School holidays are all about FUN! We have listed the best of the best when it comes to keeping your kids entertained in Wollongong these July school holidays.
Note: To make your life easier just be sure to confirm details with individual venues prior to attendance of any event. Most importantly ENJOY the holidays!
A CDP Production: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
When: 11-12 July
This exquisite new stage adaptation will spark the imagination and sense of adventure in children and their adults, as together you experience the timeless charm of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie.
Recommended for ages 5+. All tickets $29 from www.merrigong.com.au
UOW Early Start Discovery Centre School Holiday Program
When: 2 July – 15 July
Where: Building 21, UOW
The kids will love the fun filled and exciting workshops for all ages including Tap Dancing, Puppet Making, Teddy Bears Picnic, Create your own Comic Character plus so much more!
There is a diverse range of activities to keep the children (and you) entertained during the break. Some session require pre-booking. Spaces are limited!
Full program and booking details at www.earlystartdiscoveryspace.edu.au
Nitro Nora Presents Holiday Hodgepodge
When: 13 July 2016
Where: Dancespace 383
Super Circus hero Nitro Nora is always a hit with the kids providing barrels of laughter with lots of fun. School aged children aged 6-12 are invited to spend the day with Nitro Nora discovering their super creative powers.
Activities include art, circus, music and movement. Cost: $65 per child. Book at www.trybooking.com/207533
Fun-damentals School Holiday Activities
When: 4-18 July 2016
Where: Lindsay Park Primary School
Fun-damentals have every child’s interests covered, with a focus on games plus activites such laser tag, arts and crafts, dancing, acting, building and much more. Also open pupil free day.
Cost: 1st child $50 discounts for siblings (CCR and CCB available).
Contact Daniel Morris on 0423661911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Leonardos Art Studio
When: 4-15 July 2016
Where: 3/4 George St, Warilla
Little Leonardo’s Art Studio offers a fun and creative environment for anyone who is wanting to explore their artistic side!
Enjoy abstract painting, glue art on canvas, anime character drawing, sculpt your own cheshire cat in clay and so much more. Activities to suit 3-16 years plus adults.
The Art Studio is open to young and mature students starting from as young as three years of age.
Call 4295 1042 or visit www.littleleonardos.com.au
Lagoon Restaurant ‘Fun Room’ Special Event Dinner
When: 15 July 2016
Where: Lagoon Restaurant
Lagoon invites you to enjoy a sophisticated night out. While kids are entertained by an array of fun activities for the kids you can enjoy your meal and the ocean views.
$49 per adult for three course menu or $99 per adult for Seafood Platter, breads & dessert. $21.50 per child for kids’ meal and dessert.
Bookings essential. Call (02) 4226 1677. Visit www.lagoonrestaurant.com.au
Five-day Merrigong Creativity Camps
When: 11-15 July 2016
Where: Wollongong Town Hall
Offering children aged 5 –13 years a range of fun performing arts activities that ignite imagination, build self-confidence, develop their communication skills, improve their flexibility, deepen their confidence, work as a team and foster friendships.
Cost: $290 per child and $250 for additional siblings.
Circus Monoxide Winter Holiday Program
When: 5-15 July
Where: 3/3 Jardine St, Fairy Meadow
Keep the kids active and creative these July school holidays with Circus Monoxide’s FULL days of fun.
With 8.30 starts and 5.30 pick ups, it is great for working and busy parents.
Cost: $70/day or $40/half day.
Book now www.trybooking.com/208097
School Holiday Disco Party
When: 13 July 2016
Where:Dapto Leagues Club
Join Iron Jay and his team of Super Wrestling Heroes these school holidays over at The Dapto Leagues Club for an action packed show full of laughs and comedy for the kiddies
Tickets: $10 each (FREE Entry for parents)
Tickets from Dapto Leagues Club Reception or call 02 42611333
Wild Rumpus Workshops
When: 10-17 July 2016
Where: Various locations
Wild Rumpus invites grown ups to do Fun Stuff with your kids! They have 4 fun, cool classes on offer to suit ages from 6-96! Pom pom garland making, intro to leather craft, beach fishing and mandala drawing.
Email email@example.com or visit www.wildrumpus.com.au
Meet Sleepy Burrow Wombats at Illawarra Fly these School Holidays
When: 3 July, 16 July and 17 July 2016
Where: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures
Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures and their friends at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary invite you to meet Warra the Wombat.
Warra is a rescued wombat who currently resides at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary. Warra was found injured and required rehabilitation before he could be released.
The Wizard of Oz Show
When: 17 July 2016
Where: Dapto Leagues Club
Come and click your heels together and get ready to follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters.
Tickets $14. Call 4261 1333 or visit reception at the club.
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When: 5 and 13 July 2016
Where: 103 Crown Street, Wollongong
This introduction to Game Development workshop is for students taking their first steps with game design and development, using the same tools as industry experts.
Cost: $80. Visit www.devikalearning.com.au
When: Woonona Bulli RSL
Where: 13 July 2016
SplashDance Live! will have kids up and dancing from the get-go. 45 minutes of fun, imagination, and pop-infused dance songs with SplashDancers, Adrian and Monique.
Tickets: $15.40. Visit www.stickytickets.com.au/37233
Puppet Pals Holiday Workshop
When: 7 July 2016
Where: Eaton Gorge Theatre Company
Sydney Puppet Theatre will be running this holiday workshop. The cost includes all materials and your own puppet to take home. Puppet Pals is a creative rod puppet making workshop that encourages children to imagine, design and create their own unique puppet character.
Cost: $40 per child. Tickets: www.trybooking.com/206135
The Katy Perry Tribute Show
When: 13 July 2016
Where: The Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow
The Australian Katy Perry Show is a Sydney based Five (5) Piece Live Band set up in tribute to Katy Perry The Australian Katy Perry Show delivers a high energy tribute to Katy Perry, reproducing not only the sounds of Katy Perry, but the Onstage Antics, images and Costumes.
Visit www.thefraternityclub.com.au for tickets.
Fairy Gardens Workshop
When: 7 and 8 July 2016
Where: Sunrise Nursery, Helensburgh
In this workshop, children will create a Fairy Garden to take home. On completion, there will an extra surprise! I will provide little ‘goodie bag’ with a few additional items: everything needed to entice the Fairies into your garden. Ages 2-5 years.
Cost $28. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/LQBH
Danielle Deckard – End Of The World Tour (w/ Rosie Catalano)
When: 9 July 2016
Where: Janes Wollongong
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the “End Of The World” EP, Danielle Deckard will be hosting a series of intimate performances in Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, and Melbourne. The coming months will see the release of three music videos for tracks from the EP, and a deluxe “anniversary” edition of the EP with bonus acoustic tracks.
Danielle will be accompanied by indie-folk singer/songwriter Rosie Catalano. This is an all ages event.
Tickets from www.stickytickets.com.au
Science Centre Workshops
When: Various dates
Where: Science Centre, Wollongong
Spark your childrens’ passion for science with workshops designed to provide children with inspiring learning experiences to ignite their curiosity in science! Choose from over eight interactive workshops including music and movement for preschoolers and Madlabs hands-on electronics workshops.
Big Foot Detectives
When: 4-8 July
Where: Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Kids can enjoy the amazing outdoors these winter school holidays as they participate in some engaging and educational activities that will help them make our environmental footprints smaller.
Holidays of Discovery Daily Activities include Eco Footprint Treasure Hunt, Waste Wise Crafts and a Big Foot Detectives Garden Show .
Activities suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $10 per child, $20 for family of 2 or more children. Payment with debit/credit card (except Amex) only.
Wollongong City Libraries
When: Various dates
Where: Libraries within Illawarra
Our libraries provide a host of amazing FREE activities throughout the school holidays. Lego engineering, kids movies, paper mache hot air balloons, 3D wooden rockets, sand people, toy hack and so much more!
Click here for a full list including dates and times.
Bubble n Bounce
When: Various dates throughout holidays
Where: 8 Fox Ave, Wollongong
Home of the Bubble Soccer craze in the Illawarra, is now also home to a world of inflatables for kids 0-10 years old. With obstacle bouncers, game bouncers, jumping bouncers and creche bouncers, it’s bound to be a bouncing good time!
0-1 Years – FREE per session
1-5 Years – $9 per session
6-10 Years – $12 per session
Free School Holiday Fun at Figtree Grove
When: 5-7 July 2016
Where: Figtree Grove Shopping Centre
Anchors Aweigh Art Studio will be in Centre for some Art workshops Tues 5 & Wed 6 July, kiddies can get active with Yoga Bears Yoga workshop on Wed 6 Jul and Go4Fun will be bringing some fun fitness games on Thurs 7 Jul . All activities will be from 10am to 12pm daily.
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2 Weeks of Making Stuff at Dapto Mall
When: 4-15 July 2016
Where: Dapto Mall
From 4-8 July between 10am-2pm daily create your own Minions puppet, fridge magnet or mosaic poster and from 11-15 July between 10am-1pm colour ceramics with all sorts to choose from – ice crea cones, cake slices, cupcakes, dinosaurs or money boxes. All on level 1.
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When: 4-8 July 2016
Where: Carnival Central, Wollongong Central
Keep the kids entertained these holidays at Carnival Central with a slithering Reptile Show, a Uni-Cycling Balloonist, RIO the movie & more!
Book Now www.wollongongcentral.com.au
Meet Sponge Bob Squarepants
When: 5-8 July
Where: Warrawong Plaza
You’re invited to Spongebob Squarepants Bikini Bottom Beach Party! Come down to Warrawong Plaza for FREE live shows this school holidays. Tue July 5- Fri July 8, 11am and 1pm at Centre Court. There is also Meet and Greet sessions daily at 10am & 12pm. These sessions are limited so please arrive early to avoid dissapointment.
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When: 9 July-15 July 2016
Where: Warrawong Plaza
Skate into Warrawong Plaza and experience a winter wonderland. You can glide around on their free skating rink, Sat July 9 to Fri July 15. Located in centre court, 10am-2pm daily, with free skate hire for all ages. It’ll be snow much fun!