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There are so many different activities for children here
Now that the hot weather is upon us and summer is well and truly here, we need to plan to do activities that are both fun and will not make us hotter. In particular, children need to be stimulated during the school holidays, and these events will do just that!

This is a full holiday program put on by the Waverley Council and they run from 7th January to 20th January 2019. The program includes both free and paid activities for children and young people.

These programs are on at The Waverley Library, the Bondi Pavilion, the Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre and Waverley Woollahra Art School. All these programs are taken by a combination of Waverley Council specialist staff, artists, industry professionals and partner organisations.

It will be a diverse program which will include sporting classes, arts and crafts workshops, artist-led workshops, dance classes, film, theatre, and science and technology programs - in other words, these programs will have something for all interests.



SPORTS ACTIVITIES
At The Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre, there will be a range of active recreation and sports activities. The centre has a multipurpose indoor sports court where there will be various activities that cater for children from 3 years of age up to 12 years.

Some of the sports featured include tennis, soccer, netball, basketball, cricket, table tennis, Oz-tag, T ball and more.



These activities will be aimed at making children more interested in sports activities. There are known benefits for this and they include greater self-confidence, coordination and social skills. They also naturally increase fitness and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

SLIP N SLIDE STORYTIME
This is for the younger children, aged 0 to 2 years and will be held at the Waverley Library on 7th January, from 10.30 am to 11.00 am. This is a FREE event and you can register here.

CHEER & GYMNASTICS
This will be on the 7th January at the MWRC, from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

This is a ticketed event costs $24 and you can make your booking here. It is for ages 9 to 12 years.



SURFIN' SUMMER STORYTIME
This storytime event is for 3 to 5 years of age and will be held at the Waverley Library, Children's Activity room, 32 - 48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction. It will be on 8th January, and there will be storytime featuring stories, songs, activities and a special sea animal craft activity.

It is a free event and you can register here.



BASKETBALL
This basketball event is for ages 9 to 12 years and will be held on 8th January from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. It will be on at the MWRC and you will be taught advanced basketball skills with coach Lee Cooper. This session will be all about handling the ball, passing and shooting it as well as footwork. This will be followed by playing the actual game.

Cost is $35 and you can register here.



CRAFT-A-PALOOZA
This will be a free event on 9th January and it will run at all different times. It will be held at Waverley Children's Library, 32 - 48 Denison Street.

You will be able to exercise your imagination here by creating and building a craft item of your choice. You will be provided with pens, scissors and all the materials required for doing this.

This is an event for the whole family and you will need to make a booking at this link.



NETBALL
If you have not played netball before, here is your chance to learn for 7 to 9-year-olds. This is a ticketed event costing $35 and will be held on 9th January from 10 am to 3 pm. The venue is the MWRC and you will learn the basics of this popular game with coaches from KATch.

You can get your tickets here.



CRICKET T20 BLAST
This will be on 10th January from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at the MWRC.

The Sydney Sixers will be there to explain about T20 Blast which is a fantastic new format of cricket. Learn to hit a moving ball, run between the wickets and bowl over 15 metres with a straight arm. Make your booking here and it is for ages 5 to 7 years.



DIY HANDHELD FAN
This will be on 11th January and is for ages 6 to 9. Held at the Waverley Library Activity Room, it will be on from 10 am to 11 am.

You can cool down with your own fan that you will design, and make. Cost is $6 and you can make your booking here.



THE NEVER ENDING STORY
This is a family event which will be on 11th January from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Library Theatrette.

Bring along a cushion or beanbag and watch this movie with free popcorn. Bookings are essential and you can make them here for this free event.

MINI AQUARIUM
This is on 14th January and is for 9 to 12 year olds. It will be held at the Waverley Library Children's Activity Room from 10 am to 11 am.

You can choose your favourite sea creatures and under the sea, plants to create a mini aquarium in a mason jar!

Cost is $6 and you can make your booking here.



KICK & FUN
This will be on 14th January and is for ages 9 to 12 years. It will be held at the MWRC from 10 am to 3 pm.

GoGo Healthy Kids will present a full day of fun with a large inflatable multi-sports arena and foot-darts. You will practice kicking accuracy, hand-eye coordination and speed and agility. After this, you will play a game and use the techniques you have just learned.

Cost is $35 and you can make your bookings here.

TECH-TIME TUESDAYS WITH TULLY
This will be on 15th January and is suitable for ages 9 to 12. Held at the Bondi Pavilion, it will start at 10 am and go till 12 noon.

Contemporary artist Tully Arnot will help you to create your own mechanical steampunk bird! Cost is $15 and you can make your booking here.



WEDNESDAYS WOOL CRAFT WITH KIRSTEN FREDERICKS
This one will be held on 16th January at the Bondi Pavilion from 10 am to 12 noon. It is suitable for ages 8 to 13 and this was inspired by the Enchanted Garden. You will learn to crochet plus the basics of knitting.

Cost is $12 and you can book here.



MAKERS: KIDS CLAY TASTER
This will be on 17th January, is suitable for Y3 to Y6 and will be on at the Bondi Pavilion.

This is a fun, creative, tactile activity, and children can come on their own or with their parents. It will be on from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm, will cost $5 and you can make your bookings here.



Some of the programs are already sold out, so you will need to book as soon as possible (I have only listed those that are not sold out at the time of writing).

You can find the FULL program of events at this link.
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Why? For a list of activities for the family during the school holidays
When: From 7th to 20th Januarty 2019
Where: Bondi Junction and surrounds
Cost: Varies - see article
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