The Easter Bunny is dropping everything this Easter Long Weekend and hopping to Adelaide’s newest and most exciting kids event, Kidz Gigantic Day Out!
Kidz Gigantic Day Out (KGDO) at Adelaide Convention Centre is one of those events that have us just as excited as the kids. It’s acceptable for us to want to play with Nerf guns and slime, right? Yes, we think so too!
Not only is this event jam-packed with activities, it’s really affordable if your wallets are feeling a bit light after the festive season. It is also conveniently located in the CBD.
Our favourite part about KGDO is that it is an ultra inclusive event. Whether your child is sporty, into science, animals, toys or nature there is something for everyone. The event has four interactive entertainment zonesfeaturing science & nature play, sport, LEGO and “big rigz”.
We know what it’s like to be the uncoordinated one on sports day wishing we were in a science or art lesson. KGDO caters to all different interests under the one roof. Get active with SANFL or discover something new in the science lab. The worlds your oyster!
“After three years of successfully running Brick-a-laide, our team identified an appetite for an even broader, family-friendly event in Adelaide over the Easter Long weekend,” says Simon Burgess, General Manager, Adelaide Convention Centre.
Alex Bradford, Exhibition and Event Development Manager at the Adelaide Convention Centre, adds, “Brick-a-laide has enjoyed such a strong, positive following over the past three years. In developing KGDO, we wanted to maintain that excitement and following while expanding the concept to appeal to an even larger audience. We feel KGDO offers a great mix.”
The four zones at this year’s inaugural Kidz Gigantic Day Out include:
THE SCIENCE LAB & NATURE PLAY
Perfect for budding scientists and professors, this zone features an extensive range of activities from building robotics and electric circuits to making slime, studying the night sky in the Star Dome, meeting native animals and exploring the indoor nature playground complete with a sand pit and fairy garden!
➢ ACTIVE KIDZ COME’N’TRY
Presented in conjunction with SANFL and SACA, Active Kidz provides opportunity for attendees to try their hand at football and cricket and meet their favourite players. It also includes a giant NERF challenge!
Catering to LEGO® enthusiasts of all ages, Brick-a-laide features an unbeatable line-up of brick creations by local and interstate modellers and builders, along with a large range of LEGO® retailers and creative LEGO® play areas.
Catering to children’s fascination with real life “Big Rigz”, this zone allows guests to inspect and explore a thrilling series of vehicles, including fire engines, rescue boats, trucks, cranes and more.
In addition to these four zones, KGDO will also feature a spectacular series of FREE live stage shows across the event days, including the Animals Anonymous Native Animal Show and SciWorld’s Science Spectacular.
Full List of Activities
- Active Kidz – Come ‘n’ Try
- Get active and burn some energy! Presented with SANFL and SACA, try your hand at a footy and cricket, or join
- The NERF challenge!
- AFL Auskick
- Milo Cricket
- Giant NERF Challenge
- Science Lab & Nature Play
- An amazing line-up of activities for budding scientists and professors!
- Science Craft and Electric Circuits
- Make your own Slime
- Native animals
- Starlab planetarium experience
- Indoor nature playground, with sand pit, cubby building and fairy garden
- Big Rigz
- Inspect and explore a thrilling series of real life ‘Big Rigz’. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a great range of
- photo opportunities!
- Fire engines
- Rescue boats
Special Accomodation Offer
Kidz Gigantic Day Out is partnering with InterContinental Adelaide to offer a fabulous accomodation offer. Conveniently located right next door to the Convention Centre, InterContinental Adelaide will offer a special accommodation rate of $165 per room / night to all KGDO ticket holders, providing yet another reason to holiday in the City this Easter Long Weekend.
Poster Colouring & Design Competition
KGDO is running a colouring and poster design competition where your child could win a family pass to this year’s event– or the grand prize, a Parrot Mambo FPV Drone! There will be two drones up for grabs – one for the winner of the colouring competition (open to ages 8 and younger), and one for the poster art competition (open to ages 15 and younger).
- To enter, simply download the colouring sheet / poster template HERE
- Submit your completed entry via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, 25 March at 8pm ACST.
Kidz Gigantic Day Out will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, 30 – 31 March with doors open from 10am – 5pm daily. Sensory Friendly Sessions will be held between 9am – 10am each day.