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

Give the gift of unlimited summer play this Christmas!

Cost: $79 Summer Visit Pass
Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
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​Miss Zoe's School of Dance - Kiama Studio Open Day

Saturday 16 December

10am - 5pm

Ages: 2 years to adults
Cost: FREE
Venue: Kiama Highschool
Come along and meet the Miss Zoe's team, grab your 2 WEEK FREE DANCE CLASS PASS and enjoy FREE workshops!
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Find an AMAZING Last Minute Holiday - perfect for families, get the holiday you NEEEED after a long exhausting year!

Ages: All ages
Cost: All Budgets
Venue: itravel Woonona
Are you exhausted and realising you NEED a relaxing break this Christmas, but worried you've left it too late!? Let iTravel Woonona come to the rescue! They know what makes a great family holiday for young families or teen kids, quick call Stacey and the team now and book a last minute holiday you'll LOVE!
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Headlands Austinmer Beach - NYE Sunset Picnic with the family!

Sunday 31 December

4pm - 10pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: Adults $40, Kids $20
Venue: Headlands Austinmer Beach
Watch the sun setting over the beach in luxe style with family and friends this NYE!
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Operation Ouch Live on Stage! January School Holidays

Wednesday 10 January 2018

4pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: A Reserve Ticket $50.30, B Reserve Ticket $39.90, A Reserve Family (4 tickets) $180, B Reserve Family (4 tickets) $140. Children under 2 years free on the knee
Venue: WIN Entertainment Centre
Join TV's favourite identical twins for incredible stunts & crazy experiments! Your kids will LOVE this hilarious show!
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Outdoor Connections - Nature based holiday care for 5-14 years of age!

20 December - 24 January

9am - 3pm

Ages: 5-14 years
Cost: $60 full day; $30 half day
Venue: Nature Based!
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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Northern Stars Swim School - 5 Day Swim Accelerator!

18 December - 25 January

Ages: 3 - 13 years
Cost: $90 per child
Venue: Northern Stars Swim School
Northern Stars 5 day intensive program gets results - improving their confidence, survival skills and stroke technique.
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Anchors Aweigh Art Studio - Young creatives get onboard these school holidays!

Summer School Holidays

Refer website

Ages: 8yrs+. Teens and Adult workshops offered.
Cost: Contact studio for prices - Art supplies included in cost
Venue: Anchors Aweigh Art Studio
Fun, contemporary, edgy art school holiday program for the budding little creative in your life!
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CIY.Club - Code It Yourself Club January School Holiday Program. Get coding!

8 - 23 January

9am - 3pm

Ages: 7-17 years
Cost: $99
Venue: Science Centre & Planetarium
Includes popular Game Coding Camps - kids will learn awesome skills and will LOVE this holiday club
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Burgh's Outdoor Summer Camp - Our popular summer camp is back in 2018!

15 - 19 January

10am - 3pm or 9am - 5pm (creche option available)

Ages: 6 - 14 years
Cost: Full week $285; Single days $60; Lunch $5 per day
Venue: Burgh Healthy Hub
With tree climbing, parkour, aerial skills and stilt walking, there is sure to be heaps to keep your child busy, fit and amused!
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Sunset Cinema at Wollongong Botanic Garden - an experience not to be missed!

27th Dec - 10 March

7pm

Ages: All
Cost: $11 for child, $17 for adult ($45 for a family ticket)
Venue: Wollongong Botanic Garden
Anyone for the latest Star Wars movie under the stars? Have a truly memorable family experience or ditch the kids and have a date night with the movie of your choice! 33 movies to choose from...
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Illawarra Swim School - School Holiday Intensive Course

8 - 12 January

Ages: All ages
Cost: Contact centre
Venue: West Wollongong Public School
Boost your child's confidence and safety in water with a fun school holiday swim intensive course!
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AST Surf School Holiday Program - Voted Illawara’s BEST surf school!

3 day program every week of the school holidays

9am - 3pm

Ages: 4 years +
Cost: 1 Full Day $160
Venue: AST Surf School
AST Holiday Surfing Programs are an exciting and safe activity to get your kids into over the holidays! We take a 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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Big Fat Smile – Fun Club School Holiday Programs

Summer School Holidays

Monday - Friday from early til late

Ages: 5 - 12 years of age
Cost: Costs are applicable for the child care benefit & 50% govt rebate.
Venue: Across Wollongong & Illawarra
Fun Club kids say we have the coolest school holiday program around!
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The Playhouse - Drama and storytelling holiday workshops!

December & January - Full day and half day options

9am - 4pm

Ages: 5 years +
Cost: $40 - $150
Venue: Thirroul Community Centre
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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Circus Monoxide - Summer Holiday Program 2017

8- 25 January

Morning/afternoon, full day or week options.

Ages: Primary school age
Cost: Morning/afternoon $45; Full day $80; Full week $270/$350
Venue: Circus Monoxide
If you want to tumble, fly, do amazing tricks and have fun at the circus, book a spot in our holiday program!
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Kids' Uni Spring Holiday Vacation Care Program

18 December - 29 January

8am - 6pm

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: $62 per day. CCB & CCR approved.
Venue: Innovation Campus - UOW
Jam packed with fun activities, theme days & excursions to entertain the children!
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Fun-damentals - Awesome School Holiday Program

18 December - 24 January

8am - 6pm

Ages: Primary School Age
Cost: Basic Rate $50 (eligible for CCR & CCB)
Venue: Lindsay Park Primary School
Fun Games, Sports, Arts and Crafts, Creative Arts for all skill and age levels
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Bubble 'n' Bounce - School Holiday SPECIAL!

7 days

8am - 11pm

Ages: All age groups
Cost: Contact centre.
Venue: eightfoxavenue Indoor Sports Centre
Get exclusive hire of this amazing inflatable playground, or the hilarious 'Bubble Soccer'. Great new option for KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES and exclusive venue hire this holidays!
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Hangdog Climbing Gym - Rock Dogs & Pebble Pups! Join our NEW Kids Club!

Week 1: 18 - 22 December. Week 2: 2- 4 January

Ages: Pebble Pups 7-11 years & Rock Dogs 12-17 years
Cost: $25 Single Visit; $120 Club Pass & School Holiday $320
Venue: Hangdog Climbing Gym
Summer School Holidays - Get your kids climbing with our NEW Kids Club!
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Hangtime Trampoline Park - SAVE these Summer School Holidays with an Adventure Pass & Unlimited Jumping!

Summer School Holidays

Ages: All ages
Cost: 30 min Express Jump $8, 1 Hour Casual Entry $14. $8 per child for Tumble & Bounce
Venue: Hangtime Trampoline Park
Summer School Holiday Promotion - Unimited Jumping AND Bounce, Climb and Zap for only $40!
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Inflatable World Wollongong - open all of school holidays!

School Holidays - open every day!

10am - 4pm

Ages: All ages
Cost: From $10
Venue: Wollongong Indoor Sports - Home of Inflatable World Wollongong
Inflatable World Wollongong is THE place for family fun in the school holidays! Open every day, 10am til 4pm.
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Nature Engagement Tours - an unbelievably beautiful family experience...

Over Summer Holidays and year round

Morning or Afternoon

Ages: Age 3+
Cost: $72 for a family
Venue: Various Illawarra National Parks
Give you and your family the gift of being together in nature these holidays! Guided tours through stunning Illawarra National Parks complete with freshly made scones, flora, fauna and not a screen in sight!
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Pirates in the Garden - Wollongong Botanic Garden School Holiday Program

22 - 25 January

10am - 12pm daily

Ages: 3 - 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $12.50 per child, $23.50 for family of 2 or more children. Payment with debit/credit card (except Amex) only.
Venue: Wollongong Botanic Garden Discovery Centre
You are invited to be part of the Pirate adventures at Wollongong Botanic Garden. Enjoy the outdoors and join in the fun, come dressed-up as a pirate! Starting with a performance by Captain Compost, a Pirate Treasure, and then children can make their own magical terrarium to take home!
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Putt Putt at Illawarra Golf Complex - a fab and fun holiday activity for all the family!

Sat -Tue from 8am to 5pm and Wed - Fri from 8am to 7pm

Ages: 3 years up
Cost: 1 game $7, 2nd $4, 3rd game FREE. Family $24 for 1 game, $12 for 2nd and 3rd free
Venue: Illawarra Golf Complex
Get one FREE game of Putt Putt! Illawarra Golf Complex is the home of golf in the Illawarra. We offer a golf driving range, lessons and a putt putt course for some extra fun for the kids these holidays.
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Revolution Laser Arena - Unlimited Laser Tag Offer!

Summer School Holidays

Ages: 5 years +
Cost: Refer website for prices and packages.
Venue: Revolution Laser Arena
School Holiday Promotion - Unlimited Laser Tag Offer!
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The Big Draw! - Get creative and bring a picnic at Bundanon Homestead

Sunday 7 January 2018

10.30am – 4pm (entry by 11am encouraged)

Ages: All ages
Cost: $12 full, $8 concession, under 16 FREE
Venue: Bundanon Homestead
Bundanon’s annual drawing event is on again! Big Draw is a day of creativity for all ages and artistic abilities - all materials supplied.
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Trees Adventure - Go ropes and ziplining these Summer School Holidays with an exclusive Parents Guide OFFER!

Summer School Holidays - 7 days

9am - 5pm

Ages: 4 years +
Cost: Child 4 - 7: $25, Child 8 - 17yr: $38 Adult: $48
Venue: Trees Adventure
Australia’s First Cliff Edge Experience! Only 1 hour from Wollongong, Trees Adventure is an exhilarating 2 Hour experience with 2m low easy courses up to 25m high insane ones! Soar through the trees on flying foxes and thrilling aerial challenges!
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Waliscags Water Worx - Book online and SAVE these School Holidays!

2 December 2017 - 25 February 2018

Ages: All ages welcome!
Cost: BOOK ONLINE & SAVE! 0 - 12 months FREE. Children & Adults $23.80 (online). Adult Supervisor (discount), Group Pass and Party Pass pricing also available.
Venue: Dapto Showground
Get in early and secure your tickets to the Illawarra's first inflatable water park these summer school holidays!
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2018 Warrigal Australia Day Community Walk

10am  to 12pm    to  Fri 26 January 18

Venue: Belmore Basin, Wollongong Harbour
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Christmas Carols and Moonlight Movies: Berkeley

Event starts at 5pm (Carols) Movie screening on dark (8pm) Finishes 10pm

5pm  to 10pm    to  Sat 9 December 17

Venue: Berkeley Community Park
Address: Winnima Way Berkeley NSW 2506
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Community Christmas Party - Need a Feed

4pm  to     to  Thu 14 December 17

Venue: BELLAMBI NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE
Address: 49a Cawley Street Bellambi NSW 2518
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Eat Street

Thursday nights

5pm  to 9pm    to  Thu 14 December 17

Venue: Crown St Mall
Address: Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Immunisation Clinic - Corrimal Community Centre

Second Thursday of the Month. 9.30am - 11.30pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm

 to     to  Thu 14 December 17

Venue: Corrimal Community Centre
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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R.A.G.E - Thirroul Library

www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/library/activities/kidsprograms/Pages/default.aspx

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Thu 14 December 17

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 8-13 years
Cost: FREE

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S.T.E.A.M Punks Club

Monthly on a Thursday

4pm  to 5pm    to  Thu 14 December 17

Venue: Wollongong Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 5-7 years
Cost: FREE

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Wiseman Carols

6pm  to     to  Fri 15 December 17

Venue: Wiseman Park
Address: Corner of Gipps Road and Vickery Street Gwynneville NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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2017 Carols by the Harbour

From 5pm  to 9pm    to  Sat 16 December 17

Venue: Little Park, Shellharbour
Address: Little Park Shellharbour Village NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Carols by the Harbour

5pm  to 9pm    to  Sat 16 December 17

Venue: Little Park
Address: Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Gerringong Christmas Festival and Parade

8.30am  to 1.30pm    to  Sat 16 December 17

Venue: Gerringong Town Hall
Address: Fern Street Gerringong NSW 2534
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Gerringong Village Market

3rd Saturday of the Month

8.30am  to 4pm    to  Sat 16 December 17

Venue: Inside and around Gerringong Town Hall
Address: 106 Fern Street Gerringong NSW 2534
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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The Farm’s Market - TWILIGHT Christmas Market 

Usually First Sunday of the Month

3pm  to 8pm    to  Sat 16 December 17

Venue: Killalea State Park
Address: Killalea Drive Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free Entry

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Austinmer Village Carols by the Sea

7pm  to 9pm    to  Sun 17 December 17

Venue: Austinmer Beach, Austinmer NSW
Address: Austinmer NSW 215
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Event

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Bulli Foragers Market - Christmas Twilight Market

Every Sunday

5pm  to 10pm    to  Sun 17 December 17

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Grevillea Park Road Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Carols in the Carpark

6pm  to 9pm    to  Sun 17 December 17

Venue: Port Kembla Baptist Church
Address: Crn Illawarra & Cowper Street Port Kembla NSW 2505
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Carols in the Hall @ Gerringong

7pm  to 8.30pm    to  Sun 17 December 17

Venue: Gerringong Town Hall
Address: Fern Street Gerringong NSW 2534
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Carols on the Lawn | St Michael’s Cathedral Wollongong

5.30pm  to 7.30pm    to  Sun 17 December 17

Venue: St Michael’s Cathedral
Address: Church and Markets Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Dapto Showground Market

Sundays

7am  to 1pm    to  Sun 17 December 17

Venue: Dapto Showground
Address: Princes Hwy Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Kiama Seaside Markets

Third Sunday of every month.

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 17 December 17

Venue: Black Beach Kiama
Address: Kiama Harbour, Shoalhaven Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Village Market Place Christmas Market

10am  to 3pm    to  Sun 17 December 17

Venue: Pioneer Park (next to skate park)
Address: Addison Street Little Park NSW 2529
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Warilla Pool Open Day

1pm  to 3pm    to  Mon 18 December 17

Venue: Warilla Swimming Pool
Address: Benaud Crescent Warilla NSW 2528
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE entry to the pool

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A Taste of Ireland – The Christmas Spectacular

7.30pm  to 9.50pm    to  Wed 20 December 17

Venue: IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult: $69.90 Children under 13: $59.90 Family (2A & 2C): $250 Con Pen: $62.90 Con Sen: $62.90 Group: 10+ = $62.90 each

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Carols on Crown

6pm  to 9pm    to  Wed 20 December 17

Venue: Crown Street Mall
Address: Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Immunisation Clinic - Dapto Ribbonwood Centre

Third Thursday of Every Month from 9:30am -11:30pm & 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

 to     to  Thu 21 December 17

Venue: Ribbonwood Centre
Address: 93-109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Kiama Makers & Growers Market

4th Saturday of each month

9am  to 2pm    to  Sat 23 December 17

Venue: Black Beach, Kiama Harbour
Address: Shoalhaven Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Carols in the Cathedral

Select from two timeslots: starting 5pm or 7pm.

 to     to  Sun 24 December 17

Venue: St Michael's Anglican Catherdral
Address: Corner Church and Market Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Lauries Carnival @ Black Beach Kiama

7pm  to 10pm   Tue 26 December 17 to  Sun 31 December 17

Venue: Black Beach, Kiama
Address: Shoalhaven Street Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Immunisation Clinic - Fairy Meadow Community Centre

Fourth Thursday of every month from 9:30am -11:30am & 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

 to     to  Thu 28 December 17

Venue: Fairy Meadow Community Centre
Address: 17A Princess Hwy (Opposite Woolworths - Guest Park) Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Kidz Dance Party @ Shellys

Last Friday of Every Month

6pm  to 9pm    to  Fri 29 December 17

Venue: Shellharbour Leagues Club
Address: Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: FREE for Members

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Dive-In-Movies at Jamberoo Action Park

6pm  to 7.30pm   Sat 30 December 17 to  Sat 27 January 18

Venue: Jamberoo Action Park
Address: 1215 Jamberoo Road Jamberoo NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for ticket prices

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Jamberoo Village Market

Last Sunday of the Month

9am  to 2pm    to  Sun 31 December 17

Venue: Kevin Walsh Oval
Address: Cnr Allowrie & Churchill Streets Jamberoo NSW 2533
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Kiama New Years Eve Sky Show

5pm  to 10.30pm    to  Sun 31 December 17

Venue: Black Beach - Kiama
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Event

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Mollymook Markets

Fifth Sunday of the month

8.30am  to 2pm    to  Sun 31 December 17

Venue: Mollymook
Address: Mitchell Parade Mollymook NSW 2539
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Kids Disco - Dapto Leagues Club

First Friday of Every Month

6pm  to 10pm    to  Fri 5 January 18

Venue: Dapto Leagues Club
Address: Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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Disney's The Little Mermaid

1.30pm & 7.30pm

 to    Fri 12 January 18 to  Sat 20 January 18

Venue: IMB Theatre - IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult: $59, Child U12yrs: $49

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Illawarra Live Steamers

Open to the public every fourth sunday of the month

8.30am  to Mid afternoon    to  Sun 28 January 18

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: 2 Virginia St North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: $2 per ride

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Pyree Village Art and Handmade Market

Fourth Sunday of every Month

9am  to 1.30pm    to  Sun 28 January 18

Venue: 888 Greenwell Point Road, Pyree
Address: 888 Greewell Point Road Pyree NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Born To Read Early Literacy Program - Kiama Library

On the 3rd Tuesday of every month (from February to November).

10am  to 11am    to  Tue 20 February 18

Venue: Kiama Library
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: 0-24 Months
Cost: FREE

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