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10 affordable activities for Casey teens this summer


Santa is nearly here and before you know it, New Year’s Eve will have come and gone. Once the festive fun is over, how will you keep your teens entertained these school holidays? Watching funny YouTube videos all summer probably won't cut it—you need them to get active, have some wholesome fun and make new friends.

But where? With whom? And how much will THAT cost?

Introducing: The Casey Teenage School Holiday Program – Summer 2020

We’re talking Gumbuya World, go-karting, cooking, Luna Park, kayaking, crafts, the beach and more!

This Council-run initiative is for young people aged 10 - 17 years and offers fun, age-appropriate activities at reasonable prices. The Summer 2020 program runs from Monday 13 January to Friday 24 January, excluding weekends. You can book for any number of activities. Bookings are open now.

Prices range from FREE to $35. There is free transport from convenient drop-off points and Casey Youth Services supervise each day, from drop-off to pick-up.

What the kids are saying about it...

Casey resident and regular program attendee Breanna, 13, said she’s loved taking part in the program.

 “The people are nice and that’s what keeps me coming back. To any kids thinking about coming along, go for it!”

Casey teenager Thomas Edwards said that he most enjoyed getting to meet new people.

“Each time we come we have made new friends. The staff are so kind and – seriously – don’t worry, you will make new friends,” he said.

So, what’s on offer this summer?

1. Gumbuya World

Gumbuya World is the best theme park in Melbourne. Enter four worlds of fun on one ticket: try the awesome 'Surf's Up' surfing ride, rock the water slides or one of the many rides. Love animals? Check out Gumbo’s Wildlife Show or feed the farm animals!

2705 Princes Hwy, Tynong
Monday 13 January, 10.00 am - 3.30 pm
$35, Free bus

2. Asian fusion cooking

Join us on a tasty adventure as you strap on an apron, learn how to blend different elements of Asian cooking – and then feast on the delicious results. 

Balla Balla Centre, Cranbourne 
Tuesday 14 January, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
$5, Free bus

3. Workout Wednesday (featuring swimming)

Get that body moving at Casey Stadium! We’ve lined up professional coaches to lead workshops in soccer, gymnastics, netball and basketball – all skill levels are catered to. After all that huffing and puffing, enjoy finishing off the day with a relaxing dip at the Casey Race pools.

Casey Stadium, Cranbourne
Wednesday 15 January, 9.30 am - 3.00 pm
$10, Free bus

4. Go-karts and laser tag

Back by popular demand! Our Go-Karting and Laser Tag day is always our most popular. Held at Le Mans, Melbourne's number one Go Karting track. Blast 'em with a laser then drag 'em off on the track!

Le Mans, Dandenong 
Thursday 16 January, 10.00 am - 1.30 pm
$35, Free bus

5. Free farm fun day

Come down to our farm day to play and learn about different types of animals. There'll be 30 different kinds of critters waiting there for you. Come and join in the fun – maybe you'll make a friend. Maybe you'll make a FURRY friend!

Narre Warren Youth Information Centre
Friday 17 January, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
FREE, Transport not included

6. Luna Park

Join as at Luna Park for a day filled with fun, rides and dodgem cars. There's plenty to do at Melbourne's famous seaside amusement park, including the world's oldest continually operating roller coaster.

18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Monday 20 January, 11.00 am - 2.30 pm
$30, Free bus

7. Kayak and paddleboard

Run by our friends from Peak Adventures, these professionals will teach you the ins-and-outs of how to kayak AND paddleboard – all skill levels are catered to. All this while taking in the serenity at Lysterfield Lake. Book now as this one will sell out FAST! 

Lysterfield Lake, Lysterfield 
Tuesday 21 January, 10.30 am - 1.30 pm
$30, Free bus

8. Wednesday flix

We've rented out the WHOLE CINEMA for your chance to sit back and watch the latest movie craze: 'Spies in Disguise!'

Hoyts Frankston  
Wednesday 22 January, 10.30 am - 1.30 pm
$10, Free bus

9. Beach day

Did someone say ROAD TRIP!? We are heading down to the beautiful Cowes beach for a fully supervised day of swimming, sand, relaxing and FISH N CHIPS by the beach! 

Cowes Beach
Thursday 23 January, 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
$5, Free bus and lunch included

10. Paint like Van Gogh

Have you ever seen Starry Night by Van Gogh and thought about how amazing it is? Here is your chance to learn how to paint in his style and create your very own version of this historic painting to hang at home. Who knows? Maybe one day YOUR painting will be worth more than Van Gogh's!

Beach Narre Warren Youth Information Centre
Friday 24 January, 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm
FREE, Transport not included

This program is super-popular and places are already going fast so click through now to learn more or book your teen in now.