Park & Play

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What is Park and Play?

Park and Play, an initiative of Family Services Australia, offer FREE fun play activities in local parks for children and families.

The play sessions are creative, healthy and outdoors, helping children learn about the world and each other, build friendships and learn new skills. Park and Play also connects families with services and supports in their local community.

Park and Play runs 4 days a week in different parks across Shellharbour as well as one day per week in the Ulladulla region. The free weekly play sessions for children 0-5 years and their parents/ carers are supported by friendly, trained staff. Through Park and Play, parents and carers get to meet other adults caring for young children in their area, and also get to pick up new ideas for fun play activities that can be recreated at home.

Please note that parents or carers must be present at all times. The accompanying adult is responsible for the supervision and safety of their children.

How do I get involved?

Below are the current times and locations of Park and Play sessions. Simply turn up with your child/children or contact Family Services Australia if you would like more information. We also have a Facebook page and Instagram page where we regularly post for any changes including wet weather.

Don’t forget a hat, water and sunscreen!

Play session details

Play session times may vary between locations so check the details listed below for each session. Regular sessions are for children aged 0-5 years. The locations of Park and Play sessions change regularly to include a variety of parks and outdoor play spaces across the Shellharbour area.

In the event of poor weather conditions, Park and Play relocates to a local library. This information is shared on the morning on our Facebook and Instagram Pages.

Locations and Times for Term 1, 2024

Monday McDonald Park, Station Road, Albion Park Rail 9:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday Reddall Reserve, Reddall Parade, Lake Illawarra 9:30am to 11:30am
Wednesday Dawes Park, Junction Road, Barrack Point 9:30am to 11:30am
Thursday Lower District Park, Escarpment Drive, Calderwood 9:30am to 11:30am

Lake Conjola:
Monday Hoylake Grove Park, Lake Conjola 9:30am to 11:30am