Here at What’s on in Wollongong, we’ve found the best Wollongong and Illawarra based School Holiday programs, events, activities & low-cost kids holiday FUN. The school holidays are fast approaching, but don’t worry there are plenty of fun activities to see and do with the kids. Get our guide below to the best School Holiday Activities in Wollongong and the Illawarra.

Need more Illawarra School Holiday What’s On inspiration – we have even more school holiday ideas at Parents Guide Illawarra HERE

Easter Egg Decorating & Mummy & Me Spa and High Tea – Ma Petite Cherie Kids Spa & Tea

Location: Ma Petite Cherie Kids Spa & Tea, 47 Manning Street, Kiama 2533
Dates & Time: Easter Egg Decorating – Saturday 24 March, 10am – 12pm. / Mummy & Me Spa and High Tea: Saturday 23 March 7 Saturday 30 March, 9am/11am/1pm/3pm.
Ages: 4 – 15 years
Costs: Easter Egg Decorating: $49per child/This includes a 100gr chocolate egg to decorate with all of the sprinkles, snacks and drinks / Mummy & Me High Tea: $75 pp (all inclusive).
Booking link HERE

Ma Petite Cherie Kids Spa & Tea is a French-inspired boutique birthday party venue suited for children aged between 4 -15. At Ma Petite Cherie, they bring boutique moments, Parisian pamper parties and tasteful events to children in a stunning setting.

Check out the egg-citing and wonderful events coming to Ma Petite Cherie Kids Spa & Tea, Kiama in March!

  •  Easter Egg Decorating – Snacks & drinks included!
  • Mummy & Me Spa & High Tea – Enjoy fun ‘beauty’ treatments, followed by a decadently delicious high tea.
  • Click here to book now

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Ma Petite Cherie Kids Spa & Tea, Kiama

Whalebone – Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

Location: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong NSW 2500
Dates & Time: Fri 19 Apr, 10am & 12:30pm / Sat 20 Apr, 10am R & 12:30pm
Ages: 6 years +
Costs: Tickets: $29
Booking link HERE

A tale full of magic. Welcome to the ‘Depository’, a mysterious bureau that has seen better days. The last, rather whimsical worker continues an important task: with the help of some strange machinery, he extracts the stories that live in old, discarded objects and safeguards their memories in a magical place. But the arrival of an obsolete A.I. that is programmed to avoid being disconnected starts a gripping and humorous clash between the analogue and the digital.

Featuring dazzling video and computer animations, flying objects and a pinch of circus, this richly visual theatrical experience takes kids and adults on a roller-coaster ride. Book your tickets now here.

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Whalebone, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre

Ma Petite Cherie Kids April School Holiday Workshops!

Location: Ma Petite Cherie Kids Spa & Tea, 47 Manning Street, Kiama 2533
Dates & Time: Mini Pamper Day – Thursday 18 April, 10am-12pm. Mummy & Me Spa & High Tea – Friday 19 April & Saturday 20 April, 9am, 11am, 1pm or 3pm. Bracelet Making Workshop – Friday 26 April, 10am-12pm.
Ages: 4 – 15 years of age.
Costs: Mini Pamper Day – $49 per child, includes foot spa, nail polish, organic chocolate face mask and face gems, snacks and drinks. Bracelet Making Day – $49 per child includes 1 bracelet, snacks and drinks. Mummy & Me Spa & High Tea – $75 pp (all inclusive).
Booking link HERE

During the school holidays Ma Petite Cherie Kids Spa & Tea in Kiama, runs a variety of activities to keep your kids entertained, while socialising and learning new skillsMa Petite Cherie Kids Spa & Tea is a French-inspired kids spa & boutique birthday party venue suited for children aged between 4 -15. Click here to book now

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Ma Petite Cherie Kids Spa & Tea, Kiama

Merrigong’s April Creativity Camp

Location: Wollongong Town Hall, Cnr Kembla and Crown St Wollongong NSW 2500
Dates & Time: 15 – 19 April, 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5 – 12. Children will be placed into groups based on age and confidence.
Costs:$5 day camp: $290 per child* (*20% discount for additional siblings).  Claim your $50 Active and Creative Kids voucher
Booking link HERE

Popular interactive theatre, performance and design workshops!

Under the guidance and supervision of professional performing and teaching artists, children take a journey of creative exploration. Designed to activate kids’ imaginations and build self-confidence in a fun, educational environment, this is a great space for Campers to develop ongoing friendships with other like-minded children. Book now here.

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Merrigong Creativity Camp

Stockland Shellharbour – TBC

Location: Stockland Shellharbour, 211 Lake Entrance Road, Shellharbour, NSW 2529 (Putt Putt Course located Level 1, outside EB Games)
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: Open to all ages and skills.
Costs: TBC
Learn more HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Stockland Shellharbour

Stockland Nowra – TBC

Location:  Stockland Nowra, 32-60 East Street, Nowra NSW 2541
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: School-aged kids.
Costs: TBC
Learn more HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Stockland Nowra

School Holidays at PCYC Wollongong & PCYC Bulli

Location:  PCYC Wollongong & PCYC Bulli
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: 5 – 12 years of age. 
Costs: $47 per day. Only Creative Kids Vouchers can be accepted during School Holidays.
Booking link HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – PCYC Wollongong & PCYC Bulli

Science Space Wollongong – TBC

Location: Science Space Wollongong, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2522
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: Rubbish Science Summer Holiday Program for kids of all ages / Curiosity Days Full Day Holiday Program for kids aged 6-12.
Costs: Curiosity Days Full Day Holiday Program – $110/day (members receive 10% off/Creative Kids vouchers are accepted).
Booking link HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Science Space Wollongong

Robo Camps are back these School Holidays – Wollongong & Shoalhaven

Location: Wollongong TAFE and Shoalhaven UOW Campus
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: Designed to be suitable for ages 7 and up, we will accept younger students if they are accompanied by an adult.
Costs: From $150 – Creative Kids Voucher approved.
Booking link HERE

Project Bucephalus Robotics is a Wollongong-based group that has been running robotics activities for children since 2011. Their school holiday workshops are an excellent activity for STEM-minded (or LEGO-obsessed) kids!

In Robo Camp workshops, students learn how to design, build, and program their own robots. Project Bucephalus team members will pass on their skills in teamwork, lateral thinking, and having FUN!

Click here to check out their awesome line-up of lego and STEM-based fun for creative and curious kids these Summer holidays!

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Project Bucephalus Robotics

Holiday Lessons and Workshops with School of Rock!

Location: Academy of Music Dance Drama, 12B, 264 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul, NSW 2515
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: School aged kids. All Ages and Skill Levels Welcome! Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, we have a class for you.
Costs: TBC
Booking link HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Academy of Music Dance Drama’s School of Rock

School Holiday Activities at The Shellharbour Club

Location: The Shellharbour Club Cnr Wattle & Shellharbour Rds, Shellharbour, NSW, 2529
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: 5 years +
Costs: From as little as $5!
Booking link HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – The Shellharbour Club

Visit HARS Aviation Museum these School Holidays – Shellharbour Airport

Location: 54 Airport Road, Shellharbour Airport, Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Dates & Time: Open daily/7 days a week from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm, last tour leaves at 2pm.
Ages: All ages
Costs: General admission includes a guided museum tour through ALL of their displays and hangars. Tours are guided by their dedicated volunteers to ensure that you get the most out of the experience. Family passes also available.
Booking link HERE

An exciting and educational outing for young and old, get hands on and explore the planes throughout history. Just 20 minutes south of Wollongong at Albion Park Rail. Open every day, this local aviation ‘interactive’ museum is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of historical aircraft, including the last Boeing 747-400 in Australia. You can board many of their aircraft and even sit in the pilot’s seat of an F111 supersonic fighter. A great alternative adventure to keep the kids occupied and mesmerised these school holidays!

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – HARS Aviation Museum

Get outdoors these School Holidays at Treetops Adventure Nowra!

Location: 23 Rock Hill Rd, North Nowra NSW 2541
Dates & Time: KidZip sessions run at select times during the school holidays.
Ages: KidZip sessions are exclusively for ages 8-10 years. Standard Sessions are for ages 3-75 years.
Costs: KidZip is $60 per child
Booking link HERE

Australia’s Number 1 Tree Ropes Course and Ziplining Experience in Nowra (one hour from Wollongong and SO WORTH THE DRIVE!) Let your kid’s ZIP with Treetops Adventure Nowra‘s school holiday KidZip sessions! Kids aged 8-10 get to navigate the tree ropes courses, zipping from tree to tree. ALSO – Tree ropes courses help kids with coordination, balance & confidence.

With over 80+ challenges and 15 flying foxes, this is an experience that all Illawarra visitors will be bound to remember. ALSO – Tree ropes courses help kids with coordination, balance & confidence. We’ve got courses suitable for Juniors (3-7yrs) all the way up to Grown Ups (16yrs+). Bookings are essential here.

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong -Treetops Adventure Nowra

Circus Monoxide – TBC

Location: Circus Monoxide, 3/3 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow NSw 2519
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: Primary school-aged children (5 – 12).
Booking link HERE

Come along to the circus these holidays! Students learn everything from trapeze to tumbling, tight-wire to juggling!

Circus is a fun way for your kids to be active while developing confidence, making new friends and learning amazing new skills. The days are packed with games, activity, freedom and silliness! Circus training encourages kids to be creative, to be themselves and to support each other. Book here now.

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Circus Monoxide

Hangdog Climbing Gym – TBC

Location: Hangdog Indoor Climbing Gym, 130 Auburn Street Coniston NSW 2500
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: School-aged kids
Costs: TBC
Booking link HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Hangdog Indoor Climbing Gym

Revolution Laser Arena – TBC

Location: Unit 1, Lot 2 Drummond St Spring Hill NSW 2500
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: School-aged kids
Costs: TBC
Booking link HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Revolution Laser Arena

Tabatinga Dapto! – TBC

Location: Tabatinga Dapto (Dapto Leagues Club, Cnr Station Street & Bong Bong Rd, Dapto)
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: 5 – 12 years of age
Costs: Activities are free to participate, standard entry fees apply.
Booking link HERE

Award-winning Tabatinga Family Fun & Social Centre at Dapto Leagues Club! Affordable, safe & friendly children’s entertainment – have a party or take the family for some serious fun and social time!

Drop & Dine:
Tabatinga offers a Drop & Dine service where children can be left in fully supervised care of Tabatinga staff while parents enjoy some adult time in Dapto Leagues. Available every Friday & Saturday evening 5.30pm to 9.30pm. Learn more here.

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Tabatinga Dapto

Location: Zeus Street Greek, 211 Lake Entrance Road, Shellharbour City Centre, 2529
Dates & Time: Available now!
Ages: All ages, family-friendly dining!
Costs: TBC
Learn more/visit now HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Zeus Street Greek, Shellharbour

What’s to see at Bundanon these School Holidays!

Location: 170 Riversdale Road / 533 Bundanon Road NSW 2540
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: All ages
Booking link HERE

Bundanon is a family-friendly destination for art, nature, workshops, concerts and more! Only 1 hour from Wollongong on the picturesque Shoalhaven River, Bundanon offers a perfect family day out exploring the beauty of Bundanon set on 1000 hectares.

What’s on at Bundanon during the School Holidays:

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Bundanon

Location: Early Start Discovery Space, University of Wollongong Main Campus, Building 21 Northfields Ave, Keiraville NSW 2500
Dates & Time: Open every day during the school holidays from 9am – 3.30pm.
Ages: 0 – 10 years of are
Costs: All activities are FREE after entry. TBC
Booking link HERE

Early Start Discovery Space is where Curious Minds Play! It is Australia’s only dedicated children’s museum and the world’s first on a university campus! With 17 creative and interactive experiences and numerous smaller Encounters, you’ll be able to explore our two outdoor adventure gardens, construct with small and big blocks, dig for fossils, become an artist, be a train conductor, act on stage, sail a ship, crawl through a cave, play with water, and so much more!

  • Drop by creARTivity this Summer school holidays for hands-on, play based arts experiences.
  • Join in for a ramp making, duck races, small world block play, yoga and under the sea Doodle and Draws (+ more!) to encourage science, technology and engineering thinking!
  • Join our team as we enjoy a selection of some of our favourite, quality children’s books – and play as well!

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Early Start Discovery Space

Xtreme B-Force Martial Arts – School Holiday FUN Day

Location: 37 Bethlehem St, Cringila NSW 2502
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: 6-17 years of age.
Costs: TBC
Booking link HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Xtreme B-Force Martial Arts

Green Connect’s School Holiday Farm Play Days

Location: Green Connect Farm – 6 Anna Ave Warrawong NSW 2502
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: 2 – 12 years of age.
Costs: TBC
Booking link HERE

Green Connect is an award-winning 11-acre farm located in Wollongong, NSW, producing free-range eggs, meat, and organic vegetables, fruit and herbs. We offer school holiday farm play days, providing children with a fun and educational outdoor experience.

Join in the farm fun at the beautiful Green Connect Farm for an exciting day of school holiday fun!​ There will be so much to do and things for kids of all ages to enjoy. The day will focus on unstructured play in the Childrens Garden, along with different experiences to get involved with each day depending on what is happening on the farm. Green Connect work with the weather and with nature to create the best experience possible! Secure your spot here today.

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Green Connect

Stay tuned for more School Holiday activities, workshops, programs and events to be added!

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