Greenbushes put on holiday fun for young and old
A giant inflatable waterslide was the main attraction during a school holiday activity day at Greenbushes on Friday.
More than 30 children had fun playing on the 30-metre-long waterslide and an inflatable Slam Dunk mini-basketball court.
Set up in Thompson Park, the games came courtesy of squash coach Mike Cornish, who runs the inflatables business as a sideline.
He said he designed the new slide as a safer option than the sheets of plastic often used as makeshift waterslides.
“I put it together because I’d been watching schools put black tarps down,” he said.
“Although they’re quite effective, I watched the kids slide off the side and get grass burn.”
Mr Cornish said the inflatables were a great way of “tricking kids into being active”.
They were offered at Greenbushes as part of the Community Resource Centre holiday program coordinated by his wife, Angie.
Mrs Cornish said the program aimed to get parents “out and about” spending time with their children.
It continues next week with a January 25 workshop on reinventing opportunity shop clothes.
Croquet in the park on Friday, January 27, is the final session.
“It’s something the whole family can do together,” Mrs Cornish said.
Bridgetown Leisure Centre is also offering a program of holiday activities, including beach volleyball, indoor sports, gym and circuit training, Zumba, yoga and water polo.
For more details, go to the council Facebook page or call the centre on 9761 2966.
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