June Long Weekend | What do to and where to go with your Kids in Adelaide
June Long Weekend (Queen’s Birthday) is coming up and it’s our last long weekend until October so don’t waste it! We’ve had a quick whip around the office and here’s our pick of what to do.
And before you say “it’s too cold” cold weather camping is the BEST because there are a few places around that will still let you have a campfire and that means:
a) toasty warm
Check out Woodhouse Activity Centre who allow small fires and still have spots left for the LWE – and anyone who camps at Woodhouse gets full access to their HUGE range of fun activities for the kids – keep them happy ALL weekend!
There are plenty of other nearby camping options – take a look at our list here:
If that style of camping ain’t your thing why not pop down to Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park. They’ve just opened a brand new pump track that’s going to be very popular with the bike/scooter kids and they have a jumping pillow, playground, games room and free holiday activities including arts and craft and outdoor movie nights with onsite food truck. This place is AWESOME for kids and they still have a few cabins and sites available for the LWE. Check out their website at victorharborholiday.com.au
GO WHALE WATCHING
And while we’re talking Victor Harbor don’t forget that whale season has started and there’s already been a few sightings at various locations around the Fleurieu. Take a look below at our tips for whale watching and where to look for updates on sightings.
Lazy Days – Family Tunes Free Family Day at Lloyd Brothers
If this sounds like something you’re already interested in I suggest you book in NOW because tickets are limited and they are almost gone. Family Day is on Monday 10th June and has heaps of things to keep the kids happy plus awesome food, wines and tunes for the big people – Everyone wins!
Disney on Ice Celebrates Mickey and Friends at Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Mickey and his friends skate into Adelaide Entertainment Centre for the June Long Weekend (8 shows available between June 7 – 10)
This year, the show includes the highly anticipated debut of Disney’s fearless Moana as well as classics from Fantasia to modern day favourites including Toy Story, Inside Out, Frozen, Finding Dory and more. Good seats are still available online at www.disneyonice.com.au
Go see the Autumn Leaves in the Adelaide Hills before they’re gone
Stirling in Autumn HAS to be seen! Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens is a rainbow of colours, Bridgewater Playground is covered in golden leaves. Rug up and head up the hill for a play in the leaves. Pack a picnic or visit one of the many cafes and restaurants in the area. Patch Kitchen and Garden would be one of our favourites, or check out the upgrade and the tasty treats from Hokey Pokey (formerly Oak Tree Truffles) in Stirling.
Check out a new bike trail
There are so many options for bike riding for all ages and abilities around Adelaide. Below are 9 of our favourites for you to choose from, or we might see you at the West Beach Skate and Bike Park where we have been spending heaps of time recently!
Take a Hike
If wheels aren’t your deal lace up and take the family on a hike! Our pick of the most family friendly hikes in Adelaide are
Heysen Trail Walk with Kids to the Fairy Garden – Bridgewater
2km, 2 km return, 2 hours return
Visit the ducks (but please don’t feed them) and make sure you stop in at the Bridgewater Fairy Garden before heading back.
Morialta Falls Valley Walk
1.7km, 45mins return
Pram-able gravel trail perfect for jiggling babies to sleep, there should be water in the falls at this time of year and one of Adelaide’s best nature playgrounds is onsite too!
Laratinga Wetlands – Mt Barker
2km, 15mins – 45mins
A nice easy flat walk on a path suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
Hallett Cove Boardwalk
5.1 km one way 90 mins – 2 hours one-way
Good one for older kids or ones up for a challenge. Strap the babies into the carriers for this one.
Lots more information on family friendly places to walk in SA can be found on the Walking SA website www.walkingsa.org.au/walk/find-a-place-to-walk
Coriole’s Big American Sideshow
Join Cirkidz at Coriole Winery FREE on the June long weekend (a Sea & Vines Family Day event!)
*Registrations are essential
Free entry 10am-5pm – People will need to register though, and doing so gives them a free ticket which guarantees entry between 10am-11am (it gets really busy) Free circus workshops for kids from 11.30am-1.30pm. ALL participants will receive a Free trial class at the SA Circus Centre just for joining in!
Free face-painting 10am-4pm. Free Live entertainment (band and DJ) Additional activities and vendors;Carnival Side shows- Laughing clowns and cola rolla
Woodside Cheese Wrights cheese plates. Cupcakes and sweet treats. Coffee stand and of course festival food by Coriole restaurant
PS Ooooh the FAIRY FLOSS – if you haven’t seen The Sky Doodles look them up they are absolutely amazing (well-priced) and kids will LOVE them!
Don’t forget to register for this event – click here
Circus Rio in Noarlunga Centre
Like no Circus you’ve ever seen before! Circus Rio is in Noarlunga Centre for the first time ever from May 30th to June 16th! Be amazed as the incredible performers of Circus Rio take the whole family on a journey around the world, beginning at the famous Carnival of Rio de Janeiro!
You’ll be left speechless by FMX Motorbikes as they dazzle the crowd with their outlandish tricks – daring to go where no circus has dared to go before. Feel inspired to reach greater heights as the aerial dancers fly through the air. The all-new illusionists will have the kids on the edge of their seats, whilst circus favourites like juggling, acrobatics and clowning will take adults back to their childhood days.
Circus Rio is a fun and inspiring experience under the Big Top for all the family.
Tickets start at $19 for kids and $29 for adults. Companion Cards accepted.
Grab tickets here: circusrio.com
Catch a Crows Game Saturday Night
Spend this Saturday night with your family at the footy!
It’s a special Eddie’s Little Legends Junior match, so junior Members can visit the McDonald’s Kids Zone for face painting, loads of games and to collect their FREE AFL Player Cards and McDonald’s football!
Book your tickets now through Ticketek.