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10 Things to do in the HSC Holidays

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by Serena (subscribe)
Just a girl spreading the word about all the fun (and probably nerdy) things to do!
Published November 21st 2013
Things to do to keep the boredom at bay
One of the longest times of your life will be during your HSC holidays or well, maybe your uni holidays which go for just as long, and although while you're in year 12 or in uni you think to yourself "YES! These holidays are going to be the best!" After about a week of sleeping in and doing nothing, you start to get really really bored.

So here's a list of things you can do to combat your endless boredom.

1. Go ice-skating

Ice-skating is lots of fun for the holidays for all ages, and small groups to large groups. You can even hold birthday parties at the Macquarie Ice-Rink. Furthermore, the Macquarie Ice-Rink is just under an Event Cinemas so you can have a full outing of a day with movies and ice-skating.

2. Bowling
There are actually so many bowling places about Sydney like Strike Bowling Bar and AMF with both places having great deals for groups and parties as well as having alternate options, like both have a mini arcade for kids and the Strike at Chatswood Mandarin Centre also having Laser Tag and Pool available in the same building, which brings me to my next point.

3. Laser Tag
Laser tag is heaps of fun, it's exercise, adventure and the chance to be like your favourite spy and beat all of your friends' high scores! There are many laser tag places such as at Strike in Chatswood Mandarin or at Darling Harbour M9 Skirmish.

4. Go to Timezone or Galaxy World
Nothing's more fun than an arcade where you can win lots of prizes and test your skills at lots of games like stackers, racing cars, shooting hoops in basketball and even bumper cars at the Haymarket Galaxy World (although I think it's re-named to City Amusements).

5. See a movie
Come on, there are heaps of things to do, and a simple and easy classic is to go to the cinemas with friends. There are always heaps of good movies available to watch with Hoyts and Event Cinemas in so many convenient locations, and of course IMAX for those who want the full on movie experience.

6. Go for a movie marathon
Movie marathons are always heaps of fun and easy to do and easier still with some tips from How to Plan a Movie Marathon for Kids & Teens.

7. Go hang out in the park
It's fresh and green, lots of space to run around like a maniac and yell at the top of your lungs with your friends. Sit and have a picnic (or a romantic date) or if you're more adventurous you can have a nerf gun battle. You can even play a bunch of fun outdoor games if you have enough people.

8. Board games
Grab all of your friends and play all those old board games you've forgotten since you've learnt about this magical thing called the internet. You'd be surprised at how much fun and mayhem can come from those old school games like Monopoly, The Game of Life, Mousetrap, card games and anything else you have.

HSC Holidays
Junk food and board games!

9. Karaoke
Karaoke is heaps of fun; being able to sing your favourite songs with all your friends, and of course watching your friends demonstrate their mad dance skills. There are many karaoke bars around Sydney but I think the best deal you're going to get is at Mizuya where you get a room with microphone, a large selection of songs and if you go during lunch time, you can get a special deal where you get lunch AND a room nice!

10. Dinner with your friends
Last but not least simply going out to dinner with your friends, take a wander through the city, try out all the new restaurants you can find because it's so refreshing having the time to try lots of new foods and places rather than being stuck in a rut. Make a pact with your friends to try somewhere new once a week and you'll have many stories to tell once the holidays are over.
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