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Fun Places To Take Kids - Illawarra

Local attractions, fun places to take the kids for parents of babies and young children in the Wollongong / Illawarra area including trains, parks, playcentres, wildlife parks, swimming pools and more

UniActive - Awesome Recreation & Aquatic Centre offering great programs for kids of all ages.

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. We also have School Holiday Sports Camps and we have been teaching children to swim for over 25 years in our Swim School. We are also an excellent and FUN venue for your child's birthday party!
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Flip Out Albion Park - Exclusive Hire for Parties, Weekly Playgroup and Jump Specials! Open 7 Days.

Location: Albion Park
Phone: (02) 4257 4092   Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday: 9am-10pm
Come in and meet the friendly team at Flip Out's brand new venue in the Illawarra! Flip Out Albion Park Open 7 days a week, be sure to find time to come in and have a blast! So get your bounce on and more - check out all the activities on offer! Little Ninjas, Flip Our Playgroup, Flip Out After Dark and more!
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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach - Couple and family friendly room packages, dining and events! Wollongong beachside accommodation.

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4224 3111   Mobile: (02) 4224 3111
Ages: Family-friendly hotel!   Days / Hours: Open 7 days. 24 hour reception and room service
Stunning ocean views, spacious light filled rooms and a reputation for exceptional service has made the award winning Novotel Wollongong Northbeach an Illawarra gem! It is the perfect location for a fun-filled family getaway or romantic break!
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Science Space - Interactive science FUN! Largest hands-on science centre in NSW! Birthday Party Packages available.

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4286 5000   Mobile:
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: During NSW school term they are open from 10am - 4pm and closed on Wednesdays to the public.
Science Space is the largest hands-on science centre in NSW and among the TOP 10 Fun Places to take the kids ranked by Parents Guide Illawarra! Located at the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus, the centre houses the DIGISTAR 6 Planetarium system, the largest and most digitally advanced planetarium in the state.
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Kids & families come inside and explore Port Kembla Steelworks! Exclusive Tour Discount Offer!

Location: Conison
Phone: (02) 4275 7023   Mobile: (02) 4275 7023
Ages: Port Tours: All ages welcome. Steel Tours: Minimum age of 10yrs or older – accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian.   Days / Hours: Port Tours:
Kids and families can learn all about the vital role the Port Kembla Plant and Port have played in “Sustaining Australia”. In this interactive, immersive experience, kids get kitted out in safety gear (PPE) from glasses to high-visibility jackets (all provided) and take a fascinating journey and tour through what has made our region...
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Scarborough Hotel -* Book your Christmas Party with us and receive welcome round of Sav Blanc or premium beers!⠀

Location: Scarborough Hotel
Phone: (02) 4267 5444   Mobile: (02) 4267 5444
Ages: All ages, family-friendly dining   Days / Hours: Updated Opening Hours - refer website.
Christmas is but only a few weeks away but before that? It's Christmas party season! Tables are filling fast but we still have some group availability for the Nov/Dec period. We're also currently offering a welcome round of Sav Blanc or premium beers on us!
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Toyworld Kiama's Christmas Catalogue! On now until 15 Dec! Order NOW for Christmas.

Location: Kiama
Phone: (02) 4232 2684   Mobile:
Ages: Newborn - big kids!   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 9am to 5.30pm. Saturday 9am - 4pm & Sunday 10am - 4pm
NEW STOCK! NEW SPECIALS AVAILABLE! Catalogue offers only valid until 15 December, 2019, so be quick! Toyworld Kiama has a massive range of all the latest games, toys, puzzles, educational toys and more!
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Mobile Revolution Archery Tag - Draw your bow, a NEW revolution has begun. Mobile kids parties - the newest party experience in town!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4243 7801   Mobile: (02) 4243 7801
Ages: 8 years+   Days / Hours: On request
A hybrid mix of paintball, archery and dodgeball, Mobile Revolution Archery Tag is latest action packed game for both adults and children providing pure adrenaline fuelled fun in a safe environment.
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Wollongong Botanic Garden - stunning playpark, gardens, events, nature and fab birthday party packages!

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 and Christmas Day only.
Wollongong Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to visit with its many garden collections to explore, picnic spaces to enjoy, an All Abilities Playground, a duck feeding area plus a range of family and child-focused activities including school holiday programs, garden workshops, theatrical tours and outdoor cinema.
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Early Start Discovery Space – Where Curious Minds Play! Australia's only dedicated children's museum.

Location: Keiraville
Phone: (02) 4221 3777   Mobile:
Ages: From birth to 10 years   Days / Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 4pm. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.
Sail the seas, dig for buried treasure, tour the tummy, make a LEGO movie, explore a cave – plus 9 more hands-on experiences. Perfect for children (birth – 10 years ) and parents to enjoy together.
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Hangdog - For kids who believe life is an adventure!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4225 8369   Mobile:
Ages: 3 years - 100!   Days / Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am to 9pm, Sunday 9am to 7pm.
Host the ultimate Adventure Party that will THRILL your kids, without worrying about set up or safety! Rain, hail or shine Hangdog parties rock on!
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Why kids love Revolution Laser Arena!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4243 7801   Mobile: (02) 4243 7801
Ages: 5 years+   Days / Hours: Wed/Thur/Fri 4pm to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm & Sunday 10am to 6pm.
Get ready for the most adrenaline-pumping party! We don’t just do ‘laser tag’... We take party kids on a thrilling, adrenaline pumping journey into another world.
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Wollongong Central - bustling shopping and foodie destination! Sign up for our upcoming events!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4228 5999    Mobile:
Ages: Family-friendly!   Days / Hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Thursday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
Wollongong Central is the leading retail and lifestyle destination in the region, delivering a world class David Jones, Mecca Maxima, T2, Peter Alexander and several more specialty stores. Wollongong Central is also a well-connected bustling hub of laneways, brimming with hole-in-the wall cafes and casual dining selections, all serving up delectable treats day and night. Check out our school holidays events, ashion previews, community events, interactive exhibits, live music, performances and entertainment and lots more!
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Bubble 'n' Bounce/eightfoxavenue Indoor Sports Centre - exclusive kids birthday parties at great prices! School Holidays Special Party Offer.

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4228 8322   Mobile: 0403 400 100
Ages: All ages welcome!   Days / Hours: 8am - 11pm 7 days. No General Admission - bookings only (subject to availability).
Plan an unforgettable party at Bubble 'n' Bounce - get the whole venue for your exclusive use! You can create the party to remember that everyone will love. 2 Hours PLUS Party Packages including party host, pizza delivery, use of ALL sporting facilities, BBQ, barista for the parents and more! Book your exclusive 2 hour "Bubble 'n' Bounce" session for up to 20 kids for just $399 during the school holidays.
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Dapto Mall - Amazing NEW Kids Play NOW OPEN!

Location: Dapto
Phone: (02) 4261 8148   Mobile:
Ages: All ages and abilities   Days / Hours: Open 7 Days
Come along and check out Dapto Mall's NEW Kids Play Area on Level 1! Dapto Mall is exited to be able to families the creation of a safe and fun environment that will provide opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they play and explore. Designed around the theme, bringing the outdoors within, the NEW Kids Play Area caters for all children, with specific zones and sensory play for different abilities that include slides, tunnels, climbing areas and activity panels.
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Little Stompers - amazing Private Party Packages on offer! Have the entire venue for yourself and your guests! FREE platter for Dec & Jan party bookings!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4227 6695    Mobile: (02) 4227 6695
Ages: 0 - 12 years   Days / Hours: Mondays - Fridays & Saturdays from 9am to 3pm, Sundays from 10am - 3pm
Our Private Party Packages are the ULTIMATE PARTY EXPERIENCE! PLUS - FREE wedges platter with each party package booked for December and January when you mention Parents Guide Illawarra! Bring your little stompers to the Illawarra’s most fun, safe, clean, and best value for money Play & Party Centre! We are open 7 days per week. Birthday parties are fabulous at Little Stompers! Let us do all the work and organise a stress-free party for you!
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Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl - *20% discount when you mention Parents Guide Illawarra!

Location: Warilla
Phone: (02) 4295 4300   Mobile: (02) 4295 4300
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 9am to late, Saturday & Sunday from 10am to late
Hours of fun and family-friendly enjoyment without breaking the bank! Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl's 12 lane bowling centre provides a fun bowling experience for all ages! Whether your stopping by to enjoy a family event, bowling with friends, or just lunch at our cafe, we promise a great time. Let the good times roll with a bowling birthday party!
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Book a Junior Groovers Disco mobile kids party before 1 Dec, 2019 and get $50 off your party booking PLUS FREE Party Favours!

Location: Across the Illawarra
Phone: 0411 453 433   Mobile: 0411 453 433
Ages: All ages and families welcome!   Days / Hours: Party must be booked in before 1 December, 2019
Book your party in before 1 December, 2019 to grab this awesome DISCOUNT PARTY OFFER WITH FREE INCLUSIONS! Book your child's next private birthday party with mobile disco party organisers, Junior Groovers Disco, and get *$50 OFF PLUS FREE L.E.D Flashing Necklaces, Glowsticks & Balloons for parties of up to 35 kids!
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Headlands Austinmer Beach has it all! Family-friendly dining, romantic weekend away and THAT view! PLUS Kids eat FREE on Tuesdays.

Location: Austinmer
Phone: (02) 4200 1099   Mobile:
Ages: Family friendly – All ages   Days / Hours: 7 days a week. 7.30am - late.
Headlands Austinmer Beach is the ideal location to sit back, relax and enjoy time with family and friends. Boasting a regularly updated list of weekly events, Headlands is also a popular choice for weddings, special events and family gatherings. Or just come and sit on our large lawn overlooking the ocean and enjoy a relaxing coffee or glass of wine.
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Green Connect Illawarra - Farm Tours for kids teaching all about sustainability and going 'green'! Fruit & Veg boxes also available.

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Phone: (02) 4243 1537   Mobile:
Ages: Farm Tours from 3 years of age   Days / Hours:
Looking for something to do with the kids these school holidays? Green Connect are running interactive farm tours in January for kids from preschool age. We have two types of tours, one for the younger kids and one for the older students, where we explain a bit more about permaculture and sustainability. Green Connect Illawarra aims to do all this with and within our community, to make the Illawarra a more green, beautiful and environmentally sound place, and life, better.
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Bellambi Bowling Club - Parents Guide Illawarra Discount 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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Tradies Helensburgh - Awesome Kids Club, views towards the Royal National Park + NEW playground

Location: Helensburgh
Phone: (02) 4294 1122   Mobile:
Ages: All ages & family-friendly!   Days / Hours: Sunday to Wednesday: 10am – 12am & Thursday to Saturday: 10am – 2am
Tradies Helensburgh is the perfect place for a family day out! The family-friendly Flame Tree Grill is renowned for its great value as well as a kids menu – there’s truly something for everyone! Try our famous $10 lunch specials or drop in for weekend Yum Cha. The Blue Gum Café has everything you need gather the whole gang around a family table and tuck in to kids milkshakes, Fix Coffee, cakes and more. Kids can enjoy our supervised Max’s World Kids Club!
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Trees Adventure Nowra Park - Australia’s No. 1 Tree Ropes Course and Ziplining Experience - KIDS & ADULTS LOVE THIS!

Location: North Nowra
Phone: (02) 4421 4830   Mobile: (02) 4421 4830
Ages: 4 years +   Days / Hours: Tue-Fri 9:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun, 8.30am-5pm. Open everyday 8:30am - 5pm during school holidays.
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! Trees Adventure is located inside the Shoalhaven Zoo so you can be a monkey while checking out the monkeys! A discount on zoo tickets are available to Trees Adventure Nowra Park customers.
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MagicZoom Play & Party Zone - Visit Wollongong's largest indoor family play centre!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4228 4300   Mobile: (02) 4228 4300
Ages: 0 - 12 years   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday 9.30am - 3pm. Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm. School Holidays 10am - 4pm
Make us the dream venue for your family’s next play date! We have a Multi-Level Maze,Inflatable Slides, Ball Pit, Children Arcade Zone, Interactive Projector Game and a CrawlersArea! Check out our NEW online party room booking service AND we offer a special admission package for playrgoups!
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Bulli Beach, Ocean Pools and Park (with optional sand dune surfing!)

Location: Bulli
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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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HARS Aviation Museum - explore and get up close and personal with our aeroplanes! Museum Tours and Tarmac Days.

Location: Albion Park
Phone: (02) 4257 4333   Mobile:
Ages: All ages. Premium Tour, Cockpit Tour and Wing Walk - adults only.   Days / Hours: The Museum is open daily from 9:30am to 3:30pm (except Christmas Day).
The HARS Aviation Museum is unlike any other museum you may visit! A guided tour is a must - visitors must be escorted through all but a small portion of the areas as they are working hangars with real aeroplanes. Expect to spend up to two hours exploring!
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AMF Bowling

47 Princes Highway Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
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4257 9333  

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Bring Your Baby Movie Sessions

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

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Crazy Put Put - Illawarra Golf Complex

71 - 91 Windang Road Windang NSW 2528
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Phone:
(02) 4296 4427  

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Dapto Leagues Club

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

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Future World

Northcliff Drive Warrawong NSW 2502
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02 4274 2939   

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Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm

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Greater Union Shellharbour

4 Memorial Drive Shellharbour NSW 2529
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(02) 4295 4555  

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Greater Union Wollongong

68 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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02 4228 4888  

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Helensburgh Golf Putt Putt Complex

2 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Helenburgh NSW 2508
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(02) 4294 3456  

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All

Days Available:
Every day 8am - 7.30pm

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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  

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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
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02 4256 4627  

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Illawarra Yacht Club

1 Northcliffe Drive Warrawong NSW 2502
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(02) 4274 6622  

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7 days

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Inflatable World Wollongong

69 Montague Street North Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Nicole

Phone:
(02) 4225 2211  

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Ages:
All ages

Days Available:
School Holidays everyday and Saturdays & Sundays: 10am - 4pm

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Jamberoo Action Park

1215 Jamberoo Road Jamberoo NSW 2533
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(02) 4236 0114  

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Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

Budderoo National Park, Minnamurra Falls Road, (Tourist Drive No.9) via Jamberoo NSW 2533
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(02) 4236 0469   

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9am-5pm Daily

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Nowra Shoalhaven Park - Trees Adventure

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

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Nowra Wildlife Park

Rock Hill Road North Nowra NSW 2541
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02 4421 3949  

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PlayMaze

1/39 Durgadin Drive Albion Park NSW 2527
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(02) 4271 1555  

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0 - 12 years

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Open 7 days

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Ponyland

Domville Road Otford NSW 2508
Contact:
Fern

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0417 389 340

Ages:
2-7 year olds

Days Available:
9.30am - 2pm

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Symbio Wildlife Park

Lawrence Hargrave Drive Helensburgh NSW 2508
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(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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02 4283 3333  

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The Shellharbour Club

Cnr Wattle & Shellharbour Rds Shellharbour NSW 2529
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02 4296 7155  

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Tiger Putt Putt & Little Tiges Play Centre

2/75 Princes Highway (behind BP), Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
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(02) 4257 9778  

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Up to 10 years of age.

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Towradgi Beach Hotel

170 Pioneer Road Towradgi NSW 2518
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Phone:
02 4283 3588  

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5 and up

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Trainworks

10 Barbour Road Thirlmere NSW 2572
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02 4681 8001  

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Wollongong City Libraries

Variety of locations Wollongong NSW 2500
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(02) 4227 7111  

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Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium

Wollongong Science Centre, Innovation Campus, 60 Squires Way North Wollongong NSW 2509
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02 4286 5000  

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All ages

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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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02 4284 1577  

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