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

Have to Have Health - Nourish to Flourish - Get on top of your health and feel amazing!

Ages: 18 years +
Cost:
Venue: Have to Health
Get back on top of your health and feel amazing in 2018 - register for Nourish to Flourish today!
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Scarborough Hotel - Coffee, Cake & Rock 'n' Stroll Offer with Parents Guide Illawarra!

Special Offer available Monday - Friday between 9am to 3.30pm.

Ages: All ages
Cost: Coffee, cake & babycino for just $10!
Venue: The Scarborough Hotel
Fantastic coffee, cake and babycino $10 offer with Parents Guide Illawarra! Catch up with other mums for coffee & cake and take bub for a stroll along the scenic Seacliff Bridge.
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BANISH THOSE NITS! Guaranteed natural headlice solution in Wollongong or comes to YOU!

7 Days - nits can't wait - they need to be GONE!

Ages: Kids and Parents
Cost: From $45 for short hair
Venue: Ziggetty Snipits or comes to your home
Great for time poor parents with headlice issues (yes it happens to the best of us!) Welcome to the amazing solution from local mum Julia Arndell and her Ziggetty Snipits Nit Pro Salon in Wollongong. Plus Julia now offers Illawarra wide home visits to rid your family of head lice! NATURAL SOLUTION plus GUARENTEED RESULTS!
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Gerringong Surf Music Festival

All day event

 to    Sat 5 May 18 to  Sun 6 May 18

Venue: Gerringong Park
Address: Gerringong NSW 2534
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Sculpture in the Garden - Wollongong Botanic Gardens

7am  to 6pm   Sat 7 April 18 to  Sun 20 May 18

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

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PCYC Lake Illawarra Holiday Fun - Lake Illawarra

9am  to 4pm   Mon 16 April 18 to  Thu 26 April 18

Venue: Lake Illawarra PCYC
Address: 149 Reddall Parade Lake Illawarra NSW 2528
Ages: 5- 13 years of age
Cost: 9:00 am Save to calendar Cost Membership $10 (must become a member valid for 12 months), $25 per day

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KISS Arts Festival

9am  to 5pm   Fri 27 April 18 to  Sun 29 April 18

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

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Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine

10am & 12.30pm

 to    Fri 27 April 18 to  Sat 28 April 18

Venue: IPAC - IMB Theatre
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 6 years +
Cost: All tickets: $32

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Nowra Makers Market

Every fourth Saturday of the month

8am  to 2pm    to  Sat 28 April 18

Venue: Jelly Bean Park
Address: Egan's Lane Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Tramway Kids Diesel Day

10am  to 3pm    to  Sat 28 April 18

Venue: Illawarra Light Railway Museum
Address: 48A Tongarra Road Albion Park NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: $15 per adult unlimited rides and entry. $10 per child/concession unlimited rides and entry. $5 entry only nil train rides.

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Balgownie Women's Expo

10am  to 2pm    to  Sun 29 April 18

Venue: Balgownie Village Community Centre
Address: 113 Balgownie Rd Balgownie NSW
Ages:
Cost: FREE Entry

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In Her Shoes Pre Loved Fashion Market

9am  to 2pm    to  Sun 29 April 18

Venue: Pioneer Hall
Address: Church Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Drop in Duplo - Wollongong Library

Every Monday during school term

9.30am  to 11.30am    to  Mon 30 April 18

Venue: Wollongong City Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 3 years +
Cost: FREE

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Bellambi 5 x 5 2018

Every Tuesday in May for a 3:30pm walk

3.30pm  to    Tue 1 May 18 to  Tue 29 May 18

Venue: Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre
Address: 49A Cawley Street Bellambi NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Sensory Storytime - Wollongong Library

Every Tuesday during school term

10am  to 11am    to  Tue 1 May 18

Venue: Wollongong Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 3 - 5 years. Designed for children who identify as being on the autism spectrum or who have other special needs who will be starting kindergarten in 2019 and their carers.
Cost: FREE

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Mini Makers - Warilla Library

Every Wednesday during school term.

2pm  to 3pm    to  Wed 2 May 18

Venue: Warilla Library
Address: Cnr Lake Entrance and Shellharbour Roads Warilla NSW 2528
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Cost: FREE

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Disney’s Mulan Jr (The Arcadians Theatre Group)

Refer website for times

 to    Fri 4 May 18 to  Sun 6 May 18

Venue: The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre
Address: 141 Princes Highway Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages:
Cost: Please refer website for ticket costs.

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Kids Disco - Dapto Leagues Club

First Friday of Every Month

6pm  to 10pm    to  Fri 4 May 18

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

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Kids’ Disco | Wollongong Hellenic Club

Held on the first Friday of every month

7pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 4 May 18

Venue: Wollongong Hellenic Club
Address: 57 Princes Highway West Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 5 - 15 years
Cost: $10 - includes a glo item and plaster plate to smash.

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Star Wars Day: The Young On Pointe Orchestra

6pm  to 7pm    to  Fri 4 May 18

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

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Storytime at Stocklands Shellharbour

Every Friday during school term

10.30am  to 11am    to  Fri 4 May 18

Venue: Stocklands Shellarbour - out the front of Target
Address: 211 Lake Entrance Road Shellharbour City Centre NSW 2529
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Cost: FREE

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Autumn Open Day @ The Illawarra Grevillea Park

10am  to 4pm   Sat 5 May 18 to  Sun 6 May 18

Venue: Grevillea Park
Address: Grevillea Park Road Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult $5, Children FREE

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Trek for Timor

0600 - 1100  to 1900    to  Sat 5 May 18

Venue: Kanagaroo Valley
Address: Mcphails Trail, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577 Shoalhaven NSW 2577
Ages: 16+
Cost: $40

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Wings Over Illawarra Air Show 2018

9am  to 5pm   Sat 5 May 18 to  Sun 6 May 18

Venue: Illawarra Regional Airport
Address: Airport Road Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for admission prices.

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The Farm’s Market

Usually First Sunday of the Month

10am  to 3pm    to  Sun 6 May 18

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

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Waniora Public School Fete

2pm  to 7pm    to  Mon 7 May 18

Venue: Waniora Public School
Address: Ursula Road Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Kidz Connect - Corrimal Library: Mother's Day Craft

4pm  to 5pm    to  Tue 8 May 18

Venue: Corrimal Library
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages: K - 6
Cost: FREE

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National Families Week - Children's Family Portrait Competition (Shellharbour City Library)

11am  to 4pm    to  Thu 10 May 18

Venue: Shellharbour City Library
Address:
Ages: 1 -12 years
Cost: FREE

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Burradise Festival at Culburra Beach

Refer website

 to    Fri 11 May 18 to  Sun 13 May 18

Venue: Culburra Beach
Address: Fred Evans Lane Culburra Beach NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE and Paid options

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Junior Art Trail - Wollongong Art Gallery (April exhibition focus: Chromophilia)

Second Friday of Every Month

10am  to 10.45am    to  Fri 11 May 18

Venue: Wollongong Art Gallery
Address: Corner Kembla and Burelli Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 3-5 years
Cost: $5.50 per child

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Horsley Community Day

10am  to 2pm    to  Sat 12 May 18

Venue: Horsley Community Centre
Address: 82 Bong Bong Rd Horsley NSW 2530
Ages: 0-100!
Cost: Gold coin donation entry

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Sunrise at the Illawarra Fly

Second Saturday of every month

6am  to 9am    to  Sat 12 May 18

Venue: Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk
Address: 182 Knights Hill Road Knights Hill NSW 2577
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adults $65, Child (13-16 years) $50, Child (5-12 years) $30, Child (2-4 years) $15.

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Huskisson Mother's Day Classic

8am  to 12pm    to  Sun 13 May 18

Venue: Voyager Memorial Park, Huskisson (behind Huskisson RSL)
Address: Owen Street Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult $20 Child $10, Children U3 FREE

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KidsFest Shellharbour 2018

Refer website for times

 to    Mon 14 May 18 to  Sun 20 May 18

Venue: Various location across Shellharbour City
Address: Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: 0-12 years
Cost: FREE

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Comic Gong 2018

10am  to 4pm    to  Sat 19 May 18

Venue: Wollongong Town Hall, Main Auditorium
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Admission

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Castagne Day

10am  to 4pm    to  Sun 20 May 18

Venue: The Fraternity Club
Address: 11 Bourke Street Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Ages: All ages
Cost: $20 per child.

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RSPCA Million Paws Walk

Breakfast 8am. Registrations from 9am with the walk commencing at 10am  to 1.30pm    to  Sun 20 May 18

Venue: Reddall Reserve
Address: Reddall Parade Lake Illawarra NSW 2528
Ages: All ages
Cost: $8 child, $15 adult (online prices). Slightly higher if purchase on the day.

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Young Stars of the Future

From 2pm  to     to  Sun 20 May 18

Venue: Gerringong Town Hall
Address: Fern Street Gerringong NSW 2534
Ages: All ages
Cost: Members & children free/visitors $10

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Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Illawarra and Southern Highlands Tour

8pm  to 9.40pm    to  Sat 23 June 18

Venue: Wollongong Town Hall
Address: Cnr Crown & Kembla Sts Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 10 years +
Cost: Children U13: $20 Student: $20

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SeeChange Jervis Bay Arts Festival

 to    Sat 26 May 18 to  Mon 11 June 18

Venue: Dent Street, Huskisson
Address: Dent Street Huskisson NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Berry Celtic Festival

9.30am  to 4pm    to  Sun 27 May 18

Venue: Berry Showground
Address: Alexandra Street Berry NSW 2535
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adults $15. Children under 15 years FREE

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Bulli Burn

Race starts at 8am  to     to  Sun 27 May 18

Venue: Sandon Point Reserve, Bulli
Address: Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website for registration costs.

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Illawarra Live Steamers

Open to the public every fourth sunday of the month

8.30am  to The gates open about 8:30am and trains usually run from 10am until mid afternoon.    to  Sun 27 May 18

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: 2 Virginia St North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Each passenger pays $2 for the 4 to 7 minute train trip.

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The Disability Trust 2018 Gala Night

6pm  to 11pm    to  Sat 21 July 18

Venue: Wests Illawarra
Address: 1 Hargreaves Street Unanderra NSW 2526
Ages:
Cost: $250

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Julie Clarke
Early Start
Wendy Ray White



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