Playgrounds, Pools and Beaches

  • Stuart Park – great park next to the lagoon and beach with a kids bike track.
  • Botanic Garden Playground – Gorgeous playground. Completely fenced. Coffee available.
  • Towradgi Beach – great playground on the beach. Easy parking
  • Belmore Basin – on the harbour next to a cafe.
  • Thirroul Beach – beautiful new playground with suff for little guys and big kids. opposite beach, kiosk and pool.
  • Bulli Beach – playground, cafe and beach. The beach here is great for kids.
  • Figtree Dragon Park – small quiet playground next to Figtree Westfield.
  • Port Kembla Olympic Pool – great pools for babies, toddlers and the big kids. Free.
  • Western Suburbs Pool – located between Figtree and Unanderra. Nice pools. Clean and Free.
  • Beaton Park Pool – Heated indoor pool. Entry fee.


  • TAFE playsession – Fantastic playgroup for 0-5yrs. Mornings 930-1130. Very popular and spots go quickly. Contact TAFE Wollongong for more info 4229-0400.
  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)- Lovely group of mums. 0-5yrs. Alternating Thursdays during term. 7$ includes creche, coffee. Crafts and guest speakers. Wollongong Church of Christ. 25 O Briens Rd Figtree 4226 5022.
  • Lighthouse Church – They run a playgoup and music hour.
  • ChiME – Wollongong Conservatorium of Music’s childhood music education program. Contact the Conservatory for more info.
  • Beaton Park Kinder Gym – Tuesday and Thursday mornings 1030-1115. $7 per child. Parent participation required. Great for rainy days and energetic children.
  • Beaton Park Leisure Centre – Full gym, pool, track, exercise classes. Creche available.
  • Savvy Fitness – Outdoor fitness. Have kid friendly groups.
  • Green Bean Cafe – great food and fun playstuff for kids.
  • ArtSpace – Art studio for ages 3-13. Art classes during term and holiday programs.
  • Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium – Annual family pass is recommended!

Out and about

  • North Wollongong Trivia – Sunday afternoons, North Wollongong Hotel.
  • Figtree Evening View Club – 3rd Wednesday of the month 730pm. See http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au
  • Pick up Touch Rugby – Hospital staff pick up game, Sunday evenings Figtree park 5pm.