Kid friendly activities school holidays on the South Coast NSW

Got kids? School holidays can be an amazing time for them and a nightmare for yourself. We get it! We have prepared a blog for the South Coast NSW for what to do with your young kids and your teenagers who believe they are 25.

A kid all harnessed up on a zip line ready to go tree-top climbing. The Tree Adventure group run many at many different times. Located not to far from Culburra Beach on the South Coast NSW.

Kid Zip – Trees Adventures Nowra 


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Our instructors will take your little Tarzans up into the treetops for a 2 hour climbing and zipline session, whilst you put your feet up and relax.

While you wait for your adventurer, you can enjoy the serenity of the forest, capture snaps of your explorers from the course tracks, or get in on the action and climb one of the harder courses yourself!

Please note, guardians must remain onsite whilst their child is participating in a KidZip Session.

Price: $55 per kid

Dates: Sessions run at 9:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays with extra sessions opened based on popularity.

Arrival is 9:15am for check-in and harnessing prior to your child’s adventure.

Sessions run for approx. 2.5 hours (including harnessing and training).

Bookings: Tree Adventures

Shoal Haven Zoo

Shoal Haven Zoo Nowra 


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Shoalhaven Zoo boasts an extensive collection of native and exotic animals, set in amongst the most spectacular natural rock formations and bushland, all on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River.

Price: $17 kid (3 – 15), $30 adults (16 +), $85 families (2 x kids & 2 adults)

Dates: 9am – 5pm everyday except Christmas Day

Bookings: Shoal Haven Zoo

Woebegone adventures

Woebegone Freedive


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Ocean School: essential outdoor education for living on the South Coast.
These school holidays we are running a bunch of kids classes. Our classes cater for all ages & experience levels. They will be focusing on snorkelling & freediving skills, learning about our local marine environment and ocean safety & awareness.
Our Ocean School classes will be running each Monday & Wednesday at 10am during the school holidays.

Price: Contact Woebegone tour operators

Dates: Monday & Wednesday at 10am during school holidays

Bookings: Woebegone Freedive

a kid enjoying climbing the rock face of a rock. Outdoor Raw climbing caters for all ages and times. Located a short drive from Culburra Beach on the South Coast NSW.

Outdoor Raw


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The ultimate fun physical activity! If you’ve never climbed before, or you’re a pro, nothing beats the feeling of conquering your fears and challenging yourself with this amazing sport! Our most popular product, our qualified instructors, with over 13 years guiding experience, make climbing up and abseiling down super safe and super fun. All equipment, insurances, and unlimited epic selfie opportunities included! To check prices and get climbing click the products below! 

Price: Contact Outdoor Raw

Dates: Depends on dates requested

Bookings: Outdoor Raw

Pinot and Picasso Kids Holidays

Pinot & Picasso – Nowra


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All sessions include guidance from one of our artists to assist you in releasing your inner Picasso. The only thing you’ll need to bring is some nibbles and your imagination.

You’ll have all the necessary equipment provided, including:

  • A 16′ x 20′ blank canvas
  • Acrylic paints
  • Brushes
  • Table easel
  • Pinot & Picasso apron and
  • Glassware for your beverages (most importantly)

Price: $39

Dates: 6 July 2021

Bookings: Pinot & Picasso

Office of Sport Kids' Club Nature Play. Different images of kids playing basketball, football and surfing.

Kids’ Club Nature Play – Office of Sports


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1 day Kids’ Club Nature Play camp. This day program is a great way to get the kids off the couch and active this school holidays. Packed with exciting activities and games, this day only camp will have the kids entertained, making new friends and reconnecting with nature. It’s the natural way to unplug. Activities include: Shelter Building, Campfire, Bushwalk and Nature Art/Craft.

Price: $68 (includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea)

Dates: 29 June 2021

Bookings: Office of Sports

A mum and her daughters using kayaks in Kangaroo Valley river. They hired them from Kangaroo Valley Kayaks.

Kangaroo Valley Kayaks 


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Kayaking and Canoeing is about having fun. It is not about who is the fastest, or who looks better doing it. It’s about who has the most fun safely, whether you are young or older, male or female, athletic or not, you will be able to enjoy your kayaking or canoeing trip.

Every time you kayak/canoe, you will see something you have never seen before. Whether it is a fish jumping, a kangaroo drinking on the bank of the Kangaroo River, a wombat grazing or perhaps even a platypus – if you are quiet and patient enough you will spot one.

Price: Prices range from $50 – $120 depending on the activity.

Dates: Open everyday

Bookings: Kangaroo Valley Kayaks 

Apple Eye ring making

Apple Eye ring making workshop – South Nowra


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You will learn traditional silver smith techniques including soldering, forming and texturing to make ONE (1)  unique sterling silver stacking ring (gold not available). Participants will be using a naked flame torch when soldiering, and will be supervised at all times. Should you have any concerns the experienced teacher can perform this task for you. 

You will have the lovely assistance of our expert professional to call upon when you require. A relaxed venue,  friendly and encouraging atmosphere. 

All  space and Covid safe activity is to be applied and respected if you are to attend. All care is taken to provide you with a Covid safe environment. BYO mask If you choose to use one.

Each participant receives 1×1.5mm Sterling silver wire for their masterpieces.
Workshop party size is max of 6 people.

You will receive ONE (1) Coffee/Tea or cold Beverage of choice. Please remember come come early or stay after to enjoy (For the 2pm session you will need to come early- Our space closes at 3pm). We need the full hour to make our ring.

Price: $40 per person

Dates: Thursday 8 July 2021

Bookings: Apple Eye workshop

All different styles of aeroplanes and helicopters are located at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Nowra on South Coast NSW.

Fleet Air Arm Museum


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Operating aircraft to ships on an unforgiving ocean is, by its nature, far more hazardous than landing at an aerodrome. Since 1948, in peace and in conflict, the Fleet Air Arm has provided air combat power to Navy at sea.

Dedicated to all those who through duty and sacrifice served their nation as members of the Fleet Air Arm, the Museum seeks to tell their story through sharing our unique collection of aircraft, artefacts and memorabilia.

Price: Contact museum

Dates: Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Bookings: Fleet Air Arm Museum

Penwood Miniature Railway

Penwood Miniature Railway


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Experience the nostalgia of travelling on a steam railway through a rural property.

All engines are working replicas of the original trains. 

A fun day out for big and little kids! 

Price: $5 per person

Dates: Sunday 4 July

Bookings: Penwood Miniature Railway

Jindy Mill Market is located at Pyree on South Coast NSW.

Jindy Mill Markets – Pyree


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And we’re set to go again!
We’re happy to announce we will be holding our regular market on the 1st Sunday of the month 🙌
Our next market will be Sunday, July 4th – School holiday edition!
Live music – coffee – food – quality stalls inside and outside the mill plus more 🎶☕🙌 We can’t wait to meet you at the mill!

Price: Free

Dates: Sunday 4 July

Bookings: The Mill Marketplace

Beecroft Weapons Range and Peninsula is located not far from Culburra Beach on South Coast NSW. Image of a lighthouse and the ocean with one large navy boat and a smaller vessel.

Beecroft Weapons Range and Peninsula


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The Department of Defence’s Beecroft Weapons Range (BWR) includes approximately 4,200 hectares of Beecroft Peninsula, the northern headland of Jervis Bay. The Beecroft Weapons Range is open for public access when not in use for Defence activities. Public access is available.
Located here is the famous Honeymoon Bay. Well worth the visit.

Price: Free

Dates: Check facebook page for updates on opening times

Bookings: Beecroft Weapons Range and Peninsula

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum Market


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The monthly Jervis Bay Maritime Museum Market is held on the first Saturday of each month. Celebrate the weekend with family and friends in the relaxed atmosphere of the beautiful Jervis Bay Maritime Museum grounds. Unwind by the pond with Devonshire Tea while enjoying the live music and fresh, delicious food. Stroll among the stalls selling a range of local arts and crafts, interesting homewares and fresh produce. Check out the Museum shop and mangrove boardwalk while you are here. 

Price: Free

Dates: Saturday 3 July 2021

Bookings: Jervis Bay Maritime Museum Market

Booderee National Park is located in Jervis bay a short drive from Culburra Beach on South Coast NSW. There are heaps of beaches to explore, many of that are empty.

Booderee National Park


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Booderee is Aboriginal land. Parks Australia works hand in hand with the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community to manage Booderee, using a mix of traditional knowledge and modern science.

Crystal-clear waters meet beautiful white sand beaches, while high cliffs overlook the majestic Pacific Ocean.

Booderee National Park features extraordinary native wildlife and is adorned with expansive botanic gardens.


Price: Free

Dates: Open all year

Bookings: Booderee National Park

Berry Markets

Berry Markets

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The Berry Markets is run on the first Sunday of every month except February. Visitors flock to Berry each month to experience fresh local produce and plants, unique hand crafted items, good food and a buzzing atmosphere. Come and see for yourself what everyone is talking about.

Price: Free

Dates: 8:30am – 2:30pm Sunday 4 July 2021

Bookings: Berry Markets

Dress like a superhero

Super Hero Saturday


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Super Hero Saturday is a fun family event bought to you by the Dunn & Lewis Youth & Development Foundation. Dress up as your favourite Super Hero for an evening of fun, games and entertainment.

Price: Free

Dates: 5:00pm – 7:00pm Saturday 26 June 2021

Bookings: Dunn Lewis Centre

Marriott Park Market

Marriott Park Markets


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Nowra’s newest monthly market at one of Nowra’s family-friendly fun spots Marriott Park locally known as “the duck pond” Beautiful park space filled with local stallholders selling handmade and homegrown products, craft, unique and bargain items. You’ll also find coffee, food and some local young singing talent. Marriott Park also has new kids play equipment, fitness equipment, public barbecues, picnic tables and bathrooms.

Price: Free

Dates: Saturday 26 June 2021

Bookings: Marriott Park Markets

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