Fun for the young this hol­i­day sea­son

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

■ 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.

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Perera

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.

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