Top Summer Holiday Ideas for Kids

Well that went fast! Another year is over and the thought of stopping and taking a break for the festive season seems very appealing. But then there’s the long holiday period until school resumes and everyone gets back into the swing of a new year. At Canada Bay Club, we know you’ll be hungry for ideas on how to fill the time, so we sourced the best activities to keep the kids occupied all summer long. Here’s a wrap-up of the best things to do when you’re not lounging at the beach…

Lego love

Let their imagination run wild with a day out at BRICKS 4 KIDS. This fantastic concept includes everyone’s favourite building blocks, LEGO, and allows your budding engineers to create masterpieces. Working in small groups, the children assemble their creations using LEGO Technic pieces including gears, motors and loads more. Daily workshops are run from multiple areas across Sydney, including our very own Strathfield-Concord region. Nirranda Street, Concord West, NSW


Summer movies

After a busy festive season, it’s nice to take time out, sit back in air-conditioned comfort, stock up on the popcorn and catch a movie with your little people. And the Christmas/New Year period features all the best releases, so there’s plenty to choose from. Fans of the galaxy prepare to take a ride on the Star Wars fantasy train with the eighth instalment Star Wars: The Last Jedi. (One for the older kids.) Or take the family on an animated journey with Ferdinand and watch as a special friendship between a bull and a little girl beats all the odds. Can’t decide? Check out Hoyts online and see the full viewing range available these holidays.


Swimming in it!

On a hot day, nothing beats splashing about in the pool with your little people, and with no less than six swimming pools, Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre has plenty of options for you and the family to get wet. Make a day of it, pack a picnic and set up on the sprawling grass area or enjoy a coffee and a milkshake at the café. Even better, book the kids into Swim School and do some laps yourself. The Holiday Intensive Programs run every week through January. Check it out and get your paddle on. Mary Street, Lilyfield, NSW


Write on time

Does your young person enjoy telling stories, putting on plays or daydreaming about their next big adventure? Why not let them express their imagination through the written word by signing them up for a writing workshop these holidays? Running from 10am on scheduled days, the workshops apply to ages from six through to 15 and offer a huge range of creative possibilities for young writers to tell tales about the wonders of space or try their hand at poetry. Field Studies Tower at the Education Centre Tower, Bicentennial Park, Homebush Bay, NSW


Action stations!

You may not be ready to bundle your little ones off to university just yet, however the Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness holiday camps are worth getting into early. Running right through January, the three-day camp timetable is jam-packed with activities, from swimming and dance, to basketball, cricket, soccer and netball. After care is available for those with work commitments, so everyone is covered. You can also choose from two locations, Darlington and Tempe. 85 Darlington Road, Darlington NSW


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Canada Bay Club in Sydney's Inner West has been a meeting place for the local community for more than 50 years. Since opening in 1966, the culturally diverse club has grown froma small social sports centre to a club with state-of-the-art function rooms, two restaurants, live entertainment, kids' arcade, and health and fitness classes for its 20,000+ members.


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