YMCA Taree delivers fabulous fun for kids

A WAVE of excited children hit the YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre in Taree on April 23 for its Kids Fun Day.

Wonderful water activities kept kids cool and happy as they slipped down the water slide and frolicked under a cascading fountain. Outside in the sunshine, a queue of kids led to the jumping castle, face and tattoo painting areas. Music created a festival atmosphere and freshly cooked sausages filled the tummy's of hungry, kids and happy parents.

Centre manager Melissa Morgan said the fun day was a huge success with hundreds of children coming to the centre for the school holiday event.

"Once the kids paid the $2 entry fee access to all the other activities was free," Melissa explained.

"We were so busy and received so much positive feedback about the event. It was great to see so many kids having fun."

A Thumbs Up! to the YMCA Kids Fun Day event from Bailey and Amara Hilton from Wingham.

A Thumbs Up! to the YMCA Kids Fun Day event from Bailey and Amara Hilton from Wingham.

Kit and Jasper Hardy bounce happily on the jumping castle at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

Kit and Jasper Hardy bounce happily on the jumping castle at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

Ben Robinson picks the paint tattoo that he intends to get at the YMCA Fun Day.

Ben Robinson picks the paint tattoo that he intends to get at the YMCA Fun Day.

Nic Robinson prepares to muscle-up for his paint tattoo at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

Nic Robinson prepares to muscle-up for his paint tattoo at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

Sam Whittaker and Dean Franks got ink at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

Sam Whittaker and Dean Franks got ink at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

Leanne Franks inks the chest of Ty Croke at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

Leanne Franks inks the chest of Ty Croke at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

The cool blue water at the YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre delighted 16-month-old Mitchell Hyne.

The cool blue water at the YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre delighted 16-month-old Mitchell Hyne.

Safely swimming in the shallows of the wading pool was 16-month-old Mitchell Hyne at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

Safely swimming in the shallows of the wading pool was 16-month-old Mitchell Hyne at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

Aidan Williams was one of hundreds of kids to fly down the water slide at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.

Aidan Williams was one of hundreds of kids to fly down the water slide at the YMCA Kids Fun Day.