Boredom busters: 10 things to do these school holidays

Pinot & Picasso offers a unique school holiday activity.
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With the school holidays fast approaching, many are on the lookout for fun ways to keep the kids occupied. Luckily, there are a range of things to do, right on your doorstep.

The old faithful: A trip to the movies

Take the kids to HOYTS to see all the latest kids flicks, like ‘Lightyear’, ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ and ‘My Sweet Monster’. You can also enjoy big savings with a HOYTS Family Ticket, when purchasing in a family of three, or a family of four.

Burn that energy at FlipOut

FlipOut Penrith is the place to be for endless trampoline fun. Plus, you can get the kids involved in one of their awesome classes, to upgrade their skills, and help with fitness and mobility. For more information, visit

Panthers turns it on for the kids

The Panthers Precinct is loaded with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Head down to Aqua Golf, and follow it up with some fun at TimeZone, or take part in one of the many activities taking place, like a craft day, cooking workshop, or a first aid class. For more information, visit

Panthers have plenty of activities and workshops during the holidays.

Knock down those pins at bowling.

Nothing beats a game of bowling when it comes to a day of family fun. This holidays, head to Zone Bowling, where you can top it off with a game of laser tag, and an afternoon at the arcade.

Inflatable obstacle course

For the first time ever, Tuff Nutterz will be at the Sydney International Regatta Centre with Australia’s biggest inflatable obstacle course. Stretching a whopping 300m long, the course includes 30 fun obstacles to complete, including a 6m tall Tuff Slide for those looking for an adrenaline rush. It’s open from this Saturday, July 2 to Tuesday, July 5.

Skatel open all holidays
Put those lockdown skills back to good use with a trip to Penrith Skatel. The Skatel is open Monday to Friday during the school holidays, and guarantees fun for all ages. For more information, visit

Get creative at Pinot & Picasso

Let your kids’ creativity shine in a school holiday or family session at Pinot & Picasso. The sessions are designed for ages seven and up, and are a great way to keep the kids busy. To book, visit

Let your Tru Ninja shine

Bring out your inner ninja warrior at Tru Ninja. In addition to their normal sessions, Tru Ninja is offering a school holiday program, which includes supervised time on the ninja course with games, coaching and challenges on the obstacles. Visit

Tech time at Code Camp

For kids who love technology, Code Camp will be offering fun activities that empower kids to design, code and create at Penrith Anglican College. Kids aged seven to 12 can complete their Spark camp, and little ones aged five and six can take part in their new Minions Animation Camp, where they learn to animate their very own Minions-themed stop-motion movie. Visit

Code Camp is back this year.

PCYC’s holiday activities

Kids aged four to 12 can get involved in PCYC Penrith’s brand new winter school holiday program. Visit

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