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Get hooked: Fishing by the Lake hosted by Fisheries NSW will be held on Friday, May 24 from 3.30-5.30pm. Enjoy a free family afternoon of fishing.
Get hooked: Fishing by the Lake hosted by Fisheries NSW will be held on Friday, May 24 from 3.30-5.30pm. Enjoy a free family afternoon of fishing.

KidsFest is the longest running free family festival in NSW and is designed to encourage families with children aged from zero to 12 to get out and about in their community.

A participant said what they love about KidsFest is, "Just knowing that our kids are valued by the wider community, who are willing to do things to get them out and about and involved in such great and fun activities."

During KidsFest kids have the perfect opportunity to try something that they have never done before.

Feeling sporty but don't know what you are good at? Come and try activities that include junior boxing at the PCYC, Rhee Tae Kwon Do sessions, Skills 4 Life development, rock climbing and abseiling, art classes and more. Check out the KidsFest program for times and locations at kidsfestshellharbour.com.au

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Drumming it up: Join Beat Construction with the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music on Saturday, May 25 at Killalea Reflections Reserve.

Drumming it up: Join Beat Construction with the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music on Saturday, May 25 at Killalea Reflections Reserve.

KidsFest is all about sustainability and it aims to showcase activities and opportunities available all year round that are free and family friendly.

What better way to wrap up the week than connecting with country and culture on Saturday, May 25 from noon at Killalea Reflections Reserve.

The day will include the Scouts climbing wall, make a kite and fly it, activities from Shellharbour City Council's environment team, a creativity station, Paint with Magic storytime and painting activities, Beat Construction, Circus Play Zone, sack races, UOW Motorsport's racing simulator and live performances by young artists.

The event will close with a lantern parade followed by an open-air cinema screening of the original Storm Boy.

A key part of KidsFest is about giving kids the opportunity to connect with Aboriginal culture so there will be a performance by the Gumaraa Aboriginal Dancers and a welcome to country and smoking ceremony at Killalea, a place of cultural significance where Aboriginal people have lived and celebrated for thousands of years.

This is an unforgettable experience. As Uncle Gerald says, "I call it reconciliation - bringing our culture to non-Indigenous people."

Don't miss a thing. For more information, times and a full program visit the KidsFest website at kidsfestshellharbour.com.au