Spring into Kids in the Park school holiday activities
15 Sep 2011
From footy to floorball, golf, badminton, soccer and everything in-between, kids will have a ball of a time at Sydney Olympic Park during the spring school holidays, with a Kids in the Park school holiday activities line-up that’s bound to have them bouncing with excitement!
With more than 50 activities, including 16 FREE school holiday options and 12 GOOD-VALUE options costing $20 or less per person, Kids in the Park spring 2011 will be on EVERY DAY of the school holidays from 24 September – 9 October.
The program will see four NEW school holiday activities bloom this spring, including AFL Clinics with Sydney Swans players at Cathy Freeman Park! The FREE school holiday clinics will kick-off at 12.30pm and again at 2.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday during both weeks of the school holidays. Each clinic will include fun games and exercises to help kids aged 5-12 progress their skills, get active and make new friends to-boot.
Also full of zip and NEW to the Kids in the Park school holiday program is an energetic and fun-filled class that combines music, dance, cheers and tumbling for boys and girls aged 8-12 to learn the basics of Cheerleading. Before the end of the two-hour class which will start at 1.00pm on 28 September, kids will get to showcase their new skills in a high-spirited routine at the Sports Centre.
For those who prefer playing close to the ground, the three-day AC Milan Junior Soccer Camp at the Athletic Centre from 4 October is just the ticket, and whole family will enjoy playing Floorball for FREE school holiday fun at the Sports Halls. Another one of the NEW Kids in the Park school holiday activities, floorball is a non-contact fast-paced sport that blends the greatest elements of ice hockey with some of the characteristics of soccer and basketball. Floorball will be held on 5 October from 2.00-4.00pm, straight after two Badminton school holiday classes. On 6 October, Table Tennis classes will also be offered at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Halls.
For lots of FREE school holiday fun in the sun, kids aged 4-12 can try their hand at all kinds of team-sports and even move to the groove at Cathy Freeman Park, where the loveable and upbeat Sports Star and Dancing Star will have smiles shining bright most mornings of the school holidays. Loads of laughs will also be heard on the 18-hole Mini Golf course at the Golf Centre, where it costs only $6 per person to play, with balls, a putter and score card included!
For an unforgettable school holiday experience, families can also go behind-the-scenes of where legends are made on the ANZ Stadium Explore Tour. With access to player-only areas, photo-opportunities on the Olympic medal dias and even an exciting laser show, the 90 minute tour will be available most days of the school holidays.
One of the NRL’s leading referees during the 1980s and 1990s, NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation Graham Annesley said the benefits of playing sport from a young age are infinite, especially when it comes to team-sports.
“In addition to the physical health benefits, playing a team-sport requires critical thinking, self-discipline and the ability to work in harmony with others. These are skills that go beyond the playing field, and programs such as Kids in the Park help to impart these valuable life skills to young people in a safe, enjoyable and creative environment,” said Minister Annesley.
With loads more school holiday activities for kids of ALL interests including nature-lovers, creative kids, budding chefs, mini detectives and even film buffs – who’ll LOVE the NEW and FREE school holiday Kids in the Park - Film Fest at the Armory Theatre on 28 September – it is little wonder Kids in the Park makes Sydney Olympic Park the official home of the BIGGEST range of school holiday activities of any single location in NSW!
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