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50 Ideas for Adelaide in Winter for 50 bucks (or under)

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Winter is here! Don’t let the wet weather hold you back… Winter can still be wonderful in Adelaide!

Pffttt whoever said Adelaide is a snoozefest in Adelaide Winter can go jump in a puddle!

The rainbows are in the sky, the hills are alive and hot chocolates are mandatory. Want a few ideas to warm up the energy in your activities this Winter…  ok, how about 50? and for under 50 bucks … your welcome Adelaide.

Adelaide Planetarium

Discover stars, the milky way and beyond!

MOD

Australia’s leading future-focused museum, provoking new ideas at the intersection of science, art and innovation (tip – interactions change every few months  so when you think you have seen it all – think again!)

Adelaide Central Markets

Central Markets

A kalidescope of discovery. Loads for kids to learn, explore, taste and weekend activities

Go to the Movies

Treat yourself and the family to the latest blockbuster or try a cinema you have never been too! Click here for a list of the cinema locations in Adelaide and click here for Mums and Bubs sessions.

**Home Activity**

Mani and Pedi – A little hour of indulgence weather you go out and treat yourself or stay home and do each-others

Fisherman’s Wharf Markets

A vibrant mix of stalls, sights, food and sounds for the whole family to enjoy – even better make a treasure hunt to find some treasure amongst the stalls

**Home Activity**

Have a Winter Wipeout of all old toys and pre loved items and hit the op shops for a feel good donation and pick up some new bargain finds at the same time!

Haighs Chocolate Tours

The next best thing since Willy Wonka – Adelaide’s iconic (plus FREE) Haighs Tours!

Army Museum of South Australia

Explore the fascinating history of South Australian Military at Keswick Barricks

**Home Activity**

Make some home made bath bombs and package them with your own brand label

**Home Activity**

Cook a International Feast from a country of your background and share in the tradition of certain meals passed down.

Pumpt

The best indoor tracks around for bike & scooter enthusiasts! A great Winter hang out to keep active.

**Home Activity**

Make an online photo album from the year that was, your last holiday or just anything fun in general

**Home Activity**

Create a time capsule with your family…. maybe wait to Summer to bury it!

Visit the Art Gallery and be immersed with START an introduction guide to visual art for kids

Tree Climb

Move over Tarzan. Tree Climb is here and for your inner jungle warrior! For the little and the not so little.. there is something for everyone at Tree Climb.

Hotel Hangs A fancy milkshake and perhaps a coffee in a hotel lobby for something a little posh – perhaps the Stamford Grand at Glenelg or Mayfair on King William

Something on Saturday at the Adelaide Festival Centre – Every Saturday at Adelaide Festival Centre children and their families can enjoy fabulous live performances  Plus, every week there’s a FREE Foundation Kids Corner Workshop where kids create wonderful arts and crafts inspired by the show they attend. Click here to find out what’s on

Aviation Museum

From historic collections to cockpit tours – if aviation is your thing then this marvellous collection will not disappoint.

**Home Activity**

Make a home slime factory with all colours and levels of goop! Take a look at our Super Easy Slime Recipe and Fluffy Slime Recipe

**Home Activity**

Make crazy shakes ! Invest in some $1.00 kmart glass mugs – some whipped cream – little or a lot of lollies and do not forget to   brush your teeth after.

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Adelaide Airport

Sounds a bit strange if your not going anywhere … but you could pretend too with birds eye view plane watching, an indoor playground and lots of people watching. So fun!

South Australian Museum

A wonderful place for kids (and adults!) of any age to visit. There’s so much to explore, learn and discover and the exhibitions are always informative and sometimes interactive

Kid & Hub

A unique play space and more than a play café ! The awesome range of kids activities that run throughout the week. These are scheduled, pre-booked classes and there is seriously something for every child from baby music and movement to pre-schooler sport, art, yoga and more!

Marion Cultural Centre

The Marion Cultural Centre is a large facility, catering for many different age groups and many different interests. This is a great place to check out for school holiday activities, or even during the week. There’s cabarets, monkey’s playing drums, famous kids singers and authors, art work, books and much more!

**Home Actvity**

Cubby House Building – indoors! Blankets, old boxes, torches, pillows and secret codes …..create a top secret cubby with very special VIP access

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide is an awesome place to check out Australian railway history through interactive educational activities, climbing into the cabs of trains, taking free train rides and comparing the old steam trains to the trains of today.

Yoga. Google some Yoga poses and tune into some relaxation music for a Zen morning or afternoon.

Adelaide Gaol

Families can discover the incredible history of the gaol, first opened in 1841 and learn about the lives and crimes of some of South Australia’s pettiest thieves and most dangerous criminals.

State Library

Visit the Mortlock Wing and discover the Children’s Trail and 12 Mortlock Treasures with many interesting facts and discoveries to be made.

**Home Activity**

Hold a teddy bear picnic at home with a home made morning or afternoon tea.

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Mystery Train or Bus Trip

No timetables , no destinations. Hop on the first train at your local stop and just let it take you somewhere!? Where in our great city will you end up?

A great insider tip is the Outer Harbour or Grange line on the train and hop off at West Croydon’s  lovely Queen Street Playground before your train returns.

Take a drive to Mt Lofty, Windy Point or your nearest Beach. Rug up in the car and watch the wild weather with a hot chocolate… and your quick snack recipes can be found here for your car trip as well as local cafes!

**Home Activity**

List some pre loved goods on Gumtree and let the kids name their price!

An adventure to Bunnings and buy a plant each for the garden or indoors. Make a competition who can grow the most herbs, vegetables etc

Maritime Museum

Australia’s largest nautical collection right here in Adelaide! More suited to older children as there is a lot of information and interactive displays and less play

Mega Fast Karts

Laser Skirmish or Go Karts? The choice is yours for some family fun competition

Hobby Habit

Melrose Park store offers slot car racing, just bring your car in and for 5 dollars you can race on any of their seven tracks for the rest of the day

Head to a café for a warm hot chocolate, babychino or perhaps some chocolate fondue! We’ve got a list of Adelaide’s Best Babyccinos you can try them all!

Aquatic Adventure

Its warm inside and they save spas and saunas too for us oldies (tag team your other half) when was the last time you visited the Adelaide Aqactic Centre?

Camping

Get back to nature and sleep under the stars with great spots all under a two hour drive to Adelaide.

Indulge in a Pyjama day .. all day. Watch movies, relax, play with toys and just do nothing but everything you love at home

Street Art

Adelaide is cooler than you think. Artists from all over have splashed up many walls across Adelaide… which ones can you find for a great pic?

Silos of South Australia

How about a road trip with a twist? As the Silo art craze spreads across rural South Australia we say YES please to exploring new places in our backyard with colourful art that has popped up over the year on silos across SA.

Latitude

This is place is the BEST! If you want to bounce – climb  and fly this is the place for you !

Adelaide Oval

What  is more Adelaide Wintger then catching a Adelaide Football game at Adelaide Oval. Grab your team scarf and make a day of it in the city and some days are even free!

Park of the month

Nature Play SA and National Parks SA  join together to provide a range of fun & free events to be held at various National Parks around South Australia. Each month will feature a new park to discover. Check our website each month for the most up to date listing.

Plane Watching

Grab some hot chips, a pizza and park on the edge of Tapleys Hills Road for an hour of plane watching with a birds eye view.

**Home Activity**

Make a vision board or a family vision board. Head down  to your local Kmart (of course) for some great supplies to make it fun and different.

Think your next holiday – a veggie garden image and some personal goals!

Tubing at Woodside Activity Centre

Did someone say GIANT tube slide? Mousetrap Maze? Bouldering wall and more! Its all at the upgraded Activity Centre in Woodside. You may even call  it tobogganing if your lucky enough to see some snow in Winter.

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Jenn

Jenn is a Mum of two boys and a wife of one boy. She has one of the best engagement stories ever. Ask her about it one day.

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