From perfecting BMX skills to getting in touch with nature, there is plenty for young people and families to do in the City this winter school holidays, kicking off on Saturday 4 July.
Lord Mayor Martin Haese said Adelaide is a veritable playground and there is plenty to see and do for kids and families all year round, but especially during the July school holidays.
“Our glorious Park Lands are full of things to do for little or no cost, where kids and families can learn and be with nature or try new activities to develop their creativity through play,” said Martin.
Adelaide City Council’s recently released winter edition of ’20 Ways with Nature Play’ eBook has 20 activities families can try in the Park Lands including Nature Bingo. Scattered throughout the Park Lands and Squares is a selection of play spaces including a giant chess set and table tennis table in Whitmore Square, a 25m flying fox and giant mouse wheel in Bonython Park as well as a host of nature play activities.
The Park Lands are also home to an array of sporting areas such as the Kurrangga BMX tracks, 3-on-3 basketball courts, tennis courts, golf links and the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. “Adelaide City Council has partnered with Little Black Bike, City Dirt Crew and Lighthouse Youth Projects to bring back BMX Holiday Sessions which was very popular with young people last school holidays.
“We have teamed up with Music SA to run a three day program for young people passionate about music production, which will take them through the ins and outs of writing a song to creating their own music video,” he said.
Highlights of what’s in store over the s July school holidays include:
BMX Holiday Sessions –Wednesday 8 July (Ages 6 – 10) and Wednesday 15 July (11 – 15), with beginners from 10am – 12pm and advanced 1pm – 3pm, Kurrangga Park BMX Track, Unley Road. BBQ lunch and snacks provided (cost $15) www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/whats-on/event/winter-bmx-holiday-sessions.
Winter Jams –Tuesday 7 July to Thursday 9 July, 10am – 4pm each day, St Pauls Creative Centre (cost $50) www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/whats-on/event/winter-jams.
20 Ways with Nature Play in the Adelaide Park Lands – Download winter edition of the free eBook and Nature Play Bingo www.adelaideparklands.com.au/things-to-do/natureplay.
Splash Adelaide – Splash Adelaide has a line-up of fun activities for young people run by community members, starting off with Batty Bingo Wednesday 8 July www.splashadelaide.com.au/splash-events.
Lego Club – Every Wednesday 5pm and Sunday 2pm, City Library, Rundle Place www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/whats-on/event/lego-club.
NAIDOC SA March & Family Fun Day – Friday 10 July, March from Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga at 11am to Bonython Park where the family fun day will proceed from 12pm. The family fun day is a free event with music, over 50 stall holders, food and activities for all ages www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/whats-on/event/naidoc-sa-marchfamily-fun-day.
Bear With Me – Tuesday 7 to Sunday 19 July, Windmill Theatre, Bear with Me is a captivating musical performance about looking after and being looked after – a warm and fuzzy romp through the joy and turmoil of a teddy’s everyday life (cost $22) www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/whats-on/event/bear-with-me2.
Something on Saturday, Simon Tedeschi: Pianist Prankster – Saturday 4 July, Adelaide Festival Centre, Join one of Australia’s most indpiring young musicians and famous pianists on a comical journey through a day in his life (cost $14.50) www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/whats-on/event/simon-tedeschi-pianist-and-prankstersomething-on-Saturday. To find out more about activities for kids and families in the city visit www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/explore-the-city/see-and-do/kids-families/july-school-holidays
With so much on these school holidays, you won’t ever have to hear the kids say, “I’m bored!” Get to exploring our city and having some fun with all the available activities!