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Illawarra – Cold / Windy / Rainy Day Fun and Ideas for kids and families Wollongong and Illawarra

Family friendly fun and local attractions for parents of babies and young children in the Wollongong / Illawarra area for wet, windy & cold weather days.

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.
Early Start Discovery Space is Australia's only dedicated children's museum. Come to this rich, diverse and FUN interactive learning space specifically designed for children from birth to 12 years. A true family favourite venue that attracts families from all across Australia...
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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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Hangtime - Why People Choose Hangtime Trampoline Park!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4243 7805   Mobile: (02) 4243 7805
Ages: Aged 2 - 200!   Days / Hours: Friday 10am to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm
Bounce, Flip and Learn to Fly in our purpose built trampoline playground. Looking for an awesome, action-packed, fun-filled party destination? Well, look no further, because Hangtime Parties get rave reviews from kids and parents and here's why!
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Illawarra Inflatable Play Centre - Warrawong. Get $50 off your next party for Parents Guide Illawarra subscribers!

Location: Warrawong
Phone: (02) 4275 2929   Mobile:
Ages: FUN for all ages!   Days / Hours: 7 Days from 9am - 5.30pm!
Book you next party with us and receive $50 OFF any of our Party Packages! Illawarra Inflatable Play Centre is great for Birthday Parties, Group Functions, Private Bookings, School Holiday Programs and general FUN for all ages! Towering slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses and much much more!
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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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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!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4227 6695    Mobile:
Ages: 0 - 12 years   Days / Hours: Mondays - Fridays & Saturdays from 9am to 3pm, Sundays from 10am - 3pm
Bring your little stompers to the Illawarra’s most fun, safe, clean, and best value for money Play & Party Centre! Boasting a multi-level play maze, 3 lane slide and dedicated safe toddler and baby play zone PLUS 3 reserved party rooms and disco party zone! Parents and Carers Group Specials and Twins & Triplets savings also on offer.
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Warrawong Plaza - an amazing centre for family shopping, dining, movies and kids activities

Location: Warrawong
Phone: (02) 4276 1566   Mobile:
Ages: Family-friendly   Days / Hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 9am - 5.30pm. Thursday: 9am - 9pm. Saturday: 9am - 4pm. Sunday: 10am - 4pm.
And when you have shopped till you dropped, take a break with shopping with over 22 places to eat! Recently given a makeover, Warrawong Plaza, it has become The Place where you can wine, dine & recline with 6 new restaurants and a Hoyts luxury cinema, that has recliners for every seat.
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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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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: Open 6 days from Thursday to Tuesday from 10am - 4pm. Closed on Wednesdays during school term.
The internationally-recognised, Science Space is the largest hands-on science centre in NSW! SO much fun to be had for kids of all ages
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Coffee Guru Play Cafe - Indoor Playcentre - amazing for kids (and parents!)

Location: Corrimal
Phone: 02 4283 3323   Mobile:
Ages: Up to 8 years   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday: 7am - 5.30pm, Saturday: 7am - 4.30pm, Sunday: 7.30am - 3pm
With a free daily activity, great coffee and plenty of free play to keep the kids occupied, Green Bean Play Cafe is a great playdate option for parents!
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Award-winning Tabatinga Family Fun & Social Centre now open at Dapto! Affordable, safe & friendly children's entertainment! Drop & Dine option available.

Location: Dapto
Phone: (02) 4261 1333   Mobile:
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Mon-Thur 9:30am to 3:30pm, Fri-Sat 9:30 to 5:30pm* & Sun 9:30am to 4pm.* Drop & Dine 6pm to 9:30pm.
The award-winning chain of Tabatinga Family Fun Centres is now open at Dapto Leagues Club! Tabatinga is unique because it offers families a Drop & Dine Option every Friday & Saturday night whereby children can be dropped off at specific times to have their meal deal and play in a safe, secure and fully supervised indoor play facility, while parents enjoy the other facilities of the Club with the assurance that their children are happy, safe and nearby.
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Towradgi Park Bowls & Recreation Club - NEW Kids Playground! Awesome Uber offer! Family-friendly offers. And why locals love our menu!

Location: Towradgi
Phone: (02) 4285 5228   Mobile:
Ages: Family friendly!   Days / Hours: Mon-Wed: 9am to 11pm, Thu: 9am to 10pm, Fri-Sat: 9am to Midnight, Sun: 9am to 10pm.
NEW Kids Play Area! A great spot in the warmer months, where you can take a dip in the ocean, spend some time at the beach and then pop in for a delicious brekkie, lunch or early dinner with the family and kids! What about organising a babysitter, gather your partner or mates and utilise the awesome UBER Partnership with the Bowlo!
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The Big Green Trampoline is now open! Flip Out Albion Park is HERE! Little Ninja Classes and more on offer...

Location: Albion Park
Phone: (02) 4257 4092   Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday: 9am-10pm
The big green trampoline has arrived in Albion Park! 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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The Illawarra Light Railway & Museum - free family fun day out! Available for childrens' parties.

Location: Albion Park Rail
Phone: 4256 4627    Mobile:
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Museum Days: Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Train rides on the Second Sunday of each month, from 10am to 3pm. Check website for extra running days and public holiday's through the year.
Our Museum is a great place for families to have a great day out! . Entry is FREE which includes FREE usage of the picnic grounds with wood fired bbq’s and childrens' play areas..The Museum is opened traditionally on the second Sunday of each month from 10am to 3pm - often hosting other events and fun family themed nights eg Halloween.
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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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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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Bunnings Warehouse

Various locations across the Illawarra
Contact:

Phone:
  

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Ages:
4 - 12

Days Available:
Open 7 days excluding Public Holidays

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District Skate

137 Industrial Road Oak Flats NSW 2529
Contact:
Mike

Phone:
(02) 4257 6858  

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Ages:
All

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Gala Cinema

204 Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4274 2777  

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Ages:
All

Days Available:
Open 7 days

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Greater Union Shellharbour

4 Memorial Drive Shellharbour NSW 2529
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4295 4555  

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Greater Union Wollongong

68 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
02 4228 4888  

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Holey Moley

Wollongong Central, 200 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
1300 727 833  

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Ages:
All

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Illawarra Museum

11 Market Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4228 7770  

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Ages:
All

Days Available:
Weds 12pm -3pm / Sat & Sun 12pm-3pm

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Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

Woollamia Road Huskisson NSW 2540
Contact:
All

Phone:
(02) 4441 5674  

Mobile:

Ages:
All

Days Available:
Open daily 10am - 4pm

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Kiama Leisure Centre

1 Havilah Place Kiama NSW 2533
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4232 1877  

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Northern Bowl

Cnr Princes Highway & Bellambi Lane Corrimal NSW 2518
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4283 6222  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Open 7 days

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PlayMaze

1/39 Durgadin Drive Albion Park NSW 2527
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4271 1555  

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Ages:
0 - 12 years

Days Available:
Open 7 days

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Ready Set Play

1-2/10 Shaban Street Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4257 5200  

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Ages:
Up to 12 years of age.

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Sutherland Leisure Centre

Rawson Avenue Sutherland NSW 2232
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 8536 9777  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Mo to Fri 5am-9pm / Sat 5.30am-7pm / Sun 7am-7pm

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The Australian Motorlife Museum

94 Darkes Road Kembla Grange NSW 2526
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4261 4100  

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Ages:
All

Days Available:
Tues to Sunday 9.30am-4.40pm

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Tiger Putt Putt & Little Tiges Play Centre

2/75 Princes Highway (behind BP), Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4257 9778  

Mobile:

Ages:
Up to 10 years of age.

Days Available:

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Wollongong Art Gallery

Cnr Kembla and Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
gallery@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Phone:
(02) 4227 8500  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, Weekends 12pm-4pm

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Wollongong City Libraries

Variety of locations Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4227 7111  

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Ages:
All

Days Available:

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