Savvy ways to survive the school holidays in Wollongong

It’s that time of year again – already! Summer school holidays in Wollongong mean you need a quick list of fast, easy and budget-friendly ways to entertain the kids.

Fun, free and cheap kids activities around Wollongong that will fit your budget

Ahoy, me hearties!

  • Head to the beautiful Wollongong Botanic Garden these holidays for heaps of pirate-themed fun.
  • Little pirates and fairies can enjoy a performance by Captain Compost, then take part in a Pirate and Fairy Treasure hunt.
  • Afterwards, the kids can make their own magical terrarium to take home.
  • Suitable for kids aged 3 to 12 years, the cost is $12.50 per child or $23.50 for a family. No bookings necessary.

Active outdoor fun for free!

Celebrate summer school holidays in Wollongong! Wear the kids out with some active outdoor fun.

Get them smiling and silly!

Big Fat Smile’s jam-packed school holiday Fun Club program operates across more than a dozen sites around the Wollongong area.

  • Locations include Koonawarra, Unanderra, West Wollongong and Wollongong East.
  • They host an irresistible range of activities to keep the kids busy these school holidays.
  • Fun excursions include trips to Kiama Leisure Centre, Jamberoo, lunch at Dapto Leagues, movies and bowling.
  • In-centre days including water tag, arts and crafts, Christmas baking and a ride or scoot day. There’s something for everyone!
  • For kids aged 5 – 12 years old, some centres open as early as 7 am and through till 6 pm, so working parents needs are covered too.
  • Bookings essential – check out Big Smile Club for your local centre and program details.

Free and creative library fun

Check out the awesome free kid’s activities hosted by Wollongong Libraries.

  • They run a fun range of school holiday workshops. Most activities are free and they typically include everything from Lego and movies to craft and hip hop.
  • These activities are held at library branches including Corrimal, Thirroul, Dapto, Warrawong and Unanderra.
  • Keep an eye on their website for the program so you can grab full details and book in for some of these great school holiday activities.


Thinking of going away for the holidays?

Your RV Lifestyle has provided an amazing guide with 77 tips for travelling with children, it’s worth a read!


Need some extra school holiday cash?

  • If you need a fast small cash loan to help see you through the school holidays in Wollongong, City Finance understands and are here to help.
  • Just pop in and visit our friendly staff at our Wollongong branch, or give us a call today on 4208 3321.
  • You can also apply online today!