How to cool down in Shellharbour during a long hot summer

Cool fun in the sun: Despite the wind Inflatable fun at Reddall Reserve at Lake Illawarra on Saturday. Picture: Shellharbour City Council.
Cool fun in the sun: Despite the wind Inflatable fun at Reddall Reserve at Lake Illawarra on Saturday. Picture: Shellharbour City Council.

Shellharbour knows how to keep its cool during a hot summer with many residents taking advantage of free slide day at Reddall Reserve on Saturday.

While the wind did cause the four inflatable slides to be deflated for a while many families enjoyed the opportunity to get out by Lake Illawarra and soak up the free sliding fun from 10am to 2pm.

Angela Leake, 10, tries stand-up paddle-boarding with Beastly Boards.

Angela Leake, 10, tries stand-up paddle-boarding with Beastly Boards.

While the slides were out of action those at Reddall Reserve were able to remain active with other sporting demonstrations and come and try activities such as Stand-up Paddle-boarding.

Among those who welcomed Shellharbour City Council providing such an opportunity over the summer break were Toby Napper and his daughters Dulcie, 4, and Violet, 2.

Wet n' Mild: Dulcie Napper, 4, enjoys a cool splash in the pool at Reddall Reserve in Lake Illawarra on Saturday. Picture: Adam McLean

Wet n' Mild: Dulcie Napper, 4, enjoys a cool splash in the pool at Reddall Reserve in Lake Illawarra on Saturday. Picture: Adam McLean

Mr Napper brought them down for the free water slides but just as he arrived they started pulling them down because of the wind. But that didn’t deter them at all.

“They were a little disappointed at first when they saw the slides being packed up but then Dulcie and Violet have really engaged in the dancing activities which were really good. They are having a great time,” Mr Napper said.

“It is really great there are free activities like this to do in Shellharbour during the summer holiday period. This is something different I can do with the kids. I think this is a great initiative.”

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