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Free & Cheap School Holiday Activities in Wollongong

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Published April 20th 2014
So, the kids are bored and now they are pestering you to entertain them? Here are some free and cheap fun holiday ideas for kids to do in the Wollongong area.

Local library activities

What? Story telling; borrowing books; movie days; arts/ crafts.
When? School holidays from 9.30 am. Where? Wollongong Central Library. Burelli Street, Wollongong. Ph: 02 4227 7414
Cost? FREE

Activities at Dapto Leagues Club

What? Magic, sports and science shows.
When? School holidays from 11am.
Where? Corner Bong Bong Rd & Station St, Dapto. Phone: 02 4261 1333
Cost? FREE

Wollongong Botanic Gardens

What? Tours, walking and picnics
When? Daily 7 a.m- 6.45 pm
Where? Murphys Ave, Keiraville. Ph: 02 4225 2636
Cost? FREE

Local heated swimming pools

What? Swimming
When? Daily: 6am - 6pm until 24th April 2014
Where? Short St, Corrimal. Ph: 02 4284 9135. Bangaroo Ave, Dapto. Ph: 024261 1963
Cost? Children $2.80; Adults $4.40

Beaton Park Leisure Centre

What? Gym and indoor heated pool
When? 5.45 am -8.30 pm. W/E- 6.30am -5pm
Where? Foley Street, Gwynneville. Ph: 02 4227 7755.
Cost? Children $3.20; Spectator $0.70

Gala Cinema Warrawong

What? New movies
When? Daily 9 a.m -10.30pm
Where? 204 Cowper St, Warrawong. Ph: 02 4274 2777
Cost? Tickets $7.70 Monday and Tuesdays

Wollongong To Thirroul Bike Track
Grand Pacific Drive
Grand Pacific Drive bike riding


What? Walking/ bike riding with fabulous views
When? Daily
Where? Grand Pacific Drive, Wollongong.
Cost? FREE

Wollongong Beaches

What? Swimming, sand castling, fishing, shell collecting
When? Daily
Where? Bulli; Nth Wollongong
Cost? FREE

Illawarra Museum

What? Small museum with great local history
When? Wed/Thurs/Sat/Sun 12pm -3pm
Where? 11 Market St, Wollongong, Phone: 02 4228 7770
Cost? $4 per adult; $0.50 per child

The Science Centre and Planetarium

What? Exhibits and Science Shows
When? Daily (3pm Planetarium show $4 per child)
Where? University.Northfields Ave, Wollongong. Ph: 02 4286 5000
Cost? $4- $12

Oak Flats Roller Skating Rink

What? Roller skating
When? Monday - Saturday 10am - 12pm (Learners); 2pm - 4pm (Open) Wed/ Fri/Sat night discos; Sunday 2 - 4pm (Open)
Where? 137 Industrial Road, Oak Flats. Ph: 02 4257 6858
Cost? 2 hour sessions- $8 with $2 skate hire

Bald Hill Lookout & Hang Gliding Spot

What? Check out where the hang gliders take off from
When? Daily
Where? Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Stanwell Tops.
Cost? FREE

Wollongong PCYC

What? Junior boxing, yoga, cardio and gym
When? Mon - Fri 9am to 8pm; Sat 10am - 3pm
Where? 2 Exeter Avenue, Nth Wollongong. Ph: 02 4229 4418
Cost? $10 Annual Junior membership; $4.50 classes.

Indoor Rock Climbing

What? Lessons, belaying, climbing. When? Weekdays 10am -9pm; Sat 9-7pm; Sun 9-6pm
Where? Hangdog Climbing Gym. 130 Auburn Street Wollongong. Ph: 02 4225 8369
Cost? Min $10

Illawarra Live Steamers

What? Train rides, picnic and BBQ facilities with wood provided.When? 10:30 am on the 4th Sunday of every month.
Where? Stuart Park, Virginia Street, Nth Wollongong. Ph: 02 4227 1645
Cost? FREE entry, rides $2 per person all ages.

Illawarra Light Railway Museum

What? Museum, rides, picnic and BBQ facilities. When? 11am- 4 pm daily
Where? Tongarra Road, Albion Park Rail. Ph: 02 42564627
Cost? FREE entry to the Museum, Steam Train Rides Adult $7.00; Child $5.00; Miniature Train - $4.00 per ride.

The Illawarra Fly

What? A gentle 1.5km return walk through the native rainforest with stunning views of the ocean and canopy.
When? Daily 9.00am to 5.00pm
Where? 182 Knights Hill Rd, Knights Hill. 2577. Ph:02 48851010
Cost? Kids $10
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Why? free and cheap school holiday fun
When: School holidays
Phone: Visit Wollongong1800 240 737
Where: Wollongong
Cost: Free and cheap
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