City offers youngsters low-cost holiday fun

City offers youngsters low-cost holiday fun

From a day at the new Wet ‘n’ Wild, to a viewing of The Lion King the musical, the City of Sydney’s school holiday activities will keep young adults entertained this summer.

The City’s school holiday program is full of exciting and affordable activities for Sydneysiders aged from 12 to 18.

Youngsters can join in an eerie ghost tour of the old Quarantine Station at Manly, bounce around Australia’s largest trampoline playground, Flip Out in Campbelltown, or simply enjoy a movie at Fox Studios, Moore Park.

City of Sydney - School holiday fun at Millers Point Youth Centre - Basketball
City of Sydney – School holiday fun at Millers Point Youth Centre – Basketball

Other fun activities include day trips to swimming pools at Botany and Maroubra, as well as beaches at Bronte, Manly and Maroubra.

“Our holiday program allows young people to get out and about this summer, giving them the opportunity to meet new people and enjoy different experiences around Sydney,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.

“The program prides itself on offering activities suited to everyone, and I encourage all young Sydneysiders to get involved.”

City of Sydney - School holiday fun at Millers Point Youth Centre - Ping Pong
City of Sydney – School holiday fun at Millers Point Youth Centre – Ping Pong

The program also offers young people the chance to show their competitive side in games of Dodgeball, Oztag, Kingpin Bowling and M9 Laser Skirmish.

City of Sydney Youth Team Leader Jenna Bloom said the program aimed to provide a fun and diverse experience for Sydney youth, including sports, cultural and social events.

“The program is city-wide and runs every school holidays, and we try to make it as accessible as possible by offering low-cost options,” Ms Bloom said.

“We receive feedback at the end of each program and make decisions about the next program based upon what young people have said they enjoyed.”

City of Sydney - School holiday fun at Millers Point Youth Centre - soccer
City of Sydney – School holiday fun at Millers Point Youth Centre – soccer

The program begins on Monday 6 January with free open days at the Erskineville, Redfern, Maybanke in Pyrmont and Millers Point youth centres.

“Young people can hang out at the centre, meet new people, take part in sports, arts and crafts and are also offered a free lunch,” Ms Bloom said.

Bookings are essential – call 02 9244 3693 or email youthservices@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

School holiday listings for Monday 6 January-Friday 10 January:

Monday 6 January; 10.30am-4pm
Open days at Erskineville, Redfern, Maybanke and Millers Point Youth Centres – includes lunch, free

Tuesday 7 January; 10.30am-4pm
Erskineville Youth Centre – BBQ lunch provided, free

Wednesday 8 January; 10.30am-4pm
Bronte Beach – BBQ lunch provided, $2

Thursday 9 January; 5pm-9pm
Ghost Tour of Quarantine Station, Manly – dinner provided, $14

Friday 10 January; 10.30am-4pm
Dodgeball and BBQ, Peter Forsyth Auditorium, Glebe – BBQ lunch provided, free

School holiday listings for Monday 13 January-Friday 17 January:

Monday 13 January; 10.30am-4pm
Botany Aquatic Centre and Waterslides – BYO lunch, $5

Tuesday 14 January; 10.30am-4pm
Hoyts Cinema, Fox Studios – BYO lunch, $7

Wednesday 15 January; 10.30am-4pm
Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney *limited seats available* – BYO lunch, $35

Thursday 16 January; 10.30am-4pm
Manly Beach – BYO lunch, $2

Friday 17 January; 10.30am-4pm
Oztag Competition and BBQ, Centennial Park – BYO lunch, free

School holiday listings for Monday 20 January-Friday 24 January:

Monday 20 January; 10.30am-4pm
Maroubra Beach and BBQ – BBQ lunch, $2

Tuesday 21 January; 10.30am-4pm
Trampoline playground, Flip Out, Campbelltown – BYO lunch, $13

Wednesday 22 January; 11am-4pm
The Lion King, The Capitol Theatre *limited seats available* – $30

Thursday 23 January; 10.30am-4pm
M9 Laser Skirmish and Kingpin Bowling, Darling Harbour – BYO lunch, $18

Friday 24 January; 10.30am-4pm
Des Renford Aquatic Centre, Maroubra – BYO lunch, $5

For more information, contact City of Sydney Senior Media Adviser Jodie Minus.
Phone 0467 803 315 or email jminus@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Jonathon Larkin.
Phone 0477 310 149 or email jlarkin@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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