Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong, Kiama & Shellharbour

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

Merrigong Creativity Camp – July

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

Location: Wollongong Town Hall, Corner Crown & Kembla Streets, Wollongong NSW 2500
Dates & Time: 15 – 19 July, 9am – 3pm
Ages: 5-12 years. Children will be placed into groups based on age and confidence.
Costs: 5 day camp: $290 per child* *20% discount for additional siblings or when booking all three camps. Creativity Kids Voucher Approved. Camp registration includes a ticket to see The Listies: Make Some Noise.
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.

July LEGO Robotics & STEM Camps – Project Bucephalus

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

Location: Building X, TAFE Campus (Wollongong) and UOW Shoalhaven
Dates & Time: School Holiday Programs will be held across the Shoalhaven (15 – 16 July) and Wollongong (18 – 19 July). 9am – 3pm  / 10am – 4pm,
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 after-school and school holiday workshops are an excellent activity for STEM-minded (or LEGO-obsessed) kids!

School Holiday Programs will be held across the Shoalhaven (15 – 16 July) and Wollongong (18 – 19 July).

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!

The Listies – Make Some Noise

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – The Listies Make Some Noise

Location: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong NSW 2500
Dates & Time: Fri 19 Jul, 6pm and Sat 20 Jul, 10am *R & 1pm
Ages: Recommended ages 4+. Some sudden loud noises, lasers, smoke effects and Dad’s dancing.
Costs: Tickets -$29
Booking link HERE

For over a decade, the award-winning Listies have toured the world doing shows for literally gazillions of kidults – that’s kids and their adults. Now they’re bringing hilarious, fabulous, fun for the whole family back to Wollongong. Make Some Noise is a comedy concert for humans aged 4 to 400. Join the maestros of mirth, Rich and Matt, as they belt out a bunch of songs with the LOLs turned up to 11.

Inclusive July School Holiday Program for kids with disabilities – Client Care First

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Client Care First

Location: Locations across Wollongong NSW 2500
Dates & Time: 8 – 19 July, 9am – 3pm.
Ages: Program will cover ages 5-12 with a NDIS plan and will be made up of two pods: Ages 5-9 and Ages 10-12.
Costs: As per NDIS price guide
Booking link HERE

Led by their team of specialist support staff, Client Care First’s School Holiday Program is a fun & enriching way for children to engage in various diverse & creative holiday activities, build social connections and have memorable experiences during their school breaks. Join for the entire two weeks school holiday or for a mix of activities They adopt a person-centred approach across all their services at and can tailor the activities to the needs of each participant. Call the team on 02 4256 3079 to enquire or click here to view their July inclusive school holiday program.

Wollongong Wolves July School Holiday Clinics

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

Location: Albert Butler Memorial Park, Lot 137 Primbee Deviation Road, Primbee, NSW 2502
Dates & Time: 8 – 17 July, 9am – 2pm
Ages: 6 – 14 years of age. Goalkeeper Clinic: 11 – 16 years of age
Costs: $165. Goalkeeper Clinic: $180
Booking link HERE

The Wollongong Wolves’ Holiday Clinics are delivered by experienced and qualified coaches and are designed to help youngsters improve their football skills in a fun, safe environment. The 3-day clinics also give kids the opportunity to play on an inflatable football pitch which is always a big hit and sure to put a smile on the faces of the kids. 

The Wollongong Wolves are offering a Goalkeeper School Holiday Clinic during Autumn.

Children not only get to meet new friends, but they get an opportunity to develop their core skills through game-based activities. It’s a great way to boost your child’s confidence and have fun learning to play the world game.

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

Winter School Holiday Program – Circus Monoxide

Location: Circus Monoxide, 3/3 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Dates & Time: 8 – 22 July, 9am – 4pm.
Ages: The program is ideal for primary school-aged children (5 – 12).
Costs: $85 per day/$400 for the week.
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.

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

The Junior Singers Bootcamp – Emma Dean Sings

Location: Kiama Masonic Hall, 46 Collins St, Kiama, NSW 2533
Dates & Time: 8 – 10 July, 9am – 3pm.
Ages: 6 – 12 years of age
Costs: $250 or invite a friend and both receive $50 off!
Booking link HERE

Balmain’s No.1 Singing School, Emma Deans Sings, is bringing their award-winning school holiday program “The Junior Singers Bootcamp” to the Illawarra this school holidays. This incredible 3 Day holiday workshop has been sold out for the past 6 years in Sydney. This bootcamp is a phenomenal experience for your budding “Swifties” and junior rockstars. 3 days of learning to sing, dance and act like a real professional singer. The whole experience is focused on building their confidence, giving them the moves and skills to bring their rockstar/ pop star character to life on stage!

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – The Junior Singers Bootcamp

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: $50 per day
Booking link HERE

Xtreme B-Force Martial Arts School Holiday FUN Day, Tuesday 16 January for 6 – 17 years of age! Join in for a fantastic School Holiday Funday filled with Nerf wars and fun games!

Activities Include:

  • NERF Gun Wars – Let the battles begin!
  • Dodgeball – Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!
  • Weapons – Master your skills in safe, supervised play!
  • Movie Time – Chill out and enjoy some cinematic fun!

Hurry and register now, limited spots available! Call them on (02) 4268 8679 to book!

Xtreme B-Force Martial Arts is a family-friendly, encouraging and inclusive premier training centre for aspiring martial artists for 4 years right up to adults! Click here to learn more.

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

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

School Holiday FUN at Tabatinga Dapto!

Location: Tabatinga Dapto (Dapto Leagues Club, Cnr Station Street & Bong Bong Rd, Dapto)
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: 0 – 12 years of age
Costs: Activities are free to participate, standard entry fees apply.
Booking link HERE

Term 1 is done, now it’s time for some fun! Come entertain the Rangers with lots of fun activities these school holidays! Tabatinga Dapto have a jam-packed schedule these School Holidays! School’s out, and Tabatinga is turning the holiday break into an adventure for your little explorers. From bumper car rides, to Jungle Craft Time, to Star Wars and Avenger-themed FUN to cupcake decorating, there’s never a dull moment at Tabatinga! Click here for their Holiday Activities Schedule and for bookings.

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

Jump into School Holiday FUN at Flip Out Albion Park!

Location: Flip Out Albion Park, 182 Princes Highway, Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Dates & Time: July School Holidays
Ages: All ages!
Costs: Jump into excitement with their 2+2 offer – buy any 2-hour entry and add a slushie for just $2!
Booking link HERE

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Flip Out Albion Park

School Holiday Activities at The Shellharbour Club

Location: The Shellharbour Club, Cnr Wattle & Shellharbour Rds, Shellharbour, NSW, 2529
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: 3 years +. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Costs:  Activities from $5 per child. Club entry rules apply.
Booking link HERE

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

Green Connect’s School Holiday Farm Play Days

Location: Green Connect Farm – 6 Anna Ave Warrawong NSW 2502
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: Play days are open to kids of all ages, best suited to ages 2 – 12 years.
Costs: Tickets are $15 per person (all attendees require a ticket including accompanying adults, excluding children under 6 months).
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

What’s to see at Bundanon these School Holidays!

Location: 170 Riversdale Road / 533 Bundanon Road NSW 2540
Dates & Time: July School Holidays
Ages: All ages, family-friendly fun
Booking link HERE

Bundanon is a family-friendly destination for art, nature, workshops, concerts and more! There is so much for kids and families to do in Bundanon – check out what to do here.

What’s on at Bundanon during the School Holidays:

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

Paint and Create School Holiday Classes for Kids!

Location: Bulli Community Centre & Fairy Meadow Community Centre
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: 6 – 12 years of age.
Costs: $40.00 (+ Booking Fee). Get 10% off the ticket price with Promo Code PGI10.
Booking link HERE

Calling all young artists! Get ready to unleash your creativity with Act of Creating’s Kids Painting Class featuring a unique collection of artworks to inspire your little Picassos!

Join in for a fun-filled session where kids aged 6-12 can channel their inner artists and bring our adorable artworks to life on canvas. While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage parents of children aged 6-8 to stay and join in on the fun. Parents, feel free to stay and join in on the fun, or take some time for yourself and enjoy a coffee break or get some things done while your little ones unleash their creativity.

During this 2-hour class, our expert instructors will guide everyone through the process step by step, providing all the materials needed to bring your koala masterpiece to life. From canvases and paints to brushes and aprons, we’ve got everything covered – all you need to bring is your imagination! Get 10% off the ticket price with Promo Code PGI10. Secure your child’s spot here now

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Act of Creating

School Holidays at PCYC Bulli

Location:  PCYC Bulli
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: 5 – 12 years of age. 
Costs: $45 – $55 per day. Outside of their daily schedule, they are offering extended hours: 3pm-4pm at $11/day.
Booking link HERE

From multi-sport, gymnastics, boxing to painting, dance and crafts, pirate days and graffiti, to coding classes and skateboarding (phew!), PCYC have lots on offer these school holidays!

PCYC run a variety of safe, fun, creative and inclusive school holiday activities to suit kids of all abilities. Join in for a fun-filled school holiday break! Limited spots – secure your child’s spot here now!

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

Football South Coast – Flare Football School Holiday Clinics

Location: Thirroul, Balgownie, Kembla Grange, Helensburgh & Albion Park.
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: 5 – 18 years of age (check individual clinic dates for ages)
Costs: $110 for 3 days or $50 for 1 day. Active Kids Voucher Approved. PLUS: FSC GIRLS ONLY CLINIC – 1 DAY $50 / GOALKEEPER CLINIC – 1 DAY $50
Booking link HERE

Want to continue to with your football and develop your skills further in the school holidays? If this is you then Football South Coast has the perfect program for you.

These holiday clinics are a safe, FUN and engaging learning environment for players (aged 5-12 years) to develop their football. Playing groups are determined by age, skill level and friends to ensure all players are comfortable in the environment to maximise development and fun. Check out the schedule below + bookings now here.

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – PEOPLECARE FSC Flare Football Clinics

Ma Petite Cherie Kids April School Holiday Workshops!

Location: Ma Petite Cherie Kids Spa & Tea, 47 Manning Street, Kiama 2533
Dates & Time: TBC
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

Science Space Wollongong – School Holiday Program

Location: Science Space Wollongong, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2522
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: STEM camps for older kids aged 7-12 (Year 2-6 at school). Curiosity Days for ages 5-12. Daily Science Shows for all ages.
Costs: STEM Camps from $110/day.
Booking link HERE

Dive into a water world of science fun at UOW Science Space. With a packed program of shows, hands-on workshops and activities, there’s so much to explore, see and do for all ages these school holidays!

  • Free School Holiday Fun – Pop-up activities including access to the Ocean Lab are free and open daily.
  • Special Holiday Programs – Science Space have a full program of both free and paid educational programs these holidays catering to different age groups.
  • Dive into a world of creativity and innovation in our ocean-themed LEGO Film Making or Game Designers STEM camps for older kids aged 7-12 (Year 2-6 at school).
  • Curiosity Days for ages 5-12 – Join us these school holidays for an all new, action-packed program of non-stop science fun for kids in Yr K-6!
  • CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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

Location: 3 Ball Street, Woonona NSW 2517
Dates & Time: TBC
Ages: Open to boys & girls of all skill levels, 5 – 12 years (you do not have to be an existing student)
Costs: $66 per day
Learn more HERE

The Air Born Kids Club Cheer Camp is always heaps of fun! Try something new from their wide range of activities – cheer, dance, tumble, games, flip + more! Students will have the opportunity to try Cheerleading, Tumbling and Dance, along with enjoying movies, craft, games and free time in the gym.

The FULL Day Holiday Camp is perfect for working parents, you can drop the kids off on your way to work and pick them up in the afternoon. Just pack them lunch, snacks and drinks for the day and they will take care of the rest. Secure your child’s spot now.

Your Guide to the Top School Holiday Fun in Wollongong – Air Born Cheerleadin6

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

Winter School Holiday Activities at Early Start Discovery Space

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 age
Costs: All activities are FREE after entry.
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!

Please note Early Start Discovery Space are open (nearly!) everyday, but are closed for ANZAC Day, Thursday 25 April.

  • Drop by creARTivity this school holidays for hands-on, play based arts experiences designed to inspire the mind and imagination! Create your own dinosaur world movie scene – take a snap & pop it back!
  • Discovery Space Activities including a Shipyard Scavenger Hunt, Science Static Magic, Small World Play, Superhero work outs!
  • Join Discovery Space Educators for a selection of our favourite stories – Help us celebrate the Gruffalo’s Birthday and make a poster for your Perfect Pet!
  • + MORE! Click here for more program details.

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

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