Things to do in Wollongong with kids

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A colourful indoor fun play centre for kids up to years, featuring giant multi level maze, jumping castles and dedicated age zoning!
A fascinating look at how Illawarra has changed over the years. Have a look around the historical classroom, air raid shelter, colonial kitchen and blacksmith's shop to get a taste of a bygone era.
Outdoor climbing days for absolute beginners who want to grab some rock! All safety equipment and instruction provided.
North Wollongong
Comprising the interactive Exhibit Hall, visually immersive Planetarium shows, the public observatory and the thrilling Science Theatre. Supremely entertaining for curious kids!
Offers a unique set of experiences and sights around the port and it's key industrialised areas, with education for the big ones and exciting machinery for the small ones to enjoy viewing.
Little Stompers
(3 KMs)
Fairy Meadow
A fun indoor play centre for kids up to 12 years, featuring a multi level play frame 3 lane slide and a separate toddler play area!
Kembla Grange
Book a kart blast in one of their F1 400cc endurance race karts! Race suit, helmet, gloves and computerised lap timing supplied.
This outdoor Putt Putt course incorporates friendly characters and simple hazards, including water features with little bridges. Driving range and professional lessons also offered.
Drive into the past at the Australian Motorlife Museum! A fascinating history into the world of motors!
Dapto Dogs
(13 KMs)
There are 10 Dapto Dogs races held each Thursday beginng at 7.30pm: a lttle late for younger ones but as it's free you can just leave again whenever it suits you! Very child friendly.
Offering bushwalking, sea kayaking plus canoe and kayak adventures. Routes vary in length and activity level so it's easy to find a trip type which suits your group.
(18 KMs)
Albion Park Rail
A fun three level maze for kids up to 12 years of age to enjoy, plus dedicated toddler zone with numerous features from mini cars to the climbing cave!
Darkes Forest
Horse riding classes and activities, with some designed especially for kids of all experience levels!
Stanwell Park
Clear turquoise waters and soft golden sands make it an ideal location for traditional family beach outings: sandcastles, paddling and games. The area is popular with surfers and hang gliders.
Jamberoo Action Park is New South Wales' BIGGEST theme park. How does that sound! Get ready to get WET!
A zoo where kids don't just look at the animals - they experience them through hands-on encounters!
Offers a range of horse riding lessons, a variety of riding trails and other family getaway activities, with accommodation and kids' camps also available.
Knights Hill
One of Australia's greatest tree-top walk experiences where families can walk in the canopies and see some of the most breathtaking sights in the country!
Experience the splendour of the rainforest at Minnamurra Rainforest Centre before heading out into the magical Budderoo National Park, with camping, biking, and wildlife!
Train Works
(39 KMs)
Trainworks boasts a huge range of Steam Engines, Carriages and Rolling Stock from the 1800s and 1900s. Interactive exhibits, heritage train rides every Sunday and over 10,000 square metres of play as well as a convenient on-site cafe make Trainworks ...
Sturt Gallery
(39 KMs)
The landscaped gardens are scattered with authentic looking period buildings offering insight into trade crafts such as weaving, wood work, jewellery and pottery studios, with workshops often available to learn them.
Offers a huge range of handmade products plus privately bookable classes for needlepoint, embroidery, knitting, tapestry, crewel and crochet skills.
Mt Annan
Guided and self guided tours available through this stunning set of gardens, rich in natural wildlife with some historic buildings and modern trails with picnic facilities.
Crazy Maze Cafe
(42 KMs)
Fully air-conditioned indoor adventure playframe plus a jumping castle, slides, flying fox, ballpit and seperate toddler play area with ride on toys and mini cars!
Children of all ages and abilities can jump, crawl, climb, slide and use their navigational skills to get through the colourful three level adventure maze.
A fun indoor play centre for bouncing and active kids aged up to 12 years old, including a jumping castle, climbing wall and toddler area.
The story of cricket set against world history; a fascinating collection and exhibition space with kids cricket play area and other family features.
Offers formal floral gardens and landscaping for quiet exploration, plus picnic areas and restroom facilities. The gardens vary seasonally plus there are seasonal special events held here, usually oriented around families.
Outdoor Spirit
(43 KMs)
Options include canoeing and kayaking, team building activities, adventure hikes, climbing, bush walking, rock climbing and abseiling! Groups only.
FastLane Karting
(45 KMs)
Offers a floodlit 500 metre all weather bitumen track with plenty of challenges in store for either Junior, Senior or Twin karts, with the passenger variety accepting over 4s with an over 18 driver.
Offering 2 lengths of tram cruise, plus museum and display hall, educational displays, small park and picnic area. Please note limited opening hours.
Audley Boatshed
(45 KMs)
Explore Kangaroo Creek and the Hacking River by row boat, karak or canoe; or if you're feeling kooky try an inflatable aqua bike! Mountain biking also available.
Narellan Cinema
(45 KMs)
This cinema offers the usual modern comforts and programming, but is especially welcoming of children, in particular during their babies' sessions which are also great for young children.
Funtime 4 Kidz
(47 KMs)
Catering for ages 1 to 10 years, the bright and colourful indoor adventure play area features an exciting 3 tier climbing maze with tunnels, super Jumping Castle, lookout pods, ballpools and slides, plus separate Toddlers' Area.
(47 KMs)
Featuring a four level adventure maze play frame, plus a giant climbing maze, two jumping castles, ball pit, flying fox, padded sports field, toddler's area, and tennis court!
Canons Shuttles
(48 KMs)
offer three types of day tour suitable for families, where tour guests are driven between points of interest to explore in a comfortable bus with informed commentary.
Includes an inflatable jumping castle, a gun and cannon foam ball arena, climbing structure, slides and electric kiddies' go-karts. Plus dedicated toddler zone and themed party rooms.
Public open skate sessions are regularly available, with some speciality sessions set aside and lessons available in several skate types.
FunHouse is not only the ultimate in kids fun, adventure and parties, but also in having a light meal or hosting your own private function. Kids Play Area: children will be entertained for hours. Cafe: enjoy breakfast or lunch in our relaxed Ca...
Tik Tocs
(55 KMs)
Featuring superb Lasertronix beam weaving game, black light mini golf, arcade, play structure and climbing tower plus gourmet family dining.
An incredible experience for kids as they can swim, snorkel, and whale watch, or towel off and take a 1770s Cook Walk, as well as visit the art gallery and museum.
They have an unique indoor play centre with an amazing 3 tiered play structure with giant slides, tunnels, ball pools, flying fox and more.
The impressive 10 metre high play structure features inflatable jumping castle, dedicated toddlers' area, a gun and cannon foam ball arena, climbing structure, slides, and kiddies' electric go-karts.
Kids play centre features jumping castles, slides and lots of other fun activities. They also have a safe toddler area and hand painted themed party rooms.
Giggle Lots
(58 KMs)
Ride the 5metre wave slides or have a jump on the trampoline; climb the mini climbing wall; spiral down the spiral slide in the dark! Unique, circus themed indoor adventure play.
Kids play centre features jumping castles, slides and lots of other fun activities. They also have a safe toddler area and hand painted themed party rooms.
Public open skate sessions are regularly available, with some speciality sessions set aside and lessons available in several skate types.
Calmsley Hill
(61 KMs)
A fun, and family orientated farm based attraction where kids can be a farmer for the day! They can learn how to milk a cow, feed the animals, take a tractor ride and watch daily talks and shows.
Fairfield East
Features a massive 3 level play structure with huge slides and all the classic features, plus separate jumping pillow, bounce house and more.
Climbing tuition and experiences from age 6, over 13 to belay. Bouldering and all height climbing routes available.

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Fun places to visit in Wollongong with kids

New South Wales is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of New South Wales's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in New South Wales with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun things to do with kids in New South Wales - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best places to go with children in NSW