Adventures for the Whole Family
There’s too much fun stuff happening to even think about hiding away this winter. We've trawled the city to find the best adventures to keep the whole family entertained!
Street Art Excursions
Move over New York, Lonely Planet has named Adelaide among the world’s best street art cities. We are so proud of the creativity in the city which is literally brightening up the streets and laneways. Why not combine getting active (and warm) and your creative curiosity by wandering the city and discovering some street art gems?
Notable spots are the Morphett Street Bridge, Little Rundle Street and Gresham Place.
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A Balmy Paddle
Adelaide Aquatic Centre
Fitzroy Terrace & Jeffcott Road, North Adelaide
Escape the cold and bask in the balmy warmth of the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. Paddle around with your water babies in the Leisure Pool. Water slides are open 10:00am-6:30pm during the school holidays and are always a crowd pleaser. The Hammerhead inflatable also makes an appearance every day of the school holidays from 12pm-4pm in the dive pool. If you aren’t tuckered out after splashing around, head to the Bush Magic Playground on Jeffcott Street for a fun bonus adventure.
If your kiddies are looking to fast track their confidence in and out of the pool, check out the Intensive Learn to Swim Program. There are loads of levels available so these programs cater for wherever your tot is at.
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Frome Road, Adelaide
Why not pay a visit to the Adelaide Zoo with your little monkeys during the school holidays? You might even be lucky enough to see some Gibbons, just like @tilly.teacher. It’s a fantastic chance to get a glimpse of animals in holiday mode and get involved in a huge range of fun, interactive activities.
There are activity trails, a fantastic Nature’s Playground with a natural creek bed and a special ZOOcation program. ZOOcation takes 5-12 year olds on a full day adventure with a qualified Conservation Educator.
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Jump, Swing and Roll!
Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli (Park 27)
It’s easy to play the day away at Bonython Park. It’s the perfect place to gather your whole crew and have a BBQ. There is a pretty spiffy refurbished playground and a wide range of play stations for all ages and abilities.
Worked up an appetite? You can pop over to the kiosk to grab something off the delicious hot-food menu, or maybe grab an espresso coffee and cake? Bring your own remote-control boat and see it whiz around the boat pond.
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The Yoga Centre
51 Gilbert Street, Adelaide
Bikram Yoga & Hot Pilates Adelaide
Level 1, 211 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
Find some Zen with your little one. It’s a fantastic way to spend some quality time with your bubbas whilst working on increasing focus, flexibility, balance and confidence!
Bikram Yoga & Hot Pilates Adelaide Yoga have a family class for ages 3 and up every Saturday. Newer additions to your family don’t have to miss out though - The Yoga Centre have a post-natal yoga class for infants up to 12 months old focused on stretching, strengthening and pranayama.
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Indulge the Inner Artist
Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide
You’re never too young to experience the wonder of the Art Gallery of South Australia. They have a fabulous range of free exhibitions which will unlock your imagination!
If you are feeling inspired, book in with your bubbas to the Art Gallery’s Sketch and Etch program which allows your inner artist to draw, etch ink and print using monotype printmaking methods.
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