Christmas Shopping & Summer Fun All Rolled into One


You may not yet hear the jingling of sleigh bells but let me tell you, Christmas is just around the corner, holiday time is hotting up and it’s your chance to get sorted for the silly season. The end of term is fast approaching and as always, the Junior Sports Academy and The Canggu Club  have organised a fantastic afternoon to celebrate the end of another successful and sporty season along with the start of school holidays.  Yippee!

Friday December 18th will feature an afternoon of entertainment with the JSA presentation and performance party in conjunction with yuletide celebrations, carols to sing along to and the very popular Christmas Market Bazaar. Believe me, if last term’s market was anything to go by, I’ll be able to knock over all of my Christmas shopping in one fell swoop! There’s rumoured to be some extra tasty treats also available in time for the festive season. Now that’s my kind of retail therapy!

The market will kick off from midday and guests can browse through the stalls in the shaded comfort of the marquee. There will be presentations from all of the Junior Academy sports in the cooler part of the afternoon, with an opportunity for parental participation and a chance for Mum and Dad to join in the fun and show the kids what they’re made of.

Finish the term in the style of summer with a BBQ dinner and a sing along with friends as you get into the spirit of the season with some Christmas carols. Word has it The Canggu Club’s home grown talent might even provide some musical musings as part of the evening’s entertainment line up. The kids can then recline into a bean bag and conclude the evening with a Christmas movie on the big screen.

School days done and dusted for December and Christmas days off a distant memory,  many parents will be wondering how to entertain their cherubs for the remainder of the holidays (not all of us have the luxury of a month long vacation!) Luckily, JSA’s  holiday camps commence from January 4th and January 11th. As usual, kids can enrol for the entire week’s activities or simply drop in for a day at a time. Holiday camps run each day from 9am until 3pm. Participants are engaged in a variety of sports and leisure activities throughout the day under the constant supervision of a team of talented and fully qualified sporting professionals. A nutritious lunch and morning and afternoon snacks are also included in the price.

This holiday season’s line up of activities will include the usual sporting suspects such as soccer, swimming, gymnastics, basketball, dance, tennis, trampolining and AFL along with two new sports, netball and tag rugby! Not just a day of sports, JSA holiday programs also encourage skill development, team building and good ol’ fashioned fun. Children get the opportunity to try their luck at ten pin bowling or ride the slides to enjoy some relief from the summer heat.

But don’t panic if your pint sized family members aren’t that keen on sports. Cubby House Kids’ Club is also offering a holiday program for 3 to 12 year olds throughout December and January for crafty kids! For just IDR 200,000 ++ per four hour session (you can choose from 9am – 1pmor 1pm – 5pm), your children will be thoroughly entertained with a series of awesome arts and crafts sessions.

December’s program runs from the 7th until Christmas Eve and includes such activities as Christmas decoration, tree and card making, creating gifts for friends and family and designing dream catchers. Sessions will be back in full swing in the New Year from January 4th with a program bursting at the seams with fun stuff like magic sand craft, jewellery making, kite design and even a dance contest. Session prices include a meal and a drink and the kids get to take home the fruits of their labour!

For full details regarding pricing and holiday camp schedules, simply check out the Junior Sports Academy website:  jsabali.com . If you are not already familiar with JSA’s sporting programs or vacation camps, the end of term presentation and market day at the Canggu Club onDecember 18th is a terrific opportunity to see the Academy in action. Don’t forget to pack your purse to take advantage of some pre Christmas bargains at the bazaar!

Jalan Canggu Club, Canggu Bali