Make a splash at Aquatic Cen­tre these hol­i­days

The Tribune (NZ) - - SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ACTIVITIES -

The Lido Aquatic Cen­tre is gear­ing up for sum­mer with the open­ing of its fan­tas­tic hydroslides.

The Su­per bowl, the Speed Slide as well as the Aqua Play area will all be open again to the public on Satur­day, Septem­ber 26, just in time for the school hol­i­days.

Ev­ery­one who takes the plunge on the slides dur­ing the school hol­i­days will be given a $6 Slide Re­turn card for their next visit be­fore the end of Novem­ber.

Lido Aquatic Cen­tre man­ager Lyn­den Noakes says that for ad­dicted slide riders the Lido now has five ride cards avail­able for $49.95 and these are valid right through the sum­mer.

School hol­i­days also marks the start of the Chill Out Hol­i­day Pro­gramme with the usual mix of fun ac­tiv­i­ties based at the Lido Aquatic Cen­tre, as well as a num­ber of ex­cit­ing trips planned.

‘‘These hol­i­days the chil­dren have the op­tion of a day trip to Welling­ton which in­cludes a visit to Te Papa. We’re also go­ing over to Master­ton where we’ll try out their pools, play some mini golf and burn off some energy on the ad­ven­ture play­ground.’’

Lyn­den says chil­dren also have the op­tion of trips to Bowlarama, Day­tona and Down­town Cine­mas, as well as ex­plor­ing The Es­planade’s new play­ground.

To sign up for the Hol­i­day Pro­gramme and to find out more about all the ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties visit their web­site: www.li­doaquat­ic­cen­tre.co.nz.

Swim Magic will be hold­ing an in­ten­sive pro­gramme of lessons over the school hol­i­days to help give chil­dren a kick start in their swimming. Dur­ing the first week from the Septem­ber 28 to Oc­to­ber 2 there will be group lessons and then dur­ing the sec­ond week par­ents have the op­tion of giv­ing their chil­dren one-on-one lessons with their swimming coach.

The cost for the first week is $70 and in­cludes free pool en­try, while pri­vate lessons are $20 per ses­sion.

To book in for the swimming lessons, con­tact the Swim School of­fice on (06) 350 0847.

The Lido Aquatic Cen­tre is also an ex­tremely pop­u­lar place on Fri­day nights with its fun Wave Rave dis­cos.

These run regularly through­out the year from 7pm till 9pm and are for chil­dren aged be­tween 8 and 16.

These hol­i­days, on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 9, the Wave Rave be­comes the Beach Ball Day Rave, start­ing at 10am and run­ning through till 4pm.

‘‘The theme for the Day Rave is fun at the beach so chil­dren can get dressed up in their beach wear and join in with the games and com­pe­ti­tions,’’ says Lyn­den.

‘‘The DJ will be here and their will be plenty of give-aways through­out the day,’’ says Lyn­den.

He also points out that they are cur­rently run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion where ev­ery­one who goes to the Fri­day night Wave Raves goes in the draw to win a big screen TV and an X-Box.

The Lido not only pro­vides ac­tion-packed hol­i­day and af­ter school pro­grammes, it is also a great place for the whole fam­ily to en­joy a day out.

In­doors the cen­tre has a leisure pool and two smaller hydroslides, as well as a 25m lane pool, a com­plete gym, sauna, steam room and spa.

With the out­door hydroslides open­ing for the sea­son, this makes the Lido Aquatic Cen­tre the ideal place for an ac­tion-packed hol­i­day ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Lido Aquatic Cen­tre’s Hy­droslide and Aqua Play area will be open­ing again for the new sea­son on Septem­ber 26.

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