C’s
– Ticket entry only
– Children 10yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult
– No food or beverages (including alcohol) to be brought into the centre during the party

Visit shoalhavenswimandfitness.com.au

Splash into the School Holidays this weekend at Nowra Aquatic Park. The waterslides will be open from 11am – 3pm Saturday/Sunday throughout the school holidays

Posted by Nowra Aquatic Park on Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Waterworld Central Nowra

Where: Stockland Nowra, 32-60 East St, Nowra
When: 13 January – 28 January 2018
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm daily

Waterworld Central is Australia’s first portable water theme park and it will be sliding into the Nowra Stockland Shopping Centre these school holidays.

Prices
25.00
10.00

Purchase your tickets online at waterworldcentral.com.au
Online tickets must be purchased by at least 8am on the day of attendance, otherwise tickets an be purchased at the gate.
Session Times
10am – 12pm, 11am – 1pm, 12pm – 2pm, 1pm – 3pm, 2pm – 4pm (weather permitting).
In the event of bad weather please check the Waterworld Central Facebook page or call 0409 912 343.


Beaton Park Pool

Please note Beaton Park Pool will close 12.30pm Sunday 17 December and will re-open Monday 22 January 2018.

 

 

 

School Holiday Fun in Wollongong

Summer School Holidays are here and ‘HAVING FUN!‘ is high on the agenda.

We have taken the stress out of finding the best ‘FUN’ by putting together a list of awesome school holiday events right here in Wollongong.

These events are popular for a reason…the kids love them! We highly recommend booking early to avoid disappointed kids.

BURGH’s Outdoor Summer Camp

Where: Burgh Healthy Hub, Helensburgh
When: 15 – 19 January 2018
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (with optional creche)

Burgh’s popular Outdoor Summer Camp is back in 2018 with tree climbing, Parkour, aerials and stilt walking.

This Outdoor Summer Camp  will be a jam packed week of absolute fun to keep the kids active and outdoors.

Suitable for ages 6 – 14 years. No prior experience required.

Taught by industry professionals, this dynamic program offers a variety of challenging and exciting hands-on skills for everyone.

Your child will also have the opportunity during the full week program to specialise in their choosen area. Simply specify when booking if your child has a favourite area/skill to learn.

Your child can participate in the full week program or choose the days that suit your family.

Prices
Full 5 days: $285
Per day: $60 (10am – 3pm)
Lunch: $5 per day

Optional Creche
The creche will be open daily from 9am – 5pm.
Per day: $20
Full week: $90

Bookings

Ph: 4294 1282
Email: circus@burgh.com.au
Enrol online at burgh.com.au/summercamp
                                                                                                                                                     

Early Start Discovery Space

Where: Building 21, UOW
Open Tues – Sun (closed Mon)
Times: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Perfect for visiting family over the holiday season, or a brilliant experiential present for Christmas, the Early Start Discovery Space Summer Visit Pass is the perfect way to maximise play this holiday season!

For only $79, two adults and two children* receive unlimited visits to the Discovery Space for 4 consecutive weeks. This is a fantastic way to truly experience everything we have to offer!

Extra family members can be added to the Summer Visit Pass at the time of purchase for $10 per person, with a maximum of 8 people per Pass.

Looking for more places to play?
For just $20 extra the Summer Visit Pass allows 4 weeks unlimited access to the Science Centre & Planetarium… for $99 you’ll have access to the best family entertainment in Wollongong during the Summer holidays!

Purchase Pass

Your $79 Early Start Summer Visit Pass includes 2 Adults & 2 Children.

Additional members can be added at the time of purchase for $10 per person, with a maximum of 8 people per Pass.

Please read the Terms & Conditions prior to purchasing.

Visit earlystartdiscoveryspace.edu.au

                                                                                                                                                                             

Fun-damentals Sports & Movement Skills

Where: Lindsay Park Primary School, Wollongong
When: 18 December – 22 December and 2 January – 25 January.
Time: 8.00am – 6.00pm daily

Fun-damentals provide school holiday activities for primary school children in Wollongong with a focus on Fundamental Movement Skills.

Each day your child will participate in several sports including; Soccer, Hockey, Cricket, AFL, Touch Football, OzTag, Baseball/Softball, Basketball. Plus lots of fun activities and skills sessions.

Come for a day or a whole week.

Fun-damentals ARE APPROVED FOR THE CHILD CARE BENEFIT AND REBATE (if you pay taxes you are eligible for the CCR – which means you only pay half the advertised fee – the government pays the rest).

Everyday the following activities and more will be provided based on YOUR child’s interests:

  • Sneaky Pete, Orb, Capture the Flag, Dodgeball Games, Crab, Gymnastics, Dancing, Plays, Avengers, Seekers, All Sports Lunchtime Game.
  • Lego, Drawing, Colouring, Building, Board Games, Social Games, Reading, Puzzles, HEAPS of Arts and Crafts.
  • NEW – These holidays Fun-damentals will conduct skills sessions on the sport targeted that day (modified for each age group).
  • HOT WEATHER SUMMER FUN! – Fun-damentals will plan water activities. Bring a towel and spare clothes everyday (water pistols allowed but please label) because getting wet is FUN!

*Younger participants or those transitioning into school will be catered for with extra breaks and modified activities.

Costs
1st child $50 – discounts apply for siblings.
Fun-damentals are approved for the Child Care Benefit and Rebate.

Bookings

Fill out the Booking Request form at fun-damentals.com.au
Contact Daniel Morris on 0423661911
Email: danielsteely6@hotmail.com

                                                                                                                                                                             

Artspace

Where: Railway Street, Corrimal
When: 18 January – 1 February 2018
Age Group: 3 – 18 years

Artspace studio is the largest visual art school for children on planet art!

Located in Corrimal, the Artspace Holiday Program keeps your kids and young adults creatively entertained.

Kids love the paint tent, edible gardens, edible painting, eco sculpture, skate deck design, pot throwing, perfumery, arachnophobia, special guest artists and loads more!

Full day, 2 or 3 hour sessions available.

Join the Artspace Artists these school holidays for a jam-packed creative program for kids aged 3-18 years old.

View Full Artspace Program and Book

                                                                                                                   

Budget Friendly Fun with GOYOkids 

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.