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Events and activities held for 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.

Wicked! The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz - tickets ON SALE NOW!

12 - 21 July, 2019

2pm & 7.30pm event times

Ages: All ages
Cost: Member/Group 8+/Concession/Student/Child (2 - 18): $46 Adult: $49
Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre (SEC)
Wicked is a family musical event not to be missed this July school holidays!
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OPENING NIGHT Institute of Interesting Ideas: Melissa Doyle - The Stories That Changed Me. 20% off tickets with Parents Guide Illawarra!

Friday 28 June, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Cost: PARENTS GUIDE ILLAWARRA 20% DISCOUNT CODE! Tickets from $55
Venue: The Pavilion Kiama
Join Melissa Doyle for an intimate conversation about the people she has met throughout her career as a journalist & host at the Opening Night of the Institute of Interesting Ideas (I3) 2019 Winter Series: June - August.
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20% off tickets with Parents Guide Illawarra! Institute of Interesting Ideas: Xanthe Mallett with Jan Fran - Why The World Needs Psychopaths, and why we're all obsessed with True Crime.

Friday 12 July, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Cost: PARENTS GUIDE ILLAWARRA 20% DISCOUNT CODE! Tickets from $55
Venue: The Pavillion Kiama
Nobody understands psychopaths more than Xanthe Mallett and Jan Fran…and they are taking to our stage to clear up all your misconceptions. Join us for the second event in the Institute of Interesting Ideas Winter Series, Kiama.
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Robot Song – July School Holiday Fun. An uplifting family show about finding your voice and accepting people as they are.

15 - 17 July, 2019

11am, 2pm & 6.30pm

Ages: Ages 8-12 years. Contains themes about Autism Spectrum.
Cost: All tickets: $22
Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Robot Song is a deeply personal story. It shares an honest, intensely funny and often unconventional window into writer, director Jolyon James’ experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum.
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Institute of Interesting Ideas: David Gillespie - Raising Teens in the Digital Age – on stage in conversation with Maggie Dent. 20% off tickets with Parents Guide Illawarra!

Friday 19 July, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Teens+
Cost: PARENTS GUIDE ILLAWARRA 20% DISCOUNT CODE! Tickets from $55
Venue: The Pavillion Kiama
Who better to guide parents through these tricky years than Maggie Dent & David Gillespie. Bring your questions, they’ve got the answers! Join us for the third event in the Institute of Interesting Ideas Winter Series, Kiama.
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BlueScope WIN Wollongong Eisteddfod

Refer website for session times.

 to    Sat 1 June 19 to  Sat 13 July 19

Venue: IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Barista Course - Wollongong Youth Centre

Every Thursday during school term

4pm  to 6pm    to  Thu 20 June 19

Venue: Wollongong Youth Centre
Address: 85 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 12 - 18 years
Cost: FREE

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Nights On Crown: Luminous Land

6pm  to    Thu 20 June 19 to  Sat 22 June 19

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

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The Lair - Youth Drop In

Every Thursday during school term

3.30pm  to 5.30pm    to  Thu 20 June 19

Venue: Dapto Ribbonwood Centre
Address: 93-109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 12- 18
Cost: FREE

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TIGS: 2019 High School Musical: Live on Stage

 to    Thu 20 June 19 to  Sat 22 June 19

Venue: Illawarra Grammar Centre
Address: Production 10 - 12 Western Avenue Mangerton NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult: $25 Child: $15

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Express Yourself Art - Wollongong Youth Centre

Every Friday during school term.

2pm  to 4pm    to  Fri 21 June 19

Venue: Wollongong Youth Centre
Address: 85 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 12-18 years
Cost: FREE

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Junior Groovers Disco - The Fraternity Club

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 21 June 19

Venue: The Fraternity Club
Address: 11 Bourke Street Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Ages: 6 - 12 years
Cost: $10

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RoboClub Term 2 Session 2 @ Kiama Library

Every Friday during Term 2

4pm  to 5pm    to  Fri 21 June 19

Venue: Kiama Library Auditorium
Address: 7 Railway Pde Kiama NSW
Ages: 8 - 12 years of age
Cost: Session 2 - five weeks 7June - 5 July - $100.00 (RoboLink accepts Creative Kids vouchers)

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StoryFest

 to    Fri 21 June 19 to  Sun 23 June 19

Venue: Various locations within Milton
Address: Milton NSW 2538
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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A Railway Saturday @ The Illawarra Light Railway

10am  to 2pm    to  Sat 22 June 19

Venue: Illawarra Light Rail Museum
Address: 48A Tongara Road Albion Park NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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Hangout Saturdays - Wollongong Youth Centre

Every Saturday during school term

1pm  to 4pm    to  Sat 22 June 19

Venue: Wollongong Youth Centre
Address: 85 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 12-18 years
Cost: FREE

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Luka Lesson In Session - HSC Seminar

9.30am  to 1.30pm    to  Sat 22 June 19

Venue: Shellharbour Civic Centre
Address: 76 Cygnet Avenue Shellharbour
Ages: HSC students
Cost: $50.00 - $55.00

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Saturday Movies (Bumblebee) - Wollongong Library

11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

 to     to  Sat 22 June 19

Venue: Wollongong Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Bullet Journals (8+) - Corrimal Library

Every Monday during school term only.

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 24 June 19

Venue: Corrimal Library
Address: 15 Short Street Corrimal NSW
Ages: 8 +
Cost: FREE

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Bundaleer - Wollongong Youth Centre

Every Tuesday during school term.

3pm  to 5pm    to  Tue 25 June 19

Venue: Wollongong Youth Centre
Address: 85 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 12-24 years
Cost: FREE

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Code the Gong - Wollongong Youth Centre

Every Tuesday during school term

4.30pm  to 6pm    to  Tue 25 June 19

Venue: Wollongong Youth Centre
Address: 85 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 12 - 24 years
Cost: FREE

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Hangout Tuesdays - Wollongong Youth Centre

Every Tuesday during school term

3pm  to 6pm    to  Tue 25 June 19

Venue: Wollongong Youth Centre
Address: 85 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 12-18 years
Cost: FREE

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Kidz Connect - Thirroul Library

2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th ​Wednesday of the month

3.30pm  to 4.15pm    to  Wed 26 June 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: K - Year 6
Cost: FREE

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Kidz Connect - Warrawong Library

Every Wednesday during school term.

3.30pm  to 5pm    to  Wed 26 June 19

Venue: Warrawong Library
Address: 43-65 Cowper Street Warrawong NSW 2502
Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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LEGO Club - Thirroul Library

Fourth Wednesday of the month during school term

3.30pm  to 5pm    to  Wed 26 June 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: FREE

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R.A.G.E - Thirroul Library

www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/library/activities/kidsprograms/Pages/default.aspx

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Thu 27 June 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 8-13 years
Cost: FREE

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R.A.G.E - Wollongong Library

Thursday fortnightly during school term.

4pm  to 5pm    to  Thu 27 June 19

Venue: Wollongong Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 8-13 years
Cost: FREE

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Family Friendly Fridays - ​Interactive Movie (Dapto Library)

5.30pm  to 7pm    to  Fri 28 June 19

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 89/111 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Mercedes-Benz Wollongong National Dancesport Championship

 to    Sat 29 June 19 to  Sun 30 June 19

Venue: University Hall - University of Wollongong
Address: University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: There is a juvenile category for those competing under the age of 13
Cost: Tickets prices start from $20

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Bally Family Fun Day

2pm  to 5pm    to  Sun 30 June 19

Venue: The Balgownie Hotel
Address: 141 Balgownie Rd Balgownie NSW 2519
Ages: All welcome!
Cost: FREE

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Code Club - Thirroul Library (for 8 years +)

First Monday of the month

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Mon 1 July 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 8 years +
Cost: FREE

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Kidz Connect - Dapto Library

First Monday of the month during school term only.

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 1 July 19

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 93 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 5- 12 years
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 2 July 19

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

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

First Wednesday of the month during school term only.

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Wed 3 July 19

Venue: Thirroul Library
Address: 356 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE

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EightFoxAvenue Disco - Junior Groovers Disco

6pm  to 8.30pm    to  Fri 5 July 19

Venue: EightFoxAvenue Disco
Address: 8 Fox Avenue Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5 - $8

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Wollongong 2019 NAIDOC Community and Family Fun Events

Various dates and times

 to    Sat 6 July 19 to  Wed 17 July 19

Venue: Across Wollongong
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: Family-friendly events - all welcome!

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Junior Groovers Disco - Towrdagi Park Bowls & Recreation Club

3.30pm  to 5.30pm    to  Sun 7 July 19

Venue: Towrdagi Park Bowls & Recreation Club
Address: 2A Towradgi Rd Towradgi NSW 2519
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Farm Experience for Kids - Green Connect

9.30am & 11am

 to    Tue 9 July 19 to  Thu 18 July 19

Venue: Green Connect Farm - Port Kembla
Address: 5/82 Wentworth Street Port Kembla NSW 2505
Ages: All ages. Note the farm is not accessible by pram so you will need to carry infants.
Cost: $10 per adult and $10 per child aged 3 and over. Children under the age of 3 free.

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Op Shop Art (School Holiday Workshop) - Green Connect

10am, 10:30am, 11am or 11:30 am

 to    Wed 10 July 19 to  Thu 18 July 19

Venue: Green Connect
Address: 5/82 Wentworth Street Port Kembla NSW 2505
Ages: All parents/carers must stay onsite for the duration of the workshop. Children under 5 may require parent/carer participation. Clothes may get a bit messy.
Cost: $9 per child (siblings $6 each)

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NAIDOC at Koonawarra

10am  to 2pm    to  Thu 11 July 19

Venue: Koonawarra Community Centre
Address: 36 Fowlers Road Koonawarra NSW 2530
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE

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Skatefest Kiama

All day event

 to     to  Fri 12 July 19

Venue: Kiama Skate Park
Address: Havilah Place Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Wicked - The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

Various times - refer website link for show times.

 to    Fri 12 July 19 to  Sun 21 July 19

Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Address: 42 Bridge Road Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: All ages
Cost: Member/Group 8+/Concession/Student/Child (2 - 18): $46 Adult: $49

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Robot Song (experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum) - Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

Monday 15th July Mon 15 Jul 6.30pm, Tue 16 Jul 11am & 2pm and Wed 17 Jul 11am & 2pm

 to    Mon 15 July 19 to  Wed 17 July 19

Venue: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Address: 42 Bridge Rd Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: Ages 8-12 years. Contains themes about Autism Spectrum.
Cost: All tickets $22

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

Third Monday of the month during school term

4pm  to 5pm    to  Mon 15 July 19

Venue: Dapto Library
Address: 89/111 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE

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SMILES (Simplifying Mental Illness + Life Enhancement Skills) - group program for children with parents and/or siblings with a mental health issue

9.15am  to 3.30pm   Mon 15 July 19 to  Wed 17 July 19

Venue: Anglicare - Nowra
Address: 47 West Street Nowra NSW 2541
Ages: 12 - 18 years
Cost: This is a free course. Lunch and refreshments provided.

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The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss!

10am & 12.30pm

 to     to  Mon 15 July 19

Venue: IPAC - IMB Theatre
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Recommended for ages 3+
Cost: Premium: $29.99 Premium Family (2 adults & 2 children): $27.50 Adult: $27 Children U13: $27 Family 2 adults & 2 children: $22.00 Group 10+: $20

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3D Printing Workshops

16 & 23 July, 2019

9.30am  to 3.30pm    to 

Venue: Upward Manufacturing
Address: 204 Princes Highway, Shop 1 Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages: 6-13
Cost: $75

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The Surfer and the Mermaid

Thu 18 Jul, 10am Fri 19 Jul, 10am & 12.30pm Sat 20 Jul, 10am* & 12.30pm * Relaxed performance

 to    Thu 18 July 19 to  Sat 20 July 19

Venue: BG Theatre - IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 4 - 12 years
Cost: All single tickets: $28

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Lah Lah Stripy Sock Club Show

11am  to     to  Sat 27 July 19

Venue: Woonona-Bulli RSL
Address: 455 Princes Highway Woonona NSW 2517
Ages: All ages
Cost: $27.50. Children 12 months and under FREE with a paying adult.

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X Trial Australian Championship

6.30pm  to    Sat 27 July 19 to  Sat 27 July 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost: $10.00 - $97.00

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Obstacool Wollongong

9am  to 2pm   Sat 10 August 19 to  Sun 11 August 19

Venue: Lang Park Wollongong
Address: Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: From 4 years +
Cost: $19

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Southern Stars

 to     to  Fri 23 August 19

Venue: WSEC
Address: Corner Crown & Harbour Streets Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages:
Cost:

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Dapto Art & Craft Show

9am  to 4pm   Sat 24 August 19 to  Sun 25 August 19

Venue: Dapto Neighbourhood Centre (within Ribbonwood Centre)
Address: 93-109 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5 Adult | $3 Concession Free | Kids Under 12 years

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Family Fun Days for Children & Families (Child Protection Week)

9.30am  to 11.30am    to  Thu 5 September 19

Venue: Corrimal Shopping Centre, Warrawong Plaza & Stockland Nowra Shopping Centre
Address:
Ages: All ages!
Cost: FREE

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MAMMA MIA (The Arcadians Theatre Group)

Refer website for times

 to    Fri 6 September 19 to  Sun 15 September 19

Venue: The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre
Address: 141 Princes Highway Corrimal NSW 2518
Ages: Ages 5+. Contains smoke and fog effects, strobe lighting and mirror ball.
Cost: Please refer website for ticket costs.

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