HOL­I­DAY AC­TION

BEAT HEAT WITH AC­TIV­I­TIES

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - What is your favourite school hol­i­day ac­tiv­ity? Go to: mt­druitt­stan­dard.com.au

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.

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