Holiday fun for the kids

By Jamie Lowe

Local and visiting children have made the most of what Deniliquin has to offer during the summer school holidays.

Newly rejuvenated facilities like the Deniliquin Swim Centre’s splash park and the adjacent Scott’s Park, affectionately known as the Rocket Park, have been popular spots for families.

And with a BMX pump track, half basketball court, zipline, swimming pools and more available in the precinct, it’s not difficult to see why.

For the thrillseekers, the skate park in Civic Place, Deniliquin remains a popular meeting place, with plenty of skateboarders and scooter riders taking to the ramps.

There is also plenty to do for the crafty kids, who are being catered for with the Central Murray Regional Library’s school holiday program.

Eleven school aged children spent Wednesday afternoon putting their minds and LEGO building skills to the test.

Hosted by library team member Peter Papandriopoulos, the children were given various tasks as part of his LEGO challenge.

They had to make the first letter of their first name, build a sculpture with only 20 blocks, make a cube, build something with their eyes closed and create the tallest tower.

The highlight was the ‘make something you can use’ challenge, with most drawing inspiration from Mr Papandriopoulos and creating a phone holder, while other inventive ideas were a mouse playground and jewellery boxes.

The holiday fun will continue at the library on Wednesday, January 22, where children can a create their own Pebble Pets.

The following Wednesday, January 29, youngsters can try scratch art.

Children of all ages can participate, however those under six will need to be accompanied by an adult who can assist them.

Places for these sessions are limited, so bookings are essential. Drop into the library in Napier St, Deniliquin or phone (03) 5898 3100.