School holidays are fast approaching and as much as both parents and kids are looking forward to some chill-out time after a busy year, it won’t be long before your kids are keen to get out and about and make the most of their break.
As a parent it can be hard to come up with fresh new ideas and activities to keep the kids entertained, so below we have come up with a list of the best school holiday activities for kids living in Adelaide.
Australian Sports Camps
If you have a child who loves sport, then Australian Sports Camps (ASC) are definitely worth checking out. They run 3-day sporting camps in Adelaide for a variety of sports during the school holidays.
The camps offer interactive, skills-based sports programs that provide the opportunity for kids to improve their game and love for their chosen sport, while making new friends and having a heap of fun.
They have camps across all the major capital cities in Australia and the sports programs offered in their Adelaide camps are:
- Horse Riding
The programs are run by a panel of experienced coaches in top quality facilities, with guest coaching from leading players and coaches. ASC are proud to have provided the best sports coaching for Australian children aged six to sixteen for over 33 years and have become the leader in sports coaching & school holiday programs in Adelaide.
Giving your child the opportunity to participate in one of these sporting camps is a great way to get them to keep active during the holidays, while having fun and learning new skills all in a safe environment.
When it comes to top school holiday experiences, going to the Zoo has always been high on the list. Adelaide Zoo is the second oldest zoo in Australia and is home to more than 3,000 exotic and native animals.
It’s a relaxing green city oasis that stretches across eight hectares of magnificent botanic surrounds and is full of diversity, colour and unique things for the kids to see and do, some of which include:
- Hand-feeding some of the amazing animals such as penguins, monkeys, giraffes and even lions and hippos
- Going on a free guided tour where your kids can learn all about the history of the zoo, the animals and their role in protecting wildlife
- Becoming a junior keeper for half a day, where your kids will have the opportunity to assist the keeper in feeding the adorable Children Zoo animals and a treasured chance to care for bilbies, reptiles, goats, rabbits or birds of prey
The Zoo also has a new nature-inspired playground that includes play equipment built on nature play principles that stimulate all the senses, through climbing structures, water play features, a natural creek bed and aerial walkways.
Once you set foot into this amazing wonderland you’ll soon realise that one day just isn’t enough to see and do everything the Adelaide Zoo has to offer.
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Mega Adventure Obstacle Park
The Mega Adventure Obstacle Park is located in West Beach and is the first aerial park of its kind in the world, with thrill seeking fun that the whole family can enjoy.
The SkyChallenge has over 70 obstacles for you to tackle at your own level and speed and includes playing tennis in the sky, rowing a boat mid-air and riding a BMX between obstacles like the floating esky and sky high picnic table. This course is not for the fainthearted and all participants must be at least 120cm and weigh at least 20kg. All kids must be supervised by an adult at all times.
The Park also has The MegaBounce, where you get strapped into a harness and attached to elastic power cords. This allows you to launch 8 metres into the air off a trampoline while performing flips and somersaults. You’ll be surprised by how much the kids love this one.
For those who would much prefer to watch their daredevil family and friends on the SkyChallenge and MegaBounce, the Skywalk is perfect. It is open to all ages and heights and climbing up the 83 steps to the highest platform on the SkyMate gives you breathtaking views of the beach and Adelaide plains.
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St. Kilda Adventure Playground
The St Kilda Adventure Playground in Adelaide’s north is one of the most popular kids attractions in Adelaide. This enormous adventure playground covering four hectares has too many rides and activities to count, and is located about 30 minutes drive from Adelaide’s CBD.
It has giant slides, swings, a massive maze, a life-sized pirate ship that you can board and even a castle. It’s a playground that children go wild over and is packed with activities and play equipment that will keep the kids happy for hours. It even has basketball hoops for the whole family to enjoy.
There are barbeques and picnic facilities if you want to bring your own food or you can grab a bite to eat at the shop close by.
These activities are great to have on hand for when you and your kids are looking for something new to do and see, and are just a handful of the fun and interesting things to do in Adelaide over the school holidays.
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