Summer 2015 – School Holidays What’s On SA & WA

Summer 2015 – School Holidays What’s On QLD
December 16, 2015
Summer 2015 – School Holidays What’s On ACT, TAS, NT
December 16, 2015

What’s On SA

The MegaAdventure Aerial Park is open!

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Australia’s first aerial adventure park is set to dazzle thrill seekers of all ages in Adelaide! The MegaAdventure Aerial Park is now open at West Beach in the Adelaide Shores precinct.

Imagine playing tennis in the sky, rowing a boat 20m off the ground or riding the esky (literally!) to get to the sky-high picnic table… And, if you’re game – you can jump from the very top to the very bottom on the ParaJump!

This is a great playground for all ages, so head to megaadventure.com.au for details and pricing.

Moonlight Cinema is back

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Summer nights don’t get much better than this! Lie back on one of the comfy bean beds and enjoy advanced screenings of more than 15 hot new releases … before they make it to the cinema!

Kids will love The Good Dinosaur from Disney Pixar and Goosebumps with Jack Black.

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Family fun at The Beachouse!

The Beachouse

The Beachouse is a family entertainment centre packed with attractions! Located on the foreshore at beautiful Glenelg beach, just 20 minutes from Adelaide’s city centre, The Beachouse is the perfect destination for a FUN day out. There are games and rides that will entertain the adults as well as kids!

Step back in time at Loxton Village

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Go back to an era before TV, air-conditioners and computers, when bread was baked at home in a wood-fuelled oven, milk came directly from cows to the table and when horses pulled ploughs to cultivate the land.

Historic Loxton village tells the stories of early settlers and their families, displayed in over 45 recreated buildings and exhibits on the banks of the mighty Murray River. There’s always something going on to keep kids young and old happy!

Minecraft @ SA Museum

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Over the course of an action-packed day in January, kids can discover the story of opal mining in Coober Pedy using Minecraft.

This is a great day for children aged 8-13, where they’ll have a chance to explore the Museum’s Opals exhibition and visit virtual opal mining fields in Minecraft.

Experienced facilitators will guide participants through a variety of activities and introduce them to basic coding techniques…bringing the opals fields of the outback to life!

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Animals at play at the Zoo!

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Whether it’s climbing or crawling, splashing or swinging, the animals at the zoo love to play too! These school holidays, kids will discover more about what some of their favourite zoo animals get up in their playtime.

Don’t forget to follow the school holidays Meet the Keeper schedule to make the most of your visit.

Let your kids ‘bop till they drop’!

Bop til you drop

This inspiring program focuses on self-esteem and confidence building and encourages kids to be part of the creative process. The workshop focuses on building self-expression, confidence and creativity.

There are loads of fun activities including dancing, singing, acting, cooking, science, self-motivation, goal setting and team challenges.

Visit Bop Till you Drop

Experience ‘Nature’s Playground’ at Adelaide Zoo

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Take in a walk on the wild side in Nature’s Playground! Open just in time for the summer school holidays and Christmas period, this is a new area within the Zoo, where families can play and discover the gifts of nature.

Using nature play principles, it has been designed to create unstructured play for children of all abilities and includes nature inspired play equipment, undercover function space and a parent room.

Visit Adelaide Zoo

Film workshops for aspiring directors

Kids Camera Action

The Kids Camera Action! School Holiday Workshop program is back this summer!

These interactive workshops are ideal for children interested in filmmaking. A team of working film and television professionals leads these fun and engaging workshops.

The workshops are spilt by age group and involve games, character development, story building exercises and film production.

Visit kidscameraaction.com for workshop dates and booking details

What’s on WA

Dinosaurs are taking over the museum!

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WA’s museums are a great place for families to explore each and every school holidays. There are exhibitions and activities to delight, excite and educate small fry on offer, across Perth, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Albany and other museums.

These holidays, dinosaurs have taken over the museum! Take a trip back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the land.

Erth’s widely acclaimed Dinosaur Zoo theatre performance is bigger and better and heading to the WA Museum – Perth for the January 2016 school holidays.

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It’s all about science @ Scitech

Scitech workshops

School holiday workshops in the CSIRO Lab offer loads of engaging hands-on activities. Workshop topics include Weather or Not, Edison Robotics and Dinosaur Adaptions. And there will be an ‘out and about’ workshop at theDepartment of Fisheries in Hillarys, where kids can be marine biologists for a day.

What happens at Scitech once the sun goes down? Science Nights are back with an exclusive after-hours event just for kids. Explore Scitech’s awesome new Astronaut exhibition, take an epic journey in the new planetarium show Asteroid: Mission Extreme … and that’s just the beginning!

Bookings are essential for all workshops and can be made at scitech.org.au

School holiday fun at the State Library

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It’s fun and games for all ages at the State Library during the holidays! See some of WA’s best children’s illustrators go head to head in a drawing duel; take part in a fish-tastic, beep-bopping, draw-along, tongue-twisting read-aloud session.

Uncover exciting facts, create crazy escapades … it’s all happening at the State Library!

Head to Fremantle Arts Centre for Christmas carols

Fremantle Arts Centre

City of Fremantle presents a spirited Christmas celebration for all the family on 20 December at Fremantle Arts Centre. WA’s best-loved jazz outfit, the Libby Hammer Quintet, returns with Arcadian Voices to lead you through a Christmas carols singalong spectacular.

Visit fac.org.au for more information.

How to be a Rockstar

How-to-Be-a-Rock-Star-MainSpandex, sequins and killer dance moves collide in Tessa Waters’ hilarious new physical comedy for KIDZ. She needs YOU to help her create an epic space rock opera spectacular.

Part disco/part rockstar-training montage, learn the essential skillz required to explode the dance floor and the audiences minds!

A show about body positivity and feeling like a rock star!

Or try your hand at one of the circus workshops … juggling, aerials and more!

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Holiday activities at Whiteman Park

Whiteman Park

There are always plenty of fun activities for the kids at Whiteman Park. Find 50 things to do in The Children’s Forest, colour in an echidna … and that’s just the beginning.

Kids – have you ever wanted to see Whiteman Park at night, when all the animals come out? Then take a special ‘edition’ of the Nocturnal Woylie Walk these school holidays!

This is a fantastic experience where you can watch woylies and quenda feed, thanks to special night lighting.

Bookings are essential, call 9209 6000 (press 2).

Get the kids to a puppetry workshop!

Spare Parts Puppet TheatreThis holiday workshop encourages creativity, confidence and imagination and opens the world of puppetry up to children between the ages 4-12. They will build a puppet and also see the current show and meet the performers.

So, if you think the kids might need some time away from the parents to explore their imaginations and get creative, or just hang out with friends in a fun environment, then send them to Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

Bookings are essential, visit sppt.asn.au/school/workshops for details.