BEAT HEAT WITH ACTIVITIES
NOW the holiday heat has returned, the array of water fun on offer across the region is guaranteed to keep the children entertained until school returns.
The Standard reporters Alison Balding and Jillian McKee headed to Waterworld Central on Monday as temperatures hit a scorching 34C to test the waters, so to speak.
After taking on the all-age attraction called the Dino Slide, the timid pair snuck on to the children’s Crocodile Slide for a less terrifying photo opportunity.
Lilly Huang, husband Ben and daughter Yanni, 4, were making the most of the sunny weather.
“It is really good; we came this morning and did a session and have come back again,” Mrs Huang said.
Seven-year-old Peter Dedula and his brother Leroy, 8, scored tickets to the water wonderland for Christmas. “It’s been fun,” Peter said. The temporary installation will remain at Blacktown International Sportpark at Rooty Hill until Australia Day. Details: waterworldcentral.com.au.
Residents are reminded the drive-in movies have returned to Mt Druitt Pool after a successful run last summer.
There are still two Saturday screenings left to run and they include Minions this Saturday and Home on January 23.
Tickets for a single screening are $5 for children, $10 for adults and $25 for a family. Details: 9625 6360.
Each weekday until January 22, the Emerton Leisure centre will play host to the WHAT: Holiday activities across the Mt Druitt and St Marys areas
Waterworld Central will remain at Blacktown International Sportpark at Rooty Hill until Australia Day. Details: waterworldcentral. com.au
Drive-in movies have returned to Mt Druitt Pool. Screening this Saturday and on January 23. Tickets are $5 for children, $10 for adults and $25 for a family. Details: 9625 6360
Emerton Leisure centre has the Holiday Blast program for children aged from six-12. Details: 8822 6000 Holiday Blast program designed to entertain, educate, stimulate and care for children aged from six-12. It runs from 8am-4pm; entry cost is $25.25. Details: 8822 6000.
If you want to stay dry, it’s all about the literary classic Cat in the Hat at Plumpton Marketplace, with a themed colouring competition running until January 22 outside Big W from 11am-2pm daily. Children can also decorate their own cupcake to take home from next Wednesday. Details: 9832 7726.
Mt Druitt Library will run a free school holiday event this afternoon from 2-3.30pm called My Hero’s Bracelet, where children can create a friendship bracelet. All materials provided; bookings essential. Details: 8886 2000.