Guest blog by Thea Economos (Year 11 work experience)
Looking for the best activities and experiences for the kids these April holidays? We’ve gathered our top 10 favourite activities in SA to keep your kids entertained. And the best part? They’re all fun for the whole family!
A popular place for all ages to have fun, learn new skills and jump around! With holiday camps available, the kids will be begging to go. Located in both Greenacres and Marleston, Bounce is the perfect place for the kids to expend some energy while the parents either sit back and relax or get on the trampolines and show off their skills too!
Rock-climbing is always fun, but at Funtopia it’s even better! This indoor play centre, located in Prospect, provides hours of entertainment for the whole family. The kids will have their choice of the Messy Studio, Playground World or Climbing World, while the parents can relax and indulge at the restaurant (or jump up on the wall too, just like Hayley!)
If you haven’t been to the Beachouse yet, what are you waiting for! Located beachside at Glenelg, this amusement park offers hours of endless fun. You can walk in to play a few quick arcade games or stay for hours on end, trialling the many attractions — dodgem cars, waterslides, bumper boats, the iconic carousel, mini golf and much more!
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Not afraid of heights? Well, West Beach Adventure is for you. If it’s the Mega Climb, Sky Walk or the Giant Swing, you’ll want to go again and again, whether you’re a child or a child at heart! The Mega Climb gives you access to 70 obstacles before jumping from the Mega Jump to the ground. The Giant Swing is an unforgettable experience – elevated 18m high, provided with beautiful views of the ocean from West Beach, before pulling the pin and being launched into the sky. This one’s for the adrenaline-junkie littlies, for sure!
What’s more fun than a family bowling night? With bowling, laser tag and arcade games, Zone provides good times for the whole gang. They offer school holiday passes to keep the kids preoccupied for as long as you need. Located in Woodville, Cross Roads and Noarlunga, it’s the best place for friendly competition.
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This heritage steam train travels between Goowla and Victor Harbour, providing beautiful views of coastal cliffs and scenery. With train stops in both Port Elliot and Middleton, this is an experience you won’t want to miss, especially if you have kids on the younger side. The Goowla to Victor trip is 30 minutes, with tickets available on a variety of days in these April holidays.
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Located near the coast, this fun-filled family activity has both a nine and 18 hole course that will bring out your inner competitor. With its nautical themed course full of obstacles, even if you’re not the best at putt putt — you’ll have a blast.
Spend a day connecting with animals and nature at Adelaide Zoo these school holidays. As one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions, the zoo offers a range of opportunities to get up and close with native and exotic wildlife. With tours, shows and feeding sessions available, the kids will be keen to return to learn more about the different species and their habitats.
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Take time to explore the magnificently maintained gardens and architecture of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, within the heart of the city. Home to plants from across Australia, you can spend an hour, or the whole day with the family exploring the wonders of the beautiful gardens.
Image Credit :: Adelaide Botanic Garden