What’s on at Watergardens this School Holidays

Spring is in the air, the winter woollies are ready to be packed away, and the kids are crying out for ways to keep busy and have fun during the school holidays. Sure, you might be getting a (slight) sleep-in, but school holidays mean you need to keep those days packed to keep them happy.

Hungry for some school hols inspo? Fear not, there’s plenty to keep them happy here at Watergardens. Check out our fave school holiday picks and start your planning.

Stop! Bubble Time

Providing kids with a colourful, fun-filled play space filled with floating bubbles, Rub a Dub Dub is a magical oversized pop-up bathroom, where bubbles, giggles and old-fashioned play abound. Kids aged 3-12 are invited to come and explore the custom-built bubble-tastic play space where there’s much to discover and delight. After donning their special raincoat and shower cap (provided), kids can weave their way around giant toothbrushes, play bubble games with oversized hair dryers, get comfy on the giant sponge or just have fun with friends in the huge transparent bubble dome.
Rub a Dub Dub is open daily from 11am to 4pm until Sunday 7 October. It’s suitable for kids aged 3-12 and the cost is free. Look for Rub a Dub Dub just outside Woolworths, near Bakers Delight.

Knock Down some Pins

Not only does it appeal to all ages, unlike other sports tenpin bowling is ALL about the fun (just look at those shoes!).

This school holidays, Zone Bowling is offering a range of deals designed to get the family fun times rolling. Their Original Fun Pass will get you 2 games, shoe hire, 10 arcade bucks PLUS, a $7 return pass. The Ultimate Fun Pass ups it to include 2 games, shoe hire, 10 arcade bucks, a $10 cafe voucher PLUS, a $7 return pass. There's also the  Zone’s Bowl Camp, which is a fun-filled program that teaches little ones to bowl, make new friends and have fun. Sign your kids up today!
For info and bookings head to Zone Bowling.



Send in the Clowns

Established in 1971, Circus Royale is Australia’s premier circus, delivering non-stop entertainment for the entire family. Staged in a modern big top tent this wonderfully old-fashioned circus showcases a dazzling mix of astounding human skill, hilarious comedy and clever animal tricks that will have the whole family in awe. Prepare to experience nail-biting, white-knuckle thrills in the world-famous Globe of Death act, which sees motorbikes manoeuvred around a cage at speeds of up to 80km/h. Elsewhere you’ll see aerial acts, camels, dancing horses and performers from 8 different countries – all under the Big Top.
Now on at Watergardens until Sunday 7 October. For info and bookings visit circusroyale.com.

The Magic of the Big Screen

Gathering up the brood to catch a funny flick is one of the best ways to ensure that everyone has a good time. Keen to catch the latest? Here’s our pick of the best family-friendly films showing at Hoyts Watergardens this September school holidays – complete with jokes for grown-ups and life lessons for the little ones.

Smallfoot (G) is a charming computer-animated musical that flips the Bigfoot legend on its head to tell of a yeti scientist called Migo (voiced by Channing Tatum) on a quest to prove that humans (or smallfeet) really exist. Danny DeVito and James Corden round out the comedic cast while popstars Zendaya and Niall Horan provide the catchy tunes.

Christopher Robin (G) is a new live-action/CGI-blended adventure story that finds the grown-up Christopher (of A.A. Milne’s classic books) on the brink of a mid-life crisis when his childhood pal Pooh calls him back to the Hundred Acre Wood. Ewan McGregor is perfectly cast as the workaholic dad rediscovering his sense of fun but it’s the familiar voice of Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh, not to mention Eeyore’s cynical asides, that make this a real treat.

The House with a Clock in its Walls (PG) – featuring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, this Harry Potter-meets-Hocus Pocus tale sees a 10-year-old discover his dormant supernatural powers when he’s forced to move to an enchanted house with his warlock uncle. Based on a kids’ fantasy novel from the 1970s, The House with a Clock in its Walls is a family horror flick packed with unique visuals and playful humour if not an entirely memorable narrative.

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