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5 Fun Things To Do In The Autumn School Holidays

Keep The Kids Busy + Active With Our Pick Of Awesome Things To Do In The Illawarra During The April School Holidays.

They’re comin’ in hot people – love ‘em or hate ‘em, school holidays are just around the corner.

The Autumn hols are the perfect mix, not too short, not too long, the nights are cosy, crisp autumn weather kicks in and there’s plenty for kids to see, do and experience around the Illawarra.

Here’s five of our picks for keeping the kids busy and active these Autumn school holidays.

And head here to check out our Event Directory for loads more events, activities, classes, workshops and more.


1 :: Merrigong Creativity Camp

Designed to activate kids’ imaginations and build self-confidence in a fun environment, children can get super creative, brush up on their performance skills and make lots of friends with other like-minded kids at the Merrigong Creativity Camp in the first week of the holidays. Sounds FUN!


2 :: Holey Moley


Holey Moley Wollongong is like putt putt golf on roids! It’s bright, it’s light, it’s fun and funky and will definitely keep the kids entertained [there’s a bar for thirsty parents too, just quietly… niiiice].


Easter School Holidays Holey Moley Wollongong


3 :: Horse Riding At Darkes Forest Riding Ranch


Such a great way to get the kids outside, active and connected with nature! Classes are designed especially for children, regardless of their experience with the gee-gee’s. There’s barbecue and picnic facilities too so make a day of it and hang out in this lovely space at Darkes Forest Riding Ranch. We see a screen free day in our future – Yay!


Easter School Holidays Darkes Forest Riding Ranch


4 :: Checkout Shellharbour Civic Centre’s Wonka-riffic School Holiday Program

The Shellharbour Civic Centre is taking kiddos on a Willy Wonka themed ride these school holidays with some super fun activities. On the 16th of April kiddos can sign up for Wonka cupcake decorating, on the 17th there will be free craft station and face painting and on the 19th a screening of the movie under the stars with woodfire pizza, coffee van and Normies Ice cream onsite. Sounds magical!


5 :: Magic at Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventure

If you haven’t been to The Enchanted Forest at Illawarra Fly yet, it’s a wonderful way to fire up the kids’ imagination AND get them out in nature. Wander the Pixie Hollow, Fairy Village, Mermaid Crescent and more AND when you’re done tie a ribbon around the Fairy Forest Ribbon Tree. Cute! Oh, and book online to save some dosh. 


That should keep the kids busy and cries of ‘I’m boooored’ at bay.

And no screens – yay!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our event directory as more events pop up we’ll make sure to keep it updated.

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