27 things to do in the Illawarra these school holidays (for under $5)

FLIP THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE for a list of ways to beat boredom this school break – and all for either nothing or less than $5.

The spring break runs from Saturday, September 23 to Sunday, October 8.

Scroll down for more fun ways to spend the holidays (these ones you’ll have to pay for).

  • Go on an adventure at the Illawarra Fly with a treetop walk, zipline tour or rainforest hike. Click here for details.
  • The team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun in this stage show at the IPAC. Click here for details.
  • Make your own flowerpots, pot up plants to take home and joing the Talking Tree on an adventure at Wollongong Botanic Garden from September 25-29. Click here for details.
  • Keep an eye on Dapto’s Kareelah Berry FarmFacebook page for details of their next berry picking days.
  • Popular kids comedians The Listies are bringing their best-smelling book Ickypedia Live to the IPAC on October 6-7. Click here for details
  1. A variety of creative workshops are on offer at Wollongong Art GalleryClick here for details.
  • Illawarra Live Steamers in North Wollongong and Illawarra Light Railway museum in Albion Park will be running miniature train rides. Click here and here for details.
  • The Science Centre is running Mini Makers STEM days for ages 6-10 during the July school holidays. Running for a full day, children will enjoy an action-packed day of science, technology, engineering and maths activities. Click here for details.
  • The Early Start Discovery Space at the University of Wollongong has a variety of free and paid workshops available. Click here for details.
  • Interested in taking the kids horse-riding? Try here and here.

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