Out & About

Fun Places to Take Kids

Local attractions for parents of babies and young children in the Wollongong / Illawarra area including babes in arms movies, trains, wildlife parks, swimming pools and more

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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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 Centre & Planetarium

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 Centre & Planetarium 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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Scarborough Hotel - Family, pet & pram friendly!

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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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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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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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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Flip Out Wollongong - TWO EXCLUSIVE PARENTS GUIDE ILLAWARRA OFFERS!

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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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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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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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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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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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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Bellambi Bowling Club - Parents Guide discounted offer at this great family-friendly venue!

Location: Bellambi
Phone: (02) 4285 9444    Mobile: (02) 4285 9444
Ages: Family-friendly   Days / Hours: Mon - Tue 9am to 9pm, Wed - 9am to 11pm, Thu – Sat: 9am to 12am, Sun - 9am to 10pm
Your local community Club that rewards YOU! Whether you are looking for a place to eat, catch up with friends, have a roll-up, keep your kids entertained or simply relax, we are the place to be!
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Bulli Beach, Ocean Pools and Park (with optional sand dune surfing!)

Location: Bulli
Phone:    Mobile:
Ages: ALL!   Days / Hours:
Worth the drive from anywhere! Sand dunes, ocean pools, rock pools, stunning ocean, cafe, toilets and showers
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Green Bean Play Cafe - The perfect escape for kids.....and parents!

Location: Corrimal
Phone: (02) 4283 9982   Mobile: (02) 4283 9982
Ages: up to 7 years   Days / Hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 1.30pm
With a free daily activity, great coffee and plenty of free play to keep the kids occupied, Green Bean Play Cafe is a great playdate option for parents!
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Inflatable World Wollongong

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4225 2211   Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: School Holidays everyday and Saturdays & Sundays: 10am - 4pm
Inflatable World Wollongong is THE place for family fun!  Home to part of Australia's biggest group of pop up playgrounds, Inflatable World offers bouncing fun for people of all ages!
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Towradgi Park Bowls & Recreation Club - Perfect coffee / lunch playdate, or early family dining!

Location: Towradgi
Phone: (02) 4285 5228   Mobile: www.facebook.com/towradgiparkbowlsclub
Ages: Family friendly!   Days / Hours: Mon-Wed: 9am to 11pm, Thu: 9am to 10pm, Fri-Sat: 9am to Midnight, Sun: 9am to 10pm.
Towradgi Park Bowls & Recreation Club is situated right next to the beach at Towradgi. Lots of parking available and a kids’ park close by. Come in and sample delicious food at Black Rocks Bistro.
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AMF Bowling

47 Princes Highway Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
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Phone:
4257 9333  

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Bring Your Baby Movie Sessions

Shellharbour Greater Union, 4 Memorial Drive Shellharbour NSW 2529
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Phone:
02 4295 4555  

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Crazy Put Put - Illawarra Golf Complex

71 - 91 Windang Road Windang NSW 2528
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4296 4427  

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Dapto Leagues Club

Cnr Station St & Bong Bong Rd Dapto NSW 2530
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Phone:
02 4261 1333  

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Future World

Northcliff Drive Warrawong NSW 2502
Contact:

Phone:
02 4274 2939   

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Days Available:
Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm

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Greater Union Shellharbour

4 Memorial Drive Shellharbour NSW 2529
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Phone:
(02) 4295 4555  

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Greater Union Wollongong

68 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
02 4228 4888  

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Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill NSW 2577
Contact:
Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures

Phone:
1300 362 881  

Mobile:

Ages:
All ages

Days Available:
9am - 5pm (Last Entry 4:15pm)

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Illawarra Light Railway Museum

48a Tongarra Road Albion Park NSW 2527
Contact:

Phone:
02 4256 4627  

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Illawarra Yacht Club

1 Northcliffe Drive Warrawong NSW 2502
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4274 6622  

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Ages:

Days Available:
7 days

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Jamberoo Action Park

1215 Jamberoo Road Jamberoo NSW 2533
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Phone:
(02) 4236 0114  

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Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Budderoo National Park, Minnamurra Falls Road, (Tourist Drive No.9) via Jamberoo NSW 2533
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4236 0469   

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Days Available:
9am-5pm Daily

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Nowra Shoalhaven Park - Trees Adventure

23 Rock Hill Road North Nowra NSW 2541
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Phone:
(02) 4421 4830  

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Nowra Wildlife Park

Rock Hill Road North Nowra NSW 2541
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Phone:
02 4421 3949  

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Play Maze Kids Fun Centre - Unanderra

Unit 2/ 29 Princes Highway Unanderra NSW 2526
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4271 1555  

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Playmaze for Kids

1/39 Durgadin Dv Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Contact:
Kerrie

Phone:
(02) 4257 7529  

Mobile:

Ages:
1-12 years

Days Available:
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.00pm, Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm. Open most public hols

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Ponyland

Domville Road Otford NSW 2508
Contact:
Fern

Phone:
  

Mobile:
0417 389 340

Ages:
2-7 year olds

Days Available:
9.30am - 2pm

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R&R Education Emporium

Level 1/3B Raymond Road Thirroul Thirroul NSW 2515
Contact:
Renee Jones (nee Koperberg)

Phone:
0400 674 267  

Mobile:
0400 674 267

Ages:
2 1/2 -12 years

Days Available:
Tuesday - Friday 10am -6.00pm

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Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl

8-10 Sunset Avenue Barrack Heights NSW 2528
Contact:
Andrew/Narelle

Phone:
(02) 4295 4300  

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Ages:
All ages

Days Available:
Monday - Friday 9am to late & Saturday - Sunday 10am to late

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Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl

10 Sunset Avenue Warilla NSW 2528
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Phone:
(02) 4295 4300  

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Symbio Wildlife Park

Lawrence Hargrave Drive Helensburgh NSW 2508
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4294 1244  

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Open every day from 9:30am to 5pm

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The Fraternity Club

11 Bourke St Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
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Phone:
02 4283 3333  

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Tiger Putt Putt & Little Tiges Play Centre

2/75 Princes Highway (behind BP), Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4257 9778  

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Ages:
Up to 10 years of age.

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Towradgi Beach Hotel

170 Pioneer Road Towradgi NSW 2518
Contact:

Phone:
02 4283 3588  

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Ages:
5 and up

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Trainworks

10 Barbour Road Thirlmere NSW 2572
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Phone:
02 4681 8001  

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Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium

Wollongong Science Centre, Innovation Campus, 60 Squires Way North Wollongong NSW 2509
Contact:

Phone:
02 4286 5000  

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Ages:
All ages

Days Available:
Open 6 days a week from Thursday to Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm (closed Wednesdays during the school term).

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Woonona Bulli RSL

455 Princes Hwy Woonona 2517 NSW
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Phone:
02 4284 1577  

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Zoom Wollongong

65-69 Keira St Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4228 4300   

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Ages:

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