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Events and activities for parents and babies, toddlers and school aged children in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

FREE - Car Tyre Safety Workshop for Young Drivers / Parents! By Jax Tyres

Sat 20 October 18


Ages: 16 years+
Cost: FREE
Venue: Jax Tyres Warrawong
Tyre Safety and learning what keeps us safely on the road is critical for all drivers! Bring your L platers, P Platers or young drivers to this FREE workshop and learn the 101 of tyre safety plus how to change a tyre!

Great for anyone needing to stay safe on the road - this is one hour you'll be really pleased you invested in car safety... Places limited so bookings essential!
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FREE Support Workshop for carers of kids with autism, ADHD or disabilities

Wed 24 October 18

10am-12pm AND 7pm-9pm

Ages: All parents and carers welcome
Cost: FREE - Bookings essential
Venue: Wollongong Tennis Club
Join guest speaker, Megan Borlase from Lojic Institute (Ph.D., & Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) who is presenting some of the latest evidence based behaviour interventions from behavioural science and positive behaviour support. Understand how you can implement these to improve behaviour outcomes in your child - whilst encouraging their unique sense of self to shine and not be lost in a society that doesn't understand the 'difference'. Plus you'll have the chance to meet other parents and carers who may well be facing similar challenges to you.
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The Lord Mayor's Picnic in the Park - For 2019 School Starters & their families!

Sunday 4 November

10am - 12pm

Ages: For 2019 school starters & their families
Cost: FREE
Venue: Macabe Park - southern end
Come and Join Billy Back Pack and Bright Spark at our Lord Mayors' Transition to School Picnic on Sunday 4 November, 12pm- 2pm at Macabe Park, Wollongong. FREE entertainment and giveaways for 2019 School Starters!
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The Playhouse - Term 4 Enrolments now open! FREE trial class!

Term 4, 2018

Ages: 5 years +
Venue: Thirroul Community Centre & Balgownie
At The Playhouse we use drama as a tool to celebrate everyone's individuality from ages 6 and up! Come join our children's drama and story telling classes.
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TKMA - Taekidokai Martial Arts - Illawarra wide classes - FREE first lesson!



Ages: Age 4+
Cost: No lock in contracts
Venue: Classes Illawarra wide
Increase self confidence, discipline, esteem and fitness. Trial the Taekiokai difference and get your first class for free! Child, Adults and family classes available across the Illawarra, together you'll have fun, get fitter and get more disciplined and focused and master this true martial art!
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Swift StartUps at co-working space Zig Zag Hub! For passionate, creative kids 13 +. Parents also welcome!

Saturday 27 October

9am - 5pm

Ages: 13 years +
Cost: $35 per person / Discount offer: $50 parent + child
Venue: Zig Zag Hub
Zig Zag Hub
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Junior Indoor Soccer & Spring Netball Registrations OPEN - Indoor Sports Wollongong

Kicks of 15 October - 7 December

Refer schedule

Ages: Junior & Ladies
Venue: Indoor Sports Wollongong
Junior Indoor Soccer & Spring Netball Registrations OPEN - Indoor Sports Wollongong
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Gravity Gym - Term 4 Bookings NOW OPEN!

Term 4, 2018

Refer online schedule

Ages: From 6 months!
Venue: Gravity Gymnastics
Gravity Gymnastics is a brand new indoor gym space for bubs, kids and teens of all shapes, sizes and abilities! AND they are excited to introduce their Term 4 Schedule of classes for ages starting from 6 months - right up to adults!
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Go4Fun Healthy Kids Program - Registrations for Term 4 now open!

Term 4 programs start the week of 15th October

4pm - 6pm

Ages: 7 - 13 years
Cost: FREE
Venue: Unanderra & Sanctuary Point
The Go4Fun program runs once a week during school term and focuses on healthy eating and getting active.
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Black Duck Ceramics Studio - Term 4 classes for kids who love to create!

Term 4 After School Classes

3.30pm - 5.30pm Tues / Wed / Thurs

Ages: Primary School 6-12yrs
Cost: Term fees apply with sibling discounts
Venue: Black Duck Ceramics Studio - Fairy Meadow
We love children at Black Duck Ceramics Studio's, watching them create and get immersed in the world of ceramics, art and fun is what we love to do! Term 4 after school classes...
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CIY.CLUB (Code it Yourself) Kids Coding Workshops. Get coding in Term 4 2018!

Starting 15 October (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Afternoon sessions - refer schedule

Ages: 7 - 17 years
Cost: Contact CIY Club
Venue: Science Space, Bulli High School & Warilla Library
Our popular After School Coding Club will be starting back up again 15 October at 3 locations across Wollongong!
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Dynamics Performing Arts Studio - Sing, Act or Perform in Term 4! Group and Private Lessons Available

Term 4, 2018

Ages: 5 years+
Cost: From $15 for a 45min lesson. 10% off total term payments when you pay upfront
Venue: Dynamics Performing Arts Studio
At Dynamics we aim to provide singing and drama tuition for students in a fun and professional environment. We offer group classes in singing and drama as well as school holiday workshops where your child can learn other Creative and Performing Arts skills.
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Inner Bliss Kids Yoga - Early Bird Special for Term 4!

Term 4 starting Monday 22 October

Refer Term 4 Timetable

Ages: 5 - 8 years & 9 - 12 years
Cost: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – only $80 for a full term: Book and pay by Sunday 14th October by 3pm
Venue: Private Yoga, Meditation and Wellbeing Studio - Dapto
Inner Bliss Kids Yoga
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The Eaton Gorge Theatre School - Drama Classes are BACK for Term 4! FREE 2 week trial offer!

Term 4, 2018

Refer Term Timetable

Ages: 8 years +
Cost: Varies for 9 week or 10 week classes
Venue: Eaton Gorge Theatre Company (EGTC)
Acting Classes including Acting for Camera, Acting for Stage and Music Theatre.
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Family Photography Deal! Photoshoot and 2 photo's, $49 only! Susan Gruber Photography

Spring - 23 Dec - limited spots!

Ages: All families, all ages
Cost: $49 special deal
Venue: Illawarra wide - location shots or your home
​Susan Gruber Photography is offering this AMAZING Spring Value Family Photography Deal for Illawarra families! * One hour Photo Shoot and Two 8x12 inch photographs for only $49.00 (normally $220.00!) * One hour Family Portrait Shoot with a professional photographer in your choice of setting - studio (in Bulli), park, beach or your home within a 50km radius of Bulli. * Choose your favourite 2 images from your shoot to be printed as 8x12 inch photographs to keep
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Sculpture in the Garden - Wollongong Botanic Gardens

7am  to 6pm   Thu 6 September 18 to  Wed 22 May 19

Venue: Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Address: Murphys Avenue Keiraville NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Berry Gardens Festival

10am  to 4pm   Thu 18 October 18 to  Sun 21 October 18

Venue: Various locations around Berry
Address: Berry NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5 - $20. Children U18 years FREE

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Express Yourself - Focusing on emotional intelligence for young people (ages 12-15).

10 week program

4pm  to 6pm   Thu 18 October 18 to  Thu 6 December 18

Venue: The Salvation Army
Address: 11-13 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 12 - 15 years
Cost: FREE

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Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

9am  to Till late   Fri 19 October 18 to  Sun 21 October 18

Venue: Kangaroo Valley
Address: 179 Moss Vale Road Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for ticket prices. Kids U12 years FREE

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2018 Doll, Bear & Craft Fair

9.30am  to 3pm    to  Sat 20 October 18

Venue: Wollongong Town Hall, Main Auditorium
Address: Corner Crown & Kembla Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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Terara Public School Country Fair

 to     to  Sat 20 October 18

Venue: Terara Public School
Address: Millbank Road Terara NSW 2540
Ages: All ages

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Big Red Kidney Walk

10am  to 1pm    to  Sun 21 October 18

Venue: Coalcliff Surf Life Saving Club
Address: Coalcliff Surf Life Saving Club Coalcliff New South Wales (NSW) 2508
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult $20, Child $10, Family of 4 $50

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Noah's Challenge

9am for 10am start  to 2pm    to  Sun 21 October 18

Venue: Noah's Challenge Moorhouse Park
Address: Moorhouse Park, Scenic Drive Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: Yes
Cost: Adults $30, Youth $20, Kids $10, Family $60

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Sand And Sea Festival

 to    Fri 26 October 18 to  Sun 28 October 18

Venue: Jervis Bay
Address: 9 Beach Street Huskisson NSW 2540

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SCARF Hand in Hand Art Exhibition & Family Day

Refer website for times

 to    Fri 26 October 18 to  Sun 28 October 18

Venue: iAccelerate, Innovation Campus
Address: Squires Way North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Cost is a gold coin donation to SCARF (Family Day)

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Spooky Carnival

4pm  to 9pm    to  Fri 26 October 18

Venue: Helensburgh Public School
Address: Fletcher Street Helensburgh NSW 2508
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Cost: Free entry

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The Wollongong Central Stair Climb Challenge

 to From 11am/11.30am start    to  Fri 26 October 18

Venue: Wollongong Central Crown Tower, Upper Crown Street Mall
Address: Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Anyone and everyone who wants to challenge themselves
Cost: $40

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Helensburgh Country Fair

Stalls will be active in the park from 8am, with the opening at 10am.  to     to  Sat 27 October 18

Venue: Charles Harper Park, Helensburgh
Address: Parkes Rd Helensburgh NSW 2508
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Men in Pink Tights

8pm  to 10.10pm    to  Sat 27 October 18

Venue: IPAC - IMB Theatre
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult: $69.90 Children: $49.90 Conc/Pens: $64.90 Group of 10+: $64.90

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Shoalhaven River Festival

 to     to  Sat 27 October 18

Venue: Nowra
Address: Scenic Drive Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: All ages

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Car Show & Family Day @ Jamberoo

10am  to 2pm    to  Sun 28 October 18

Venue: Kevin Walsh Oval
Address: Churchill Street Jamberoo NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin donation

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Dogs Day Out

10am  to 1pm    to  Sun 28 October 18

Venue: Albion Park Showground
Address: 108A Tongarra Rd Albion Park NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin donation (All proceeds go to DCH Animal Adoptions)

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Hand in Hand 2018 Family Day

10am  to 12pm    to  Sun 28 October 18

Venue: IAccelerate Cub
Address: IAccelerate Centre 239, Innovation Campus Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: *Cost is a gold coin donation to SCARF Refugee Support*

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A Day out With Thomas - Trainworks

9.30am  to 4pm   Sat 3 November 18 to  Sun 4 November 18

Venue: Trainworks
Address: 10 Barbour Road Thirlmere NSW 2572
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for admission prices

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The Wiggles Wiggle Pop! Big Show

10am & 1pm

 to     to  Sat 10 November 18

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer booking link

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