Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Don't be bored these holidays
As children get older, they want to spend a lot more time with their friends and a lot less time with you. School holidays can provide some interesting problems - the days are too long for them to sit home alone, but they're too old for organised vacation care.
Leichhardt Council seems to have hit the mark with their School Holiday Program for the 12 - 18 year olds.
Bookings are essential - call 9367 9216 for further information or to make a booking.
The range of activities and interests are sophisticated and broad. There is bound to be something of interest for everyone.
Yum Cha lunch at Zilver's Restaurant in Chinatown. Meet at Leichhardt Town Hall at 11.30 to catch the Council Bus on Monday 1st July, returning around 1.30 pm. Cost: $10
Go Karting at Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway. Catch the Council bus at 10am from Leichhardt Town Hall, returning around 1.30 pm on Tuesday, 2nd July. Closed toe shoes must be worn and lunch is provided. Cost: $40
Flip Out Trampolining & Aqua Golf. The bus leaves Leichhardt Town Hall at 11am on Thursday, 4th July and returns at 3pm. Socks must be worn for the trampolining at Flip Out Indoor Trampoline Arena. Then it's on to Aqua Golf and a BBQ lunch is provided. Cost: $10
Man of Steel at Hoyts Broadway on Friday, 5th July. Council bus leaves at 6.30 from Leichhardt Town Hall and returns about 11pm. Bring money for snacks and/or dinner, but otherwise, this one is free! Please note it is rated M.
Laser Tag and Ten Pin Bowling on Monday, 8th July. Catch the Council Bus at 10.30 am and head to Darling Harbour for 2 games of laser tag followed by some bowling at Kingpin Darling Harbour. Bring your lunch, or money to buy lunch. Returning to Leichhardt at 2pm. Cost: $20
Indoor Rock Climbing from 10.30 to 1.30 with lunch provided. Wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. Bring sense of adventure. Transport provided to and from Leichhardt Town Hall by Council Bus, on Tuesday, 9th July. Cost: $10
Sydney Wildlife World and Madame Tussauds at Darling Harbour on Wednesday 10th July. Transport to and from Leichhardt Town Hall provided in the Council Bus. Excellent value, bring your own lunch (or money to purchase food) as the excursion runs from 10.30 until 3pm. Cost: $10
Beauty Workshop with Project Shine on Thursday, July 11th. Meet at the Hannaford Centre, 608 Darling St in Rozelle at 2pm. Food is provided while you learn about skin care with a make-up artist. Workshop finishes at 5pm. Cost: $10
Ice Skating at Macquarie Ice Rink. This is another night time excursion in the Council bus, leaving Leichhardt Town Hall at 5.30 and returning 10.30 pm on Friday, 5th July. The disco ice skating will require socks and clothing to keep warm. Bring money for dinner, or bring your own. Cost: $10
These subsidised activities are a great way to make the holiday budget go further, and have fun with friends. Call Leichhardt Council to see what conditions apply and what availability is left. Bookings are essential, so don't be disappointed. Grab a couple of friends and make the most of the school break.