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

Disclaimer: The details of each event are subject to change and may be weather reliant. Please contact individual event holders prior to attendance to confirm details. Some events require pre-booking.

Reach families NOW with your online program/activity/service - advertise with Parents Guide Illawarra / What's On In Wollongong

Ages: Birth - Teenagers
Cost: From $39 + GST for promotion across ALL of our channels and both of our platforms
Venue: Parents Guide Illawarra and What's On In Wollongong
If you are looking to promote your business right now, for example, an online program/resource/activity/course, no-contact local deliveries, etc, that can HELP and SUPPORT our local families and community, we have Advertising Packages from $39 +GST with full promotion across all of our channels across both of our sites – What’s On In Wollongong and Parents Guide Illawarra.
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Boost your immunity NOW - NEW Wellness/Vitamin Infusions - Ignite MediSpa at Wollongong Private Hospital

Ages: 20 years of age +
Cost:
Venue: Wollongong Private Hospital
Given the current situation, they are offering their NEW Cell IV Infusions to help strengthen the immune system. This is a fantastic opportunity to be proactive with your health and take a preventative approach to your wellbeing.
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Brew Accounting: Financial peace of mind/SOS NOW for individuals and businesses. Govt Stimulus Package advice. FREE Consult.

Available 52 weeks of the year

Contact us now.

Ages: Businesses, families, SMSF's and individuals
Cost:
Venue: Brew Accounting
Whether you are an individual, family, SMSF or small to medium business - right now, there is a real fear about how the current COVID-19 crisis will impact and threaten your financial security, livelihood and the future of your business or savings.
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Local GP Steps Up With Thrive Medical

Telehealth or in-clinic consultation

Ages:
Cost: As of Monday 30 March, we can bulk bill. Medications can be home delivered by staff for a small fee, if required.
Venue: Thrive Skin Clinic
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, experienced local General Practitioner Dr Jemima Grant, is opening the doors of her aesthetic clinic space to support her community with much-needed medical services.
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Circus Monoxide - Term 2, 2020 Enrolments NOW OPEN! Creative AND Active Kids Rebate Approved. ONLINE COMPONENT COMING SOON!

Term 2, 2020

Refer timetable

Ages: 2 years - adult
Cost: Early Bird Discount until 27 March!
Venue: Circus Monoxide
Fly into the circus this school term! Classes at Circus Monoxide aim to develop strength, confidence and skills in a fun, accepting and non-competitive environment. There is something for everyone in these classes, from 2 year olds to adults, and for all skill levels. Try aerials, tumbling, or, try everything in a general circus class.
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Ready Steady Go Kids - CURRENTLY ON HOLD. TERM 2, 2020. Get onboard with this award-winning multi-sport program!

Term 2, 2020. Start dates TBC.

Refer 2020 Timetable

Ages: 1.5-6 year olds
Cost: Refer website
Venue: Bulli, Coniston, North Wollongong and Unanderra
National What's On 4 Kids Awards - BEST National Pre-Schooler Activity for 2017, 2016 & 2015.
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Carmel & Co Gymnastics - Term 2, 2020! We have classes to suit everyone including our popular Kindergym Program.

Term 2, 2020

Ages: 14 months +
Cost: We accept both the Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers! Refer website for enrolment costs.
Venue: Carmel & Co Gymnastics
We cater for boys and girls aged from 14 months + in a wide range of programs. From beginner to competitive, gymnastics to tumbling & trampolining, Kindergym to cheerleading, we have classes to suit everyone!
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KMA Martial Arts Wollongong - Term 1, 2020! Fitness and self defense for kids & adults

Term 1, 2020

Ages: 3 years of age - adults
Cost: Active Kids Rebate Provider.
Venue: KMA Martial Arts Wollongong
KMA Martial Arts provides physical training and continual learning, in a fun and friendly atmosphere, suitable for kids and adults alike
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NumberWorks'nWords - English and Maths tuition from qualified professionals. Boost your child's confidence and learning in 2020! FREE Assessment.

Term 1, 2020

3.30pm - 7.30pm weekdays.

Ages: 5 - 16 years of age
Cost: Contact centre
Venue: NumberWorks'nWords
Kids Tutoring which is fun but gets great results! Every student has an individualised plan and works towards agreed personal goals. Results are celebrated.
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SINGsational - enrol now for singing, piano, guitar and music theatre lessons / Wollongong. $10 a class/Creative Kids Approved!

Term 1, 2020

Ages: All ages, styles, levels welcome
Cost: From only $10 a class.
Venue: SINGsational
Do you always wish you learned to sing? Make that dream come true in a relaxed and fun environment with SINGsational. Enrol now for Term 1 for singing lessons!
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UniActive Swim School: Professional instructors, quality facilities and fresh air. Registrations open for 2020.

Term 1, 2020

Ages: 3 years +
Cost: Learn to Swim : $15 per class. Squads: $13 per class. Special offer: 50% discount for third child (must be from the same family). Prices are subject to change.
Venue: UniActive
Located within the University of Wollongong grounds, we have been teaching children to swim for over 25 years.
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Xtreme B-Force Martial Arts - TEMPORARILY CLOSED.Wollongong & Illawarra. Kids/teens/adults karate classes.

Term 2, 2020

Ages: 4 years- adults
Cost: Come try a FREE Trial Class!
Venue: Xtreme B-Force Martial Arts
A family-friendly, encouraging and inclusive premier training centre for aspiring martial artists for 4 years right up to adults! And we are open for Term 1, 2020 enrolments now.
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Online Science Classes - Interactive digital classroom these school holidays! Fizzics Education

30 March - 24 April

9am-12noon and 2pm-3pm every weekday for the next month

Ages: 5 - 12
Cost: $15/$35
Venue: Online
Interactive science camp from the comfort of your own home!
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Bright Smiles Multisensory Learning Centre - ONLINE TUTORING AVAILABLE NOW. Specialist Tutoring for reading, spelling and maths.

April School Holidays

By Appointment

Ages: 4.5 - 15 years of age
Cost: TBC.
Venue: Bright Smiles Mutlisensory Learning Centre
In wake of current and changing COVID-19 measures, we are happy to work with students and their families to accommodate online tutoring sessions for new and existing students.
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Miss Zoe's School of Dance - ONLINE Dance Workshops available now! First 10 people to purchase a class gets 10% off!

Available now

Ages: 2 years - adults
Cost: PayPal ($10/class) First 10 people to purchase a class gets 10% off (use discount code: ONLINE10)TBC
Venue: Miss Zoe's School of Dance
Are you looking for things to do at home either for the kids or yourself?
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Science Space: Virtual Science Space is NOW LIVE! Online STEM learning at home for families.

LIVE NOW as of Thursday 26 March

SCIENCE HOUR from 10 am to 11 am local Sydney time

Ages: Kids aged 6-12 years who have a love for creating, exploring and inventing.
Cost:
Venue: Science Space
While we are temporarily closing our doors to the public, we are launching a virtual science at home offering. Today, our first video is LIVE and on our website.
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Sprouts Tutoring. Virtual Tutoring / FREE Trial / Preschool - Year 12 / Experience, passionate, qualified teachers.

Monday - Friday. Weekends by appointment.

Ages: Preschool-Kindy to Year 12
Cost: 20 minute FREE Virtual Tutoring trial session to try us out!
Venue: Sprouts Tutoring
At Sprouts Tutoring, our experienced, passionate tutors are all qualified teachers, holding Master's Degrees in General and Special Education, and have nearly two decades of experience working in education both her and overseas. Our Virtual Tutoring is up - and we want to help Illawarra families with learning at home - so come check out what fun is all about at Sprouts Tutoring!
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Circus Monoxide - April Holiday Program 2020. ONLINE COMPONENT COMING SOON!

TBC

From 8.30am to 5pm

Ages: 5 - 13 years of age
Cost: $350 for 5 days or $85 or a full day on any or several days. Creative Kids Voucher Approved.
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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Project Bucephalus - April School Holiday Camp COMING SOON.

April School Holidays

9am - 3pm

Ages: Robo Camp Junior: 5 - 8. Our other workshops are designed to be suitable for ages 7 and up, we will accept younger students if they are accompanied by an adult.
Cost: TBC
Venue: TBC
Project Bucephalus Robotics is a Wollongong-based group that has many years of experience running robotics activities for children in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven.
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Teen Yoga - School Term Program

Wednesdays during school terms

4:30pm  to 5:30pm   Wed 5 February 20 to  Wed 8 April 20

Venue: Old Courthouse Wollongong
Address: 1 Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2517
Ages: 12-18
Cost: $165.00 (Active Kids Vouchers accepted)

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Splash Swim School

Monday Afternoons

 to    Mon 10 February 20 to  Mon 6 April 20

Venue: Port Kembla Youth Project
Address: www.pkyp.org.au North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: $11 per lesson

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WWIS Positive Relationships 8 Week Course for Women - Term 1, 2020

Thursday evenings and Wednesday mornings

10am/6.15pm  to 12pm/8.15pm   Tue 11 February 20 to  Wed 1 April 20

Venue: WWIS
Address: 170 Corrimal Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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FREE Heartfulness Meditation And Relaxation At Wollongong

6.30pm  to 7.30pm   Mon 17 February 20 to  Thu 17 December 20

Venue: Corrimal District Library And Community Centre
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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One Door Wollongong - Young Carers Program: 6 week after school group for young people aged 13 to 18 living with a family member with mental health concerns who they support.

Thursdays

3.30pm  to 6pm   Wed 26 February 20 to  Thu 30 April 20

Venue: The Salvation Army Wollongong,
Address: 11-13 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 13 - 18 years of age
Cost: FREE

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Knit, Knot, Weave – Creative Weekend Workshops - Early Start Discovery Space

Knit, Knot, Weave will run across 5 Saturdays. Choose the workshops you like or book in for all 5.

10.30am  to 11.30am   Sat 7 March 20 to  Sat 4 April 20

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Building 21, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 7 years +. Parent supervision required – participation always encouraged.
Cost: $10 members / $12.50 non-members per workshop

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Exploring Circuits – Creative Weekend Workshopst - Early Start Discovery Space

Exploring Circuits will run across 5 Sundays. Choose the workshops you like or book in for all 5.

10.30am  to 11.30am   Sun 8 March 20 to  Sun 5 April 20

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: Ground floor, Building 21 University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 6 years +. Parent supervision required – participation always encouraged.
Cost: $10 members / $12.50 non-members per workshop

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Mini Mondays - Science Playdate for 0-6 year olds

Every Monday

9.30am  to 10am   Mon 9 March 20 to  Tue 22 December 20

Venue: Science Space Wollongong
Address: 60 Squires Way North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 0-6 year olds
Cost: Children under 6 are free with one paid adult entry. Activity sessions are free! This new activity is FREE for all members.

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Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival

9am  to Till late   Fri 3 April 20 to  Sun 5 April 20

Venue: Thirroul Community and Library Center, Lawrence Hargrave Drive, & Thirroul Beach Park
Address: Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE Entry

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Nan Tien Health & Wellbeing Markets

First Saturday of every month

9.30am  to 2.30pm    to  Sat 4 April 20

Venue: Nan Tien Temple Courtyard
Address: 108 Berkeley Rd Berkeley NSW 2506
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Sculpture in the Garden - Wollongong Botanic Gardens

9am  to 5pm   Sat 4 April 20 to  Sun 31 May 20

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

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The Farms Market - April

10am  to 3pm    to  Sun 5 April 20

Venue: Killalea State Park
Address: Killalea State Park Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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Safe Series Workshop - supported by KU Figtree Preschool.

4pm  to 6pm    to  Mon 6 April 20

Venue: KU Figtree Preschool
Address: 77 Uralba street Figtree NSW
Ages: Parents/Carers
Cost: FREE

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S.T.E.A.M Punks Club - Helensburgh Library

First Tuesday of the month during school term

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Tue 7 April 20

Venue: Helensburgh Library
Address: 57 Walker Street Helensburgh NSW 2508
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE

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Foragers Monthly Sunday Market

Second Sunday of every month

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 12 April 20

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

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Code Like a Girl - 3-day coding camps over the school holidays.

8.45am  to 3.30pm   Wed 15 April 20 to  Fri 17 April 20

Venue: UOW
Address: Northfields Avenue Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 8 - 11
Cost: $255

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Junior Groovers School Holidays Day Disco & Karaoke - The Fraternity Club

1.30pm  to 4pm    to  Fri 17 April 20

Venue: The Fraternity Club
Address: Fairy Meadow
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $10 per child, and includes a packet of chips, a Fraternity Club drink bottle & a flashing toy.

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Learn To Love Yourself - A One Day Retreat For Teen Girls

10am  to 4pm    to  Fri 17 April 20

Venue: Ray of Light
Address: 20 Cope Place Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: 13-18 years
Cost: $75 early bird $90 standard

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Joy and Mess - Sparking Young Imagination Through the Arts

6pm  to 8pm    to  Wed 22 April 20

Venue: Location: TBC
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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SurfLife Music Festival

All day event

 to    Fri 1 May 20 to  Sat 2 May 20

Venue: Gerringong Park
Address: South Werri Beach NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free and ticketed

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Wings Over Illawarra 2020

Gates open: 9am. Flying Display begins at 10:30am  to    Sat 2 May 20 to  Sun 3 May 20

Venue: Illawarra Regional Airport
Address: Airport Road Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets start from $20

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OPEN DAY MARKET - ILLAWARRA LAPIDARY CLUB INC. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED.

Annually

9am  to 2pm    to  Sun 3 May 20

Venue: Illawarra Lapidary Club House
Address: 51 Meadow Street Tarrawanna NSW 2518
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Cost: Free

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Comic Gong 2020. THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED.

10am  to 4pm    to  Sat 16 May 20

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

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Household Chemical Cleanout

9am  to 3.30pm    to  Sun 24 May 20

Venue: Fred Finch Park Sporting Complex car park off Bedford St, Berkeley
Address:
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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UOW Early Start Conference

9am  to 5pm   Mon 13 July 20 to  Wed 15 July 20

Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
Address: UOW, Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: EARLY BIRD - SPECIAL RATE ($450.00) / Full registration will be $550 once Early Bird close on 31 March 2020 Students ($110.00) / Must have a valid student ID Card Association Members ECA ($495.00)

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Junior Groovers Disco - The Fraternity Club

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 11 September 20

Venue: The Fraternity Club
Address: Fairy Meadow
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Tickets are just $10 per child, and includes a packet of chips, a Fraternity Club drink bottle & a flashing toy.

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