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Things to do for kids and families in Adelaide this January

We all know Adelaide is an amazing place to get out and about with kids and families, and with school holidays in full swing, January is one of the best months of the year for things to do with kids in Adelaide!

The time is NOW to get the kids out and about enjoying the sunshine and the season, and we’ve chosen some of the best activities and things to do with kids and families in January in Adelaide, so you can start planning! Lock in some activities and time to spend with your kiddos before the days get cooler and they head back to school!

TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN ADELAIDE IN JANUARY

natures blend or bling adelaide zoo

NATURE’S BLEND OR BLING: ADELAIDE ZOO

UNTIL 31 JANUARY  

These school holidays Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park invite you to explore animal secrets and surprises – from clever camouflage, dynamic displays and fabulous finery – nature has it all!

Visit over  January for a curiosity quest like no other and celebrate the wild wonders awaiting with Nature’s Blend or Bling.

Create a short story or poem featuring the Blend or Bling characteristics of any of the animals at Adelaide Zoo or Monarto Safari Park and stand a chance to win a special book pack and prize valued at over $200. You can write about Adelaide Zoo’s unique Rhinoceros Iguanas and their grey-brown skin colouring which helps them blend into the stone or the beautiful manes of Monarto Safari Park’s majestic Lions, shaggy and soft to intimidate enemies and impress their prospective mates.

School holiday activities are included with your entry ticket or free member reservation.

Visit here for more school holiday event info at Adelaide Zoo or here for Monarto Safari Park.

adelaidezoo.com.au

cleland school holidays program

Cleland Wildlife Park School Holidays Program

Until 26 January 

Sick of hearing “I’m bored” these school holidays? Rediscover Cleland Wildlife Park this summer, with everything from vacation care to up close encounters with the resident butterflies. There’s even a mystery poo mission!

Activity 1: Wildification

Cleland’s popular summer vacation care program Wildification is back for the summer school holidays!

This summer your kids can learn about animal tracks, do scavenger hunts and crafts, participate in games and make lots of new friends. There will be exclusive keeper presentations too.

There are only 15 places per day, so book now.

You can book your child for more than one day, however, be aware that some of the experiences will be repeated, such as animal encounters and craft projects.

Age: 6-12 years

Book now

Activity 2: Self-guided adventure trail map (free with entry)

Going to Cleland? Pick up the trail map at the entry and go an adventure with your kids to discover animal tracks and the poo they leave behind.

See if you can solve the mystery poo mission and find out who belongs to the mystery track.

Pick up your trail map on your next visit to Cleland.

Cost: free with entry

When: Saturday 12 December 2020 – Wednesday 26 January 2021

Activity 3: Mini beasts of Cleland

Your kids will learn about the invertebrates at Cleland Wildlife Park and have close encounters with a variety of stick insects and butterflies

This activity includes the Invertebrate Keeper taking your kids on a tour, starting in the Oceans to Outback building and ending in the butterfly enclosure.

Cost: $20

Dates: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Tuesday 15 December 2020 – Friday 22 January 2021

Time:1.30pm – 2.00pm and 2.30pm – 3.00pm

Children one year and under are free.

For more information:

clelandwildlifepark.sa.gov.au

holden exhibition birdwood
HOLDEN HEROES EXHIBITION NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM

ALL JANUARY

The History Trust of South Australia’s National Motor Museum is proud to present some of Holden’s finest and most important machines, never before seen under one roof!

Holden Heroes: 1948 to 2017 a retrospective is a showcase of 18 of the most special vehicles from Holden’s Heritage Collection on display at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia.

On display will be the amazing Hurricane (1969); the unique Torana GTR-X (1970) and the fantastic and brave design of the EFIJY (2005) . There is also the Number One Holden (1948) and the very last Australian made Holden, a VF Commodore Series II SS Redline (2017) as well as the significant ‘millionth’ vehicles produced by Holden.

For more information: 
motor.history.sa.gov.au

zoo nights

ZOO NIGHTS

8, 15 & 22 JANUARY

Experience sundown surrounded by the evening calls of some of your favourite animals!

Join the Little Penguins for dinner, watch as our animals enjoy some special enrichment, watch as the zoo animals enjoy some special enrichment, learn all about the A list Pelicans with a Keeper Talk and discover more about the amazing birds living at Adelaide Zoo during the Flying Colours Free-flight Experience.

Plus, enjoy some delicious treats on the night including burgers, ice cream and hot donuts.

Adelaide Zoo’s twilight events will be running for 3 nights in January –  8, 15 and 22 January 2021.

Bring the whole family and save $15 on a family ticket!

For more information or to buy tickets: 

adelaidezoo.com.au/event/zoo-nights/

dino world adelaide
DINO WORLD ADELAIDE

8 – 17 JANUARY

Featuring life-size, robotic, animatronic dinosaurs and specimens, visitors will experience the Jurassic tour, meet several life size dinosaurs species, like the T-riffic T-Rex and the unsTOPpable Triceratops in natural surrounds. The exhibition features fossil display, dinosaur toy shop, family dinosaur related activities play area and its ideal for family outing, school group visit and kids parties.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Friday 8 – Sunday 17 January 2020
Time: 8am – 10pm daily
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre

Tickets are on sale now:

tickets.dinoworldadelaide.com

The event tickets are limited due to venue capacity and social distancing regulations. Customers are advised to book their tickets in advance in order to avoid disappointments on the last minute. Tickets will not be available at the door. A time slotting system will be used to control the numbers. Each time slot will be 1h 30m.

For more information: 

dinoworldadelaide.com

 

blitz golf adelaide
BLITZ GOLF ADELAIDE 

10 JANUARY

Adelaide is about to get Blitzed, with Blitz Golf bringing its fast-paced and family-friendly tournament back to Glenelg Golf Course this summer.

Coming up on January 10 2021, Blitz Golf is an afternoon designed for all-ages entertainment and fun, where everyone is invited including families, sports lovers and event goers.

The event is free for under 18s and will feature live music, DJs, food trucks, pop-up bars, Kidz Zones, activities, giveaways, and competitions across the day, plus opportunities to meet and chat to players in-between rounds.

The main event features an energetic, ten-hole golf tournament with 32 players, including golfing greats, rising stars and local celebrities, and there’s absolutely no boundaries with both men and women rivalling one another.

Project One Putt will run a junior putting clinic on the day, where kids will have a chance to learn putting skills from the pro golfers participating in the tournament. There will also be Blitz Golf player cards handed out to children who can look to collect a full set of the cards.

Everyone is invited to come along and watch their favourite local celebs (including AFL players and other sporting stars) battle it out against the golfing pros!

Tickets are $10 per adult, available at the gate on the day. Tickets will also be available via the Blitz Golf website for those who want to purchase a ticket in advance.

For more information or for tickets:

https://blitzgolf.net/pro-series

blueys big play adelaide

BLUEY’S BIG PLAY THE STAGE SHOW

13 – 17 JANUARY

See Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad as you’ve never seen them before… Join The Heelers in their first live theatre show created just for you with puppetry, live actors and iconic Australian sets. It’s a little bit different and a little bit beautiful.

Bluey’s Big Play is an original story written by Bluey’s creator Joe Brumm with new music created by Brisbane’s Beethoven and Bluey composer, Joff Bush. This is an experience you can only take home with you in your memory so please remember to bring that along with your tickets.\

Dates and Venues

Event Location: Her Majesty’s Theatre 

For more information or to buy tickets:

bass.net.au/events/blueys-big-play/

 

STEM St Raphaels
ST RAPHAEL’S FREE STEM EXPERIENCE

19 JANUARY

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITY OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN WHO WANT TO BE CHALLENGED.

This free event is for all children between 4 and 11 years old to enjoy with a parent or guardian.

Sessions will be held at St Raphael’s School in Parkside on 19th January 2021 and will be facilitated by our Specialist Numeracy/ STEM Leader.

Children and their parents will be invited to ‘Flex their thinking’ as they solve problems and find solutions to STEM challenges using robotics, engineering and construction.

DATES AND TIMES

Session 1
Ages 4-8 years old
10am to 11:30am
19th January 2021

Session 2
Ages 9-11 years old
1pm to 2:30pm
19th January 2021

Registrations are essential as places are limited.

For more information or to register: 
raph.catholic.edu.au/news-events/free-stem-experience

happy birthday playschool maritime museum
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAY SCHOOL EXHIBITION AT THE SA MARITIME MUSEUM

UNTIL 31 JANUARY

Take a cardboard box, a paper hat, a whole lot of imagination, and you can be sailing the high seas, tackling mythical sea creatures as an explorer, a pirate or the captain of your own ship. This is the kind of creative learning and fun that the iconic Australian TV show Play School has offered for more than fifty years.
To celebrate, a landmark exhibition marking the program’s milestone 50th birthday is on display at the Maritime Museum in Port Adelaide. It’s the exhibition that brings all your childhood memories alive!

This nostalgic exhibition has been a favourite for families this year, and now has been extended through to 31 January! Come and visit or re-visit Big Ted, Little Ted and Jemima and all your other favourites this summer.

Book online and save 25% on your entry to the museum.

maritime.history.sa.gov.au

MARKET MINI’S AT ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

JANUARY: EVERY TUESDAY DURING SCHOOL TERM 

Whether it’s to encourage them to try new things, make good food choices, or to teach them about the importance of eating a rainbow of healthy foods, we’re always looking for ways to get our kiddos involved in the food they eat.

The Adelaide Central Market’s FREE kids program, Market Minis, is the perfect opportunity to engage your mini market goer in understanding more about what they’re eating and why.

KIDS BETWEEN 2 AND 5 YEARS OLD

This program is designed to suit children between 2 and 5 years old and is FREE for Market customers every Tuesday during school term.

MARKET MINIS AT THE ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

What: 20 minute ‘drop in’ cooking classes for kids

Where: Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

When: Every Tuesday, 10am-12pm during the school term

Who: Suitable for ages 2-5 years

For more information:

adelaidecentralmarket.com.au

 

willunga farmers market

WILLUNGA FARMERS MARKET

Every Saturday in January, 8am – 12pm

TASTE THE REGION

…with fresh fruit & vegetables; dairy, meat, seafood & poultry; bakery, condiments & small goods; wine & cider; plants; coffee & breakfast!

Supporting more than 80 family farms and artisan food producers who bring agricultural diversity and fresh seasonal choices direct to the community.

Willunga Farmers Market was the first farmers market to be established in South Australia and is now considered one of the best, awarded Most Outstanding Farmers Market at the delicious Produce Awards in 2019.

For more information:

willungafarmersmarket.com.au

 

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