Winter School Holiday Fun

With the school holidays upon us, what do you have planned for your family and international student? Read on to find out more about what’s on in Adelaide in July and how your family can join in the fun!

Free things to do in Adelaide

Family fun does not have to be expensive. There are many things that you can see and do in Adelaide that are not only fun but FREE!!

INDOOR MARKETS – there are many choose from including a host of Adelaide city markets and local council markets selling an endless array of produce, fashion and collectables. The Adelaide Central Market is always a hive of activity during the holidays and makes a great day out!

HAIGH’S CHOCOLATES – a couple of minutes’ drive from the city centre is Adelaide’s most famous chocolate factory. Haigh’s Chocolates offers a FREE 20 minute tour where your family can learn how chocolates are made and the history of the company. Afterwards enjoy a complimentary chocolate, coffee and tea, while browsing the extensive range of Haigh’s chocolates, souvenirs and gourmet foods. Bookings are essential.

PICK YOUR OWN FRUITS – many orchards across South Australia offer the opportunity for you to pick your own fruits. The most well-known is Beerenberg Strawberry Farm where children under 13 years enter the strawberry patch for FREE. Check around with the orchards to find out what’s available when.

INNOVATION LAB MAKER SESSIONS – held at the Adelaide Library, the Innovation Lab Maker Sessions introduces you to the world of 3D printing and scanning. During the session you can design and print your own design, create a work of art with a 3D pen, or bring a small object to scan and print. Registrations are essential, click here for more details.

NAIDOC WEEK ACTIVITIES -NAIDOC Week, starting on the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday, is an observance and celebration of the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander history, culture and achievements. Join in the many activities, workshops and performances held all over Adelaide to be part of this celebration: South Australian Museum School Holiday Program, Tandanya exhibitions and activities, NAIDOC event calendar

Not free, but fun things to do

Looking for something a bit different to do these holidays? Here are a few suggestions!

MINTARO MAZE – the living hedge of Mintaro Maze in the Clare Valleymintaro maze took 8 years to complete and features twists and turns to trick even the most committed explorer. The cost is Adult $12, Child $8 and includes a range of other giant-sized games featuring local Mintaro slate.

ICE SKATING – put on your skates and head to Glenelg for some ice skating! Yes, ice skating at the beach!! Mamma Carmela’s Winter Wonderland in Moseley Square is open from 10am to 8pm until Sunday 27th July 2014. Sessions of 1.5 hours are available at 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Skates are included in the cost of Adult $10, Child (2-15) $5, Family (2 adults and 2 children) $25 per session. Only 100 skaters are permitted per session so you will need to book.

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CRICKET CLINIC – the Gillespie Centre is offering school holiday cricket clinics specifically designed for budding young cricketers. Each clinic is designed to promote fitness and sportsmanship and is facilitated by coaches who are Cricket Australia Accredited and highly experienced current or former cricketers. Places are limited.

THEATRE – ballet lovers won’t want to miss the Australian Ballet’s production of Cinderella playing at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 4-10 July.

Happy winter school holidays!!

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