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What’s On for Halloween in the Gong

Get your freak on this Halloween with a load of fun events around Wollongong for young and old!

It’s not all just ‘trick or treats‘!

Spooky Fun for the Kids

Your little ghosts and goblins will love some scare-free activities.

Halloween Disco
Thirroul Bowling, Leagues and Recreation Club
When: 27 October 2017
Time:  5.30pm – 7.30pm

Ghost Train
Illawarra Light Railway Museum
When: 28 October 2017
Time: 4.00pm – 10.00pm

Halloween Disco
Corrimal Bowling Club
When: 28 October 2017
Time: 5.30pm – 9.00pm

Tickets just $10.00 and include a meal from the bistro.
Call 4284 4786 to book (tickets are limited).

Creepy Halloween NIght with DJ23
Flip Out North Wollongong
When: 28 October 2017
Time: 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Halloween Party
Central Hotel Shellharbour
When: 29 October 2017
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Hangdog Halloween
Hangdog Climbing Gym
When: 30 October 2017
Time: From 5.00pm

Buy a Carved Halloween Pumpkin
Warrawong Plaza
When: 31 October 2017
Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Lah-Lah & Buzz Halloween Mini-Concert
Early Start Discovery Space
When: 31 October 2017
Time: 10.30am – 11.15am

Freak Out with the Adults

The Grand Ball Halloween Special
The Grand Hotel, Wollongong
When: 27 October 2017
Time: From 8.00pm

Halloween at the Harp
The Harp Hotel
When: 27 + 28 October 2017

Mr Crown’s Haunted Harvest Weekend
Mr Crown, Wollongong
When: 27 +28 October 2017

Halloween Punk Show
Rad Bar
When: 28 October 2017
Time:  From 7.30pm

Parkside Halloween
Towradgi Beach Hotel & Waves
When: 28 October 2017
Time: From 9.00pm

Pepe’s Halloween Industry Night Edition
PEPE’s on the Beach, North Wollongong
When: 30 October 2017
Time: From 5.00pm

Halloween Gig
Urge Records, Thirroul
When: 31 October 2017
Time: 8.00pm – 11.00pm

Sneak Out Halloween
Hotel Illawarra
When: 31 October 2017
Time: 8.00pm – Midnight

What’s On in Wollongong is not involved in the running of any events.

Please contact individual event holders to confirm details before attending events.

If you have a Halloween event you would like us to add to the list simply send your details to info@whatsoninwollongong.com.au

Lah-Lah Returns Home to Wollongong

Get ready to groove with the whole family because ‘Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band’ are heading to Wollongong!

Lah-Lah’s ’Having Fun!’ Tour will hit the stage at Univerity Hall (University of Wollongong) on  Saturday September 16 at 10:30am.

The leader of the Stripey Sock Club, Lah-Lah will be joined by her band mates Buzz the Bandleader, Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy, Tom Tom and of course Lola the Dancing Double Bass.

Lah-Lah’s shows are a truly magical experience for young active minds providing a totally interactive and hands-on experience that will capture the imagination.

Not only are children encouraged to dance, clap and sing along, they are also invited to meet their favourite Lah-Lah characters after the show and test out their skills on the musical instruments.

With a passion for educating and introducing children to the wonderful world of music, this is going to be one ‘toe-tapping’ good time.

To add to the excitement, Lah-Lah is also enlisting the help of local musicians from our very own Wollongong Conservatorium of Music on the day.

This visit to Wollongong will be a return home for opera-trained singer and mother of two, Tina Harris (aka Lah-Lah), who is a former Kiama High School student and University of Wollongong graduate.

Tina is passionate about introducing young enquisitive minds to the delights of playing musical instruments.

So how do we know the show is going to blow your stripey socks off?

With two mini groovers in tow, we had the delight of attending a previous Lah-Lah performance in Wollongong and the mini groovers are still talking about it!

The mini groovers are counting down the days until Lah-Lah’s next performance, so we think it’s safe to say that Lah-Lah is a winner!

This is fully interactive, jump out of your seat fun!

Want to see more of Lah-Lah? You can see Lah-Lah on Nick Jr, ABC4kids, CBeebies and 7TWO in Australia.

Don’t miss your opportunity to start your children’s musical adventure with Australia’s favourite kids’ band.  Get your tickets today!

When

Saturday, 16 September 2017
10.30am – 12.00pm

Where

UOW University Hall
Northfields Avenue
Wollongong NSW

Tickets

All tickets $25.50
(Children under 12 months on day of concert are free)

BUY NOW

 

Budget Friendly Fun for the School Holidays

Who doesn’t love budget friendly fun for the school holidays that won’t break the bank? We all do right!

You’ll want to keep this one on the fridge as it will be your ‘go-tolist‘ for creative fun activties to keep young energectic minds busy on a budget.

This blog was kindly written by local mum of two and co-founder of GOYOkids Nancy Lawford-Miles . Take it away Nancy!

School holidays are a time to sit back, relax and recoup from a busy term gone, and prepare for the next one ahead.

It’s a time when kids get to be kids. It’s a shake off from the hussle out the door each morning, a break from classroom structure and lean time management.

It’s a time to spend on the floor with toys, to stay in pyjamas until lunch, to reignite sibling play and find wild times in the good old outdoors.

For us (as parents and carers) it’s a chance to let go of our routine of lunch box prep, clean school shirts, (probably a tidy house!), and to make the most of these special years hanging out with our kids whilst we are still cool to hang with!

This unstructured time to play can have a significant impact on a child’s mental health, often helping to reduce levels of stress and anxiety. It allows kids unscheduled time to be creative, to reflect, and to decompress.

On the other end of the scale it offers many benefits in developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.

So here’s a list we’ve compiled of creative fun you and your kids can enjoy on a budget at home these holidays. They’ve been tried and tested by our kids, ticking the fun box for us, as i’m sure they will for you too!

Portrait Painting on Glass

The ultimate NO CLEAN UP fun!

The idea for this came from my eldest child’s interest in learning to draw faces. I thought it would help him with shape and proportion. For my younger child I knew he would just enjoy the freedom to be let loose with paint on any scale!

With squeals of excitement they got stuck in straight away! The boys took it in turns to stand on the other side of the glass and have their bodies painted. It was wonderful to see their concentration and hear the giggles as the brush swept around to trace their faces.

Once they were done I gave them the hose and a squeegee. They had just as much fun cleaning up as they did painting! My windows have never looked so clean!

Yoga for Kids Audio Book

This is about young kids with a loveable energy having fun, jumping, stretching, moving and learning how to be in control of their bodies and minds. Kids with gorgeous wild imaginations listening to a story that will have them leaping like a kangaroo, flying in a space rocket into the great unknown and breathing in the warm spring air.

GOYOkids yoga stories are designed to be super fun and easily used at home with no previous yoga experience necessary.

Download a kids yoga audiobook from GOYOkids, listen to the story and follow the simple instructions.

Why not have some fun with it and play it from your mobile device in the garden or even the park? This is a great activity for the entire family and you’re guaranteed to have heaps of fun!

Rock Painting and Sharing

 

This is such a fun thing to do and helps promotes the idea of sharing and kindness.

Just gather some smooth pebbles and get painting! You can let the creative juices flow or maybe paint some kind words. Acrylic paints work best but you can paint over your design with PVA glue to make your pebbles more weatherproof;don’t worry the glue will dry clear.

Once they have dried, take them to your local park or beach and hide them for others to find! You could even get a few other families on board and start a rock hide and find like we did earlier on this year.

ILLAWARRA "ROCKS" – Creative Nature Play

ILLAWARRA "ROCKS" – Creative Nature PlayWe've hidden some Yoga Story Stones at "Coalcliff beach". We'd love to hear if you find any, and if your hiding some you've painted, be sure to let us all know where so we can come and hunt for them ❤Inspired by https://www.facebook.com/MaggieDentAuthor/posts/1561992530512022 let's get painting, hiding and hunting!

Nai-post ni GOYOkids noong Linggo, Hunyo 11, 2017

Hopscotch with a Twist

This is heaps of fun and all you need is chalk!

Think Twister versus Hopscotch. Use chalk to draw out some feet and hands in different combinations to get the kids balancing, twisting and hopping. Get as creative and wacky as you like, pop on some music, invite the neighbours kids over and let the fun begin.

Sticky Tape Nature Trail

A nature trail is a great way to get out and about and explore your surroundings. We used a rolled up piece of cardboard and covered it in sticky tape (it’s blue because we only had painter’s tape left in the drawer).

You could also use a flat piece of cardboard with contact paper, but the roll worked well as it fitted around my child’s wrist.

Then head out on an adventure and see what you can find! Spring is a great time of year for this as nature is in full bloom.

It’s always fascinating to observe, that when I spend unstructured, unscheduled time with my children, it opens up a deep channel of communication between us.

This channel isn’t always so free flowing in the bustle of the busy school term, when the kids come home too tired and unmotivated to discuss their day with me (despite my constant prompting!). But throw us a cruisy afternoon hanging out together under the great Aussie sky, and you’ll be amazed at what I can find out!

Blog written by Nancy Lawford-Miles
Co-Founder of GOYO kids

GOYOkids create brain breaks using popular children’s stories to teach yoga for kids.

Visit www.goyokids.com.au

Keep up to date and follow GOYOkids on Facebook

School Holidays in Wollongong | Easter 2017

The first of the school holidays for 2017 in Wollongong have arrived with a bucketload of super fun activities to suit all interests and budgets.

Early Start Discovery Space

Location
Building 21, Ring Road
UOW Wollongong Campus

Dates: 11 April – 23 April

From catapults, kites and cars, to coding your parent we offer both free and paid programs to help keep the creative juices flowing and the idle hands at work these April holidays. We’ll also be celebrating Easter with lots of fun activities such as Easter Hat making and an Easter Egg Hunt and even a glimpse of the Easter Bunny!

The fun begins Tuesday 11 April running till Sunday 23 April. (Closed Mondays & over the Easter break).
BOOK NOW

Fun-damentals School Holiday Program

Location
Linday Park Primary School
Thames St, Wollongong

Dates: 10 April – 24 April

Each day your child will participate in several sports including; Soccer, Hockey, Cricket, AFL, Touch Football, OzTag, Baseball/Softball and Basketball.

There are also loads of fun activities such as laser tag, arts and crafts, painting, Lego, poster making, dancing, plus much more.

Open from 8.00am – 6.00pm daily.
1st child $50 – discounts apply for siblings.
Child Care Benefit and Rebate available.

Contact Daniel Morris on 0423661911
Email: danielsteely6@hotmail.com

Choose Your Own Adventure

Location
Burgh
338 Cemetery Road, Helensburgh

Dates: 10 – 12 April

Let the kids have a mountain of fun these school holidays when they choose their own adventure at Burgh.

The kids can pick from Commando Kids or Creative Circus Camp with full and half days available.

Can’t choose what to do? Yes, the kids can do both!

Suitable for ages 5 – 14 years.

Full day: $60 (10am – 3pm)
Half day: $40 (10am – 1pm)
Optional $5 lunch per day
Optional early drop off at 9am – $5 extra per day

Give the Burgh a call today on 4294 1282 or book online at www.burgh.com.au

Big Fat Smile | Fun Club School Holiday Fun

Location
13 Fun Club locations through the Illawarra

Dates: 10 April – 21 April

With 13 FUN CLUB school holiday locations and loads of different activities scheduled for each day, the kids won’t be bored these school holidays!

Have a blast on excursions like Luna Park, Bowling, Trampoline Parks, Go Karting and even the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Our centre days are packed full of fun with activities like creative arts, discos, laser tag, Easter celebrations and so much more!

Costs are applicable for the child care benefit and the 50% government rebate.

For information and to enrol, visit our website www.bigfatsmile.com.au/funclub

Kids Easter EGG-STRAVAGANZA

Location
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
2 – 14 Cliff Road, Nth Wollongong

Date: 11 April 2017

Hop on over to Novotel Wollongong Northbeach to enjoy a delicious selection of Easter treats, face painting, games, arts & crafts and MORE with the Easter bunny and friends.

Children $37.00
Adults $20.00 including barista coffee
BOOK NOW

More Fun!

10 April 2017

ArtSpace School Holiday Program
98 Railway St, Corrimal
10 – 21 April

Choose Your Own Adventure at Burgh
Cemetery Rd, Helensburgh
10 – 12 April

Little Leonardo’s Art Studio
George Street, Warilla
10 – 20 April

Merrigong Creativity Camp
Wollongong Town Hall
10 – 13 April

Titans Sports Academy Clinics
Collegians Sports Centre
10 – 13 April

Giant Garden Bugs
Wollongong Botanic Garden
10 – 13 April
10am + 1pm daily

T-Rex on Tour
Shellharbour City Centre
Until 25 April

Meet a Real Bunny + Friends
Warrawong Plaza
10 April – 15 April

The Early Start Discovery Space brings “Rig-a-majig”
Upper Crown Street Mall – look for the shipping container
9 April – 11 April
11am to 2pm

Mr Men and Little Miss Meet and Greets
Roaming in Gateway Building (near Dymocks), Crown St Mall
10 April – 13 April
Between 11am & 2pm

11 April 2017

Code It Yourself Club
Various locations

Diary of a Wombat
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

Easter Virtual Reality
Warrawong Plaza
11 April – 13 April

Wollongong’s Science Centre & Planetarium brings “A Taste of Science”
Upper Crown St Mall – look for the shipping container
11am – 2pm

Design a Tote 
Stockland Corrimal (near Dan Murphy’s)
11am – 2pm

Chalk Paint for Kids
The Wild Flower Studio, Kiama

12 April 2017

Yoga Workshop
355 Princes Hwy, Woonona

DIY Podcast
Austinmer Scout Hall

Reiki for Children
Wollongong Harbour

Easter Hat Creation
Stockland Corrimal (near Dan Murphy’s)
11am – 2pm

Lavender Lily School Holiday Show
Thirroul Dance Academy

13 April 2017

Paul Capsis – Addicted to Nightlife
The Arts Precinct
Ages 16+

A Taste of Science – FREE
Upper Crown St Mall
11am – 2pm

Free Kids Disco
Dapto Leagues Club

Kids in the Kitchen
Stockland Corrimal (near Dan Murphy’s)
11am – 2pm

School Holiday Camp
Fire Phoenix Martial Arts, Corrimal
9am – 3pm

14 April 2017

Chopper’s Republic of Anzakistan
The Arts Precinct
Ages 16+

Kiama Makers + Growers Market
Jumping castle, facepainter, plaster painting, icecream van, side show Balloon Bust and Knock em Down for the kids
9am – 2pm

15 April 2017

Easter Family Fun Day
Wollongong Botanic Garden

Easter Show 2017
Towradgi Beach Hotel

Easter Fun for Kids
Crown St Mall
11am – 2pm

16 April 2017

Easter Sunday Lunch/Dinner
Windjammers Restaurant

17 April 2017

Circus Workshops
Crown St Mall
17 – 20 April
11am – 2pm daily

Petting Zoo
Crown St Mall
17 – 20 April
11am – 2pm daily

18 April 2017

Flower Crown Workshop
The Wildflower Studio, Kiama

Kids in the Kitchen
11am-1pm daily
Warrawong Plaza

19 April 2017

Peter Combe in Bellyflop in a Pizza
The Arts Precinct

Health & Fitness Basketball Camp
URAC Sports Hub
Ages 12-18yrs

Kids in the Kitchen
11am-1pm daily
Warrawong Plaza

20 April 2017

Justine Clark Sings!
The Arts Precinct

Frank Woodley – I, Woodley
The Arts Precinct
Ages 16+

FREE Paw Patrol Stage Shows
Warrawong Plaza
20 – 24 April

Reiki for Children
Wollongong Harbour

21 April 2017

Children are Stinky
The Arts Precinct

Garden Storytime
Wollongong Botanic Garden
11am – 12pm

School Holiday Hangout
Wollongong Salvos

Super Wrestling Heroes Kids Disco
Dapto Leagues Club

22 April 2017

Pokemon Scavenger Hunt for Starlight Children’s Foundation
MacCabe Park

Make a Hand Surf Plane
Illawarra Workwork School
Ages 15+  accompanied by adult

23 April 2017

Mt Keira Summit Park Sunday Sounds
10am – 12pm

Kids Eat Free

Conditions may apply. Offers may not be available on public holidays. Please check with individual venues prior to attending.

Blu Oranage
Monday – Friday

Towradgi Beach Hotel
Sunday night from 5pm

Casablanca Restaurant on Crown
Only available Sunday, 23 April

The Meatery
Kid eats free from 12-5pm Monday – Friday from Monday 10th –  Friday 21st April

Bally Hotel
Sunday lunch and dinner

Steelers Seafood and Grill
Offer available Sunday 5pm – 7.30pm

If you run an activity for kids in or around Wollongong during the school holidays and would like us to add you to our list simply email you details to info@whatsoninwollongong.com.au

 

 

 

 

Summer School Holidays in Wollongong

School holidays in Wollongong are always a special time and these Summer school holidays are no exception.

This is our pick of the top activities and events happening in and around Wollongong.

Disclaimer: Event details may change and/or are subject to weather conditions. Please confirm details with individual event holders prior to attendance.

Fun-damentals – Sports and Movementfun-damentals-school-holidays

When: 19 Dec – 24 Dec and 2 Jan – 27 Jan
Where: Lindsay Park Primary School

Always popular during the school holidays, the Fun-damentals Summer School Holiday Program offers affordable fun for primary school aged children.

Held at Lindsay Park Primary School in Wollongong, the focus is on developing fundamental movement skills in a fun and exciting environment.

Activities include laser tag, cricket, soccer, tennis, basketball, netball, gymnastics, Lego, dominos, life-size Jenga, dance classes with Taylor, talent competitions, plays and performances and so much more.

1st child $50 – discounts for siblings (CCR and CCB available). Iif you pay taxes you are eligible for the CCR which means you only pay half the advertised fee.

Open 19 Dec – 24 Dec and 2 Jan – 27 Jan from 8.00am – 6.00pm daily (in all weather conditions).

BOOKINGS: For more information and bookings contact Daniel Morris on 0423 661 911 or email danielsteely6@hotmail.com

Visit fun-damentals.com.au 

Burgh’s Summer Campburghs-summer-camp

When: 16 – 20 January
Where: Burgh, Helensburgh

CIRCUS, CLIMBING and PARKOUR workshops are preparing to take over the Burgh these Summer School Holidays.

It’s all about adventure, with the core activities set up outdoors in a week full of exciting workshops, giving the kids the chance to learn amazing new skills.

Workshops include outdoor parkour, acrobatics, outdoor aerials, unicycling, stilt-walking, tree climbing, slacklining and abseiling.

Suitable for children aged 6 – 14 years. Full days 10.00am – 3.00pm or half days 10.00am – 1.00pm.

Full week: $285.00 | Per day: $60.00 | Half day options available (10.00am – 1.00pm): $40.00 | Lunch option: $5.00 per day

Special Offer: Mention this ad when booking Burgh’s Summer Camp and receive a free child’s lunch for each day booked.

Visit burgh.com.au

Early Start Discovery Spacediscovery-space-school-hols

When: 3 – 29 January
Where: Building 21, University of Wollongong

Escape the heat and celebrate the best of summer at the Discovery Space from Tuesday 3 January until Sunday 29 January 2017 (closed Mondays and Australia Day).

Each week of the school holidays your child can enjoy special activities, crafts and workshops based on fun summertime themes:

  • Week 1 (3-8 January): Into the Garden – BOOK NOW!
  • Week 2 (10-15 January): Pool Noodle Party! – BOOK NOW!
  • Week 3 (17-22 January): Bursting with Bubbles – BOOK NOW!
  • Week 4 (24 -29 January): Aussie Games – No Bookings required

Once you enter the Discovery Space there are a variety of FREE public programs. These do not require a reservation.

Bring along your hat & sunscreen and participate in the Sun Smart Scavenger Hunt, a self-guided activity running all day, every day during school holidays!

Discovery Space also offers a variety of interesting paid workshops which do require advanced booking and have limited spaces.

Visit earlystartdiscoveryspace.edu.au

Fun Club Holiday Programfun-club-banner-image-870x310

When: 19 – 27 January
Where: 13 Fun Club Locations throughout the Illawarra

The Fun Club December/January school holiday program is jam-packed with activities for kids aged 5-12.

Operating on weekdays from 19-23 December and 3-27 January, programs are run from 13 Fun Club locations and each centre has their own fun-filled program planned to make sure the kids won’t be bored these holidays.

The kids will have a blast on excursions like Luna Park, Jamberoo Action Park, Cables Aqua Park and Go Karting.

There’s also plenty of water fun at the centres with waterslides, slip ’n’ slides and water fights. The centre days are packed full of fun with activities like colour run, console games, discos, tie-dyeing, Lego, art and craft, celebrating Australia Day and so much more!

The centre days are packed full of fun with activities like colour run, console games, discos, tie-dyeing, Lego, art and craft, celebrating Australia Day and so much more!

Costs are applicable for the child care benefit and the 50% government rebate.

Book in for Fun Club’s School Holiday program by visiting bigfatsmile.com.au/funclub. Fill in the electronic booking form and email directly to your Fun Club centre.

Sunset Cinema Wollongongsunset-cinema-wollongong

When: 16 Dec – 18 Feb
Where: Wollongong Botanic Garden

With three screenings each week including family movie nights, the kids will love a night at the cinemas under the stars.

You can grab a Family Pass for only $45 plus booking fee. The Family Pass is only available online, otherwise grab your General Admission at the Gate on the night.

There will be a delicious range of snacks and drinks from the snack bar for your movie-viewing enjoyment including Cobs Popcorn, Bulla Family Dairy Choc Tops plus special treats available for the adults, MadFish Wines and 4 Pines Brewing Company beer.

Family Movies

Pete’s Dragon – 23 Dec
Storks – 29 Dec
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – 30 Dec + 14 Jan
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – 6 Jan
Trolls – 13 Jan + 21 Jan
Red Dog: True Blue – 27 Jan
Moana – 3 Feb
Sing – 17 Feb

Visit sunsetcinema.com.au/wollongong

32nd Illawarra Folk Festivalillawarra-folk-festival

When: 12 -15 January
Where: Bulli Showground

With over 150 acts jamming it out over 4 days, the annual Illawarra Folk Festival will take the holidays up a notch.

Over 4 exciting days get set to discover folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and celtic music plus poetry, comedy and dance with local and international acts.

Come for one day or come for all four. Why not make it a truly magical experience and camp out under the stars of the Northern Illawarra escarpment with camping and onsite parking available.

This is an all ages event. Children aged 12 and under are admitted free (with a paying parent). Ages 12+ require a ticket. All minors aged 18 and under must be accompanied by a ‘responsible adult’.

Fringe Events
Fringe events include the Honk! Oz (15 to 17 January 2017), Folk Music School open to all ages with approx. 40 workshops (11/12 January 2017), Green Music Train (14/15 January 2017), Tripe Dinner and Dinner Italian Style (12 January 2017) and more.

Check the FRINGE EVENTS Calendar

View the Full Program including scheduled artist details.

SPECIAL OFFER

When you purchase a ticket to the 32nd Annual Illawarra Folk Festival and enter the promo code ‘FestivalCD‘, you will receive a Festival Souvenir CD (double CD with 42 artists) absolutely FREE!

Offer applies to all Adult 4 Day (with or without camping), Adult Weekend and Adult Day (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) Passes. Offer expires midnight on Monday 9 January 2017.

Anyone using the promo code will be given their Festival CD when they arrive at the Festival.

Visit illawarrafolkfestival.com.au

Wollongong Youth ServicesWollongong Youth Services

When: 3 – 25 January
Where: 85 Burelli Street, Wollongong

All activities and events at the Wollongong Youth Services are free.

Catering for young adults aged 12 – 24 year, activities include Girls Cafe, Creative Den, DJ Workshops, live performances by local musicians, movie screenings, screamer water slide, sports spectacular or just ‘hang out’ and play some basketball, pool or table tennis.

To make a booking or to find out more information contact the Youth Services Team on 4227 8222 or email youthservices@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Mister Maker and The Shapesmister-maker-the-shapes_ft

When: 21 January
Where: WIN Entertainment Centre

Mister Maker and The Shapes is a brilliant, fun, fast paced and interactive show everyone will enjoy these summer school holidays.

Bring the whole family to join the ultimate arts and craft hero for some arty adventures.

There will be a big ‘make’ to take part in, super songs and dances to join in with and of course, his fantastic sidekicks The Shapes!

Tickets at ticketmaster.com.au

Inflatable Fun at Albion Park Poolinflatable-fun-at-albion-park-pool_ft

Inflatable Fun at Albion Park Pool is back for Summer.
The toy will be in the pool on a variety of dates, from 1.00 – 3.00pm.

Wednesday 21st December 2016
Friday 30th December 2016
Wednesday 4th January 2017
Friday 6th January 2017 (Pool open day)
Wednesday 25th January 2017
Friday 27th January 2017
Entry fees apply.

More info at shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

Honk Oz! 2017Honk Oz

When: 19 – 21 January
Where: Wollongong Arts Precinct

HONK Oz is a collision of musicians, friends, families, outrageous costumes and irresistible music.

A fringe event of the Illawarra Folk Festival, it all happens in and around the Wollongong Arts Precinct from 19 – 21 Jan.

Check out the FULL SCHEDULE or REGISTER NOW for Kids Honk! Band 2017 (suitable for children 9 years +).

Christmas Lights Around Wollongongchristmas-lights-in-wollongong

You can’t have Christmas holidays without a visit to the local Christmas Lights.

Kids love to see the lights and so do the adults! Make sure you check out our list of Christmas Lights in and around Wollongong.

Visit Christmas Lights in Wollongong.

MORE SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

ART
Wollongong Art Gallery Workshops

THEATRE
The Listies Ruin Xmas – 23 Dec
Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker – 8 – 11 Jan
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – 13 – 14 Jan
Disney’s Beauty and The Beast – 20 – 28 Jan

SPORTS AND FUN
Superslides at Reddall Reserve – 7 Jan

SCIENCE
Science Centre and Planetarium
Wollongong Global Game Jam 20 – 22 Jan

FREE
Your Local Library – Various free activities throughout the holidays.