We totally get it! The kids absolutely love school holidays and so do you…well most the time! But it can be tough keeping them entertained and away from the screens.
The GOOD NEWS is we have some fabulous and diverse local businesses that provide a host of exciting and action-packed activities just for kids.
Whether it’s keeping them physically active or igniting their imagination and challenging their minds, check out this amazing list of events and start planning today. It could just save your sanity!
Join the largest visual art school for children on planet art these school holidays and embrace creativity at Artspace!
Workshops include Living Tree Houses, Get Your Pirate Kit On, Portraits with a Twist, Dogs in Uniform, Buggin’ Around, Bento Boxes, Superhero Capes plus SO MUCH MORE!. Suitable for 3 – 14 yrs old.
Fundamentals School Holiday Activities have a reputation for putting the ‘FUN’ in school holidays.
Each day your child will have the opportunity to participate in several sports plus interactive skills sessions, crafts, games and so much more!
With each day packed with exciting activities, Fun-damentals also has a flexible approach to cater for individual interests on a day-to-day basis.
Conveniently open every day of the school holidays (closed public holiday), you’ll also love the ‘parent-friendly’ hours! CCS Subsidy available.
Want to get the kids off the iDevices and having a great time, avoiding the dreaded cries of “I’m bored!”? Then take them to a real-life video game these school holidays at Breakout Bar & Escape Rooms!
Join Professor B in one of 5 unique and intriguing escape rooms as you work together searching for mysterious clues and solving riddles to escape the room.Your kids will love the satisfaction of interacting with the game in a way they never could online!
Break the curse of the Tomb, go on a Medieval Quest, escape the Mad Scientist, find Da Vinci’s Notebook, or avoid going insane in the Asylum!
Once you return you can breakout into song in one of two themed karaoke rooms complete with a huge 25,000 song catalogue.
So put your thinking caps on, get ready to think on your feet, and immerse yourself in a whole other world for a bit of family fun.
Don’t forget though, it is called Breakout Bar so there are some restrictions on U18’s. Check them all out before making your booking to avoid disappointment.
Get ready to ROLL Wollongong! Roller Rink opens on Level 4, Crown Car Park (P2) at Wollongong Central this Friday, operating every day between 28 September and 14 October from 10am – 5pm.
You can also skate under the stars with evening skating Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until 9pm (over 18s only).
There’s theme days and nights throughout so you can dust off your retro gear, get tropical or shine in fluro – it’s sure to be a lot of fun!
Food and drink orders can be made from the Deliveroo Cart at the Rink and for every order parking is on Wollongong Central!
Rinkside you’ll find Coco’s Coffees serving delicious coffees and healthy snacks, along with Creamies who will be scooping up Gelato each day.
Bookings are recommended. Don’t miss this one!
The science fun doesn’t stop at Science Space these school holidays!
From full day School Holiday Camps (ages 6-12) to live science demonstrations, game coding camps (ages 7-17) to planetarium shows, there will always be something for everyone.
You can even book the kids in for a whole week of Science and Space fun with the new Super Explorer Pass and save $50!
Open extended hours from 9am – 4pm every weekday during the school holidays (10am-4pm on weekends).
Gina will share her secret recipes as you make mouthwatering food for the whole family to enjoy plus see a FREE live animal show showcasing some of Australia’s own native animals with the zookeepers from Shoalhaven Zoo.
It’s going to be loads of fun at Revolution Laser Arena these school holidays with 2 hours of laser tag, pizza and disco!
Sessions are available from 5pm – 7pm and 7pm – 9pm on Thursday, 4th and 11th October. Places are limited so book early!
Book three full days and receive a $20 discount. Early drop off and pick up available plus for each sibling booked, you will receive a $15 discount.
Friday nights are sorted these school holidays with the return of Hangtime Trampoline Park Glow Disco.
Back by popular demand, it’s just $15 for 2 hours of unlimited jumping, pizza and disco! The kids will have an absolute blast bouncing with their friends but we highly recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
From the director of The 56 Storey Treehouse and Horrible Harriet – Trash Alchemy is a great adventure full of beauty and discovery, highlighting the importance of reusing, recycling and re-purposing.
Even the show’s set and props are made entirely of found and re-purposed materials. Young audiences will be mesmerised by this ingenious performance and transformational tale!
Under the guidance and supervision of professional performing and teaching artists, Merrigong’s Creativity Camp will encourage imagination and creativity these school holidays.
Inspired by the transformational tale, Trash Alchemy this creativity camp will be a great adventure for children aged 5 – 13 years.
Join Song Playground these school holidays for 3 fun and exciting days exploring sound, developing confidence and interacting with music.
With no musical experience required, kids will discover new things about themselves as they work together to connect to the world through music.
The workshop is run by professional singer/songwriter Shelley Harland and anthropologist/looper Monty Badami.
Suitable for children aged 8 – 12 years. Places are limited so book early.
Come and party with the stars of ABC KIDS Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band as they celebrate their 10th birthday!
Touring their 10th Birthday “best of” album Having Fun, it’s an hour of singing and dancing fun full of Lah-Lah hits and laughs.
And don’t forget, everyone gets to meet the band, and the instruments, after the show.
Suitable for ages: 2 – 7 years. Adults at children’s prices.
Looking for a kid friendly bush walks?
For more inspiration check out our 2018 Ultimate Guide to Wollongong!