My son and his ‘crew’ live to skateboard. Our mission was to find the perfect teenage venue for my son’s 15th birthday. The skate safari idea was the brainchild of my wife, she scoped out the very best indoor skate-park within 150 kilometres - which happens to be a place called SLAM in Tuggerah - an hour and a bit north of Sydney as the crow flies. SLAM is a kind of Mecca for skateboarding and rollerblading.
Teens are notoriously difficult travellers, so we offer some tips for what to do when your normally effusive, demonstrative and bubbly child turned into a grunting, withdrawn and secretive teenaged alien.