School's out, summer's in
PHUKET: School’s out for summer, and while your kids are running around the house screaming and jumping on the furniture, it might seem like school is out for ever. Thankfully, help is at hand.
Monday 9 July 2012, 09:28AM
In order to ease the remaining weeks until the Autumn term resumes, there are a number of summer camps, courses and lessons all around the island that will keep the kids amused.
Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club
A wide range of sports activities and camps for both kids and adults are currently running at the Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC) until August 17.
Attendees can learn to swim in the Olympic-sized swimming pool, receive coaching from PBI tennis instructor Travis Bertram on TSLC’s plexi-cushioned courts, or send your little monster to join the hugely popular Brazilian Soccer School summer camps.
From July 9 – August 3, the TSLC will also put on a Multi Sports Summer Camp containing a range of sports and fun games, including track and field, soccer, water sports, beach volleyball, table tennis, mixed martial arts, gymnastics, badminton, chair ball, and outings to Jungle Splash and nature walks.
For more information, see thanyapura.com
Skyla’s Surf Camps
Young dudes and dudettes may find the 3-day Surf Camps held at the surfer lounge and hangout spot Skyla Beach House more to their liking.
Skyla’s Surf Camps will allow Phuket kids to become more versed in the beautiful sport, and also learn more about ocean safety. Instruction will be given about rip current identification and awareness, marine life education and surf and sun protection.
The 3-day courses include experienced instructors with professional instruction, all surf equipment, rash vest, meals, drinks, sunscreen and during the searing summer hear, a hat.
For more information, call 082 5193 282.
Laguna Summer Festival
Meanwhile over at Laguna Resort on the west coast of the island, the Laguna Summer Festival is at full swing and will run until August 25.
The Canal Shopping Village has been transformed into a carnival playground, with a Beer Tent for parents to socialise and relax while their youngsters enjoy the Kidzsole Flying Trapeze, bouncy castle, and games in the Kidz Lounge.
Festival attractions during the two months include “Art Adventure” art classes with Artists-in-Residence (see page 17), free Zumba fitness sessions twice a week in Canal Village, entertainment by a strolling troupe of international performers from the famous Palazzo dinner theatre, and theme parties.
The Beer Tent offers a feast of televised big screen summer sporting events – with coverage of the London Olympic Games, F1 races, Wimbledon tennis and AFL games, as well as a variety of entertainment, weekly quiz night and Happy Hour drinks.
For more information, see lagunaphuket.com/events/family-festival/