The Best Things To Do In Sydney Olympic Park this Winter!
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By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist
Sydney Olympic Park is the place to be for kids this winter 2017! Kids will enjoy learning new skills, making new friends, keeping fit and most importantly: having FUN! Here are our top picks for school holiday programs and exciting activities:
1. Archery Centre
Take aim this winter and learn an exciting new skill at Sydney Olympic Park's Archery Centre! During the July school holidays, they offer archery programs for beginners which covers the 10 steps of basic schooting technique, Little Archers (7-yrs) and Kids on Target (10yrs+) as well as Laser Tag for children aged 7 years and up, where kids will hide behind blockade bunkers and walls, plotting with their teammates in a bid to defeat the opposing team in thrilling battles.
2. Aquatic Centre and Splasher's Water Playground
Not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of kids winter activities, but keep in mind: the pool is heated to a comfortable 26 degrees year-round! You'll feel like you're in the middle of Summer with spas and saunas, wading pools to suit children of all ages, water slides, the river rapid ride, and of course, the incredible Splasher's Water Playground! Children are set for some splash-tastic fun with tipping buckets, water cannons, and jets in this action-packed water play wonderland. Read our review of the aquatic centre here.
3. Netball- Captain's Class
This is a BRAND NEW school holiday program! Children aged 6-15 years have a rare opportunity this July to be coached by professional netballers and NSW captains Abbey McCulloch and Paige Hadley in this exciting netball program. Kids will improve their skills, learn new ones and develop their game with Sydney’s best. Before kids head home for the day, a photo with the stars is a MUST! More information here.
4. Football- Wanderers in the Park
This is a BRAND NEW school holiday program! In partnership with the Western Sydney Wanderers, this beginner/intermediate program will ensure kids aged 4-12 years have a great time developing their football skills in dynamic, high-quality technical sessions with the park's fully qualified and highly experienced coaches. More information here.
5. MyHoops Basketball
NBL champion and former professional basketballer Bruce Bolden and his team from MyHoops will put kids through their paces to help improve their game through skill development, drills and games with professional coaching. This July school holiday program is suited for 'learn to play' beginners and advanced 'skilled' players, for children between 7 and 17 years of age. More information here.
6. Gym Sports
Through a structured July school holiday program in Sydney Olympic Park's professional Gymnastics Centre, children aged 5-12 years will learn to tumble, balance, swing and jump using bars, beams, trampolines, rings and foam pits. Classes are fun, safe, encouraging and suitable for both boys and girls of all abilities. More information here.