Featured Businesses

AST Surf School - Learn to surf for kids and adults!

Location: Bulli, Wollongong & Killalea
Phone: Freecall: 1800 711 189    Mobile: 0404 703 374
Ages: 5 - 12 years & 4 - 17 years   Days / Hours: Office Hours: Open: 6:30am - 8pm from Monday - Sunday
AST Surfing Programs are an exciting and safe activity to get your kids involved with! We take an holistic approach to kids’ surf education, teaching them about Ocean Safety, Beach Safety, Surf History and the Weather. Your child will develop a variety of skills that helps them develop coordination, confidence and the foundations of surf skills
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Bohmer's Tree Care - Local, Reliable & Professional Award Winning Tree Services

Location: Servicing the Illawarra and South Coast of NSW and surrounds (see website for locations)
Phone: Head Office: (02) 4263 4078    Mobile: 0403 684 958/Emergencies & Site: 0432 789 530
Ages:    Days / Hours: Office 9:30am - 6pm. Bohmer/Onsite: 7:30am - 5pm. Emergencies: 24/7
Bohmer's Tree Care is a local family owned award winning tree care service with a passion and reputation for working to the highest professional and safe standards. Regular repeat work with private homeowners plus a range of reputable organisations and councils.
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Learn to Swim Shellharbour

Location: Oak Flats, Warilla & Albion Park
Phone: (02) 4256 0752   Mobile: (02) 4256 0752
Ages: From 6 months   Days / Hours: During school terms & school holidays
Offers a happy and safe learning environment for all swimming abilities from 6 months of age. Heated pool and school holiday classes available!
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Feel So Good Wealth Management - Financial Advisers for 30's, 40's and busy families

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4227 6100   Mobile:
Ages: Singles, couples and families   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6.30pm
Feel So Good Wealth Management help 30s 40s and Families use their money better, understand what’s most important, create their ideal lifestyle and do more of what they love.
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The Parenting Garden Bedwetting Alarm - say hello to dry nights!

Location: Australia-wide
Phone: 1800 008 202   Mobile: 1800 008 202
Ages: School aged   Days / Hours: Online store
This device has helped over 1000 children and their families become night dry and stay dry - If you have a child that suffers from bed wetting, then this could be your answer!
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Steamers Bar and Grill - now OPEN!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: 4229 6895    Mobile: 4229 6895
Ages: Kid friendly!   Days / Hours: Breakfast Friday - Sunday from 7am. Lunch: 12pm daily. Dinner from 5pm.
Wollongong’s most anticipated restaurant of 2017 is finally open! You'll love the innovative menu, stunning decor and ocean views, plus Steamers is family and date night friendly!
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Steelers Seafood & Grill - 2 for 1 Meal Offer!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4227 2255   Mobile: (02) 4227 2255
Ages: Family friendly   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 6am & Weekends 10am to 6am
Great meal and drink offers every week at this family friendly favourite!
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Black Diamond Constructions

Location: Illawarra
Phone: 0423 184 554   Mobile: 0423 184 554
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday
Locally owned, family run business offering all construction and carpentry work to Illawarra and the Shire.
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Gidgets - Family Friendly Cafe and Bar, Thirroul

Location: Thirroul
Phone: 0400 226 148    Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: 7 days
A relaxed Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, child friendly, beautiful food and licensed!
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Vantage Dental - Child and family friendly dentists - Dr Ana Butragueno, Dr Anna Clark and Dr Renae Piucco

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4225 1800   Mobile: (02) 4225 1800
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Mon – Thurs 8:30am – 5:30pm & Fri 8:30am – 3:30pm
If you or your child gets nervous about dental visits, then schedule in your next check up at Vantage Dental. Adopting a caring and understanding approach, along with state-of-the-art orthodontics, preventative and cosmetic dentistry, make Vantage Dental your new family-friendly dentist!
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NumberWorks'nWords - Children's Tutoring for English and Maths

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4225 7721   Mobile:
Ages: 5-16y   Days / Hours: Before and After School
Kids Tutoring which is fun but gets great results... Our curriculum-linked programs are designed by experts to deliver the results your child needs (catch-up, extension or exam prep), while also building confidence and increasing love of learning. We teach children aged 5 to 16 and regular reports show how your child is improving. Every student has an individualised plan and works towards agreed personal goals. Results are celebrated.
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City Beach Function Centre - Beachfront christening/baptism, weddings and events location!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4228 3188   Mobile: (02) 4228 3188
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Refer website
Wollongong's only 5 star beachfront wedding and events venue - now offering Christenings & Baptism Luncheon Packages!
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CIY.CLUB (Code it Yourself) Kids Coding Workshops! Term 1 2018 Enrolments

Location: Illawarra wide
Phone: 0403 578 688   Mobile:
Ages: 7-18 years   Days / Hours:
Code It Yourself Clubs are an after-school, weekend and holiday club where kids come together to train to be creators of technology.
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NewDay Kids Early Learning Centre

Location: Figtree
Phone: (02) 4226 5022   Mobile: 0401 480 095
Ages:    Days / Hours: Monday to Friday from 7am till 6pm
NewDay Kids Early Learning Centre is a brand new Long Day Care Centre operating in Figtree. We offer full educational programs for children between 0-5 years. Our programs are based on your children’s interests and developmental needs. We are taking enrolments now - spaces are filling up fast!
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Trees Adventure

Location: North Nowra
Phone: (02) 4421 4830   Mobile: (02) 4421 4830
Ages: 4 years +   Days / Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm. Saturday - Sunday 9am to 5pm. Open everyday of school hols
Australia’s Number 1 Tree Ropes Course and Ziplining Experience! Only 1 hour from Wollongong, soar through the trees on flying foxes and thrilling aerial challenges!
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Early Start Discovery Space

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4221 3777   Mobile:
Ages: For children birth -12 years and adults   Days / Hours: Open Tuesday through to Sunday from 9am - 4pm.
Early Start Discovery Space is Australia's only dedicated children's museum. Come to this rich, diverse and FUN interactive learning space specifically designed for children from birth to 12 years. A true family favourite venue that attracts families from all across Australia...
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Science Space

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4286 5000   Mobile:
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Open 6 days from Thursday to Tuesday from 10am - 4pm. Closed on Wednesdays during school term.
The internationally-recognised, Science Space is the largest hands-on science centre in NSW!
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Bundanon Trust - Enjoy a tranquil, cultural & unique day out!

Location: Illaroo
Phone: (02) 4422 2100    Mobile: (02) 4422 2100
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Bundanon - Open to the public every Sunday from 10.30am - 4pm. Riversdale - only open to the public when concerts and events are on.
Enjoy a tranquil, cultural and unique day out with the family at this beautiful & historical property - only 90 minutes from Wollongong!
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Little Leonardo's - creative art classes and arty birthday parties!

Location: Warilla
Phone: (02) 4295 1042    Mobile: 0414 829 548
Ages: Primary, High School & Adults   Days / Hours: 10 weeks approx. per school term. Days/Times as per the Enrolment Form.
Little Leonardo's Art Studio offers a fun and creative environment for anyone who is wanting to explore their artistic side!
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GymbaROO Illawarra

Location: Berkeley
Phone: 0404 730 776   Mobile: 0404 730 776
Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years   Days / Hours: Thursday & Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
The best baby and toddler classes for infant neural and physical development.  Research based programs of music and movement for fun, learning and fabulous outcomes!

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Hayley Haynes Photography - family and lifestyle photographer

Location: Across Wollongong & the Illawarra
Phone: Via email   Mobile: Via email
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Contact Hayley
Traveling wedding, family, and lifestyle photographer. Capturing your unique life's highlights - so you can treasure them forever
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Revolution Laser Arena

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 8014 9017   Mobile:
Ages: 5 years+   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 9.30pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm & Sunday 10am to 6pm.
The Next Generation in Live Action Gaming!
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Rhee Taekwondo - Martial Arts intro special offer!

Location: Corrimal
Phone: 0413 369 344   Mobile: 0413 369 344
Ages: 5 years - adult   Days / Hours: Tues & Thurs 6pm - 7pm
Non contact, non competitive martial arts classes that inspire increased fitness, discipline, confidence and self defence skills. Parents can also join in the classes if they want!
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Wollongong Botanic Garden - Explore & Discover!

Location: Keiraville
Phone: (02) 4227 7667   Mobile: (02) 4227 7667
Ages: All welcome   Days / Hours: Non-Daylight Saving Hours: 7am to 5pm daily, Daylight Saving Hours: Weekdays 7am to 6pm & Weekends & Public Holidays 7am to 6.45pm. Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day.
Wollongong Botanic Garden is a great place to visit with its many garden collections to explore, picnic spaces, All Abilities Playground, duck feeding area plus a range of family/child-focused activities including holiday programs, workshops, theatrical tours, yoga, stortyime and cinema.
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KIDS @ HEART Jumping Castles

Location: Wollongong
Phone: 0421 251 880   Mobile: 0421 251 880
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm & Saturday to Sunday 8am to 6pm
Kids @ Heart Jumping Castles | Jumping Castles | Fairy Floss | Popcorn | Hot Dogs - we bring all this to your party!
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Woonona Osteopathic Clinic - Dr Lia Conti, Highly Experienced Osteopath

Location: Woonona
Phone: (02) 4284 8028    Mobile: 0404 194 786
Ages: All   Days / Hours: Monday - Sat (see below)
Dr Lia treats sporting injuries, women before during and after pregnancy and those with pelvic or back pain, children, adults and the elderly with acute or chronic pain. The aim of Dr Lia's osteopathic treatment is to reduce pain and restore movement
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Kutumba Yoga - Yoga for kids, adults and families!

Location: Woonona
Phone: 0408 848 139   Mobile: 0408 848 139
Ages: All ages and abilities welcome!   Days / Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
Kutumba Yoga aims to teach children mindfullness and help them with big emotions through the gentle art of yoga. Loren has over 15 years experience as a yoga practioner. Prenatal, mums & bubs, toddler, teen and adult yoga classes available.
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Violetta Strabic - Voart Studio Art Classes

Location: Across Wollongong
Phone: 0435 036 471   Mobile: 0435 036 471
Ages: 6 years + and parents can also attend! Plus adult classes!   Days / Hours: Monday - Saturday
Violetta Strabic is a passionate full time local artist who has been teaching drawing and ceramics to children and adults since 2012. Voart Studio offers art classes in public schools across Wollongong as well as in the studio. Voart focuses on the fundamentals of art and drawing with the goal to creating your very own still life masterpiece!
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2018 Childrens' Theatre Events - Merrigong Theatre Company

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4224 5999   Mobile: (02) 4224 5999
Ages: 5 years +   Days / Hours: Box Office: 10am - 4pm
Merrigong is the home of young people's theatre in 2018! From ages 5 years +, stimulate your child's mind and creativity with exciting theatre events, school holiday activities and workshops!
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Crafty Pance - classes for age 4 and 5 yr olds who love to move, build and create!

Location: Thirroul
Phone: 0428 267 198   Mobile:
Ages: 4&5   Days / Hours: Mondays school terms 10am -11:15am
Craft and yoga drop off sessions for preschoolers age 4 and 5, (freeing up just enough time for you to go and do something delicious for yourself). CraftyPance is a creative and fun packed experience for kids. Perfect for kids who love to move, stretch, build and create!
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Dapto Dentists - Book today & save up to 40% off your dental fees!

Location: Dapto
Phone: (02) 4288 0737   Mobile: (02) 4288 0737
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Mon to Fri: 8am – 6pm (After hours treatment available everyday with prior appointment) Sat: 8.30am – 1pm
Dapto Dentists has a special mission: Making dentistry more affordable AND accessible to the community. Family owned, child-friendly dental surgery!
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Dr Pip Gale - Female Obstetrician and Gynecologist Wollongong

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4288 8080   Mobile:
Ages:    Days / Hours:
Caring for women during pregnancy and birth via Wollongong Private Hospital. Highly experienced local mum of 3, offering full Obstetric & Gynaecology services.
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Elysha Lee Hair Bulli- Experienced stylist, cuts, colour, treatments, hair straightening. Get $30 off!

Location: Bulli
Phone: (02) 4285 4204   Mobile: 0400 617 763
Ages: Adults   Days / Hours: 7 days, 2 late nights
Mention Parents Guide and receive a $30 in store voucher! Our mission is to give you beautiful hair that’s healthy, strong and nourished. Every appointment will be an escape from the stresses of everyday life. Relax, unwind, and walk away with beautiful hair!
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Hush Photography - Family and Newborn Photography Wollongong and Illawarra wide

Location: Wollongong Illawarra wide
Phone: 0411 201 645   Mobile:
Ages: All   Days / Hours: Flexible
Hush Photography - Newborn, Baby & Family Lifestyle Photography Wollongong & Illawarra Wide Hush Photography is a reflection of the heart work of award-winning AIPP Photographer, Nicole Akhurst, who is passionate about photographing babies & families in a simple, honest & fresh authentic way to emphasise pure emotion and beauty.
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MagicZoom Play & Party Zone - Visit Wollongong's largest indoor family play centre!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4228 4300   Mobile: (02) 4228 4300
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday 9.30am to 5pm & Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm
Make us the dream venue for your family’s next play date! We have a Multi-Level Maze,Inflatable Slides, Ball Pit, Children Arcade Zone, Interactive Projector Game and a CrawlersArea! Check out our NEW online party room booking service AND we offer a special admission package for playrgoups!
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Nurture & Grow - NEW Midwife Support Service. Plus Birthing Classes & Breastfeeding Education.

Location: Wollongong & the Illawarra
Phone: 0413 309 213   Mobile: 0413 309 213
Ages: Pre-natal and post-natal support.   Days / Hours: Post-natal support up to 6 weeks that comes to your home
Nurture & Grow is a new Midwife Support Service offering home visits after your birth. Plus private Birthing Classes and Breastfeeding Education. Run by two passionate, highly qualified midwives and lactation consultants, who support and advise you right at the time you need it most
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Real Therapy Solutions - Occupational, Speech, Behavioural Therapy. Plus Autism and Disability Support.

Location: Port Kembla
Phone: 1300 856 617   Mobile: 1300 856 617
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Business Hours
Our passionate and committed team of specialists provide Therapy Services such as psychology, speech and occupational therapy for all stages of a person’s life. In addition, we provide assessments and programs for people living life with autism and/or a disability. We also offer a FREE 30 minute Meet & Greet so you can find out if we are the right fit for you!
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R-Star Performers

Location: Gwynneville
Phone: (02) 4225 8855   Mobile: 0417 776 119
Ages: 2 years +   Days / Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur & Sat 9am - 9pm.
R-Star Performers is a nurturing home where children flourish, friendships are made & dreams become reality!
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Soccajoeys - Kids just love these Illawarra soccer classes!

Location: Illawarra wide
Phone: 0422 231 972 (Steve)   Mobile: 0422 231 972 (Steve)
Ages: 2.5 - 8 years   Days / Hours: Mornings/afternoons during weekdays & weekends
Your kids will get fit and active with Soccajoeys, plus develop soccer skills, self-confidence and self-esteem by learning the most popular sport in the world in a positive and fun environment.
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Sweetpea Teepee - Slumber Party Stylists

Location: Wooona
Phone: 0404 573 932   Mobile:
Ages: 5+   Days / Hours: 7 Days

The Illawarra's ULTIMATE slumber party stylists. We provide individual indoor tents & sleepover essentials for an unforgettable slumber party for BOYS & GIRLS.

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the PROJECT. by Ebony Austin - Performing Arts and Dance School

Location: Woonona
Phone: 0406 414 131   Mobile: 0406 414 131
Ages: 2 years +   Days / Hours: Always open
thePROJECT. by Ebony Austin is a new performing arts school located in Woonona, NSW. Offering classes for students aged 2 and over, in all styles of dance of; Jazz, Ballet Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Stretch & Technique, Dance Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Singing and Drama.
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Transition into Parenthood - Birthing Classes & Parental Support

Location: Sylvania Sydney
Phone: (02) 9544 6441   Mobile: 0401 265 530
Ages: 18+   Days / Hours: 7 days
Transition into Parenthood courses for pregnant couples: weekends, evenings, or weekdays. Plus Mindful Birth Course. Grandparents Class. Doula Training. Baby Care Support Service. Pram Walking Group.
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Tune Music Tuition - explore, create and perform the music you love!

Location: Tullimbar
Phone: Via email   Mobile: Via email
Ages: School age & upwards welcome!   Days / Hours: Monday & Wednesday afternoon/evenings & Saturday mornings
Individual and small group music lessons, teaching popular/contemporary repertoire in a relaxed, professional home studio environment!
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Two Mountains Merchants - family friendly cafe. FREE babycino for all Parents Guide community!

Location: Thirroul
Phone: 02) 4286 0535   Mobile:
Ages: All welcome   Days / Hours: 7 days a week
What every parent needs, awesome coffee, delightful comfort food, an enclosed outside area with a box of toys and chalk, loads of room for prams and also puppy friendly!
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Barefoot Dance Co - Dance, Create, Meditate

Location: Figtree
Phone: 0431 438 199   Mobile:
Ages: 2 - adult   Days / Hours: Monday & Thursday Classes available
Alternative dance and movement classes, dance composition and meditation classes for children and adults of all levels of ability. We are a studio stepping away from the commercial dance world and focusing our attention on moving in a way that feels good and is nourishing to the body and soul. We nurture and develop creative young minds.
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Distinct Business Solutions - Accountant / Business Growth / Business Coaching

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4210 878   Mobile: 0411 876 912
Ages:    Days / Hours: 9am-5pm. After hours appointments available
Distinct Business Solutions is a boutique accounting and business coaching firm with 15 years experience in business. We help your business grow and become more profitable...
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Hangdog Climbing Gym

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4225 8369   Mobile:
Ages: 3 years - 100!   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 7pm & Sunday 9am to 6pm.
For kids who are climbing the walls! Plus Kids Club!
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Soul Fit Woonona

Location: Woonona
Phone: (02) 4284 8549   Mobile: (02) 4284 8549
Ages: From 11 years of age   Days / Hours: 7 days from 5am - 10pm
Gym & fitness studio for local women. No contracts, no joining fees, kids corner, over 50 group training classes a week, personalised programs and a lovely supportive community!
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Wollongong Comedy - the best place for parents date night and get togethers, surely!?

Location: Wollongong
Phone: 0402 862 553   Mobile:
Ages: 18 up   Days / Hours: 2nd & Last Saturday of every month
Ah parents, you out of all us need some lighthearted FUN, you work so hard, treat yourselves to a night of fun and hilarity, it's actually pretty romantic with the candles and fairy lights too. Or just book a whole table and bring a group of you, you'll love our local, national and international comedy acts!
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Woonona Dentists

Location: Woonona
Phone: (02) 4284 4486   Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: 7 days
A dentist for all the family, we will take amazing care of your child's teeth! We provide general & cosmetic dentistry in a comfortable and caring environment at an affordable price.  We are a family owned practice open to all ages.
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Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4229 1752   Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 11pm & Sunday 10am – 5pm
Flip Out North Wollongong is Wollongong's premier indoor trampoline playground! Awesome party packages available!
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Hangtime Trampoline Park

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 8014 9017   Mobile:
Ages: Aged 2 - 200!   Days / Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 9.30am to 7pm, Sunday 9.30am to 6pm
Bounce, Flip and Learn to Fly in our purpose built trampoline playground.
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Fernwood Fitness Woonona - ZERO joining fee & FREE Childcare

Location: Woonona
Phone: (02) 4284 5560   Mobile: (02) 4284 5560
Ages: Fitness programs available from 13 years   Days / Hours: 24/7
Fernwood Woonona offers a great range of group fitness, nutrition advice, weight loss programs & FREE childcare. 14 Day FREE Pass offer!
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High On Tea

Location: Illawarra
Phone: 0450 188 208   Mobile: 0450 188 208
Ages: We cater for all   Days / Hours: Various
No need to fuss, put the stress on us! As we indulge you with various delights suitable for any occasion with a service that comes to you!
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Circus Monoxide - unique circus training & gymnastic classes for kids and adults. Plus parties!

Location: Fairy Meadow
Phone: (02) 4285 0066   Mobile:
Ages: 2 years - adult   Days / Hours: Open every day for classes, birthday parties and venue hire
Develop amazing circus tricks and skills, get fit, improve confidence and agility. We offer huge diversity of classes from age 2-adults! Plus we offer unique party packages...
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Pearl and Silk. The perfect silk clothing range for mums!

Location: Austinmer & online
Phone: 0408 236 856   Mobile: 0408 236 856
Ages: For women   Days / Hours: Online store available. Showroom open Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Australian made, flowing, flattering silk clothing range. Flattering, gorgeous, indulgent clothing. Designed by a local mum and based in Austinmer.
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Dr Lionel Reyftmann - Illawarra Gynaecologist, Specialising in Care and Treatment of Infertility

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4227 6589    Mobile: (02) 4227 6589
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm
Dr Lionel Reyftmann offers Gynaecology Services and Specialised Care of Infertility Cases with GENEA, the world leader in fertility and reproductive medicine & technology. Associate Professor Reyftmann is now looking to help more couples find the root cause of infertility problems and treat them appropriately so they too can enjoy the joys of parenthood.
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Ibah Spa Austinmer

Location: Austinmer
Phone: (02) 4267 2865   Mobile: (02) 4267 2865
Ages:    Days / Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm & selected Thursday nights
Welcome to the world of serene beauty at Ibah Spa Austinmer. Perfect for any parent needing to de-stress and be indulged!
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Katelyn Jane Copywriting

Location: Sydney, Wollongong & Illawarra
Phone:    Mobile: 0404 143 617
Ages:    Days / Hours: 7 days
Specialising in digital marketing & promotional web copy,direct mail, newsletters, marketing letters, brochures, social media, proofreading & editing.
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Physical Edge Healthcare - Physiotherapy, Pilates plus more!

Location: Thirroul
Phone: (02) 4268 4884   Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 6:30pm (later by appointment), Sat 8am - 12pm
Physical Edge Healthcare is a Physiotherapy, Pilates, Sports Injury, Rehabilitation & Nutrition Clinic based in Thirroul with a passion for empowering people to lead fully active, functional, and pain-free lives.

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The Collective @ Berrycool Estate - family friendly markets, cafe, nursery, shops, local produce and more!

Location: Coolangatta
Phone: 0439 088 804 (Emily) or 0498 718 595 (Tash)   Mobile:
Ages: All ages - community/family events.   Days / Hours: Open 7 days
SUCH an amazing place for all families! Dog and child friendly cafe, nursery, local and sustainable produce. Saturday markets deliver you fresh produce, live music & kids activities.
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The Eaton Gorge Theatre Company - Drama Classes & Costume Hire!

Location: Woonona
Phone: (02) 4283 3000   Mobile: (02) 4283 3000
Ages: Drama Classes are for 8 - 20 years of age   Days / Hours: Mon 4pm – 6pm, Tues - Thurs 10am – 6pm, Fri 10am – 5pm & Sat 9am – 1pm
Drama Classes for ages 8+ that increase confidence and an array of skills that help them for life! Eaton Gorge Theatre Drama Classes are a perfect way to boost your child's creative side! And they are a heap of FUN! We also offer one of the largest costume hire spaces in the Illawarra!
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Outback Jacks - family friendly dining Wollongong (exclusive Parents Guide offer below - save $!)

Phone: 02 4226 6347   Mobile:
Ages: All    Days / Hours: 11.30am-late. 7 days
Relaxed family friendly dining, loads for the kids to do from art to Leappad tablets! Beautiful food you and the kids will love, ribs, steaks plus innovative veggie options
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The Wellness Centre Wollongong - exclusive Parents Guide offers below!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4226 3777   Mobile: 0419 411 566
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Open 7 days from 6.30am - 8pm.
A warm welcome awaits mums, mum's to be or any parents wanting increased strength, flexibility, focus, calm and relaxation! We offer a huge range of classes from yoga, pilates, barre, ballet, meditation, pre and post natal for mums and babies plus full day spa/beauty services, pregnancy & remedial massage, Female Naturopath for pre and post pregnancy issues, children & young adults

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Illawarra Golf Complex - whack some balls, do 18 holes or a great kids party venue!

Location: Windang
Phone: (02) 4296 4427   Mobile:
Ages: 3 years +   Days / Hours: Saturday - Tuesday from 8am to 5pm & Wednesday - Friday from 8am to 7pm
Open 7 days! Great family day out on our 18 hole putt putt golf course!
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Miss Zoe's School of Dance - Wollongong & Kiama

Location: Wollongong & Kiama
Phone: 0407 921 054   Mobile: 0407 921 054
Ages: 2+ years of age to adults   Days / Hours: Open Monday to Saturday
Miss Zoe's School of Dance is a non-competitive dance school where the focus is on fun and fitness.
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Tash Larkin Yoga

Location: Thirroul & Austinmer
Phone: 0408 525 409   Mobile: 0408 525 409
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Mondays: 10am - 11.15am & Sundays: 3pm - 4.30pm,
Yoga classes in the Iyengar tradition in the Northern Illawarra. Brilliant for any parent who'd like improved fitness, strength and increased calm
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Taylor Chiropractic Kiama - Chiropractor Kiama

Location: Kiama
Phone: (02) 4233 0926   Mobile:
Ages:    Days / Hours: Tues/Wed/Fri 8am - 6.30pm. Mon/Thurs 1pm - 6.30pm. Sat 9am - 11.30am
Fully trained in gentle, modified Chiro care for all, we will help treat your pain and align your body
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Waves of Aloha Lomi Lomi Massage

Location: Port Kembla
Phone: 0438 873 827   Mobile:
Ages: Children from 5yrs, teens and adults   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday 10am to 2pm. Saturdays 10am - 4pm
De-stress, relax, reconnect & reset with Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage. Perfect for parents and children! Feel stress and tension melt away with this nurturing and deeply relaxing, full body Hawaiian massage.
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Holistic Health by Lisa Moane

Location: Bulli
Phone: 0400 408 781   Mobile:
Ages: All   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday
Natural health practitioner, nutritionist and food scientist helping you and your kids become your healthiest selves

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The Playhouse - Creativity Through Play!

Location: Thirroul
Phone: 0476 257 389    Mobile: 0476 257 389
Ages: Pre-school - 18 years +   Days / Hours: School Term & School Holidays
At The Playhouse we use drama as a tool to celebrate everyone's individuality from ages 3 and up! Come join our children's drama and story telling classes....
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Walk Different Psychology

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4244 7054   Mobile: (02) 4244 7054
Ages: 6 years +   Days / Hours: Winter Hours: (Apr-Oct): Monday to Friday 7am-5pm. Summer Hours: (Oct-Apr): Monday to Friday 7am-7pm.
Walk Different Psychology provides Walk and Talk therapy and psychology sessions for children, teens and adults across the Illawarra. Our approach is a more relaxed, natural and holistic approach to Psychology. Combining therapy with exercise (or play for children) can get great results...
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Dr Grace Kiiru - Paediatrician Wollongong, expert care for all baby and child needs

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4243 8991 or (02) 4288 8080   Mobile:
Ages: Babies to Adolescents    Days / Hours: Various
Female Paediatrician Wollongong, Dr Grace Kiiru is a mum of two. Dr Grace offers full Paediatric services from birth to adolescents. She cares for unwell infants, covers any regular check ups, medical problems, learning difficulties and behavioural or developmental concerns
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R&R Education Emporium

Location: Thirroul
Phone: 0400 674 267   Mobile: 0400 674 267
Ages: Pre school to Primary School   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday
Pre-School Playgroup Centre, School Readiness, Fun Club & Primary School Tutoring Centre
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Ready Steady Go Kids

Location: Mt Keira
Phone: 1300 766 892   Mobile: 0402 488 784
Ages: 2.5-6 year olds   Days / Hours: Monday - Saturday
The best way to introduce your kids to sport! The Ready Steady Go Kids sports class program is Illawarra wide and designed to introduce pre-schoolers to the fundamentals of 10 different sports, in a fun non-competitive environment.
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Steel City Cycles - all kids / adults bicycles, equipment, scooters, bmx's and bike servicing

Location: Thirroul
Phone: (02) 4267 1747   Mobile:
Ages: Kids to Adults   Days / Hours: Tuesday - Saturday
We have every option for you to get out as family and enjoy our parks, open spaces and stunning bike tracks. All bikes for sale, bicycle equipment, scooters and full bicycle servicing...
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16 Feet Espresso - Cafe in Stanwell Park with a beautiful kids play area!

Location: Stanwell Park
Phone: (02) 4294 1425   Mobile:
Ages: ALL! Child and puppy friendly   Days / Hours: 7 days, 8am - 4pm
Parents, relax and enjoy beautiful coffee and home cooked nutritious DELICIOUS food while your kids play in our 'Jungle Feet' play area!
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Designer Smile - Mobile Teeth Whitening - unique special offer!

Location: Illawarra & Sutherland Shire
Phone: 0414 541 971   Mobile:
Ages: 14+   Days / Hours: Mon - Sat (after hours available)
Get a pearly white smile quickly and in the comfort of your own home! Great for kids with braces recently removed, coffee drinkers, smokers, or anyone just wanting whiter, brighter teeth! Click for Parents Guide exclusive offer...
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Headlands Austinmer Beach

Location: Austinmer
Phone: 0242001099   Mobile:
Ages:    Days / Hours: 7 days a week. 7.30am - late.
Headlands Austinmer Beach is a family friendly venue to sit back, relax and enjoy time with the family
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Illawarra Swim School

Location: West Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4228 8488   Mobile:
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Monday - Saturday
Learn to swim, babies to grandparents, pool parties, all in the comfort of our indoor heated pool!
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Kelly Mini Sports - Two FREE Trial Classes OFFER!

Location: Across Illawarra
Phone: 0423 606 371   Mobile:
Ages: 1 - 5 years   Days / Hours: Monday - Saturday
We teach the kids soccer, AFL, basketball, cricket, rugby league and tennis and we change the sport every two weeks. Indoor sessions aimed for the kids to have fun whilst learning!
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Outdoor Connections - Nature Based Child Excursions and School Holiday Care

Phone: 0490 373 879   Mobile:
Ages: 5 - 14 years   Days / Hours: Every holiday weekday 9am-3pm plus tailored nature excursions.
Outdoor Connections offer holiday sessions for 5-14 year olds. All activities occur exclusively outdoors. With a focus on play, craft and exploration children are immersed in the outdoors for a day of fun alongside their friends. Common activities include nature crafts, shelter building, scavenger hunt walks, sand sculpting, games and nature play.
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Rethink Nutrition - Dietician and Nutritionist for adults and children

Location: Thirroul
Phone: 0422 148 546   Mobile:
Ages: All   Days / Hours: By appointment
A dietitian and nutritionist service that provides practical, personalised dietary advice, empowering you with the knowledge and skills to confidently manage your nutritional health and above all eat with joy.


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Scarborough Hotel - Family, pet & pram friendly! Plus a great special events venue...

Location: Scarborough
Phone: (02) 4267 5444   Mobile: (02) 4267 5444
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Open every day for breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday from 9am til 4pm and weekends til 5.30pm.
Scarborough Hotel is a family friendly venue perched along the beautiful coastline with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
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SHINE Performance Studio

Location: Dapto
Phone: 0415 638 366   Mobile: 0415 638 366
Ages: 2 years+   Days / Hours:
Our teachers are driven and want to see their students succeed and SHINE brighter than their biggest dreams!
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Symbio Wildlife Park - top Illawarra family attraction, plus an amazing kids birthday party venue!

Location: Helensburgh
Phone: 02) 4294 1244   Mobile:
Ages: All - under 3's are FREE   Days / Hours: 7 days a week: 9.30am - 5pm
Such a brilliant family outing, get up close and personal with all the wildlife, from creepy crawlies to big cats to hand feeding roo's and wallabies. An unforgettable experience for kids of all ages...
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The Nesting Place

Location: Woonona
Phone: 0403 006 723   Mobile: 0403 006 723
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Contact The Nesting Place
Nurturing women through pregnancy, birth & new motherhood.
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Towradgi Playpark, Ocean Pools, Free BBQ's / Shaded Picnic Areas

Location: Towradgi
Phone:    Mobile:
Ages: All!   Days / Hours:
Perfect for an outing, a kids birthday party, a fun beach day, a cycle path ocean adventure or long lazy days exploring the beach and rock pools!
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Twinkle Tots Baby Music

Location: Wollongong and the Illawarra
Phone: (02) 4257 1410   Mobile:
Ages: 0 to 3 years   Days / Hours: (Monday and Wednesday), Kiama (Thursday)
Twinkle Tots Baby Music classes for babies and toddlers aged newborn to 3 years.
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UniActive - Recreation & Aquatic Centre open for general admission

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4221 4700    Mobile:
Ages: 3 years +   Days / Hours: 7 days a week. Open from 6am.
UniActive Recreation & Aquatic Centre isn't just for students and grown ups - kids can join in on the fun with our wonderful range of fitness programs specifically designed for children.
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Body Mind Co - Counselling & Yoga

Location: Woonona
Phone: 0466 252 627   Mobile: 0466 252 627
Ages: All Ages   Days / Hours: Monday - Saturday 8am to 7:30pm
Bodymindco offers yoga classes, counselling and health and wellness coaching designed specifically for the individual

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FUN Club - Big Fat Smile

Location: Across Wollongong & the Illawarra
Phone: (02) 4283 9900   Mobile:
Ages: 5 - 12 years   Days / Hours: Contact your centre.
The kids will never be bored with activities like mad science, music, comedy and performance, film making, visual arts, sports, games and much more.
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Kids' Uni OOSH Vacation & After School Care

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4221 8035   Mobile:
Ages: 5 - 12 years   Days / Hours: After School Care - NSW Public School Term Monday to Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Vacation Care – NSW Public School Holidays Monday from Friday 8am to 6pm.
Kids' Uni OOSH provides after school care and vacation care for children aged 5-12 years from our Innovation Campus facility.
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Lotus Wellbeing Centre

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4226 4740   Mobile: (02) 4226 4740
Ages: All   Days / Hours: Monday - Saturday, 7am - 7pm
The Lotus Wellbeing Centre is Wollongong’s largest collective of all things complementary medicine under the one roof. We have 14 practitioners offering holistic health services in: naturopathy, psychology, chiropractic, massage, Chinese medicine & acupuncture, kinesiology, energy healing, psychic readings, yoga, meditation and more! Our retail store is full of divine, inspirational gifts, books and crystals.
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Butterfly House Experience

Location: Across Wollongong & the Illawarra
Phone: 0414 867 499   Mobile: 0414 867 499
Ages: All Ages   Days / Hours: Contact via phone
Our Portable Butterfly House Experience comes to you! If your child loves butterflies contact us for an amazing birthday party experience!
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Grasshopper Soccer Illawarra

Location: Figtree
Phone: 0412 428 195   Mobile:
Ages: 2 -12 years   Days / Hours: Saturdays & Sundays
Be Outside, Have Fun and Play Soccer! Grasshopper Soccer is Australia's #1 non-competitive Soccer Program for girls and boys aged 2-12 years.
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Little Groovers

Location: Jamberoo & Windang
Phone: 0405 944 744   Mobile: 0405 944 744
Ages: 18 months - 10 yrs   Days / Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Little Groovers is a specialised dance and kids yoga school that aims to teach the fundamentals of ballet, dance and yoga.
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Wollongong Serviced Apartments - Romantic night away or family getaway!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4254 4254   Mobile: (02) 4254 4254
Ages: Family-friendly   Days / Hours: 8.30am - 7pm / 7 days
WSA is an award-winning 4 Star Property minutes from restaurants and the beach! Its enviable location make WSA a great choice for short and long term stays. Fantastic accommodation packages on offer!
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Daniel Dwyer Kids Parties

Location: Across Wollongong and the Illawarra
Phone: 0422 646 922   Mobile: 0422 646 922
Ages: 2-10 years   Days / Hours: Party times!
Top quality children’s entertainment that comes to you! Specialising in kid's magic shows, party games, modeled balloons, face painting and great party fun!
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Fit For Change Personal Training

Location: Russell Vale
Phone: 0402 560 973   Mobile:
Ages: 18+   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 6am to 8pm & Saturday from 7am to 12pm.
Fit For Change offers 15 Group Fitness classes across Russell Vale, Woonona and Thirroul, one on training, pre and post natal training and nutrition guidance.

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Julie Clarke
Early Start
Little Dancers

Important Numbers

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