Family favourites for a value-filled summer of fun

07 Dec 2011

Family favourites for a value-filled summer of fun

Finding good-value entertainment to fill almost fifty days of the school holiday break will be a cinch this summer, with more than fifty family-friendly, boredom-busting activities featured in Sydney’s biggest school holiday program, Kids in the Park!

From Kids in the Park familiar favourites such as Flying Trapeze, Cookies and Craft, Clue Trails and Segway Fun Tours, to annual attractions including FREE Kids’ Day at the Apia International Sydney Tennis Tournament, the FREE Movies by the Boulevard outdoor cinema series and FREE Australia Day celebrations at beautiful Bicentennial Park, Kids in the Park summer 2011-12 will operate at Sydney Olympic Park EVERY DAY of the school holidays.

One of NEW activities to feature in the Kids in the Park line-up this summer is a FREE designing your future portfolio workshop. To be held on 11 and 18 January and ideal for teens who are considering enrolling in a tertiary art or design course, the three-hour workshop will be presented by design professionals who will teach participants mounting and presentation techniques to create a professional portfolio of work.

From creative-minds to footy fans, Kids in the Park will also debut a NEW Rugby League Clinic this summer that is sure to thrill on 18 January. Kicking-off at 9am, the FREE clinic will give kids aged 6-12 the chance to meet leading NRL players who will share their expert tips and tricks at Wentworth Common, Sydney Olympic Park.

AFL Clinics at Wentworth Common are sure to thrill kids and parents alike this summer and they are also absolutely FREE! Running from 9.30am-10.30am on 16, 19, 23 and 25 January, the clinics will include fun games and exercises to help boys and girls aged 5-12 progress their skills, get active and make new friends to-boot.

Tomorrow’s tennis stars will have fun of Grand Slam proportions at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre from 19-22 December or 23-27 January, when Tennis workshops will swing into action from 9am-12.30pm. The four-day workshop costs $130 and will help kids aged 6-16 improve their game as Sydney heats-up for another exciting summer of tennis.

For a super-fun alternative to day-care, kids aged 5-16 can attend the Fun and Adventure Day Camp at the Sydney Olympic Park Lodge. Designed for working parents, the camp will operate from 8am-6pm on most days in January for $68 per day or  $300 for a week of fun challenges in a safe and supervised environment. With all meals included, kids can also get active, eat healthy and enjoy two nights and three days of the Fun and Fitness Residential Camp for $300 per child.

Kids in the Park makes Sydney Olympic Park the official home of the biggest range of school holiday activities of any location in NSW. Unmatched by any other operating program, Kids in the Park is designed to feature something to suit every interest EVERY DAY of the school holidays. Daily activities in the summer 2011-12 program include FREE Discovery Trails to explore on-foot, 35 kilometres of FREE Bike Trails and for nature-loving families, the FREE Brickpit Ring Walk, which provides a rare glimpse of the habitat of the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog.

The Sanitarium Weet-bix Kids TRYathlon is also featured in the Kids in the Park summer 2011-12 program, as is, Archery, Soccer, Golf, Skateboarding, Scooter and BMX at Monster, seven different Writing Workshops, Digital Fimmaking, a Kids in the Park Film Fest, heaps of water fun at the Aquatic Centre and so much more that families will be calling for an extension to the school holiday period!

Sydney Olympic Park is also home to more than 30 eating options and some of the city’s best and FREE outdoor playgrounds and water-play areas located at Blaxland Riverside Park, Bicentennial Park, Cathy Freeman Park, Wentworth Common, Haslams Pier and the Fig Grove Fountain on Olympic Boulevard.

Kids in the Park will operate at various venues within Sydney Olympic Park from Saturday 17 December 2011 until Sunday 29 January 2012 (inclusive).

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