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 flipout.com.au/penrith.
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 penrith.panthers.com.au.
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 penrithskatel.com.
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 pinotandpicasso.com.au/penrith.
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 truninja.com.au.
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 codecamp.com.au.
PCYC’s holiday activities
Kids aged four to 12 can get involved in PCYC Penrith’s brand new winter school holiday program. Visit www.pcycnsw.org.au.
Cassidy Pearce is a news and entertainment journalist with The Western Weekender. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, she has previously worked with Good Morning Macarthur and joined the Weekender in 2022.