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School holidays are upon us again, which means parents, guardians and eager aunts, uncles and pals are probably looking for ways to entertain the kids in your life. Sometimes the best approach is to tap into the expertise of blue card-holding professionals, keeping the activity calendar full and the kids away from their screens.
Over the next two weeks, Sydney Olympic Park hosts a wide range of activities encouraging kids to get active – whether they’re looking to work on existing skills or learn new ones under the guidance of some of Sydney’s top professional coaches and athletes. Read on to learn more about the venue’s stacked school holiday schedule.
FOR SPORTY CHILDREN
If you’re dealing with a kid who likes to stay active, head to the Quaycentre. Over the next two weeks, it offers a full sports program for children of all experience levels.
Think your kid has what it takes to become a soccer superstar (or just looking for something to kick)? Secure a spot for them in the two-day Wanderers in the Park, where seasoned coaches will help participants develop their football skills with an emphasis on technique and knowledge of the game. They will also receive their own jersey. Western Sydney Wanderers training to take home so they can look in the role while continuing to practice their skills.
On the indoor courts, the Australian Diamonds star and co-captain of the NSW Swifts Paige Hadley will organize a session for budding netballers of all levels. On the basketball court, NBL legend Bruce Bolden will put budding ballplayers through their paces during a two-day workshop for beginners and advanced players through skill development, drills and mini-games.
Meanwhile, professional Volleyball NSW coaches will lead a fun and educational day for boys and girls aged 8-14. The afternoon program will see little diggers develop their individual skills as well as their team skills through gameplay.
Do you have a child who wants to try a bit of everything? Secure a spot for them in the all-day multi-sport camp where they can try their hand at table tennis, soccer, basketball, netball, gymnastics and more, all under one roof.
FOR WATER BABIES
Sydney Olympic Park is home to one of the best aqua centers in the city, which offers plenty of activities for kids who can’t get enough of the pool.
If they are natural in the water, book them for a water polo clinic. During this 90-minute session, instructors will guide participants through a range of drills like swimming, jumping, and water polo defense. They will also learn the rules for some game time with their newly acquired skills.
For fearless children, the Aquatic Center will also host diving workshops during these school holidays. These regular sessions will give attendees the chance to learn the basics of acrobatics, stretching, safe diving and more with an experienced coach, as they dive from the center’s world-class diving tower. .
FOR CURIOUS CHILDREN
Are the children in your life always smarter than you? Sydney Olympic Park also has a range of activities to please even the most strategic kids during these school holidays.
Young Archers sessions are tailor-made for children aged 7 to 9. Hour-long sessions cover the basics of the sport of bow and arrow under the watchful eyes of trained instructors, and include practice rounds and gameplay. Sounds like something the whole family can get involved in? Kids, parents, grandparents and everyone else can sign up for the Sharp Shooters session for all ages, which will be a surefire way to add some friendly family rivalry to the school holidays.
For kids looking to get a little more active, Sydney Olympic Park is home to a great outdoor laser tag battleground. Kids can join forces with their friends and sneak behind bunkers and blockade walls as they attempt to outsmart the opposition with laser tag weapons and accessories. These fully supervised sessions feature different challenges and games to keep participants entertained throughout.
If your toddler is looking to have fun and learn new skills in a non-competitive environment, enroll them in a circus arts or flying trapeze workshop. In these immersive lessons held on the sprawling outdoor grounds of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatics Centre, children can try their hand at activities such as juggling, pyramids, low jumps, hula hoop and tightrope. They will also be able to test their skills above ground on the flying trapeze.
Sydney Olympic Park has a full program of fun activities for kids this school holiday, from circus arts to creative writing and more. For the complete program and to book, go to the website.
Posted on April 08, 2022 by