Fun for the young this holiday season
■ The Pilbara’s youngsters are spoilt for choice this holiday season with youth centres around the region putting on jampacked schedules of activities for their entertainment.
In the City of Karratha, The Youth Shed team held its last Late Night Christmas Bash last Saturday to a strong turnout.
Its main end-of-year Hawaiian Luau Party is on 3pm to 8pm this Saturday, December 19, at the Leisureplex, with transport available to bring party-goers from Roebourne, Point Samson and Wickham in to join the fun.
The Shed closes over the Christmas break but has a packed list of events on when it reopens on January 18.
Free activities are on every weekday, including craft sessions, hip-hop workshops, day trips to nearby towns, cooking lessons, laser tag and a filmmaking class on Australia Day.
The Karratha Leisureplex is holding sports sessions from mini golf to rock-climbing to keep kids active throughout January, as well as art classes and movie marathons.
In Wickham, The Base is holding a dress-up Late Night Christmas Craziness Party on Saturday, December 19, before resuming in mid January with a busy schedule including pool competitions, breakdancing classes, a DJ workshop and “dive-in cinema” session at Wickham Pool.
Roebourne PCYC is holding its Christmas Party this Friday and rumour has it Santa will ride in on a Harley instead of a sleigh.
Yaandina Family Centre in Roebourne has four weeks’ worth of holiday activities scheduled.
Its go-karting program, cooking classes, and discos will all continue, along with fishing, canoeing and bike repair workshops.
Moonrise Cinema will offer the latest Hollywood blockbusters and family films, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 coming to town in February. Parents and children can also enjoy family favourites such as the animated adaptation of A Christmas Carol this Saturday, Hotel Transylvania and Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Jake Munro, 13, Brayden Hopley, 12, Angel Kinnane, 13, Clay Meston, 12, Samantha Wills, 13, and Chloe Vanderland, 12, are ready to enjoy the range of activities for young people in the Pilbara during the summer holidays.