Keep­ing busy

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School will soon be out for Win­ter, so here’s hop­ing for at least a lit­tle sun­shine to en­sure the kid’s spend some part of their hol­i­day out­doors.

How­ever, there are a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties and places to go to keep their lit­tle minds and bod­ies oc­cu­pied.

The swim­ming pool is al­ways a pop­u­lar choice, with its heated pools, in­clud­ing spa and ev­ery­one’s favourite the hy­dro-slide and with pool sizes rang­ing for learn­ers to ad­vanced, there is bound to be some­thing for ev­ery­one.

In­doorsy types are also cer­tain to take plea­sure in the likes of Minia­ture Golf, the Gon­do­las, Wanaka’s Puz­zle­world and the movie theatre.

The li­brary is an­other good place to spend a few hours, brows­ing the many books on of­fer, not to men­tion DVDs, com­puter games and mu­sic CDs which are avail­able for hire.

Hire a myr­iad of video’s, dvd’s, com­puter, psp, plays­ta­tion and x-box games from your lo­cal video store, an­other past timei­de­ally suited to the colder days over the hol­i­day pe­riod.

On the finer days kid’s who love the out­doors are a bit eas­ier to please, with walk­ing tracks, a trip on the Earnslaw, vis­its to the park and for the more ad­ven­tur­ous per­haps a ride on a jet boat of choice.

For the real win­ter en­thu­si­ast Queen­stown and Wanaka also of­fer ski­ing and snow­board­ing at Coronet Peak or the Re­mark­ables and there is al­ways a day on the luge to keep the young ones en­ter­tained.

For the lit­tle fish­er­men of the fam­ily, Cen­tral Otago of­fers a range of fine fish­ing spots on a good day in ad­di­tion to some nice eater­ies, en­sur­ing the fam­ily is fed and happy through­out the day.What­ever you choose to do with your chil­dren over these hol­i­day’s, make sure you have fun and play it safe.

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