8 October 2015
Our fast guide on where to have some kooky and spooky fun in Wollongong this Halloween without spending much cash!
Halloween High Tea for the littlies
The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant at Stuart Park in North Wollongong are hosting a spooktacular Halloween High Tea on Monday 19th of October 9:30am – 11:30am. Parents can enjoy a relaxed morning tea while the bubs and toddlers are entertained. Bookings essential.
- Early Years Care will have lots of fun and frightening activities to entertain the little ghouls.
- There’ll be lots of pop up stalls and other activities.
- The Nappy Collective will be taking donations for mothers in need – so please bring some extra nappies for them.
Event Cinemas Shellharbour are having a special advance Halloween screening of Hotel Transylvania 2 on Saturday 31 October at 2pm.
Dress up in your scariest costume and you could win Hotel Transylvania prizes! There will be lots more Halloween fun including colouring competitions and games. Grab your tickets now and get ready for some spooky fun.
Come and ride the ghost train!
For a scarily good time, celebrate Halloween at The Illawarra Light Railway Museum with spooky night time steam train rides on Saturday 31st October. Train rides start from 5:00pm to 9:30pm, and there’s wood fired BBQs available.
DIY Halloween fun for kids
Bunnings in Wollongong, Warrawong and Shellharbour are running a special kids Halloween DIY workshop at 12 noon on Saturday 31st October. There’s also free face painting! Click on the link to your closest store to book your spot.
Trick or treat in your street
Get the kids dressed up in their spookiest Halloween best, and enjoy the fun community spirit of trick or treating in your neighbourhood. You don’t have to spend much cash to enjoy the fun.
- Perhaps put a leaflet like this and coloured balloon in neighbours’ letterboxes, telling them the trick or treating time and inviting them to tie the balloon to their letterbox or front fence if they’d like to participate.
- Have a chat with the kids before you leave about safety, remind them to use their manners, and stay with them at all times.
- Make sure the kids know not to eat any of their lollies until you get home. This will ensure you know what – and how much – is going into your little monsters tummies!
- Another fun activity to consider is “Reverse Trick or Treating”. Visit your neighbours and hand out lollies! It could be a great way to meet new neighbours and convert some Halloween sceptics.
Pubs and clubs more your style? Fun for the big kids
Hotel Illawarra on Keira Street in Wollongong are hosting their annual Haunted House Halloween party on Thursday 29th of October. Dress up as your favourite Halloween icon for express entry! There will be lots of spooky surprises throughout the night, and prizes for best dressed.
Go get dressed in your Halloween best, and get out and about for some spooky fun in Wollongong this Halloween!