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Steam trains, story time, circus skills and craft – Kidsfest Shellharbour has everything needed to wow the kids this month.

Kidsfest Shellarbour is the biggest community run free week-long festival for children, their families and carers in New South Wales.

The festival aims to get kids out and about, trying activities and connecting with their community.

Kidsfest Shellharbour runs from May 20 to May 26.  Events are staged all over the town – so check the website for the locations of each activity your kids would like to try.

So what’s on? Plenty!

The kids will love the steam train and miniature train rides.

Try hula hooping, place spinning and adagio balancing at a circus workshop.

Chill out with toddlers and babies at the Oaks Flat Library storytime.

Learn how to make a kite with 1st Albion Park Rover Crew and then fly it at best kite flying spot in the Illawarra – Killalea State Park.

Join in a junior boxing or Jishuka class at the Lake Illawarra PCYC. Or try Taekwondo at Shellharbour Public School.

Kidsfest isn’t just for kids. Shellharbour civic centre is offering free parting workshops. Isha Knill will teach parents how to have a happy mind and happy kids, or how to be supportive of your partner so their business can thrive. 

The festival ends on Saturday May 26 with a party at the Killalea camping ground. Expect musical acts, a costume parade, Indigenous dancers, craft, a rock climbing wall and free movie screenings before the night ends with music around the campfire. 

Kids attending Kidsfest can will be given a “passport” to collect stamps from each activity they try. Hand in the passport at the end of the festival and you could win a lucky dip prize. 

So why get out and about with your kids and try something new in Shellharbour this month. 

For the full list of events and activities Click Here!