Happy Friday!! Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend, especially for Sunday as the Cambridge Markets are on in Watsons Bay. There are over 120 markets stalls and rides for the kiddies! Why not make a day of it: markets in the morning, stand up paddling at midday and then enjoy a beverage in the beer garden at the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel in the arvie!
We are open all weekend! Grab your friends, family and lovers and get paddling!
Calling all Parents!!!
October School Holidays are two weeks away (yeeeks!) …. any plans for the holiday season yet? If you are Sydney bound, then get your kids active and in the water and off the couch! It is estimated, that nearly half of children aged between 5 – 15 years of age spend more than 2 hours each day glued to their screens. This means, not only are they not learning any new skills or experiencing different challenges, but too much TV time has huge effects on children’s overall health and diet.
This doesn’t have to be the case! Especially when we have the ocean as our backyard! Here are some suggestions on how to keep your kids active and outdoors these school holidays in Sydney:
Stand Up Paddling
Stand Up Paddling is a fun sport to learn and also a great way to stay fit! Our programs teach kids to stand up paddle as well as ocean and water safety and awareness. We have stand up paddling programs that run throughout the school holidays and also ‘after school’ programs available throughout the school term.
Swimming is an essential skill for all kids to have especially when one of our favourite pastimes is to go to the beach or hang by the pool! Mermaid Swim Academy is the swim school at Bondi Icebergs and have Swim Intensives throughout the school holidays. This is a great way to get you kids learning or training in an ocean pool that is unheated and unchlorinated. Don’t forget that while your kids swim you can too…….or just have a coffee and enjoy the view instead
Nipper Surf Camps
Nipper Surf Camps teach kids everything they need to know about ocean swimming, board paddling and ocean safety and awareness. After a week kids are not only water safe but are more confident and competent in ocean swimming and board paddling. This is not exclusive to kids who are enrolled or have participated in Nippers. Camps are held at Bondi beach through Mermaid Swim Academy.