Kick off the school holidays with FootGolf
10 July 2019

Kick off the school holidays with FootGolf

If you’re on the lookout for something different to do these school holidays that will coax the kids out of the house, then the Willunga Golf Course has an activity they’ll get a kick out of – literally!

Willunga Golf Course is offering FootGolf, a sport that combines soccer and golf where players are required to kick a ball into a dedicated FootGolf hole in as few shots as possible.

Moving around the golf course, players need to avoid all the usual course challenges including sand bunkers, roughs, green gradients, trees and water hazards.

The specially designed FootGolf course is one of only two in South Australia and was introduced at the City of Onkaparinga-owned course in 2018.

The course has six holes across picturesque fairways and beautifully manicured greens.

Mayor Erin Thompson said the school holidays are a great opportunity to experience all the different things to do and see in the City of Onkaparinga.

“We’re really excited to host another FootGolf-filled school holiday program, offering the public — young and old — the chance to spend the afternoon having fun and being active with friends and family.

“No experience in soccer or golf is needed, and having a kick around our beautiful course can be quite addictive — just make sure to look out for those sand bunkers!”

FootGolf at Willunga Golf Course — located at St Peters Tce — is available to the public from 7–21 July during the school holidays (excluding Saturdays) from 2.30pm to 5pm. The cost is $5 per player. Soccer boots with studs are not permitted on the course.

FootGolf is just one of many activities held during the July school holidays that will keep the kids entertained and (hopefully) ease the “I’m bored” commentary.

Here’s just a snippet of what you can fill your days with — there’s something for kids of all ages and interests. And what’s even better, a lot are for free!

Alien pencil case making
12 July, 10.30–11.30am, Seaford Library
Free, bookings essential
Make your own alien pencil case in this free workshop.

Amped Up
12 July, 6–10pm, Base 10 Youth Centre at Reynella
Free, tickets via Eventbrite
Showcasing the best young musicians and bands from the south.

Solar system snow globes
12 July, 10am–noon, Hub Library
Free, bookings essential
Come along to the Hub Library to create your own solar systems in a snow globe. Please bring your own jar.

Space movie
13 July, 10.30–12.30pm, Seaford Library
Free, bookings essential
Enjoy a space-themed movie with other children.

Button space art
16 July, 10–11am, Woodcroft Library
Free, bookings essential
Use your creativity to make some space-themed button art. A great way to upcycle old buttons.

Beautiful and delicious cake decorating
16 July, 10–11.30am and noon–1.30pm, Studio 20 Youth Centre at Aldinga
$5, bookings essential
Get creative and put your artistic skills to the test with cupcake decorating. Learn about different piping techniques and fondant modelling and take away handy tips and tricks as well as four cupcakes.

SciWorld stardome
16 July,10–10.20am and 10.30–10.50am at Aldinga Library
19 July, 10–10.20 AM and 10.30–10.50am at Noarlunga Library
Free, bookings essential
Come inside SciWorld’s mobile planetarium and learn about day and night, the seasons, stars, planets, the solar system, the moon and constellations. Free, bookings essential.

Dare to Dream at the Onkaparinga Youth Enterprise Hub
17 July, 5.30–7.30pm, Hopgood Theatre
Free, bookings essential
Be inspired by former NBA and Chicago Bulls player Luke Dean Schenscher, and basketball coach and founder of Hoops 4 Life, Tony Moore, and be entertained by singer-songwriter Arivian Thompson and True Heights dance crew. Connect with other young creatives and change-makers in the south.

 

More info:

Willunga Golf Course — 8556 2200, willunga@oncoursegolf.com.au

Events and activities — visit the events listing at onkaparingacity.com

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

FootGolf at Willunga Golf Course is one of many activities you can take part in these July school holidays.

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