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School Holidays

Local Parents Directory highlighting school holiday events and activities for kids in the Wollongong / Illawarra area.

Get organised these school holidays, choose your activities, fun things to do and holiday clubs from the list below.

Cookie's Bakery Activity Centre & Meet and Greet at Warrawong Plaza!

Monday 7th - Friday 11th October

10:30am - 1:30pm daily

Ages: All ages!
Cost: FREE
Venue: Warrawong Plaza - Centre Court, Level 1
These school holidays, come along to Warrawong Plaza for their exclusive Sesame Street Activity Centre, featuring Cookie's Bakery!
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October School Holiday FUN at Merrigong Creativity Camp & Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts!

30 Sept - 4 Oct

9am - 3pm

Ages: 5 - 13 years
Cost: 5 day camp: $290 per child*. *20% discount for additional siblings. Cost includes a ticket to see the scheduled school holiday kids’ show with the group.
Venue: Wollongong Town Hall - Main Auditorium
Merrigong Creativity Camp is back these school holidays!
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'The Gruffalo' at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures!

September 21 – October 20

Open daily 9am – 5pm. Last entry to Treetop Walk is at 4pm

Ages: All ages!
Cost: The Gruffalo experience and activity book included in price of Treetop Walk. Adults from $22.50. Children from $13.50. Zipline Tour (includes Treetop Walk): Adults from $60. Children from $36.
Venue: Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures
These school holidays, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the classic children's book The Gruffalo, by encouraging families to embark on the Gruffalo Spotters Trail!
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Early Start Discovery Space - October School Holiday Program

Saturday 28 September - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Refer website for schedule

Ages: 0 - 10 years
Cost: $7.50/non-members, $5/members. Costs for workshops are additional to Discovery Space entry. Daily Activties are FREE after entry.
Venue: Early Start Discovery Space
As the weather warms up and nature comes out of its slumber, we take a closer look at the wonderful world of colour. Keep curious minds busy these school holidays with an incredible 13 workshops to choose from, plus FREE daily activities for all ages.
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Kids come inside and explore Port Kembla Steelworks! Exclusive Tour Discount Offer!

October School Holidays

Ages: Port Tours: All ages welcome. Steel Tours: Minimum age of 10yrs or older – accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian
Cost: Use Code: PGIOCT19 to receive a 10% Discount on total cost!
Venue: Inside Industry – Visitor Centre
BlueScope Steel and the Port of Port Kembla welcomes children and families to their facilities these school holidays! Kids and families can learn all about the vital role the Port Kembla Plant and Port have played in “sustaining Australia”.
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Kidz Workshops at Zig Zag Hub - Hackathon Competition and Co-Working Spaces

30 September, 1, 2 & 4 October 2019

9am - 3pm

Ages: 7 - 12 & 13 - 18
Cost: $49
Venue: Zig Zag Hub
Let your children explore their entrepreneurial, creative side in our School Holiday Workshops!
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MOVE FEST is on for the kids in the City these School Holidays! From basketball to yoga, Kids & Adults FREE Fitness Classes and Charity Stair Climb!

30 September - 11 October

From 9am

Ages: 5 years +
Cost: FREE Classes. $40 Stair Climb Registration
Venue: Wollongong Central
Over 16 days we’re celebrating healthy living through FREE fitness classes, our active kids school holiday program and our charity stair climb event!
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Revolution Archery Tag - Draw your bow, School Holidays are here!

Junior Archery Tag sessions are running everyday over the holidays including weekends.

Sessions from 9.30am & 10.30am

Ages: 8 years+
Cost: Junior Archery Tag, $20 per child/adult. Family Pass (4 players), $72
Venue: Revolution Archery Tag
Let you kids be the first to experience the thrill of Revolution Archery Tag these School Holidays! Revolution Laser Arena are offering junior Archery Tag sessions for kids ages 8 to 12 years old, so bring the family & their friends!
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Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl - Discounted school holiday game & lunch deals!

Open every day of the Spring Holidays!

Ages: All ages!
Cost: Early Bird (9am - 11am): 2 games $12. 11am - 6pm: 1 game $10 / 2 games $16. KIds Lunch special available also!
Venue: Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl
Hours of fun and family-friendly enjoyment the School Holidays without breaking the bank! What better way to spend the day then by having fun bowling!
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Sydney FC Wollongong Holiday Clinic. Have your child learn from the champions!

Wed 9 Oct - Fri 11 Oct

9am - 3pm each day.

Ages: 5 - 13 year old boys & girls
Cost: Cost includes Sydney FC Training Shirt, Shorts, Socks & Hat
Venue: Ian McLellan Park
Fitness AND fun at Sydney FC Holiday Clinics
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Trees Adventure Nowra Park - KidZip is on these school holidays for energetic explorers!

Open 7 days a week during school holidays

Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm. Saturday - Sunday 9am to 5pm

Ages: From 4 years +
Cost: General tickets are from $25. KidZip sessions are $55, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30am of the school holidays.
Venue: Trees Adventure Nowra Park
Australia’s First Cliff Edge Experience! Only 1 hour from Wollongong, Trees Adventure Nowra Park is an exhilarating 2 Hour experience with 2m low easy courses up to 25m high insane ones! Soar through the trees on flying foxes and thrilling aerial challenges!
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3D Printing School Holiday Workshops designed just for kids! October Holiday Workshop Dates. LEGO, puzzles, constructions sets and more!

1 October & 3 October

9.30am - 3.30pm

Ages: 6 - 13 years of age
Cost: $75 per child
Venue: Upward Manufacturing
Looking for a school holiday activity for your budding genius? Kids will have a blast with a range of interactive activities including 3D printing, 3D drawing, puzzles, modular LEGO and construction sets.
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Carmel & Co Gymnastics - Gym 4 Fun Holiday Program. Get 50% off your 3rd day!

October School Holidays

Full day, morning & afternoon sessions

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: From $30 for morning or afternoon session.
Venue: Carmel & Co Gymnastics
Starting from $30, we have half and full day options with a variety of themes and activities, from Mini Olympics and Pit Relays! Don’t forget to book your spot soon to avoid missing out, especially for our ever popular Tramp & Bungee day!
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Hangdog Climbing Gym - School Holiday Entry Special + Learn to Climb!

October School Holidays

Hightime: Monday - Friday. Learn to Climb: Tue 1st & Wed 9th of October

Ages: From 4 years
Cost: Hightime: $15pp. Learn to Climb: $20 for 90 minutes
Venue: Hangdog Climbing Gym
Get the kids rock climbing! Increase their confidence and fitness these School Holidays!
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Hangtime - Friday Night is Glow Disco Night these October School Holidays!

Friday 4 October & Friday 11 October, 2019

5pm - 8pm

Ages: 2 years +
Cost: $15pp
Venue: Hangtime Trampoline Park
School holidays just got a whole lot more fun! Hangtime after-dark Glow Disco sessions are all about the awesome tunes, the disco lights and a dance floor that bounces to the beat!
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Kids' Uni October Vacation Care Program - with daily themes and special activities, boredom isn't on the menu!

October School Holidays

8am - 6pm

Ages: 5 - 12 years
Cost: $72 per day. CCB & CCR approved.
Venue: Innovation Campus - UOW
Jam packed with fun activities, theme days & excursions to entertain the children!
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Project Bucephalus - LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robotics Workshops! Wollongong & Shoalhaven. Work as a team with mum/dad or your bestie!

30th Sept – 1st Oct: Shoalhaven & 2nd – 3rd Oct: Wollongong

9am - 3pm

Ages: Designed to be suitable for ages 7 and up, we will accept younger students if they are accompanied by an adult.
Cost: From $135 for 2 days
Venue: UOW - Wollongong & Shoalhaven Campuses
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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Backyard Science & Mini Beasts at Science Space these School Holidays, PLUS our Space Camps are back!

October School Holidays - Space Camp days run from 9am-3pm. Other holiday activity times to be confirmed soon.

Ages: Kids aged 6-12 years who have a love for creating, exploring and inventing.
Cost: Refer booking links for admission
Venue: Science Space
This year during the School Holidays visit Science Space! Internationally-recognised, Science Space is the largest hands-on science centre in NSW!
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Revolution Laser Arena - 2 hours of Laser Tag for just $15 these October School Holidays!

School Holidays: Monday - Thursday

3pm - 8pm

Ages: 5 years +
Cost: $15pp
Venue: Revolution Laser Arena
This school holidays, Revolution are offering 120 minutes of unlimited fun for just $15! Your kids are guaranteed to play every second mission (4 missions value), if not every mission (8 missions value).
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Circus Monoxide - Sept/Oct School Holiday Program. Circus tricks, movement & creativity for kids!

30 Sept - 4 Oct

From 8.30am to 5pm

Ages: 5 - 13 years of age
Cost: Full day on any or several days - $85. 5 day week $350
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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CIY.Club - Minecraft, Game Coding and more these October School Holidays! Claim your Creative Kids Rebate.

3, 4, 8 & 9 October, 2019

9am - 3pm

Ages: 7-17 years
Cost: Claim your Creative Kids Rebate!
Venue: Shellharbour City Library & Science Space
Includes popular Game Coding Camps - kids will learn awesome skills and will LOVE this holiday club!
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Pinot and Picasso Wollongong kids art workshops are back these school holidays by popular demand! NEW Family Session also!

Tuesday Oct 1, Thursday Oct 3 & Wednesday Oct 9

12pm - 2pm

Ages: Perfect for children aged 8 and up!
Cost: $39 per child. Includes: your very own canvas to take home. Apron, easel and brush hire PLUS all materials needed to complete your very own masterpiece!
Venue: Pinot & Picasso
School Holidays is fast approaching and we're excited to announce Pinot and Picasso Wollongong's first ever art class for kiddies!
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Gravity Gymnastics - burn some energy and keep ACTIVE with our School Holiday Program! BOOK EARLY!

30 Sept - 11 Oct

Full & half day sessions available

Ages: 3 years+
Cost: From $20! 50% off your 3rd session
Venue: Gravity Gymnastics
Get the kids out of the house and keep them active! Themes include Ninja Fun, Street, Tumble & Tricks, Gymnastics and Games & Challenges!
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Hocus Pocus Abracadabra! - Wollongong Botanic Garden School Holiday Program

30 September to 3 October

10am - 1pm daily

Ages: Activities are suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $13.50 per child. $24 for family of two or more children. Younger siblings may participate. A child ticket is required for children over 3 years. No cost for supervising adults. Entry into the Garden is free.
Venue: Wollongong Botanic Garden
There's plenty of spills and thrills in store, and lots of fun crafts to enjoy at the Botanic Garden this Spring!
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