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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.