Im a former English teacher, currently working in the world of galleries, museums and cultural services. More importantly I'm a dad and husband on the lookout for family friendly activities.
Can you Dig it?
If you are looking for a way to remove a teenager from your couch these school holidays, or if you are a teenager looking for something interesting to do, read on. The SHAFT program has been running for a while now so if you are reading this and the July school holidays are a fading memory, but September is just around the corner then check the website for updates.
To get teenagers out there and doing something active.
Who is it for? It's open to all teenagers currently attending highschool and/or living in the moreton bay region. If you have younger kids and are looking for something for them to do, see my article about the Active Kids program running at the same time for 3-12 year olds.
What activities are on offer? There are is a huge range on offer including inline hockey, tenpin bowling, archery, slacklining (like tightrope walking), Survivor Challenge, laser tag, abseiling, parkour, rockclimbing (indoor and outdoor), sailing, Laser Skirmish, break dancing, skateboarding and believe it or not a lot more as well.
Who is running them? All activities are delivered by experienced and qualified staff.
And now for the most imoportant Questions.
How much and how do I book? Prices are varied but since it is a subsidised program you can expect to pay a lot less than if you arranged it yourself. Some examples for the July Holidays are $5 for Bowling, Slacklining, Survivor Challenge or Ice Skating. $10 for Inline Hockey, Laser tag, Tennis, Parkour or Sailing. $15 for Abseiling or Mountain Biking. The cheapest is free Skateboarding and the most expensive is $20 Glass house Mountains Rock Climbing (including the bus trip)