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School Holidays

Local Parents Directory highlighting school holiday events and activities for kids in the Wollongong / Illawarra area.

Get organised these school holidays, choose your activities, fun things to do and holiday clubs from the list below.

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


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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Creative Kids! Ceramic Plate Painting at Meroogal

Thursday 11 and 18 Jan

10AM  to 11.30AM   Thu 11 January 18 to  Wed 18 January 17

Venue: Meroogal
Address: Cnr West and Worrigee Street Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: 5+
Cost: Adult $12 Child $20 Concession (senior) $8

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