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Don't stay home and be bored
Your kids are too old for face painting and bouncy castles but not quite old enough to be left on their own for the school holidays. Or you're tired of them playing games and watching DVDs and you want them to get outdoors. What do you do? Here's one answer from the City of Cockburn: the Outrage School Holiday program.
The Outrage program offers a great variety of activities designed to keep kids aged 12 - 16 occupied, entertained and challenged. How about a day at Adventure World, or a morning at Timezone or tenpin bowling then an afternoon at the movies?
There's also paintball, a learn to surf day, indoor rock climbing and go-carts...hmm...can I pass as a teenager? I want to go too.
Transport is provided and qualified and experienced staff supervise all activities. Participants are expected to agree to a contract and follow some basic rules about behaviour and respect for others.
photo by David Ayrton, Wikimedia Commons
Fees are low and discounts are available if you book more than one child or book into the whole program. Programs start at 9 am and finish from 3:00 – 4:00. Download the brochure for complete information. Early bookings are recommended as the program is very popular.