Top ten school holiday activities

1. Wilderquest - Meet The Ranger/Forest Flyers

 Meet the Ranger - National Parks and Wildlife Service – Wilderquest’s Meet The Ranger. Join a 20-minute guided walk exploring the rainforest. Hear its secrets and identify its inhabitants.

At: Minnamurra Rainforest.  

Cost: $2.

When: Thursday April 17 and Thursday April 24. Every half hour from 11am-1.30pm.

Bookings: 4423 2170.  More details http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/

Forest Flyers - build your own kite as you listen to stories about kites, gliders and other forest fliers

At: Seven Mile Beach - Beach Rd Picnic area 1pm-3pm

Cost: $10 per child

When: Wednesday, April 16

2.  The 13-Storey Treehouse at IPAC

Adapted by Richard Tulloch, adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Theatre perfect for 6-pluses tells of life in the treehouse with everything - bowling alley, a secret underground laboratory, self-making beds, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine. 

At: IPAC's Merrigong Theatre.

When: 15 Apr – 16 Apr

Details and bookings: merrigong.com.au 

3.  Wizard Science Children's Holiday Workshops 

Slime, chemistry, crystals and ice cream.

At:  The Science Centre and Planetarium Fairy Meadow - Squires Way, North Wollongong - Innovation Campus

When: April 22-24 9.30-11am. $18 per child.

Bookings: Essential http://sciencecentre.uow.edu.au/welcome.html

4. The Kiama Leisure Centre holiday activities 

Choice of activities including a day of ‘Craft fun, sport and swim’ or ‘Gymfun, Indoor Sport & Swim’ for children from 5 to 12 years of age.  The inflatable pool toy will operate during school holidays commencing from 11.30 – 2.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Tuesday April 22. Not on public holidays.

 At: Kiama Leisure Centre - Havilah Place, Kiama

Cost: varies depending on activity.

Details : Phone 4232 1877 http://www.kiama.nsw.gov.au/Recreation---Facilities/Kiama-Leisure-Centre/Hall-Area/Holiday-Activities/Holiday-Activities

5. The Lego Movie

Reviews are strong and looks set to be a record breaker. Catch the fast-paced first ever full-length Lego adventure

At:  Shellharbour  Cinemas

Details eventcinemas.com.au/

6. Get crafty at Albion Park Library

 Paint and decorate a hot air balloon - Up, Up and Away April 15. Time 11am. Cost $5. April 15, 11am. Cost $5; Scrapbook Creations - paint and decorate a scrapbook to store your memories and photos -  April 23, 11am Cost $5 - ages 5+

Bookings: essential  for both 4256 2001  

7. Kidzcare - daily games and activities

At: Lake Illawarra PCYC, Reddall Parade, Lake Illawarra, 8.30am-5.30pm.

Bookings:  essential 42964448. Email: lakeillawarra@pcycnsw.org.au for  5-12 year-olds. Price: $35 per day-plus excursions. 

8. AST Surf School’s - Surf Groms

5-12 years learn to surf plus ocean awareness and beach safety skills.

At: The Farm inside Killalea State Park, Shell Cove.

Details: ring 1800 711 189. Visit www.australiansurftours.com.au 

9.  Giant Easter Egg hunt - Jamberoo Action Park.

Chocolate and water park fun. What a combination!

At: Jamberoo Action Park

When: Sunday, April 20 from 9.30am sharp.  

Tickets: www.jamberoo.net/ for tickets

10. Mad Cap Capers at Wollongong Botanic Gardens

Go dressed as your favourite story time or movie character. Humpty Dumpty will be there along with a host of crazy story book characters. Holidays of Discovery Daily Activities: Crazy Characters Treasure Hunt; Mad-cap Crafts; Flowerpot Nursery Rhyme Tails Garden Show. Activities suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: April 14-17, 10am to 1pm daily.

Cost: $9 per child parents free, family package $17 for two or more children.

Bookings: aren't necessary for families and individuals, but vacation care groups need to reserve a spot by contacting the Botanic Garden office on (02) 4227 7667 or emailing botanicgarden@wollongong.nsw.gov.au. Go to http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/botanicgarden/whatson/Pages/schoolholidayprograms.aspx for more holiday information. 

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