Thirroul Beach playground
This new playground, with its swings, large climbing frame and 25m flying fox, was built by Wollongong City Council and designed with significant input from schoolchildren, so you know they're going to love it. Click below for a gallery of last week's opening.
Get crafty (Through the week)
Classes on offer for primary and high school children involving various media - painting with acrylic, sculpting with clay, collage and drawing with charcoal. Cost: $25 per child. Venue: Little Leonardo’s Art Studio, 4 George St, Warilla. Details: littleleonardos.com.au
Clickety click (Tuesday)
Kiama Knitter’s Guild is running a knitting workshop for children. Come along and learn how to ‘knit one, pearl one’ - a useful skill to have in the colder months. Venue: Kiama Library. Time: 10am-noon; for ages 8-12. Bookings essential: 4233 1133.
Paint perfect (Tuesday)
Children can create their own masterpiece on canvas at Albion Park Library. Suitable for kids aged 5+, cost $5, bookings essential on 42562001.
Young Einsteins (Wednesday)
Become an energy wizard changing energy from one type to another. Explore how the sun, wind and water can produce energy, fun activities and lots more. Suitable for ages 6-14 years; 10am-noon; cost $15, accompanying child is free. Futureworld, Northcliffe Dr, Warrawong (opposite Walker St). Bookings required 4274 2939.
Workshop at Oak Flats Library for primary school children aged seven and over to make paper lanterns. Cost: $4. Time: 11am. Bookings essential: 42563772.
Billykarts (Through the week)
Build your own billy cart in the school holidays for the great Port Kembla Billy Cart Derby. Red Point Artists - who are organising the derby - want girls and boys aged seven to 11 to build their own soapbox. Workshops at the Kanahooka Men’s Shed. Bookings essential: 0466 968 943.
Go karting (every day)
Go to Kembla Grange raceway these school holidays for non-stop action. For $49, you get two kart races, one slurpie and a hot dog, unlimited game play and all equipment. Phone: 4260 9333.
Roller skating (Every day)
Oak Flats Roller Skating Rink. Sessions 10am-noon are for under 13s only. Cost: $8 for two hours and skate hire $2. Phone: 4257 6858.
Bugalugs (Monday to Wednesday)
The Bugalugs Bum Thief tells the hilarious tale of the town of Bugalugs, where, one morning, the inhabitants wake up to discover their buttocks missing. Recommended for ages 4-10. IPAC, Burelli St, Wollongong. Tickets: $22. Details: merrigong.com.au
Learn cooking skills and drills and make cupcakes and tarts with Wollongong’s Chifley Hotel chefs. $45 per child; bookings: 4201 2111 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
No bake (Tuesday and Friday)
Learn how to make Teddies in Blankets, Bananas in PJs and Cheese Celery Logs. Ages 7+, bookings essential. Tuesday, Thirroul Library (42278191) 10.30am. Friday, Warrawong Library (42744626), 10.30am.
In the kitchen (Monday)
Science Centre and Planetarium, Fairy Meadow. Workshops all week, 9.30am-11am. Monday: kitchen chemistry (ages 6-10). Other days: holograms, dinosaurs, fossils and more. $18 per child. Bookings essential: 4286 5000.
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