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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. Go to http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/botanicgarden/whatson/Pages/schoolholidayprograms.aspx for more holiday information.